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Marine Mammals and Endangered Species

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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 and permit amendments 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 NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Shasta McClenahan (Permit Nos. 21585-01, 23922, and 23923), Jennifer Skidmore (Permit No. 23779), and Amy Hapeman (Permit No. 23672); at (301) 427-8401.

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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 www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in Table 1 below.

Table 1—Issued Permits and Permit Amendments

Permit No.RTIDApplicantPrevious Federal Register noticeIssuance date
21585-010648-XA223Oregon State University, Marine Mammal Institute, 2030 Southeast Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365 (Responsible Party: Lisa Ballance, Ph.D.)85 FR 35415; June 10, 2020July 30, 2020.
236720648-XR108Environmental Investigation Agency, P.O. Box 53343, Washington, DC 20009 (Responsible Party: Allan Thornton)85 FR 16329; March 23, 2020July 27, 2020.
237790648-XA235Allyson Hindle, Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 S Maryland Parkway, MS 4004, Las Vegas, NV 8915485 FR 36837; June 18, 2020July 27, 2020.
239220648-XA219University of California, 35 Medical Center Way, San Francisco, CA 94131 (Responsible Party: Alexander Pollen, Ph.D.)85 FR 35266; June 9, 2020July 27, 2020.
239230648-XA220Eugene DeRango, Bielefeld University, Department of Animal Behaviour, Morgenbreede 45, Bielefeld, Germany85 FR 35416; June 10, 2020July 27, 2020.

Permit No. 23672 was issued on July 27, 2020; the permit takes effect on April 1, 2021 and is valid through December 1, 2022.

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 permits were 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 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.

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Julia Marie Harrison,

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

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[FR Doc. 2020-17507 Filed 8-10-20; 8:45 am]

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