Marine Mammals, 9627 [2012-3705]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 33 / Friday, February 17, 2012 / Notices p25_cap/downloads/downloads.php. NIST will hear comment on these tests at the March 15 meeting and will continue to receive written comments until 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, April 30, 2012. In addition to the two tests already developed, NIST is in the process of developing conformance tests for the following features and functionalities: • Emergency Alarm • Emergency Group Voice Call • Unaddressed Voice Call • Emergency Cancel • All Call NIST is also seeking comments, suggestions, example tests that can be leveraged or new tests for the following list of features: • Late Entry • Location Services • Radio Unit Inhibit/Uninhibit • Encryption • Over the Air Rekeying (OTAR) More information about the P25 CAP is available at http:// www.safecomprogram.gov. More information about NIST/OLES can be found at http://www.nist.gov/oles/. Registration: Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must register by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, March 12, 2012 by sending an email request to Dereck Orr at dereck.orr@nist.gov or via phone at 303– 497–5400. Oral Comments: There will be 40 minutes set aside for public comment. Members of the public wishing to provide oral comments during the meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2012 will be provided up to a total of 8 minutes each (dependent on the number of commenters), and the order of commenters will be based on the order in which the request to provide comments was received. Requests to make oral comments should be submitted to Dereck Orr by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, March 12, 2012 via email at dereck.orr@nist.gov or via phone at 303–497–5400. Written Comments: Comments also will be accepted electronically and may be emailed to dereck.orr@nist.gov. Hard copies of comments may be mailed to Dereck Orr, Department of Commerce, NIST, Building 1, Room 2209, 300 Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80305. Dated: February 13, 2012. Willie E. May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2012–3839 Filed 2–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:08 Feb 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [File No. 17086] RIN 0648–XB005 Marine Mammals National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Robin Baird, Ph.D., Cascadia Research, 2181⁄2 W. 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501, has applied in due form for a permit to take marine mammals in the Atlantic Ocean for the purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before March 19, 2012. 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. 17086 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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; Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281– 9394; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation 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. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 9627 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Morse or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. 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.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Dr. Baird proposes to conduct research on 27 species of cetaceans including unidentified beaked whales in U.S. and international waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Virginia to Southern Florida. None of the species are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The purposes of the proposed research are to study: (1) Population size and structure, (2) range and movement patterns, (3) diving and night-time behavior, (4) social organization, (5) feeding ecology, and (6) disease monitoring of the targeted species. Harassment of all species may occur during vessel approach for dart and suction-cup tagging, sighting surveys, photographic identification, behavioral research, passive acoustic recording, underwater observation with a pole cam, and opportunistic sampling (sloughed skin and fecal material). Import and export of sloughed skin, prey remains, and fecal samples obtained is requested for research purposes. Research would occur over a five-year period. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 10, 2012. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–3705 Filed 2–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 33 (Friday, February 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 9627]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3705]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[File No. 17086]
RIN 0648-XB005


Marine Mammals

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Robin Baird, Ph.D., Cascadia 
Research, 218\1/2\ W. 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501, has applied in due 
form for a permit to take marine mammals in the Atlantic Ocean for the 
purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before March 19, 2012.

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. 17086 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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;
    Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 
01930; phone (978) 281-9328; fax (978) 281-9394; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.
    Written comments on this application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits and Conservation 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. Please include the File No. in the 
subject line of the email comment.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation 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: Laura Morse or Carrie Hubard, (301) 
427-8401.

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.), and the regulations governing the 
taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    Dr. Baird proposes to conduct research on 27 species of cetaceans 
including unidentified beaked whales in U.S. and international waters 
of the Atlantic Ocean from Virginia to Southern Florida. None of the 
species are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered 
Species Act. The purposes of the proposed research are to study: (1) 
Population size and structure, (2) range and movement patterns, (3) 
diving and night-time behavior, (4) social organization, (5) feeding 
ecology, and (6) disease monitoring of the targeted species. Harassment 
of all species may occur during vessel approach for dart and suction-
cup tagging, sighting surveys, photographic identification, behavioral 
research, passive acoustic recording, underwater observation with a 
pole cam, and opportunistic sampling (sloughed skin and fecal 
material). Import and export of sloughed skin, prey remains, and fecal 
samples obtained is requested for research purposes. Research would 
occur over a five-year period.
    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: February 10, 2012.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-3705 Filed 2-16-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P