Marine Mammals; File No. 19444, 36771 [2015-15750]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 123 / Friday, June 26, 2015 / Notices Dated: June 23, 2015. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2015–15750 Filed 6–25–15; 8:45 am] RIN 0648–XD887 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Marine Mammals; File No. 19444 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Richard Breezy Wynn, 7216 Wellington Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919, to conduct commercial or educational photography on killer (Orcinus orca) and beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) whales. ADDRESSES: The permit 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: Carrie Hubard or Brendan Hurley, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 23, 2015, notice was published in the Federal Register (80 FR 22716) that a request for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on the species identified above had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued 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). The permit authorizes filming marine mammals in Bristol Bay, Nushagak and Kvichak Bays, Kenai Fjords, Resurrection Bay, Aialik Bay, Harris Bay and Blying Sound, Alaska. Filming would occur from boats, a kayak, and an underwater diver; hydrophones would be used to record sounds. Footage would be used in a feature film for theatrical release, focusing on salmon and the animals that depend on them. The permit is valid through October 31, 2015. 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 activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Jun 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Application and Reports for Scientific Research and Enhancement Permits under the Endangered Species Act. OMB Control Number: 0648–0402. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 115. Average Hours per Response: Permit applications, 12 hours; permit modification requests 6 hours; annual or final reports, 2 hours. Burden Hours: 840. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) imposed prohibitions against the taking of endangered species. Section 10 of the ESA allows permits authorizing the taking of endangered species for research/enhancement purposes. The corresponding regulations established procedures for persons to apply for such permits. In addition, the regulations set forth specific reporting requirements for such permit holders. The regulations contain two sets of information collections: (1) Applications for research/enhancement permits, and (2) reporting requirements for permits issued. The required information is used to evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity on endangered species, to make the determinations required by the ESA prior to issuing a permit, and to establish appropriate permit conditions. To issue permits under ESA section 10(a)(1)(A), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) must PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36771 determine that (1) such exceptions were applied for in good faith, (2) if granted and exercised, will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species, and (3) will be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. The currently approved application and reporting requirements apply to Pacific marine and anadromous fish species, as requirements regarding other species are being addressed in a separate information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Federal government; State, local, or tribal government. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: June 22, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–15683 Filed 6–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Pacific Islands Crustacean Fisheries Permit. OMB Control Number: 0648–0586. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 10. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Burden Hours: 3. Needs and Uses: Owners of fishing vessels that fish for lobster or deepwater shrimp that are crustacean management unit species in Federal waters, or that E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD887


Marine Mammals; File No. 19444

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 a permit has been issued to 
Richard Breezy Wynn, 7216 Wellington Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919, to 
conduct commercial or educational photography on killer (Orcinus orca) 
and beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) whales.

ADDRESSES: The permit 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: Carrie Hubard or Brendan Hurley, (301) 
427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 23, 2015, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (80 FR 22716) that a request for a permit to 
conduct commercial or educational photography on the species identified 
above had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested 
permit has been issued 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).
    The permit authorizes filming marine mammals in Bristol Bay, 
Nushagak and Kvichak Bays, Kenai Fjords, Resurrection Bay, Aialik Bay, 
Harris Bay and Blying Sound, Alaska. Filming would occur from boats, a 
kayak, and an underwater diver; hydrophones would be used to record 
sounds. Footage would be used in a feature film for theatrical release, 
focusing on salmon and the animals that depend on them. The permit is 
valid through October 31, 2015.
    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 
activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.

    Dated: June 23, 2015.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-15750 Filed 6-25-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P