Marine Mammals; File No. 16443, 63609-63610 [2011-26497]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2011 / Notices Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (2010). The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Competition and Economic Analysis (‘‘OCEA’’) is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the issuance in the Federal Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Export Trading Company Act (15 U.S.C. 4012(b)(1)) and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any person aggrieved by the Secretary’s determination may, within 30 days of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district court of the United States to set aside the determination on the ground that the determination is erroneous. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Certified Conduct ALCC’s Export Trade Certificate of Review has been amended to: 1. Add the following company as new Member of the Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(l) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(l)): Siu Alaska Corporation (Anchorage, AK). 2. Delete the following companies as Members of WMMA’s Certificate: Glacier Bay Fisheries LLC (Seattle, WA); and Glacier Fish Company LLC (Seattle, WA). The effective date of the amended certificate is June 23, 2011, the date on which ALCC’s application to amend was deemed submitted. A copy of the amended certificate will be kept in the International Trade Administration’s Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, Room 4001, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Dated: October 6, 2011. Joseph E. Flynn, Office Director, Office of Competition and Economic Analysis. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Whiting Oversight and Advisory Panel in November, 2011 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. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Thursday November 3, 2011 at 10 a.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903: Telephone: (401) 861–8000; fax: (401) 861–8002. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Advisory Panel and Oversight Committee will review an initial a Draft Amendment 19 document and possibly recommend preferred or modified alternatives. The recommendations will be forwarded to the Council at the November 2011 Council meeting. Amendment 19 includes alternatives for annual catch limits, accountability measures, a specifications process, total allowable landings (TAL) allocations, incidental possession limits when landings reach a high fraction of the TAL, and red hake possession limits. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. [FR Doc. 2011–26490 Filed 10–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 7, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA760 [FR Doc. 2011–26460 Filed 10–12–11; 8:45 am] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Oct 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63609 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA597 Marine Mammals; File No. 16443 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to David Honig, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516 to collect, receive, import, export, possess, and conduct analyses on marine mammal specimens for scientific research. SUMMARY: 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)427–8401; fax (301)713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Morse or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 28, 2011 notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 45232) that a request for a permit to collect and import specimens for scientific research had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (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.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The permit authorizes collection, import, export, possession, and analyses of bones of sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) and minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) whales which originated from Sweden and Chile. Collection will involve retrieval of a lander on which the whale bones have been placed on the bottom of the Weddell Sea, Antarctica by foreign researchers and under other ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 63610 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2011 / Notices authorizations. Bones would be imported into the U.S. for analyses. No live animal takes are authorized and no incidental harassment of animals would occur. The permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance. 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. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit 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 species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: October 7, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–26497 Filed 10–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Notice of Meeting of Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel on Phthalates and Phthalate Substitutes Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘CPSC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) announces the sixth meeting of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) on phthalates and phthalate substitutes. The Commission appointed this CHAP to study the effects on children’s health of all phthalates and phthalate alternatives as used in children’s toys and child care articles, pursuant to section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) (Pub. L. 110–314). DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2 through Friday, November 4, 2011. The meeting will begin at approximately 9 a.m. each day. It will end at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the fourth floor hearing room at the Commission’s offices at 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD. Registration and Webcast: Members of the public who wish to attend the sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Oct 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 meeting in person may register on the day of the meeting. This meeting will also be available live via webcast at: http://www.cpsc.gov/Webcast. Registration is not necessary to view the webcast. There will not be any opportunity for public participation at this meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Babich, Directorate for Health Sciences, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7253; e-mail mbabich@cpsc.gov. Section 108 of the CPSIA permanently prohibits the sale of any ‘‘children’s toy or child care article’’ containing more than 0.1 percent of each of three specified phthalates: di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP). Section 108 also prohibits on an interim basis, the sale of any ‘‘children’s toy that can be placed in a child’s mouth’’ or ‘‘child care article’’ containing more than 0.1 percent of each of three additional phthalates: diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), and di-noctyl phthalate (DNOP). Moreover, section 108 of the CPSIA requires the Commission to convene a CHAP ‘‘to study the effects on children’s health of all phthalates and phthalate alternatives as used in children’s toys and child care articles.’’ The CPSIA requires the CHAP to complete an examination of the full range of phthalates that are used in products for children and: • Examine all of the potential health effects (including endocrine disrupting effects) of the full range of phthalates; • Consider the potential health effects of each of these phthalates, both in isolation, and in combination with other phthalates; • Examine the likely levels of children’s, pregnant women’s, and others’ exposure to phthalates, based upon a reasonable estimation of normal and foreseeable use and abuse of such products; • Consider the cumulative effect of total exposure to phthalates, from children’s products and from other sources, such as personal care products; • Review all relevant data, including the most recent, best available, peerreviewed, scientific studies of these phthalates and phthalate alternatives that employ objective data-collection practices or employ other objective methods; • Consider the health effects of phthalates, not only from ingestion, but also as a result of dermal, hand-tomouth, or other exposure; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Consider the level at which there is a reasonable certainty of no harm to children, pregnant women, or other susceptible individuals and their offspring, reviewing the best available science, and using sufficient safety factors to account for uncertainties regarding exposure and susceptibility of children, pregnant women, and other potentially susceptible individuals; and • Consider possible similar health effects of phthalate alternatives used in children’s toys and child care articles. The CPSIA contemplates completion of the CHAP’s examination within 18 months of the panel’s appointment, followed by an additional 6 months to complete their final report. The CHAP’s final report is expected in April 2012. The CHAP must make recommendations to the Commission about which phthalates, or combinations of phthalates (in addition to those identified in section 108 of the CPSIA), or phthalate alternatives that the panel determines should be prohibited from use in children’s toys or child care articles or otherwise restricted. The Commission selected the CHAP members from scientists nominated by the National Academy of Sciences. See 15 U.S.C. 2077, 2030(b). The CHAP met previously in April, July, and December 2010, and in March and July 2011. The CHAP heard testimony from interested parties at the July meeting. The November meeting will include invited speakers on Wednesday morning, followed by a discussion of the CHAP’s progress on its report. There will not be any opportunity for public comment at the November 2011 meeting. Dated: October 7, 2011. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–26450 Filed 10–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 9 a.m.—12 p.m. PLACE: Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. TIME AND DATE: Matters to be Considered Decisional Matters: (1) Testing & Certification/ Components Parts Final Rules; (2) Representative—Notice of E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 198 (Thursday, October 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63609-63610]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26497]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA597


Marine Mammals; File No. 16443

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to David 
Honig, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Marine 
Laboratory, 135 Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516 to collect, 
receive, import, export, possess, and conduct analyses on marine mammal 
specimens for 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)427-8401; fax (301)713-0376; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Morse or Jennifer Skidmore, 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 28, 2011 notice was published in the 
Federal Register (76 FR 45232) that a request for a permit to collect 
and import specimens for scientific research had been submitted by the 
above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (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.), and the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    The permit authorizes collection, import, export, possession, and 
analyses of bones of sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) and minke 
(Balaenoptera acutorostrata) whales which originated from Sweden and 
Chile. Collection will involve retrieval of a lander on which the whale 
bones have been placed on the bottom of the Weddell Sea, Antarctica by 
foreign researchers and under other

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authorizations. Bones would be imported into the U.S. for analyses. No 
live animal takes are authorized and no incidental harassment of 
animals would occur. The permit is valid for five years from the date 
of issuance.
    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.
    As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit 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 species; and (3) is 
consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the 
ESA.

    Dated: October 7, 2011.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-26497 Filed 10-12-11; 8:45 am]
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