National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments.
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.
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:
Amy Hapeman (Permit No. 25498), Shasta McClenahan, Ph.D. (Permit Nos. 22306 and 23675), Jennifer Skidmore (Permit No. 23960 and 24395), Courtney Smith, Ph.D. (Permit No. 24378), and Sara Young (Permit No. 23188-01); 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 activities, 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.||RTID||Applicant||Previous Federal Register notice||Issuance date|
|22306||0648-XA897||NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 (Responsible Party: David W. Weller, Ph.D.)||86 FR 11729; February 26, 2021||April 21, 2021.|
|23188-01||0648-XA896||Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz, 130 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Responsible Party: Daniel Costa, Ph.D.)||86 FR 11930; March 1, 2021||April 27, 2021.|
|23675||0648-XA897||Brianna Witteveen, Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 118 Trident Way, Kodiak, AK 99615||86 FR 11729; February 26, 2021||April 13, 2021.|
|23960||0648-XA912||Minnesota Zoological Gardens, 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124 (Responsible Party: Tony Fisher)||86 FR 12918; March 5, 2021||April 30, 2021.|
|24378||0648-XA897||University of Alaska Southeast—Sitka Campus, 1332 Seward Avenue Sitka, AK 99835 (Responsible Party: Janice Straley)||86 FR 11729; February 26, 2021||April 29, 2021.|
|24395||648-XA893||Lorrie Rea, Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1764 Tanana Loop ELIF Suite 240, Fairbanks, AK 99775||86 FR 11730; February 26, 2021||April 15, 2021.|
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|25498||0648-XA914||Titan Productions, Limited, 51-55 Whiteladies Road Bristol, BS8 2LY, United Kingdom (Responsible Party: Lucy Meadows)||86 FR 12926; March 5, 2021||April 13, 2021.|
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: May 6, 2021.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-09976 Filed 5-11-21; 8:45 am]
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