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Letters of Authorization to Take Marine Mammals

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AGENCY:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

ACTION:

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

SUMMARY:

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 Servie implementing regulations [50 CFR 18.27(f)(3)], notice is hereby given that the following Letters of Authorization to take polar bears incidental to oil and gas industry exploration activities in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of Alaska have been issued to the following companies:

CompanyActivityLocationDate issued
Phillips Alaska, IncExplorationRendezvous #3Dec. 10, 2001.
Phillips Alaska, IncExplorationTuvaaq 1, 2, and 3Dec. 10, 2001.
Phillips Alaska, IncExplorationPioneer #1Dec. 10, 2001.
Phillips Alaska, IncExplorationSpark 6, 7, and 8Dec. 10, 2001.
Phillips Alaska, IncExplorationNova 1 and 2Dec. 10, 2001.
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Phillips Alaska, IncExplorationMitre #1Dec. 10, 2001.
Fairweather GeophysicalExplorationNPR-A and Colville RvrDec. 10, 2001.
BP ExplorationProductionNorthstar UnitDec. 10, 2001.
Harding ESE, IncProductionGwydyr Bay State A1Dec. 12, 2001.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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: December 19, 2001.

David B. Allen,

Regional Director.

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[FR Doc. 02-1665 Filed 1-22-02; 8:45 am]

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