Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 791-793 [2016-00032]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until March 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0013 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2007–0045. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2007–0045; (2) Email. Submit comments to USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov; (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Deputy Chief, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140, telephone number 202–272–8377 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not accepted via telephone message). Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS Web site at http://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767– 1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments You may access the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS–2007–0045 in the search box. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Travel Document. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I–131; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Certain aliens, principally permanent or conditional residents, refugees or asylees, applicants for adjustment of status, aliens in Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and aliens abroad seeking humanitarian parole, in need to apply for a travel document to lawfully enter or reenter the United States; eligible recipients of deferred action under childhood arrivals (DACA) may now request an advance parole documents based on humanitarian, educational and employment reasons. Lawful permanent residents may now file requests for travel permits (transportation letter or boarding foil. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 791 collection I–131 is 501,590 and the estimated hour burden per response is 2 hours; 78,165 respondents providing biometrics at 1.17 hours; and 300,233 respondents providing passport-style photographs at .50 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 1,194,591 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $150,469,790. Dated: January 4, 2016. Samantha Deshommes, Deputy Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–00082 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2015–0181; 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 February 8, 2016. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by February 8, 2016. 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–2015–0181. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 792 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices FWS–HQ–IA–2015–0181; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. When submitting comments, please indicate the name of the applicant and the PRT# you are commenting on. 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 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 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: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; PRT–10836A The applicant requests a renewal of their permit to obtain through interstate commerce fibroblast cell culture samples from bonobos (Pan paniscus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), gorillas (Gorilla gorilla), orangutans (Pongo spp.), gibbons (Hylobatidae), lemurs (Lemuridae), spider monkeys (Ateles PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 geoffroyi frontatus and A. g. panamensis), Goeldi’s marmoset (Callimico goeldii), red-capped mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus), L’Hoest’s monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti), aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx), drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus), proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), and Northern Plains gray langur (Semnopithecus entellus) and Francois’ langur (Trachypithecus francoisi), and cottontop tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) from Coriell Institute, Camden, New Jersey, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; PRT–084874 The applicant requests the renewal of the permit to export/re-export and reimport non-living museum specimens and non-living herbarium specimens of endangered and threatened species previously accessioned into the applicant’s collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, ASU, Tempe, AZ; PRT– 094332 The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) for the purpose of the survival of the species/ scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science, Seward, AK; PRT–73418B The applicant requests authorization to rescue, rehabilitate, and release northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) and walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) that are stranded along the Alaskan coast for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA and as per section 109(h)/112(c) of the MMPA. The request also includes authorization to humanely euthanize animals, such as when they are too ill or injured to recover, for the protection or welfare of the animals. This request is for a continuation of activities previously authorized under MA– 837414. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the above applications 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. 2016–00032 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [LLNVS00560 L58530000 EU0000 241A; 14– 08807; MO# 4500087351] Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of 39 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 39 parcels of public land totaling 608.57 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by competitive sale, at not less than the appraised fair market values (FMV). The BLM is proposing to offer the parcels for sale pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land sale regulations. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the sale until February 22, 2016. The sale by sealed bid and oral public auction will occur on April 26, 2016, at Clark County Government Center, Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada, NV 89155 at 10 a.m., Pacific Time (PT). The FMV for the parcels will be available 30 days prior to the sale. The BLM will start accepting sealed bids beginning April 12, 2016. Sealed bids must be received by the BLM, Las Vegas Field Office (LVFO) no later than 4:30 p.m. PT on April 21, 2016. The BLM will open sealed bids on the day of the sale just prior to the oral bidding. ADDRESSES: Mail written comments and submit sealed bids to the BLM LVFO, Assistant Field Manager, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuela Johnson by email: m15johns@ rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 The BLM proposes to offer 39 parcels of public land in the southwest and southeast areas of the Las Vegas Valley. The subject public lands are legally described as: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: blm.gov, or by telephone: 702–515– 5224. General information on previous BLM public land sales can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/snplma/ Land_Auctions.html. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. N–80692, 5.00 acres: T. 19 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 30, lot 22. N–80694, 5.00 acres: T. 19 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 30, E1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–80695, 5.00 acres: T. 19 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 30, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–92827, 20.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 12, W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94200, 5.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 13, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. N–94201, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 15, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–94202, 5.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 15, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94203, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 15, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–79533, 14.25 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 32. N–79552, 10.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94204, 47.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–84196, 15.57 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, lots 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 and 67. N–79545, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94205, 25.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 23, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 793 NW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–94206, 5.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 24, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94207, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 24, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94208, 5.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 26, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94209, 1.25 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 30, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. N–94210, 1.25 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 30, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. N–94211, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 30, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. N–94212, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 30, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94213, 20.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 32, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94214, 28.75 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 17, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94215, 5.00 acres: T. 19 S., R. 59 E., Sec. 36, E1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94216, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61E., Sec. 8, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94217, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61E., Sec. 9, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–94218, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61E., Sec. 9, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–94293, 105.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61E., Sec. 9, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–85668, 20.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 9, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94219, 20.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 9, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94224, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 9, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94220, 10.00 acres: E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2015-0181; 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 
February 8, 2016. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit 
public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 
section by February 8, 2016.

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-2015-0181.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No.

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FWS-HQ-IA-2015-0181; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: 
BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.
    When submitting comments, please indicate the name of the applicant 
and the PRT# you are commenting on. 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.), 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 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: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; PRT-10836A
    The applicant requests a renewal of their permit to obtain through 
interstate commerce fibroblast cell culture samples from bonobos (Pan 
paniscus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), gorillas (Gorilla gorilla), 
orangutans (Pongo spp.), gibbons (Hylobatidae), lemurs (Lemuridae), 
spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi frontatus and A. g. panamensis), 
Goeldi's marmoset (Callimico goeldii), red-capped mangabey (Cercocebus 
torquatus), L'Hoest's monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti), aye-aye 
(Daubentonia madagascariensis), lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), 
mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx), drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus), proboscis 
monkey (Nasalis larvatus), and Northern Plains gray langur 
(Semnopithecus entellus) and Francois' langur (Trachypithecus 
francoisi), and cottontop tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) from Coriell 
Institute, Camden, New Jersey, for the purpose of scientific research. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.
Applicant: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; PRT-084874
    The applicant requests the renewal of the permit to export/re-
export and re-import non-living museum specimens and non-living 
herbarium specimens of endangered and threatened species previously 
accessioned into the applicant's collection for scientific research. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, ASU, Tempe, AZ; PRT-
094332
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) for the purpose of the survival of 
the species/scientific research. This notification covers activities to 
be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science, 
Seward, AK; PRT-73418B
    The applicant requests authorization to rescue, rehabilitate, and 
release northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) and walrus 
(Odobenus rosmarus) that are stranded along the Alaskan coast for the 
purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species under section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA and as per section 109(h)/112(c) of the MMPA. 
The request also includes authorization to humanely euthanize animals, 
such as when they are too ill or injured to recover, for the protection 
or welfare of the animals. This request is for a continuation of 
activities previously authorized under MA-837414. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.

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    Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we 
are forwarding copies of the above applications 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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