National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Issuance of Permit.
Notice is hereby given that Joseph R. Mobley, Jr., Ph.D., University of Hawaii - West Oahu, 96-129 to take (i. e., harass) several species of cetaceans in Hawaiian waters for purposes of scientific research.
The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices:
Permits Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13130, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301/713-2289);
Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213 (562/980-4001); and
Protected Species Program Manager, Pacific Islands Area Office, 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814-4700;Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jeannie Drevenak, 301/713-2289.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On December 3, 1999, notice was published in the Federal Register (64 FR 67882) that a request for a scientific research permit to take several species of cetaceans for purposes of scientific research had been submitted by the above-named organization. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing the Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered fish and wildlife (50 CFR parts 222-226).
Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species which is the subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA.Start Signature
Dated: March 3, 2000.
Ann D. Terbush,
Chief, Permits and Documentation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 00-6354 Filed 3-14-00; 8:45 am]
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