[Federal Register: August 28, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 168)]
[Page 50834]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2008-N0228; 96300-1671-0000-P5]

Emergency Exemption: Issuance of Permit for Endangered Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of emergency issuance of permit for endangered species.


SUMMARY: The following permit was issued.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted for this 
application 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 to: U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, Virginia 22203, telephone 703/358-
2104 or fax 703/358-2281.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 15, 2008, the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service (Service) issued a permit (PRT-192748) to the Alaska 
Department of Fish and Game, Fairbanks, AK, to take one captive held 
male wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) for the purpose of scientific 
research into animal and human health. 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 an emergency 
affecting the health and life of the Alaska captive held population 
existed, and that no reasonable alternative was available to the 
applicant for the following reasons:
    One seven year old adult male wood bison owned by the State of 
Alaska and held at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Girdwood, 
Alaska, became weak and emaciated, and tested positive for 
Cryptosporidium, threatening the health of other wood bison in the 
captive herd and presenting a risk to human health.

    Dated: August 15, 2008.
Lisa J. Lierheimer,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
[FR Doc. E8-19912 Filed 8-27-08; 8:45 am]