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Letters of Authorization To Take Marine Mammals

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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.


Notice of issuance of Letters of Authorization to take marine mammals incidental to oil and gas industry activities.


In accordance with section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Implementing regulations [50 CFR 18.27(f)(3)], notice is hereby given that a Letter of Authorization to take polar bears incidental to oil and gas industry exploration activities in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of Alaska has been issued to the following company:

CompanyActivityLocationDate Issued
Anadarko Petroleum CoExplorationAltamura ProspectSeptember 14, 2001.
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Mr. John W. Bridges at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, (800) 362-5148 or (907) 786-3810.

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The Letter of Authorization is issued in accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Rules and Regulations “Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities (65 FR 16828; March 30, 2000).”

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Dated: September 18, 2001.

Gary Edwards,

Deputy Regional Director.

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[FR Doc. 01-24859 Filed 10-3-01; 8:45 am]