Marine Mammals; File No. 15274, 72390-72391 [2011-30273]

Download as PDF 72390 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices call Mr. John DeVore at (503) 820–2280 or Dr. Jim Hastie at (206) 860–3412. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE. Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820– 2280. Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The purpose of the Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar is for participants in the Council’s 2011 stock assessment process to consider the procedures used in 2011 to assess and update groundfish stock abundance and develop recommendations for improving the process for future assessments and future assessment reviews. No management actions will be decided in this workshop. Any recommendations developed at the workshop will be submitted for consideration by the Council at its March meeting in Sacramento, CA. Although non-emergency issues not identified in the workshop agenda may come before the workshop participants for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this workshop. Formal action at the workshop 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 workshop participants’ intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This workshop is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the workshop date. Dated: November 18, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–30211 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA835 Marine Mammals; File No. 16314 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: 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. Dated: November 18, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–30270 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Jennifer Lewis, Ph.D., Tropical Dolphin Research Foundation, Aventura, FL to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation 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: Joselyd Garcia-Reyes or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 10, 2011, notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 34053) that a request for a permit to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins 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.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 16314 authorizes Dr. Lewis to conduct photo-identification surveys and biopsy sampling in Whitewater Bay, Shark River, Ponce de Leon Bay and Florida Bay, which are found in Everglades National Park. Up to 3,020 bottlenose dolphins could be taken by level B harassment each year during photo-identification surveys. Additionally, up to 38 bottlenose dolphins from each location could be taken by level A harassment annually, to acquire 30 successful biopsy samples from each location over the life of the permit. Research would stop when the desired number of samples has been obtained. The permit is valid through November 28, 2016. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA836 Marine Mammals; File No. 15274 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 Dan R. Salden, Ph.D., Hawaii Whale Research Foundation, 52 Cheshire Drive, Maryville, IL 62062 to conduct research on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joselyd Garcia-Reyes or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 31, 2011, notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 5338) that a request for a permit to conduct research on humpback whales 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). Authorized research will include harassment of humpback whales, Hawaiian Insular false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), and six nonESA-listed cetaceans through passive acoustics, underwater photography and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices videography, photo-identification surveys, and to collect sloughed skin around the waters of Hawaii, primarily the Kona Coast and Maui County nearLanai waters, Kalohi Channel, and Pailolo Channel. Research would also occur in Southeast Alaska and Kachemak Bay area when platforms become available. The permit is valid until November 15, 2016. An environmental assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human environment in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That determination is documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on November 8, 2011. 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. Documents may be reviewed in the following locations: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249; and Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm. 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808) 944–2200; fax (808) 973–2941. Dated: November 18, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–30273 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 Office of the Secretary The Commission staff will brief the Commission on the status of compliance matters. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. [Docket ID DOD–2011–OS–0130] CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. Dated: November 21, 2011. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–30393 Filed 11–21–11; 4:15 p.m.] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DOD–2011–OS–0055] Defense Logistics Agency Revised Regulation 1000.22, Environmental Considerations in Defense Logistics Agency Actions Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: Revised Defense Logistics Agency Regulation (DLAR) 1000.22. ACTION: On May 18, 2011, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) published a Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register (76 FR 28757) announcing the revised Defense Logistics Agency Regulation (DLAR) 1000.22 implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508). The revised DLA regulation was available for a 30-day public comment period. DLA has incorporated the comment received from the Navy, and after a conformity review by the CEQ, DLA is adopting the revised regulation. SUMMARY: The final regulation is available for review on the following DLA Web site—https://www.dla.mil/ dlaps/. Wednesday, November 30, 2011; 10 a.m.–11 a.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the Public. VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Compliance Status Report. ADDRESSES: Sunshine Act Meeting Notice TIME AND DATE: Matter To Be Considered: 72391 Dated: November 18, 2011. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2011–30251 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice to Alter a System of Records. AGENCY: The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to alter a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: This proposed action would be effective without further notice on December 23, 2011 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: * Federal Rulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. * Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, 2nd Floor, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-30273]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA836


Marine Mammals; File No. 15274

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 Dan R. 
Salden, Ph.D., Hawaii Whale Research Foundation, 52 Cheshire Drive, 
Maryville, IL 62062 to conduct research on humpback whales (Megaptera 
novaeangliae).

ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joselyd Garcia-Reyes or Carrie Hubard, 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 31, 2011, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (76 FR 5338) that a request for a permit to 
conduct research on humpback whales 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).
    Authorized research will include harassment of humpback whales, 
Hawaiian Insular false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), and six 
non-ESA-listed cetaceans through passive acoustics, underwater 
photography and

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videography, photo-identification surveys, and to collect sloughed skin 
around the waters of Hawaii, primarily the Kona Coast and Maui County 
near-Lanai waters, Kalohi Channel, and Pailolo Channel. Research would 
also occur in Southeast Alaska and Kachemak Bay area when platforms 
become available. The permit is valid until November 15, 2016.
    An environmental assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing the effects 
of the permitted activities on the human environment in compliance with 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). 
Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance of the 
permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human 
environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement 
was not required. That determination is documented in a Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on November 8, 2011.
    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.
    Documents may be reviewed in the following locations:
    Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 
phone (301) 427-8401; fax (301) 713-0376;
    Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; phone 
(907) 586-7221; fax (907) 586-7249; and
    Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm. 1110, 
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700; phone (808) 944-2200; fax (808) 973-2941.

     Dated: November 18, 2011.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-30273 Filed 11-22-11; 8:45 am]
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