Marine Mammals; File No. 17115, 41538-41539 [2014-16666]

Download as PDF 41538 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 136 / Wednesday, July 16, 2014 / Notices New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion on the committee agenda are: Review of Amendment 18 action plan and discussion of results of the Compass Lexecon Peer Review on excessive shares in the groundfish fishery. They will review the Groundfish Plan Development Team (PDT) analysis to develop inshore/ offshore areas and management measures to limit commercial and recreational concentrations of fishing effort on Gulf of Maine cod and other depleted stocks. Also, on the agenda will be the review of draft alternatives under development in Amendment 18 regarding inshore/offshore areas, accumulation limits, and data confidentiality. They will also review Framework Adjustment 53 action plan and receive an update from the PDT on progress. The committee will discuss other business as necessary. 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[FR Doc. 2014–16680 Filed 7–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC100 Marine Mammals; File No. 17115 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Jul 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. ACTION: Notice is hereby given that James Lloyd-Smith, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 610 Charles E. Young Dr. South, Box 723905, Los Angeles, CA 90095–7239, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 17115– 02. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before August 15, 2014. 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. 17115 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 File No. 17115 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, (301)427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 17115–02 is requested 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. 17115–00 was issued on September 24, 2012 (77 FR 63296). A major amendment, Permit No. 17115– 01, was issued on August 28, 2013 (76 FR 56219). The permit was amended via a minor amendment (Permit No. 17115– 02) on March 14, 2014, to clarify anesthetic procedures. Permit No. 17115–02 authorizes the permit holder to study the prevalence of leptospirosis in wild California sea lions (Zalophus SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 californianus) in California. California sea lions may be taken annually (80 ˜ animals at Ano Nuevo Island, 160 animals at San Nicolas Island, and 80 animals in Monterey Bay) by capture (including restraint and anesthesia); marking and measuring; and sampling (blood, urine, vibrissae). A limited number of non-target sea lions may be captured and released without sampling. Incidental disturbance is authorized annually as follows: 5,000 sea lions, 3,000 northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), and 60 harbor ˜ seals (Phoca vitulina) at Ano Nuevo; 6,000 sea lions, 2,000 northern elephant seals, and 100 harbor seals on San Nicolas Island; and 3,000 sea lions, 100 elephant seals, and 50 harbor seals in Monterey Bay. The permit holder is authorized to disentangle and mark/ sample a limited number of California sea lions encountered during the research activities. Eight unintentional mortalities of California sea lions are authorized over the duration of the permit. The permit expires September 30, 2017. The permit holder requests the permit be amended to: (1) Expand the current sampling season (March to May and August to November) to any time of year excluding peak pupping season on rookeries; (2) change the project location ˜ from Ano Nuevo Island and Monterey Bay as separate locations to a combined coastal California area including offshore islands; (3) increase the number of sea lions sampled annually in coastal California from 120 to 160 annually ˜ (this includes Ano Nuevo Island, Monterey Bay, and other coastal areas combined); (4) add captures of pups approximately 8–9 months old (20 annually at all locations); (5) add water captures for new locations and use of injectable drugs; (6) increase incidental disturbance of California sea lions on San Nicolas Island from 6,000 to 10,000 annually; (7) increase incidental disturbance from 8,000 California sea ˜ lions combined at Ano Nuevo and Monterey Bay to 10,000 total in coastal California annually; (8) add incidental disturbance of eastern Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) (10 annually at all locations) and incidental disturbance of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) (150 annually in coastal California); and (9) take additional samples in the event of an unusual mortality event or disease outbreak. 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 activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 136 / Wednesday, July 16, 2014 / Notices prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. 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: July 10, 2014. Julia Harrison, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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ADDRESSES: Written comments, statements, and/or concerns regarding the scope of the EIS or requests to be added to the EIS distribution list should tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Jul 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 be addressed to MDA CIS EIS and sent by email to MDA.CIS.EIS@BV.COM, by facsimile 913–458–1091, or by U.S. Postal Service to: Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp Attn: MDACIS EIS, 6601 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211–1504. Electronic or facsimile comments are preferred. If sending comments by U.S. Postal Service, please do not submit duplicate electronic or facsimile comments. All comments, including names and addresses, will be submitted to the administrative record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Lehner, MDA Public Affairs, at 571–231–8210, or by email: mda.info@ mda.mil. 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At each site, PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41539 impacts will be assessed for the following resource categories—air quality, air space, biological, cultural, geology and soils, hazardous materials and hazardous waste management, health and safety, land use, noise, socioeconomics, transportation, utilities, water quality, wetlands, visual and aesthetic, environmental justice, and subsistence. The MDA encourages all interested members of the public, as well as federal, state, and local agencies to participate in the scoping process for the preparation of this EIS. The scoping process assists in determining the scope of issues to be addressed and helps identify significant environmental issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS. Scoping meetings will be held in the local communities of Ravenna, OH; Galesburg and Battle Creek, MI; Carthage, NY; and Rangeley and Farmington, ME, during July through September 2014. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC100


Marine Mammals; File No. 17115

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 James Lloyd-Smith, Department of 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los 
Angeles, 610 Charles E. Young Dr. South, Box 723905, Los Angeles, CA 
90095-7239, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit 
No. 17115-02.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before August 15, 2014.

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. 17115 
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 File No. 17115 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, (301)427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 17115-02 
is requested 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. 17115-00 was issued on September 24, 2012 (77 FR 63296). 
A major amendment, Permit No. 17115-01, was issued on August 28, 2013 
(76 FR 56219). The permit was amended via a minor amendment (Permit No. 
17115-02) on March 14, 2014, to clarify anesthetic procedures. Permit 
No. 17115-02 authorizes the permit holder to study the prevalence of 
leptospirosis in wild California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) in 
California. California sea lions may be taken annually (80 animals at 
A[ntilde]o Nuevo Island, 160 animals at San Nicolas Island, and 80 
animals in Monterey Bay) by capture (including restraint and 
anesthesia); marking and measuring; and sampling (blood, urine, 
vibrissae). A limited number of non-target sea lions may be captured 
and released without sampling. Incidental disturbance is authorized 
annually as follows: 5,000 sea lions, 3,000 northern elephant seals 
(Mirounga angustirostris), and 60 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) at 
A[ntilde]o Nuevo; 6,000 sea lions, 2,000 northern elephant seals, and 
100 harbor seals on San Nicolas Island; and 3,000 sea lions, 100 
elephant seals, and 50 harbor seals in Monterey Bay. The permit holder 
is authorized to disentangle and mark/sample a limited number of 
California sea lions encountered during the research activities. Eight 
unintentional mortalities of California sea lions are authorized over 
the duration of the permit. The permit expires September 30, 2017.
    The permit holder requests the permit be amended to: (1) Expand the 
current sampling season (March to May and August to November) to any 
time of year excluding peak pupping season on rookeries; (2) change the 
project location from A[ntilde]o Nuevo Island and Monterey Bay as 
separate locations to a combined coastal California area including 
offshore islands; (3) increase the number of sea lions sampled annually 
in coastal California from 120 to 160 annually (this includes 
A[ntilde]o Nuevo Island, Monterey Bay, and other coastal areas 
combined); (4) add captures of pups approximately 8-9 months old (20 
annually at all locations); (5) add water captures for new locations 
and use of injectable drugs; (6) increase incidental disturbance of 
California sea lions on San Nicolas Island from 6,000 to 10,000 
annually; (7) increase incidental disturbance from 8,000 California sea 
lions combined at A[ntilde]o Nuevo and Monterey Bay to 10,000 total in 
coastal California annually; (8) add incidental disturbance of eastern 
Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) (10 annually at all locations) 
and incidental disturbance of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) 
(150 annually in coastal California); and (9) take additional samples 
in the event of an unusual mortality event or disease outbreak.
    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 activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to

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prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    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: July 10, 2014.
Julia Harrison,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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