Endangered Species; File No. 1475, 61606 [05-21303]

Download as PDF 61606 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 25, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Monday, November 14, 2005, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 17, 2005, and Friday, November 18, 2005, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Judges Panel is composed of ten members prominent in the field of quality management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program, processes, and procedures within the guidelines set forth by the Baldrige Program’s Board of Overseers. DATES: The meeting will convene November 14, 2005 at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. on November 18, 2005. The entire meeting will be closed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Room A1038, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975–2361. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda will include review of the site visit process, review the final judging process and meeting procedures, review of feedback discussion approach with site visit team leaders, final judging of 2005 applicants, learning and improvements for 2006 judging cycle, update on the 2006 program and review 2006 judges calendar. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on December 20, 2004, that the meeting of the Judges Panel will be closed pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, as amended by Section 5(c) of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:53 Oct 24, 2005 Jkt 208001 Government in the Sunshine Act, Pub. L. 94–409. The meeting, which involves examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies and a discussion of this data as compared to the Award criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, may be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code, because the meetings are likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential. Dated: October 19, 2005. William Jeffrey, Director. [FR Doc. 05–21285 Filed 10–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071105E] Endangered Species; File No. 1475 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), Florida Marine Research Institute (Richard E. Matheson, Principal Investigator), 1481 Market Circle, Unit 1, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 has been issued a permit to take smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata, 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, 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, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Jennifer Skidmore, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 21, 2004, notice was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 29274) that a request for a scientific research permit to take smalltooth sawfish had been submitted by the above-named organization. On January 26, 2005, notice was published in the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Register (70 FR 3682) that a request to amend the permit application to include takes of loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii),green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) turtles. 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). 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: October 20, 2005. Stephen L. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 61606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-21303]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 071105E]


Endangered Species; File No. 1475

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission (FFWCC), Florida Marine Research Institute 
(Richard E. Matheson, Principal Investigator), 1481 Market Circle, Unit 
1, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 has been issued a permit to take smalltooth 
sawfish, Pristis pectinata, 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, 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, Saint Petersburg, 
Florida 33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Jennifer Skidmore, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 21, 2004, notice was published in the 
Federal Register (69 FR 29274) that a request for a scientific research 
permit to take smalltooth sawfish had been submitted by the above-named 
organization. On January 26, 2005, notice was published in the Federal 
Register (70 FR 3682) that a request to amend the permit application to 
include takes of loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley 
(Lepidochelys kempii),green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys 
imbricata) and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) turtles. 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).
    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: October 20, 2005.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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