[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 82 (Friday, April 27, 2012)]
[Pages 25192-25193]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10232]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2012-N096: FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000]

Wild Bird Conservation Act; Receipt of Application for Approval 
of a Cooperative Breeding Program

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of application for approval; request for 


SUMMARY: The public is invited to comment on the following application 
for approval to conduct certain activities with birds that are 
protected in accordance with the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 

DATES: Written data, comments, or requests for a copy of this 
application must be received by May 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with this 
application are available for review, subject to the requirements of 
the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who 
submits a written request for a copy of such documents within 30 days 
of the date of publication of this notice to: Chief, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax 
Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax: 703-358-2298.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Hoover, Chief, Branch of 
Operations, Division of Management Authority, at 703-358-2104.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the WBCA (16 U.S.C. 4901 et 
seq.) is to ensure that the market in the United States for exotic bird 
species does not cause harm to the wild populations of those species. 
With a few exceptions, the WBCA prohibits the import of bird species 
included in the Appendices to the Convention on International Trade in 
Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Under the WBCA, we, 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, issue permits for import of listed 
birds for scientific research, zoological breeding or display programs, 
or personal pet purposes, when the applicant meets certain criteria. We 
also may approve cooperative breeding programs of listed birds, and 
subsequent import permits under such breeding programs.
    The public is invited to comment on the following application for 
approval to establish a cooperative breeding program under the WBCA. 
This notice is provided pursuant to the WBCA and its implementing 
regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 15.26. 
Written data, comments, or requests for copies of this complete 
application should be submitted to the Chief (address above).

Applicant: Mac Embury, Grants Pass, OR

    The applicant wishes to establish a cooperative breeding program 
for Black Sparrowhawk (Accipiter melanoleucus), Steppe Eagle (Aquila 
nipalensis), Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo), Saker Falcon (Falco 
cherrug), African Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), and Southern White-
faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti). The applicant wishes to be an active 
participant in this program along with three other individuals. If 
approved, the program will be overseen by the Oregon Falconers 
    Before including your address, phone number, email 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.

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    Dated: April 17, 2012.
Laura Noguchi,
Acting Chief, Branch of Operations, Division of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2012-10232 Filed 4-26-12; 8:45 am]