[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 68 (Wednesday, April 8, 2020)]
[Pages 19770-19771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07365]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2020-N060; FXES11130800000-201-FF08E00000]

Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the 
Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, 
and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing 
any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any 
information that we receive during the public comment period.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before May 8, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents and 
submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
     Email: permitsr8es@fws.gov.
     U.S. Mail: Robert Krijgsman, Endangered Species Program 
Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2606, 
Sacramento, CA 95825.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Krijgsman, via phone at 760-
431-9440, via email at permitsr8es@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay 
Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to 
conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are 
listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA.


    With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute 
take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows 
such activity. The ESA's definition of ``take'' includes such 
activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting 
in addition to hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for 
enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. These activities 
often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our 

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implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found in the 
Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for 
endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant 

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing 
these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments 
with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations 
that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are 
those supported by quantitative information or studies.

                               Applicant, city,
      Application No.               state                    Species                  Location             Take activity             Permit action
TE-20513C.................  Katherine McLean,       California tiger   CA                      Survey, capture,       Amend.
                             Concord, California.   salamander (Santa Barbara                           handle, and release.
                                                    County and Sonoma County
                                                    Distinct Population
                                                    Segments (DPSs))
                                                    (Ambystoma californiense).
TE-48170A.................  Lisa Herrera, Santa     Conservancy fairy  CA                      Survey, capture,       Renew and amend.
                             Maria, California.     shrimp (Branchinecta                                handle, release, and
                                                    conservatio).                                       collect vouchers.
                                                    Longhorn fairy
                                                    shrimp (Branchinecta
                                                    San Diego fairy
                                                    shrimp (Branchinecta
                                                    Riverside fairy
                                                    shrimp (Streptocephalus
                                                    Vernal pool
                                                    tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus
TE-70823D.................  Karla Flores,           San Bernardino     CA                      Capture, handle, and   Renew.
                             Fullerton,             Merriam's kangaroo rat                              release.
                             California.            (Dipodomys merriami
TE-98574C.................  River Design Group,     Lost River sucker  CA, OR                  Capture, electrofish,  Amend.
                             Inc., Corvallis,       (Deltistes luxatus).                                and release.
                             Oregon.                Shortnose sucker
                                                    (Chasmistes brevirostris).

Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
record associated with this action. Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can request in your comment that we 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their 

Next Steps

    If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in 
this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.


    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Angela Picco,
Acting Chief of Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. 2020-07365 Filed 4-7-20; 8:45 am]