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Receipt of Applications for Permit

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

SUMMARY:

The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and marine mammals.

DATES:

Written data, comments or requests must be received by March 26, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Endangered Species

The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Written data, comments, or requests for copies of these complete applications should be submitted to the Director (address above).

Applicant: Denver Zoological Gardens, Denver, CO, PRT-144259.

The applicant requests a permit to import one male bred-in-captivity Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) from the Belfast Zoo, Belfast, Ireland, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL, PRT-144119.

The applicant requests a permit to export hair from one male Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) to the United Kingdom for the purpose of scientific research.

Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA, PRT-144258.

The applicant requests a permit to export one male captive bred giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) born at the zoo in 2003 and owned by the Government of China, to the Wolong Nature Reserve, China under the terms of their loan agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association. This export is part of the approved loan program for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species through scientific research as outlined in the Zoological Society of San Diego's original permit.

Applicant: Detroit Zoological Institute, Royal Oak, MI, PRT-135623.

The applicant requests a permit to export one male captive bred Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii) to the Prague Zoo, Czech Republic, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species through captive breeding.

Applicant: Dort S. Bigg, Turner, ME, PRT-144848.

The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: John C. Knight, Howey in the Hills, FL, PRT-140177.

The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) culled from a captive herd in the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Marine Mammals

The public is invited to comment on the following application for a permit to Start Printed Page 8007conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The application was 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: Charles P. Kupfer, Millbury, MA, PRT-143853.

The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Northern Beaufort Sea polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use.

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Dated: January 19, 2007.

Monica Farris,

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

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[FR Doc. E7-2939 Filed 2-21-07; 8:45 am]

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