[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 117 (Monday, June 19, 1995)]
[Page 31999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-14830]


[I.D. 060995A]

Endangered Species; Permits

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

ACTION: Issuance of permit 962 and modification 3 to permit 802.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS issued Permit 962 to Carlos 
Diez and Robert van Dam (P509B), and Modification 3 of Permit 802 to 
Dr. Andre Landry (P512), to take listed sea turtles for the purpose of 
scientific research, subject to certain conditions set forth therein.

ADDRESSES: The applications, permits, and related documents are 
available for review by appointment in the following offices:
    Office of Protected Resources, F/PR8, NMFS, 1315 East-West Hwy., 
Room 13307, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3226 (301-713-1401); and
    Director, Southeast Region, NMFS, NOAA 9721 Executive Center Drive, 
St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2432 (813-893-3141).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice was published on April 14, 1995 (60 
FR 19025) that an application had been filed by Carlos Diez of the 
University of Central Florida and Robert van Dam of Scripps Institute 
of Oceanography (P509B), to take listed hawksbill sea turtles 
(Eretmochelys imbricata) and listed green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) 
for habitat and population studies as authorized by the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543) and NMFS regulations 
governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 217-222). The 
applicants propose to capture by hand 200 listed hawksbill and 20 
listed green sea turtles in the waters off of Mona and Monito islands, 
Puerto Rico (18 deg.05' N, 67 deg.54' W), to be examined, photographed, 
measured, tagged, and released. Some of these turtles may be lavaged, 
have blood samples taken, or have time depth recorders attached. On May 
31, 1995, as authorized by the ESA, NMFS issued Permit 962 for the 
above research.
    On June 9, 1995, NMFS issued Modification 3 to Permit 802 to Dr. 
Andre Landry of Texas A&M University (P512) to allow netting of sea 
turtles in up to 12 ft (3.7 m) of water in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Issuance of this permit and modification, as required by the ESA, 
was based on a finding that such permit and modification: (1) Were 
applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of 
the listed species which are the subject of this permit and 
modification; (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set 
forth in section 2 of the ESA. This permit and modification were also 
issued in accordance with and are subject to 50 CFR parts 217-222, NMFS 
regulations governing listed species permits.

    Dated: June 12, 1995.
Russell J. Bellmer,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 95-14830 Filed 6-16-95; 8:45 am]