Marine Mammals and Endangered Species, 13985-13986 [2022-05165]

Download as PDF 13985 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2022 / Notices TABLE 1—REQUESTED EXEMPTIONS Citation Regulation Need for exemption 50 CFR 697.21(c) and § 697.21(d). § 697.19 ................................. § 697.19(j) .............................. §§ 697.20(a)(7), 697.20(a)(8), 697.20(b)(5), 697.20(b)(6), 697.20(d), and 697.20(g). § 697.21(a) ............................. Gear specification requirements ....... Trap limit requirements ..................... Trap tag requirements ...................... Possession restrictions ..................... Gear identification and marking requirements. This project would use one federally permitted lobster vessel to pilot test the use of an EBP lobster trap in Lobster Management Area 3 (Statistical Areas 561, 562, and 522) between May 1, 2022, and November 1, 2022. The EBP trap is an 80-centimeter square trap based on a modified crawfish trap. It has four square openings, measuring less than two inches, which lead to ramps that drop the lobsters into a baited kitchen. Inside the trap, there are additional ramps that lead the lobsters to four cylindrical parlors with vertical openings. The trap is attached to cement runners that provide weight and maintain proper orientation. The participants would place the EBP trap on one of their existing trawls and haul it every 7–14 days during the course of the vessel’s normal fishing activity. At each haul, the participants would record and immediately release all bycatch and measure, sex, and release all lobsters from the EBP trap. The project would include no more than 26 experimental hauls. In addition to the EBP trap, the vessel would fish with its full allotted number of standard traps, but the total number of traps would remain less than the Area 3 trap cap. Participants would land and sell the legal catch from the standard traps. The goal of this project is to test the selectivity of the EBP trap (versus ventless traps that often catch eel and crab) and the scalability of its use. If To allow for the use a modified trap with no escape vents or ghost panels. To allow for one additional trap. To allow for the use of an untagged trap. To allow for onboard biological sampling of undersized, oversized, vnotched, and egg-bearing lobsters. To allow for the use of an unmarked trap. successful, EBP traps could be used in lobster surveys to provide information about larval settlement patterns and juvenile nursery grounds. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 7, 2022. Ngagne Jafnar Gueye, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–05118 Filed 3–10–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB874] Marine Mammals and Endangered Species Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits. Notice is hereby given that permits have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable. SUMMARY: The permits and related documents are available for review upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: Erin Markin (Permit No. 25870) and Amy Hapeman (Permit No. 26024); at (301) 427–8401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notices were published in the Federal Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: TABLE 1—ISSUED PERMITS lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Permit No. RTID 25870 ................ 0648–XB500 26024 ................ 0648–XB623 Harold Brundage, Environmental Research and Consulting, Inc., 325 Market Street, Lewes, DE 19958. Ocean Futures Society, 513 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Responsible Party: Jean-Michel Cousteau). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Mar 10, 2022 Previous Federal Register notice Applicant Jkt 256001 excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was based on PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86 FR 56692; October 12, 2021. 86 FR 69632; December 8, 2021. Issuance date 2/8/2022 2/28/2022 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 E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 13986 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2022 / Notices 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: March 7, 2022. Julia M. Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–05165 Filed 3–10–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes product(s) from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Date added to and deleted from the Procurement List: April 10, 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: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 785–6404, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: Additions On 7/9/2021 and 12/17/2021, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the product(s) and service(s) and impact of the additions on the current or most VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Mar 10, 2022 Jkt 256001 recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the product(s) and service(s) listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the product(s) and service(s) to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the product(s) and service(s) to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the product(s) and service(s) proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following service(s) are added to the Procurement List: Service(s) Service Type: Logistics Support Service Mandatory for: U.S. Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Baltimore, MD Designated Source of Supply: Chimes District of Columbia, Baltimore, MD Contracting Activity: U.S. COAST GUARD, SFLC PROCUREMENT BRANCH 3(00040) The Committee finds good cause to dispense with the 30-day delay in the effective date normally required by the Administrative Procedure Act. See 5 U.S.C. 553(d). This addition to the Committee’s Procurement List is effectuated because of the expiration of the U.S. Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center Integrated Logistics Support Services contract. The Federal customer contacted and has worked diligently with the AbilityOne Program to fulfill this service need under the AbilityOne Program. To avoid performance disruption, and the possibility that the U.S. Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center will refer its business elsewhere, this addition must be effective on March 27, 2022, ensuring timely execution for a March 28, 2022, start date while still allowing 16 days for comment. Pursuant to its own regulation 41 CFR 51–2.4, the Committee has been in contact with one of the affected parties, the incumbent of PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the expiring contract, since June 2021 and determined that no severe adverse impact exists. The Committee also published a notice of proposed Procurement List addition in the Federal Register on December 17, 2021 and did not receive any comments from any interested persons, including from the incumbent contractor. This addition will not create a public hardship and has limited effect on the public at large, but, rather, will create new jobs for other affected parties—people with significant disabilities in the AbilityOne program who otherwise face challenges locating employment. Moreover, this addition will enable Federal customer operations to continue without interruption. Service Type: Storage, Management and Fulfillment of PPE Mandatory for: Department of Homeland Security, Departmental Operations Acquisitions Division, Washington, DC Designated Source of Supply: LC Industries, Inc., Durham, NC Contracting Activity: OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS, DEPT OPS ACQ DIV The Committee finds good cause to dispense with the 30-day delay in the effective date normally required by the Administrative Procedure Act. See 5 U.S.C. 553(d). This addition to the Committee’s Procurement List is effectuated because of the need for the Department of Homeland Security to award a contract. The Federal customer contacted and has worked diligently with the AbilityOne Program to fulfill this service need under the AbilityOne Program. To avoid performance disruption, and the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security will refer its business elsewhere, this addition must be effective on March 27, 2022, ensuring timely execution for a March 31, start date while still allowing 16 days for comment. The Committee also published a notice of proposed Procurement List addition in the Federal Register on July 9, 2021 and did not receive any comments from any interested persons, including from the incumbent contractor. This addition will not create a public hardship and has limited effect on the public at large, but, rather, will create new jobs for other affected parties—people with significant disabilities in the AbilityOne program who otherwise face challenges locating employment. Moreover, this addition will enable Federal customer operations to continue without interruption. Deletions On 9/17/2021, 10/1/2021, and 10/8/ 20212 (83 FR), the Committee for E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 48 (Friday, March 11, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13985-13986]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05165]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB874]


Marine Mammals and Endangered Species

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that permits 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: Erin Markin (Permit No. 25870) and Amy 
Hapeman (Permit No. 26024); at (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal 
Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit 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
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                                                                             Previous Federal
         Permit No.               RTID                Applicant               Register notice      Issuance date
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25870......................      0648-XB500  Harold Brundage,             86 FR 56692; October          2/8/2022
                                              Environmental Research and   12, 2021.
                                              Consulting, Inc., 325
                                              Market Street, Lewes, DE
                                              19958.
26024......................      0648-XB623  Ocean Futures Society, 513   86 FR 69632; December        2/28/2022
                                              De La Vina Street, Santa     8, 2021.
                                              Barbara, CA 93101
                                              (Responsible Party: Jean-
                                              Michel Cousteau).
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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.
    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

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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: March 7, 2022.
Julia M. Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-05165 Filed 3-10-22; 8:45 am]
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