Marine Mammals; File No. 21321, 26074-26075 [2019-11689]

Download as PDF 26074 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Howington, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571–4366; email: Kathleen.Howington@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. 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AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Pacific Whale Foundation (300 Ma’alaea Rd., Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793; Responsible Party: Stephanie Stack) has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 21321. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / Notices 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. 21321 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: Courtney Smith or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 21321 is requested under the authority of 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 (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). Permit No. 21321, issued on April 23, 2018 (83 FR 21765), authorizes the permit holder to take false killer whales Pseudorca crassidens (including the endangered Main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer whale distinct population segment) by vessel and unmanned aerial surveys within nearand off-shore waters of the Maui 4island region (Hawaii) to assess their distribution, abundance, social organization, population structure, population size, foraging, reproduction, movements, habitat use, body condition, and behavior. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to include authorization to take an additional 20 cetacean species by the same aerial and vessel research activities for the same purposes: Bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus); Pantropical spotted (Stenella VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Jun 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 attenuata), Risso’s (Grampus griseus), Rough-toothed (Steno bredanensis), Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), Spinner (Stenella longirostris), and Striped (Stenella coeruleoalba) dolphins; and Blainville’s beaked (Mesoplodon densirostris), Bryde’s (Balaenoptera brydei), Cuvier’s beaked (Ziphius cavirostris), Dwarf sperm (Kogia sima), Fin (Balaenoptera physalus), Humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), Killer (Orcinus orca), Melon-headed (Peponocephala electra), Minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), Pygmy killer (Feresa attenuata), Pygmy sperm (Kogia breviceps), Short-finned pilot (Globicephala macrorhynchus), and Sperm whales (Physeter microcephalus). Additionally, the applicant requests to add a new procedure to take all authorized and requested species by close approach using a small, underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV). Take numbers for each species and take method are outlined in the amendment request take table. 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. Dated: May 31, 2019. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–11689 Filed 6–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NMFS Implementation of International Trade Data System National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26075 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 August 5, 2019. 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 PRAcomments@doc.gov). 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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), through its e-government initiative, oversees Federal agency participation in ITDS, with a focus on reducing duplicate reporting across agencies and migrating paper-based reporting systems to electronic information collection. Numerous Federal agencies are involved in the regulation of international trade and many of these agencies participate in the import, export, and transportation-related decision-making process. Agencies also use trade data to monitor and report on trade activity. NMFS is a partner government agency in the ITDS project because of its role in monitoring the trade of certain fishery products. Electronic collection of seafood trade data through a single portal has resulted in an overall reduction of the public reporting burden and the agency’s data collection costs, has improved the timeliness and accuracy of admissibility decisions, and has increased the E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG047


Marine Mammals; File No. 21321

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 Pacific Whale Foundation (300 
Ma'alaea Rd., Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793; Responsible Party: 
Stephanie Stack) has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research 
Permit No. 21321.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before July 5, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by

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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. 21321 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Smith or Amy Hapeman, (301) 
427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 21321 is 
requested under the authority of 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 (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).
    Permit No. 21321, issued on April 23, 2018 (83 FR 21765), 
authorizes the permit holder to take false killer whales Pseudorca 
crassidens (including the endangered Main Hawaiian Islands insular 
false killer whale distinct population segment) by vessel and unmanned 
aerial surveys within near- and off-shore waters of the Maui 4-island 
region (Hawaii) to assess their distribution, abundance, social 
organization, population structure, population size, foraging, 
reproduction, movements, habitat use, body condition, and behavior.
    The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to include 
authorization to take an additional 20 cetacean species by the same 
aerial and vessel research activities for the same purposes: Bottlenose 
(Tursiops truncatus); Pantropical spotted (Stenella attenuata), Risso's 
(Grampus griseus), Rough-toothed (Steno bredanensis), Short-beaked 
common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), Spinner (Stenella longirostris), 
and Striped (Stenella coeruleoalba) dolphins; and Blainville's beaked 
(Mesoplodon densirostris), Bryde's (Balaenoptera brydei), Cuvier's 
beaked (Ziphius cavirostris), Dwarf sperm (Kogia sima), Fin 
(Balaenoptera physalus), Humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), Killer 
(Orcinus orca), Melon-headed (Peponocephala electra), Minke 
(Balaenoptera acutorostrata), Pygmy killer (Feresa attenuata), Pygmy 
sperm (Kogia breviceps), Short-finned pilot (Globicephala 
macrorhynchus), and Sperm whales (Physeter microcephalus).
    Additionally, the applicant requests to add a new procedure to take 
all authorized and requested species by close approach using a small, 
underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV). Take numbers for each species 
and take method are outlined in the amendment request take table.
    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.

    Dated: May 31, 2019.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-11689 Filed 6-4-19; 8:45 am]
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