[Federal Register: October 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 194)]
[Page 62139-62140]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2010-N218; 96300-1671-0000-P5]

Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for 

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) prohibits 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 comments or requests for documents or comments 
on or before November 8, 2010. We must receive requests for marine 
mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section by November 8, 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 part 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: Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL; PRT-22130A.
    The applicant requests a permit to import six live captive-bred 
female cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) from South Africa for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species and conservation education.
    Applicant: Steve Martin's Working Wildlife, Frazier Park, CA; PRT-
    The applicant request the re-issuance of a permit for the re-export 
and re-import of a female captive-born Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris 
tigris) to and from worldwide locations for the purpose of enhancement 
of the species through conservation education. The permit number and 
animal: [069439, Sasha]. 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: Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, FL; PRT-24269A.
    The applicant requests a permit to export and re-import non-living 
museum specimens of endangered and threatened species previously 
accessioned into the applicant's collection for scientific research. 
This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant for a 5-
year period.

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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: Kevin Slaughter, Birmingham, AL; PRT-23152A;
    Applicant: Jernigan Theodore, Olympia, WA; PRT-22592A;
    Applicant: Anthony Clemenza, Brooklyn, NY; PRT-22557A;
    Applicant: Richard Young, West Islip, NY; PRT-22107A;
    Applicant: David Crawford, Baker MI; PRT-22509A;
    Applicant: Hector Bonilla, Wimberley, TX; PRT-23150A.

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. 
Petersburg, FL; PRT-773494
    The applicant requests an amendment for the permit to allow 
additional sampling and harassment of Florida manatees (Trichechus 
manatus) 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: October 1, 2010.
Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2010-25295 Filed 10-6-10; 8:45 am]