[Federal Register: June 28, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 123)]
[Page 34675]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Letters of Authorization To Take Marine Mammals

AGENCY: Notice of issuance of Letters of Authorization to take marine 
mammals incidental to oil and gas industry activities.

SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act of 1972, as amended, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service implementing regulations (50 CFR 18.27), notice is hereby given 
that Letters of Authorization to take polar bears and Pacific walrus 
incidental to oil and gas industry activities have been issued to the 
following companies:

            Company                  Activity           Date issued
BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc....  Exploration.....  June 9, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rosa Meehan or Mr. John W. Bridges 
at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammal Management Office, 
1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, (800) 362-5148 or (907) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All Letters of Authorization were issued in 
accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Rule and 
Regulations ``Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified 
Activities'' [64 FR 4328].

    Dated: June 16, 1999.
David B. Allen,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 99-16269 Filed 6-25-99; 8:45 am]