Marine Mammals; File Nos. 19703 and 20993, 4860-4861 [2017-00807]

Download as PDF 4860 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2017 / Notices The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Shannah Jaburek, (978) 282– 8456 or Shannah.Jaburek@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Greater Atlantic Region manages the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the East Coast under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The regulations implementing the FMP are at 50 CFR part 648. To successfully implement and administer components of the FMP, OMB Control No. 0648– 0491 includes the following information collections for scallop vessel owners, operators, and fishery participants: Vessel monitoring system (VMS) trip declarations for all scallop vessels, including powerdown declarations; notification of access area trip termination for limited access scallop vessels; submission of access area compensation trip identification; submission of access area trip exchange forms; VMS purchase and installation for individuals that purchase a federally permitted scallop vessel; VMS daily catch reports; submission of ownership cap forms for individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels; submission of vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history applications for IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM), and Incidental Catch (IC) scallop vessels; submission of VMS pre-landing notification form by IFQ vessels and limited access vessels for access areas; enrollment into the state waters exemption program; submission of requests for IFQ transfers; payment of cost recovery bills for IFQ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Jan 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 vessels; sector proposals for IFQ vessels and industry participants; and sector operations plans for approved sector proposals. Data collected through these programs are incorporated into the NMFS database and are used to track and confirm vessel permit status and eligibility, scallop landings, and scallop vessel allocations. Aggregated summaries of the collected information will be used to evaluate the management program and future management proposals. II. Method of Collection Participants will submit electronic VMS transmissions and paper applications by mail, facsimile, or email. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0491. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofits organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 647. Estimated Time per Response: VMS trip declaration, trip termination, compensation trip identification, powerdown provision, daily catch reports, 2 minutes; access area trip exchange, 15 minutes; VMS purchase and installation, 2 hours; IFQ ownership cap forms, 5 minutes; vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history applications, 3 hours; VMS prelanding notification form, 5 minutes; VMS state waters exemption program, 2 minutes; quota transfers, 10 minutes; cost recovery, 2 hours; sector proposals, 150 hours; sector operations plans, 100 hours; IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine, and incidental catch vessel VMS requirements, 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,460. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $790,283. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 11, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00816 Filed 1–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF154 Marine Mammals; File Nos. 19703 and 20993 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Fred Sharpe, Ph.D., Alaska Whale Foundation, 4739 University Way NE., #1230, Seattle, WA 98105 (File No. 19703) has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on cetaceans and Christopher Cilfone, Be Blue, 2569 Douglas Hwy. Unit 1, Juneau, AK 99801 (File No. 20993) has applied in due form to conduct commercial/educational photography on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before February 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents for File No. 19703 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. 19703 from the list of available applications. Documents for File No. 19703 and 20993 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 these applications should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2017 / Notices 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 the application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Shasta McClenahan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are 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). Dr. Sharpe (File No. 19703) proposes to study humpback and killer (Orcinus orca) whales in Alaska using both vessel and aerial surveys and a variety of methods including photo-identification, passive and active acoustics, underwater video/photography, unmanned aircraft systems, prey mapping, and suction-cup tagging. The purpose of the research is to continue a long-term study of the behavior of Alaskan humpback whales, focusing on social structure, vocalizations, and feeding. Forty harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), 50 Dall’s porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli), 130 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), and 80 Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) may be incidentally harassed during research activities. The permit would be valid for five years. Mr. Cilfone (File No. 20993) proposes to film humpback whales in Hawaiian waters of the Maui Nui Basin. Footage would be used to create a film about humpback whales and their conservation success that would be available on multiple platforms. Boats, unmanned aircraft systems, pole cameras, and snorkelers would all be used to get footage. Fifty humpback whales would be approached annually. In addition, pantropical spotted (Stenella attenuata), spinner (S. longirostris), and bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) dolphins may be incidentally harassed during filming operations. Filming would occur in winter and spring and the permit would be valid until May 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Jan 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 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 applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: January 10, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 4861 and Blueline Tilefish specifications process, including recommendations by the Council and its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 11, 2017. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–00818 Filed 1–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [FR Doc. 2017–00807 Filed 1–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF161 Multistakeholder Process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. The Tilefish Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. and conclude by 12 noon. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option: http:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/tile-ap-2017/. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their Web site at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to create a fishery performance report by the Council’s Tilefish Advisory Panel. The intent of this report is to facilitate a venue for structured input from the Advisory Panel members for the Golden The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process concerning Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching on January 31, 2017. DATES: The meeting will be held on January 31, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: This is a virtual meeting. NTIA will post links to online content and dial-in information on the multistakeholder process Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2016/multistakeholderprocess-iot-security. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allan Friedman, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4281; email: afriedman@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs: (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: In March of 2015 the National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued a Request for Comment to ‘‘identify substantive cybersecurity issues that Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4860-4861]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00807]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF154


Marine Mammals; File Nos. 19703 and 20993

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 Fred Sharpe, Ph.D., Alaska Whale 
Foundation, 4739 University Way NE., #1230, Seattle, WA 98105 (File No. 
19703) has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on 
cetaceans and Christopher Cilfone, Be Blue, 2569 Douglas Hwy. Unit 1, 
Juneau, AK 99801 (File No. 20993) has applied in due form to conduct 
commercial/educational photography on humpback whales (Megaptera 
novaeangliae).

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before February 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents for File No. 19703 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. 19703 from the list of available applications.
    Documents for File No. 19703 and 20993 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 these applications should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above.

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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 the application would be appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Shasta McClenahan, 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are 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).
    Dr. Sharpe (File No. 19703) proposes to study humpback and killer 
(Orcinus orca) whales in Alaska using both vessel and aerial surveys 
and a variety of methods including photo-identification, passive and 
active acoustics, underwater video/photography, unmanned aircraft 
systems, prey mapping, and suction-cup tagging. The purpose of the 
research is to continue a long-term study of the behavior of Alaskan 
humpback whales, focusing on social structure, vocalizations, and 
feeding. Forty harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), 50 Dall's 
porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli), 130 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), and 
80 Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) may be incidentally harassed 
during research activities. The permit would be valid for five years.
    Mr. Cilfone (File No. 20993) proposes to film humpback whales in 
Hawaiian waters of the Maui Nui Basin. Footage would be used to create 
a film about humpback whales and their conservation success that would 
be available on multiple platforms. Boats, unmanned aircraft systems, 
pole cameras, and snorkelers would all be used to get footage. Fifty 
humpback whales would be approached annually. In addition, pantropical 
spotted (Stenella attenuata), spinner (S. longirostris), and bottlenose 
(Tursiops truncatus) dolphins may be incidentally harassed during 
filming operations. Filming would occur in winter and spring and the 
permit would be valid until May 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 activities proposed are 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 applications to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: January 10, 2017.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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