[Federal Register: January 12, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 8)]
[Page 2186]
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 endangered marine mammals.

DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by February 
11, 2005.

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.


Endangered Marine Mammals

    The public is invited to comment on the following applications for 
a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered marine mammals. 
The applications were submitted to satisfy requirements of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.) 
and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 
1361, et seq.), and the regulations governing endangered species (50 
CFR part 17) and 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: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, 
FL, PRT-096527.
    The applicant requests a permit to acquire blood and tissue samples 
from captive held Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) for 
the purpose of scientific research on dietary isotope fractionation. 
This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant 
over a one-year period.
    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: December 31, 2004.
Michael L. Carpenter,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
[FR Doc. 05-542 Filed 1-11-05; 8:45 am]