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 March 22, 2004.
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.Start Further Info Start Printed Page 7980
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358-2104.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The public is invited to comment on the following applications 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: St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri, PRT-082568
The applicant requests a permit to import blood samples from Galapagos penguins (Sphenisus mendiculus) for the purpose of enhancement of the species through 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: Erhardt F. Steinborn, Sherwood, OR, PRT-082583
The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from Northern Beaufort Sea, polar bear population in Canada for personal use.
Applicant: Thomas H. Viuf, Tulsa, OK, PRT-082660
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.Start Signature
Dated: February 6, 2004.
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority.
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