Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities, 19771-19773 [2020-07385]

Download as PDF 19771 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 68 / Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / Notices implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Application No. TE–20513C .......... TE–48170A .......... TE–70823D .......... TE–98574C .......... Species • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). Lisa Herrera, Santa • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta Maria, California. conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). Karla Flores, Fullerton, • San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat California. (Dipodomys merriami parvus). River Design Group, • Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus) ................. Inc., Corvallis, Oregon. • Shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris) ...... If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Angela Picco, Acting Chief of Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2020–07365 Filed 4–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P 18:37 Apr 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 Amend. CA Survey, capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Renew and amend. CA Capture, handle, and release. Capture, electrofish, and release. Renew. CA, OR [FWS–R7–ES–2020–N006; FF07CAMM00– 178–FXES111607MRG01; OMB Control Number 1018–0070] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 8, 2020. SUMMARY: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/PERMA (JAO/1N), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 (mail); or by PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action Survey, capture, handle, and release. Fish and Wildlife Service ADDRESSES: Take activity CA DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Next Steps Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Location Katherine McLean, Concord, California. Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Applicant, city, state Public Availability of Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment Amend. email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018– 0070 in the subject line of your comments. To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_ Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. On November 7, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information for 60 days, ending on January 6, 2020 (84 FR 60107). We received the following comments in response to that Federal Register notice: Comment 1: Comment from Jean Public, received via email on November 7, 2019. The commenter stated she was against killing polar bears but did not SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 19772 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 68 / Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / Notices address the information collection requirements outlined in the notice. Agency Response to Comment 1: No action required. Comment 2: Comment from Peter O. Thomas, Ph.D., Executive Director, the Marine Mammal Commission (Commission), received via email on January 3, 2020. The Commission believes the information collection is necessary and appropriate, and agrees the burden on respondents is reasonable. The Commission encouraged the Service to direct applicants and letter of authorization (LOA) holders to submit information and reports, including marine mammal observational data sheets and raw sightings data, in electronic format. The Commission also encouraged the Service to make applications, LOAs, and reports submitted in compliance with section 101(a)(5) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and its implementing regulations at 50 CFR part 18 available to the public in a timely manner on its website. Agency Response to Comment 2: The Service currently provides for the electronic submission of information and reports and accepts such electronic information from applicants and LOA holders. We also allow for the submission of such information in paper format because electronic communications can, occasionally, be challenging in remote areas of Alaska. The Service also endeavors to provide information to the public on at least an annual basis both on its website and through Federal Register notices. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the Service; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Service enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Service minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: This information collection includes requirements associated with specified oil and gas industry activities and their incidental taking of polar bears, Pacific walruses, and northern sea otters in Alaska. The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), imposed, with certain exceptions, a moratorium on the taking of marine mammals. Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA directs the Secretary of the Interior to allow, upon request by citizens of the United States, the taking of small numbers of marine mammals incidental to specified activities (other than commercial fishing) if the Secretary makes certain findings and prescribes specific regulations that, among other things, establish permissible methods of taking. Number of annual respondents lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Type of action Polar Bear Den Detection Report: Private Sector ............................................................... Incidental Take of Marine Mammals—Final Monitoring Report: Private Sector ............................................................... Incidental Take of Marine Mammals—Onsite Monitoring and Observation Reports: Private Sector ............................................................... Incidental Take of Marine Mammals—Application for Regulations: 1 Private Sector ............................................................... Incidental Take of Marine Mammals—LOA Requests: Private Sector ............................................................... Total ....................................................................... 1 Occurs Number of responses each Applicants seeking to conduct activities must request a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for the specific activity and submit on-site monitoring reports and a final report of the activity to the Secretary. This is a nonform collection. Respondents must comply with the regulations at 50 CFR 18.27, which outline the procedures and requirements for submitting a request. Specific regulations governing authorized incidental take of marine mammals activities are contained in 50 CFR 18, subparts J (Beaufort Sea) and K (Cook Inlet). These regulations provide the applicant with a detailed description of information that we need to evaluate the proposed activity and determine if it is appropriate to issue specific regulations and, subsequently, LOAs. We use the information to verify the findings required to issue incidental take regulations, to decide if we should issue an LOA, and (if an LOA is issued) what conditions should be included in the LOA. In addition, we analyze the information to determine impacts to polar bears, Pacific walruses, northern sea otters, and the availability of those marine mammals for subsistence purposes of Alaska Natives. Title of Collection: Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities, 50 CFR 18.27 and 50 CFR 18, Subparts J and K. OMB Control Number: 1018–0070. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Oil and gas industry companies. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Average completion time (hours) Total annual responses 4 1 4 50 200 20 1.25 25 10 250 20 15 300 1.5 450 20 0.1 2 150 300 20 1.25 25 24 600 84 ........................ 356 ........................ 1,800 once every 5 years. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Total annual burden hours Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 68 / Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / Notices An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: April 3, 2020. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Nominations submitted by State or Tribal Historic Preservation Officers: CALIFORNIA Los Angeles County Lyon, W. Parker, House (Cultural Resources of the Recent Past, City of Pasadena), 280 California Terrace, Pasadena, MP100005212 CONNECTICUT New Haven County East Haven High School, 200 Tyler St., East Haven, SG100005190 [FR Doc. 2020–07385 Filed 4–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Muhlenberg County National Park Service Green, Professor William, House, 105 Paradise St., Greenville, SG100005194 MONTANA [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#-30039; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] Lewis and Clark County Silver City Cemetery, Approximately 12 miles north-northwest of Helena, MT, Silver City vicinity, SG100005209 National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before March 14, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted by April 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. SUMMARY: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before March 14, 2020. Pursuant to Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 NORTH CAROLINA 19773 PENNSYLVANIA Franklin County Waynesboro Historic District, Main St. corridor between Franklin St., and Clayton Ave., and Clayton Ave. between Main St. and 5th St., including adjacent blocks and cross streets, Waynesboro, SG100005205 Lancaster County Swarr, John and Elizabeth, House, 3000 Crossings Blvd., Manheim Township, SG100005207 Washington County Washington Commercial Historic District, Roughly bounded by Spruce Ave., Park Ave., Shaffer Ave., Bownson Ave., and Franklin St., Washington, SG100005206 WYOMING Uinta County Black and Orange Cabins (Motor Courts and Motels in Wyoming, 1913–1975 MPS), 37000 Business Rte. I 80, Fort Bridger, MP100005191 Additional documentation has been received for the following resources: KENTUCKY Alamance County Granite-Cora-Holt Mills Historic District, 122, 180, 218, 222, 224, and 226 East Main St.; 100, 102, 104, 106, 108, and 290 Cone Dr.; 115, 121, and 205 Stone St., Haw River, SG100005195 Chatham County Bynum Bridge, Old Bynum Road, connecting SR 1871 and SR 1713 over Haw River, Bynum, SG100005196 Iredell County Mooresville Historic District (Boundary Increase), (Iredell County MRA), Roughly includes properties fronting West Center Ave. from North Academy St. to Sherrill St.; Charlotte St.; 300 blk. of West McLelland Ave.; and properties fronting South Academy St. from West McLelland Ave. to Wilson St., Mooresville, BC100005197 Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 336 North Broad St., Mooresville, SG100005198 Orange County Cedar Grove School, 5800 NC 86 North, Cedar Grove vicinity, SG100005201 Schley Grange Hall, 3416 Schley Rd., Schley vicinity, SG100005203 OHIO Jefferson County Cherokee Triangle Area Residential District (Additional Documentation), Roughly bounded by Bardstown Rd., Sherwood Rd., Broadway, east to jct. of Grinstead Dr. and Cherokee Pkwy., Louisville, AD76000902 Castleman, John B., Monument (Additional Documentation), (Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS), Jct. of Cherokee Rd. and Willow Ave., Louisville, AD97000690 NORTH CAROLINA Iredell County Mitchell College Historic District (Additional Documentation II), (Iredell County MRA), NC 90 and U.S. 70, Statesville, AD80002875 New Hanover County Masonboro Sound Historic District (Additional Documentation), East side Magnolia Dr. and 7301–7601, 7424 and 7506 Masonboro Sound Rd., Wilmington vicinity, AD92001334 Wake County Longview Gardens Historic District (Additional Documentation), Bounded roughly by King Charles Rd., Poole Rd., Donald Ross Dr., Albemarle Ave., Longview Lake Dr., and New Bern Ave., Raleigh, AD10001113 OHIO Cuyahoga County Logan County Cuyahoga County East Boulevard Historic District (Additional Documentation), Roughly bounded by East Blvd., St. Clair Ave., East 99th St. and University Cir., Cleveland, AD95001366 Downtown Bellefontaine Historic District, Roughly bounded by Elm St., Sandusky Ave., Madriver St., and Auburn Ave., Bellefontaine, SG100005213 Nomination submitted by Federal Preservation Officer: The State Historic Preservation Officer reviewed the following Stadium Square Historic District, South Taylor Rd., Superior Park Dr., Cleveland Heights, SG100005214 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 68 (Wednesday, April 8, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19771-19773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07385]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R7-ES-2020-N006; FF07CAMM00-178-FXES111607MRG01; OMB Control 
Number 1018-0070]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Incidental 
Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 8, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/PERMA (JAO/1N), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls 
Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or by email to [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1018-0070 in the subject line of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, by email at [email protected], or by 
telephone at (703) 358-2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
format.
    On November 7, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments on this collection of information for 60 days, 
ending on January 6, 2020 (84 FR 60107). We received the following 
comments in response to that Federal Register notice:
    Comment 1: Comment from Jean Public, received via email on November 
7, 2019. The commenter stated she was against killing polar bears but 
did not

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address the information collection requirements outlined in the notice.
    Agency Response to Comment 1: No action required.
    Comment 2: Comment from Peter O. Thomas, Ph.D., Executive Director, 
the Marine Mammal Commission (Commission), received via email on 
January 3, 2020. The Commission believes the information collection is 
necessary and appropriate, and agrees the burden on respondents is 
reasonable.
    The Commission encouraged the Service to direct applicants and 
letter of authorization (LOA) holders to submit information and 
reports, including marine mammal observational data sheets and raw 
sightings data, in electronic format. The Commission also encouraged 
the Service to make applications, LOAs, and reports submitted in 
compliance with section 101(a)(5) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act 
(MMPA) and its implementing regulations at 50 CFR part 18 available to 
the public in a timely manner on its website.
    Agency Response to Comment 2: The Service currently provides for 
the electronic submission of information and reports and accepts such 
electronic information from applicants and LOA holders. We also allow 
for the submission of such information in paper format because 
electronic communications can, occasionally, be challenging in remote 
areas of Alaska. The Service also endeavors to provide information to 
the public on at least an annual basis both on its website and through 
Federal Register notices.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is 
described below. We are especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the 
proper functions of the Service; (2) will this information be processed 
and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; 
(4) how might the Service enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Service minimize 
the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the 
use of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. Before including your address, phone number, email 
address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you 
should be aware that your entire comment--including your personal 
identifying information--may be publicly available at any time. While 
you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.
    Abstract: This information collection includes requirements 
associated with specified oil and gas industry activities and their 
incidental taking of polar bears, Pacific walruses, and northern sea 
otters in Alaska. The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), imposed, with certain exceptions, a 
moratorium on the taking of marine mammals. Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the 
MMPA directs the Secretary of the Interior to allow, upon request by 
citizens of the United States, the taking of small numbers of marine 
mammals incidental to specified activities (other than commercial 
fishing) if the Secretary makes certain findings and prescribes 
specific regulations that, among other things, establish permissible 
methods of taking.
    Applicants seeking to conduct activities must request a Letter of 
Authorization (LOA) for the specific activity and submit on-site 
monitoring reports and a final report of the activity to the Secretary. 
This is a nonform collection. Respondents must comply with the 
regulations at 50 CFR 18.27, which outline the procedures and 
requirements for submitting a request. Specific regulations governing 
authorized incidental take of marine mammals activities are contained 
in 50 CFR 18, subparts J (Beaufort Sea) and K (Cook Inlet). These 
regulations provide the applicant with a detailed description of 
information that we need to evaluate the proposed activity and 
determine if it is appropriate to issue specific regulations and, 
subsequently, LOAs.
    We use the information to verify the findings required to issue 
incidental take regulations, to decide if we should issue an LOA, and 
(if an LOA is issued) what conditions should be included in the LOA. In 
addition, we analyze the information to determine impacts to polar 
bears, Pacific walruses, northern sea otters, and the availability of 
those marine mammals for subsistence purposes of Alaska Natives.
    Title of Collection: Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During 
Specified Activities, 50 CFR 18.27 and 50 CFR 18, Subparts J and K.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0070.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Oil and gas industry companies.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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                                     Number of                                        Average
         Type of action               annual         Number of     Total annual     completion     Total annual
                                    respondents   responses each     responses     time (hours)    burden hours
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Polar Bear Den Detection Report:
    Private Sector..............               4               1               4              50             200
Incidental Take of Marine
 Mammals--Final Monitoring
 Report:
    Private Sector..............              20            1.25              25              10             250
Incidental Take of Marine
 Mammals--Onsite Monitoring and
 Observation Reports:
    Private Sector..............              20              15             300             1.5             450
Incidental Take of Marine
 Mammals--Application for
 Regulations: \1\
    Private Sector..............              20             0.1               2             150             300
Incidental Take of Marine
 Mammals--LOA Requests:
    Private Sector..............              20            1.25              25              24             600
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        Total...................              84  ..............             356  ..............           1,800
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\1\ Occurs once every 5 years.


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    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

    Dated: April 3, 2020.
Madonna Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-07385 Filed 4-7-20; 8:45 am]
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