Letters of Authorization to Take Marine Mammals, 78220 [E6-22277]

Download as PDF 78220 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices Division, which borders the St. Croix River and Canada, and the 8,754-acre Edmunds Division, located along Cobscook Bay. Within the existing refuge boundary, 7,462 acres (30 percent) are designated part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Land cover on the refuge includes approximately 15 percent in wetlands and 85 percent in uplands. Generally, refuge lands are characterized by rolling hills, large rock outcrops, scattered boulders, second-growth northern hardwood-conifer forest, and some pockets of pure spruce-fir. Numerous streams, beaver flowages, bogs, marshes, and scrub-shrub and forested wetlands are imbedded within the forested landscape. We estimate that 54,000 refuge visitors annually engage in hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and/or interpretation. Over 65 miles of trails and roads closed to vehicular traffic provide access for these activities on refuge lands. Special events, environmental education and interpretive programs and self-guided interpretive trails, observation platforms, and photography blinds enhance visitor experiences. Dated: November 9, 2006. Richard O. Bennett, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, Massachusetts. [FR Doc. E6–22285 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Letters of Authorization to Take Marine Mammals Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA) as amended, notice is hereby given that Letters of Authorization to take polar bears incidental to oil and gas industry exploration activities in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of Alaska have been issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Craig Perham at the Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, (800) 362– 5148 or (907) 786–3810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Letter of Authorization has been issued to the following companies in accordance with Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Rules and Regulations (see ‘‘Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities’’ at 71 FR 43926; August 2, 2006) under section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA and the Fish and Wildlife Service implementing regulations at 50 CFR 18.27(f)(3): Company Activity Location Shell Offshore, Inc. .................... BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. ....... Exploration ................. Production .................. ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc ......... FEX L.P. ..................................... Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation ... ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc ......... Production .................. Exploration ................. Development .............. Exploration ................. Open water seismic ................................................ Greater Prudhoe Bay, Milne Point, Badami, Endicott, and Northstar Oil Field Units. Kuparuk and Alpine Oil Field Units ........................ NPR–A .................................................................... Cape Simpson Industrial Port ................................ Pike Shallow Hazard Survey .................................. Dated: October 19, 2006. Thomas O. Melius, Regional Director. [FR Doc. E6–22277 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Availability, Preassessment Screen Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 at a site, before assessment efforts are undertaken under the regulations. The Onondaga Lake PAS document fulfills that requirement for the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site and follows the structure of Federal Regulations at 43 CFR part 11. The purpose of the PAS is to provide a rapid review of the readily available information on releases of hazardous substances and potential impacts on natural resources in Onondaga Lake and sub-sites for which the DOI may assert trusteeship under section 107(f) of CERCLA. Requests for copies of the PAS may be made to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 13045. The public is also invited to view copies of the PAS at the Service’s New York Field Office at 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 13045. Additionally, the PAS will be available for viewing at the following Web site link: http://www.fws.gov/ northeast/nyfo/ec/ OnondagaLakePAS.pdf. ADDRESSES: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), on behalf of the Department of the Interior (DOI) as a natural resource trustee, announces the release to the public of the Natural Resource Damages Preassessment Screen for Onondaga Lake, Onondaga County, New York. Federal regulations at 43 CFR 11.23(a) require Natural Resource Trustees to complete a preassessment screen (PAS) and make a determination as to whether a Natural Resources Damages Assessment (NRDA) shall be carried out SUMMARY: Date issued FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karwowski, at address under PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ken Aug 15, 2006 Aug 15, 2006 Aug 15, 2006 Sept 26, 2006 Sept 22, 2006 Sept 26, 2006 ADDRESSES, by phone at 607–753–9334 or by e-mail at Ken_Karwowski@fws.gov. The PAS is being released in accordance with the CERCLA of 1980 as amended, commonly known as Superfund (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at 43 CFR part 11, and the National Environmental Policy Act. Author: The primary author of this notice is Ken Karwowski, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 13045. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The authority for this action is the CERCLA of 1980 as amended, commonly known as Superfund, (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at 43 CFR part 11. Dated: October 24, 2006. Richard O. Bennett, Acting Regional Director Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, DOI Designated Authorized Official, U.S. Department of the Interior. [FR Doc. E6–22287 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 249 (Thursday, December 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 78220]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-22277]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Letters of Authorization to Take Marine Mammals

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 
(MMPA) as amended, notice is hereby given that Letters of Authorization 
to take polar bears incidental to oil and gas industry exploration 
activities in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of Alaska 
have been issued.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Craig Perham at the Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor 
Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, (800) 362-5148 or (907) 786-3810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Letter of Authorization has been issued to 
the following companies in accordance with Fish and Wildlife Service 
Federal Rules and Regulations (see ``Marine Mammals; Incidental Take 
During Specified Activities'' at 71 FR 43926; August 2, 2006) under 
section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA and the Fish and Wildlife Service 
implementing regulations at 50 CFR 18.27(f)(3):

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               Company                         Activity                 Location               Date issued
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Shell Offshore, Inc..................  Exploration............  Open water seismic.....  Aug 15, 2006
BP Exploration Alaska, Inc...........  Production.............  Greater Prudhoe Bay,     Aug 15, 2006
                                                                 Milne Point, Badami,
                                                                 Endicott, and
                                                                 Northstar Oil Field
                                                                 Units.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc...........  Production.............  Kuparuk and Alpine Oil   Aug 15, 2006
                                                                 Field Units.
FEX L.P..............................  Exploration............  NPR-A..................  Sept 26, 2006
Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation........  Development............  Cape Simpson Industrial  Sept 22, 2006
                                                                 Port.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc...........  Exploration............  Pike Shallow Hazard      Sept 26, 2006
                                                                 Survey.
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    Dated: October 19, 2006.
Thomas O. Melius,
Regional Director.
 [FR Doc. E6-22277 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P