Marine Mammals; File No. 25794, 54940-54941 [2021-21647]

Download as PDF 54940 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / Notices Dated: September 30, 2021. Kimberly Damon-Randall, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of one scientific research permit. [FR Doc. 2021–21672 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued a scientific research permit (Permit 19571–2R) to the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The research is intended to increase knowledge of black abalone listed under the ESA and to help guide management, conservation, and recovery efforts. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request via email to nmfs.wcr-apps@noaa.gov (please SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB459] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: include the permit number in the subject line of the email). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Wang, Long Beach, California, phone: 562–980–4199, email: Susan.Wang@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice was published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2021, that a request for a permit renewal had been submitted by NMFS’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center. 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 and Federal Register notice information provided in the table below. TABLE 1—ISSUED PERMITS RTID Applicant 19571–2R ....... 0648–XA872 .. NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center—8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 (Responsible Party: Kristen Koch). 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. Authority Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222–226). NMFS issues permits based on finding that such permits: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Previous Federal Register notice Permit No. Dated: September 30, 2021. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–21714 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Oct 04, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB460] Marine Mammals; File No. 25794 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Jennifer Burns, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Biology Department, 2901 Main Street Lubbock, TX 79409–3131 has applied in due form for a permit to import and export specimens of gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before November 4, 2021. 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. 25794 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86 FR 9489; February 16, 2021. Issuance date September 16, 2021. NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 25794 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: Jennifer Skidmore 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 import and export of parts collected from gray seals at Sable Island, Nova Scotia for the purpose of studying the role of maternal iron transfer in the development of heme stores and aerobic diving capacity in gray seal pups. Samples will be imported and exported from up to 35 males, 51 females and 16 pups (of either sex) per year. In addition, the applicant is proposing to opportunistically import and export of samples from 100 gray seals from Canada DFO archives and organs opportunistically salvaged from up to 20 deceased gray seals in Canada. Samples would include blood, milk, whiskers, nails, fur, blubber, muscle, scat, spew, saliva, and urine. Samples E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / Notices will be imported from Canada through Houston/Dallas (Texas Tech University), Boston (Woods Hole), or Los Angeles/ Seattle/Anchorage (University of Alaska Fairbanks). Samples may also be reexported back to Canada. A permit is requested for a duration of 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: September 30, 2021. Benjamin Laws, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–21647 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB442] Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) District Advisory Panels (DAPs) will hold public virtual meetings to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The DAPs public virtual meetings will be held as follows: St. Thomas/St. John DAP, October 26, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Puerto Rico DAP, October 27, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All meetings will be at Atlantic Standard Time (AST). ADDRESSES: You may join the DAPs public virtual meetings (via Zoom) from a computer, tablet or smartphone by entering the following addresses: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: DAP–STT/STJ Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86262 657165?pwd=aGQ4U25rME92d1p1 TWo4d3Y3RGFrdz09 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Oct 04, 2021 Jkt 256001 Meeting ID: 862 6265 7165 Passcode: 901759 One tap mobile +17879451488,,86262657165#,,,, *901759# Puerto Rico +17879667727,,86262657165#,,,, *901759# 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: 862 6265 7165 Passcode: 901759 DAP–PR Special Accommodations Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for the DAP–PR, on October 27, 2021. For simultaneous interpretation English-Spanish-English follow your Zoom screen instructions. You will be asked which language you prefer when you join the meeting. Frm 00026 For any additional information on this public virtual meeting, please contact Diana Martino, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 226–8849. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 30, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–21734 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8622 2659918?pwd=UitRcnBJRXQy MUpWaEtISEZ6elVvQT09 Meeting ID: 862 2265 9918 Passcode: 623876 One tap mobile +19399450244,,86222659918#,,,, *623876# Puerto Rico +17879451488,,86222659918#,,,, *623876# Puerto Rico Dial by your location +1 939 945 0244 Puerto Rico +1 787 945 1488 Puerto Rico +1 787 966 7727 Puerto Rico Meeting ID: 862 2265 9918 Passcode: 623876 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miguel 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 items included in the tentative agenda are: Call to Order Roll Call Adoption of Agenda Discussion of Possible Compatible Regulations between Federal and Local Governments for the IslandBased Fishery Management Plans Other Business All meetings will be discussing the same agenda items. Other than the starting date and time, the order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items, at the discretion of the Chair. The meetings will begin on October 26, 2021 at 9 a.m. AST, and will end on October 27, 2021, at 5 p.m. AST. PO 00000 54941 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application Package National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Revised Notice of Information Collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. A 60-day notice of request for comment on the extension of this collection was published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2021. This additional notice alerts the public that NOAA intends to revise the information. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before December 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at Adrienne.thomas@noaa.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0384 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 5, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB460]


Marine Mammals; File No. 25794

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 Jennifer Burns, Ph.D., Texas Tech 
University, Biology Department, 2901 Main Street Lubbock, TX 79409-3131 
has applied in due form for a permit to import and export specimens of 
gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) for scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before November 4, 2021.

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. 25794 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. 25794 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: Jennifer Skidmore 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 import and export of parts collected from 
gray seals at Sable Island, Nova Scotia for the purpose of studying the 
role of maternal iron transfer in the development of heme stores and 
aerobic diving capacity in gray seal pups. Samples will be imported and 
exported from up to 35 males, 51 females and 16 pups (of either sex) 
per year. In addition, the applicant is proposing to opportunistically 
import and export of samples from 100 gray seals from Canada DFO 
archives and organs opportunistically salvaged from up to 20 deceased 
gray seals in Canada. Samples would include blood, milk, whiskers, 
nails, fur, blubber, muscle, scat, spew, saliva, and urine. Samples

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will be imported from Canada through Houston/Dallas (Texas Tech 
University), Boston (Woods Hole), or Los Angeles/Seattle/Anchorage 
(University of Alaska Fairbanks). Samples may also be re-exported back 
to Canada. A permit is requested for a duration of 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: September 30, 2021.
Benjamin Laws,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-21647 Filed 10-4-21; 8:45 am]
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