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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 April 30, 2003.

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-030791

Applicant: Scovill Zoo, Decatur, IL

The applicant requests a permit to import two male captive-born cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) from De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre, De Wildt, South Africa for the purpose of Start Printed Page 15479enhancement of the species through conservation education.

PRT-765658, 809334, 068882, 068908

Applicant: Ferdinand F. and Anton F. Hantig, dba Fercos, Las Vegas, NV

The applicant requests permits to export captive born tigers (Panthera tigris) and leopards (Panthera pardus) to worldwide locations for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education. The permit numbers and animals are: 765658, Indy; 809334, Sarina; 068882, Rama; and 068908, Astar. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a three-year period and the import of any potential progeny born while overseas.

PRT-066667

Applicant: Thomas D. Klug, Watertown, WI

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-068965

Applicant: SEA—EL CARMEN, Houston, TX

The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples obtained from Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) collected in the wild in Mexico, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through scientific research. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a five-year period.

PRT-054484, 065144, 065145, 065146, 065147, 065148, 065149

Applicant: Tarzan Zerbini Circus, Webb City, MO

The applicant requests permits to re-export wild and captive born Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) to worldwide locations for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education. The permit numbers and animals are: 054484, Luke; 065144, Jan; 065145, Roxy; 065146, Schell; 065147, Peggy; 065148, Bunny; and 065149, Marie. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a three-year period and the import of any potential progeny born while overseas.

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.

PRT-069177

Applicant: Felix F. Gardina, Ghent, NY

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Southern Beaufort Sea 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: March 14, 2003.

Michael S. Moore,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-7566 Filed 3-28-03; 8:45 am]

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