[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 159 (Wednesday, August 17, 2011)]
[Pages 51051-51052]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20960]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2011-N167; 96300-1671-0000-P5]

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

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before 
September 16, 2011.

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, section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 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

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA; PRT-41278A

    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples of 
Fiji crested iguanas (Brachylophus vitiensis), banded igunas 
(Brachylophus bulabula) and Fiji banded iguanas (Brachylophus 
fasciatus) from Fiji for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of 
the species through scientific research. This notification covers 
activities conducted by the applicant for a 5-year period.
Applicant: Nashville Zoo, Nashville, TN; PRT-48554A

    The applicant requests a permit to import two captive-born red-
crowned cranes (Grus japonensis) from Birdpark Avifauna, Netherlands 
for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Valley Zoological Society dba Gladys Porter Zoo, 
Brownsville, TX; PRT-48645A
    The applicant requests a permit to import two captive held Orinoco 
crocodiles (Crocodylus intermedius) from Ontario, Canada for the 
purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Morani River Ranch, Uvalde, TX; PRT-49112A

    The applicant requests a permit to authorize interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess barashingh (Rucervus duvauceli), 
Eld's deer (Rucervus eldii), and Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) from the 
captive herds maintained at their facility for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Hawthorn Corporation, Grayslake, IL; PRT-058735, 058738, 
059163, 068350, 068353, 154232, and 154233

    The applicant requests permits to re-issue for re-export and re-
import tigers (Panthera tigris) to worldwide locations for the purpose 
of enhancement of the species through conservation education. The 
permit numbers and animals are: [058735, Sariska; 058738, Calcutta; 
059163, Kushka; 068350, Segal; 068353, Pashawn; 154232, Sirit; and 
154233, Shakma]. 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: Robert Anderson, Casper, WY; PRT-49064A.
Applicant: John Hodges, Alexander City, AL; PRT-49772A.
Applicant: Christopher Stevens, Keller, TX; PRT-49810A.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2011-20960 Filed 8-16-11; 8:45 am]