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) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA law requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
We must receive comments or requests for documents or comments on or before January 3, 2011.
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 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
A. Endangered Species
Applicant: International Elephant Foundation, Fort Worth, TX; PRT-15923A
On October 25, 2010, we published a Federal Register notice inviting the public to comment on this application for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species (75 FR 65505). The applicant subsequently submitted additional information in support of their application; therefore, we are reopening the comment period. The applicant requests a permit to import biological specimens of Asian elephant (Elephus maximus) from wild animals in all range countries and captive-held animals in countries worldwide for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, KS; PRT-25482A
The applicant requests a permit to import four live Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus), Bred-in-Captivity for the purpose of conservation education and captive breeding for the enhancement of the survival of the species. 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.Start Printed Page 75492
Applicant: Todd Grigsby; Baton Rouge, LA; PRT-28270A
Applicant: Leonard Grigsby; Baton Rouge, LA; PRT-28273A
Applicant: John Verlander, El Paso, TX; PRT-28293A
Applicant: Gene Yates, Ridgeland, MS; PRT-28274A
Applicant: Harold Sheets, Grasonville, MD; PRT-28344A
Applicant: Michael Moran, Baton Rouge, LA; PRT-28493AStart Signature
Dated: November 26, 2010.
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2010-30392 Filed 12-2-10; 8:45 am]
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