Endangered Species; Permits No. 1509 and 1522, 20738-20739 [05-8033]

Download as PDF 20738 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 76 / Thursday, April 21, 2005 / Notices Area for the month of May 2005; and the minimum gillnet mesh size for the month of May 2005. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. DATES: Written comments on this document must be received on or before May 6, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on Revised GOM Gillnet Study.’’ Comments may also be sent via fax to (978) 281–9135 or submitted via e-mail to da660r@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Tasker, Fishery Management Specialist, phone (978) 281–9273. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and Angelica Fisheries, Inc., submitted an application for an EFP on August 13, 2004. The primary goal of the research is to establish gillnet selectivity curves for haddock in the GOM, and to test whether it is possible to catch legal-size haddock with gillnet gear with mesh size that is less than 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) while avoiding catching cod or other species of concern in an area east of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, from January through April 2005. An EFP was granted on January 6, 2005, which allowed for exemptions from the regulations implementing the FMP as follows during 14 days in January through March 2005: The Western GOM Closure Area specified at 50 CFR 648.81(e) and the minimum gillnet mesh size specified at 50 CFR 648.80(a)(3)(iv)(B)(1). Five gillnets of mesh sizes ranging from 4.5 to 6.5 inches (11.4 to 16.5 cm), in 0.5–inch (1.3–cm) increments, would be fished by one vessel in six groups (each group containing one net of each mesh size), for a total of 30 nets. The nets would be of standard commercial length, 300 ft (91.4 m), and approximately two-thirds the standard commercial height, resulting in a height of 7.5 ft (2.3 m). This net size was selected based on the applicants’ belief that cod typically are captured in the upper meshes of standard nets when standard nets are fished in this area. In order to conduct this project, researchers requested, and were granted, VerDate jul<14>2003 14:55 Apr 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 an exemption to the minimum mesh size regulation of 6.5 inches(16.5 cm) in the GOM. Additionally, in the initial EFP application, researchers requested, and were granted, access to fish in an area off of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, between 42°35′ and 42°50′ N. lat. and 69°50′ to 70°15′ W. long. (30 minute squares 131 and 132), including the Western GOM Closure Area. Researchers requested access to a portion of the Western GOM Closure Area during January through April 2005 because historical commercial fishing experience indicates that haddock are present in high densities in this area during the study period. However, because the month of April is a peak spawning period for cod in the GOM, and the Western GOM Closure Area is closed in part to protect spawning cod, this EFP was prevented from occurring in the Western GOM Closure Area and thus was restricted to January through March 2005. On March 14, 2005, and April 11, 2005, researchers submitted requests to modify their EFP in order to allow them the opportunity to collect data in the month of May 2005. The additional time is needed because research could not begin until March due to the experimental gear not being ready until that time. The EFP would continue an exemption from the minimum mesh size requirements for the GOM RMA. In addition, researchers requested to change the study area for the month of May 2005 to an area between 42°35′ and 43°00′ N. latitude and 69°50′ to 70°15′ W. longitude, including access to the Western GOM Closure Area. They also requested an exemption from the regulations pertaining to GOM Rolling Closure Area III. Finally, the number of sea days during which this research would take place is anticipated to increase from 14 days proposed in the initial EFP request to 17 days. The data collection activities aboard the participating vessels would be conducted by observers from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries to ensure compliance with the experimental fishery objectives. If the proposed EFP modification is approved, the applicant may place requests for minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and result in only a minimal change in the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. PO 00000 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 18, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–1880 Filed 4–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 032405A] Endangered Species; Permits No. 1509 and 1522 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permits. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Michael Salmon (Permit No. 1509) and Kenneth Lohmann (Permit No. 1522) have been issued permits to take endangered and threatened sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permits 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 Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (tel: 727/824– 5312, fax 727/824–5517). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Ruth Johnson, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 9, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 11619) that a request for a scientific research permit to take threatened sea turtles had been submitted by Jeanette Wyneken (Permit No. 1509). Ms. Wyneken subsequently requested that the permit be issued to Michael Salmon. On February 23, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 8767) that a request for a scientific research permit to take endangered and threatened sea turtles had been submitted by Kenneth Lohmann. The requested permits have been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 76 / Thursday, April 21, 2005 / Notices Michael Salmon, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431: Permit No. 1509 authorizes Dr. Salmon to take ESA-listed turtles in the waters of Florida. Researchers may capture a total of 80 loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtle hatchlings over a 2year period. Animals will be tracked, captured by hand or dip net, have a float tether removed from their carapace, and released. A subset of these animals may also be transported to the Gulf Stream if they need help to reach it. The research will investigate whether misoriented turtles remain behaviorally competent when released at beach sites and are likely to complete their offshore migration, and whether they are likely to survive and contribute to population recovery. Kenneth Lohmann, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Wilson Hall, CB#3280, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599: Permit No. 1522 authorizes Dr. Lohmann to annually capture up to 120 loggerhead and 40 green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtle hatchlings over a 5-year period. Turtles will be tracked, captured by hand or dip net, have experimental gear removed, and be released. The research will take place in the waters off the Florida coast as part of magnetic orientation studies of hatchlings. Dr. Lohmann will also take up to 6 adult loggerhead sea turtles annually over five years. Animals will be tracked and have their float tether removed while at sea in waters off the coast of Florida as part of sea turtle navigation studies. Issuance of these permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permits (1) were applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of any endangered or threatened species, and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: April 15, 2005. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–8033 Filed 4–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD FOIA Fee Schedule Update Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is publishing its annual update to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Fee Schedule 20739 pursuant to 10 CFR 1703.107(b)(6) of the Board’s regulations. DATES: Effective Date: May 1, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth M. Pusateri, General Manager, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004–2901, (202) 694– 7060. The FOIA requires each Federal agency covered by the Act to specify a schedule of fees applicable to processing of requests for agency records. 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(i). On March 15, 1991, the Board published for comment in the Federal Register its proposed FOIA Fee Schedule. 56 FR 11114. No comments were received in response to that notice and the Board issued a final Fee Schedule on May 6, 1991. Pursuant to 10 CFR 1703.107(b)(6) of the Board’s regulations, the Board’s General Manager will update the FOIA Fee Schedule once every 12 months. Previous Fee Schedule updates were published in the Federal Register and went into effect, most recently, on May 5, 2004, 69 FR 25072. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Board Action Accordingly, the Board issues the following schedule of updated fees for services performed in response to FOIA requests: DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR FOIA SERVICES [Implementing 10 CFR 1703.107(b)(6)] Search or Review Charge .................................. Copy Charge (paper) .......................................... $60.00 per hour. $.05 per page, if done in-house, or generally available commercial rate (approximately $.09 per page). $5.00. $3.00 per cassette. $25.00 for each individual videotape; $16.50 for each additional individual videotape. Actual commercial rates. Electronic Media ................................................. Copy Charge (audio cassette) ............................ Duplication of Video ............................................ Copy Charge for large documents (e.g., maps, diagrams). Dated: April 13, 2005. Kenneth M. Pusateri, General Manager. [FR Doc. 05–8010 Filed 4–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3670–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools—Grants for School-Based Student Drug-Testing Programs Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education. AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 14:55 Apr 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 Notice of proposed eligibility and application requirements, priorities, and selection criteria. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools proposes eligibility and application requirements, priorities, and selection criteria under Safe and DrugFree Schools and Communities National Programs for the School-Based Student Drug-Testing Programs. The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use these requirements, priorities, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 an identified national need. We intend for these priorities to increase the use of drug testing as a means to deter student drug use. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 23, 2005. ADDRESSES: Address all comments about these requirements, priorities, and selection criteria to Robyn L. Disselkoen or Sigrid Melus, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202–6450. If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, use the following address: OSDFSdrugtesting@ed.gov. You must include the term ‘‘Comments on FY 2005 Student Drug- E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 76 (Thursday, April 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20738-20739]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8033]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 032405A]


Endangered Species; Permits No. 1509 and 1522

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

ACTION: Issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Michael Salmon (Permit No. 1509) 
and Kenneth Lohmann (Permit No. 1522) have been issued permits to take 
endangered and threatened sea turtles for purposes of scientific 
research.

ADDRESSES: The permits 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
    Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Southeast 
Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (tel: 
727/824-5312, fax 727/824-5517).

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 9, 2005, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (70 FR 11619) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take threatened sea turtles had been submitted by 
Jeanette Wyneken (Permit No. 1509). Ms. Wyneken subsequently requested 
that the permit be issued to Michael Salmon. On February 23, 2005, 
notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 8767) that a 
request for a scientific research permit to take endangered and 
threatened sea turtles had been submitted by Kenneth Lohmann. The 
requested permits have been issued under the authority of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and 
exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226).

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    Michael Salmon, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, Dept. of 
Biological Sciences, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431: Permit No. 
1509 authorizes Dr. Salmon to take ESA-listed turtles in the waters of 
Florida. Researchers may capture a total of 80 loggerhead (Caretta 
caretta) sea turtle hatchlings over a 2-year period. Animals will be 
tracked, captured by hand or dip net, have a float tether removed from 
their carapace, and released. A subset of these animals may also be 
transported to the Gulf Stream if they need help to reach it. The 
research will investigate whether mis-oriented turtles remain 
behaviorally competent when released at beach sites and are likely to 
complete their offshore migration, and whether they are likely to 
survive and contribute to population recovery.
    Kenneth Lohmann, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Wilson Hall, 
CB3280, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel 
Hill, NC 27599: Permit No. 1522 authorizes Dr. Lohmann to annually 
capture up to 120 loggerhead and 40 green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtle 
hatchlings over a 5-year period. Turtles will be tracked, captured by 
hand or dip net, have experimental gear removed, and be released. The 
research will take place in the waters off the Florida coast as part of 
magnetic orientation studies of hatchlings.
    Dr. Lohmann will also take up to 6 adult loggerhead sea turtles 
annually over five years. Animals will be tracked and have their float 
tether removed while at sea in waters off the coast of Florida as part 
of sea turtle navigation studies.
    Issuance of these permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that such permits (1) were applied for in good faith, (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of any endangered or threatened 
species, and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set 
forth in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: April 15, 2005.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-8033 Filed 4-20-05; 8:45 am]
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