Marine Mammals; File No. 16599, 20793-20794 [2012-8377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Notices NEFMC Enforcement Committee meetings and the continuation of efforts to address the case backlog in New England. The day will conclude with a public listening session during which the Council will hold an informal question and answer session for stakeholders and the public. There also will be an opportunity for anyone to briefly comment on items relevant to Council business that is not otherwise listed on the agenda. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, April 25, 2012 The second day of the meeting will begin with an overview of the status of Atlantic sturgeon and the implications of its Endangered Species Act listing for NEFMC fishery management plans, as well as other protected species-related updates. The Monkfish Committee will report next and summarize its discussions about potential remedies to the bycatch of Atlantic sturgeon in the monkfish fishery. 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[FR Doc. 2012–8378 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA905 Marine Mammals; File No. 16599 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that that a permit has been issued to Dorian Houser, Ph.D., National Marine SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20793 Mammal Foundation, 2240 Shelter Island Drive, #200, San Diego, CA 92106, to conduct scientific research on cetaceans stranded or in rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. 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: Laura Morse or Amy Sloan (301)427– 8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 18, 2012, notice was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 2512) that a request for a permit to conduct research on all species of stranded and rehabilitating cetaceans 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 (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 parts 222–226). Researchers may take auditory evoked potential measurements with suction cup sensors or subcutaneous pin electrodes on up to 15 individuals of each species of cetacean. Research will occur in waters or on beaches in the U.S. and in rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. The permit is valid through April 1, 2017. 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. 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; Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562) 980–4001; fax (562) 980–4018; E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 20794 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Notices Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Room 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808) 944–2200; fax (808) 973–2941; 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. Dated: April 2, 2012. Tammy C. 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[FR Doc. 2012–8382 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P [FR Doc. 2012–8377 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Procurement List Additions National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice. This notice announces the selection of the authors for the report of the next National Climate Assessment by the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). The next National Climate Assessment will consist of 28 chapters, each drafted by a set of Convening Lead Authors and Lead Authors. The list of these by chapter can be found on the Web page http://www.globalchange.gov/ what-we-do/assessment/people/ncaauthor-teams. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 67 (Friday, April 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20793-20794]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8377]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA905


Marine Mammals; File No. 16599

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 that a permit has been issued to 
Dorian Houser, Ph.D., National Marine Mammal Foundation, 2240 Shelter 
Island Drive, 200, San Diego, CA 92106, to conduct scientific 
research on cetaceans stranded or in rehabilitation facilities in the 
U.S.

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: Laura Morse or Amy Sloan (301)427-
8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 18, 2012, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (77 FR 2512) that a request for a permit to 
conduct research on all species of stranded and rehabilitating 
cetaceans 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 (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 parts 222-226).
    Researchers may take auditory evoked potential measurements with 
suction cup sensors or subcutaneous pin electrodes on up to 15 
individuals of each species of cetacean. Research will occur in waters 
or on beaches in the U.S. and in rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. 
The permit is valid through April 1, 2017.
    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.
    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;
    Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802-4213; phone (562) 980-4001; fax (562) 980-4018;

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    Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Room 1110, 
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700; phone (808) 944-2200; fax (808) 973-2941;
    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.

    Dated: April 2, 2012.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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