Marine Mammals; File No. 15510, 4091-4092 [2011-1359]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 15 / Monday, January 24, 2011 / Notices is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 19, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration III. Data Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Certification Requirements for NOAA’s Hydrographic Product Quality Assurance Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to David B. Enabnit, (301) 713– 2770 x132, Dave.Enabnit@noaa.gov. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 15:51 Jan 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 This request is for a regular submission (extension) of a currently approved information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was mandated to develop and implement a quality assurance program under which the Administrator may certify privately-made hydrographic products. The Administrator fulfilled this mandate by establishing procedures by which hydrographic products are proposed for certification; by which standards and compliance tests are developed, adopted, and applied for those products; and by which certification is awarded or denied. These procedures are now 15 CFR part 996. The application and recordkeeping requirements at 15 CFR part 996 are basis for this collection of information. Respondents have a choice of making application using either electronic or paper means. Methods of submittal include e-mail of documents, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper documents described in 15 CFR part 996. BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 I. Abstract II. Method of Collection [FR Doc. 2011–1321 Filed 1–21–11; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 0648–0507. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours to prepare the initial application; 4 hours for documentation to accompany an item submitted for certification; and 4 hours for a request for reconsideration of a NOAA decision. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1.32. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4091 use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 19, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–1372 Filed 1–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA165 Marine Mammals; File No. 15510 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Jennifer Burns, Ph.D., University of Alaska Anchorage, Biology Department, 3101 Science Circle, Anchorage, AK, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before February 23, 2011. 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. 15510 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 Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 4092 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 15 / Monday, January 24, 2011 / Notices Please include ‘‘File No. 15510’’ 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 Laura Morse, (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.), 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.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The applicant proposes to obtain samples from up to 50 animals annually of each of the following species: Harp seal, Pagophilus groenlandica; hooded seal, Cystophora cristata; gray seal, Halichoerus grypus; bearded seal, Erignathus barbatus; ringed seal, Phoca hispida; harbor seal, Phoca vitulina; spotted seal, Phoca largha; and ribbon seal, Phoca fasciata. The applicant also proposes to import samples annually from up to 6 captive Northern fur seals, Callorhinus ursinus; and 6 captive Steller Sea lions, Eumetopias jubatus. Samples will be from animals taken for subsistence harvest in Alaska, and taken during scientific and/or subsistence collections including but not limited to the national waters of Canada, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and in international waters. Samples may be received, imported and exported from any country worldwide over a five-year period. The purpose of the proposed research is to study the physiological development of pinnipeds including the development of thermoregulation, muscle performance characteristics, tissue oxygen stores, and hormonal and other regulatory factors in tissues. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:51 Jan 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: January 19, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–1359 Filed 1–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA170 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic 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 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Social and Economic Subpanel to review the Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Evaluation, review draft Regulatory Amendment 9 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan for the South Atlantic addressing commercial trip limits, discuss snapper grouper and golden crab draft catch share amendments, discuss the development of annual advisory panel reports, and discuss methodologies for predicting future catch levels for use in amendment analyses. The meeting will be held in North Charleston, SC. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meeting will be held February 15–16, 2011. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (1–877) 747–7301 or (843) 744–4422; fax: (843) 740–7029. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366; e-mail: Kim.Iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorized Act, the SSC is the body responsible for reviewing the Council’s scientific materials. The SSC Social and Economic Subpanel will review and discuss social SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and economic analyses and provide recommendations to the Council regarding those analyses. SAFMC SSC Social and Economic Subpanel Meeting Schedule: February 15, 2011: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and February 16, 2011: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The SSC’s Social and Economics Panel members will provide the SSC with a report regarding their guidance on the agenda items discussed. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 3 business days prior to the meeting. Dated: January 19, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–1341 Filed 1–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA131 National Saltwater Angler Registry Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NMFS has designated the States of Maine, Florida and Louisiana as exempted States for anglers, spear fishers and for-hire fishing vessels. NMFS has designated the States of Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia as exempted States for anglers and spear fishers. DATES: The designation of the States as exempted States is effective on January 24, 2011. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 15 (Monday, January 24, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-1359]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA165


Marine Mammals; File No. 15510

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 Jennifer Burns, Ph.D., University 
of Alaska Anchorage, Biology Department, 3101 Science Circle, 
Anchorage, AK, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, 
and export marine mammal parts for scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before February 23, 2011.

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. 15510 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
    Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; phone 
(907) 586-7221; fax (907) 586-7249.
    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.

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Please include ``File No. 15510'' 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 Laura Morse, (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.), 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.), the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226), and the Fur Seal 
Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The applicant proposes to obtain samples from up to 50 animals 
annually of each of the following species: Harp seal, Pagophilus 
groenlandica; hooded seal, Cystophora cristata; gray seal, Halichoerus 
grypus; bearded seal, Erignathus barbatus; ringed seal, Phoca hispida; 
harbor seal, Phoca vitulina; spotted seal, Phoca largha; and ribbon 
seal, Phoca fasciata. The applicant also proposes to import samples 
annually from up to 6 captive Northern fur seals, Callorhinus ursinus; 
and 6 captive Steller Sea lions, Eumetopias jubatus. Samples will be 
from animals taken for subsistence harvest in Alaska, and taken during 
scientific and/or subsistence collections including but not limited to 
the national waters of Canada, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and in 
international waters. Samples may be received, imported and exported 
from any country worldwide over a five-year period. The purpose of the 
proposed research is to study the physiological development of 
pinnipeds including the development of thermoregulation, muscle 
performance characteristics, tissue oxygen stores, and hormonal and 
other regulatory factors in tissues.
    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: January 19, 2011.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-1359 Filed 1-21-11; 8:45 am]
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