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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2008-N0179; 96300-1671-0000-P5]

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 species and/or marine mammals.
DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by August 21, 2008.
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 212, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358-2281.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358-2104.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Endangered Species

The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531et seq.). Written data, comments, or requests for copies of these complete applications should be submitted to the Director (address above).

Applicant:Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ,PRT-185767.

The applicant requests a permit to acquire from Coriell Cell Repositories, Camden, NJ, in interstate commerce thirteen DNA samples from gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and one DNA sample from red-capped mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus) for the purpose of scientific research.

Applicant:Byron G. Sadler, Lake Jackson, TX, PRT-187324.

The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant:Hollis B. Higginbothan, McMurray, PA, PRT-185730.

The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Endangered Marine Mammals

The public is invited to comment on the following application for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered marine mammals and/or marine mammals. The application was submitted to satisfy requirements of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531et seq.) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361et 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:ABR, Inc.-Environmental Research & Services, Fairbanks, AK, PRT-187053.

The applicant requests a permit to conduct on-shore, boat-based and aerial surveys of northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) at various locations in the coastal waters of Alaska for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a five-year period.

Concurrent with the publication of this notice in theFederal 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: June 27, 2008. Michael L. Carpenter, Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits,Division of Management Authority.