[Federal Register: March 22, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 55)]
[Page 13329]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

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 April 21, 

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 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358-2281.

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


Marine Mammals

    The public is invited to comment on the following applications for 
a permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The 
applications were submitted to satisfy requirements of the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and 
the regulations governing 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 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.

Applicant: Randall W. Davis, Texas A & M University, Galveston, TX, 

    The applicant requests a permit to take by harassment up to 200 
wild northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris lutris) by positioning a skiff 
at the location of otter's foraging dives in order to measure foraging 
depth. The applicant also requests authorization to recover and 
necropsy dead sea otter carcasses collected opportunistically during 
other research activities. This notification covers activities to be 
conducted by the applicant over a five-year period.

Applicant: Boon And Crockett Club, Missoula, MT, PRT-072586

    The applicant requests a permit to import one Atlantic walrus 
(Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) trophy harvested from the wild in Canada 
for the purposes of public display.
    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: March 15, 2004.
Michael S. Moore,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
[FR Doc. 04-6255 Filed 3-19-04; 8:45 am]