Marine Mammals; File No. 23858, 56220-56221 [2020-20060]

Download as PDF 56220 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 177 / Friday, September 11, 2020 / Notices also be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments. You may also provide public comments during the virtual public meeting, which is being held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT. To participate in the virtual public meeting, registration is required at least two hours in advance by Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 10 a.m. EDT. Advance registration is available via the following website: http:// noaacsc.adobeconnect.com/ depublicmeeting/event/event_info.html. You may participate online or by phone. If you would like to provide comment during the public meeting, please select ‘‘yes’’ during the online registration. The line-up of speakers will be based on the date and time of registration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hall, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management by email at Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov or by phone at (240) 533–0730. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, reserve management plan, and reserve site profile may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/ czm/evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress report may be obtained upon request by contacting Carrie Hall. Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state coastal programs. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state of Delaware has met the national objectives, adhered to the management program approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Keelin Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–20096 Filed 9–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Sep 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Program; Public Meeting; Request for Comments Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting; request for comments. 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You may also provide public comments during the virtual public meeting which is being held Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1 p.m. CDT. To participate in the virtual public meeting, registration is required at least two hours in advance by Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11 a.m. CDT. Advance registration is available via the following website: http:// noaacsc.adobeconnect.com/ illinoiscmppublicmeeting/event/event_ info.html. You may participate online or by phone. If you would like to provide comment during the public meeting, please select ‘‘yes’’ during the online registration. The line-up of speakers will be based on your date and time of registration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Cantral, Senior Advisor, NOAA Office for Coastal Management by phone at (301) 233–2998 or email Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, the coastal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 management program’s 2016–2020 Assessment and Strategy, and the Reserve’s management plan and site profile may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/ czm/evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress reports may be obtained upon request by contacting Ralph Cantral. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state coastal programs. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. For the evaluation of the Illinois Coastal Management Program, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to the management program approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Keelin Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–20095 Filed 9–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA468] Marine Mammals; File No. 23858 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the NMFS’ Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115–6349 (Responsible Party: John Bengtson, Ph.D.), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before October 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 177 / Friday, September 11, 2020 / Notices 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. 23858 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. Written comments on this application should be submitted via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 23858 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young or Carrie Hubard, (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.), 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). The applicant requests a five-year permit for takes of bearded (Erignathus barbatus), harbor (Phoca vitulina), ribbon (Histriophoca fasciata), ringed (Phoca hispida), and spotted seals (Phoca largha) in the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, Arctic Ocean, and coastal regions of Alaska. The purposes of the research are to investigate the foraging ecology, population abundance and trends, population structure, habitat requirements, health, vital rates, and effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on these species. Annually, up to 150 of each ice-associated seal species (bearded, ribbon, ringed, and spotted) and up to 250 harbor seals may be captured, handled, and released for measurement of body condition, collection of tissue samples, deployment of telemetry devices, and other procedures as described in the application. An additional 3,000 of each ice associated seal species and 5,500 harbor seals may be incidentally harassed annually during capture activities or collection of feces and other samples from haul-out substrate. Annual takes by harassment during aerial surveys (manned and unmanned) include 3,200 bearded, 6,000 harbor, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Sep 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 1,750 ribbon, 6,700 ringed, and 4,500 spotted seals. Authorization is requested for up to 15 unintentional mortalities of each species over the life of the permit, not to exceed 5 annually. Up to 500 Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) of the Eastern Distinct Population Segment may be taken annually by incidental harassment during harbor seal aerial surveys. 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: September 8, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–20060 Filed 9–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to the Procurement List. 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The following services are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Services Service Type: Janitorial Service Mandatory for: U.S. Department of Energy, Hanford Site and Richland North Areas, Richland, WA Mandatory Source of Supply: Nobis Enterprises, Inc., Marietta, GA Contracting Activity: ENERGY, DEPARTMENT OF, RICHLAND OPERATIONS OFFICE Service Type: Janitorial Service Mandatory for: Federal Aviation Administration, Norfolk Air Traffic Control Tower, Virginia Beach, VA and Patrick Henry Field Air Traffic Control Tower, Newport News, VA Mandatory Source of Supply: Portco, Inc., Portsmouth, VA Contracting Activity: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, 697DCK REGIONAL ACQUISITIONS SVCS Service Type: Janitorial Service Mandatory for: FAA, Air Traffic Control Tower, Roanoke, VA Mandatory Source of Supply: Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Inc., Roanoke, VA Contracting Activity: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, 697DCK REGIONAL ACQUISITIONS SVCS Michael R. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA468]


Marine Mammals; File No. 23858

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 the NMFS' Marine Mammal 
Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-6349 (Responsible 
Party: John Bengtson, Ph.D.), has applied in due form for a permit to 
conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before October 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by

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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. 23858 from the 
list of available applications. These documents are also available upon 
written request via email to [email protected].
    Written comments on this application should be submitted via email 
to [email protected]. Please include File No. 23858 in the 
subject line of the email comment.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request via email to [email protected]. The request 
should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application 
would be appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young or Carrie Hubard, (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.), 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).
    The applicant requests a five-year permit for takes of bearded 
(Erignathus barbatus), harbor (Phoca vitulina), ribbon (Histriophoca 
fasciata), ringed (Phoca hispida), and spotted seals (Phoca largha) in 
the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, Arctic Ocean, and coastal regions 
of Alaska. The purposes of the research are to investigate the foraging 
ecology, population abundance and trends, population structure, habitat 
requirements, health, vital rates, and effects of natural and 
anthropogenic factors on these species. Annually, up to 150 of each 
ice-associated seal species (bearded, ribbon, ringed, and spotted) and 
up to 250 harbor seals may be captured, handled, and released for 
measurement of body condition, collection of tissue samples, deployment 
of telemetry devices, and other procedures as described in the 
application. An additional 3,000 of each ice associated seal species 
and 5,500 harbor seals may be incidentally harassed annually during 
capture activities or collection of feces and other samples from haul-
out substrate. Annual takes by harassment during aerial surveys (manned 
and unmanned) include 3,200 bearded, 6,000 harbor, 1,750 ribbon, 6,700 
ringed, and 4,500 spotted seals. Authorization is requested for up to 
15 unintentional mortalities of each species over the life of the 
permit, not to exceed 5 annually. Up to 500 Steller sea lions 
(Eumetopias jubatus) of the Eastern Distinct Population Segment may be 
taken annually by incidental harassment during harbor seal aerial 
surveys.
    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: September 8, 2020.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-20060 Filed 9-10-20; 8:45 am]
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