Marine Mammals; File No. 17941, 33811 [2013-13289]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2013 / Notices deposits at: https://www.pay.gov/ paygov/. Please visit the NMFS Web site for additional information at: https:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mb/financial_ services/buyback.htm. III. Notice The new fee rate for the Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon fishery is effective June 1, 2013. Fish sellers and fish buyers must pay and collect the fee in the manner set out in 50 CFR 600.1107 and the framework rule. Consequently, all harvesters and fish buyers should read 50 CFR Subpart L § 600.1013 to understand how fish harvesters must pay and fish buyers must collect the fee. Dated: May 31, 2013. Gary Reisner, Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–13316 Filed 6–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC544 Marine Mammals; File No. 17941 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Brian Skerry, 285 High Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569, to conduct commercial or educational photography on bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and spinner (Stenella longirostris) dolphins. 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; Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808) 944–2200; fax (808) 973–2941; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Kristy Beard, (301) 427–8401. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 On March 22, 2013, notice was published in the Federal Register (78 FR 17639) that a request for a permit to conduct commercial/educational photography had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 17941 authorizes two photography/filming projects. The first consists of helicopter flights over Florida Bay to film bottlenose dolphins mud-ring feeding. A maximum of 400 dolphins may be harassed during the filming. The second project focuses on areas where spinner dolphins and humans interact in Hawaii. Locations include the west side of Oahu and four bays on the Kona coast of Hawaii Island. Methods include both vessel-based and underwater photography. Up to 75 spinner dolphins may be approached within 50 yards during the filming. Four pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) may also be approached if they are associated with spinner dolphins. Images and video from both locations will be used for a feature story in National Geographic Magazine on dolphin cognition and intelligence. The permit expires on March 31, 2014. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 31, 2013. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–13289 Filed 6–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC624 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Low-Energy Marine Geophysical Survey in the Tropical Western Pacific Ocean, September to October 2013 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33811 Notice; proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization; request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: NMFS has received an application from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), a part of the University of California at San Diego, for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a low-energy marine geophysical (seismic) survey in the tropical western Pacific Ocean, September to October 2013. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to SIO to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, 26 species of marine mammals during the specified activity. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than July 5, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application should be addressed 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. The mailbox address for providing email comments is ITP.Goldstein@noaa.gov. NMFS is not responsible for email comments sent to addresses other than the one provided here. Comments sent via email, including all attachments, must not exceed a 10-megabyte file size. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ permits/incidental.htm#applications without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. A copy of the application containing a list of the references used in this document may be obtained by writing to the above address, telephoning the contact listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or visiting the internet at: https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ pr/permits/incidental.htm#applications. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and SIO have provided a ‘‘Draft Environmental Analysis of a LowEnergy Marine Geophysical Survey by the R/V Roger Revelle in the Tropical Western Pacific Ocean, SeptemberOctober 2013’’ (EA), prepared by LGL Ltd., Environmental Research Associates, on behalf of NSF and SIO, which is also available at the same Internet address. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC544


Marine Mammals; File No. 17941

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Brian 
Skerry, 285 High Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569, to conduct commercial or 
educational photography on bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and spinner 
(Stenella longirostris) dolphins.

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;
    Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, 
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700; phone (808) 944-2200; fax (808) 973-2941; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 22, 2013, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (78 FR 17639) that a request for a permit to 
conduct commercial/educational photography had been submitted by the 
above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and 
importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    Permit No. 17941 authorizes two photography/filming projects. The 
first consists of helicopter flights over Florida Bay to film 
bottlenose dolphins mud-ring feeding. A maximum of 400 dolphins may be 
harassed during the filming. The second project focuses on areas where 
spinner dolphins and humans interact in Hawaii. Locations include the 
west side of Oahu and four bays on the Kona coast of Hawaii Island. 
Methods include both vessel-based and underwater photography. Up to 75 
spinner dolphins may be approached within 50 yards during the filming. 
Four pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) may also be 
approached if they are associated with spinner dolphins. Images and 
video from both locations will be used for a feature story in National 
Geographic Magazine on dolphin cognition and intelligence. The permit 
expires on March 31, 2014.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the 
activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.

    Dated: May 31, 2013.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-13289 Filed 6-4-13; 8:45 am]
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