Marine Mammals; File No. 17157, 76278-76279 [2015-30843]

Download as PDF 76278 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices 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: December 3, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–30872 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE129 Marine Mammals; File No. 19439 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 Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica. 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: ´ Amy Sloan or Rosa L. Gonzalez, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 28, 2015, notice was published in the Federal Register (80 FR 52255) that a request for a permit to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antartica 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 the permit holder to capture and sample leopard (Hydrurga leptonyx), crabeater (Lobodon carcinophaga), southern elephant (Mirounga leonina), Ross Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 (Ommatophoca rossii), Weddell (Leptonychotes weddellii), and Antarctic fur (Arctocephalus gazella) seals throughout their range for scientific research. Researchers may capture up to 40 animals per species per year to collect tissue samples, morphometrics, and metabolic and physiological measurements, apply identifying marks, and attach instruments; as well as an additional 50 pups of each species for marking, morphometrics, and minimal sample collection. An additional 100 each of crabeater, leopard, and Ross seals, 500 southern elephant seals, and 1000 each of Weddell seals and Antarctic fur seals may be taken annually via Level B harassment by incidental disturbance during captures, opportunistic sample collection, and resights. The permit also authorizes unintentional mortality or serious injury of up to four animals per species annually not to exceed ten animals per species over the life of the permit. Blood and tissue samples would be imported from the Southern Ocean and Antarctica to the United States and exported world-wide for analyses. The permit expires October 1, 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 activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Dated: December 2, 2015. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30841 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC033 Marine Mammals; File No. 17157 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Stephen John Trumble, Ph.D., Baylor University, 101 Bagby Ave., Waco, TX 76706, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 17157– 01. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before January 7, 2016. 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 home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 17157 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. 17157 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: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 17157–01 is requested 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 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 17157, issued on July 18, 2012, and amended on November 7, 2014, authorizes the receipt, import and export of up to 25 earplugs annually of each of the following species of whale: Blue (Balaenoptera musculus), sei (B. borealis), minke (B. acutorostrata), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), gray (Eschrichtius robustus), bowhead (Balaena mysticetus), fin (B. physalus), and sperm (Physeter macrocephalus). The samples may be obtained from natural history museums as well as from collections in Barrow, AK, of bowhead whale subsistence harvests. DATES: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices The applicant is requesting an amendment to the permit to increase the number of animals that samples could be received, imported, and exported from 25 to 100 individuals annually. In addition, the applicant is requesting authorization to receive, import, and export baleen samples from blue and fin whales. No takes of live animals are or would be authorized. The permit expires on July 17, 2017. 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 this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: December 2, 2015. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30843 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES Sunshine Act Meeting Notice The Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service gives notice of the following meeting: DATE AND TIME: Friday, December 18, 2015, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (ET). PLACE: Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Suite 8312, Washington, DC 20525 (Please go to 10th floor reception area for escort). CALL-IN INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800– 988–9648 conference call access code number 5755950. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and CNCS will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Replays are generally available one hour after a call ends. The toll-free phone number for the replay is 800– 843–4802, access code number 22589. TTY: 800–833–3722. The end replay VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 date is January 18, 2016, 11:29 p.m. (CT). STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: I. Chair’s Opening Comments a. Call to Order, Welcome, and Preview of Today’s Meeting Agenda b. Introduction and Acknowledgements c. Summary Status of Board Interaction II. Consideration of Previous Meeting’s Minutes III. CEO Report IV. Guest Speaker: Highlighting MLK Day of Service V. Public Comments VI. Final Comments and Adjournment Members of the public who would like to comment on the business of the Board may do so in writing or in person. Individuals may submit written comments to jmauk@cns.gov subject line: DECEMBER 2015 CNCS BOARD MEETING by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on December 16, 2015. Individuals attending the meeting in person who would like to comment will be asked to sign-in upon arrival. Comments are requested to be limited to 2 minutes. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The Corporation for National and Community Service provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. Anyone who needs an interpreter or other accommodation should notify Ida Green at igreen@cns.gov or 202–606–6861 by 5 p.m. (ET) on December 15, 2015. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jenny Mauk, Special Assistant to the CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20525. Phone: 202–606–6615. Fax: 202–606– 3460. TTY: 800–833–3722. Email: jmauk@cns.gov. Dated: December 4, 2015. Wilsie Y. Minor, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2015–31004 Filed 12–4–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), DoD. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76279 Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel). DATES: Thursday, January 7, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Naval Heritage Center Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Edward Norton, DFO, Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel, 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101, Falls Church, VA 22042–5101. Telephone: (703) 681–2890. Fax: (703) 681–1940. Email Address: dha.ncr.health-it.mbx.baprequests@ mail.mil. This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix, as amended) and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended). Purpose of Meeting: The Panel will review and comment on recommendations made to the Director of Defense Health Agency, by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, regarding the Uniform Formulary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting Agenda 1. Sign-In 2. Welcome and Opening Remarks 3. Public Citizen Comments 4. Scheduled Therapeutic Class Reviews (Comments will follow each agenda item) a. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—Stimulants b. Antirheumatic Drugs— Methotrexate Injectable c. Gastrointestinal -2 Agents— Miscellaneous d. Acne—Isotretinoins 5. Designated Newly Approved Drugs in Already-Reviewed Classes 6. Designated Newly FDA Approved Drugs 7. Pertinent Utilization Management Issues 8. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 235 (Tuesday, December 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30843]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC033


Marine Mammals; File No. 17157

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Stephen John Trumble, Ph.D., 
Baylor University, 101 Bagby Ave., Waco, TX 76706, has applied for an 
amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 17157-01.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before January 7, 2016.

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 home 
page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 17157 
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. 17157 
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: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, (301) 
427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 17157-01 
is requested 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 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), 
and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    Permit No. 17157, issued on July 18, 2012, and amended on November 
7, 2014, authorizes the receipt, import and export of up to 25 earplugs 
annually of each of the following species of whale: Blue (Balaenoptera 
musculus), sei (B. borealis), minke (B. acutorostrata), humpback 
(Megaptera novaeangliae), gray (Eschrichtius robustus), bowhead 
(Balaena mysticetus), fin (B. physalus), and sperm (Physeter 
macrocephalus). The samples may be obtained from natural history 
museums as well as from collections in Barrow, AK, of bowhead whale 
subsistence harvests.

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    The applicant is requesting an amendment to the permit to increase 
the number of animals that samples could be received, imported, and 
exported from 25 to 100 individuals annually. In addition, the 
applicant is requesting authorization to receive, import, and export 
baleen samples from blue and fin whales. No takes of live animals are 
or would be authorized. The permit expires on July 17, 2017.
    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 this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: December 2, 2015.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-30843 Filed 12-7-15; 8:45 am]
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