Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish; Correction, 60284-60285 [05-20713]

Download as PDF 60284 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 199 / Monday, October 17, 2005 / Notices We determine that completion of the preliminary results of these reviews within the 245-day period is not practicable for the following reasons. [FR Doc. E5–5715 Filed 10–14–05; 8:45 am] These reviews are extraordinarily BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S complicated because of the complex nature of the more than adequate remuneration program in the review DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE covering France and the request for International Trade Administration revocation in the reviews covering Germany, the Netherlands, and the [C–427–819, C–428–829, C–421–809, C–412– United Kingdom. Given the complexity 821] of these issues, which need to be thoroughly analyzed by the Department, Low Enriched Uranium from France, and in accordance with section Germany, the Netherlands, and the 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are extending United Kingdom: Extension of Time the time period for issuing the Limit for Preliminary Results of preliminary results of reviews by 120 Countervailing Duty Administrative days. Therefore, the preliminary results Reviews are now due no later than February 28, 2006. The final results continue to be AGENCY: Import Administration, due 120 days after publication of the International Trade Administration, preliminary results. Department of Commerce. This notice is issued and published in EFFECTIVE DATE: October 17, 2005. accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Kristen Johnson or Darla Brown, AD/ Dated: October 11, 2005. CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Gary Taverman, Administration, International Trade Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Administration. [FR Doc. E5–5713 Filed 10–14–05; 8:45 am] Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4793 or (202) 482– BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 2849, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background Information National Oceanic and Atmospheric On March 23, 2005, the U.S. Administration Department of Commerce (‘‘the [I.D. 092705B] Department’’) published a notice of initiation of the administrative reviews of the countervailing duty orders on low Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish; Correction enriched uranium from France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries United Kingdom covering the period of Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and review January 1, 2004, through Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), December 31, 2004. See Initiation of Commerce. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty ACTION: Notice; availability of fishery Administrative Reviews and Requests plan and request for comment; for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 14643 Correction (March 23, 2005). The preliminary SUMMARY: This document corrects an results are currently due no later than earlier version of this action that was October 31, 2005. published on October 3, 2005, in which Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary the ACTION statement was omitted. The Results Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has submitted a Fishery Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act Management and Evaluation Plan of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), (FMEP) and the Washington Department requires the Department to make a of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary submitted an amendment to an FMEP pursuant to the protective regulations month of an order or finding for which promulgated for Lower Columbia River a review is requested. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act further states that (LCR) coho salmon under the Endangered Species Act. The FMEPs if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period specified, specify the future management of inland the administering authority may extend recreational fisheries potentially affecting LCR coho salmon. This the 245-day period to issue its document serves to notify the public of preliminary results by up to 120 days. Comment 5: Clerical Errors: Revisions to Variable and Total Costs of Manufacturing VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:43 Oct 14, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the availability of the FMEPs for review and comment before final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS. DATES: Comments on the FMEPs must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific daylight time on November 2, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the application should be addressed to the Salmon Recovery Division, Hatcheries and Inland Fisheries Branch, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd. Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232 or faxed to 503–872–2737. Comments may be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing email comments is LCRCohoFMEPs.nwr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following identifier: Comments on LCR Coho FMEPs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Turner, Portland, Oregon, at phone number: (503) 736–4737, or email: rich.turner@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to the Lower Columbia River coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Lower Columbia River Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), Lower Columbia River steelhead (O. mykiss), and Columbia River chum salmon (O. keta) evolutionarily significant unit (ESU). ODFW has submitted to NMFS an FMEP: Lower Columbia River Coho in Oregon Freshwater Fisheries of the Lower Columbia River Tributaries (between the Pacific Ocean and Hood River). WDFW has submitted an amendment to their Lower Columbia River FMEP for inland recreational fisheries potentially affecting listed adult and juvenile LCR coho salmon. These FMEPs include fisheries occurring in all tributaries to the Lower Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean to the Hood River in Oregon and the Big White Salmon River in Washington. The objective of the fisheries described in these FMEPs is to harvest known, hatchery-origin coho salmon, and other fish species in a manner that does not appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of listed LCR salmon and steelhead ESUs. All fisheries included in these FMEPs will be managed such that only hatcheryorigin coho salmon that are adipose finclipped may be retained. Impact levels on listed LCR coho salmon are specified in ODFW’s FMEP and the amendment to WDFW’s FMEP. Population viability analysis and risk assessments in the FMEPs indicate the extinction risk for listed coho salmon would not increase E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 199 / Monday, October 17, 2005 / Notices as a result of the proposed fisheries. A variety of monitoring and evaluation tasks are specified in the FMEPs to assess the abundance of coho salmon, determine fishery effort and catch of coho salmon and other species, and monitor angler compliance. A review of compliance with the provisions of the FMEPs will be conducted by the state fisheries agencies annually and a comprehensive review to evaluate the effectiveness of the FMEPs will occur at a minimum every 5 years. As specified in the July 10, 2000, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) 4(d) rule for salmon and steelhead (65 FR 42422) and updated rule (June 28, 2005, 70 FR 37160), NMFS may approve an FMEP if it meets criteria set forth in 50 CFR 223.203(b)(4)(i)(A) through (I). Prior to final approval of an FMEP, NMFS must publish notification announcing its availability for public review and comment. Authority Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, July 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the criteria for such activities. The rule further provides that the prohibitions of paragraph (a) of the rule do not apply to activities associated with fishery harvest provided that an FMEP has been approved by NMFS to be in accordance with the salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, July 28, 2005). Dated: October 12, 2005. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–20713 Filed 10–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:43 Oct 14, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 101105C] Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on Issuance of Permits for Research on Northern Right Whales in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare environmental impact statement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the environmental impacts of issuing permits facilitating research on endangered northern right whales. Publication of this notice begins the official scoping process that will help identify alternatives and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates, times, and locations of public scoping meetings for this issue. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written statements and questions regarding the scoping process must be postmarked by January 31, 2006, and should be mailed to: Steve Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3226, Fax: 301–427–2582 or e-mail at rweis.comments@noaa.gov. NMFS proposes to continue to issue permits to various individuals and institutions for conduct of research on northern right whales, Eubalaena glacialis, in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Note that the International Whaling Commission recognizes two species of northern right whale: E. glacialis in the North Atlantic and E. japonica in the North Pacific. NMFS is currently conducting a status review to determine whether to list the population of northern right whales in the Pacific as a separate species (E. japonica) from the population in the Atlantic (E. glacialis). Permits would be issued pursuant to the provisions of section 104 of the Marine Mammal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60285 Protection Act (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and NMFS regulations implementing these statutes. NMFS is the Federal agency responsible under the MMPA and ESA for management of right whales. NMFS issues permits to qualified individuals and institutions so they can conduct research activities likely to result in collection of information needed by NMFS to conserve and recover northern right whales. NMFS has issued permits for research on right whales for several decades. The purpose of issuing permits is to allow an exemption to the prohibition on ‘‘takes’’ established under the ESA and MMPA. The ESA and the MMPA prohibit ‘‘takes’’ of threatened and endangered species, and of marine mammals, respectively. The ESA defines ‘‘take’’ as ‘‘to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.’’ Under the MMPA, ‘‘take’’ is defined as to ‘‘harass, hunt, capture, collect or kill, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, collect or kill any marine mammal.’’ The MMPA further defines harassment as ‘‘any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A harassment]; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing a disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering but which does not have the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level B harassment].’’ In addition to the general prohibitions of the MMPA and ESA, federal regulations (50 CFR 224.103) prohibit both boats and aircraft from approaching any right whale in the North Atlantic closer than 500 yards, except by permit. Many research activities, including aerial and vesselbased surveys, photo-identification, attachment of scientific instruments, and collection of tissue samples (remote biopsy sampling), require approaching right whales closer than this and may result in harassment or other acts otherwise prohibited under the MMPA and ESA. While the status of the right whale population has remained critical, the interest in research that will identify or resolve conservation problems for the species has grown. The level of research effort relative to the population size has increased and researchers are E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 092705B]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish; 
Correction

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

ACTION: Notice; availability of fishery plan and request for comment; 
Correction

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SUMMARY: This document corrects an earlier version of this action that 
was published on October 3, 2005, in which the ACTION statement was 
omitted. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has 
submitted a Fishery Management and Evaluation Plan (FMEP) and the 
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has submitted an 
amendment to an FMEP pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated 
for Lower Columbia River (LCR) coho salmon under the Endangered Species 
Act. The FMEPs specify the future management of inland recreational 
fisheries potentially affecting LCR coho salmon. This document serves 
to notify the public of the availability of the FMEPs for review and 
comment before final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS.

DATES: Comments on the FMEPs must be received at the appropriate 
address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific 
daylight time on November 2, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the application should be addressed to 
the Salmon Recovery Division, Hatcheries and Inland Fisheries Branch, 
1201 NE Lloyd Blvd. Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232 or faxed to 503-872-
2737. Comments may be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for 
providing e-mail comments is LCRCohoFMEPs.nwr@noaa.gov. Include in the 
subject line of the e-mail comment the following identifier: Comments 
on LCR Coho FMEPs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Turner, Portland, Oregon, at 
phone number: (503) 736-4737, or e-mail: rich.turner@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Species Covered in This Notice

    This notice is relevant to the Lower Columbia River coho salmon 
(Oncorhynchus kisutch), Lower Columbia River Chinook salmon (O. 
tshawytscha), Lower Columbia River steelhead (O. mykiss), and Columbia 
River chum salmon (O. keta) evolutionarily significant unit (ESU).
    ODFW has submitted to NMFS an FMEP: Lower Columbia River Coho in 
Oregon Freshwater Fisheries of the Lower Columbia River Tributaries 
(between the Pacific Ocean and Hood River). WDFW has submitted an 
amendment to their Lower Columbia River FMEP for inland recreational 
fisheries potentially affecting listed adult and juvenile LCR coho 
salmon. These FMEPs include fisheries occurring in all tributaries to 
the Lower Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean to the Hood River in 
Oregon and the Big White Salmon River in Washington. The objective of 
the fisheries described in these FMEPs is to harvest known, hatchery-
origin coho salmon, and other fish species in a manner that does not 
appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of listed 
LCR salmon and steelhead ESUs. All fisheries included in these FMEPs 
will be managed such that only hatchery-origin coho salmon that are 
adipose fin-clipped may be retained. Impact levels on listed LCR coho 
salmon are specified in ODFW's FMEP and the amendment to WDFW's FMEP. 
Population viability analysis and risk assessments in the FMEPs 
indicate the extinction risk for listed coho salmon would not increase

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as a result of the proposed fisheries. A variety of monitoring and 
evaluation tasks are specified in the FMEPs to assess the abundance of 
coho salmon, determine fishery effort and catch of coho salmon and 
other species, and monitor angler compliance. A review of compliance 
with the provisions of the FMEPs will be conducted by the state 
fisheries agencies annually and a comprehensive review to evaluate the 
effectiveness of the FMEPs will occur at a minimum every 5 years.
    As specified in the July 10, 2000, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) 
4(d) rule for salmon and steelhead (65 FR 42422) and updated rule (June 
28, 2005, 70 FR 37160), NMFS may approve an FMEP if it meets criteria 
set forth in 50 CFR 223.203(b)(4)(i)(A) through (I). Prior to final 
approval of an FMEP, NMFS must publish notification announcing its 
availability for public review and comment.

Authority

    Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required 
to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the 
conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and 
steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 
37160, July 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that 
contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the 
criteria for such activities. The rule further provides that the 
prohibitions of paragraph (a) of the rule do not apply to activities 
associated with fishery harvest provided that an FMEP has been approved 
by NMFS to be in accordance with the salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 
FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, July 28, 2005).

    Dated: October 12, 2005.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
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