[Federal Register: October 15, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 200)]
[Page 61162-61163]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2008-N0254; 96300-1671-0000-P5]

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 marine mammals.

DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by November 
14, 2008.

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 212, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/558-7725; or via e-mail at 

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


 Endangered Marine Mammals

    The public is invited to comment on the following applications for 
a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered marine mammals. 
The applications were submitted to satisfy requirements of the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et 
seq.), and the regulations governing endangered species (50 CFR Part 
17) and marine mammals (50 CFR Part 18). Written data, comments, or 
requests for copies of the complete applications or requests for a 
public hearing on these

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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.
    The following applicants request permits to import polar bears 
(Ursus maritimus) taken from the Gulf of Boothia polar bear population 
in Canada as sport hunted trophies for the purpose of enhancement of 
the survival of the species under section 104(c)(4)(A) of the MMPA 
because these specimens would not be eligible for importation under 
104(c)(5)(A). These specimens were taken prior to the date when the 
Endangered Species Act prohibitions would apply.
    Applicant: Dennis H. Dunn, Kirkland, WA, PRT-189427.
    Applicant: Keith C. Halstead, Greenville, SC, PRT-189429.
    Applicant: Keith J. Atcheson, Butte, MT, PRT-189430.
    Applicant: Kevin J. Wieczorek, Chesterfield, MI, PRT-189431.
    Applicant: Marcus C. Hansen, Chester Springs, PA, PRT-189432.
    Applicant: Ben A. Hamel, Petoskey, MI, PRT-189434.
    Applicant: Aaron R. Neilson, Royse City, TX, PRT-191814.
    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.

    Dated: September 5, 2008.
Lisa J. Lierheimer,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
[FR Doc. E8-24550 Filed 10-14-08; 8:45 am]