Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 61627-61630 [2012-24913]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2012 / Notices • An update on the activities of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR) in implementing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. • An update from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation on progress in implementing Council recommendations to improve the activities and operations of the Foundation. • An update on the implementation of the National Ocean Policy. • An update on activities of the Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. • Other miscellaneous Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Public Input Then you must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than If you wish to Attend the meeting .... Submit written information or questions before the meeting for the council to consider during the meeting. Give an oral presentation during the meeting. Monday, October 29, 2012. Monday, October 29, 2012. Giving an Oral Presentation Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation during the meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact the Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. To ensure an opportunity to speak during the public comment period of the meeting, members of the public must register with the Council Coordinator. Registered speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, may submit written statements to the Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting. Meeting Minutes Summary minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) and will be available for public inspection within 120 days of the meeting and will be posted on the Council’s Web site at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Rowan W. Gould, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–24931 Filed 10–9–12; 8:45 am] Monday, October 29, 2012. BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Attendance Fish and Wildlife Service In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business on the dates listed above in ‘‘Public Input.’’ Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). [FWS–HQ–IA–2012–N242: FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submitting Written Information or Questions Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or questions for the Council to consider during the meeting. Written statements must be received by the date listed above in ‘‘Public Input,’’ so that the information may be made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in one of the following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text file). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Oct 09, 2012 Jkt 229001 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 Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before November 9, 2012. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61627 public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by November 9, 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 (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 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 street 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, E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 61628 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2012 / Notices 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. Applicant: K & R Ranch, Pearsall, TX; PRT–83017A II. Background Applicant: Bar H Bar Land & Cattle Co., Lampasas, TX; PRT–63871A 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.), and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 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. 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 Applicant: La Coma Ranch, Inc., McAllen, TX; PRT–81989A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Oct 09, 2012 Jkt 229001 The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include the addax (Addax nasomaculatus) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Bar H Bar Land & Cattle Co., Lampasas, TX; PRT–63872A The applicant requests amendment to include the addax (Addax nasomaculatus) to their permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess 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: Simon Ranch, LLC, Junction, TX; PRT–83803A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld’s deer (Rucervus eldii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger dama), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Ronald Rains, Roosevelt, TX; PRT–85528A The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger dama), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) 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: Kirk Thor, Irving, TX; PRT– 227200 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Simon Ranch, LLC, Junction, TX; PRT–83802A Applicant: Burmont, Inc., Jacksboro, TX; PRT–84250A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld’s deer (Rucervus eldii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger dama), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii) and scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 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. A. Endangered Species Applicant: La Coma Ranch, Inc., McAllen, TX; PRT–83021A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Ronald Rains, Roosevelt, TX; PRT–85530A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld’s deer (Rucervus eldii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger dama), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Burmont, Inc., Jacksboro, TX; PRT–85525A The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and red lechwe (Kobus leche), from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2012 / Notices activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Zoological Society of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; PRT– 681252 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Families Bovidae Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot) Hominidae Hylobatidae Lemuridae Lorisidae Rhinocerotidae Gruidae Psittacidae (does not include thickbilled parrots) Boidae Species Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Applicant: City of Idaho Falls, dba Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, ID; PRT–819063 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Families Lemuridae Hylobatidae Species Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) Goeldi’s marmoset (Callimico goeldii) Jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) Manchurian crane (Grus japonensis) rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Woodland Park Zoological, Seattle, WA; PRT–668695 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genera and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Families Felidae (does not include Jaguar, margay or ocelot) Hominidae VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Oct 09, 2012 Jkt 229001 Lemuridae Cebidae Bovidae Gruidae Genus Tragopan Species Asian tapir (Tapirus indicus) Lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) Rothschild’s starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) Komodo Island monitor (Varanus komodoensis) African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis) Siamang gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus) Lesser slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Pudu (Pudu puda) African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) Tracaja (Podocnemis unifilis) Aruba Island rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor) Indian python (Python molurus molurus) Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) Applicant: Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC; PRT–679042 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Families Lemuridae Cheirogaleidae Indriidae Lepilemur Daubentoniidae Applicant: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE; PRT–63260A The applicant requests a permit to export live, captive-bred Mississippi gopher frog (Rana capito sevosa) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Kevin Loewengruber, Southgate, MI; PRT–140165 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61629 Applicant: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ; PRT– 19818A The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include crocodylidae and spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Willeke Wildlife Taxidermy, San Angelo, TX; PRT–79589A The applicant requests a permit to export the sport-hunted trophy/trophies of one addax (Addax nasomaculatus) culled from a captive herd maintained in the state of Texas, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Willeke Wildlife Taxidermy, San Angelo, TX; PRT–79587A The applicant requests a permit to export the sport-hunted trophy/trophies of one scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) and one addax (Addax nasomaculatus) culled from a captive herd maintained in the state of Texas, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. 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: Johnny Rutherford, Houston, TX; PRT–83842A Applicant: Gene Day, Lubbock, TX; PRT–86415A B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Sea World Parks & Entertainment, Inc., Orlando, FL; PRT– 83724A The applicant requests a permit to import one of two female walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) that were captive bred at and would be exported by Kamogawa Sea World, Kamogawa, and Chiba, Japan; for the purpose of public display at Sea World San Diego. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 61630 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2012 / Notices Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. lease to any other interest affecting the lands. lease to any other interest affecting the lands. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. 2012–24912 Filed 10–9–12; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2012–24910 Filed 10–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW159206] [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW145566] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW159206, Wyoming Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW145566, Wyoming [FR Doc. 2012–24913 Filed 10–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW159617] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW159617, Wyoming AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. ACTION: Notice. ACTION: Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from CEP–M Purchase, LLC, for competitive oil and gas lease WYW159617 for land in Campbell County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 307–775–6176. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $159 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM is proposing to reinstate lease WYW159617 effective July 1, 2011, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. The BLM has not issued a valid rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Oct 09, 2012 Jkt 229001 SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from CEP–M Purchase, LLC, for competitive oil and gas lease WYW159206 for land in Campbell County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 307–775–6176. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. Bureau of Land Management, Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 307–775–6176. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $159 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM is proposing to reinstate lease WYW159206 effective July 1, 2011, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. The BLM has not issued a valid The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $159 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM is proposing to reinstate lease WYW145566 effective July 1, 2011, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. The BLM has not issued a valid SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from CEP–M Purchase, LLC, for competitive oil and gas lease WYW145566 for land in Campbell County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-24913]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2012-N242: FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000]


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 Federal 
authorization is acquired that allows such activities.

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before 
November 9, 2012. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit 
public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 
section by November 9, 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 
(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 street 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,

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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.), and the 
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 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. 
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: La Coma Ranch, Inc., McAllen, TX; PRT-81989A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) to enhance 
the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: La Coma Ranch, Inc., McAllen, TX; PRT-83021A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 
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: K & R Ranch, Pearsall, TX; PRT-83017A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) to enhance 
the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Bar H Bar Land & Cattle Co., Lampasas, TX; PRT-63871A
    The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include the addax (Addax 
nasomaculatus) to enhance their propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Bar H Bar Land & Cattle Co., Lampasas, TX; PRT-63872A
    The applicant requests amendment to include the addax (Addax 
nasomaculatus) to their permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess 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: Simon Ranch, LLC, Junction, TX; PRT-83803A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld's deer 
(Rucervus eldii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx 
(Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger 
dama), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) to enhance the species' propagation 
or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Simon Ranch, LLC, Junction, TX; PRT-83802A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii) 
and scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 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: Ronald Rains, Roosevelt, TX; PRT-85530A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld's deer 
(Rucervus eldii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx 
(Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger 
dama), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) to enhance the species' propagation 
or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Ronald Rains, Roosevelt, TX; PRT-85528A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx 
dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger dama), and 
red lechwe (Kobus leche) 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: Kirk Thor, Irving, TX; PRT-227200
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise 
(Astrochelys radiata) to enhance their propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Burmont, Inc., Jacksboro, TX; PRT-84250A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld's deer 
(Rucervus eldii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx 
(Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger 
dama), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) to enhance the species' propagation 
or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Burmont, Inc., Jacksboro, TX; PRT-85525A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx 
dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and red lechwe (Kobus leche), 
from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers

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activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Zoological Society of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; PRT-681252
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families and 
species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.

Families
    Bovidae
    Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot)
    Hominidae
    Hylobatidae
    Lemuridae
    Lorisidae
    Rhinocerotidae
    Gruidae
    Psittacidae (does not include thick-billed parrots)
    Boidae

Species
    Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Applicant: City of Idaho Falls, dba Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, 
ID; PRT-819063
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families and 
species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.

Families
    Lemuridae
    Hylobatidae
Species
    Snow leopard (Uncia uncia)
    Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
    Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
    Goeldi's marmoset (Callimico goeldii)
    Jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
    Manchurian crane (Grus japonensis)
Applicant: Woodland Park Zoological, Seattle, WA; PRT-668695
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genera 
and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Families
    Felidae (does not include Jaguar, margay or ocelot)
    Hominidae
    Lemuridae
    Cebidae
    Bovidae
    Gruidae
Genus
    Tragopan
Species
    Asian tapir (Tapirus indicus)
    Lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus)
    Rothschild's starling (Leucopsar rothschildi)
    Komodo Island monitor (Varanus komodoensis)
    African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis)
    Siamang gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus)
    Lesser slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus)
    Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    Pudu (Pudu puda)
    African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
    Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)
    Tracaja (Podocnemis unifilis)
    Aruba Island rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor)
    Indian python (Python molurus molurus)
    Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki)
Applicant: Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC; PRT-679042
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, to 
enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Families
    Lemuridae
    Cheirogaleidae
    Indriidae
    Lepilemur
    Daubentoniidae
Applicant: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE; PRT-63260A
    The applicant requests a permit to export live, captive-bred 
Mississippi gopher frog (Rana capito sevosa) for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Kevin Loewengruber, Southgate, MI; PRT-140165
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise 
(Astrochelys radiata) to enhance their propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ; PRT-
19818A
    The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include crocodylidae and spotted 
pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) to enhance their propagation or 
survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Willeke Wildlife Taxidermy, San Angelo, TX; PRT-79589A
    The applicant requests a permit to export the sport-hunted trophy/
trophies of one addax (Addax nasomaculatus) culled from a captive herd 
maintained in the state of Texas, for the purpose of enhancement of the 
survival of the species.
Applicant: Willeke Wildlife Taxidermy, San Angelo, TX; PRT-79587A
    The applicant requests a permit to export the sport-hunted trophy/
trophies of one scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) and one addax (Addax 
nasomaculatus) culled from a captive herd maintained in the state of 
Texas, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

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: Johnny Rutherford, Houston, TX; PRT-83842A
Applicant: Gene Day, Lubbock, TX; PRT-86415A

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Sea World Parks & Entertainment, Inc., Orlando, FL; PRT-
83724A
    The applicant requests a permit to import one of two female 
walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) that were captive bred at and would be 
exported by Kamogawa Sea World, Kamogawa, and Chiba, Japan; for the 
purpose of public display at Sea World San Diego.
    Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we 
are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal

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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. 2012-24913 Filed 10-9-12; 8:45 am]
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