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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2008 / Notices 8293

an appeal of previous inspection results on unannounced frequencies to further DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


[Section 260.36]. Participants requesting determine compliance.
regular inspection services on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric
contractual basis also submit a contract II. Method of Collection Administration
[Section 260.96]. The participants Information will be obtained via RIN 0648–XF51
interested in using official grade marks telephone, fax, hard-copy submission,
are required to submit product labels Marine Mammals; File No. 727–1915
or audit conducted by NMFS personnel.
and specifications for review and
approval to ensure compliance with III. Data AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
mandatory labeling regulations Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
established by the U.S. Food and Drug OMB Number: 0648–0266. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Administration as well as proper use of Form Number: NOAA Forms 89–800, Commerce.
the Program’s marks [Section 260.97 89–814, and 89–819. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.
(12) and (13)].
Current regulations require approval Type of Review: Regular submission. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that
of drawings and specifications prior to Affected Public: Business or other for- the Scripps Institute of Oceanography
approval of facilities [Section 260.96 (b) profit organizations. [Responsible Party/Principal
and (c)]. There are no respondents Investigator: John Hildebrand, Ph.D.]
Estimated Number of Respondents:
under this section. The Program will has been issued a permit to conduct
7,082. scientific research on marine mammals.
amend this part of the regulations in a
future action. Estimated Time per Response: 5 ADDRESSES: The permit and related
In July 1992, NMFS announced new minutes for an application of inspection documents are available for review
inspection services, which were fully services; 5 minutes for an application upon written request or by appointment
based on guidelines recommended by for an appeal; 5 minutes for submitting (See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).
the National Academy of Sciences, a contract; 30 minutes to submit a label FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
known as Hazard Analysis Critical and specification; 105 hours for a Jaclyn Daly or Kate Swails, (301)713–
Control Point (HACCP). The information Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point 2289.
collection requirements fall under (HACCP) plan; and 80 hours for HACCP
Section 260.15 of the regulations. These SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 3,
monitoring and recordkeeping.
guidelines required that a facility’s 2007, notice was published in the
Estimated Total Annual Burden Federal Register (72 FR 24564) that a
quality control system have a written
plan of the operation, identification of Hours: 13,065. request for a scientific research permit
control points with acceptance criteria Estimated Total Annual Cost to to take 31 species of cetaceans,
and a corrective action plan, as well as Public: $3,579. including ESA-listed species, had been
identified personnel responsible for submitted by the above-named
oversight of the system. The HACCP IV. Request for Comments organization. The requested permit has
requires continuing monitoring and been issued under the authority of the
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether
recordkeeping by the facility’s Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972,
the proposed collection of information as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the
personnel. is necessary for the proper performance
Although HACCP involves substantial regulations governing the taking and
of the functions of the agency, including importing of marine mammals (50 CFR
self-monitoring by the industry, the
HACCP-based program is not a self- whether the information shall have part 216), the Endangered Species Act of
certification program. It relies on practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531
unannounced system audits by NMFS. agency’s estimate of the burden et seq.), and the regulations governing
The frequency of audits is determined (including hours and cost) of the the taking, importing, and exporting of
by the ability of the firm to monitor its proposed collection of information; (c) endangered and threatened species (50
operation. By means of these audits, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and CFR parts 222–226).
NMFS reviews the records produced clarity of the information to be The permit authorizes close approach,
through the Program participant’s self- collected; and (d) ways to minimize the biopsy sampling, suction-cup tagging,
monitoring. The audits determine burden of the collection of information fecal sampling, skin collection, and
whether the participant’s HACCP-based on respondents, including through the passive acoustic recording of cetaceans
system is in compliance by checking for use of automated collection techniques in the Northern and Central Pacific
overall sanitation, accordance with good or other forms of information Ocean. The purpose of the research is to
manufacturing practices, labeling, and technology. improve baseline data on marine
other requirements. In addition, in- mammal status, abundance, stock
Comments submitted in response to
process reviews, end-product sampling, structure, life history, seasonal
this notice will be summarized and/or distribution, and acoustic
and laboratory analyses are performed
included in the request for OMB communication and behavior of non-
by NMFS at frequencies based on the
potential consumer risk associated with approval of this information collection; ESA and ESA listed species. The permit
the product and/or the firm’s history of they also will become a matter of public is issued for five years.
compliance with the Program’s criteria. record. In compliance with the National
The information collected is used to Dated: February 7, 2008. Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42
determine a participant’s compliance Gwellnar Banks, U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental
with the program. The reported assessment was prepared analyzing the
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Management Analyst, Office of the Chief


information, a HACCP plan, is needed Information Officer.
effects of the permitted activities. After
only once. Other information is a Finding of No Significant Impact, the
[FR Doc. E8–2583 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am]
collected and kept by the participant as determination was made that it was not
part of its routine monitoring activities. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P necessary to prepare an environmental
NMFS audits the participant’s records impact statement.

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8294 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2008 / Notices

Issuance of this permit, as required by Council Address: New England Council Address: North Pacific
the ESA, was based on a finding that Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Fishery Management Council, 605 W.
such permit: (1) was applied for in good Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK
faith; (2) will not operate to the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul 99501–2252.
disadvantage of such endangered J. Howard, Executive Director, New FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
species; and (3) is consistent with the England Fishery Management Council; Mark Fina, North Pacific Fishery
purposes and policies set forth in telephone: (978) 465–0492. Management Council; telephone: (907)
section 2 of the ESA. 271–2809.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The panel
Documents may be reviewed in the
will review Scallop Survey Advisory SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
following locations:
Permits, Conservation and Education Panel (SSAP) terms of reference; Committee will have discussions on the
Division, Office of Protected Resources, determine how previous SSAP work following items: purpose and need
NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room applies; determine scope of future SSAP statement; potential elements and
13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone work to meet the terms of reference. The options; crew proposal and alternatives
(301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; panel will also discuss and approve new to those proposals; data issues;
Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand dredge gear deployment and use for the community protections; possible
Point Way NE, BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, 2008 survey. The panel will discuss emergency relief from regionalization;
Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone expansion of state or federal surveys arbitration issues.
(206)526–6150; fax (206)526–6426; into the Gulf of Mane and other Although non-emergency issues not
Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West unsurveyed areas. The panel will also contained in this agenda may come
Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, discuss future development and before this group for discussion, those
CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; integration of photographic/video and issues may not be the subject of formal
fax (562)980–4018; and acoustic technology into the standard action during this meeting. Action will
Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 scallop surveys. Other business will be be restricted to those issues specifically
Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI discussed if time allows. identified in this notice and any issues
96814–4700; phone (808)973–2935; fax arising after publication of this notice
Special Accommodations that require emergency action under
(808)973–2941.
Dated: February 6, 2008.
This meeting is physically accessible section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens
to people with disabilities. Requests for Fishery Conservation and Management
Tammy C. Adams,
sign language interpretation or other Act, provided the public has been
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul notified of the Council’s intent to take
Education Division, Office of Protected
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) final action to address the emergency.
465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the
[FR Doc. E8–2603 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am] Special Accommodations
meeting date.
BILLING CODE 3510–22–S
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. This meeting is physically accessible
to people with disabilities. Requests for
Dated: February 8, 2008. sign language interpretation or other
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Tracey L. Thompson, auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. working days prior to the meeting date.
Administration
[FR Doc. E8–2652 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am]
RIN: 0648–XF61 Dated: February 8, 2008.
BILLING CODE 3510–22–S
Tracey L. Thompson,
New England Fishery Management Acting Director, Office of Sustainable
Council; Public Meeting Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[FR Doc. E8–2651 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am]
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and National Oceanic and Atmospheric BILLING CODE 3510–22–S

Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Administration


Commerce RIN: 0648–XF60 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.
North Pacific Fishery Management National Oceanic and Atmospheric
SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Council; Public Meeting Administration
Management Council (Council) is
scheduling a public meeting of its AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries RIN: 0648–XF38
Scallop Survey Advisory Panel in Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
March, 2008 to consider actions Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Western Pacific Regional Fishery
affecting New England fisheries in the Commerce. Management Council; Public Meeting
exclusive economic zone (EEZ). ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
Recommendations from this group will Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
be brought to the full Council for formal SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
consideration and action, if appropriate. Management Council’s (Council) Bering
Commerce.
DATES: This meeting will be held on Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Crab
Advisory Committee, in Anchorage, AK. ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at 9 a.m.
ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at DATES: The meeting will be held on SUMMARY: The 97th meeting of the
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the NMFS Observer Training Center, March 2, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Western Pacific Regional Fishery
Falmouth Technology Park, 25 Bernard ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Management Council’s (Council)
Saint Jean Drive, East Falmouth, MA the Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Scientific and Statistical Committee
02536; telephone: (508) 495–2397; fax: King Salmon Room, Anchorage, AK (SSC) will convene Monday, March 3,
(508) 495–2124. 99501. 2008, through Thursday March 6, 2008.

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