Marine Mammals; File No. 25761, 35072-35073 [2021-14043]

Download as PDF 35072 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 124 / Thursday, July 1, 2021 / Notices countervailing duty proceedings at Commerce. This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c). Dated: June 16, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–14111 Filed 6–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Draft Revised Management Plan for the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Request for comments on draft revised management plan. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting comments from the public regarding a proposed revision of the management plan for the MissionAransas National Estuarine Research Reserve. The management plan provides a framework for the direction and timing of a reserve’s programs; allows reserve managers to assess a reserve’s success in meeting its goals and to identify any necessary changes in direction; and is used to guide programmatic evaluations of the reserve. Plan revisions are required of each reserve in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System at least every five years. This revised plan is intended to replace the plan approved in 2015. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 2, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments by email to matt.chasse@noaa.gov and jace.tunnell@austin.utexas.edu. Include ‘‘Comments on draft Mission-Aransas Management Plan’’ in the subject line of the message. Instructions: The draft revised management plan can be downloaded or viewed at: https://missionaransas.org/ about/management-plan. The document is also available by sending a written request to the point of contact identified below under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Chasse, NOAA Office for Coastal khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jun 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Management, matt.chasse@noaa.gov, or 410–570–1020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise the management plan for the research reserve at least every five years. If approved by NOAA, the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s revised plan will replace the plan previously approved in 2015. The draft revised management plan outlines strategic goals and objectives and the administrative structure, as well as programs or plans for conducting research and environmental monitoring, education, and training; volunteer management, communications, and resource protection; public access and visitor use; restoration and resource manipulation; and considerations for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. In particular, this draft plan describes how reserve programs will address specific goals. These goals include the advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge about Texas coastal ecosystems; increasing the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of coastal ecosystems; the conservation, protection, and restoration of Texas coastal habitats and wildlife; establishing and nurturing partnerships to promote and advance coastal research, management, and community resiliency and literacy; recognition of staff and volunteer contributions; and maintaining strong facilities that build capacity and enrich programs. The revised management plan builds upon past successes and accomplishments and is designed to address specific priority coastal management issues. The priority issues for research and monitoring include marine debris, industrial growth impacts, eDNA, freshwater inflow, biological monitoring, and sea level rise and coastal subsidence. For education and training, priorities to be addressed include connecting children and nature; outdoor education programming, climate change and its effects on coastal environments; coastal ecology and habitat diversity; marine debris and its impacts on the coastal environment; and stewardship of estuarine and coastal resources. These issues align with the 2017–2022 National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s strategic plan. Since its inception, this reserve has engaged in strategic partnerships with its land managing partners and others based on mutual interests. These partnerships are expected to be maintained or expanded through the PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 revised management plan including reserve administration of the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), providing animal rehabilitation services for species endemic to the estuary. The reserve is also planning to maintain and improve reserve facilities including Fennessey Ranch, the Bay Education Center, the ARK, and the Patton Marine Science Education Center. Additionally, no boundaries changes are incorporated into the revised management plan. The revised management plan, once approved, would serve as the guiding document for the 186,189-acre research reserve for the next five years. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management analyzes the environmental impacts of the proposed approval of this draft revised management plan in accordance with section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR 1500–1508). The public is invited to comment on the draft revised management plan. NOAA will take these comments into consideration in deciding whether to approve the draft revised management plan in whole or in part. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.; 15 CFR 921.33. Keelin S. Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–14042 Filed 6–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB204] Marine Mammals; File No. 25761 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. Notice is hereby given that Earthscape Productions, Ltd., St Stephens Avenue, Bristol, BS1 1YL, United Kingdom, (Responsible Party: Tina Razdan), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on pinnipeds. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 124 / Thursday, July 1, 2021 / Notices Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before August 2, 2021. DATES: These documents are 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. 25761 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan, Ph.D. or Sara Young, (301) 427–8401. 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 film pinnipeds in Washington for a film about the foraging and hunting behavior of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). Pinnipeds may be filmed from land, an unmanned aircraft system, and underwater via a stationary camera, pole camera, or snorkelers. Up to 450 harbor seals and 90 California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) may be filmed annually. The permit would be valid for two 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 28, 2021. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–14043 Filed 6–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jun 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 35073 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE July 21, 2021 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 a.m.–9:30 a.m. —Call to Order —Roll Call —Adoption of Agenda —Consideration of 173nd Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions —Executive Director’s Report [RTID 0648–XB198] Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC) will hold the 174th public meeting (virtual) to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The 174th CFMC public meeting (virtual) will be held on July 21, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will be at AST (U.S. Caribbean time, presently same as EST). ADDRESSES: You may join the 174th CFMC public meeting (virtual) via Zoom, from a computer, tablet or smartphone by entering the following address: Join Zoom Meeting: https:// us02web.zoom.us/j/83060685915?pwd= VmVsc1orSUtKck8xYk1XOXNDY1 ErZz09. Meeting ID: 830 6068 5915. Passcode: 995658. One tap mobile: +17879451488,,83060685915#,,,,,,0#,, 995658# Puerto Rico +17879667727,,83060685915#,,,,,,0#,, 995658# Puerto Rico Dial by your location: +1 787 945 1488 Puerto Rico +1 787 966 7727 Puerto Rico +1 939 945 0244 Puerto Rico Meeting ID: 830 6068 5915. Passcode: 995658. In case there are problems and we cannot reconnect via Zoom, the meeting will continue using GoToMeeting. You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https:// global.gotomeeting.com/join/ 971749317. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (408) 650–3123, Access Code: 971–749–317. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miguel A. Rolo´n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 398–3717. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items included in the tentative agenda will be discussed: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. —Five year Strategic Plan Presentation—Dr. M. Duval 10:30 a.m.–11 a.m. —Update on Fishery Ecosystem Plan Stakeholder Engagement Workshops—Dr. M. Duval 11 a.m.–11:30 p.m. —SSC Report—Dr. Richard Appeldoorn 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. —Closed Seasons for Certain Species— Dr. Mitchell Scharer 12 p.m.–1 p.m. —Lunch 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m. —Draft Tech Memo on Managing with ACLs for Data-Limited Stocks. 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m. —Enforcement Issues with Nassau Grouper and other Fish Species in St. Thomas/St. John, USVI 2 p.m.–2:30 p.m. —DAP Chairs Report on Buoy Gear Federal Regulations 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m. —Other Business —Capt. Silva’s Letter on Deepwater Snapper Grouper Fishery (Letter in Spanish to be Read into the Record for Translation) —Public Comment Period (5 minutes each) —Next Council Meetings —Adjourn Note (1): Other than starting time and dates of the meetings, the established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. To further accommodate discussion and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. Changes in the agenda will be posted to the CFMC website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as practicable. Note (2): Financial disclosure forms are available for inspection at this meeting, as per 50 CFR part 601. The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. The E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 124 (Thursday, July 1, 2021)]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-14043]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB204]


Marine Mammals; File No. 25761

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 Earthscape Productions, Ltd., St 
Stephens Avenue, Bristol, BS1 1YL, United Kingdom, (Responsible Party: 
Tina Razdan), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct 
commercial or educational photography on pinnipeds.

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DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before August 2, 2021.

ADDRESSES: These documents are 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. 25761 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: Shasta McClenahan, Ph.D. or Sara 
Young, (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 film pinnipeds in Washington for a film 
about the foraging and hunting behavior of harbor seals (Phoca 
vitulina). Pinnipeds may be filmed from land, an unmanned aircraft 
system, and underwater via a stationary camera, pole camera, or 
snorkelers. Up to 450 harbor seals and 90 California sea lions 
(Zalophus californianus) may be filmed annually. The permit would be 
valid for two 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: June 28, 2021.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-14043 Filed 6-30-21; 8:45 am]
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