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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2016 / Notices and import, receive or export parts. The permit has been amended (No. 04) to increase the number of humpback whales that may be taken by Level B harassment during surveys from 1,000 to 2,000 animals annually. The permit expires December 31, 2018. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) (NEPA), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed for Permit No. 14809– 02 is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) or environmental impact statement. A supplemental EA analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human environment was prepared for Permit No. 14856–04 in compliance with NEPA. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That determination is documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on October 27, 2015. As required by the ESA, issuance of the permits was based on a finding that each 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: January 6, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 13, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE384


Endangered Species; File No. 19496

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Mariana Fuentes, Florida State 
University, 532 Hart Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, has applied in due 
form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley 
(Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), and hawksbill 
(Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific 
research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before February 12, 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 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 19496 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. 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: Arturo Herrera or Amy Hapeman, (301) 
427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 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).
    The applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct year-round 
field activities in the Florida Big Bend Region to take, by capture or 
disturbance during vessel surveys, sea turtles to identify important 
foraging and developmental habitats. Vessel transect surveys would 
occur separately from capture efforts. Up to 1,225 sea turtles would be 
disturbed annually during vessel surveys for counts and observation to 
identify relative presence, abundance, and habitat use of turtles. Up 
to 480 sea turtles annually captured by hand, dip net or strike net 
would have the following procedures performed before release: Measure; 
weigh; blood, scute, and biopsy sampling; temporary carapace marking; 
satellite tagging; flipper passive integrated transponder tagging and/
or photography/videography.

    Dated: January 7, 2016.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-00454 Filed 1-12-16; 8:45 am]
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