[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 111 (Thursday, June 10, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 31193]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-14787]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 051899A]


Marine Mammals; File No. 930-1486

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

ACTION: Issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that U.S. Geological Survey, Biological 
Resources Division, Western Ecological Research Center, 6924 Tremont 
Road, Dixon, CA 95620 (Principal Investigator: Mr. Dennis Orthmeyer) 
has been issued a permit to inadvertently harass various cetacean and 
pinniped species during aerial surveys for purposes of scientific 
research.

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 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301/
713-2289); and
    Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802-4213 (562-980-4001).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Johnson or Sara Shapiro 301/713-
2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 29, 1999, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (64 FR 14886) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take marine mammals had been submitted by the above-
named organization. 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 222-226), 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: June 3, 1999.
Jeannie Drevenak,
Acting Chief, Permits and Documentation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 99-14787 Filed 6-9-99; 8:45 am]
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