[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 51 (Thursday, March 16, 1995)]
[Page 14271]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-6453]


[I.D. 030795A]

Marine Mammals

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

ACTION: Receipt of application for a scientific research permit 


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Bradford E. Brown, Ph.D., of the 
National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 
75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, has applied in due form for a 
permit to take Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) for 
purposes of scientific research.
DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 17, 1995.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices:
    Permits Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-
West Highway, Room 13130, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301/713-2289);
    Director, Southeast Region, NMFS, 9721 Executive Center Drive, N., 
St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2432 (813/893-3141).
    Written data or views, or requests for a public hearing on this 
request, should be submitted to the Chief, Permits Division, F/PR1, 
Office of Protected Resources, 1335 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910, within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Those 
individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons 
why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, the Secretary of Commerce 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.), and the Regulations Governing the Taking and 
Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    The applicant seeks authorization to take by harassment a maximum 
of 2,000 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins per year for the purpose of 
locating a maximum of 500 (over a 5-year period) dolphins suitable for 
take by capture for examination, sampling, marking, and release. The 
objectives of this study are to develop health assessment indices of 
dolphin populations and individuals in the southeast, and ultimately to 
assess the impact of human activities on specific populations.

    Dated: March 10, 1995.
Ann D. Terbush,
Chief, Permits & Documentation Division, National Marine Fisheries 
[FR Doc. 95-6453 Filed 3-15-95; 8:45 am]