Marine Mammals and Endangered Species, 48600-48601 [2019-19935]

Download as PDF 48600 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices The meeting will convene on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Tradewinds Island Resort, located at 5600 Gulf Boulevard, St. Petersburg Beach, FL; telephone: (727) 363–2215. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Muehlstein, Public Information Officer, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; emily.muehlstein@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. The Council’s website, www.gulfcouncil.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and other materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) DATES: Wednesday, October 9, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. Introductions of members, election of new chair, adoption of agenda, and approval of minutes from the May 2018 meeting summary. The committee will hear presentations on ‘‘Recreational Angler Perceptions Regarding the Use of Descending Devices in Southeast Reef Fish Fisheries’’ and ‘‘Barotrauma Mitigation and the Power of Subjective Norms in Florida’s Reef Fish Fisheries.’’ The committee will review and discuss Gulf-wide Outreach/Communications Strategies to Reduce Barotrauma in Recreational Fisheries; Highlight specific approaches for For-Hire and private fleets and identify specific influencers across the region (media, business, and community leaders). The Committee will review the Council’s jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Permit No. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: September 11, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19961 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XE938 21321–01 ........ 0648–XG047 21476 .............. 0648–XG853 22750 .............. 0648–XG854 James Harvey, Ph.D., Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039. Pacific Whale Foundation (Responsible Party: Stephanie Stack), 300 Ma’alaea Rd., Suite 211 Wailuku, HI 96793. Lars Bejder, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 46–007 Lilipuna Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., Keiki Kohola Project, 1330 Sabal Lakes Road, Delray Beach, FL 33445. 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 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals and Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments. ACTION: 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. SUMMARY: 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan (Permit Nos. 20430– 01, 21476, and 22750) and Courtney Smith (Permit No. 21321–01); at (301) 427–8401. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sfmt 4703 Permit or amendment issuance date 84 FR 30092; June 26, 2019. August 27, 2019. 84 FR 26074; June 5, 2019. August 27, 2019. 84 FR 13908; April 8, 2019. 84 FR 15598; April 16, 2019. August 27, 2019. activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Previous Federal Register notice Applicant 20430–01 ........ VerDate Sep<11>2014 new ‘‘Fishing for Our Future’’ best practices website and hear a presentation on the Gulf Council’s Communications Analytics. The committee will discuss any Other Business items. — Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the listenin access by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. August 27, 2019. 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 E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices 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: September 10, 2019. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19935 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV069 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific & Statistical Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. SUMMARY: This meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m. and Friday, October 18, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Boston Logan, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; phone: (617) 567–6789. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 48601 Agenda DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Scientific and Statistical Committee will: Review recent stock assessment information from the 2017 Groundfish Management Track Assessments, information provided by the Council’s Groundfish Plan Development Team (PDT) and recommend the overfishing levels and acceptable biological catch for Georges Bank (GB) cod, Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod, GB haddock, GOM haddock, Cape Cod/GOM yellowtail flounder, Southern New England/MidAtlantic yellowtail flounder, GB winter flounder, American plaice, witch flounder, pollock, white hake, Atlantic halibut, Northern windowpane flounder, and Southern windowpane flounder for fishing years 2020–21. They will also review the information provided by the Council’s Scallop PDT and recommend the overfishing levels (OFLs) and acceptable biological catches (ABCs) for Atlantic sea scallops for fishing years 2020–21 (default). Other business will be discussed as needed. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded, consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 11, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19960 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RIN 0648–XV068 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a oneday meeting of its Reef Fish Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: The meeting will convene on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EDT. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf Council office. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Rindone, Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org; telephone: (813) 348–1630. The Council’s website, www.gulfcouncil.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and other materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) SUMMARY: Wednesday, October 2, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Introduction of members, adoption of agenda, and approval of minutes from the May 9, 2019 meeting (webinar). Staff will review the Scope of Work; and, hold an election for the Chair and Vice Chair seats. The AP will receive presentations on SEDAR 61: Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Stock Assessment and an update on SEDAR 49: Gulf of Mexico Lane Snapper Itarget Assessment, along with the SSC Recommendations for Overfishing Limits (OFL) and Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) for both; and, review the SEDAR 61 Executive Summary. The AP will receive updates on Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Expansion: Sanctuary Plan and Comments; Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Expansion; and, the progress for Coral Amendment 9. The AP will review draft Framework Action to Modify Greater Amberjack E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 179 (Monday, September 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48600-48601]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19935]


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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.

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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: Shasta McClenahan (Permit Nos. 20430-
01, 21476, and 22750) and Courtney Smith (Permit No. 21321-01); 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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                                                                        Previous Federal     Permit or amendment
       Permit No.               RIN                Applicant             Register notice        issuance date
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20430-01................      0648-XE938  James Harvey, Ph.D., Moss   84 FR 30092; June     August 27, 2019.
                                           Landing Marine              26, 2019.
                                           Laboratories, 8272 Moss
                                           Landing Road, Moss
                                           Landing, CA 95039.
21321-01................      0648-XG047  Pacific Whale Foundation    84 FR 26074; June 5,  August 27, 2019.
                                           (Responsible Party:         2019.
                                           Stephanie Stack), 300
                                           Ma'alaea Rd., Suite 211
                                           Wailuku, HI 96793.
21476...................      0648-XG853  Lars Bejder, Ph.D.,         84 FR 13908; April    August 27, 2019.
                                           University of Hawaii at     8, 2019.
                                           Manoa, 46-007 Lilipuna
                                           Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744.
22750...................      0648-XG854  Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D.,   84 FR 15598; April    August 27, 2019.
                                           Keiki Kohola Project,       16, 2019.
                                           1330 Sabal Lakes Road,
                                           Delray Beach, FL 33445.
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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

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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: September 10, 2019.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-19935 Filed 9-13-19; 8:45 am]
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