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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 January 30, 2004.

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: Dorothy J. Harber, Denison, TX, PRT-080867.

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: Charles W. Murray, Alamogordo, NM, PRT-080765.

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: Chris Gervasi, Chester Township, NJ, PRT-080872.

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: James Alan Schweitzer, Winter Haven, FL, PRT-080875.

The applicant request 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: Kent Wendall Hall, Sr., Destrehan, LA, PRT-078284.

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: Albuquerque Biological Park, Albuquerque, NM, PRT-070083.

The applicant requests a permit to import one live male snow leopard (Uncia uncia) captive-born at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg, Canada, for the purpose of conservation education and enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: George Carden Circus Intl, Inc., Springfield, MO, PRT-080831.

The applicant requests a permit to re-export and re-import one wild born female Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) called “Jazz” to worldwide locations for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a three-year period and the import of any potential progeny born while overseas.

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: Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, TX, PRT-068264.

The applicant requests a permit to maintain two Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus) imported from Venezuela in December, 1999, under CITES import permit, 99US001425/9, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a five-year period.

Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the Start Printed Page 75619Division of Management Authority is forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review.

Applicant: James N. Maddox, Nashville, TN, PRT-080871.

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Davis Strait polar bear population in Canada prior to February 18, 1997, for personal use.

Applicant: Harold L. Ahlberg, Irving, TX, PRT-080868.

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population in Canada for personal use.

Applicant: Brian D. Folkman, Lakeville, MN, PRT-080683.

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Baffin Bay polar bear population in Canada prior to February 18, 1997, for personal use.

Applicant: Joseph Hanley Sayers, Jr., Nashville, TN, PRT-080685.

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Baffin Bay polar bear population in Canada prior to February 18, 1997, for personal use.

Applicant: Trevor L. Ahlberg, Dallas, TX, PRT-080857.

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population in Canada for personal use.

Applicant: John R. Beckstrand, Warwick, ND, PRT-080829.

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: Robert D. Pettus, Charlotte, NC, PRT-080874.

The application requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Davis Strait polar bear population in Canada prior to February 18, 1997, for personal use.

Applicant: James W. Ribman, Dallas, TX, PRT-080901.

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population in Canada for personal use.

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Dated: December 12, 2003.

Charles S. Hamilton,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-32040 Filed 12-30-03; 8:45 am]

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