Marine Mammals and Endangered Species

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)]
[Page 54121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-21999]
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have
been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal
Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as
ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review
upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation
Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway,
Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone: (301) 427-8401; fax: (301)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young (Permit No. 21006-01), Amy
Hapeman (Permit No. 21163), and Erin Markin (Permit Nos. 22822, 22988,
and 22991), Shasta McClenahan (Permit No. 22884); at (301) 427-8401.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal
Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit or permit
amendment 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 research, go to and search on the permit number provided in the
table below.
                                                                                                   Permit or
       Permit No.                  RIN                   Applicant          Previous Federal       amendment
                                                                             Register notice     issuance date
21006-01...............  0648-XF530.............  Linnea Pearson,          84 FR 31306; July   September 12,
                                                   California Polytechnic   1, 2019.            2019.
                                                   State University, 1
                                                   Grand Ave, San Luis
                                                   Obispo, CA 93407.
21163..................  0648-XR004.............  Marine Ecology and       84 FR 30093; June   September 23,
                                                   Telemetry Research,      26, 2019.           2019.
                                                   2468 Camp McKenzie Trl
                                                   NW, Seabeck WA 98380
                                                   (Responsible Party:
                                                   Greg Schorr).
22822..................  0648-XR019.............  Pamela Plotkin, Ph.D.,   84 FR 33239; July   September 26,
                                                   Texas A&M University,    12, 2019.           2019.
                                                   797 Lamar Street, 4115
                                                   TAMU, College Station,
                                                   TX 77843.
22884..................  0648-XR022.............  Mark Baumgartner,        84 FR 43793;        September 26,
                                                   Ph.D., Woods Hole        August 22, 2019.    2019.
                                                   Institution, MS No.
                                                   33, Biology
                                                   Department, Woods
                                                   Hole, MA 02543.
22988..................  0648-XR019.............  Lawrence Wood, Ph.D.,    84 FR 33239; July   September 26,
                                                   LDWood BioConsulting,    12, 2019.           2019.
                                                   Inc., 425 Kennedy
                                                   Street, Jupiter, FL
22991..................  0648-XR019.............  NMFS Pacific Islands     84 FR 33239; July   September 26,
                                                   Regional Office 1845     12, 2019.           2019.
                                                   Wasp Boulevard,
                                                   Building 176,
                                                   Honolulu, HI 96818
                                                   (Responsible Party:
                                                   Michael Tosatto).
    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 policies set
forth in Section 2 of the ESA.
    Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the
Marine Mammal Protection Act 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 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), as applicable.
    Dated: October 3, 2019.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-21999 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]