Marine Mammals; Permit No. 699-1720-01, 43130-43131 [05-14723]

Download as PDF 43130 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 26, 2005 / Notices TABLE 1. TWENTY-FOUR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PERMIT ACTIONS AFFECTING LISTED PACIFIC SALMONIDS Permit Number 1119M2 1135Am1 1322M3 1338M1 1403M1 1410M2 1479M1 1487 1496 1498 1499 1500 1502 1504 1511 1513 1515 1519 1521 1523 1524 1525 1531 1532 Permittee 5, 13 ...................................... 9 ............................................. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. 2, 8, 9 .................................... 3, 10, 11 ................................ 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. 2, 8, 9 .................................... 2, 8, 9 .................................... 9 ............................................. 1 ............................................. 1 ............................................. 3, 4, 11, 16 ............................ 5, 13 ...................................... 1, 7 ........................................ 14 ........................................... U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ....... Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC). FWS ................................................... NWFSC ............................................. NWFSC ............................................. 1 ............................................. 6 ............................................. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16. 1 ............................................. 6, 12 ...................................... 1 ............................................. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. 14 ........................................... 10 ........................................... It should also be noted that permit 1203, noticed on September 7, 2004 (69 FR 54131) was withdrawn by the applicant. Dated: July 21, 2005. Donna Wieting, Deuty Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–14720 Filed 7–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 072005A] Marine Mammals; Permit No. 699– 1720–01 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Kathryn A. Ono, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME, 04005, has VerDate jul<14>2003 23:45 Jul 25, 2005 FEDERAL REGISTER Notice of Application Receipt Affected Species/ESUs Jkt 205001 USGS ................................................ FWS ................................................... U.S. Forest Service (USFS) .............. Port of Bellingham ............................. Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory University of Idaho ............................ USFS ................................................. Pacific Shellfish Institute ................... Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Washington Trout .............................. Water Work Consulting ..................... Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce. Wyllie-Echeverria Associates ............ National Council for Air and Stream Improvements. NWFSC ............................................. NWFSC ............................................. Southern Oregon University .............. Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission. requested an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 699–1720–01. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before August 25, 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 Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9328; fax (987)281–9394. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 April 28, 2005 (70 FR 22001) April 12, 2002 (67 FR 17970) February 15, 2005 (70 FR 7719) April 28, 2005 (70 FR 22001) July 26, 2004 (69 FR 44511) March 23, 2005 (70 FR 14657) March 23, July 26, July 26, September 7, October 14, July 26, September 7, September 7, November 18, 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 (70 (69 (69 (69 (69 (69 (69 (69 (69 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 14657) 44511) 44511) 54131) 60986) 44511) 54131) 54131) 67541) February 15, 2005 (70 FR 7719) January 3, 2005 (70 FR 2395) February 15, 2005 (70 FR 7719) February 15, 2005 (70 FR 7719) March 23, 2005 (70 FR 14657) March 23, 2005 (70 FR 14657) March 23, 2005 (70 FR 14657) April 28, 2005 (70 FR 22001) April 28, 2005 (70 FR 22001) 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. 699–1720–01. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Johnson or Tammy Adams, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 699– 1720–01, issued on July 23, 2003 (68 FR 59163) 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). Permit No. 699–1720–01 authorizes the permit holder to take harbor seals (Phoca vitulina concolor) annually by capture, physical restraint, morphometric measurements, placement of flipper tags, blood sampling, fecal sampling, skin biopsy, attachment of satellite tags, incidental harassment, and accidental mortality. Incidental harassment and accidental capture of small numbers of gray seals E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 26, 2005 / Notices (Halichoerus grypus), harp seals (Phoca groenlandica), and hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) are also authorized. The permit holder now requests authorization to extend the sampling location authorized under Permit No. 699–1720–01 from the coast of Maine through to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border. 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 this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: July 20, 2005. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–14723 Filed 7–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 072005C] Marine Mammals; File Nos. 782–1768 and 486–1790 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment, receipt of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following actions: (1) the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA (NMML: File No. 782–1768), has been issued a major amendment to a permit for research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in California and Oregon; and (2) Brent Stewart, HubbsSea World Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, California 92109 (File No. 486–1790), has applied for a permit to conduct research on California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) on the southern California Channel Islands and surrounding waters. VerDate jul<14>2003 23:45 Jul 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before August 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): File Nos. 782–1768 and 486–1790: 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; File No. 782–1768: Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115– 0700; phone (206)526–6150; fax (206)526–6426; and File Nos. 782–1768 and 486–1790: Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on the application File No. 486–1790 should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments on the application File No. 486–1790 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. In addition, comments on the application File No. 486–1790 may 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. 486–1790. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Adams or Ruth Johnson, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: File No. 782–1768: On June 4, 2003, notice was published in the Federal Register (68 FR 33477) that a request for a scientific research permit to take Steller sea lions and other pinnipeds California and Oregon had been submitted by NMML (File No. 782–1702). The requested permit was issued on October 10, 2003 (68 FR 58663) 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 part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43131 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). However, this permit did not include the requested capture, sampling, and marking of Steller sea lions in California and Oregon. A decision on these activities was deferred pending completion of the appropriate analyses under the ESA and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA: 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). In compliance with NEPA, an environmental assessment was prepared analyzing the effects of the proposed permitted activities. After a Finding of No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement. Subsequent to that analysis, a decision was made by the applicant and the NMFS to include the activities on Steller sea lions in California and Oregon proposed for File No. 782–1702 in a permit recently issued to NMML for range-wide studies of Steller sea lions, Permit No. 782– 1768–00. Permit No. 782–1768–00 was issued on May 31, 2005 (70 FR 35065). The amendment to Permit No. 782– 1768–00 now incorporates capture, blood and tissue sampling, hotbranding, flipper tagging, and attachment of scientific instruments to up to 12 Steller sea lions per year in California and Oregon to determine predation rates of individual sea lions on endangered salmonids, to perform disease screening and genetic analyses, and to document movements and migration rates of individuals. Issuance of this amendment to Permit No. 782–1768–00, 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 such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. File No. 486–1790: 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.) and the Regulations Governing the Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant, Dr. Stewart, proposes to capture individuals of any age of the above mentioned pinniped species for continuation of studies begun in 1978 on the demography, physiological ecology, foraging ecology, and behavior of pinnipeds in California. Marine mammals would be captured by a variety of techniques; physically or chemically immobilized; have blood, skin, blubber, muscle, urine, feces, and E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 072005A]


Marine Mammals; Permit No. 699-1720-01

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Kathryn A. Ono, Associate 
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New 
England, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME, 04005, has requested an 
amendment to scientific research Permit No. 699-1720-01.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before August 25, 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
    Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Northeast 
Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-2298; phone 
(978)281-9328; fax (987)281-9394.
    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. 699-1720-01.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 699-
1720-01, issued on July 23, 2003 (68 FR 59163) 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).
    Permit No. 699-1720-01 authorizes the permit holder to take harbor 
seals (Phoca vitulina concolor) annually by capture, physical 
restraint, morphometric measurements, placement of flipper tags, blood 
sampling, fecal sampling, skin biopsy, attachment of satellite tags, 
incidental harassment, and accidental mortality. Incidental harassment 
and accidental capture of small numbers of gray seals

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(Halichoerus grypus), harp seals (Phoca groenlandica), and hooded seals 
(Cystophora cristata) are also authorized.
    The permit holder now requests authorization to extend the sampling 
location authorized under Permit No. 699-1720-01 from the coast of 
Maine through to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border.
    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 this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: July 20, 2005.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-14723 Filed 7-25-05; 8:45 am]
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