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Receipt of Applications for Permit

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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 February 14, 2003.

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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: Thomas Productions, Inc., Las Vegas, NV., PRT-066158 and 066159.

The applicant requests permits to export, re-export, and re-import two captive-born tigers (Panthera tigris) 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.

Applicant: The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID., PRT-065258.

The applicant requests a permit to import, export, and re-export multiple shipments of biological samples from wild, captive-held, and/or captive born endangered species of the order Falconiformes and Strigiformes from worldwide sources, 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 five years.

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: January 3, 2003.

Michael S. Moore,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-839 Filed 1-14-03; 8:45 am]