[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 175 (Wednesday, September 10, 1997)]
[Page 47650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-23942]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 082097A]

Marine Mammals; Scientific Research Permit No. 801-1365

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


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. William A. Kuperman (Principal 
Investigator), Dr. Gerald L. D'Spain and Mr. Aaron Thode (Co-
investigators), Marine Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institution of 
Oceanography, 291 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, California 92106, has 
been issued a permit to take marine species for purposes of scientific 
research during acoustic experiments.
ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s):
    Permits and Documentation Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13130, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301/
713-2289); and
    Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean 
Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213 (Tel: 310-980-4001).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 30, 1997, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (62 FR 35156) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take various species of marine mammals and marine 
turtles had been submitted by the above-named individuals. The 
requested permit has been issued 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 parts 217-227), 
and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    Issuance of this permit as required by the ESA was based on a 
finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species which is the 
subject of this permit; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and 
policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: September 4, 1997.
Ann D. Terbush,
Chief, Permits and Documentation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 97-23942 Filed 9-9-97; 8:45 am]