Marine Mammals; File No. 18824, 69432-69433 [2014-27538]

Download as PDF 69432 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices • Red Hind White Paper Public Comment Period (5-minutes presentations) 5:15 p.m.–6 p.m. • Administrative Matters —Budget Update FY 2014/15 —SOPPs Approval for Submission to NOAA Fisheries —SSC/OEAP Memberships —Closed Session to Discuss Membership of Island-Based District Advisory Panels (DAPs) and Consideration of Terms of Reference for Winter 2015 DAP Meetings December 10, 2014, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. • Point 97 Presentation on Electronic Reporting Project • Outreach and Education Report—Dr. ´ Alida Ortız • Petition Shark Quota for Artisanal US Caribbean Fishers—Marcos Hanke • SEDAR Developments and Planning— Bonnie Ponwith • Sea Cucumbers and Sea Urchins Report from PR DNER and Consideration of need to Close Harvest in Federal Waters in Support of Implementing Harvest Closure in State Waters. • Enforcement Issues: —Puerto Rico-DNER —U.S. Virgin Islands-DPNR —U.S. Coast Guard —NMFS/NOAA • Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Comment Period (5-minute presentations) • Other Business • Next Council Meeting The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. To further accommodate discussion and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be subjects for formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice, and any issues arising after publication of this notice VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, ´ please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery ˜ Management Council, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 18, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27621 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P consider at its December, 2014 meeting. Potential management measures were posted on the Council Web site at http://www.npfmc.org/halibut-chartermanagement/charter-managementimplementation-committee/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: November 18, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. RIN 0648–XD633 [FR Doc. 2014–27622 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–P North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Charter Management Implementation Committee will meet in Anchorage, AK. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 8, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (AST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Conference Room 205, Anchorage, AK. The meeting will be accessible via teleconference: (907) 271–2896. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve MacLean, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The committee will meet to review analyses of potential Area 2C and Area 3A charter halibut management measures for 2015, and to make a recommendation for the Council to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD607 Marine Mammals; File No. 18824 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Briana Witteveen, Ph.D., of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center (118 Trident Way, Kodiak, AK, 99615), has applied in due form for a permit to take multiple cetacean species for purposes of scientific research, with additional takes of several pinniped species by incidental harassment, within the Gulf of Alaska. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before December 22, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 18824 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. (18824) 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: Courtney Smith or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is 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.). The above listed applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct scientific research on cetaceans year-round within the Gulf of Alaska. The purpose of this research is to improve understanding of the foraging behavior, prey use, and habitat overlap among sympatric whale species throughout their habitat. All research will involve non-lethal take using vessels to collect identification photographs, recording of vocalizations, biopsy sampling, prey parts, sloughed skin, suction cup attachment of tags and documenting behavioral response to acoustic deterrents. The species and annual takes requested for these research activities include: Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae; 1000); Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus; 1000); Killer whales (Orcinus orca; 1000); Gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus; 1000); Sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis; 70); North VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 Pacific Right whales (Eubaelana glacialis; 50); Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus; 70); Minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata; 70); and Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus; 50). Additionally, up to 100 of each of the following species: Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Dall’s porpoise (Phocoena dalli), and Pacific whitesided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens), and up to 50 of Northern Fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) are requested to be taken annually, per species, by incidental harassment. Finally, the applicant requests to transport up to 50 biological samples from each species group (pinniped and cetacean) for archived storage or analysis. 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 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: November 13, 2014. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27538 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the procurement list. AGENCY: This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. SUMMARY: Effective Date: 12/22/2014. Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely DATES: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69433 Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 10800, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On 9/26/2014 (79 FR 57890–57891) and 10/10/2014 (79 FR 61296), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the products proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products are added to the Procurement List: Products NSN: 8520–00–NIB–0149—Refill, Instant Hand Sanitizer, Foam, Advanced Green Certified, 1200 ml NSN: 8520–00–NIB–0150—Refill, Instant Hand Sanitizer, Foam, Skin Nourishing, Advanced Green Certified, 1200 ml NSN: 8520–00–NIB–0151—Refill, Hand Soap, Foam, Anti-Bacterial, Plum Fragrance, Purple, Advanced Green Certified, 1250 ml NSN: 8520–00–NIB–0152—Refill, Hand Soap/Shower Wash, Foam, Ginger Fragrance, Green, Advanced Green Certified 1250 ml NPA: Travis Association for the Blind, Austin, TX Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD607


Marine Mammals; File No. 18824

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Briana Witteveen, Ph.D., of the 
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science 
Center (118 Trident Way, Kodiak, AK, 99615), has applied in due form 
for a permit to take multiple cetacean species for purposes of 
scientific research, with additional takes of several pinniped species 
by incidental harassment, within the Gulf of Alaska.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before December 22, 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

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Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then 
selecting File No. 18824 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. (18824) 
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: Courtney Smith or Jennifer Skidmore, 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is 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.).
    The above listed applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct 
scientific research on cetaceans year-round within the Gulf of Alaska. 
The purpose of this research is to improve understanding of the 
foraging behavior, prey use, and habitat overlap among sympatric whale 
species throughout their habitat. All research will involve non-lethal 
take using vessels to collect identification photographs, recording of 
vocalizations, biopsy sampling, prey parts, sloughed skin, suction cup 
attachment of tags and documenting behavioral response to acoustic 
deterrents. The species and annual takes requested for these research 
activities include: Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae; 1000); Fin 
whales (Balaenoptera physalus; 1000); Killer whales (Orcinus orca; 
1000); Gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus; 1000); Sei whales 
(Balaenoptera borealis; 70); North Pacific Right whales (Eubaelana 
glacialis; 50); Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus; 70); Minke whales 
(Balaenoptera acutorostrata; 70); and Blue whales (Balaenoptera 
musculus; 50). Additionally, up to 100 of each of the following 
species: Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Dall's porpoise (Phocoena 
dalli), and Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens), 
and up to 50 of Northern Fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), Harbor seals 
(Phoca vitulina), Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) are requested 
to be taken annually, per species, by incidental harassment. Finally, 
the applicant requests to transport up to 50 biological samples from 
each species group (pinniped and cetacean) for archived storage or 
analysis.
    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 
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: November 13, 2014.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-27538 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]
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