Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Application, 58277-58278 [2018-25121]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2018 / Notices purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ; Permit No. 75693A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species: Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis), African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), white-naped crane (Grus vipio), white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), snow leopard (Uncia uncia), spotted leopard (Panthera pardus), and African lion (Panthera leo), to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls, SD; Permit No. 84932C The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species: Ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta), Siamang gibbon (Symphalangus syndactylus), Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), snow leopard (uncia uncia), African lion (Panthera leo), black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis), Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra), Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus varius zeteki), and Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis), 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: Surprise Spring Foundation, Prescott, AZ; Permit No. 93748A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species: radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata), yellow-spot river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis), Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra), and spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Michael Burroughs, Las Vegas, NV; Permit No. 94167A The applicant requests renewal of a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Nov 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 58277 conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Kevin Loewengruber, Southgate, MI; Permit No. 84345C The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: H. Yturria Land and Cattle Co., Brownsville, TX; Permit No. 86124C www.regulations.gov for the permit number listed above in this document. For example, to find information about the potential issuance of Permit No. 12345A, you would go to regulations.gov and search for ‘‘12345A’’. The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess red lechwe (Kobus leche) 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. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. The following applicants request permits to import sport-hunted trophies of 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: Richard Prager, Greenwich, CT; Permit No. 93301C Applicant: Roger Bennett, Ardmore, TN; Permit No. 93048C Applicant: Ronald Williams, Midland, TX; Permit No. 87946C Applicant: Aaron Kik, Lowell, MI; Permit No. 87966C Applicant: John Lortscher, Moneta, VA; Permit No. 90004C Applicant: Mike Cunningham, Georgetown, TX; Permit No. 86992C B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK; Permit No. 82088B The applicant requests authorization to renew and amend their permit to conduct research activities on polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and export and import biological samples for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. 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 by searching http:// Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2018–25120 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Multiple Applicants PO 00000 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, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. Sfmt 4703 Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2018–0085; FXIA16710900000–178–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Application Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit application. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on an application to conduct certain activities with a foreign species that is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for endangered species. DATES: We must receive comments by December 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The application, application supporting materials, and any comments and other materials that we receive will be available for public inspection at http:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2018–0085. Submitting Comments: When submitting comments, please specify the name of the applicant and the permit number at the beginning of your comment. You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Internet: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search for and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 58278 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2018 / Notices submit comments on Docket No. FWS– HQ–IA–2018–0085. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2018–0085; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803. For more information, see Public Comment Procedures under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 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: I. Public Comment Procedures A. How do I comment on submitted applications? You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods in ADDRESSES. We will not consider comments sent by email or fax, or to an address not in ADDRESSES. We will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES). When submitting comments, please specify the name of the applicant and the permit number at the beginning of your comment. Provide sufficient information 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. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES B. May I review comments submitted by others? You may view and comment on others’ public comments on http:// 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 at http:// 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. Moreover, all VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Nov 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 III. Permit Application We invite comments on the following application. Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ajo, AZ; Permit No. 88065C The applicant requests a permit to export up to six captive-born Sonora pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) to the Comision de Ecologia y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora—(CEDES), Sonora, Mexico, for reintroduction into the wild for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single export. IV. Next Steps If we issue a permit to the applicant listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. You may locate the notice announcing the permit issuance by searching http:// www.regulations.gov for the permit number listed above in this document. That is, to find information about the potential issuance of Permit No. 88065C, you would go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for ‘‘88065C’’. V. Authority We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2018–25121 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P 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 issued 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. Regulations regarding permit issuance under the ESA are in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 17. ESA permits cover a wide range of activities pertaining to foreign listed species, including import, export, and activities in the United States. PO 00000 of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076–0134] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Student Transportation Form Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to Dr. Joe Herrin, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW, MS–3620–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208–7658; email: Joe.Herrin@BIE.edu. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076–0134 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Dr. Joe Herrin, phone: (202) 208–7658. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2018-0085; FXIA16710900000-178-FF09A30000]


Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Application

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit application.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on an application to conduct certain activities with a foreign 
species that is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed 
species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such 
activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing permits for endangered species.

DATES: We must receive comments by December 19, 2018.

ADDRESSES: 
    Obtaining Documents: The application, application supporting 
materials, and any comments and other materials that we receive will be 
available for public inspection at http://www.regulations.gov in Docket 
No. FWS-HQ-IA-2018-0085.
    Submitting Comments: When submitting comments, please specify the 
name of the applicant and the permit number at the beginning of your 
comment. You may submit comments by one of the following methods:
     Internet: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for and

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submit comments on Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2018-0085.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2018-0085; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.
    For more information, see Public Comment Procedures under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

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: 

I. Public Comment Procedures

A. How do I comment on submitted applications?

    You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods in 
ADDRESSES. We will not consider comments sent by email or fax, or to an 
address not in ADDRESSES. We will not consider or include in our 
administrative record comments we receive after the close of the 
comment period (see DATES).
    When submitting comments, please specify the name of the applicant 
and the permit number at the beginning of your comment. Provide 
sufficient information 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.

B. May I review comments submitted by others?

    You may view and comment on others' public comments on http://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 at http://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. Moreover, 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 issued 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. Regulations regarding permit issuance under the 
ESA are in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 17. ESA 
permits cover a wide range of activities pertaining to foreign listed 
species, including import, export, and activities in the United States.

III. Permit Application

    We invite comments on the following application.

Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ajo, AZ; Permit No. 88065C

    The applicant requests a permit to export up to six captive-born 
Sonora pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) to the Comision de 
Ecologia y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora--(CEDES), 
Sonora, Mexico, for reintroduction into the wild for the purpose of 
enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification 
is for a single export.

IV. Next Steps

    If we issue a permit to the applicant listed in this notice, we 
will publish a notice in the Federal Register. You may locate the 
notice announcing the permit issuance by searching http://www.regulations.gov for the permit number listed above in this 
document. That is, to find information about the potential issuance of 
Permit No. 88065C, you would go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for ``88065C''.

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.
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