Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications, 42007-42008 [2019-17587]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 159 / Friday, August 16, 2019 / Notices Applicant: Robert Buker, Moore Haven, FL; Permit No. 41797D Applicant: Steven Fetters, Saint Joe, IN; Permit No. 46627D Applicant: Robert Anderson, Deer Island, OR; Permit No. 46994D Applicant: Bernard McMasters, Belton, TX; Permit No. 46595D 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. [FR Doc. 2019–17589 Filed 8–15–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2019–0072; FXIA16710900000–190–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 September 16, 2019. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 16:10 Aug 15, 2019 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? BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 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–2019–0072. 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–2019–0072. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2019–0072; 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. ADDRESSES: Jkt 247001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42007 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: The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, ID; Permit No. 065258 The applicant requests renewal of their import permit of biological samples derived from wild and captivebred hawks, falcons, vultures, eagles, and owls (Falconiformes and Strigiformes) for the purpose of scientific research. This notification E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 42008 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 159 / Friday, August 16, 2019 / Notices covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Florida International University, North Miami, FL; Permit No. 04321D The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) from MADA Megafauna, Nosy Be, Madagascar, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Elyse Ellsworth—University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Permit No. 40838D The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from wild Central American river turtles (Dermatemys mawii) from Belize for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Stephen Dunbar, Loma Linda, CA; Permit No. 42451D The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples of Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), and olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles from Casa Elwin, Roatan, Honduras, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, MN; Permit No. 03672A The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for cotton-top marmoset (Saguinus oedipus) and ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL; Permit No. 24014C The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) and Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) 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: Craig Stanford, South Pasadena, CA; Permit No. 47036C The applicant requests an amendment to a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Aug 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 4-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: Arthur Mikelsen, Snohomish, WA; Permit No. 43451D Applicant: Anthony Osterkamp, San Clemente, CA; Permit No. 41616D Applicant: Charles Welden, Birmingham, AL; Permit No. 45795D 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. [FR Doc. 2019–17587 Filed 8–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2019–N033; FXES11130100000C4–190–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 28 Draft Recovery Plan Revisions for 53 Species in the Southeast, Mountain-Prairie, and Pacific Southwest Regions of the United States AGENCY: Notice of availability; correction. ACTION: On August 6, 2019, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced via a Federal Register notice the availability for public review and comment of 28 draft recovery plan revisions, which update recovery criteria for 53 endangered or threatened species located in 12 States (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Our notice inadvertently included an incorrect URL for the recovery plan revision for the Virgin River chub. In this notice, we correct the error. SUMMARY: On August 6, 2019, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced via a Federal Register notice (84 FR 38284) the availability for public review and comment of 28 draft recovery plan revisions, which update recovery criteria for 53 endangered or threatened species located in 12 States (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Our Federal Register notice inadvertently included an incorrect URL for the recovery plan revision for the Virgin River chub. In this notice, we correct the error. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction In the portion of the table on page 38286 of the published Federal Register notice, the first row under the subheading Mountain-Prairie Region (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming) contains an entry for Virgin River chub (Gila robusta seminuda). The entry for the Virgin River chub is being republished to correct the URL address in the sixth column (the column header is internet availability of proposed recovery plan revision). The correct URL is https://ecos.fws.gov/ docs/recovery_plan/Virgin%20River %20chub%20recovery%20criteria_ 20181206_FINAL.pdf. The corrected row in the table reads as follows. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 159 (Friday, August 16, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-17587]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0072; 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 September 16, 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-2019-0072.
    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-2019-0072.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0072; 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: The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, ID; Permit No. 065258

    The applicant requests renewal of their import permit of biological 
samples derived from wild and captive-bred hawks, falcons, vultures, 
eagles, and owls (Falconiformes and Strigiformes) for the purpose of 
scientific research. This notification

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covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.

Applicant: Florida International University, North Miami, FL; Permit 
No. 04321D

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) from MADA Megafauna, Nosy Be, 
Madagascar, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification 
is for a single import.

Applicant: Elyse Ellsworth--University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Permit 
No. 40838D

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
wild Central American river turtles (Dermatemys mawii) from Belize for 
the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single 
import.

Applicant: Stephen Dunbar, Loma Linda, CA; Permit No. 42451D

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples of 
Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), green sea turtle 
(Chelonia mydas), loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), and olive 
ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles from Casa Elwin, 
Roatan, Honduras, for the purpose of scientific research. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

Applicant: Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, MN; Permit No. 03672A

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for cotton-top marmoset (Saguinus oedipus) and ring-
tailed lemur (Lemur catta) 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: Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL; Permit No. 24014C

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) and Komodo 
dragon (Varanus komodoensis) 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: Craig Stanford, South Pasadena, CA; Permit No. 47036C

    The applicant requests an amendment to 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 
4-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: Arthur Mikelsen, Snohomish, WA; Permit No. 43451D

Applicant: Anthony Osterkamp, San Clemente, CA; Permit No. 41616D

Applicant: Charles Welden, Birmingham, AL; Permit No. 45795D

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.
[FR Doc. 2019-17587 Filed 8-15-19; 8:45 am]
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