Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, 16753-16754 [2021-06576]

Download as PDF 16753 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0140; FXIA16710900000–212–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). SUMMARY: Information about the applications for the permits listed in this notice is available online at www.regulations.gov. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. 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: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened species in response to permit applications that we received under the authority of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) After considering the information submitted with each permit application and the public comments received, we issued the requested permits subject to ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR certain conditions set forth in each permit. For each application for an endangered species, we found that (1) the application was filed in good faith, (2) the granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) the granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Availability of Documents The permittees’ original permit application materials, along with public comments we received during public comment periods for the applications, are available for review. To locate the application materials and received comments, go to www.regulations.gov and search for the appropriate permit number (e.g., 12345C) provided in the following table: ENDANGERED SPECIES Permit No. Applicant Permit issuance date 56953D ........................ 69406D ........................ 60225D ........................ 60002D ........................ 49147D ........................ 76438D ........................ 63307D ........................ 56470D ........................ 59321D ........................ 105568 ......................... 003005 ......................... 93328C ........................ 075249 ......................... 672849 ......................... 707102 ......................... 50097D ........................ 50118D ........................ 66472D ........................ 69314D ........................ 76665D ........................ 60507D ........................ 68664D ........................ 70028D ........................ 56752D ........................ 59433D ........................ 66451D ........................ 69790D ........................ 70466A ........................ 70470A ........................ Tony Goldberg ........................................................................................................................... U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office ............................................ Minnesota Zoological Gardens .................................................................................................. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium .................................................................................................... Toledo Zoological Society ......................................................................................................... Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ............................................ University of Massachusetts at Amherst ................................................................................... Chattanooga Zoo ....................................................................................................................... Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park .................................................................................................... United States Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center ........................................... Louisiana State University, Museum of Natural Science .......................................................... University of Texas at Arlington, Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center .............. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History ................................................................... Priour Brothers Ranch ............................................................................................................... Priour Brothers Ranch ............................................................................................................... Rockin’ S Exotic Game Ranch LLC .......................................................................................... Rockin’ S Exotic Game Ranch LLC .......................................................................................... Minnesota Zoological Gardens .................................................................................................. Stanford University .................................................................................................................... 777 Ranch ................................................................................................................................. Lonesome Bull Ranch ............................................................................................................... Lonesome Bull Ranch ............................................................................................................... Maryland Zoo in Baltimore ........................................................................................................ International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals (The Wilds) .................................... Mississippi Aquarium ................................................................................................................. Saint Louis Zoo ......................................................................................................................... Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary ................................................................................................... Lucky 7 Ranch ........................................................................................................................... Lucky 7 Ranch ........................................................................................................................... August 14, 2020. August 17, 2020. August 17, 2020. August 17, 2020. August 19, 2020. August 19, 2020. August 19, 2020. August 18, 2020. August 21, 2020. October 9, 2020. October 19, 2020. October 19, 2020. October 26, 2020. October 27, 2020. November 4, 2020. October 27, 2020. October 27, 2020. November 2, 2020. November 2, 2020. October 19, 2020. October 9, 2020. October 9, 2020. November 24, 2020. November 23, 2020. November 23, 2020. November 23, 2020. November 23, 2020. November 23, 2020. November 23, 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES MARINE MAMMALS Permit No. Applicant 791721 ......................... 37946D ........................ 37058D ........................ U.S. Geological Survey dba USGS Sirenia Project .................................................................. Charlie Hamilton James ............................................................................................................ Charlie Hamilton James ............................................................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit issuance date E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 October 20, 2020. November 20, 2020. November 18, 2020. 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

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16753-16754]
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-2020-0140; FXIA16710900000-212-FF09A30000]


Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued the 
following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered 
species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

ADDRESSES: Information about the applications for the permits listed in 
this notice is available online at www.regulations.gov. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details.

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: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), have issued permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered and threatened species in response to permit applications 
that we received under the authority of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.)
    After considering the information submitted with each permit 
application and the public comments received, we issued the requested 
permits subject to certain conditions set forth in each permit. For 
each application for an endangered species, we found that (1) the 
application was filed in good faith, (2) the granted permit would not 
operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) the 
granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set 
forth in section 2 of the ESA.

Availability of Documents

    The permittees' original permit application materials, along with 
public comments we received during public comment periods for the 
applications, are available for review. To locate the application 
materials and received comments, go to www.regulations.gov and search 
for the appropriate permit number (e.g., 12345C) provided in the 
following table:

                           Endangered Species
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                                                         Permit issuance
          Permit No.                   Applicant              date
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56953D........................  Tony Goldberg.........  August 14, 2020.
69406D........................  U.S. Fish and Wildlife  August 17, 2020.
                                 Service, Carlsbad
                                 Fish and Wildlife
                                 Office.
60225D........................  Minnesota Zoological    August 17, 2020.
                                 Gardens.
60002D........................  Columbus Zoo and        August 17, 2020.
                                 Aquarium.
49147D........................  Toledo Zoological       August 19, 2020.
                                 Society.
76438D........................  Royal Botanic Gardens,  August 19, 2020.
                                 Kew; c/o U.S. Fish
                                 and Wildlife Service.
63307D........................  University of           August 19, 2020.
                                 Massachusetts at
                                 Amherst.
56470D........................  Chattanooga Zoo.......  August 18, 2020.
59321D........................  Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak  August 21, 2020.
                                 Park.
105568........................  United States           October 9, 2020.
                                 Geological Survey,
                                 National Wildlife
                                 Health Center.
003005........................  Louisiana State         October 19,
                                 University, Museum of   2020.
                                 Natural Science.
93328C........................  University of Texas at  October 19,
                                 Arlington, Amphibian    2020.
                                 and Reptile Diversity
                                 Research Center.
075249........................  Sam Noble Oklahoma      October 26,
                                 Museum of Natural       2020.
                                 History.
672849........................  Priour Brothers Ranch.  October 27,
                                                         2020.
707102........................  Priour Brothers Ranch.  November 4,
                                                         2020.
50097D........................  Rockin' S Exotic Game   October 27,
                                 Ranch LLC.              2020.
50118D........................  Rockin' S Exotic Game   October 27,
                                 Ranch LLC.              2020.
66472D........................  Minnesota Zoological    November 2,
                                 Gardens.                2020.
69314D........................  Stanford University...  November 2,
                                                         2020.
76665D........................  777 Ranch.............  October 19,
                                                         2020.
60507D........................  Lonesome Bull Ranch...  October 9, 2020.
68664D........................  Lonesome Bull Ranch...  October 9, 2020.
70028D........................  Maryland Zoo in         November 24,
                                 Baltimore.              2020.
56752D........................  International Center    November 23,
                                 for the Preservation    2020.
                                 of Wild Animals (The
                                 Wilds).
59433D........................  Mississippi Aquarium..  November 23,
                                                         2020.
66451D........................  Saint Louis Zoo.......  November 23,
                                                         2020.
69790D........................  Animal Ark Wildlife     November 23,
                                 Sanctuary.              2020.
70466A........................  Lucky 7 Ranch.........  November 23,
                                                         2020.
70470A........................  Lucky 7 Ranch.........  November 23,
                                                         2020.
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                             Marine Mammals
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                                                         Permit issuance
          Permit No.                   Applicant              date
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791721........................  U.S. Geological Survey  October 20,
                                 dba USGS Sirenia        2020.
                                 Project.
37946D........................  Charlie Hamilton James  November 20,
                                                         2020.
37058D........................  Charlie Hamilton James  November 18,
                                                         2020.
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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