[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 6, 2011)]
[Pages 39432-39433]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16907]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2011-N141; 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: new applications 
and corrected application.


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 law requires that 
we invite public comment before issuing these permits. We also correct 
and reopen the comment period for a previously announced application.

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before 
August 5, 2011.

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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 
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, 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: Feld Entertainment Inc., Vienna, VA; PRT-37444A (Corrected 
    On June 23, 2011, we published a Federal Register notice inviting 
the public to comment on several applications for permits to conduct 
certain activities with endangered species (76 FR 36934). We made an 
error by omitting one animal in the Feld Entertainment, Inc. 
application, which starts at the bottom of column 3 on page 36934. The 
omitted animal is a captive-born tiger (Panthera tigris). All the other 
information we printed was correct. With this notice, we correct that 
error and reopen the comment period for PRT-37444A. The corrected entry 
for this application is as follows: The applicant request a permits to 
import, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through 
conservation education, one African leopard (Panthera pardus), one 
Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), and seven tigers (Panthera 
tigris). The captive-born animals are being imported from 
Schweiberdingen, Germany, in cooperation with Alexander Lacey.
Multiple Applicants (New Applications)
    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: Alan Maki, Alpine, WY; PRT-43269A
Applicant: Jeffrey Rachor, Dallas, TX; PRT-43976A
Applicant: Lewis Metzger, Houston, TX; PRT-46316A
Applicant: David Cote, Morristown, NJ; PRT-43284A

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2011-16907 Filed 7-5-11; 8:45 am]