National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice; receipt of application.
Notice is hereby given that Jane Provancha, NASA, Ecological Program, Kennedy Space Center, FL, 32899, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before October 29, 2009.
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. 14655 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s):Start Printed Page 49852
Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713-2289; fax (301)713-0376; and
Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue, South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.
Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate.
Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)713-0376, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period.
Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 14655.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kate Swails or Patrick Opay, (301)713-2289.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The subject permit is requested under the authority of 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 continue to monitor the abundance and distribution of sea turtles in the waters of Mosquito Lagoon in Volusia and Brevard Counties, Florida. Up to 40 green, 40 loggerhead, and 1 Kemp's ridley sea turtles would be captured, flipper and PIT tagged, blood sampled and/or tissue biopsied, lavaged, and released annually. Up to 12 green and 10 loggerhead turtles may be tracked using a sonic transmitter. The permit is requested for five years.Start Signature
Dated: September 24, 2009.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-23471 Filed 9-28-09; 8:45 am]
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