Marine Mammals; File No. 782-1708, 50330-50331 [E7-17320]

Download as PDF 50330 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 169 / Friday, August 31, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 24, 2007. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17350 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Fisheries of the Southeast Region; Overfishing Determination of South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper and South Atlantic Gag; Determination of South Atlantic Gag Approaching an Overfished Condition DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB92 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of determination of overfishing and approaching an overfished condition. AGENCY: RIN 0648–XC10 Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries, Hawaii-based Longline Swordfish Fishery; Scoping Process National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Correction. SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) and NMFS have announced their intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the Federal management of the Hawaii-based shallow-set pelagic longline fishery in the western Pacific. This notice corrects the location of an additional opportunity for public involvement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty Simonds, Executive Director, WPFMC, (808) 522–8220, or William L. Robinson, Regional Administrator, NMFS, (808) 944–2200. In a Federal Register notice published on August 21, 2007 (72 FR 46608), in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, Under the heading ‘‘Public Involvement,’’ the location of the 139th WPFMC meeting on October 9–12, 2007, was incorrect. The correct location is the Pagoda Hotel, 1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu, HI 96814. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 27, 2007. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17349 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:43 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that South Atlantic gag is undergoing overfishing and is approaching an overfished condition and that South Atlantic vermilion snapper is also experiencing overfishing. NMFS notified the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) of its determination by letter. The Council is required to take action within 1 year following notification by NMFS that overfishing is occurring, a stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or existing remedial action taken to end overfishing or rebuild an overfished stock has not resulted in adequate progress. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra Lambert, telephone: (301) 713– 2341. Pursuant to sections 304(e)(2) and (e)(7) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1854(e)(2) and (e)(7), and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.310(e)(2), NMFS sends written notification to fishery management councils when overfishing is occurring, a stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or existing action taken to end previously identified overfishing or rebuilding a previously identified overfished stock or stock complex has not resulted in adequate progress. On June 12, 2007, the NMFS Southeast Regional Administrator sent a letter notifying the Council that South Atlantic gag is undergoing overfishing and approaching an overfished condition and that South Atlantic SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 vermilion snapper is also experiencing overfishing. A copy of the notification letter sent to the Council for the aforementioned determination is available at https:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/ statusoffisheries/SOSmain.htm. Within 1 year of a notification under Magnuson-Stevens Act sections 304(e)(2) or (e)(7), the respective Council must take remedial action in response to the notification, to end overfishing if overfishing is occurring; rebuild an overfished stock or stock complex to the abundance that can produce maximum sustainable yield within an appropriate time frame; prevent overfishing from occurring if a stock is approaching overfishing; and/or prevent a stock from becoming overfished if it is approaching an overfished condition (see implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.310(e)(3)). Such action must be submitted to NMFS within 1 year of notification and may be in the form of a new fishery management plan (FMP), an FMP amendment, or proposed regulations. Dated: August 27, 2007. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17335 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 081403A] Marine Mammals; File No. 782–1708 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 NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 4, Seattle, WA 98115–0070 (Principal Investigator: Dr. John Bengtson), has requested a major amendment to scientific research Permit No. 782–1708. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before October 1, 2007. 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, E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 169 / Friday, August 31, 2007 / Notices NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907)586–7221; fax (907)586–7249. 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 e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 782–1708. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Adams or Amy Sloan, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 782– 1708 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. 782–1708 , issued on August 28, 2003 (68 FR 53967), authorizes the permit holder to capture and harass northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) of the eastern Pacific stock in Alaska during scientific research for: monitoring the status and trends of the population; evaluating the condition of animals from each cohort (health and strength of year-class); monitoring the seals’ diet; and documenting the movement patterns, foraging behavior, and essential foraging habitat of various age and sex classes of fur seals. Seals may be captured, tagged, sampled and harassed during annual censuses. The information collected under this permit is related to assessing the recovery of this depleted species and for evaluating management actions. The permit holder now requests authorization to perform additional sampling procedures on animals already authorized for capture. The proposed amendment would not result in an increase in the number of northern fur seals captured and sampled, but would VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:43 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 add the following procedures related to a vital rate study or identification of location of prey consumption events: flipper tagging all pups captured; extraction of a single tooth, under anesthesia, from all non-pups captured; and use of a stomach temperature telemeter/recorder on non-pups captured. 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 activities proposed are consistent with the Preferred Alternative in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Steller Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Research (NMFS 2007), and that issuance of the permit amendment would not have a significant adverse impact on the human environment. 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 27, 2007. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17320 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Department of the Army Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Patent No. 6,760,351 entitled ‘‘Liquid Immersed Pumped Solid State Laser,’’ issues on July 6, 2004. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention. ADDRESSES: Office of Research and Technology Applications, SDMC– RDTC–TDL (Ms. Susan D. McRae), Bldg. 5220, Von Braun Complex, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Joan Gilsdorf, Patent Attorney, e-mail: joan.gilsdorf@smdc.army.mil, (256) Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The invention pertains to temperature control of solid state lasers. A liquid immersed pumped solid state lasing system includes a light source and a lasing element spaced from the light source. The light source and the lasing element are mounted in an insulated container. The top of the container is open for inputting a clear cryogenic cooling liquid into the container to totally immerse the light source and the lasing element in the liquid. Heat transfer occurs by conduction from the light source and the lasing element to the liquid, thereby cooling the light source and the lasing element to cryogenic temperatures. The container has a window for the output of laser light. A plurality of electrical leads that are superconducting at cryogenic temperatures are attached to the light source. When the leads are connected to a power supply outside the container, the light source directs light on the lasing element so that the lasing element is excited and transmits a light output through the window. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 07–4275 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning a Liquid Immersed Pumped Solid State Laser PO 00000 955–3213 or Ms. Susan D. McRae, Office of Research and Technology Applications, e-mail: susan.mcrae@smdc.army.mil; (256) 955–1501. BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACTION: 50331 Department of the Army Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Radar Beam Steering With Remote Reflectory/Refraction AGENCY: ACTION: Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Patent No. 6,914,554 entitled ‘‘Radar Beam Steering with Remote Reflectory/Refraction,’’ issued on July 5, 2005. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention. Office of Research and Technology Applications, SDMC– RDTC–TDL (Ms. Susan D. McRae), Bldg. 5220, Von Braun Complex, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 081403A]


Marine Mammals; File No. 782-1708

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 NMFS National Marine Mammal 
Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 4, Seattle, WA 98115-0070 
(Principal Investigator: Dr. John Bengtson), has requested a major 
amendment to scientific research Permit No. 782-1708.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before October 1, 2007.

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,

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NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 
phone (301)713-2289; fax (301)427-2521; and
    Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; phone 
(907)586-7221; fax (907)586-7249.
    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 e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the 
subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: 
File No. 782-1708.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 782-1708 
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. 782-1708 , issued on August 28, 2003 (68 FR 53967), 
authorizes the permit holder to capture and harass northern fur seals 
(Callorhinus ursinus) of the eastern Pacific stock in Alaska during 
scientific research for: monitoring the status and trends of the 
population; evaluating the condition of animals from each cohort 
(health and strength of year-class); monitoring the seals' diet; and 
documenting the movement patterns, foraging behavior, and essential 
foraging habitat of various age and sex classes of fur seals. Seals may 
be captured, tagged, sampled and harassed during annual censuses. The 
information collected under this permit is related to assessing the 
recovery of this depleted species and for evaluating management 
actions. The permit holder now requests authorization to perform 
additional sampling procedures on animals already authorized for 
capture. The proposed amendment would not result in an increase in the 
number of northern fur seals captured and sampled, but would add the 
following procedures related to a vital rate study or identification of 
location of prey consumption events: flipper tagging all pups captured; 
extraction of a single tooth, under anesthesia, from all non-pups 
captured; and use of a stomach temperature telemeter/recorder on non-
pups captured.
    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 activities proposed are consistent with the Preferred Alternative 
in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Steller 
Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Research (NMFS 2007), and that issuance 
of the permit amendment would not have a significant adverse impact on 
the human environment.
    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 27, 2007.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E7-17320 Filed 8-30-07; 8:45 am]
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