Endangered Species; File No. 1409, 14657 [05-5750]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / Notices 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. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species which is the subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: March14, 2005. Steve L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–5749 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular modification request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301) 427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1409. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Ruth Johnson, (301) 713–2289. The subject modification to Permit No. 1409, issued on July 28, 2003 (68 FR 44297) is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222– 226). Permit No. 1409 authorizes the permit holder to conduct research on green (Chelonia mydas) and loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) for scientific research. The research is attempting to characterize the turtle aggregations using the nearshore reefs in central Brevard County as developmental habitat and to better understand their foraging habitats and movements. The permit holder requests authorization to increase the research area by an additional 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) to the south in order to study animals using the lower less dense reefs in this area. No increase in take or additional research activities are requested. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 031105E] Endangered Species; File No. 1409 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of application for modification. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Karen G. Holloway-Adkins, Executive Director of East Coast Biologists, Inc., Indialantic, FL 32903, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1409. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before April 22, 2005. ADDRESSES: The modification request 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; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824– 5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this request should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, VerDate jul<14>2003 16:27 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: March 17, 2005. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–5750 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14657 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 031705A] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Permit modifications and request for new research permits. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received three scientific research permit applications and two modification requests relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the application must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific daylight-saving time on April 22, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the application should be sent to Protected Resources Division, NMFS, F/NWO3, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–2737. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503–230– 5441 or by e-mail to resapps.nwr@NOAA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Garth Griffin, Portland, OR (ph.: 503– 231–2005, Fax: 503–230–5441, e-mail: Garth.Griffin@noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available at http://www.nwr.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species and evolutionarily significant units (ESUs) are covered in this notice: Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): endangered naturallyproduced and artificially propagated upper Columbia River (UCR); threatened naturally-produced and artificially propagated Snake River (SR) spring/ summer (spr/sum); threatened SR fall; threatened lower Columbia River (LCR); threatened upper Willamette River (UWR); threatened naturally-produced and artificially propagated Puget Sound (PS). Chum salmon (O. keta): threatened Columbia River (CR). Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened SR; threatened middle Columbia River (MCR); endangered UCR; threatened LCR; threatened UWR. E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 031105E]


Endangered Species; File No. 1409

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

ACTION: Receipt of application for modification.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Karen G. Holloway-Adkins, 
Executive Director of East Coast Biologists, Inc., Indialantic, FL 
32903, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 
1409.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before April 22, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The modification request 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; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.
    Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this request 
should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education 
Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals 
requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a 
hearing on this particular modification request would be appropriate.
    Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301) 427-2521, 
provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and 
postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period.
    Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for 
providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the 
subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: 
File No. 1409.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Ruth Johnson, (301) 
713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject modification to Permit No. 1409, 
issued on July 28, 2003 (68 FR 44297) is requested under the authority 
of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and 
exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226).
    Permit No. 1409 authorizes the permit holder to conduct research on 
green (Chelonia mydas) and loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) for 
scientific research. The research is attempting to characterize the 
turtle aggregations using the nearshore reefs in central Brevard County 
as developmental habitat and to better understand their foraging 
habitats and movements. The permit holder requests authorization to 
increase the research area by an additional 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) 
to the south in order to study animals using the lower less dense reefs 
in this area. No increase in take or additional research activities are 
requested.

    Dated: March 17, 2005.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-5750 Filed 3-22-05; 8:45 am]
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