Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Northern Seal Subsistence Harvest Reporting and St. George Harvest Management Plan, 43001-43002 [2017-19394]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices thereafter. If no comments are received from NMFS, the draft report shall be considered to be the final report. (iii) In the unanticipated event that the specified activity clearly causes the take of a marine mammal in a manner prohibited by the IHA (if issued), such as an injury (Level A harassment), serious injury, or mortality, USCG shall immediately cease the specified activities and immediately report the incident to the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS and the NMFS’ West Coast Stranding Coordinator. The report must include the following information: • Time, date, and location (latitude/ longitude) of the incident; • Name and type of vessel involved; • Vessel’s speed during and leading up to the incident; • Description of the incident; • Status of all sound source use in the 24 hrs preceding the incident; • Water depth; • Environmental conditions (e.g., wind speed and direction, sea state, cloud cover, and visibility); • Description of all marine mammal observations in the 24 hrs preceding the incident; • Species identification or description of the animal(s) involved; • Fate of the animal(s); and • Photographs or video footage of the animal(s) (if equipment is available). Activities would not resume until NMFS is able to review the circumstances of the prohibited take. NMFS shall work with USCG to determine what is necessary to minimize the likelihood of further prohibited take and ensure MMPA compliance. USCG shall not resume their activities until notified by NMFS via letter, email, or telephone. (b) Reporting of Injured or Dead Marine Mammals. (i) In the event that USCG discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead PSO determines that the cause of the injury or death is unknown and the death is relatively recent (i.e., in less than a moderate state of decomposition as described in the next paragraph), USCG shall immediately report the incident to the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS and the NMFS’ West Coast Stranding Coordinator. The report must include the same information identified in 7(a)(iii). Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident. NMFS shall work with USCG to determine whether modifications in the activities are appropriate. (ii) In the event that USCG discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 the lead PSO determines that the injury or death is not associated with or related to the activities authorized in the IHA (e.g., previously wounded animal, carcass with moderate to advanced decomposition, or scavenger damage), USCG shall report the incident to the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS and the NMFS Stranding Hotline and/or by email to the NMFS’ West Coast Stranding Coordinator within 24 hrs of the discovery. USCG shall provide photographs or video footage (if available) or other documentation of the stranded animal sighting to NMFS. Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident. (c) Acoustic Monitoring Report— USCG shall submit an Acoustic Monitoring Report that will provide details on the monitored piles, method of installation, monitoring equipment, and sound levels documented during monitoring. NMFS shall review the acoustic monitoring report and suggest any changes in monitoring as needed. 8. This Authorization may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein or if NMFS determines the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. 9. A copy of this Authorization must be in the possession of each contractor who performs the construction work at the Monterey Station Project. We request comment on our analyses, the draft authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for the proposed pile driving activities for the USCG Monterey Station Project. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on the request for MMPA authorization. Dated: September 6, 2017. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–19352 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Northern Seal Subsistence Harvest Reporting and St. George Harvest Management Plan National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2017. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at pracomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Michael Williams, (907) 271–5117, or michael.williams@ noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Public Comments BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 43001 I. Abstract The subsistence harvest of northern fur seals is cooperatively managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Tribal Governments of St. Paul and St. George Islands (Pribilof Islands) under section 119 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, 16 U.S.C. 1388 (MMPA) and governed by regulations under section 102 of the Fur Seal Act, 16 U.S.C. 1152 (FSA) found in 50 CFR part 216 subpart F, Taking for Subsistence Purposes. The regulations, laws, and cooperative agreement are focused on conserving northern fur seals through cooperative effort and consultation regarding effective management of human activities related to the subsistence harvests of northern fur seals and Steller sea lions. This request is for extension of the information collection for the annual E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 43002 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices subsistence harvests of northern fur seals by Alaska Natives who reside on the Pribilof Islands (Pribilovians) under 50 CFR 216 subpart F. The estimates of the number of fur seals necessary to satisfy the subsistence requirements of the Pribilovians to comply with 50 CFR 216.672(b) are derived from historic harvest levels reported by, and in direct consultation with, the Tribal Governments of St. Paul and St. George Islands in Alaska and their respective local Native corporations (Tanadgusix and Tanaq). II. Method of Collection Reports may be submitted via mail or email. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0699. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; state, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2. Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $8 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 8, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19394 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF664 Marine Mammals; File No. 21422 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that James Lloyd-Smith, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90095, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before October 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 21422 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in 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. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan or Sara Young, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216) and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The applicant requests a five year research permit to take California sea lions (CSL; Zalophus californianus) to study the disease ecology of Leptospira in the pinniped populations along the west coast of the United States. Up to 460 non-pup CSL may be captured and sampled annually at several sites in California, Oregon, and Washington. During capture animals may be restrained and receive anesthesia, biological sampling (blood, urine, feces, vibrissae, hair and nail clip, and mucus membrane swabs), length and weight measurements, and external tags. An additional 60 non-target CSL, including large pups, may be incidentally captured and restrained to determine age and sex, but would be released without sampling. If opportunistically encountered during sampling, up to 30 entangled CSL may be captured for disentanglement, and up 100 dead stranded CSL may be necropsied, annually. Up to 8 CSL may be taken by unintentional mortality during the requested five year permit. An additional 20,000 CSL, 5,000 Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), 500 Northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), 100 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), and 50 non-listed Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) may be disturbed incidentally to capture activities. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: September 7, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–19393 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Monday, September 18, 2017, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD. TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 13, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Northern 
Seal Subsistence Harvest Reporting and St. George Harvest Management 
Plan

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at pracomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Michael Williams, (907) 271-5117, or 
michael.williams@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The subsistence harvest of northern fur seals is cooperatively 
managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Tribal Governments of 
St. Paul and St. George Islands (Pribilof Islands) under section 119 of 
the Marine Mammal Protection Act, 16 U.S.C. 1388 (MMPA) and governed by 
regulations under section 102 of the Fur Seal Act, 16 U.S.C. 1152 (FSA) 
found in 50 CFR part 216 subpart F, Taking for Subsistence Purposes. 
The regulations, laws, and cooperative agreement are focused on 
conserving northern fur seals through cooperative effort and 
consultation regarding effective management of human activities related 
to the subsistence harvests of northern fur seals and Steller sea 
lions.
    This request is for extension of the information collection for the 
annual

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subsistence harvests of northern fur seals by Alaska Natives who reside 
on the Pribilof Islands (Pribilovians) under 50 CFR 216 subpart F.
    The estimates of the number of fur seals necessary to satisfy the 
subsistence requirements of the Pribilovians to comply with 50 CFR 
216.672(b) are derived from historic harvest levels reported by, and in 
direct consultation with, the Tribal Governments of St. Paul and St. 
George Islands in Alaska and their respective local Native corporations 
(Tanadgusix and Tanaq).

II. Method of Collection

    Reports may be submitted via mail or email.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0699.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; state, local or tribal 
government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $8 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: September 8, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19394 Filed 9-12-17; 8:45 am]
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