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Download as PDF 57968 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES record data on eggs collected opportunistically during a nest visit. (3) FWS Form 3–2309 (Peregrine Falcon Feather Contaminants Data Sheet) addresses the reporting requirements to record data on feathers collected opportunistically during a nest visit. Once collected, the eggs and feathers are archived in a deep freeze for analysis at a later time. Comments Received and Our Responses On July 14, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 40776) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this collection of information. We solicited comments for 60 days, ending on September 12, 2014. We received four comments. One comment was from the State of Montana, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the other three were from participants in and organizers of peregrine falcon monitoring in Montana. All commenters: • Agreed that the collection of information is necessary and has practical utility. • Stated that this information collection is not simply necessary, but is our obligation under the ESA. • Argued for continuing postdelisting monitoring of peregrine falcons in 2015. • Expressed concern that we terminated post-delisting monitoring prematurely. • Elaborated on the reasons why the Service should continue monitoring the falcons; i.e., that the data will serve as a baseline by which to measure future breeding performance; that peregrine falcons are indicators of environmental health, and continued monitoring may reveal the presence of destructive environmental contaminants, the negative effects of climate change, or of emerging avian diseases. Two commenters mentioned that monitoring peregrines in Montana will be challenging without the financial assistance that the Service has given in previous post–delisting monitoring years. Response: The original design of the post-delisting monitoring plan called for monitoring the species five times at 3year intervals from 2003 through 2015. Fiscal conservatism forced us to critically evaluate expenditures in every program, including peregrine falcon post-delisting monitoring. The monitoring results from 4 monitoring years, spanning a 9-year period, show that in most regions and nationally the species is doing well; e.g., meeting or exceeding targets for territory occupancy, nesting success, and productivity. Other data show that the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 numbers of breeding birds continue to increase in most States. We believe peregrine falcons have been monitored effectively for more than 5 years, and the data show that the species is not in danger of being relisted as threatened or endangered. Therefore, we have met our obligations under the ESA, and postdelisting monitoring was concluded in 2012. We may continue to monitor peregrine falcons less intensively in the future, with periodic national or regional monitoring efforts. In 2015, for example, we, with State partners, will monitor peregrine falcons in the southwestern United States (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). We plan to monitor approximately 130 territories, or 20 percent of the number of territories monitored nationally during post-delisting monitoring. The 4 years of post-delisting monitoring data provide us with an adequate baseline against which future monitoring efforts may be compared regionally and nationally. Monitoring from each year met our goals for statistical rigor, each of the 4-year datasets stands alone, and together these datasets provide us with a justification to conclude delisting monitoring of this species. Peregrines are sensitive indicators of some environmental changes, particularly, as history has shown, to some chemical contaminants. For this reason, we will consider, with partners, a strategy to continue some level of monitoring in the future so we can detect potential problems before they become critical. Request for Public Comments We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments that you submit 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 OMB in your comment to PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: September 22, 2014. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–22925 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2014–N202; FXIA16710900000–145–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; 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. 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 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358– 2281; or email DMAFR@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Public Comment Procedures A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted applications? Send your request for copies of applications or comments and materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication date, the PRTnumber, and the name of the applicant in your request or submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an email or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond to your request electronically. E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 III. Permit Applications Applicant: James Cole, Tyler, TX; PRT–29192B. The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) and African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO; PRT–677588. The applicant requests renewal and amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families and species, to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Family: Bovidae Callithricidae Camelidae Cebidae Cercopithecidae Cervidae Equidae Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay, or ocelot) Hominidae Hylobatidae Lemuridae Rhinocerotidae Suidae Tapiridae Anatidae (does not include Hawaiian goose or Hawaiian duck) Cathartidae Gruidae Threskiornithidae Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) Applicant: Ryan Blakley, Lubbock, TX; PRT–27473B. 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: Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) Yellow-spotted side-necked turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) Spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57969 Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis) Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) Grand Cayman iguana (Cyclura lewisi) Cayman Brac ground iguana (Cyclura nubila caymanensis) Cuban rock iguana (Cyclura nubila nubila) San Esteban island chuckwalla (Sauromalus varius) Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) Black-and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) Red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) Cottontop tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) Multiple Applicants The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: William Farrar; Draper, UT; PRT–43444B Applicant: Robert Brocchini; Ripon, CA; PRT–43445B Applicant: Richard Lane; Yankton, SD; PRT–43448B Applicant: Michael Telich, Baton Rouge, LA; PRT–45388B Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2014–22921 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5B814.IA001213] Revision of Agency Information Collection for Reporting Systems for Public Law 102–477 Demonstration Project Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval for the collection of information for the Reporting System for Public Law 102–477 Demonstration Project. The information is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0135, which expires January 31, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2014-N202; FXIA16710900000-145-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 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of 
Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, 
Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358-2281; or email DMAFR@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 
(telephone); (703) 358-2281 (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.

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    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

    Applicant: James Cole, Tyler, TX; PRT-29192B.
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) and 
African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis) to enhance 
the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
    Applicant: Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO; PRT-677588.
    The applicant requests renewal and amendment of their captive-bred 
wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families 
and species, to enhance the species' propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
    Family:

Bovidae
Callithricidae
Camelidae
Cebidae
Cercopithecidae
Cervidae
Equidae
Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay, or ocelot)
Hominidae
Hylobatidae
Lemuridae
Rhinocerotidae
Suidae
Tapiridae
Anatidae (does not include Hawaiian goose or Hawaiian duck)
Cathartidae
Gruidae
Threskiornithidae

    Species:

Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)

    Applicant: Ryan Blakley, Lubbock, TX; PRT-27473B.
    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:
Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)
Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata)
Yellow-spotted side-necked turtle (Podocnemis unifilis)
Spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii)
Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris)
Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis)
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
Grand Cayman iguana (Cyclura lewisi)
Cayman Brac ground iguana (Cyclura nubila caymanensis)
Cuban rock iguana (Cyclura nubila nubila)
San Esteban island chuckwalla (Sauromalus varius)
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
Black-and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)
Red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra)
Cottontop tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)

Multiple Applicants

    The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-
hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) 
culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of 
the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the 
survival of the species.

Applicant: William Farrar; Draper, UT; PRT-43444B
Applicant: Robert Brocchini; Ripon, CA; PRT-43445B
Applicant: Richard Lane; Yankton, SD; PRT-43448B
Applicant: Michael Telich, Baton Rouge, LA; PRT-45388B

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