[Federal Register: January 14, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 10)]
[Page 2421]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Emergency Exemption: Issuance

    On January 6,2000, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) 
issued a permit (PRT-021542)to the Service, Division of Law 
Enforcement, Arlington, Virginia to re-export a 6 month old chimpanzee 
(Pan troglodytes). The 30-day public comment period required by section 
10(c) of the Endangered Species Act was waived. The Service determined 
that an emergency affecting the health and life of the chimpanzee 
existed and that no reasonable alternative was available to the 
applicant, for the following reasons: (1) the animal had been recently 
removed from the wild; (2) the possible rehabilitation of the animal 
would be facilitated by a speedy return to Africa ; (3) the River 
Gambia National Park Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project in The Gambia 
would be able to take this animal and has a nursing female which 
recently lost an offspring; (4) an individual willing to transport the 
young chimpanzee was available on short notice.

    Dated: January 10, 2000.
Kristen Nelson,
Chief, Branch of Permits (Domestic), Office of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 00-896 Filed 1-13-00; 8:45 am]