[Federal Register: May 31, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 105)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Marine Mammal Annual Report Availability, Calendar Years 1997 and 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of marine mammal annual reports for 
calendar years 1997 and 1998.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Biological 
Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, have issued our 1997 
and 1998 annual reports on marine mammals under the jurisdiction of the 
U.S. Department of the Interior, as required by section 103(f) of the 
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Our reports are for January 1 to 
December 31, 1997, and January 1 to December 31, 1998. We submitted the 
reports to Congress on May 2, 2001. By this notice, we are informing 
you, the public, that the reports are available and that copies may be 
obtained on request to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

ADDRESSES: You should submit written requests for copies to: 
Publications Unit, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National 
Conservation Training Center, Route 1, Box 1666, Shepherd Grade Road, 
Shepherdstown, WV 25443. You may also contact that office by telephone 
at (304) 876-7203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey L. Horwath, Division of Fish 
and Wildlife Management Assistance in Arlington, Virginia at telephone 
(703) 358-1718.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of the Interior is 
responsible for eight species of marine mammals, as assigned by the 
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. These species are polar bear, sea 
and marine otters, walrus, three species of manatee, and dugong. 
Administrative actions discussed in our two reports include 
appropriations, marine mammals in Alaska, endangered and threatened 
marine mammal species, law enforcement activities, scientific research 
and public display permits, certificates of registration, research, 
Outer Continental Shelf environmental studies and international 

    Dated: May 21, 2001.
Robert Batky,
Acting Assistant Director--Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
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