National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Issuance of permit.
Notice is hereby given that Michael T. Williams [Principal Investigator], LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc., 1101 East 76th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99518, has been issued a permit to take northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) for purposes of scientific research.
The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s):
Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713-2289; fax (301)713-0376;
Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; phone (907)586-7221; fax (907)586-7249; and
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (206)526-4032; fax (206)526-6614.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ruth Johnson or Amy Sloan, (301)713-2289.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On April 7, 2004, notice was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 18352) that a request for a scientific research permit to take the species identified above had been submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing the Taking and Start Printed Page 35013Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
The Permit authorizes the Holder to conduct round-ups of fur seals on St. Paul and St. George Islands and to disentangle seals on St. Paul, AK.
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement.Start Signature
Dated: June 17, 2004.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 04-14243 Filed 6-22-04; 8:45 am]
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