Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 36090-36091 [2014-14882]

Download as PDF 36090 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 25, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2014–NXXX; FXIA16710900000–145–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 July 25, 2014. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by July 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358–2280; or email DMAFR@ fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 comments. Include sufficient VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Jun 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Permit Applications A. Endangered Species Applicant: Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science, Baton Rouge, LA; PRT–34712B The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from the Kaempfer’s tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus kaempferi) for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Rebecca Slepkov Nockerts, University of Minnesota; PRT–35365B The applicant requests a permit to import bones from deceased wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) as well as hairs of wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Southwick’s Zoo, Mendon, MA; PRT–32491B The applicant requests a permit to import two male and five female captive-bred vicuna (Vicuna vicuna) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species through captive propagation and zoological display. Applicant: Mike Talka, Spring Branch, TX; PRT–088507 The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Species Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis) Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) Applicant: Sylvan Heights Waterfowl, Scotland Neck, NC; PRT–166119 The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Species White-naped crane (Grus vipio) Red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) Black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis) Hooded crane (Grus monacha) Applicant: Louis Degregorio, Las Vegas, NV; PRT–37734B 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, E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 25, 2014 / Notices for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Renegade Pictures, London, England; PRT–38035B The applicant requests a permit to photograph polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the vicinity of Kaktovik, Alaska, from land-based vehicles and boats for commercial and educational purposes. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant for less than a 1-year period. Applicant: Yukon Route Productions, Pearl River, NY; PRT–35442B The applicant requests a permit to photograph walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) in the vicinity of Barrow and Unalakleet, Alaska, from land-based vehicles and boats for commercial and educational purposes. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant for less than a 1-year period. Applicant: Poles D’Images, Abonne la Forte, France; PRT–38124B The applicant requests a permit to photograph polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the vicinity of Kaktovik and Barter Island, Alaska, from landbased vehicles and boats for commercial and educational purposes. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant for less than a 1-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. 2014–14882 Filed 6–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010. 999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Homeliving Programs and School Closure and Consolidation Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Jun 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Homeliving Programs (25 CFR 36, Subpart G) and School Closure and Consolidation. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0164, which expires June 30, 2014. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395–5806 or you may send an email to: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to Juanita Mendoza, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 312—SIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208–3312; email: Juanita.Mendoza@ bie.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Mendoza, (202) 208–6123. You may review the information collection request online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Public Law 107–110, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of January 8, 2001, requires all schools including Bureau-funded boarding/residential schools to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic achievement standards and assessments. The NCLB Act and implementing regulations at 25 CFR part 36 require the Bureau to implement national standards for homeliving situations in all Bureaufunded residential schools. The Bureau must collect information from all Bureau-funded residential schools in order to assess each school’s progress in meeting the national standards. The Bureau is seeking renewal of the approval for this information collection to ensure that minimum academic standards for the education of Indian children and criteria for dormitory situations in Bureau-operated schools and Tribally-controlled contact and grant schools are met. II. Request for Comments The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests your comments on this PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36091 collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. 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. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0164. Title: Homeliving Programs (25 CFR 36, Subpart G) and School Closure and Consolidation. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information allows the Department of the Interior to ensure that minimum academic standards for the education of Indian children and criteria for dormitory situations in Bureau-operated schools and Indiancontrolled contract schools are met. Response is required to obtain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Indian tribes. Number of Respondents: There are 65 schools with residential programs, of which 27 are Bureau-operated and 52 are tribally operated. Thus, the collection of information must be cleared for 52 of the 65 residential schools. Total Number of Responses: 730 per year, on average. Frequency of Response: Annual or on occasion, depending on the activity. Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 1 minute to 40 hours, depending on the activity. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,344 hours. E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2014-NXXX; FXIA16710900000-145-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 
July 25, 2014. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public 
hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by 
July 25, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 
22203; fax (703) 358-2280; or email DMAFR@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 
(telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Public Comment Procedures

A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted 
applications?

    Send your request for copies of applications or comments and 
materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed 
under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication 
date, the PRT-number, and the name of the applicant in your request or 
submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an email 
or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address 
in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond 
to your request electronically.
    Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. 
Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in 
this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include 
sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate 
any scientific or commercial data you include.
    The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and 
likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by 
quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include 
citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. We 
will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we 
receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments 
delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES).

B. May I review comments submitted by others?

    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the street address listed under 
ADDRESSES. The public may review documents and other information 
applicants have sent in support of the application unless our allowing 
viewing would violate the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act. 
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other 
personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 
that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

II. Background

    To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected 
species, and in consideration of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the 
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et 
seq.), along with Executive Order 13576, ``Delivering an Efficient, 
Effective, and Accountable Government,'' and the President's Memorandum 
for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies of January 21, 
2009--Transparency and Open Government (74 FR 4685; January 26, 2009), 
which call on all Federal agencies to promote openness and transparency 
in Government by disclosing information to the public, we invite public 
comment on these permit applications before final action is taken. 
Under the MMPA, you may request a hearing on any MMPA application 
received. If you request a hearing, give specific reasons why a hearing 
would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the 
discretion of the Service Director.

III. Permit Applications

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science, Baton 
Rouge, LA; PRT-34712B
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
the Kaempfer's tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus kaempferi) for the purpose of 
scientific research.
Applicant: Rebecca Slepkov Nockerts, University of Minnesota; PRT-
35365B
    The applicant requests a permit to import bones from deceased wild 
chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) as well as hairs of wild chimpanzees of 
Gombe National Park in Tanzania for the purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Southwick's Zoo, Mendon, MA; PRT-32491B
    The applicant requests a permit to import two male and five female 
captive-bred vicuna (Vicuna vicuna) for the purpose of enhancement of 
the survival of the species through captive propagation and zoological 
display.
Applicant: Mike Talka, Spring Branch, TX; PRT-088507
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance the species' 
propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Species

Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis)
Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)
Applicant: Sylvan Heights Waterfowl, Scotland Neck, NC; PRT-166119
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance the species' 
propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Species

White-naped crane (Grus vipio)
Red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis)
Black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis)
Hooded crane (Grus monacha)
Applicant: Louis Degregorio, Las Vegas, NV; PRT-37734B
    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,

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for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Renegade Pictures, London, England; PRT-38035B
    The applicant requests a permit to photograph polar bears (Ursus 
maritimus) in the vicinity of Kaktovik, Alaska, from land-based 
vehicles and boats for commercial and educational purposes. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant for 
less than a 1-year period.
Applicant: Yukon Route Productions, Pearl River, NY; PRT-35442B
    The applicant requests a permit to photograph walrus (Odobenus 
rosmarus) in the vicinity of Barrow and Unalakleet, Alaska, from land-
based vehicles and boats for commercial and educational purposes. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant for 
less than a 1-year period.
Applicant: Poles D'Images, Abonne la Forte, France; PRT-38124B
    The applicant requests a permit to photograph polar bears (Ursus 
maritimus) in the vicinity of Kaktovik and Barter Island, Alaska, from 
land-based vehicles and boats for commercial and educational purposes. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
for less than a 1-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. 2014-14882 Filed 6-24-14; 8:45 am]
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