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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 marine mammals.


Written data, comments or requests must be received by April 21, 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.

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Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358-2104.

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Marine Mammals

The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The applications were 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.

Applicant: Randall W. Davis, Texas A & M University, Galveston, TX, PRT-078744

The applicant requests a permit to take by harassment up to 200 wild northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris lutris) by positioning a skiff at the location of otter's foraging dives in order to measure foraging depth. The applicant also requests authorization to recover and necropsy dead sea otter carcasses collected opportunistically during other research activities. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a five-year period.

Applicant: Boon And Crockett Club, Missoula, MT, PRT-072586

The applicant requests a permit to import one Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) trophy harvested from the wild in Canada for the purposes of public display.

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

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Dated: March 15, 2004.

Michael S. Moore,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-6255 Filed 3-19-04; 8:45 am]