[Federal Register: April 15, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 72)]
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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) prohibit 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
May 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

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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 require that we invite public
comment before final action on these permit applications.
III. Permit Applications

Applicant: Jean Dubach, Ph.D., Wildlife Genetics Lab, Loyola University
Medical Center, Maywood, IL; PRT-06638A

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological specimens from
up to 4 captive held Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) from the
Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of enhancement of the
survival of the species.

Applicant: New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS), Framingham, MA;


    The applicant requests a permit to export leaf cuttings from
Jesup's milk-vetch (Astragalus robbinsii var. jesupi) to the Canadian
Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for the purpose of
enhancement of the species through scientific research. This
notification covers activities conducted by the applicant for a 5-year

Applicant: Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT; PRT-

    The applicant requests a permit to import blood samples from Olive
Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea), obtained from six wild
females for the purpose of scientific research. This notification
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year
    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: Wilton Hardesty, Okmulgee, OK; PRT-07800A

Applicant: Roger Jarvis, Cypress, TX; PRT-07801A

    Dated: April 09, 2010
Brenda Tapia
Program Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority
[FR Doc. 2010-8651 Filed 4-14-10; 8:45 am]