International Whaling Commission; 62nd Annual Meeting; Announcement of Public Meetings, 23242-23243 [2010-10242]

Download as PDF 23242 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 84 / Monday, May 3, 2010 / Notices 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. Dated: April 26, 2010. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10259 Filed 4–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XW21 Marine Mammals; File Nos. 15498 and 15500 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. Notice is hereby given that Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513, and Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, have each applied in due form for a permit to import Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) for public display. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before June 2, 2010. ADDRESSES: The applications 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; File No. 15498: Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281–9394; and File No. 15500: Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824– 5312; fax (727) 824–5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on these applications should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:35 Apr 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Kristy Beard, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). File No. 15498: Chicago Zoological Society requests authorization to import one male and one female captive born bottlenose dolphin from Dolphin Quest Bermuda, Hamilton, Bermuda, to the Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL, for the purpose of public display. The Brookfield Zoo is: (1) open to the public on regularly scheduled basis with access that is not limited or restricted other than by charging for an admission fee; (2) offers an educational program based on professionally accepted standards of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums; and (3) holds an Exhibitor’s License, number 33–C–0003, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. §§ 2131 - 59). File No. 15500: Georgia Aquarium requests authorization to import two male captive born bottlenose dolphins from Dolphin Experience, Ltd., Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas, and three female captive born bottlenose dolphins from Dolphin Quest Bermuda, Hamilton, Bermuda, to its facility in Atlanta, Georgia, for purposes of public display. Georgia Aquarium is: (1) open to the public on regularly scheduled basis with access that is not limited or restricted other than by charging for an admission fee; (2) offers an educational program based on professionally accepted standards of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums; and (3) holds an Exhibitor’s License, number 57–C–0220, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. §§ 2131 - 59). In addition to determining whether the applicant meets the three public display criteria, NMFS must determine whether the applicants have demonstrated that the proposed activity is humane and does not represent any unnecessary risks to the health and PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 welfare of marine mammals; that the proposed activity by itself, or in combination with other activities, will not likely have a significant adverse impact on the species or stock; and that the applicants’ expertise, facilities and resources are adequate to accomplish successfully the objectives and activities stated in the applications. 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 this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: April 28, 2010. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10243 Filed 4–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV74 International Whaling Commission; 62nd Annual Meeting; Announcement of Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meetings. SUMMARY: This notice announces the dates, times, and locations of the public meetings being held prior to the 62nd annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. DATES: The public meetings will be held May 20 and May 26, 2010, at 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: The May 20 meeting on will be held in the NOAA Western Regional Center Auditorium, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115. The May 26 meeting will be held in the NOAA Science Center Room, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Wulff, 202–482–3689. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce is charged with the responsibility of discharging the domestic obligations of the United E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 84 / Monday, May 3, 2010 / Notices States under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946. The U.S. Commissioner has responsibility for the preparation and negotiation of U.S. positions on international issues concerning whaling and for all matters involving the IWC. The U.S. Commissioner is staffed by the Department of Commerce and assisted by the Department of State, the Department of the Interior, the Marine Mammal Commission, and by other agencies. Once the draft agenda for the annual IWC meeting is completed, it will be posted on the IWC Secretariat’s website at http://www.iwcoffice.org. NOAA will hold meetings prior to the annual IWC meeting to discuss the tentative U.S. positions for the upcoming IWC meeting. Because the meeting discusses U.S. positions, the substance of the meeting must be kept confidential. Any U.S. citizen with an identifiable interest in U.S. whale conservation policy may participate, but NOAA reserves the authority to inquire about the interests of any person who appears at a meeting and to determine the appropriateness of that person’s participation. Persons who represent foreign interests may not attend. These stringent measures are necessary to protect the confidentiality of U.S. negotiating positions and are a necessary basis for the relatively open process of preparing for IWC meetings. The May 20 meeting will be held in the NOAA Western Regional Center Auditorium, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115. The May 26 meeting will be held in the NOAA Science Center Room, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Photo identification is required to enter the building. Special Accommodations erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Both meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ryan Wulff, 202– 482–3689, by May 14, 2010. Dated: April 27, 2010. Rebecca J. Lent, Director, Office of International Affairs,National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10242 Filed 4–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:35 Apr 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XW19 New England 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 New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee, in May, 2010, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 831–3900; fax: (401) 751–0007. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The committee will review the status of scallop actions recently adopted (Framework 21) and under development (Amendment 15). The Committee will review a draft public hearing document for Amendment 15 public hearings that are being scheduled this summer. The Committee will also discuss initiation of Framework 22 and identify potential measures to be considered by the Council in June. Framework 22 will set fishery specifications for fishing years 2011 and 2012. The committee may discuss other topics at their discretion. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23243 notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 27, 2010. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10188 Filed 4–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XW18 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) will meet in Seattle, WA. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 25–26, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 4, Traynor Conference Room, Seattle, WA 98115. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Kimball, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the committee meeting is to review the initial review draft analysis for restructuring the North Pacific observer program for groundfish and commercial halibut vessels, and provide recommendations to the Council. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 84 (Monday, May 3, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XV74


International Whaling Commission; 62nd Annual Meeting; 
Announcement of Public Meetings

AGENCY:  National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION:  Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the dates, times, and locations of the 
public meetings being held prior to the 62nd annual International 
Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting.

DATES:  The public meetings will be held May 20 and May 26, 2010, at 1 
p.m.

ADDRESSES:  The May 20 meeting on will be held in the NOAA Western 
Regional Center Auditorium, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 
98115. The May 26 meeting will be held in the NOAA Science Center Room, 
1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Ryan Wulff, 202-482-3689.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce is charged with 
the responsibility of discharging the domestic obligations of the 
United

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States under the International Convention for the Regulation of 
Whaling, 1946. The U.S. Commissioner has responsibility for the 
preparation and negotiation of U.S. positions on international issues 
concerning whaling and for all matters involving the IWC. The U.S. 
Commissioner is staffed by the Department of Commerce and assisted by 
the Department of State, the Department of the Interior, the Marine 
Mammal Commission, and by other agencies.
    Once the draft agenda for the annual IWC meeting is completed, it 
will be posted on the IWC Secretariat's website at http://www.iwcoffice.org.
    NOAA will hold meetings prior to the annual IWC meeting to discuss 
the tentative U.S. positions for the upcoming IWC meeting. Because the 
meeting discusses U.S. positions, the substance of the meeting must be 
kept confidential. Any U.S. citizen with an identifiable interest in 
U.S. whale conservation policy may participate, but NOAA reserves the 
authority to inquire about the interests of any person who appears at a 
meeting and to determine the appropriateness of that person's 
participation.
    Persons who represent foreign interests may not attend. These 
stringent measures are necessary to protect the confidentiality of U.S. 
negotiating positions and are a necessary basis for the relatively open 
process of preparing for IWC meetings.
    The May 20 meeting will be held in the NOAA Western Regional Center 
Auditorium, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115. The May 26 
meeting will be held in the NOAA Science Center Room, 1301 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Photo identification is required to 
enter the building.

Special Accommodations

    Both meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Ryan Wulff, 202-482-3689, by May 
14, 2010.

    Dated: April 27, 2010.
Rebecca J. Lent,
Director, Office of International Affairs,National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-10242 Filed 4-30-10; 8:45 am]
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