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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 84 / Friday, May 1, 2015 / Notices property including normal, routine land management activities, and incidental to return to baseline conditions if desired. Although take of listed plant species is not prohibited under the Act, and therefore cannot be authorized under an enhancement of survival permit, plant species may be included on a permit in recognition of the net conservation benefit provided to them under a safe harbor agreement. An applicant would receive assurances under our ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulations (50 CFR 17.22(c)(5) and 17.32(c)(5)) for all species included in the Enhancement of Survival permit. In addition to meeting other criteria, actions to be performed under an Enhancement of Survival permit must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plants. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Review and Comments Individuals wishing to view the Agreement, including a map of the proposed permit area, should contact the office and personnel listed in the ADDRESSES section above. 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. The Service will evaluate this permit application, associated documents, and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the permit application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. If the Service determines that the requirements are met, we will issue a 5-year extension for the enhancement of survival permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act to the Applicant for take of the Covered Species incidental to otherwise lawful activities in accordance with the terms of the Agreement. The Service will not make our final decision until after the end of the 30-day comment period and will fully consider all comments received during the comment period. Authority The Service provides this notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the Act and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 pursuant to implementing regulations for NEPA (40 CFR 1506.6). Jennifer M. Norris, Field Supervisor, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2015–10299 Filed 4–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2015–N082; FXIA16710900000–156–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 June 1, 2015. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by June 1, 2015. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24961 to an email or address not listed under 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). 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 E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 24962 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 84 / Friday, May 1, 2015 / Notices 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: Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc., Tulsa, OK; PRT–54405B The applicant requests a permit to export one captive-bred Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 1-year period. Applicant: Florida International University, North Miami, FL; PRT– 64111B The applicant requests a permit to import up to 150 skin, shell, or blood tissue samples from up to 50 green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and up to 150 skin, shell, or blood tissue samples from up to 50 green Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) for the purpose scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, Miami, FL; PRT–59493B The applicant requests a permit to export two female pink pigeons (Nesoenas mayeri) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Adrian Cieslak, Wallace, SC; PRT–19311B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for Cuban Crocodile (Crocodilus rhombifer), Saltwater crocodile (Crocodilus porosus), broadsnouted caiman (Caiman latirostris), Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis), and common caiman (Caiman crocodilus) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Project Survival, Dunlap, CA; PRT–46280B The applicant requests a permit to import one wild female jaguar (Panthera VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:11 Apr 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 onca) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species from Sorocaba Zoo, Sorocaba, Brazil. Applicant: Project Survival, Dunlap, CA; PRT–63546B The applicant requests a permit to import one wild margay (Leopardus wiedii) and one captive born and six wild ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species from Chiriqui Feline Center, Buqaba District, Chiriq Province, Panama. 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: Jason Hagan, Hallettsville, TX; PRT–58572B Applicant: Jeffrey Hayer, Greenfield, MA; PRT–63304B Applicant: Terrance Lucht, Houston, TX; PRT–62687B Applicant: Jeffery Dobbins, Mountain View, AR; PRT–63973B B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Robert Rockwell, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; PRT–03086A The applicant requests renewal of their permit to import up to 1,000 biological samples annually from polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Canada for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the above application 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. 2015–10135 Filed 4–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration [LLWY920000.L51010000.ER0000– LVRWK09K1160; WYW177893; COC72929; UTU87238; N86732] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express 600-kV Direct Current Transmission Project in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada, and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments Bureau of Land Management, Interior; and Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Utah Reclamation Mitigation Conservation Commission (URMCC), Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the United States Forest Service (Forest Service) announce the availability of the TransWest Express Transmission Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed land use plan amendments. The Final EIS analyzes the potential environmental consequences of granting a right-of-way (ROW) to TransWest Express, LLC (TransWest) to construct and operate an extra-high voltage (EHV) direct current (DC) transmission system (proposed Project). DATES: BLM planning regulations (43 CFR 1610.5–2) state that any person who meets the conditions as described in the regulations may protest the BLM’s Proposed RMP Amendment/Final EIS. A person who meets the conditions and files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS have been sent to Federal, State, and local governments, public libraries in the area affected by the proposed Project, and to interested parties that previously requested a copy. The Final EIS and supporting documents will be available electronically on the following BLM Web site: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/ info/NEPA/documents/hdd/ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 84 (Friday, May 1, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10135]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2015-N082; FXIA16710900000-156-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 
June 1, 2015. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public 
hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by 
June 1, 2015.

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.
    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

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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: Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc., Tulsa, OK; PRT-54405B
    The applicant requests a permit to export one captive-bred Diana 
monkey (Cercopithecus diana) for the purpose of enhancement of the 
survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 1-year period.
Applicant: Florida International University, North Miami, FL; PRT-
64111B
    The applicant requests a permit to import up to 150 skin, shell, or 
blood tissue samples from up to 50 green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) 
and up to 150 skin, shell, or blood tissue samples from up to 50 green 
Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) for the purpose scientific 
research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, Miami, FL; PRT-
59493B
    The applicant requests a permit to export two female pink pigeons 
(Nesoenas mayeri) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Adrian Cieslak, Wallace, SC; PRT-19311B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for Cuban Crocodile (Crocodilus rhombifer), Saltwater 
crocodile (Crocodilus porosus), broad-snouted caiman (Caiman 
latirostris), Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis), and common caiman 
(Caiman crocodilus) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Project Survival, Dunlap, CA; PRT-46280B
    The applicant requests a permit to import one wild female jaguar 
(Panthera onca) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species from Sorocaba Zoo, Sorocaba, Brazil.
Applicant: Project Survival, Dunlap, CA; PRT-63546B
    The applicant requests a permit to import one wild margay 
(Leopardus wiedii) and one captive born and six wild ocelots (Leopardus 
pardalis) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species 
from Chiriqui Feline Center, Buqaba District, Chiriq Province, Panama.
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: Jason Hagan, Hallettsville, TX; PRT-58572B
Applicant: Jeffrey Hayer, Greenfield, MA; PRT-63304B
Applicant: Terrance Lucht, Houston, TX; PRT-62687B
Applicant: Jeffery Dobbins, Mountain View, AR; PRT-63973B

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Robert Rockwell, American Museum of Natural History, New 
York, NY; PRT-03086A
    The applicant requests renewal of their permit to import up to 
1,000 biological samples annually from polar bears (Ursus maritimus) 
from Canada for the purpose of scientific research. 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 application 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.
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