Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Permit Applications, 16754-16755 [2021-06575]

Download as PDF 16754 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices 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. Timothy MacDonald, Government Information Specialist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2021–06576 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0141; FXIA16710900000–212–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, 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 30, 2021. 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–2020–0141. 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–2020–0141. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0141; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PRB/3W; 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. For more information, see Public Comment Procedures under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim MacDonald, by phone at 703–358–2185, 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Endangered Species Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center, Carr, CO; Permit No. 800411 and Permit No. 086867 The applicant requests renewal and amendment of permits to export, import, and re-import both live captiveborn and wild specimens, biological samples, and salvaged material of blackfooted ferret (Mustela nigripes) to and from Canada and Mexico for completion of identified tasks and objectives mandated under the Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan. Salvaged materials may include, but are not limited to, whole or partial specimens, blood, tissue, hair, and fecal swabs. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI; Permit No. PER0002969 The applicant requests a permit to export biological samples derived from the whooping crane (Grus americana), taken in Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge, Austwell, TX, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species through scientific research. This notification is for a single import. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Applicant: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Permit No. 75498D The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples derived from wild Central American river turtles (Dermatemys mawii), taken in Belize, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN; Permit No. 75752D The applicant requests a permit to import one female captive-born Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) from Twycross Zoo, Atherstone, United Kingdom, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Donald Lee Wehmeyer, Abilene, TX; Permit No. 71813D The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) trophy from South Africa to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Tortoise Conservatory, LLC, Phoenix, AZ; Permit No. 59955B The applicant requests 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. Applicant: National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Permit No. 71028D 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Blue-throated macaw .. Guam rail .................... Rothschild’s starling .... Edward’s pheasant ..... Palawan peacock pheasant. African penguin ........... Red siskin ................... Guam kingfisher ......... Cabot’s tragopan pheasant. Andean condor ........... Scientific name 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 Siamese crocodile ...... White-naped crane ..... Siamang ...................... Bornean orangutan ..... Malayan tapir .............. Crocodylus siamensis Grus vipio Symphalangus syndactylus Pongo pygmaeus Tapirus indicus Applicant: Gary Wiechens, Roll, AZ; Permit No. 62714D The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) culled from a captive herd in Mexico, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. Applicant: Richard Roark, Marshall, TX; Permit No. 72865D The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of one 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. 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 Ara glaucogularis Rallus owstoni Leucopsar rothschildi Lophura edwardsi Polyplectron emphanum 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. Spheniscus demersus Carduelis cucullata Halcyon cinnamomina cinnamomina Tragopan caboti Timothy MacDonald, Government Information Specialist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. Vultur gryphus [FR Doc. 2021–06575 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] Applicant: Virginia Zoological Park, Norfolk, VA; Permit No. 69710D BILLING CODE 4333–15–P The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16755 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2021–N018; FXES11130300000–201–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery 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, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. 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. SUMMARY: We must receive your written comments on or before April 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TEXXXXXX; see table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION): • Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective application number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Nathan Rathbun, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Rathbun, 612–713–5343 (phone); permitsR3ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0141; FXIA16710900000-212-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, 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 30, 2021.

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-2020-0141.
    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-2020-0141.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2020-0141; 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: Tim MacDonald, 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.), 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.

Endangered Species

Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/National Black-footed Ferret 
Conservation Center, Carr, CO; Permit No. 800411 and Permit No. 086867

    The applicant requests renewal and amendment of permits to export, 
import, and re-import both live captive-born and wild specimens, 
biological samples, and salvaged material of black-footed ferret 
(Mustela nigripes) to and from Canada and Mexico for completion of 
identified tasks and objectives mandated under the Black-footed Ferret 
Recovery Plan. Salvaged materials may include, but are not limited to, 
whole or partial specimens, blood, tissue, hair, and fecal swabs. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

Applicant: International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI; Permit No. 
PER0002969

    The applicant requests a permit to export biological samples 
derived from the whooping crane (Grus americana), taken in Arkansas 
National Wildlife Refuge, Austwell, TX, for the purpose of enhancing 
the propagation or survival of the species through scientific research. 
This notification is for a single import.

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Applicant: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Permit No. 75498D

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples 
derived from wild Central American river turtles (Dermatemys mawii), 
taken in Belize, for the purpose of scientific research. This 
notification is for a single import.

Applicant: Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN; Permit No. 75752D

    The applicant requests a permit to import one female captive-born 
Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) from Twycross Zoo, 
Atherstone, United Kingdom, for the purpose of enhancing the 
propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a 
single import.

Applicant: Donald Lee Wehmeyer, Abilene, TX; Permit No. 71813D

    The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted cape 
mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) trophy from South Africa to enhance 
the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a 
single import.

Applicant: Tortoise Conservatory, LLC, Phoenix, AZ; Permit No. 59955B

    The applicant requests 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: National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Permit No. 
71028D

    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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Blue-throated macaw.....................  Ara glaucogularis
Guam rail...............................  Rallus owstoni
Rothschild's starling...................  Leucopsar rothschildi
Edward's pheasant.......................  Lophura edwardsi
Palawan peacock pheasant................  Polyplectron emphanum
African penguin.........................  Spheniscus demersus
Red siskin..............................  Carduelis cucullata
Guam kingfisher.........................  Halcyon cinnamomina
                                           cinnamomina
Cabot's tragopan pheasant...............  Tragopan caboti
Andean condor...........................  Vultur gryphus
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Applicant: Virginia Zoological Park, Norfolk, VA; Permit No. 69710D

    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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Siamese crocodile.......................  Crocodylus siamensis
White-naped crane.......................  Grus vipio
Siamang.................................  Symphalangus syndactylus
Bornean orangutan.......................  Pongo pygmaeus
Malayan tapir...........................  Tapirus indicus
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Applicant: Gary Wiechens, Roll, AZ; Permit No. 62714D

    The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy 
of one male scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) culled from a captive 
herd in Mexico, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or 
survival of the species.

Applicant: Richard Roark, Marshall, TX; Permit No. 72865D

    The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of 
one 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.

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.

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