Endangered Species; File Nos. 18069 and 14726, 41990 [2014-16943]

Download as PDF 41990 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 138 / Friday, July 18, 2014 / Notices public comment period on Tuesday, August 19 at 12:45 p.m. EDT. The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Officer by August 8, 2014 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after August 8, 2014, will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Elizabeth Ban, Designated Federal Officer at 301–734–1082 or Elizabeth.Ban@NOAA.gov by August 1, 2014. Any updates to the agenda for this meeting will be available at: http:// seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/ Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisory Board.aspx. Dated: July 14, 1014. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–17062 Filed 7–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA179 Endangered Species; File Nos. 18069 and 14726 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit and permit modification. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Jeffrey Schmid, Ph.D., Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, FL 34102 and Blair Witherington, Ph.D., Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Animal Programs Administration, P.O. Box 10,000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, have been issued a permit [No. 18069] and a permit modification [No. 14726–02], respectively, to take Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:20 Jul 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ´ Amy Hapeman or Rosa L. Gonzalez, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2013 and September 18, 2013, notices were published in the Federal Register (78 FR 39258 and 78 FR 57353) that a request for a scientific research permit and a modification of Permit No. 14726– 01, respectively, to take sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named individuals. The requested permit and permit modification have been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 18069 authorizes researchers to capture green, loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, and hawksbill sea turtles by encircle or strike net to assess the species’ composition, relative abundance, size-class distribution, genetic structure, trophic status, health, seasonality, habitat use, and migrations of marine turtles inhabiting the coastal waters of Charlotte Harbor and the Ten Thousand Islands in southwest Florida. Sea turtles may have the following procedures performed before release: measure; photograph/video; flipper and passive integrated transponder tag; weigh; skin, scute and blood sample; and/or attach one to two transmitters to the carapace. A subset of animals may be transported and held in the lab for 48 hours for fecal sampling prior to release. The permit is valid for 5 years from the date of issuance. Permit No. 14726–01 authorizes the permit holder to locate and describe areas of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico near Florida that serve as developmental habitat for pelagic-stage juvenile and neonate loggerhead, green, Kemp’s ridley, hawksbill, and leatherback sea turtles, to quantify threats to pelagic sea turtles, and to gather information on their life-history, genetics, movements, behavior, and diet. Researchers are authorized to capture by dip net, flipper and passive PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 integrated transponder tag, measure, weigh, and oral swab sea turtles. A subset of animals may be skin biopsied, fecal sampled, lavaged or have a satellite tag attached. The permit modification (No. 02) 1) expands the action area in the Gulf of Mexico; 2) authorizes another satellite tag attachment method, scute sampling, and blood sampling; and 3) increases the take numbers and life stages of animals that may be harassed or biologically sampled and satellite tagged. The permit is valid through September 15, 2015. Issuance of these permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that each permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: July 15, 2014. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–16943 Filed 7–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC033 Marine Mammals; File No. 17157 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 Stephen John Trumble, Ph.D., Baylor University, 101 Bagby Ave, Waco, TX 76706, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 17157. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before August 18, 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. 1715 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 138 (Friday, July 18, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA179


Endangered Species; File Nos. 18069 and 14726

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit and permit modification.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Jeffrey Schmid, Ph.D., Conservancy 
of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, FL 34102 and Blair 
Witherington, Ph.D., Disney's Animal Kingdom, Animal Programs 
Administration, P.O. Box 10,000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, have been 
issued a permit [No. 18069] and a permit modification [No. 14726-02], 
respectively, to take Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead 
(Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys 
imbricata), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for 
purposes of scientific research.

ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment in the following office:
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Rosa L. 
Gonz[aacute]lez, (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2013 and September 18, 2013, 
notices were published in the Federal Register (78 FR 39258 and 78 FR 
57353) that a request for a scientific research permit and a 
modification of Permit No. 14726-01, respectively, to take sea turtles 
had been submitted by the above-named individuals. The requested permit 
and permit modification have been issued under the authority of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and 
exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    Permit No. 18069 authorizes researchers to capture green, 
loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, and hawksbill sea turtles by encircle or 
strike net to assess the species' composition, relative abundance, 
size-class distribution, genetic structure, trophic status, health, 
seasonality, habitat use, and migrations of marine turtles inhabiting 
the coastal waters of Charlotte Harbor and the Ten Thousand Islands in 
southwest Florida. Sea turtles may have the following procedures 
performed before release: measure; photograph/video; flipper and 
passive integrated transponder tag; weigh; skin, scute and blood 
sample; and/or attach one to two transmitters to the carapace. A subset 
of animals may be transported and held in the lab for 48 hours for 
fecal sampling prior to release. The permit is valid for 5 years from 
the date of issuance.
    Permit No. 14726-01 authorizes the permit holder to locate and 
describe areas of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico near Florida 
that serve as developmental habitat for pelagic-stage juvenile and 
neonate loggerhead, green, Kemp's ridley, hawksbill, and leatherback 
sea turtles, to quantify threats to pelagic sea turtles, and to gather 
information on their life-history, genetics, movements, behavior, and 
diet. Researchers are authorized to capture by dip net, flipper and 
passive integrated transponder tag, measure, weigh, and oral swab sea 
turtles. A subset of animals may be skin biopsied, fecal sampled, 
lavaged or have a satellite tag attached. The permit modification (No. 
02) 1) expands the action area in the Gulf of Mexico; 2) authorizes 
another satellite tag attachment method, scute sampling, and blood 
sampling; and 3) increases the take numbers and life stages of animals 
that may be harassed or biologically sampled and satellite tagged. The 
permit is valid through September 15, 2015.
    Issuance of these permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that each permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened 
species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth 
in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: July 15, 2014.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-16943 Filed 7-17-14; 8:45 am]
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