Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications, 14970-14971 [2020-05344]

Download as PDF 14970 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 51 / Monday, March 16, 2020 / Notices Applicant 09881D ................... Marine Mammals: 37808A .................... 100361 .................... Tony Goldberg, University of Wisconsin—Madison ............................................................................... 02/04/2020 Sea To Shore Alliance ............................................................................................................................ Mote Marine Laboratory .......................................................................................................................... 01/28/2020 2/18/2020 • Internet: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search for and submit comments on Docket No. FWS– HQ–IA–2020–0006. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0006; 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: Monica Thomas, by phone at 703–358– 2104, via email at DMAFR@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authorities We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the Marine Mammal Protection Act as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and their implementing regulations. Monica Thomas, Management Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2020–05345 Filed 3–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0006; FXIA16710900000–201–FF09A30000] I. Public Comment Procedures Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications A. How do I comment on submitted applications? Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. 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. 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 April 15, 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–2020–0006. 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: SUMMARY: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Permit issuance date Permit No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Mar 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 B. May I review comments submitted by others? You may view and comment on others’ public comments at http:// PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg, CO; Permit No. 38051D The applicant requests a permit to import a pair of captive-born tigers E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 51 / Monday, March 16, 2020 / Notices (Panthera tigris) from Jardin Zoological de la Ciudad de BS AS, Buenos Aires, Argentina for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT; Permit No. 50284D The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from roseate tern (Sterna dougallii) from Warwick, Bermuda, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: White Oak Conservation, Yulee, FL; Permit No. 03134B 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. Common name Scientific name Slender-horned gazelle .. Cheetah .......................... Maned wolf ..................... Dama gazelle ................. Somali wild ass .............. Gazella leptoceros. Acinonyx jubatus. Chrysocyon brachyurus. Nanger dama. Equus africanus somalicus. Equus grevyi. Diceros bicornis. Rhinoceros unicornis. Crax alberti. Ceratotherium simum. Babyrousa celebensi. Vultur gryphus. Grevy’s zebra ................. Black rhinoceros ............. Indian rhinoceros ............ Blue-billed curassow ...... White rhinoceros ............ North Sulawesi babirusa Andean condor ............... lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Galapagos tortoise ......... Radiated tortoise ............ Spotted pond turtle ......... Bolson tortoise ................ Aquatic box turtle ........... Cuban rock iguana ......... Cayman Brac ground iguana. San Esteban chuckwalla Bali starling ..................... Golden parakeet ............. Cuban amazon ............... Vinaceous-breasted amazon. Blue-throated macaw ..... Military macaw ................ Scientific name Geochelone nigra. Astrochelys radiata. Geoclemys hamiltoni. Gopherus flavomarginatus. Terapene Coahuila. Cyclura nubilis nubilis). Cyclura nubilis caymanensis. Sauromalus varius. Leucopsar rothschildi. Guarouba guarouba. Amazona leucocephala. Amazona vinacea. Ara glaucogularis. Ara militais. Multiple Trophy Applicants The following applicants request permits to import sport-hunted trophies of male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Mar 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 Applicant: James Badman, Mesa, AZ; Permit No. 49667D 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. Common name 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: Robert MacKnight, Reno, NV; Permit No. 66008D Applicant: James Warren, Atlanta, GA; Permit No. 67283D 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. Monica Thomas, Management Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2020–05344 Filed 3–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X LLUTG01000 L13110000.EJ0000] Notice of Termination of the Greater Chapita Wells Natural Gas Infill Project for EOG Resources, Inc.’s Federal and Tribal Well Development Project, Uintah County, Utah AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Termination. ACTION: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), on September 9, 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vernal Field Office issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Greater Chapita Wells Natural Gas Infill Project in Uintah County, Utah. The Notice of Intent announced the beginning of the scoping process for solicitation of input on the identification of issues and evaluation of the effects of the proposed development by EOG Resources, Inc. On SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14971 March 9, 2018, the BLM issued a Notice of Availability of the draft EIS for Greater Chapita Wells Natural Gas Infill Project in Uintah County, Utah. On June 18, 2018, EOG Resources, Inc. withdrew their proposed action. In order to close out the record, the BLM responded to all comments on the Draft EIS and the solicitors completed their final review on November 26, 2019. The BLM is terminating the EIS process and issuing this Notice of Termination. DATES: Termination of the EIS process for the proposed Greater Chapita Wells Natural Gas Infill Project in Uintah County, Utah, is effective immediately. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Howard, Project Manager, 170 S. 500 E., Vernal, Utah 84078, (435) 781–4469. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed project area consisted of approximately 43,000 acres in the Chapita gas field with more than 1,200 existing wells. The proposal included drilling approximately 2,800 gas wells, primarily on existing pads, on lands owned by the United States, the State of Utah, the Ute Indian Tribe, tribal allottees, and private parties. In accordance with their June 18, 2018 request, the BLM is terminating the EIS process in compliance with BLM Manual Handbook H–1790–1 Section 9.8 and 40 CFR1500.1 (c) and 40 CFR1500.1 (d). Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10. Anita Bilbao, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–05321 Filed 3–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Foreign Claims Settlement Commission [F.C.S.C. Meeting and Hearing Notice No. 02–20] Sunshine Act Meeting The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, pursuant to its regulations (45 CFR part 503.25) and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of open meetings as follows: E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0006; 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 April 15, 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-2020-0006.
    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-2020-0006.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0006; 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: Monica Thomas, 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: Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg, CO; Permit No. 38051D

    The applicant requests a permit to import a pair of captive-born 
tigers

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(Panthera tigris) from Jardin Zoological de la Ciudad de BS AS, Buenos 
Aires, Argentina for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or 
survival of the species. This notification is for a single import.

Applicant: Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT; 
Permit No. 50284D

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
roseate tern (Sterna dougallii) from Warwick, Bermuda, for the purpose 
of scientific research. This notification is for a single import.

Applicant: White Oak Conservation, Yulee, FL; Permit No. 03134B

    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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Slender-horned gazelle....................  Gazella leptoceros.
Cheetah...................................  Acinonyx jubatus.
Maned wolf................................  Chrysocyon brachyurus.
Dama gazelle..............................  Nanger dama.
Somali wild ass...........................  Equus africanus somalicus.
Grevy's zebra.............................  Equus grevyi.
Black rhinoceros..........................  Diceros bicornis.
Indian rhinoceros.........................  Rhinoceros unicornis.
Blue-billed curassow......................  Crax alberti.
White rhinoceros..........................  Ceratotherium simum.
North Sulawesi babirusa...................  Babyrousa celebensi.
Andean condor.............................  Vultur gryphus.
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Applicant: James Badman, Mesa, AZ; Permit No. 49667D

    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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Galapagos tortoise........................  Geochelone nigra.
Radiated tortoise.........................  Astrochelys radiata.
Spotted pond turtle.......................  Geoclemys hamiltoni.
Bolson tortoise...........................  Gopherus flavomarginatus.
Aquatic box turtle........................  Terapene Coahuila.
Cuban rock iguana.........................  Cyclura nubilis nubilis).
Cayman Brac ground iguana.................  Cyclura nubilis caymanensis.
San Esteban chuckwalla....................  Sauromalus varius.
Bali starling.............................  Leucopsar rothschildi.
Golden parakeet...........................  Guarouba guarouba.
Cuban amazon..............................  Amazona leucocephala.
Vinaceous-breasted amazon.................  Amazona vinacea.
Blue-throated macaw.......................  Ara glaucogularis.
Military macaw............................  Ara militais.
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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: Robert MacKnight, Reno, NV; Permit No. 66008D
Applicant: James Warren, Atlanta, GA; Permit No. 67283D

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.

Monica Thomas,
Management Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
Authority.
[FR Doc. 2020-05344 Filed 3-13-20; 8:45 am]
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