Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Permit Applications, 63668-63671 [2018-26757]

Download as PDF 63668 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 960 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $7,200. Dated: December 4, 2018. Samantha L. Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2018–26727 Filed 12–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6135–N–01] Rental Assistance Demonstration: Amendment to Final Notice Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a change to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) regarding conversions to project-based rental assistance under RAD’s Second Component. SUMMARY: The RAD Supplemental Notice, PIH 2018–22/H 2018–11, is operative December 11, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit questions or comments electronically to rad@ hud.gov. DATES: To assure a timely response, please direct requests for further information electronically to the email address rad@ hud.gov. Written requests may also be directed to the following address: Office of Housing—Office of Recapitalization; Department of Housing and Urban Development; 451 7th Street SW, Room 6230; Washington, DC 20410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background RAD, initially authorized by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 122– 55, signed November 18, 2011) (2012 Appropriations Act), allows for the conversion of assistance under the public housing, Rent Supplement (Rent VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 Supp), Rental Assistance (RAP), Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab), and Mod Rehab Single Room Occupancy (SRO) programs (collectively, ‘‘covered programs’’) to long-term, renewable assistance under the Section 8 project based voucher (PBV) or project based rental assistance (PBRA) programs. The most recent version of the RAD program notice is PIH 2012–32/Housing 2017–03, REV–3, which has been amended by supplemental guidance published July 2, 2018, is located at https:// www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/Housing/ documents/RAD_Notice_Rev3_ Amended_by_RSN_7-2018.pdf. This notice announces the posting of a second supplement to the most current notice PIH 2012–32/Housing 2017–03 REV–3 (RAD Supplemental Notice 3.B, PIH 2018–22/H 2018–11). As provided by the RAD Statute (Section 237 of Title II, Division L, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Pub. L. 115–141), this notice addresses the requirement that the demonstration may proceed after HUD publishes the terms of the notice in the Federal Register. This notice summarizes the key changes made to the PIH 2012–32/Housing 2017–03 REV–3 through the RAD Supplemental Notice, PIH 2018–22/H 2018–11. II. Key Changes In order to maximize the resources available to make property improvements for low-income households living in properties converting under the Second Component of RAD and to align RAD requirements more closely with the underlying PBRA statutory and regulatory requirements related to the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931, the Supplemental Program Notice clarifies that execution of a PBRA contract as a result of the conversion of Rent Supp, RAP, Mod Rehab, or Mod Rehab SRO contracts through RAD after the publication of this notice does not trigger Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements. III. Revised Program Notice Availability The RAD Supplemental Notice (PIH 2018–22/H 2018–11) can be found on RAD’s website, www.hud.gov/RAD. IV. Finding of No Significant Impact A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) with respect to the environment has been made in accordance with HUD regulations in 24 CFR part 50, which implemented PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)). The FONSI is available for public inspection during regular business hours in the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410– 0500. Due to security measures at the HUD Headquarters building, please schedule an appointment to review the FONSI by calling the Regulations Division at (202) 708–3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Dated: November 28, 2018. Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2018–26709 Filed 12–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2018–0083; FXIA16710900000–178–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and foreign or native species for which the Service has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). With some exceptions, the ESA and the MMPA prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. The ESA and MMPA also require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species or marine mammals. DATES: We must receive comments by January 10, 2019. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The applications, application supporting SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices 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–2018–0083. 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 submit comments on Docket No. FWS– HQ–IA–2018–0083. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2018–0083; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, 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: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible, confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 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.), and section 104(c) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we invite public comments on permit applications before final action is taken. With some exceptions, the ESA and MMPA prohibit 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. 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 activities related to the captive-breeding of such species here in the United States. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the marine mammal applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. III. Permit Applications We invite comments on the following applications. A. Endangered Species Applicant: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL; Permit No. 93295C The applicant requests a permit to import scientific samples of ocelot PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63669 (Leopardus pardalis mitis), jaguar (Panthera onca), and South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris) from Brazil for the purposes of scientific research. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund, Occidental, CA; Permit No. 97801C The applicant requests a permit to purchase a captive-born snow leopard (Uncia uncia) from Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, KS, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single transfer. Applicant: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Permit No. 88299C The applicant requests a permit to import scientific samples of Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) from Madagascar for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY; Permit No. 99617C The applicant requests a permit to export two male and two female captive-bred African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) to Canada for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single export. Applicant: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN; Permit No. 80987C The applicant requests a permit to import scientific samples of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) from Equatorial Guinea for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Abingdon, VA; Permit No. 85964C The applicant requests a permit to export wild Lee County cave isopods (Lirceus usdaglun) taken in Lee County, VA, to University Claude Bernard Lyon, Villeurbanne Cedex, France, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single export. Applicant: University of Wisconsin— Madison, Madison, WI; Permit No. 93299C The applicant requests authorization to import biological samples from captive-bred and wild orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) from multiple locations for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species through scientific research. This E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 63670 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT; Permit No. 00760D The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples of wild roseate terns (Sterna dougallii dougallii) from Canada for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Forrest Simpson, Conroe, TX; Permit No. 99011C The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), which is listed at 50 CFR 17.11(h) as swamp deer (Cervus duvauceli), 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: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA; Permit No. 93568C The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families: Bufonidae, Accipitridae, Alcedinidae, Anatidae, Cacatuidae Cathartidae, Columbidae, Cracidae, Gruidae, Megapodiidae, Phasianidae, Psittacidae, Rallidae, Rhynochetidae, Spheniscidae, Sturnidae, Threskiornithidae, Antilocapridae, Artiodactyla, Bovidae, Canidae, Callithricidae, Cercopithecidae, Cervidae, Moschidae, Daubentoniidae, Elephantidae, Equidae, Felidae, Hominidae, Hylobatidae, Indridae, Lemuridae, Macropodidae, Potoroidae, Pteropodidae, Rhinocerotidae, Tapiridae, Ursidae, Crocodylidae, Gavialidae, Geoemydidae, and Iguanidae, excluding Cyclura lewisi, Testudinidae, and Varanidae, to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Common Name amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Panamanian golden frog harpy eagle ..................... Guam kingfisher ............. Laysan duck ................... white-winged duck .......... white cockatoo ................ Andean condor ............... pink pigeon ..................... blue-billed curassow ....... red-crowned crane .......... Maleo .............................. Blyth’s tragopan .............. Edward’s pheasant ......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Atelopus zeteki. Harpia harpyja. Todiramphus cinnamominus. Anas laysanensis. Asarcornis scutulata. Cacatua alba. Vultur gryphus. Nesoenas mayeri. Crax alberti. Grus Japonensis. Macrocephalon maleo. Tragopan blythii blythii. Lophura edwardsi. Jkt 247001 Scientific Name Common Name Scientific Name Palawan peacock-pheasant. blue-throated conure ...... Cuban Amazon ............... Polyplectron napoleonis. black-and-white ruffed lemur. blue-eyed black lemur .... red ruffed lemur .............. red-collared lemur ........... ring-tailed lemur .............. pygmy slow Loris ............ Parma wallaby ................ Southern yellow-footed rock wallaby. Koala ............................... Woylie ............................. Rodrigues flying fox ........ black rhinoceros ............. Great Indian rhinoceros .. Southern white rhinoceros. Baird’s tapir ..................... Malayan tapir .................. giant panda ..................... Chinese alligator ............. slender-snouted crocodile dwarf crocodile ............... Gharial ............................ spotted pond turtle .......... river terrapin ................... Fijian banded iguana ...... Grand Cayman blue iguana. Jamaican iguana ............ Galapagos tortoise ......... radiated tortoise .............. Komodo dragon .............. Varecia variegata variegata. Eulemur flavifrons. Varecia rubra. Eulemur collaris. Lemur catta. Nycticebus pygmaeus. Macropus parma. Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus. Phascolarctos cinereus. Bettongia penicillata. Pteropus rodricensis. Diceros bicornis. Rhinoceros unicornis. Ceratotherium simum simum. Tapirus bairdii. Tapirus indicus indicus. Ailuropoda melanoleuca. Alligator sinensis. Mecistops cataphractus. Osteolaemus tetraspis. Gavialis gangeticus. Geoclemys hamiltonii. Batagur baska. Brachylophus bulabula. Cyclura lewisi. great green macaw ......... blue-throated macaw ...... Military macaw ................ scarlet-chested parrot ..... salmon-crested cockatoo Guam rail ........................ Kagu ............................... African penguin ............... Bali myna ........................ Waldrapp Ibis .................. Baja pronghorn ............... lowland Anoa .................. Addax .............................. Addra gazelle .................. Arabian oryx ................... Bontebok ......................... Cuvier’s gazelle .............. Indian gaur ...................... Javan banteng ................ Scimitar-horned oryx ...... Slender-horned gazelle .. Zambesi lechwe .............. Chinese dhole ................. Maned wolf ..................... golden lion Tamarin ........ golden-headed lion tamarin. Francois’ langur .............. Gelada baboon ............... lion-tailed Macaque ........ Mandrill ........................... Bactrian wapiti ................ Barasingha ...................... Barbary red deer ............ Burmese Thamin ............ Mandarin sika ................. Southern Pudu ................ Siberian musk deer ........ Aye-Aye .......................... African bush elephant ..... Ceylon elephant .............. Indian elephant ............... Grevy’s zebra ................. Przewalski’s wild horse ... Somali wild ass ............... Amur leopard .................. Black-footed cat .............. clouded leopard .............. Scientific Name 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Common Name African lion ...................... Malayan tiger .................. snow leopard .................. cheetah ........................... tiger ................................. Bonobo ........................... Bornean orangutan ......... Sumatran orangutan ....... Western Lowland gorilla red-cheeked gibbon ........ Siamang .......................... Coquerel’s Sifaka ........... PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Pyrrhura cruentata. Amazona leucocephala leucocephala. Ara ambiguus ambiguus. Ara glaucogularis. Ara militaris. Neophema splendida. Cacatua moluccensis. Hypotaenidia owstoni. Rhynochetos jubatus. Spheniscus demersus. Leucopsar rothschildi. Geronticus eremita. Antilocapra americana peninsularis. Bubalus depressicornis. Addax nasomaculatus. Nanger dama ruficollis. Oryx leucoryx. Damaliscus pygargus pygargus. Gazella cuvieri. Bos frontalis gaurus. Bos Javanicus javanicus. Oryx dammah. Gazella leptoceros leptoceros. Kobus leche leche. Cuon alpinus lepturus. Chrysocyon brachyurus. leontopithecus rosalia. leontopithecus chrysomelas. Trachypithecus francoisi. Theropithecus gelada. Macaca silenus. Mandrillus sphinx. Cervus elaphus bactrianus. Rucervus duvaucelii duvaucelii. Cervus elaphus barbarus. Rucervus eldii thamin. Cervus nippon mandarinus. Pudu puda. Moschus moschiferus moschiferus. Daubentonia madagascariensis. Loxodonta africana africana. Elephas maximus maximus. Elephas maximus indicus. Equus grevyi. Equus caballus przewalskii. Equus africanus somaliensis. Panthera pardus orientalis Felis nigripes. Neofelis nebulosa nebulosa. Panthera leo melanochaita. Panthera tigris Jacksoni. Uncia uncia. Acinonyx jubatus. Panthera tigris. Pan paniscus. Pongo pygmaeus. Pongo abelii. Gorilla gorilla gorilla. Nomascus gabriellae. Symphalangus syndactylus. Propithecus coquereli. Sfmt 4703 Cyclura collei. Chelonoidis nigra. Astrochelys radiata. Varanus komodoensis. Applicant: Uno Mas Ranch LLC, Brandera, TX; Permit No. 99164C The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) 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: Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans, LA; Permit No. 86989C The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus), babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa), swamp deer (Cervus duvauceli), pudu (Pudu pudu), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), leopard (Panthera pardus), Komodo Island monitor (Varanus komodoensis), Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii), Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus varius zeteki), tomistoma (Tomistoma schlegelii), and Fiji banded iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus) 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: L.A. Waters Ranch, LLC, Utopia, TX; Permit No. 95637C The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for African wild ass (Equus africanus) and barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), which is listed at 50 CFR 17.11(h) as swamp deer (Cervus duvauceli), to enhance the propagation E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices 1361 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Multiple Applicants 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: Jeffery Hammond, Burns, WY; Permit No. 02623D [FR Doc. 2018–26757 Filed 12–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [190A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A51010. 999900] Applicant: Jeremy Hammond, Cody, WY; Permit No. 02624D Land Acquisitions; the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California Applicant: Leslie Hathaway, Portland, IN; Permit No. 02625D AGENCY: Applicant: Michael Dyson, Irving, TX; Permit No. 02612D Applicant: Matthew Bell, Midland, TX; Permit No. 03114D Applicant: Charles Bowlin, Shreveport, LA; Permit No. 02359D Applicant: Donald Pflaum, Cavalier, ND: Permit No. 05672D B. Marine Mammals Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK; Permit No. 690038 The applicant requests renewal of a permit to conduct research activities on polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Southern Beaufort and Chukchi-Bering Seas, and to export and import samples of fat, blood, fur, skin, bones, claws, feces, DNA products, and teeth. 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:// 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 http:// www.regulations.gov and search for ‘‘12345A’’. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. 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 (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 6.14 acres, more or less, into trust for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California on October 24, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharlene M. Round Face, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Real Estate Services, 1849 C Street NW, MS–4642– MIB, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 208–3615. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs by part 209 of the Departmental Manual, and is published to comply with the requirement of 25 CFR 151.12(c)(2)(ii) that notice of the decision to acquire land in trust be promptly published in the Federal Register. On October 24, 2018, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs issued a decision to accept land in trust for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California under the authority of Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (48 Stat. 984). SUMMARY: Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California Sonoma County, California Legal description containing 6.14 acres, more or less The Land Referred To Herein Below Is Situated In The State Of California, County Of Sonoma, Unincorporated And Described As Follows: Parcel One Being a portion of the Northwest quarter of Section 2, Township 9 North, PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63671 Range 9 West Mount Diablo Meridian and lying in the Rancho Sotoyome, said portion being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a 2″ iron pipe on the Township line between Township 10 North, Range 9 West and Township 9 North, Range 9 West, said pipe marks the boundary between the lands of Basalt Rock Company, Inc., recorded in Book 1665 of Official Records, Page 241 and P. and F. Di Regolo, recorded in Book 1634 of Official Records, Page 591; thence South 35°15′ East 1679.33 feet to a 3/4″ iron pipe at the Northerly edge of the Healdsburg-Alexander Valley County Road, at Engineer’s Station ‘‘A’’ 145 + 01.80; thence along the County Road, South 47°18′30″ West, 21.95 feet; thence South 45°22′30″ West 148.07 feet; thence South 44°18′20″ West 84.12 feet; thence South 48°43′10″ West 110.03 feet; thence North 41°16′50″ West, 4.96 feet; thence South 47°27′ West 200.00 feet; thence North 42°33′ West, 3.32 feet; thence South 47°18′30″ West, 49.0 feet; thence North 42°41′30″ West 3.0 feet; thence South 47°18′30″ West 316.0 feet; thence North 42°41′30″ West, 20.0 feet; thence South 47°18′30″ West, 178.11 feet; thence curving to the right from a tangent that bears South 47°18′30″ West with a radius of 700.00 feet for a distance of 132.0 feet; thence North 31°53′15″ West 30.0 feet; thence curving to the right from a tangent that bears South 58°06′45″ West, with a radius of 670.00 feet for a distance of 125.85 feet to the true point of beginning of the hereinafter described parcel of land. Beginning at the point above described as the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING: thence curving to the right along the Northerly edge of the Healdsburg-Alexander Valley County Road, from a tangent that bears South 68°52′30″ West, with a radius of 670.0 feet for a distance of 450.92 feet; thence North 76°10′10″ West, 79.51 feet; thence North 72°33′50″ West 361.76 feet to the lands of McCutchan; thence leaving said County Road, North 1°00′ East 200.33 feet to a 1⁄2″ iron pipe; thence leaving the lands of McCutchan, North 89°08′ East 176.72 feet to a 1⁄2″ iron pipe; thence South 76°12′ East 229.63 feet to a 1⁄2″ iron pipe; thence North 75°53′ East 145.55 feet to a 1⁄2″ iron pipe; thence North 85°38′ East 263.37 feet to a 1⁄2″ iron pipe; thence South 76°05′ East, 158.33 feet to a 1⁄2″ iron pipe; thence South 18°45′ West 294.58 feet to a 1⁄2″ iron pipe and the point of beginning. Parcel Two A nonexclusive right of way for purposes of ingress and egress over the following described parcel of land: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2018-0083; FXIA16710900000-178-FF09A30000]


Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the 
public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with 
foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered 
Species Act (ESA) and foreign or native species for which the Service 
has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). With 
some exceptions, the ESA and the MMPA prohibit activities with listed 
species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such 
activities. The ESA and MMPA also require that we invite public comment 
before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species or 
marine mammals.

DATES: We must receive comments by January 10, 2019.

ADDRESSES: 
    Obtaining Documents: The applications, application supporting

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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-2018-0083.
    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 
submit comments on Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2018-0083.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2018-0083; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Headquarters, 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. Please make 
your requests or comments as specific as possible, confine your 
comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and 
explain the basis for your comments. 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.), and 
section 104(c) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we invite public comments on permit 
applications before final action is taken. With some exceptions, the 
ESA and MMPA prohibit 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. 
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 
activities related to the captive-breeding of such species here in the 
United States. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal 
Register, we are forwarding copies of the marine mammal applications to 
the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors 
for their review.

III. Permit Applications

    We invite comments on the following applications.

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL; Permit No. 
93295C
    The applicant requests a permit to import scientific samples of 
ocelot (Leopardus pardalis mitis), jaguar (Panthera onca), and South 
American tapir (Tapirus terrestris) from Brazil for the purposes of 
scientific research. This notification is for a single import.
Applicant: Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund, Occidental, CA; 
Permit No. 97801C
    The applicant requests a permit to purchase a captive-born snow 
leopard (Uncia uncia) from Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, KS, for 
the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. 
This notification is for a single transfer.
Applicant: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Permit No. 
88299C
    The applicant requests a permit to import scientific samples of 
Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) from Madagascar for the 
purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to 
be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY; Permit No. 99617C
    The applicant requests a permit to export two male and two female 
captive-bred African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) to Canada for the 
purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This 
notification is for a single export.
Applicant: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, 
IN; Permit No. 80987C
    The applicant requests a permit to import scientific samples of 
leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) from Equatorial Guinea 
for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Abingdon, VA; Permit No. 
85964C
    The applicant requests a permit to export wild Lee County cave 
isopods (Lirceus usdaglun) taken in Lee County, VA, to University 
Claude Bernard Lyon, Villeurbanne Cedex, France, for the purpose of 
scientific research. This notification is for a single export.
Applicant: University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, WI; Permit No. 
93299C
    The applicant requests authorization to import biological samples 
from captive-bred and wild orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) from multiple 
locations for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of 
the species through scientific research. This

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notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT; 
Permit No. 00760D
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples of 
wild roseate terns (Sterna dougallii dougallii) from Canada for the 
purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single 
import.
Applicant: Forrest Simpson, Conroe, TX; Permit No. 99011C
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), which is listed 
at 50 CFR 17.11(h) as swamp deer (Cervus duvauceli), 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: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA; Permit No. 
93568C
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families: Bufonidae, Accipitridae, 
Alcedinidae, Anatidae, Cacatuidae Cathartidae, Columbidae, Cracidae, 
Gruidae, Megapodiidae, Phasianidae, Psittacidae, Rallidae, 
Rhynochetidae, Spheniscidae, Sturnidae, Threskiornithidae, 
Antilocapridae, Artiodactyla, Bovidae, Canidae, Callithricidae, 
Cercopithecidae, Cervidae, Moschidae, Daubentoniidae, Elephantidae, 
Equidae, Felidae, Hominidae, Hylobatidae, Indridae, Lemuridae, 
Macropodidae, Potoroidae, Pteropodidae, Rhinocerotidae, Tapiridae, 
Ursidae, Crocodylidae, Gavialidae, Geoemydidae, and Iguanidae, 
excluding Cyclura lewisi, Testudinidae, and Varanidae, to enhance the 
propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

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                Common Name                        Scientific Name
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Panamanian golden frog....................  Atelopus zeteki.
harpy eagle...............................  Harpia harpyja.
Guam kingfisher...........................  Todiramphus cinnamominus.
Laysan duck...............................  Anas laysanensis.
white-winged duck.........................  Asarcornis scutulata.
white cockatoo............................  Cacatua alba.
Andean condor.............................  Vultur gryphus.
pink pigeon...............................  Nesoenas mayeri.
blue-billed curassow......................  Crax alberti.
red-crowned crane.........................  Grus Japonensis.
Maleo.....................................  Macrocephalon maleo.
Blyth's tragopan..........................  Tragopan blythii blythii.
Edward's pheasant.........................  Lophura edwardsi.
Palawan peacock-pheasant..................  Polyplectron napoleonis.
blue-throated conure......................  Pyrrhura cruentata.
Cuban Amazon..............................  Amazona leucocephala
                                             leucocephala.
great green macaw.........................  Ara ambiguus ambiguus.
blue-throated macaw.......................  Ara glaucogularis.
Military macaw............................  Ara militaris.
scarlet-chested parrot....................  Neophema splendida.
salmon-crested cockatoo...................  Cacatua moluccensis.
Guam rail.................................  Hypotaenidia owstoni.
Kagu......................................  Rhynochetos jubatus.
African penguin...........................  Spheniscus demersus.
Bali myna.................................  Leucopsar rothschildi.
Waldrapp Ibis.............................  Geronticus eremita.
Baja pronghorn............................  Antilocapra americana
                                             peninsularis.
lowland Anoa..............................  Bubalus depressicornis.
Addax.....................................  Addax nasomaculatus.
Addra gazelle.............................  Nanger dama ruficollis.
Arabian oryx..............................  Oryx leucoryx.
Bontebok..................................  Damaliscus pygargus
                                             pygargus.
Cuvier's gazelle..........................  Gazella cuvieri.
Indian gaur...............................  Bos frontalis gaurus.
Javan banteng.............................  Bos Javanicus javanicus.
Scimitar-horned oryx......................  Oryx dammah.
Slender-horned gazelle....................  Gazella leptoceros
                                             leptoceros.
Zambesi lechwe............................  Kobus leche leche.
Chinese dhole.............................  Cuon alpinus lepturus.
Maned wolf................................  Chrysocyon brachyurus.
golden lion Tamarin.......................  leontopithecus rosalia.
golden-headed lion tamarin................  leontopithecus chrysomelas.
Francois' langur..........................  Trachypithecus francoisi.
Gelada baboon.............................  Theropithecus gelada.
lion-tailed Macaque.......................  Macaca silenus.
Mandrill..................................  Mandrillus sphinx.
Bactrian wapiti...........................  Cervus elaphus bactrianus.
Barasingha................................  Rucervus duvaucelii
                                             duvaucelii.
Barbary red deer..........................  Cervus elaphus barbarus.
Burmese Thamin............................  Rucervus eldii thamin.
Mandarin sika.............................  Cervus nippon mandarinus.
Southern Pudu.............................  Pudu puda.
Siberian musk deer........................  Moschus moschiferus
                                             moschiferus.
Aye-Aye...................................  Daubentonia
                                             madagascariensis.
African bush elephant.....................  Loxodonta africana africana.
Ceylon elephant...........................  Elephas maximus maximus.
Indian elephant...........................  Elephas maximus indicus.
Grevy's zebra.............................  Equus grevyi.
Przewalski's wild horse...................  Equus caballus przewalskii.
Somali wild ass...........................  Equus africanus somaliensis.
Amur leopard..............................  Panthera pardus orientalis
Black-footed cat..........................  Felis nigripes.
clouded leopard...........................  Neofelis nebulosa nebulosa.
African lion..............................  Panthera leo melanochaita.
Malayan tiger.............................  Panthera tigris Jacksoni.
snow leopard..............................  Uncia uncia.
cheetah...................................  Acinonyx jubatus.
tiger.....................................  Panthera tigris.
Bonobo....................................  Pan paniscus.
Bornean orangutan.........................  Pongo pygmaeus.
Sumatran orangutan........................  Pongo abelii.
Western Lowland gorilla...................  Gorilla gorilla gorilla.
red-cheeked gibbon........................  Nomascus gabriellae.
Siamang...................................  Symphalangus syndactylus.
Coquerel's Sifaka.........................  Propithecus coquereli.
black-and-white ruffed lemur..............  Varecia variegata variegata.
blue-eyed black lemur.....................  Eulemur flavifrons.
red ruffed lemur..........................  Varecia rubra.
red-collared lemur........................  Eulemur collaris.
ring-tailed lemur.........................  Lemur catta.
pygmy slow Loris..........................  Nycticebus pygmaeus.
Parma wallaby.............................  Macropus parma.
Southern yellow-footed rock wallaby.......  Petrogale xanthopus
                                             xanthopus.
Koala.....................................  Phascolarctos cinereus.
Woylie....................................  Bettongia penicillata.
Rodrigues flying fox......................  Pteropus rodricensis.
black rhinoceros..........................  Diceros bicornis.
Great Indian rhinoceros...................  Rhinoceros unicornis.
Southern white rhinoceros.................  Ceratotherium simum simum.
Baird's tapir.............................  Tapirus bairdii.
Malayan tapir.............................  Tapirus indicus indicus.
giant panda...............................  Ailuropoda melanoleuca.
Chinese alligator.........................  Alligator sinensis.
slender-snouted crocodile.................  Mecistops cataphractus.
dwarf crocodile...........................  Osteolaemus tetraspis.
Gharial...................................  Gavialis gangeticus.
spotted pond turtle.......................  Geoclemys hamiltonii.
river terrapin............................  Batagur baska.
Fijian banded iguana......................  Brachylophus bulabula.
Grand Cayman blue iguana..................  Cyclura lewisi.
Jamaican iguana...........................  Cyclura collei.
Galapagos tortoise........................  Chelonoidis nigra.
radiated tortoise.........................  Astrochelys radiata.
Komodo dragon.............................  Varanus komodoensis.
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Applicant: Uno Mas Ranch LLC, Brandera, TX; Permit No. 99164C
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) 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: Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans, LA; Permit No. 86989C
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus), babirusa 
(Babyrousa babyrussa), swamp deer (Cervus duvauceli), pudu (Pudu pudu), 
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), leopard (Panthera pardus), Komodo 
Island monitor (Varanus komodoensis), Sumatran orangutan (Pongo 
abelii), Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus varius zeteki), tomistoma 
(Tomistoma schlegelii), and Fiji banded iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus) 
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: L.A. Waters Ranch, LLC, Utopia, TX; Permit No. 95637C
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for African wild ass (Equus africanus) and barasingha 
(Rucervus duvaucelii), which is listed at 50 CFR 17.11(h) as swamp deer 
(Cervus duvauceli), to enhance the propagation

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or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Multiple Applicants
    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: Jeffery Hammond, Burns, WY; Permit No. 02623D
Applicant: Jeremy Hammond, Cody, WY; Permit No. 02624D
Applicant: Leslie Hathaway, Portland, IN; Permit No. 02625D
Applicant: Michael Dyson, Irving, TX; Permit No. 02612D
Applicant: Matthew Bell, Midland, TX; Permit No. 03114D
Applicant: Charles Bowlin, Shreveport, LA; Permit No. 02359D
Applicant: Donald Pflaum, Cavalier, ND: Permit No. 05672D

B. Marine Mammals

Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, 
AK; Permit No. 690038
    The applicant requests renewal of a permit to conduct research 
activities on polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Southern Beaufort 
and Chukchi-Bering Seas, and to export and import samples of fat, 
blood, fur, skin, bones, claws, feces, DNA products, and teeth. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year 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://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 http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for ``12345A''.

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 
(MMPA; 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. 2018-26757 Filed 12-10-18; 8:45 am]
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