Marine Mammals; File No. 16580, 31835 [2012-13115]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2012 / Notices These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, The Japan Steel Company ... 118.53 All Others .............................. 118.53 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)427–8401; fax (301)713–0376; and This notice also serves as the only Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box reminder to parties subject to 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone administrative protective order (APO) of (907)586–7221; fax (907)586–7249. their responsibility concerning the Written comments on this application return or destruction of proprietary should be submitted to the Chief, information disclosed under APO in Permits and Conservation Division, at accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. the address listed above. Comments may Timely notification of the return or also be submitted by facsimile to destruction of APO materials or (301)713–0376, or by email to conversion to judicial protective orders NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please is hereby requested. Failure to comply include the File No. in the subject line with the regulations and terms of an of the email comment. APO is a violation which is subject to Those individuals requesting a public sanction. hearing should submit a written request We are issuing and publishing the to the Chief, Permits and Conservation results and notice in accordance with Division at the address listed above. The sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of request should set forth the specific the Act. reasons why a hearing on these applications would be appropriate. Dated: May 22, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Piquado, Laura Morse or Jennifer Skidmore, Assistant Secretary for Import (301)427–8401. Administration. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The [FR Doc. 2012–13103 Filed 5–29–12; 8:45 am] subject permit is requested under the BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR National Oceanic and Atmospheric part 216), the Endangered Species Act of Administration 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the RIN 0648–XB158 taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 Marine Mammals; File No. 16580 CFR 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and seq.). Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The objectives of the proposed Commerce. research are to examine reproductive, nutritional and stress physiology, and ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. morphology in marine mammals. The applicant is requesting to receive and SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Shannon Atkinson, Ph.D., University of export samples of marine mammals taken by Alaskan Native subsistence Alaska Fairbanks, 17101 Pt. Lena Loop hunters, and receive, and import/export Road, Juneau, AK 99801 has applied in specimens from foreign scientists in due form for a permit to import, export, academic, federal, and state institutions and receive marine mammal parts for involved in legally authorized marine scientific research. mammal research. The applicant DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email requests parts for all marine mammal comments must be received on or before species under NMFS jurisdiction. June 29, 2012. Marine mammal parts will be used ADDRESSES: The application and related incidentally for educational purposes. documents are available for review by Import/export activities would occur selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public world-wide. No live animals would be Comment’’ from the Features box on the harassed or taken, lethally or otherwise, Applications and Permits for Protected under the requested permit. The Species (APPS) home page, https:// requested duration of the permit is 5 apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting years. File No. 16580 from the list of available In compliance with the National applications. Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 May 29, 2012 Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31835 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activities proposed are 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 a copy of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: May 23, 2012. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–13115 Filed 5–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC049 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; availability of tribal harvest plan evaluation and request for comment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have submitted a Tribal Resource Management Plan (Tribal Plan) to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Tribal Plans promulgated under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Tribal Plan specifies the management of ceremonial and subsistence fisheries in the Salmon River basin in the State of Idaho that potentially affect Snake River salmon and steelhead listed as threatened under the ESA. This document serves to notify the public of the availability for comment of the proposed evaluation of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) as to whether implementation of the Tribal Plan will appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of Snake River salmon and steelhead. This notice further advises the public of the availability for review of an Environmental Assessment of the effects of the NMFS determination on the subject Tribal Plan. DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time on June 29, 2012. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-13115]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XB158


Marine Mammals; File No. 16580

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 that Shannon Atkinson, Ph.D., 
University of Alaska Fairbanks, 17101 Pt. Lena Loop Road, Juneau, AK 
99801 has applied in due form for a permit to import, export, and 
receive marine mammal parts for scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before June 29, 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. 16580 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; and
    Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; phone 
(907)586-7221; fax (907)586-7249.
    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 these applications would be appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Morse or Jennifer Skidmore, 
(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.), the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226), and the Fur Seal 
Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The objectives of the proposed research are to examine 
reproductive, nutritional and stress physiology, and morphology in 
marine mammals. The applicant is requesting to receive and export 
samples of marine mammals taken by Alaskan Native subsistence hunters, 
and receive, and import/export specimens from foreign scientists in 
academic, federal, and state institutions involved in legally 
authorized marine mammal research. The applicant requests parts for all 
marine mammal species under NMFS jurisdiction. Marine mammal parts will 
be used incidentally for educational purposes. Import/export activities 
would occur world-wide. No live animals would be harassed or taken, 
lethally or otherwise, under the requested permit. The requested 
duration of the 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 activities proposed are 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 a copy of the application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: May 23, 2012.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-13115 Filed 5-29-12; 8:45 am]
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