U.S. Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 60414-60415 [2017-27398]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60414 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices 17.21(g) to enhance the propagation or survival of the following species: African slender-snouted crocodile (Crocodylus cataphractus), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornus), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti), western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla), common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), red-fronted lemur (Eulemur rufus), mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz), ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra), Cuban parrot (Amazona leucocephala), blue-throated macaw (Ara glaucogularis), and golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Morani River Ranch, Uvalde, TX; PRT–49112A; Docket No. FWS– HQ–IA–2017–0033 In the Federal Register of July 6, 2017 (82 FR 31346), we published a notice inviting the public to comment on an application we received from Morani River Ranch, Uvalde, TX. In that notice, the application was described incorrectly as a captive-bred wildlife application rather than a culling application. We are reopening the comment period on this application. We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before the date shown in the DATES section. The full, correct description of the Morani River Ranch application reads as follows: The applicant requests a renewal of their permit authorizing the culling of excess barasingha (also known as ‘‘swamp deer’’; Cervus duvauceli), red lechwe (Kobus leche), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), and Eld’s brow-antlered deer (Cervus eldi) from the captive herd maintained at their facility, to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA; PRT–69509B; Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2017–0077 The applicant requests authorization 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. Applicant: H & L Sales, Inc., Hunt, Texas; PRT–704025; Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2017–0077 The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 barasingha (Rucervus dubauceli) and Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) from the captive herd maintained at their facility, to enhance the species’ propagation and survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Trophy Applicants (Docket No. FWS– HQ–IA–2017–0077) The following applicants each request a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of a male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. Applicant: Larry Fliehs, Groton, SD; PRT–42537C Applicant: Waggoner M. McDonnold, Midland TX; PRT–49644C Applicant: Justin M. Bates, Dublin, OH; PRT–49643C Applicant: Corbin J. Robertson Jr., Houston, TX; PRT–40255C Applicant: Richard M. Bradish, Belgrade, MT; PRT–46591C Applicant: Danny R. Hendrickson, Abilene, TX; PRT–47478C Applicant: George Alan Clark, San Antonio, TX; PRT–54418C Applicant: James R. Rymer, Jones, OK; PRT–45743C 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 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 regulations.gov, your entire comment, including any personal identifying information, will be posted on the website. 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 regulations.gov under the applicable docket number. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 VI. Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Joyce Russell, Government Information Specialist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2017–27375 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2017–N153; FXES11130600000–189–FF06E00000] U.S. Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits certain activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by January 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: Document availability: The applications, as well as any comments and other materials that we receive, will be available for public inspection in hard copy for viewing by appointment between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225; telephone 719–628– 2670. Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods. Please specify applicant name(s) and application number(s) to which your comments pertain (e.g., Application No. TE– XXXXXX). • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Application No. TE– XXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 60415 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices • U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225. • Hand-delivery, Pickup, or Viewing: Call 719–628–2670 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits Coordinator, Ecological Services, 719– 628–2670 (phone); permitsR6ES@ fws.gov (email). We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Application No. Applicant TE057485–3 ..... Zion National Park TE054317–1 ..... InterWest Wildlife & Ecological Services, Inc. South Dakota State University. Bureau of Land Management State Office. TE56825C–0 .... TE165829–3 ..... TE180540–1 ..... TE237960–3 ..... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The ESA prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. Species Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, state and Federal agencies, tribes, and the public to comment on the following applications. Location Activity Type of take UT .......................... Survey, monitor ..... Harass ................... Renew. CO, UT .................. Survey, monitor ..... Harass ................... Renew. Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek). Lepidium barnebyanum (Barneby ridgecress), Schoenocrambe barnebyi (Barney reed-mustard), Astragalus holmgreniorum (Holmgren milkvetch), Lesquerella tumulosa (Kodachrome bladderpod), Pediocactus despainii (San Rafael cactus), Astragalus ampullarioides (Shivwits milkvetch), Schoenocrambe suffrutescens (shrubby reed-mustard), Sclerocactus wrightiae (Wrightfishhook cactus). Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). SD ......................... Survey, monitor, voucher. Survey, monitor, voucher, collect seeds, sample tissues for genetic studies, propagate. Capture, harm, and harass. Harm ...................... New. UT .......................... Survey and monitor Harass ................... Renew. American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Bureau of Land Management Kanab Field Office. Power Engineers, Inc. KS, NE, OK, SD, TX. Survey and monitor Harass ................... Amend. 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. 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. Contents of Public Comments Please make your 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 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Background A recovery permit issued under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), Astragalus ampullarioides (Shivwitz milkvetch). Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). Public Availability of Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Jkt 244001 UT .......................... 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. Michael Thabault, Deputy Assistant Regional Director MountainPrairie Region. [FR Doc. 2017–27398 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Renew. 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Next Steps PO 00000 Action E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27398]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2017-N153; FXES11130600000-189-FF06E00000]


U.S. Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to 
enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species. With some 
exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits certain 
activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal 
permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA also requires that 
we invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments 
by January 19, 2018.

ADDRESSES: 
    Document availability: The applications, as well as any comments 
and other materials that we receive, will be available for public 
inspection in hard copy for viewing by appointment between 8 a.m. and 4 
p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at Ecological 
Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486-DFC, Denver, 
CO 80225; telephone 719-628-2670.
    Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the 
following methods. Please specify applicant name(s) and application 
number(s) to which your comments pertain (e.g., Application No. TE-
XXXXXX).
     Email: [email protected]. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Application No. TE-XXXXXX) in the subject line of 
your email message.

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     U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486-DFC, Denver, CO 80225.
     Hand-delivery, Pickup, or Viewing: Call 719-628-2670 to 
make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union Blvd., 
Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, 719-628-2670 (phone); 
[email protected] (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
invite the public to comment on applications for permits to conduct 
activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as 
endangered under the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; 
ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits certain activities with 
endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The 
ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these 
permits.

Background

    The ESA prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened 
species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our 
implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require 
that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities 
involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit issued under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species 
for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of 
propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing 
section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for 
endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 
for threatened plant species.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, state and Federal agencies, tribes, and the public 
to comment on the following applications.

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   Application No.         Applicant                Species                Location             Activity           Type of take            Action
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TE057485-3..........  Zion National Park.  California condor         UT.................  Survey, monitor....  Harass.............  Renew.
                                            (Gymnogyps
                                            californianus),
                                            Astragalus
                                            ampullarioides
                                            (Shivwitz milkvetch).
TE054317-1..........  InterWest Wildlife   Southwestern willow       CO, UT.............  Survey, monitor....  Harass.............  Renew.
                       & Ecological         flycatcher (Empidonax
                       Services, Inc.       traillii extimus).
TE56825C-0..........  South Dakota State   Poweshiek skipperling     SD.................  Survey, monitor,     Capture, harm, and   New.
                       University.          (Oarisma poweshiek).                           voucher.             harass.
TE165829-3..........  Bureau of Land       Lepidium barnebyanum      UT.................  Survey, monitor,     Harm...............  Renew.
                       Management State     (Barneby ridge-cress),                         voucher, collect
                       Office.              Schoenocrambe barnebyi                         seeds, sample
                                            (Barney reed-mustard),                         tissues for
                                            Astragalus                                     genetic studies,
                                            holmgreniorum (Holmgren                        propagate.
                                            milk-vetch),
                                            Lesquerella tumulosa
                                            (Kodachrome
                                            bladderpod),
                                            Pediocactus despainii
                                            (San Rafael cactus),
                                            Astragalus
                                            ampullarioides
                                            (Shivwits milkvetch),
                                            Schoenocrambe
                                            suffrutescens (shrubby
                                            reed-mustard),
                                            Sclerocactus wrightiae
                                            (Wright-fishhook
                                            cactus).
TE180540-1..........  Bureau of Land       Southwestern willow       UT.................  Survey and monitor.  Harass.............  Renew.
                       Management Kanab     flycatcher (Empidonax
                       Field Office.        traillii extimus).
TE237960-3..........  Power Engineers,     American burying beetle   KS, NE, OK, SD, TX.  Survey and monitor.  Harass.............  Amend.
                       Inc.                 (Nicrophorus
                                            americanus).
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Public Availability of Comments

    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. 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.

Contents of Public Comments

    Please make your 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.

Next Steps

    If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in 
this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.

Authority

    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.)

Michael Thabault,
Deputy Assistant Regional Director Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2017-27398 Filed 12-19-17; 8:45 am]
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