Endangered Species; File No. 14381, 22517-22518 [E9-11190]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 13, 2009 / Notices 22517 Dated: May 5, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–11186 Filed 5–12–09; 8:45 am] Dated: May 7, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–11174 Filed 5–12–09; 8:45 am] hearing on this particular modification 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. 1596–02. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Patrick Opay, (301) 713–2289. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to welded line pipe from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 1117 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect. This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211. The subject modification to Permit No. 1596–01, issued on August 21, 2008, is requested under the authority of 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). Permit No. 1596–01 authorizes the permit holder to capture, measure, weigh, blood and tissue sample, photograph, flipper and PIT tag, satellite tag, and attach a VHF/TDR/sonic tag/ video system to leatherback sea turtles during research activities conducted off the western coast of the continental United States. The permit holder requests authorization to annually fat biopsy and ultrasound up to 38 leatherback sea turtles as part of a health and nutritional assessment of this species. The permit holder also requests authority to close approach and attach VHR/TDR/sonic tag/GPS/video camera units by suction cup on up to 20 leatherback sea turtles annually, and to later capture the same animals to remove the unit and then sample, tag, and attach another VHR/TDR/sonic tag/ GPS/video camera unit to the animals before release. Additionally, the permit holder requests authorization to annually attach a VHR/TDR/sonic tag/ GPS unit and tissue sample 20 leatherback sea turtles using a biopsy pole. The permit currently authorizes researchers to attach the unit or tissue sample 20 animals, not both. The number of leatherback sea turtles captured would not increase under the modification, but the mix of activities conducted on each animal would. The research would continue to occur in waters off the coast of the western United States through February 1, 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP15 Endangered Species; File No. 1596–02 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for modification SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), 3333 N. Torry Pines Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1596–01. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before June 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: The modification request and related documents are available for review 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; andSouthwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562) 980–4001; fax (562) 980– 4018. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:44 May 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP17 Endangered Species; File No. 14381 SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Pacific Islands Region, 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before June 12, 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/index.cfm, and then selecting File No. 14381 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available for review 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 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. E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 22518 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 13, 2009 / Notices 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. 14381. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: May 6, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–11190 Filed 5–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP18 Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301) 713– 2289. Marine Mammals; File Nos. 14324 through 14337, except 14333 The subject permit is requested under the authority of 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). The research would collect scientific data on sea turtles incidentally captured in the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery, the Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery, and the American Samoa Longline Fishery. This data would assist NMFS efforts to understand sea turtle interactions with the fisheries and to mitigate their threat to these species. The applicant proposes to flipper tag, measure, photograph, tissue sample, and attach satellite tags to an anticipated annual take of up to 46 loggerhead, 16 leatherback, one green, and four olive ridley sea turtles captured in the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery. The applicant proposes to flipper tag, measure, photograph, tissue sample, and attach satellite tags to an anticipated annual take of up to six loggerhead, one leatherback, six green, six olive ridley, and six hawksbill sea turtles captured in the American Samoa Longline Fishery. The applicant proposes to flipper tag, measure, photograph, tissue sample, and attach satellite tags to an anticipated annual take of up to six (18 over three years) loggerhead, 13 (39 over three years) leatherback, seven (21 over three years) green, and 41 (123 over three years) olive ridley sea turtles captured in the Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery. The research would occur in the Pacific Ocean through April 1, 2015. No mortalities are expected from the research. Researchers would also collect sea turtle carcasses of animals killed in fishery activities that occur in the Pacific Ocean. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:44 May 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the following institutions, organizations, and individuals have applied for permits to conduct research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus): Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), Seward, AK; Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Wildlife Conservation, Juneau, Alaska; NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), Seattle, WA; North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium (NPUMMRC), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI), Tribal Government, Ecosystem Conservation Office, St. Paul Island, AK; Aleut Community of St. George Island (ACSGI), St. George Traditional Council, St. George Island, AK; and Markus Horning, Ph.D., Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, Newport, OR. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before June 29, 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, and then selecting the applicable File No. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone (206) 526–6150; fax (206) 526–6426; Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249; and Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562) 980–4001; fax (562) 980–4018. Written comments on these applications should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 427–2521, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the applicable File No. in the subject line of the e-mail comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on a particular application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Adams, Kate Swails, or Amy Sloan, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits 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.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The following are brief summaries of the applications. For details, please review the actual permit applications, available on-line or by written request (see ADDRESSES). File No. 14324: The applicant, ASLC, (Principal Investigator: John Maniscalco), requests a five-year permit to investigate causes for the Steller sea lion population decline and determine what is currently limiting its recovery. Research would involve (maximum number of animals per year in parentheses): disturbance associated with capture, observational studies, and material/scat/carcass collection (8,500); capture, restraint, and sampling (200); and remote biopsy (150). Captured sea lions would undergo morphometrics measurement; blood and tissue collection; digital imaging; hotbranding; body condition measurement; E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 13, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11190]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XP17


Endangered Species; File No. 14381

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 NMFS Pacific Islands Region, 1601 
Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814, has applied in due form for a 
permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys 
coriacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), olive ridley (Lepidochelys 
olivacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for 
purposes of scientific research.

DATES:  Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before June 12, 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/index.cfm, and then 
selecting File No. 14381 from the list of available applications. These 
documents are also available for review 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
    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.

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    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. 14381.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of 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).
    The research would collect scientific data on sea turtles 
incidentally captured in the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery, the 
Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery, and the American Samoa Longline 
Fishery. This data would assist NMFS efforts to understand sea turtle 
interactions with the fisheries and to mitigate their threat to these 
species. The applicant proposes to flipper tag, measure, photograph, 
tissue sample, and attach satellite tags to an anticipated annual take 
of up to 46 loggerhead, 16 leatherback, one green, and four olive 
ridley sea turtles captured in the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery. 
The applicant proposes to flipper tag, measure, photograph, tissue 
sample, and attach satellite tags to an anticipated annual take of up 
to six loggerhead, one leatherback, six green, six olive ridley, and 
six hawksbill sea turtles captured in the American Samoa Longline 
Fishery. The applicant proposes to flipper tag, measure, photograph, 
tissue sample, and attach satellite tags to an anticipated annual take 
of up to six (18 over three years) loggerhead, 13 (39 over three years) 
leatherback, seven (21 over three years) green, and 41 (123 over three 
years) olive ridley sea turtles captured in the Hawaii Shallow-Set 
Longline Fishery. The research would occur in the Pacific Ocean through 
April 1, 2015. No mortalities are expected from the research. 
Researchers would also collect sea turtle carcasses of animals killed 
in fishery activities that occur in the Pacific Ocean.

    Dated: May 6, 2009.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-11190 Filed 5-12-09; 8:45 am]
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