Marine Mammal Commission

2011 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Please note that Agency responses can be found in Appendix A of the Commission’s 2010-2011 annual report.

 

Request from Peter Tyack, Ph.D., to amend a permit to conduct research on cetaceans in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea by adding procedures, focal species, and a new project in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to a marine geophysical survey in the waters of the Northern Mariana Islands from February through March 2012.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Permit request from Ann Pabst, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct systematic line transect surveys for marine mammals off the U.S. east coast during a five-year period.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center for authorization to conduct research on 37 specified cetacean species, unidentified beaked and baleen whales, and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for authorization to take Atlantic bottlenose dolphins incidental to blasting operations in the Port of Miami, Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., to amend a current permit to allow tagging of female humpback whales with calves and yearlings in Hawaii.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Brandon Southall, Ph.D., to amend a current permit to add potential focal species and increase the number of controlled exposure experiments with cetaceans and pinnipeds in waters off Southern California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Permit request from SeaWorld, Inc., for authorization to conduct research on captive Hawaiian monk seals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed modifications to the Navy’s letter of authorization governing the taking of marine mammals incidental to military training operations in the Hawaii Range Complex
*See Jan. 17, 2012 letter

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Marine Corps for authorization to take Atlantic bottlenose dolphins incidental to training exercises at the Cherry Point Range Complex, North Carolina.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Navy for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to a seismic oceanographic survey in the southwestern Indian Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Permit application from Daniela Maldini, Ph.D., Pacific Whale foundation, to study humpback whales in Hawaii over a five-year period.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposal to amend regulations governing the taking of marine mammals incidental to Navy training and testing operations in 12 range complexes.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Shell Offshore, Inc., for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to offshore exploratory drilling in Camden Bay, Beaufort Sea, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Shell Offshore, Inc., for authorization to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to offshore exploratory drilling in Chukchi Sea, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the National Marine Mammal Laboratory for a permit amendment to authorize harassment of ribbon, spotted, bearded, and ringed seals during low-level aerial surveys.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the Alaska SeaLife Center to amend its permit authorizing the taking by harassment of up to five captive adult Steller sea lions to study reproductive physiology of individuals from the eastern population.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Daniel Costa, Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz, for authorization to collect samples from dead pinnipeds at Cape Evans, Backdoor Bay, and Hut Point, Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed changes to the Navy’s letters of authorization governing the taking of marine mammals incidental to training exercises conducted in the Virginia Capes, Cherry Point, and Jacksonville Range Complexes
*See Jan. 17, 2012 letter

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments on the draft 2011 stock assessment reports for marine mammals occurring in U.S. waters.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request for permit amendment from Paul Ponganis, Ph.D., University of California San Diego, for authorization to study California sea lions and to harass sea lions, harbor seals, northern elephant seals, and fur seals incidental to the research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Permit request from The Whale Museum for authorization to monitor vessel activities around southern resident killer whales in Washington over a five-year period.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to wharf construction in San Francisco.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Permit request from John Wise, Ph.D., University of Southern Maine, for authorization to receive, import, and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Recommendation that Hawaiian monk seal recovery efforts be funded to at least $5.6 million for 2012.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Recommendations intended to improve the Air Force’s efforts to manage impacts on marine mammals and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Air Force (Eglin Air Force Base)

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Recommendations intended to improve the Navy’s efforts to manage its impacts on marine mammals and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Navy (Go-Mex Range Complex)

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Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement to establish quotas for bowhead whale subsistence harvest by Alaska Natives.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Permit application from Thomas Jefferson, Ph.D., Clymene Enterprises, for authorization to conduct research on cetaceans off the California coast over a five-year period.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments on the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Hawaiian monk seal recovery actions.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to terminate the translocation program for southern sea otters at San Nicolas Island.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Apache Alaska Corporation application to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to seismic survey in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory’s application to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to marine geophysical survey.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, to lethally remove pinnipeds preying on endangered and threatened stocks of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Recommendations on the 2011 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active sonar.

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U.S. Navy

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Request from Cape Wind Associates for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments on the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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2011 Marine Mammal Commission annual meeting follow up on agency response efforts to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and ongoing assessment of natural resource damage.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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2011 Marine Mammal Commission annual meeting follow up on research and support monitoring programs that continue/extend better management of the Gulf of Mexico’s marine ecosystem.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Request from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for authorization to take small numbers of harbor seals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Recommendations on call for information and nominations and notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment on commercial wind lease issuance and site characterization for activities in waters off Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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2011 Marine Mammal Commission annual meeting follow up on Cook Inlet beluga whale conservation.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Navy for regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act authorizing the taking of marine mammals incidental to training, testing, and routine military operations using the Navy’s Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active sonar source.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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2011 Marine Mammal Commission annual meeting follow up on assessments of marine mammal stocks in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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2011 Marine Mammal Commission annual meeting follow up on Florida manatee conservation.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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2011 Marine Mammal Commission annual meeting follow up on Louisiana’s response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the state’s role in restoration activities.

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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2011 Marine Mammal Commission annual meeting follow up on Florida’s response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the state’s role in restoration activities.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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2011 Marine Mammal Commission annual meeting follow up on Alabama’s response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the state’s role in restoration activities.

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Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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2011 Marine Mammal Commission annual meeting follow up on Mississippi’s response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the state’s role in restoration activities.

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Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

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Request from the Port of Vancouver for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Brent Stewart, Ph.D., J.D., to renew permits authorizing research on pinnipeds in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Geo-Marine, Inc. for authorization to conduct systematic line transect surveys for marine mammals off the east coast of the United States.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Robert DiGiovanni for authorization to conduct surveys for marine mammals off the east coast of the United States.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments on the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Recommendations on fishery management issues that warrant further consideration and action, particularly related to observer programs, research and relocation trawls, and recreational fishing and boating.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Michael Adkesson, D.V.M., to amend permit authorizing scientific research on South American fur seals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Recommendations on the research and management activities needed to determine the causes of unusual marine mammal mortality events and to prevent or minimize these events’ effects on ecosystems of the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Red Rock Films for authorization to take up to 25 individual polar bears by harassment during filming activities in the North Slope Region and Arctic National Wildlife refuge of Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from Sea to Shore Alliance for authorization to conduct research on West Indian manatees and to export/import samples collected from West African manatees.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., to amend permit authorizing scientific research on various seal species and California sea lions.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to renew and amend permit authorization to conduct research on harbor seals in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from David Honig for authorization to import whale bones for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Iskande Larkin to import samples from West Indian manatees for purposes of scientific research.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Proposed rule to establish a manatee refuge in Kings Bay, Citrus County, Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to establish a manatee refuge in Kings Bay, Citrus County, Florida.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Recommendations on Service’s Policy for Distinguishing Serious from Non-Serious Injuries of Marine Mammals.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Recommendations on NOAA’s Scientific Integrity Policy and Handbook.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Request from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center for authorization to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

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National Science Foundation

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Request from the U.S. Air Force to renew its authorization to take incidentally small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Recommendations to the U.S. Department of State regarding vaquita conservation in the Gulf of California.

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U.S. Department of State

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Request from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center for authorization to conduct research on pinniped species in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Review of the Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation, and Enforcement’s draft environmental assessment on Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Characterization Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation, and Enforcement

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Review of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Draft Evaluation of the Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from the University of Alaska Geophysics Institute for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from BP Exploration for new regulations authorizing the take of small numbers of marine mammals incidental to the operation of its Northstar Facility, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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National Marine Fisheries Service proposed rules to expand critical habitat boundaries for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Transmission of Commission report, “Assessing the Long-term Effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Mexico: A Statement of Research Needs”.

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Ocean, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

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Proposed rulemaking regarding the List of Fisheries for 2012.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for authorization to conduct research on walruses in the Bering and Chukachi Seas.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc. for an exempted fishing permit.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement for authorization to take small numbers of cetaceans incidental to oil and gas industry-sponsored surveys.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Dr. Tom Smith for amendments to the authorization to harass 18 polar bears while conducting den monitoring in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from Matson’s Laboratory, LLC to import more than 500 polar bear teeth per year.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from Blank Park Zoo to import up to five non-releasable harbor seals or California sea lions for public display.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Geological Survey to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Dr. Jennifer Lewis to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct field work to study Pacific walruses.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Amendment of regulations governing the taking of marine mammals incidental to military training operations.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Robert Pitman to amend permit to conduct research on cetaceans in the Antarctic.

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National Science Foundation

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Request from PRBO Conservation Science to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of Trinidad Rancheria to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Statoil USA E&P Inc. to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Geological Survey to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve to conduct research on humpback, killer, and minke whales in southeastern Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the Navy to obtain up to six stranded, non-releasable, neonate, male or female sea lion pups from The Marine Mammal Center (CA).

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Geological Survey, The Sirenia Project, to conduct research on West Indian manatees.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from Alaska SeaLife Center to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

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National Science Foundation

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Request from Waikiki Aquarium to hold up to three permanently captive Hawaiian monk seals at any given time.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Oceanic Nature Film Productions to take marine mammals by Level B harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Dr. Rebecca Dickhut to import samples of marine mammal species for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Dr. Paul Nachtigall to conduct research on 38 cetacean species.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Recommendations on draft environmental assessment for public display permit for sea lions at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (MS).

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments on the development of a port access route study for U.S. waters in the Bering Strait.

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U.S. Department of Transportation

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Request from United Launch Alliance to renew authorization to take marine mammals incidental to launch activities at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the National Marine Mammal Laboratory to amend an existing permit authorizing research on Steller sea lions.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium to amend an existing permit authorizing research on pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Mithriel MacKay, Texas A&M University, for authorization to conduct research on humpback whales in waters off Puerto Rico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to renew and amend an existing permit to conduct research on pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Mote Marine Laboratory to renew an existing permit to harass manatees.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Requests from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and the Aleutians East Borough to renew authorizations to take northern sea otters by harassment.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from the U.S. Geological Survey for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the National Marine Fisheries Service for authorization to remove 19 Galapagos sharks from waters around French Frigate Shoals.

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Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

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Request from the Sonoma County (CA) Water Agency to renew its authorization to take marine mammals by harassment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Potential for wind energy production in marine areas off Massachusetts.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement

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Request from Alaska SeaLife Center for authorization to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the National Marine Mammal Laboratory to renew and amend an existing permit authorizing research on pinnipeds off the U.S. West Coast.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule and request from Alaska Oil and Gas Association for authorization to take polar bears and walruses in the Beaufort Sea and off the adjacent northern coast of Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from Wild Horizons, Ltd., for authorization to harass Alaska sea otters during filming activities in Glacier Bay and Prince William Sound.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from Robin Baird, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct research on 40 species of cetaceans and to harass 7 species of pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement on its 2012–2017 oil and gas leasing program in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement

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Proposed rule and 12-month finding on a petition to list certain subspecies of ringed seals under the Endangered Species Act.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule and 12-month finding on a petition to list the bearded seal under the Endangered Species Act.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center for amendment of an existing permit.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from the U.S. Navy for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to a marine seismic survey in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Concern over scientific independence of the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Team.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Jennifer Burns, Ph.D., to obtain, import, and export marine mammal samples.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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The Navy’s revised Integrated Comprehensive Monitoring Program plan.

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U.S. Navy

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Request from Alaska SeaLife Center for amendment of an existing permit.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from the U.S. Navy for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to a test program in Hood Canal, Bangor, Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Wild Horizons, Ltd., for authorization to harass bottlenose dolphins during filming activities.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Waikiki Aquarium for authorization to conduct research on captive Hawaiian monk seals and expand related enhancement efforts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture for authorization to import and export marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from R. Natalie Goodall to salvage and export skeletal remains of marine mammals from Antarctica.

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National Science Foundation

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Request from Dan Salden, Ph.D., for authorization to conduct research on cetaceans in Hawaii waters.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Alaska SeaLife Center for amendment of existing permit.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed delisting of the eastern distinct population of Steller sea lions.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed listing of the Hawaiian insular false killer whale as endangered.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Floragenex, Inc., for authorization to import tissue samples from polar bears.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Draft recovery plan for the distinct population segment of northern sea otters in southwest Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from Neptune LNG LLC to take marine mammals incidental to operations of its deepwater port.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed interim final rule pertaining to Steller sea lion protection measures in the Alaska groundfish fisheries.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Aleut Community of St. Paul Island for amendment of an existing permit.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Craig Matkin, North Gulf Oceanic Society, for authorization to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska waters.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Transfer of dolphins from the U.S. Navy to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Randall Davis, Ph.D., for renewal of an existing permit.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from the National Marine Mammal Laboratory for amendment of an existing permit.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from Alaska Aerospace Corporation for authorization of incidental take of harbor seals and Steller sea lions relative to space launches.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Intent to prepare an environmental assessment for proposed seismic surveys in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Scientific independence of members of the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Team.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request for revision of permit application, Thomas Postel.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request from the Fish and Wildlife Service for authorization of incidental take of pinnipeds in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society for authorization of incidental take of pinnipeds off California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Listing the Pacific walrus as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Intent to prepare a supplemental environment impact statement for oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement

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