Foreign Endangered Species; Wild Bird Conservation Act; Receipt of Permit Applications, 64099-64100 [2019-25156]

Download as PDF [FR Doc. 2019–25288 Filed 11–18–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9110–9M–C DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2019–0102; FXIA16710900000–201–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Wild Bird Conservation Act; Receipt of Permit Applications 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. We also invite comment on an application for approval to conduct certain activities with a foreign bird species covered under the Wild Bird Conservation Act. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. DATES: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to ADDRESSES: AGENCY: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 We must receive comments by December 20, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64099 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–2019–0102. 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–2019–0102. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2019–0102; U.S. Fish and E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 EN20NO19.004</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / Notices 64100 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / Notices 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: Tim MacDonald, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. Common name Arabian oryx .............. Galapagos tortoise .... Radiated tortoise ....... Western lowland gorilla. Orangutan ................. Tiger .......................... African lion ................ Clouded leopard ........ Scientific name Oryx leucoryx. Chelonoidis nigra. Astrochelys radiata. Gorilla gorilla. Pongo pygmaeus. Panthera tigris. Panthera leo. Neofelis nebulosa. B. Wild Bird Conservation The public is invited to comment on the following application for approval to conduct certain activities with a bird species covered under the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 (16 U.S.C. 4901–4916). This notice is provided pursuant to section 112(4) of the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 (50 CFR15.26(c)). Applicant: Paul Marolf, Miami, FL; Permit No. 34725D We invite comments on the following applications. The applicant wishes to establish a cooperative breeding program for grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus), importing into the United States 4,000 grey parrots currently held in facilities in South Africa. The applicant wishes to be an active participant in this program along with Jason Mitchell and Ray O’Neill, both of South Africa. If approved, the program will be overseen by the Organization of Professional Aviculturists, San Dimas, California. A. Endangered Species IV. Next Steps Applicant: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; Permit No. 219951 The applicant requests the reissuance of a permit to import unlimited numbers of biological specimens from crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gavials (Order Crocodylia) for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, FL; Permit No. 35106D 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. 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’’. III. Permit Applications Common name Ring-tailed lemur ....... Black and white ruffed lemur. Cottontop tamarin ..... White-handed (Lar) gibbon. Siamang .................... PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Scientific name Lemur catta. Varecia variegata. Saguinus oedipus. Hylobates lar. Symphalangus syndactylus. Sfmt 9990 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 section 112(4) of the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 (50 CFR 15.26(c)). Tim MacDonald, Government Information Specialist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2019–25156 Filed 11–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64099-64100]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25156]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0102; FXIA16710900000-201-FF09A30000]


Foreign Endangered Species; Wild Bird Conservation Act; 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. We also invite comment on an 
application for approval to conduct certain activities with a foreign 
bird species covered under the Wild Bird Conservation Act.

DATES: We must receive comments by December 20, 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-2019-0102.
    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-2019-0102.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0102; U.S. Fish and

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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: Tim MacDonald, 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.

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; Permit No. 219951

    The applicant requests the reissuance of a permit to import 
unlimited numbers of biological specimens from crocodiles, alligators, 
caimans, and gavials (Order Crocodylia) for the purpose of scientific 
research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, FL; Permit No. 35106D

    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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Ring-tailed lemur.........................  Lemur catta.
Black and white ruffed lemur..............  Varecia variegata.
Cottontop tamarin.........................  Saguinus oedipus.
White-handed (Lar) gibbon.................  Hylobates lar.
Siamang...................................  Symphalangus syndactylus.
Arabian oryx..............................  Oryx leucoryx.
Galapagos tortoise........................  Chelonoidis nigra.
Radiated tortoise.........................  Astrochelys radiata.
Western lowland gorilla...................  Gorilla gorilla.
Orangutan.................................  Pongo pygmaeus.
Tiger.....................................  Panthera tigris.
African lion..............................  Panthera leo.
Clouded leopard...........................  Neofelis nebulosa.
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B. Wild Bird Conservation

    The public is invited to comment on the following application for 
approval to conduct certain activities with a bird species covered 
under the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 (16 U.S.C. 4901-4916). 
This notice is provided pursuant to section 112(4) of the Wild Bird 
Conservation Act of 1992 (50 CFR15.26(c)).

Applicant: Paul Marolf, Miami, FL; Permit No. 34725D

    The applicant wishes to establish a cooperative breeding program 
for grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus), importing into the United States 
4,000 grey parrots currently held in facilities in South Africa. The 
applicant wishes to be an active participant in this program along with 
Jason Mitchell and Ray O'Neill, both of South Africa. If approved, the 
program will be overseen by the Organization of Professional 
Aviculturists, San Dimas, California.

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, and section 112(4) of the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 
1992 (50 CFR 15.26(c)).

Tim MacDonald,
Government Information Specialist, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
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