Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 23745-23746 [2016-09357]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Notices CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Zimmerman, General Counsel (202) 683–7118. Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paul Zimmerman, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–09493 Filed 4–20–16; 11:15 am] I. Public Comment Procedures BILLING CODE 7025–01–P 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). DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0064; 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) 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 May 23, 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–2016–0064. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0064; 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23745 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: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; PRT–84795B The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from salvaged specimens of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Auburn University, Auburn, AL; PRT–81432B The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from captiveheld Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) from Canada for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens, Milwaukee, WI; PRT–85795B The applicant requests a permit to import one female captive-bred snow leopard (Uncia uncia) 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: New York University, New York, NY; PRT–80238B The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from captivebred and captive held mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus) and red-eared guenon (Cercopithecus erythrotis) for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 1year period. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 23746 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Notices Applicant: University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL; PRT–677336 The applicant requests a permit to export and re-import non-living museum specimens of endangered and threatened species of plants and animals previously accessioned in the applicant’s collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, NY; PRT–231585 The applicant requests renewal of their permit to export captive-bred/ captive-hatched Kihansi spray toads (Nectophrynoides asperginis) to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania—C/O the University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through reintroduction into the wild. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Sunset Zoological park, Manhattan, KS; PRT–679476 The applicant requests a renewal of his captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis), lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), Edward’s pheasant (Lophura edwardsi), Parma wallaby (Macropus parma), Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni), Puerto Rican crested toads (Peltophryne lemur), and common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: West Coast Game Park, Bandon, OR; PRT–667821 The applicant requests an amendment and renewal of his captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: African lion (Panthera leo), Leopard (Panthera pardus), snow leopards (Uncia uncia), and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: White Oak Conservation Holdings, LLC, Yulee, FL; PRT–03134B The applicant requests an amendment to his captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: Blue-billed curassow (Crax VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 alberti), white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), and Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Andy Nguyen, Huntington Beach, CA; PRT–79469A The applicant requests an amendment to his captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) to enhance the species propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2016–09357 Filed 4–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Indian Gaming; Approval of Amendment to Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Oglala Sioux Tribe and State of South Dakota entered into an amendment to an existing Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces approval of the amendment. DATES: Effective April 22, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) requires the Secretary of the Interior to publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts that are for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. See Public Law 100– 497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. All TribalState Class III compacts, including amendments, are subject to review and approval by the Secretary under 25 CFR 293.4. The amendment expands the scope of allowable games to include craps, keno and roulette. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 amendment is approved. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(A). Dated: April 13, 2016. Lawrence S. Roberts, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–09328 Filed 4–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [15X LLIDB00100 LF1000000.HT0000 LXSS020D0000 241A 4500085770] Temporary Road Closure on Public Lands in Owyhee County, ID Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Celebration Fire 2-year temporary road closure is in effect on public lands administered by the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA). One mile of road will be closed to motorized vehicle traffic to protect sensitive resources. DATES: This closure will be in effect on April 22, 2016 and will remain in effect until April 23, 2018, unless otherwise rescinded or modified by the authorized officer or designated Federal officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tate Fischer, Four Rivers Field Office Manager at 3948 Development Ave., Boise, Idaho, 83705, via email at tfischer@blm.gov or phone 208–384– 3300. 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 Mr. Fischer. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with Mr. Fischer. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Celebration Fire temporary closure affects a 1-mile road segment that crosses public lands located in Owyhee County, Idaho, approximately 5 miles northeast of Murphy, which burned June 6–9, 2015. The road affected by this temporary closure is found in: SUMMARY: Boise Meridian, Idaho T. 2 S., R. 1 W., Sections 5 and 6. The road is shown on the map named, ‘‘Celebration Fire Temporary Road Closure.’’ The Celebration Fire temporary road closure, which affects approximately 1 mile of road, is necessary to protect sensitive resources, which, with the removal of vegetation, E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 78 (Friday, April 22, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-09357]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0064; 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) 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 
May 23, 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-2016-0064.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0064; 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: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; PRT-84795B
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
salvaged specimens of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) for the purpose of 
scientific research.
Applicant: Auburn University, Auburn, AL; PRT-81432B
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
captive-held Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) from Canada for the 
purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens, Milwaukee, WI; PRT-
85795B
    The applicant requests a permit to import one female captive-bred 
snow leopard (Uncia uncia) 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: New York University, New York, NY; PRT-80238B
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
captive-bred and captive held mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus) and red-
eared guenon (Cercopithecus erythrotis) for the purpose of scientific 
research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 1-year period.

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Applicant: University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, 
Gainesville, FL; PRT-677336
    The applicant requests a permit to export and re-import non-living 
museum specimens of endangered and threatened species of plants and 
animals previously accessioned in the applicant's collection for 
scientific research. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, NY; PRT-231585
    The applicant requests renewal of their permit to export captive-
bred/captive-hatched Kihansi spray toads (Nectophrynoides asperginis) 
to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania--C/O the 
University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for the purpose 
of enhancement of the species through reintroduction into the wild. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Sunset Zoological park, Manhattan, KS; PRT-679476
    The applicant requests a renewal of his captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance 
species propagation or survival: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), maned wolf 
(Chrysocyon brachyurus), red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis), lar 
gibbon (Hylobates lar), Edward's pheasant (Lophura edwardsi), Parma 
wallaby (Macropus parma), Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), 
Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni), Puerto Rican crested toads 
(Peltophryne lemur), and common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: West Coast Game Park, Bandon, OR; PRT-667821
    The applicant requests an amendment and renewal of his captive-bred 
wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species 
to enhance species propagation or survival: African lion (Panthera 
leo), Leopard (Panthera pardus), snow leopards (Uncia uncia), and 
chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). This notification covers activities to 
be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: White Oak Conservation Holdings, LLC, Yulee, FL; PRT-03134B
    The applicant requests an amendment to his captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance 
species propagation or survival: Blue-billed curassow (Crax alberti), 
white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), and Andean Condor (Vultur 
gryphus). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Andy Nguyen, Huntington Beach, CA; PRT-79469A
    The applicant requests an amendment to his captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add Galapagos tortoise 
(Chelonoidis nigra) to enhance the species propagation or survival. 
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. 2016-09357 Filed 4-21-16; 8:45 am]
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