Marine Mammals; File No. 10137, 12137-12138 [E8-4374]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 45 / Thursday, March 6, 2008 / Notices requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This administrative review and this notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: February 28, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–4412 Filed 3–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF97 Marine Mammals; File No. 10137 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP), 2570 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822–2396 (Responsible Party: George A. [Bud] Antonelis, Jr.), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research and enhancement activities on Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before April 7, 2008. 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)713–0376; and Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808)944–2200; fax (808)973–2941. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:57 Mar 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 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)713–0376, 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. 10137. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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 (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). The MMRP proposes to continue research and enhancement activities on Hawaiian monk seals currently authorized under Permit No. 848–1695. The purposes of the proposed activities are to (1) assess survivorship, reproductive rates, pup production, condition, abundance, movements among subpopulations, and incidence and causes of injury or mortality; (2) diagnose disease, monitor exposure to disease, and develop normal baseline hematology and biochemistry parameters; (3) conduct activities to increase survival of individuals; and (4) investigate foraging ecology to determine foraging locations, diving parameters, characteristics of foraging substrate, and prey identification and foraging behaviors. The type and manner of research takes proposed include monitoring (ground, vessel, and aerial surveys); marking (bleach marks, flipper tags, passive integrated transponder [PIT] tags, photo-identification) and measuring (morphometrics); health and disease assessments (capture, sedation, PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12137 biological sampling [swabs, fecal loop, blood, blubber biopsy]; administration of an anthelminthic to assess efficacy of reducing intestinal parasite loads in pups and juveniles; import/export of specimens; necropsies; and opportunistic specimen collection); and foraging studies (instrumentation). The type and manner of enhancement takes includes translocations of pups and juveniles to increase survival; removal of adult males known to kill immature seals; and disentanglements of seals. The following takes will occur annually: Up to 1,440 seals of any age/ sex could be incidentally disturbed from monitoring activities; 200 seals may be incidentally disturbed during all other research and enhancement activities. Up to 1,315 seals will be bleach marked, and a total of 556 seals of any size or sex except lactating females and nursing pups will be flipper and PIT tagged, measured, and sampled for flipper plugs (includes retagging). Up to 80 seals of any age/sex will be sampled for health and disease screening, tagged, and measured. Up to 75 immature seals of either sex will be translocated. Up to 50 seals of any age/sex except lactating females or nursing pups will be externally tagged with instrumentation, flipper/PIT tagged, and sampled for health and disease screening (additional to above screening). Up to 200 seals of either sex, up to age 3 years, will be treated for intestinal parasites. An unlimited number of seals will be disentangled. Necropsies will be performed on all carcasses, and samples (molt, scat, spew, urine, placentae) will be collected opportunistically from beaches. Samples may be exported/ imported for analysis. The following takes may occur over the 5–year duration of the permit: Up to 5 adult males may be relocated or removed to enhance survival of immature animals; up to 10 moribund seals of any age/sex may be humanely euthanized or die incidental to handling; up to 5 incidental mortalities may occur during research and enhancement activities. Other species which may be incidentally taken annually are threatened green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and endangered Laysan finches (Telespyza cantans). Non-listed marine mammals that may be incidentally taken are spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris). Geographic locations of the take include the Hawaiian Archipelago (Main Hawaiian Islands and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) and Johnston Atoll. Specimen samples may be imported/exported world-wide. The permit is requested for a 5–year period. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 12138 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 45 / Thursday, March 6, 2008 / Notices 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: March 3, 2008. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–4374 Filed 3–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DoD–2008–HA–0019] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DoD. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces a new information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by May 5, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and or RIN number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:57 Mar 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (OASD), TRICARE—Health Program Analysis and Evaluation, ATTN: Ms. Laura Johnson, 16401 East Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011–9066. Title and OMB Number: TRICARE Dual Eligible Fiscal Intermediary (TDEFIC) Provider Satisfaction Survey, OMB Control Number 0720–TBD. Needs and Uses: The survey Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) is to administer is a contract requirement that the Government has accepted and paid for as part of the contract award. This survey is conducted on a monthly basis, and the sample will be drawn from all providers that have had a claim processed in the previous week and therefore is not limited to just Network Providers. WPS will use the survey to assess provider satisfaction, attitudes, and perceptions regarding the claims processing and customer services provided by WPS for the TDEFIC in order to improve internal operations and customer services to increase provider satisfaction. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Federal Government. Annual Burden Hours: 11,700. Number of Respondents: 46,800. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Average Burden Per Response: .25. Frequency: Monthly. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Summary of Information Collection The goal of this survey effort is to assess TRICARE Provider satisfaction, attitudes and perceptions regarding claims processing and customer services provided by Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) under the TRICARE Dual Eligible Fiscal Intermediary Contract. This survey is part of the WPS proposal in order to meet Section C.7.7.9. of the TRICARE contract language which states that; ‘‘The contractor shall establish an approach for measuring whether the contractor’s customer services are achieving highly satisfied TRICARE * * * providers. The methods and procedures shall include measurement, calculation and reporting provider satisfaction. The contractor PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shall have established methods and procedures to mitigate any identify negative trends for provider satisfaction.’’ The surveys will be used to monitor provider satisfaction and allow WPS the feedback needed to take action to improve their customer services and serve the provider better. The survey will be conducted monthly and reported to TRICARE Management Activity. Dated: February 25, 2008 Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 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Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by May 5, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. 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[FR Doc No: E8-4374]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF97


Marine Mammals; File No. 10137

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 the NMFS Pacific Islands 
Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP), 2570 
Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-2396 (Responsible Party: George A. 
[Bud] Antonelis, Jr.), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct 
research and enhancement activities on Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus 
schauinslandi).

DATES:  Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before April 7, 2008.

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)713-0376; and
    Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, 
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700; phone (808)944-2200; fax (808)973-2941.
    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)713-0376, 
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. 10137.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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 (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).
    The MMRP proposes to continue research and enhancement activities 
on Hawaiian monk seals currently authorized under Permit No. 848-1695. 
The purposes of the proposed activities are to (1) assess survivorship, 
reproductive rates, pup production, condition, abundance, movements 
among subpopulations, and incidence and causes of injury or mortality; 
(2) diagnose disease, monitor exposure to disease, and develop normal 
baseline hematology and biochemistry parameters; (3) conduct activities 
to increase survival of individuals; and (4) investigate foraging 
ecology to determine foraging locations, diving parameters, 
characteristics of foraging substrate, and prey identification and 
foraging behaviors.
    The type and manner of research takes proposed include monitoring 
(ground, vessel, and aerial surveys); marking (bleach marks, flipper 
tags, passive integrated transponder [PIT] tags, photo-identification) 
and measuring (morphometrics); health and disease assessments (capture, 
sedation, biological sampling [swabs, fecal loop, blood, blubber 
biopsy]; administration of an anthelminthic to assess efficacy of 
reducing intestinal parasite loads in pups and juveniles; import/export 
of specimens; necropsies; and opportunistic specimen collection); and 
foraging studies (instrumentation). The type and manner of enhancement 
takes includes translocations of pups and juveniles to increase 
survival; removal of adult males known to kill immature seals; and 
disentanglements of seals.
    The following takes will occur annually: Up to 1,440 seals of any 
age/sex could be incidentally disturbed from monitoring activities; 200 
seals may be incidentally disturbed during all other research and 
enhancement activities. Up to 1,315 seals will be bleach marked, and a 
total of 556 seals of any size or sex except lactating females and 
nursing pups will be flipper and PIT tagged, measured, and sampled for 
flipper plugs (includes retagging). Up to 80 seals of any age/sex will 
be sampled for health and disease screening, tagged, and measured. Up 
to 75 immature seals of either sex will be translocated. Up to 50 seals 
of any age/sex except lactating females or nursing pups will be 
externally tagged with instrumentation, flipper/PIT tagged, and sampled 
for health and disease screening (additional to above screening). Up to 
200 seals of either sex, up to age 3 years, will be treated for 
intestinal parasites. An unlimited number of seals will be 
disentangled. Necropsies will be performed on all carcasses, and 
samples (molt, scat, spew, urine, placentae) will be collected 
opportunistically from beaches. Samples may be exported/imported for 
analysis.
    The following takes may occur over the 5-year duration of the 
permit: Up to 5 adult males may be relocated or removed to enhance 
survival of immature animals; up to 10 moribund seals of any age/sex 
may be humanely euthanized or die incidental to handling; up to 5 
incidental mortalities may occur during research and enhancement 
activities.
    Other species which may be incidentally taken annually are 
threatened green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and endangered Laysan finches 
(Telespyza cantans). Non-listed marine mammals that may be incidentally 
taken are spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris).
    Geographic locations of the take include the Hawaiian Archipelago 
(Main Hawaiian Islands and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) and Johnston 
Atoll. Specimen samples may be imported/exported world-wide. The permit 
is requested for a 5-year period.

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    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: March 3, 2008.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-4374 Filed 3-5-08; 8:45 am]
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