[Federal Register: September 17, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 180)]
[Page 58629]
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 October 
17, 2002.

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: James G. Zimmerly, Boonsboro, MD.

    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: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

    The applicant requests a permit to export and re-import non-living 
museum specimens of endangered and threatened species of plants 
previously accessioned into the permittee's collection for scientific 
research. This notification covers activities conducted by the 
applicant for a five-year period.

Marine Mammals

    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 part 18). Written data, 
comments, or requests for copies of the complete application or 
requests for a public hearing on this application 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: Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center, 
California Department of Fish and Game, Santa Cruz, CA.
    Permit Type: Take, Scientific Research.
    Name and Number of Animals: Southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris 
nereis), up to 20 animals per year, or in the event of an oil spill or 
other environmental disaster, up to 200 animals per year.
    Summary of Activity to be Authorized: The applicant requests a 
permit to conduct scientific research by inserting intra-abdominal and/
or subcutaneous transmitters on animals held for rehabilitation 
purposes in order to monitor and evaluate efficacy of rehabilitation 
    Source of Marine Mammals: Animals held for rehabilitation purposes.
    Period of Activity: Up to 5 years if issued.
    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.
    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: September 6, 2002.
Michael S. Moore,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
[FR Doc. 02-23520 Filed 9-16-02; 8:45 am]