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Letters of Authorization To Take Marine Mammals

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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.


Notice of issuance.


In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA) as amended, notice is hereby given that Letters of Authorization to take polar bears incidental to oil and gas industry exploration activities in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of Alaska have been issued.

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Mr. Craig Perham at the Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, (800) 362-5148 or (907) 786-3810.

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A Letter of Authorization has been issued to the following companies in accordance with Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Rules and Regulations “Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities (68 FR 66744; November 28, 2003)” under section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA and the Fish and Wildlife Service implementing regulations at 50 CFR 18.27(f)(3):

CompanyActivityLocationDate issued
ConocoPhillips Alaska, IncProductionKuparuk, AlpineMar. 5, 2004.
Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas CorpExplorationNW MilneFeb. 6, 2004.
ExxonMobil Prod. CoDevelopmentPt. Storkersen #1Feb. 10, 2004.
ExxonMobil Prod. CoDevelopmentCanning River A-1Feb. 10, 2004.
Chevron U.S.A. IncDevelopmentW. Kavik Unit #1Feb. 12, 2004.
Western GecoDevelopmentLonelyMar. 12, 2004.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, IncDevelopmentGwydyr Bay State #2Feb. 27, 2004.
U.S. Bureau of Land ManagementDevelopmentUmiat Legacy WellMar. 22, 2004.
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Dated: June 16, 2004.

Gary Edwards,

Acting Regional Director.

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[FR Doc. 04-14802 Filed 6-29-04; 8:45 am]