Marine Mammals; File No. 16239, 60966-60967 [2012-24690]

Download as PDF 60966 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2012 / Notices national, regional, industry, and international economic accounts, especially in areas of new and rapidly growing economic activities arising from innovative and advancing technologies, and provides recommendations from the perspectives of the economics profession, business, and government. This will be the Committee’s twenty-fourth meeting. Dated: September 5, 2012. Brian C. Moyer, Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2012–24561 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Africa and Zambia. Recruitment for this mission will conclude no later than September 21, 2012. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning August 5, 2012. We will inform all applicants of selection decisions no later than October 26, 2012. Applications received after the October 12, 2012 deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Spector, Office of Domestic Operations, Trade Promotion Programs, Phone: 202–482–2054; Fax: 202–482– 9000, Email: Frank.Spector@trade.gov. Frank Spector, Senior International Trade Specialist. International Trade Administration [FR Doc. 2012–24555 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] Executive-Led Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is amending the Notice published at 77 FR 31574, May 29, 2012, regarding the Executive-Led Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia scheduled for November 26–30, 2012, to revise the dates of the application deadline from October 5, 2012 to the new deadline of October 12, 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendments to Revise the Dates and Provide for Selection of Applicants on a Rolling Basis: RIN 0648–XC268 AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background Recruitment for this Mission began in May 2012. Due to summer holidays, it has been determined that additional time is needed to allow for additional recruitment and marketing in support of the mission. Applications will now be accepted through October 12, 2012 (and after that date if space remains and scheduling constraints permit), interested U.S. agriculture, mining, transportation, water, energy and infrastructure firms and trade organizations which have not already submitted an application are encouraged to do so. Amendments For the reasons stated above, the Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications section of the Notice of the Executive-Led Trade Mission to South VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Oct 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Marine Mammals; File No. 16239 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Dan Engelhaupt, Ph.D., HDR EOC, 5700 Lake Wright Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502– 1859, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on cetaceans and pinnipeds in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before November 5, 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 (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 16239 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 above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS. Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Joselyd Garcia-Reyes, (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.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), 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 222–226). The purpose of the proposed research is to study: (1) Presence/absence of marine mammals in U.S. Naval exercise, proposed energy and construction areas; (2) movement patterns of marine mammal species most at risk; and (3) population structure based on a variety of parameters for marine mammals occupying waters shared with the U.S. Navy, renewable energy industry, and pier-based industries requiring construction activities. All species of cetaceans and pinnipeds would be harassed during vessel and aerial surveys, including photo-identification. Cetacean species would be harassed during underwater photography. Surveys would be conducted year-round in all U.S. and international waters in the Pacific Ocean (including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Guam, Marianas Islands, and other U.S. territories) and Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico, western North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Sargasso Seas). The permit would be valid for 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. Documents may be reviewed in the following locations: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2012 / Notices 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; Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808) 944–2200; fax (808) 973–2941; Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281– 9394; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. Dated: October 1, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XC180 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC); South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Socio-Economic Sub-Panel (SEP); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of revision to Council SSC meeting. AGENCY: The Council is adding consideration of additional analyses on the wreckfish population to the October 23–25, 2012 SSC meeting. The meeting will be held in Charleston, SC. see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meetings will be held October 23—25, 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 4831 Tanger Outlet pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jkt 229001 SSC Meeting Schedule October 23, 2012, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. October 24, 2012, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. October 25, 2012, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Dated: October 1, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15:25 Oct 04, 2012 Under the Reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act, the SSC is the body responsible for reviewing the Council’s scientific materials. The original notice published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2012 (77 FR 58981). This notice is to add an agenda topic to an earlier noticed meeting. The added agenda topic would allow the SSC to consider additional analyses of the wreckfish population. All other previouslypublished information remains the same. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 3 business days prior to the meeting. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366; email: Kim.Iverson@safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Special Accommodations [FR Doc. 2012–24690 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Boulevard, North Charleston SC; telephone: (877) 744–4422. [FR Doc. 2012–24535 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a meeting of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) by telephone conference that is open to the public. DATES: The SAS will meet on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., or when business for the call is completed. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60967 A public listening station will be available at the Pacific Council Office, Small Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820–2280. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Burner, Staff Officer; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Please note, this is not a public hearing; it is a work session for the primary purpose of drafting SAS reports and recommendations for the November 2– 7, 2012 Council meeting in Costa Mesa, CA. The primary purpose of the meeting is to review information in the Pacific Council’s November 2012 meeting briefing book related to salmon and ecosystem-based management, and to develop comments and recommendations for consideration at the November 2012 Pacific Council meeting. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the SAS for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal SAS action during this meeting. SAS 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. ADDRESSES: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 2, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–24615 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-24690]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC268


Marine Mammals; File No. 16239

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 Dan Engelhaupt, Ph.D., HDR EOC, 
5700 Lake Wright Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502-1859, has applied in due form 
for a permit to conduct research on cetaceans and pinnipeds in the 
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before November 5, 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 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 16239 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 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: Kristy Beard or Joselyd Garcia-Reyes, 
(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.), the regulations governing the taking 
and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), 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 222-226).
    The purpose of the proposed research is to study: (1) Presence/
absence of marine mammals in U.S. Naval exercise, proposed energy and 
construction areas; (2) movement patterns of marine mammal species most 
at risk; and (3) population structure based on a variety of parameters 
for marine mammals occupying waters shared with the U.S. Navy, 
renewable energy industry, and pier-based industries requiring 
construction activities. All species of cetaceans and pinnipeds would 
be harassed during vessel and aerial surveys, including photo-
identification. Cetacean species would be harassed during underwater 
photography. Surveys would be conducted year-round in all U.S. and 
international waters in the Pacific Ocean (including Alaska, 
Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Guam, Marianas Islands, and 
other U.S. territories) and Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of 
Mexico, western North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Sargasso Seas). The 
permit would be valid for 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.
    Documents may be reviewed in the following locations:

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    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;
    Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, 
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700; phone (808) 944-2200; fax (808) 973-2941;
    Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 
01930; phone (978) 281-9328; fax (978) 281-9394; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.

    Dated: October 1, 2012.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-24690 Filed 10-4-12; 8:45 am]
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