[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 13, 2018)]
[Pages 27545-27546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12705]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Marine Mammals and Endangered Species

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 or permit amendments have 
been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as 

ADDRESSES: 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) 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan (Permit No. 22062), 
Amy Hapeman (Permit Nos. 21295 and 21366), Erin Markin (Permit No. 
21467), and Sara Young (Permit No. 21158-02); at (301) 427-8401.

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 the 
table below.

                                                                        Previous Federal    Permit or amendment
       Permit No.                RIN                 Applicant          Register notice        issuance date
21295..................  0648-XF910           Olga von Ziegear,        82 FR 61752,       May 8, 2018.
                                               Winged Whale Research,   December 29,
                                               P.O. Box 15191, Fitz     2017.
                                               Creek, AK 99603.
21366..................  0648-XG057           Margaret Lamont, Ph.D.,  83 FR 9297, March  May 9, 2018.
                                               U.S. Geological          5, 2018.
                                               Survey, 7320 NW 71st
                                               St., Gainesville, FL
21467..................  0648-XG037           Karen Holloway-Adkins,   83 FR 9297, March  May 10, 2018.
                                               East Coast Biologists,   5, 2018.
                                               Inc., P.O. Box 33715,
                                               Indialantic, FL 32903.
22062..................  0648-XG130           Patricia Fair, Ph.D.,    83 FR 13736;       May 1, 2018.
                                               Medical University of    March 30, 2018.
                                               South Carolina,
                                               Hollings Marine
                                               Laboratory, 331 Fort
                                               Johnson Road,
                                               Charleston, SC 29412.
21158-02...............  0648-XF592           Robert Garrott, Ph.D.,   83 FR 16343;       May 24, 2018.
                                               Montana State            April 16, 2018.
                                               University, 310 Lewis
                                               Hall, Bozeman, MT

    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

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operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are 
consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in Section 2 of the 
    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.

    Dated: June 8, 2018.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-12705 Filed 6-12-18; 8:45 am]