[Federal Register: December 4, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 233)]
[Page 63065]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Emergency Exemption Issuance

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance of Permit.


SUMMARY: The Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc., has been authorized, via 
permit number PRT-TE050080-0, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 
(Service) Region 5 to transfer and possess one specific female ocelot, 
Felis pardalis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Lynch, Regional Endangered 
Species Permits Coordinator, at 413-253-8628.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 30-day public comment period required by 
the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended, was waived in 
accordance with section 10(c) of the Act. The Service determined that 
due to the current facility's loss of its U.S. Department of 
Agriculture license, the need to immediately find new locations for the 
animals being held there, the relatively small timeframe an animal can 
be human imprinted, and the age (8 weeks old) of this animal, there was 
no reasonable alternative available to the applicant. This ocelot is 
captive bred and captive born. It will be used for educational purposes 
and will not be used for propagation. This animal is scheduled to be 
transferred to Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc., by November 20, 2001.

    Dated: November 21, 2001.
Richard O. Bennett,
Acting Regional Director,
[FR Doc. 01-29945 Filed 12-3-01; 8:45 am]