Marine Mammals and Endangered Species, 43820-43821 [2020-15560]

Download as PDF 43820 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices Upper Barataria Component Restoration project. The RP/EA #3.3 evaluated three design alternatives and the No Action alternative in accordance with the OPA and the NEPA. Prior to finalizing the Draft RP/EA #3.3, public review was solicited. A Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 16081 on March 20, 2020. The Louisiana TIG hosted a public webinar on April 2, 2020, and the public comment period for the Draft RP/EA #3.3 closed on April 20, 2020. The Louisiana TIG considered the public comments received on the Draft RP/EA #3.3 which informed the analyses and selection of the preferred design alternative for implementation in the Final RP/EA #3.3. A summary of the public comments received and the Trustees’ responses to those comments are included in Chapter 6 of the Final RP/EA #3.3 and all correspondence received are provided in the DWH Administrative Record. Overview of the Final RP/EA #3.3 The Final RP/EA #3.3 is being released in accordance with the OPA, NRDA implementing regulations, and the NEPA. The analysis focuses on an area (‘‘the Project Area’’) in the upper Barataria Basin, 15 miles (24 km) south of New Orleans, in Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes, Louisiana, from approximately 5.4 miles (8.7 km) west of the Mississippi River to the Mississippi River between river miles (RM) 64 and 67. In the Final RP/EA #3.3, the Louisiana TIG proposes a preferred design alternative to be funded under the DWH Louisiana Restoration Area Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats restoration type allocation. The preferred design alternative would include filling of a combination of marsh creation areas (MCAs) for the creation of approximately 1,207 acres (12.1 km2) of intertidal marsh platform with a design life of 20 years. A total of approximately 10.6 million cubic yards (MCY) of fill (sediment), comprising 8.4 MCY of currently available material to be dredged from the borrow areas and an additional 2.2 MCY expected to accumulate at the borrow areas during the construction time frame. This alternative would require a single construction mobilization and has an estimated time frame of 26 months for an estimated total project cost of approximately $172 million, inclusive of Phase I design, construction, contingency, project management, and monitoring & adaptive management. The Louisiana TIG has examined the injuries assessed by the DWH Trustees and evaluated restoration alternatives to address the injuries. In Final RP/EA #3.3, the Louisiana TIG presents to the public its plan for providing partial compensation to the public for injured natural resources and ecological services in the Louisiana Restoration Area. The proposed alternative is intended to continue the process of using DWH restoration funding to restore natural resources injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Additional restoration planning for the Louisiana Restoration Area will continue. Administrative Record The documents comprising the Administrative Record for the Final RP/ EA #3.3 can be viewed electronically at http://www.doi.gov/deepwaterhorizon/ adminrecord. Authority The authority of this action is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) and its implementing Oil Pollution Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment regulations found at 15 CFR part 990 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Dated: July 14, 2020. Carrie Selberg, Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15586 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA295] Marine Mammals and Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments/modifications. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that permits and permit amendments/ modifications 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 via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young (Permit Nos. 19108–04 and 23283) and Malcolm Mohead (Permit Nos. 19641–02 and 20314–01); 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/ modification 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 Table 1 below. ADDRESSES: TABLE 1—ISSUED PERMITS, PERMIT AMENDMENTS, AND PERMIT MODIFICATIONS Previous Federal Register Notice Permit No. RTID Applicant 19108–04 ....... 0648–XD953 ..... 19641–02 ....... 0648–XA109 ...... 20314–01 ....... 0648–XA143 ...... Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 (Responsible Party: Tom Savoy). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Fisheries Field Office, 11110, Kimages Road, Charles City, VA 23030 (Responsible Party: Albert Spells). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:11 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issuance date 84 FR 27767; June 14, 2019. June 15, 2019. 85 FR 21833; April 20, 2020 June 16, 2020. 85 FR 23813; April 29, 2020 June 16, 2020. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices 43821 TABLE 1—ISSUED PERMITS, PERMIT AMENDMENTS, AND PERMIT MODIFICATIONS—Continued Permit No. RTID 23283 ............. 0648–XR098 ..... NMFS Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Building 4, Seattle, WA 98115 (Responsible Party: John Bengtson, Ph.D.). 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 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 MMPA 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 ESA 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), as applicable. Dated: July 14, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15560 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection 3038–0079: Swap Dealer and Major Swap Participant Conflicts of Interest and Business Conduct Standards With Counterparties Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Previous Federal Register Notice Applicant Jkt 250001 information, including proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the information collections included in Subpart H of Part 23 of the Commission’s regulations and Commission regulation 23.605, requiring swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs) to follow specified procedures and provide specified disclosures in their dealings with counterparties, to adopt and implement conflicts of interest procedures and disclosures, and to maintain specified records related to those requirements. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038– 0079,’’ by any of the following methods: • The Agency’s website, at https:// comments.cftc.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website. • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. Please submit your comments using only one method. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to https://www.cftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Chachkin, Special Counsel, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5496; email: jchachkin@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of Information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3 and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85 FR 11966; February 28, 2020. Issuance date June 5, 2020. 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information listed below. 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. Title: Swap Dealer and Major Swap Participant Conflicts of Interest and Business Conduct Standards with Counterparties (OMB Control No. 3038– 0079). This is a request for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 731 of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act, Pub L. No. 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010)) amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to add sections 4s(h) and 4s(j)(5) (7 U.S.C. 6s(h) and (j)(5)) which provide the Commission with both mandatory and discretionary rulemaking authority to impose business conduct requirements on SDs and MSPs in their dealings with counterparties, including ‘‘Special Entities,’’ 1 and require that each SD and MSP implement conflicts of interest systems and procedures. Congress granted the Commission broad discretionary authority to promulgate business conduct requirements, as appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the CEA.2 1 Such entities are generally defined to include Federal agencies, States and political subdivisions, employee benefit plans as defined under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), governmental plans as defined under ERISA, and endowments. 2 See CEA Section 4s(h)(3)(D) (Business conduct requirements adopted by the Commission shall establish such other standards and requirements as the Commission may determine are appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM Continued 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 139 (Monday, July 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43820-43821]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15560]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA295]


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/
modifications.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that permits and permit amendments/
modifications 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 via email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young (Permit Nos. 19108-04 and 
23283) and Malcolm Mohead (Permit Nos. 19641-02 and 20314-01); 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/modification 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 Table 1 below.

                      Table 1--Issued Permits, Permit Amendments, and Permit Modifications
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                                                                         Previous Federal
          Permit No.                  RTID              Applicant         Register Notice      Issuance date
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19108-04......................  0648-XD953......  Daniel P. Costa,       84 FR 27767;      June 15, 2019.
                                                   Ph.D., University of   June 14, 2019.
                                                   California at Santa
                                                   Cruz, Long Marine
                                                   Laboratory, 100
                                                   Shaffer Road, Santa
                                                   Cruz, CA 95064.
19641-02......................  0648-XA109......  Connecticut            85 FR 21833;      June 16, 2020.
                                                   Department of Energy   April 20, 2020.
                                                   and Environmental
                                                   Protection, P.O. Box
                                                   719, Old Lyme, CT
                                                   06371 (Responsible
                                                   Party: Tom Savoy).
20314-01......................  0648-XA143......  U.S. Fish and          85 FR 23813;      June 16, 2020.
                                                   Wildlife Service,      April 29, 2020.
                                                   Virginia Fisheries
                                                   Field Office, 11110,
                                                   Kimages Road,
                                                   Charles City, VA
                                                   23030 (Responsible
                                                   Party: Albert
                                                   Spells).

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23283.........................  0648-XR098......  NMFS Marine Mammal     85 FR 11966;      June 5, 2020.
                                                   Laboratory, 7600       February 28,
                                                   Sand Point Way NE,     2020.
                                                   Building 4, Seattle,
                                                   WA 98115
                                                   (Responsible Party:
                                                   John Bengtson,
                                                   Ph.D.).
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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 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 MMPA 
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 ESA 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), as 
applicable.

    Dated: July 14, 2020.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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