Marine Mammals; File No. 18673, 3224-3225 [2015-00998]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3224 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 14 / Thursday, January 22, 2015 / Notices fishing may be exempt from, at minimum, the following regulations: 1. The prohibition against interfering with or biasing the sampling procedure employed by an observer including physical, mechanical, or other sorting or discarding of catch before sampling, at § 679.7(g)(2); 2. the requirements to weigh all catch by an Amendment 80 vessel on a NMFS-approved scale at § 679.28(b); 3. the requirement for all catch by an Amendment 80 vessel to be made available for sampling by an observer at § 679.93(c)(1); and 4. the regulations that prohibit fish from being allowed to remain on deck unless an observer is present at § 679.93(c)(5). EFP 2015–02 would require sea samplers for monitoring and data collection under the EFP. Sea samplers are NMFS-certified observers that conduct activities under an EFP rather than normal observer activities on an Amendment 80 vessel. In contrast with EFP 2012–01, the applicant proposes to commence EFP fishing with one instead of two sea samplers. This EFP would also allow for EFP fishing and regular commercial fishing to occur during a single fishing trip. To ensure that standards for catch accounting of target species, bycatch of groundfish and PSC are sufficient, the EFP applicant proposes to: (1) Provide advanced notification to NMFS and EFP staff of when deck sorting will commence, (2) provide a pre-cruise briefing with observer program staff, (3) phase-in electronic compliance monitoring on each vessel permitted under this EFP, and (4) record halibut mortality from the EFP in the catcher/processor elogbook. In 2016, the AKSC would be required to submit to NMFS a report of the EFP results after EFP experimental fishing has ended in 2015. The report would include an estimate of halibut mortality from halibut sampled during the EFP and an estimate of halibut mortality under standard IPHC halibut mortality rates for those target fisheries. Under the EFP, the AKSC would be limited to the AKSC’s Amendment 80 groundfish allocation. The amount of halibut mortality accrued by the AKSC and under the EFP would not exceed the AKSC’s 1,693 mt halibut mortality limit. The amount of halibut mortality applied to the EFP activities would be subject to review and approval by NMFS. This EFP would be valid upon issuance in 2015 until either the end of 2015 or when the halibut mortality apportionment is reached in areas of the BSAI open to directed fishing by the Amendment 80 cooperative. EFP- VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Jan 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 authorized fishing activities would not be expected to change the nature or duration of the groundfish fishery, gear used, or the amount or species of fish caught by the Amendment 80 cooperative. The fieldwork that would be conducted under this EFP is not expected to have a significant impact on the human environment as detailed in the categorical exclusion prepared for this action (see ADDRESSES). In accordance with § 679.6, NMFS has determined that the application warrants further consideration and has forwarded the application to the Council to initiate consultation. The Council is scheduled to consider the EFP application during its February 2015 meeting, which will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, Seattle. The EFP application will also be provided to the Scientific and Statistical Committee for review at the February Council meeting. The applicant has been invited to appear in support of the application. due form for a permit to conduct research on northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before February 23, 2015. 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 (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 18673 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) Public Comments 713–0376, or by email to Interested persons may comment on NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please the application at the February 2015 include the File No. in the subject line Council meeting during public of the email comment. testimony or until February 11, 2015. Those individuals requesting a public Information regarding the meeting is hearing should submit a written request available at the Council’s Web site at to the Chief, Permits and Conservation http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/ Division at the address listed above. The council.htm. Copies of the application request should set forth the specific and categorical exclusion are available reasons why a hearing on this for review from NMFS (see ADDRESSES). application would be appropriate. Comments also may be submitted FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosa directly to NMFS (see ADDRESSES) by the L. Gonzalez or Amy Sloan; phone: (301) ´ end of the comment period (see DATES). 427–8401. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the Dated: January 15, 2015. authority of the Marine Mammal Emily H. Menashes, Protection Act of 1972, as amended Acting Director, Office of Sustainable (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. regulations governing the taking and [FR Doc. 2015–00918 Filed 1–21–15; 8:45 am] importing of marine mammals (50 CFR BILLING CODE 3510–22–P part 216), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The applicant requests authorization DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE for takes of northern fur seals, Eastern Pacific Stock, in the Pribilof Islands National Oceanic and Atmospheric from September to November annually Administration over a five-year period. The applicant RIN 0648–XD720 requests authorization to capture, restrain, sedate, attach external Marine Mammals; File No. 18673 instruments, measure (standard morphometrics and weight), sample AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries (blood, vibrissae, blubber, and muscle), Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and and ultrasound up to 10 lactating adult Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), females and 10 juvenile males per year. Commerce. All procedures, with the exception of ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. blubber and muscle biopsy would also be performed on up to 10 paired pups SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that per year, without sedation. Identifiable Leslie Cornick, Ph.D., Alaska Pacific scats would be collected University, 4101 University Drive, opportunistically from sampled Anchorage, AK 99508, has applied in PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 14 / Thursday, January 22, 2015 / Notices individuals and from other fur seals for comparative diet analysis. The applicant also requests incidental disturbance of 900 animals and four unintentional mortalities (including humane euthanasia if warranted) per year. 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: January 15, 2015. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–00998 Filed 1–21–15; 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 and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Effective: 2/22/2015. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 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: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Additions On 10/3/2014 (79 FR 59750–59751); 11/21/2014 (79 FR 69434–69435); 11/ 28/2014 (79 FR 70856–70857); 12/5/ 2014 (79 FR 72171), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Jan 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and services 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 and services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services 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 and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 14 (Thursday, January 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3224-3225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-00998]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD720


Marine Mammals; File No. 18673

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 Leslie Cornick, Ph.D., Alaska 
Pacific University, 4101 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, has 
applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on northern fur 
seals (Callorhinus ursinus).

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before February 23, 2015.

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 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 18673 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: Rosa L. Gonz[aacute]lez or Amy Sloan; 
phone: (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), and the Fur Seal Act 
of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The applicant requests authorization for takes of northern fur 
seals, Eastern Pacific Stock, in the Pribilof Islands from September to 
November annually over a five-year period. The applicant requests 
authorization to capture, restrain, sedate, attach external 
instruments, measure (standard morphometrics and weight), sample 
(blood, vibrissae, blubber, and muscle), and ultrasound up to 10 
lactating adult females and 10 juvenile males per year. All procedures, 
with the exception of blubber and muscle biopsy would also be performed 
on up to 10 paired pups per year, without sedation. Identifiable scats 
would be collected opportunistically from sampled

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individuals and from other fur seals for comparative diet analysis. The 
applicant also requests incidental disturbance of 900 animals and four 
unintentional mortalities (including humane euthanasia if warranted) 
per year.
    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: January 15, 2015.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-00998 Filed 1-21-15; 8:45 am]
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