[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-23254]

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[Federal Register: September 20, 1994]


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Marine Mammals

[I.D. 082994C]
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Receipt of application to modify permit no. 813 (P523).


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Mr. Adam S. Frankel, University of 
Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road, Honolulu, 
HI 96822, has requested a modification to Permit No. 813.

ADDRESSES: The modification request and related documents are available 
for review upon written request or by appointment in the following 
    Permits Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-
West Highway, Room 13130, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301/713-2289);
    Director, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd, Suite 4200, 
Long Beach, CA 90802-4213 (310/980-4001).
    Written data or views, or requests for a public hearing on this 
request should be submitted to the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries, NMFS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1335 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth 
the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular modification 
request would be appropriate.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, the Secretary of Commerce is forwarding copies of this 
application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of 
Scientific Advisors.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject modification to Permit No. 813, 
issued on February 1, 1993 (58 FR 7548) and modified on August 2, 1993 
(58 FR 42300), is requested under the authority of 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 (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, 
importing, and exporting of endangered fish and wildlife (50 CFR part 
    Permit No. 813 authorizes the Permit Holder to potentially harass 
up to 1000 humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) during the course 
of playback experiments and photo-identification/observational studies 
through September 30, 1994. The Permit Holder requests an additional 
one year extension of the Permit; authorization to conduct the research 
off the island of Kauai rather than Hawaii; and authorization to 
conduct playback experiments on sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)

    Dated: September 2, 1994.
William W. Fox, Jr.,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
[FR Doc. 94-23254 Filed 9-19-94; 8:45 am]