Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541), 76862-76863 [2013-30210]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 76862 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Notices Information Sheet, which the CoE intends to update. Vendors who respond to this request for information are invited to provide general comments with regard to the BWC Information Sheet for the SSBT CoE to consider, including which categories of information are appropriate for comparison. Vendors are also invited to provide suggestions for specific updates or additions to the vendor-provided content on the BWC Information Sheet comparison chart (available at http:// goo.gl/rSWrcV). The NIJ SSBJ CoE intends to include, at a minimum, the following categories of information for each BWC model: 1. Model Number and Name of the BWC. 2. Where the BWC is Mounted (e.g., Head, Chest, Glasses, Helmet, Various). 3. Maximum Video Resolution of the BWC (e.g., 640x480, 1080p). 4. Recording Speed of the BWC (e.g., 30 fps). 5. 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Please note that these are not toll-free telephone numbers. Gregory K. Ridgeway, Acting Director, National Institute of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–30246 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541) National Science Foundation. Notice of Permit Applications Received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by January 21, 2014. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrian Dahood, ACA Permit Officer, at the above address or ACApermits@ nsf.gov or (703) 292–7149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Science Foundation, as directed by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541), as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, has developed regulations for the establishment of a permit system for various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and certain geographic areas a requiring special protection. The regulations establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic Specially Protected Areas. SUMMARY: Application Details Permit Application: 2014–028 1. Applicant: Ari Friedlaender, Hattfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Notices Activity for Which Permit Is Requested POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Take and Import to the USA; The applicants propose to collect skin and blubber biopsy samples of minke, humpback and Arnoux’s beaked whales. The applicants would address the following basic hypotheses that require collecting of genetic and blubber samples from biopsies. They will investigate the stock structure of whales that inhabit the nearshore waters of the AP which requires genetic information contained in skin samples. These samples can be processed and compared against voucher samples from breeding populations in the Pacific Ocean to determine the population structure of animals feeding in Antarctic waters. Likewise, the sex of individual whales can be determined from genetic markers from the skin samples. Knowing the ratios of males: females can provide information about the growth and structure of the cetacean communities. In order to understand the diet of different marine mammals and if/how these change spatially or over the course of a season, we can compare the stable isotope signatures in blubber to those of their known prey items. This common analysis is potent and can greatly inform studies on the feeding behavior of whales in the region. The applicants would use standard dartbiopsy methods that have been used for more than 2 decades and are proven to be both humane and appropriate. A small sterilized stainless steel tip would be attached to the end of a customized crossbow bolt that has a flotation stopper engineered on to it. When the dart hits the whale, it penetrates the outermost skin and collects a ∼10x5 mm sample of both skin and blubber. These samples are placed in sterilized cryovials and kept in -20C freezers until they are shipped frozen back to our labs for analysis. All samples would be collected by investigators with significant experience in the process. [Docket No. CP2014–12; Order No. 1905] Location Antarctic Peninsula between Marguerite Bay and the Gerlache Strait, inshore waters. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dates January 15, 2014 to December 31 2014. Nadene G. Kennedy, Polar Coordination Specialist, Division of Polar Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–30210 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning a contract with Australia Post for the delivery of inbound Air CP and Express Mail Services (EMS). This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. 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The Postal Service states that the Agreement is the successor to the 2012 Australia Post Agreement approved in Order No. 956.4 It also identifies the 2012 Australia Post Agreement as the baseline agreement for purposes of determining functional equivalence. Notice at 2. It asserts that the Agreement fits within applicable Mail Classification Schedule language included in Governors’ Decision No. 10–3. See id. at 3, Attachment 3. The Postal Service identifies differences between the Agreement and the 2012 Australia Post Agreement, such as revisions to existing articles, but asserts that these differences do not detract from a finding of functional equivalency.5 Id. at 5–6. In addition, it states that both agreements incorporate the same cost attributes and methodology, thereby making the relevant cost and market characteristics similar, if not the same. Id. at 6. III. Commission Action I. Introduction PO 00000 76863 Sfmt 4703 Notice of establishment of docket. 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Information on obtaining 3 The financial workpapers and Attachments 1 and 3 were filed in redacted and unredacted versions. 4 Notice at 2; Docket No. CP2012–1, Order Concerning an Additional Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreements With Foreign Postal Operators 1 Negotiated Service Agreement, November 9, 2011 (Order No. 956). 5 See, e.g., in Article 1, the addition of two new purposes for the Agreement, and in Article 22, the time frame in which the parties will meet to discuss renewal prior to expiration. Notice, Attachment 1 at 1–2, 22. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 244 (Thursday, December 19, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic 
Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice of Permit Applications Received under the Antarctic 
Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95-541.

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SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a 
notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated 
under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published 
regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 670 
of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of 
permit applications received.

DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, 
or views with respect to this permit application by January 21, 2014. 
This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit 
Office, address below.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, 
Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson 
Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrian Dahood, ACA Permit Officer, at 
the above address or ACApermits@nsf.gov or (703) 292-7149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Science Foundation, as directed 
by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541), as amended 
by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, has 
developed regulations for the establishment of a permit system for 
various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and 
certain geographic areas a requiring special protection. The 
regulations establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic 
Specially Protected Areas.

Application Details

Permit Application: 2014-028

1. Applicant: Ari Friedlaender, Hattfield Marine Science Center, Oregon 
State University

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Activity for Which Permit Is Requested

    Take and Import to the USA; The applicants propose to collect skin 
and blubber biopsy samples of minke, humpback and Arnoux's beaked 
whales. The applicants would address the following basic hypotheses 
that require collecting of genetic and blubber samples from biopsies. 
They will investigate the stock structure of whales that inhabit the 
nearshore waters of the AP which requires genetic information contained 
in skin samples. These samples can be processed and compared against 
voucher samples from breeding populations in the Pacific Ocean to 
determine the population structure of animals feeding in Antarctic 
waters. Likewise, the sex of individual whales can be determined from 
genetic markers from the skin samples. Knowing the ratios of males: 
females can provide information about the growth and structure of the 
cetacean communities. In order to understand the diet of different 
marine mammals and if/how these change spatially or over the course of 
a season, we can compare the stable isotope signatures in blubber to 
those of their known prey items. This common analysis is potent and can 
greatly inform studies on the feeding behavior of whales in the region. 
The applicants would use standard dart-biopsy methods that have been 
used for more than 2 decades and are proven to be both humane and 
appropriate. A small sterilized stainless steel tip would be attached 
to the end of a customized crossbow bolt that has a flotation stopper 
engineered on to it. When the dart hits the whale, it penetrates the 
outermost skin and collects a ~10x5 mm sample of both skin and blubber. 
These samples are placed in sterilized cryovials and kept in -20C 
freezers until they are shipped frozen back to our labs for analysis. 
All samples would be collected by investigators with significant 
experience in the process.

Location

    Antarctic Peninsula between Marguerite Bay and the Gerlache Strait, 
inshore waters.

Dates

    January 15, 2014 to December 31 2014.

Nadene G. Kennedy,
Polar Coordination Specialist, Division of Polar Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-30210 Filed 12-18-13; 8:45 am]
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