Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 20666-20667 [2016-08016]

Download as PDF 20666 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2016 / Notices I. Public Comment Procedures DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0058; 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 May 9, 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–2016–0058. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0058; 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 17:48 Apr 07, 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 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Bhagavan Antle, Myrtle Beach, SC; PRT–71654B On September 30, 2015, we published a Federal Register notice inviting the public to comment on an application for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species (80 FR 58768). We are now reopening the comment period to allow the public the opportunity to review additional information submitted for their permit to export 18 captive-born tigers (Panthera tigris) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species to Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Applicant: University of Washington, Seattle, WA; PRT–80987B The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) collected in the wild in South Africa, for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Wade Harrell, Whooping Crane Recovery Plan Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 2, Austwell, TX; PRT–013808 The applicant requests renewal of a permit to import captive-bred/captivehatched and wild live specimens, captive-bred/wild-collected viable eggs, biological samples, and salvaged materials from captive-bred/wild specimens of whooping cranes (Grus americana) from Canada, for completion of identified tasks and objectives mandated under the Service Whooping Crane Recovery Plan. Salvage materials may include, but are not limited to, whole or partial specimens, feathers, eggs and egg shell fragments. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2016 / Notices Applicant: Peter Stein, South Windsor, CT; PRT–165944 The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species: Spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii), Bolson tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus), yellow-spotted river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis), and aquatic box turtle (Terrapene coahuila) to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. The notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over the remainder of the 5year period for which the permit would be valid. Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS00000 L58530000.ER0000 241A; N– 94234; 10–08807; MO #4500090193; TAS:14X5232] Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and Subsequent Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands (N–94234) for a Park in the Southwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Taylor Grazing Act and the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 15 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada. Clark County proposes to use the land for a community park. The 15-acre park will help meet future expanding needs in the southwestern part of Las Vegas Valley. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed classification for lease and conveyance of the land until May 23, 2016. SUMMARY: Applicant: Claws ‘‘N’’ Paws Wild Animal Park, Lake Ariel, PA; PRT– 66990B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata), snow leopard (Uncia uncia), leopard (Panthera pardus), and cottontop tamarin (Saguinus Oedipus). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Multiple Applicants Mail written comments to the BLM Field Manager, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis Rodriguez, (702) 515–5069, email: lrodriguez@blm.gov. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The parcel of land is located southwest of the intersection of Wigwam Avenue and Torrey Pines Drive and is legally described as: ADDRESSES: 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: Aubrey Beacham, Gulfport, MS; PRT–91319B Applicant: Wayne Catto, Gahanna, OH; PRT–91923B Applicant: Roger Hooten, Emory, TX; PRT–92092B Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2016–08016 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 14, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4 and E1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. The area described contains 15 acres, more or less, in Clark County. In accordance with the R&PP Act, Clark County has filed an application to develop the above-described land as a community park with covered play VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Apr 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20667 structures, restrooms, parking, picnic pavilions, open turf areas, walking path, basketball courts, landscaping, lighting signage, and other ancillary amenities. Additional detailed information pertaining to this application, plan of development, and site plan is located in case file N–94234, which is available for review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the above address. Clark County is a political subdivision of the State of Nevada; and is therefore, a qualified applicant under the R&PP Act. Subject to limitations prescribed by law and regulation, prior to patent issuance, the holder of any right-of-way grant within the lease area may be given the opportunity to amend the right-ofway grant for conversion to a new term, including perpetuity, if applicable. The land identified is not needed for any Federal purpose. The lease and/or conveyance is consistent with the BLM Las Vegas Resource Management Plan dated October 5, 1998, and would be in the public interest. Clark County has not applied for more than the 640-acre limitation for public purpose uses in a year and has submitted a statement in compliance with the regulations at 43 CFR 2741.4(b). The lease and conveyance, when issued, will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP Act and applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, and will contain the following reservations to the United States: 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); and 2. All minerals shall be reserved to the United States, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe. Any lease and conveyance will also be subject to valid existing rights, will contain any terms or conditions required by law (including, but not limited to, any terms or conditions required by 43 CFR 2741.4), and will contain an appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the lessee’s/ patentee’s use, occupancy, or operations on the leased/patented lands. It will also contain any other terms and conditions deemed necessary and appropriate by the Authorized Officer. Any lease and conveyance will also be subject to all valid and existing rights. Upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the land described above will be segregated from all other E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0058; 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 
May 9, 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-2016-0058.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0058; 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: Bhagavan Antle, Myrtle Beach, SC; PRT-71654B
    On September 30, 2015, we published a Federal Register notice 
inviting the public to comment on an application for a permit to 
conduct certain activities with endangered species (80 FR 58768). We 
are now reopening the comment period to allow the public the 
opportunity to review additional information submitted for their permit 
to export 18 captive-born tigers (Panthera tigris) for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species to Cancun, Puerto Morelos, 
Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Applicant: University of Washington, Seattle, WA; PRT-80987B
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) collected in the wild in South 
Africa, for the purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Wade Harrell, Whooping Crane Recovery Plan Coordinator, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 2, Austwell, TX; PRT-013808
    The applicant requests renewal of a permit to import captive-bred/
captive-hatched and wild live specimens, captive-bred/wild-collected 
viable eggs, biological samples, and salvaged materials from captive-
bred/wild specimens of whooping cranes (Grus americana) from Canada, 
for completion of identified tasks and objectives mandated under the 
Service Whooping Crane Recovery Plan. Salvage materials may include, 
but are not limited to, whole or partial specimens, feathers, eggs and 
egg shell fragments. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

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Applicant: Peter Stein, South Windsor, CT; PRT-165944
    The applicant requests amendment of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species: Spotted 
pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii), Bolson tortoise (Gopherus 
flavomarginatus), yellow-spotted river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis), 
and aquatic box turtle (Terrapene coahuila) to enhance the species' 
propagation or survival. The notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over the remainder of the 5-year period for 
which the permit would be valid.
Applicant: Claws ``N'' Paws Wild Animal Park, Lake Ariel, PA; PRT-
66990B
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species 
propagation or survival: Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), ring-tailed lemur 
(Lemur catta), black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata 
variegata), snow leopard (Uncia uncia), leopard (Panthera pardus), and 
cottontop tamarin (Saguinus Oedipus). This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-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: Aubrey Beacham, Gulfport, MS; PRT-91319B
Applicant: Wayne Catto, Gahanna, OH; PRT-91923B
Applicant: Roger Hooten, Emory, TX; PRT-92092B

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