Federal Register: September 17, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 179)
DOCID: fr17se09-66 FR Doc E9-22423
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
FWS ID: [FWS-R9-IA-2009-N194; 96300-1671-0000-P5]
ACTION: Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by October 19, 2009].
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals. Both the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act require that we invite public comment on these permit applications.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
The public is invited to comment on the following applications for
a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This
notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species
Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Submit your written
data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications to the address shown in ADDRESSES.
Applicant: Gibbon Conservation Center, Santa Clarita, CA, PRT226717
The applicant requests a permit to export one female captiveborn
northern whitecheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) to the Parc
Zoologique et Botanique de Mulhouse, France for the purpose of enhancement of the species through captive breeding.
Applicant: Hollywood Animals, Los Angeles, CA, PRT060470, PRT060472, and PRT060473
The applicant requests permits to reexport and reimport three
captiveborn leopards (Panthera pardus) to worldwide locations for the
purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education.
The permit numbers and animals are: PRT060470, Sheena; PRT060472,
Whoopi; and PRT060473, Satchmo. This notification covers activities to
be conducted by the applicant over a threeyear period and the import of any potential progeny born while overseas.
Applicant: Louisiana State University LSU Museum of Natural Science, Baton Rouge, LA, PRT003005
The applicant requests a permit to export and reimport nonliving
museum specimens of endangered and threatened species of animals
previously accessioned into the applicant's collection for scientific
research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a fiveyear period.
Applicant: Vance S. Johnson, North Myrtle Beach, SC, PRT226642
The applicant requests a permit to import the sporthunted 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.
The public is invited to comment on the following application for a
permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The
application was submitted to satisfy requirements of the Marine Mammal
Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the
regulations governing marine mammals (50 CFR Part 18). Submit your
written data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete
applications or requests for a public hearing on these applications to
the address shown in ADDRESSES. 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 Director.
Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK, PRT801652
The applicant requests an amendment to their permit to increase the number of walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) that may be incidentally harassed by the already authorized activities for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over the remainder of their 5year permit; we are considering amending the permit before the end of the public comment period because delaying the issuance of the permit would result in a loss of a unique research opportunity that is present at this time. We welcome and will consider all comments received regarding this request.
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.
Dated: September 11, 2009.
Lisa J. Lierheimer,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority
[FR Doc. E922423 Filed 91609; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/3582104.