Marine Mammals; File No. 775-1875, 33997 [E9-16673]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 14, 2009 / Notices Comment 3 - Income Offsets to General and Administrative Expenses Comment 4 - Financial–Expense Ratio [FR Doc. E9–16655 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF22 Marine Mammals; File No. 775–1875 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Woods Hole, MA, has been issued a major amendment to Permit No. 775–1875 for research on marine mammals. ADDRESSES: The permit amendment 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 Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978)281–9300; fax (978)281– 9333. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Tammy Adams, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 14, 2009, notice was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 17165) that a request for an amendment to Permit No. 775–1875 to conduct research on harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) on rookeries and haulouts in the northeastern U.S. had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit amendment has been issued 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). The amended permit authorizes an increase in the number of harbor seals and gray seals that may be harassed incidental to scat collection from 5,000 and 2,000 respectively, to 20,000 per species annually. It also authorizes collection of an additional 30 harbor seal pup carcasses per year found during research activities. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:50 Jul 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human environment. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That determination is documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact, signed on July 7, 2009. Dated: July 8, 2009. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–16673 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Partially Closed Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting. 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The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration, formally determined on July 9, 2009, that a portion of the meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board that involves discussions regarding classified information about the 60 Day Cybersecurity Report may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). All individuals attending the closed portion of the meeting must provide proof of clearance status before attending the meeting. All other portions of this meeting will be open to the public. The closed portion of the meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and to end at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2009. All other portions of the meeting will be open to the public. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda will be posted on the Web site http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ SMA/ispab/index.html/. The ISPAB was established by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF22


Marine Mammals; File No. 775-1875

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

ACTION:  Notice; issuance of permit amendment.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science 
Center (NEFSC), Woods Hole, MA, has been issued a major amendment to 
Permit No. 775-1875 for research on marine mammals.

ADDRESSES:  The permit amendment 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
    Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 
01930; phone (978)281-9300; fax (978)281-9333.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 14, 2009, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (74 FR 17165) that a request for an amendment to 
Permit No. 775-1875 to conduct research on harbor seals (Phoca 
vitulina) and gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) on rookeries and haulouts 
in the northeastern U.S. had been submitted by the above-named 
applicant. The requested permit amendment has been issued 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).
    The amended permit authorizes an increase in the number of harbor 
seals and gray seals that may be harassed incidental to scat collection 
from 5,000 and 2,000 respectively, to 20,000 per species annually. It 
also authorizes collection of an additional 30 harbor seal pup 
carcasses per year found during research activities.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared 
analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human 
environment. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that 
issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of 
the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact 
statement was not required. That determination is documented in a 
Finding of No Significant Impact, signed on July 7, 2009.

    Dated: July 8, 2009.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-16673 Filed 7-13-09; 8:45 am]
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