Marine Mammals; File No. 14628, 65704 [2015-27208]

Download as PDF 65704 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 207 / Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Notices Dated: October 21, 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. 2015–27208 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] RIN 0648–XX08 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Marine Mammals; File No. 14628 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Notice is hereby given that National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution (Charles W. Potter, Responsible Party), PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013 has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 14628. 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: NOAA’s Bay Watershed Education and Training (B–WET) Program National Evaluation System. OMB Control Number: 0648–0658. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 8,086. Average Hours per Response: Awardee-respondents will complete an online survey in 60 minutes and teacher-respondents will complete two online surveys in 30 minutes each. Burden Hours: 1,773. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The NOAA Office of Education’s Bay Watershed Education and Training (B– WET) program seeks to contribute to NOAA’s mission by supporting education efforts to create an environmentally literate citizenry with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to protect watersheds and related ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. B–WET currently funds projects in seven regions (California, Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest). B–WET has created an across-region, internal evaluation system to provide ongoing feedback on program implementation and outcomes to ensure maximum quality and efficiency of the B–WET program. The evaluation system is sustained by B– WET staff with occasional assistance from an outside contractor. B–WET awardees and the awardees’ professional development teacherparticipants are asked to voluntarily complete online survey forms to provide AGENCY: 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, (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), 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 original permit (No. 14628), issued on November 18, 2010 (75 FR 72794) authorizes the salvage, collection, importation, exportation, receipt, possession, archive, and analyses of marine mammal and endangered species parts under NMFS jurisdiction. No live animal takes and no incidental harassment of animals are authorized. Parts are archived by the NMNH and used to support research studies and incidental education. The minor amendment (No. 14628–01) extends the duration of the permit for one year, through November 30, 2016, but does not change any other terms or conditions of the permit. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Oct 26, 2015 Jkt 238001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 evaluation data. One individual from each awardee organization is asked to complete a form once per year of the award, and the teacher participants are asked to complete one form at the end of their professional development program and another form at the end of the following school year. Affected Public: State, local and tribal governments; not-for-profit institutions, business or other for-profit organizations, individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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: October 22, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–27331 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE097 Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Front Street Transload Facility Construction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental take authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the Bergerson Construction, Inc. (Bergerson) to take, by Level B harassment, small numbers of two species of marine mammals incidental to the Front Street Transload Facility construction project in Newport, Oregon, between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2016. DATES: Effective November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: Requests for information on the incidental take authorization should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XX08


Marine Mammals; File No. 14628

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that National Museum of Natural History 
(NMNH), Smithsonian Institution (Charles W. Potter, Responsible Party), 
PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013 has been issued a minor amendment to 
Scientific Research Permit No. 14628.

ADDRESSES: 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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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), 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 original permit (No. 14628), issued on November 18, 2010 (75 FR 
72794) authorizes the salvage, collection, importation, exportation, 
receipt, possession, archive, and analyses of marine mammal and 
endangered species parts under NMFS jurisdiction. No live animal takes 
and no incidental harassment of animals are authorized. Parts are 
archived by the NMNH and used to support research studies and 
incidental education. The minor amendment (No. 14628-01) extends the 
duration of the permit for one year, through November 30, 2016, but 
does not change any other terms or conditions of the permit.

    Dated: October 21, 2015.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-27208 Filed 10-26-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P