Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Permit Applications, 20518-20520 [2020-07638]

Download as PDF 20518 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 71 / Monday, April 13, 2020 / Notices Fish and Wildlife Service, 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods. Please include ‘‘Main 16, LP’’ at the beginning of your comments. • U.S. Mail: Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (address above). • Email: fw8cfwocomments@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David A. Zoutendyk, Acting Assistant Field Supervisor, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, 760–431–9440. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Main 16, Limited Partnership (applicant) to renew incidental take permit TE74483B–0 under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The applicant has requested a renewal that would extend permit authorization by 5 years from the date the permit is reissued. The existing permit is valid from August 26, 2015, to August 26, 2020. The applicant has agreed to follow all of the existing habitat conservation plan (HCP) conditions. If the permit is renewed, no additional take above the original authorized limit of four basins (0.01 acre of ponded area) of habitat will be authorized. The permit would authorize take of the federally endangered San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the low-effect HCP for the Main 16, Limited Partnership Project. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on the application, which includes the applicant’s proposed HCP and the Service’s preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’ categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background The San Diego fairy shrimp was listed by the Service as endangered on February 3, 1997 (62 FR 4925). Section 9 of the ESA and its implementing Federal regulations prohibit the take of animal species listed as endangered or threatened. ‘‘Take’’ is defined under the ESA as to ‘‘harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect [listed animal species], or to attempt to engage in such conduct’’ (16 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Apr 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 U.S.C. 1538). ‘‘Harm’’ includes significant habitat modification or degradation that actually kills or injures listed wildlife by significantly impairing essential behavioral patterns, such as breeding, feeding, or sheltering (50 CFR 17.3). However, under section 10(a) of the ESA, the Service may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed species. ‘‘Incidental taking’’ is defined by the ESA implementing regulations as taking that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity (50 CFR 17.3). Regulations governing incidental take permits for endangered and threatened species, respectively, are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.22 and 50 CFR 17.32. Issuance of an incidental take permit also must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plan species. All species included in the incidental take permit would receive assurances under our ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulations (50 CFR 17.22(b)(5) and 17.32(b)(5)). The applicant has applied for the renewal of their permit for incidental take of the endangered San Diego fairy shrimp. The potential taking would occur by activities associated with the construction of a commercial development (as defined in the HCP) in an area that supports suitable habitat for the covered species. The project is located on a 2.5-acre property on Main Street in the Ramona area of unincorporated San Diego County, California. The applicant purchased two vernal pool/basin with fairy shrimp conservation credits (i.e., 0.2 acre of vernal pool basin and 1.8 acres of associated watershed) at the Ramona Grasslands Conservation Bank as specified in the project’s conservation measures. An incidental take permit was first issued for the HCP on August 26, 2015. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Scott Sobiech, Field Supervisor, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, Carlsbad, California. [FR Doc. 2020–07691 Filed 4–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0020; FXIA16710900000–201–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; 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 (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) and foreign or native species for which the Service has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). With some exceptions, the ESA and the MMPA prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA and MMPA also require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA or MMPA with respect to any endangered species or marine mammals. DATES: We must receive comments by May 13, 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–2020–0020. 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–2020–0020. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0020; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 71 / Monday, April 13, 2020 / Notices PRB/3W; 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– 2185, 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 17:57 Apr 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 20519 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. Applicant: Kristin Brzeski, Houghton, MI; Permit No. 51283D II. Background Applicant: John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MI; Permit No. 54616D 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.), and section 104(c) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we invite public comments on permit applications before final action is taken. With some exceptions, the ESA and MMPA prohibit 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. Service regulations regarding permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the MMPA with respect to any marine mammals are available in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 18. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the marine mammal applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. III. Permit Applications We invite comments on the following applications. A. Endangered Species Applicant: Patty Parker c/o Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO; Permit No. 45594D The applicant requests authorization to import biological samples derived from wild Galapagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) taken in the Galapagos, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The applicant requests a permit to export to Canada biological samples taken from gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the wild for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single export. The applicant requests a permit to import a male captive-born snow leopard (Uncia uncia) from the Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Canada, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Dylan T. Carr, Garberville, CA; Permit No. 62721D The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of a male scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) culled from a captive herd maintained in Mexico, to enhance the species’ propagation and survival. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Center for the Conservation of Tropical Ungulates, LLC., Punta Gorda, FL; Permit No. 59204D The applicant requests a permit to export two male and three female captive-born lowland tapirs (Tapirus terrestris) to the Darling Downs Zoo, Pilton, Australia, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single export. Applicant: Rockin’ S Exotic Game Ranch, San Angelo, TX; Permit No. 50118D The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and Eld’s deer (Rucervus eldii) 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: Dallas Zoo Management, dba Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX; Permit No. 56427D 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: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Tomistoma (Tomistoma schlegelii), and Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 20520 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 71 / Monday, April 13, 2020 / Notices Applicant: Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, Camarillo, CA; Permit No. 695190 The applicant requests authorization to export and reimport nonliving museum specimens of endangered species previously accessioned into the applicant’s collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Permit No. 67714D The applicant requests authorization to export and reimport nonliving museum specimens of endangered species previously accessioned into the applicant’s collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess swamp deer (Cervus duvauceli) 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. Applicant: Gary C. Ball, Indianapolis, IN; Permit No. 66461D khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The applicant requests a permit to import one sport-hunted trophy of a 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. B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science dba Alaska Sealife Center, Seward, AK; Permit No. 73634A Jkt 250001 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 the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. Monica Thomas, Management Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. BILLING CODE 4333–15–P The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and Eld’s deer (Rucervus eldii) 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. 17:57 Apr 10, 2020 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’’. [FR Doc. 2020–07638 Filed 4–10–20; 8:45 am] Applicant: Rockin’ S Exotic Game Ranch, San Angelo, TX; Permit No. 50097D VerDate Sep<11>2014 IV. Next Steps V. Authority Applicant: Kyle Wildlife Limited Partnership, Bandera, TX; Permit No. 52973D The applicant requests a renewal of their permit for public display of the non-depleted population of northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) that have been rescued, rehabilitated, and deemed non-releasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK940000.L14100000.BX0000.20X. LXSS001L0100] Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of official filing. AGENCY: The plats of survey of lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska. These surveys were executed at the request of Ahtna, Incorporated, the Bering Straits Native Corporation, Kootznoowoo, Incorporated and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands. DATES: The BLM must receive protests by May 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may buy a copy of the plats from the BLM Alaska Public Information Center, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Mailstop 13, Anchorage, AK 99513. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Please use this address when filing written protests. You may also view the plats at the BLM Alaska Public Information Center, Fitzgerald Federal Building, 222 W. 8th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, at no cost. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas N. Haywood, Chief, Branch of Cadastral Survey, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99513; 907–271–5481; dhaywood@blm.gov. People who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the BLM during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lands surveyed are: Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska T. 17 S., R. 7 W., accepted March 20, 2020 Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 20 S., R. 3 W., accepted March 18, 2020 U.S. Survey No. 14458, accepted March 28, 2020, situated within: Tps. 24, 25, and 26 S., R. 13 W., Tps. 23 and 24 S., R. 14 W. Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 34 N., R. 29 W., accepted March 20, 2020 U.S. Survey No. 9029, officially filed March 4, 1988, Correction of Survey Plat, dated March 17, 2020, situated within: T. 18 N., R. 4 W. A person or party who wishes to protest one or more plats of survey identified above must file a written notice of protest with the State Director for the BLM in Alaska. The notice of protest must identify the plat(s) of survey that the person or party wishes to protest. You must file the notice of protest before the scheduled date of official filing for the plat(s) of survey being protested. The BLM will not consider any notice of protest filed after the scheduled date of official filing. A notice of protest is considered filed on the date it is received by the State Director for the BLM in Alaska during regular business hours; if received after regular business hours, a notice of protest will be considered filed the next business day. A written statement of reasons in support of a protest, if not filed with the notice of protest, must be filed with the State Director for the BLM in Alaska within 30 calendar days after the notice of protest is filed. If a notice of protest against a plat of survey is received prior to the scheduled date of official filing, the official filing of the plat of survey identified in the notice of protest will be E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 71 (Monday, April 13, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07638]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0020; FXIA16710900000-201-FF09A30000]


Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; 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 (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) and foreign or native species for which the Service 
has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). With 
some exceptions, the ESA and the MMPA prohibit activities with listed 
species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such 
activities. The ESA and MMPA also require that we invite public comment 
before issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA 
or MMPA with respect to any endangered species or marine mammals.

DATES: We must receive comments by May 13, 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-2020-0020.
    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-2020-0020.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0020; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Headquarters, MS:

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PRB/3W; 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-
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 in consideration of section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and 
section 104(c) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we invite public comments on permit 
applications before final action is taken. With some exceptions, the 
ESA and MMPA prohibit 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. Service regulations 
regarding permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the MMPA 
with respect to any marine mammals are available in title 50 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations in part 18. Concurrent with publishing this 
notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the marine 
mammal applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee 
of Scientific Advisors for their review.

III. Permit Applications

    We invite comments on the following applications.

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Patty Parker c/o Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO; Permit No. 
45594D
    The applicant requests authorization to import biological samples 
derived from wild Galapagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) taken in 
the Galapagos, for the purpose of scientific research. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Kristin Brzeski, Houghton, MI; Permit No. 51283D
    The applicant requests a permit to export to Canada biological 
samples taken from gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the wild for the 
purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single 
export.
Applicant: John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MI; Permit No. 54616D
    The applicant requests a permit to import a male captive-born snow 
leopard (Uncia uncia) from the Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Canada, for the 
purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This 
notification is for a single import.
Applicant: Dylan T. Carr, Garberville, CA; Permit No. 62721D
    The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of 
a male scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) culled from a captive herd 
maintained in Mexico, to enhance the species' propagation and survival. 
This notification is for a single import.
Applicant: Center for the Conservation of Tropical Ungulates, LLC., 
Punta Gorda, FL; Permit No. 59204D
    The applicant requests a permit to export two male and three female 
captive-born lowland tapirs (Tapirus terrestris) to the Darling Downs 
Zoo, Pilton, Australia, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or 
survival of the species. This notification is for a single export.
Applicant: Rockin' S Exotic Game Ranch, San Angelo, TX; Permit No. 
50118D
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and Eld's deer 
(Rucervus eldii) 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: Dallas Zoo Management, dba Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX; Permit 
No. 56427D
    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: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Tomistoma 
(Tomistoma schlegelii), and Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

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Applicant: Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, Camarillo, CA; 
Permit No. 695190
    The applicant requests authorization to export and reimport 
nonliving museum specimens of endangered species previously accessioned 
into the applicant's collection for scientific research. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 
Philadelphia, PA; Permit No. 67714D
    The applicant requests authorization to export and reimport 
nonliving museum specimens of endangered species previously accessioned 
into the applicant's collection for scientific research. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Kyle Wildlife Limited Partnership, Bandera, TX; Permit No. 
52973D
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess 
swamp deer (Cervus duvauceli) 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.
Applicant: Rockin' S Exotic Game Ranch, San Angelo, TX; Permit No. 
50097D
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess 
Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and Eld's deer (Rucervus eldii) 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.
Applicant: Gary C. Ball, Indianapolis, IN; Permit No. 66461D
    The applicant requests a permit to import one sport-hunted trophy 
of a 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.

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science dba 
Alaska Sealife Center, Seward, AK; Permit No. 73634A
    The applicant requests a renewal of their permit for public display 
of the non-depleted population of northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris 
kenyoni) that have been rescued, rehabilitated, and deemed non-
releasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.

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 the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and its implementing regulations.

Monica Thomas,
Management Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
Authority.
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