Marine Mammals; File Nos. 14210 and 782-1719, 6578-6579 [E9-2799]

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Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration Dated: January 22, 2009. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–2676 Filed 2–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XN05 Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Western Pacific Crustacean Fisheries; 2009 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Harvest Guideline AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of harvest guideline for crustaceans. SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the annual harvest guideline for the commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) for calendar year 2009 is established at zero lobsters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Harman, NMFS Pacific Islands Region, 808–944–2271. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NWHI commercial lobster fishery is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Crustacean Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region (Crustaceans FMP). The regulations at 50 CFR 665.50(b)(2) require NMFS to publish an annual harvest guideline for lobster Permit Area PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1, comprised of Federal waters around the NWHI. Regulations governing the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the NWHI prohibit the unpermitted removal of monument resources (50 CFR 404.7), and establish a zero annual harvest guideline for lobsters (50 CFR 404.10(a)). Accordingly, NMFS establishes the harvest guideline at zero lobsters for the NWHI commercial lobster fishery for calendar year 2009; thus, no harvest of NWHI lobster resources is allowed. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 30, 2009. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–2779 Filed 2–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XN14 Marine Mammals; File Nos. 14210 and 782–1719 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application and an application for amendment. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that LGL Alaska Research Associates (Dr. Tamara McGuire, Principal Investigator), 1101 E. 76th Ave, Suite B, Anchorage, Alaska 99518 (File No. 14210), and the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (Dr. John L. Bengtson, Principal Investigator), 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., Seattle, Washington 98115–6349 (File No. 782– 1719) have applied in due form for a permit and a permit amendment, respectively, to conduct research on the Cook Inlet stock of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before March 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: The applications and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/index.cfm, and then selecting File No. 14210 or 782–1719 from the list of available applications. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 6579 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 26 / Tuesday, February 10, 2009 / Notices erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES These documents are also available 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; 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 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 the 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 Nos. 14210 and 782– 1719. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit and permit amendment are requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 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 222–226). LGL Alaska Research Associates requests a 5–year permit to approach beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska for photo-identification. The purpose of the research is to identify individual whales and to provide information about movement patterns, habitat use, survivorship, reproduction, and population size. The applicant requests to harass up to 54 belugas, up to 3 times each, between May and October each year. NMML requests an amendment to Permit No. 782–1719–07 to conduct aerial monitoring of beluga whales in VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:17 Feb 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 Cook Inlet, Alaska, year-round. The objective is to survey the entire population at least once annually. Up to 585 belugas would be harassed annually during 20 aerial surveys flown at 800 feet. The purposes of the surveys are to (1) provide distribution information during June and July; (2) compare distribution changes over time; (3) provide group size estimates for calculations of stock size; (4) estimate fractions of calves and juveniles in the population; and (5) calibrate and improve survey methodology. The amendment would be valid until the permit expires. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of these applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: February 5, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–2799 Filed 2–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S The specific changes to the record systems being amended are set forth below followed by the notice, as amended, published in its entirety. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 26 (Tuesday, February 10, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6578-6579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2799]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XN14


Marine Mammals; File Nos. 14210 and 782-1719

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application and an application for 
amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that LGL Alaska Research Associates 
(Dr. Tamara McGuire, Principal Investigator), 1101 E. 76\th\ Ave, Suite 
B, Anchorage, Alaska 99518 (File No. 14210), and the National Marine 
Mammal Laboratory (NMML), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (Dr. John L. 
Bengtson, Principal Investigator), 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., Seattle, 
Washington 98115-6349 (File No. 782-1719) have applied in due form for 
a permit and a permit amendment, respectively, to conduct research on 
the Cook Inlet stock of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas).

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before March 12, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The applications and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public Comment'' from the 
Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/index.cfm, and then 
selecting File No. 14210 or 782-1719 from the list of available 
applications.

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    These documents are also available 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; 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 
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 the 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 Nos. 14210 and 782-1719.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301)713-
2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit and permit amendment are 
requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 
1972, as amended (MMPA; 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 222-226).
    LGL Alaska Research Associates requests a 5-year permit to approach 
beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska for photo-identification. The 
purpose of the research is to identify individual whales and to provide 
information about movement patterns, habitat use, survivorship, 
reproduction, and population size. The applicant requests to harass up 
to 54 belugas, up to 3 times each, between May and October each year.
    NMML requests an amendment to Permit No. 782-1719-07 to conduct 
aerial monitoring of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska, year-round. 
The objective is to survey the entire population at least once 
annually. Up to 585 belugas would be harassed annually during 20 aerial 
surveys flown at 800 feet. The purposes of the surveys are to (1) 
provide distribution information during June and July; (2) compare 
distribution changes over time; (3) provide group size estimates for 
calculations of stock size; (4) estimate fractions of calves and 
juveniles in the population; and (5) calibrate and improve survey 
methodology. The amendment would be valid until the permit expires.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of these applications to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: February 5, 2009.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-2799 Filed 2-9-09; 8:45 am]
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