Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications, 3225-3226 [2019-01824]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2019 / Notices 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 Application We invite the public to comment on the following application. Applicant: Lawrence Costa, Nottingham, NH; Permit No. 70782C The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) from Namibia, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers a single import conducted by the applicant. IV. Next Steps If we issue a permit to the applicant in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. You may locate the notice announcing the permit issuance date by searching http:// www.regulations.gov for the permit number in this document (70782C). 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. 2019–01825 Filed 2–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Feb 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2019–0001; FXIA16710900000–178–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are 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 any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with respect to any endangered species. DATES: We must receive comments by March 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The applications, 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–2019–0001. 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–2019–0001. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2019–0001; 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: SUMMARY: I. Public Comment Procedures A. How do I comment on submitted applications? We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3225 on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. 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 at 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(c) 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. 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Permit Applications Applicant: San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarium, San Antonio, TX; Permit No. 05678D We invite comments on the following applications. Applicant: Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro, NC; Permit No. 08526D The applicant requests a permit to export one male captive-bred silvery Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) to Singapore Zoo for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single export. The applicant requests a permit to import 10 captive-bred tomistoma (Tomistoma schlegelii) from Jong’s Crocodile Farm & Zoo in Malaysia for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single export. Applicant: Center for the Conservation of Tropical Ungulates, LLC, Punta Gorda, FL; Permit No. 08540D The applicant requests a permit to export two male and two female captive-bred lowland anoa (Bubalus Applicant: Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; Permit No. 44366C The applicant requests a permit to export one male captive-bred western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) to Calgary Zoo in Canada for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single export. Applicant: Blanca Arango, Petaluma, CA; Permit No. 85728C The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples derived from the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) from Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga, Oaxaca, Mexico, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single import. 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Applicant: Lauren Ogburn, Saint Johns, Florida; Permit No. 10997B 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. Trophy Applicants The following applicants request permits to import sport-hunted trophies of male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Feb 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 Applicant: William Johnson, Austin, TX; Permit No. 14512D Applicant: Wayne Hurst, Georgetown, TX; Permit No. 15149D Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR After the comment period closes, we will make decisions regarding permit issuance. If we issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0001; FXIA16710900000-178-FF09A30000]


Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign 
species that are 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 any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with 
respect to any endangered species.

DATES: We must receive comments by March 13, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The applications, 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-2019-0001.
    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-2019-0001.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0001; 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: 

I. Public Comment Procedures

A. How do I comment on submitted applications?

    We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies 
to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested 
permits, we will take into consideration any information that we 
receive during the public comment period.
    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 at 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(c) 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

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prohibits certain activities with listed species unless Federal 
authorization is issued that allows such activities. Permits issued 
under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA allow otherwise prohibited 
activities for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or 
survival of the affected species. Service regulations regarding 
prohibited activities with endangered species, captive-bred wildlife 
registrations, and permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the 
ESA with respect to any endangered species are available in title 50 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations in part 17.

III. Permit Applications

    We invite comments on the following applications.

Applicant: Center for the Conservation of Tropical Ungulates, LLC, 
Punta Gorda, FL; Permit No. 08540D

    The applicant requests a permit to export two male and two female 
captive-bred lowland anoa (Bubalus depressicornis) to Taman Safari 
Indonesia for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of 
the species. This notification is for a single export.

Applicant: Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro, NC; Permit No. 08526D

    The applicant requests a permit to export one male captive-bred 
silvery Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) to Singapore Zoo for the 
purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This 
notification is for a single export.

Applicant: San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarium, San Antonio, TX; 
Permit No. 05678D

    The applicant requests a permit to import 10 captive-bred tomistoma 
(Tomistoma schlegelii) from Jong's Crocodile Farm & Zoo in Malaysia for 
the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. 
This notification is for a single export.

Applicant: Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; Permit No. 44366C

    The applicant requests a permit to export one male captive-bred 
western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) to Calgary Zoo in Canada for the 
purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This 
notification is for a single export.

Applicant: Blanca Arango, Petaluma, CA; Permit No. 85728C

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples 
derived from the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) from 
Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga, Oaxaca, Mexico, for the purpose of 
scientific research. This notification is for a single import.

Applicant: Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island, NY; Permit No. 813047

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration off the 
line, n under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance the 
propagation or survival of the species:

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                  Common name                                            Scientific name
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Aruba island rattlesnake......................  Crotalus unicolor.
Ring-tailed lemur.............................  Lemur catta.
Amur leopard..................................  Panthera pardus orientalis.
Cotton-top tamarin............................  Saguinus oedipus.
Black-and-white ruffed lemur..................  Varecia variegata variegata.
Chinese alligator.............................  Alligator sinensis.
Goeldi's marmoset.............................  Callimico goeldi.
Panamanian golden frog........................  Atelopus varius.
Rodrigues fruit bat...........................  Pteropus rodricensis.
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    This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Lauren Ogburn, Saint Johns, Florida; Permit No. 10997B

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) 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: Dan Pearson, Gainesville, FL; Permit No. 08907D

    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 5-year period.

Trophy 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: Neal Williamson, Austin, TX; Permit No. 14510D

Applicant: William Johnson, Austin, TX; Permit No. 14512D

Applicant: Wayne Hurst, Georgetown, TX; Permit No. 15149D

IV. Next Steps

    After the comment period closes, we will make decisions regarding 
permit issuance. 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 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.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
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