Marine Mammals; File No. 14097, 40859-40860 [2012-16916]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2012 / Notices Comment 8: General and Administrative and Financial Expenses Comment 9: Unshipped Sales Comment 10: Normal Value Versus Constructed Value Hyosung Corporation—Specific Comments Comment 11: Selling Expense Classifications Comment 12: Gross Unit Price Comment 13: The Understatement of U.S. Selling Expenses Comment 14: The Use of Actual Data in Margin Calculation Comment 15: General and Administrative and Indirect Selling Expense Ratios Comment 16: Clerical Error [FR Doc. 2012–16935 Filed 7–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a revision to a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee. DATES: The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 and conclude no later than 5 p.m. on July 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Lab, 195 Ludwig Lane, Grand Isle, LA 70358; telephone: (985) 787–2163 Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2012 (77 FR 39998). This notice is being republished in its entirety due to some agenda changes. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP) along with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee (LEC) in a workshop environment to revise the srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jul 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 Two-Year Operations Plan and the FiveYear Strategic Plan that expire in 2013. The LEAP/LEC will also discuss Joint Enforcement Agreements and funding, as well as upcoming topics for their October 2012 meeting. Immediately following the workshop session, the LEAP/LEC will discuss recent individual fishing quota (IFQ) enforcement actions and possible changes being considered by NMFS to the IFQ program protocols including: Landing notification process, landing transaction procedures, process for approving or removing landing locations, and offloading requirements. Finally, the LEAP/LEC will discuss implications to enforcement of the recent decision by Louisiana to extend its seaward boundary from three miles to three marine leagues. The Law Enforcement Advisory Panel consists of principal law enforcement officers in each of the Gulf States, as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Law Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the NOAA General Counsel for Law Enforcement. A copy of the agenda and related materials can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 348–1630. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: July 6, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–16934 Filed 7–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40859 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XX47 Marine Mammals; File No. 14097 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (Responsible Party: Lisa Ballance, Ph.D.), Protected Resources Division, 3333 N. Torrey Pines Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 14097–01. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before August 10, 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 home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 14097 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 this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed below. 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: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301)427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 14097–01 is requested 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 40860 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2012 / Notices amended (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). Permit No. 14097, issued on July 7, 2010, (75 FR 40776), authorizes the permit holder to conduct scientific research on 5 pinniped species, 57 cetacean species, and 5 sea turtle species in U.S. territorial and international waters of the Pacific, Southern, Indian, and Arctic Oceans as part of three projects. Under Project I (Pinnipeds) population assessments are conducted of northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus), and harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) via aerial photography, ground or vessel surveys, and photogrammetry to determine abundance, distribution patterns, length frequencies, and breeding densities. Scats and spewings are collected from California sea lions to determine their diet. Under Project II (Cetaceans) surveys are conducted to determine the abundance, distribution, movement patterns, and stock structure of cetaceans. These studies are conducted through vessel surveys, aerial surveys, small plane photogrammetry, photoidentification (from vessels and small boats), biological sampling, radio tagging, and satellite tagging. Under Project III (Sea Turtles) surveys are conducted to determine the abundance, distribution, movement patterns, stock structure, and diet of sea turtles. Sea turtles may be opportunistically captured during Project II surveys for biological sampling and to attach satellite tags. Cetacean, pinniped, and sea turtle biological samples may be imported/exported. The permit was amended (to version no. 14097–01) on July 7, 2011, to authorize use of less invasive suction cup tags instead of a portion of the authorized dart/barb tag takes. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to (1) include authorization for the attachment of dart/ barb tags or implantable tags on Arnoux’s beaked whales (Berardius arnuxii) in the Southern Ocean, using the methods authorized for other species; and (2) increase the takes of pinniped species encountered during aerial, ground, and vessel surveys in the Pacific Ocean, to account for ten additional surveys per year. The expiration date of the permit would not change: June 30, 2015. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jul 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 activities proposed are consistent with the Proposed Action Alternative in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Issuance of a Scientific Research Permit [File No. 14097] for Pinniped, Cetacean, and Sea Turtle Studies (NMFS 2010). Based on that analysis, 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 July 1, 2010. The EA and FONSI are available upon request. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this 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; Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018; and Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808)944–2200; fax (808)973–2941. Dated: July 5, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–16916 Filed 7–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC071 Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We are advising the public that a Draft Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification is being made available for public review and comment. The Draft Research Plan presents a vision for how to move Federal agencies toward a better understanding of the process of ocean acidification, its effects on marine ecosystems, and the steps that could be taken to adapt marine resource management to account for it. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 10, 2012. ADDRESSES: Please visit http:// www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/iwgoa/pages/ research_strategy.html to view and provide comments on the draft Strategy. Comments can be submitted via an online form or by submitting revised version of the strategy, with changes tracked, to NMFS.ST.OAStrategy@noaa.gov. Alternatively, you may send comments by U.S. mail to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service, ATTN: OA Strategy Coordinator, 1315 East-West Highway, F/ST7, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jennifer Howard, 301–713–8173, NMFS.ST.OAStrategy@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The development of this Strategic Plan (Plan) was directed by section 12404(c) and guided by section 12405 of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act of 2009, 33 U.S.C. 3701–3708, (FOARAM Act). The Plan is intended to guide ‘‘Federal research and monitoring on ocean acidification that will provide for an assessment of the impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms and marine ecosystems and the development of adaption and mitigation strategies to conserve marine organisms and marine ecosystems.’’ This Plan presents a vision on how to move Federal agencies toward a better understanding of the process of ocean acidification, its effects on marine ecosystems, and the steps that could be taken to adapt marine resource management to account for it. The Plan calls for the implementation of a comprehensive global and regional ocean acidification observing system that includes the monitoring of biological effects on marine organisms and ecosystems. Researchers will quantify the physiological effects of ocean acidification, under a range of scenarios, on a wide variety of marine organisms. Enhanced modeling efforts E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 11, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XX47


Marine Mammals; File No. 14097

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that National Marine Fisheries Service, 
Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (Responsible Party: Lisa 
Ballance, Ph.D.), Protected Resources Division, 3333 N. Torrey Pines 
Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037, has applied for an amendment to Scientific 
Research Permit No. 14097-01.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before August 10, 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 home 
page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 14097 
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 this application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed below. 
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: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301)427-
8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 14097-01 
is requested 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

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amended (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).
    Permit No. 14097, issued on July 7, 2010, (75 FR 40776), authorizes 
the permit holder to conduct scientific research on 5 pinniped species, 
57 cetacean species, and 5 sea turtle species in U.S. territorial and 
international waters of the Pacific, Southern, Indian, and Arctic 
Oceans as part of three projects. Under Project I (Pinnipeds) 
population assessments are conducted of northern elephant seals 
(Mirounga angustirostris), California sea lions (Zalophus 
californianus), Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus), and harbor 
seals (Phoca vitulina) via aerial photography, ground or vessel 
surveys, and photogrammetry to determine abundance, distribution 
patterns, length frequencies, and breeding densities. Scats and 
spewings are collected from California sea lions to determine their 
diet. Under Project II (Cetaceans) surveys are conducted to determine 
the abundance, distribution, movement patterns, and stock structure of 
cetaceans. These studies are conducted through vessel surveys, aerial 
surveys, small plane photogrammetry, photo-identification (from vessels 
and small boats), biological sampling, radio tagging, and satellite 
tagging. Under Project III (Sea Turtles) surveys are conducted to 
determine the abundance, distribution, movement patterns, stock 
structure, and diet of sea turtles. Sea turtles may be 
opportunistically captured during Project II surveys for biological 
sampling and to attach satellite tags. Cetacean, pinniped, and sea 
turtle biological samples may be imported/exported. The permit was 
amended (to version no. 14097-01) on July 7, 2011, to authorize use of 
less invasive suction cup tags instead of a portion of the authorized 
dart/barb tag takes.
    The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to (1) 
include authorization for the attachment of dart/barb tags or 
implantable tags on Arnoux's beaked whales (Berardius arnuxii) in the 
Southern Ocean, using the methods authorized for other species; and (2) 
increase the takes of pinniped species encountered during aerial, 
ground, and vessel surveys in the Pacific Ocean, to account for ten 
additional surveys per year. The expiration date of the permit would 
not change: June 30, 2015.
    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 consistent with the Proposed Action 
Alternative in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Issuance of a 
Scientific Research Permit [File No. 14097] for Pinniped, Cetacean, and 
Sea Turtle Studies (NMFS 2010). Based on that analysis, 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 July 1, 2010. The 
EA and FONSI are available upon request.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this 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;
    Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802-4213; phone (562)980-4001; fax (562)980-4018; and
    Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, 
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700; phone (808)944-2200; fax (808)973-2941.

    Dated: July 5, 2012.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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