Marine Mammals; File Nos. 19436 and 19592, 28052 [2016-10833]

Download as PDF 28052 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 89 / Monday, May 9, 2016 / Notices Dated: April 12, 2016. John Armor, Acting Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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. [FR Doc. 2016–10782 Filed 5–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P Rosa ´ L. Gonzalez or Amy Sloan, (301) 427– 8401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals; File Nos. 19436 and 19592 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Tribal Government, Ecosystem Conservation Office [File No. 19436], 2050 Venia Minor Road, P.O. Box 86, St. Paul Island, AK 99660 [Responsible Party: Pamela Lestenkof], and the St. George Traditional Council, Ecosystem Conservation Office [File No. 19592], P.O. Box 940, St. George Island, Alaska 99591 [Responsible Party: Chris Merculief], have applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on and export specimens of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before June 8, 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 the appropriate File No. 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 May 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 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 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The applicants (File Nos. 19436 and 19592) propose a series of activities to fulfill their Biosampling, Entanglement/ Disentanglement, and Island Sentinel Program responsibilities as established under the co-management agreements between NMFS and the Aleut Communities. The activities include ground and aerial surveys (using Unmanned Aircraft Systems); behavioral observations; monitoring; mark-resight; capture for flipper-tagging, standard measurements, and weight; collection of scat, molt, spew, and other samples from the ground; photograph; video; and photo-id of Steller sea lions, northern fur seals, and harbor seals. It also includes incidental harassment of the pinnipeds while performing these activities including remote camera installation, maintenance, and removal. In addition, the applicants would be authorized to collect, salvage, and accept (from subsistence users) samples from dead stranded and subsistencehunted marine mammals. Unintentional mortality of northern fur seals and Steller sea lions is requested. See tables in the applications for numbers of takes by species, stock and activity. The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Tribal Government, Ecosystem Conservation Office activities will be performed in the Pribilof Islands, including St. Paul, St. George, Walrus, and Otter Islands, and Sea Lion Rock, Alaska. The St. George Traditional Council, Ecosystem Conservation Office activities will be performed in St. George Island, Alaska. The permits are requested for 5 years. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 0648–XE560 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 activities proposed are consistent with the Preferred Alternative in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Steller Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Research (NMFS 2007) and the 2014 Environmental Assessment for Issuance of Permits to take Steller Sea Lions by harassment during surveys using unmanned aerial systems, and that issuance of the permits would not have a significant adverse impact on the human environment. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: May 4, 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 89 (Monday, May 9, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE560


Marine Mammals; File Nos. 19436 and 19592

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Aleut Community of St. Paul 
Island, Tribal Government, Ecosystem Conservation Office [File No. 
19436], 2050 Venia Minor Road, P.O. Box 86, St. Paul Island, AK 99660 
[Responsible Party: Pamela Lestenkof], and the St. George Traditional 
Council, Ecosystem Conservation Office [File No. 19592], P.O. Box 940, 
St. George Island, Alaska 99591 [Responsible Party: Chris Merculief], 
have applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on and export 
specimens of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), Steller sea 
lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) for 
scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before June 8, 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 the 
appropriate File No. 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: Rosa L. Gonz[aacute]lez or Amy Sloan, 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(MMPA; 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 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226), and the Fur Seal 
Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The applicants (File Nos. 19436 and 19592) propose a series of 
activities to fulfill their Biosampling, Entanglement/Disentanglement, 
and Island Sentinel Program responsibilities as established under the 
co-management agreements between NMFS and the Aleut Communities. The 
activities include ground and aerial surveys (using Unmanned Aircraft 
Systems); behavioral observations; monitoring; mark-resight; capture 
for flipper-tagging, standard measurements, and weight; collection of 
scat, molt, spew, and other samples from the ground; photograph; video; 
and photo-id of Steller sea lions, northern fur seals, and harbor 
seals. It also includes incidental harassment of the pinnipeds while 
performing these activities including remote camera installation, 
maintenance, and removal. In addition, the applicants would be 
authorized to collect, salvage, and accept (from subsistence users) 
samples from dead stranded and subsistence-hunted marine mammals. 
Unintentional mortality of northern fur seals and Steller sea lions is 
requested. See tables in the applications for numbers of takes by 
species, stock and activity. The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, 
Tribal Government, Ecosystem Conservation Office activities will be 
performed in the Pribilof Islands, including St. Paul, St. George, 
Walrus, and Otter Islands, and Sea Lion Rock, Alaska. The St. George 
Traditional Council, Ecosystem Conservation Office activities will be 
performed in St. George Island, Alaska. The permits are requested for 5 
years.
    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 activities proposed are consistent with the Preferred Alternative 
in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for 
Steller Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Research (NMFS 2007) and the 
2014 Environmental Assessment for Issuance of Permits to take Steller 
Sea Lions by harassment during surveys using unmanned aerial systems, 
and that issuance of the permits would not have a significant adverse 
impact on the human environment.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: May 4, 2016.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-10833 Filed 5-6-16; 8:45 am]
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