[Federal Register: January 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 4)]
[Page 787]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Receipt of Applications for Permit

    The following applicants have applied for a permit to conduct 
certain activities with endangered species. This notice is provided 
pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.):


Applicant: Frank H. Cooley, Jasper, TX 75951.

    The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy 
of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) culled from a captive 
herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South 
Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

    The public is invited to comment on the following application for a 
permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The 
application was submitted to satisfy requirements of the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the 
regulations governing marine mammals (50 CFR 18).


Applicant: Thomas J. Hammond, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
    The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus 
maritimus) sport-hunted from the Western Hudson Bay polar bear 
population, Northwest Territories, Canada for personal use.


Applicant: Toledo Zoological Gardens,Toledo, OH.
Permit Type: Import permit.
Name and Number of Animals: Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) 0.1.
Summary of Activity To Be Authorized: The applicant requests an 
amendment to their permit number MA014704-0 issued 09/10/1999 for 
the import of a captive born female polar bear from Germany. The 
applicant wishes to substitute a female captive born polar bear from 
Monde Sauvage Safari Park, Aywaille, Belgium, for this permit.
Source of Marine Mammals: Born in captivity on 11/10/1998, Aywaille, 
Period of Activity: Up to 5 years, if issued.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, the Office of Management Authority is forwarding copies of 
this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of 
Scientific Advisors for their review.
    Written data or comments, requests for copies of the complete 
application, or requests for a public hearing on this application 
should be sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of 
Management Authority, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, VA 
22203, telephone 703/358-2104 or fax 703/358-2281 and must be received 
within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Anyone 
requesting a hearing should give specific reasons why a hearing would 
be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of 
the Director.

    Dated: December 27, 1999.
Kristen Nelson,
Chief, Branch of Permits, Office of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 00-224 Filed 1-5-00; 8:45 am]