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Download as PDF 68406 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices agencies, scientific experts, individuals from conservation partners and nongovernmental organizations, and commercial and recreational fishermen. Information received at the workshop may be used to inform the development of other conservation decisions and actions, including the designation of critical habitat. NMFS will provide a moderator to manage the workshop as well as a notetaker to document input received. We are seeking only individual analysis, facts, and opinions from participants. Questions to the participants will be limited to those necessary to clarify the expert’s presentation and questions seeking consensus among panelists or experts will not be entertained. NMFS also will provide a time-limited question and answer period during which attendees may ask NMFS about information presented. NMFS will prepare a summary of the workshop, noting the main points raised by the panelists and registered speakers. This workshop will be open to the public, and a public comment period will be provided at the end of each session. If you plan to attend the workshop as an interested member of the public, please contact Krista Graham at the address listed above by October 21, 2016, so we can ensure sufficient space for all participants and interested parties during our logistics planning. 3. Physical, biological or chemical features of the environment that limit the recovery of the MHI insular false killer whale; 4. Recovery strategies addressing threats to physical and biological features that are essential to species conservation; 5. Strategies and/or actions to recover the MHI insular false killer whale; 6. Estimates of the time and cost to implement recovery actions; 7. Critical knowledge gaps and/or uncertainties that need to be resolved to better inform recovery efforts; and 8. Research, monitoring, and evaluation needs to address knowledge gaps and uncertainties, or to assess the species’ status, limiting factors, and threats relative to recovery goals. Information may be submitted via the methods listed above in the ADDRESSES section. The workshop is accessible to persons with disabilities. Send requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids at least five business days in advance to Krista Graham at 808– 725–5152. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: September 28, 2016. Nicole R. LeBoeuf, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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Box 764, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on harbor porpoises and harbor seals in Admiralty Inlet and the San Juan Islands, Washington. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before November 3, 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, SUMMARY: We also invite the public to submit scientific or commercial information that may help to inform the recovery criteria and actions for the MHI insular false killer whale DPS. We are soliciting relevant information related to the MHI insular false killer whale and its habitat, including the following: 1. Criteria for removing the MHI insular false killer whale from the list of threatened and endangered species (this could be either threats-based or abundance/trends based); 2. Human activities that contribute to threats to the species; VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 20452 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.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to characterize the behavioral responses of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) to marine renewable energy devices, and to characterize the fine scale habitat use of marine mammals in tidal inlets to inform collision risk with tidal turbines. Behavioral responses to tidal turbine noise will be addressed with an experimental playback approach. The playback studies will be undertaken in the inland waters of Washington State using a combination of land-based surveys and passive acoustic monitoring methods. Studies to characterize the fine scale habitat use of harbor porpoise and pinnipeds in tidal inlets will use a combination of land-based and unmanned aerial system surveys, and will also be carried out in the inland waters of Washington State during 2016–2021. The applicant requests 244 Level B takes of harbor porpoise between two study areas, 416 takes of harbor seals, 154 Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus), and 7 California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) by means of acoustic playbacks and UAS. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices 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. Dated: September 28, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23933 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2016–0045] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. 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The same documentation is also available at http://www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435–9575, or email: CFPB_PRA@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to this email box. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Truth in Savings Act (Regulation DD) 12 CFR 1030. OMB Control Number: 3170–0004. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Private sector (noncredit union depository institutions). Estimated Number of Respondents: 129. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 573,008. Abstract: Consumers rely on the disclosures required by The Truth in Savings Act (TISA) and Regulation DD to facilitate informed decision-making regarding deposit accounts offered at depository institutions. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68406-68407]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23933]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE913


Marine Mammals; File No. 20452

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 SMRU Consulting North America, 
LLC, P.O. Box 764, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, has applied in due form for 
a permit to conduct research on harbor porpoises and harbor seals in 
Admiralty Inlet and the San Juan Islands, Washington.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before November 3, 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. 20452 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.) and the regulations governing the taking 
and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    The applicant proposes to characterize the behavioral responses of 
harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) to 
marine renewable energy devices, and to characterize the fine scale 
habitat use of marine mammals in tidal inlets to inform collision risk 
with tidal turbines. Behavioral responses to tidal turbine noise will 
be addressed with an experimental playback approach. The playback 
studies will be undertaken in the inland waters of Washington State 
using a combination of land-based surveys and passive acoustic 
monitoring methods. Studies to characterize the fine scale habitat use 
of harbor porpoise and pinnipeds in tidal inlets will use a combination 
of land-based and unmanned aerial system surveys, and will also be 
carried out in the inland waters of Washington State during 2016-2021. 
The applicant requests 244 Level B takes of harbor porpoise between two 
study areas, 416 takes of harbor seals, 154 Steller sea lions 
(Eumetopias jubatus), and 7 California sea lions (Zalophus 
californianus) by means of acoustic playbacks and UAS.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42

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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.

    Dated: September 28, 2016.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-23933 Filed 10-3-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P