[Federal Register: May 9, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 90)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Receipt of Applications for Permit

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.) which 
requires the publication of a notice of each permit application 
received by the Fish and Wildlife Service. This notification 
requirement may be waived in an emergency situation where the health or 
life of an endangered animal is threatened and no reasonable 
alternative is available to the applicant. However, notice of any such 
waiver must be published within ten days following the issuance of the 

Emergency Exemption Issuance

    On April 27, 2001, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) 
issued a permit (PRT-40800) to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to export viable, fertilized eggs of captive 
bred Manchurian crane (Grus japonensis) and White-naped crane (Grus 
vipio) to the Khiganski Nature Reserve, Arkhara, Russia. The fertilized 
eggs are used in establishing

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reintroduced populations of these two crane species in Russia and the 
timely export of viable eggs is vital to the success of this 
conservation program. The Service determined that an emergency 
effecting the survival of the embryos existed and that no alternative 
was available to the applicant. Therefore, the 30-day public comment 
period required by section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act was 
    Written data or comments should be submitted to the director, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, division of Management Authority, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203 and must be received 
by the director within 30 days of the date of this publication.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife has information collection approval from 
OMB through February 28, 2001. 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.
    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 to the following office within 30 
days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, 
Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Phone: (703/358-2104); FAX (703/

    Dated: April 30, 2001.
Tim Van Norman,
Chief, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 01-11647 Filed 5-8-01; 8:45 am]