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Notice of Receipt of Applications for Permit

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Endangered Species

The following applicants have applied 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.). Written data or comments should be submitted to the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203 and must be received by the Director within 30 days of the date of this publication.

PRT-040380

Applicant: Thomas Ellis, Katy, TX

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The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) 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.

PRT-040405

Applicant: Michael Alson Porter, Paulding, OH

The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) 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.

PRT-040449

Applicant: Michael Marinelli, Alpharetta, GA

The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) 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.

PRT-038763

Applicant: Biotracking, Moscow, ID

The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples collected from captive wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) held by the the Government of the Northwest Territories, Wildlife and Fisheries Division, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, for pregnancy testing for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species through captive propagation. This notification covers activities by this applicant over a period of five years.

Marine Mammals

The public is invited to comment on the following application(s) for a permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The application(s) 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 18).

Written data, comments or requests for copies of these complete applications or requests for a public hearing on these applications should be sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203, telephone 703/358-2104 or fax 703/358-2281. These requests must be received within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Anyone requesting a hearing should give specific reasons why a hearing would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Director.

PRT-040411

Applicant: Virgil Lair, Chanute, KS

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport-hunted from the Northern Beaufort polar bear population, in Canada for personal use, taken in February Dated: 2001.

PRT-040317

Applicant: Stanley L. Arnt, Watervliet, MI

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport-hunted from the Lancaster Sound polar bear population in Canada for personal use, taken in March 2001.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife has information collection approval from OMB through February 28, 2001. OMB Control Number 1018-0093. Federal Agencies may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a current valid OMB control number.

Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Phone: (703/358-2104); FAX: (703/358-2281).

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Dated: March 23, 2001.

Anna Barry,

Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority.

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[FR Doc. 01-8080 Filed 4-2-01; 8:45 am]

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