Availability of Seats for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve Advisory Council, 44091-44092 [05-15144]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 146 / Monday, August 1, 2005 / Notices Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., eastern standard time, on August 16, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application may be sent via fax to 727– 824–5308 or mailed to: Julie Weeder, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to sc.aquarium@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail document the following text: Comment on South Carolina Aquariums EFP Application. The application and related documents are available for review upon written request to the NMFS address above or to julie.weeder@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Weeder, 727–824–5305; fax 727–824– 5308; e-mail: julie.weeder@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EFP is requested under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted fishing. According to the applicant, the South Carolina Aquarium is a not-for-profit, educational and conservation based organization that displays specimens indigenous to South Carolina. The proposed collection for public display involves activities otherwise prohibited by regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, Atlantic Coast Red Drum, Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, and Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. The applicant requires authorization to harvest and possess up to 50 spiny lobster, 750 penaeid shrimp, 6 wahoo, 50 pompano, 25 porkfish, 25 sheepshead, 24 triggerfish (Balistes spp.), 125 porgies (Calamus spp.), 6 ocean triggerfish, 75 jacks (Caranx spp.), 50 sea basses (Centropristis spp.), 75 spadefish, 85 groupers (Epinephelus spp.), 115 grunts (Haemulon spp.), 3 puddingwife, 150 snappers (Lutjanus spp.), 25 sand tilefish, 100 groupers (Myctoperca spp.), 12 yellowtail snapper, 25 red porgy, 12 cobia, 25 vermilion snapper, 25 red drum, 25 cero, and 100 jacks (Seriola spp.). Collections would occur in Federal waters off the coast of South Carolina between August 1, 2005 and July 31, 2007. Specimens would be collected using the following gear and methods: hand nets, dip nets, vertical hook-andline and trolling with rod and reel and natural and artificial bait, sea bass pots, DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Jul 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 spiny lobster traps, and golden crab traps. NMFS finds that this application warrants further consideration, based on a preliminary review, and intends to issue an EFP. Possible conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is indeed granted, include but are not limited to: Reduction in the number of specimens of any or all species to be collected; restrictions on the size of fish to be collected; prohibition of the harvest of any fish with visible external tags; and specification of locations, dates, and/or seasons allowed for collection of any or all species. A final decision on issuance of the EFP will depend on a NMFS review of public comments received on the application, conclusions of environmental analyses conducted pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, and consultations with South Carolina, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The applicant requests a 24-month effective period for the EFP. Authority: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 26, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–4080 Filed 7–29–E5; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071105A] Endangered Species; File No. 1526 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Andre Landry, Sea Turtle and Fisheries Ecology Research Lab, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 5007 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77553 has been issued a permit to take Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit 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, PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44091 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– 5517. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Ruth Johnson, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 25, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 21178) that a request for a scientific research permit to take loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, hawksbill, and green sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has 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). Permit No. 1526 authorizes Dr. Landry to study Kemp’s ridley, loggerhead, green, and hawksbill sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico to identify their relative abundance over time; detect changes in sea turtle size composition; document movement and migration patterns; and determine the role of nearshore habitats in sea turtle survival. 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 any endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: July 26, 2005. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–15143 Filed 7–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve Advisory Council National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice and request for applications. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 44092 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 146 / Monday, August 1, 2005 / Notices SUMMARY: The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve (TBNMS&UP) is seeking applications for the following seats on the Advisory Council: Tourism; Diving (including snorkeling); Education (elementary, junior high, high school); Maritime History and Interpretation; Citizen-at-Large; Higher Education— Alternate. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experiences in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; and the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary & Preserve. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3–year terms pursuant to the Council’s Charter. Applicants should be available to attend approximately 6 meetings annually. DATES: Applications are due by August 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Jean Prevo, NOAA/ Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve, 145 Water Street, Room 109, Alpena, Michigan 49707. All completed applications should be sent to the Alpena address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Gray, NOAA/Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve, 145 Water Street, Room 109, Alpena, MI 49707, (989) 356–8805 ext. 12 phone, (989) 354–0144 FAX, jeff.gray@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current TBNMS&UP Advisory Council was established in 2001 to provide advice and recommendations to the Sanctuary Manager and the Joint Management Committee (a state/Federal body to oversee major policy, management and budget issues concerning the Sanctuary & Preserve) regarding the management and operation of the TBNMS&UP. Since its establishment, the Council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary & Preserve waters. The Council’s 15 voting members represent a variety of local constituent groups, as well as the general public, plus five local governmental jurisdictions. The Council is supported by four working groups: Education, Outreach, Volunteer and Mooring Buoy Working Groups. Each group deals with matters concerning education, outreach, volunteers and resource protection. The Council functions in an advisory capacity to the Sanctuary Manager and is instrumental in helping to develop program goals. The Council works to advise the Sanctuary Manager by keeping him informed about areas of VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Jul 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 concern from their constituents, as well as offering recommendations on specific issues that may occur. The Sanctuary & Preserve was established to manage and protect Thunder Bay’s historic collection of over 100 shipwrecks. NOAA and the State of Michigan are equal partners in the management of TBNMS&UP. Both NOAA and the State will mutually agree on the selection of the vacant seat members. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Section 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: July 26, 2005. Daniel J. Basta, Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 05–15144 Filed 7–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 July 25, 2005. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings. Docket Numbers: ER02–1021–005. Applicants: Ontario Energy Trading International Corp. Description: Ontario Energy Trading International Corp., pursuant to the Commission’s 6/24/05 letter order (111 FERC ¶ 61,466 (2005)), submits a revision to its market-based rate tariff to incorporate the Commission’s change in status reporting requirement . Filed Date: 07/18/2005. Accession Number: 20050720–0106. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on Monday, August 8, 2005. Docket Numbers: ER02–1367–003; ER02–1959–002; ER03–25–002; ER99– 616–002; ER03–49–000. Applicants: Calpine Oneta Power, L.P.; CPN Bethpage 3rd Turbine, Inc.; Blue Spruce Energy Center, LLC; Dighton Power Associates, L.P.; Riverside Energy Center, LLC. Description: The Calpine Entities referenced above submit a joint updated market power analysis and revised market-based rate tariffs to reflecting the reporting requirements adopted by the Commission in Order No. 652. Filed Date: 07/18/2005. Accession Number: 20050720–0198. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on Monday, August 8, 2005. Docket Numbers: ER05–170–002. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: Southern California Edison Company submits a compliance filing pursuant to the Commission’s order issued 6/15/05, 111 FERC ¶ 61,394 (2005). Filed Date: 07/15/2005. Accession Number: 20050718–0234. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on Friday, August 5, 2005. Docket Numbers: ER05–1047–001. Applicants: Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. Description: Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. submits an amendment to its 5/31/05 filing in Docket No. ER05–1047–000 of an interconnection and operation agreement among East Ridge Transmission, LLC, the Midwest ISO and Great River Energy. Filed Date: 07/18/2005. Accession Number: 20050720–0105. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on Monday, August 8, 2005. Docket Numbers: ER05–1048–001. Applicants: Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. Description: Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. amends its 5/31/05 filing in Docket No. ER05–1048–000 of an interconnection and operation agreement among Wolf Wind Transmission, LLC, the Midwest ISO and Great River Energy Filed Date: 07/18/2005. Accession Number: 20050720–0104. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on Monday, August 8, 2005. Docket Numbers: ER05–1214–000. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: Southern California Edison Company (SCE) submits the Wintec III Project Interconnection Facilities Agreement and the Service Agreement for Wholesale Distribution Service between SCE and Wintec Energy, Ltd. Filed Date: 07/15/2005. Accession Number: 20050718–0114. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on Friday, August 5, 2005. Docket Numbers: ER05–1223–000. Applicants: Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. Description: Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association, Inc submits a notice of cancellation of its agreement to provide capacity and energy to Florida Power &Light Company, designated as Rate Schedule 1. Filed Date: 07/18/2005. Accession Number: 20050720–0108. Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern time on Monday, August 8, 2005. Docket Numbers: ER05–1224–000. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 146 (Monday, August 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44091-44092]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15144]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Availability of Seats for the Thunder Bay National Marine 
Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve Advisory Council

AGENCY: National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater 
Preserve (TBNMS&UP) is seeking applications for the following seats on 
the Advisory Council: Tourism; Diving (including snorkeling); Education 
(elementary, junior high, high school); Maritime History and 
Interpretation; Citizen-at-Large; Higher Education--Alternate.
    Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and 
experiences in relation to the seat for which they are applying; 
community and professional affiliations; and the length of residence in 
the area affected by the Sanctuary & Preserve. Applicants who are 
chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms pursuant to the 
Council's Charter. Applicants should be available to attend 
approximately 6 meetings annually.

DATES: Applications are due by August 25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Jean Prevo, NOAA/
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve, 145 
Water Street, Room 109, Alpena, Michigan 49707. All completed 
applications should be sent to the Alpena address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Gray, NOAA/Thunder Bay National 
Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve, 145 Water Street, Room 109, 
Alpena, MI 49707, (989) 356-8805 ext. 12 phone, (989) 354-0144 FAX, 
jeff.gray@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current TBNMS&UP Advisory Council was 
established in 2001 to provide advice and recommendations to the 
Sanctuary Manager and the Joint Management Committee (a state/Federal 
body to oversee major policy, management and budget issues concerning 
the Sanctuary & Preserve) regarding the management and operation of the 
TBNMS&UP. Since its establishment, the Council has played a vital role 
in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary & Preserve waters. The 
Council's 15 voting members represent a variety of local constituent 
groups, as well as the general public, plus five local governmental 
jurisdictions.
    The Council is supported by four working groups: Education, 
Outreach, Volunteer and Mooring Buoy Working Groups. Each group deals 
with matters concerning education, outreach, volunteers and resource 
protection.
    The Council functions in an advisory capacity to the Sanctuary 
Manager and is instrumental in helping to develop program goals. The 
Council works to advise the Sanctuary Manager by keeping him informed 
about areas of concern from their constituents, as well as offering 
recommendations on specific issues that may occur.
    The Sanctuary & Preserve was established to manage and protect 
Thunder Bay's historic collection of over 100 shipwrecks. NOAA and the 
State of Michigan are equal partners in the management of TBNMS&UP. 
Both NOAA and the State will mutually agree on the selection of the 
vacant seat members.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. Section 1431, et seq.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

    Dated: July 26, 2005.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Services, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-15144 Filed 7-29-05; 8:45 am]
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