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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, 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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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-070682

Applicant: Andrew K. Stahl, Dallas, TX.

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-070686

Applicant: Lacy J. Harber, Denison, TX.

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-070537

Applicant: Melvin L. Roschelle, Los Gatos, CA.

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-070521

Applicant: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Powell, OH.

The applicant requests a permit to import seven male and six female captive-born cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) from DeWildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre, DeWildt, South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through captive breeding and conservation education.

PRT-063702

Applicant: S.O.S. Care, Inc., Valley Center, CA.

The applicant requests a permit to export and/or re-export carcasses from four tiger cat (Leopardus tigrinus oncilla), one margay (Leopardus wiedii), and two black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) to the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education and scientific research.

PRT-058835

Applicant: Harold S. Countryman, Chantilly, VA.

The applicant requests a permit to import one female gibbon (Hylobates spp.) from Seoul, Korea, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

PRT-810465

Applicant: A.R. Galloway Exotic Ranch, Pearsall, TX.

The applicant requests amendment of an application previously published on March 17, 2003, for the renewal of a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull from their captive herds, to include excess male red lechwe (Kobus leche) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a five year period. Permittee must apply for renewal annually.

Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals

The public is invited to comment on the following application(s) for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered marine mammals and/or marine mammals. The application(s) was/were submitted to satisfy requirements of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.), and/or the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing endangered species (50 CFR part 17) and/or marine mammals (50 CFR part 18). Written data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications or request for a 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-070596

Applicant: Marvin J. Winter, North Collins, 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.

PRT-070536

Applicant: Robert E. Speegle, Garland, TX.

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-070534

Applicant: Walter P. Mays, Zanesfield, OH.

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 18, 2003.

Michael S. Moore,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-10319 Filed 4-25-03; 8:45 am]

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