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Download as PDF 36934 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2011 / Notices Training partners, unfunded course development requests, introduce a new mechanism for receiving current training deficiencies as a means to guide future course development, discuss State training grants and implications of budget funding received late in the fiscal year, and discuss options for classroom technical coordination with other campus offices. The Board will discuss the status of deferred maintenance and capital improvements on the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) campus, the FY 2011 Budget Request/FY 2012 Budget Planning, new Geo-Thermal challenges, and emergency preparedness of students on campus. The Board will review and consider reports from the Applicant Outreach Subcommittee, Emergency Medical Services Subcommittee, Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)/Professional Development Subcommittee, and Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) Review Subcommittee. After discussion of these topics, there will be a public comment period. After deliberation, the Board will recommend action to the Superintendent of the National Fire Academy and the Administrator of FEMA. Dated: June 17, 2011. Kirby E. Kiefer, Deputy Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2011–15728 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–45–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2011–N127; 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. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jun 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before July 25, 2011. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by July 25, 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: DATES: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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: Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO; PRT—42831A The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples of Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mediculus), Galapagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) and medium tree finch (Camarhynchus pauper) for disease and health evaluation 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: Feld Entertainment Inc., Vienna, VA; PRT–37444A The applicant requests a permit to import for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education, one African leopard (Panthera pardus), one Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), and 6 tigers (Panthera tigris). The captive-born animals are being imported from Schweiberdingen, Germany in cooperation with Alexander Lacey. Multiple Applicants The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-hunted E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2011 / Notices 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. Applicant: Michael DeRouen, Beaumont, TX; PRT–37076A Applicant: Leonard Smith, N. Myrtle Beach, SC; PRT–45363A B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Tom Smith, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; PRT–225854 The applicant requests an amendment to the permit to authorize harassment of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) by adjusting the video camera equipment and conducting aerial surveys using FLIR (forward looking infrared) and ground-truth surveys with snowmobiles near dens for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over the remainder of the 5year period of the permit. Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management, Anchorage, AK; PRT–039386 The applicant requests an amendment and renewal of the permit to take up to 6000 walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) annually by biopsy darting and up to 50 walrus annually for tagging; to collect unlimited number of specimens from dead animals; to conduct aerial surveys; and to import unlimited number of biological specimens for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-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. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2011–15719 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–55–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jun 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 ACTION: Notice. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled In Re Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof, DN 2819; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint filed on behalf of Vizio, Inc. on June 16, 2011. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain digital televisions and components thereof. The complaint names as respondents Coby Electronics Corp. of Lake Success, NY; Curtis International, Inc. of Etobicoke, ON; ESI Enterprises Inc. of Van Nuys, CA; MStar Semiconductor, Inc. of Taiwan; ON Corp US, Inc. of San Diego, CA; Renesas Electronics Corporation of Japan; Renesas Electronics America, Inc. of Santa Clara, CA; Sceptre, Inc. of City of Industry, CA and Westinghouse Digital, LLC, Orange County, CA. The complainant, proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five pages in length, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint. Comments should address whether issuance of an exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order in this investigation would negatively affect the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36935 public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the orders are used in the United States; (ii) Identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the potential orders; (iii) Indicate the extent to which like or directly competitive articles are produced in the United States or are otherwise available in the United States, with respect to the articles potentially subject to the orders; and (iv) Indicate whether Complainant, Complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to an exclusion order and a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business, five business days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document and 12 true copies thereof on or before the deadlines stated above with the Office of the Secretary. Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 2819’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. The Commission’s rules authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/ documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2011-N127; 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 on or before 
July 25, 2011. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public 
hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by 
July 25, 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.

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: Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO; PRT--42831A
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples of 
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mediculus), Galapagos hawk (Buteo 
galapagoensis) and medium tree finch (Camarhynchus pauper) for disease 
and health evaluation 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: Feld Entertainment Inc., Vienna, VA; PRT-37444A
    The applicant requests a permit to import for the purpose of 
enhancement of the species through conservation education, one African 
leopard (Panthera pardus), one Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris 
altaica), and 6 tigers (Panthera tigris). The captive-born animals are 
being imported from Schweiberdingen, Germany in cooperation with 
Alexander Lacey.
Multiple Applicants
    The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-
hunted

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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.
Applicant: Michael DeRouen, Beaumont, TX; PRT-37076A
Applicant: Leonard Smith, N. Myrtle Beach, SC; PRT-45363A

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Tom Smith, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; PRT-225854
    The applicant requests an amendment to the permit to authorize 
harassment of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) by adjusting the video 
camera equipment and conducting aerial surveys using FLIR (forward 
looking infrared) and ground-truth surveys with snowmobiles near dens 
for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over the remainder of the 
5-year period of the permit.
Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management, 
Anchorage, AK; PRT-039386
    The applicant requests an amendment and renewal of the permit to 
take up to 6000 walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) annually by biopsy darting 
and up to 50 walrus annually for tagging; to collect unlimited number 
of specimens from dead animals; to conduct aerial surveys; and to 
import unlimited number of biological specimens for the purpose of 
scientific research. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-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.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2011-15719 Filed 6-22-11; 8:45 am]
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