Marine Mammals; File No. 14352, 47537-47538 [2010-19469]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices FR 67172–67173, 12/18/2009). The proposal includes a request for new authority for expired sites/parcels, to delete an existing site, for permanent status for temporary sites, and to add a new site. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the zone to include an additional site in Los Angeles: Proposed Site 25 (665.5 acres)—to include the jet fuel storage and distribution system located at the Los Angeles International Airport as well as related off-site facilities. The proposed site would be as follows: the Los Angeles International Airport jet-fuel storage tanks and delivery system (24 acres), 9900 LAXFUEL Road, Los Angeles; the Kinder Morgan Carson Terminal and pipelines (119.3 acres), 2000 E. Sepulveda Boulevard, Carson; the Exxon-Mobile pipeline (14.1 acres); the Shell Carson Terminal (450 acres), 20945 S. Wilmington Avenue, Carson; Shell pipelines #24 and #26 (9.2 acres); Shell pipeline #6 (22.9 acres); the Vopak Marine Terminal and pipeline (24.6 acres), 2200 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Wilmington; and, the Vopak/Kinder Morgan pipeline (1.4 acres). These facilities consist primarily of storage tanks, pipelines, pumps, valves, filters, meters and related equipment. The system is operated by LAXFUEL Corporation and will be used to provide jet fuel to airlines serving the Los Angeles International Airport. No specific manufacturing authority is being requested at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Christopher Kemp of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is October 5, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to October 20, 2010. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Aug 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 For further information, contact Christopher Kemp at Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: July 30, 2010. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–19463 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 48–2010] Foreign-Trade Zone 136—Brevard County, FL; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Canaveral Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 136, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170, 1/12/09; correction 74 FR 3987, 1/22/09). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/ users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a general-purpose zone project. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on August 2, 2010. FTZ 136 was approved by the Board on March 16, 1987 (Board Order 349, 52 FR 9904, 3/27/1987) and expanded on January 29, 1991 (Board Order 507, 2/5/91). The current zone project includes the following sites: Site 1 (476 acres)— Canaveral Port Authority Complex, Port Canaveral, Brevard County; Site 2 (500 acres)—Titusville-Cocoa Space Center Executive Airport Industrial Park, Titusville; Site 3 (495 acres)— Melbourne Regional Airport Industrial Park, Melbourne; Site 4 (24 acres)—Tate Industrial Park at State Road 520, Cocoa; and Site 5 (5 acres)—718 and 720 North Drive, Melbourne. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be Brevard County, Florida, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47537 needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Port Canaveral Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include Sites 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the existing sites as ‘‘magnet’’ sites and existing Site 5 as a ‘‘usage-driven’’ site. Because the ASF only pertains to establishing or reorganizing a generalpurpose zone, the application would have no impact on FTZ 136’s authorized subzones. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Maureen Hinman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is October 5, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to October 20, 2010. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Maureen Hinman at maureen.hinman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0627. Dated: August 2, 2010. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–19460 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XX98 Marine Mammals; File No. 14352 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Gregory Bossart, Georgia Aquarium, 225 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 47538 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices Baker Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 14352. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before September 7, 2010. ADDRESSES: The application 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 Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. 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: Carrie Hubard or Kristy Beard, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 14352 is requested 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. 14352, issued on October 15, 2009, authorizes the permit holder to capture and release bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) for health assessment purposes in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), Florida. Captured dolphins receive a complete clinical workup including: measurements, weight, photographs, sample collection, freeze brand, and ultrasound. The holder is requesting the permit be amended to include a second study area in the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina. Fifty bottlenose dolphins would be captured, sampled, and released annually. Females with calves less than one year old would not be captured. Captured dolphins would receive the same clinical workup as is authorized in the IRL. All captured animals would receive a roto tag. Up to ten animals per year would also receive VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Aug 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 a VHF tag. An experienced veterinarian would be on site during captures and the dolphins’ vital signs would be closely monitored. Processing would take about forty minutes. Individual dolphins would only be sampled once per year. Samples would be analyzed to examine a variety of health topics such as: infectious diseases, immune status, contaminant exposure, antibiotic resistance, and genetics. An additional 400 dolphins per year may be harassed during pre- and post-capture surveys. The objectives of the new study area are the same as the IRL project and having two study areas will allow comparisons between dolphin populations. The amended permit would be valid until October 31, 2014. 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: August 2, 2010. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–19469 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XX85 Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Availability; recovery plan for the fin whale. AGENCY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the adoption of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan for the Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus). The Recovery Plan contains revisions and additions in consideration of public comments received on the proposed draft Recovery Plan for the fin whale. ADDRESSES: Additional information about the Recovery Plans may be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 obtained by writing to Monica DeAngelis, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Regional Office, Protected Resources Division, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802 or send an electronic message to Monica.DeAngelis@noaa.gov. Electronic copies of the Recovery Plan and a summary of NMFS’ response to public comments on the Recovery Plan are available online at the NMFS Office of Protected Resources website: www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/ mammals/cetaceans/finwhale.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monica DeAngelis (562) 980–3232, email Monica.DeAngelis@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for the conservation and recovery of species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The ESA requires that recovery plans incorporate (1) objective, measurable criteria that, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. The ESA requires the development of recovery plans for listed species unless such a plan would not promote the recovery of a particular species. NMFS’ goal is to restore endangered fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) populations to the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining members of their ecosystems and no longer need the protections of the ESA. The fin whale was listed as an endangered species under the ESA on December 2, 1970 (35 FR 18319). Fin whales have a global distribution and can be found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Southern Hemisphere. Although most populations were depleted by modern whaling in the midtwentieth century, there are still tens of thousands of fin whales worldwide. Currently, the population structure of fin whales has not been adequately defined. Most models have assigned arbitrary boundaries, often based on patterns of historic whaling activity and catch reports, rather than on biological evidence. Populations are often divided on an ocean basin level. Since the Southern Ocean often refers only to waters surrounding Antarctica and fin whales occur not only in those waters but also in temperate waters, we refer to the geographic area for the fin whale E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XX98


Marine Mammals; File No. 14352

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Gregory Bossart, Georgia 
Aquarium, 225

[[Page 47538]]

Baker Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313, has applied for an amendment 
to Scientific Research Permit No. 14352.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before September 7, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The application 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
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, 
Florida 33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.
    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: Carrie Hubard or Kristy Beard, (301) 
713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 14352 is 
requested 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. 14352, issued on October 15, 2009, authorizes the permit 
holder to capture and release bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) 
for health assessment purposes in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), 
Florida. Captured dolphins receive a complete clinical workup 
including: measurements, weight, photographs, sample collection, freeze 
brand, and ultrasound. The holder is requesting the permit be amended 
to include a second study area in the vicinity of Charleston, South 
Carolina. Fifty bottlenose dolphins would be captured, sampled, and 
released annually. Females with calves less than one year old would not 
be captured. Captured dolphins would receive the same clinical workup 
as is authorized in the IRL. All captured animals would receive a roto 
tag. Up to ten animals per year would also receive a VHF tag. An 
experienced veterinarian would be on site during captures and the 
dolphins' vital signs would be closely monitored. Processing would take 
about forty minutes. Individual dolphins would only be sampled once per 
year. Samples would be analyzed to examine a variety of health topics 
such as: infectious diseases, immune status, contaminant exposure, 
antibiotic resistance, and genetics. An additional 400 dolphins per 
year may be harassed during pre- and post-capture surveys. The 
objectives of the new study area are the same as the IRL project and 
having two study areas will allow comparisons between dolphin 
populations. The amended permit would be valid until October 31, 2014.
    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: August 2, 2010.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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