Endangered Species; File No. 14510, 59525-59526 [E9-27677]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / Notices 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. 15128. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of section 104(c)(6) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Section 104(c)(6) provides for photography for educational or commercial purposes involving nonendangered and non-threatened marine mammals in the wild. Mr. Pilley requests a two-year photography permit to film bottlenose dolphin strand feeding events in the estuaries and creeks of Bull Creek and around Hilton Head, South Carolina. Filmmakers plan to use four filming platforms: a static remotely operated camera placed on the mudflats, a radiocontrolled camera helicopter, a radiocontrolled camera glider, and a radiocontrolled camera boat. Up to 128 dolphins annually may be approached and filmed. Filming will occur over 14 days and be completed by November 2010. Footage will be used to create a 6–part television series, Earthflight, for the British Broadcasting Corporation and Discovery Channel. The premise of the series is to follow migratory bird species around the world, with a bird’seye perspective. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Nov 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: November 13, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–27676 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XR86 Endangered Species; File No. 14510 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 3333 North Torrey Pines Court, La Jolla, CA 92037–1023, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before December 18, 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. 14510 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)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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59525 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. 14510. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. 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 purpose of the proposed research project is to initiate a baseline study of the status of sea turtles in the San Gabriel River and Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, California. Researchers would also opportunistically take samples and potentially track sea turtles incidentally taken in coastal power plants off California and that strand live in the marine environment. The applicant would study abundance, size ranges, growth, sex ratio, health status, diving behavior, local movements, habitat use, migration routes, and contaminant levels. Researchers would track the movements of healthy turtles released off the coast of California to determine their movements locally and/or offshore. Researchers would annually capture, measure, weigh, photograph/ video, flipper tag, passive integrated transponder tag (PIT), tissue biopsy, blood sample, scute scrape, lavage, ultrasound, oral swab, cloacal swab, inject tetracycline, and release up to 35 green, six loggerhead, and six olive ridley sea turtles during captures as part of the San Gabriel and Los Alamitos Bay California project. Fifteen of the 35 green sea turtles would have a sonic transmitter attached, five of the green sea turtles would have a satellite transmitter attached, five would have a sonic transmitter and camera attached, and five would have a sonic transmitter and time depth recorder attached. One of the loggerhead sea turtles and two of the olive ridley sea turtles would also have a satellite transmitter attached. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 59526 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / Notices Researchers would also annually measure, weigh, photograph/video, flipper tag, PIT tag, tissue biopsy, blood sample, scute scrape, lavage, ultrasound, oral swab, cloacal swab, inject tetracycline, transport, and release up to ten green, one olive ridley, and three loggerhead sea turtles taken in power plant entrainments. Three of the loggerheads, the one olive ridley, and one of the loggerhead sea turtles would also have a satellite transmitter attached. Researchers would also have authority to salvage, necropsy, and sample animals that die as a result of entrainment. Researches would also annually measure, weigh, photograph/video, flipper tag, PIT tag, tissue biopsy, blood sample, scute scrape, lavage, ultrasound, oral swab, cloacal swab, transport, and release up to four green, one olive ridley, one loggerhead, and two leatherback sea turtles that strand in the marine environment. One of the green, the olive ridley, and the loggerhead would have a satellite transmitter attached. The leatherbacks would have a camera attached. Researchers would also have authority to authority to salvage, necropsy, and sample animals that die as a result of stranding. The applicant requests a five year permit. Dated: November 12, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–27677 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on PET Film from India covering one producer/ exporter of subject merchandise, Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal), for the period January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 50308 (August 26, 2008) (Initiation Notice). On October 26, 2009, Jindal filed a timely withdrawal from its request for a countervailing duty administrative review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Jindal is the only respondent in this review. Petitioners1 did not file a request for a review. Rescission of Review The Department’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) provide that the Department will rescind an administrative review if the party that requested the review withdraws its request for review within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review, or withdraws its request at a later date if the Department determines that it is reasonable to extend the time limit for withdrawing the request. Jindal submitted its request within the 90 day limit set by the regulations. Since no other parties requested a review of Jindal, the Department is rescinding, the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on PET Film from India for the period January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008, for Jindal. Assessment Rates DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (C–533–825) mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) from India: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. Jindal shall be assessed countervailing duty rates equal to the cash deposit of the estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP within 15 days of publication of this notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers for whom this review is being rescinded of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to Background On August 25, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Nov 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 1 Dupont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film of America, and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (collectively, Petitioners). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which may be subject to sanctions. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: November 10, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–27679 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XS94 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committee. DATES: The Ecosystem and Statistical Committee meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2009 and conclude by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. The meeting will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council’s web site, http:// www.gulfcouncil.org. E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 18, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59525-59526]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27677]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XR86


Endangered Species; File No. 14510

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 Southwest Fisheries Science 
Center, 3333 North Torrey Pines Court, La Jolla, CA 92037-1023, has 
applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), 
loggerhead (Caretta caretta), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and 
leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for scientific research.

DATES:  Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before December 18, 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. 14510 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)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.
    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. 14510.

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 purpose of the proposed research project is to initiate a 
baseline study of the status of sea turtles in the San Gabriel River 
and Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, California. Researchers would also 
opportunistically take samples and potentially track sea turtles 
incidentally taken in coastal power plants off California and that 
strand live in the marine environment. The applicant would study 
abundance, size ranges, growth, sex ratio, health status, diving 
behavior, local movements, habitat use, migration routes, and 
contaminant levels. Researchers would track the movements of healthy 
turtles released off the coast of California to determine their 
movements locally and/or offshore. Researchers would annually capture, 
measure, weigh, photograph/video, flipper tag, passive integrated 
transponder tag (PIT), tissue biopsy, blood sample, scute scrape, 
lavage, ultrasound, oral swab, cloacal swab, inject tetracycline, and 
release up to 35 green, six loggerhead, and six olive ridley sea 
turtles during captures as part of the San Gabriel and Los Alamitos Bay 
California project. Fifteen of the 35 green sea turtles would have a 
sonic transmitter attached, five of the green sea turtles would have a 
satellite transmitter attached, five would have a sonic transmitter and 
camera attached, and five would have a sonic transmitter and time depth 
recorder attached. One of the loggerhead sea turtles and two of the 
olive ridley sea turtles would also have a satellite transmitter 
attached.

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    Researchers would also annually measure, weigh, photograph/video, 
flipper tag, PIT tag, tissue biopsy, blood sample, scute scrape, 
lavage, ultrasound, oral swab, cloacal swab, inject tetracycline, 
transport, and release up to ten green, one olive ridley, and three 
loggerhead sea turtles taken in power plant entrainments. Three of the 
loggerheads, the one olive ridley, and one of the loggerhead sea 
turtles would also have a satellite transmitter attached. Researchers 
would also have authority to salvage, necropsy, and sample animals that 
die as a result of entrainment.
    Researches would also annually measure, weigh, photograph/video, 
flipper tag, PIT tag, tissue biopsy, blood sample, scute scrape, 
lavage, ultrasound, oral swab, cloacal swab, transport, and release up 
to four green, one olive ridley, one loggerhead, and two leatherback 
sea turtles that strand in the marine environment. One of the green, 
the olive ridley, and the loggerhead would have a satellite transmitter 
attached. The leatherbacks would have a camera attached. Researchers 
would also have authority to authority to salvage, necropsy, and sample 
animals that die as a result of stranding. The applicant requests a 
five year permit.

    Dated: November 12, 2009.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-27677 Filed 11-17-09; 8:45 am]
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