Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 23286-23288 [2013-09121]

Download as PDF 23286 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2013–N091; 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. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before May 20, 2013. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by May 20, 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 managementauthority@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); managementauthority@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 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). hearing is at the discretion of the Service Director. B. May I review comments submitted by others? Applicant: Collins Red Stag Ranch Ltd., Centerville, TX; PRT–99899A 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 5year period. 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. III. Permit Applications A. Endangered Species Applicant: Suzanne Crow, Camilla, GA; PRT–01602B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) and Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. II. Background Applicant: Collins Red Stag Ranch Ltd., Centerville, TX; PRT–99898A 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. 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 Applicant: Audubon Zoological Garden, New Orleans, LA; PRT–680602 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 Canidae Cercopithecidae Cervidae Equidae Felidae (does not include jaguar, ocelot or margay) Lemuridae Mustelidae (does not include sea otter) Rhinocerotidae Suidae Tapiridae Ursidae Columbidae PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices Psittacidae Boidae (does not include Puerto Rico or Mona boa) Testudinidae Varanidae Species Elephas maximus Applicant: Man Lui, Pleasanton, CA; PRT–00639B 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: Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, OK; PRT– 668691 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 Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot) Hylobatidae Hominidae Lemuridae Tapiridae Iguanidae Species Golden-headed lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomela) African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) Rothschild’s starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) Radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata) South American river turtle (Podocnemis expansa) Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis) Asian bonytongue (Scleropages formosus) Aquatic box turtle (Terrapene coahuila) Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus) sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Lars Petersen, Lodi, WI; PRT–030672 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Aratinga Guarouba), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Applicant: Griffith Bros. Whitetail Ridge Inc., Huntingdon, PA; PRT–01540B 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), 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: The Austin Savannah, Creedmoor, TX; PRT–10982A The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include the following black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Zoo Miami, Miami, FL; PRT– 681592 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 Bovidae Equidae Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot) Hominidae Hylobatidae Lemuridae Rhinocerotidae Tapiridae Gruidae Psittacidae (does not include thickbilled parrot) Crocodylidae (does not include American crocodile or American alligator) Testudinidae Species Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) Komodo Island monitor (Varanus komodoensis) Applicant: Columbian Park Zoo, Lafayette, IN; PRT–692213 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23287 under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), black & white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata), red-ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata ruber), white-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar) and Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, MN; PRT–03672A The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) and red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Wade Harrell, Whooping Crane Recovery Plan Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Region, Austwell, TX; PRT–022747 The applicant requests renewal of a permit to export/re-export captive-bred/ captive hatched and wild live specimens, captive-bred/wild collected viable eggs, biological samples and salvaged materials from captive-bred/ wild specimens of whooping cranes (Grus americana) to Canada, for completion of identified tasks and objectives mandated under the Whooping Crane Recovery Plan. Salvaged materials may include, but are not limited to, whole or partial specimens, feathers, eggs, and egg shell fragments. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: White Oak Conservation Holdings LLC, Yulee, FL; PRT–03134B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), banteng (Bos javanicus), Dama gazelle (Nanger dama), Somali wild ass (Equus africanus somalicus), Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi), black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), and Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Multiple Applicants The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-hunted E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 23288 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices 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: Terence Fitzgerald, Naples, FL; PRT–03133B Applicant: Peter Wirtz, West Des Moines, IA; PRT–03105B B. Endangered Marine Mammals Applicant: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. Petersburg, FL; PRT–773494 The applicant requests a permit to take West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus) of all ages and sexes from the wild in the southeastern United States for the purpose of scientific research. In addition, they would like authorization to import and export biological specimens of all Sirenia species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year 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. 2013–09121 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX.CD00.B9510.00] Proposed Information Collection: State Water Resources Research Institute Program; Annual Application and Reporting United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1028–0097); request for comments. AGENCY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB an information collection (IC) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ‘‘National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) USGS Competitive Grant Program.’’ This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 comment on the paperwork burden of this form. This collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2013. DATES: You must submit comments on or before June 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send your comments to the IC to David Govoni, Information Collections Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7195 (fax); or dgovoni@usgs.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1028– 0097. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Earl Greene, Acting Chief, Office of External Research, U.S. Geological Survey, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228, email: eagreene@usgs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.), authorizes a research institute water resources or center in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands, and American Samoa. There are currently 54 such institutes, one in each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The institute in Guam is a regional institute serving Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Each of the 54 institutes submits an annual application for an allotment grant and provides an annual report on its activities under the grant. The State Water Resources Research Institute Program issues an annual call for applications from the institutes to support plans to promote research, training, information dissemination, and other activities meeting the needs of the States and Nation. The program also encourages regional cooperation among institutes in research into areas of water management, development, and conservation that have a regional or national character. The U.S. Geological Survey has been designated as the administrator of the provisions of the Act. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0097. Title: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application and Reporting. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: The state water resources research institutes authorized PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 by the Water Resources Research Act of 1983, as amended, and listed at http:// water.usgs.gov/wrri/institutes.html. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory (necessary to obtain benefits). Frequency of Collection: Annually. Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: We expect to receive 54 applications and award 54 grants per year. Estimated Annual total Responses: 54. Estimated Time per Response: 160 hours. This includes 80 hours per applicant to prepare and submit the annual application; and 80 hours (total) per grantee to complete the annual reports. Annual Burden Hours: 8,640. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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 it will be done. Dated: April 8, 2013. Earl A. Greene, Acting Water Resources Research Act Program Coordinator. [FR Doc. 2013–09088 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N091; 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 
May 20, 2013. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public 
hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by 
May 20, 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 managementauthority@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 
(telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); managementauthority@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: Suzanne Crow, Camilla, GA; PRT-01602B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) and 
Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) to enhance the species' 
propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Collins Red Stag Ranch Ltd., Centerville, TX; PRT-99899A
    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: Collins Red Stag Ranch Ltd., Centerville, TX; PRT-99898A
    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: Audubon Zoological Garden, New Orleans, LA; PRT-680602
    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
Canidae
Cercopithecidae
Cervidae
Equidae
Felidae (does not include jaguar, ocelot or margay)
Lemuridae
Mustelidae (does not include sea otter)
Rhinocerotidae
Suidae
Tapiridae
Ursidae
Columbidae

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Psittacidae
Boidae (does not include Puerto Rico or Mona boa)
Testudinidae
Varanidae

Species

Elephas maximus
Applicant: Man Lui, Pleasanton, CA; PRT-00639B
    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: Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, OK; PRT-668691
    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
Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot)
Hylobatidae
Hominidae
Lemuridae
Tapiridae
Iguanidae

Species

Golden-headed lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomela)
African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
Rothschild's starling (Leucopsar rothschildi)
Radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata)
South American river turtle (Podocnemis expansa)
Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis)
Asian bonytongue (Scleropages formosus)
Aquatic box turtle (Terrapene coahuila)
Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus)
Applicant: Lars Petersen, Lodi, WI; PRT-030672
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the golden parakeet (Aratinga 
Guarouba), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.
Applicant: Griffith Bros. Whitetail Ridge Inc., Huntingdon, PA; PRT-
01540B
    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), 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: The Austin Savannah, Creedmoor, TX; PRT-10982A
    The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include the following black 
rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros 
unicornis), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.
Applicant: Zoo Miami, Miami, FL; PRT-681592
    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

Bovidae
Equidae
Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot)
Hominidae
Hylobatidae
Lemuridae
Rhinocerotidae
Tapiridae
Gruidae
Psittacidae (does not include thick-billed parrot)
Crocodylidae (does not include American crocodile or American 
alligator)
Testudinidae

Species

Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja)
Komodo Island monitor (Varanus komodoensis)
Applicant: Columbian Park Zoo, Lafayette, IN; PRT-692213
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur 
catta), black & white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata), red-
ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata ruber), white-handed gibbon (Hylobates 
lar) and Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) to enhance their 
propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, MN; PRT-03672A
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris 
altaica), cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) and red ruffed lemur 
(Varecia rubra) to enhance their propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Wade Harrell, Whooping Crane Recovery Plan Coordinator, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Region, Austwell, TX; PRT-022747
    The applicant requests renewal of a permit to export/re-export 
captive-bred/captive hatched and wild live specimens, captive-bred/wild 
collected viable eggs, biological samples and salvaged materials from 
captive-bred/wild specimens of whooping cranes (Grus americana) to 
Canada, for completion of identified tasks and objectives mandated 
under the Whooping Crane Recovery Plan. Salvaged materials may include, 
but are not limited to, whole or partial specimens, feathers, eggs, and 
egg shell fragments. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: White Oak Conservation Holdings LLC, Yulee, FL; PRT-03134B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), maned wolf 
(Chrysocyon brachyurus), banteng (Bos javanicus), Dama gazelle (Nanger 
dama), Somali wild ass (Equus africanus somalicus), Grevy's zebra 
(Equus grevyi), black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), Indian rhinoceros 
(Rhinoceros unicornis), and Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis) to 
enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Multiple Applicants
    The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-
hunted

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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: Terence Fitzgerald, Naples, FL; PRT-03133B
Applicant: Peter Wirtz, West Des Moines, IA; PRT-03105B
B. Endangered Marine Mammals
Applicant: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. 
Petersburg, FL; PRT-773494
    The applicant requests a permit to take West Indian manatees 
(Trichechus manatus) of all ages and sexes from the wild in the 
southeastern United States for the purpose of scientific research. In 
addition, they would like authorization to import and export biological 
specimens of all Sirenia species. 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. 2013-09121 Filed 4-17-13; 8:45 am]
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