Marine Mammals; File No. 20648, 49548-49549 [2018-21339]

Download as PDF 49548 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 2, 2018 / Notices liquidation is suspended.8 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(l). Therefore, for an administrative review to be conducted, there must be a reviewable, suspended entry that Commerce can order CBP to liquidate at the newly calculated countervailing duty assessment rate. Accordingly, in the absence of suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR, we are now rescinding this administrative review of the countervailing duty order on OCTG from China, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). This determination and notice are issued and published pursuant to sections 705(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: September 25, 2018. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–21405 Filed 10–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG522 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar). AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Climate Scenarios Investigation Committee (CSI) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public. DATES: The webinar meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. A public listening station is available at the Pacific Council office (address below). To attend the webinar (1) join the meeting by visiting this link http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/ webinar/join-webinar, (2) enter the Webinar ID: 723–578–011, and (3) enter your name and email address (required). 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[FR Doc. 2018–21399 Filed 10–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG360 Marine Mammals; File No. 20648 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Heidi Pearson, Ph.D., University of Alaska—Southeast, 11120 Glacier Hwy., AND1, Juneau, AK 99801, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct scientific research on marine mammals in southern Alaskan waters. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before November 1, 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 (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 20648 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 2, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Smith 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.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct research that would assess the behavior, ecology, and movement patterns of cetaceans in the Gulf of Alaska with a focus on Southeast Alaska, particularly waters around Juneau. Fin (Balaenoptera physalus), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae; range-wide including those from the endangered Mexico Distinct Population Segment), gray (Eschrichtius robustus), killer (Orcinus orca); minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), and sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) whales, Dall’s (Hocoenoides dalli) and harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), and Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) will be taken during vessel and unmanned aerial surveys. Researchers will use the following methods on all or some of the above listed species: Observation, photographic identification, photogrammetry, passive acoustic recording, tagging (suction-cup), remote biopsy and other biological sampling (breath/exhaled air, fecal, swabbed and sloughed skin). Humpback and killer whales may be remote biopsy sampled. Acoustic disturbance from sonar for prey mapping may also occur. Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus; Eastern and Western Distinct Population Segments) and harbor seals may be incidentally harassed during research activities. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Oct 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 Dated: September 26, 2018. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21339 Filed 10–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Request for Nominations for the Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee Under the Market Risk Advisory Committee Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is requesting nominations for membership on the Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee (Subcommittee) under the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC). The MRAC is a discretionary advisory committee established by the Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: The deadline for the submission of nominations is October 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be emailed to MRAC_Submissions@cftc.gov or sent by hand delivery or courier to Alicia L. 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Topics and issues this Subcommittee may consider include, but are not limited to, the following: • The treatment, under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, of existing derivatives contracts that are amended SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49549 to include new fallback provisions or otherwise reference alternative risk-free rate benchmarks (‘‘RFRs’’) such as SOFR and new derivatives contracts that reference RFRs; and • Impact on liquidity in derivatives and related markets during the transition. The Subcommittee will report directly to the MRAC and will not provide reports and/or recommendations directly to the Commission. The Subcommittee has no authority to make decisions on behalf of the MRAC, and no determination of fact or policy will be made by the Subcommittee on behalf of the Commission. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 191 (Tuesday, October 2, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21339]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG360


Marine Mammals; File No. 20648

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 Heidi Pearson, Ph.D., University 
of Alaska--Southeast, 11120 Glacier Hwy., AND1, Juneau, AK 99801, has 
applied in due form for a permit to conduct scientific research on 
marine mammals in southern Alaskan waters.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before November 1, 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 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 20648 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 [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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Smith 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.), the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226), and the Fur 
Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct research that 
would assess the behavior, ecology, and movement patterns of cetaceans 
in the Gulf of Alaska with a focus on Southeast Alaska, particularly 
waters around Juneau. Fin (Balaenoptera physalus), humpback (Megaptera 
novaeangliae; range-wide including those from the endangered Mexico 
Distinct Population Segment), gray (Eschrichtius robustus), killer 
(Orcinus orca); minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), and sperm (Physeter 
macrocephalus) whales, Dall's (Hocoenoides dalli) and harbor porpoises 
(Phocoena phocoena), and Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus 
obliquidens) will be taken during vessel and unmanned aerial surveys. 
Researchers will use the following methods on all or some of the above 
listed species: Observation, photographic identification, 
photogrammetry, passive acoustic recording, tagging (suction-cup), 
remote biopsy and other biological sampling (breath/exhaled air, fecal, 
swabbed and sloughed skin). Humpback and killer whales may be remote 
biopsy sampled. Acoustic disturbance from sonar for prey mapping may 
also occur. Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus; Eastern and Western 
Distinct Population Segments) and harbor seals may be incidentally 
harassed during research activities.
    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: September 26, 2018.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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