Marine Mammals; File Nos. 18638, 17305 and 18727, 64571-64572 [2014-25750]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices are certain enclosable wall bed units, also referred to as murphy beds, which are composed of the following three major sections: (1) A metal wall frame, which attaches to the wall and uses coils or pistons to support the metal mattress frame; (2) a metal frame, which has euro slats for supporting a mattress and two legs that pivot; and (3) wood panels, which attach to the metal wall frame and/or the metal mattress frame to form a cabinet to enclose the wall bed when not in use. Excluded enclosable wall bed units are imported in ready-toassemble format with all parts necessary for assembly. Enclosable wall bed units do not include a mattress. Wood panels of enclosable wall bed units, when imported separately, remain subject to the order. Imports of subject merchandise are classified under subheadings 9403.50.9042 and 9403.50.9045 of the HTSUS as ‘‘wooden . . . .beds’’ and under subheading 9403.50.9080 of the HTSUS as ‘‘other . . . . wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom.’’ In addition, wooden headboards for beds, wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds may also be entered under subheading 9403.50.9042 or 9403.50.9045 of the HTSUS as ‘‘parts of wood.’’ Subject merchandise may also be entered under subheadings 9403.50.9041, 9403.60.8081, or 9403.20.0018. Further, framed glass mirrors may be entered under subheading 7009.92.1000 or 7009.92.5000 of the HTSUS as ‘‘glass mirrors . . . framed.’’ The order covers all wooden bedroom furniture meeting the above description, regardless of tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Because we determine that there are changed circumstances that warrant the revocation of the Order, in part, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties, and to refund any estimated antidumping duties on, all unliquidated entries of the merchandise covered by the revocation that are not covered by the final results of an administrative review or automatic liquidation. that are excluded from the wooden bedroom furniture order apply to the box itself rather than the lid. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Notification This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results and revocation, in part, and notice in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3), and 19 CFR 351.222. Dated: October 22, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–25858 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD527 Marine Mammals; File Nos. 18638, 17305 and 18727 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the following entities have applied in due form for permits to collect, import and export specimens of marine mammals for scientific research: File No. 18638: National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML, Dr. John Bengtson, Responsible Party), 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115; File No. 17305: Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, 218 N. Lee Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (Kathleen Dezio, Responsible Party); and File No. 18727: University of Alaska Museum of the North, 907 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775–6960 (Aren Gunderson, Responsible Party). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: The applications and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64571 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 the appropriate File No. 18638, 17305 or 18727 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 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 the appropriate File No(s). 18638, 17305 and/or 18727 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 any of these applications would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore, Amy Sloan, or Brendan Hurley, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are 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 parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). File No. 18638: NMML conducts research on marine mammals important to the mission of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NMML is requesting a renewal of Permit No. 13583 which authorizes collection of cetacean and pinniped (except for walrus) specimens from dead animals, and for import, export, and possession of specimens taken legally worldwide. Samples (up to 100,000 individuals from each taxa group) may be archived, transported, shared, and analyzed by researchers in order to optimize the amount of biological information gained from each animal. No takes of live animals would be authorized under this E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64572 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices permit. There will be no non-target species taken incidentally under this permit because the permit would only cover import, export, and possession of samples from dead animals or live animals taken legally under other permits. A permit is requested for a fiveyear period. File No. 17305: The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums members participate in multiple research and husbandry programs to study and enhance the health and biology of both wild marine mammals and those in public display, research, and stranding facilities. To achieve this objective, a permit to import/export parts and specimen samples (hard and soft parts) collected from all species of marine mammals (pinnipeds except walrus, and cetaceans) under the jurisdiction of the NMFS is required. Specimens and parts will come from individual animals (up to 700 cetaceans and 400 pinnipeds) already taken under separate authorization, i.e., those maintained in Alliance member facilities, as well as animals taken by authorized research projects or subsistent hunts in the U.S. and internationally, and bycatch or stranded animals in foreign countries. Import and export of parts and samples authorized by this permit will result in no additional takes of individual animals. Topics of particular interest include diseases of marine mammals, pathology, health diagnostics, endocrinology, effects of environmental contaminants, immunology, toxicology, stock structure, distribution, age determination, reproduction, feeding habits and nutrition. This application is a continuation of the work done under Permit No.1076–1789. The requested duration of the permit is five years. File No. 18727: The University of Alaska Museum of the North functions as an archive for scientific specimens of marine mammals under the jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries and is a major repository of marine mammal material from the Arctic and North Pacific oceans. Under the proposed permit, the applicant would (1) import/ export marine mammal parts (bones and organ tissue samples) from dead beachcast carcasses, (2) receive/archive and export samples of marine mammals taken by Alaskan Native subsistence hunters, and (3) receive, import/export specimens from scientists in academic, federal, and state institutions involved in marine mammal research under their own permits. Unlimited samples from up to 1,240 pinnipeds (35 species; excluding walrus) and 1,700 cetaceans (81 species) would be collected, received, imported, or exported VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 annually. Import/export activities would occur world-wide. No live animals would be harassed or taken, lethally or otherwise, under the requested permit. The permit is requested for a five-year period. 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 24, 2014. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25750 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Science Plan National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ACTION: Notice and Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: The National Ocean Service (NOS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to announce the availability of the Draft Science Plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program for public comment. DATES: Comments on this draft document must be submitted by December 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: The Draft Science Plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program will be available at http:// restoreactscienceprogram.noaa.gov/. The public is encouraged to submit comments on the Draft Science Plan. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD527


Marine Mammals; File Nos. 18638, 17305 and 18727

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the following entities have 
applied in due form for permits to collect, import and export specimens 
of marine mammals for scientific research:
    File No. 18638: National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML, Dr. John 
Bengtson, Responsible Party), 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 
98115;
    File No. 17305: Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, 218 
N. Lee Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (Kathleen Dezio, 
Responsible Party); and
    File No. 18727: University of Alaska Museum of the North, 907 Yukon 
Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960 (Aren Gunderson, Responsible Party).

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before December 1, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The applications 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 the 
appropriate File No. 18638, 17305 or 18727 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 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 the appropriate File 
No(s). 18638, 17305 and/or 18727 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 any of these applications would be appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore, Amy Sloan, or 
Brendan Hurley, (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are 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 parts 222-226), and the Fur 
Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    File No. 18638: NMML conducts research on marine mammals important 
to the mission of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the 
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NMML is 
requesting a renewal of Permit No. 13583 which authorizes collection of 
cetacean and pinniped (except for walrus) specimens from dead animals, 
and for import, export, and possession of specimens taken legally 
worldwide. Samples (up to 100,000 individuals from each taxa group) may 
be archived, transported, shared, and analyzed by researchers in order 
to optimize the amount of biological information gained from each 
animal. No takes of live animals would be authorized under this

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permit. There will be no non-target species taken incidentally under 
this permit because the permit would only cover import, export, and 
possession of samples from dead animals or live animals taken legally 
under other permits. A permit is requested for a five-year period.
    File No. 17305: The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums 
members participate in multiple research and husbandry programs to 
study and enhance the health and biology of both wild marine mammals 
and those in public display, research, and stranding facilities. To 
achieve this objective, a permit to import/export parts and specimen 
samples (hard and soft parts) collected from all species of marine 
mammals (pinnipeds except walrus, and cetaceans) under the jurisdiction 
of the NMFS is required. Specimens and parts will come from individual 
animals (up to 700 cetaceans and 400 pinnipeds) already taken under 
separate authorization, i.e., those maintained in Alliance member 
facilities, as well as animals taken by authorized research projects or 
subsistent hunts in the U.S. and internationally, and bycatch or 
stranded animals in foreign countries. Import and export of parts and 
samples authorized by this permit will result in no additional takes of 
individual animals. Topics of particular interest include diseases of 
marine mammals, pathology, health diagnostics, endocrinology, effects 
of environmental contaminants, immunology, toxicology, stock structure, 
distribution, age determination, reproduction, feeding habits and 
nutrition. This application is a continuation of the work done under 
Permit No.1076-1789. The requested duration of the permit is five 
years.
    File No. 18727: The University of Alaska Museum of the North 
functions as an archive for scientific specimens of marine mammals 
under the jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries and is a major 
repository of marine mammal material from the Arctic and North Pacific 
oceans. Under the proposed permit, the applicant would (1) import/
export marine mammal parts (bones and organ tissue samples) from dead 
beach-cast carcasses, (2) receive/archive and export samples of marine 
mammals taken by Alaskan Native subsistence hunters, and (3) receive, 
import/export specimens from scientists in academic, federal, and state 
institutions involved in marine mammal research under their own 
permits. Unlimited samples from up to 1,240 pinnipeds (35 species; 
excluding walrus) and 1,700 cetaceans (81 species) would be collected, 
received, imported, or exported annually. Import/export activities 
would occur world-wide. No live animals would be harassed or taken, 
lethally or otherwise, under the requested permit. The permit is 
requested for a five-year period.
    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 24, 2014.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-25750 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
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