Marine Mammals; File No. 16193, 38774-38775 [2012-16062]

Download as PDF 38774 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 126 / Friday, June 29, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Seattle, WA, 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Pacific time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve MacLean, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This public meeting will occur during the scoping period for the Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures EIS (77 FR 22750, April 17, 2012). Information on EIS development, potential alternatives, and issues for analysis may be discussed. The public is encouraged to attend in this meeting, however, comments specific to the EIS should be submitted in writing to NMFS before the close of the scoping period on October 15, 2012. More information on the EIS scoping process and instructions for submitting written public comments are available on the NMFS Alaska Region Web site at http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ sustainablefisheries/sslpm/eis/ default.htm. Additional information is posted on the Council Web site: http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/. The meeting will be webcast at https://npfmc.webex.com/npfmc/ onstage/g.php?t=a&d=991631167. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 26, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–15949 Filed 6–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jun 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB160 Marine Mammals; File No. 16193 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Todd Robeck, D.V.M, Ph.D., Sea World Parks and Entertainment Corp, 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export specimens of marine mammals for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 30, 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. 16193 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 Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562) 980–4001; fax (562) 980–4018. 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. 16193 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: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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). The applicant is requesting authorization to receive, import, and export an unlimited number of cetacean and pinniped specimens (from several species of dolphin, pilot whales, beluga whales, killer whales, South American sea lions, Steller sea lions, and Hawaiian monk seals) including but not limited to reproductive cells and organs, urine, feces, teeth, skin, saliva, ocular and nasal secretions, and whole blood taken from dead or captive individuals to study reproductive physiology, including endocrinology, gamete biology, and cryophysiology. Specimens from dead animals, located solely within the jurisdiction of the U.S.A. or Canada, would be collected under the following circumstances: Legal subsistence harvesting; killed incidentally to fishing or other operations; found dead at sea or beached; or that died of natural causes. No specimens would be imported from animals killed during high seas driftnet fisheries or during a direct fishery. From dead animals, samples from not more than 40 animals per species are anticipated to be collected per year. For captive animals, specimens would be collected from animals that are being housed in countries or situations where such activity is legal and from animals that have been behaviorally conditioned for specimen donation or during normal USDA approved animal husbandry procedures. For live animals, unlimited specimens would be collected for import or export from not more than 20 individual animals per species per year. Specimens may be taken at anytime of the year and in all areas worldwide where pinnipeds and cetaceans are found. The requested duration of the permit is five 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 E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 126 / Friday, June 29, 2012 / Notices listed under the heading ‘‘Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations’’ is corrected to read as follows: Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: June 26, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 2. August 16, 2012, from 12 p.m.–4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 28332 SW Freeway 59, Rosenberg, TX 77471. [FR Doc. 2012–16062 Filed 6–28–12; 8:45 am] Authority: 16 U.S.C., 1801 et seq. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: June 26, 2012. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–16017 Filed 6–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XC042 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM Protected Species Safe Handling, PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR Release, and Identification Workshops; SEVERELY DISABLED Correction Procurement List; Proposed Additions AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries and Deletions Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops; correction. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the date of the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop originally scheduled for August 9, 2012, in Rosenberg, TX, has been changed to August 16, 2012. This workshop notice originally published on June 4, 2012. The August 16, 2012, workshop will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 28332 SW Freeway 59, Rosenberg, TX 77471. The July and September workshop dates remain unchanged. Atlantic Shark Identification workshops are mandatory for Atlantic Shark Dealer permit holders or their proxies. Additional free workshops will be held in 2012, and announced in the Federal Register. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop scheduled for August 9, 2012, in Rosenberg, TX, has been rescheduled for August 16, 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The location of the rescheduled workshop has not changed. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Pearson of the Highly Migratory Species Management Division at (727) 824–5399. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction In the Federal Register of June 4, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012–13466, on page 32950, in the third column, the second Atlantic Shark Identification workshop VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jun 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Additions to and Deletions from the Procurement List. SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add products and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities and to delete products previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: 7/30/2012. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products and services listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38775 Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products and services to the Government. 2. If approved, the action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the products and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the statement(s) underlying the certification on which they are providing additional information. End of Certification The following products and services are proposed for addition to Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products NSN: 8415–MD–001–0268—Sack, Compression Stuff, Extreme Cold Weather (ECW CSS) US Marine Corps, One size fits all. NPA: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. (Seattle Lighthouse), Seattle, WA. Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W6QK ACC–APG Natick, Natick, MA. Coverage: C-List for 100% of the requirement of the U.S. Marine Corps, as aggregated by the Army Contracting Command— Aberdeen Proving Ground, Natick Contracting Division, Natick, MA. NSN: 8950–01–E61–8129—Spice, Oregano Leaf, Whole, 6/5 oz Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E61–8133—Spice, Oregano Leaf, Whole, 3/24 oz Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E61–0664—Spice, Thyme, Ground, 6/12 oz Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E61–8136—Spice, Thyme, Leaf, Whole, 6/6 oz Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E62–2182—Spice, Basil, Leaf, Whole 3/1.62 lb Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E60–9314—Spice, Basil, Ground, 6/12 oz Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E60–9311—Spice, Blend, Poultry, 6/12 oz Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E62–0115—Spice, Blend, Curry, Powder, No MSG, 6/16 oz Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E62–0116—Spice, Blend, Santa Fe, 6/16 oz Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E62–2187—Spice, Onion, Granulated, 6/18 oz Containers. NSN: 8950–01–E62–0149—Spice, Bay Leaf, E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38774-38775]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16062]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XB160


Marine Mammals; File No. 16193

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 Todd Robeck, D.V.M, Ph.D., Sea 
World Parks and Entertainment Corp, 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 
92109, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and 
export specimens of marine mammals for scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before July 30, 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. 16193 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 Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 
West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213; phone (562) 
980-4001; fax (562) 980-4018.

    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. 16193 
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: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, (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).
    The applicant is requesting authorization to receive, import, and 
export an unlimited number of cetacean and pinniped specimens (from 
several species of dolphin, pilot whales, beluga whales, killer whales, 
South American sea lions, Steller sea lions, and Hawaiian monk seals) 
including but not limited to reproductive cells and organs, urine, 
feces, teeth, skin, saliva, ocular and nasal secretions, and whole 
blood taken from dead or captive individuals to study reproductive 
physiology, including endocrinology, gamete biology, and 
cryophysiology.
    Specimens from dead animals, located solely within the jurisdiction 
of the U.S.A. or Canada, would be collected under the following 
circumstances: Legal subsistence harvesting; killed incidentally to 
fishing or other operations; found dead at sea or beached; or that died 
of natural causes. No specimens would be imported from animals killed 
during high seas driftnet fisheries or during a direct fishery. From 
dead animals, samples from not more than 40 animals per species are 
anticipated to be collected per year. For captive animals, specimens 
would be collected from animals that are being housed in countries or 
situations where such activity is legal and from animals that have been 
behaviorally conditioned for specimen donation or during normal USDA 
approved animal husbandry procedures. For live animals, unlimited 
specimens would be collected for import or export from not more than 20 
individual animals per species per year. Specimens may be taken at 
anytime of the year and in all areas worldwide where pinnipeds and 
cetaceans are found. The requested duration of the permit is five 
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

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Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: June 26, 2012.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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