Letters of Authorization To Take Marine Mammals, 64710-64711 [E9-29182]

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E9–29127 Filed 12–7–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–FHC–2009–N166; 71490–1351– 0000–L5] Letters of Authorization To Take Marine Mammals AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA), we, the Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued letters of authorization to take polar bears and Pacific walrus incidental to oil and gas industry exploration, development, and production activities in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of Alaska and incidental to oil and gas industry exploration activities in the Chukchi Sea and adjacent western coast of Alaska. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Perham at the Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503; (800) 362–5148 or (907) 786–3810. On August 2, 2006, we published in the Federal Register (71 FR 43926) a final rule establishing regulations that allow us to authorize the nonlethal, incidental, unintentional take of small numbers of polar bears and Pacific walrus during year-round oil and gas industry exploration, development, and production activities in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of Alaska for 5 years from date of issuance of that rule. In accordance with that rule, section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA, and our regulations at 50 CFR part 18, subpart J, we issued a letter of authorization (LOA) to the following companies in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of Alaska. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE P BEAUFORT SEA, LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION FOR 2008 Company Activity Project Denali—the Alaska Pipeline Group ......... Brooks Range Petroleum Corp ............... Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska, Inc .. Exploration ............................................. Exploration ............................................. Production .............................................. 2008 Hydrology study ............................ North Shore Sak River ........................... Oooguruk Project ................................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:16 Dec 07, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Date issued Sept 15, 2008. Nov 1, 2008. Dec 15, 2008. Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 8, 2009 / Notices 64711 BEAUFORT SEA, LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION FOR 2009 Company Activity Project BP Exploration Alaska, Inc ...................... Shell Offshore, Inc ................................... ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc ...................... ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc ...................... ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc ...................... Savant Alaska, LLC ................................. BP Exploration Alaska, Inc ...................... BP Exploration Alaska, Inc ...................... Brooks Range Petroleum Corp ............... Brooks Range Petroleum Corp ............... Brooks Range Petroleum Corp ............... Anadarko Petroleum Co .......................... Kupik-Veritas DGC Land Inc ................... Kupik-Veritas DGC Land Inc ................... Eni U.S, Operating Co, Inc ..................... ExxonMobil Production Co ...................... Marsh Creek, LLC ................................... Marsh Creek, LLC ................................... UltraStar Exploration, LLC ...................... Alyeska Pipeline Service Co ................... Shell Offshore, Inc ................................... Development .......................................... Exploration ............................................. Exploration ............................................. Exploration ............................................. Development .......................................... Exploration ............................................. Development .......................................... Exploration ............................................. Exploration ............................................. Exploration ............................................. Exploration ............................................. Exploration ............................................. Exploration ............................................. Exploration ............................................. Development .......................................... Development .......................................... Development .......................................... Development .......................................... Exploration ............................................. Production .............................................. Exploration ............................................. Liberty Development .............................. On-ice Buoy Deployment ....................... Pioneer #1 .............................................. Grandview 1 East .................................. CD5 Satellite Develop ............................ Badami Redevelopment ......................... Challenge Is. well removal ..................... Winter seismic ........................................ East Shore ............................................. West Shore ............................................ UltraStar ................................................. Gubik, Chandler, Wolf Cr ....................... SOI 3D seismic ...................................... Point Thomson 3D seismic .................... Nikaitchuq .............................................. Point Thomson ....................................... Umiat Test Well 9 Remediation ............. Atigaru Point Test Well Remediation ..... Dewline Deep ......................................... Trans-Alaska Pipeline ............................ Scientific Data Device Deployment Program. On June 11, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (73 FR 33212) a final rule establishing regulations that allow us to authorize the nonlethal, incidental, unintentional take of small numbers of polar bears and Pacific walrus during year-round oil and gas industry exploration activities in the Chukchi Sea and adjacent western coast of Alaska for 5 years from date of issuance of that rule. In accordance with that rule, section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Date issued Jan 7, 2009. Jan 8, 2009. Jan 15, 2009. Jan 15, 2009. Jan 15, 2009. Jan 16, 2009. Jan 15, 2009. Jan 15, 2009. Jan 15, 2009. Jan 15, 2009. Jan 15, 2009. Feb 3, 2009. Feb 4, 2009. Feb 4, 2009. Feb 20, 2009. Feb 4, 2009. Feb 24, 2009. Feb 24, 2009. Mar 26, 2009. Mar 26, 2009. Sept 3, 2009. MMPA, and our regulations at 50 CFR part 18, subpart I, we issued a letter of authorization (LOA) to the following companies in the Chukchi Sea. CHUKCHI SEA, LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION FOR 2009 Company Activity Project Shell Exploration and .............................. Production Co .......................................... ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc ...................... Exploration ............................................. Marine Survey Program ......................... July 16, 2009. Exploration ............................................. Site Clearance and Environmental Studies Program. Aug 6, 2009. Dated: November 6, 2009. Geoffrey L. Haskett, Regional Director, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. E9–29182 Filed 12–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–70,201] WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Tivoly, Inc., Derby Line, VT; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated November 4, 2009, the International Association of Machinists, Local Lodge 1829 requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:16 Dec 07, 2009 Jkt 220001 determination was issued on October 2, 2009. The Notice of Determination will soon be published in the Federal Register. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of cutting tools did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided additional information regarding customers of the subject firm. The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date issued Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of November 2009. Elliott S. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 8, 2009)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2009-N166; 71490-1351-0000-L5]


Letters of Authorization To Take Marine Mammals

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, 
as amended (MMPA), we, the Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued 
letters of authorization to take polar bears and Pacific walrus 
incidental to oil and gas industry exploration, development, and 
production activities in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast 
of Alaska and incidental to oil and gas industry exploration activities 
in the Chukchi Sea and adjacent western coast of Alaska.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Perham at the Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, 
Anchorage, AK 99503; (800) 362-5148 or (907) 786-3810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 2, 2006, we published in the 
Federal Register (71 FR 43926) a final rule establishing regulations 
that allow us to authorize the nonlethal, incidental, unintentional 
take of small numbers of polar bears and Pacific walrus during year-
round oil and gas industry exploration, development, and production 
activities in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of Alaska 
for 5 years from date of issuance of that rule. In accordance with that 
rule, section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA, and our regulations at 50 CFR 
part 18, subpart J, we issued a letter of authorization (LOA) to the 
following companies in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent northern coast of 
Alaska.

                                 Beaufort Sea, Letters of Authorization for 2008
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              Company                       Activity                 Project                 Date issued
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Denali--the Alaska Pipeline Group..  Exploration...........  2008 Hydrology study..  Sept 15, 2008.
Brooks Range Petroleum Corp........  Exploration...........  North Shore Sak River.  Nov 1, 2008.
Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska,    Production............  Oooguruk Project......  Dec 15, 2008.
 Inc.
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                                 Beaufort Sea, Letters of Authorization for 2009
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              Company                       Activity                 Project                 Date issued
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BP Exploration Alaska, Inc.........  Development...........  Liberty Development...  Jan 7, 2009.
Shell Offshore, Inc................  Exploration...........  On-ice Buoy Deployment  Jan 8, 2009.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.........  Exploration...........  Pioneer 1....  Jan 15, 2009.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.........  Exploration...........  Grandview 1 East......  Jan 15, 2009.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.........  Development...........  CD5 Satellite Develop.  Jan 15, 2009.
Savant Alaska, LLC.................  Exploration...........  Badami Redevelopment..  Jan 16, 2009.
BP Exploration Alaska, Inc.........  Development...........  Challenge Is. well      Jan 15, 2009.
                                                              removal.
BP Exploration Alaska, Inc.........  Exploration...........  Winter seismic........  Jan 15, 2009.
Brooks Range Petroleum Corp........  Exploration...........  East Shore............  Jan 15, 2009.
Brooks Range Petroleum Corp........  Exploration...........  West Shore............  Jan 15, 2009.
Brooks Range Petroleum Corp........  Exploration...........  UltraStar.............  Jan 15, 2009.
Anadarko Petroleum Co..............  Exploration...........  Gubik, Chandler, Wolf   Feb 3, 2009.
                                                              Cr.
Kupik-Veritas DGC Land Inc.........  Exploration...........  SOI 3D seismic........  Feb 4, 2009.
Kupik-Veritas DGC Land Inc.........  Exploration...........  Point Thomson 3D        Feb 4, 2009.
                                                              seismic.
Eni U.S, Operating Co, Inc.........  Development...........  Nikaitchuq............  Feb 20, 2009.
ExxonMobil Production Co...........  Development...........  Point Thomson.........  Feb 4, 2009.
Marsh Creek, LLC...................  Development...........  Umiat Test Well 9       Feb 24, 2009.
                                                              Remediation.
Marsh Creek, LLC...................  Development...........  Atigaru Point Test      Feb 24, 2009.
                                                              Well Remediation.
UltraStar Exploration, LLC.........  Exploration...........  Dewline Deep..........  Mar 26, 2009.
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co........  Production............  Trans-Alaska Pipeline.  Mar 26, 2009.
Shell Offshore, Inc................  Exploration...........  Scientific Data Device  Sept 3, 2009.
                                                              Deployment Program.
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    On June 11, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (73 FR 
33212) a final rule establishing regulations that allow us to authorize 
the nonlethal, incidental, unintentional take of small numbers of polar 
bears and Pacific walrus during year-round oil and gas industry 
exploration activities in the Chukchi Sea and adjacent western coast of 
Alaska for 5 years from date of issuance of that rule. In accordance 
with that rule, section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA, and our regulations 
at 50 CFR part 18, subpart I, we issued a letter of authorization (LOA) 
to the following companies in the Chukchi Sea.

                                 Chukchi Sea, Letters of Authorization for 2009
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              Company                       Activity                 Project                 Date issued
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Shell Exploration and..............  Exploration...........  Marine Survey Program.  July 16, 2009.
Production Co......................
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.........  Exploration...........  Site Clearance and      Aug 6, 2009.
                                                              Environmental Studies
                                                              Program.
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    Dated: November 6, 2009.
Geoffrey L. Haskett,
Regional Director, Alaska Region.
[FR Doc. E9-29182 Filed 12-7-09; 8:45 am]
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