Marine Mammals; File No. 14534, 39665 [2010-16920]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 132 / Monday, July 12, 2010 / Notices FR 46745) that a request for a permit to conduct research on a variety of marine mammals 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.), 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.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day endangered and threatened species (50 of June 2010. CFR parts 222–226). Paul Piquado The permit allows research on a Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import variety of marine mammals, and Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreigninvolves studies of sound production, Trade Zones Board. diving, responses to sound, and other ATTEST: lllllllllllll behavior. The research is focused in the waters within the U.S. Navy’s Southern Elizabeth Whiteman, California Range Complex, and Acting Executive Secretary. primarily near the vicinity of San [FR Doc. 2010–16914 Filed 7–9–10; 8:45 am] Clemente Island. The experimental BILLING CODE P design involves temporarily attaching individual recording tags to measure vocalization, behavior, and DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE physiological parameters as well as National Oceanic and Atmospheric sound exposure. Behavior will be Administration measured before, during, and after carefully controlled exposures of sound RIN 0648–XR52 in conventional playback experiments. Marine Mammals; File No. 14534 The permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries In compliance with the National Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental Commerce. assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. the effects of the permitted activities on SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the human environment. Based on the NOAA Office of Science and analyses in the EA, NMFS determined Technology, Silver Spring, MD that issuance of the permit would not (Responsible Party: Ned Cyr, Director) significantly impact the quality of the has been issued a permit to conduct human environment and that research on marine mammals in the preparation of an environmental impact North Pacific Ocean. statement was not required. That determination is documented in a ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review Finding of No Significant Impact upon written request or by appointment (FONSI), signed on June 29, 2010. in the following office(s): As required by the ESA, issuance of Permits, Conservation and Education this permit was based on a finding that Division, Office of Protected Resources, such permit: (1) was applied for in good NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room faith; (2) will not operate to the 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone disadvantage of such endangered (301)713–2289; fax (301)713–0376; and species; and (3) is consistent with the Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West purposes and policies set forth in Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, section 2 of the ESA. CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; Dated: July 6, 2010. fax (562)980–4018. Tammy C. Adams, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Adams or Carrie Hubard, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected (301)713–2289. Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On [FR Doc. 2010–16920 Filed 7–9–10; 8:45 am] September 11, 2009, notice was published in the Federal Register (74 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to the manufacturing and distribution of specialty elastomers and fire retardant chemicals at the facility of Materials Science Technology, Inc., located in Conroe, Texas (Subzone 265C), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jul 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39665 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XX38 Marine Mammals; File No. 14791 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Douglas Nowacek, Ph.D., Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC, 28516, has been issued a permit to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis). 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; Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281– 9394; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 24, 2009, notice was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 61331) that a request for a permit to conduct 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.), 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.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The primary research objective is to determine: (1) the natural behavioral patterns right whales exhibit to approaching vessels and (2) the ability of right whales to localize and detect vessels and other sounds in their environment. Researchers will conduct passive recording, attach a digital sound recording tag (DTAG) via suction cup, and collect samples of exhaled air and sloughed skin on up to 40 right whales E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XR52


Marine Mammals; File No. 14534

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

ACTION:  Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that NOAA Office of Science and 
Technology, Silver Spring, MD (Responsible Party: Ned Cyr, Director) 
has been issued a permit to conduct research on marine mammals in the 
North Pacific Ocean.

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:  Tammy Adams or Carrie Hubard, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 11, 2009, notice was published 
in the Federal Register (74 FR 46745) that a request for a permit to 
conduct research on a variety of marine mammals 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.), 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.), and the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    The permit allows research on a variety of marine mammals, and 
involves studies of sound production, diving, responses to sound, and 
other behavior. The research is focused in the waters within the U.S. 
Navy's Southern California Range Complex, and primarily near the 
vicinity of San Clemente Island. The experimental design involves 
temporarily attaching individual recording tags to measure 
vocalization, behavior, and physiological parameters as well as sound 
exposure. Behavior will be measured before, during, and after carefully 
controlled exposures of sound in conventional playback experiments. The 
permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared 
analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human 
environment. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that 
issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of 
the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact 
statement was not required. That determination is documented in a 
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on June 29, 2010.
    As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a 
finding that such permit: (1) was applied for in good faith; (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is 
consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the 
ESA.

    Dated: July 6, 2010.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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