[Federal Register: December 30, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 250)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2010-N286; 96300-1671-0000-P5]

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 (USFWS), 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 

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before 
January 31, 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 e-mail 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 

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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.), require that we invite public comment 
before final action on these permit applications.

III. Permit Applications

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL; PRT-25983A.

    The applicant requests a permit to import one Kemp's ridley sea 
turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) from Zoomarine-Mundo Aquatico SA, 
Portugal, where it was rehabilitated after stranding and recovery in 
the Netherlands for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 

Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY; PRT-781606.

    The applicant requests amendment and renewal of the permit to 
import biological samples from hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys 
imbricata), leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead 
sea turtles (Caretta caretta), and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) 
collected in the wild in Nicaragua for the purpose of scientific 
research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; PRT-008519.

    The applicant requests reissuance of their permit for scientific 
research with two captive-born giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) 
and their off-spring currently held under loan agreement with the 
Government of China and under provisions of the USFWS Giant Panda 
Policy. The proposed research will cover all aspects of behavior, 
reproductive physiology, genetics, nutrition, and animal health and is 
a continuation of activities currently in progress. This notice covers 
activities conducted by the applicant over a period of 5-years.

Applicant: Reggie Pratt, Minot, ME; PRT-30840A.

    The applicant requests a permit to import a 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.

    Dated: December 24, 2010.
Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2010-32942 Filed 12-29-10; 8:45 am]