Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 29281-29282 [05-10128]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 97 / Friday, May 20, 2005 / Notices and their regulatory applications, the DARP has the discretion to develop indirect cost rates for its component organizations and formulate policies on the recovery of indirect cost rates subject to its requirements. The DARP’s Indirect Cost Effort In December 1998, the DARP hired the public accounting firm Rubino & McGeehin, Chartered (R&M), to: Evaluate the cost accounting system and allocation practices; recommend the appropriate indirect cost allocation methodology; and determine the indirect cost rates for the three organizations that comprise the DARP. A Federal Register notice on R&M’s effort, their assessment of the DARP’s cost accounting system and practice, and their determination regarding the most appropriate indirect cost methodology and rates for FYs 1993 through 1999 was published on December 7, 2000 (65 FR 76611). The notice and report by R&M can also be found on the DARP Web site at: http://www.darp.noaa.gov. R&M continued its assessment of DARP’s indirect cost rate system and structure for FYs 2000 and 2001. A second federal notice specifying the DARP indirect rates for FYs 2000 and 2001 was published on December 2, 2002 (67 FR 71537). In October 2002, DARP hired the accounting firm of Cotton and Company LLP (Cotton) to review and certify DARP costs incurred on cases for purposes of cost recovery and to develop indirect rates for FY 2002 and subsequent years. As in the prior years, Cotton concluded that the cost accounting system and allocation practices of the DARP component organizations are consistent with Federal accounting requirements. Consistent with R&M’s previous analyses, Cotton also determined that the most appropriate indirect allocation method continues to be the Direct Labor Cost Base for all three DARP component organizations. The Direct Labor Cost Base is computed by allocating total indirect cost over the sum of direct labor dollars plus the application of NOAA’s leave surcharge and benefits rates to direct labor. Direct labor costs for contractors from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) also were included in the direct labor base because Cotton determined that these costs have the same relationship to the indirect cost pool as NOAA direct labor costs. ORISE provides on-site support to the DARP in the areas of injury assessment, natural resource economics, restoration planning and implementation, and policy analysis. A third federal notice specifying the DARP VerDate jul<14>2003 20:07 May 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 indirect rates for FY 2002 was published on October 6, 2003 (68 FR 57672). Cotton’s reports on the FY 2002 DARP indirect rates can also be found on the DARP Web site at: http:// www.darp.noaa.gov. Cotton reaffirmed that the Direct Labor Cost Base is the most appropriate indirect allocation method for the development of the FY 2003 indirect cost rates. The DARP’s Indirect Cost Rates and Policies The DARP will apply the indirect cost rates for FY 2003 as recommended by Cotton for each of the DARP component organizations as provided in the following table: FY 2003 indirect rate (percent) DARP component organization 29281 Dated: May 16, 2005. Mitchell Luxenberg, Acting Director, Management and Budget, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 05–10162 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 051305D] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of decision and analysis documents for incidental take permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that an incidental take permit to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), pursuant to the Endangered 206.47 Species Act of 1973 (ESA), has been issued and that the decision documents These rates are based on the Direct are available upon request. Labor Cost Base allocation methodology. DATES: Permit 1481 was issued on March 30, 2005, subject to certain The FY 2003 rates will be applied to conditions set forth therein. The permit all damage assessment and restoration expires on May 31, 2010. case costs incurred between October 1, ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the 2003 and September 30, 2004. DARP decision documents or any of the other will use the FY 2003 indirect cost rates associated documents should be for future fiscal years until subsequent directed to the Salmon Recovery year-specific rates can be developed. Division, National Marine Fisheries For cases that have settled and for Service, 10095 W. Emerald, Boise, Idaho cost claims paid prior to the effective 83704. The documents are also available date of the fiscal year in question, the on the Internet at www.nwr.noaa.gov. DARP will not re-open any resolved FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: matters for the purpose of applying the Herb Pollard, Boise, Idaho, at phone revised rates in this policy for these number: (208) 378–5614, e-mail: fiscal years. For cases not settled and herbert.pollard@noaa.gov. cost claims not paid prior to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This effective date of the fiscal year in notice is relevant to the following question, costs will be recalculated species and evolutionarily significant using the revised rates in this policy for units (ESUs): these fiscal years. Where a responsible Spring/summer chinook salmon party has agreed to pay costs using (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): previous year’s indirect rates, but has threatened Snake River; not yet made the payment because the Fall chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus settlement documents are not finalized, tshawytscha): threatened Snake River; the costs will not be recalculated. Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): endangered Snake River; and The DARP indirect cost rate policies Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss): and procedures published in the threatened Snake River. Federal Register on December 7, 2000 (65 FR 76611), on December 2, 2002 (67 Permits FR 71537), and October 6, 2003 (68 FR Permit 1481 was issued to IDFG on 57672) remain in effect except as March 31, 2005. Permit 1481 authorizes updated by this notice. IDFG annual incidental take of naturally produced and artificially propagated Damage Assessment Center (DAC) ........................................ Restoration Center (RC) ............... General Counsel for Natural Resources (GCNR) ....................... PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 261.96 223.74 E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 29282 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 97 / Friday, May 20, 2005 / Notices ESA-listed anadromous fish associated with the operation of recreational fisheries that target non-listed, hatcheryorigin anadromous fish and resident game fish species. Permit 1481 expires May 31, 2010. Permit 1481 authorizes IDFG’s recreational fishing programs, including the following activities: (1) Resident recreational fishing in waters that also support ESA-listed chinook and sockeye salmon under the IDFG General Fishing Regulations, including kokanee and trout fisheries in Redfish, Alturas, and Pettit Lakes; (2) chinook salmon recreational fishing in the Clearwater River, Snake River, Salmon River, Little Salmon River, and South Fork Salmon River under the IDFG Anadromous Salmon Fishing Regulations; and (3) summer steelhead fishing during the fall and spring seasons under the IDFG Steelhead Fishing Regulations. The permit constitutes authorization for implementation of the IDFG General Fishing Regulations, the IDFG Anadromous Salmon Fishing Regulations, and the IDFG Steelhead Fishing Regulations. Recreational fisheries are monitored in a manner that allows evaluation of the effectiveness of protective regulations and conservation strategies. NMFS’ conditions in the permit will ensure that the take of ESA-listed anadromous fish will not jeopardize the continued existence of the listed species. In issuing the permits, NMFS determined that IDFG’s Conservation Plan provides adequate mitigation measures to avoid, minimize, or compensate for take of ESA-listed anadromous fish. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that the permit: (1) was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species which are the subject of the permit; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. This permit was issued in accordance with, and is subject to, 50 CFR part 222, the NMFS regulations governing listed species permits. Dated: May 17, 2005. Phil Williams, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–10128 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate jul<14>2003 20:07 May 19, 2005 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 051305E] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Application for a scientific research/enhancement permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a scientific research and enhancement permit application relating to Pacific salmon. Permit 1530 would be issued jointly to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nez Perce Tribe through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (Applicants) to operate the adult fish trap at Lower Granite Dam. The proposed actions are intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. It is also intended to facilitate collection of broodstock to supply an artificial propagation program designed to enhance the propagation and survival of threatened Snake River fall chinook salmon. 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 time on June 20, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the application should be sent to Salmon Recovery Division, NMFS, 10095 W. Emerald, Boise, ID 83704. Comments may be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is LGRtrap.nwr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following identifier: Comments on trapping at Lower Granite Dam. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile (fax) to (208) 378–5614. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herb Pollard, Boise, Idaho, at phone number: (208) 378–5614, e-mail: herbert.pollard@noaa.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species and evolutionarily significant units (ESUs) are covered in this notice: Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened Snake River (SR) fall. Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened SR. Scientific research and enhancement permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR 222–226). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permit. Anyone requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA. Applications Received Permit 1530 The Applicants are requesting a 5– year permit to take SR fall chinook salmon and SR steelhead during the course of operating an adult fish trap at Lower Granite Dam on the Columbia River. The proposed action is designed to address two purposes. The trapping activity is intended to capture a random sample of Snake River fall chinook salmon and collect the necessary biological data and observations to statistically generate a ‘‘run reconstruction’’, or description of composition of the entire fall chinook salmon migration, as it passes Lower Granite Dam, according to age, sex, and origin (hatchery or natural). The second purpose is to collect additional adult fall chinook salmon for broodstock needed to support enhancement actions at Lyons Ferry Hatchery and Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery. Incidental to the primary purposes, the program will help managers simultaneously monitor several ongoing activities in the basin (e.g., natural production of listed species and the operation of the Federal Columbia River hydropower system) as well as stray rates and population health for the two listed species. To achieve its purposes, the project includes four objectives: First, to capture SR fall chinook salmon so that they may be used for mitigation, compensation, and natural production. Second, to remove hatchery-origin fall chinook originating from projects other E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 97 (Friday, May 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29281-29282]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-10128]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 051305D]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
AtmosphericAdministration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of availability of decision and analysis documents for 
incidental take permit.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that an incidental take permit 
to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), pursuant to the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), has been issued and that the 
decision documents are available upon request.

DATES: Permit 1481 was issued on March 30, 2005, subject to certain 
conditions set forth therein. The permit expires on May 31, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the decision documents or any of the 
other associated documents should be directed to the Salmon Recovery 
Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, 10095 W. Emerald, Boise, 
Idaho 83704. The documents are also available on the Internet at 
www.nwr.noaa.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is relevant to the following 
species and evolutionarily significant units (ESUs):
    Spring/summer chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened 
Snake River;
    Fall chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened Snake 
River;
    Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): endangered Snake River; and
    Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss): threatened Snake River.

Permits

    Permit 1481 was issued to IDFG on March 31, 2005. Permit 1481 
authorizes IDFG annual incidental take of naturally produced and 
artificially propagated

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ESA-listed anadromous fish associated with the operation of 
recreational fisheries that target non-listed, hatchery-origin 
anadromous fish and resident game fish species. Permit 1481 expires May 
31, 2010.
    Permit 1481 authorizes IDFG's recreational fishing programs, 
including the following activities: (1) Resident recreational fishing 
in waters that also support ESA-listed chinook and sockeye salmon under 
the IDFG General Fishing Regulations, including kokanee and trout 
fisheries in Redfish, Alturas, and Pettit Lakes; (2) chinook salmon 
recreational fishing in the Clearwater River, Snake River, Salmon 
River, Little Salmon River, and South Fork Salmon River under the IDFG 
Anadromous Salmon Fishing Regulations; and (3) summer steelhead fishing 
during the fall and spring seasons under the IDFG Steelhead Fishing 
Regulations. The permit constitutes authorization for implementation of 
the IDFG General Fishing Regulations, the IDFG Anadromous Salmon 
Fishing Regulations, and the IDFG Steelhead Fishing Regulations. 
Recreational fisheries are monitored in a manner that allows evaluation 
of the effectiveness of protective regulations and conservation 
strategies.
    NMFS' conditions in the permit will ensure that the take of ESA-
listed anadromous fish will not jeopardize the continued existence of 
the listed species. In issuing the permits, NMFS determined that IDFG's 
Conservation Plan provides adequate mitigation measures to avoid, 
minimize, or compensate for take of ESA-listed anadromous fish.
    Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that the permit: (1) was applied for in good faith; (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species which are the 
subject of the permit; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and 
policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. This permit was issued in 
accordance with, and is subject to, 50 CFR part 222, the NMFS 
regulations governing listed species permits.

    Dated: May 17, 2005.
Phil Williams,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
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