[Federal Register: April 2, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 63)]
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of Applications for Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.


SUMMARY: The public is invited to comment on the following applications 
to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine 

DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by May 2, 

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these 
applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of 
the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who 
submits a written request for a copy of such documents within 30 days 
of the date of publication of this notice to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, 
Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358-2281.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, 
telephone 703/358-2104.


Endangered Species

    The public is invited to comment on the following application(s) 
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.). Written 
data, comments, or requests for copies of these complete applications 
should be submitted to the Director (address above).
    Applicant: Saad E. Zara, Tucson, AZ, PRT-054471.
    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.
    Applicant: Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE, PRT-051012.
    The applicant requests a permit to export biological samples taken 
from captive-born seladang (Bos gaurus) going to the University of 
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of scientific research. This 
notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over a five 
year period.
    Applicant: Circus Tihany Spectacular, Sarasota, FL, PRT-768272.
    The applicant requests the re-issuance of their permit to export, 
re-export and re-import captive-born tigers (Panthera tigris) and 
progeny of the animals currently held by the applicant and any animals 
acquired in the United States by the applicant to/from worldwide 
locations to enhance the survival of the species through conservation 
education. This notification covers activities conducted by the 
applicant over a three year period.

Marine Mammals

    The public is invited to comment on the following application(s) 
for a permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The 
application(s) 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). Written data, 
comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications or 
requests for a public hearing on these applications should be submitted 
to the Director (address above). 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.
    Applicant: Dr. Annalisa Berta, San Diego State University, San 
Diego, CA, PRT-025336.
    Permit Type: Import.
    Name and Number of Animals: 2 polar bear (Ursis maritimus) 
    Summary of Activity to be Authorized: The applicant requests a 
permit to import one male carcass and one female skull from Canada for 
the purpose of comparative scientific research on the cranial, dental 
and postcranial anatomy of polar bears.
    Source of Marine Mammals: subsistence hunting.
    Period of Activity: Up to one year.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, the Division of Management Authority is forwarding copies of 
the above applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the 
Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review.
    Applicant: Richard Wayne Fuller, Albuquerque, NM, PRT-054557.
    The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus 

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sport hunted from the Lancaster Sound polar bear population in Canada 
for personal use.
    Applicant: Howard Neal Stoneback, West Bloomfield, MI, PRT-054556.
    The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus 
maritimus) sport hunted from the Western Hudson Bay polar bear 
population in Canada for personal use.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has information collection 
approval from OMB through March 31, 2004, OMB Control Number 1018-0093. 
Federal Agencies may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not 
required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
current valid OMB control number.

    Dated: March 22, 2002.
Anna Barry,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
[FR Doc. 02-7968 Filed 4-1-02; 8:45 am]