Marine Mammal Protection Act and Wild Bird Conservation Act; Receipt of Permit Applications, 70516-70517 [2021-26704]

Download as PDF 70516 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR I. Public Comment Procedures Fish and Wildlife Service 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. [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2021–0102; FXIA16710900000–212–FF09A30000] Marine Mammal Protection Act and Wild Bird Conservation Act; Receipt of Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the public to comment on foreign or native species for which the Service has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and foreign bird species covered under the Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA). With some exceptions, the MMPA and WBCA prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. These Acts also require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity they otherwise prohibit with respect to any species. SUMMARY: We must receive comments by January 10, 2022. DATES: Obtaining Documents: The application, 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–2021–0102. 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–2021–0102. • U.S. mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ– IA–2021–0102; 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. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 ADDRESSES: 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in consideration of section 104(c) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and section 112(4) of the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 (WBCA; 16 U.S.C. 4901–4916), we invite public comments on permit applications before final action is taken. With some exceptions, these Acts prohibit certain activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. Service regulations regarding permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the MMPA with respect to any marine mammals are available in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 18. Service regulations regarding permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the WBCA with respect to any wild birds are available in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 15. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the marine mammal applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. III. Permit Applications We invite comments on the following applications. A. Marine Mammal Protection Act Applicant: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, San Diego, CA; Permit No. 63201D The applicant requests a permit to obtain samples of West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus) that have been salvaged from dead animals taken from the wild for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. B. Wild Bird Conservation Act Applicant: Mary Ellen LePage, Santa Cruz, CA; Permit No. 13344C The applicant wishes to amend the Cooperative Breeding Program CB035 covering (Cacatua ophthalmica), by including Derian Silva of Miami, Florida, as a member to CB035. If the amendment is approved, the program will include Derian Silva, Miami, Florida, as a member of CB035. Applicant: Vernon Brett Padgett, Atlanta, GA; Permit No. CS0080491 The applicant wishes to amend the Cooperative Breeding Program for underrepresented Bucerotidae and Psittaciformes in aviculture, no. CB042, by including Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida, as a member of CB042. If the amendment is approved, the E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices program will include Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida, as a member of CB042. 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 Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and its implementing regulations, and section 112(4) of the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 and the regulations at 50 CFR 15.26(c). Brenda Tapia, Supervisor Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2021–26704 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [223 LLUTG02000 L12200000.PM0000] Notice of Public Meeting, San Rafael Swell Recreation Area Advisory Council, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) San Rafael Swell Recreation Area Advisory Council (Council) will meet as follows. DATES: The Council is scheduled to meet virtually on February 16, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on February 17, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held online through the Zoom meeting application. Participation information will be available 30 days in advance of the meeting on the RAC’s web page at jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/ resource-advisory-council/near-you/ utah/San-Rafael-Swell-RAC. Written comments to address the Council may be sent to Lance Porter, Green River District Manager, 170 South 500 West, Vernal, Utah 84078; or via email with the subject line ‘‘San Rafael Swell Advisory Council meeting’’ to utprmail@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lance Porter, BLM Green River District Manager, 170 South 500 West, Vernal, Utah 84078; telephone (435) 781–4400; or email l50porte@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for Lance Porter. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Pub. L. 116–9) established the Council to provide advice and information for the BLM in planning and managing the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area. The seven-member council represents a wide range of interests including local government, recreational users, grazing allotment permittees, conservation organizations, expertise in historical uses of the recreation area, and Tribes. More information can be found on the Council’s web page at: https:// www.blm.gov/get-involved/resourceadvisory-council/near-you/utah/SanRafael-Swell-RAC. Agenda topics for the meeting will include San Rafael Swell Recreation Area updates; backcountry airstrips and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern within the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area; and the scoping themes and planning process for the Dingell Act RMP Amendments (as related to the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area only). The final agenda and meeting information will be posted on the Council’s web page 30 days before the meeting. The meeting is open to the public. A public-comment period will be offered each day of the scheduled meeting. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and the time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Written comments may also be sent to the Green River District Manager at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. All comments received will be provided to the Council. Public Disclosure of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70517 comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so. Detailed Council meeting minutes will be maintained in the Green River District Office and will be available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours within 90 days following the meeting. Minutes will also be posted to the Council web page. (Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–2) Gregory Sheehan, Bureau of Land Management, State Director, Utah. [FR Doc. 2021–26766 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORW00000.223L1109AF.L17110000. AL0000.241A.HAG22–0005] Call for Nominations to the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee, Washington Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of call for nominations. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). This citizen-based committee advises the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the preparation and implementation of the San Juan Islands National Monument Management Plan. DATES: All nominations must be received no later than January 10, 2022. ADDRESSES: Nominations and completed applications should be sent to the BLM, Spokane District Office, 1103 N Fancher Road, Spokane, WA 99212. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2021-0102; FXIA16710900000-212-FF09A30000]


Marine Mammal Protection Act and Wild Bird Conservation Act; 
Receipt of Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the 
public to comment on foreign or native species for which the Service 
has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and 
foreign bird species covered under the Wild Bird Conservation Act 
(WBCA). With some exceptions, the MMPA and WBCA prohibit activities 
with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows 
such activities. These Acts also require that we invite public comment 
before issuing permits for any activity they otherwise prohibit with 
respect to any species.

DATES: We must receive comments by January 10, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The application, 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-2021-0102.
    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-2021-0102.
     U.S. mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. 
FWS-HQ-IA-2021-0102; 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 104(c) of the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and 
section 112(4) of the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 (WBCA; 16 
U.S.C. 4901-4916), we invite public comments on permit applications 
before final action is taken. With some exceptions, these Acts prohibit 
certain activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is 
issued that allows such activities. Service regulations regarding 
permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the MMPA with respect 
to any marine mammals are available in title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations in part 18. Service regulations regarding permits for any 
activity otherwise prohibited by the WBCA with respect to any wild 
birds are available in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in 
part 15.
    Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we 
are forwarding copies of the marine mammal applications to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their 
review.

III. Permit Applications

    We invite comments on the following applications.

A. Marine Mammal Protection Act

Applicant: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, San Diego, CA; Permit No. 
63201D
    The applicant requests a permit to obtain samples of West Indian 
manatees (Trichechus manatus) that have been salvaged from dead animals 
taken from the wild for the purpose of scientific research. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

B. Wild Bird Conservation Act

Applicant: Mary Ellen LePage, Santa Cruz, CA; Permit No. 13344C
    The applicant wishes to amend the Cooperative Breeding Program 
CB035 covering (Cacatua ophthalmica), by including Derian Silva of 
Miami, Florida, as a member to CB035. If the amendment is approved, the 
program will include Derian Silva, Miami, Florida, as a member of 
CB035.
Applicant: Vernon Brett Padgett, Atlanta, GA; Permit No. CS0080491
    The applicant wishes to amend the Cooperative Breeding Program for 
underrepresented Bucerotidae and Psittaciformes in aviculture, no. 
CB042, by including Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida, as a member 
of CB042. If the amendment is approved, the

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program will include Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida, as a member 
of CB042.

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 Marine Mammal 
Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and its 
implementing regulations, and section 112(4) of the Wild Bird 
Conservation Act of 1992 and the regulations at 50 CFR 15.26(c).

Brenda Tapia,
Supervisor Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, 
Division of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2021-26704 Filed 12-9-21; 8:45 am]
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