[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 242 (Friday, December 16, 2011)]
[Pages 78308-78309]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32208]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2011-N264; FXGO16710900000P5-123-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 
January 17, 2012.

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 email DMAFR@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104

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(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 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, 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: Jacksonville Zoological Society, Jacksonville, FL; PRT-
    The applicant requests a permit to export three live, captive-born 
bonobos (Pan paniscus) to Germany, for the purpose of enhancement of 
the survival of the species.
Applicant: Turtle Survival Alliance Foundation, Fort Worth, TX; PRT-
    The applicant requests a permit to import from Hong Kong up to 20 
angulated tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) that were previously 
illegally removed from the wild in Madagascar. The import would be for 
the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., Athens, GA; 
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from 
wild female leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in Trinidad 
for the purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Phoenix Herpetological Society, Scottsdale, AZ; PRT-57939A
    The applicant requests a permit to import two (one male and one 
female) African slender snouted crocodiles (Crocodylus cataphractus) 
that were captive-hatched in South Africa. The import would be for the 
purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: David Marovitz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; PRT-
    The applicant requests a permit to acquire DNA cell cultures from 
gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) and Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) through 
interstate commerce from Coriell Cell Repository, Camden, NJ, for the 
purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Theodore Papenfuss, University of California, Berkeley, CA; 
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological specimens of 
Cat Island slider turtle (Trachemys terrapin) and Inagua Island slider 
turtle (T. stejnegeri malonei) from wild turtles in the Bahamas for the 
purpose of scientific research.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2011-32208 Filed 12-15-11; 8:45 am]