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AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Jane Provancha, Dynamac Corporation, 100 Spaceport Way, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas) and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles 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, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 209 (Monday, October 31, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 102505A]


Endangered Species; File No. 1450

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Jane Provancha, Dynamac 
Corporation, 100 Spaceport Way, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, has been 
issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas) and loggerhead (Caretta 
caretta) sea turtles 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, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 
20910; phone (301)713-2289; fax (301)427-2521;
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Carrie Hubard, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 26, 2004, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (69 FR 3568) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take green and loggerhead sea turtles had been 
submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been 
issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the 
taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species 
(50 CFR parts 222-226).
    The permit holder has been authorized to conduct research on green 
and loggerhead sea turtles in the waters of Mosquito Lagoon, Florida. 
Turtles will be captured in a large mesh (9 in/22 cm) tangle net and 
retained on a vessel for the collection of morphometric data, flipper 
and PIT tagging, photographs, blood sampling,

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lavage, and release. Forty sub-adult green and 15 loggerhead sea 
turtles of all sexes will be captured annually. Twelve of the 40 
captured green sea turtles will have sonic transmitters glued to the 
carapace. The purpose of the research will be to provide a basic 
understanding of the abundance, location, and movement of sea turtles 
within the research area. The duration of this permit is five years.
    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 any endangered or threatened 
species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth 
in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: October 25, 2005.
Patrick Opay,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-21619 Filed 10-28-05; 8:45 am]
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