Marine Mammals and Endangered Species, 15595-15596 [2019-07535]

Download as PDF 15595 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jennifer Skidmore and Courtney Smith, (301) 427–8401. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals; File No. 22686 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the National Marine Fisheries Service is extending the public comment period associated with the notice of receipt for an application for a permit to import bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) submitted by the Chicago Zoological Society. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: The application and related application documents are available for review online at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/permitapplication-import-3-bottlenosedolphins-file-no-22686-chicagozoological-society or 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. 22686 in the subject line of the email comment. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Permit No. Dated: April 11, 2019. Amy Sloan, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07532 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 0648–XP18 16087–02 ........... 0648–XA292 19641–01 ........... 0648–XG517 20340–02 ........... 0648–XG517 20347–01 ........... 0648–XG517 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals and Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments or modifications. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable. ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan (Permit No. 22095); Erin Markin (Permit Nos. 20340–02 and 20528–01); Malcolm Mohead (Permit Nos. 19641–01, 20347–01, and 22671); and Sara Young (Permit Nos. 14327–01 and 16087) at (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit or permit amendment had been submitted by the below-named applicants. To locate the Federal Register notice that announced our receipt of the application and a complete description of the research, go to www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in the table below. SUMMARY: Applicant Previous Federal Register notice National Marine Fisheries Service’s Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA 98115 (Responsible Party: John Bengston). National Marine Fisheries Service’s Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA 98115 (Responsible Party: John Bengston). Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 (Responsible Party: Tom Savoy). New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setuaket, NY 11733 (Responsible Party: Kim McKown). University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences, 5741 Libby Hall, Room 202A, Orono, ME 04469 (Responsible Party: Gayle Zydlewski). 79 FR 51963, September 2, 2014. 79 FR 64174, October 28, 2014. 83 FR 61375, November 29, 2018. 83 FR 61375, November 29, 2018. 83 FR 61375, November 29, 2018. RIN 14327–01 ........... VerDate Sep<11>2014 On March 19, 2019 (84 FR 10044), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published notice of a permit application submitted by the Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo (Bill Zeigler, Responsible Party), 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513. The applicant is requesting to import up to three captive born bottlenose dolphins from Dolphin Quest Bermuda to either the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, IL or Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands for public display purposes. The requested duration of the permit is five years. During the 30-day comment period, NMFS received several requests for a 60 day extension of the public comment period and for a public hearing. NMFS is extending the public comment period for an additional 30 days for commenters to review additional information received from the applicant. Regarding the public hearing, NMFS has determined that a public hearing is not warranted as comments and documentation related to this MMPA permit application can be provided in writing. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 0648–XG881 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 Permit or amendment issuance date March 21, 2019. March 21, 2019. March 12, 2019. March 12, 2019. March 12, 2019. 15596 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices Permit No. RIN 20528–01 ........... 0648–XG517 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412 (Responsible Party: Bill Post). 22095 ................. 0648–XG371 SeaWorld, LLC., 9205 SouthPark Center Loop, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32819 (Responsible Party: Christopher Dold, DVM). 22671 ................. 0648–XG517 Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Discipline, 1 Migratory Way, Turners Fall, MA 01376 (Responsible Party: Adria Elskus). In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in Section 2 of the ESA. Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (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), as applicable. Dated: April 11, 2019. Amy Sloan, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07535 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG957 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Previous Federal Register notice Applicant Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 NMFS announces a public meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on June 10, 2019. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held via conference call on June 10, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) (or until business is concluded). Members of the public may submit written comments on meeting topics or materials; comments must be received by June 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted via conference call. For details on how to call in to the conference line or to submit comments, please contact Emily Reynolds, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; telephone: 808–725–5039; email: emily.reynolds@noaa.gov. Documents to be considered by the PAC will be sent out via email in advance of the conference call. Please submit contact information to Emily Reynolds (telephone: 808–725–5039; email: emily.reynolds@noaa.gov) at least 3 days in advance of the call to receive documents via email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Reynolds, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; telephone: 808–725–5039; facsimile: 808–725– 5215; email: emily.reynolds@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), the Permanent Advisory Committee, or PAC, has been formed to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. The PAC is composed of: (i) Not less than 15 nor more than 20 individuals appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC; (ii) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83 FR 61375, November 29, 2018. 83 FR 54570, October 30, 2018. 83 FR 61375, November 29, 2018. Permit or amendment issuance date March 12, 2019. March 13, 2019. March 12, 2019. the chair of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Committee (or the chair’s designee); and (iii) officials from the fisheries management authorities of American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands (or their designees). The PAC supports the work of the U.S. National Section to the WCPFC in an advisory capacity. The U.S. National Section is made up of the U.S. Commissioners and the Department of State. NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office provides administrative and technical support to the PAC in cooperation with the Department of State. More information on the WCPFC, established under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, can be found on the WCPFC website: http:// www.wcpfc.int. Meeting Topics The purpose of the June 10, 2019, conference call is to discuss outcomes of the 2018 regular session of the WCPFC (WCPFC15), U.S. priorities leading up to the 2019 regular session of the WCPFC (WCPFC16), and potential management measures for tropical tunas and other issues of interest. Special Accommodations The conference call is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Emily Reynolds at 808–725–5039 by May 27, 2019. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6902 et seq. Dated: April 11, 2019. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07580 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15595-15596]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07535]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Marine Mammals and Endangered Species

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments or 
modifications.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have 
been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as 
applicable.

ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan (Permit No. 22095); Erin 
Markin (Permit Nos. 20340-02 and 20528-01); Malcolm Mohead (Permit Nos. 
19641-01, 20347-01, and 22671); and Sara Young (Permit Nos. 14327-01 
and 16087) at (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal 
Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit or permit 
amendment had been submitted by the below-named applicants. To locate 
the Federal Register notice that announced our receipt of the 
application and a complete description of the research, go to 
www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in the 
table below.

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                                                                                                   Permit or
       Permit No.                  RIN                   Applicant          Previous Federal       amendment
                                                                             Register notice     issuance date
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14327-01...............  0648-XP18                National Marine          79 FR 51963,        March 21, 2019.
                                                   Fisheries Service's      September 2, 2014.
                                                   Marine Mammal
                                                   Laboratory, 7600 Sand
                                                   Point Way, Seattle, WA
                                                   98115 (Responsible
                                                   Party: John Bengston).
16087-02...............  0648-XA292               National Marine          79 FR 64174,        March 21, 2019.
                                                   Fisheries Service's      October 28, 2014.
                                                   Marine Mammal
                                                   Laboratory, 7600 Sand
                                                   Point Way, Seattle, WA
                                                   98115 (Responsible
                                                   Party: John Bengston).
19641-01...............  0648-XG517               Connecticut Department   83 FR 61375,        March 12, 2019.
                                                   of Energy and            November 29, 2018.
                                                   Environmental
                                                   Protection, Marine
                                                   Fisheries, P.O. Box
                                                   719, Old Lyme, CT
                                                   06371 (Responsible
                                                   Party: Tom Savoy).
20340-02...............  0648-XG517               New York State           83 FR 61375,        March 12, 2019.
                                                   Department of            November 29, 2018.
                                                   Environmental
                                                   Conservation, 205
                                                   Belle Mead Road, East
                                                   Setuaket, NY 11733
                                                   (Responsible Party:
                                                   Kim McKown).
20347-01...............  0648-XG517               University of Maine,     83 FR 61375,        March 12, 2019.
                                                   School of Marine         November 29, 2018.
                                                   Sciences, 5741 Libby
                                                   Hall, Room 202A,
                                                   Orono, ME 04469
                                                   (Responsible Party:
                                                   Gayle Zydlewski).

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20528-01...............  0648-XG517               South Carolina           83 FR 61375,        March 12, 2019.
                                                   Department of Natural    November 29, 2018.
                                                   Resources, 217 Fort
                                                   Johnson Road,
                                                   Charleston, SC 29412
                                                   (Responsible Party:
                                                   Bill Post).
22095..................  0648-XG371               SeaWorld, LLC., 9205     83 FR 54570,        March 13, 2019.
                                                   SouthPark Center Loop,   October 30, 2018.
                                                   Suite 400, Orlando, FL
                                                   32819 (Responsible
                                                   Party: Christopher
                                                   Dold, DVM).
22671..................  0648-XG517               Conte Anadromous Fish    83 FR 61375,        March 12, 2019.
                                                   Research Laboratory,     November 29, 2018.
                                                   U.S. Geological
                                                   Survey, Biological
                                                   Resources Discipline,
                                                   1 Migratory Way,
                                                   Turners Fall, MA 01376
                                                   (Responsible Party:
                                                   Adria Elskus).
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    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the 
activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was 
based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good 
faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered 
species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set 
forth in Section 2 of the ESA.

    Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the 
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (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), as applicable.

    Dated: April 11, 2019.
Amy Sloan,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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