Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 35464-35465 [2011-15034]

Download as PDF 35464 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 117 / Friday, June 17, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Type of Review: Renewal of an existing collection. Affected Entities: Business or other for-profit; tribes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 100. Frequency of response: Annual. (2) Annual reporting and record keeping burden. Total annual reporting per respondent: 15 minutes. Total annual reporting: 25 hours. (3) Description of the need and use of the information: Submission of this information is required to receive the benefit of being listed in the Indian Arts and Crafts Board Source Directory. The information is collected to determine the applicant’s eligibility for the service and to obtain the applicant’s name and business address to be added to the online directory. IV. Request for Comments The Department of the Interior invites comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection and the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. All written comments will be available for public inspection in Room 2528 of the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. A VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Jun 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 valid picture identification is required for entry into the Department of the Interior. The comments, with names and addresses, will be available for public view during regular business hours. If you wish us to withhold your personal information, you must prominently state at the beginning of your comment what personal information you want us to withhold. We will honor your request to the extent allowable by law. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Dated: June 13, 2011. Meridith Z. Stanton, Director, Indian Arts and Crafts Board. [FR Doc. 2011–15069 Filed 6–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4H–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2011–N123; 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) prohibit 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 on or before July 18, 2011. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by July 18, 2011. 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). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 e-mail 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. E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 117 / Friday, June 17, 2011 / Notices 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 part 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 part 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. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES III. Permit Applications A. Endangered Species Applicant: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL; PRT–42506A The applicant requests a permit to biological samples from wild Hine’s emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Endangered Species Propagation, Survival & Research Center, Mertzon, TX; PRT–39083A The applicant requests a permit to authorize interstate and foreign commerce, export and cull of excess Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) from the captive herd maintained at their facility for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Forrest Simpson, Conroe, TX; PRT–115344 The applicant requests reissuance of his permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export and cull of excess barashingh (Rucervus duvauceli) from the captive herd maintained at their facility for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, MA; PRT–090287 The applicant requests renewal of their permit to export and reimport nonliving museum specimens of endangered and threatened species previously accessioned into the applicant’s collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Jun 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 Applicant: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI; PRT–700877 The applicant requests renewal of their permit to export and reimport nonliving museum specimens of endangered and threatened species previously accessioned into the applicant’s collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Matson’s Laboratory, Milltown, MT, PRT–166346. The applicant requests an amendment to the permit to increase the number of teeth to import annually from polar bears (Ursus maritimus) which were taken by national and provincial researchers during subsistence harvests in Canada, for age analysis for the purpose of scientific research and enhancement of survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over the remainder of the 5-year period of the permit. 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. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2011–15034 Filed 6–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [[LLWY922000–L51100000–GA0000– LVEMK09CK36; WYW172657] Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of competitive coal lease sale. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that certain coal resources in the Caballo West Coal Tract described below in Campbell County, Wyoming, will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended. SUMMARY: The lease sale will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Sealed bids must be submitted on or DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35465 before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. The lease sale will be held in the First Floor Conference Room (Room 107), of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Cashier, BLM Wyoming State Office, at the address given above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mavis Love, Land Law Examiner, or Kathy Muller Ogle, Coal Coordinator, at 307–775–6258, and 307–775–6206, respectively. ADDRESSES: This coal lease sale is being held in response to a lease by application (LBA) filed by BTU Western Resources, Inc. (successor to Caballo Coal Company), Gillette, Wyoming. The coal resource to be offered consists of all reserves recoverable by surface mining methods in the following-described lands located approximately 8 miles south-southeast of Gillette, Wyoming and east of State Highway 59. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: T. 48 N., R. 71 W., 6th Principal Meridian Sec. 7, lots 12 and 19; Sec. 8, lot 10; Sec. 17, lots 1 through 12 inclusive and lots 15 and 16; Sec. 18, lots 5, 12, and 13; Sec. 20, lots 1, 2, and 8; and Sec. 21, lots 11 and 12. Containing 1,023.99 acres, more or less, in Campbell County, Wyoming. The LBA tract is adjacent to Federal, private, and State of Wyoming leases along the western lease boundary of the Caballo mine and to the Belle Ayr North LBA along the south. It is adjacent to additional unleased Federal coal to the west. The tract is crossed by Bishop Road along its southern boundary. All of the acreage offered has been determined to be suitable for mining. Features such as Bishop Road, utilities, and pipelines can be moved to permit coal recovery. In addition, several producing coal bed natural gas wells have been drilled on the tract. The estimate of the bonus value of the coal lease will include consideration of the future production from these wells. An economic analysis of the future income stream from coal mining will consider reasonable compensation to the gas lessee for lost production of the natural gas when the wells are bought out by the coal lessee. The surface estate of the tract is owned by Alpha Coal West, Inc., as well as private individuals and entities. The tract contains surface mineable coal reserves in the Wyodak-Anderson E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 117 (Friday, June 17, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-15034]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2011-N123; 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) prohibit 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 on or before 
July 18, 2011. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public 
hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by 
July 18, 2011.

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 e-mail 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.

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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 part 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 part 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: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL; PRT-42506A

    The applicant requests a permit to biological samples from wild 
Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: Endangered Species Propagation, Survival & Research Center, 
Mertzon, TX; PRT-39083A

    The applicant requests a permit to authorize interstate and foreign 
commerce, export and cull of excess Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) from 
the captive herd maintained at their facility for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Forrest Simpson, Conroe, TX; PRT-115344

    The applicant requests reissuance of his permit authorizing 
interstate and foreign commerce, export and cull of excess barashingh 
(Rucervus duvauceli) from the captive herd maintained at their facility 
for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

Applicant: Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, 
Cambridge, MA; PRT-090287

    The applicant requests renewal of their permit to export and 
reimport nonliving museum specimens of endangered and threatened 
species previously accessioned into the applicant's collection for 
scientific research. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI; PRT-700877

    The applicant requests renewal of their permit to export and 
reimport nonliving museum specimens of endangered and threatened 
species previously accessioned into the applicant's collection for 
scientific research. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Matson's Laboratory, Milltown, MT, PRT-166346.

    The applicant requests an amendment to the permit to increase the 
number of teeth to import annually from polar bears (Ursus maritimus) 
which were taken by national and provincial researchers during 
subsistence harvests in Canada, for age analysis for the purpose of 
scientific research and enhancement of survival of the species. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over 
the remainder of the 5-year period of the permit.
    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.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2011-15034 Filed 6-16-11; 8:45 am]
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