[Federal Register: June 8, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 111)]
[Page 36457]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Letters of Authorization To Take Marine Mammals

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, DOI.

ACTION:  Notice of issuance of two 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(f)(3)], notice is hereby 
given that two Letters of Authorization to take polar bears and Pacific 
walrus incidental to oil and gas industry exploration activities have 
been issued to the following companies:

            Company                  Activity           Date issued
Western Geophysical Company...  Exploration......  May 22, 2000.
ARCO Alaska, Inc..............  Exploration......  May 26, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John W. Bridges at the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor 
Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, (800) 362-5148 or (907) 786-3810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Letters of Authorization were issued in 
accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Rules and 
Regulations ``Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified 
Activities (65 FR 16828; March 30, 2000).''

    Dated: May 31, 2000.
Gary Edwards,
Deputy Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 00-14454 Filed 6-7-00; 8:45 am]