[Federal Register: February 24, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 36)]
[Page 8617]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Reopening the Comment Period for an Application for a Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Reopening of the Comment Period for Endangered 
Species Permit Application PRT-052166.


SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the comment period 
for the application cited below. The applicant has submitted new 
information in support of the application and the reopening of the 
comment period will allow all interested parties another 15 days to 
review the application and provide us with any additional comments.

DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by March 11, 

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with 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 within 15 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 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358-2281.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Fish and Wildlife Service is re-opening 
the comment period for an application submitted by the Memphis Zoo, 
Memphis, Tennessee, PRT-052166, to conduct certain activities with 
endangered species. Specifically, the applicant requests a permit to 
import one male and one female captive born giant panda (Ailuropoda 
melanoleuca) from the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens, 
Shanghai Zoo and Beijing Zoo, China, for the purpose of scientific 
research and enhancement of the survival of the species. The 
application was submitted to satisfy the requirements of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.). A notice of 
receipt of this application for a permit was published in the Federal 
Register on November, 21, 2002 (67 FR 70236). The comment period closed 
on December 23, 2002. On January 28, 2003, the applicant submitted 
additional information in support of the application. While the Service 
does not consider the new information significant, we are reopening the 
comment period to allow all interested parties to review the new 
information and provide us with any additional comments regarding the 
application. Written data, comments, or requests for copies of this 
complete application should be submitted to the Director (address 
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has information collection 
approval from OMB through March 31, 2004, 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.

    Dated: February 10, 2003.
Timothy J. Van Norman,
Chief, Branch of Permits--(International), Division of Management 
[FR Doc. 03-4304 Filed 2-21-03; 8:45 am]