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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Lieutenant Andrew Gibbons at the telephone number or email address indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Dated: July 19, 2013. F.J. Sturm, Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2013–17914 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities; Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C–TPAT) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection. 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ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, at 202–325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and affected Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13). Your comments should address one of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological techniques or other forms of information. Title: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C–TPAT). OMB Number: 1651–0077. Form Number: None. Abstract: The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C– TPAT) Program is designed to safeguard the world’s trade industry from terrorists and smugglers by prescreening its participants. The C–TPAT Program applies to United States importers, customs brokers, consolidators, port and terminal operators, carriers and foreign manufacturers. Respondents apply to participate in C–TPAT using an on-line application at https://ctpat.cbp.dhs.gov/ CompanyProfile.aspx. The information collected includes the applicant’s contact information and business information including the number of employees, the number of years in business, and a list of company officers. This information collection was authorized by the SAFE Port Act (Pub. L. 109–347). Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with a change to the burden hours PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44961 as a result of updated estimates for the number of annual respondents. There is no change to the C–TPAT application or to the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,541. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Hours: 12,705. Dated: July 22, 2013. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2013–17880 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2013–N168; 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 August 26, 2013. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by August 26, 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 44962 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices I. Public Comment Procedures ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 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: St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO; PRT–06587B The applicant requests a permit to export hair samples from seven live specimens of Somali wild ass (Equus africanus somalicus) and Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN; PRT–06190B The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from captivebred cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) that live or lived in zoos in Canada from the Toronto Zoo, Scarborough, Canada, for the purpose of scientific research on the occurrence of feline coronavirus in cheetahs in Canadian zoos. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego CA; PRT–09914B The applicant requests a permit for the import of 2.4 captive bred yellow footed rock wallabies (Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus) from the Zoos South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Brian Welker, Fulshear, TX; PRT–09943B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: JCH Ranch LP, Sonora, TX; PRT–09945B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: JCH Ranch LP, Sonora, TX; PRT–09938B 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 over a 5year period. Applicant: Hill Country Trophy Hunting, Mountain Home, TX; PRT– 08669B The applicant requests a permit to export four captive-born Bonobos (Pan paniscus) to Kumamoto Sanctuary, Kumamoto, Japan for scientific research purposes. The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego CA; PRT–09942B Applicant: Alvin Novosad, Chappell Hill, TX; PRT–748080 The applicant requests a permit for the import of 3.3 captive-bred Parma wallabies (Macropus parma) from the Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria Australia for the purpose of The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for Cabot’s tragopan (Tragopan caboti) to enhance their propagation or survival. This Applicant: San Diego Zoological Society, San Diego, CA; PRT–00002B PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices 44963 notification covers activities over a 5year period. Applicant: Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA; PRT–10602B Applicant: Daniel Conner, Kerrville, TX; PRT–10990B Applicant: Mary Ann Harris, Vancleave, MS; PRT–148278 The applicant requests a permit to export one captive-born male brushtailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) to the Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis), Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis), Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer), saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), yacare caiman (Caiman yacare), caiman (Caiman crocodilus), brown caiman (Caiman crocodilus fuscus), broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris), and Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities over a 5year period. The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities over a 5-year period. Applicant: Zoological Consortium of Maryland, Inc., Thurmont, MD; PRT– 10226B 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. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Species Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) Yellow-spotted river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) Spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) Indian python (Python molurus molurus) cannot enter interstate commerce Aruba Island rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus unicolor) Jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) Blyth’s tragopan (Tragopan blythii) Cabot’s tragopan (Tragopan caboti) Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) 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) Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana) Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) Lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar) Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) Leopard (Panthera pardus) Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris) Scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) Addax (Addax nasomaculatus) Dama gazelle (Nanger dama) Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis) VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Applicant: Zoological Society of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; PRT– 681252 The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Ox Ranch, Uvalde, TX; PRT– 10867B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: Ox Ranch, Uvalde, TX; PRT– 10866B The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities over a 5-year period. Applicant: Clyde Reams, Pass Christian, MS; PRT–10983B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities over a 5-year period. Applicant: Lauren Ogburn, St. Johns, FL; PRT–10997B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities over a 5-year period. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applicant: Richard Sines, Johns Island, SC; PRT–154639 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 over a 5year period. Applicant: Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, FL; PRT–702166 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 Cebidae Cercopithecidae Cheirogaleidae Equidae Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot) Hominidae Hylobatidae Lemuridae Rhinocerotidae Tapiridae Gruidae Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni) Species Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis) Spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) Multiple Applicants The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 44964 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices 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: Jerome Hennessey, Dalton, MN; PRT–08528B Applicant: Gregory Elliott, Oakdale, LA; PRT–02585B Applicant: Daniel Curtin, Dalton, GA; PRT–09906B B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey— Biological Resources Division, Santa Cruz Field Station, Santa Cruz, CA; PRT–672624 The applicant requests renewal and amendment of the permit to take southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) from the wild for the purpose of scientific research on the ecology of the 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. 2013–17866 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAZ910000.L12100000.XP0000LXSS150A 00006100.241A] State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meetings Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix, Arizona, as indicated below. DATES: The RAC Working Groups will meet on August 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Business meeting will take place August 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 The meetings will be held at the BLM National Training Center located at 9828 North 31st Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85051. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Arizona RAC Coordinator at the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–4427, 602– 417–9504. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Arizona. Planned agenda items include: a welcome and introduction of Council members; BLM State Director’s update on BLM programs and issues; updates on the Rapid Ecoregional Assessment/ Landscape Approach; and Arizona Renewable Energy programs; Use and Formation of Subcommittees on the RAC; Recreational Target Shooting on BLM Lands and RAC Recommendations to the BLM State Director on Recreational Target Shooting; reports by the RAC Working Groups; RAC questions on BLM District Managers’ Reports; and other items of interest to the RAC. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Working Group and Business meetings. A public comment period is scheduled on the day of the Business meeting from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for any interested members of the public who wish to address the Council on BLM programs and business. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak and time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Written comments may also be submitted during the meeting for the RAC’s consideration. Final meeting agendas will be available two weeks prior to the meetings and posted on the BLM Web site at: http:// www.blm.gov/az/st/en/res/rac.html. Individuals who need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the RAC Coordinator listed above no later than two weeks before the start of the meeting. Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the RAC has been ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 designated as the Recreation RAC (RRAC) and has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service recreation fee proposals in Arizona. The RRAC will not review any recreation fee proposals at this meeting. Raymond Suazo, State Director. [FR Doc. 2013–17881 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR957000–L63100000–HD0000– 13XL1116AF: HAG13–0251] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication. SUMMARY: Willamette Meridian Oregon T. 40 S., R. 12 E., accepted June 28, 2013 T. 19 S., R. 4 W., accepted June 28, 2013 T. 38 S., R. 11 1⁄2 E., accepted June 28, 2013 A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Public Room at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Hensley, (503) 808–6132, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 143 (Thursday, July 25, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N168; 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 
August 26, 2013. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit 
public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 
section by August 26, 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: 

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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: St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO; PRT-06587B
    The applicant requests a permit to export hair samples from seven 
live specimens of Somali wild ass (Equus africanus somalicus) and 
Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi) for the purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, 
Knoxville, TN; PRT-06190B
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
captive-bred cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) that live or lived in zoos in 
Canada from the Toronto Zoo, Scarborough, Canada, for the purpose of 
scientific research on the occurrence of feline coronavirus in cheetahs 
in Canadian zoos. This notification covers activities to be conducted 
by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: San Diego Zoological Society, San Diego, CA; PRT-00002B
    The applicant requests a permit to export four captive-born Bonobos 
(Pan paniscus) to Kumamoto Sanctuary, Kumamoto, Japan for scientific 
research purposes.
Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego CA; PRT-09942B
    The applicant requests a permit for the import of 3.3 captive-bred 
Parma wallabies (Macropus parma) from the Healesville Sanctuary, 
Victoria Australia for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of 
the species.
Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego CA; PRT-09914B
    The applicant requests a permit for the import of 2.4 captive bred 
yellow footed rock wallabies (Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus) from the 
Zoos South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Brian Welker, Fulshear, TX; PRT-09943B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: JCH Ranch LP, Sonora, TX; PRT-09945B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: JCH Ranch LP, Sonora, TX; PRT-09938B
    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 over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Hill Country Trophy Hunting, Mountain Home, TX; PRT-08669B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: Alvin Novosad, Chappell Hill, TX; PRT-748080
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for Cabot's tragopan (Tragopan 
caboti) to enhance their propagation or survival. This

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notification covers activities over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Mary Ann Harris, Vancleave, MS; PRT-148278
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for golden parakeet (Guarouba 
guarouba) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Zoological Consortium of Maryland, Inc., Thurmont, MD; PRT-
10226B
    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
Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)
Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata)
Yellow-spotted river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis)
Spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii)
Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
Indian python (Python molurus molurus) cannot enter interstate commerce
Aruba Island rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus unicolor)
Jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
Blyth's tragopan (Tragopan blythii)
Cabot's tragopan (Tragopan caboti)
Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)
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)
Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana)
Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata)
Lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus)
Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx)
Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar)
Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)
Snow leopard (Uncia uncia)
Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi)
South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
Scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah)
Addax (Addax nasomaculatus)
Dama gazelle (Nanger dama)
Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis)
Applicant: Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA; PRT-10602B
    The applicant requests a permit to export one captive-born male 
brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) to the Toronto Zoo, 
Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species.
Applicant: Zoological Society of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; PRT-681252
    The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include Bali starling (Leucopsar 
rothschildi) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Ox Ranch, Uvalde, TX; PRT-10867B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: Ox Ranch, Uvalde, TX; PRT-10866B
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx 
dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) from 
the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers 
activities over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Clyde Reams, Pass Christian, MS; PRT-10983B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance 
their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities over 
a 5-year period.
Applicant: Lauren Ogburn, St. Johns, FL; PRT-10997B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) to enhance their 
propagation or survival. This notification covers activities over a 5-
year period.
Applicant: Daniel Conner, Kerrville, TX; PRT-10990B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis), 
Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis), Nile crocodile (Crocodylus 
niloticus), Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer), saltwater crocodile 
(Crocodylus porosus), yacare caiman (Caiman yacare), caiman (Caiman 
crocodilus), brown caiman (Caiman crocodilus fuscus), broad-snouted 
caiman (Caiman latirostris), and Chinese alligator (Alligator 
sinensis), to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Richard Sines, Johns Island, SC; PRT-154639
    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 over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, FL; PRT-702166
    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
Cebidae
Cercopithecidae
Cheirogaleidae
Equidae
Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay or ocelot)
Hominidae
Hylobatidae
Lemuridae
Rhinocerotidae
Tapiridae
Gruidae
Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni)
Species
Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis)
Spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii)
Multiple Applicants
    The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-
hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) 
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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: Jerome Hennessey, Dalton, MN; PRT-08528B
Applicant: Gregory Elliott, Oakdale, LA; PRT-02585B
Applicant: Daniel Curtin, Dalton, GA; PRT-09906B

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey--Biological Resources Division, Santa 
Cruz Field Station, Santa Cruz, CA; PRT-672624
    The applicant requests renewal and amendment of the permit to take 
southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) from the wild for the 
purpose of scientific research on the ecology of the 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. 2013-17866 Filed 7-24-13; 8:45 am]
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