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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 July 3, 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).

Applicant: Sherwin N. Scott, Phoenix, AZ, PRT-069527

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: William E. Rypkema, Montvale, NJ, PRT-071450

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: Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Harbor, Michigan, PRT-693112

The applicant requests renewal of their permit to export and re-import non-living museum/herbarium specimens of endangered and threatened species (excluding bald eagles) previously legally accessioned into the permittee's collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant for a five year period.

Applicant: Duke University Primate Center, Durham, North Carolina, PRT-679043

The applicant requests renewal of their permit to take and sell in interstate and foreign commerce, export, or re-export blood and tissue, whole cadavers, and parts from species in the families Lemuridae, Indriidae, Cheirogaleidae, Daubentoniidae, Tarsiidae, and Lorisidae for scientific research and for enhancement of the propagation and survival of the species. Start Printed Page 33180This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant for a five year period.

Applicant: Tim P. Matzinger, Belgrade, MT, PRT-070830

The applicant requests a permit for the import of a sport-hunted cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) trophy from Namibia for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, SC, PRT-067574

The applicant requests a permit to import three male and three female captive held Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti) from Zoo Malaka, Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Malaka, Malaysia for the purpose of enhancement of the species through captive propagation.

Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, College Station, TX, PRT-050834

The applicant requests renewal of their permit to import non-viable eggs/egg shells of Aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis septentrionalis) from Mexico for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant for a five year period.

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 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.

Applicant: Dennis B. Callender, Sand Coulee, MT, PRT-055331

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Gulf of Boothia polar bear population in Canada prior to April 30, 1994, for personal use.

Applicant: Leonard Bernstein, New Milford, NJ, PRT-071569

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.

Applicant: Harry Brickley, Indianapolis, IN, PRT-071584

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: May 9, 2003.

Charles S. Hamilton,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-13775 Filed 6-2-03; 8:45 am]

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