Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, 46965-46966 [2018-20078]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices and Wildlife Conservation.’’ The Council’s membership is composed of 18 discretionary members. The HSSCC’s purpose is to provide recommendations to the Federal Government, through the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, regarding policies and endeavors that (a) benefit wildlife resources; (b) encourage partnership among the public; sporting conservation organizations; and Federal, state, tribal, and territorial governments; and (c) benefit recreational hunting and recreational shooting sports. 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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities involving listed species unless a Federal permit is issued to allow such activity. ADDRESSES: Information about the applications for the permits listed in this notice is available online at www.regulations.gov. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, by phone at 703–358– 2104, via email at DMAFR@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species in response to permit applications that we received under the authority of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). After considering the information submitted with each permit application and the public comments received, we issued the requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth in each permit. For each application 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. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With Availability of Documents The permittees’ original permit application materials, along with public comments we received during public comment periods for the applications, Availability of Public 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. 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. Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). Dated: August 30, 2018. James W. Kurth, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Exercising the Authority of the Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2018–20129 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2018–0054; FXIA16710900000–178–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 46966 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices are available for review. To locate the application materials and received comments, go to www.regulations.gov and search for the appropriate permit Permit No. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 115344 58260C 125284 42528C 51951C 37142A 32977C ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ number (e.g., 12345C) provided in the following table: Applicant Permit issuance date Forrest Simpson ........................................................................................................................ Northeastern University/Ocean Genome Legacy Center .......................................................... Smithsonian Institution/National Museum of Natural History .................................................... Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens ............................................................................... East Texas Ranch, LP ............................................................................................................... East Texas Ranch, LP ............................................................................................................... Denver Zoological Foundation, d/b/a Denver Zoo .................................................................... April 17, 2018. April 11, 2018. April 12, 2018. March 20, 2018. July 24, 2018. July 24, 2018. June 20, 2018. Permit Issued Under Emergency Exemption as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. 3141–0014 (expires on November 30, 2018). On May 23, 2017, the Service issued a permit (Permit No. 90984C) to the Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, New York, to import biological samples from confiscated wild-caught specimens of radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) in Madagascar, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This action was authorized under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The Service determined that an emergency affecting the health and well-being of these confiscated tortoises existed, and that no reasonable alternative was available to the applicant for the following reason: The Wildlife Conservation Society requested a permit to import biological samples from Dr. Randriamahazo Herilala in Analamanga, Madagascar, due to the pending review of their request for a blanket import permit covering biological samples from multiple species (Permit No. 85317C) for scientific research and diagnostics purposes. The length of time involved in reviewing this application, as well as the regulatory requirement for a 30-day public comment period associated with this proposed activity, would have caused an undue delay in analyzing these samples for the presence of any potential pathogens, diseases, or nutritional deficiencies relating to these confiscated specimens. This analysis is needed to help facilitate the placement and care of these confiscated specimens within Madagascar, mitigating further mortalities and improving the conditions under which these specimens are currently being held. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. DATES: Authority We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2018–20078 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission Submission of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act National Indian Gaming Commission, Interior. ACTION: Second notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is announcing its submission, concurrently with the publication of this notice or soon thereafter, of the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Commission is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: (i) Indian gaming management contractrelated submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0004 (expires on November 30, 2018); (ii) Indian gaming fee payments-related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0007 (expires on November 30, 2018); (iii) minimum internal control standards for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0009 (expires on November 30, 2018); (iv) facility licenserelated submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0012 (expires on November 30, 2018); and (v) minimum technical standards for class II gaming systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection requests, but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by October 17, 2018 in order to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Policy Analyst/ Desk Officer for the National Indian Gaming Commission. Comments can also be emailed to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov, include reference to ‘‘NIGC PRA Renewals’’ in the subject line. For further information, including copies of the proposed information collection requests and supporting documentation, contact Tim Osumi at (202) 632–7003; fax (202) 632–7066 (not toll-free numbers). You may also review these information collection requests by going to https://www.reginfo.gov (Information Collection Review, Currently Under Review, Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Abstract The gathering of this information is in keeping with the purposes of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA or the Act), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., which include: Providing a statutory basis for the operation of gaming by Indian tribes as a means of promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal governments; ensuring that the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming operation; and declaring that the establishment of independent federal regulatory authority for gaming on Indian lands, the establishment of federal standards for gaming on Indian lands, and the establishment of the Commission are necessary to meet congressional concerns regarding gaming and to protect such gaming as a means of E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46965-46966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20078]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2018-0054; FXIA16710900000-178-FF09A30000]


Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued permits to 
conduct certain activities with endangered species under the Endangered 
Species Act (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities 
involving listed species unless a Federal permit is issued to allow 
such activity.

ADDRESSES: Information about the applications for the permits listed in 
this notice is available online at www.regulations.gov. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, by phone at 703-358-
2104, via email at [email protected], or via the Federal Relay Service at 
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), have issued permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered species in response to permit applications that we received 
under the authority of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
    After considering the information submitted with each permit 
application and the public comments received, we issued the requested 
permits subject to certain conditions set forth in each permit. For 
each application 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.

Availability of Documents

    The permittees' original permit application materials, along with 
public comments we received during public comment periods for the 
applications,

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are available for review. To locate the application materials and 
received comments, go to www.regulations.gov and search for the 
appropriate permit number (e.g., 12345C) provided in the following 
table:

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              Permit No.                           Applicant                      Permit issuance date
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115344................................  Forrest Simpson...............  April 17, 2018.
58260C................................  Northeastern University/Ocean   April 11, 2018.
                                         Genome Legacy Center.
125284................................  Smithsonian Institution/        April 12, 2018.
                                         National Museum of Natural
                                         History.
42528C................................  Miami-Dade Zoological Park and  March 20, 2018.
                                         Gardens.
51951C................................  East Texas Ranch, LP..........  July 24, 2018.
37142A................................  East Texas Ranch, LP..........  July 24, 2018.
32977C................................  Denver Zoological Foundation,   June 20, 2018.
                                         d/b/a Denver Zoo.
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Permit Issued Under Emergency Exemption

    On May 23, 2017, the Service issued a permit (Permit No. 90984C) to 
the Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, New York, to import 
biological samples from confiscated wild-caught specimens of radiated 
tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) in Madagascar, for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species. This action was authorized 
under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The Service determined that an emergency 
affecting the health and well-being of these confiscated tortoises 
existed, and that no reasonable alternative was available to the 
applicant for the following reason:
    The Wildlife Conservation Society requested a permit to import 
biological samples from Dr. Randriamahazo Herilala in Analamanga, 
Madagascar, due to the pending review of their request for a blanket 
import permit covering biological samples from multiple species (Permit 
No. 85317C) for scientific research and diagnostics purposes. The 
length of time involved in reviewing this application, as well as the 
regulatory requirement for a 30-day public comment period associated 
with this proposed activity, would have caused an undue delay in 
analyzing these samples for the presence of any potential pathogens, 
diseases, or nutritional deficiencies relating to these confiscated 
specimens. This analysis is needed to help facilitate the placement and 
care of these confiscated specimens within Madagascar, mitigating 
further mortalities and improving the conditions under which these 
specimens are currently being held.

Authority

    We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species 
Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing 
regulations, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and its implementing regulations.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2018-20078 Filed 9-14-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P