65 FR 171 pg. 53270 - Marine Mammals; Scientific Research Permit (PHF#sign;707-1531-00)

Type: NOTICEVolume: 65Number: 171Page: 53270
Docket number: [I.D. 020500A]
FR document: [FR Doc. 00-22548 Filed 8-31-00; 8:45am]
Agency: Commerce Department
Sub Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 020500A]

Marine Mammals; Scientific Research Permit (PHF#sign;707-1531-00)


National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.


Issuance of Permit.


Notice is hereby given that the University of Hawaii at Manoa,College of Social Sciences, Hawaii Hall 105, Honolulu, HI 96822,has been issued a permit to take North Pacific humpback whales( Megaptera novaeangliae ) for purposes of scientificresearch.


The permit and related documents are available for review uponwritten request or by appointment (see SUPPLEMENTARYINFORMATION ).


Jeannie Drevenak, 301/713-2289.


On September 24, 1999, notice was published in the Federal Register (64 FR 51739) that a request for ascientific research permit to take the above-references specieshad been submitted by the above-named organization. Therequested permit has been issued under the authority of theMarine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq. ), the Regulations Governing the Taking andImporting of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216), the EndangeredSpecies Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 etseq. ), and the regulations governing the taking, importing,and exporting of endangered fish and wildlife (50 CFR parts 222 -226).

Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based ona finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2)will not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered specieswhich is the subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent withthe purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA.

Addresses : The permit and related documents areavailable for review upon written request or by appointment inthe following offices:

Permits Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315East-West Highway, Room 13130, Silver Spring, MD 20910(301/713-2289);

Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, 501 West OceanBoulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213 (562/980-4001);

Protected Species Program Manager, Pacific Islands AreaOffice, 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI96814-4700;

Regional Administrator, Alaska Region, 709 W. 9th Street,Federal Building, Room 461, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802(907/586-7235); and

Regional Administrator, Northwest Region, 7600 Sand Point WayNE, Bin C15700, Building 1, Seattle, WA 98115-0070(206/526-4489).

Dated: August 11, 2000.

Ann D. Terbush,

Chief, Permits and Documentation Division, Office ofProtected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.

[FR Doc. 00-22548 Filed 8-31-00; 8:45am]

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