Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 68554-68555 [2015-28189]

Download as PDF 68554 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 214 / Thursday, November 5, 2015 / Notices below. Anyone in need of assistance or a reasonable accommodation for the meeting should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Meeting Agenda The Committee will meet to discuss items listed in the agenda below: • Review of 2015 Recommendations • Subcommittee briefing on key issues and areas of focus for 2015 committee term: Æ Commercial airports Æ International aviation Æ Air cargo Æ General aviation Æ Security Technology • Future committee meetings Dated: October 28, 2015. Eddie D. Mayenschein, Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement. I. Public Comment Procedures [FR Doc. 2015–28135 Filed 11–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2015–0160; FXIA16710900000–156–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 December 7, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2015–0160. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2015–0160; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. We will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Nov 04, 2015 Jkt 238001 generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Public Comments section below for more information). Viewing Comments: Comments and materials we receive will be available for public inspection on http:// www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; telephone 703–358–2095. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Fox Brown Outfitters, Indiantown, FL; PRT–71725B The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii) from the captive-herd maintained at their facility for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, West Palm Beach, FL; PRT–73299B The applicant requests a permit to import a live, wild-caught, confiscated female jaguar (Panthera onca) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species through zoological display and captive propagation. Applicant: Timothy Estep, Worcester, MA; PRT–69026B The applicant requests a permit to import hairy rattle weed (Baptisia arachnifera), green pitcher-plant E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 214 / Thursday, November 5, 2015 / Notices (Sarracenia oreophila), Alabama canebrake pitcher-plant (Saracenia ruba spp. Alabamensis), and mountain sweet pitcher-plant (Sarracenia rubra ssp. Jonesii) from Europe for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Toledo Zoological Gardens, Toledo, OH; PRT–68848B The applicant requests a permit to import a captive-bred female snow leopard (Uncia uncia) from Helsinki Zoo, Helsinki, Finland for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 1-year period. 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: Ronald Urbanczyk, Spring Branch, TX; PRT–77410B Applicant: Toledo Zoological Gardens, Toledo, OH; PRT68850B Applicant: Mark Dietz, Wichita, KS; PRT–75358B The applicant requests a permit to import a captive-bred male snow leopard (Uncia uncia) from Stiftelsen Nordens Ark, Hunnebostrand, Sweden for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Justin Trial, Albany, TX; PRT–74769B Applicant: Eduardo Guzman, Fernandina Beach, FL; PRT–66728B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Gordon Ambrosek, Apache, OK; PRT–73572B Applicant: Billy Marlow, Ruleville, MS; PRT–74317B Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2015–28189 Filed 11–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4313–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Applicant: Christopher Ton, East Norriton, PA; PRT–56809B Fish and Wildlife Service The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: Red siskin (Carduelis cucullata). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. [FWS–R8–ES–2015–N176; FXES11130800000–156–FF08EVEN00] jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The applicant requests a permit to import partial skeletons and teeth of eastern gorillas (Gorilla beringei) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) from the wild archived by the Rwandan government for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA; PRT–71659B The applicant requests a permit to import two male and eight female captive-bred pronghorn peninsular (Antilocapra americana peninsularis) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification 15:06 Nov 04, 2015 Jkt 238001 The documents are available on our Web site, at http:// www.fws.gov/ventura. A limited number of printed copies are available by request. You may request the documents or submit comments by any of the following methods. • Email: fw8SHASAMO@fws.gov. Include ‘‘SAMO SHA’’ in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Field Supervisor; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office; 2493 Portola Road, Suite B; Ventura, CA 93003. • Fax: Attn: Field Supervisor, (805) 644–3958. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Morrissette, Senior Biologist, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, at the address above or by telephone at (805) 644– 1766. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have received an application for an enhancement of survival permit for the threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) under the Act. This permit application includes a proposed safe harbor agreement (agreement) between the applicant and the Service. The agreement and permit application are available for public comment. ADDRESSES: Availability of Documents You may obtain copies of the documents for review by using one of the methods in ADDRESSES, or by contacting the individual named in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Applicant: The George Washington University, Washington, DC; PRT– 69115B VerDate Sep<11>2014 68555 Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for the Reestablishment of the California Red-Legged Frog in the Santa Monica Mountains, California Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; receipt of permit application. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received, from the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Angeles District (applicant), an application for an enhancement of survival permit for the federally threatened California red-legged frog, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This permit application includes a proposed safe harbor agreement (agreement) between the applicant and the Service. The agreement and permit application are available for public comment. DATES: To ensure we are able to consider your comments, please send them to us by December 7, 2015. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 section. You also may make an appointment to view the documents at the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES) during normal business hours. Background Under a safe harbor agreement, participating landowners voluntarily undertake management activities on their property to benefit species listed under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Safe harbor agreements, and the subsequent permits that are issued under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act, encourage private and other non-Federal property owners to implement conservation efforts for listed species by assuring property owners that they will not be subjected to increased land use restrictions as a result of efforts to attract or increase the numbers or distribution of a listed species on their property. Application requirements and issuance criteria for permits through safe harbor agreements are found in 50 CFR 17.22(c) and 17.32(c). Proposed Agreement We have worked with the applicant to develop this proposed agreement for the E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2015-0160; 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 
December 7, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS-HQ-
IA-2015-0160.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2015-0160; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Headquarters, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-
3803.
    We will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This 
generally means that we will post any personal information you provide 
us (see the Public Comments section below for more information). 
Viewing Comments: Comments and materials we receive will be available 
for public inspection on http://www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, 
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management 
Authority, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; telephone 
703-358-2095.

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: Fox Brown Outfitters, Indiantown, FL; PRT-71725B
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii) 
from the captive-herd maintained at their facility 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: Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, West Palm Beach, 
FL; PRT-73299B
    The applicant requests a permit to import a live, wild-caught, 
confiscated female jaguar (Panthera onca) for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species through zoological display 
and captive propagation.
Applicant: Timothy Estep, Worcester, MA; PRT-69026B
    The applicant requests a permit to import hairy rattle weed 
(Baptisia arachnifera), green pitcher-plant

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(Sarracenia oreophila), Alabama canebrake pitcher-plant (Saracenia ruba 
spp. Alabamensis), and mountain sweet pitcher-plant (Sarracenia rubra 
ssp. Jonesii) from Europe for the purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Toledo Zoological Gardens, Toledo, OH; PRT-68848B
    The applicant requests a permit to import a captive-bred female 
snow leopard (Uncia uncia) from Helsinki Zoo, Helsinki, Finland for the 
purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Toledo Zoological Gardens, Toledo, OH; PRT68850B
    The applicant requests a permit to import a captive-bred male snow 
leopard (Uncia uncia) from Stiftelsen Nordens Ark, Hunnebostrand, 
Sweden for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Eduardo Guzman, Fernandina Beach, FL; PRT-66728B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species 
propagation or survival: Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra). This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Christopher Ton, East Norriton, PA; PRT-56809B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species 
propagation or survival: Red siskin (Carduelis cucullata). This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: The George Washington University, Washington, DC; PRT-69115B
    The applicant requests a permit to import partial skeletons and 
teeth of eastern gorillas (Gorilla beringei) and chimpanzees (Pan 
troglodytes) from the wild archived by the Rwandan government for the 
purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to 
be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA; PRT-71659B
    The applicant requests a permit to import two male and eight female 
captive-bred pronghorn peninsular (Antilocapra americana peninsularis) 
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.
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: Ronald Urbanczyk, Spring Branch, TX; PRT-77410B
Applicant: Mark Dietz, Wichita, KS; PRT-75358B
Applicant: Justin Trial, Albany, TX; PRT-74769B
Applicant: Gordon Ambrosek, Apache, OK; PRT-73572B
Applicant: Billy Marlow, Ruleville, MS; PRT-74317B

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