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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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 www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in the table below.
notice||Permit or amendment
|19108-04||0648-D953||Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064||84 FR 13638; April 5, 2019||May 9, 2019.|
|20315-01||0648-XF215||Kristen Hart, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey, 3205 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314||84 FR 2172; February 6, 2019||May 13, 2019.|
|20648||0648-XG360||Heidi Pearson, Ph.D., University of Alaska Southeast, 11066 Auke Lake Way, AND1, Juneau, AK 99801||83 FR 49548; October 2, 2018||May 20, 2019.|
|21938||0648-XG344||NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149 (Responsible Party: Theophilus Brainerd, Ph.D.)||83 FR 40755; August 16, 2018||May 21, 2019.|
|22311||0648-XG875||David Johnston, Ph.D., Duke University, Marine Science and Conservation, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516||84 FR 10045; March 19, 2019||May 14, 2019.|
|22387||0648-XG878||Benjamin Hubert, Ph.D., New York Genome Center, 101 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10013||84 FR 9761; March 18, 2019||May 2, 2019.|
|22479||0648-XG906||Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina, Ph.D., University of California Berkley, Department of Integrative Biology, 3040 Valley Life Sciences Building, No. 3140, Berkley, CA 94720||84 FR 13006; April 3, 2019||May 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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Dated: June 10, 2019.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-12538 Filed 6-13-19; 8:45 am]
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