Marine Mammals; File No. 17278, 54902-54903 [2012-21980]

Download as PDF 54902 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Notices and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: August 30, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–22001 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Input From Hawaii’s Boat-based Anglers National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 5, 2012. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christopher Hawkins, (808) 944–2291 or Christopher.Hawkins@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requires anglers who (1) engage in angling or spearfishing for fish in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); anadromous species in any tidal waters; or continental Shelf fishery resources beyond the EEZ, (2) operate a for-hire fishing vessel in the EEZ, (3) operate a for-hire fishing vessel that engages in VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 Sep 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 angling or spearfishing for: anadromous species in any tidal waters; or continental shelf fishery resources beyond the EEZ, (4) possess equipment used for angling or spearfishing and also possesses: Fish in the EEZ; anadromous species in any tidal waters; or continental shelf fishery resources beyond the EEZ to register annually with the National Angler Register. Those in states which have received exempted status per regulations at 600 CFR 1415–17 need not register with NMFS. Under 600 CFR 1417, MSA allows NMFS to exempt a State that has developed a qualifying regional survey that meets the Marine Recreational Information Program’s National Data Standards. The State of Hawaii is developing a comprehensive data collection program that will meet the requirements set forth at 600CFR 1417 and exempt the State’s anglers from the national registry requirement. The information gathered from the proposed voluntary survey of a sample of the State’s registered boaters will be used to develop an ongoing (monitoring) survey of fishing catch and effort derived from Hawaii’s private boaters—a required component of any qualifying regional survey. The survey instrument will also collect information to inform engagement of and projects aimed at local boat-based anglers under NOAA’s National Recreational Saltwater Fishing Initiative. II. Method of Collection The survey instrument will be mailed to respondents using the address they provided to the State’s Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation. The survey packet will include a personalized cover letter and a postagepaid, pre-addressed return envelope. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 334. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 31, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–21924 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC095 Marine Mammals; File No. 17278 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 James Shine, Ph.D., Harvard University School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, 404H West, Boston, MA 02215, to import and receive marine mammal parts for 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; and Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281– 9394. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Morse or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 30, 2012 notice was published in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Notices 54903 Federal Register (77 FR 31835) that a request for a permit to import and receive specimens 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 authorizes the import and receipt of parts from subsistencecollected long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) archived at the Faroese Museum of Natural History, Foroe Islands. Parts will be analyzed to assess the levels and geographic source of mercury. No animals would be killed for the purpose of providing samples under this permit. The permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance. 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. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Sunshine Act Meetings Dated: August 29, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–22123 Filed 9–4–12; 4:15 pm] AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. TIME AND DATE: 10 a.m., Friday October 12, 2012. 1155 21st St. NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. Surveillance and Enforcement Matters. In the event that the times or dates of these or any future meetings change, an announcement of the change, along with the new time and place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.cftc.gov. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sauntia S. Warfield, 202–418–5084. Sauntia Warfield, Assistant Secretary of the Commission. BILLING CODE 6351–01–P Commodity Futures Trading Commission. TIME AND DATE: 10 a.m., Friday October 26, 2012. PLACE: 1155 21st St. NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance and Enforcement Matters. In the event that the times or dates of these or any future meetings change, an announcement of the change, along with the new time and place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.cftc.gov. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sauntia S. Warfield, 202–418–5084. Sauntia Warfield, Assistant Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–22125 Filed 9–4–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION [Docket ID: DoD–2012–HA–0100] Sunshine Act Meetings [FR Doc. 2012–21980 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Sunshine Act Meetings 10:00 a.m., Friday October 19, 2012. TIME AND DATE: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. TIME AND DATE: 10 a.m., Friday October 5, 2012. PLACE: 1155 21st St. NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance and Enforcement Matters. In the event that the times or dates of these or any future meetings change, an announcement of the change, along with the new time and place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.cftc.gov. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sauntia S. Warfield, 202–418–5084. Sauntia Warfield, Assistant Secretary of the Commission. 1155 21st St. NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. Surveillance and Enforcement Matters. In the event that the times or dates of these or any future meetings change, an announcement of the change, along with the new time and place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.cftc.gov. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sauntia S. Warfield, 202–418–5084. Sauntia Warfield, Assistant Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–22124 Filed 9–4–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P [FR Doc. 2012–22122 Filed 9–4–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 Sep 05, 2012 Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed collection; comment request In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 5, 2012. E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 173 (Thursday, September 6, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC095


Marine Mammals; File No. 17278

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 a permit has been issued to James 
Shine, Ph.D., Harvard University School of Public Health, 401 Park 
Drive, 404H West, Boston, MA 02215, to import and receive marine mammal 
parts for 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; and
    Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 
01930; phone (978) 281-9328; fax (978) 281-9394.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 30, 2012 notice was published in the

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Federal Register (77 FR 31835) that a request for a permit to import 
and receive specimens 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 authorizes the import and receipt of parts from 
subsistence-collected long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) 
archived at the Faroese Museum of Natural History, Foroe Islands. Parts 
will be analyzed to assess the levels and geographic source of mercury. 
No animals would be killed for the purpose of providing samples under 
this permit. The permit is valid for five years from the date of 
issuance.
    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 29, 2012.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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