Endangered Species; Marine Mammal Receipt of Applications for Permit, 56842-56843 [2017-25782]

Download as PDF 56842 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 229 / Thursday, November 30, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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: Joyce Russell, Government Information Specialist, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: IA; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803; telephone 703–358–2023; facsimile 703–358–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fish and Wildlife Service I. Public Comment Procedures [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2017–0080; FXIA16710900000–178–FF09A30000] 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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). Board to review noncareer SES performance. The address is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410– 0050. Dated: November 21, 2017. Towanda A. Brooks, Chief Human Capital Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25818 Filed 11–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Endangered Species; Marine Mammal 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) 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 2, 2018. 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–2017–0080. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2017–0080; 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 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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Nov 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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.; ESA), 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 We invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. A. Endangered Species Applicant: Bruce Fairchild, Johnson City, TX; PRT–69947A The applicant requests renewal of a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), and Hartmann’s mountain zebra (Equus zebra hartamnnae) to enhance species propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Fish and Wildlife E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 229 / Thursday, November 30, 2017 / Notices will not consider comments sent by email or fax or to an address not listed in ADDRESSES. If you submit a comment via http:// www.regulations.gov, your entire comment, including any personal identifying information, will be posted on the Web site. If you submit a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying information, you may request at the top of your document that we withhold this information from public review. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will post all hardcopy comments on http://www.regulations.gov. B. Marine Mammals Applicant: University of California, UC Davis Stable Isotope Facility, Davis, CA; PRT–32831C The applicant requests a permit to import small amounts of biological samples that may be derived from museum, wild-caught or salvaged specimens worldwide for the purpose of scientific research for the following marine mammal species: manatee (Trichechus manatus, T. inunguis, T. senegalensis), polar bear (Ursus maritimus), walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), dugong (Dugong dugon), sea otter (Enhydra lutris lutris, E. l. kenyoni, E. l. nereis), and marine otter (Lontra felina). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: BBC Natural History Unit, London, UK; PRT–53019C The applicant requests a permit to photograph southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) within a 12-month period at the Monterey Bay and Elkhorn Slough areas, California, for the purpose of education. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Research Institute, St. Petersburg, FL; PRT–48288C The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from wild specimens of hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), and Kemp’s ridley turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), from Panama and Bermuda for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: White Oak Conservation, Yulee, FL; PRT–43164C The applicant requests a permit to import 2.2 southern black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) from Wildlife Assignments International (PTY) Ltd., Gauteng, South Africa, for breeding to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Joyce Russell, Government Information Specialist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. IV. Next Steps If the Service decides to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. You may locate the Federal Register notice announcing the permit issuance date by searching in www.regulations.gov under the permit number listed in this document. V. Public Comments You may submit your comments and materials concerning this notice by one of the methods listed in ADDRESSES. We VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Nov 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 VI. Authorities Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.); Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.). [FR Doc. 2017–25782 Filed 11–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOF02000 L12200000.AL0000–17X] Notice of Intent To Collect Fees at the Guffey Gorge Day-Use Area in Park County, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office is proposing to begin collecting fees for a Standard Amenity Day-Use Site in the Guffey Gorge Day-Use Area, east of Guffey, within Park County, Colorado. In the 2015 Guffey Gorge Management Plan, the BLM designated Guffey Gorge Day-Use Area as a Special Area, where resources require intensive management and control measures for their protection, and a permit system to achieve management objectives. DATES: Comments on the proposed fee changes must be received or postmarked by February 28, 2018 and include a legible full name and address. Applicable May 29, 2018, the BLM will initiate fee collection at the Guffey Gorge Day-Use Area, unless the BLM publishes a Federal Register notice to the contrary. Comments received after SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56843 the close of the comment period or delivered to an address other than the one listed in this notice may not be considered or included in the administrative record for the proposed fee. Documents concerning this fee change may be reviewed at the Royal Gorge Field Office, 3028 E. Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212; phone: 719–269– 8500; and online at: https://go.usa.gov/ xnKWH. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Skinner, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at the address above. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2013, the BLM began the public planning process for developing a management plan for the 80-acre Guffey Gorge parcel to manage the increasing impacts and conflicts related to high visitation numbers. This process included presentations and site tours with the Resource Advisory Council (RAC), the BLM Solicitor, the Park County Sheriff, and neighboring landowners. The BLM released the draft Business Plan and Guffey Gorge Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) for public comment in November 2014. The BLM considered all comments from the EA when preparing the final versions of these documents as well as the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Decision Record. The BLM signed the FONSI and Decision Record on June 29, 2015. The EA and Business Plan provide management direction for regulating recreational visitation, while minimizing impacts to other resources and providing a high quality experience. The Business Plan analyzed anticipated management costs and a variety of revenue structures to determine a fee that is comparable to fees charged by regional facilities that offer similar amenities. This Business Plan, prepared pursuant to the FLREA and BLM recreation fee program policy, addressed establishing user fees. It established the rationale for charging standard amenity fees, explained the fee collection process, and outlined how the fees would be used at the Guffey Gorge DayUse Area. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0080; FXIA16710900000-178-FF09A30000]


Endangered Species; Marine Mammal 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) 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 2, 2018.

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-2017-0080.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2017-0080; 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 
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: Joyce Russell, Government Information 
Specialist, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service Headquarters, MS: IA; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 
22041-3803; telephone 703-358-2023; facsimile 703-358-2280.

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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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.; ESA), 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

    We invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain 
activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the 
Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA) prohibits 
activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired 
that allows such activities.

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Bruce Fairchild, Johnson City, TX; PRT-69947A

    The applicant requests renewal of a captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for barasingha (Rucervus 
duvaucelii), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), and Hartmann's mountain 
zebra (Equus zebra hartamnnae) to enhance species propagation or 
survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Fish and Wildlife

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Research Institute, St. Petersburg, FL; PRT-48288C

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
wild specimens of hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerhead 
turtle (Caretta caretta), and Kemp's ridley turtle (Lepidochelys 
kempii), from Panama and Bermuda for the purpose of scientific 
research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: White Oak Conservation, Yulee, FL; PRT-43164C

    The applicant requests a permit to import 2.2 southern black 
rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) from Wildlife Assignments International 
(PTY) Ltd., Gauteng, South Africa, for breeding to enhance the 
propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a 
single import.

B. Marine Mammals

Applicant: University of California, UC Davis Stable Isotope Facility, 
Davis, CA; PRT-32831C

    The applicant requests a permit to import small amounts of 
biological samples that may be derived from museum, wild-caught or 
salvaged specimens worldwide for the purpose of scientific research for 
the following marine mammal species: manatee (Trichechus manatus, T. 
inunguis, T. senegalensis), polar bear (Ursus maritimus), walrus 
(Odobenus rosmarus), dugong (Dugong dugon), sea otter (Enhydra lutris 
lutris, E. l. kenyoni, E. l. nereis), and marine otter (Lontra felina). 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.

Applicant: BBC Natural History Unit, London, UK; PRT-53019C

    The applicant requests a permit to photograph southern sea otters 
(Enhydra lutris nereis) within a 12-month period at the Monterey Bay 
and Elkhorn Slough areas, California, for the purpose of education. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.

IV. Next Steps

    If the Service decides to issue permits to any of the applicants 
listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal 
Register. You may locate the Federal Register notice announcing the 
permit issuance date by searching in www.regulations.gov under the 
permit number listed in this document.

V. Public Comments

    You may submit your comments and materials concerning this notice 
by one of the methods listed in ADDRESSES. We will not consider 
comments sent by email or fax or to an address not listed in ADDRESSES.
    If you submit a comment via http://www.regulations.gov, your entire 
comment, including any personal identifying information, will be posted 
on the Web site. If you submit a hardcopy comment that includes 
personal identifying information, you may request at the top of your 
document that we withhold this information from public review. However, 
we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    We will post all hardcopy comments on http://www.regulations.gov.

VI. Authorities

    Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.);
    Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.).

Joyce Russell,
Government Information Specialist, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2017-25782 Filed 11-29-17; 8:45 am]
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