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Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit

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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 January 14, 2013.

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 email DMAFR@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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 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: Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, FL; PRT-706378

The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genera, and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families:

Cebidae

Cercopithecidae

Lemuridae

Species:

Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)

Yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus)

Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)

Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)

Red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis)

Komodo monitor (Varanus komodoensis)

Applicant: Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc., Indianapolis, IN; PRT-679556

The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, genera, and species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families:

Lemuridae

Iguanidae

Species:

African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)

Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)

Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar)

Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata)

Applicant: Reptile Wrangler LLC, Douglasville, GA; PRT-91700A

The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the 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: Timathy Beard, Hauser, ID; PRT-233238

The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Richard Ehrlich, Addison, IL; PRT-232854

The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for golden parakeet (Guarouba guarouba) to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Applicant: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN; PRT-89757A

The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples collected from loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta), green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), and olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) in the wild in South Africa and Costa Rica, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 3-year period.

Applicant: Utah State University-Intermountain Herbarium, Logan, UT; PRT-92157A

The applicant requests a permit to export and re-import non-living museum/herbarium specimens of endangered and threatened species (excluding animals) previously legally accessioned into the permittee'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: Thomas Archipley, Okemos, MI; PRT-91717A

Applicant: Lonnie Henriksen, Arlington, SD; PRT-91698A

Applicant: David Combs, Long Beach, CA; PRT-91992A

Applicant: Walters Wade, Hattlesburg, MS; PRT-91292A

Applicant: Leslie Barnhart, Houston, TX; PRT-91988A

Brenda Tapia,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-30214 Filed 12-13-12; 8:45 am]

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