[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 53 (Friday, March 18, 2011)]
[Pages 14985-14986]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6377]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2011-N059; 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) 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 permits.

DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before 
April 18, 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 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. 

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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: Tom Stehn, Whooping Crane Recovery Plan Coordinator, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 2, Austwell, TX, PRT-013808
    The applicant requests renewal of a permit to import captive-bred/
captive-hatched and wild live specimens, captive-bred/wild-collected 
viable eggs, biological samples from captive-bred/wild specimens, and 
salvaged materials from captive-bred/wild specimens of whooping cranes 
(Grus americana) from Canada, for completion of identified tasks and 
objectives mandated under the Whooping Crane Recovery Plan. Salvage 
materials may include, but are not limited to, whole or partial 
specimens, feathers, eggs and egg shell fragments. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
Applicant: Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, Syracuse, NY; PRT-
    The applicant requests a permit to re-import two captive born 
female Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and one captive born male 
Asian elephant from African Lion Safari and Game Farm, Ontario, Canada 
for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Ronald Grubbs, Cuthbert, GA; PRT-37429A
    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: March 11, 2011.
Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2011-6377 Filed 3-17-11; 8:45 am]