Marine Mammals; File No. 26260, 12434-12435 [2022-04559]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 12434 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2022 / Notices 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 May 3, 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– 0119 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 Elizabeth Mountz, Stewardship Division Operations Manager, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 202–596–6581, and Elizabeth.Mountz@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: and educational projects; submit requests to update their federallyapproved programs through amendments or program changes; and develop and submit state coastal nonpoint pollution control programs (CNP) as required under Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments. The CZM performance report guidance will undergo minor updates that will ensure consistency with NOAA/NOS grants requirements as well as CZMA strategic priorities. The revised CZM performance measure guidance will provide clarification for reporting on competitive and multi-year awards, as well as additional guidance on financial reporting requirements. The CZMA Section 306A guidance will also likely undergo minor updates to address several technical issues that arose from the 2018 guidance update as well as clarify several minor policy issues. However, NOAA does not anticipate any changes to the record keeping requirements or time estimates for collecting the necessary documentation. I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. In 1972, in response to intense pressure on United States (U.S.) coastal resources, and because of the importance of U.S. coastal areas, the U.S. Congress passed the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq. The CZMA authorized a federal program to encourage coastal states and territories to develop comprehensive coastal management programs. The CZMA has been reauthorized on several occasions, most recently with the enactment of the Coastal Zone Protection Act of 1996 (CZMA as amended). The program is administered by the Secretary of Commerce, who in turn has delegated this responsibility to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Services (NOS). The coastal zone management grants provide funds to states and territories to: Implement federally-approved coastal management programs; complete information for the Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP) Performance Management System; develop multi-year program assessments and strategies to enhance their programs within priority areas under Section 309 of the CZMA; submit documentation as described in the CZMA Section 306A for specific construction, acquisition, Respondents have a choice of electronic or paper formats for submitting program documents, assessment and strategy documents, and other required materials. Grant applications are submitted electronically via Grants.gov and performance reports are submitted electronically through NOAA Grants Online. Performance measurement data is submitted through an online database. Methods of submittal for other program documents and required materials include electronic submittal via email or mail. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Mar 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 II. Method of Collection III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0119. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 34. Estimated Time per Response: Performance Reports, 27 hours; assessment and strategy documents, 240 hours; Section 306A questionnaire and documentation, 15 hours; amendments and routine program changes, 16 hours; CNP documentation, 320 hours; CZMA Performance Management System, 24 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,280. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $850 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: Coastal Zone Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1451, et seq.). 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 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. 2022–04641 Filed 3–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB861] Marine Mammals; File No. 26260 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Lesley Thorne, Ph.D., School of Marine SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2022 / Notices and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on cetaceans. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before April 4, 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. 26260 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. 26260 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: Carrie Hubard or Amy Hapeman, (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 collect photo-identification, morphometric, distribution, behavioral, and passive acoustic data on cetaceans in the New York Bight using vessels, unmanned aircraft systems, and acoustic recording devices. As the target species of the research, up to 80 fin (Balaenoptera physalus), 30 sei (B. borealis), 150 humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), and 150 minke (B. acutorostrata) whales may be approached annually. Research would also be conducted on an additional 22 cetacean species. The permit would be valid for 5 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Mar 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 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: February 25, 2022. Julia M. Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–04559 Filed 3–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to the Procurement List. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add product(s) and service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: April 03, 2022. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit comments contact: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 785–6404, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUMMARY: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the product(s) and service(s) listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following product(s) and service(s) are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Product(s) NSN(s)—Product Name(s): MR 13500—Garlic PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12435 Press Designated Source of Supply: CINCINNATI ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED, Cincinnati, OH Contracting Activity: Military Resale-Defense Commissary Agency Distribution: C-List Mandatory for: The requirements of military commissaries and exchanges in accordance with the 41 CFR 51–6.4 NSN(s)—Product Name(s): MR 10825— Emergency Triangle Work Light, Includes Shipper 20825 Designated Source of Supply: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc., WinstonSalem, NC Contracting Activity: Military Resale-Defense Commissary Agency Distribution: C-List Mandatory for: The requirements of military commissaries and exchanges in accordance with the 41 CFR 51–6.4 Service(s) Service Type: Grounds Maintenance Service Mandatory for: US Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center, Keameysville, WV Designated Source of Supply: Every Citizen Has Opportunities, Inc., Leesburg, VA Contracting Activity: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Michael R. Jurkowski, Acting Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2022–04612 Filed 3–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2022–SCC–0029] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students With Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) Evaluation Protocol Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 3, 2022. SUMMARY: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use https://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2022–SCC–0029. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2022)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB861]


Marine Mammals; File No. 26260

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 Lesley Thorne, Ph.D., School of 
Marine

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and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 
11794, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on 
cetaceans.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before April 4, 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. 26260 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. 26260 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: Carrie Hubard or Amy Hapeman, (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 collect photo-identification, 
morphometric, distribution, behavioral, and passive acoustic data on 
cetaceans in the New York Bight using vessels, unmanned aircraft 
systems, and acoustic recording devices. As the target species of the 
research, up to 80 fin (Balaenoptera physalus), 30 sei (B. borealis), 
150 humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), and 150 minke (B. acutorostrata) 
whales may be approached annually. Research would also be conducted on 
an additional 22 cetacean species. The permit would be valid for 5 
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: February 25, 2022.
Julia M. Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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