[Federal Register: April 19, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 76)]
[Page 21006]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Letters of Authorization to Take Marine Mammals

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of Letters of Authorization to take marine 
mammals incidental to oil and gas industry activities.


SUMMARY: In accordance with section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act of 1972, as amended, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service implementing regulations [50 CFR 18.27(f)(3)], notice is hereby 
given that Letters of Authorization to take polar bears and Pacific 
walrus incidental to oil and gas industry exploration, development, and 
production activities have been issued to the following companies:

             Company                   Activity           Date issued
Exxon Mobil.....................  Exploration.......  March 16, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John W. Bridges at the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor 
Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, (800) 362-5148 or (907) 786-3810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Letters of Authorization were issued in 
accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Rules and 
Regulations ``Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified 
Activities (65 FR 5275; February 3, 2000).''

    Dated: March 27, 2000.
Gary Edwards,
Deputy Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 00-9726 Filed 4-18-00; 8:45 am]