[Federal Register: March 5, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 43)]
[Page 10930-10931]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Receipt of Applications for Permit

    The following applicants have applied 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

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1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.):


Applicant: Franz Metz, Hobe Sound, FL.

    The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted cheetah 
(Acinonyx jubatus) trophy from Namibia for the purpose of enhancement 
to the survival of the species.


Applicant: The Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, OH.

    The applicant requests a permit to import 4 wild-caught cheetahs 
(Acinonyx jubatus) from Namibia for the purpose of captive propagation.


Applicant: Michael A. Passaglia, Yuba City, CA.

    The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy 
of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) 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.
    The public is invited to comment on the following applications for 
permits to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The 
applications were 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 18).


Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jacksonville, FL.

    Permit Type: Enhancement.
    Name and Number of Animals: West Indian manatee (Trichechus 
manatus), unlimited.
    Summary of Activity to be Authorized: The applicant requests 
renewal and amendment to the enhancement permit for recovery, 
rehabilitation and release of West Indian manatees (Trichechus 
manatus). To reduce space constraints at Florida facilities, the 
applicant has requested an amendment to the permit that would allow for 
the temporary transfer of manatees to facilities outside of Florida for 
continued rehabilitation. Authorization for incidental public display 
with an appropriate education program at the out-of-state facilities is 
requested as is currently allowed for in-state facilities.
    Source of Marine Mammals: Florida.
    Period of Activity: Up to 5 years from issuance date of permit, if 
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, the Office of Management Authority is forwarding copies of 
this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of 
Scientific Advisors for their review.


Applicant: John Kloosterman, Tucson, AZ.

    The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted polar bear 
(Ursus maritimus) trophy taken prior to April 30, 1994, from the Baffin 
Bay polar bear population, Northwest Territories, Canada for personal 
    Written data or comments, requests for copies of the complete 
application, or requests for a public hearing on this application 
should be sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of 
Management Authority, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, 
Virginia 22203, telephone 703/358-2104 or fax 703/358-2281 and must be 
received within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. 
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.
    Documents and other information submitted with the application 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 to the above address on or before 
April 6, 1998.

    Dated: February 27, 1998.
MaryEllen Amtower,
Acting Chief, Branch of Permits, Office of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 98-5614 Filed 3-4-98; 8:45 am]