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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/or marine mammals.

DATES:

Written data, comments or requests must be received by May 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Start Printed Page 23267Privacy 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 212, 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: IUCN Iguana Specialist Group, Escondido, CA, PRT-836457.

The applicant requests a permit to renew their permit to import biological samples from the following species: Cyclura carinata bartschi, Cyclura carinata carinata, Cyclura collei, Cyclura cornuta, Cyclura cychlura, Cyclura nubila, Cyclura pinguis, Cyclura ricordi, Cyclura rileyi, Cyclura stejnegeri, and Cyclura lewisi for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant for a five-year period.

Applicant: Oral E. Micham, Woodlake, CA, PRT-178000.

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: Richard R. Albro, The Woodlands, TX, PRT-178002.

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: Gerald L. Bridges, Chelsea, MI, PRT-178717.

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 K. Bennet, Bozeman, MT, PRT-178718.

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: Bret E. Fuller, Sunnyvale, CA, PRT-179257.

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: Eldon R. Bell, San Angelo, TX, PRT-178716.

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: Robin G. Fiske, Conroe, TX, PRT-180473.

The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) taken from a ranch in the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

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: Catherine L. Foy, Foy Marine Consulting, Kodiak, AK, PRT-167514.

The applicant requests a permit to harass up to 200 northern sea otters, Enhydra lutris kenyoni, from the threatened population of the species in Chiniak Bay near Kodiak Island, Alaska, through boat-based surveying for the purpose of scientific research to evaluate the impact of bringing the runway safety areas at Kodiak Airport into compliance with the current standards. 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 application to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review.

Applicant: Larry R. Steiner, Otego, NY, PRT-180289.

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

Applicant: Mark R. Beeler, Hubertus, WI, PRT-180359.

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

Applicant: Stephen D. Hornady, Grand Island, NE, PRT-180363.

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

Applicant: Kevin L. Reid, Albuquerque, NM, PRT-180365.

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.

Applicant: James M. Mazur, Sheridan, WY, PRT-180664.

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.

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Dated: April 11, 2008.

Lisa J. Lierheimer,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-9294 Filed 4-28-08; 8:45 am]

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