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Download as PDF 54566 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 5, 2012 / Notices the effects that a proposed action may have on the listed ESU. The best available information in the Final Recovery Plan on the natural history, threats, and potential limiting factors, and priorities for recovery can be used to help assess risks. Consistent with the adoption of this Final Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon, we will implement relevant actions for which we have authority, work cooperatively on implementation of other actions, and encourage other September 11, 2012, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, Fair Arts Building, 1055 State Street, Ukiah, CA, 95482. Information on exact locations, dates and times will also be posted on the above Web site. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC215 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) Staff will hold the second meeting of the Visioning and Strategic Planning Working Group. During this meeting, the group will finalize draft vision and mission statements, perform an abridged analysis of the Council’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and develop a goal structure for the strategic plan. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at O’Callaghan Hotel, 174 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401; telephone: (866) 782–9624. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 19:14 Sep 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 NMFS has reviewed the Plan for compliance with the requirements of September 5, 2012, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, Pine/Oak Room, 6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Public Meetings Public meetings are planned for Ukiah, Santa Cruz, and Santa Rosa, CA. Workshops will be held at the locations and dates listed below: September 6, 2012, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Carston Cabaret Room, 50 Mark West Springs Road Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ESA section 4(f), determined that it does incorporate the required elements and is therefore adopting it as the Final Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon. Dr. This meeting of the Visioning and Strategic Planning Working Group is the second in a series of strategic planning meetings convened by MAFMC with facilitation services provided by RESOLVE. The purpose of the Working Group meetings is to develop a draft 10-year strategic plan and corresponding tactical plan through discussion of issues, opportunities, and objectives as they relate to the MAFMC’s management responsibilities. In this meeting, the Working Group will finalize the Vision and Mission statements drafted at the first meeting held on August 13. The group will perform an abridged analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and will develop a goal structure for the strategic plan. Time permitting, the Working Group may develop the goal, objective, strategy and tactical associations that support the development of a strategic goal on public engagement. No formal actions will be taken by the Visioning and Strategic Planning Working Group at this meeting. Any documents produced by the Working Group will be reviewed by the fullCouncil following a period of public comment. Dated: August 30, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21764 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2012–21850 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 Conclusion Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. Dated: August 29, 2012. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. SUMMARY: Federal and state agencies to implement recovery actions for which they have responsibility and authority. Recovery of Central California Coast coho salmon will require a long-term effort in cooperation and coordination with Federal, state, tribal and local government agencies, and the community. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA848 Endangered Species; File No. 16134 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Foundation [Responsible Party: Mark Swingle], 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 5, 2012 / Notices Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824– 5309. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RIN 0648–XA963 Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. Marine Mammals; File No. 15142 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration On December 9, 2011, notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 76950) that a request for a scientific research permit to take the above-listed species had been submitted by the above-named organization. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of 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 five-year permit authorizes research on leatherback, loggerhead, green, hawksbill, and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in mid-Atlantic waters from North Carolina to New Jersey. The purposes of the research are to: (1) Update current knowledge of loggerhead and Kemp’s ridley sea turtle abundance, distribution, health, and nutrition in Chesapeake Bay and nearshore Virginia waters, (2) compare the relative abundance, size distribution, sex ratio, health parameters and genetic diversity of loggerhead and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in U.S. mid-Atlantic coastal waters, and (3) build baseline data on less common sea turtle species in the region. Turtles will be captured using tangle nets or hand/dip nets. Subject turtles may also be acquired from other legal sources: Virginia pound net fisheries and dredge mitigating trawls. The following procedures may be conducted on sea turtles prior to release: Epibiota removal, satellite tag, temporarily mark the carapace, attach flipper and passive integrated transponder tags, measure, photograph, oral swab, weigh, and sample blood, feces, keratin, and tissue. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, 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 or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 30, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21852 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Sep 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Colleen Reichmuth, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA, to take pinnipeds for scientific research purposes. 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 Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Tammy Adams, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 31, 2012, notice was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 4765) that a request for a permit to take pinnipeds for scientific research 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.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The permit holder is authorized over a five-year period to collect from the wild up to two bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) in the Northwest Arctic Borough of Alaska for a long-term behavioral study at Long Marine Laboratory in Santa Cruz, CA. Up to four bearded seals may be captured and temporarily held in order to evaluate their suitability for participation in research. Captured seals deemed unsuitable for the long-term study will be released at the capture site. Incidental harassment of up to one ringed seal (Phoca hispida) and one spotted seal (Phoca larga), and mortality of two bearded seals is authorized for the duration of the permit. After a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54567 quarantine period, the seals will be transferred to NMFS Permit No. 14535– 01 (75 FR 58352) for research on the amphibious hearing capabilities of bearded seals to improve the understanding of the potential effects of expected increases in anthropogenic activities in polar habitats. 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: August 28, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21851 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2012–0038] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Requirements for Baby-Bouncers and Walker-Jumpers Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In the Federal Register of June 20, 2012 (77 FR 3700), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the CPSC’s intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information in the requirements for baby-bouncers and walker-jumpers in regulations codified at 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(6) and 1500.86(a)(4). No comments were received in response to that notice. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of this collection of information, without change. ADDRESSES: To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, the OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: CPSC Desk Officer, Fax: 202–395–6974, or emailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified by Docket No. CPSC–2010–0038. In addition, written comments also should SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 5, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA848


Endangered Species; File No. 16134

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

ACTION: Issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Virginia Aquarium and Marine 
Science Center Foundation [Responsible Party: Mark Swingle], 717 
General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 has been issued a permit 
to take green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), 
hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), 
and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for purposes of scientific 
research.

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

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    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301) 
427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 9, 2011, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (76 FR 76950) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take the above-listed species had been submitted by 
the above-named organization. The requested permit has been issued 
under the authority of 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 five-year permit authorizes research on leatherback, 
loggerhead, green, hawksbill, and Kemp's ridley sea turtles in mid-
Atlantic waters from North Carolina to New Jersey. The purposes of the 
research are to: (1) Update current knowledge of loggerhead and Kemp's 
ridley sea turtle abundance, distribution, health, and nutrition in 
Chesapeake Bay and nearshore Virginia waters, (2) compare the relative 
abundance, size distribution, sex ratio, health parameters and genetic 
diversity of loggerhead and Kemp's ridley sea turtles in U.S. mid-
Atlantic coastal waters, and (3) build baseline data on less common sea 
turtle species in the region. Turtles will be captured using tangle 
nets or hand/dip nets. Subject turtles may also be acquired from other 
legal sources: Virginia pound net fisheries and dredge mitigating 
trawls. The following procedures may be conducted on sea turtles prior 
to release: Epibiota removal, satellite tag, temporarily mark the 
carapace, attach flipper and passive integrated transponder tags, 
measure, photograph, oral swab, weigh, and sample blood, feces, 
keratin, and tissue.
    Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, 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 or threatened 
species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth 
in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: August 30, 2012.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-21852 Filed 9-4-12; 8:45 am]
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