Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
Notice of receipt of applications for permit.
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.
We must receive requests for documents or comments on or before May 17, 2010.
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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 (telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (e-mail).End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
I. Public Comment Procedures
A. How Do I Request Copies of Applications or Comment on Submitted Applications?
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. 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 Start Printed Page 19657delivered 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.
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.), and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17 require that we invite public comment before final action on these permit applications.
III. Permit Applications
Applicant: Jean Dubach, Ph.D., Wildlife Genetics Lab, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL; PRT-06638A
The applicant requests a permit to import biological specimens from up to 4 captive held Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) from the Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS), Framingham, MA;
The applicant requests a permit to export leaf cuttings from Jesup's milk-vetch (Astragalus robbinsii var. jesupi) to the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for the purpose of enhancement of the species through scientific research. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant for a 5-year period.
Applicant: Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT; PRT-234773
The applicant requests a permit to import blood samples from Olive Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea), obtained from six wild females for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
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: Wilton Hardesty, Okmulgee, OK; PRT-07800A
Applicant: Roger Jarvis, Cypress, TX; PRT-07801AStart Signature
Dated: April 09, 2010
Program Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority
[FR Doc. 2010-8651 Filed 4-14-10; 8:45 am]
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