Marine Mammals; File No. 14301, 65748-65749 [E9-29600]

Download as PDF 65748 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 237 / Friday, December 11, 2009 / Notices excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals; File No. 14535 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. Dated: December 7, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–29585 Filed 12–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S RIN 0648–XR61 Notice is hereby given that Colleen Reichmuth, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA has been issued a permit to conduct research on captive pinnipeds for scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit 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 Kate Swails, (301) 713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 15, 2009, notice was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 47207) that a request for a permit to conduct research on captive pinnipeds for scientific research had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit 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). Permit No. 14535 authorizes psychological and physiological research annually on up to 2 captive harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), 2 California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), and 2 northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) at Long Marine Laboratory, which are trained to voluntarily participate in studies designed to evaluate their perceptual and cognitive capabilities. The permit expires on December 31, 2014. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:33 Dec 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XR34 Marine Mammals; File No. 14301 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 University of Alaska Museum of the North, 907 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775–6960 (Dr. Link E. Olson, Responsible Party), has applied in due form for a permit to collect, acquire, import and export various marine mammal and endangered species specimens, including partial and whole carcasses from species of marine mammals under the jurisdiction of NMFS for the purpose of curating samples for future scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before January 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available 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 Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Kate Swails, (301) 713– 2289. 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.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The University of Alaska Museum of the North functions as an archive for scientific specimens of marine mammals under the jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries and is a major repository of marine mammal material from the Arctic and North Pacific oceans. Under the proposed permit, the applicant would (1) import/export marine mammal parts (bones and organ tissue samples) from dead beach-cast carcasses, (2) receive/archive and export samples of marine mammals taken by Alaskan Native subsistence hunters, and (3) receive, import/export specimens from scientists in academic, federal, and state institutions involved in marine mammal research under their own permits. Unlimited samples from up to 1240 pinnipeds (35 species; excluding walrus) and 1700 cetaceans (81 species) would be collected, received, imported, or exported annually. Import/export activities would occur world-wide. No live animals would be harassed or taken, lethally or otherwise, under the requested permit. The permit is requested for a five-year period. 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, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 237 / Friday, December 11, 2009 / Notices Dated: August 27, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–29600 Filed 12–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a meeting via teleconference. SUMMARY: The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate a draft letter of recommendation to the Secretary of Commerce. DATES: December 15, 2009. Time: 1 p.m. (ET). For the Conference Call-In Number and Further Information, Please Contact: The Manufacturing Council Executive Secretariat, Room 4043, Washington, DC, 20230 (Phone: 202– 482–4501), or e-mail the Executive Secretary at Marc.Chittum@trade.gov. Dated: December 7, 2009. J. Marc Chittum, Executive Secretary, The Manufacturing Council. [FR Doc. E9–29599 Filed 12–8–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Mission Statement Department of Commerce. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES RepCAN 2010—U.S. Matchmaker and Exhibition, Vancouver, Toronto & Montreal, Canada, June 9–10, June 14– 15, June 16–17, 2010. Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, is organizing RepCAN 2010 a combined trade mission and exhibition, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 9–10; Toronto, Ontario on June 14–15; and Montreal, Quebec on June 16–17, under the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service’s Canada First Building Bridges to VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:33 Dec 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 Prosperity Initiative. RepCAN 2010 is a horizontal event open to all industry sectors. It is designed to provide exportready, small to medium-sized U.S. companies (SMEs) with a highly efficient and cost-effective opportunity to establish profitable commercial relations with prospective agents, distributors and end-users in any one, two, or all three, of Canada’s primary regional markets. RepCAN 2010 also offers U.S. new-to-export firms an ideal opportunity to gain valuable international business experience in a low-risk market with strong potential for high returns. RepCAN 2010 participants will benefit from a full range of business facilitation and trade promotion services provided by the U.S. Commercial Service in Canada, including: ✓ Current market sector information ✓ Professional Commercial Service business counseling ✓ Pre-event marketing support and promotional consideration ✓ Pre-event market briefings by industry experts ✓ Individual business meetings with potential Canadian partners ✓ Exhibit space for table-top displays and promotional materials ✓ Networking events to include business, industry and government contacts ✓ Full logistical support, including hotel bookings at preferred rates ✓ On-site assistance and support ✓ National market exposure ✓ Listings on CS Canada’s website and in a special RepCAN brochure ✓ Follow-up assistance Commercial Setting The United States and Canada share the largest and most dynamic commercial relationship in the world. In 2008, two-way merchandise trade crossing our common border with Canada stood at US$596.9 billion, or more than US$1.6 billion per day as U.S. exports to Canada grew by 5.0%. Today, U.S. trade with Canada, just one country, is about the same as total U.S. trade with all 27 countries of the European Union combined. Canada also represents the number one export market for 36 of our 50 states and is among the top five export markets for another ten states. Canada’s geographic proximity, open market economy, stable business climate and receptivity to U.S. goods and services make it the number one gateway to the international marketplace for thousands of U.S. export-ready SMEs. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which provides many U.S. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65749 origin goods with duty-free entry into Canada, also contributes to the relatively low-cost, low-risk, access that U.S. SMEs can gain to prosper and grow in the global marketplace. Leading Sectors in Canada for U.S. Export and Investment: • Medical Devices • Safety and Security Equipment • Agricultural Machinery and Equipment • Aerospace and Defense • Consumer Electronics • Travel and Tourism • Automotive Aftermarket Parts & Accessories/Service Equipment • Computer Hardware • Telecommunications Equipment • Computer Software • Oil and Gas Field Machinery • Electrical Power Systems Mission Goals To provide U.S. export-ready, smallto-medium-sized firms with costeffective, low opportunities to identify, establish and develop valuable longterm business relations in Canada, our number one export market. To provide state, regional and local governments in the United States with a ready-made vehicle that can be employed to help their rural and minority-owned SMEs cross the threshold into the international market. To provide our individual participants with export successes and our multipliers with a positive exportdevelopment experience. Mission Scenario In each city, participants will be invited to attend an informal ice-breaker reception, where they will meet CS staff and receive their updated participant’s information package, as well as briefings on the following day’s program. Participants will be allowed to set-up their table-top displays and pop-up exhibits that evening. Participants will also be provided with a six-foot draped table for their table-top displays and four chairs for use during the event. The day of the event will begin with a briefing on ‘‘Doing Business in Canada’’ focusing on the respective regional market and featuring CS Canada business service providers and others speaking on the commercial climate, local business practices, shipping to Canada, and other aspects of doing business in Canada. Individual one-on-one business meetings with pre-screened prospective Canadian business partners will commence immediately following the briefing in the exhibit hall/meeting room and will continue throughout the day. In addition to one-on-one meetings E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[FR Doc No: E9-29600]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XR34


Marine Mammals; File No. 14301

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 University of Alaska Museum 
of the North, 907 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960 (Dr. Link E. 
Olson, Responsible Party), has applied in due form for a permit to 
collect, acquire, import and export various marine mammal and 
endangered species specimens, including partial and whole carcasses 
from species of marine mammals under the jurisdiction of NMFS for the 
purpose of curating samples for future scientific research.

DATES:  Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before January 11, 2010.

ADDRESSES:  The application and related documents are available 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
    Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; phone 
(907) 586-7221; fax (907) 586-7249.
    Written comments on this application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address 
listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713-
0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File 
No. in the subject line of the email comment.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education 
Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the 
specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be 
appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Amy Sloan or Kate Swails, (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.), the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226), and the Fur Seal 
Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The University of Alaska Museum of the North functions as an 
archive for scientific specimens of marine mammals under the 
jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries and is a major repository 
of marine mammal material from the Arctic and North Pacific oceans. 
Under the proposed permit, the applicant would (1) import/export marine 
mammal parts (bones and organ tissue samples) from dead beach-cast 
carcasses, (2) receive/archive and export samples of marine mammals 
taken by Alaskan Native subsistence hunters, and (3) receive, import/
export specimens from scientists in academic, federal, and state 
institutions involved in marine mammal research under their own 
permits. Unlimited samples from up to 1240 pinnipeds (35 species; 
excluding walrus) and 1700 cetaceans (81 species) would be collected, 
received, imported, or exported annually. Import/export activities 
would occur world-wide. No live animals would be harassed or taken, 
lethally or otherwise, under the requested permit. The permit is 
requested for a five-year period.
    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, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.


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    Dated: August 27, 2009.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-29600 Filed 12-10-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-S