[Federal Register: August 19, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 160)]
[Page 51284-51285]
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, 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 
September 20, 2010.We must receive requests for marine mammal permit 
public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 
section by September 20, 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.), and our regulations in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, along with the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.),[Doc 
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
Endangered Species

Applicant: Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, College Station, Texas;


    The applicant requests a permit to importation of crop contents 
obtained from 20-50 day old nestlings, Abaco parrot (Amazona 
leucocephala bahamensis), for the purpose of scientific research. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.

Applicant: Ferdinand Fercos-Hantig and Anton Fercos-Hantig, Las Vegas, 

PRT-073403, 073404, 114454, 206853, and 809334

    The applicant requests the re-issuance of permits for the re-export 
and re-import of four captive-born tigers and one captive-born African 
leopard to worldwide locations for the purpose of enhancement of the 
species through conservation education. The permit numbers and animals 
are: [073403, Sherni/Victoria; 073404, Picasso; 809334, Sarina; 114454, 
Dora; and 206853, Allaya]. 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.

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: Earl Schomburg, Danville, IL; PRT-236049

Applicant: Harold Meyers, Dalhart, TX; PRT-17885A

Applicant: Roger Hosfelt, Shippensburg, PA; PRT-236080

Applicant: John Parker, Dallas, TX; PRT-18423A

Applicant: Ludwig Bohler, Far Hills, NJ; PRT-19636A

Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: EcoHealth Alliance, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL; PRT-107933

    The applicant requests an amendment to the permit (previously 
issued under the name, Wildlife Trust, Inc.) to import of biological 
samples from West African manatees (Trichechus senegalensis) for the 
purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to 
be conducted by the applicant over the remainder of the 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: August 13, 2010
Brenda Tapia
Program Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority
[FR Doc. 2010-20589 Filed 8-18-10; 8:45 am]