[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 233 (Tuesday, December 3, 1996)]
[Page 64070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-30761]



Fish and Wildlife Service
[I.D. 111496B]

Marine Mammals; Scientific Research Permit (P772#70)

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Receipt of application.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Fisheries Science 
Center, NMFS, P.O. Box 271, La Jolla, CA 92038-0271, has applied in due 
form for a permit to take all species of cetacea, pinnipedia, sirenia 
and marine and sea otters for purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 2, 1997.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review upon written request or by appointment. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for addresses.
    Written data or views, or requests for a public hearing on this 
request, should be submitted to the Director, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13130, Silver Spring, MD 
20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the 
specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be 
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing the Taking and 
Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations 
governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered fish and 
wildlife (50 CFR 222.23), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The applicant proposes to obtain samples from all species of 
cetacea (whales, porpoises and dolphins), pinnipedia (seals and 
walrus), sirenia (manatees and dugongs), and marine and sea otters. 
Samples will be collected, imported, exported and re-imported from 
salvaged individuals that were: Directly taken in fisheries for such 
animals in countries and situations where such taking is legal; killed 
incidental to fishing or other operations; found dead at sea or 
beached; found dead of natural causes; and/or collected from captive 
    Documentation is available at the following locations:
    Permits Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-
West Highway, Room 13130, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301/713-2289);
    Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean 
Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213 (310/980-4001);
    Regional Administrator, Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way 
NE, Bin C15700, Seattle Washington 98115-0070 (206/526-6150);
    Regional Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn 
Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-2298 (508/281-9250);
    Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, 9721 Executive 
Center Drive North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2432 (813/570-5301);
    Regional Administrator, Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 
99802-1668 (907/586-7221); and
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 432, 
Arlington, VA 22203 (1-800-358-2104).

    Dated: November 14, 1996.
Ann D. Terbush,
Chief, Permits and Documentation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.

    Dated: November 14, 1996.
Margaret Tieger,
Chief, Branch of Permits, Office of Management Authority, Fish and 
Wildlife ervice.
[FR Doc. 96-30761 Filed 12-2-96; 8:45 am]