Marine Mammals; File No. 15537, 37235-37236 [2015-16009]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 125 / Tuesday, June 30, 2015 / Notices of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: • 2.50 percent of manganese, or • 3.30 percent of silicon, or • 1.50 percent of copper, or • 1.50 percent of aluminum, or • 1.25 percent of chromium, or • 0.30 percent of cobalt, or • 0.40 percent of lead, or • 2.00 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium. For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels and high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Furthermore, this scope also includes Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS), both of which are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of these investigations unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or specifically excluded from the scope of these investigations: • Flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (‘‘terne plate’’), or both chromium and chromium oxides (‘‘tin free steel’’), whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating; • Clad products in straight lengths of 4.7625 mm or more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness; and • Certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are three-layered corrosionresistant flat-rolled steel products less than 4.75 mm in composite thickness that consist of a flat-rolled steel product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%–60%– 20% ratio. The products subject to the investigations are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Jun 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 7212.20.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, and 7212.60.0000. The products subject to the investigations may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, 7228.60.6000, 7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigations is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2015–16061 Filed 6–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RIN 0648–XA756] Marine Mammals; File No. 15537 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comment on permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS is considering an amendment to Permit No. 15337 issued to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS), P.O. Box 207, Gulfport, MS 39502 (Dr. Moby Solangi, Responsible Party). This permit authorizes the acquisition of stranded, releasable California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) from the National Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program for the purposes of public display. The permit amendment is in response to a court decision to remand this permit to NMFS for reconsideration. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: The current permit and related documents are available for review online at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ review.htm or upon written request or by appointment in the following office: 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, (301) 427–8401. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37235 The permit was issued on October 5, 2011, 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). NMFS received several comments from members of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network and animal welfare organizations during the 30-day public comment period for the application that objected to animals undergoing rehabilitation and deemed fit for return to the wild being placed in public display, which commenters said contradicts the goals and mission of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Based in part on those comments and as explained in the memorandum documenting the decision on this permit, we included the following conditions in the permit: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Condition B.2: This permit does not guarantee that the Permit Holder will be able to obtain any releasable sea lions from rehabilitation facilities, and does not require NMFS to direct any rehabilitation facilities to provide the Permit Holder with releasable sea lions. Thus, NMFS will not make arrangements for animals to be provided to IMMS, and rehabilitation facilities are under no obligation to provide animals to fulfill this permit. And Condition B.3: The Permit Holder is solely responsible for entering into cooperative agreements with partnering rehabilitation facilities, and must work directly with the facilities to be notified of any potential candidate animals to be acquired under this Permit. After NMFS issued the permit, IMMS challenged the above provisions in U.S. District Court. As described in the Court’s opinion, the Court remanded the permit to NMFS for reconsideration. IMMS v. NMFS, No. 1:11CV318–LG–JMR (S.D. Miss. 2014). NMFS is, therefore, proposing to remove Permit Condition B.3 and amend Permit Condition B.2 of the issued permit to state the following: Condition B.2: This permit does not guarantee that the Permit Holder will be able to obtain any releasable sea lions from rehabilitation facilities, and does not require NMFS to direct or make arrangements for any rehabilitation facilities to provide the Permit Holder with releasable sea lions. Since NMFS does not maintain real-time information regarding releasable sea lions in the stranding network, the Permit Holder should work initially with the rehabilitation facilities to be notified of any potential candidate animals to be acquired under this Permit. Final decisions with respect to use of rehabilitated marine mammals for public display purposes in lieu of take from the wild are at the ultimate discretion of the Office Director in accordance with 50 CFR 216.27(b)(4). In accordance with NMFS’ Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Alter or Amend the Court’s Judgment E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 37236 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 125 / Tuesday, June 30, 2015 / Notices in the aforementioned case, NMFS is seeking comments from the public specifically on these proposed revisions. In addition, NMFS is proposing to extend the permit for one additional year, to expire on October 5, 2017, since the permit has been in litigation, was never initially signed by the applicant, and, therefore, was never invoked. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared for issuance of the original permit, which resulted in a finding of no significant impact. An initial determination has been made that no further NEPA analysis is necessary as the changes requested in the proposed amendment will not change the effects to the human environment in a manner not previously considered in the EA for Permit No. 15337. Dated: June 24, 2015. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–16009 Filed 6–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrographic Services Review Panel; Membership Solicitation National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of membership solicitation for Hydrographic Services Review Panel. AGENCY: In accordance with the Hydrographic Service Improvements Act of 1998, as amended (33 U.S.C. 892 et seq.), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting nominations for membership on its Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP). The HSRP, a Federal advisory committee, advises the Administrator on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act and such other appropriate matters as the Administrator refers to the Panel for review and advice. Those responsibilities and authorities include, but are not limited to: Acquiring and disseminating hydrographic data and providing hydrographic services, as those terms are defined in the Act; asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Jun 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 promulgating standards for hydrographic data and services; ensuring comprehensive geographic coverage of hydrographic services; and testing, developing, and operating vessels, equipment, and technologies necessary to ensure safe navigation and maintain operational expertise in hydrographic data acquisition and hydrographic services. The Act states that ‘‘voting members of the Panel shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more of the disciplines and fields relating to hydrographic data and hydrographic services, marine transportation, port administration, vessel pilotage, coastal and fishery management, and other disciplines as determined appropriate by the Administrator.’’ As such, the NOAA Administrator welcomes applications from individuals with expertise in marine navigation, port administration, marine shipping or other intermodal transportation industries, cartography and geographic information systems, geospatial data management, geodesy, physical oceanography, coastal resource management, including coastal resilience and emergency response, and other related fields. As a Federal Advisory Committee, NOAA seeks to balance the HSRP composition to ensure a range of membership viewpoints, expertise, and geographic representation. To apply for membership on the Panel, applicants are asked to provide: (1) A cover letter that responds to the five ‘‘Short Response Questions’’ listed below as a statement of interest to serve on the Panel, and to highlight specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Panel; (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise from the list above; (3) a current resume; and (4) the nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Applications should be submitted electronically to the email address specified below or use the nomination form at the following address, http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ hsrp.htm. The entire package should be 6 pages or fewer in total. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. Short Response Questions (1) List the area(s) of expertise, as listed above, which you would best represent on this Panel. (2) List the geographic region(s) of the country with which you primarily associate your expertise. (3) Describe your leadership or professional experiences which you PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 believe will contribute to the effectiveness of this Panel. (4) Describe your familiarity and experience with NOAA navigation data, products, and services. (5) Generally describe the breadth and scope of stakeholders, users, or other groups whose views and input you believe you can represent on the Panel. DATES: Cover letter, responses, and current resume materials should be submitted electronically or sent to the address specified below under further contact information. All materials must be received by August 10, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your cover letter, responses, and current resume materials electronically to Hydroservices.panel@ noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP Program Manager, NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3 Rm 6864, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; Telephone: 301–713– 2705 x199, Email: Hydroservices.panel@ noaa.gov or Lynne.Mersfelder@ noaa.gov; or visit the NOS HSRP Web site at http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ hsrp.htm. Under 33 U.S.C. 883a, et seq., NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for providing nautical charts and related information for safe navigation. NOS collects and compiles hydrographic, tidal and current, geodetic, and a variety of other data in order to fulfill this responsibility. The HSRP provides advice on current and emerging oceanographic and marine science technologies relating to operations, research and development; and dissemination of data pertaining to: (a) Hydrographic surveying; (b) shoreline surveying; (c) nautical charting; (d) water level measurements; (e) current measurements; (f) geodetic measurements; (g) geospatial measurements; (h) geomagnetic measurements; and (i) other oceanographic/marine related sciences. The Panel has fifteen voting members appointed by the NOAA Administrator in accordance with 33 U.S.C. 892c. Members are selected on a standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. In addition, there are four non-voting members that serve on the Panel: The Co-Directors of the NOAA-University of New Hampshire Joint Hydrographic Center/Center for Coastal and Ocean SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RIN 0648-XA756]


Marine Mammals; File No. 15537

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comment on permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS is considering an amendment 
to Permit No. 15337 issued to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies 
(IMMS), P.O. Box 207, Gulfport, MS 39502 (Dr. Moby Solangi, Responsible 
Party). This permit authorizes the acquisition of stranded, releasable 
California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) from the National Marine 
Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program for the purposes of public 
display. The permit amendment is in response to a court decision to 
remand this permit to NMFS for reconsideration.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before July 30, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The current permit and related documents are available for 
review online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/review.htm or upon 
written request or by appointment in the following office:
    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, (301) 
427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The permit was issued on October 5, 2011, 
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). NMFS received 
several comments from members of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network 
and animal welfare organizations during the 30-day public comment 
period for the application that objected to animals undergoing 
rehabilitation and deemed fit for return to the wild being placed in 
public display, which commenters said contradicts the goals and mission 
of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Based in part on those comments 
and as explained in the memorandum documenting the decision on this 
permit, we included the following conditions in the permit:

    Condition B.2: This permit does not guarantee that the Permit 
Holder will be able to obtain any releasable sea lions from 
rehabilitation facilities, and does not require NMFS to direct any 
rehabilitation facilities to provide the Permit Holder with 
releasable sea lions. Thus, NMFS will not make arrangements for 
animals to be provided to IMMS, and rehabilitation facilities are 
under no obligation to provide animals to fulfill this permit. And 
Condition B.3: The Permit Holder is solely responsible for entering 
into cooperative agreements with partnering rehabilitation 
facilities, and must work directly with the facilities to be 
notified of any potential candidate animals to be acquired under 
this Permit.

    After NMFS issued the permit, IMMS challenged the above provisions 
in U.S. District Court. As described in the Court's opinion, the Court 
remanded the permit to NMFS for reconsideration. IMMS v. NMFS, No. 
1:11CV318-LG-JMR (S.D. Miss. 2014). NMFS is, therefore, proposing to 
remove Permit Condition B.3 and amend Permit Condition B.2 of the 
issued permit to state the following:

    Condition B.2: This permit does not guarantee that the Permit 
Holder will be able to obtain any releasable sea lions from 
rehabilitation facilities, and does not require NMFS to direct or 
make arrangements for any rehabilitation facilities to provide the 
Permit Holder with releasable sea lions. Since NMFS does not 
maintain real-time information regarding releasable sea lions in the 
stranding network, the Permit Holder should work initially with the 
rehabilitation facilities to be notified of any potential candidate 
animals to be acquired under this Permit. Final decisions with 
respect to use of rehabilitated marine mammals for public display 
purposes in lieu of take from the wild are at the ultimate 
discretion of the Office Director in accordance with 50 CFR 
216.27(b)(4).

    In accordance with NMFS' Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to 
Alter or Amend the Court's Judgment

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in the aforementioned case, NMFS is seeking comments from the public 
specifically on these proposed revisions. In addition, NMFS is 
proposing to extend the permit for one additional year, to expire on 
October 5, 2017, since the permit has been in litigation, was never 
initially signed by the applicant, and, therefore, was never invoked.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) was 
prepared for issuance of the original permit, which resulted in a 
finding of no significant impact. An initial determination has been 
made that no further NEPA analysis is necessary as the changes 
requested in the proposed amendment will not change the effects to the 
human environment in a manner not previously considered in the EA for 
Permit No. 15337.

    Dated: June 24, 2015.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-16009 Filed 6-29-15; 8:45 am]
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