[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 170 (Thursday, September 1, 2011)]
[Pages 54480-54481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22388]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2011-N175; 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, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities 
with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species 
Act (ESA) prohibit 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 permits.

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before 
October 3, 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.

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    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, section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 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: University of New Mexico, Museum of SW Biology, Albuquerque, 
NM; PRT-49775A
    The applicant requests a permit to import salvage biological 
materials from Asian wild ass (Equus hemionus hemionus) from the wild 
in Mongolia for the purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: World Center for Exotic Birds, Las Vegas, NV; PRT-38734A
    The applicant requests a permit to purchase in interstate commerce 
one male captive-bred Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), for the purpose 
of enhancement of the species through conservation education and 
captive propagation.
Applicant: William Bowerman, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; 
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
jackass penguins (Spheniscus demersus) collected in the wild in the 
Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Richard Schurr, Philadelphia, PA; PRT-45128A
    The applicant requests a permit to purchase through interstate 
commerce DNA samples from captive-bred non-human primates from the 
following species: lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), white-
cheeked gibbon (Hylobates leucogenys), Siamang (Hylobates syndactylus), 
ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), bonobo (Pan paniscus), chimpanzee (Pan 
troglodytes), and Sumatran orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus abelii) from 
Coriell Cell Repository, Camden, New Jersey, for the purpose of 
scientific research.
Applicant: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT; PRT-
    The applicant requests a permit to export and reimport non-living 
museum specimens of endangered and threatened species previously 
accessioned into the applicant's collection for scientific research. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-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: James Lindsay, Kosciusko, MS; PRT-50364A
Applicant: Jefferey Spivery, Kernersville, NC; PRT-46259A
Applicant: Rulon Anderson, Mesa, AZ; PRT-48778A

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2011-22388 Filed 8-31-11; 8:45 am]