Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 12777-12779 [2013-04239]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2013 / Notices Permit TE–207893 Permit TE–001623 Applicant: Robert Edwards, Edinburg, Texas. Applicant: American Southwest Ichthyological Researchers, LLC., Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct population studies of razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) and humpback chub (Gila cypha) in the lower Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of and capture and release using non invasive techniques such as seining and minnow traps of the following species within Texas: • Big Bend gambusia (Gambusia gaigei) • Clear Creek gambusia (Gambusia herochir) • Comanche Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon elegans) • Devils River minnow (Dionda diaboli) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • Leon Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon bovinus) • Pecos gambusia (Gambusia nobilis) • Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) • San Marco gambusia (Gambusia georgei) Permit TE–64710A 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 Applicant: Susan Courage, San Antonio, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and salvage of black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) and golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas. Permit TE–052634 Authority Applicant: New Mexico Environment Department, Surface Water Quality Bureau, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis), and spikedace (Mega fulgida) within New Mexico. We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Permit TE–109028 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–94766A Applicant: Carmen Greenwood, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, trap and relocate activities and other research activities for the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Feb 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Date: February 13, 2013. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2013–04225 Filed 2–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2013–N042; FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Notice of receipt of applications for permit. ACTION: 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. Applicant: Jacob Jackson, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and salvage of Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) within Texas. 12777 Sfmt 4703 We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before March 27, 2013. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by March 27, 2013. 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: SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 12778 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2013 / Notices 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Permit Applications A. Endangered Species Applicant: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, OH; PRT–76114A The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples, including semen, from captive-held Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) from the Sabah Wildlife Department, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Feb 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Sabah, Malaysia, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through captive propagation and scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, OH; PRT–96521A The applicant requests a permit to export and re-export biological samples, including semen, from captive-born and captive-held Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) to the Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah, Malaysia, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through captive propagation and scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: 4D Game Ranch, Sidney, TX; PRT–95026A 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: 4D Game Ranch, Sidney, TX; PRT–95027A The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess 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: La Barronena Ranch East Partners, LP, Hebbronville, TX; PRT– 94867A 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: Southwestern Medical Centers-Arizona Inc., Del Rio, TX; PRT– 95424A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Oryx dammah), 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: Southwestern Medical Centers-Arizona Inc., Del Rio, TX; PRT– 95422A The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess 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: Michael Burroughs, Las Vegas, NV; PRT–94167A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Charles Crawford, Greenville, VA; PRT–96383A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Greg Schmitt, Trafford, PA; PRT–96508A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Brian Buchanan, Beckley, WV; PRT–96499A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), 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. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2013 / Notices Applicant: Heart A Ranch, Sonora, TX; PRT–96457A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), and addax (Addax nasomaculatus) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Heart A Ranch, Sonora, TX; PRT–96459A 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: Smithsonian National Zoo Park, Washington, DC; PRT–89695A The applicant requests a permit to export and re-export semen samples, from captive-held and wild specimens of Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) to Canada for the purpose of enhancement of the species through scientific research. Applicant: Zoological Wildlife Foundation, Inc., Miami, FL; PRT– 96647A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra), lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), leopard (Panthera pardus), and snow leopard (Uncia uncia) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: International Center For The Preservation of Wild Animals, Cumberland, OH; PRT–793628 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 Cervidae Equidae Rhinocerotidae Gruidae VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Feb 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Species: Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) Peninsular pronghorn (Antilocapra americana peninsularis) Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Applicant: Randar’s Reptiles, Mcdonough, GA; PRT–034669 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Peoria’s Glen Oak Zoo, Peoria, IL; PRT–690797 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: Cebidae Cercopithecidae Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot) Hominidae Hylobatidae Lemuridae Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni) Alligatoridae Crocodylidae (does not include American crocodile) Testudinidae Species: Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) Parma wallaby (Macropus parma) Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) Applicant: Exotic Feline Breeding Compound, Rosamond, CA; PRT– 708685 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the family Felidae, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Patricia Green, Willow, CA; PRT–793094 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 12779 Applicant: Christopher Resnyk, Linwood, PA; PRT–01668A 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: Rhodes Brothers Taxidermy, Kerrville, TX; PRT–88938A The applicant requests a permit to export the sport-hunted trophy/trophies of one addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and one scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 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: Charles Wall, Greer, SC; PRT–96125A. Applicant: Lyle Berry, Grand Rapids, MI; PRT–92657A. B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Karyn Rode, USGS, Anchorage, AK; PRT–95406A The applicant requests a permit to take four polar bears (Ursus maritimus) captive-held at Alaska Zoo and Oregon Zoo by immobilization, biological sampling and fitting and removal of GPS collars for the purpose of scientific research on polar bears’ diet and energetics. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 2-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. 2013–04239 Filed 2–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N042; 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) 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 
March 27, 2013. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit 
public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 
section by March 27, 2013.

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

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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: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, OH; PRT-
76114A
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples, 
including semen, from captive-held Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus 
sumatrensis) from the Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah, Malaysia, for 
the purpose of enhancement of the species through captive propagation 
and scientific research. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, OH; PRT-
96521A
    The applicant requests a permit to export and re-export biological 
samples, including semen, from captive-born and captive-held Sumatran 
rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) to the Sabah Wildlife Department, 
Sabah, Malaysia, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through 
captive propagation and scientific research. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: 4D Game Ranch, Sidney, TX; PRT-95026A
    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: 4D Game Ranch, Sidney, TX; PRT-95027A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess 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: La Barronena Ranch East Partners, LP, Hebbronville, TX; PRT-
94867A
    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: Southwestern Medical Centers-Arizona Inc., Del Rio, TX; PRT-
95424A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), 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: Southwestern Medical Centers-Arizona Inc., Del Rio, TX; PRT-
95422A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess 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: Michael Burroughs, Las Vegas, NV; PRT-94167A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to 
enhance the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Charles Crawford, Greenville, VA; PRT-96383A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to 
enhance the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Greg Schmitt, Trafford, PA; PRT-96508A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to 
enhance the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Brian Buchanan, Beckley, WV; PRT-96499A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax 
(Addax nasomaculatus), 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.

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Applicant: Heart A Ranch, Sonora, TX; PRT-96457A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), and addax 
(Addax nasomaculatus) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Heart A Ranch, Sonora, TX; PRT-96459A
    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: Smithsonian National Zoo Park, Washington, DC; PRT-89695A
    The applicant requests a permit to export and re-export semen 
samples, from captive-held and wild specimens of Cheetah (Acinonyx 
jubatus) to Canada for the purpose of enhancement of the species 
through scientific research.
Applicant: Zoological Wildlife Foundation, Inc., Miami, FL; PRT-96647A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), black and 
white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), red ruffed lemur (Varecia 
rubra), lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), leopard (Panthera pardus), and snow 
leopard (Uncia uncia) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.
Applicant: International Center For The Preservation of Wild Animals, 
Cumberland, OH; PRT-793628
    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
    Cervidae
    Equidae
    Rhinocerotidae
    Gruidae
Species:
    Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus)
    Peninsular pronghorn (Antilocapra americana peninsularis)
    Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
    African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
    Dhole (Cuon alpinus)
Applicant: Randar's Reptiles, Mcdonough, GA; PRT-034669
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Guarouba 
guarouba) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.
Applicant: Peoria's Glen Oak Zoo, Peoria, IL; PRT-690797
    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:
    Cebidae
    Cercopithecidae
    Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot)
    Hominidae
    Hylobatidae
    Lemuridae
    Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni)
    Alligatoridae
    Crocodylidae (does not include American crocodile)
    Testudinidae
Species:
    Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi)
    Parma wallaby (Macropus parma)
    Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki)
Applicant: Exotic Feline Breeding Compound, Rosamond, CA; PRT-708685
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the family Felidae, to enhance 
their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to 
be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Patricia Green, Willow, CA; PRT-793094
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Guarouba 
guarouba) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.
Applicant: Christopher Resnyk, Linwood, PA; PRT-01668A
    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: Rhodes Brothers Taxidermy, Kerrville, TX; PRT-88938A
    The applicant requests a permit to export the sport-hunted trophy/
trophies of one addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and one scimitar-horned 
oryx (Oryx dammah) 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: Charles Wall, Greer, SC; PRT-96125A.
Applicant: Lyle Berry, Grand Rapids, MI; PRT-92657A.

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Karyn Rode, USGS, Anchorage, AK; PRT-95406A
    The applicant requests a permit to take four polar bears (Ursus 
maritimus) captive-held at Alaska Zoo and Oregon Zoo by immobilization, 
biological sampling and fitting and removal of GPS collars for the 
purpose of scientific research on polar bears' diet and energetics. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 2-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. 2013-04239 Filed 2-22-13; 8:45 am]
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