Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 43128-43129 [05-14719]

Download as PDF 43128 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 26, 2005 / Notices auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting dates. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: July 21, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–3973 Filed 7–25–05; 8:45 am] [I.D. 072105C] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Magnuson-Stevens Committee in August, 2005 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701; telephone: (508) 879–7200. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Committee will meet to review past comments on reauthorization as well as revisit and possibly revise draft comments presented at the June 2005 Council meeting in Portland, ME. Any committee recommendations will be forwarded for approval at the Council’s September Council meeting scheduled in Fairhaven, MA. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. ADDRESSES: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other VerDate jul<14>2003 23:45 Jul 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071405B] 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 permit (1535). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a scientific research permit application request 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 no later than 5 p.m. Pacific daylight-saving time on August 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the application should be sent to Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503–230–5441 or by email 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 (evolutionarily significant unit) is covered in this notice: Puget Sound (PS) Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Authority Scientific research 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). PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 permits. 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). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. Applications Received Permit 1535 R2 Resource Consultants, Inc. (R2RC) is requesting a 2–year permit to take juvenile PS Chinook salmon during the course of two studies in the lower Green River watershed in Washington State. Study 1 would take place in the Green River Natural Resources Area (GRNRA), near the City of Kent, Washington, and Study 2 would take place in numerous streams and waterways within the City of Kent itself. The purpose of both studies is to ascertain where juvenile salmonids reside within the city’s waters. The first study would determine how and when salmonids use the constructed habitat of the GRNRA detention lagoon. The second would identify streams and waterways within the city that contain salmonids. The fish would benefit from the research because the city of Kent would better be able to protect these important habitat areas once they are identified. R2RC proposes to use two types of electrofishing set-ups: barge-based and backpack. The barge-based system would be used in Study 1, in the GRNRA detention lagoon. The backpack electrofishing unit would be used in Study 2. Depending on flow conditions, a fyke net may be used to monitor fish migration in the GRNRA. The net would be deployed and monitored for five consecutive days. Supplemental sampling may be conducted using minnow traps. All fish would be captured with a dip net and placed into a darkened recovery unit where they would be anesthetized, identified by species, and measured. R2RC does not intend to kill any of the fish being captured in either study, but a small number may die as an unintended result of the activities. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the application, associated E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 26, 2005 / Notices documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decisions will not be made until after the end of the 30–day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. Dated: July 21, 2005. Donna Wieting, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–14719 Filed 7–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Authority [I.D. 071405A] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce ACTION: Issuance of scientific research permits and permit modifications and permit amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Between November 5, 2004, and June 15, 2005, NMFS’ Northwest Region issued 23 permits and permit modifications (and one permit amendment) allowing endangered and threatened species of Pacific salmon and steelhead to be taken for scientific research purposes under the 23:45 Jul 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 The permits, permit applications, and related documents are available for review during business hours by appointment at NMFS’ Protected Resources Division, F/NWO3, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274 (ph: 503–230– 5400, fax: 503–230–5441). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Garth Griffin, Portland, OR (phone: 503– 231–2005, fax: 503–230–5441, e-mail: Garth.Griffin@noaa.gov). ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration VerDate jul<14>2003 Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. The research actions and the species they affect are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The ESA requires that permits, modifications, and amendments be issued based on findings that such actions: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the actions; and (3) are 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, modifications, and amendments 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). Species Covered in This Notice The ESA-listed species/evolutionarily significant units (ESUs) covered by this PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43129 notice are identified below and listed in the subsequent table by the numbers that precede each of them in the following text: (1) Threatened Puget Sound Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) (2) Threatened Lower Columbia River (LCR) Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) (3) Threatened Snake River (SR) spring/summer Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) (4) Threatened SR fall Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) (5) Endangered Upper Columbia River (UCR) spring-run Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) (6) Threatened Upper Willamette River (UWR) Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) (7) Threatened Hood Canal summerrun chum salmon (O. keta) (8) Threatened Columbia River chum salmon (O. keta) (9) Threatened LCR steelhead (O. mykiss) (10) Threatened Middle Columbia River steelhead (O. mykiss) (11) Threatened SR steelhead (O. mykiss) (12) Threatened UWR steelhead (O. mykiss) (13) Endangered UCR steelhead (O. mykiss) (14) Threatened Southern Oregon/ Northern California Coasts coho salmon (O. kisutch) (15) Candidate Oregon Coast coho salmon (O. kisutch) (16) Endangered SR sockeye salmon (O. nerka) (17) Threatened Ozette lake sockeye salmon (O. nerka) E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 26, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43128-43129]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14719]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 071405B]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Application for a scientific research permit (1535).

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a scientific 
research permit application request 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 no later than 5 p.m. Pacific daylight-saving time on 
August 25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the application should be sent to 
Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, 
Portland, OR 97232-1274. 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 (evolutionarily significant unit) is 
covered in this notice:
    Puget Sound (PS) Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).

Authority

    Scientific research 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 permits.
    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). Such hearings are held at the 
discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS.

Applications Received

Permit 1535

    R2 Resource Consultants, Inc. (R2RC) is requesting a 2-year permit 
to take juvenile PS Chinook salmon during the course of two studies in 
the lower Green River watershed in Washington State. Study 1 would take 
place in the Green River Natural Resources Area (GRNRA), near the City 
of Kent, Washington, and Study 2 would take place in numerous streams 
and waterways within the City of Kent itself. The purpose of both 
studies is to ascertain where juvenile salmonids reside within the 
city's waters. The first study would determine how and when salmonids 
use the constructed habitat of the GRNRA detention lagoon. The second 
would identify streams and waterways within the city that contain 
salmonids. The fish would benefit from the research because the city of 
Kent would better be able to protect these important habitat areas once 
they are identified.
    R2RC proposes to use two types of electrofishing set-ups: barge-
based and backpack. The barge-based system would be used in Study 1, in 
the GRNRA detention lagoon. The backpack electrofishing unit would be 
used in Study 2. Depending on flow conditions, a fyke net may be used 
to monitor fish migration in the GRNRA. The net would be deployed and 
monitored for five consecutive days. Supplemental sampling may be 
conducted using minnow traps. All fish would be captured with a dip net 
and placed into a darkened recovery unit where they would be 
anesthetized, identified by species, and measured. R2RC does not intend 
to kill any of the fish being captured in either study, but a small 
number may die as an unintended result of the activities.
    This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS 
will evaluate the application, associated

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documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the application 
meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal 
regulations. The final permit decisions will not be made until after 
the end of the 30-day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its 
final action in the Federal Register.

    Dated: July 21, 2005.
Donna Wieting,
Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-14719 Filed 7-25-05; 8:45 am]
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