Marine Mammals; File No. 16111, 19645-19646 [2012-7859]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2012 / Notices shipment had entered the country. See Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Information Regarding Entries of Subject Merchandise During the Period of Review,’’ March 16, 2012. Entry data requested from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not indicate that this shipment has entered the country. Id. Because Puyang Cleanway has not demonstrated that this sale has entered the United States, there is no basis for conducting an NSR since there must be a suspended entry in order for the Department to conduct the review. Therefore, we are rescinding the NSR of Puyang Cleanway. Assessment Rates Any entries of exports made by Puyang Cleanway will be subject to the PRC-wide rate. The Department is currently conducting an administrative review for the POR, June 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011, in which the PRC-wide rate is under review. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for Revocations in Part and Deferral of Administrative Reviews, 76 FR 45227 (July 28, 2011). We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on entries exported by Puyang Cleanway at the appropriate PRC-wide rate determined in the 2010–2011 administrative review. Because there were no suspended entries at the time of initiation, no bonding option instructions were sent to CBP at the initiation of this NSR; therefore the Department does not need to issue instructions to CBP no longer allowing posting a bond in lieu of cash-deposit, as is typically done when an NSR is rescinded. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice is the only reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 Mar 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are publishing this determination and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(f)(3). March 26, 2012. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–7843 Filed 3–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA626 Marine Mammals; File No. 16111 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective, Waterstreet Building, 218 c West Fourth Avenue, Olympia, WA 89501, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals. SUMMARY: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 2, 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. 16111 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written comments on these applications 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19645 request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Laura Morse at (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.), 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 222–226). Mr. John Calambokidis requests a five-year permit to study cetaceans and pinnipeds in the eastern North Pacific, from Central America to Alaska. The research is a continuation of long-term studies designed to examine marine mammal abundance, distribution, population structure, habitat use, social structure, movement patterns, diving behavior, and diet. The proposed project would also assess the impact of human activities such as ship strikes, noise exposure, contaminants, and fishery interactions on marine mammals. Focal species are blue (Balaenoptera musculus), fin (B. physalus), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), eastern gray (Eschrichtius robustus), sperm (Physeter macrocephalus), and beaked (Mesoplodon spp.) whales. An additional 15 cetacean species and five pinniped species would also be studied, including the endangered sei whale (B. borealis), endangered Southern Resident stock of killer whales (Orcinus orca), and the threatened eastern stock of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus). Aerial surveys would be conducted to study abundance and distribution, and to track tagged animals. Ground surveys would consist of population counts and scat collection to study harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and other pinnipeds at haul-out areas in Puget Sound and throughout Washington. Vessel surveys would include photo-identification, behavioral focal follows, underwater observations and filming, hydroacoustic prey determination, passive acoustic recording, breath sampling, biopsy sampling, collection of sloughed skin, and attachment of suction cup and dart tags. Tags would provide a variety of information such as video images, acoustic recordings, movement data, and physiology information. A draft environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 19646 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2012 / Notices Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), to examine whether significant environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed scientific research permit. The draft EA is available for review and comment simultaneous with the permit application. 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. Documents may be reviewed in the following locations: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)427– 8401; fax (301)713–0376; Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone (206)526–6150; fax (206)526–6426; Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907)586–7221; fax (907)586–7249; and Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018. Dated: March 28, 2012. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–7859 Filed 3–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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. 17178 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; Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 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 File No. 17178 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 Amy Sloan, (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). The objective of the proposed research is to use chemical signals to provide insight into the dietary preferences and feeding ecology of Antarctic marine mammals by analyzing seal and whale samples for persistent organic pollutants, mercury, and stable isotopes. The following archived samples will be imported from the Swedish Museum of Natural History: fur, blood, and fat biopsies from up to 300 crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophaga), 200 Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii), 50 Ross seals (Ommatophoca Rossii), and 25 leopard seals (Hydrurga leptonyx) that were collected in Antarctica in 1987–1988, 2008–2009, and 2010–2011. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB139 Marine Mammals; File No. 17178 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Virginia Institute of Marine Science [Responsible Party: Elizabeth Canuel, Ph.D.], P.O. Box 1346, Route 1208 Greate Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, has applied in due form for a permit to import marine mammal parts for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 2, 2012. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 Mar 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requested duration of the import permit is 5 years. 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: March 27, 2012. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–7869 Filed 3–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB127 International Whaling Commission; 64th Annual Meeting; Nominations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. AGENCY: This notice is a call for nominees for the U.S. Delegation to the July 2012 International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting. The non-federal representative(s) selected as a result of this nomination process is(are) responsible for providing input and recommendations to the U.S. IWC Commissioner representing the positions of non-governmental organizations. Generally, only one nongovernmental position is selected for the U.S. Delegation. DATES: The IWC is holding its 64th annual meeting from July 2–6, 2012, at the El Panama Hotel in Panama City, Panama. All written nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual meeting must be received by May 7, 2012. SUMMARY: All nominations for the U.S. Delegation to the IWC annual meeting should be addressed to Ms. Monica Medina, U.S. Commissioner to the IWC, and sent via post to: Melissa Andersen, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of International Affairs, 1315 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 63 (Monday, April 2, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA626


Marine Mammals; File No. 16111

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research 
Collective, Waterstreet Building, 218 [frac12] West Fourth Avenue, 
Olympia, WA 89501, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct 
research on marine mammals.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before May 2, 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. 16111 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available upon written request or by 
appointment in the following offices: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Written comments on these applications 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: Carrie Hubard or Laura Morse at 
(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.), 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 222-226).
    Mr. John Calambokidis requests a five-year permit to study 
cetaceans and pinnipeds in the eastern North Pacific, from Central 
America to Alaska. The research is a continuation of long-term studies 
designed to examine marine mammal abundance, distribution, population 
structure, habitat use, social structure, movement patterns, diving 
behavior, and diet. The proposed project would also assess the impact 
of human activities such as ship strikes, noise exposure, contaminants, 
and fishery interactions on marine mammals. Focal species are blue 
(Balaenoptera musculus), fin (B. physalus), humpback (Megaptera 
novaeangliae), eastern gray (Eschrichtius robustus), sperm (Physeter 
macrocephalus), and beaked (Mesoplodon spp.) whales. An additional 15 
cetacean species and five pinniped species would also be studied, 
including the endangered sei whale (B. borealis), endangered Southern 
Resident stock of killer whales (Orcinus orca), and the threatened 
eastern stock of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus). Aerial surveys 
would be conducted to study abundance and distribution, and to track 
tagged animals. Ground surveys would consist of population counts and 
scat collection to study harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and other 
pinnipeds at haul-out areas in Puget Sound and throughout Washington. 
Vessel surveys would include photo-identification, behavioral focal 
follows, underwater observations and filming, hydroacoustic prey 
determination, passive acoustic recording, breath sampling, biopsy 
sampling, collection of sloughed skin, and attachment of suction cup 
and dart tags. Tags would provide a variety of information such as 
video images, acoustic recordings, movement data, and physiology 
information.
    A draft environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared in 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy

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Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), to examine whether significant 
environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed 
scientific research permit. The draft EA is available for review and 
comment simultaneous with the permit application.
    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.
    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;
    Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., BIN C15700, Bldg. 
1, Seattle, WA 98115-0700; phone (206)526-6150; fax (206)526-6426;
    Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; phone 
(907)586-7221; fax (907)586-7249; and Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West 
Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213; phone (562)980-
4001; fax (562)980-4018.

    Dated: March 28, 2012.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-7859 Filed 3-30-12; 8:45 am]
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