[Federal Register: April 9, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 68)]
[Page 17407]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Marine Mammal Annual Report Availability, Calendar Year 1996

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of calendar year 1996 marine mammal 
annual report.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Biological 
Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey have issued their 
joint 1996 annual report on marine mammals under the jurisdiction of 
the U.S. Department of the Interior, as required by section 103(f) of 
the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. The report covers the period 
January 1 to December 31, 1996, and was submitted to Congress on 
February 25, 1999. This notice informs you that the 1996 report is 
available and that copies may be obtained on request to the Service.

ADDRESSES: You should address written requests for copies to: 
Publications Unit, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National 
Conservation Training Center, Route 1, Box 166, Shepherd Grade Road, 
Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey L. Horwarth, Division of Fish 
and Wildlife Management Assistance, Telephone (703) 358-1718.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of the Interior is 
responsible for eight species of marine mammals, as assigned by the 
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. These species are polar bear, sea 
and marine otters, walrus, manatees (three species) and dugong. 
Administrative actions discussed include appropriations, marine mammals 
in Alaska, endangered and threatened marine mammal species, law 
enforcement activities, scientific research and public display permits, 
certificates of registration, research, Outer Continental Shelf 
environmental studies and international activities.

    Dated: March 31, 1999.
Jamie Rappaport Clark,
[FR Doc. 99-8889 Filed 4-8-99; 8:45 am]