Marine Mammals; File No. 22629, 58694-58695 [2019-23889]

Download as PDF 58694 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2019 / Notices the opportunity to comment on the application with correct and complete information. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Correction [RTID 0648–XX017] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments; correction. AGENCY: NMFS is correcting a notice that informed the public that the Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an application submitted by the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance for an exempted fishing permit contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The proposed active date of the exempted fishing permit was incorrect. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by either of the following methods: • Email: nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘6–INCH MESH CODEND EM EFP.’’ • Mail: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘6– INCH MESH CODEND EM EFP.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Spencer Talmage, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 21, 2019, NMFS published a notification that informed the public that the Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, made a preliminary determination that an application submitted by the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The document incorrectly listed the active period for the EFP as January 1, 2019, through April 30, 2019, instead of the correct active period of January 1, 2020, through April 30, 2020. This correction does not change the scope or impact of the proposed EFP. This correction is necessary to provide interested parties SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Oct 31, 2019 Jkt 250001 In the Federal Register of October 21, 2019, in FR Doc 2019–22854, on page 56181, column 3, in the first full paragraph, the third sentence is corrected to read as follows: ‘‘The EFP would be active from January 1, 2020, through April 30, 2020.’’ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 29, 2019. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23913 Filed 10–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE prioritized based on feedback and input from the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Monitoring Committees and Advisory Panels. Research Steering Committee recommendations will be incorporated into the draft document and provided to the Council prior to the December 2019 Council meeting when final review and approval is scheduled to take place. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XV119] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. Dated: October 29, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23909 Filed 10–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Research Steering Committee will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar with a telephone-only connection option. Details on how to connect to the webinar by computer and by telephone will be available at: http:// www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; website: www.mafmc.org. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is for the Research Steering Committee to review and provide feedback on the Council’s draft Five-Year (2020–24) Research Priorities document. The draft document has been re-organized and PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RIN 0648–PR–A003 X Marine Mammals; File No. 22629 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of public hearing. Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Office of Protected Resources will hold a public hearing related to a permit application (File No. 22629) submitted by Mystic Aquarium (Responsible Party: Stephen M. Coan, Ph.D.) to import five beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) for scientific research purposes. SUMMARY: The public hearing will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (local time) on November 18, 2019. DATES: The public hearing will be held in the Great Hall (1st Floor) at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan, Courtney Smith, or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2019 / Notices Background On October 1, 2019, NMFS published notice of receipt of a permit application submitted by Mystic Aquarium to import five captive-born beluga whales for scientific research purposes (84 FR 52072). The permit application, Federal Register notice of receipt of the application, and information on how to submit written comments are available online at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/permitapplication-import-5-beluga-whalesscientific-research-file-no-22629-mysticaquarium. The public comment period ends on December 2, 2019. Public Hearing The public hearing will begin with a brief presentation by NMFS describing the permit application and decision process. Following the presentation, members of the public will have the opportunity to provide oral comments regarding the permit application and may also submit written comments at the hearing. Any interested person may appear in person, or through representatives, and may submit any relevant material, data, views, or comments. A record of the hearing will be kept. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the commenter will be publicly accessible. Reasonable Accommodations People needing accommodations so that they may attend and participate at the public hearings should submit a request for reasonable accommodations as soon as possible, and no later than 7 business days prior to the hearing date, by contacting Jennifer Skidmore at (301) 427–8401. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1374. Dated: October 29, 2019. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23889 Filed 10–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XV122] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Oct 31, 2019 Jkt 250001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel 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. DATES: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903; phone: (401) 831–3900. 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: SUMMARY: Agenda The Scallop Advisory Panel will review Framework 32 (FW 32): Specifically, a review of specifications alternatives in FW 32 and make final recommendations. FW 32 will set specifications including acceptable biological catch/annual catch limit (ABC/ACLs), days-at-sea (DAS), access area allocations for Limited Access (LA) and Limited Access General Category (LAGC), Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) management area, target-TAC for LAGC incidental catch and set-asides for the observer and research programs for fishing year 2020 and default specifications for fishing year 2021. They will also review options for mitigating impacts on Georges Bank yellowtail flounder and make final recommendations. The panel plans to discuss Amendment 21 and the group may be asked to review progress from the Plan Development Team on Committee tasking from the September 2019 Committee meeting. Other business may be discussed as necessary. 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 Magnuson- PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58695 Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. 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. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 29, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23912 Filed 10–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products and services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Date added to and deleted from the Procurement List: December 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 603–2117, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Additions On 8/23/2019, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the services and impact of the additions E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Marine Mammals; File No. 22629

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

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Office of Protected 
Resources will hold a public hearing related to a permit application 
(File No. 22629) submitted by Mystic Aquarium (Responsible Party: 
Stephen M. Coan, Ph.D.) to import five beluga whales (Delphinapterus 
leucas) for scientific research purposes.

DATES: The public hearing will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (local 
time) on November 18, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held in the Great Hall (1st 
Floor) at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver 
Spring, MD 20910.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    On October 1, 2019, NMFS published notice of receipt of a permit 
application submitted by Mystic Aquarium to import five captive-born 
beluga whales for scientific research purposes (84 FR 52072). The 
permit application, Federal Register notice of receipt of the 
application, and information on how to submit written comments are 
available online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/permit-application-import-5-beluga-whales-scientific-research-file-no-22629-mystic-aquarium. The public comment period ends on December 2, 2019.

Public Hearing

    The public hearing will begin with a brief presentation by NMFS 
describing the permit application and decision process. Following the 
presentation, members of the public will have the opportunity to 
provide oral comments regarding the permit application and may also 
submit written comments at the hearing. Any interested person may 
appear in person, or through representatives, and may submit any 
relevant material, data, views, or comments. A record of the hearing 
will be kept. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, 
address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise 
sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the commenter will be 
publicly accessible.

Reasonable Accommodations

    People needing accommodations so that they may attend and 
participate at the public hearings should submit a request for 
reasonable accommodations as soon as possible, and no later than 7 
business days prior to the hearing date, by contacting Jennifer 
Skidmore at (301) 427-8401.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1374.

    Dated: October 29, 2019.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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