National Policy for Distinguishing Serious From Non-Serious Injuries of Marine Mammals, 3233 [2012-1261]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 14 / Monday, January 23, 2012 / Notices Notice of availability; response to comments. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ACTION: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUMMARY: RIN 0648–XA949 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the agenda below. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for February 7, 2012, 4–6 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at 1311–B East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Holliday, (301) 427–8004; email: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and other information are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ocs/mafac/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matters To Be Considered The Committee is convening to prepare comments from MAFAC on the National Ocean Council’s draft National Ocean Policy Implementation Strategy. This agenda is subject to change. Dated: January 18, 2012. Samuel D. Rauch III, Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–1263 Filed 1–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P NMFS developed a final national policy, comprised of a Policy Directive and associated Procedural Directive, for distinguishing serious from non-serious injuries of marine mammals. The Directives provide technical guidance for analyzing marine mammal injury reports (e.g., observer, disentanglement, and stranding program reports) and incorporating the results into marine mammal stock assessment reports and marine mammal conservation management regimes (e.g., Marine Mammal Protection Act List of Fisheries, take reduction plans, ship speed regulations). NMFS is releasing its final Policy and Procedural Directives and responding to comments on the draft policy. DATES: This final policy will be effective as of January 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: The Policy and Procedural Directives for distinguishing serious from non-serious injuries of marine mammals, and NMFS’ responses to public comments received on the draft Directives, may be viewed and downloaded at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/laws/mmpa/ under ‘‘Policies, Guidances and Regulations’’. Copies of the Policy and Procedural Directives may also be requested from Chief, Division of Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Division of Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation, Office of Protected Resources, (301) 427–8402. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Policy Directive and associated Procedural Directive provide technical guidance for analyzing marine mammal injury reports and incorporating the results into marine mammal stock assessment reports and marine mammal conservation management regimes. Dated: January 17, 2012. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2012–1261 Filed 1–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XA440 National Policy for Distinguishing Serious From Non-Serious Injuries of Marine Mammals National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Jan 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 77 FR 2710, Thursday, January 19, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3233 PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TIME AND DATE OF MEETING: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Corrected Notice Wednesday, January 25, 2012; 10 a.m.–11 a.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the Public. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA440


National Policy for Distinguishing Serious From Non-Serious 
Injuries of Marine Mammals

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

ACTION: Notice of availability; response to comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS developed a final national policy, comprised of a Policy 
Directive and associated Procedural Directive, for distinguishing 
serious from non-serious injuries of marine mammals. The Directives 
provide technical guidance for analyzing marine mammal injury reports 
(e.g., observer, disentanglement, and stranding program reports) and 
incorporating the results into marine mammal stock assessment reports 
and marine mammal conservation management regimes (e.g., Marine Mammal 
Protection Act List of Fisheries, take reduction plans, ship speed 
regulations). NMFS is releasing its final Policy and Procedural 
Directives and responding to comments on the draft policy.

DATES: This final policy will be effective as of January 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Policy and Procedural Directives for distinguishing 
serious from non-serious injuries of marine mammals, and NMFS' 
responses to public comments received on the draft Directives, may be 
viewed and downloaded at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/laws/mmpa/ under 
``Policies, Guidances and Regulations''. Copies of the Policy and 
Procedural Directives may also be requested from Chief, Division of 
Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Division of Marine Mammal and 
Sea Turtle Conservation, Office of Protected Resources, (301) 427-8402.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Policy Directive and associated 
Procedural Directive provide technical guidance for analyzing marine 
mammal injury reports and incorporating the results into marine mammal 
stock assessment reports and marine mammal conservation management 
regimes.

    Dated: January 17, 2012.
James H. Lecky,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-1261 Filed 1-20-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P