Marine Mammals; File No. 22187, 6511-6512 [2022-02420]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 24 / Friday, February 4, 2022 / Notices for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 12.91 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation (as amended).20 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. 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OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: 20 See Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Feb 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be Considered. DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (EST) and Friday February 18, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: This will be an in-person meeting. The meeting will be held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at 86 Water St., Falmouth, MA 02543. Information about how to participate, including Covid-19 related protocols, will be posted to the OEAB website at https://oeab.noaa.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Turner, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, david.turner@noaa.gov or (859) 327– 9661. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA established the OEAB under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and legislation that gives the agency statutory authority to operate an ocean exploration program and to coordinate a national program of ocean exploration. The OEAB advises NOAA leadership on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs, and other matters as the NOAA Administrator requests. OEAB members represent government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and not-for-profit institutions involved in all facets of ocean exploration—from advanced technology to citizen exploration. In addition to advising NOAA leadership, NOAA expects the OEAB to help to define and develop a national program of ocean exploration—a network of stakeholders and partnerships advancing national priorities for ocean exploration. Matters To Be Considered: The OEAB will hear updates from NOAA Ocean Exploration about (1) the status of recommendations for improving Grant Program; (2) the status of NOAA’s buildout of a new dedicated ocean exploration vessel; (3) the status of NOAA Ocean Exploration’s FY22–27 Strategic Plan; and (4) the status of planning coordinated exploration activities in the Pacific Ocean. The Board will also hear presentations from several subject matter experts about data, technology, and operational requirements that may influence the future of Ocean Exploration. Portions of the meeting may be partially closed to the public based upon provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94–409). The agenda and PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6511 other meeting materials will be made available on the OEAB website at https://oeab.noaa.gov/. Status: The meeting will be open to the public with a 15-minute public comment period on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m. (EST). (Please check the final agenda on the OEAB website to confirm the time). The public may listen to the meeting and provide comments during the public comment period via teleconference. Participation information will be on the meeting agenda on the OEAB website. The OEAB expects that public statements at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to three minutes. The Designated Federal Officer must receive written comments by February 10, 2022, to provide sufficient time for OEAB review. Written comments received after February 10, 2022, will be distributed to the OEAB but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Comments should be submitted to Designated Federal Officer David.Turner@noaa.gov. Special Accomodations: Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Designated Federal Officer by February 10, 2022. Eric Locklear, Acting Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2022–02005 Filed 2–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB778] Marine Mammals; File No. 22187 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of application; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Heather E. Liwanag, Ph.D., 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407– 0401, has withdrawn her application for a major amendment and has applied for a revised amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 22187–02. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 6512 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 24 / Friday, February 4, 2022 / Notices Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before March 7, 2022. 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. 22187 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. 22187 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 Shasta McClenahan, Ph.D., (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 22187–02 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). On November 18, 2021, notice was published in the Federal Register (86 FR 64457) that a request for an amendment to a scientific research permit for research on northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) had been submitted by the above-named applicant. Following the close of the public comment period, the applicant made several substantive changes to the amendment request; therefore, the original request has been withdrawn from further consideration and a revised amendment request has been submitted. Permit No. 22187–02, issued on December 13, 2021, authorizes the permit holder to conduct research to establish a catalog of known individual northern elephant seals along the California coast. Types of authorized takes include behavioral observations, measurements, bioacoustic recordings, acoustic playbacks, marking, flipper tagging, capture, and non-invasive physiological sampling. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to include authorization for 25 additional takes of northern elephant seals per year at two locations in California. Each animal would be handled up to three times per year. At lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Feb 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 first handling, each animal will be flipper tagged. At the second handling, each animal will be captured by hand or net, sedated and fitted with satellite transmitters, in addition to the physiological sampling already authorized. At the third handling, approximately three months later, animals would be recaptured to remove the instruments. Five additional takes are requested for animals that are captured and released because they are not appropriate candidates for the study. An additional 200 harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) takes and 185 elephant seal takes are requested annually for unintentional harassment during these activities. The permit holder is requesting two mortalities, an increase in the number of annual mortalities from one animal to two, but the total number of mortalities (five) allowed across the life of the permit will not change. The permit would remain valid until March 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. Dated: February 1, 2022. Julia M. Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–02420 Filed 2–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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; Highly Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before April 5, 2022. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at NOAA.PRA@noaa.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0323 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 specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Clifford Hutt, Fishery Management Specialist, NOAA Fisheries Highly Migratory Species Management Division, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 301–427–8503; or cliff.hutt@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for management of the nation’s marine fisheries. Existing regulations require operators of tournaments involving Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS; Atlantic swordfish, sharks, billfish, and tunas) to register four weeks in advance of the tournament. Operators must provide contact information and the tournament’s date(s), location(s), and target species. Operators are required to submit an HMS tournament summary report within seven days after tournament fishing has ended. Most of the catch data in the summary report is routinely collected in the course of regular tournament operations. NMFS uses the data to estimate the total annual catch of HMS and the impact of tournament operations in relation to other types of fishing activities. In addition, HMS tournament registration provides a method for tournament operators to request educational and E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 24 (Friday, February 4, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6511-6512]
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[FR Doc No: 2022-02420]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB778]


Marine Mammals; File No. 22187

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

ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of application; receipt of application for 
permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Heather E. Liwanag, Ph.D., 1 Grand 
Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0401, has withdrawn her application 
for a major amendment and has applied for a revised amendment to 
Scientific Research Permit No. 22187-02.

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DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before March 7, 2022.

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. 22187 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. 22187 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 Shasta McClenahan, 
Ph.D., (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 22187-02 
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).
    On November 18, 2021, notice was published in the Federal Register 
(86 FR 64457) that a request for an amendment to a scientific research 
permit for research on northern elephant seals (Mirounga 
angustirostris) had been submitted by the above-named applicant. 
Following the close of the public comment period, the applicant made 
several substantive changes to the amendment request; therefore, the 
original request has been withdrawn from further consideration and a 
revised amendment request has been submitted.
    Permit No. 22187-02, issued on December 13, 2021, authorizes the 
permit holder to conduct research to establish a catalog of known 
individual northern elephant seals along the California coast. Types of 
authorized takes include behavioral observations, measurements, 
bioacoustic recordings, acoustic playbacks, marking, flipper tagging, 
capture, and non-invasive physiological sampling. The permit holder is 
requesting the permit be amended to include authorization for 25 
additional takes of northern elephant seals per year at two locations 
in California. Each animal would be handled up to three times per year. 
At first handling, each animal will be flipper tagged. At the second 
handling, each animal will be captured by hand or net, sedated and 
fitted with satellite transmitters, in addition to the physiological 
sampling already authorized. At the third handling, approximately three 
months later, animals would be recaptured to remove the instruments. 
Five additional takes are requested for animals that are captured and 
released because they are not appropriate candidates for the study. An 
additional 200 harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) takes and 185 elephant seal 
takes are requested annually for unintentional harassment during these 
activities. The permit holder is requesting two mortalities, an 
increase in the number of annual mortalities from one animal to two, 
but the total number of mortalities (five) allowed across the life of 
the permit will not change. The permit would remain valid until March 
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.

    Dated: February 1, 2022.
Julia M. Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-02420 Filed 2-3-22; 8:45 am]
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