[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 169 (Tuesday, September 2, 2014)]
[Pages 52038-52039]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20651]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2014-N186; FXIA16710900000-145-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 
October 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of 
Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, 
Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358-2280; or email DMAFR@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 
(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 street 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: Exotic Feline Breeding Compound Inc., Rosamond, CA; PRT-
39418B, 43610B, 43611B
    The applicant requests a permit to import three captive-bred snow 
leopards (Uncia uncia), two male and one female, for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN; PRT-38006B
    The applicant requests a permit to import semen from two captive-
bred male Giant Pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

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Applicant: Christopher Murray, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; PRT-
    The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples taken 
from American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in the wild of Costa Rica 
for the purpose of scientific research.
Applicant: Colin Klimek, Saint Charles, IL; PRT-797847
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) and radiated 
tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance the species' propagation or 
survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA; PRT-24200B
    The applicant requests a permit to export 241 saliva samples from 
captive born and captive held Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla 
gorilla) for the purpose of scientific research.
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: Ramon Gonzalez, Alexandria VA; PRT-40316B
Applicant: Byron Christie, Nichols Hills, OK; PRT-42019B

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2014-20651 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]