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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 184 / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / Notices the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon, Warm Springs, Oregon (Warm Springs Tribe) for financial assistance and social service programs. DATES: The BIA approval was effective on July 7, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Linda K. Ketcher, Supervisory Social Worker, at (202) 513–7610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Warm Springs Tribe submitted to BIA a request with supporting documentation to modify its service area under 25 CFR 20.201. The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs has approved the request based on an evaluation of the information provided. This modification will expand the service area for the Warm Springs Tribe to include Hood River County (Oregon). The Tribe will provide services for eligible Indian clients in the new service area by setting up bi-weekly office hours at Hood River County. Dated: August 26, 2010. Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–23873 Filed 9–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R9-IA-2010-N204] [96300-1671-0000-P5] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. Both laws require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents or comments on or before October 25, 2010. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by October 25, 2010. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Sep 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358-2280; or e-mail DMAFR@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 (telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures A. How Do I Request Copies of Applications or Comment on Submitted Applications? Send your request for copies of applications or comments and materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication date, the PRTnumber, and the name of the applicant in your request or submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an e-mail or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond to your request electronically. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or commercial data you include. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. We will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). B. May I Review Comments Submitted by Others? Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the address listed under ADDRESSES. The public may review documents and other information applicants have sent in support of the application unless our allowing viewing would violate the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57977 be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. II. Background To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected species, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, section 10(a)(1)(A), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 18 require that we invite public comment before final action on these permit applications. Under the MMPA, you may request a hearing on any MMPA application received. If you request a hearing, give specific reasons why a hearing would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Service Director. III. Permit Applications A. Endangered Species Applicant: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; PRT-14240A The applicant requests a permit to export biological samples from captive born golden-crowned sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5–year period. Applicant: Christina Marisa Tellez, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA; PRT-10564A The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), and Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletti) from Belize for the purpose of enhancement of the species through scientific research. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a 5–year period. Multiple Applicants The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 57978 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 184 / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / Notices Applicant: Steven Louis, Richland Center, WI; PRT-21605A DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Applicant: Selmer Erickson, Park Rapids, MN; PRT-21574A [FWS–R8–WSR–2010–N162; 80213–94210– 0000; ABC Code: 7B] B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management, Anchorage, AK; PRT046081 The applicant requests amendment and renewal of the permit to take and harassment polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the wild in Alaska and in waters around Alaska for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5–year period. Applicant: Indianapolis Zoological Society, Indianapolis, IN; PRT-19420A The applicant requests a permit to take a Pacific walrus, (Odobenus rosmarus divergens), one male, found beached and abandoned as a newborn near Barrow, AK on July 4, 2003 for the purpose of public display. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5– year period. Applicant: Thomas A. Postel, Minneola, FL; PRT-19806A The applicant requests a permit to photography Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus) underwater for commercial and educational purposes. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a oneyear period. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. Dated: September 17, 2010 Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2010–23822 Filed 9–22–10; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE S VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Sep 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 Notice of Intent; Request for Comments on Adoption of the National Park Service’s Wetland and Creek Restoration Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report, Big Lagoon, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), give notice of our intent to adopt the National Park Service’s (NPS) existing final environmental impact statement/ environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) for the Wetland and Creek Restoration at Big Lagoon, Muir Beach, California (project). We are considering approving a grant application by the California State Coastal Conservancy (CSCC) to assist with implementing restoration activities that have been identified and reviewed under the NPS’ existing final EIS/EIR for the project. Based on our independent evaluation, adoption of the EIS/EIR would meet Department of Interior (DOI) and Service National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures and guidelines. In order to meet our NEPA requirements for approval of CSCC’s grant application, we are recirculating the EIS/EIR for written public comment via this notice, in accordance with Service adoption requirements. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before October 20, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Susan Detwiler, Chief, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, Region 8—Pacific Southwest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–1729, Sacramento, CA 95825. The EIS/EIR and other documents mentioned below are available at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov/ documentsList.cfm?projectID=12126. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Cutler, Grants Management Specialist, at the Sacramento address above; (916) 414–6457 (phone); e-mail: justin_cutler@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are considering approving a grant application by CSCC to assist with implementing restoration activities that have been identified and reviewed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under the NPS’ existing final EIS/EIR for the project. We are recirculating the EIS/ EIR for written public comment via this notice, in order to meet our National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 40 CFR 1506.6) requirements for approval of CSCC’s grant application. Based on our independent evaluation, adoption of the EIS/EIR would meet Department of Interior (DOI) and Service NEPA procedures and guidelines. We encourage interested persons to review the EIS/EIR and submit written comments. Availability of Documents The EIS/EIR and other documents mentioned below are available at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ documentsList.cfm?projectID=12126. To the extent practicable, copies of the EIS/ EIR and other relevant documents will be made available for public review in alternative formats. Please reach the point of contact mentioned above to request documents in alternative formats. Location The 38-acre project site is located at the mouth of Redwood Creek, in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County, California, approximate Longitude: ¥122.57 and Latitude: 37.86. The project area encompasses the Lower Redwood Creek riparian area and wetlands extending from just downstream of Highway 1 to the beach. Background The NPS and the County of Marin (County) jointly prepared the following three documents to meet their Federal and State requirements: • December 2007, Wetland and Creek Restoration at Big Lagoon, Muir Beach, Marin County, Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report, (EIS/EIR). • March 2008, Amendment to the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report Wetland and Creek Restoration at Big Lagoon, Muir Beach (amendment). • November 2008, Wetland and Creek Restoration at Big Lagoon, Muir Beach, Marin County Record of Decision, (ROD). The CSCC then partnered with the NPS and the County to assist in obtaining funding for restoration activities of the project. CSCC has submitted a grant application to the Service requesting funds under the National Coastal Wetland Conservation Grant Program for habitat restoration activities. The specific purpose of CSCC’s application is to restore Lower Redwood Creek to a self-sustaining E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2010-N204]
[96300-1671-0000-P5]


Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for 
Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities 
with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, 
the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act 
(MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit 
is issued that allows such activities. Both laws require that we invite 
public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents or comments 
on or before October 25, 2010. We must receive requests for marine 
mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section by October 25, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 
22203; fax (703) 358-2280; or e-mail DMAFR@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 
(telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
I. Public Comment Procedures
A. How Do I Request Copies of Applications or Comment on Submitted 
Applications?
    Send your request for copies of applications or comments and 
materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed 
under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication 
date, the PRT-number, and the name of the applicant in your request or 
submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an e-mail 
or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address 
in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond 
to your request electronically.
    Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. 
Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in 
this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include 
sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate 
any scientific or commercial data you include.
    The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and 
likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by 
quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include 
citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. We 
will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we 
receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments 
delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES).
B. May I Review Comments Submitted by Others?
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the address listed under ADDRESSES. 
The public may review documents and other information applicants have 
sent in support of the application unless our allowing viewing would 
violate the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act. Before including 
your address, phone number, e-mail 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 ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
II. Background
    To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected 
species, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, section 10(a)(1)(A), as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our regulations in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Marine Mammal Protection 
Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and our regulations 
in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 18 require that we 
invite public comment before final action on these permit applications. 
Under the MMPA, you may request a hearing on any MMPA application 
received. If you request a hearing, give specific reasons why a hearing 
would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the 
discretion of the Service Director.
III. Permit Applications
A. Endangered Species

Applicant: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; PRT-14240A

    The applicant requests a permit to export biological samples from 
captive born golden-crowned sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) for the 
purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to 
be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Christina Marisa Tellez, University of California Los 
Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA; PRT-10564A

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), and Morelet's crocodile 
(Crocodylus moreletti) from Belize for the purpose of enhancement of 
the species through scientific research. This notification covers 
activities conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Multiple Applicants

    The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-
hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) 
culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of 
the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the 
survival of the species.

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Applicant: Steven Louis, Richland Center, WI; PRT-21605A

Applicant: Selmer Erickson, Park Rapids, MN; PRT-21574A

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management, 
Anchorage, AK; PRT-046081

    The applicant requests amendment and renewal of the permit to take 
and harassment polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the wild in Alaska and 
in waters around Alaska for the purpose of scientific research. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

Applicant: Indianapolis Zoological Society, Indianapolis, IN; PRT-
19420A

    The applicant requests a permit to take a Pacific walrus, (Odobenus 
rosmarus divergens), one male, found beached and abandoned as a newborn 
near Barrow, AK on July 4, 2003 for the purpose of public display. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

Applicant: Thomas A. Postel, Minneola, FL; PRT-19806A

    The applicant requests a permit to photography Florida manatees 
(Trichechus manatus) underwater for commercial and educational 
purposes. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a one-year period.
    Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we 
are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal 
Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review.

    Dated: September 17, 2010
Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
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