Marine Mammals; File No. 1097-1859, 45778-45779 [E6-13100]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 45778 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 154 / Thursday, August 10, 2006 / Notices added to the original score of the panel review. 4. Final Recommendation. The National Director of MBDA makes the final recommendation to the Department of Commerce Grants Officer regarding the funding of applications, taking into account the selection criteria as outlined in this Announcement and the following: (a) The evaluations and rankings of the independent review panel and the evaluation(s) of the oral presentations, if applicable; (b) Funding priorities. The National Director (or his/her designee) reserves the right to conduct a site visit (subject to the availability of funding) to applicant organizations receiving at least 70% of the total points available for each evaluation criterion, in order to make a better assessment of the organization’s capability to achieve the funding priorities; and, (c) The availability of funding. Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not subject to Executive Order 12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.’’ Limitation of Liability—Alabama MBEC: Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have been appropriated for this program for Fiscal Year 2006 only. In no event will MBDA or the Department of Commerce be responsible for proposal preparation costs if this program fails to receive funding in FY 2007 or 2008 or is cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not oblige MBDA or the Department of Commerce to award any specific project or to obligate any available funds. Universal Identifier: Applicants should be aware that they will be required to provide a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering system (DUNS) number during the application process. See the June 27, 2003 (68 FR 38402) Federal Register notice for additional information. 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Marin, Financial Management Officer, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. 06–6820 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 080206D] Marine Mammals; File No. 1097–1859 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Coral World (V.I.), Inc., 6450 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 00802–1800, (Gertrude J. Prior, Responsible Party) has applied in due form for a permit to import four South American (Patagonian) sea lions (Otaria flavescens) for public display. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before September 11, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The application 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 Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 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 e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1097–1859. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Jennifer Skidmore, (301)713– 2289. 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.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant requests authorization to import four male South American sea lions from International Sea Lion Search and Rescue, Koh Samui, Thailand to Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The applicant requests this import for the purposes of public display. The receiving facility is aware of the public display criteria for holding marine mammals for public display and their obligation to demonstrate said criteria prior to acquiring these animals. Coral World’s programs are open to the public on regularly scheduled basis with access that is not limited or restricted other than by charging for an admission fee. Coral World offers an educational program based on professionally accepted standards and is in the process of receiving an ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 154 / Thursday, August 10, 2006 / Notices Exhibitor’s License, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. §§ 2131 59). The applicant has completed the license inspection and paid the licensing fee. In addition to determining whether the applicant meets the three public display criteria, NMFS must determine whether the applicant has demonstrated that the proposed activity is humane and does not represent any unnecessary risks to the health and welfare of marine mammals; that the proposed activity by itself, or in combination with other activities, will not likely have a significant adverse impact on the species or stock; and that the applicant’s expertise, facilities and resources are adequate to accomplish successfully the objectives and activities stated in the application. 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: August 4, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–13100 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Notice of Public Meeting SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet September 12, 2006. Date And Time: The meeting is scheduled as follows: September 12, 2006, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The first part of this meeting will be closed to the public. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Horizon Ballroom of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, DC. The Reagan Building is located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. While open to the public, seating capacity may be limited. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1982), notice is hereby given of the meeting of ACCRES. ACCRES was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:35 Aug 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 May 21, 2002, to advise the Secretary through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for the licensing of commercial remote sensing satellite systems. Matters To Be Considered The first part of the meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended by section 5(c) of the Government in Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409 and in accordance with Section 552b(c)(1) of Title 5, United States Code. Accordingly, portions of this meeting which involve the ongoing review and implementation of the April 2003 U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy and related national security and foreign policy considerations for NOAA’s licensing decisions may be closed to the public. These briefings are likely to disclose matters that are specifically authorized under criteria established by Executive Order 12958 to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy and are in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive Order. All other portions of the meeting will be open to the public. During the open portion of the meeting, the Committee will receive a presentation on remote sensing laws and policies of foreign countries and updates of NOAA’s licensing activities. The committee will also receive public comments on its activities. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed to ACCRES, NOAA/ NESDIS International and Interagency Affairs Office, 1335 East-West Highway, Room 7311, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Additional Information and Public Comments Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the meeting or who wishes to submit oral or written comments should contact Kay Weston, Designated Federal Officer for ACCRES, NOAA/NESDIS International and Interagency Affairs Office, 1335 East-West Highway, Room 7311, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Copies of the draft meeting agenda can be obtained from Tahara Moreno at (301) 713–2024 ext. 202, fax (301) 713–2032, or e-mail Tahara.Moreno@noaa.gov. The ACCRES expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously- PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45779 submitted oral or written statements. In general, each individual or group making an oral presentation may be limited to a total time of five minutes. Written comments (please provide at least 13 copies) received in the NOAA/ NESDIS International and Interagency Affairs Office on or before September 5, 2006, will be provided to Committee members in advance of the meeting. Comments received too close to the meeting date will normally be provided to Committee members at the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kay Weston, NOAA/NESDIS International and Interagency Affairs, 1335 East West Highway, Room 7313, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (301) 713– 2024 x205, fax (301) 713–2032, e-mail Kay.Weston@noaa.gov, or Tahara Moreno at telephone (301) 713–2024 x202, e-mail Tahara.Moreno@noaa.gov. Mary E. Kicza, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services. [FR Doc. E6–13021 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P COORDINATING COUNCIL ON JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION [OJP (OJJDP) Docket No. 1455] Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) is announcing the September 8, 2006, meeting of the Council. DATE: Friday, September 8, 2006, 9:15 a.m.—12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 810 Seventh Street, NW., 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20531. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Delany-Shabazz, Designated Federal Official, by telephone at 202– 307–9963 [Note: This is not a toll-free telephone number.], or by e-mail at Robin.Delany-Shabazz@usdoj.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 154 (Thursday, August 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45778-45779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-13100]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 080206D]


Marine Mammals; File No. 1097-1859

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Coral World (V.I.), Inc., 6450 
Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 00802-1800, (Gertrude J. 
Prior, Responsible Party) has applied in due form for a permit to 
import four South American (Patagonian) sea lions (Otaria flavescens) 
for public display.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before September 11, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The application 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
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, 
Florida 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 e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the 
subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: 
File No. 1097-1859.

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

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.) and the regulations governing the taking 
and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    The applicant requests authorization to import four male South 
American sea lions from International Sea Lion Search and Rescue, Koh 
Samui, Thailand to Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas, Virgin 
Islands. The applicant requests this import for the purposes of public 
display. The receiving facility is aware of the public display criteria 
for holding marine mammals for public display and their obligation to 
demonstrate said criteria prior to acquiring these animals. Coral 
World's programs are open to the public on regularly scheduled basis 
with access that is not limited or restricted other than by charging 
for an admission fee. Coral World offers an educational program based 
on professionally accepted standards and is in the process of receiving 
an

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Exhibitor's License, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under 
the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  2131 - 59). The applicant 
has completed the license inspection and paid the licensing fee.
    In addition to determining whether the applicant meets the three 
public display criteria, NMFS must determine whether the applicant has 
demonstrated that the proposed activity is humane and does not 
represent any unnecessary risks to the health and welfare of marine 
mammals; that the proposed activity by itself, or in combination with 
other activities, will not likely have a significant adverse impact on 
the species or stock; and that the applicant's expertise, facilities 
and resources are adequate to accomplish successfully the objectives 
and activities stated in the application.
    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: August 4, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-13100 Filed 8-9-06; 8:45 am]
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