Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Offshore Exploratory Drilling in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska, 29678-29679 [E9-14719]

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NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP79 Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Offshore Exploratory Drilling in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska To determine if this system contains records relating to you, write to: Freedom of Information Act Officer, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233 or telephone 888–206–6463. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of an incidental take authorization application. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Shell Offshore, Inc. (Shell) has withdrawn its application for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA). The following action is related to a proposed IHA to Shell for the take of small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to conducting open-water offshore exploratory drilling on outer continental shelf (OCS) oil lease blocks in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska during the 2008/ 2009 open-water season. ADDRESSES: The documents and the application related to this action are available by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation, and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910– 3225, or by telephoning the contact listed here. A copy of the application containing a list of the references used in this document may be obtained by writing to the address specified above, telephoning the contact listed below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ permits/incidental.htm. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Nachman or Ken Hollingshead, NMFS, 301–713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2008, NMFS received a revision to Shell’s October 19, 2007, application requesting an IHA. The requested IHA was for an authorization to take, by Level B harassment, small numbers of several species of marine mammals incidental to conducting open-water offshore exploratory drilling on OCS oil lease blocks in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska during the 2008/2009 open-water season. On May 13, 2009, Individuals seeking notification of and access to any record contained in this system of records, or seeking to contest its content must submit a request in writing addressed to the Freedom of Information Act Officer at the address above. 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Dated: June 17, 2009. Brenda Dolan, Department of Commerce, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Officer. [FR Doc. E9–14663 Filed 6–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 23, 2009 / Notices Shell informed NMFS that they would no longer be conducting exploratory drilling in the 2008/2009 season and requested the withdrawal of their IHA application. During the time since submitting its January 2007 Beaufort Sea OCS Lease Exploration Plan for 2007– 2009 to the Minerals Management Service, Shell’s priority exploration drilling locations for its Beaufort Sea leases have changed. Dated: June 10, 2009. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29678-29679]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-14719]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XP79


Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; 
Offshore Exploratory Drilling in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska

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

ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of an incidental take authorization 
application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Shell Offshore, Inc. (Shell) has 
withdrawn its application for an Incidental Harassment Authorization 
(IHA). The following action is related to a proposed IHA to Shell for 
the take of small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, 
incidental to conducting open-water offshore exploratory drilling on 
outer continental shelf (OCS) oil lease blocks in the Beaufort Sea off 
Alaska during the 2008/2009 open-water season.

ADDRESSES: The documents and the application related to this action are 
available by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation, 
and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-
3225, or by telephoning the contact listed here.
    A copy of the application containing a list of the references used 
in this document may be obtained by writing to the address specified 
above, telephoning the contact listed below (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT), or online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/incidental.htm. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, 
by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Nachman or Ken Hollingshead, 
NMFS, 301-713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2008, NMFS received a 
revision to Shell's October 19, 2007, application requesting an IHA. 
The requested IHA was for an authorization to take, by Level B 
harassment, small numbers of several species of marine mammals 
incidental to conducting open-water offshore exploratory drilling on 
OCS oil lease blocks in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska during the 2008/
2009 open-water season. On May 13, 2009,

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Shell informed NMFS that they would no longer be conducting exploratory 
drilling in the 2008/2009 season and requested the withdrawal of their 
IHA application. During the time since submitting its January 2007 
Beaufort Sea OCS Lease Exploration Plan for 2007-2009 to the Minerals 
Management Service, Shell's priority exploration drilling locations for 
its Beaufort Sea leases have changed.

    Dated: June 10, 2009.
James H. Lecky,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-14719 Filed 6-22-09; 8:45 am]
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