Marine Mammals; File No. 18638 and 17305, 7419 [2015-02609]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 27 / Tuesday, February 10, 2015 / Notices agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 4, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–02583 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD527 Marine Mammals; File No. 18638 and 17305 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that scientific research permits have been issued to the following entities for the collection, import and export of marine mammal specimens: File No. 18638: National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML, Dr. John Bengtson, Responsible Party), 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115; and File No. 17305: Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, 218 N. Lee Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (Kathleen Dezio, Responsible Party). ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan; phone: (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 30, 2014, notice was published rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:20 Feb 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 7419 in the Federal Register (79 FR 64571) that requests for permits to import marine mammal specimens for scientific research had been submitted by the above-named applicants. The requested permits have been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (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.). Permit No. 18638 authorizes NMML to collect specimens from dead cetacean and pinniped species, and to receive, import, and export specimens taken legally worldwide. Samples (up to 100,000 individuals from each taxa group) would 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 are authorized. This permit expires on December 31, 2019. Permit No. 17305 authorizes The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums to receive, import and export samples (hard and soft parts) from all species of marine mammals (pinnipeds except walrus, and cetaceans) under the jurisdiction of the NMFS. Specimens and parts would come from individual animals (up to 700 cetaceans and 400 pinnipeds) already taken under separate authorization. No takes of live animals are authorized. This permit expires on January 31, 2020. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, issuance of these permits was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: February 4, 2015. Perry F. Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: February 4, 2015. Perry F. Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–02609 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–02610 Filed 2–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK54 Marine Mammals; File No. 13602 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. ACTION: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Terrie Williams, Long Marine Laboratory, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA has been issued a minor amendment to Permit No. 13602–01. SUMMARY: The amendment and related documents are available for review 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan; phone: (301) 427–8401. The requested amendment has been granted 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. 13602–01 (76 FR 7823) authorizes the permit holder to conduct energetic and physiological research on captive odontocetes and pinnipeds (including threatened and endangered species) to determine key physiological factors required for survival. Research may occur at Long Marine Laboratory and other institutions in the U.S. and includes permanently captive marine mammals and those undergoing rehabilitation. This minor amendment (No. 13602–02) extends the duration of the permit one year, through September 7, 2015, but does not change any other terms or conditions of the permit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD527


Marine Mammals; File No. 18638 and 17305

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that scientific research permits have 
been issued to the following entities for the collection, import and 
export of marine mammal specimens:
    File No. 18638: National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML, Dr. John 
Bengtson, Responsible Party), 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 
98115; and
    File No. 17305: Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, 218 
N. Lee Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (Kathleen Dezio, 
Responsible Party).

ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan; phone: 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 30, 2014, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (79 FR 64571) that requests for permits to import 
marine mammal specimens for scientific research had been submitted by 
the above-named applicants. The requested permits have been issued 
under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as 
amended (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.).
    Permit No. 18638 authorizes NMML to collect specimens from dead 
cetacean and pinniped species, and to receive, import, and export 
specimens taken legally worldwide. Samples (up to 100,000 individuals 
from each taxa group) would 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 are 
authorized. This permit expires on December 31, 2019.
    Permit No. 17305 authorizes The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and 
Aquariums to receive, import and export samples (hard and soft parts) 
from all species of marine mammals (pinnipeds except walrus, and 
cetaceans) under the jurisdiction of the NMFS. Specimens and parts 
would come from individual animals (up to 700 cetaceans and 400 
pinnipeds) already taken under separate authorization. No takes of live 
animals are authorized. This permit expires on January 31, 2020.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the 
activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    As required by the ESA, issuance of these permits was based on a 
finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is 
consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the 
ESA.

    Dated: February 4, 2015.
Perry F. Gayaldo,
Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-02609 Filed 2-9-15; 8:45 am]
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