Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 78308-78309 [2011-32208]

Download as PDF 78308 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269–9101, Attn: Robert Solomon; or by email to mhccaooffice@nfpa.org; or by fax to MHCC Nomination at (617) 984–7110. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henry S. Czauski, Acting Deputy Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 9164, Washington, DC 20410–8000; telephone number (202) 708–6401 (this is not a toll-free number). For hearing and speechimpaired persons, this number may be accessed via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–(800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Section 604 of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–569) amended the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5401–5426) (Act) to require the establishment of the MHCC, a Federal advisory committee, to: (1) Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the manufactured housing construction and safety standards; and (2) to provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the procedural and enforcement manufactured housing regulations, including regulations specifying the permissible scope and conduct of monitoring. The Act authorizes the Secretary to appoint a total of twentytwo members to the MHCC. Twenty-one members have voting rights; the twentysecond member represents the Secretary and is a non-voting position. Service on the MHCC is voluntary. Travel and per diem for meetings is provided in accordance with Federal travel policy pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5703. 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Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing— Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2011–32340 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2011–N264; FXGO16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; 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. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before January 17, 2012. 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 email DMAFR@fws.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 email 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, email 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 78309 (Pongo abelii) through interstate commerce from Coriell Cell Repository, Camden, NJ, for the purpose of scientific research. II. Background To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected species, and in consideration of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), along with Executive Order 13576, ‘‘Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and Accountable Government’’ and ‘‘The President’s Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies of January 21, 2009—Transparency and Open Government’’ (74 FR 4685; January 26, 2009), which call on all Federal agencies to promote openness and transparency in Government by disclosing information to the public, we invite public comment on these permit applications before final action is taken. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. III. Permit Applications [FR Doc. 2011–32208 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] Applicant: Jacksonville Zoological Society, Jacksonville, FL; PRT–59935A The applicant requests a permit to export three live, captive-born bonobos (Pan paniscus) to Germany, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Turtle Survival Alliance Foundation, Fort Worth, TX; PRT– 58695A The applicant requests a permit to import from Hong Kong up to 20 angulated tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) that were previously illegally removed from the wild in Madagascar. The import would be for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., Athens, GA; PRT–57273A The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from wild female leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in Trinidad for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Scottsdale, AZ; PRT–57939A The applicant requests a permit to import two (one male and one female) African slender snouted crocodiles (Crocodylus cataphractus) that were captive-hatched in South Africa. The import would be for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: David Marovitz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; PRT– 59019A The applicant requests a permit to acquire DNA cell cultures from gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) and Sumatran orangutan Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The applicant requests a permit to import biological specimens of Cat Island slider turtle (Trachemys terrapin) and Inagua Island slider turtle (T. stejnegeri malonei) from wild turtles in the Bahamas for the purpose of scientific research. BILLING CODE 4310–55–P A. Endangered Species PO 00000 Applicant: Theodore Papenfuss, University of California, Berkeley, CA; PRT–59290A DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–R–2011–N091; 1265–0000–10137– SC] Hawaiian and Pacific Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex; Wilderness Review and Legislative Environmental Impact Statement Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to conduct a wilderness review (WR) to evaluate lands and waters within the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Refuge Complex), to identify Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs), and to determine if the WSAs are suitable for recommending Congressional designation as wilderness. We will also prepare a legislative environmental impact statement (LEIS), to evaluate the effects of various WR/LEIS alternatives. We provide this notice to advise the public, other agencies, and organizations of our intent, and to obtain public comments, suggestions, and information on the scope of issues to consider during development of the WR/LEIS. DATES: To accommodate the holidays, we are providing a 45 day public comment period. Please send your written comments by January 30, 2012. We will announce future opportunities for public input on our Web site and through local news outlets. ADDRESSES: Information about the Refuge Complex is available on our Web SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 242 (Friday, December 16, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2011-N264; FXGO16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000]


Endangered Species; 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. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species 
Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal 
authorization is acquired that allows such activities.

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before 
January 17, 2012.

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 email DMAFR@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104

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(telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email).

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 email 
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, email 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, and in consideration of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), along with 
Executive Order 13576, ``Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and 
Accountable Government'' and ``The President's Memorandum for the Heads 
of Executive Departments and Agencies of January 21, 2009--Transparency 
and Open Government'' (74 FR 4685; January 26, 2009), which call on all 
Federal agencies to promote openness and transparency in Government by 
disclosing information to the public, we invite public comment on these 
permit applications before final action is taken.

III. Permit Applications

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Jacksonville Zoological Society, Jacksonville, FL; PRT-
59935A
    The applicant requests a permit to export three live, captive-born 
bonobos (Pan paniscus) to Germany, for the purpose of enhancement of 
the survival of the species.
Applicant: Turtle Survival Alliance Foundation, Fort Worth, TX; PRT-
58695A
    The applicant requests a permit to import from Hong Kong up to 20 
angulated tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) that were previously 
illegally removed from the wild in Madagascar. The import would be for 
the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., Athens, GA; 
PRT-57273A
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
wild female leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in Trinidad 
for the purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Scottsdale, AZ; PRT-57939A
    The applicant requests a permit to import two (one male and one 
female) African slender snouted crocodiles (Crocodylus cataphractus) 
that were captive-hatched in South Africa. The import would be for the 
purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: David Marovitz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; PRT-
59019A
    The applicant requests a permit to acquire DNA cell cultures from 
gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) and Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) through 
interstate commerce from Coriell Cell Repository, Camden, NJ, for the 
purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Theodore Papenfuss, University of California, Berkeley, CA; 
PRT-59290A
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological specimens of 
Cat Island slider turtle (Trachemys terrapin) and Inagua Island slider 
turtle (T. stejnegeri malonei) from wild turtles in the Bahamas for the 
purpose of scientific research.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2011-32208 Filed 12-15-11; 8:45 am]
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