[Federal Register: June 1, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 104)]
[Page 30428-30429]
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Fish and Wildlife Service


Receipt of Applications for Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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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, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, 
the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act 
(MMPA) prohibit activities with listed species unless a Federal permit 
is issued that allows such activities. Both laws require that we invite 
public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive requests for documents or comments on or before 
July 1, 2010. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public 
hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by 
July 1, 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).
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.), and our regulations in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Marine Mammal Protection 
Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and our regulations 
in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 18 require that we 
invite public comment before final action on these permit applications. 
Under the MMPA, you may request a hearing on any MMPA application 
received. If you request a hearing, give specific reasons why a hearing 
would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the 
discretion of the Service Director.
III. Permit Applications
A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Museum of Zoology--University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 

    The applicant requests a permit to import dried skin samples from 
museum specimens of mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) and 
Yellow-tail woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) from Peru for the 
purpose of enhancement of the species through scientific research. This 
notification covers activities conducted by the applicant for a 5-year 

Applicant: Charles T. Ellis, Senoia, GA; PRT-10973A

    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 enhancement of the survival of the species.
B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Seattle, WA; PRT-212570

    The applicant requests an amendment to the permit for incidental 
harassment for the purpose of scientific research. During cetacean and 
pinniped aerial and boat surveys, biopsy collection, and tagging 
activities, populations of polar bear (Ursus maritimus), walrus 
(Odobenus rosmarus), northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) and 
southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) may be harassed in the 
waters of Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted under the remainder of the 5-year 
period of the permit.

Applicant: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 
CA; PRT-717015

    The applicant requests renewal of the permit to acquire, import, 
and export unlimited number of specimens of sea otters (Enhydra 
lutris), marine otters (Lontra feline), manatees (Trichechus spp.), 
dugongs (Dugong dugon), polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and walrus 
(Odobenus rosmarus) for the purpose of archiving, scientific exchange, 
and scientific research. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
    Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we 
are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal 
Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review.

    Dated: May 21, 2010
Brenda Tapia
Program Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority
[FR Doc. 2010-13007 Filed 5-28-10; 8:45 am]