[Federal Register: May 22, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 99)]
[Page 32077-32078]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

[I.D. 032300B]

Marine Mammals; File No. 960-1528-00

AGENCIES: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (USFWS), Interior.

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ACTION: Issuance of permit.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Museum of Natural History 
Collections, Department of Environmental Studies, University of 
California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 [Principal Investigator: Jeff Davis] 
has been issued a permit to take collect, import/export marine mammal 
specimens of the Orders Cetacea, Pinnipedia and Sirenia for purposes of 
scientific research and for deposit into a museum collection.

ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s):
    Permits and Documentation Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301/
713-2289); and
    Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean 
Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213 (562/980-4001)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Johnson, 301/713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 8, 1999, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (64 FR 54907) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take marine mammal specimen had been submitted by 
the above-named organization. The requested permit has been issued 
under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing the Taking 
and Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226), and the Fur 
Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species which is the 
subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and 
policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: May 16, 2000.
Ann D. Terbush,
Chief, Permits and Documentation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.

    Dated: May 11, 2000.
Kristen Nelson,
Chief, Branch of Permits, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of 
the Interior.
[FR Doc. 00-12838 Filed 5-19-00; 8:45 am]