Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 44352-44353 [2011-18655]

Download as PDF 44352 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2011 / Notices jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Note: it is expected that the first year there will be approximately 225 surveys submitted, the second year 275 surveys submitted, and the third year 325 surveys submitted due to expected growth in the program. The figures above represent an expected average per year over the three-year period. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. 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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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Jul 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: July 19, 2011. Ronald M. Oberbillig, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Consulting Group. [FR Doc. 2011–18710 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2011–N154;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. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with 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 August 24, 2011. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by August 24, 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, and 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 E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 44353 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2011 / Notices 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: Richard Lawler, James Madison University, Weyers Cave, VA; PRT–43065A. The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from white sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), collected in the wild in Madagascar, for the purpose of scientific research. 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. Applicant: Ronald Hughes, Nunica, MI; PRT–37679A. Applicant: Kendall Kilbourne, East Bernstadt, KY; PRT–46824A. Applicant: James Block; Maple Grove, MN; PRT–47120A. Applicant: James Masten, Houston, TX; PRT–46434A. Applicant: James Brookshire, Friendswood, TX; PRT–47147A. Applicant: Connor Garrison, Plano, TX; PRT–47145A. B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL; PRT–42872A. The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples taken from West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus) which are being captive held or are captive born in Dolphin Discovery, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 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. 2011–18655 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2011–N153; 96300–1671– 0000–P5] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). 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). On the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended, and/or the MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we issued requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an endangered species, we found that (1) The application was filed in good faith, (2) The granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) The granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ENDANGERED SPECIES Permit No. 28080A 38879A 44242A 43070A ........ ........ ........ ........ Receipt of application Federal Register notice Applicant St. John Fisher College ................................................ Scott Ackleson .............................................................. Larry Hildreth ................................................................. Keith Jefferson .............................................................. Marine Mammals The permit listed below was issued prior to the close of the Federal Register 76 76 76 76 Permit issuance date FR FR FR FR June 16, 2011. June 17, 2011. July 05, 2011. July 12, 2011. 12990; 27660; 32223; 32223; March 9, 2011 ........................................ May 12, 2011 ......................................... June 3, 2011 .......................................... June 3, 2011 .......................................... comment period as per the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Section 104(c)(3)(A), due to loss of unique research opportunity. The permit will be valid for 1 year, and we will consider any comments submitted prior to the close of the comment period on July 25, 2011. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 142 (Monday, July 25, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44352-44353]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18655]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



Fish and Wildlife Service



[FWS-R9-IA-2011-N154;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 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 

August 24, 2011. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit 

public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 

section by August 24, 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, section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 

amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our regulations in the Code of 

Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, and 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



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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: Richard Lawler, James Madison University, Weyers Cave, VA; 

PRT-43065A.



    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 

white sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), collected in the wild in 

Madagascar, for the purpose of scientific research.

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.



Applicant: Ronald Hughes, Nunica, MI; PRT-37679A.

Applicant: Kendall Kilbourne, East Bernstadt, KY; PRT-46824A.

Applicant: James Block; Maple Grove, MN; PRT-47120A.

Applicant: James Masten, Houston, TX; PRT-46434A.

Applicant: James Brookshire, Friendswood, TX; PRT-47147A.

Applicant: Connor Garrison, Plano, TX; PRT-47145A.



B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals



Applicant: University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, 

Gainesville, FL; PRT-42872A.



    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples taken 

from West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus) which are being captive 

held or are captive born in Dolphin Discovery, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 

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. 2011-18655 Filed 7-22-11; 8:45 am]

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