Marine Mammals; File No. 14809, 23908-23909 [2013-09485]

Download as PDF 23908 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2013 / Notices there is a reasonable indication that imports of certain nickel-plated, flatrolled steel from Japan are materially injuring or threatening material injury to a U.S. industry. A negative ITC determination will result in the investigation being terminated; otherwise, this investigation will proceed according to statutory and regulatory time limits. Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On January 22, 2008, the Department published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in this investigation should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). Any party submitting factual information in an AD/countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.24 Parties are hereby reminded that revised certification requirements are in effect for company/ government officials as well as their representatives in all segments of any AD/CVD proceedings initiated on or after March 14, 2011.25 The formats for the revised certifications are provided at the end of the Interim Final Rule. Foreign governments and their officials may continue to submit certifications in either the format that was in use prior to the effective date of the Interim Final Rule, or in the format provided in the Supplemental Interim Final Rule.26 The Department intends to reject factual submissions in any proceeding segments initiated on or after March 14, 2011, if the submitting party does not comply with the revised certification requirements. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 777(i) of the Act. 24 See section 782(b) of the Act. Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Interim Final Rule, 76 FR 7491 (February 10, 2011) (Interim Final Rule) amending 19 CFR 351.303(g)(1) and (2) and supplemented by Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Supplemental Interim Final Rule, 76 FR 54697 (September 2, 2011) (Supplemental Interim Final Rule). 26 See Supplemental Interim Final Rule. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 25 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Apr 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: April 16, 2013. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation The diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flatrolled steel products included in this investigation are flat-rolled, cold-reduced steel products, regardless of chemistry; whether or not in coils; either plated or coated with nickel or nickel-based alloys and subsequently annealed (i.e., ‘‘diffusionannealed’’); whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other metallic or nonmetallic substances; and less than or equal to 2.0 mm in nominal thickness. For purposes of this investigation, ‘‘nickel-based alloys’’ include all nickel alloys with other metals in which nickel accounts for at least 80 percent of the alloy by volume. Imports of merchandise included in the scope of this investigation are classified primarily under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 7212.50.0000 and 7210.90.6000, but may also be classified under HTSUS subheadings 7210.70.6090, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7219.90.0020, 7219.90.0025, 7219.90.0060, 7219.90.0080, 7220.90.0010, 7220.90.0015, 7225.99.0090, or 7226.99.0180. The foregoing HTSUS subheadings are provided only for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2013–09572 Filed 4–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC632 Marine Mammals; File No. 14809 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Douglas Nowacek, Ph.D., Duke University—Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on 34 cetacean species. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 23, 2013. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 File No. 14809 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: Carrie Hubard or Amy Hapeman, (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 applicant is requesting a five-year permit to conduct comparative research on cetaceans in the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Southern Oceans. Methods to be used include suction cup tagging, acoustic playbacks, passive acoustics, biopsy sampling, photoidentification, and behavioral observations. The applicant proposes to take three endangered cetacean species: humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), sperm (Physeter macrocephalus), and southern right (Eubalaena australis) whales, as well as 31 cetacean species that are not listed as threatened or endangered. Of the 25 species that would be targeted for tagging and active acoustic playbacks, a maximum of 50 individuals of each species or stock could be tagged and exposed to playbacks annually. The primary research objectives are to: (1) document baseline foraging and social behavior of cetacean species under different ecological conditions; (2) place these behaviors in a population-level context; and (3) determine how these species respond to various natural sound sources. Specifically, the applicant is interested in the influence of acoustic E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2013 / Notices stimuli on baseline behavioral patterns and behavioral variation between individuals and populations. 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: 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; 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: April 18, 2013. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09485 Filed 4–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting (via webinar and teleconference). AGENCY: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Apr 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, as amended, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. Date and Time: The public meeting will be held on May 7–8, 2013. May 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT; May 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Watson, HSRP Program Coordinator, National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; Telephone: 301–713–2770 ext. 158; Fax: 301–713– 4019; Email: Kathy.Watson@noaa.gov or visit the NOAA HSRP Web site at http:// nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ hsrp.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The HSRP meeting will be held via webinar and teleconference. Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting must register in advance by April 26, 2013. Please register by contacting Kathy Watson, HSRP Program Coordinator at email: Kathy.Watson@noaa.gov or tel: (301) 713–2770 ext. 158. Web and teleconference information will be provided to registrants prior to the meeting. While the meeting will be open to the public, web and teleconference capacity may be limited. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. A 15 minute public comment period is scheduled near the end of the meeting on both days. Public comment periods will be included in the final agenda published before April 30, 2013, on the HSRP Web site listed above. Comments will be recorded. Written comments should be submitted to Kathy.Watson@noaa.gov by April 30, 2013. Written comments submitted by this date will be reviewed by the HSRP and discussed at the meeting. Written comments received after April 30, 2013, will be distributed to the HSRP, but may not be reviewed by the HSRP until the day of the web/teleconference meeting. Matters To Be Considered: Information to be presented for discussion includes updates on: (1) FY13 Appropriations, FY14 Budget, Sandy Supplemental funding, and legislative updates; (2) Committee on Marine Transportation System; (3) Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping; and (4) NOAA Fleet Recapitalization Plan. Other matters being developed for PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23909 discussion include activities relating to hydrography, geodesy, coastal mapping, and tides, currents and water levels, as well as administrative matters pertaining to the HSRP. Dated: April 17, 2013. Christopher C. Cartwright, Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–09490 Filed 4–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA713 Endangered Species; Permit No. 16507–01 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit modification. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a request for modification of scientific research Permit No. 16507 submitted by Dewayne Fox, Ph.D., of Delaware State University, 1200 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 has been granted. SUMMARY: The modification and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment: 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– 2298; phone (978)281–9328; fax (978)281–9394. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Cairns or Malcolm Mohead, (301)427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requested modification has been granted under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the provisions of § 222.306 of the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened fish and wildlife (50 CFR 222–226). Permit No. 16507 authorizes researchers to use gill nets to capture adult and juvenile Atlantic sturgeon and egg mats to capture larval fish. Adult ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC632


Marine Mammals; File No. 14809

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 Douglas Nowacek, Ph.D., Duke 
University--Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 
28516, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on 34 
cetacean species.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before May 23, 2013.

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. 14809 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: Carrie Hubard or Amy Hapeman, 
(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 applicant is requesting a five-year permit to conduct 
comparative research on cetaceans in the North Atlantic, North Pacific 
and Southern Oceans. Methods to be used include suction cup tagging, 
acoustic playbacks, passive acoustics, biopsy sampling, photo-
identification, and behavioral observations. The applicant proposes to 
take three endangered cetacean species: humpback (Megaptera 
novaeangliae), sperm (Physeter macrocephalus), and southern right 
(Eubalaena australis) whales, as well as 31 cetacean species that are 
not listed as threatened or endangered. Of the 25 species that would be 
targeted for tagging and active acoustic playbacks, a maximum of 50 
individuals of each species or stock could be tagged and exposed to 
playbacks annually. The primary research objectives are to: (1) 
document baseline foraging and social behavior of cetacean species 
under different ecological conditions; (2) place these behaviors in a 
population-level context; and (3) determine how these species respond 
to various natural sound sources. Specifically, the applicant is 
interested in the influence of acoustic

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stimuli on baseline behavioral patterns and behavioral variation 
between individuals and populations.
    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:

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;
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: April 18, 2013.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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