Marine Mammals; File No. 14603, 54959-54960 [E9-25715]

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Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: September 28, 2009. Dated: October 9, 2009. Richard Herring, Acting Director, IA Subsidies Enforcement Office. [FR Doc. E9–24965 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XS54 Marine Mammals; File No. 14603 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) [Responsible Party: Richard Delaney], 115 Bradford Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657, has applied in due form for a permit to PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54959 conduct research directed at North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before November 25, 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. 14603 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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)713–0376; and Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978)281–9300; fax (978)281– 9333. 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. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)713–0376, 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. 14603. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is 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.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 54960 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES CCS requests a five-year scientific research permit to harass right whales year-round to monitor demographics, life history traits, habitat use, and behavior in the Gulf of Maine; the majority of effort would be focused in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts Bay, and the Great South Channel during the season of right whale residency (December 15 - May 15). Annually, up to 400 right whales of all age classes would be approached by small plane for photo-identification and behavioral observation; up to 350 right whales of all age classes would be approached by vessel for photo-identification, direct observation, and collection of prey; and up to 20 attempts would be made to attach suction cup tags to adult or juvenile right whales from small vessels, with a maximum of 10 successful attachments. Up to 40 cetaceans of other species would be incidentally harassed annually during aerial and vessel surveys, and opportunistic sighting information and photographs would be collected. The results of this research will provide a better understanding of right whale population status, relationship to habitat conditions, distribution and abundance, movement patterns, and interactions with human activities. Data will be provided to management agencies, including NOAA Fisheries and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, for nearreal-time dynamic management of right whale habitat, and long-term refinement of conservation and recovery plans. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a draft environmental assessment (EA) will be prepared to examine whether significant environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed scientific research permit. 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: October 21, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–25715 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce (DOC). 15:19 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ACTION: Notice and request for applications. Availability of Seats for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS or sanctuary) Advisory Council (council): Sport Diving. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve three-year terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter. AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice and request for applications. DATES: Applications are due by November 30, 2009. Application kits may be obtained from Becky Shortland, Council Coordinator (becky.shortland@noaa.gov, 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411; 912–598–2381). Completed applications should be sent to the same address. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky Shortland, Council Coordinator (becky.shortland@noaa.gov, 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411; 912–598–2381. The sanctuary advisory council was established in August 1999 to provide advice and recommendations on management and protection of the sanctuary. The advisory council, through its members, also serves as liaison to the community regarding sanctuary issues and represents community interests, concerns, and management needs to the ONNS and NOAA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) VerDate Nov<24>2008 Dated: October 14, 2009. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–25436 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seat on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: The Conservation/Environmental seat. ONMS is seeking both a primary member and an alternate for this seat. The selected applicants will serve out the remainder of the current terms which expire December 31, 2011. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3year terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter. DATES: Applications are due by November 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Palmer, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362, email Andrew.palmer@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sanctuary Advisory Council members and alternates serve three-year terms, unless the member and alternate are selected to fill unexpired terms. In that case, the member and alternate will serve out the remaining time on the unexpired term. The Advisory Council meets bi-monthly E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 205 (Monday, October 26, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-25715]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XS54


Marine Mammals; File No. 14603

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 the Provincetown Center for 
Coastal Studies (CCS) [Responsible Party: Richard Delaney], 115 
Bradford Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657, has applied in due 
form for a permit to conduct research directed at North Atlantic right 
whales (Eubalaena glacialis).

DATES:  Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before November 25, 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. 14603 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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)713-0376; and
    Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 
01930; phone (978)281-9300; fax (978)281-9333.
    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.
    Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)713-0376, 
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. 14603.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is 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.), and the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226).

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    CCS requests a five-year scientific research permit to harass right 
whales year-round to monitor demographics, life history traits, habitat 
use, and behavior in the Gulf of Maine; the majority of effort would be 
focused in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts Bay, and the Great South Channel 
during the season of right whale residency (December 15 - May 15). 
Annually, up to 400 right whales of all age classes would be approached 
by small plane for photo-identification and behavioral observation; up 
to 350 right whales of all age classes would be approached by vessel 
for photo-identification, direct observation, and collection of prey; 
and up to 20 attempts would be made to attach suction cup tags to adult 
or juvenile right whales from small vessels, with a maximum of 10 
successful attachments. Up to 40 cetaceans of other species would be 
incidentally harassed annually during aerial and vessel surveys, and 
opportunistic sighting information and photographs would be collected. 
The results of this research will provide a better understanding of 
right whale population status, relationship to habitat conditions, 
distribution and abundance, movement patterns, and interactions with 
human activities. Data will be provided to management agencies, 
including NOAA Fisheries and the Massachusetts Division of Marine 
Fisheries, for near-real-time dynamic management of right whale 
habitat, and long-term refinement of conservation and recovery plans.
     In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a draft environmental assessment (EA) will be 
prepared to examine whether significant environmental impacts could 
result from issuance of the proposed scientific research permit. 
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: October 21, 2009.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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