Foreign Endangered Species; Issuance of Permits, 48331-48332 [2018-20662]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. B. May I review comments submitted by others? You may view and comment on others’ public comments on https:// www.regulations.gov, unless our allowing so would violate the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) or Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). C. Who will see my comments? If you submit a comment via https:// www.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, such as your address, phone number, or email address, 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. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. 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 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we invite public comments on permit applications before final action is taken. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. Permits issued under section 10 of the ESA allow activities for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or survival of the affected species. III. Permit Applications We invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Applicant: Michael Daley, Modesto, CA; Permit No. 58307C The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) trophy from South Africa to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 Applicant: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Scottsdale, AZ; Permit No. 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: gavial (Gavialis gangeticus) and mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Clark R. Bavin National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory, Ashland, OR; Permit No. 63408C (Previously Permit No. 053639) The applicant requests renewal of the permit to import and export biological specimens from any endangered species for the purpose of forensics activities which will directly or indirectly enhance the survival of the species in the wild. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Trophy Applicants Each of the following applicants requests a permit to import a sporthunted trophy of one 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: Edwin Hartman, Ovid, NY; Permit No. 73030C Applicant: Bobby Puckett, Russellville, AL; Permit No. 71290C IV. Next Steps If we issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. You may locate the notice announcing the permit issuance date by searching https://www.regulations.gov for the permit number listed above in this document (e.g., #####X). V. Authority We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2018–20651 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48331 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2018–0023; FXIA16710900000–156–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Issuance of Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued permits to conduct activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities involving listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows 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, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened 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 (ESA; 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. SUMMARY: Availability of Documents The permittees’ original permit application materials, along with public comments we received during public comment periods for the applications, 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: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 48332 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices Applicant 28444C .................. 680316 ................... 45805C .................. 44876C .................. 47036C .................. Christopher Murray .................................................................................................................................. Little Rock Zoological Garden .................................................................................................................. University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Infectious Diseases Laboratory ........................ Mr. Vincent Rose, American Crocodile Education Sanctuary ................................................................. Craig Stanford .......................................................................................................................................... Authority FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2018–20662 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1424 (Preliminary)] Mattresses From China; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigation United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1324 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of mattresses from China, provided for in subheadings 9404.21.00, 9404.29.10, and 9404.29.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by November 2, 2018. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 9, 2018. DATES: September 18, 2018. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Permit issuance date Permit No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 Junie Joseph (202–205–3363), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—This investigation is being instituted, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)), in response to a petition filed on September 18, 2018, by Corsicana Mattress Company, Dallas, TX; Elite Comfort Solutions, Newnan, GA; Future Foam Inc., Council Bluffs, IA; FXI, Inc., Media, PA; Innocor, Inc., Red Bank, NJ; Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., Chicago, IL; Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, Carthage, MO; Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, Atlanta, GA; and Tempur Sealy Interational, Inc., Lexington, KY. For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207). Participation in the investigation and public service list.—Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 of the Commission’s rules, not later than seven days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users and (if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level) representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping duty investigations. The Secretary will PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 February February February February February 20, 27, 28, 21, 28, 2018. 2018. 2018. 2018. 2018. prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in this investigation available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)) who are parties to the investigation under the APO issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made not later than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Conference.—The Commission’s Director of Investigations has scheduled a conference in connection with this investigation for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to preliminaryconferences@usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before Thursday, October 4, 2018. Parties in support of the imposition of antidumping duties in this investigation and parties in opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be collectively allocated one hour within which to make an oral presentation at the conference. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the conference. Written submissions.—As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of the Commission’s rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or before October 12, 2018, a written brief containing information and arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigation. Parties may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the conference. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 185 (Monday, September 24, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48331-48332]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20662]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0023; FXIA16710900000-156-FF09A30000]


Foreign Endangered Species; 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 activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered 
under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA 
prohibits activities involving listed species unless a Federal permit 
is issued that allows 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, (703) 358-2104 
(telephone); [email protected] (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have 
issued permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and 
threatened 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 (ESA; 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, 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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28444C..................  Christopher Murray...  February 20, 2018.
680316..................  Little Rock            February 27, 2018.
                           Zoological Garden.
45805C..................  University of          February 28, 2018.
                           Georgia, College of
                           Veterinary Medicine,
                           Infectious Diseases
                           Laboratory.
44876C..................  Mr. Vincent Rose,      February 21, 2018.
                           American Crocodile
                           Education Sanctuary.
47036C..................  Craig Stanford.......  February 28, 2018.
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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.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2018-20662 Filed 9-21-18; 8:45 am]
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