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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2012-N159; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Issuance of Recovery Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.
SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued the following permits, between January and June 2012, to conduct certain activities with endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator Ecological Services, (303) 236-4256 (phone);permitsR6ES@fws.gov(email).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background

The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531et seq.) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for permits.

A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes applicants to conduct activities with United States endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found 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.

We have issued the following permits in response to incidental take and recovery permit applications we received under the authority of section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531et seq.). Each permit listed below was issued only after we determined that it was applied for in good faith; that granting the permit would not be to the disadvantage of the listed species; and that the terms and conditions of the permit were consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in the Act.

Applicant name Permit No. Date
  • issued
  • Date
  • expired
  • Recovery Permits Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 047250 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Bureau of Land Management 059105 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 California Academy of Sciences 161444 01/01/2012 06/30/2015 Colorado Parks and Wildlife 047290 01/01/2012 03/13/2017 Department of the Army 049623 01/01/2012 06/30/2017 Saratoga National Fish Hatchery 052204 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Colorado State University 056079 01/01/2012 06/30/2016 Utah State University 07858A 01/01/2012 06/30/2017 Kansas Department of Health and Environment 064685 01/01/2012 06/30/2017 Detroit Zoo Dakota Zoological Society 051815 01/01/2012 06/30/2015 Kleinfelder 056165 01/01/2012 03/31/2016 Cedar Creek Associates 050704 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Toronto Zoo 051841 01/01/2012 12/31/2016
    Louisville Zoo 051826 01/01/2012 12/31/2016 Wyoming Natural Diversity Database 085324 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Toledo Zoological Gardens 052627 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Wind Cave National Park 145090 01/01/2012 12/31/2016 Colorado Parks and Wildlife 051368 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Denver Botanic Gardens 106182 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Red Butte Garden and Arboretum 049109 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Missouri National Recreational River 67018A 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo 053961 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Turner Endangered Species Fund 051139 01/01/2012 12/31/2016 Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center 121914 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Great Plains Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office 056851 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Utah State University 08832A 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Two R Ranch Wildlife Consulting 66793A 04/23/2012 04/30/2017 Niobrara National Scenic River 053925 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Missouri River Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office 105455 01/01/2012 12/31/2015 Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands 051374 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks 052005 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Colorado Natural Heritage Program 059369 01/01/2012 09/30/2016 Kansas State University 067729 03/13/2012 06/30/2016 Availability of Documents

    Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents (seeFOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACTsection of this notice).

    Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531et seq.).

    Dated: July 5, 2012. Michael G. Thabault, Acting Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.