Marine Mammals; File No. 17217, 33444 [2012-13726]

Download as PDF 33444 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 6, 2012 / Notices Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to D. Ann Pabst, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington, to conduct research on marine mammals. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 9, 2011, notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 76950) that a request for a permit to conduct research on humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), fin (Balaenoptera physalus), sperm (Physeter macrocephalus), North Atlantic right (Eubalaena glacialis), sei (B. borealis), minke (B. acutorostrata), dwarf and pygmy sperm (Kogia spp.), unidentified beaked, killer (Orcinus orca), pilot (Globicephala spp.), false killer (Pseudorca crassidens), pygmy killer (Feresa attenuata), and melon-headed (Peponocephala electra) whales, bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus), Atlantic spotted (Stenella frontalis), Risso’s (Grampus griseus), Fraser’s (Lagenodelphis hosei), rough-toothed (Steno bredanensis), pantropical spotted (S. attenuata), striped (S. coeruleoalba), clymene (S. clymene), spinner (S. longirostris), and short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), and harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) 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 (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). The permit authorizes takes of the species listed above during aerial and vessel surveys to conduct counts, photoidentification, and behavioral mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Jun 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 observations and is valid for five years from the date of issuance. An environmental assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human environment in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That determination is documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on May 30, 2012. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: June 1, 2012. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–13734 Filed 6–5–12; 8:45 am] On April 16, 2012, notice was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 22563) that a request for a public display permit, had been submitted by the above-named organization to import four harbor seals from Storybrook Gardens in Ontario, Canada for purposes of public display at the St. Louis Zoo. The requested permit has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 30, 2012. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–13726 Filed 6–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Secretary National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department of Defense Wage Committee; Notice of Closed Meetings RIN 0648–XB159 Department of Defense (DoD). Notice of closed meetings. AGENCY: Marine Mammals; File No. 17217 ACTION: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. SUMMARY: AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Saint Louis Zoo, 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110, has been issued a permit to import four harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) for public display. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 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 Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Colette Cairns, (301) 427–8401. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of Public Law 92–463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that closed meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee will be held. DATES: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. ADDRESSES: 4800 Mark Center Drive, Room 06G13, Alexandria, VA 22350– 1100. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XB159


Marine Mammals; File No. 17217

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 Saint Louis Zoo, 1 Government 
Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110, has been issued a permit to import four 
harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) for public display.

ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 
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
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, 
Florida 33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Colette Cairns, 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 16, 2012, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (77 FR 22563) that a request for a public display 
permit, had been submitted by the above-named organization to import 
four harbor seals from Storybrook Gardens in Ontario, Canada for 
purposes of public display at the St. Louis Zoo. The requested permit 
has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection 
Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations 
governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    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.

    Dated: May 30, 2012.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-13726 Filed 6-5-12; 8:45 am]
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