Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications, 6968-6969 [2020-02327]

Download as PDF 6968 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices or loan insured under any section of the National Housing Act before or after the enactment of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965. The amount of such payment shall be equivalent to the face amount of the debentures that would otherwise be issued, plus an amount equivalent to the interest which the debentures would have earned, computed to a date to be established pursuant to regulations issued by the Secretary. The implementing HUD regulations for multifamily insured mortgages at 24 CFR 207.259(e)(1) and (e)(6), when read together, provide that debenture interest on an multifamily insurance claim that is paid in cash is paid from the date of the loan default at the debenture rate in effect at the time of commitment or endorsement (or initial endorsement if there are two or more endorsements) of the loan, whichever is higher. Section 221(g)(4) of the Act provides that debentures issued pursuant to that paragraph (with respect to the assignment of an insured mortgage to the Secretary) will bear interest at the ‘‘going Federal rate’’ in effect at the time the debentures are issued. The term ‘‘going Federal rate’’ is defined to mean the interest rate that the Secretary of the Treasury determines, pursuant to a statutory formula based on the average yield on all outstanding marketable Treasury obligations of 8- to 12-year maturities, for the 6-month periods of January through June and July through December of each year. Section 221(g)(4) is implemented in the HUD regulations at 24 CFR 221.255 and 24 CFR 221.790. The Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the interest rate to be borne by debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2020, is 21⁄4 percent. The subject matter of this notice falls within the categorical exemption from HUD’s environmental clearance procedures set forth in 24 CFR 50.19(c)(6). For that reason, no environmental finding has been prepared for this notice. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES (Authority: Sections 211, 221, 224, National Housing Act, 12 U.S.C. 1715b, 1715l, 1715o; Section 7(d), Department of HUD Act, 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).) Dated: January 22, 2020. John L. Garvin, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing, Federal Housing Commissioner. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR I. Public Comment Procedures Fish and Wildlife Service 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. [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0002; FXIA16710900000–201–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: 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. SUMMARY: We must receive comments by March 9, 2020. DATES: 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–2020–0002. 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–2020–0002. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0002; 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: [FR Doc. 2020–02295 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] Brenda Tapia, by phone at 703–358– 2185, via email at DMAFR@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. BILLING CODE 4210–67–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices 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: Kristine Holmberg, Seattle, WA; Permit No. 44219B The applicant requests renewal of 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: Bar H Bar Land and Cattle Company, Lampasas, TX; Permit No. 63871A The applicant requests renewal of a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for red lechwe (Kobus leche) 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: Stephen Hall, Fort Worth, TX; Permit No. 796988 The applicant requests renewal of 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. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Toledo Zoological Society, Toledo, OH; Permit No. 49149D 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: Loyd Keith, Madison, TN; Permit No. 60450D Applicant: David Cordes, Aurora, CO; Permit No. 59081D Applicant: Abraham Garza, Missouri City, TX; Permit No. 59526D Applicant: Davis Jones, Colleyville, TX, Permit No. 61538D Applicant: William Stroud, Dallas, TX, Permit No. 62051D 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, Management Analyst/Program Analyst Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2020–02327 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for Cabot’s tragopan pheasant (Tragopan caboti) and amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Applicant: Bar H Bar Land and Cattle Company, Lampasas, TX; Permit No. 85763C The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess red lechwe (Kobus leche) from the captive herd maintained at their facility, to enhance the species’ propagation and survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISION Notice of Approved Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinance National Indian Gaming Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 6969 Notice. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the approval of Coquille Tribe of Oregon’s Class III gaming ordinance by the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission. SUMMARY: This notice is effective upon date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Fragua, Office of General Counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission, 202–632–7003, or by facsimile at 202–632–7066 (not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., established the National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission). Section 2710 of IGRA authorizes the Chairman of the Commission to approve Class II and Class III tribal gaming ordinances. Section 2710(d)(2)(B) of IGRA, as implemented by NIGC regulations, 25 CFR 522.8, requires the Chairman to publish, in the Federal Register, approved Class III tribal gaming ordinances and the approvals thereof. IGRA requires all tribal gaming ordinances to contain the same requirements concerning tribes’ sole proprietary interest and responsibility for the gaming activity, use of net revenues, annual audits, health and safety, background investigations and licensing of key employees and primary management officials. The Commission, therefore, believes that publication of each ordinance in the Federal Register would be redundant and result in unnecessary cost to the Commission. Thus, the Commission believes that publishing a notice of approved Class III tribal gaming ordinances in the Federal Register, is sufficient to meet the requirements of 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(2)(B). Every approved tribal gaming ordinance, every approved ordinance amendment, and the approval thereof, are posted on the Commission’s website. As of January 29, 2020, the Coquille Tribe of Oregon’s Class III gaming ordinance became approved by operation of law. Under 25 U.S.C. 2710(e), the NIGC Chair has ninety days from the date of submission to either approve or disapprove a gaming ordinance. Any ordinance not acted upon at the end of the ninety-day period is considered to have been approved by the Chair to the extent it is consistent with the provisions of IGRA. Because no action was taken by the Chair within the ninety-day period, the Tribe’s amended ordinance is considered approved to the extent it is consistent with IGRA. It is DATES: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 25 (Thursday, February 6, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02327]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0002; FXIA16710900000-201-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 9, 2020.

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-2020-0002.
    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-2020-0002.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0002; 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-
2185, 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

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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: Kristine Holmberg, Seattle, WA; Permit No. 44219B

    The applicant requests renewal of 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: Bar H Bar Land and Cattle Company, Lampasas, TX; Permit No. 
63871A

    The applicant requests renewal of a captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for red lechwe (Kobus leche) 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: Stephen Hall, Fort Worth, TX; Permit No. 796988

    The applicant requests renewal of 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.

Applicant: Toledo Zoological Society, Toledo, OH; Permit No. 49149D

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for Cabot's tragopan pheasant (Tragopan caboti) and 
amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) 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: Bar H Bar Land and Cattle Company, Lampasas, TX; Permit No. 
85763C

    The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess 
red lechwe (Kobus leche) from the captive herd maintained at their 
facility, to enhance the species' propagation and survival. 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: Loyd Keith, Madison, TN; Permit No. 60450D
Applicant: David Cordes, Aurora, CO; Permit No. 59081D
Applicant: Abraham Garza, Missouri City, TX; Permit No. 59526D
Applicant: Davis Jones, Colleyville, TX, Permit No. 61538D
Applicant: William Stroud, Dallas, TX, Permit No. 62051D

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,
Management Analyst/Program Analyst Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2020-02327 Filed 2-5-20; 8:45 am]
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