Marine Mammals; File No. 23078, 20251 [2020-07598]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 70 / Friday, April 10, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA115] [RTID 0648–XA106] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting Marine Mammals; File No. 23078 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Committee will hold a meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 9 a.m. and conclude by 6 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only audio connection: http:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/ msbc2020illex/. Telephone instructions are provided upon connecting, or the public can call direct: 800–832–0736, Rm: *7833942#. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their website at www.mafmc.org. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255, or visit www.mafmc.org. The purpose of the meeting is to develop committee recommendations regarding an amendment to the MSB fishery management plan that could modify the plan’s goals and objectives as well as the permitting system and associated management measures for Illex squid. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 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 any meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 6, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Apr 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notice is hereby given that Marilyn Mazzoil, Dolphin Census Inc., 9611 U.S. Highway 1, #382, Sebastian, FL 32958, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). SUMMARY: SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2020–07536 Filed 4–9–20; 8:45 am] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 23078 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: Carrie Hubard or Shasta McClenahan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20251 The applicant proposes to study bottlenose dolphins in the inland waters, nearshore coastal waterways, and offshore waters of Southern Georgia and Florida’s east coast. Up to 15,000 dolphins may be harassed annually during vessel surveys, unmanned aircraft flights, photo-identification, photogrammetry, and behavioral observations. Annually, 120 dolphins may be breath sampled using a pole and 156 dolphins may be biopsy sampled. The objectives of the research are to: (1) Understand stock structure and behavior, (2) estimate population trajectory, (3) evaluate health and nutrition, (4) increase knowledge of the role of an apex predator in ecological function and (5) identify and mitigate direct human threats. The permit would be valid for five years. 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 the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: April 3, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–07598 Filed 4–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action deletes products and services to the Procurement List that were furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Date deleted from the Procurement List: May 10, 2020 ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 70 (Friday, April 10, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-07598]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA106]


Marine Mammals; File No. 23078

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Marilyn Mazzoil, Dolphin Census 
Inc., 9611 U.S. Highway 1, #382, Sebastian, FL 32958, has applied in 
due form for a permit to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins 
(Tursiops truncatus).

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before May 11, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public Comment'' from the 
``Features'' box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 23078 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: Carrie Hubard or Shasta McClenahan, 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking 
and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    The applicant proposes to study bottlenose dolphins in the inland 
waters, nearshore coastal waterways, and offshore waters of Southern 
Georgia and Florida's east coast. Up to 15,000 dolphins may be harassed 
annually during vessel surveys, unmanned aircraft flights, photo-
identification, photogrammetry, and behavioral observations. Annually, 
120 dolphins may be breath sampled using a pole and 156 dolphins may be 
biopsy sampled. The objectives of the research are to: (1) Understand 
stock structure and behavior, (2) estimate population trajectory, (3) 
evaluate health and nutrition, (4) increase knowledge of the role of an 
apex predator in ecological function and (5) identify and mitigate 
direct human threats. The permit would be valid for five years.
    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 the application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: April 3, 2020.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-07598 Filed 4-9-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P