Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf of Mexico, 31423-31424 [2010-13315]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 106 / Thursday, June 3, 2010 / Notices decision is not appealed or if it is affirmed on appeal. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 516A(c)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 26, 2010. Paul Piquado, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–13375 Filed 6–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 84–21A12] Export Trade Certificate of Review ACTION: Notice of Application (#84–21A12) To Amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review Previously Issued to Northwest Fruit Exporters (‘‘NFE’’). SUMMARY: The Office of Competition and Economic Analysis (‘‘OCEA’’) of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (‘‘Certificate’’). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Competition and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov. Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Certificates. A Certificate protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and summarizing its proposed export conduct. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Public Comments Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:21 Jun 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Office of Competition and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7021–X, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as ‘‘Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 84–21A12.’’ The original NFE Certificate (No. 84–00012) was issued on June 11, 1984 (49 FR 24581, June 14, 1984), and last amended on September 16, 2009 (74 FR 48520, September 23, 2009). A summary of the current application for an amendment follows. Summary of the Application Applicant: Northwest Fruit Exporters (‘‘NFE’’), 105 South 18th Street, Suite 227, Yakima, Washington 98901. Contact: James R. Archer, Manager to NFE, Telephone: (509) 576–8004. Application No.: 84–21A12. Date Deemed Submitted: May 20, 2009. Proposed Amendment: NFE seeks to amend its Certificate to: 1. Add the following companies as a new ‘‘Member’’ of the Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(l) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(l)): Hood River Cherry Company, Hood River, OR; Ice Lakes LLC, E. Wenatchee, WA; and JackAss Mt. Ranch, Pasco, WA. 2. Delete the following companies as Members of NFE’s Certificate: Poirier Warehouse, Pateros, WA; and Witte Orchards, E. Wenatchee, WA. Dated: May 26, 2010. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Competition and Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2010–13123 Filed 6–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31423 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XW70 Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf of Mexico AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of a letter of authorization. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a one-year Letters of Authorization (LOA) to take marine mammals incidental to the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures (EROS) in the Gulf of Mexico. DATES: These authorizations are effective from June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: The application and LOA are available for review by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation, and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3235 or by telephoning the contact listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Goldstein or Jolie Harrison, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 301–713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs the Secretary of Commerce (who has delegated the authority to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by United States citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region, if certain findings are made and regulations are issued. Under the MMPA, the term ‘‘take’’ means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or to attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill any marine mammal. Authorization for incidental taking, in the form of annual LOAs, may be E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 31424 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 106 / Thursday, June 3, 2010 / Notices granted by NMFS for periods up to five years if NMFS finds, after notice and opportunity for public comment, that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) of marine mammals, and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). In addition, NMFS must prescribe regulations that include permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species and its habitat (i.e., mitigation), and on the availability of the species for subsistence uses, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating rounds, and areas of similar significance. The regulations also must include requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking. Regulations governing the taking of marine mammals incidental to EROS were published on June 19, 2008 (73 FR 34875), and remain in effect through July 19, 2013. For detailed information on this action, please refer to that Federal Register notice. The species that applicants may take in small numbers during EROS activities are bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata), Clymene dolphins (Stenella clymene), striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra), shortfinned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus), and sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). Pursuant to these regulations, NMFS has issued an LOA to Ridgelake Energy, Inc. Issuance of the LOA is based on a finding made in the preamble to the final rule that the total taking by these activities (with monitoring, mitigation, and reporting measures) will result in no more than a negligible impact on the affected species or stock(s) of marine mammals and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on subsistence uses. NMFS also finds that the applicant will meet the requirements contained in the implementing regulations and LOA, including monitoring, mitigation, and reporting requirements. Dated: May 27, 2010 Helen M. Golde, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–13315 Filed 6–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:21 Jun 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XW78 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee on June 21–22, 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 Monday, June 21 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 775–5411; fax: (207) 775–2872. 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: Monday, June 21, 2010 The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will consider rules currently used to set Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) for all/most NEFMC-managed stocks, discuss coordination with the Council relative to the development of the control rules and review the annually compiled list of five-year Council research recommendations. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 The SSC will review the EcosystemBased Fishery Management draft policy paper; review and revise the Red Crab ABC to account for estimates of discards in the fishery and develop a recommendation for an Atlantic Salmon ABC. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been 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: May 28, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–13347 Filed 6–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XW77 Fisheries of the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Steering Committee Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Steering Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet via conference call to discuss assessment projects for 2011. SEE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet on Monday, June 21, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. Listening stations are available at the following locations: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive #201, North Charleston, SC 29405; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; and Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 ˜ Munoz Rivera Ave., Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Carmichael, Science and Statistics Program Manager, SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; FAX (843) 769–4520. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13315]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XW70


Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals 
Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf 
of Mexico

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of a letter of authorization.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and 
implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has 
issued a one-year Letters of Authorization (LOA) to take marine mammals 
incidental to the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures 
(EROS) in the Gulf of Mexico.

DATES: These authorizations are effective from June 1, 2010 through May 
31, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The application and LOA are available for review by writing 
to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation, and Education 
Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3235 or by 
telephoning the contact listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT), or online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/incidental.htm. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by 
appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Goldstein or Jolie Harrison, 
Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 301-713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 
1361 et seq.) directs the Secretary of Commerce (who has delegated the 
authority to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not 
intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by United States 
citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial 
fishing) within a specified geographical region, if certain findings 
are made and regulations are issued. Under the MMPA, the term ``take'' 
means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or to attempt to harass, hunt, 
capture, or kill any marine mammal.
    Authorization for incidental taking, in the form of annual LOAs, 
may be

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granted by NMFS for periods up to five years if NMFS finds, after 
notice and opportunity for public comment, that the taking will have a 
negligible impact on the species or stock(s) of marine mammals, and 
will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the 
species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). In addition, 
NMFS must prescribe regulations that include permissible methods of 
taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse 
impact on the species and its habitat (i.e., mitigation), and on the 
availability of the species for subsistence uses, paying particular 
attention to rookeries, mating rounds, and areas of similar 
significance. The regulations also must include requirements pertaining 
to the monitoring and reporting of such taking. Regulations governing 
the taking of marine mammals incidental to EROS were published on June 
19, 2008 (73 FR 34875), and remain in effect through July 19, 2013. For 
detailed information on this action, please refer to that Federal 
Register notice. The species that applicants may take in small numbers 
during EROS activities are bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), 
Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), pantropical spotted 
dolphins (Stenella attenuata), Clymene dolphins (Stenella clymene), 
striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), spinner dolphins (Stenella 
longirostris), rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis), Risso's 
dolphins (Grampus griseus), melon-headed whales (Peponocephala 
electra), short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus), and 
sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus).
    Pursuant to these regulations, NMFS has issued an LOA to Ridgelake 
Energy, Inc. Issuance of the LOA is based on a finding made in the 
preamble to the final rule that the total taking by these activities 
(with monitoring, mitigation, and reporting measures) will result in no 
more than a negligible impact on the affected species or stock(s) of 
marine mammals and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on 
subsistence uses. NMFS also finds that the applicant will meet the 
requirements contained in the implementing regulations and LOA, 
including monitoring, mitigation, and reporting requirements.

    Dated: May 27, 2010
Helen M. Golde,
Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-13315 Filed 6-2-10; 8:45 am]
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