Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, 95628-95630 [2016-31241]

Download as PDF 95628 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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 OMB and us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: December 21, 2016. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2016–31313 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fish and Wildlife Service Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0147; FXIA16710900000–178–FF09A30000] On the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended, and/or the MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we issued requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an endangered species, we found that (1) The application was filed in good faith, (2) The granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) The granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, 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. SUMMARY: ENDANGERED SPECIES Permit No. 00500C 00209C 98815B 83954B 00019C 02160C 230539 ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... 03232C ......... 02924C ......... Receipt of application Federal Register notice Applicant Edwin Andrew ...................................................... Donald Bitz ........................................................... Christopher Sibert ................................................ University of California, Santa Cruz .................... Zoological Society of San Diego ......................... Freddy Valdez ...................................................... Florida State University—Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium. Charles Butler ...................................................... Scott Rider ........................................................... 81 81 81 81 81 81 81 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 51926; 51926; 51926; 51926; 55223; 55223; 59239; August August August August August August August Permit issuance date 5, 2016 ............................. 5, 2016 ............................. 5, 2016 ............................. 5, 2016 ............................. 18, 2016 ........................... 18, 2016 ........................... 29, 2016 ........................... October 17, 2016. October 17, 2016. September 30, 2016. November 25, 2016. September 30, 2016. October 4, 2016. October 11, 2016. 81 FR 59239; August 29, 2016 ........................... 81 FR 63787; September 16, 2016 ..................... October 13, 2016. November 10, 2016. MARINE MAMMALS Permit No. Applicant Receipt of application Federal Register notice 77245B ......... Anthony Pagano, USGS/Alaska Science Center 81 FR 72606; October 20, 2016 .......................... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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. 2016–31242 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Permit issuance date December 16, 2016. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0148; FXIA16710900000–178–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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the 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 January 27, 2017. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by January 27, 2017. 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–2016–0148. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0148; 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 to an email or address not listed under 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). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95629 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: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, Miami, FL; PRT– 045532 The applicant requests reissuance of their permit to import and/or introduce from the sea biological samples collected on the high seas and on land, from wild animals opportunistically salvaged and incidentally captured, and captive-held animals of loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and leatherback seas turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, NY; PRT–06738C The applicant requests a permit to conduct interstate transport for one captive-bred Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) 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: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA; PRT– 07990C The applicant requests a permit to export and reimport nonliving museum 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 5year period. B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, Barrow, AK; PRT–80164B The applicant requests a permit to conduct hair snare population surveys of wild polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and to opportunistically collect samples from beach-cast carcasses and E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 95630 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices subsistence-harvested wild polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) for purposes of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. 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. 2016–31241 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO300 L91310000 PP0000] Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004– 0132 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from those who wish to participate in the exploration, development, production, and utilization of geothermal resources on BLM-managed public lands, and on lands managed by other Federal agencies. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004–0132. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration, written comments should be received on or before January 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0132), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202–395–5806, or by electronic mail at OIRA_ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM. You may do so via mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202–245– 0050. Electronic mail: jesonnem@blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0132’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Kalish, at 202–912–7312. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339, to leave a message for Mr. Kalish. You may also review the information collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on July 19, 2016 (81 FR 46954), and the comment period ended September 19, 2016. The BLM received no comments. The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please refer to OMB control number 1004–0132 in your correspondence. 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. The following information pertains to this request: Title: Geothermal Resource Leasing and Geothermal Resource Unit Agreements (43 CFR parts 3200 and 3280). OMB Control Number: 1004–0132. Summary: The BLM collects the information in order to decide whether or not to approve geothermal resource leases and unit agreements, process nominations for geothermal lease sales, and monitor compliance with granted approvals. Frequency of Collection: On occasion, except for Monthly Report of Geothermal Operations (Form 3260–5), which is required monthly. Forms: • Form 3200–9, Notice of Intent to Conduct Geothermal Resource Exploration Operations; • Form 3203–1, Nomination of Lands for Competitive Geothermal Leasing; • Form 3260–2, Geothermal Drilling Permit; • Form 3260–3, Geothermal Sundry Notice; and • Form 3260–4; Geothermal Well Completion Report; and • Form 3260–5; Monthly Report of Geothermal Operations. Description of Respondents: Those who wish to participate in the exploration, development, production, and utilization of geothermal resources on BLM-managed by other Federal agencies. Estimated Annual Responses: 913. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 5,409. Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: $83,260. The estimated burdens are itemized in the following table: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0148; FXIA16710900000-178-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

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to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, 
or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the 
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 
January 27, 2017. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit 
public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 
section by January 27, 2017.

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-2016-0148.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2016-0148; 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: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, Miami, FL; PRT-
045532
    The applicant requests reissuance of their permit to import and/or 
introduce from the sea biological samples collected on the high seas 
and on land, from wild animals opportunistically salvaged and 
incidentally captured, and captive-held animals of loggerhead sea 
turtle (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys 
kempii), olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), hawksbill sea 
turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and leatherback seas turtle 
(Dermochelys coriacea) for the purpose of scientific research. This 
notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.
Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, NY; PRT-06738C
    The applicant requests a permit to conduct interstate transport for 
one captive-bred Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) 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: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA; PRT-
07990C
    The applicant requests a permit to export and reimport nonliving 
museum 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.

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, 
Barrow, AK; PRT-80164B
    The applicant requests a permit to conduct hair snare population 
surveys of wild polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and to opportunistically 
collect samples from beach-cast carcasses and

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subsistence-harvested wild polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and Pacific 
walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) for purposes of scientific 
research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
    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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