[Federal Register: October 14, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 198)]
[Page 63196-63197]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2010-N226; 96300-1671-0000-P5]

Endangered Species; 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 requires that we 
invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents or comments 
on or before November 15, 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 

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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 e-mail 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.), require that we invite public comment 
before final action on these permit applications.

III. Permit Applications

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Stephen Dunbar, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA; PRT-
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological specimens from 
wild sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata, Chelonia mydas, and 
Lepidochelys olivacea) from both coasts of Honduras for the purpose of 
scientific research. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 1-year period.

Applicant: The Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, AZ; PRT-22630A

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological specimens from 
captive-bred Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) from Jordan for the purpose 
of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted over a 1-year period.

Applicant: Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL; PRT-22130A

    The Fish and Wildlife Service is extending the comment period for 
this application. A notice of receipt of this application for a permit 
was published in the Federal Register on October 7, 2010 (75 FR 62139). 
We are extending the comment period because the number of cheetah 
(Acinonyx jubatus) is actually seven, not six.

Applicant: Hawthorn Corporation, Grayslake, IL; PRT--058670, 068239, 
068240, 13186A, 13187A, and 13188A

    The applicant requests the re-issuance of three permits and the 
issuance of three new permits for the export/re-export and re-import of 
tigers (Panthera tigris) to worldwide locations for the purpose of 
enhancement of the species. The permit numbers and animals are [058670, 
Xena; 068239, Sharm; 068240, Jeeva; 13186A, Fatima; 13187A, SahiB2; 
13188A, Mausumi]. This notification covers activities to be conducted 
by the applicant over a 3-year period and the import of any potential 
progeny born while overseas.

Applicant: Ronald Mika, Alpine, UT; PRT-23733A

    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.

    Dated: October 8, 2010.
Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2010-25856 Filed 10-13-10; 8:45 am]