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Download as PDF 55868 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 180 / Thursday, September 17, 2015 / Notices 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. 2015–23307 Filed 9–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2015–N180: FXIA16710900000–156–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of receipt of applications for permit. ACTION: 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 19, 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: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 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). 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. 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. The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) to enhance the species propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Permit Applications Endangered Species Applicant: Michael Braun, Smithsonian Institute of Natural History, Washington, DC; PRT–70015B The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from wildcaught red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) from Guyana for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Houston Zoo, INC., Houston, TX; PRT–63550B The applicant requests a permit to import three captive-bred African wild dog, (Lycaon pictus pictus), 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: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK; PRT–43954A Applicant: Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Loxahatchee, FL; PRT– 756101 The applicant requests amendment of a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) to enhance the species propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA; PRT–676508 The applicant requests amendment of a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: African penguin (Spheniscus demersus). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Richard Papapietro, Saratoga, CA; PRT–74210B The applicant requests a permit to import sport-hunted trophies of three E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 180 / Thursday, September 17, 2015 / Notices 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: David Florance, Carlisle, PA; PRT–74205B The applicant requests a permit to import sport-hunted trophies of two 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. 2015–23306 Filed 9–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P I. Abstract DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [156D0102DM DS61100000 DLSN00000.000000 DX61101]; [OMB Control Number 1094–0001] Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: The Alternatives Process in Hydropower Licensing Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior is announcing its intention to request renewal for the collection of information for Alternatives Process in Hydropower Licensing. This collection request has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost. DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection request, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by October 19, 2015, in order to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 Department of Interior (1094–0001), by telefax at (202) 395–5806 or via email to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Also, please send a copy of your comments to Shawn Alam, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, U.S. Department of the Interior, MS 2462– MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240, or send an email to Shawn_ Alam@ios.doi.gov. Additionally, you may telefax them to him at (202) 208– 6970. Individuals providing comments should reference Alternatives Process in Hydropower Licensing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information collection request, contact Dr. Shawn Alam at (202) 208–5465. You may also contact Dr. Shawn Alam electronically at Shawn_Alam@ios.doi.gov. To see a copy of the entire ICR submitted to OMB, go to: http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d)). On March 31, 2015, the Departments of Agriculture, the Interior, and Commerce published revised interim final rule they originally published in November 2005 at 7 CFR part 1, 43 CFR part 45, and 50 CFR part 221, to implement section 241 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EP Act), Public Law 109–58, which the President signed into law on August 8, 2005. Section 241 of the EP Act added a new section 33 to the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 823d, that allowed the license applicant or any other party to the license proceeding to propose an alternative to a condition or prescription that one or more of the Departments develop for inclusion in a hydropower license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under the FPA. This provision required that the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Commerce collect the information covered by 1094–0001. Under FPA section 33, the Secretary of the Department involved must accept the proposed alternative if the Secretary determines, based on substantial evidence provided by a party to the license proceeding or otherwise available to the Secretary, (a) that the alternative condition provides for the PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55869 adequate protection and utilization of the reservation, or that the alternative prescription will be no less protective than the fishway initially proposed by the Secretary, and (b) that the alternative will either cost significantly less to implement or result in improved operation of the project works for electricity production. In order to make this determination, the regulations require that all of the following information be collected: (1) A description of the alternative, in an equivalent level of detail to the Department’s preliminary condition or prescription; (2) an explanation of how the alternative: (i) If a condition, will provide for the adequate protection and utilization of the reservation; or (ii) if a prescription, will be no less protective than the fishway prescribed by the bureau; (3) an explanation of how the alternative, as compared to the preliminary condition or prescription, will: (i) Cost significantly less to implement; or (ii) result in improved operation of the project works for electricity production; (4) an explanation of how the alternative or revised alternative will affect: (i) Energy supply, distribution, cost, and use; (ii) flood control; (iii) navigation; (iv) water supply; (v) air quality; and (vi) other aspects of environmental quality; and (5) specific citations to any scientific studies, literature, and other documented information relied on to support the proposal. This notice of proposed renewal of an existing information collection is being published by the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, Department of the Interior, on behalf of all three Departments, and the data provided below covers anticipated responses (alternative conditions/ prescriptions and associated information) for all three Departments. II. Data (1) Title: 7 CFR part 1; 43 CFR part 45; 50 CFR part 221; the Alternatives Process in Hydropower Licensing. OMB Control Number: 1094–0001. Current Expiration Date: November 30, 2015. Type of Review: Information Collection Renewal. Affected Entities: Business or forprofit entities. Estimated annual number of respondents: 5. Frequency of responses: Once per alternative proposed. (2) Annual reporting and recordkeeping burden: Total annual reporting per response: 500 hours. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 180 (Thursday, September 17, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23306]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2015-N180: FXIA16710900000-156-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 19, 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.) 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

Endangered Species

Applicant: Michael Braun, Smithsonian Institute of Natural History, 
Washington, DC; PRT-70015B
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
wild-caught red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) from Guyana for the 
purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Houston Zoo, INC., Houston, TX; PRT-63550B
    The applicant requests a permit to import three captive-bred 
African wild dog, (Lycaon pictus pictus), 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: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK; PRT-43954A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) to enhance the 
species propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to 
be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Loxahatchee, FL; PRT-
756101
    The applicant requests amendment of a captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add red siskin (Carduelis 
cucullata) to enhance the species propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA; PRT-676508
    The applicant requests amendment of a captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add the following species to 
enhance species propagation or survival: African penguin (Spheniscus 
demersus). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Richard Papapietro, Saratoga, CA; PRT-74210B
    The applicant requests a permit to import sport-hunted trophies of 
three

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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: David Florance, Carlisle, PA; PRT-74205B
    The applicant requests a permit to import sport-hunted trophies of 
two 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. 2015-23306 Filed 9-16-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P