[Federal Register: December 23, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 246)]
[Page 76253]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

[I.D. 111805B]

Marine Mammals and Endangered Species, National Marine Fisheries 
Service Permit No. 960-1528-01; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Permit 
No. PRT017891

AGENCIES: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Museum of Natural History 
Collections, Department of Environmental Studies, University of 
California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 [Principal Investigator: Tonya Haff], 
has been issued an amendment to scientific research.

ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s):
    Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 
20910; phone (301)713-2289; fax (301)427-2521;
    Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802-4213; phone (562)980-4001; fax (562)980-4018; and
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, VA 22203 (1-800-358-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Johnson or Jennifer Skidmore, 
Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301)713-2289; and Monica Farris, 
Branch of Permits, USFWS (1-800-358-2104)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 25, 2005, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (70 FR 42535) that a request to amend Permit No. 
960-1528/PRT017891 had been submitted by the above-named organization. 
The requested permit amendment has been issued under the authority of 
the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA;16 U.S.C. 
1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing the Taking and Importing of 
Marine Mammals (50 CFR parts 18 and 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 17 and 222-226).
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment was prepared 
analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of 
No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not 
necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement.

    Dated: November 9, 2005.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.

    Dated: December 14, 2005.
Charlie R. Chandler,
Chief, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 05-24422 Filed 12-22-05; 8:45 am]