Marine Mammals; File No. 19116, 29847-29848 [2016-11309]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Notices 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.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The purpose of this research is to determine the role of blood oxygen store depletion in the dive behavior and foraging ecology of California sea lions. This research would help determine the ability of these animals to adapt to environmental change. Over the course of five years, up to 70 lactating females would be captured, flipper tagged, anesthetized, and equipped with a venous or arterial blood oxygen recorder, a velocity-acceleration-depth recorder, kinematic recorders, intravascular lactate sensor, or intravascular thermistor probe during foraging trips to sea. Animals would be recaptured after the foraging trip to remove the recorders. The pups of the females would also be captured and marked for ID purposes. Research would occur on San Nicolas Island off the coast of California. Annually, up to 4,000 California sea lions, 100 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), 200 northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), and 30 northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) may be incidentally harassed during research. A limited number of California sea lion mortalities (one per year) are requested. The permit would be valid for five 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 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 the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 10, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–11311 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE580 Marine Mammals; File No. 19116 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the NOAA Office of Science and Technology (Ned Cyr, Responsible Party), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on sixteen species of marine mammals in the Pacific Ocean. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before June 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: The application is 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. 19116 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: Sara Young or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427– 8401. SUMMARY: 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29847 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). The applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct a research program involving studies of sound production, diving and other behavior, and responses to sound of marine mammals, including endangered species. The results would be integrated with related studies and directly contribute to conservation management for sound producers and regulatory agencies by identifying characteristics of target species that are critical for passive monitoring, detection, and/or density estimation; and, by demonstrating how specific sounds, including simulated military sonar, may evoke behavioral responses in marine mammals. The experimental design involves temporarily attaching individual recording tags to measure vocalization, behavior, and physiological parameters as well as sound exposure. Behavior will be measured before, during, and after carefully controlled exposures of sound in conventional playback experiments. Tagged subjects will be exposed to received sound levels up to 180 dB re: 1mPa. This study will involve various activities that could take animals by harassment, including close approaches, attachment of tags, and sound exposure. Small fragments of sloughed skin, which often remain attached to retrieved tags, would be used for genetic analyses. Target species include beaked whales and other odontocetes, key baleen whales, and pinniped species for whom such data have not been previously obtained; other marine species may be incidentally impacted. Please refer to the tables in the application for the numbers of marine mammals, by species and stock, proposed for this permit. The research will be focused in the waters within the U.S. Navy’s Southern California Range Complex, and primarily near the vicinity of San Clemente Island northward to Monterey Bay. NMFS prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), to examine whether significant environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed scientific research permit and conduct of the research. The draft EA is available upon request for review and comment simultaneous with the scientific research permit application. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 29848 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Notices Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: May 10, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–11309 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products and a service previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: 6/12/2016. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the services listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following services are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Services Service Type: Facility Maintenance Service Mandatory For: U.S. Coast Guard, Shore Facilities and Coast Guard Cutter Cheboygan, MI Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Grand Traverse Industries, Inc., Traverse City, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 MI Contracting Activity: USCG, 1301 Clay Street, Suite 801N, Oakland, CA Service Type: Engineering and Environmental Service Mandatory for: U.S. Air Force, 61st Civil Engineer & Logistics Squadron, Los Angeles Air Force Base, 43 North Aviation Boulevard, El Segundo, CA Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: PRIDE Industries, Roseville, CA Contracting Activity: Dept of the Air Force, FA2816 SMC PKO, El Segundo, CA Service Type: Custodial and Related Service Mandatory for: GSA PBS Region 5, SSA Federal Building, 611 E. Genesee Avenue, Saginaw, MI Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: SVRC Industries, Inc., Saginaw, MI Contracting Activity: GSA, Public Buildings Service, Acquisition Management Division, Dearborn, MI Deletions The following products and service are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 3990–00–NSH– 0065—Skid, Wood Contracting Activity: Government Printing Office, Washington, DC NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 6532–00–083–6534—Gown, Operating, Surgical 6532–00–083–6535—Gown, Operating, Surgical 6532–00–083–6536—Gown, Operating, Surgical 6532–00–104–9895—Gown, Hospital Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Unknown Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Service Service Type: Toner Cartridge Remanufacturing Malmstrom Air Force Base Malmstrom AFB, MT Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Community Option Resource Enterprises, Inc., (COR Enterprises), Billings, MT Contracting Activity: Dept of the Air Force, FA7014 AFDW PK Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–11330 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the procurement list. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This action adds services to the Procurement List that will be provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products and services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Effective 6/12/2016. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Additions On 4/1/2016 (81 FR 18839–18840), the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will provide the services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to provide the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following services are added to the Procurement List: Services Service Type: Janitorial Service Service Mandatory For: Library of Congress, Fort Meade Collection Storage Modules, Fort Meade, MD Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc., E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29847-29848]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11309]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE580


Marine Mammals; File No. 19116

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 the NOAA Office of Science and 
Technology (Ned Cyr, Responsible Party), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver 
Spring, MD 20910, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct 
research on sixteen species of marine mammals in the Pacific Ocean.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before June 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The application is 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. 19116 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: Sara Young or Carrie Hubard, (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.), and the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226).
    The applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct a research 
program involving studies of sound production, diving and other 
behavior, and responses to sound of marine mammals, including 
endangered species. The results would be integrated with related 
studies and directly contribute to conservation management for sound 
producers and regulatory agencies by identifying characteristics of 
target species that are critical for passive monitoring, detection, 
and/or density estimation; and, by demonstrating how specific sounds, 
including simulated military sonar, may evoke behavioral responses in 
marine mammals. The experimental design involves temporarily attaching 
individual recording tags to measure vocalization, behavior, and 
physiological parameters as well as sound exposure. Behavior will be 
measured before, during, and after carefully controlled exposures of 
sound in conventional playback experiments. Tagged subjects will be 
exposed to received sound levels up to 180 dB re: 1[mu]Pa. This study 
will involve various activities that could take animals by harassment, 
including close approaches, attachment of tags, and sound exposure. 
Small fragments of sloughed skin, which often remain attached to 
retrieved tags, would be used for genetic analyses. Target species 
include beaked whales and other odontocetes, key baleen whales, and 
pinniped species for whom such data have not been previously obtained; 
other marine species may be incidentally impacted. Please refer to the 
tables in the application for the numbers of marine mammals, by species 
and stock, proposed for this permit. The research will be focused in 
the waters within the U.S. Navy's Southern California Range Complex, 
and primarily near the vicinity of San Clemente Island northward to 
Monterey Bay.
    NMFS prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) under the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), to 
examine whether significant environmental impacts could result from 
issuance of the proposed scientific research permit and conduct of the 
research. The draft EA is available upon request for review and comment 
simultaneous with the scientific research permit application.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine 
Mammal

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Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: May 10, 2016.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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