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Permit Number TE128263–1 Dated: July 12, 2007. B Main St., Daphne, Alabama 36526, fax
TJ Miller, 251/441–6222. Information submitted
Applicant: Ecological Specialties, Chief, Endangered Species, Ecological on the cave crayfish should be sent to
LLC., Symsonia, KY. Services, Region 3, Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Field Supervisor, Conway Field Office,
The applicant requests a permit [FR Doc. E7–15015 Filed 8–1–07; 8:45 am] Fish and Wildlife Service, 110 S. Amity
amendment to take Indiana bat BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Rd., Suite 300, Conway, Arkansas, fax
throughout Iowa, Okalahoma, Georgia, 501/513–4480. Information received in
North Carolina, South Carolina, response to this notice of review will be
Wisconsin, Vermont, Florida, Michigan, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR available for public inspection by
Mississippi, Maryland, New Jersey, appointment, during normal business
Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The Fish and Wildlife Service hours, at the same addresses.
scientific research is aimed at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
enhancement of survival of the species Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Debbie Fuller at the Lafayette, Louisiana
in the wild. and Plants; 5-Year Review of Nine office, address above, (telephone, 337/
Southeastern Species 291–3124, e-mail
Permit Number TE160180
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, deborah_fuller@fws.gov); Cary Norquist
Applicant: Amy Halsall, Woodridge, Interior. at the Jackson, Mississippi office,
IL. ACTION: Notice. address above, (telephone, 601/321–
1128, e-mail cary_norquist@fws.gov);
The applicant requests a permit to
SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service Jeff Powell at the Daphne, Alabama
take the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis)
is initiating 5-year reviews of the office, address above, (telephone, 251/
throughout Illinois and Indiana. The
Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus 441–5181, e-mail jeff_powell@fws.gov);
scientific research is aimed at
luteolus), Alabama red-bellied turtle and David Kampwerth at the Conway,
enhancement of survival of the species
(Pseudemys alabamensis), goldline Arkansas office, address above,
in the wild.
darter (Percina aurolineata), blue shiner (telephone, 501/513–4477, e-mail
Permit Number TE160235 (Cyprinella caerulea), fat pocketbook david_kampwerth@fws.gov).
(Potamilus capax), slender campeloma SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the
Applicant: The Ohio Department of (Campeloma decampi), armored snail
Transportation, Columbus, OH. Act, the Service maintains a list of
(Pyrgulopsis (=Marstonia) pachyta), endangered and threatened wildlife and
The applicant requests a permit to cave crayfish (Cambarus zophonastes), plant species at 50 CFR 17.11 (for
take the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and lyrate bladderpod (Lesquerella wildlife) and 17.12 (for plants)
throughout Ohio. The scientific research lyrata), under section 4(c)(2) of the (collectively referred to as the List).
is aimed at enhancement of survival of Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973 Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires
the species in the wild. (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended. that we conduct a review of listed
Public Comments The purpose of reviews conducted species at least once every 5 years.
under this section of the Act is to ensure Then, on the basis of such reviews,
We solicit public review and that the classification of species as under section 4(c)(2)(B), we determine
comment on this permit application. threatened or endangered on the List of whether or not any species should be
Please refer to the respective permit Endangered and Threatened Wildlife removed from the List (delisted), or
number when you submit comments. and Plants (50 CFR 17.11 and 17.12) is reclassified from endangered to
Comments and materials we receive are accurate. A 5-year review is an threatened or from threatened to
available for public inspection, by assessment of the best scientific and endangered. Delisting a species must be
appointment, during normal business commercial data available at the time of supported by the best scientific and
hours at the address shown in the the review. commercial data available and only
ADDRESSES section. Before including DATES: To allow us adequate time to considered if such data substantiate that
your address, phone number, e-mail conduct this review, information the species is neither endangered nor
address, or other personal identifying submitted for our consideration must be threatened for one or more of the
information in your comment, you received on or before October 1, 2007. following reasons: (1) The species is
should be aware that your entire However, we will continue to accept considered extinct; (2) the species is
comment—including your personal new information about any listed considered to be recovered; and/or (3)
identifying information—may be made species at any time. the original data available when the
publicly available at any time. While ADDRESSES: Information submitted on species was listed, or the interpretation
you can ask us in your comment to the Louisiana black bear should be sent of such data, were in error. Any change
withhold your personal identifying to Field Supervisor, Lafayette Field in Federal classification would require a
information from public review, we Office, Fish and Wildlife Service, 646 separate rulemaking process.
cannot guarantee that we will be able to Cajundome Blvd., Suite 400, Lafayette, Amendments to the List through final
do so. Louisiana 70506, fax 337/291–3139. rules are published in the Federal
National Environmental Policy Act Information on the Alabama red-bellied Register.
(NEPA) turtle, goldline darter, blue shiner, fat The regulations at 50 CFR 424.21
pocketbook, and lyrate bladderpod require that we publish a notice in the
In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. should be sent to Field Supervisor, Federal Register announcing those
4321 et seq.), we have made an initial Jackson Field Office, Fish and Wildlife species currently under active review.
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determination that the activities Service, 6578 Dogwood View Parkway, This notice announces our active review
proposed by this permit are Jackson, Mississippi 39216, fax 601– of the following species that are
categorically excluded from the 965–4340. Information on the slender currently listed as endangered: Alabama
requirement to prepare an campeloma and armored snail should be red-bellied turtle, slender campeloma,
environmental assessment or sent to Field Supervisor, Daphne Field armored snail, cave crayfish, and lyrate
environmental impact statement. Office, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1208– bladderpod. This notice also announces

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our active review of the following D. The inadequacy of existing DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
species that are currently listed as regulatory mechanisms; or
threatened: Louisiana black bear, E. Other natural or manmade factors Fish and Wildlife Service
goldline darter, and blue shiner. affecting its continued existence.
The List is also available on our Notice of Availability of the Recovery
internet site at http:// What Could Happen as a Result of This Plan for the Endangered Vermilion
endangered.fws.gov/ Review? Darter
wildlife.html#Species. If we find that there is new AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service,
What Information Is Considered in the information concerning any of these Interior.
Review? nine species indicating that a change in ACTION: Notice of document availability.
classification may be warranted, we may
A 5-year review will consider the best SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife
propose a new rule that could do one of
scientific and commercial data that have Service, announce the availability of the
the following: (a) Reclassify the species
become available since the current final recovery plan for the endangered
from endangered to threatened
listing determination or most recent vermilion darter (Etheostoma
(downlist); (b) reclassify the species
status review of each species, such as: chermocki). The vermilion darter is a
from threatened to endangered (uplist);
A. Species biology, including but not medium-sized darter found only in the
or (c) delist the species. If we determine
limited to population trends, Turkey Creek drainage, Jefferson
that a change in classification is not
distribution, abundance, demographics, County, Alabama. The recovery plan
warranted, then the species will remain
and genetics; includes specific recovery objectives
B. Habitat conditions, including but on the List under its current status.
and criteria to be met to delist the
not limited to amount, distribution, and Public Solicitation of New Information vermilion darter under the Endangered
suitability; Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et
C. Conservation measures that have We request any new information
concerning the status of any of these seq., as amended (Act).
been implemented to benefit the
nine species. See ‘‘What information is ADDRESSES: You may obtain a copy of
species;
considered in the review?’’ heading for the recovery plan by visiting our
D. Threat status and trends (see five
specific criteria. Information submitted recovery plan website on the Internet at
factors under heading ‘‘How do we
should be supported by documentation http://endangered.fws.gov/recovery/
determine whether a species is
such as maps, bibliographic references, index.html#plans or by contacting the
endangered or threatened?’’); and
methods used to gather and analyze the Jackson Field Office, Fish and Wildlife
E. Other new information, data, or
data, and/or copies of any pertinent Service, 6578 Dogwood View Parkway,
corrections, including but not limited to
publications, reports, or letters by Suite A, Jackson, Mississippi 39213
taxonomic or nomenclatural changes,
knowledgeable sources. Our practice is (Telephone 601/321–1127).
identification of erroneous information
contained in the List, and improved to make comments, including names FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
analytical methods. and home addresses of respondents, Daniel Drennen at the above address
available for public review during and telephone number.
Definitions Related to This Notice? regular business hours. Individual SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
The following definitions are respondents may request that we
Background
provided to assist those persons who withhold their names and home
contemplate submitting information addresses, etc., but if you wish us to The vermilion darter (Etheostoma
regarding the species being reviewed: withhold this information, you must chermocki (Teleostei: Percidae)) was
A. Species includes any species or state this prominently at the beginning officially described in 1992 from Turkey
subspecies of fish, wildlife, or plant, of your comments. In addition, you Creek, a tributary of the Locust Fork,
and any distinct population segment of must present rationale for withholding which is within the Black Warrior River
any species of vertebrate which this information. This rationale must drainage of Jefferson County, Alabama.
interbreeds when mature. demonstrate that disclosure would The vermilion darter belongs to the
B. Endangered means any species that constitute a clearly unwarranted subgenus Ulocentra (snubnose darters)
is in danger of extinction throughout all invasion of privacy. Unsupported which includes fish that are slightly
or a significant portion of its range. assertions will not meet this burden. In laterally compressed, have complete
C. Threatened means any species that absence of exceptional, undocumented lateral lines, broadly connected gill
is likely to become an endangered circumstances, this information will be membranes, a short head, and a small
species within the foreseeable future released. We will make all submissions pronounced mouth. The vermilion
throughout all or a significant portion of from organizations or businesses, and darter is a medium-sized darter,
its range. from individuals identifying themselves reaching about 7.1 centimeters (2.8
as representatives or officials of inches) total length (length from tip of
How Do We Determine Whether a snout to longest portion of tail fin). The
organizations or businesses, available
Species Is Endangered or Threatened? vermilion darter was listed as
for public inspection in their entirety.
Section 4(a)(1) of the Act establishes endangered under the Act on November
that we determine whether a species is Authority 28, 2001 (66 FR 59367).
endangered or threatened based on one This document is published under the The current range of the vermilion
or more of the following five factors: authority of the Endangered Species Act darter is 14.1 kilometers (km) (8.7 miles
A. The present or threatened (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). (mi)) of the main stem of Turkey Creek,
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destruction, modification, or the lowermost reaches (0.8 km (0.5 mi))


Dated: June 23, 2007. of Dry and Beaver creeks and within a
curtailment of its habitat or range;
B. Overutilization for commercial, Cynthia K. Dohner, spring run of an unnamed spring that
recreational, scientific, or educational Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region drains into Beaver Creek along Alabama
purposes; [FR Doc. E7–15023 Filed 8–1–07; 8:45 am] Highway 79. Restricted and localized in
C. Disease or predation; BILLING CODE 4310–55–P range, the vermilion darter is vulnerable

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