Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications

CourtFish And Wildlife Service
Citation87 FR 2173
Publication Date13 January 2022
Record Number2022-00622
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If there is no associated foreign government
eCERT transmission available upon entry of the
merchandise, an importer may enter the
merchandise for consumption subject to the over-
quota tariff rate or opt not to enter the merchandise
for consumption at that time (e.g., transfer the
merchandise to a customs bonded warehouse or
foreign trade zone or export or destroy the
merchandise).
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If an importer enters the merchandise for
consumption subject to the over-quota tariff rate
and the associated foreign government eCERT
transmission becomes available afterwards, an
importer may claim the in-quota rate of duty by
filing a post summary correction (before
liquidation) or a protest under 19 CFR part 174
(after liquidation). In either event, the in-quota rate
of duty is allowable only if there are still quota
amounts available within the original quota period.
Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19
U.S.C. 3511(a), Pub. L. 103–465, 108
stat. 4814). Tariff-rate quotas permit a
specified quantity of merchandise to be
entered or withdrawn for consumption
at a reduced duty rate during a specified
period. Furthermore, section 2012.3 of
title 15 of the Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) states that beef may
only be entered as a product of an
eligible country for a tariff-rate quota if
the importer makes a declaration to U.S.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
that a valid export certificate is in effect
with respect to the beef. In addition, the
CBP regulations, at 19 CFR 132.15, set
forth provisions relating to the
requirement that an importer must
possess a valid export certificate at the
time of entry, or withdrawal from
warehouse, for consumption, to claim
the in-quota tariff rate of duty on entries
of beef subject to the tariff-rate quota.
The Electronic Certification System
(eCERT) is a system developed by CBP
that uses electronic data transmissions
of information normally associated with
a required export document, such as a
license or certificate, to facilitate the
administration of quotas and ensure that
the proper restraint levels are charged
without being exceeded. Argentina
currently submits export certificates to
CBP via email, and in the
administration of the quota, CBP
validates these certificates with the
certificate numbers provided by
importers on their entry summaries.
Argentina requested to participate in the
eCERT process to comply with the
United States’ tariff-rate quota for beef
exported from Argentina for importation
into the United States. CBP has
coordinated with Argentina to
implement the eCERT process, and now
Argentina is ready to participate in this
process by transmitting its export
certificates to CBP via eCERT.
Foreign countries participating in
eCERT transmit information via a global
network service provider, which allows
connectivity to CBP’s automated
electronic system for commercial trade
processing, the Automated Commercial
Environment (ACE). Specific data
elements are transmitted to CBP by the
importer of record (or an authorized
customs broker) when filing an entry
summary with CBP, and those data
elements must match eCERT data from
the foreign country before an importer
may claim any applicable in-quota tariff
rate of duty. An importer may claim an
in-quota tariff rate when merchandise is
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse,
for consumption, only if the information
transmitted by the importer matches the
information transmitted by the foreign
government. If there is no transmission
by the foreign government upon entry,
an importer must claim the higher over-
quota tariff rate.
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An importer may
subsequently claim the in-quota tariff
rate under certain limited conditions.
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This document announces that
Argentina will be implementing the
eCERT process for transmitting export
certificates for beef entries subject to the
tariff-rate quota. Imported merchandise
that is entered, or withdrawn from
warehouse, for consumption on or after
January 18, 2022, must match the
eCERT transmission of an export
certificate from Argentina in order for
an importer to claim the in-quota tariff
rate. The transition to eCERT will not
change the tariff-rate quota filing
process or requirements. Importers will
continue to provide the export
certificate numbers from Argentina in
the same manner as when currently
filing entry summaries with CBP. The
format of the export certificate numbers
will not change as a result of the
transition to eCERT. CBP will reject
entry summaries that claim an in-quota
tariff rate when filed without a valid
export certificate in eCERT.
Dated: January 7, 2022.
AnnMarie R. Highsmith,
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of
Trade.
[FR Doc. 2022–00462 Filed 1–12–22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111–14–P
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
[FWS–R1–ES–2021–N208;
FXES11130100000–212–FF01E00000]
Endangered Species; Receipt of
Recovery Permit Applications
AGENCY
: Fish and Wildlife Service,
Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of receipt of permit
applications; request for comments.
SUMMARY
: We, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, have received
applications for permits to conduct
activities intended to enhance the
propagation and survival of endangered
species under the Endangered Species
Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the
public and local, State, Tribal, and
Federal agencies to comment on these
applications. Before issuing the
requested permits, we will take into
consideration any information that we
receive during the public comment
period.
DATES
: We must receive your written
comments on or before February 14,
2022.
ADDRESSES
:
Document availability and comment
submission: Submit a request for a copy
of the application and related
documents and submit any comments
by one of the following methods. All
requests and comments should specify
the applicant name and application
number (e.g., Dana Ross,
ESPER0001705):
Email: permitsR1ES@fws.gov.
U.S. Mail: Marilet Zablan, Regional
Program Manager, Restoration and
Endangered Species Classification,
Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Portland Regional
Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland,
OR 97232–4181.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Colleen Henson, Regional Recovery
Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services,
(503) 231–6131 (phone); permitsR1ES@
fws.gov (email). Individuals who are
hearing or speech impaired may call the
Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–
8339 for TTY assistance.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: We, the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite
the public to comment on applications
for permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of
the Endangered Species Act, as
amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
The requested permits would allow the
applicants to conduct activities
intended to promote recovery of species
that are listed as endangered under the
ESA.
Background
With some exceptions, the ESA
prohibits activities that constitute take
of listed species unless a Federal permit
is issued that allows such activity. The
ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes such
activities as pursuing, harassing,
trapping, capturing, or collecting, in
addition to hunting, shooting, harming,
wounding, or killing.
A recovery permit issued by us under
section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA
authorizes the permittee to conduct
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activities with endangered or threatened
species for scientific purposes that
promote recovery or for enhancement of
propagation or survival of the species.
These activities often include such
prohibited actions as capture and
collection. Our regulations
implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for
these permits are found in the Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR
17.22 for endangered wildlife species,
50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife
species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered
plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for
threatened plant species.
Permit Applications Available for
Review and Comment
Proposed activities in the following
permit requests are for the recovery and
enhancement of propagation or survival
of the species in the wild. The ESA
requires that we invite public comment
before issuing these permits.
Accordingly, we invite local, State,
Tribal, and Federal agencies and the
public to submit written data, views, or
arguments with respect to these
applications. The comments and
recommendations that will be most
useful and likely to influence agency
decisions are those supported by
quantitative information or studies.
Application
number Applicant, city, state Species Location Take activity Permit action
ES012136 ....... Oregon Department of Envi-
ronmental Quality, Hills-
boro, OR.
Lost River sucker (Deltistes
luxatus), Shortnose sucker
(Chasmistes brevirostris).
Oregon .......... Harass by capture, handle,
collect physical metrics, re-
lease, and salvage.
Renew.
ES67121B ...... Pacific Rim Conservation,
Honolulu, HI. Hawaiian petrel (Pterodroma
sandwichensis), O1ahu
‘elepaio (listed in 50 CFR
17 as Oahu elepaio
(Chasiempis ibidis)).
Hawaii ........... Hawaiian petrel: Harass by
survey, monitor, capture,
handle, collect physical
metrics, biosample, band,
translocate, captive propa-
gate, release, and deploy
social attraction system.
Amend.
O1ahu ‘elepaio: Harass by
survey, monitor, capture,
band, collect physical
metrics, biosample, attach
transmitters, and release.
Public Availability of Comments
Written comments we receive become
part of the administrative record
associated with this action. 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 request in your comment
that we withhold your personal
identifying information from public
review, we cannot guarantee that we
will be able to do so. All submissions
from organizations or businesses, and
from individuals identifying themselves
as representatives or officials of
organizations or businesses, will be
made available for public disclosure in
their entirety.
Next Steps
If we decide to issue a permit to an
applicant listed in this notice, we will
publish a notice in the Federal Register.
Authority
We publish this notice under section
10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of
1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et
seq.).
Katherine Norman,
Assistant Regional Director–Ecological
Services, Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2022–00622 Filed 1–12–22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4333–15–P
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
[Docket No. FWS–R8–ES–2021–0169;
FXES11140800000–223–FF08ECAR00]
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
and Plants; Incidental Take Permit
Application; Proposed Low-Effect
Habitat Conservation Plan and
Associated Documents; County of San
Diego, California
AGENCY
: Fish and Wildlife Service,
Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of availability; request
for comments.
SUMMARY
: We, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (Service), have received
an application from the Ramona
Municipal Water District (applicant) for
a 4-year incidental take permit for the
endangered Stephens’ kangaroo rat and
arroyo toad pursuant to the Endangered
Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
We are requesting comments on the
permit application and on the
preliminary determination that the
proposed habitat conservation plan
(HCP) qualifies as a ‘‘low-effect’’ HCP,
eligible for a categorical exclusion under
the National Environmental Policy Act
of 1969, as amended. The basis for this
determination is discussed in the
environmental action statement and the
associated low-effect screening form,
which are also available for public
review.
DATES
: We will accept comments
received or postmarked on or before
February 14, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: Obtaining Documents:
Electronic copies of the documents this
notice announces, along with public
comments received, will be available
online in Docket No. FWS–R8–ES–
2021–0169 at https://
www.regulations.gov.
Submitting Comments: You may
submit comments by one of the
following methods:
Online: https://
www.regulations.gov. Search for and
submit comments on Docket No. FWS–
R8–ES–2021–0169.
By hard copy: Submit comments by
U.S. mail to Public Comments
Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–R8–
ES–2021–0169; U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: PRB/
3W; Falls Church, VA 22041–3803.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Mr.
Jonathan Snyder, Assistant Field
Supervisor, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife
Office (see
ADDRESSES
); telephone: 760–
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