Marine Mammals; File No. 87-1743, 52184-52185 [E9-24453]

Download as PDF 52184 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 195 / Friday, October 9, 2009 / Notices Dated: October 6, 2009. Patrick Gallagher, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E9–24430 Filed 10–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2009–0037] Additional Period for Comments on Interim Examination Instructions for Evaluating Patent Subject Matter Eligibility mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments; additional comment period. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has prepared interim examination instructions for evaluating patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 (Interim Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Instructions) pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bilski v. 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Comments that have already been received are under consideration and the USPTO will revise the instructions as appropriate based on comments received. Dated: October 5, 2009. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. E9–24395 Filed 10–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XS13 Marine Mammals; File No. 87–1743 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., Long Marine Laboratory, University of California at Santa Cruz, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, California 95060, has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 87–1743. ADDRESSES: The 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 Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Tammy Adams, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requested amendment has been granted 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 original permit (No. 87–1743–00), issued on September 17, 2004 (69 FR 56999), authorized long-term behavioral, physiological, and life history research studies on northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) through September 30, 2009. This permit was subsequently amended on four occasions through minor amendments. This minor amendment (Permit No. 87–1743–05) extends the duration of the permit through September 30, 2010 with no increase in the number of animals that may be taken. Permit No. 87–1743– 05 also authorizes a minor change to permitted methods for a physiological study to allow researchers to substitute one instrument, a thermister, for another instrument, a Doppler flow sensor, but does not change any other terms or conditions of the permit. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a supplemental environmental assessment (SEA) was prepared to analyze the effects of issuing the amendment. Based on the analysis, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit amendment would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 195 / Friday, October 9, 2009 / Notices determination is documented in a finding of no significant impact, signed on September 30, 2009. auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Bryan at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 674–2331 extension 18, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 5, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–24453 Filed 10–8–09; 8:45 am] Dated: October 5, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–24314 Filed 10–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Telecommunications and Information Administration RIN 0648–XS14 Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, telephone: (410) 859–8400. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 195 (Friday, October 9, 2009)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XS13


Marine Mammals; File No. 87-1743

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 Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., Long 
Marine Laboratory, University of California at Santa Cruz, 100 Shaffer 
Road, Santa Cruz, California 95060, has been issued a minor amendment 
to Scientific Research Permit No. 87-1743.

ADDRESSES:  The 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
    Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802-4213; phone (562)980-4001; fax (562)980-4018.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requested amendment has been granted 
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 original permit (No. 87-1743-00), issued on September 17, 2004 
(69 FR 56999), authorized long-term behavioral, physiological, and life 
history research studies on northern elephant seals (Mirounga 
angustirostris) through September 30, 2009. This permit was 
subsequently amended on four occasions through minor amendments.
    This minor amendment (Permit No. 87-1743-05) extends the duration 
of the permit through September 30, 2010 with no increase in the number 
of animals that may be taken. Permit No. 87-1743-05 also authorizes a 
minor change to permitted methods for a physiological study to allow 
researchers to substitute one instrument, a thermister, for another 
instrument, a Doppler flow sensor, but does not change any other terms 
or conditions of the permit.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a supplemental environmental assessment (SEA) 
was prepared to analyze the effects of issuing the amendment. Based on 
the analysis, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit amendment 
would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and 
that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. 
That

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determination is documented in a finding of no significant impact, 
signed on September 30, 2009.

    Dated: October 5, 2009.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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