Marine Mammals; NMFS Permit No. 31-1741-00; USFWS Permit No. MA081663-0, 3365-3366 [05-1243]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 14 / Monday, January 24, 2005 / Notices 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). This permit amendment authorizes a study to assess protein turnover rates in eight harbor seals authorized to be held at the ASLC. The study involves the administration of the stable isotope 15[N] glycine, a non-essential amino acid involved in protein synthesis, to assess protein turnover in the seals through analysis of blood samples. Sodium bromide (NaBr) would also be administered and post dosage blood samples would occur concurrently for the substances. NaBr is a nonradioactive substance and is used to measure the extracellular phase of body water. This study will be part of a long term study to investigate the effects of high and low lipid diets on the growth, development, maturity, and health of harbor seals in captivity. This amendment is authorized until the expiration of permit, November 30, 2008. Dated: January 14, 2005. Amy C. Sloan, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–1235 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011405A] Marine Mammals; File No. 1073–1777 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of application for permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Kathy Carlstead, Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815, has requested a permit to import marine mammal parts for scientific research. DATES: Written or telefaxed comments must be received on or before February 23, 2005. ADDRESSES: The amendment request 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; and VerDate jul<14>2003 18:04 Jan 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808)973–2935; fax (808)973–2941. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this request should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular amendment request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1073–1777. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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). The applicant is requesting a permit to import into the United States approximately 24 blood samples, 150 fecal samples, and 150 saliva samples from three captive false killer whales Pseudorca crassidens from Ocean Adventure in the Philippines. The applicant will be studying stress in false killer whales using behavioral observations, non-invasive glucocorticoid assessment and analysis of blood profile panels. The following research questions will be addressed: (1) are in-water interactions with visitors stress-inducing for captive pseudorcas? (2) which combinations of physiological and behavioral measurements are most useful for assessment of stress in pseudorcas? and (3) what are the effects on stress responses of pseudorcas of introducing dolphins to the facility? The permit is requested for five years. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3365 Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: January 14, 2005. Amy C. Sloan, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–1236 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [I.D. 091604D] Marine Mammals; NMFS Permit No. 31–1741–00; USFWS Permit No. MA081663–0 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Issuance of permit. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, New York 10460 [Dr. Howard C. Rosenbaum, Principal Investigator], has been issued a permit to obtain and import/export marine mammal specimens 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)713–0376; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9200; fax (978)281–9371; and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, VA 22203 (1–800–358–2104). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Ruth Johnson, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 27, 2004, notice was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 22770) that a E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 3366 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 14 / Monday, January 24, 2005 / Notices request for a joint NMFS/USFWS scientific research permit to obtain and import/export samples taken from marine mammals of the Orders Pinnipedia, Cetacea, Sirenia; and Carnivora (marine and sea otters) had been submitted by the above-named organization. The permit has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing the Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR parts 18 and 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 17 and 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). No live animal takes are authorized. 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. Issuance of this amendment, 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 the endangered species which is the subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: January 13, 2005. Amy C. Sloan, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: January 13, 2005. Charlie R. Chandler, Chief, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 05–1243 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Rocky Flats Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB), Rocky Flats. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that VerDate jul<14>2003 18:04 Jan 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, February 3, 2005, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ADDRESSES: College Hill Library, Room L–211, Front Range Community College, 3705 West 112th Avenue, Westminister, Colorado. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Korkia, Board/Staff Coordinator, Rocky Flats Citizens Advisory Board, 10808 Highway 93, Unit B, Building 60, Room 107B, Golden, CO, 80403; telephone (303) 966–7855; fax (303) 966–7856. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. 1. Discussion and Approval of Recommendation on the Ground Water Interim Measure/Interim Remedial Action Document. 2. Presentation and Discussion on the Draft Rocky Flats Site-Wide Integrated Public Involvement Plan. 3. Open Community Discussion on Membership on the Future Local Stakeholder Organization. 4. Other Board business may be conducted as necessary. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Ken Korkia at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received at least five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provisions will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comment will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying at the office of the Rocky Flats Citizens Advisory Board, 10808 Highway 93, Unit B, Building 60, Room 107B, Golden, CO 80403; telephone (303) 966–7855. Hours of operations are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Minutes will also be made available by writing or calling Ken Korkia at the address or telephone number listed above. Board meeting minutes are posted on RFCAB’s Web site within one month following each Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Issued at Washington, DC, on January 14, 2005. Rachel M. Samuel, Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–1204 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RP05–140–001] Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation; Notice of Revised Revenue Credit Report January 12, 2005. Tentative Agenda PO 00000 meeting at: http://www.rfcab.org/ Minutes.HTML. Sfmt 4703 Take notice that on January 10, 2005, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation (Columbia) tendered for filing a revised annual penalty crediting report (report) pursuant to section 19.6 of the General Terms and Conditions of its FERC Gas Tariff, Second Revised Volume No. 1, to replace the filing that was made on December 30, 2004. Any person desiring to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Protests to this filing will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Such protests must be filed on or before the date as indicated below. Anyone filing a protest must serve a copy of that document on all the parties to the proceeding. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 14 (Monday, January 24, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3365-3366]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1243]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[I.D. 091604D]


Marine Mammals; NMFS Permit No. 31-1741-00; USFWS Permit No. 
MA081663-0

AGENCIES: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Interior.

ACTION: Issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Wildlife Conservation Society 
(WCS), 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, New York 10460 [Dr. Howard C. 
Rosenbaum, Principal Investigator], has been issued a permit to obtain 
and import/export marine mammal specimens 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)713-0376;
    Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-
2298; phone (978)281-9200; fax (978)281-9371; and
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, VA 22203 (1-800-358-
2104).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Ruth Johnson, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 27, 2004, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (69 FR 22770) that a

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request for a joint NMFS/USFWS scientific research permit to obtain and 
import/export samples taken from marine mammals of the Orders 
Pinnipedia, Cetacea, Sirenia; and Carnivora (marine and sea otters) had 
been submitted by the above-named organization. The permit has been 
granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 
1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing 
the Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR parts 18 and 216), 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting 
of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 17 and 222-226), and 
the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). No live 
animal takes are authorized.
    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.
    Issuance of this amendment, 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 the endangered species which is the 
subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and 
policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: January 13, 2005.
Amy C. Sloan,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.

    Dated: January 13, 2005.
Charlie R. Chandler,
Chief, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 05-1243 Filed 1-21-05; 8:45 am]
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