Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 59951-59952 [2013-23693]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2013 / Notices will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Cade London, Special Assistant—International Affairs (preferably via email) by Monday, October 14, 2013, to be placed on the public speaker list (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Registered speakers who wish to expand on their oral statements, or those who wanted to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, are invited to submit subsequent written statements to the Council after the meeting. Such written statements must be received by Mr. London, in writing (preferably via email) no later than October 28, 2013. In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business Monday, October 14, 2013. Because entry to Federal buildings is restricted, all visitors must preregister to be admitted. 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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). We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. 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, Dated: September 25, 2013. Rowan W. Gould, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 2013–23937 Filed 9–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2013–N225; FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Sep 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59951 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.), 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. III. Permit Applications A. Endangered Species Applicant: DDR Rock Ranch LLC, Floresville, TX; PRT–08353B 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: Hill Country Trophy Hunting, Mountain Home, TX; PRT– 08670B The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess for 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: Blackbrush Ridge Ranch, Brackettville, TX; PRT–15315B 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 E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 59952 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2013 / Notices conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Ruth Ranch LLC, Knippa, TX; PRT–16806B Appplicant: Blackbrush Ridge Ranch, Brackettville, TX; PRT–15322B The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess for 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 over a 5-year period. 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: David Reisman, Howard Beach, NY; PRT–16461B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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. The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess for 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 over a 5-year period. Applicant: Judy May, Water Valley, TX; PRT–16838B 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Judy May, Water Valley, TX; PRT–16848B The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess 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) 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: Michael Birdsall, Port St. Lucie, FL; PRT–16914B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Sep 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 Appplicant: Ruth Ranch LLC, Knippa, TX; PRT–16805B Applicant: Christopher Leone, Howell, NJ; PRT–233243 The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA; PRT–17017B The applicant requests a permit to export one male captive-bred giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) born at the zoo in 2009, which is owned by the Government of China, to the Wolong Nature Reserve Giant Panda Bifengxia Base. This export is under the terms of San Diego’s loan agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association, and the State Forestry Administration. The export is part of the approved loan program for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species through scientific research as outlined in San Diego’s original permit. Applicant: Friedel Ranches, Copperas Cove, TX; PRT–69093A The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta), black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra), black lemur (Eulemur macaco), and brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applicant: Christopher Lee, Rochester Hills, MI; PRT–16925B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata), spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii), and African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Donald Robillard, Plano, TX; PRT–13373B The applicant requests a permit to import a 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 Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2013–23693 Filed 9–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A] Notice of National Petroleum ReserveAlaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2013 and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2013 in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Alaska State Office hereby notifies the public that it will hold a National Petroleum ReserveAlaska oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid. DATES: The oil and gas lease sale bid opening will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Sealed bids must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: The oil and gas lease sale bids will be opened at the Anchorage Federal Building, Denali Room (fourth floor), 222 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK. Sealed bids must be sent to Carol Taylor SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N225; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000]


Endangered Species; 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. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species 
Act (ESA) 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 
October 30, 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 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.), 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.

III. Permit Applications

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: DDR Rock Ranch LLC, Floresville, TX; PRT-08353B
    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: Hill Country Trophy Hunting, Mountain Home, TX; PRT-08670B
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess for 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: Blackbrush Ridge Ranch, Brackettville, TX; PRT-15315B
    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

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conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Appplicant: Blackbrush Ridge Ranch, Brackettville, TX; PRT-15322B
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess for 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 over a 5-year period.
Applicant: David Reisman, Howard Beach, NY; PRT-16461B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: Judy May, Water Valley, TX; PRT-16838B
    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: Judy May, Water Valley, TX; PRT-16848B
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess 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) 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: Michael Birdsall, Port St. Lucie, FL; PRT-16914B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for 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: Ruth Ranch LLC, Knippa, TX; PRT-16806B
    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.
Appplicant: Ruth Ranch LLC, Knippa, TX; PRT-16805B
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess for 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 over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Christopher Leone, Howell, NJ; PRT-233243
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys 
radiata) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.
Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA; PRT-17017B
    The applicant requests a permit to export one male captive-bred 
giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) born at the zoo in 2009, which is 
owned by the Government of China, to the Wolong Nature Reserve Giant 
Panda Bifengxia Base. This export is under the terms of San Diego's 
loan agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association, and 
the State Forestry Administration. The export is part of the approved 
loan program for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species through scientific research as outlined in San Diego's original 
permit.
Applicant: Friedel Ranches, Copperas Cove, TX; PRT-69093A
    The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to include ring-tailed lemur (Lemur 
catta), black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), red ruffed 
lemur (Varecia rubra), black lemur (Eulemur macaco), and brown lemur 
(Eulemur fulvus) to enhance their propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Christopher Lee, Rochester Hills, MI; PRT-16925B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata), spotted 
pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii), and African dwarf crocodile 
(Osteolaemus tetraspis) to enhance the species' propagation or 
survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Donald Robillard, Plano, TX; PRT-13373B
    The applicant requests a permit to import a 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

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
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