Marine Mammals; File No. 1000-1617, 17635-17636 [E9-8763]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 72 / Thursday, April 16, 2009 / Notices acres)—7501 NW 106th Terrace; and, Parcel 5 (52 acres)—the KCI Logistics Center, located at the intersection of NW 104th Street and Interstate Highway 29; Site 4 (416 acres)—the Carefree Industrial Park located at 1600 N. Missouri Highway 291 in Sugar Creek/ Independence; Site 5 (1,000 acres) the CARMAR Underground Business Park/ CARMAR Industrial Park located at No. 1 Civil War Road in Carthage; Site 7 (1,567 acres)—the Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport/Industrial Park complex located at 1540 Maxwell in Kansas City; Site 8 (26 acres, 2 parcels)—20 acres located at Ryan Road and Brunswick Road and 6 acres located at 411 Brunswick Road, both in Chillicothe; Site 9 (10 acres)—located at 3800 South 48th Terrace in St. Joseph; Site 10 (72 acres)—located at 8201 East 23rd Road in Kansas City; Site 11 (49 acres, 3 parcels)—located at 13700 South Highway 71 (18 acres), 5610 East 139th Street (9 acres), and, 13500 15th Street (22 acres), all in Grandview; Site 12 (125 acres)—the Botts warehouse located 14100 Botts Road in Grandview. The applicant is now requesting that the Board grant permanent authority for Parcel 4 and Parcel 5 of Site 3B, which were granted temporary designation through an administrative action with authority expiring 12/31/09. As part of the zone reorganization, Parcel 5 of Site 3B (52 acres) will become part of existing Site 3, while Parcel 4 of Site 3B (37 acres) will become proposed Site 13. The applicant is also requesting that zone status be restored to the acreage that was temporarily transferred from Site 3B, Parcel 2 (89 acres) to create the temporary sites. Proposed Site 13 is currently being used for warehousing, storage and distribution activities, while the acreage being transferred to Site 3 is part of the KCI Intermodal Business Centre, which is currently undeveloped. No specific manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a caseby-case basis. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Christopher Kemp of the FTZ staff is designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed below. The closing period for their receipt is June 15, 2009. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to June 30, 2009). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:47 Apr 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Kemp at christopher_kemp@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: April 8, 2009. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–8766 Filed 4–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO72 Marine Mammals; File No. 1000–1617 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for amendment. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Whitlow Au, University of Hawaii, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Marine Mammal Research Program, PO Box 1106, Kailua, Hawaii 96734, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 1000–1617–04. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before May 18, 2009. ADDRESSES: The application 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, and then selecting File No. 1000–1617 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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; Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018; and Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17635 96814–4700; phone (808)944–2200; fax (808)973–2941. 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. 1000–1617. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 1000– 1617–04 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. 1000–1617 was issued on June 22, 2001 (66 FR 34155), and has since been amended four times. The permit currently authorizes behavioral observations, photo-identification, genetic sampling, and suction-cup tagging of cetaceans in Hawaii and California. The purpose of the small cetacean research is to investigate population structure, genetic variability, dispersal patterns, social structure, and foraging and diving behavior. Large whale research on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), killer whales (Orcinus orca), and Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris and Mesoplodon densirostris) focuses on behavior and use of the acoustic environment. The permit holder is now requesting an increase in the number of suction cup tags to be deployed on nine non-ESA-listed species of small cetaceans, and to allow acoustic playbacks to 18 non-ESA-listed cetacean species around Hawaii. The purpose of increased suction cup tagging is to collect adequate data to address the research objectives; because the duration of tag attachment is highly variable, more tagging attempts are required to account for very short E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 17636 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 72 / Thursday, April 16, 2009 / Notices attachment times where behavior may be biased by reactions to the tagging. Requested increases are up to 200 tags on pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata), 80 on spinner dolphins (S. longirostris), 60 on shortfinned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus), 50 on melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra), and 40 each on pygmy and false killer whales (Feresa attenuata and Pseudorca crassidens) and on striped (S. coeruleoalba), rough-toothed (Steno bredanensis), and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). The purpose of acoustic playbacks is to determine the effects of noise on the behavior of cetaceans around Hawaii, and to research low-level sounds that might elicit mild alert responses. A maximum of 3000 spinner dolphins, 300 each of pygmy and dwarf sperm whales (Kogia sima and K. breviceps), 600 each of other authorized species of small cetaceans, and 270 each of killer whales, Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales would be exposed to playbacks. The amendment would be valid until the permit expires on November 15, 2010. 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: April 13, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–8763 Filed 4–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request—Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattresses mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission) requests comments on a proposed three year extension of approval of information collection requirements in the Standard for the Flammability— Open Flame—of Mattresses Set (Open Flame standard), 16 CFR part 1633. The Commission has a separate flammability VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:47 Apr 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 standard that addresses cigarette ignition of mattresses, 16 CFR part 1632. The Open Flame standard is intended to reduce unreasonable risks of burn injuries and deaths from fires associated with mattresses, particularly those initially ignited by open flame sources such as lighters, candles, and matches. The Open Flame standard prescribes a test to minimize or delay flashover when a mattress is ignited. The standard requires manufacturers to test specimens of each of their mattress prototypes before mattresses based on that prototype may be introduced into commerce. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041–0133. OMB’s most recent extension of approval will expire on June 30, 2009. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB. DATES: Written comments must be received by the Office of the Secretary not later than June 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be captioned ‘‘Collection of Information—Mattress Sets (Open Flame) Standard’’ and e-mailed to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. Comments may also be sent by facsimile to (301) 504–0127, or by mail to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the proposed renewal of this collection of information, or to obtain a copy of the pertinent regulations, call or write Linda L. Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; (301) 504–7671, or by e-mail to lglatz@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Estimated Burden The Commission staff estimates that at this time there are 571 firms producing conventional mattresses and 100 firms producing non-conventional mattresses for a total of 671 firms affected by this standard. The staff further estimates that each firm will spend 4 hours and 44 minutes hours for testing and recordkeeping annually per prototype. The staff estimates that there will be an average of 20 different prototypes tested by each firm for a total of 94.7 hours per firm (4.73 hours × 20 prototypes). The annual time cost for testing and recordkeeping for all firms is PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 estimated to be 63,521 hours (94.7 hours × 671 firms). The annualized cost is estimated to be $1.7 million based on an hourly wage for the recordkeeping of approximately $27.14 (Bureau of Labor Statistics: All workers, goods-producing industries, sales and office, September 2008) × 63,521 hours. The Commission will expend approximately fifty months of professional staff time annually for reviewing testing, record review and follow-up on consumer complaints and reports of injury. The annual cost to the Federal government of the collection of information on the Open Flame standard is estimated to be $830,380. B. Request for Comments The Commission solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics: —Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information would have practical utility; —Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information is accurate; —Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected could be enhanced; and —Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Dated: April 10, 2009. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E9–8720 Filed 4–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request—Children’s Sleepwear AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval, for a period of three years from the date of approval by E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XO72


Marine Mammals; File No. 1000-1617

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 Whitlow Au, University of Hawaii, 
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Marine Mammal Research Program, PO 
Box 1106, Kailua, Hawaii 96734, has applied for an amendment to 
Scientific Research Permit No. 1000-1617-04.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before May 18, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The application 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, and then selecting File 
No. 1000-1617 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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;
    Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802-4213; phone (562)980-4001; fax (562)980-4018; 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 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. 1000-1617.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 1000-
1617-04 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. 1000-1617 was issued on June 22, 2001 (66 FR 34155), and 
has since been amended four times. The permit currently authorizes 
behavioral observations, photo-identification, genetic sampling, and 
suction-cup tagging of cetaceans in Hawaii and California. The purpose 
of the small cetacean research is to investigate population structure, 
genetic variability, dispersal patterns, social structure, and foraging 
and diving behavior. Large whale research on humpback whales (Megaptera 
novaeangliae), killer whales (Orcinus orca), and Cuvier's and 
Blainville's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris and Mesoplodon 
densirostris) focuses on behavior and use of the acoustic environment. 
The permit holder is now requesting an increase in the number of 
suction cup tags to be deployed on nine non-ESA-listed species of small 
cetaceans, and to allow acoustic playbacks to 18 non-ESA-listed 
cetacean species around Hawaii. The purpose of increased suction cup 
tagging is to collect adequate data to address the research objectives; 
because the duration of tag attachment is highly variable, more tagging 
attempts are required to account for very short

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attachment times where behavior may be biased by reactions to the 
tagging. Requested increases are up to 200 tags on pantropical spotted 
dolphins (Stenella attenuata), 80 on spinner dolphins (S. 
longirostris), 60 on short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala 
macrorhynchus), 50 on melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra), and 
40 each on pygmy and false killer whales (Feresa attenuata and 
Pseudorca crassidens) and on striped (S. coeruleoalba), rough-toothed 
(Steno bredanensis), and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). The 
purpose of acoustic playbacks is to determine the effects of noise on 
the behavior of cetaceans around Hawaii, and to research low-level 
sounds that might elicit mild alert responses. A maximum of 3000 
spinner dolphins, 300 each of pygmy and dwarf sperm whales (Kogia sima 
and K. breviceps), 600 each of other authorized species of small 
cetaceans, and 270 each of killer whales, Cuvier's and Blainville's 
beaked whales would be exposed to playbacks. The amendment would be 
valid until the permit expires on November 15, 2010.
    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: April 13, 2009.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-8763 Filed 4-15-09; 8:45 am]
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