Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specific Activities; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Pile Driving and Removal Activities During Construction of a Cruise Ship Berth, Hoonah, Alaska, 20331-20332 [C1-2019-08848]

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[FR Doc. 2019–09594 Filed 5–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG874 Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specific Activities; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Pile Driving and Removal Activities During Construction of a Cruise Ship Berth, Hoonah, Alaska Correction In notice document 2019–08848 beginning on page 18495 in the issue of Wednesday, May 1, 2019, make the following corrections: 1. On page 18511, Table 5 should read as follows: TABLE 5—NMFS TECHNICAL GUIDANCE (2018) USER SPREADSHEET INPUT TO CALCULATE PTS ISOPLETHS FOR VIBRATORY PILE DRIVING User Spreadsheet Input—vibratory pile driving/anchoring and socketing spreadsheet tab A.1 Vibratory pile driving used 24-in piles (permanent) jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Source Level (RMS SPL) ....... Weighting Factor Adjustment (kHz) ................. Number of piles within 24-hr period .................... Duration to drive a single pile (min) Propagation (xLogR) ............. Distance of source level measurement (meters) * 30-in piles (temporary install) 30-in piles (temporary removal) 30-in piles (permanent) 36-in piles (permanent) 42-in piles (permanent) 8-in anchoring 33-in anchoring 24-in and 30-in socketing 161.9 161.9 161.9 161.9 168.2 168.2 166.2 166.2 166.2 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 4 6 6 2 2 2 1 2 2 10 20 10 30 30 60 60 240 60 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 2. On page 18515, Table 9 should read as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 May 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 20332 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 90 / Thursday, May 9, 2019 / Notices TABLE 9—PROPOSED TAKE ESTIMATES AS A PERCENTAGE OF STOCK ABUNDANCE Species Stock (NEST) Level A harassment Level B harassment Minke Whale .............................................. Humpback Whale ...................................... N/A ............................................................. Hawaii DPS (9,487) a ................................. Mexico DPS (606) a ................................... 0 ..................... 0 ..................... Gray Whale ................................................ Killer Whale ............................................... Eastern North Pacific (26,960) .................. Alaska Resident (2,347) ............................ Northern Resident (261) ............................ West Coast Transient (243) ...................... 0 ..................... 0 ..................... Pacific White-Sided Dolphin ...................... Dall’s Porpoise ........................................... Harbor Porpoise ........................................ Harbor Seal ............................................... Steller Sea Lion ......................................... North Pacific (26,880) ................................ Alaska (83,400) c ....................................... NA .............................................................. Glacier Bay/Icy Strait (7,210) .................... Eastern U.S. (41,638) ................................ Western U.S. (53,303) ............................... 0 ..................... 0 ..................... 32 ................... 16 ................... 15 ................... 1 ..................... (Total 16.) 9 ..................... 406 ................. 27 ................... (Total 433.) 3 ..................... 469 ................. 52 49 ................... (Total 570.) 164 ................. 1,038 .............. 1,932 .............. 156 ................. 520 ................. 39 ................... (Total 559.) Percent of stock N/A. 4.3. 4.5. Less than 1 percent. 19.9 b 19.9 b 20.2. b Less than 1 percent. 1.2. NA. 2.16. 1.25 Less than 1 percent. a Under the MMPA humpback whales are considered a single stock (Central North Pacific); however, we have divided them here to account for DPSs listed under the ESA. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG874


Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specific Activities; 
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Pile Driving and Removal 
Activities During Construction of a Cruise Ship Berth, Hoonah, Alaska

Correction

    In notice document 2019-08848 beginning on page 18495 in the issue 
of Wednesday, May 1, 2019, make the following corrections:
    1. On page 18511, Table 5 should read as follows:

                  Table 5--NMFS Technical Guidance (2018) User Spreadsheet Input To Calculate PTS Isopleths for Vibratory Pile Driving
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                 User Spreadsheet Input--vibratory pile driving/anchoring and socketing spreadsheet tab A.1 Vibratory pile driving used
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                                           24-in piles  30-in piles  30-in piles  30-in piles  36-in piles  42-in piles                        24-in and
                                                         (temporary   (temporary                                            8-in      33-in       30-in
                                           (permanent)    install)     removal)   (permanent)  (permanent)  (permanent)  anchoring  anchoring  socketing
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Source Level (RMS SPL)...................        161.9        161.9        161.9        161.9        168.2        168.2      166.2      166.2      166.2
Weighting Factor Adjustment (kHz)........          2.5          2.5          2.5          2.5          2.5          2.5        2.5        2.5        2.5
Number of piles within 24-hr period......            4            6            6            2            2            2          1          2          2
Duration to drive a single pile (min)....           10           20           10           30           30           60         60        240         60
Propagation (xLogR)......................           15           15           15           15           15           15         15         15         15
Distance of source level measurement                10           10           10           10           10           10         10         10         10
 (meters) *..............................
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    2. On page 18515, Table 9 should read as follows:

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                       Table 9--Proposed Take Estimates as a Percentage of Stock Abundance
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                                                      Level A             Level B
           Species               Stock (NEST)       harassment          harassment          Percent of stock
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Minke Whale..................  N/A............  0.................  9.................  N/A.
Humpback Whale...............  Hawaii DPS       0.................  406...............  4.3.
                                (9,487) \a\.
                               Mexico DPS                           27................  4.5.
                                (606) \a\.                          (Total 433.)......
Gray Whale...................  Eastern North    0.................  3.................  Less than 1 percent.
                                Pacific
                                (26,960).
Killer Whale.................  Alaska Resident  0.................  469...............  19.9 \b\
                                (2,347).
                               Northern                             52                  19.9 \b\
                                Resident (261).
                               West Coast                           49................  20.2. \b\
                                Transient                           (Total 570.)......
                                (243).
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin..  North Pacific    0.................  164...............  Less than 1 percent.
                                (26,880).
Dall's Porpoise..............  Alaska (83,400)  0.................  1,038.............  1.2.
                                \c\.
Harbor Porpoise..............  NA.............  32................  1,932.............  NA.
Harbor Seal..................  Glacier Bay/Icy  16................  156...............  2.16.
                                Strait (7,210).
Steller Sea Lion.............  Eastern U.S.     15................  520...............  1.25
                                (41,638).
                               Western U.S.     1.................  39................  Less than 1 percent.
                                (53,303).       (Total 16.).......  (Total 559.)......
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\a\ Under the MMPA humpback whales are considered a single stock (Central North Pacific); however, we have
  divided them here to account for DPSs listed under the ESA. Using the stock assessment from Muto et al. 2018
  for the Central North Pacific stock (10,103 whales) and calculations in Wade et al. 2016; 9,487 whales are
  expected to be from the Hawaii DPS and 606 from the Mexico DPS.
\b\ Take estimates are weighted based on calculated percentages of population for each distinct stock, assuming
  animals present would follow same probability of presence in project area.
\c\ Jefferson et al. 2019 presents the first abundance estimates for Dall's porpoise in the waters of Southeast
  Alaska with highest abundance recorded in spring (N=5,381, CV= 25.4%), lower numbers in summer (N=2,680,
  CV=19.6%), and lowest in fall (N=1,637, CV=23.3%). However, NMFS currently recognizes a single stock of Dall's
  porpoise in Alaskan waters and an estimate of 83,400 Dall's porpoises is used by NMFS for the entire stock
  (Muto et al., 2018).

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