Endangered Species; File Nos. 17557 and 17273, 32622-32623 [2013-12947]

Download as PDF 32622 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 105 Friday, May 31, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration District Export Council Nomination Opportunity International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Opportunity for Appointment to serve as a District Export Council Member. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking nominations of individuals for consideration for appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to serve as members of one of the 59 District Export Councils (DECs) nationwide. DECs are closely affiliated with the U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS), and play a key role in the planning and coordination of export activities in their communities. DATES: Nominations for individuals to a DEC must be received by the local USEAC Director by close of business on July 15, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact the Director of your local USEAC for more information on DECs and the nomination process. You may identify your local USEAC by entering your zip code online at http:// export.gov/usoffices/index.asp. 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DEC member appointments are made without regard to political affiliation. DEC membership is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States. As representatives of the local exporting community, DEC Members must reside in, or conduct the majority of their work in, the territory that the DEC covers. DEC membership is not open to federally-registered lobbyists, federal government employees, or individuals representing foreign governments. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1501 et seq., 15 U.S.C. 4721. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–12961 Filed 5–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC703 Endangered Species; File Nos. 17557 and 17273 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the National Ocean Service Marine Forensic Lab (NOS Lab) [Responsible Party: M. Katherine Moore], 219 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412 (File No. 17557), and the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region, Protected Resources Division [Responsible Party: Mary Colligan], 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 (File No. 17273), have applied in due form for permits to take marine mammal and endangered species parts for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: The applications 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. 17557 or 17273 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376; File No. 17273: Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281–9394; and File No. 17557: Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824– 5312; fax (727) 824–5309. Written comments on these applications should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division • by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2013 / Notices the File No. in the subject line of the email), • by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or • at the address listed above. 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 these applications would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Cairns or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are requested 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 NOS Lab (File No. 17557) is requesting authority to receive, import, export, transfer, archive, and conduct analyses on an unlimited number of marine mammal and endangered species parts. Species include all cetaceans, pinnipeds (except for walrus), sea turtles (in the water), smalltooth (Pristis pectinata) and largetooth (Pristis perotteti) sawfish, shortnose (Acipenser brevirostrum), green (Acipenser medirostris), Atlantic (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) and Gulf (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) sturgeon, black (Haliotis cracherodii) and white (Haliotis sorenseni) abalone, chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), chum (Oncorhynchus keta), coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) salmon, steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi). Samples would be archived at the NOS Lab and used to support law enforcement actions, research studies (primarily genetics), and outreach education. No live takes from the wild would be authorized. The permit would be valid for five years from the date of issuance. The NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region (File No. 17273) requests authorization to collect, receive and transport 100 dead shortnose and 100 dead Atlantic sturgeon, or parts thereof, annually. Researchers also request authorization for the receipt and transport of up to 350 captive bred, dead shortnose sturgeon and up to 75 dead, captive bred Atlantic sturgeon annually from any U.S. facility authorized to hold captive sturgeon. The applicant requests authorization for the receipt, importation, exportation, transfer, archive and analysis of Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon parts and carcasses. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 May 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 Sturgeon samples would be obtained from individuals authorized to collect them in the course of scientific research, salvage activities, or taken during other authorized activities. Sturgeon parts and samples would be used to support law enforcement actions, research studies (primarily genetics), and outreach education. The permit would be valid for five years from the date of issuance. Dated: May 28, 2013. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–12947 Filed 5–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC704 Endangered Species; File No. 17452 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Caleb Slater, Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA, 01581, has applied in due form for a permit to take shortnose (Acipenser brevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 1, 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. 17452 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32623 • by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include the File No. in the subject line of the email), • by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or • at the address listed above. 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: Colette Cairns or Malcolm Mohead, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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 applicant proposes to conduct a study in the Taunton River, Massachusetts, to assess the current population status of Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon. For each species, up to 20 adult and juvenile animals would be collected annually using gill nets. Once captured, sturgeon would be measured, weighed, tissue sampled, and passive integrated transponder and Floy tagged. The proposed research would provide managers with a more comprehensive understanding of the presence, abundance, and distribution of protected sturgeon in Massachusetts waters and guide management efforts. The permit would be valid for five years from the date of issuance. Dated: May 28, 2013. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC703


Endangered Species; File Nos. 17557 and 17273

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the National Ocean Service Marine 
Forensic Lab (NOS Lab) [Responsible Party: M. Katherine Moore], 219 
Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412 (File No. 17557), and the NOAA 
Fisheries Northeast Region, Protected Resources Division [Responsible 
Party: Mary Colligan], 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 (File 
No. 17273), have applied in due form for permits to take marine mammal 
and endangered species parts for purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before July 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The applications 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. 17557 or 
17273 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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;
    File No. 17273: Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, 
Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281-9328; fax (978) 281-9394; and
    File No. 17557: Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, 
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.
    Written comments on these applications should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division
     by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include

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the File No. in the subject line of the email),
     by facsimile to (301) 713-0376, or
     at the address listed above.
    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 these applications would be appropriate.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are requested 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 NOS Lab (File No. 17557) is requesting authority to receive, 
import, export, transfer, archive, and conduct analyses on an unlimited 
number of marine mammal and endangered species parts. Species include 
all cetaceans, pinnipeds (except for walrus), sea turtles (in the 
water), smalltooth (Pristis pectinata) and largetooth (Pristis 
perotteti) sawfish, shortnose (Acipenser brevirostrum), green 
(Acipenser medirostris), Atlantic (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) and 
Gulf (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) sturgeon, black (Haliotis 
cracherodii) and white (Haliotis sorenseni) abalone, chinook 
(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), chum (Oncorhynchus keta), coho 
(Oncorhynchus kisutch) and sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) salmon, 
steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and totoaba (Totoaba 
macdonaldi). Samples would be archived at the NOS Lab and used to 
support law enforcement actions, research studies (primarily genetics), 
and outreach education. No live takes from the wild would be 
authorized. The permit would be valid for five years from the date of 
issuance.
    The NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region (File No. 17273) requests 
authorization to collect, receive and transport 100 dead shortnose and 
100 dead Atlantic sturgeon, or parts thereof, annually. Researchers 
also request authorization for the receipt and transport of up to 350 
captive bred, dead shortnose sturgeon and up to 75 dead, captive bred 
Atlantic sturgeon annually from any U.S. facility authorized to hold 
captive sturgeon. The applicant requests authorization for the receipt, 
importation, exportation, transfer, archive and analysis of Atlantic 
and shortnose sturgeon parts and carcasses. Sturgeon samples would be 
obtained from individuals authorized to collect them in the course of 
scientific research, salvage activities, or taken during other 
authorized activities. Sturgeon parts and samples would be used to 
support law enforcement actions, research studies (primarily genetics), 
and outreach education. The permit would be valid for five years from 
the date of issuance.

    Dated: May 28, 2013.
P. Michael Payne,
 Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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