[Federal Register: May 18, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 95)]
[Page 27814-27815]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service


Receipt of Applications for Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities 
with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species 
Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal 
permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA laws require that 
we invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive requests for documents or comments on or before 
June 17, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 
22203; fax (703) 358-2280; or e-mail DMAFR@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 
(telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (e-mail).

I. Public Comment Procedures
A. How Do I Request Copies of Applications or Comment on Submitted 
    Send your request for copies of applications or comments and 
materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed 
under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication 
date, the PRT-number, and the name of the applicant in your request or 
submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an e-mail 
or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address 
in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond 
to your request electronically.
    Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. 
Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in 
this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include 
sufficient information with your comments 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. We 
will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we 
receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments 
delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES).

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B. May I Review Comments Submitted by Others?
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the address listed under ADDRESSES. 
The public may review documents and other information applicants have 
sent in support of the application unless our allowing viewing would 
violate the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act. Before including 
your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your 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 that we will be able to do so.
II. Background
    To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected 
species, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, section 10(a)(1)(A), as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) require that we invite public comment 
before final action on these permit applications.
III. Permit Applications
Endangered Species

Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA; PRT-09145A

    The applicant requests a permit to export one female captive bred 
giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) born at the zoo in 2005 and owned 
by the Government of China, to the Wolong Nature Reserve, China under 
the terms of their loan agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation 
Association. This export is part of the approved loan program for the 
purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species through 
scientific research as outlined in the Zoological Society of San 
Diego's original permit.

Applicant: George Carden Circus International, Inc., Springfield, MO; 
PRT -070854, 079868, 079870, 079871, and 079872.

    The applicant requests the re-issuance of their permits to re-
export and re-import five female Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) to 
worldwide locations for the purposes of enhancement of the species 
through conservation education. The permit numbers and animals are: 
070854, Bimbo Jr.; 079868, Vickie; 079870, Jenny; 079871, Judy and 
079872, Cyd. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a three-year period and the import of any potential 
progeny born while overseas.

Applicant: University of California, San Diego, CA; PRT-236267

    On March 1, 2010, we published a Federal Register notice inviting 
the public to comment on an application for permits to conduct certain 
activities with endangered species (75 FR 9251). We made an error and 
neglected to report one species from which specimens would be obtained. 
In addition to the three species listed, DNA and/or cell lines from the 
Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) would be obtained for the purpose of 
scientific research.

Multiple Applicants

    The following applicants each request a permit to import the 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 enhancement of the 
survival of the species.

Applicant: John Turner, Fresco, CA; PRT-02299A

Applicant: Robert Andersen, La Salle, CO; PRT-10431A

Applicant: James Cordock, Indiantown, FL; PRT-11227A

    Dated: May 7, 2010
Brenda Tapia
Program Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority
[FR Doc. 2010-11847 Filed 5-17- 10; 8:45 am]