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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 18, 2005 / Notices Commerce and the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 1994. It was most recently rechartered until May 30, 2006. For further information phone Joseph Ayoub, Office of Environmental Technologies Industries (ETI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–0313 or 5225. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OEEI at (202) 482– 5225. Dated: January 12, 2005. Carlos F. Montoulieu, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 05–921 Filed 1–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting A meeting of the Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee will be held in Los Angeles, CA at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at the California Fashion Association, 444 South Flower Street, 34th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071, phone: (213) 688-6288. The Committee provides advice and guidance to Department officials on the identification and surmounting of barriers to the expansion of textile exports, and on methods of encouraging textile firms to participate in export expansion. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The meeting will be open to the public with a limited number of seats available. For further information or copies of the minutes, contact Rachel Alarid, telephone: (202) 482–5154. January 11, 2005. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate jul<14>2003 11:51 Jan 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Statements; Notice of Intent: Washington Coastal Zone Management Program; Meetings; Correction Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: OCRM published a document in the Federal Register of January 5, 2005, announcing dates of the public scoping meetings pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The document contained an incorrect action, summary, and dates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Masi Okasaki, (301) 713–3155, extension 185. Correction International Trade Administration Philip J. Martello, Acting Chairman, Committee for Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E5–163 Filed 1–14–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE In the Federal Register of January 5, 2005, in FR Doc. Volume 70, Number 3, on page 790–791, correct the ACTION, SUMMARY, and DATES captions to read: Notice to conduct public scoping meetings pursuant to NEPA in Lacey, Seattle and Mount Vernon, WA on the proposed incorporation of the revised Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Guidelines Rule (Chapter 173–26) as an amendment to the Federally approved Washington Coastal Zone Management Program (WCZMP). SUMMARY: In accordance with the NEPA, OCRM will conduct public scoping meetings as an opportunity for interested persons to identify to OCRM what impacts or issues should be addressed in the NEPA document and if an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) should be prepared. DATES: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 7 p.m. Pinnacle Room—3rd Floor in The Mountaineers Building 300 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119 (Parking lots and some street parking available with time constraints) Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 7 p.m. Aqua Room in Skagit County PUD 1415 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (Visitor parking available) Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 7 p.m. Washington Department of Ecology in the Auditorium 300 Desmond Drive, Lacey, WA 98503. (Visitor parking available.) ACTION: Submit suggestions or comments on the impacts or issues that should be addressed in the NEPA document and if an EIS should be prepared by attending any of the above meetings or provide written comments on or before April 1, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2853 (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration.) Dated: January 12, 2005. Eldon Hout, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 05–939 Filed 1–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011105A] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability ; request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received applications for direct take of listed species from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Northwest Fisheries Science Center pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The Permit applications are for the direct take of listed Snake River sockeye salmon, associated with the operation of a captive propagation program. The proposed permits will renew and replace permits 1120 and 1148. The duration of the new permits is approximately 5 years, expiring on December 31, 2009. This document serves to notify the public of the availability for comment of the permit applications and of the associated draft EA before a final decision on whether to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact is made by NMFS. All comments received will become part of the public record and will be available for review pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. DATES: Written comments on the draft EA must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on February 17, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for copies of the applications and draft EA should be addressed to Herb Pollard, Salmon Recovery Division, 10095 W. Emerald, Boise, ID 83704, or faxed to (208) 378–5699. Comments on this draft EA may be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is Sockeye.nwr@noaa.gov. Include in E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 2854 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 18, 2005 / Notices the subject line the following document identifier: ‘‘Sockeye captive propagation permits assessment’’. The documents are also available on the Internet at www.nwr.noaa.gov/1sustfsh/10permits/. Comments received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours by calling (208) 378–5614. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herb Pollard, Boise, Idaho, at phone number (208) 378–5614 or e-mail: herbert.pollard@noaa.gov. This notice is relevant to the following species and evolutionarily significant unit (ESU): Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): endangered Snake River. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct an environmental analysis of their proposed actions to determine if the actions may affect the human environment. NMFS expects to take action on two ESA section 10(a)(1)(A) submittals received from the applicants. Therefore, the Service is seeking public input on the scope of the required NEPA analysis, including the range of reasonable alternatives and associated impacts of any alternatives. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Northwest Fisheries Science Center have each submitted an application for a section 10(a)(1)(A) research/enhancement permit for continued operation of the Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Propagation program. The two permits would authorize activities that are part of the same project. The objectives of the proposal are to increase the abundance of the listed population through artificial propagation and to serve as a safety net to prevent extinction of the Snake River Sockeye Salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), which is listed as endangered under the ESA. The artificial propagation action would include maintenance of the Snake River sockeye salmon broodstock in captivity in several locations, collection and spawning of adult sockeye salmon returning to the Snake River basin, rearing of the juveniles, and use of the juvenile and adult fish in carefully designed release strategies that include captive propagation, smolt releases, and natural spawning releases. The action would include conditions to minimize adverse effects on the ESU, including use of prudent fish husbandry practices and standard hatchery protocols to ensure health and survival of the program fish, selection of eggs and VerDate jul<14>2003 11:51 Jan 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 juveniles in a manner designed to represent to the greatest extent possible the entire genetic spectrum of the founding population, and the conduct of spawning ground surveys to estimate natural spawning escapement and to determine the affects of captive-reared fish on spawner distribution and behavior. Environmental Assessment (EA) The EA package includes a draft EA evaluating whether the potential effects of issuing the new take permits is a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, with the meaning of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. Three Federal action alternatives have been analyzed in the draft EA: (1) The no action alternative; (2) issue a permit with conditions; and (3) issue a permit without conditions. NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct an environmental analysis of their proposed action to determine if the action may affect the human environment. NMFS expects to take action on the ESA section 10(a)(1)(A) submittals received from the applicants. Therefore, NMFS is seeking public input on the scope of the required NEPA analysis, including the range of reasonable alternatives and associated impacts of any alternatives. The general effects on the environment considered include the impacts on the physical, biological, and socioeconomic environments of the Snake River Basin, particularly in the Stanley Basin lakes in which the program is located. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA and the NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). NMFS will evaluate the applications, associated documents, and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the requirements of the NEPA regulations and section 10(a) of the ESA. If it is determined that the requirements are met, the permits will be issued for take of ESA-listed anadromous salmonids under the jurisdiction of NMFS. The final NEPA and permit determinations will not be completed until after the end of the 30– day comment period, and will fully consider all public comments received during the comment period. NMFS will publish a record of its final action in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 11, 2005. Phil Williams, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–928 Filed 1–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden; it includes the actual data collection instruments (if any). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence B. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 18, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-928]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 011105A]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of availability ; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received applications for 
direct take of listed species from the Idaho Department of Fish and 
Game and the Northwest Fisheries Science Center pursuant to the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The Permit 
applications are for the direct take of listed Snake River sockeye 
salmon, associated with the operation of a captive propagation program. 
The proposed permits will renew and replace permits 1120 and 1148. The 
duration of the new permits is approximately 5 years, expiring on 
December 31, 2009. This document serves to notify the public of the 
availability for comment of the permit applications and of the 
associated draft EA before a final decision on whether to issue a 
Finding of No Significant Impact is made by NMFS. All comments received 
will become part of the public record and will be available for review 
pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA.

DATES: Written comments on the draft EA must be received at the 
appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. 
Pacific standard time on February 17, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for copies of the applications 
and draft EA should be addressed to Herb Pollard, Salmon Recovery 
Division, 10095 W. Emerald, Boise, ID 83704, or faxed to (208) 378-
5699. Comments on this draft EA may be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox 
address for providing e-mail comments is Sockeye.nwr@noaa.gov. Include 
in

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the subject line the following document identifier: ``Sockeye captive 
propagation permits assessment''. The documents are also available on 
the Internet at www.nwr.noaa.gov/1sustfsh/10permits/. Comments received 
will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal 
business hours by calling (208) 378-5614.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herb Pollard, Boise, Idaho, at phone 
number (208) 378-5614 or e-mail: herbert.pollard@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is relevant to the following 
species and evolutionarily significant unit (ESU):
    Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): endangered Snake River.

Background

    NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct an environmental analysis 
of their proposed actions to determine if the actions may affect the 
human environment. NMFS expects to take action on two ESA section 
10(a)(1)(A) submittals received from the applicants. Therefore, the 
Service is seeking public input on the scope of the required NEPA 
analysis, including the range of reasonable alternatives and associated 
impacts of any alternatives.
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Northwest Fisheries 
Science Center have each submitted an application for a section 
10(a)(1)(A) research/enhancement permit for continued operation of the 
Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Propagation program. The two 
permits would authorize activities that are part of the same project.
    The objectives of the proposal are to increase the abundance of the 
listed population through artificial propagation and to serve as a 
safety net to prevent extinction of the Snake River Sockeye Salmon 
Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), which is listed as endangered 
under the ESA. The artificial propagation action would include 
maintenance of the Snake River sockeye salmon broodstock in captivity 
in several locations, collection and spawning of adult sockeye salmon 
returning to the Snake River basin, rearing of the juveniles, and use 
of the juvenile and adult fish in carefully designed release strategies 
that include captive propagation, smolt releases, and natural spawning 
releases. The action would include conditions to minimize adverse 
effects on the ESU, including use of prudent fish husbandry practices 
and standard hatchery protocols to ensure health and survival of the 
program fish, selection of eggs and juveniles in a manner designed to 
represent to the greatest extent possible the entire genetic spectrum 
of the founding population, and the conduct of spawning ground surveys 
to estimate natural spawning escapement and to determine the affects of 
captive-reared fish on spawner distribution and behavior.

Environmental Assessment (EA)

    The EA package includes a draft EA evaluating whether the potential 
effects of issuing the new take permits is a major Federal action 
significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, with the 
meaning of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) of 1969, as amended. Three Federal action alternatives have been 
analyzed in the draft EA: (1) The no action alternative; (2) issue a 
permit with conditions; and (3) issue a permit without conditions. NEPA 
requires Federal agencies to conduct an environmental analysis of their 
proposed action to determine if the action may affect the human 
environment. NMFS expects to take action on the ESA section 10(a)(1)(A) 
submittals received from the applicants. Therefore, NMFS is seeking 
public input on the scope of the required NEPA analysis, including the 
range of reasonable alternatives and associated impacts of any 
alternatives. The general effects on the environment considered include 
the impacts on the physical, biological, and socioeconomic environments 
of the Snake River Basin, particularly in the Stanley Basin lakes in 
which the program is located.
    This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA and 
the NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). NMFS will evaluate the 
applications, associated documents, and comments submitted thereon to 
determine whether the application meets the requirements of the NEPA 
regulations and section 10(a) of the ESA. If it is determined that the 
requirements are met, the permits will be issued for take of ESA-listed 
anadromous salmonids under the jurisdiction of NMFS. The final NEPA and 
permit determinations will not be completed until after the end of the 
30-day comment period, and will fully consider all public comments 
received during the comment period. NMFS will publish a record of its 
final action in the Federal Register.

    Dated: January 11, 2005.
Phil Williams,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-928 Filed 1-14-05; 8:45 am]
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