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 June 2, 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 Start Printed Page 23280 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, 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.), require that we invite public comment before final action on these permit applications.
III. Permit Applications
Applicant: Denver Zoological Gardens, Denver, CO; PRT-213136
The applicant requests a permit to import eight captive born northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) from Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten Wilhelma in Stuttgart, Germany, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through captive breeding and conservation education.
Applicant: Wildlife Discovery Center - City of Lake Forest, Lake Forest, IL; PRT-02010A
The applicant requests a permit to import a male American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) from Cherot-Rose American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, Toledo, Belize that was rescued from the wild for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 1-year period.
Applicant: Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA; PRT-08939A
The applicant requests a permit to export one male yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) born in captivity to Tierpark Berlin, Berlin, Germany for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 1-year period.
Applicant: Tarzan Zerbini Circus, Webb City, MO; PRT #065145, 065146, 065149
The applicant request permits to re-issue for re-export and re-import Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) to worldwide locations for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education. The permit numbers and animals are 065145, Marie; 065146, Roxy; and 065149, Schell. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 3-year period and the import of any potential progeny born while overseas.
Applicant: Steve Martin's Working Wildlife, Frazier Park, CA; PRT #069429 and 069443
The applicant request permits to re-issue for re-export and re-import African leopards (Panthera pardus) to worldwide locations for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education. The permit numbers and animals are 069429, Ivory and 069443, Crystal. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 3-year period and the import of any potential progeny born while overseas.
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 Selman, Gonzales, TX; PRT-03116A
Applicant: Gerhard Meier, Highland Park, IL; PRT-03158AStart Signature
Dated: April 23, 2010
Program Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority
[FR Doc. 2010-10253 Filed 4-30-10; 8:45 am]
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