Marine Mammals; File No. 17152, 48130-48131 [2012-19795]

Download as PDF 48130 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 156 / Monday, August 13, 2012 / Notices Ellen Herbst (C), Senior Advisor for Policy and Program Integration, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, Appointment Expires: 12/31/2012. Anna M. Gomez (NC), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communication and Information, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, Appointment Expires: 12/31/2014. Sivaraj Shyam-Sunder (C) (alternate), Director, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, Appointment Expires: 12/31/12. Dated: August 8, 2012. David Robinson, Associate Director for Management Resources. [FR Doc. 2012–19803 Filed 8–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of prospective grant of exclusive patent license. AGENCY: This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (‘‘NIST’’), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST’s interest in the invention embodied in Provisional Application for Patent Application No. 61,638,362 titled ‘‘Flow Cytometer Systems and Associated Methods,’’ NIST Docket No. 11–010 to the Regents of the University of Colorado, having a place of business at 1800 Grant Street, 8th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. The grant of the license would be for all fields of use. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Cohn, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Technology Partnerships Office, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, (301) 975–6691, fax: (301) 975–3482, or email: ccohn@nist.gov. 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The system also includes one or more photodetectors for measuring the fluorescence, and a data acquisition system that detects the illuminated algal cells in the interrogation region. The data acquisition system controls the illuminators to provide specific conditions for stimulating the fluorescence, and acquires data from the one or more photodetectors to provide information of the algal cells. Dated: August 8, 2012. Willie E. May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2012–19805 Filed 8–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Aug 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC136 Marine Mammals; File No. 17152 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Drive, #11, Petaluma, California 94954 (Responsible Party: Russ Bradley), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on pinnipeds in California. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before September 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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: Amy Sloan or Tammy Adams, (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.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant requests a five-year permit to study and monitor population trends, health, and ecology of pinnipeds in California, specifically at the Farallon ˜ Islands, Point Reyes Peninsula, Ano Nuevo, San Francisco Bay, and in Sonoma County near the Russian River. Up to 325 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) will be captured, sedated, sampled, marked, and instrumented annually; up to 5,500 harbor seals will be incidentally harassed annually during captures and ground surveys/ photo-identification. Ten unintentional mortalities of harbor seals are requested over the duration of the permit. Each year, up to 2,500 northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) will be handled for marking without capture; up to 100 elephant seals will be handled for swab sampling without capture; up to 150 elephant seals will be captured, marked, weighed, and sampled (swabs and blood); and up to 1,000 elephant seals may be incidentally harassed during captures and ground monitoring/ photo-identification. Researchers will also conduct ground surveys and photoidentification of and may harass 2,000 California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) and 75 northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) annually. Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) will be monitored but will not be harassed. E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 156 / Monday, August 13, 2012 / Notices 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 Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: August 3, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. [FR Doc. 2012–19795 Filed 8–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. RIN 0648–XC158 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210; telephone: (617) 385–4000; fax: (617) 385–4001. 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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 Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Jkt 226001 Dated: August 8, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–19797 Filed 8–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Implementation of the Net Zero Program at Army Installations Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of availability. 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The Army evaluated three alternatives: (1) No action; (2) Implement Net Zero Army-wide; and (3) Strategically Implement Net Zero based on mission needs, consumption, and resource constraints (the preferred alternative). The Army identified no significant environmental effects associated with implementation of Net Zero that cannot be mitigated to a level of insignificance with site-specific best management practices or other mitigation measures. Native Americans, federal, state, and local agencies, organizations, and the public are invited to submit written comments. The document can be accessed at: http://www.army.mil/ asaiee. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be forwarded to: Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy and Sustainability), OASA(IE&E), 110 Army Pentagon, Room 3D453, Washington, DC 20310–0110. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please call (703) 697–5433. Brenda S. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 156 (Monday, August 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19795]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC136


Marine Mammals; File No. 17152

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 PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 
Cypress Drive, 11, Petaluma, California 94954 (Responsible 
Party: Russ Bradley), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct 
research on pinnipeds in California.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before September 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are 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. 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: Amy Sloan or Tammy Adams, (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.), and the regulations governing the 
taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    The applicant requests a five-year permit to study and monitor 
population trends, health, and ecology of pinnipeds in California, 
specifically at the Farallon Islands, Point Reyes Peninsula, A[ntilde]o 
Nuevo, San Francisco Bay, and in Sonoma County near the Russian River. 
Up to 325 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) will be captured, 
sedated, sampled, marked, and instrumented annually; up to 5,500 harbor 
seals will be incidentally harassed annually during captures and ground 
surveys/photo-identification. Ten unintentional mortalities of harbor 
seals are requested over the duration of the permit. Each year, up to 
2,500 northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) will be handled 
for marking without capture; up to 100 elephant seals will be handled 
for swab sampling without capture; up to 150 elephant seals will be 
captured, marked, weighed, and sampled (swabs and blood); and up to 
1,000 elephant seals may be incidentally harassed during captures and 
ground monitoring/photo-identification. Researchers will also conduct 
ground surveys and photo-identification of and may harass 2,000 
California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) and 75 northern fur seals 
(Callorhinus ursinus) annually. Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) 
will be monitored but will not be harassed.

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    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 Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: August 3, 2012.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-19795 Filed 8-10-12; 8:45 am]
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