[MARMAM] Authorizations and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) online permit system launch
Kate.Swails at noaa.gov
Wed Oct 8 06:57:11 PDT 2008
The NOAA Fisheries Service's Office of Protected Resources, Northwest
Regional Office, and Southwest Regional Office are pleased to announce
the launch of the Authorizations and Permits for Protected Species
(APPS) online permit system. The goal of APPS is to provide a
consolidated location where researchers can apply online for several
different types of permits under the authority of the Endangered Species
Act (ESA) of 1973 and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972.
APPS covers permits/authorizations for a variety of different species
including, but not limited to, sea turtles, Pacific salmonids, shortnose
sturgeon, whales, dolphins, seals, and sea lions.
The types of permits and authorizations that are currently available
online through APPS are:
. MMPA/ESA scientific research/enhancement
. MMPA/ESA parts
. ESA 10(a)(1)(A) scientific research/enhancement
. 4(d) authorizations for Pacific marine and anadromous fish
APPS includes a Pre-Application Guide (PAG) to tell researchers what
type of permit they need, if any. The PAG informs the user how to
obtain the appropriate application online or by contacting a permit analyst.
Besides providing the convenience of applying for a permit online, APPS
offers researchers a variety of advantages both during the application
process and after their permit has been issued. APPS provides
researchers the security of a password-protected profile. Researchers
have a customized Portfolio page that displays all current and previous
permits that they are/were affiliated with. Applications can be edited
until the researcher is ready to submit. Researchers have the ability
to track their application through the review and clearance process. By
viewing the Status page, researchers can find out whether their
application has been published in the Federal Register, who has been
assigned as their permit analyst, and what types of analyses (e.g.,
National Environmental Policy Act) are required.
After a permit has been issued, researchers can continue to access APPS
to instantly view their take tables, personnel list, and other key
dates. Permit holders can request modifications to their permits via
APPS. Annual, incident, and final reports may also be submitted
online. Permit holders will automatically receive emails reminding them
of when their reports are due and recommending when they should begin
preparing a new application.
If researchers are currently a NMFS permit holder they will need a
temporary password to log in and view their portfolio for the first
time. Contact the Office of Protected Resources, Permits Conservation,
and Education Division for more information (301) 713-2289.
Please note: You may still submit paper applications if you prefer.
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