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Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit

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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) 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.

DATES:

We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before October 3, 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 (telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (e-mail).

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 e-mail 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.Start Printed Page 54481

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, section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 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: University of New Mexico, Museum of SW Biology, Albuquerque, NM; PRT-49775A

The applicant requests a permit to import salvage biological materials from Asian wild ass (Equus hemionus hemionus) from the wild in Mongolia for the purpose of scientific research.

Applicant: World Center for Exotic Birds, Las Vegas, NV; PRT-38734A

The applicant requests a permit to purchase in interstate commerce one male captive-bred Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education and captive propagation.

Applicant: William Bowerman, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; PRT-48572A

The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from jackass penguins (Spheniscus demersus) collected in the wild in the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of scientific research.

Applicant: Richard Schurr, Philadelphia, PA; PRT-45128A

The applicant requests a permit to purchase through interstate commerce DNA samples from captive-bred non-human primates from the following species: lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), white-cheeked gibbon (Hylobates leucogenys), Siamang (Hylobates syndactylus), ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), bonobo (Pan paniscus), chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), and Sumatran orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus abelii) from Coriell Cell Repository, Camden, New Jersey, for the purpose of scientific research.

Applicant: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT; PRT-120045

The applicant requests a permit to export and reimport non-living museum specimens of endangered and threatened species previously accessioned into the applicant's collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

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: James Lindsay, Kosciusko, MS; PRT-50364A

Applicant: Jefferey Spivery, Kernersville, NC; PRT-46259A

Applicant: Rulon Anderson, Mesa, AZ; PRT-48778A

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Brenda Tapia,

Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority.

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[FR Doc. 2011-22388 Filed 8-31-11; 8:45 am]

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