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 August 25, 2006.
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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358-2104.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals
The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered marine mammals and/or marine mammals. The applications 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: Lance G. Barrett-Lennard, Homer, AK, PRT-118442
The applicant requests a permit to take by harassment up to 60 wild northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) in the Aleutian Islands, southwest Alaska, for the purpose of scientific research.
Otters will be exposed to killer whale fin decoys and recordings of killer whale calls and blows; sea otter response will be observed and measured according to activity level. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a five-year period.
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.
Applicant: Craig A. Stanley, San Jose, CA, PRT-125911
The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use.Start Signature
Dated: July 7, 2006.
Michael L. Carpenter,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. E6-11958 Filed 7-25-06; 8:45 am]
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