Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications, 57846-57848 [2021-22702]

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[FR Doc. 2021–22755 Filed 10–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2021–0095; FXIA16710900000–212–FF09A30000] Fish and Wildlife Service, VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. SUMMARY: We must receive comments by November 18, 2021. DATES: 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–2021–0095. 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–2021–0095. • U.S. mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ– IA–2021–0095; 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications Interior. Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) If the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (4) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. AGENCY: 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: 17:51 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 Responses per annum Annual burden hours Frequency of response B. Solicitation of Public Comment jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Burden hour per response Number of respondents Information collection PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cost 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 E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 57847 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / Notices 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 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Applicant: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; Permit No. 51221D The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples derived from wild golden-shouldered parrots (Psephotus chrysopterygius), taken in Queensland, Australia, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Associated Humane Societies, dba Popcorn Park Animal Refuge, Forked River, NJ; Permit No. 83167D The applicant requests a permit to import one male and one female tiger (Panthera tigris) of unknown origin, from the Cherry Brook Zoo, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Permit No. 094332 The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from wild, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 captive-held and captive-born chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), bonobos (Pan paniscus), gorillas (Gorilla gorilla), and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) from various countries for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Applicant: Wade Harrell, Whooping Crane Recovery Plan Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 2, Austwell, TX; Permit No. PER0016823 The applicant requests renewal of a permit to import captive-bred/captivehatched and wild live specimens, captive-bred/wild-collected viable eggs, biological samples, and salvaged materials from captive-bred/wild specimens of whooping cranes (Grus Americana) from Canada, for completion of identified task and objectives mandated under the Service Whooping Crane Recovery Plan. Salvage materials may include, but are not limited to, whole or partial specimens, feathers, eggs, and eggshell fragments. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, DC; Permit No. PER0017129 The applicant requests a permit to import two female captive-bred Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) from the Rotterdam Zoo, Rotterdam, Netherlands, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Wildlife World Zoo, Inc., Litchfield Park, AZ; Permit No. 54998D 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 African penguin ........... Southern white rhinoceros. Saltwater crocodile ..... Madagascar radiated tortoise. Galapagos tortoise ..... Apaporis river caiman Brown caiman ............. Common caiman ........ African dwarf crocodile Congo dwarf crocodile Nile crocodile .............. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Scientific name Spheniscus demersus Ceratotherium simum simum Crocodylus porosus Geochelone radiata Geochelone nigra Caiman crocodilus apaporiensis Caiman crocodilus fuscus Caiman crocodilus crocodilus Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni Crocodylus niloticus Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Common name Lar white-handed gibbon. Pileated gibbon ........... Siamang ...................... Cotton-top tamarin ...... Brush-tailed rat-kangaroo. Cheetah ...................... African lion .................. African lion .................. Tiger ............................ Andean condor ........... White-naped crane ..... Leopard ....................... Ring-tailed lemur ........ Black-and-white ruffed lemur. Red ruffed lemur ......... Arabian oryx ............... Red lechwe ................. South American tapir .. Scarlet macaw ............ Blue-throated macaw .. Military macaw ............ Clouded leopard ......... Scientific name Hylobates lar Hylobates pileatus Symphalangus syndactylus Saguinus oedipus Bettongia penicillata Acinonyx jubatus Panthera leo leo Panthera leo melanochaita Panthera tigris Vultur gryphus Grus vipio Panthera pardus Lemur catta Varecia variegata Varecia rubra Oryx leucoryx Kobus leche Tapirus terrestris Ara macao cyanoptera Ara glaucogularis Ara militaris Neofelis nebulosa Applicant: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma, WA; Permit No. 77904D 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 Radiated tortoise ........ Parma wallaby ............ Asian elephant ............ Black-and-white ruffed lemur. Ring-tailed lemur ........ Northern whitecheeked gibbon. Siamang ...................... Clouded leopard ......... Sumatran tiger ............ Malayan tapir .............. Lowland anoa ............. Scientific name Astrochelys radiata Macropus parma Elephas maximus Varecia variegata Lemur catta Nomascus leucogenys Symphalangus syndactylus Neofelis nebulosa Panthera tigris sumatrae Tapirus indicus Bubalus depressicornis Applicant: Caldwell Zoo, Tyler, TX; Permit No. 71365D The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Common name Scientific name Cheetah ...................... Military macaw ............ Black rhinoceros ......... Grevy’s zebra ............. Northern bald ibis ....... Red-ruffed lemur ......... Ring-tailed lemur ........ African lion .................. Tiger ............................ Cotton-top tamarin ...... African penguin ........... Acinonyx jubatus Ara militaris Diceros bicornis Equus grevyi Geronticus eremita Varecia rubra Lemur catta Panthera leo melanochaita Panthera tigris Saguinus oedipus Spheniscus demersus E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 57848 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / Notices Applicant: Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI; Permit No. 77262D 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 Bactrian camel ............ African wild ass .......... Lar gibbon ................... Ring-tailed lemur ........ Black-and-white ruffed lemur. Golden lion tamarin .... African lion .................. Siberian tiger .............. Bornean orangutan ..... African penguin ........... Southern white rhinoceros. Scientific name Camelus bactrianus. Equus africanus. Hylobates lar. Lemur catta. Varecia variegata. Leontopithecus rosalia. Panthera leo melanochaita. Panthera tigris altaica. Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus. Spheniscus demersus. Ceratotherium simum simum. Applicant: Venado Ventures, LLC, Columbus, TX; Permit No. 79076D The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for red lechwe (Kobus leche), to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Applicant: Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu, HI; Permit No. 77784D 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. Scientific name Cheetah ...................... Black rhinoceros ......... Ring-tailed lemur ........ African lion .................. Tiger ............................ African penguin ........... Japanese giant salamander. Radiated tortoise ........ Galapagos tortoise ..... Komodo Island monitor Lar gibbon ................... Siamang ...................... Chimpanzee ................ Orangutan ................... African wild dog .......... Gavial .......................... Asian Elephant ........... Acinonyx jubatus. Diceros bicornis. Lemur catta. Panthera leo melanochaita. Panthera tigris. Spheniscus demersus. Andrias japonicus. Astrochelys radiata. Geochelone nigra. Varanus komodoensis. Hylobates lar. Symphalangus syndactylus. Pan troglodytes. Pongo pygmaeus. Lycaon pictus. Gavialis gangeticus. Elephas maximus. Applicant: Venado Ventures, LLC, Columbus, TX; Permit No. 79085D The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess red lechwe (Kobus leche) from the captive herd maintained at their facility, to enhance the species’ propagation and 17:51 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 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, Program Analyst/Data Administrator Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2021–22702 Filed 10–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [DOI–2021–0008] Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Recreation Opportunities Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of listening sessions and request for public comments. AGENCY: ACTION: Common name VerDate Sep<11>2014 survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. As part of its implementation of an Executive order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is conducting five virtual listening sessions and inviting public comments to obtain stakeholder input on barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in participating in recreation opportunities on DOI-managed public lands and waters. DATES: DOI will hold five virtual listening sessions on the following dates: —October 19, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET —October 21, 2021 from 8:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m. ET —October 25, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 —October 26, 2021 from 8:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m. ET —October 27, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET Interested persons are also invited to submit comments in writing or online (see ADDRESSES below) on or before November 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments online at https:// www.regulations.gov by entering ‘‘DOI– 2021–0008’’ in the Search bar and clicking ‘‘Search’’ or by mail to U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Policy Analysis—Mailstop 3530, ATTN: E.O. 13985 Recreation Comments, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. You may respond to some or all of the questions listed in the ‘‘Supplementary Information—Questions’’ section of this document. All public comments received are subject to the Freedom of Information Act and will be posted in their entirety at https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal or business confidential information provided. Do not include any information you would not like to be made publicly available. If you plan to attend one of the virtual listening sessions and need assistance in a language other than English or if you are a person with disabilities who needs a reasonable accommodation, please contact DEIA@ios.doi.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Oliver, D&I Strategist, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights, DEIA@ios.doi.gov. (202) 208–7301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 20, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden issued Executive Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2021-0095; FXIA16710900000-212-FF09A30000]


Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign 
species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed 
species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such 
activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with 
respect to any endangered species.

DATES: We must receive comments by November 18, 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 https://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2021-0095.
    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-2021-0095.
     U.S. mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. 
FWS-HQ-IA-2021-0095; 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

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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: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; Permit No. 
51221D

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples 
derived from wild golden-shouldered parrots (Psephotus 
chrysopterygius), taken in Queensland, Australia, for the purpose of 
scientific research. This notification is for a single import.

Applicant: Associated Humane Societies, dba Popcorn Park Animal Refuge, 
Forked River, NJ; Permit No. 83167D

    The applicant requests a permit to import one male and one female 
tiger (Panthera tigris) of unknown origin, from the Cherry Brook Zoo, 
St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, for the purpose of enhancing the 
propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a 
single import.

Applicant: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Permit No. 094332

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
wild, captive-held and captive-born chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), 
bonobos (Pan paniscus), gorillas (Gorilla gorilla), and orangutans 
(Pongo pygmaeus) from various countries for the purpose of scientific 
research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Wade Harrell, Whooping Crane Recovery Plan Coordinator, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 2, Austwell, TX; Permit No. 
PER0016823

    The applicant requests renewal of a permit to import captive-bred/
captive- hatched and wild live specimens, captive-bred/wild-collected 
viable eggs, biological samples, and salvaged materials from captive-
bred/wild specimens of whooping cranes (Grus Americana) from Canada, 
for completion of identified task and objectives mandated under the 
Service Whooping Crane Recovery Plan. Salvage materials may include, 
but are not limited to, whole or partial specimens, feathers, eggs, and 
eggshell fragments. This notification covers activities to be conducted 
by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, 
Washington, DC; Permit No. PER0017129

    The applicant requests a permit to import two female captive-bred 
Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) from the Rotterdam Zoo, Rotterdam, 
Netherlands, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival 
of the species. This notification is for a single import.

Applicant: Wildlife World Zoo, Inc., Litchfield Park, AZ; Permit No. 
54998D

    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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African penguin.........................  Spheniscus demersus
Southern white rhinoceros...............  Ceratotherium simum simum
Saltwater crocodile.....................  Crocodylus porosus
Madagascar radiated tortoise............  Geochelone radiata
Galapagos tortoise......................  Geochelone nigra
Apaporis river caiman...................  Caiman crocodilus apaporiensis
Brown caiman............................  Caiman crocodilus fuscus
Common caiman...........................  Caiman crocodilus crocodilus
African dwarf crocodile.................  Osteolaemus tetraspis
                                           tetraspis
Congo dwarf crocodile...................  Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni
Nile crocodile..........................  Crocodylus niloticus
Lar white-handed gibbon.................  Hylobates lar
Pileated gibbon.........................  Hylobates pileatus
Siamang.................................  Symphalangus syndactylus
Cotton-top tamarin......................  Saguinus oedipus
Brush-tailed rat-kangaroo...............  Bettongia penicillata
Cheetah.................................  Acinonyx jubatus
African lion............................  Panthera leo leo
African lion............................  Panthera leo melanochaita
Tiger...................................  Panthera tigris
Andean condor...........................  Vultur gryphus
White-naped crane.......................  Grus vipio
Leopard.................................  Panthera pardus
Ring-tailed lemur.......................  Lemur catta
Black-and-white ruffed lemur............  Varecia variegata
Red ruffed lemur........................  Varecia rubra
Arabian oryx............................  Oryx leucoryx
Red lechwe..............................  Kobus leche
South American tapir....................  Tapirus terrestris
Scarlet macaw...........................  Ara macao cyanoptera
Blue-throated macaw.....................  Ara glaucogularis
Military macaw..........................  Ara militaris
Clouded leopard.........................  Neofelis nebulosa
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Applicant: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma, WA; Permit No. 
77904D

    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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Radiated tortoise.......................  Astrochelys radiata
Parma wallaby...........................  Macropus parma
Asian elephant..........................  Elephas maximus
Black-and-white ruffed lemur............  Varecia variegata
Ring-tailed lemur.......................  Lemur catta
Northern white-cheeked gibbon...........  Nomascus leucogenys
Siamang.................................  Symphalangus syndactylus
Clouded leopard.........................  Neofelis nebulosa
Sumatran tiger..........................  Panthera tigris sumatrae
Malayan tapir...........................  Tapirus indicus
Lowland anoa............................  Bubalus depressicornis
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Applicant: Caldwell Zoo, Tyler, TX; Permit No. 71365D

    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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Cheetah.................................  Acinonyx jubatus
Military macaw..........................  Ara militaris
Black rhinoceros........................  Diceros bicornis
Grevy's zebra...........................  Equus grevyi
Northern bald ibis......................  Geronticus eremita
Red-ruffed lemur........................  Varecia rubra
Ring-tailed lemur.......................  Lemur catta
African lion............................  Panthera leo melanochaita
Tiger...................................  Panthera tigris
Cotton-top tamarin......................  Saguinus oedipus
African penguin.........................  Spheniscus demersus
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Applicant: Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI; Permit No. 77262D

    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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Bactrian camel..........................  Camelus bactrianus.
African wild ass........................  Equus africanus.
Lar gibbon..............................  Hylobates lar.
Ring-tailed lemur.......................  Lemur catta.
Black-and-white ruffed lemur............  Varecia variegata.
Golden lion tamarin.....................  Leontopithecus rosalia.
African lion............................  Panthera leo melanochaita.
Siberian tiger..........................  Panthera tigris altaica.
Bornean orangutan.......................  Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus.
African penguin.........................  Spheniscus demersus.
Southern white rhinoceros...............  Ceratotherium simum simum.
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Applicant: Venado Ventures, LLC, Columbus, TX; Permit No. 79076D

    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for red lechwe (Kobus leche), 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: Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu, HI; Permit No. 77784D

    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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Cheetah.................................  Acinonyx jubatus.
Black rhinoceros........................  Diceros bicornis.
Ring-tailed lemur.......................  Lemur catta.
African lion............................  Panthera leo melanochaita.
Tiger...................................  Panthera tigris.
African penguin.........................  Spheniscus demersus.
Japanese giant salamander...............  Andrias japonicus.
Radiated tortoise.......................  Astrochelys radiata.
Galapagos tortoise......................  Geochelone nigra.
Komodo Island monitor...................  Varanus komodoensis.
Lar gibbon..............................  Hylobates lar.
Siamang.................................  Symphalangus syndactylus.
Chimpanzee..............................  Pan troglodytes.
Orangutan...............................  Pongo pygmaeus.
African wild dog........................  Lycaon pictus.
Gavial..................................  Gavialis gangeticus.
Asian Elephant..........................  Elephas maximus.
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Applicant: Venado Ventures, LLC, Columbus, TX; Permit No. 79085D

    The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess 
red lechwe (Kobus leche) 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.

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,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2021-22702 Filed 10-18-21; 8:45 am]
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