Marine Mammals; File No. 1070-1783, 53423-53424 [E6-14997]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 175 / Monday, September 11, 2006 / Notices The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, September 27, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE. Bldg 9, Room 2039, Seattle, WA 98115. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda will be as follows: Develop a plan for producing on Aleutian Island Fishery Ecosystem Plan, to review existing compilation materials, and to determine work assignments. 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 Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 6, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–14982 Filed 9–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D.090506A] Marine Mammals; File No. 774–1847 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program (Rennie Holt, Ph.D., Principal Investigator), 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 has been issued a permit to conduct research on Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) and leopard seals (Hydrurga leptonyx). 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Sep 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Kate Swails or Tammy Adams, (301)713– 2289. 53423 AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On June 19, 2006, notice was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 35255) that a request for a scientific research permit to take Antarctic fur seals and leopard seals had been submitted by the abovenamed 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.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant will continue a longterm ecosystem monitoring program of pinniped species in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The target species of the study are the Antarctic fur seals and leopard seals, but southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonine), crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus), Ross seals (Ommatophoca rossii) and Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) could be disturbed by the life history studies and census surveys. The applicant will take up to 710 Antarctic fur seals and 20 leopard seals annually. The animals will be captured, measured, weighed, tagged, blood sampled, and have time-depth recorders, VHF transmitters, and platform terminal transmitters attached. A subset of fur seals will be given an enema, have a tooth extracted, milk sampled, and be part of a doublylabeled water study on energetics. A subset of leopard seals will be blubber and muscle sampled. The permit authorizes the research-related mortality of up to three Antarctic fur seals and one leopard seal annually. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 5, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–14987 Filed 9–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 090106B] Marine Mammals; File No. 1070–1783 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a permit held by Dr. Alejandro AcevedoGutierrez, Biology Department, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington (File No. 1070–1783) to conduct scientific research on harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) has been amended. 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; and Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone (206)526–6150; fax (206)526–6426. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Adams or Amy Sloan, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 29, 2006, notice was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 37060) that an amendment to Permit No. 1070–1783– 00 had been requested by the above named individual. The requested amendment has been issued 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 permit has been amended to increase the number of harbor seals that may be harassed annually during scat collection and to add a sampling location. The objective of the research remains the same: to study temporal and spatial variation in numbers and diet composition of harbor seals to determine responses of harbor seals to changes in prey density and the impact of seal behavior on marine protected areas. The permit remains valid through March 2011. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 53424 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 175 / Monday, September 11, 2006 / Notices issuance of the proposed permit is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Submit comments on or before October 11, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control Number 9000–0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DATES: Dated: September 5, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–14997 Filed 9–8–06; 8:45 am] Dated: August 23, 2006. Ralph De Stefano, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–7540 Filed 9–8–06; 8:45 am] William Clark, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219–1813. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE A. Purpose Office of the Secretary GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 23.10, implements Executive Order (E.O.) 13148 of April 21, 2000, Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management, and it also provides a means for agencies to obtain contractor information for the implementation of environmental management systems (EMSs) and the completion of facility compliance audits (FCAs) at certain Federal facilities. This information collection will be accomplished by means of Alternates I and II to FAR clause 52.223–5. Alternate I of 52.223– 5 require contractors to provide information needed by a Federal facility to implement an EMS and Alternate II of 52.223–5 requires contractors to complete an FCA. FAR Subpart 23.10 and its associated contract clause at FAR 52.223–5 also implement the requirements of E.O. 12856 of August 3, 1993, ‘‘Federal Compliance With RightTo-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements.’’ E.O. 12856 requires that Federal facilities comply with the planning and reporting requirements of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13101–13109), and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-toKnow Act (EPCRA) of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001–11050). The E.O. requires that contracts to be performed on a Federal facility provide for the contractor to supply to the Federal agency all information the Federal agency deems necessary to comply with these reporting requirements. Defense Science Board BILLING CODE 3510–22–S NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0147] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0147). rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning pollution prevention and right-to-know information. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 7020 on February 10, 2006. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Sep 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 B. Annual Reporting Burden Number of Respondents: 7,460. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 7,460. Average Burden Per Response: 2.834. Total Burden Hours: 21,140. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: Department of Defense. Notice of advisory committee meetings. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Defense Science Board will meet in closed session on February 7–8, 2007; May 9–10, 2007 and October 24–25, 2007, at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board will discuss interim findings and recommendations results from ongoing Task Force activities. The Board will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture and homeland security. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, these meetings will be closed to the public. Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3C553, Washington, DC 20301– 3140, via e-mail at debra.rose@osd.mil, or via phone at (703) 571–0084. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: September 5, 2006. C.R. Choate, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 06–7564 Filed 9–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 175 (Monday, September 11, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53423-53424]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14997]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 090106B]


Marine Mammals; File No. 1070-1783

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a permit held by Dr. Alejandro 
Acevedo-Gutierrez, Biology Department, Western Washington University, 
Bellingham, Washington (File No. 1070-1783) to conduct scientific 
research on harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) has been amended.

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; and
    Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, BIN C15700, Bldg. 
1, Seattle, WA 98115-0700; phone (206)526-6150; fax (206)526-6426.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 29, 2006, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (71 FR 37060) that an amendment to Permit No. 
1070-1783-00 had been requested by the above named individual. The 
requested amendment has been issued 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 permit has been amended to increase the number of harbor seals 
that may be harassed annually during scat collection and to add a 
sampling location. The objective of the research remains the same: to 
study temporal and spatial variation in numbers and diet composition of 
harbor seals to determine responses of harbor seals to changes in prey 
density and the impact of seal behavior on marine protected areas. The 
permit remains valid through March 2011.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that

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issuance of the proposed permit is categorically excluded from the 
requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental 
impact statement.

    Dated: September 5, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-14997 Filed 9-8-06; 8:45 am]
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