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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 July 31, 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–2019–0062. 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–2019–0062. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2019–0062; U.S. Fish and khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Jun 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: PERMA; 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. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31335 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 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: Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno, CA; Permit No. 33775D The applicant requests a permit to export two captive-bred male and one captive-bred female red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra) to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo in Flatts, Bermuda, for the purpose of enhancing the survival of the species. This notification is for a single export. Applicant: Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, KS; Permit No. 33206D The applicant requests a permit to import one captive-bred male Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) from Safari Niagara in Stevensville, Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of enhancing the survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, NY; Permit No. 12348D The applicant requests a permit to export two male and three female captive-born ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) to Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Flatts, Bermuda, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 31336 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2019 / Notices survival of the species. This notification is for a single export. propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single export. Applicant: Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, FL; Permit No. 36852D Applicant: Zoological Society of Pittsburg dba Pittsburg Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburg, PA; Permit No. 98224C The applicant requests a permit to export a female captive-hatched Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) to the Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Canada, for the purpose of enhancing the enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to Common name Scientific name Cheetah .................................................................................................... Dama gazelle ............................................................................................ Northern white-cheeked gibbon ............................................................... Siamang .................................................................................................... Red-ruffed lemur ....................................................................................... Black-and-white ruffed lemur .................................................................... Clouded leopard ....................................................................................... Applicant: Zoo New England, Boston, MA; Permit No. 22280D The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR Acinonyx jubatus. Nanger dama. Nomascus leucogenys. Symphalangus syndactylus. Varecia rubra. Varecia variegata variegata. Neofelis nebulosa. 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers Common name Scientific name khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Panamanian golden frog .......................................................................... African dwarf crocodile ............................................................................. Jamaican iguana ...................................................................................... Andean condor ......................................................................................... Red-crowned crane .................................................................................. Siberian crane .......................................................................................... Hooded crane ........................................................................................... Black-necked crane .................................................................................. White-naped crane ................................................................................... Cabot’s tragopan ...................................................................................... Rothschild’s starling (Bali mynah) ............................................................ Tiger .......................................................................................................... Snow leopard ............................................................................................ Cotton-top tamarin .................................................................................... Western gorilla .......................................................................................... Northern white-cheeked gibbon ............................................................... Siamang .................................................................................................... Ring-tailed lemur ...................................................................................... Baird’s tapir ............................................................................................... Atelopus zeteki. Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis. Cyclura collei. Vultur gryphus. Grus japonensis. Grus leucogeranus. Grus monacha. Grus nigricollis. Grus vipio. Tragopan caboti. Leucopsar rothschildi. Panthera tigris. Uncia uncia. Saguinus oedipus. Gorilla gorilla. Nomascus leucogenys. Symphalangus syndactylus. Lemur catta. Tapirus bairdii. Applicant: Julio Rodriguez, Brooklyn, NY; Permit No. 35974D for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. 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: Anthony Osterkamp, Orange, CA; Permit No. 41617D Multiple 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Jun 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Wayne Farnsworth, Newark, OH; Permit No. 42135D 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 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. [FR Doc. 2019–13946 Filed 6–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0062; FXIA16710900000-190-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 July 31, 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-2019-0062.
    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-2019-0062.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0062; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Headquarters, MS: PERMA; 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?

    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 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: Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno, CA; Permit No. 33775D

    The applicant requests a permit to export two captive-bred male and 
one captive-bred female red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra) to the 
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo in Flatts, Bermuda, for the purpose of 
enhancing the survival of the species. This notification is for a 
single export.

Applicant: Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, KS; Permit No. 33206D

    The applicant requests a permit to import one captive-bred male 
Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) from Safari Niagara in Stevensville, 
Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of enhancing the survival of the 
species. This notification is for a single import.

Applicant: Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, NY; Permit No. 12348D

    The applicant requests a permit to export two male and three female 
captive-born ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) to Bermuda Aquarium, 
Museum and Zoo, Flatts, Bermuda, for the purpose of enhancing the 
propagation or

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survival of the species. This notification is for a single export.

Applicant: Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, FL; Permit No. 36852D

    The applicant requests a permit to export a female captive-hatched 
Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) to the Toronto Zoo, Toronto, 
Canada, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the 
species. This notification is for a single export.

Applicant: Zoological Society of Pittsburg dba Pittsburg Zoo & PPG 
Aquarium, Pittsburg, PA; Permit No. 98224C

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, 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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Cheetah................................  Acinonyx jubatus.
Dama gazelle...........................  Nanger dama.
Northern white-cheeked gibbon..........  Nomascus leucogenys.
Siamang................................  Symphalangus syndactylus.
Red-ruffed lemur.......................  Varecia rubra.
Black-and-white ruffed lemur...........  Varecia variegata variegata.
Clouded leopard........................  Neofelis nebulosa.
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Applicant: Zoo New England, Boston, MA; Permit No. 22280D

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, 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.
African dwarf crocodile................  Osteolaemus tetraspis
                                          tetraspis.
Jamaican iguana........................  Cyclura collei.
Andean condor..........................  Vultur gryphus.
Red-crowned crane......................  Grus japonensis.
Siberian crane.........................  Grus leucogeranus.
Hooded crane...........................  Grus monacha.
Black-necked crane.....................  Grus nigricollis.
White-naped crane......................  Grus vipio.
Cabot's tragopan.......................  Tragopan caboti.
Rothschild's starling (Bali mynah).....  Leucopsar rothschildi.
Tiger..................................  Panthera tigris.
Snow leopard...........................  Uncia uncia.
Cotton-top tamarin.....................  Saguinus oedipus.
Western gorilla........................  Gorilla gorilla.
Northern white-cheeked gibbon..........  Nomascus leucogenys.
Siamang................................  Symphalangus syndactylus.
Ring-tailed lemur......................  Lemur catta.
Baird's tapir..........................  Tapirus bairdii.
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Applicant: Julio Rodriguez, Brooklyn, NY; Permit No. 35974D

    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.

Multiple 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: Anthony Osterkamp, Orange, CA; Permit No. 41617D

Applicant: Wayne Farnsworth, Newark, OH; Permit No. 42135D

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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