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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
Veritas DGC Land IncExploration2005 winter seismicDec 16, 2004.
Cruz ConstructionDevelopment2005 winter transportDec 16, 2004.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, IncExplorationKokoda 3, 4, 5Dec 16, 2004.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, IncExplorationDefiance 1Dec 16, 2004.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, IncExplorationBounty 1Dec 16, 2004.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, IncExplorationNoatak 1Dec 16, 2004.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, IncExplorationTrailblazer H-1Dec 16, 2004.
Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas CorpExplorationNikaitchuq #2, 3, 5Dec 22, 2004.
Pioneer Natural Resources AkDevelopmentGwydyr BayJan 10, 2005.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, IncExplorationIapetus 2Jan 24, 2005.
Brooks Range Petroleum CorpExplorationSak River #1Jan 28, 2005.
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ConocoPhillips Alaska, IncDevelopmentCD3, CD4Feb 7, 2005.
Ecology and Environment, IncDevelopmentJW DaltonFeb 14, 2005.
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Dated: March 16, 2005.

Gary Edwards,

Deputy Regional Director.

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[FR Doc. 05-7409 Filed 4-12-05; 8:45 am]