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


Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments, or modifications.


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 applicable.


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) 713-0376.

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Jennifer Skidmore (Permit Nos. 22387 and 22311), Erin Markin (Permit No. 20315-01), Courtney Smith (Permit No. 20648), Shasta McClenahan (Permit No. 21938), Carrie Hubard (Permit No. 22479), and Sara Young (Permit No. 19108-04); at (301) 427-8401.

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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 No.RINApplicantPrevious Federal Register noticePermit or amendment issuance date
19108-040648-D953Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 9506484 FR 13638; April 5, 2019May 9, 2019.
20315-010648-XF215Kristen Hart, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey, 3205 College Avenue, Davie, FL 3331484 FR 2172; February 6, 2019May 13, 2019.
206480648-XG360Heidi Pearson, Ph.D., University of Alaska Southeast, 11066 Auke Lake Way, AND1, Juneau, AK 9980183 FR 49548; October 2, 2018May 20, 2019.
219380648-XG344NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149 (Responsible Party: Theophilus Brainerd, Ph.D.)83 FR 40755; August 16, 2018May 21, 2019.
223110648-XG875David Johnston, Ph.D., Duke University, Marine Science and Conservation, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 2851684 FR 10045; March 19, 2019May 14, 2019.
223870648-XG878Benjamin Hubert, Ph.D., New York Genome Center, 101 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 1001384 FR 9761; March 18, 2019May 2, 2019.
224790648-XG906Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina, Ph.D., University of California Berkley, Department of Integrative Biology, 3040 Valley Life Sciences Building, No. 3140, Berkley, CA 9472084 FR 13006; April 3, 2019May 20, 2019.

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.

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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.

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Dated: June 10, 2019.

Julia Marie Harrison,

Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 2019-12538 Filed 6-13-19; 8:45 am]