[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68809-68812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27937]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2012-N273; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000]


Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

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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 
December 17, 2012.

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: NOAA Fisheries/Pacific Islands Regional Office, Honolulu, 
HI; PRT-022729
    The applicant requests reissuance of their permit to introduce from 
the high seas samples and/or whole carcasses of green sea turtle 
(Chelonia mydas), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), 
hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), olive ridley sea turtle 
(Lepidochelys olivacea), Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys 
kempii), and short-tailed albatross (Diomedea albatrus) for the purpose 
of enhancement of the species through scientific research. This notice 
covers activities conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX; PRT-89103A
    The applicant requests a permit to re-import two captive bred 
Western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) from Canada for the purpose of 
enhancement of propagation or survival of the species.
Applicant: Eugene & Janelle Herrmann, Shoreline, WA; PRT-226351
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys 
radiata) and spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) to enhance 
their propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to 
be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Life Fellowship Bird Sanctuary, Seffner, FL; PRT-680582
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration

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under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families and species, to 
enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families:
    Psittacidae (does not include thick-billed parrots)
Species:
    Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)
    Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata)
Applicant: Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, AZ; PRT-677573
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, to 
enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families:
    Bovidae
    Cebidae
    Cercopithecidae
    Equidae
    Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay, or ocelot)
    Hominidae
    Hylobatidae
    Macropodidae
    Tapiridae
    Columbidae
    Rheidae
    Sturnidae (does not include Aplonis pelzelni)
Applicant: Springhill Wildlife Park, Calvert, TX; PRT-002692
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the leopard (Panthera pardus) to 
enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Utah's Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City, UT; PRT-680356
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families, to 
enhance their propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.

Families:
    Cebidae
    Cercopithecidae
    Felidae
    Lemuridae
    Hominidae
Applicant: Festival Fun Parks LLC, dba Silver Springs Attraction, 
Silver Springs, FL; PRT-734011
    The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife 
registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following families and 
species, to enhance their propagation or survival. This notification 
covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year 
period.

Families:
    Bovidae
    Cebidae
    Hylobatidae
    Lemuridae
    Tapiridae
    Ursidae
    Alligatoridae
    Crocodylidae (includes Gavials)
    Testudinidae
Applicant: Lionshare Farm Zoological LLC, Greenwich, CT; PRT-88756A
    The applicant requests a permit to import one captive-bred male and 
one captive-bred female cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) from the Hoedspruit 
Endangered Species Center, South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement 
of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Global Health and Education Foundation, Danville, CA; PRT 
71447A
    The applicant requests a permit to export the following whole mount 
trophies; three dama gazelle (Nanger dama), one barasingha (Rucervus 
duvaucelii), one Eld's deer (Rucervus eldii), one Arabian oryx (Oryx 
leucoryx), two Scimitar horned oryx (Oryx dammah), and one addax (Addax 
nasomaculatus) culled from captive herds maintained in the state of 
Texas to Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai, China, for 
the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
Applicant: Richard Gracy, Dripping Springs, TX; PRT-76015A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) and addax 
(Addax nasomaculatus) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Richard Gracy, Dripping Springs, TX; PRT-76016A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 
and addax (Addax nasomaculatus) from the captive herd maintained at 
their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Sheila Emerson, Chatham, VA; PRT-83683A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the 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: Daniel Ray, Palmer, TX; PRT-84309A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) to enhance 
the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Coleman Ranches Ltd., Ackerly, TX; PRT-83485A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) and addax 
(Addax nasomaculatus) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Coleman Ranches Ltd., Ackerly, TX; PRT-89067A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 
and addax (Addax nasomaculatus) from the captive herd maintained at 
their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: David Brigham, Austin, TX; PRT-85304A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) to enhance 
the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Rafter O Ranch, Junction, TX; PRT-86456A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld's deer 
(Rucervus eldii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx 
(Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger 
dama), and red lechwe (Kobus

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leche) to enhance the species' propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Rafter O Ranch, Junction, TX; PRT-86676A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 
from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Campo De Rio Medio Ranch, Corpus Christi, TX; PRT-86465A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) to enhance 
the species' propagation or survival. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Hondeaux Oaks, LLC, Hondo, TX; PRT-86469A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld's deer 
(Rucervus eldii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx 
(Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle (Nanger 
dama), and red lechwe (Kobus leche) to enhance the species' propagation 
or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Hondeaux Oaks, LLC, Hondo, TX; PRT-86609A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 
and addax (Addax nasomaculatus) from the captive herd maintained at 
their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Double Arrow Bow Hunting, Harwood, TX; PRT-88038A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii) and scimitar-
horned oryx (Oryx dammah), to enhance the species' propagation or 
survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Double Arrow Bow Hunting, Harwood, TX; PRT-88044A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii) 
and scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) from the captive herd maintained 
at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of 
the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Still Fox Ranch, San Antonio, TX; PRT-88288A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld's deer 
(Rucervus eldii), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Arabian oryx 
(Oryx leucoryx), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), bontebok (Damaliscus 
pygargus pygargus), dama gazelle (Nanger dama), and red lechwe (Kobus 
leche), to enhance the species' propagation or survival. This 
notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 
5-year period.
Applicant: Still Fox Ranch, San Antonio, TX; PRT-88290A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) 
and addax (Addax nasomaculatus) from the captive herd maintained at 
their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Circle E Ranch, Bedias, TX; PRT-88649A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), scimitar-
horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), dama gazelle 
(Nanger dama), and red lechwe (Kobus leche), to enhance the species' 
propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Circle E Ranch, Bedias, TX; PRT-88651A
    The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign 
commerce, export, and cull of excess barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), 
scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and 
red lechwe (Kobus leche) from the captive herd maintained at their 
facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.
Applicant: Jonathan Stewart, Albuquerque, NM; PRT-88840A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the 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: Wild Wonders Zoofari, Bonsall, CA; PRT-88777A
    The applicant requests a permit to import one captive-bred female 
cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) from the De Wildt Cheetah Breeding Center, 
South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species.
Applicant: Living Treasures Wild Animal Park, New Castle, PA; PRT-
88909A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance their propagation 
or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the 
applicant over a 5-year period.

Species:
    Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
    Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)
    Red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra)
    Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
    Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar)
    Leopard (Panthera pardus)
    Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)
    Asian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus)
    South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
    Red lechwe (Kobus leche)
    Salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)
    Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata)
    Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)
Applicant: Clifton Lincoln, Dartmouth, MA; PRT-88901A
    The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 
50 CFR 17.21(g) for the 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.

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Applicant: Azlin Taxidermy, Clute, TX; PRT-79576A
    The applicant request a permit to export the sport-hunted trophy of 
one addax (Addax nasomaculatus) and one scimitar horned oryx (oryx 
dammah) culled from a captive herd in the state of Texas, for the 
purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.
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: Dale Watkins, Phoenix, AZ; PRT-89174A
Applicant: Thomas Hoffmann, Little Rock, AR; PRT-89172A
Applicant: Armand Brachman, Corcoran, MN; PRT-89040A
Applicant: Brittany Phillips, Houston, TX; PRT-78891A

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