Marine Mammals; File No. 14525, 64986-64987 [2010-26648]

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PLACE: Sunshine Act Notice [FR Doc. 2010–26487 Filed 10–20–10; 8:45 am] ACTION: Meeting Agenda PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals; File No. 14525 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Oleg Lyamin, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 16111 Plummer St., North Hills, CA 91343, has applied in due form for a permit to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 203 / Thursday, October 21, 2010 / Notices import specimens of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before November 22, 2010. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 14525 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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. 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 File No. 14525 in the subject line of the e-mail 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: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to import biological samples from 10 subadult male fur seals over a five-year period for studies on mechanisms of sleep in fur seals. Fur seals will be captured in Russia, held in captivity, sampled while in captivity, and euthanized at the termination of study to obtain their brains. Whole brains and brain tissues will be imported to the U.S. for anatomical and immunohistochemical studies. The first aim of the project is to correlate the release of major neurotransmitters in the brain of the fur VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Oct 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 seal during sleep and waking using microdialysis, high-performance liquid chromatography and radioimmunoassay analysis. The second aim of the study is to localize the distribution of the above mentioned cell groups in the fur seal brain as well as to localize the positions of the sites where the microdialysis samples were collected. Samples would be imported from Russia to UCLA for analysis and samples would be exported from the U.S. to South Africa for additional analysis. 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 the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: October 15, 2010. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–26648 Filed 10–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 101014509–0508–01] RIN 0648–XZ62 Notice of Availability of Draft Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions for Public Review and Comment Office of General Counsel (OGC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces the availability of a draft Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions (Penalty Policy) for public review and comment. DATES: The draft Penalty Policy will remain available for public review until December 20, 2010. To ensure that comments will be considered, NOAA must receive written comments by December 20, 2010. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64987 Interested persons may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking portal http:// www.regulations.gov or penaltypolicy@noaa.gov; • Fax: 301 427–2210; Attn: Frank Sprtel; • Mail: Office of General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Attn: Frank Sprtel. The draft Penalty Policy is available electronically at the following Web site: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ole/ penaltypolicy.html. Commenters may also request a hard copy of the draft Penalty Policy by sending a selfaddressed envelope (size 8.5 x 11 inches) to the street address provided above. Comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including an address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in a comment, please be aware that comments—including any personal identifying information—can and will be made publicly available. While a request can be made to withhold personal identifying information from public review, NOAA cannot ensure that it will be able to do so. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Sprtel at the above address or by telephone at 301 495–7147. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft Penalty Policy is intended to provide guidance for the Assessment of civil administrative penalties and permit sanctions under the statutes and regulations enforced by NOAA. As explained more fully in the text of the draft Penalty Policy, the purpose of the Policy is to ensure that: (1) Civil administrative penalties and permit sanctions are assessed in accordance with the laws that NOAA enforces in a fair and consistent manner; (2) penalties and permit sanctions are appropriate for the gravity of the violation; (3) penalties and permit sanctions are sufficient to deter both particular violators and the regulated community from committing violations; (4) economic incentives for noncompliance are eliminated; and (5) compliance is expeditiously achieved and maintained to protect natural resources. Under this Policy, NOAA expects to improve consistency at a national level, provide greater predictability for the regulated community and the public, improve ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XZ86


Marine Mammals; File No. 14525

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Oleg Lyamin, Ph.D., Dept. of 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles 
(UCLA), 16111 Plummer St., North Hills, CA 91343, has applied in due 
form for a permit to

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import specimens of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) for 
scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before November 22, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public Comment'' from the 
Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 14525 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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.
    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 e-mail to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File 
No. 14525 in the subject line of the e-mail 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: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 
713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the 
taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    The applicant proposes to import biological samples from 10 
subadult male fur seals over a five-year period for studies on 
mechanisms of sleep in fur seals. Fur seals will be captured in Russia, 
held in captivity, sampled while in captivity, and euthanized at the 
termination of study to obtain their brains. Whole brains and brain 
tissues will be imported to the U.S. for anatomical and 
immunohistochemical studies. The first aim of the project is to 
correlate the release of major neurotransmitters in the brain of the 
fur seal during sleep and waking using microdialysis, high-performance 
liquid chromatography and radioimmunoassay analysis. The second aim of 
the study is to localize the distribution of the above mentioned cell 
groups in the fur seal brain as well as to localize the positions of 
the sites where the microdialysis samples were collected. Samples would 
be imported from Russia to UCLA for analysis and samples would be 
exported from the U.S. to South Africa for additional analysis.
    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 the application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: October 15, 2010.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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