[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 61 (Thursday, March 30, 1995)]
[Pages 16498-16499]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-7807]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Letters of Authorization to Take Marine Mammals

AGENCY: Notice of issuance of Letters of Authorization to take marine 
mammals incidental to oil and gas industry activities.

SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 101(a)(5) of the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act of 1972, as amended, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service implementing regulations (50 CFR 18.27), notice is hereby given 
that Letters of Authorization to take polar bears and Pacific walrus 
incidental to oil and gas industry exploration activities have been 
issued to the following companies:

        Company                  Activity               Date issued     
Western Geophysical....  Exploration............  Jan. 3, 1995.         
Schlumberger Geco--      Exploration............  Jan. 3, 1995.         
ARCO Alaska, Inc.......  Exploration............  Feb. 1, 1995.         

    BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., (BPX) and ARCO Alaska, Inc., (ARCO) 
were re-issued reoccurring Letters of Authorization to incidentially 
take polar bears and walrus during development and production 
activities based upon receipt of an annual monitoring report. BPX is 
authorized to incidentally take polar bear and walrus in the Prudhoe 
[[Page 16499]] Bay, Endicott and Milne Units. ARCO is authorized to 
incidentially take polar bear and walrus in the Kuparuk River Oilfield. 
Monitoring reports have been received and are on file at the Marine 
Mammals Management Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McGillivary or Mr. John W. 
Bridges at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammal Management 
Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, (800) 362-5148 
or (907) 786-3810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All Letters of Authorization were issued in 
accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Rules and 
Regulations ``Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified 
Activities'' (58 FR 60402; November 16, 1993).

    Dated: March 16, 1995.
Rowan W. Gould,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 95-7807 Filed 3-29-95; 8:45 am]