Endangered Species; File No. 14949, 22677-22678 [2011-9852]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2011 / Notices 22677 consideration at its June meeting in Spokane, WA. [FR Doc. 2011–9803 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] recommendations from this May 2011 meeting will be reviewed by the author with the SSC in June 2011. The deadline for proposing models had been extended to April 29 to allow the public an opportunity to consider the results of the CIE reviews, which are due April 22. Proposals should be submitted to Grant Thompson, AFSC, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Building 4, Seattle, WA. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Special Accommodations Dated: April 19, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 19, 2011. Tracey L. 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Note the meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. (ADT)/2:30 PDT, but the lines will open 1⁄2 hour prior to the official start, check out the Council Web site at http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/ for WebEx, meeting numbers and passwords. DATES: The session will start at 1:30 p.m. (ADT) on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. ADDRESSES: The session will be held at the Auke Bay Laboratory, 17385 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK; Anchorage Council office, Old Federal Building, Room 205, Anchorage, AK; Alaska Fishery Science Center (AFSC), Traynor Room, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Council staff contact, Jane DiCosimo; telephone: (907) 271–2809. 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[FR Doc. 2011–9804 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA382 [FR Doc. 2011–9802 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] Endangered Species; File No. 14949 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit. RIN 0648–XA390 SUMMARY: AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a meeting, via conference call, of the Groundfish Management Team (GMT). The meeting is open to the public. SUMMARY: The conference call will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. ADDRESSES: A listening station will be available at the Pacific Council offices. Please contact the Pacific Council Staff Officer for accommodations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Ames, Staff Officer; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a conference call of the Groundfish Management Team to review the developing Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan. The GMT will discuss reports of the Ecosystem Plan Development Team and will develop statements for Council DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given that Carlos Diez, Ph.D., Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, Protected Species Program, P.O. Box 366147, San Juan, PR, 00936, has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit 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 Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Cairns or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 22, 2010, notice was published in the Federal Register (75 FR 13488) that a request for a scientific research permit to take green and hawksbill sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 22678 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2011 / Notices and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Dr. Diez was issued a 5-year permit to provide information on the ecology and population dynamics of hawksbill and green turtles inhabiting the waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the adjacent islands including Mona, Monito, Desecheo, Caja-de-Muertos, Vieques, the Culebra Archipelago, and the Tres Palmas reserve. In addition, researchers would monitor the prevalence of fibropapillomatosis, a debilitating disease know to occur in green turtle foraging aggregations in Puerto Rico. Researchers may capture by hand, entanglement or cast net, transport, photograph, measure, weigh, flipper tag, passive integrated transponder tag, blood and tissue sample, ultrasound, attach satellite transmitters to and release sea turtles. A subset of up to 10 green turtles per year from the Culebra study sites may undergo fibropapillomatosis tumor removal surgery and subsequent rehabilitation. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: April 18, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–9852 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–C–2011–0011] Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Participation in Settlement Discussions United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of inquiry. 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Additional instructions on providing comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal are available at http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments submitted directly to the Office or provided on the Federal eRulemaking Portal should include the docket number (PTO–C–2011–0011). The written comments will be available for public inspection at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, located in Madison West, Ninth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, and will be available via the Office’s Internet Web site (address: http:// www.uspto.gov). Because comments will be made available for public inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as an address or phone number, should not be included in the comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Kuhlke, Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, at (571) 272–4287. 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In general, the Office seeks comments from stakeholders on all aspects of this issue, and is now opening the discussion to stakeholders and will consider all comments and suggestions that address this subject as well as any others which may be pertinent to the discussion. Below, specific questions are posed to generate discussion, but it is useful to first consider some background information. The Board estimates that two-thirds of all inter partes cases are disposed of without an answer being filed (e.g., because of withdrawal, default, or settlement). This may suggest that it would not be resource-effective to have a judge, attorney or mediator routinely involved in settlement discussions prior to close of the pleadings. On the other hand, perhaps the two-thirds figure would be higher, or cases that do settle without an answer ever being filed would be disposed of more quickly, if judges, attorneys or mediators were involved in settlement discussions early on. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 78 (Friday, April 22, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22677-22678]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9852]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA382


Endangered Species; File No. 14949

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

ACTION: Issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Carlos Diez, Ph.D., Puerto Rico 
Department of Natural Resources, Protected Species Program, P.O. Box 
366147, San Juan, PR, 00936, has been issued a permit to take green 
(Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for 
purposes of scientific research.

ADDRESSES: The permit 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
Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; 
phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Cairns or Carrie Hubard, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 22, 2010, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (75 FR 13488) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take green and hawksbill sea turtles had been 
submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been 
issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.)

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and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    Dr. Diez was issued a 5-year permit to provide information on the 
ecology and population dynamics of hawksbill and green turtles 
inhabiting the waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the adjacent islands 
including Mona, Monito, Desecheo, Caja-de-Muertos, Vieques, the Culebra 
Archipelago, and the Tres Palmas reserve. In addition, researchers 
would monitor the prevalence of fibropapillomatosis, a debilitating 
disease know to occur in green turtle foraging aggregations in Puerto 
Rico. Researchers may capture by hand, entanglement or cast net, 
transport, photograph, measure, weigh, flipper tag, passive integrated 
transponder tag, blood and tissue sample, ultrasound, attach satellite 
transmitters to and release sea turtles. A subset of up to 10 green 
turtles per year from the Culebra study sites may undergo 
fibropapillomatosis tumor removal surgery and subsequent 
rehabilitation.
    Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith, (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened 
species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth 
in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: April 18, 2011.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-9852 Filed 4-21-11; 8:45 am]
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