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Download as PDF 39240 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 129 / Thursday, July 7, 2005 / Notices within 30 days after receiving comments from NMFS on the draft final report. If no comments are received from NMFS, the draft final report will be considered to be the final report. Numbers of Marine Mammals Expected to be Harassed The number of animals taken by Level B harassment during fireworks displays is expected to vary due to factors such as tidal stage, seasonal shifting prey stocks, climatic phenomenon (such as el Nino events), and the number, timing, and location of future displays. At all four designated display sites combined, twenty fireworks events per year could harass an average annual total of 2,630 California sea lions (6,170 maximum) and an average annual total of 302 harbor seals (1,065 maximum) within the MBNMS. These numbers are small relative to the population sizes of these species. Please refer to the MBNMS Fireworks Assessment Report (2001) for further information regarding estimated incidental take numbers by display area and fireworks events (see ADDRESSES). Possible Effects of Activities on Marine Mammal Habitat NMFS anticipates no loss or modification to the habitat used by California sea lions or Pacific harbor seals that haul out in the MBNMS. The pinniped haul-out sites in MBNMS where fireworks displays will occur are not used as breeding, molting, or mating sites during the fireworks displays; therefore, it is not expected that the covered activities will have any impact on the ability of California sea lions or Pacific harbor seals in the area to reproduce. Additionally, MBNMS fireworks permit conditions include requirements for applicants to clean up debris subsequent to all displays. Possible Effects of Activities on Subsistence Needs There are no subsistence uses for Pacific harbor seals in California waters, and thus, there are no anticipated effects on subsistence needs. Endangered Species Act The MBNMS consulted with the USFWS pursuant to Section 7 of the ESA regarding impacts to southern sea otters. The USFWS issued a biological opinion on June 22, 2005, which concluded that the authorization of fireworks displays, as proposed, is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of southern sea otters or to destroy or adversely modify any listed critical habitat. The USFWS further found that MBNMS would be unlikely to take any southern sea otters, and VerDate jul<14>2003 19:31 Jul 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 therefore issued neither an incidental take statement nor an IHA. National Environmental Policy Act DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Master Plan for the MBNMS in June 1992. Subsequent to MBNMS’ application for an IHA, NMFS prepared an Environmental Assessment on the Issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization for Coastal Commercial Fireworks Displays Authorized Within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. A Finding of No Significant Impact was issued on June 30, 2005. [I.D. 062105C] Conclusions SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received applications to grant permits to (Permit 1534), Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery, Smith River, CA (Permit 1539), Siskiyou Resource Conservation District (RCD), Etna, CA. These permits would affect Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS. DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Daylight Savings Time on August 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments on any of these renewal and modification request should be sent to the appropriate office as indicated here. Comments may also be sent via fax to the number indicated for the request. Comments will not be accepted if submitted via e-mail or the Internet. The applications and related documents are available for review in the indicated office, by appointment: For Permits 1534 and 1539: Steve Liebhardt, Protected Species Division, NOAA Fisheries, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (ph: 707–825–5186, fax: (707–825–4840). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Liebhardt at phone number (707– 825–5186), or e-mail: steve.liebhardt@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS has determined that the shortterm impact of fireworks displays, as described in this document and in the application for an IHA, would result in no more than Level B harassment of small numbers of California sea lions and harbor seals. The effects of coastal fireworks displays will be limited to short term and localized changes in behavior involving small numbers of pinnipeds. Although sea lions and seals may modify their behavior, including temporarily vacating haulouts to avoid the sight and sound of commercial fireworks, these fireworks are expected to have no more than a negligible impact on these stocks. No take by injury and/or death is anticipated, and harassment takes will be at the lowest level practicable due to incorporation of the mitigation measures mentioned previously in this document. Additionally, the MBNMS fireworks displays will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of marine mammal stocks for subsistence use, as there are no subsistence uses for California sea lions or Pacific harbor seals in California waters. Authorization NMFS has issued a 1–year IHA to the MBNMS for the take of California sea lions and Pacific harbor seals, by harassment, incidental to coastal fireworks displays permitted within the MBNMS, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: June 30, 2005. Michael Payne, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–13389 Filed 7–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of applications for two scientific research/enhancement permits (1534 and 1539) and request for comment. AGENCY: Authority Issuance of permits, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits/modifications: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species which are the subject of the permits; and (3) are E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 129 / Thursday, July 7, 2005 / Notices consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Permits are issued in accordance with and are subject to the ESA and NMFS regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222–226). Those individuals 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. All statements and opinions contained in the permit action summaries are those of the applicant and do not necessarily reflect the views of NMFS. Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to the following threatened salmonid ESU: SONCC coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Permit Requests Received Permit 1534 Siskiyou Resource Conservation District (RCD) has requested a Permit 1534 for take of juvenile SONCC coho salmon, to determine the timing of salmonid migration from tributaries to the Scott River Mainstem for winter rearing and/or out-migration. Additionally, trapping will allow for the study of fish condition, population estimates, and participation in cooperative studies with downstream trapping programs. RCD proposes to use in-stream trapping as the method of capture. RCD has requested non-lethal take of 3,530 juvenile SONCC coho salmon. Permit 1534 will expire August 1, 2006. Permit 1539 The Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery has requested a Permit 1539 for take of SONCC coho salmon, in the Klamath River (Rowdy Creek). The Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery proposes to capture adult salmon and steelhead by an in-stream weir. Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery has requested non-lethal take of up to: 50 adult SONCC coho salmon. Permit 1539 will expire March 1, 2015. Dated: June 30, 2005. P. Michael Payne, Acting Division Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–13393 Filed 7–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate jul<14>2003 19:31 Jul 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT COMMISSION Notice of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission— Change to the Location of a Previously Announced Open Meeting (Washington, DC); Correction Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. ACTION: Notice; Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission—change to the location of a previously announced open meeting (Washington, DC); correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission published a document in the Federal Register of June 29, 2005, concerning an open meeting to receive comments from Federal, State and local government representatives and the general public on base realignment and closure actions in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Virginia that have been recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD). The location of this meeting has been changed. The portion of the meeting that relates to the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Canon Caucus Room, 345 Canon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515. The portion of the meeting that relates to Virginia will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton National Hotel, Commonwealth Ballroom, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia 22204. The delay of this change notice resulted from a recent change to the location and the short time-frame established by statute for the operations of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. The Commission requests that the public consult the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov, for updates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please see the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov. The Commission invites the public to provide direct comment by sending an electronic message through the portal provided on the Commission’s Web site or by mailing comments and supporting documents to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, 2521 South Clark Street Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3920. The Commission requests that public comments be directed toward matters bearing on the decision criteria described in The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39241 amended, available on the Commission Web site. Sections 2912 through 2914 of that Act describe the criteria and many of the essential elements of the 2005 BRAC process. For questions regarding this announcement, contact Mr. Dan Cowhig, Deputy General Counsel and Designated Federal Officer, at the Commission’s mailing address or by telephone at 703–699–2950 or 2708. Correction In the Federal Register of June 29, 2005, in FR Doc. 05–12772, on page 37333, in the first column, correct the SUMMARY, DATES and ADDRESSES captions to read: Notice is hereby given that a delegation of Commissioners of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will hold an open meeting on July 7, 2005. The delegation will meet to receive comment from Federal, State and local government representatives and the general public on base realignment and closure actions in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Virginia that have been recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD). The portion of the meeting that relates to the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Canon Caucus Room, 345 Canon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515. The portion of the meeting that relates to Virginia will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton National Hotel, Commonwealth Ballroom, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia 22204. The Commission requests that the public consult the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov, for updates. The purpose of this regional meeting is to allow communities experiencing a base closure or major realignment action (defined as loss of 300 civilian positions or 400 military and civilian positions) an opportunity to voice their concerns, counter-arguments, and opinions in a live public forum. This meeting will be open to the public, subject to the availability of space. Sign language interpretation will be provided. The delegation will not render decisions regarding the DoD recommendations at this meeting, but will gather information for later deliberations by the Commission as a whole. DATES: Topic: District of Columbia and Pennsylvania, July 7, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topic: Virginia, July 7, 2005, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Topic: District of Columbia and Pennsylvania, July 7, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Canon Caucus Room, 345 Canon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515. Topic: Virginia, July 7, 2005, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Sheraton National Hotel, Commonwealth Ballroom, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia 22204. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 129 (Thursday, July 7, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39240-39241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 062105C]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Receipt of applications for two scientific research/enhancement 
permits (1534 and 1539) and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received applications to 
grant permits to (Permit 1534), Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery, Smith River, 
CA (Permit 1539), Siskiyou Resource Conservation District (RCD), Etna, 
CA. These permits would affect Southern Oregon/Northern California 
Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). This document serves 
to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for 
review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by 
NMFS.

DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at 
the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 
p.m. Daylight Savings Time on August 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on any of these renewal and modification 
request should be sent to the appropriate office as indicated here. 
Comments may also be sent via fax to the number indicated for the 
request. Comments will not be accepted if submitted via e-mail or the 
Internet. The applications and related documents are available for 
review in the indicated office, by appointment: For Permits 1534 and 
1539: Steve Liebhardt, Protected Species Division, NOAA Fisheries, 1655 
Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (ph: 707-825-5186, fax: (707-825-4840).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Liebhardt at phone number (707-
825-5186), or e-mail: steve.liebhardt@noaa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    Issuance of permits, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such 
permits/modifications: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) would not 
operate to the disadvantage of the listed species which are the subject 
of the permits; and (3) are

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consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the 
ESA. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set 
forth in the permits. Permits are issued in accordance with and are 
subject to the ESA and NMFS regulations governing listed fish and 
wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    Those individuals 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. All statements and opinions contained in the permit 
action summaries are those of the applicant and do not necessarily 
reflect the views of NMFS.

Species Covered in This Notice

    This notice is relevant to the following threatened salmonid ESU: 
SONCC coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).

Permit Requests Received

Permit 1534

    Siskiyou Resource Conservation District (RCD) has requested a 
Permit 1534 for take of juvenile SONCC coho salmon, to determine the 
timing of salmonid migration from tributaries to the Scott River 
Mainstem for winter rearing and/or out-migration. Additionally, 
trapping will allow for the study of fish condition, population 
estimates, and participation in cooperative studies with downstream 
trapping programs. RCD proposes to use in-stream trapping as the method 
of capture. RCD has requested non-lethal take of 3,530 juvenile SONCC 
coho salmon. Permit 1534 will expire August 1, 2006.

Permit 1539

    The Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery has requested a Permit 1539 for take 
of SONCC coho salmon, in the Klamath River (Rowdy Creek). The Rowdy 
Creek Fish Hatchery proposes to capture adult salmon and steelhead by 
an in-stream weir. Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery has requested non-lethal 
take of up to: 50 adult SONCC coho salmon. Permit 1539 will expire 
March 1, 2015.

    Dated: June 30, 2005.
P. Michael Payne,
Acting Division Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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