Marine Mammals and Endangered Species, 7820-7821 [2022-02832]

Download as PDF 7820 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 28 / Thursday, February 10, 2022 / Notices from January 5 to January 28 due to a delay in publication of a notice to the public in the Arctic Sounder newspaper. In the notice of proposed IHA (86 FR 70451; December 10, 2021), NMFS described its plan to adopt the Navy’s EA, provided our independent evaluation of the document found that it includes adequate information analyzing the effects on the human environment of issuing the IHA. In compliance with NEPA and the CEQ regulations, as well as NOAA Administrative Order 216–6, NMFS has reviewed the Navy’s EA and determined it to be sufficient. NMFS adopted that EA and signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on February 4, 2022. Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that each Federal agency insure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. To ensure ESA compliance for the issuance of IHAs, NMFS consults internally whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species, in this case with NMFS’ Alaska Regional Office (AKRO). The NMFS Office of Protected Resources (OPR) is authorizing take of ringed seals, which are listed under the ESA. The NMFS Alaska Regional Office Protected Resources Division issued a Biological Opinion on January 31, 2022, which concluded that the Navy’s activities and NMFS’ issuance of an IHA are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the Arctic stock of ringed seals. There is no ESA designated critical habitat for ringed seals. Authorization NMFS has issued an IHA to the Navy for conducting submarine training and testing activities in the ICEX22 Study Area of the Arctic Ocean beginning in February 2022 that includes the previously explained mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements. Dated: February 4, 2022. Kimberly Damon-Randall, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–02800 Filed 2–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB792] Marine Mammals and Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits, permit amendments, and permit modifications. Notice is hereby given that permits, permit amendments, and permit modifications have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable. ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan, Ph.D. (Permit Nos. 20646–01 and 25885); Courtney Smith, Ph.D. (Permit No. 21143–01); Erin Markin, Ph.D. (Permit No. 23200–01); Carrie Hubard (Permit No. 25900); and Malcolm Mohead (Permit Nos. 19641– 03 and 25864); at (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit, permit amendment, or permit modification had been submitted by the below-named applicants. To locate the Federal Register notice that announced our receipt of the application and a complete description of the activities, go to www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in Table 1 below. SUMMARY: TABLE 1—ISSUED PERMITS, PERMIT AMENDMENTS, AND PERMIT MODIFICATIONS jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Permit No. RTID 20646–01 0648–XF213 23200–01 0648–SB500 25885 0648–XB610 21143–01 0648–XF500 25900 0648–XB547 25864 0648–SB500 19641–03 0648–SB500 Morgridge Institute for Research, 330 North Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715 (Responsible Party: James Thomson, Ph.D.). University of North Carolina, Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 (Responsible Party: Frederick Scharf, Ph.D.). Peter Thielen, D. Eng., Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723. Jeremy Kiszka, Ph.D., Florida International University, 3000 NE 151st Street, Marine Science Building, Room 250D, North Miami, FL 33181. Echo Pictures Ltd., St Nicholas House, 31–34 High Street, Bristol, BS1 2AW, United Kingdom (Responsible Party: Joe Stevens). Gregg Poulakis, Ph.D., Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 585 Prineville Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33954. Tom Savoy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Feb 09, 2022 Previous Federal Register notice Applicant Jkt 256001 82 FR 29053; June 27, 2017. January 4, 2022. 86 FR 56692; October 12, 2021. January 24, 2022. 86 FR 67036; November 24, 2021. January 18, 2022. 82 FR 31950; July 11, 2017. January 27, 2022. 86 FR 69622; December 8, 2021. January 24, 2022. 86 FR 56692; October 12, 2021. January 24, 2022. 86 FR 56692; October 12, 2021. January 24, 2022. determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issuance date prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 28 / Thursday, February 10, 2022 / Notices As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in Section 2 of the ESA. Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the MMPA of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the ESA of 1973, as amended (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), as applicable. [FR Doc. 2022–02832 Filed 2–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB800] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of web conference. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Pacific Northwest Crab Industry Advisory Committee (PNCIAC) will meet March 2, 2022. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Alaska Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a web conference. Join online through the link at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/2813. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. Instructions for attending the meeting via video conference are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Marrinan, Council staff; phone; (907) 271–2809; email: sarah.marrinan@ noaa.gov. For technical support please jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 18:18 Feb 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 Wednesday, March 2, 2022 The Committee will discuss: (a) March 2022 Board of Fisheries proposals; (b) shifting crab stocks and boundary issues; (c) opilio rebuilding; (d) Bristol Bay Red King Crab discussion papers; (e) bairdi industry preferred size; (f) season start date; (g) elections due in December 2022; and (h) other business. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted https://meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/2813 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted electronically to https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 2813. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Sep<11>2014 Agenda Connection Information You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted online at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/2813. Dated: February 7, 2022. Julia M. Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. SUMMARY: contact our admin Council staff, email: npfmc.admin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 7, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–02843 Filed 2–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB746] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: The online meeting will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST) or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 7821 until business for the day has been completed. This meeting will be held online. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the Pacific Council’s website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820– 2412 for technical assistance. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. ADDRESSES: Mr. Kerry Griffin, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2409; email: kerry.griffin@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Subcommittee will review the draft update stock assessment for Pacific sardine in preparation for full SSC and Council review at the April 2022 Pacific Council meeting. At its April 2022 meeting, the Pacific Council is scheduled to use the update stock assessment to set harvest specifications and management measures for the 2022–2023 Pacific sardine fishery. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov; (503) 820–2412) at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 7, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 28 (Thursday, February 10, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7820-7821]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-02832]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB792]


Marine Mammals and Endangered Species

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits, permit amendments, and permit 
modifications.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that permits, permit amendments, and 
permit modifications have been issued to the following entities under 
the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA), as applicable.

ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review 
upon written request via email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan, Ph.D. (Permit Nos. 
20646-01 and 25885); Courtney Smith, Ph.D. (Permit No. 21143-01); Erin 
Markin, Ph.D. (Permit No. 23200-01); Carrie Hubard (Permit No. 25900); 
and Malcolm Mohead (Permit Nos. 19641-03 and 25864); at (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal 
Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit, permit 
amendment, or permit modification had been submitted by the below-named 
applicants. To locate the Federal Register notice that announced our 
receipt of the application and a complete description of the 
activities, go to www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit 
number provided in Table 1 below.

                      Table 1--Issued Permits, Permit Amendments, and Permit Modifications
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                                                                       Previous Federal
      Permit No.             RTID                Applicant             Register notice         Issuance date
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20646-01                    0648-XF213  Morgridge Institute for     82 FR 29053; June 27,  January 4, 2022.
                                         Research, 330 North         2017.
                                         Orchard Street, Madison,
                                         WI 53715 (Responsible
                                         Party: James Thomson,
                                         Ph.D.).
23200-01                    0648-SB500  University of North         86 FR 56692; October   January 24, 2022.
                                         Carolina, Wilmington, 601   12, 2021.
                                         South College Road,
                                         Wilmington, NC 28403
                                         (Responsible Party:
                                         Frederick Scharf, Ph.D.).
25885                       0648-XB610  Peter Thielen, D. Eng.,     86 FR 67036; November  January 18, 2022.
                                         Johns Hopkins University,   24, 2021.
                                         Applied Physics
                                         Laboratory, 11100 Johns
                                         Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD
                                         20723.
21143-01                    0648-XF500  Jeremy Kiszka, Ph.D.,       82 FR 31950; July 11,  January 27, 2022.
                                         Florida International       2017.
                                         University, 3000 NE 151st
                                         Street, Marine Science
                                         Building, Room 250D,
                                         North Miami, FL 33181.
25900                       0648-XB547  Echo Pictures Ltd., St      86 FR 69622; December  January 24, 2022.
                                         Nicholas House, 31-34       8, 2021.
                                         High Street, Bristol, BS1
                                         2AW, United Kingdom
                                         (Responsible Party: Joe
                                         Stevens).
25864                       0648-SB500  Gregg Poulakis, Ph.D.,      86 FR 56692; October   January 24, 2022.
                                         Florida Fish and Wildlife   12, 2021.
                                         Conservation Commission,
                                         585 Prineville Street,
                                         Port Charlotte, FL 33954.
19641-03                    0648-SB500  Tom Savoy, Connecticut      86 FR 56692; October   January 24, 2022.
                                         Department of Energy and    12, 2021.
                                         Environmental Protection,
                                         P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme,
                                         CT 06371.
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    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.

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    As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was 
based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good 
faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered 
species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set 
forth in Section 2 of the ESA.
    Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the MMPA of 
1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing 
the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the ESA 
of 1973, as amended (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), as applicable.

    Dated: February 7, 2022.
Julia M. Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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