[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 219 (Thursday, November 12, 2020)]
[Pages 71940-71941]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25020]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2020-N144; FXES11130100000-212-FF01E00000]

Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an 
application for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation and survival of endangered species under the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, 
Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on this application. Before 
issuing the requested permit, 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 December 14, 

    Document availability and comment submission: Submit a request for 
a copy of the application and related documents and submit any comments 
by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should 
specify the applicant name and application number (e.g., Dana Ross TE-
     Email: permitsR1ES@fws.gov.
     U.S. Mail: Marilet Zablan, Program Manager, Restoration 
and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Portland Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, 
Portland, OR 97232-4181.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Regional Recovery 
Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231-6131 (phone); 
permitsR1ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
invite the public to comment on an application for a permit under 
section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permit would allow the applicant to 
conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are 
listed as endangered 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 
regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are 
found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 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 species.

Permit Application Available for Review and Comment

    Proposed activities in the following permit request 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 
this permit. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments 
with respect to this application. 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-48278D..........  Archipelago       Band-rumped       Hawaii............  Harass by        Amend.
                      Research and      storm-petrel                          survey;
                      Conservation,     (Oceanodroma                          monitor nests;
                      Kalaheo, HI.      castro)                               capture;
                                        Hawaiian petrel                       handle; band;
                                        (Pterodroma                           biosample;
                                        sandwichensis).                       conduct scent
                                                                              install train
                                                                              and burrow
                                                                              burrows, and
                                                                              arrays; and

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.

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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 entirety.

Next Steps

    If we decide to issue a permit to the applicant 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.).

Marjorie Nelson,
Acting Assistant Regional Director--Ecological Services, Pacific 
[FR Doc. 2020-25020 Filed 11-10-20; 8:45 am]