Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit, 44090-44091 [E5-4080]

Download as PDF 44090 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 146 / Monday, August 1, 2005 / Notices The information is necessary for law enforcement purposes. II. Method of Collection Paper documentation is submitted to meet the requirements found at 50 CFR 216.23(c). III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0179. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 54. Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours for an application and 2 hours for a report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 108. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $54. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: July 26, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–15110 Filed 7–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 072505A] Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Jul 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. SUMMARY: The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (Committee) is the only Federal advisory committee with the responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary to assist in the development and implementation of Departmental regulations, policies and programs critical to the mission and goals of the NMFS. Nominations are encouraged from all interested parties involved with or representing interests affected by NMFS actions in managing living marine resources. Nominees should possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the management of living marine resources and be able to fulfill the time commitments required for two meetings annually. Individuals serve for a term of three years for no more than two consecutive terms if reappointed. The NMFS anticipates selecting up to eight new members to serve during the 2006–2009 term. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked on or before September 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Laurel Bryant, Executive Director, MAFAC, Office of Constituent Services, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway #9508, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 713–2379 x171; e-mail: Laurel.Bryant@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) was approved by the Secretary on December 28, 1970, and initially chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5, U.S.C. App.2, on February 17, 1971. The Committee meets twice a year with supplementary subcommittee meetings as determined necessary by the Secretary. No less that 15 and no more than 21 individuals may serve on the Committee. Membership is comprised of highly qualified individuals representing commercial and recreational fisheries interests, environmental organizations, academic institutions, governmental, tribal and consumer groups from a balance of geographical regions, including the Hawaiian, Pacific and U.S. Virgin Islands. A MAFAC member cannot be a Federal employee or a member of a Regional Fishery Management Council. Selected candidates must pass security PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 checks and submit financial disclosure forms. Membership is voluntary, and except for reimbursable travel and related expenses, service is without pay. Each submission should include the submitting person or organization’s name and affiliation, a cover letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, a curriculum vitae and/or resume of the nominee, and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should accompany each nominee’s submission: name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address if available Nominations should be sent to (see ADDRESSES) and nominations must be received by (see DATES). The full text of the Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the NMFS’s web page at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mafac.htm. Dated: July 26, 2005. Gordon J. Helm Acting Director, Office of Constituent Services, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–15141 Filed 7–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 072605A] Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; SnapperGrouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Jason T. Crichton on behalf of the South Carolina Aquarium. If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicant, with certain conditions, to collect numerous species of fish and invertebrates from Federal waters off the coast of South Carolina from 2005 to 2007. The collected species would be displayed at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, SC. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 072605A]


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and 
Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of an application for an exempted fishing 
permit; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted 
fishing permit (EFP) from Jason T. Crichton on behalf of the South 
Carolina Aquarium. If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicant, 
with certain conditions, to collect numerous species of fish and 
invertebrates from Federal waters off the coast of South Carolina from 
2005 to 2007. The collected species would be displayed at the South 
Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, SC.

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DATES: 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 
13\th\ 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-and-line and trolling with rod and reel 
and natural and artificial bait, sea bass pots, 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.
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