Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, 36553-36554 [2015-15578]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 122 / Thursday, June 25, 2015 / Notices provides for permits and requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for endangered species. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittees to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with their applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Application Number TE053925 Applicant: Niobrara National Scenic River, National Park Service, NE. The applicant requests the renewal of their permit to continue presence/ absence surveys for the interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) in Nebraska along the Niobrara River for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek) in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE66505B Applicant: Wenck Associates, Mandan, ND. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) in North Dakota and South Dakota on the Missouri River from Garrison Dam to Lake Oahe for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE66521B Applicant: Western Biology, LLC, Hotchkiss, CO. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) and Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in Colorado and Utah for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE237960 Applicant: Power Engineers, Hailey, ID. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for the American burying beetle in South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE66521B Permit Application Number TE161444 Applicants: California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, CA. The applicant requests the renewal of their permit for public display and educational efforts at the Steinhart Aquarium in California with pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Applicant: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Fort Collins, CO. The applicant requests a permit to conduct plague immunity research for black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in Colorado to determine the appropriate timing to administer vaccines for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. National Environmental Policy Act asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Number TE64613B Applicant: Andrew Phillips, Denver, CO. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in Colorado for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE65611B Applicant: Dennis Skadsen, Grenville, SD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36553 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. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Michael G. Thabault, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. [FR Doc. 2015–15606 Filed 6–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2015–N118; FXIA16710900000–156–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). 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: On the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended, and/or the MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we issued requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an endangered species, we found that (1) The application was filed in good faith, (2) The granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) The granted permit would be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 36554 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 122 / Thursday, June 25, 2015 / Notices consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Permit number 71826A 61948B 59527B 59502B 61398B 42627B 59497B 54405B ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Endangered Species Receipt of application Federal Register notice Applicant Marvin Turner .................................................. Kenneth Dalton ............................................... Mark Robinson ................................................ Joseph Cutillo ................................................. Scott Schuster ................................................. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens ....... Jared Forbus ................................................... TULSA ZOO MANAGEMENT, INC ................ 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 19341; 19341; 19341; 19341; 21259; 21259; 21259; 24961; April 10, 2015 .......................... April 10, 2015 .......................... April 10, 2015 .......................... April 10, 2015 .......................... April 17, 2015 .......................... April 17, 2015 .......................... April 17, 2015 .......................... May 1, 2015 ............................. Permit issuance date May 18, 2015 May 14, 2015 May 15, 2015 May 15, 2015 May 19, 2015 May 22, 2015 June 2, 2015 June 18, 2015 Marine Mammals Permit number Applicant Receipt of application Federal Register notice 212570 ......................... 03086A ........................ National Marine Mammal Laboratory, NOAA Robert Rockwell, American Museum of Natural History. British Broadcasting Corporation—Big Blue Live. 79 FR 65980; November 6, 2014 ................... 80 FR 24961; May 1, 2015 ............................. June 9, 2015 June 8, 2015 80 FR 28296; May 18, 2015 ........................... June 19, 2015 62018B ........................ Availability of Documents Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to: 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. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2015–15578 Filed 6–24–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2015–N119]; [FXIA16710900000–156–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before July 27, 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: 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). I. Public Comment Procedures B. May I Review Comments Submitted by Others? A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted applications? BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Permit issuance date 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 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 122 (Thursday, June 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36553-36554]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-15578]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2015-N118; FXIA16710900000-156-FF09A30000]


Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued 
the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered 
species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

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: On the dates below, as authorized by the 
provisions of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended, and/or the 
MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we issued requested permits 
subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an 
endangered species, we found that (1) The application was filed in good 
faith, (2) The granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of 
the endangered species, and (3) The granted permit would be

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consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the 
ESA.

Endangered Species

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                                                                  Receipt of application
           Permit number                     Applicant           Federal Register  notice   Permit issuance date
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71826A............................  Marvin Turner.............  80 FR 19341; April 10,      May 18, 2015
                                                                 2015.
61948B............................  Kenneth Dalton............  80 FR 19341; April 10,      May 14, 2015
                                                                 2015.
59527B............................  Mark Robinson.............  80 FR 19341; April 10,      May 15, 2015
                                                                 2015.
59502B............................  Joseph Cutillo............  80 FR 19341; April 10,      May 15, 2015
                                                                 2015.
61398B............................  Scott Schuster............  80 FR 21259; April 17,      May 19, 2015
                                                                 2015.
42627B............................  Los Angeles Zoo and         80 FR 21259; April 17,      May 22, 2015
                                     Botanical Gardens.          2015.
59497B............................  Jared Forbus..............  80 FR 21259; April 17,      June 2, 2015
                                                                 2015.
54405B............................  TULSA ZOO MANAGEMENT, INC.  80 FR 24961; May 1, 2015..  June 18, 2015
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Marine Mammals

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                                                                  Receipt of application
           Permit number                     Applicant           Federal Register  notice   Permit issuance date
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212570............................  National Marine Mammal      79 FR 65980; November 6,    June 9, 2015
                                     Laboratory, NOAA.           2014.
03086A............................  Robert Rockwell, American   80 FR 24961; May 1, 2015..  June 8, 2015
                                     Museum of Natural History.
62018B............................  British Broadcasting        80 FR 28296; May 18, 2015.  June 19, 2015
                                     Corporation--Big Blue
                                     Live.
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Availability of Documents

    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy 
Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written 
request for a copy of such documents to: 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.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2015-15578 Filed 6-24-15; 8:45 am]
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