Foreign Endangered Species Receipt of Permit Applications, 46699-46700 [2020-16848]

Download as PDF 46699 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 149 / Monday, August 3, 2020 / Notices Annual number of respondents Requirement Total annual responses Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours * Activity Reports Individuals ........................................................................................................ Private Sector .................................................................................................. Government ..................................................................................................... 40 466 100 40 466 100 0.5 0.5 0.5 20 233 50 Totals ........................................................................................................ 8,115 8,115 ........................ 17,006 * Rounded. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: July 29, 2020. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2020–16825 Filed 7–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0081; FXIA16710900000–201–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species Receipt of Permit Applications I. Public Comment Procedures Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on an application to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with respect to any endangered species. DATES: We must receive comments by September 2, 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 https:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0081. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:39 Jul 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: https:// www.regulations.gov. Search for and submit comments on Docket No. FWS– HQ–IA–2020–0081. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0081; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: PRB/3W; 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 DMAFR@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 https:// 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 https:// 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 E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 46700 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 149 / Monday, August 3, 2020 / Notices 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 Brenda Tapia, Management Analyst/Program Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2020–16848 Filed 7–31–20; 8:45 am] We invite comments on the following applications. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Applicant: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Permit No. 003005 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0075; FXIA16710900000–201–FF09A30000] Fish and Wildlife Service Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit Applicant: Jerry Fife, Laveen, AZ; Permit applications; request for comments. No. 76243D SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and The applicant requests a captive-bred Wildlife Service, invite the public to wildlife registration under 50 CFR comment on applications to conduct 17.21(g) for Madagascar radiated tortoise certain activities with foreign species (Geochelone radiata syn Astrochelys that are listed as endangered under the radiata) and Galapagos tortoise Endangered Species Act (ESA). With (Geochelone nigra syn Chelonoidis some exceptions, the ESA prohibits niger), to enhance the propagation or activities with listed species unless survival of the species. This notification Federal authorization is issued that covers activities to be conducted by the allows such activities. The ESA also applicant over a 5-year period. requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity Applicant: 777 Ranch, Hondo, TX; otherwise prohibited by the ESA with Permit No. 76665D respect to any endangered species. The applicant requests a permit DATES: We must receive comments by authorizing the culling of excess September 2, 2020. Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelli), and applications, application supporting Eld’s deer (Rucervus eldii) from the materials, and any comments and other captive herd maintained at their facility, materials that we receive will be to enhance the species’ propagation and available for public inspection at https:// survival. This notification covers www.regulations.gov in Docket No. activities to be conducted by the FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0075. applicant over a 3-year period. Submitting Comments: When submitting comments, please specify the IV. Next Steps name of the applicant and the permit After the comment period closes, we number at the beginning of your will make decisions regarding permit comment. You may submit comments issuance. If we issue permits to any of by one of the following methods: the applicants listed in this notice, we • Internet: https:// will publish a notice in the Federal www.regulations.gov. Search for and Register. You may locate the notice submit comments on Docket No. FWS– announcing the permit issuance by HQ–IA–2020–0075. searching https://www.regulations.gov • U.S. Mail: Public Comments for the permit number listed above in Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ– this document. For example, to find IA–2020–0075; U.S. Fish and Wildlife information about the potential issuance Service Headquarters, MS: PRB/3W; of Permit No. 12345A, you would go to 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA regulations.gov and search for 22041–3803. ‘‘12345A’’. For more information, see Public Comment Procedures under V. Authority SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We issue this notice under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: authority of the Endangered Species Act Monica Thomas, by phone at 703–358– VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:39 Jul 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. B. May I review comments submitted by others? You may view and comment on others’ public comments at https:// 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 https:// 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 E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0081; 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 an application to conduct certain activities with foreign 
species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed 
species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such 
activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with 
respect to any endangered species.

DATES: We must receive comments by September 2, 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 https://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0081.
    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: https://www.regulations.gov. Search for and 
submit comments on Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0081.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0081; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Headquarters, MS: PRB/3W; 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 https://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 https://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

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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: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Permit No. 
003005

    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: Jerry Fife, Laveen, AZ; Permit No. 76243D

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for Madagascar radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata 
syn Astrochelys radiata) and Galapagos tortoise (Geochelone nigra syn 
Chelonoidis niger), 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: 777 Ranch, Hondo, TX; Permit No. 76665D

    The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess 
Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelli), 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 
3-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 https://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. 2020-16848 Filed 7-31-20; 8:45 am]
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