Marine Mammals; File No. 17030, 66336-66337 [2013-26466]

Download as PDF 66336 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Notices • Certify that it has identified to the Department of Commerce for its evaluation any business pending before the Department that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest; • Certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the Department of Commerce; and • Sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates (1) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with a company’s/participant’s involvement in this mission, and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Participation Criteria Targeted mission participants are U.S. companies or trade associations/ organizations providing aviation equipment, technology and services that have an interest in learning more about the Brazilian market. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters include aircraft parts (particularly for the aftermarket), business aviation, general aviation and helicopters, airspace and air traffic flow management, ground support equipment, baggage handling systems, meteorological information management, surveillance and satellite navigation, and airport/aviation security. The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants: • Suitability of the company’s (or, in the case of a trade association or trade organization, represented companies’) products or services for the Brazilian market; • Company’s (or, in the case of a trade association or trade organization, represented companies’) potential for business in Brazil, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission; • Consistency of company’s (or, in the case of a trade association or trade organization, represented companies’) products or services with the scope and desired outcome of the mission’s goals. Additional factors, such as diversity of participant company size, type, location, and demographics, may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/ trademissions) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than March 5, 2014. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after March 5, 2014, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Industry and Analysis Washington DC, Alexis Haakensen, Aerospace Industry Specialist, Office of Transportation and Machinery, Phone: 202–482–6235; alexis.haakensen@trade.gov; U.S. Commercial Service Brazil, Marina Konno, U.S. Commercial Service, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Tel: + 55 +11–5186– 7033, Email: Marina.Konno@ trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–26400 Filed 11–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Healthcare Education Mission to New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad, India, January 27– February 1, 2014 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Deadline Date Recruitment for this Mission began in July 2013. Due to the government shutdown, 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 November 22, 2013 (and after that date if space remains and scheduling constraints permit). Interested institutions regionally accredited U.S. Universities/colleges offering graduate programs and 4-year undergraduate programs’’ that have not already submitted an application are encouraged to do so. Amendments For the reasons stated above, the last three lines of the Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications section of the Notice of the U.S. Healthcare Education Mission to New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad, India, January 27–February 1, 2014 is amended as follows: ‘‘Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than November 22, 2013. The mission will be open on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received after November 22, 2013 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.’’ Contact Information U.S. Commercial Service in India: Sathya Prabha, Commercial Assistant, Hyderabad, Tel: (91–40) 2330 4025, Email: Sathya.Prabha@trade.gov. U.S. Export Assistance Center: Patrick Kenny, International Trade Specialist, Central-Southern NJ, Tel: 1 609 896 2731, Email: Patrick.Kenny@ trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–26399 Filed 11–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC956 The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is amending the Notice published at 78 FR 42505, July 16, 2013, regarding the U.S. Healthcare Education Mission to New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad, India to revise the date of the application deadline from November 1, 2013 to the new deadline of November 22, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendments to Revise the Application SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Marine Mammals; File No. 17030 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that C. Scott Baker, Ph.D., Oregon State University, Marine Mammal Institute, Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Notices Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export marine mammals specimens for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before December 5, 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. 17030 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 Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone (206) 526–6150; fax (206) 526–6426. Written comments on these applications 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 File No. 17030 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: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, (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.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The applicant requests a permit to import, export and archive marine mammal parts (including DNA) collected legally from any species of cetaceans and pinnipeds, except walrus, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 for the purposes of scientific research. The proposed import, export and possession of samples is intended to result in an improved understanding of the taxonomy, genetic diversity, population structure, abundance and individual movement of cetaceans and pinnipeds. The anticipated source of samples includes hard and soft tissue from the following: museum collections; non-invasive sampling and biopsy sampling in the wild under separate permits; beachcast or dead-stranded specimens; individuals taken incidentally in fisheries (bycatch), including products legally sold in wildlife and fisheries markets. Possession, import, and export of samples are opportunistic and no takes of live animals is requested under this permit. Import and export are requested to include all countries with an appropriate management authority (e.g., Parties of the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species). The requested period of the permit is 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 activities proposed are 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. Dated: October 31, 2013. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–26466 Filed 11–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Notice of Change in Public Meeting Date and Change in Public Comment Periods. ACTION: On October 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) published a notice of public meeting and a request for public comments on five issues critical to economic growth, job creation, and cultural development that were identified in the Department’s Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). The purpose of this notice is to announce a change in the date of the public meeting and additional opportunities for the submission of public comments. The public meeting (previously scheduled for October 30, 2013) will now be held on December 12, 2013. The deadline for the submission of pre-meeting comments is November 13, 2013. Postmeeting comments are due on or before January 10, 2014. DATES: The deadline for filing premeeting comments is November 13, 2013. Any comments received by November 13, 2013, will be considered in the discussions at the December 12, 2013 public meeting. Participation in the public meeting does not, however, require the submission of comments. The public meeting (previously scheduled for October 30, 2013) will now be held on December 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The deadline for filing post-meeting comments is January 10, 2014. The filing of pre-meeting comments is not a prerequisite for filing post-meeting comments. SUMMARY: The public meeting will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Madison Auditorium on the concourse level of the Madison Building, which is located at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. All major entrances to the building are accessible to people with disabilities. Interested parties are encouraged to file comments electronically by email to: CopyrightComments2013@uspto.gov. Comments submitted by email should be machine-searchable and should not be copy-protected. Written comments also may be submitted by mail to Office of Policy and External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mail Stop External Affairs, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Responders should include the name of ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No. 130927852–3852–01] Request for Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce; National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66337 E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC956


Marine Mammals; File No. 17030

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 C. Scott Baker, Ph.D., Oregon 
State University, Marine Mammal Institute, Hatfield Marine Science 
Center, 2030 SE

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Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365, has applied in due form for a 
permit to receive, import, and export marine mammals specimens for 
scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before December 5, 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. 17030 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 Northwest Region, NMFS, 
7600 Sand Point Way NE., BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115-0700; 
phone (206) 526-6150; fax (206) 526-6426.
    Written comments on these applications 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 File No. 17030 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: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, 
(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.), the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226), and the Fur Seal 
Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The applicant requests a permit to import, export and archive 
marine mammal parts (including DNA) collected legally from any species 
of cetaceans and pinnipeds, except walrus, for the purposes of 
scientific research. The proposed import, export and possession of 
samples is intended to result in an improved understanding of the 
taxonomy, genetic diversity, population structure, abundance and 
individual movement of cetaceans and pinnipeds. The anticipated source 
of samples includes hard and soft tissue from the following: museum 
collections; non-invasive sampling and biopsy sampling in the wild 
under separate permits; beachcast or dead-stranded specimens; 
individuals taken incidentally in fisheries (bycatch), including 
products legally sold in wildlife and fisheries markets. Possession, 
import, and export of samples are opportunistic and no takes of live 
animals is requested under this permit. Import and export are requested 
to include all countries with an appropriate management authority 
(e.g., Parties of the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species). The 
requested period of the permit is 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 activities proposed are 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.

    Dated: October 31, 2013.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-26466 Filed 11-4-13; 8:45 am]
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