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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.


Notice of receipt of applications for permit.


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


Written data, comments or requests must be received by October 17, 2002.


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

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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).


Applicant: James G. Zimmerly, Boonsboro, MD.

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.


Applicant: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

The applicant requests a permit to export and re-import non-living museum specimens of endangered and threatened species of plants previously accessioned into the permittee's collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant for a five-year period.

Marine Mammals

The public is invited to comment on the following application for a permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The application 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 application or requests for a public hearing on this application 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.


Applicant: Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center, California Department of Fish and Game, Santa Cruz, CA.

Permit Type: Take, Scientific Research.

Name and Number of Animals: Southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), up to 20 animals per year, or in the event of an oil spill or other environmental disaster, up to 200 animals per year.

Summary of Activity to be Authorized: The applicant requests a permit to conduct scientific research by inserting intra-abdominal and/or subcutaneous transmitters on animals held for rehabilitation purposes in order to monitor and evaluate efficacy of rehabilitation activities.

Source of Marine Mammals: Animals held for rehabilitation purposes.

Period of Activity: Up to 5 years if issued.

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.

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: September 6, 2002.

Michael S. Moore,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-23520 Filed 9-16-02; 8:45 am]