Marine Mammals; File No. 948-1692-00, 27229-27230 [E6-7145]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 10, 2006 / Notices The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 225 McClellan Highway, E. Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 569–5250. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee will review the Scallop Plan Development (PDT) Teams estimates of management reference points including maximum sustainable yield (MSY) for the scallop fishery resource and make recommendations about the appropriate scallop management reference points for adoption by the Council. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. DATES: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 5, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–7112 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 050506A] rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:59 May 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUMMARY: The PNCIAC will hold a public meeting. [I.D. 071105F] The meeting will be held on May 23, 2006, 9 a.m. until noon. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Leif Erickson Lodge Hall, 2245 NW 57th Street, in Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda: (1) Review Alaska Department of Fish & Game analysis of observer data defining the extent of the problem of discarding in Bristol Bay king crab fishery; and (2) Initiate discussion about mechanisms, issues and incentives to improve retention of king crab and snow crab in the Bering Sea rationalized fisheries. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S AGENCY: Council’s Pacific Northwest Crab Industry Advisory Committee (PNCIAC). 27229 Dated: May 5, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–7143 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals; File No. 948–1692–00 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that D. Ann Pabst, Ph.D., Biological Sciences and Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 has been issued a permit to conduct 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)427–2521; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9200; fax (978)281–9371; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Dr. Tammy Adams, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 7, 2004, notice was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 18358) that a request for a scientific research permit to take Northern right whales (Balaena glacialis), humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and other non-listed cetaceans had been submitted by the above-named individual. 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.), 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 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 948–1692–00 authorizes the Holder to conduct aerial and shipboard surveys of North Atlantic right whales and humpback whales in coastal and offshore waters of the mid- E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 27230 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 10, 2006 / Notices Atlantic, from Florida to Delaware Bay. When located, right whales, humpback whales and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) will be approached for photo-identification and thermal imaging. Various other species of cetaceans may be incidentally harassed as a result of the surveys. The permit has been issued for a five-year period. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement. Issuance of this permit, 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. Dated: May 5, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–7145 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 042406D] Endangered Species; File Nos. 1574 and 1575 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of applications. AGENCY: NMFS has received applications from the following entities for permits for scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum): Dr. Frank A. Chapman, Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida, 7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653 (File No. 1574); and Earth Tech Northeast, Inc. (Joseph Falbo, Principal Investigator), One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10281 (File No. 1575). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before June 9, 2006. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:59 May 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 The application and related documents 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; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9328; fax (978)281–9394; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed 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 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. 1574 or File No. 1575. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Abbott or Shane Guan, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). File No. 1574: Dr. Frank A. Chapman requests a 5–year permit to authorize the continued maintenance and scientific research of domestic stocks of shortnose sturgeon presently held at the University of Florida. The research would use captive shortnose sturgeon to meet the following objectives: (1) identify physical, chemical, and biological parameters required to maintain optimal survival and growth of larvae and juvenile shortnose sturgeon; (2) describe embryonic development and metamorphosis; (3) monitor gonadal development of domestically raised ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shortnose sturgeon; (4) develop chemical assays to identify the sex and monitor the sexual development of shortnose sturgeon; and (5) understand the physiology of the sperm and egg to develop short and long-term storage of sperm as well as optimum fertilization techniques. This project would not require any takes from the wild or any release of domestic sturgeon into the wild. File No. 1575: Earth Tech Northeast, Inc. requests a 5–year permit to document the usage of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge piers by shortnose sturgeon. The objectives of this research would be to document: (1) the use of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge structure as significant habitat by fisheries resources; and (2) the relative abundance and spatial and temporal patterns of shortnose sturgeon, if these fish are present. The applicants propose to use anchored gill nets and traps to capture a maximum of 120 juvenile and adult shortnose sturgeon for visual examination, measurement, and release. The proposed research would occur at six stations alongside and under the existing Tappan Zee Bridge and at three reference locations within 700 feet north of the existing bridge. Dated: May 4, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 90 (Wednesday, May 10, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 071105F]


Marine Mammals; File No. 948-1692-00

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that D. Ann Pabst, Ph.D., Biological 
Sciences and Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 has 
been issued a permit to conduct 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)427-2521;
    Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-
2298; phone (978)281-9200; fax (978)281-9371; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, 
Florida 33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Dr. Tammy Adams, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 7, 2004, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (69 FR 18358) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take Northern right whales (Balaena glacialis), 
humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and other non-listed cetaceans 
had been submitted by the above-named individual. 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.), 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 et 
seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and 
exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    Permit No. 948-1692-00 authorizes the Holder to conduct aerial and 
shipboard surveys of North Atlantic right whales and humpback whales in 
coastal and offshore waters of the mid-

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Atlantic, from Florida to Delaware Bay. When located, right whales, 
humpback whales and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) 
will be approached for photo-identification and thermal imaging. 
Various other species of cetaceans may be incidentally harassed as a 
result of the surveys. The permit has been issued for a five-year 
period.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment was prepared 
analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of 
No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not 
necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement.
    Issuance of this permit, 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.

    Dated: May 5, 2006.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-7145 Filed 5-9-06; 8:45 am]
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