Marine Mammals; File No. 25943, 57414 [2021-22539]

Download as PDF 57414 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 197 / Friday, October 15, 2021 / Notices Type of Review: Regular submission (Revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 787. Estimated Time per Response: Highly Migratory Species (Paper), New—20 minutes; Highly Migratory Species (Online), New—15 minutes; HMS Paper; Renew—10 minutes; HMS Online, Renew—5 minutes ; CPS Renewal—10 minutes; CPS Transfer—30 minutes; LE DGN Renew—10 minutes; LE DGN Transfer—30 minutes; LE DGN Designation Request—30 minutes; LE DGN Exemption Request—30 minutes; Appeals—240 minutes; Scientific research plans—13 hours; scientific research reports—7 hours exempted fishing permit requests; 60 minutes, exempted fishing permit reports, 4.5 hours; exempted educational requests, 5 hours; exempted educational reports, 2.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 197.2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $13,331.00. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain a permit. Keep a valid vessel permit while fishing and provide accurate data on forms. Legal Authority: MSA.MMPA, ESA. IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Oct 14, 2021 Jkt 256001 information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–22533 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB509] Marine Mammals; File No. 25943 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Stephen John Trumble, Ph.D., Baylor University, 101 Bagby Ave., Waco, TX 76706, has applied in due form for a permit to import, export, and receive parts from cetaceans for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before November 15, 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. 25943 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. 25943 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: Shasta McClenahan, Ph.D., or Jennifer Skidmore, (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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 proposes to import, export, and receive cetacean parts for scientific research to chronologically profile anthropogenic contaminants, physiological stress, and reproductive hormones from cetaceans to determine influence of anthropogenic and environmental stressors. Parts from up to 100 individuals of each of the following species may be obtained annually: Blue (Balaenoptera musculus), bowhead (Balaena mysticetus), Bryde’s (B. edeni), fin (B. physalus), gray (Eschrichtius robustus), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), minke (B. acutorostrata), North Atlantic right (Eubalaena glacialis), North Pacific right (E. japonica), Rice’s (Balaenoptera ricei), sei (B. borealis), Southern right (E. australis), and sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) whales, and unidentified cetaceans. The requested duration of the permit is 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: October 12, 2021. Julia M. Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–22539 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB493] Membership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Performance Review Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB509]


Marine Mammals; File No. 25943

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 Stephen John Trumble, Ph.D., 
Baylor University, 101 Bagby Ave., Waco, TX 76706, has applied in due 
form for a permit to import, export, and receive parts from cetaceans 
for scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before November 15, 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. 25943 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. 25943 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 Jennifer 
Skidmore, (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 proposes to import, export, and receive cetacean 
parts for scientific research to chronologically profile anthropogenic 
contaminants, physiological stress, and reproductive hormones from 
cetaceans to determine influence of anthropogenic and environmental 
stressors. Parts from up to 100 individuals of each of the following 
species may be obtained annually: Blue (Balaenoptera musculus), bowhead 
(Balaena mysticetus), Bryde's (B. edeni), fin (B. physalus), gray 
(Eschrichtius robustus), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), minke (B. 
acutorostrata), North Atlantic right (Eubalaena glacialis), North 
Pacific right (E. japonica), Rice's (Balaenoptera ricei), sei (B. 
borealis), Southern right (E. australis), and sperm (Physeter 
macrocephalus) whales, and unidentified cetaceans. The requested 
duration of the permit is 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: October 12, 2021.
Julia M. Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-22539 Filed 10-14-21; 8:45 am]
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