[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 90 (Thursday, May 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27253-27255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11068]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N110; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000]


Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; 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, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, 
the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and

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Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibit 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 
June 10, 2013. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public 
hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by 
June 10, 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 [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358-2104 
(telephone); (703) 358-2280 (fax); [email protected] (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.), and the 
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 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. 
Under the MMPA, you may request a hearing on any MMPA application 
received. If you request a hearing, give specific reasons why a hearing 
would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the 
discretion of the Service Director.

III. Permit Applications

A. Endangered Species

Applicant: Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA; PRT-03663B
    The applicant requests a permit to import one captive-born female 
brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) from Aqua Zoo Friesland, 
Netherlands, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the 
species.

Applicant: Spencer Scott, San Antonio, TX; PRT-01537B

    The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy 
of one male black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) taken from a ranch in 
the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the 
survival of the species.

Application: Santa Ana Zoo, Santa Ana, CA; PRT-96502A

    The applicant requests a permit to export two captive bred golden 
lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) to the Wellington Zoo, New 
Zealand, for the purpose of enhancement of the propagation of the 
species.

Applicant: Matson's Laboratory, LLC., Milltown, MT; PRT-95363A

    The applicant requests a permit to import teeth obtained from wild 
salvaged specimens of African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) for the purpose 
of enhancement of the survival of the species/scientific research.

Applicant: Delorce Bennett, Awendaw, SC; PRT-119213

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

Applicant: World Center for Exotic Birds, Las Vegas, NV; PRT-787054

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

Applicant: Susan Minor, Medina, TX; PRT-04775B

    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: Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; PRT-04821B

    The applicant requests a permit to export two male captive-bred 
giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) born at the zoo in 2004 and 2010, 
which are owned by the Government of China, to the Chengdu Research 
Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The applicant would also like to export 
frozen semen from the male panda Yang Yang held at the zoo; both 
exports are under the terms of Zoo Atlanta loan agreement with the 
Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens, Ministry of Construction, 
the China Wildlife Conservation Association, and the State Forestry

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Administration. These exports are part of the approved loan program for 
the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species through 
scientific research as outlined in Zoo Atlanta's original permit.

Applicant: Sunset Zoo, Manhattan, KS; PRT-679476

    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:
    Cebidae
    Felidae (does not include jaguar, margay, or ocelot)
    Lemuridae
    Gruidae
    Psittacidae
    Sturnidae
Species:
    Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
    Parma wallaby (Macropus parma)

Applicant: Brittany Boddington, Northridge, CA; PRT-04943B

    The applicant requests a permit to import a 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.

B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

Applicant: Sea World Parks & Entertainment, Inc., Orlando, FL; PRT-
03132B

    The applicant requests a permit to import one female walrus 
(Odobenus rosmarus) that was captive bred at and would be exported by 
Dolfinarium Harderwijk, The Netherlands, for the purpose of public 
display at Sea World Orlando.
    Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we 
are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal 
Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2013-11068 Filed 5-8-13; 8:45 am]
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