Marine Mammals; File No. 13430, 35524-35525 [2014-14527]

Download as PDF 35524 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Notices CFR 351.218(a), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the PRC. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this continuation notice. This sunset review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: June 16, 2014. 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[FR Doc. 2014–14546 Filed 6–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK26 Marine Mammals; File No. 13430 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Receipt of Application for Permit Amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, (Responsible Party: Dr. John Bengtson, Director), Seattle, WA, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 13430–01. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 23, 2014. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Notices 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 home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 13430 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the 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. 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: Tammy Adams or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 13430 is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (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 (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). Permit No. 13430, issued on February 17, 2010 (75 FR 8303), authorizes the permit holder to take Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), and northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) within coastal waters and on pinniped rookeries and haul outs of Washington and Oregon during aerial, vessel, and ground surveys of pinnipeds; capture of pinnipeds for collection of tissue samples, attachment of scientific instruments and application of marks (flipper tags, brands, etc.); and harassment of marine mammals, including Eastern Distinct Population Segment Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and Southern Resident killer whales (Orcinus orca), during underwater playback experiments. The emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Jun 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 permit also allows for a limited number of research related mortality of marine mammals. The permit is valid through January 31, 2015. The permit holder requests an amendment to extend the expiration date to January 31, 2020, and modify one protocol. The permit holder proposes to add use of an alternate injectable sedative to reduce stress in harbor seals and California sea lions that may be caused by procedures that have prolonged handling times, such as instrument attachment. The protocols currently include administering valium; the change would be to use midazolam (and its reversal agent, flumazenil) in lieu of valium at the discretion of the attending veterinarian. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing the effects on the human environment of issuing Permit No. 13430. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. NMFS will determine whether that EA should be supplemented prior to making a final determination about potential impacts of issuing the amendment. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: June 17, 2014. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–14527 Filed 6–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 35525 Report for the Bluefish fishery in preparation for the Council and the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee review of specifications that have been set for the 2015 fishing year. The meeting will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. DATES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a listening station also available at the Council address below. Webinar link: https:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/bluefish/. Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Advisory Panel will develop a Fishery Performance Report for consideration by the Council and the Council’s SSC as they review bluefish management measures established for the 2015 fishing year. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD346 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. Dated: June 17, 2014. Tracey L. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 120 (Monday, June 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35524-35525]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14527]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XK26


Marine Mammals; File No. 13430

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

ACTION: Notice; Receipt of Application for Permit Amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS National Marine Mammal 
Laboratory, (Responsible Party: Dr. John Bengtson, Director), Seattle, 
WA, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 
13430-01.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before July 23, 2014.

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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 home 
page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 13430 
from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available upon written request or by 
appointment in the 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.
    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: Tammy Adams or Amy Sloan, (301) 427-
8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 13430 is 
requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 
1972, as amended (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 (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).
    Permit No. 13430, issued on February 17, 2010 (75 FR 8303), 
authorizes the permit holder to take Pacific harbor seals (Phoca 
vitulina), California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), and northern 
elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) within coastal waters and on 
pinniped rookeries and haul outs of Washington and Oregon during 
aerial, vessel, and ground surveys of pinnipeds; capture of pinnipeds 
for collection of tissue samples, attachment of scientific instruments 
and application of marks (flipper tags, brands, etc.); and harassment 
of marine mammals, including Eastern Distinct Population Segment 
Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and Southern Resident killer 
whales (Orcinus orca), during underwater playback experiments. The 
permit also allows for a limited number of research related mortality 
of marine mammals. The permit is valid through January 31, 2015.
    The permit holder requests an amendment to extend the expiration 
date to January 31, 2020, and modify one protocol. The permit holder 
proposes to add use of an alternate injectable sedative to reduce 
stress in harbor seals and California sea lions that may be caused by 
procedures that have prolonged handling times, such as instrument 
attachment. The protocols currently include administering valium; the 
change would be to use midazolam (and its reversal agent, flumazenil) 
in lieu of valium at the discretion of the attending veterinarian.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared 
analyzing the effects on the human environment of issuing Permit No. 
13430. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance 
of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human 
environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement 
was not required. NMFS will determine whether that EA should be 
supplemented prior to making a final determination about potential 
impacts of issuing the amendment.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: June 17, 2014.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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