[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 63 (Wednesday, April 2, 2014)]
[Pages 18575-18576]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07319]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2014-N057; FXIA16710900000-145-FF09A30000]

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 Federal 
authorization is acquired that allows such activities.

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before 
May 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Shaunt[aacute] Nichols, Division of Management Authority, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, 
Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358-2280; or email DMAFR@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaunt[aacute] Nichols, (703) 358-2104 
(telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email).


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 email 
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

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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 street 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, 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.

II. Background

    To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected 
species, and in consideration of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), along with 
Executive Order 13576, ``Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and 
Accountable Government,'' and the President's Memorandum for the Heads 
of Executive Departments and Agencies of January 21, 2009--Transparency 
and Open Government (74 FR 4685; January 26, 2009), which call on all 
Federal agencies to promote openness and transparency in Government by 
disclosing information to the public, we invite public comment on these 
permit applications before final action is taken.

III. Permit Applications

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Marc Papiernik, Romeoville, IL; PRT-817531
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance 
the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Boise, ID; PRT-29429B
    The applicant requests a permit to export biological samples from 
endangered populations of gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the western United 
States 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: Ferdinand Fercos-Hantig and Anton Fercos-Hantig, Las Vegas, 
NV; PRT-114454 and 206853
    The applicant requests permits to re-export and re-import a 
captive-born tiger (Panthera tigris) and a captive-born Bengal tiger 
(Panthera tigris tigris) to worldwide locations for the purposes of 
enhancement of the species. The permit numbers and animals are 114454, 
Dora and 206853, Allaya. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 3-year period.
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: Colin Cooper, Orange, CA; PRT-29013B
Applicant: Richard Bisbee, Plano, TX; PRT-29431B

Shaunt[aacute] Nichols,
Legal Instrument Examiner, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
[FR Doc. 2014-07319 Filed 4-1-14; 8:45 am]