Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 2899-2900 [2016-00807]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / Notices I. Public Comment Procedures DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0005; 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. SUMMARY: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before February 18, 2016. DATES: 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–2016–0005. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0005; 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Jan 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2899 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: Liliana Cortes Ortiz, Ann Arbor, MI; PRT–75995B The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from wild howler monkeys (Alouatta palliate palliate) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species/scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 1year period. Applicant: Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY; PRT– 75939B The applicant requests a permit to import museum samples from wild specimens of golden bamboo lemur (Hapalemur aureus) for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC; PRT–80481B The applicant requests a permit to import two captive-bred, black lemurs (Eulemur macaco) 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: Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC; PRT–80482B The applicant requests a permit to export two captive-bred, black lemurs (Eulemur macaco) 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: Springhill Wildlife Park, Calvert, TX; PRT–002692 The applicant requests an amendment of a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra), and E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 2900 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / Notices black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Elizabeth Conner, Jonesboro, GA; PRT–76748B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center, Rainier, OR; PRT–54918B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus), woylie (Bettongia penicillata), ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra), Cottontop tamarin (Saguinus oedipus), Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), and snow leopard (Uncia uncia). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Ryder Scientific, R.L.L.L.P., Putnam Valley, NY; PRT– 84796B asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer), Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis), Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), West African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni), Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra), and Military macaw (Ara militaris). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2016–00807 Filed 1–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Jan 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2016–N006; 91100–3740– GRNT 7C] migratory birds. Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA Web site at www.fws.gov/ birds/grants/north-american-wetlandconservation-act.php. Announcement of Public Meeting Via Teleconference: North American Wetlands Conservation Council AGENCY: PUBLIC INPUT Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of meeting. If you wish to: ACTION: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet via teleconference to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) U.S. small grant proposals for reporting to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). This teleconference is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements. DATES: The teleconference is scheduled for February 24, 2016, at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. If you are interested in presenting information at this public teleconference, contact the Council Coordinator no later than February 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: Because this is a teleconference, there is no meeting venue. Individuals wishing to participate in the teleconference should contact the Council Coordinator no later than February 19, 2016, for the call-in information and so we can ensure that we have an adequate number of lines. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Mott, Council Coordinator, by phone at 703–358–1784; by email at dbhc@fws.gov; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike MS: MB, Falls Church, Virginia 22041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: About the Council In accordance with NAWCA (Pub. L. 101–233, 103 Stat. 1968, December 13, 1989, as amended), the State-privateFederal Council meets to consider wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management projects for recommendation to, and final funding approval by, the Commission. The NAWCA provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Request call-in information for the Council teleconference. (2) Submit written information or questions before the Council for consideration during the teleconference. (3) Listen to the Council Meeting. You must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than February 19, 2016. February 19, 2016. February 24, 2016. Submitting Written Information or Questions Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or questions to be consider during the public teleconference. If you wish to submit a written statement, so that the information may be made available to the Council for their consideration prior to the teleconference, you must contact the Council Coordinator by the date in Public Input. Written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of the following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text file). Giving an Oral Presentation Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at the teleconference will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact the Council Coordinator by the date above, in writing (preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this teleconference. Nonregistered public speakers will not be considered during the Council teleconference. Registered speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, are invited to submit written statements to the Council within 30 days following the teleconference. E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 19, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0005; 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 
February 18, 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-2016-0005.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0005; 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.), 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: Liliana Cortes Ortiz, Ann Arbor, MI; PRT-75995B

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
wild howler monkeys (Alouatta palliate palliate) for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species/scientific research. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
1-year period.

Applicant: Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments, 
SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY; PRT-75939B

    The applicant requests a permit to import museum samples from wild 
specimens of golden bamboo lemur (Hapalemur aureus) for the purpose of 
scientific research.

Applicant: Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC; PRT-80481B

    The applicant requests a permit to import two captive-bred, black 
lemurs (Eulemur macaco) 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: Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC; PRT-80482B

    The applicant requests a permit to export two captive-bred, black 
lemurs (Eulemur macaco) 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: Springhill Wildlife Park, Calvert, TX; PRT-002692

    The applicant requests an amendment of a captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance 
species propagation or survival: brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), ring-
tailed lemur (Lemur catta), red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra), and

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black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata). This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.

Applicant: Elizabeth Conner, Jonesboro, GA; PRT-76748B

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species 
propagation or survival: radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata). This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

Applicant: Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center, Rainier, OR; PRT-
54918B

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species 
propagation or survival: jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus), woylie 
(Bettongia penicillata), ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), black and 
white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), red-ruffed lemur (Varecia 
rubra), Cottontop tamarin (Saguinus oedipus), Lar gibbon (Hylobates 
lar), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), and snow leopard (Uncia 
uncia). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.

    Applicant: Ryder Scientific, R.L.L.L.P., Putnam Valley, NY; PRT-
84796B

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species 
propagation or survival: Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), Cuban 
crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer), Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus 
siamensis), Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), West African 
dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni), Galapagos tortoise 
(Chelonoidis nigra), and Military macaw (Ara militaris). This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2016-00807 Filed 1-15-16; 8:45 am]
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