Marine Mammals; File No. 22686

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 236 (Monday, December 9, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 236 (Monday, December 9, 2019)]
[Pages 67260-67261]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-26476]
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
RIN 0648-XG881
Marine Mammals; File No. 22686
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to the
Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo (Bill Zeigler, Responsible
Party), 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513, to import up to three
bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) for public display.
ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available online at or upon
written request to the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of
Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver
Spring, MD 20910; phone: (301) 427-8401; fax: (301) 713-0376.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore and Courtney Smith;
phone: (301) 427-8401.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 19, 2019, notice was published in
the Federal Register (84 FR 10044) that a request for a public display
permit had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested
permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal
Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the
regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50
CFR part 216).
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    The permit authorizes the importation of three captive born
bottlenose dolphins from Dolphin Quest Bermuda to either the Brookfield
Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois or Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas,
U.S. Virgin Islands for the purpose of public display. The permit
expires on December 1, 2024, or upon the importation of all three
dolphins, whichever occurs first.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the
activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    Dated: December 4, 2019.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-26476 Filed 12-6-19; 8:45 am]