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Receipt of Applications for Permit

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

SUMMARY:

The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals.

DATES:

Written data, comments or requests must be received by May 28, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

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 within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358-2281.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358-2104.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Endangered Species

The public is invited to comment on the following application(s) 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, comments, or requests for copies of these complete applications should be submitted to the Director (address above).

PRT-844074

Applicant: George E. Hogan, Jr., Double H Exotics, Okeechobee, FL.

The applicant requests renewal of his permit to authorize interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess male barasingha (Cervus duvauceli) and Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) from his captive herd for the purpose of enhancement of survival of the species. This notice shall cover a period of five years. Permittee must apply for renewal annually.

PRT-694126

Applicant: National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD.

The applicant requests an amendment of their permit authorizing the import of multiple shipments of biological samples from wild, captive-held, and/or captive-born endangered primates (Primates), bears (Ursidae), and cats (Felidae), to now include biological samples from all endangered mammals, for the purpose of scientific research. No animals can be intentionally killed for the purpose of collecting specimens. Any invasively collected samples can only be collected by trained personnel. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a period of 5 years.

PRT-055376

Applicant: Lance H. Norris, Nunich, MI.

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-055375

Applicant: Thomas P. Tinnin, Albuquerque, MN.

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-673539, 055424, 055425, 055426

Applicant: Gatti Productions, Inc, Orange, CA.

The applicant request three new permits and the re-issuance of one permit to export, re-export, and re-import Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and progeny of the animals currently held by the applicant and any animals acquired in the United States by the applicant to/from worldwide locations to enhance the survival of the species through conservation education. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a three year period.

PRT-839021

Applicant: Ferdinand and Anton Hantig, d.b.a. Manimal Magic Act, Inc, Las Vegas, NV.

The applicant request re-issuance of their permits to re-export and re-import tigers (Panthera tigris) and progeny of the animals currently held by the applicant and any animals acquired in the United States by the applicant to/from worldwide locations to enhance the survival of the species through conservation education. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a three year period.

PRT-809348

Applicant: Hawthorn Corporation, Grayslake, IL.

The applicant request re-issuance/renewal of their permit to re-export and re-import Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and progeny of the animals currently held by the applicant and any animals acquired in the United States by the applicant to/from worldwide locations to enhance the survival of the species through conservation education. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a three year period.

PRT-777744, 812757

Applicant: Hawthorn Corporation, Grayslake, IL.

The applicant request re-issuance of their permits to re-export and re-import tigers (Panthera tigris) and progeny of the animals currently held by the applicant and any animals acquired in the United States by the applicant to/from worldwide locations to enhance the survival of the species through conservation education. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a three year period. Start Printed Page 20545

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 part 18). Written data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications or requests for a public hearing on these applications should be submitted to the Director (address above). 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.

Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the Division of Management Authority is forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review.

PRT-055302

Applicant: Richard B. Sapa, Columbia Falls, MT.

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Southern Beaufort polar bear population in Canada, for personal use.

PRT-055367

Applicant: Richard Hawkins, Rochester, MN.

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.

PRT-055368

Applicant: Jerry P. Mariska, Waseca, MN.

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.

PRT-055444

Applicant: Louis F. Spadaccino, Holland, PA.

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.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has information collection approval from OMB through March 31, 2004, 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.

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Dated: April 12, 2002.

Anna Barry,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-10125 Filed 4-24-02; 8:45 am]

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