Marine Mammals; File No. 555-1870, 54093-54094 [2010-22075]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 171 / Friday, September 3, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XY77 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel, in September, 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, September 22, 2010 at 9 a.m. SUMMARY: This meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 32 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 272–1191; fax: (401) 272–1416. 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 Advisory Panel will review Amendment 15 DEIS alternatives and analyses, as well as input from previous public hearings and written public comments. Amendment 15 is considering measures to comply with annual catch limits, measures to address excess capacity in the limited access scallop fishery, as well as a handful of other measures to make the program more effective such as specific adjustments to the general category IFQ program, modifications to the research set-aside program, adjustments to the overfishing definition, modifications to EFH closed areas and changing the start of the fishing year. The panel will identify recommendations for the Scallop Oversight Committee to consider as preferred alternatives the following day. The Council is scheduled for final action on Amendment 15 at their September 28–30, 2010 Council meeting. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Sep 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 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: August 31, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–22092 Filed 9–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XY76 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee, in September, 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 Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 32 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 272–1191; fax: (401) 272–1416. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54093 England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee will review Amendment 15 DEIS alternatives and analyses as well as input from the Scallop Advisory Panel and Plan Development Team. When possible, the Committee will identify preferred alternatives for the Council to consider when it takes final action on Amendment 15 at their September 28–30, 2010 Council meeting. If time permits, other issues may be discussed. 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 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: August 31, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–22091 Filed 9–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XT21 Marine Mammals; File No. 555–1870 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that James T. Harvey, Ph.D., Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 54094 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 171 / Friday, September 3, 2010 / Notices 95039, has been issued a major amendment to Permit No. 555–1870–01. ADDRESSES: The permit amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: 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 Tammy Adams, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 8, 2010, notice was published in the Federal Register (75 FR 39206) that a request for an amendment to Permit No. 555–1870–01 to conduct research on harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The amendment 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). The permit amendment (Permit No. 555–1870–02) authorizes an increase in the number of subadult harbor seals taken annually in California by capture, sedation, tagging, and sampling from 40 seals (20 males and 20 females) to 70 seals (35 males and 35 females). Also, a pilot study is authorized to bring up to six seals into temporary captivity to assess the efficacy of a modified sedation and suture protocol for implantation of subcutaneous radio tags. If effective, the modified protocols will be implemented in the field. The permit expires April 15, 2012. 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 excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Dated: August 25, 2010. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–22075 Filed 9–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Sep 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XY74 Marine Mammals; File No. 486–1790 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Brent Stewart, Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, California 92109 has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 486– 1790–00. ADDRESSES: The amendment 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: Mike Payne or Tammy Adams, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requested amendment has been granted 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). The original permit (No. 486–1790– 00) was issued on January 4, 2006 and was valid through October 1, 2010. It authorizes capture of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) of any age on the southern California Channel Islands and surrounding waters for continuation of studies begun in 1978 on the demography, physiological ecology, foraging ecology, and behavior of pinnipeds in California. Marine mammals may be captured by a variety of techniques; physically or chemically SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 immobilized; have blood, skin, blubber, muscle, urine, feces, and various skin and mucousal swabs collected; receive flipper tags; have radio transmitters attached; receive exams of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, ears, nares, oral cavity, and eyes. The permit also allows for mortality of up to two animals of each species per year incidental to the research. The minor amendment (No. 486–1790–01) extends the duration of the permit through October 1, 2011, but does not change any other terms or conditions of the permit. Dated: August 30, 2010. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–22076 Filed 9–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. EDA has initiated separate investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each firm contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XT21


Marine Mammals; File No. 555-1870

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

ACTION:  Notice; issuance of permit amendment.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that James T. Harvey, Ph.D., Moss 
Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA

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95039, has been issued a major amendment to Permit No. 555-1870-01.

ADDRESSES:  The permit amendment and related documents are available 
for review upon written request or by appointment in the following 
offices:
    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 Tammy Adams, (301)713-
2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 8, 2010, notice was published in the 
Federal Register (75 FR 39206) that a request for an amendment to 
Permit No. 555-1870-01 to conduct research on harbor seals (Phoca 
vitulina) had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The 
amendment 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).
    The permit amendment (Permit No. 555-1870-02) authorizes an 
increase in the number of subadult harbor seals taken annually in 
California by capture, sedation, tagging, and sampling from 40 seals 
(20 males and 20 females) to 70 seals (35 males and 35 females). Also, 
a pilot study is authorized to bring up to six seals into temporary 
captivity to assess the efficacy of a modified sedation and suture 
protocol for implantation of subcutaneous radio tags. If effective, the 
modified protocols will be implemented in the field. The permit expires 
April 15, 2012.
    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 excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.

    Dated: August 25, 2010.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-22075 Filed 9-3-10; 8:45 am]
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