Endangered Species; File No. 16556, 22239 [2013-08786]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2013 / Notices Contacts Melissa Branzburg, U.S. Commercial Service, Boston, MA, Melissa.Branzburg@trade.gov, 617–565– 4309. David Edmiston, U.S. Commercial Service, Minneapolis, MN, David.Edmiston@trade.gov, 612–348– 1644. Thess Sula, U.S. Commercial Service, Manila, Philippines, Thess.Sula@trade.gov, 632–888–4088. Tracy Yeoh, U.S. Commercial Service, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tracy.Yeoh@trade.gov, 60–3–2168– 5089. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–08722 Filed 4–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC037 Endangered Species; File No. 16556 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC; Responsible Party: Dr. William Karp), 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543 has been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. SUMMARY: 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 Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824– 5309. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Kristy Beard, (301) 427–8401. VerDate Mar<15>2010 On May 29, 2012, notice was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 31586) that a request for a scientific research permit to take loggerhead, leatherback, Kemp’s ridley, and green sea turtles 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 NEFSC has been issued a fiveyear permit to continue sea turtle ecological research in the Western Atlantic (Florida Keys through Maine). Researchers may capture sea turtles by hand, using nets, or obtain them from other legal authorities. Sea turtles may be counted, examined, photographed, marked, biologically sampled, and/or have transmitters attached to the carapace prior to release and then temporarily tracked. One sea turtle may accidentally die each year during research. Researchers may also salvage carcass, tissue, and parts from dead animals encountered during surveys. A portion of the requested research procedures are not being authorized at this time. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 17:00 Apr 12, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: April 10, 2013. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–08786 Filed 4–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC238 National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. ACTION: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulation, we hereby give notification that we have issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (Authorization) to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Observatory), a part of Columbia University, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (Foundation), to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical (seismic) survey on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the north Atlantic Ocean in international waters, from April 2013 through June 2013. DATES: Effective April 8, 2013, through June 24, 2013. ADDRESSES: To obtain an electronic copy of the Authorization, write to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910– 3225 or download an electronic copy at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm#applications. To obtain an electronic copy of (1) the application containing a list of the references within this document; and (2) the Foundation’s draft environmental analysis titled, ‘‘Marine geophysical survey by the R/V Marcus G. Langseth on the mid-Atlantic Ridge, April–May 2013,’’ for their federal action of funding the Observatory’s seismic survey; or (3) our Environmental Assessment titled, ‘‘Issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to Take Marine Mammals by Harassment Incidental to a Marine Geophysical Survey in the Atlantic Ocean, April–June, 2013,’’ and the Finding of No Significant Impact; write to the previously mentioned address, telephone the contact listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or download the file at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm#applications. The Service’s Biological Opinion will be available online at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/consultation/ opinions.htm. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey on the MidAtlantic Ridge in the Atlantic Ocean, April 2013, Through June 2013 PO 00000 22239 Sfmt 4703 Jeannine Cody, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs the Secretary of Commerce E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC037


Endangered Species; File No. 16556

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 NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science 
Center (NEFSC; Responsible Party: Dr. William Karp), 166 Water St., 
Woods Hole, MA 02543 has been issued a permit to take loggerhead 
(Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp's ridley 
(Lepidochelys kempii), and green (Chelonia mydas) 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
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 29, 2012, notice was published in the 
Federal Register (77 FR 31586) that a request for a scientific research 
permit to take loggerhead, leatherback, Kemp's ridley, and green sea 
turtles 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 NEFSC has been issued a five-year permit to continue sea turtle 
ecological research in the Western Atlantic (Florida Keys through 
Maine). Researchers may capture sea turtles by hand, using nets, or 
obtain them from other legal authorities. Sea turtles may be counted, 
examined, photographed, marked, biologically sampled, and/or have 
transmitters attached to the carapace prior to release and then 
temporarily tracked. One sea turtle may accidentally die each year 
during research. Researchers may also salvage carcass, tissue, and 
parts from dead animals encountered during surveys. A portion of the 
requested research procedures are not being authorized at this time.
    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: April 10, 2013.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-08786 Filed 4-12-13; 8:45 am]
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