Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 66990-66991 [2016-23460]

Download as PDF 66990 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Notices MARINE MAMMALS Permit No. Applicant Receipt of application Federal Register notice 84799B ........... 78234B ........... Texas A&M University ............................................ Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County .. 81 FR 29889; May 13, 2016 .................................. 81 FR 33700; May 27, 2016 .................................. Availability of Documents Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358– 2281. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2016–23461 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016– 0124;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) 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 October 31, 2016. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by October 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0124. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0124; 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: Permit issuance date September 20, 2016. September 16, 2016. 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). A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted applications? 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. 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 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. I. Public Comment Procedures PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Notices 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES A. Endangered Species Applicant: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Scottsdale, AZ; PRT–90722B The applicant requests a permit to export two male and two female captive bred Grand Cayman blue iguanas (Cyclura lewisi) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Fred Gage, La Jolla, CA; PRT–99616B The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from captive bred Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Wellington, FL; PRT–203027 The applicant requests amendment of an existing captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: Leopard (Panthera pardus) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: William Ahrens, Marvin, NC; PRT–86901B 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), Bolson tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus), aquatic box turtle (Terrapene coahuila), and Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Scottsdale, AZ; PRT–19818A The applicant requests amendment of an existing captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer), saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), African slender-snouted crocodile (Crocodylus cataphractus), freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni), Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius), Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis), Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 tetraspis), broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris), black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), and tomistoma (Tomistoma schlegelii). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: SeaWorld, LLC, San Diego, CA; PRT–02152C The applicant requests a permit for public display of one Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) which had been found as an abandoned calf near Barrow, Alaska, was rescued, rehabilitated, and subsequently deemed non-releasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because the calf did not have the necessary skills to survive in the wild. 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. 2016–23460 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2016–N023; FXES11120100000–167–FF01E00000] Proposed Roseburg Resources Co. Safe Harbor Agreement for the Northern Spotted Owl and Draft Environmental Assessment Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Roseburg Resources Co. for an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Enhancement of Survival Permit (permit) for take of the federally threatened northern spotted owl. The permit application includes a draft Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) addressing Service access to Roseburg Resources Co. lands for the survey and removal of barred owls as part of the Service’s Barred Owl Removal Experiment in Douglas County, Oregon. In response to the permit application, the Service has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) addressing the permit action. We are making the permit SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66991 application, including the draft SHA and the draft EA, available for public review and comment. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received from interested parties by October 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: To request further information or submit written comments, please use one of the following methods, and note that your information request or comments are in reference to the Roseburg Resources Co. draft SHA and draft EA. • Internet: Documents may be viewed and downloaded on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/ofwo/. • Email: barredowlsha@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Roseburg Resources Co. SHA’’ in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Robin Bown; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office; 2600 SE 98th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97266. • Fax: 503–231–6195. • In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call 503–231–6970 to make an appointment (necessary for viewing or pickup only) during regular business hours at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office; 2600 SE 98th Ave., Suite 100; Portland, OR 97266. Written comments can be dropped off during regular business hours at the above address on or before the closing date of the public comment period (see DATES). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Bown, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (see ADDRESSES), telephone 503– 231–6179. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Roseburg Resources Co. has applied to the Service for a permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The permit application includes a draft SHA. The Service has drafted an EA addressing the effects of the proposed permit action on the human environment. The SHA covers approximately 45,100 acres of forest lands owned by the Roseburg Resources Co. where timber management activities will occur within the experiment treatment portion of the Union/Myrtle (Klamath) Study Area near Canyonville in Douglas County, Oregon. The SHA addresses timber management activities only in the treatment portion of the study area on Roseburg Resources Co. lands. Impacts to the threatened northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) (spotted owl) associated with the experiment in non-treatment portions of E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0124;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) 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 
October 31, 2016. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit 
public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 
section by October 31, 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-2016-0124.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0124; 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.

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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: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Scottsdale, AZ; PRT-90722B

    The applicant requests a permit to export two male and two female 
captive bred Grand Cayman blue iguanas (Cyclura lewisi) for the purpose 
of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: Fred Gage, La Jolla, CA; PRT-99616B

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
captive bred Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) for the purpose of 
scientific research.

Applicant: Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Wellington, FL; PRT-
203027

    The applicant requests amendment of an existing captive-bred 
wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add the following 
species to enhance species propagation or survival: Leopard (Panthera 
pardus) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: William Ahrens, Marvin, NC; PRT-86901B

    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), 
Bolson tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus), aquatic box turtle 
(Terrapene coahuila), and Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra). This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

Applicant: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Scottsdale, AZ; PRT-19818A

    The applicant requests amendment of an existing captive-bred 
wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) to add the following 
species to enhance species propagation or survival: Cuban crocodile 
(Crocodylus rhombifer), saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), 
Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), African slender-snouted 
crocodile (Crocodylus cataphractus), freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus 
johnstoni), Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius), Chinese 
alligator (Alligator sinensis), Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis 
tetraspis), broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris), black caiman 
(Melanosuchus niger), and tomistoma (Tomistoma schlegelii). This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: SeaWorld, LLC, San Diego, CA; PRT-02152C

    The applicant requests a permit for public display of one Pacific 
walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) which had been found as an 
abandoned calf near Barrow, Alaska, was rescued, rehabilitated, and 
subsequently deemed non-releasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service because the calf did not have the necessary skills to survive 
in the wild.
    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. 2016-23460 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]
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