Marine Mammals; File No. 486-1790, 54094 [2010-22076]

Download as PDF 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. 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[FR Doc No: 2010-22076]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XY74


Marine Mammals; File No. 486-1790

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 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 
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]
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