Taking and Exporting Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Knik Arm Crossing, 12840-12841 [E9-6635]

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Knik Arm Bridge Toll Authority (KABATA), 550 West 7th Ave, Suite 1850, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, has withdrawn its application for regulations and subsequent Letters of Authorization (LOAs) regarding the harassment of marine mammals incidental to construction of the Knik Arm Crossing. ADDRESSES: The documents related to this action are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: 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; and Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaclyn Daly, (301) 713–2289. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 25, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12840-12841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6635]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XO15


Taking and Exporting Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals 
Incidental to the Knik Arm Crossing

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

ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Knik Arm Bridge Toll Authority 
(KABATA), 550 West 7th Ave, Suite 1850, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, has 
withdrawn its application for regulations and subsequent Letters of 
Authorization (LOAs) regarding the harassment of marine mammals 
incidental to construction of the Knik Arm Crossing.

ADDRESSES: The documents related to this action are available for 
review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices:
    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; and
    Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; phone 
(907) 586-7221; fax (907) 586-7249.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaclyn Daly, (301) 713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 23, 2006, a notice was published 
in the Federal Register (71 FR 49433) that an application for 
regulations governing the incidental take of marine mammals had been 
filed by KABATA. The Knik Arm Crossing is a proposed bridge across Knik 
Arm, linking Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Construction 
of the bridge would result in the harassment of marine mammals, 
including, but not limited to, the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale 
(Dephinapterus leucas). On March 12,

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2009, KABATA submitted a letter to NMFS announcing the withdrawal of 
their request for regulations and subsequent LOAs. Consequently, NMFS 
has terminated the processing of KABATA's application.

    Dated: March 19, 2009.
James H. Lecky,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-6635 Filed 3-24-09; 8:45 am]
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