Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 70457-70460 [2012-28634]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2012 / Notices Permit Application Number: TE–114069 Applicant: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, Florida. The applicant requests amended authorization to collect seeds and cuttings for scientific research from the following plant species: Buxus vahlii Vahl’s boxwood Calyptranthes thomasiana Catesbaea melanocarpa Tropical lilythorn Zanthoxylum thomasianum St. Thomas pricklyash Collection will be done in MiamiDade County, Florida and Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Dated: November 9, 2012. Mark J. Musaus, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2012–28558 Filed 11–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2012–N272; FXES11130600000D2–123–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following application to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by December 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more information by any of the following methods. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE– 123456) for each application. A limited number of CD–ROMs and hard copies are also available. • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456) in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, U.S. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225. • In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (303) 236–4256 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator Ecological Services, (303) 236–4256 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes applicants to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456) for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Application Number: TE–180540 Applicant: Lisa Church, Bureau of Land Management, Kanab Field Office, Kanab, Utah The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by survey and transport) Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Utah for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70457 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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. Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Dated: November 16, 2012. Michael G. Thabault, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. [FR Doc. 2012–28540 Filed 11–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2012–N280; FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 70458 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2012 / Notices We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before December 26, 2012. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by December 26, 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: DATES: I. Public Comment Procedures mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 street address listed under ADDRESSES. The public may review documents and other information applicants have sent in VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 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.), 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. A. Endangered Species Applicant: Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines, IA; PRT–705206 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: Hylobatidae Genus: Lemur Species: Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) Golden headed tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) Pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applicant: Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island, NY; PRT–813047 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Species: Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) Leopard (Panthera pardus) Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) Aruba Island rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor) Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) Applicant: Lionshare Farm Zoological LLC, Greenwich, CT; PRT–195196 The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) and jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: St. Catherines Island Foundation, Midway, GA; PRT–89124A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) and Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Johnny B Corporation, Kennesaw, GA; PRT–89321A III. Permit Applications PO 00000 Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki). The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Species: Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) Red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) Black lemur (Eulemur macaco) Brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar) South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris) Salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) Golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2012 / Notices Cuban amazon (Amazona leucocephala) Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) Applicant: Terry Owen, Sonora, TX; PRT–89708A 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: Terry Owen, Sonora, TX; PRT–89824A The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), and addax (Addax nasomaculatus) 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 5year period. Applicant: Endangered Species Propagation, Survival and Research Center, Inc., Mertzon, TX; PRT–748351 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Zoological Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; PRT– 89481A The applicant requests a permit to import 15 male and 15 female captiveborn Rodrigues flying fox from the Gerald Durrell Endemic Wildlife Sanctuary, Vacoas, Mauritius, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Brian Holeman, Ardmore, PA; PRT–83682A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and dama gazelle (Nanger dama) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Diane Hitchcock, Delhi, NY; PRT–84317A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Karla White, Okeechobee, FL; PRT–89715A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: James Sillers, Imlay City, MI; PRT–89821A Applicant: Kingdom of Mammals, Central, IN; PRT–713600 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Species: Leopard (Panthera pardus) Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY; PRT–678969 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 Applicant: Tony Roach, Junction, TX; PRT–89123A mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70459 conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Families: Bovidae Camelidae Cebidae Cercopithecidae Cervidae Equidae Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot) Hominidae Hylobatidae Lemuridae Macropodidae Bucerotidae Cathartidae Gruidae Psittacidae (does not include thickbilled parrot) Rheidae Spheniscidae Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni) Alligatoridae Boidae (does not include Mona boa or Puerto Rico boa) Crocodylidae (does not include the American Crocodile) Emydidae Testudinidae Genus: Tragopan Bettongia Species: Red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) Applicant: Alan Flynn, Brockton, MA; PRT–027091 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego, CA; PRT–778487 The applicant requests reissuance of their permit for scientific research with captive-born giant pandas currently held under loan agreement with the Government of China under the provisions of the USFWS Panda Policy. The proposed research will cover all aspects of behavior, reproductive physiology, genetics, nutrition, and animal health and is a continuation of activities currently in progress. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Robert Opferman, Pueblo, CO; PRT–073270 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 70460 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2012 / Notices under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: Roosevelt Park Zoo, Minot, ND; PRT–680444 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: Lemuridae Genus: Hylobates Species: Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) Applicant: Zoological Society of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD; PRT–773473 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The applicant requests renewal and amendment 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: Cercopithecidae Hylobatidae Lemuridae Genus: Panthera Species: Yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis) Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) Applicant: Central Florida Zoological Park, Lake Monroe, FL; PRT–675130 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Nov 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Families: Cebidae Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot) Hylobatidae Lemuridae Crocodylidae Varanidae Viperidae (includes Crotalus unicolor but not Crotalus willardi) Species: Grand Cayman blue iguana (Cyclura lewisi) 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: Charles Kleiser, Mill Creek, WA; PRT–89909A Applicant: Joseph Borgesen, Clarkston, MI; PRT–89908A B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science, Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK; PRT– 73634A The applicant requests a permit to take non-releasable northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) for the purpose of public display. These would be animals that strand from the non-ESAlisted stocks in Alaska and that the Service would declare non-releasable because they do not demonstrate the skills and abilities needed to survive in the wild. Further, each of these nonreleasable sea otters would be eligible to be exported for the purpose of public display to facilities that meet the criteria under the MMPA. 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. 2012–28634 Filed 11–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Casino Project, City of Beloit, Rock County, WI Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection with the Ho-Chunk Nation (Nation) application for a proposed 33-acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino project to be located in the City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues and content for inclusion in the EIS. DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS must arrive by December 26, 2012. The public scoping meeting will be held on December 13, 2012, from 6 p.m. until the last public comment is received. SUMMARY: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Ms. Diane Rosen, Midwest Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman Pointe II Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55347. Please include your name, return address, and ‘‘DEIS Scoping Comments, Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Casino Project’’ on the first page of your written comments. The public scoping meeting will be held at Aldrich Middle School, 1859 Northgate Drive, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Doig, Environmental Protection Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman Pointe II Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55347; Phone (612) 725–4514. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action would transfer approximately 33 acres of land from fee to trust status, upon which the Nation would develop a casino, hotel, parking, and other supporting facilities. The property is located within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Beloit, Wisconsin. Areas of environmental concern identified for analysis in the EIS include land resources, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, cultural ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2012-N280; 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.

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DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before 
December 26, 2012. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit 
public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 
section by December 26, 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, 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: Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines, IA; PRT-705206
    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:
    Hylobatidae
Genus:
    Lemur
Species:
    Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
    Snow leopard (Uncia uncia)
    Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata)
    Golden headed tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas)
    Pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri)
    Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki).
Applicant: Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island, NY; PRT-813047
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to 
enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Species:
    Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
    Leopard (Panthera pardus)
    Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis)
    Aruba Island rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor)
    Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki)
Applicant: Lionshare Farm Zoological LLC, Greenwich, CT; PRT-195196
    The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include cheetah (Acinonyx 
jubatus) and jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) to enhance their 
propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: St. Catherines Island Foundation, Midway, GA; PRT-89124A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) and Grevy's 
Zebra (Equus grevyi) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Johnny B Corporation, Kennesaw, GA; PRT-89321A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance their propagation 
or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Species:
    Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
    Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)
    Red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra)
    Black lemur (Eulemur macaco)
    Brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus)
    Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
    Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar)
    South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
    Salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)
    Golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba)

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    Cuban amazon (Amazona leucocephala)
    Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi)
Applicant: Terry Owen, Sonora, TX; PRT-89708A
    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: Terry Owen, Sonora, TX; PRT-89824A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), 
scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), and addax (Addax nasomaculatus) 
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: Endangered Species Propagation, Survival and Research 
Center, Inc., Mertzon, TX; PRT-748351
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) to 
enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Tony Roach, Junction, TX; PRT-89123A
    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: James Sillers, Imlay City, MI; PRT-89821A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) to enhance the 
species' propagation or survival. This notification covers activities 
to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Zoological Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; PRT-
89481A
    The applicant requests a permit to import 15 male and 15 female 
captive-born Rodrigues flying fox from the Gerald Durrell Endemic 
Wildlife Sanctuary, Vacoas, Mauritius, for the purpose of enhancement 
of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Brian Holeman, Ardmore, PA; PRT-83682A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian 
oryx (Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and dama gazelle 
(Nanger dama) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Diane Hitchcock, Delhi, NY; PRT-84317A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance 
the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Karla White, Okeechobee, FL; PRT-89715A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance 
the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Kingdom of Mammals, Central, IN; PRT-713600
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to 
enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Species:
    Leopard (Panthera pardus)
    Snow leopard (Uncia uncia)
    Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY; PRT-678969
    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:
    Bovidae
    Camelidae
    Cebidae
    Cercopithecidae
    Cervidae
    Equidae
    Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot)
    Hominidae
    Hylobatidae
    Lemuridae
    Macropodidae
    Bucerotidae
    Cathartidae
    Gruidae
    Psittacidae (does not include thick-billed parrot)
    Rheidae
    Spheniscidae
    Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni)
    Alligatoridae
    Boidae (does not include Mona boa or Puerto Rico boa)
    Crocodylidae (does not include the American Crocodile)
    Emydidae
    Testudinidae
Genus:
    Tragopan
    Bettongia
Species:
    Red siskin (Carduelis cucullata)
Applicant: Alan Flynn, Brockton, MA; PRT-027091
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego, CA; PRT-778487
    The applicant requests reissuance of their permit for scientific 
research with captive-born giant pandas currently held under loan 
agreement with the Government of China under the provisions of the 
USFWS Panda Policy. The proposed research will cover all aspects of 
behavior, reproductive physiology, genetics, nutrition, and animal 
health and is a continuation of activities currently in progress. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Robert Opferman, Pueblo, CO; PRT-073270
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
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under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: Roosevelt Park Zoo, Minot, ND; PRT-680444
    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:
    Lemuridae
    Genus:
    Hylobates
    Species:
    Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
    Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)
    Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)
    Snow leopard (Uncia uncia)
Applicant: Zoological Society of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD; PRT-
773473
    The applicant requests renewal and amendment 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:
    Cercopithecidae
    Hylobatidae
    Lemuridae
Genus:
    Panthera
Species:
    Yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus)
    Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
    Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
    Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi)
    African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
    Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)
    Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis)
    Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)
    Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki)
Applicant: Central Florida Zoological Park, Lake Monroe, FL; PRT-675130
    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:
    Cebidae
    Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot)
    Hylobatidae
    Lemuridae
    Crocodylidae
    Varanidae
    Viperidae (includes Crotalus unicolor but not Crotalus willardi)
Species:
    Grand Cayman blue iguana (Cyclura lewisi)
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: Charles Kleiser, Mill Creek, WA; PRT-89909A
Applicant: Joseph Borgesen, Clarkston, MI; PRT-89908A

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science, 
Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK; PRT-73634A
    The applicant requests a permit to take non-releasable northern sea 
otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) for the purpose of public display. 
These would be animals that strand from the non-ESA-listed stocks in 
Alaska and that the Service would declare non-releasable because they 
do not demonstrate the skills and abilities needed to survive in the 
wild. Further, each of these non-releasable sea otters would be 
eligible to be exported for the purpose of public display to facilities 
that meet the criteria under the MMPA. 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. 2012-28634 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]
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