Marine Mammals; File No. 22382, 60767-60768 [2020-21317]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 188 / Monday, September 28, 2020 / Notices consistency appeal 160 days after the Notice of Appeal is published in the Federal Register. 15 CFR 930.130(a)(1). However, the CZMA authorizes the NOAA Administrator to stay the closing of the decision record for up to 60 days when the NOAA Administrator determines it is necessary to receive, on an expedited basis, any supplemental information specifically requested by the NOAA Administrator to complete a consistency review or any clarifying information submitted by a party to the proceeding related to information in the consolidated record compiled by the lead Federal permitting agency. 15 CFR 930.130(a)(2), (3). After reviewing the decision record developed to date, the NOAA Administrator has decided to solicit supplemental and clarifying information. In order to allow time for the receipt of this information, the NOAA Administrator hereby stays closure of the decision record, currently scheduled to occur on September 28, 2020, until November 27, 2020. NOAA has provided access to publicly available materials and related documents comprising the appeal record on the following website: https:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAAHQ-2020-0058. Adam Dilts, Chief, Oceans and Coasts Section, NOAA Office of the General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–20869 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA500] Marine Mammals; File No. 23807 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Plimsoll Productions Limited, 51–55 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LY, United Kingdom (Responsible Party: Anuschka Schofield), has applied for an amendment to Permit No. 23807. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before October 28, 2020 ADDRESSES: These documents are available upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Written comments on this application should be submitted via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 23807 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. Erin Markin or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427– 8401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The subject amendment to Permit No. 23807 is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 23807, issued on June 11, 2020 (85 FR 35637), authorizes the permit holder to film bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) by land, vessel, and unmanned aircraft systems in coastal waters off of Charleston County, South Carolina, for a wildlife documentary series that reveals the unique behaviors and adaptations that set different families of animals apart. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to include authorization to increase the number of bottlenose dolphins that can be filmed from 630 to 720, annually. In addition, the permit holder is requesting to expand the filming area to up to 3 miles offshore from Charleston County. The expanded study area and increased takes will allow the permit holder to film dolphins feeding near shrimp boats, another adaptive behavior. The permit expires on December 31, 2024. 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 this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 23, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21334 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60767 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RTID 0648–XA492 Marine Mammals; File No. 22382 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to SeaWorld, LLC. (Responsible Party: Christopher Dold, DVM), 9205 Southpark Center Loop, Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32819, to import one stranded, nonreleasable (captive) adult female Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) for public display purposes. SUMMARY: The permit and related documents are available online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/ seaworld-permit-application-importpacific-white-sided-dolphin. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Smith or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 12, 2020, notice was published in the Federal Register (85 FR 14467) that a request for a public display import permit had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The permit authorizes the importation of one stranded, non-releasable (captive) adult female Pacific white-sided dolphin from Vancouver Aquarium (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) to SeaWorld of Texas (San Antonio, Texas) for public display purposes. The permit will expire on September 15, 2023, or upon the importation of the dolphin, whichever occurs first. The permit authorizes the importation only, which may occur over the 3-year duration of the permit. Once the dolphin is transported to SeaWorld of Texas, a permit is not required for its holding under public display. 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 activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 60768 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 188 / Monday, September 28, 2020 / Notices Dated: September 22, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21317 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA508] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) via webinar. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SSC meeting will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, from Tuesday, October 13, 2020 through Thursday, October 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571– 4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@ safmc.net. SUMMARY: The meeting is open to the public via webinar as it occurs. Webinar registration is required. Information regarding webinar registration will be posted to the Council’s website at: http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/ scientific-and-statistical-committeemeetings/ as it becomes available. The meeting agenda, briefing book materials, and online comment form will be posted to the Council’s website two weeks prior to the meeting. Written comment on SSC agenda topics is to be distributed to the Committee through the Council office, similar to all other briefing materials. For this meeting, the deadline for submission of written comment is 12 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 The following agenda items will be addressed by the SSC during the meeting: 1. Approval of Terms of Reference for the Red Grouper, Vermilion Snapper and Blueline Tilefish assessments; 2. Review and discuss aspects of the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule; 3. Review the South Atlantic Ecopath with Ecosim model; 4. Review the methodology for measuring lengths of King Mackerel in the FISHstory Citizen Science project; 5. Discuss and prioritize new data in the Red Snapper stock assessment; 6. Use of a Decision Tree approach to sector allocations; and 7. Updates on the Council Workplan and discussion of other business as needed. The SSC will provide guidance to staff and recommendations for Council consideration as appropriate. Multiple opportunities for comment on agenda items will be provided during SSC meetings. Open comment periods will be provided at the start of the meeting and near the conclusion. Those interested in providing comment should indicate such in the manner requested by the Chair, who will then recognize individuals to provide comment. Additional opportunities for comment on specific agenda items will be provided, as each item is discussed, between initial presentations and SSC discussion. Those interested in providing comment should indicate such in the manner requested by the Chair, who will then recognize individuals to provide comment. All comments are part of the record of the meeting. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 3 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 23, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21346 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA504] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a oneday meeting of its Outreach & Education (O&E) Technical Committee. DATES: The meeting will convene on Thursday, October 15, 2020, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., EDT. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Please visit the Gulf Council website www.gulfcouncil.org for meeting materials and webinar registration information. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Muehlstein, Public Information Officer, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; emily.muehlstein@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on theCouncil’s website when possible.) SUMMARY: Thursday, October 15, 2020; 9 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. Introductions of members and staff, adoption of agenda, and approval of minutes from the October 9, 2019 meeting summary. Staff will give a presentation on Something’s Fishy and discuss Committee recommendations for promotion and branding. The Committee will receive an update and presentation on For-Hire Electronic Reporting Outreach and discuss Committee feedback and recommendations. The Committee will receive an update on Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Fish E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 188 (Monday, September 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60767-60768]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-21317]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RTID 0648-XA492


Marine Mammals; File No. 22382

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to 
SeaWorld, LLC. (Responsible Party: Christopher Dold, DVM), 9205 
Southpark Center Loop, Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32819, to import one 
stranded, non-releasable (captive) adult female Pacific white-sided 
dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) for public display purposes.

ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available online at 
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/seaworld-permit-application-import-pacific-white-sided-dolphin.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 12, 2020, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (85 FR 14467) that a request for a public display 
import permit had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The 
requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and 
the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals 
(50 CFR part 216).
    The permit authorizes the importation of one stranded, non-
releasable (captive) adult female Pacific white-sided dolphin from 
Vancouver Aquarium (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) to SeaWorld of 
Texas (San Antonio, Texas) for public display purposes. The permit will 
expire on September 15, 2023, or upon the importation of the dolphin, 
whichever occurs first. The permit authorizes the importation only, 
which may occur over the 3-year duration of the permit. Once the 
dolphin is transported to SeaWorld of Texas, a permit is not required 
for its holding under public display.
    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 
activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.


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    Dated: September 22, 2020.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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