Marine Mammals; File No. 14097, 58358 [2012-23256]

Download as PDF 58358 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 183 / Thursday, September 20, 2012 / Notices mammal parts from the U.S. and other countries is requested for research purposes. The permit would be valid for a period of 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 Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: September 14, 2012. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–23255 Filed 9–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 14097– 01 has been issued to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (Responsible Party: Lisa Ballance, Ph.D.), Protected Resources Division, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. ADDRESSES: The permit amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 11, 2012, notice was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 40859) that a request for an amendment to Permit No. 14097–01 to conduct 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 had been submitted by the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:11 Sep 19, 2012 Jkt 226001 above-named organization. The requested permit amendment has been issued 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 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). The amendment authorizes: (1) The attachment of dart/barb tags or implantable tags on Arnoux’s beaked whales (Berardius arnuxii) in the Southern Ocean; and (2) an increase in 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 amended permit expires June 30, 2015. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a determination was made that issuance of the permit is 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) and the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Steller Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Research (NMFS 2007). 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. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit 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 species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: September 17, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–23256 Filed 9–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; Correction Office of the Secretary, Department of the Navy, Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: On Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14, 2012, the Department of Defense published 13 notices titled ‘‘Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records.’’ In each of these notices, the DATES section contained a 31-day and 30-day insert date. Since the 31-day effective date and 30-day comment date fell on a weekend, the Office of the Federal Register pushed both dates forward to Monday, October 15, 2012. However, the 31-day effective date was meant to read ‘‘October 16, 2012’’, one day after the 30-day comment date. This notice corrects these effective dates. DATES: This correction is effective on September 20, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Siegel, 571–372–0488. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Thursday, September 13, 2012 and Friday, September 14, 2012, 13 Department of Defense notices titled ‘‘Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records’’ published in the Federal Register. These notices are: SUMMARY: Thursday, September 13, 2012 2012–22581 (77 FR 56625), 2012–22583 (77 FR 56625–56626), 2012–22549 (77 FR 56628–56629), 2012–22550 (77 FR 56629–56630), 2012–22551 (77 FR 56630–56631), 2012–22582 (77 FR 56626–56627), 2012–22553 (77 FR 56633), 2012–22580 (77 FR 56632), 2012–22579 (77 FR 56627– 56628), 2012–22552 (77 FR 56633– 56634) E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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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; issuance of permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 
14097-01 has been issued to National Marine Fisheries Service, 
Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (Responsible Party: Lisa 
Ballance, Ph.D.), Protected Resources Division, 8901 La Jolla Shores 
Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.

ADDRESSES: The permit amendment and related documents are available for 
review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: 
See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 11, 2012, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (77 FR 40859) that a request for an amendment to 
Permit No. 14097-01 to conduct 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 had been submitted by the above-named organization. The 
requested permit amendment has been issued 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 
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).
    The amendment authorizes: (1) The attachment of dart/barb tags or 
implantable tags on Arnoux's beaked whales (Berardius arnuxii) in the 
Southern Ocean; and (2) an increase in 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 amended 
permit expires June 30, 2015.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a determination was made that issuance of the 
permit is 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) and the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement 
for Steller Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Research (NMFS 2007). 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.
    As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit 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 species; and (3) is 
consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the 
ESA.
    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: September 17, 2012.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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