[Federal Register: March 29, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 60)]
[Page 16286]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Emergency Exemption: Issuance of Permit for Endangered Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of emergency issuance of a permit for endangered 


SUMMARY: The following permit was issued.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted for this 
application are available for review by any party who submits a written 
request to the 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 9, 2004, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (Service) issued a permit (PRT-084147) to Marc Chandler, 
Oranjestad, Aruba, for the temporary import of one captive born female 
Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) for treatment of an emergency 
veterinary condition. The 30-day comment period required under the U.S. 
Endangered Species Act was waived pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 1539(c). This 
action was authorized under Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.). The Service determined 
that a veterinary emergency existed effecting the life and welfare of 
the animal and no reasonable alternative was available. The tiger will 
remain in the United States for veterinary treatment and will then be 
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has information collection 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) through March 
31, 2004, OMB Control Number 1018-0093. On March 8, 2004, the Service 
published a notice in the Federal Register (69 FR 10738) notifying the 
public that it has submitted a request to OMB to renew approval of this 
information collection for three (3) years. 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 12, 2004.
Charles S. Hamilton,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
[FR Doc. 04-6906 Filed 3-26-04; 8:45 am]