[Federal Register: June 18, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 117)]
[Page 34759]
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Fish and Wildlife Service


Emergency Exemption: Issuance of Permit for Endangered Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of emergency issuance of permit for endangered species.


SUMMARY: The following permit was issued.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted for 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 request for a copy of such documents to: 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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 28, 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (Service) issued a permit (PRT-14281A) to the Rare Species 
Conservatory Foundation, Loxahatchee, Florida, to import one captive-
hatched imperial parrot (Amazona imperialis) for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species. This action was authorized 
under Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The Service determined that an emergency 
affecting the health and life of the imperial parrot existed, and that 
no reasonable alternative was available to the applicant for the 
following reasons:
    The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation requested a permit to 
import the above-mentioned imperial parrot chick captive-hatched on May 
6, 2010, at the Dominican Government Aviary (Parrot Conservation and 
Research Centre), Botanical Gardens, in Roseau, Dominica, for emergency 
and ongoing health evaluation purposes. This juvenile is the first of 
its species hatched in captivity anywhere in the world and was being 
parent-reared at the aviary until it was abandoned by its parents and 
subsequently rescued by the Centre. This import is necessary to save 
the bird's life and provide intensive veterinary and husbandry care not 
available in Dominica.

    Dated: June 11, 2010.
Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2010-14804 Filed 6-17-10; 8:45 am]