Marine Mammals; File No. 21006, 30701-30702 [2018-14007]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 126 / Friday, June 29, 2018 / Notices Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 375 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments NIST invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 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 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–14047 Filed 6–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG288 Marine Mammals; File No. 21485 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Jooke Robbins, Ph.D., Center for Coastal Studies, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02657, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on cetaceans. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jun 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. 21485 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: Carrie Hubard or Amy Hapeman, (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 parts 222–226). The applicant proposes to continue a long-term study of large whales in the Western Atlantic Ocean. The focus of the research would be on humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) and fin (Balaenoptera physalus) whales, but six other whale species would be studied if observed. Research would occur in three study areas: (1) Gulf of Maine and adjacent waters, (2) waters off U.S. midAtlantic and southeastern states, and (3) humpback breeding grounds, including U.S. waters off Puerto Rico. Research would occur during vessel surveys and include photo-identification, photogrammetry, behavioral observations, and sampling of exhaled air, skin, blubber, and feces. An additional 11 species of small cetaceans, two species of pinnipeds, and North Atlantic right whales (Eubalena glacialis) may be incidentally harassed during research. The objectives of the PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30701 research are to study the biology and ecology of these whale species by examining population dynamics, movement and habitat use patterns, molecular genetics, reproduction, aging, toxicology, foraging ecology, health, entanglement, and other human interactions. 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. Dated: June 25, 2018. Amy Sloan, Deputy Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–13997 Filed 6–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF530 Marine Mammals; File No. 21006 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Linnea Pearson, California Polytechnic State University, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 21006. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 30, 2018. 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 home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 21006 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 30702 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 126 / Friday, June 29, 2018 / Notices 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 Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 21006 is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 21006, issued on September 15, 2017 (82 FR 48985; October 23, 2017), authorizes the permit holder to conduct research on Weddell seals in the Antarctic. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to include authorization for: Increased take of pups to twelve total, sedation of six additional pups at one week of age, collection of blood samples at four time points for six additional pups, use of a cannulated needle for biopsy instead of a biopsy punch, attachment of flipper mounted VHF and accelerometer tags to pups at one week of age, and use of antibiotics to treat local or systemic infection. 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 this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–14007 Filed 6–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jun 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 products 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 provided by such agencies. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 29, 2018. 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: For further information or to submit comments contact: Amy B. Jensen, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. SUMMARY: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following products are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 2940–01–113–1248—Filter Element, Intake Air Cleaner 2940–01–131–7666—Filter Element, Intake Air Cleaner, HEMTT 2940–01–170–4904—Filter Element, Intake Air Cleaner, Cylindrical 4330–01–217–8184—Filter Element, Hydraulic Fluid, HEMTT 4330–01–232–8305—Filter Element, Hydraulic Fluid, Reservoir, HEMTT 2910–01–559–5916—Filter, Fluid Mandatory for: 100% of the requirement of the Department of Defense Mandatory Source of Supply: North Central Sight Services, Inc., Williamsport, PA Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Land and Maritime Distribution: C-List NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 8115–01–582– 9709—Box, Shipping, Multi-Use, Grey, 48″ x 32″ x 26″ Mandatory for: Total Government Requirement Mandatory Source of Supply: South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, Corpus Christi, TX Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY Distribution: A-List Deletions The following products and service are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7510–01–600–5979—Cartridge, Toner, Monochrome Laser Printer, Double Yield, HP 38A Compatible, Black 7510–01–625–1736—Toner Cartridge, Laser, Extra High Yield, HP P3015 Series Compatible 7510–01–625–4080—Toner cartridge, Laser, Extra High Yield, HP Compatible for the M600 7510–01–625–0849—Toner Cartridge, Laser, Double Yield, Compatible w/ Lexmark E230 & other LM, Dell, & IBM printers 7510–01–625–1729—Toner Cartridge, Laser, Extra High Yield, Lexmark SC 630 Series Mandatory Source of Supply: Alabama Industries for the Blind, Talladega, AL Mandatory Source of Supply: Lighthouse Works, Orlando, FL Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7510–01–590–1496—Laser Toner Cartridge, HP 39A compatible 7510–01–590–1497—Laser Toner Cartridge, HP 96A compatible 7510–01–590–1498—Laser Toner Cartridge, HP 49A compatible 7510–01–590–1499—Laser Toner Cartridge, HP 49X compatible 7510–01–590–1501—Laser Toner Cartridge, HP 13A & 13X compatible 7510–01–590–1502—Laser Toner Cartridge, 43X compatible 7510–01–590–1506—Laser Toner Cartridge, HP 10A compatible Mandatory Sources of Supply: Lighthouse Works, Orlando, FL Alabama Industries for the Blind, Talladega, AL Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 5510–00–171–7700—Stakes, Wood, 1″ x 2″ x 16″ 5510–00–171–7701—Stakes, Wood, 1″ x 2″ x 14″ 5510–00–171–7732—Stakes, Wood, 2″ x 2″ x 16″ 5510–00–171–7733—Stakes, Wood, 2″ x 2″ x 12″ 5510–00–171–7734—Stakes, Wood, 1″ x 2″ x 18″ E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30701-30702]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14007]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF530


Marine Mammals; File No. 21006

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Linnea Pearson, California 
Polytechnic State University, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, 
has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 21006.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before July 30, 2018.

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 
home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 
21006 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available upon written request or by 
appointment in the Permits and Conservation

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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 [email protected]. 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 Amy Sloan, (301) 427-
8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 21006 is 
requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 
1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing 
the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    Permit No. 21006, issued on September 15, 2017 (82 FR 48985; 
October 23, 2017), authorizes the permit holder to conduct research on 
Weddell seals in the Antarctic. The permit holder is requesting the 
permit be amended to include authorization for: Increased take of pups 
to twelve total, sedation of six additional pups at one week of age, 
collection of blood samples at four time points for six additional 
pups, use of a cannulated needle for biopsy instead of a biopsy punch, 
attachment of flipper mounted VHF and accelerometer tags to pups at one 
week of age, and use of antibiotics to treat local or systemic 
infection.
    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 this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-14007 Filed 6-28-18; 8:45 am]
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