[Federal Register: October 15, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 199)]
[Page 61262]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

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 700, 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 September 24, 2004, the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service (Service) issued a permit (PRT-094219) to the Lincoln 
Park Zoological Park, Chicago, IL, to import tissue samples from a male 
chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) which died in the wild in the Gombe Stream 
Reserve, Tanzania, for the purpose of scientific research to determine 
the cause of death and possible veterinary intervention required. 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 remaining 
chimpanzee population of the Gombe Stream Reserve existed, and that no 
reasonable alternative was available to the applicant for the following 
    The Lincoln Park Zoo requested a permit to import multiple tissue 
samples from a male chimpanzee which recently died in the Gombe Stream 
Reserve, Tanzania for emergency and ongoing health/disease evaluation 
purposes. Samples will be utilized exclusively for diagnostic and 
scientific purposes. The specimens will be used to run diagnostics 
tests to determine the cause of death of the animal that died. 
Additional animals appear to be affected with similar symptoms as the 
animal which died and the necessary diagnostic testing is not available 
in Africa to adequately and quickly diagnose the pathogen or pathogens 
involved. The determination of the cause of the illness and possible 
treatment as quickly as possible will benefit the chimpanzee population 
in the wild.

    Dated: October 1, 2004.
Michael L. Carpenter,
Acting Chief, Branch of Permits--International Division of Management 
[FR Doc. 04-23130 Filed 10-14-04; 8:45 am]