20 September 2001


[Federal Register: September 20, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 183)]
[Page 48477-48478]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Letters of Authorization To Take Marine Mammals

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service.

ACTION:  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)(A) of the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act of 1972, as amended, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 

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implementing regulations [50 CFR 18.27(f)(3)], notice is hereby given 
that a Letter of Authorization to take polar bears incidental to oil 
and gas industry exploration activities in the Beaufort Sea and 
adjacent northern coast of Alaska has been issued to the following 

Company: ExxonMobil Production Co
Activity: Exploration
Location: Flaxman Island
Date Issued: August 21, 2001

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Letter of Authorization is issued in 
accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Rules and 
Regulations ``Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified 
Activities (65 FR 16828; March 30, 2000).''

    Dated: August 28, 2001.
Gary Edwards,
Deputy Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 01-23407 Filed 9-19-01; 8:45 am]