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Download as PDF 68398 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 217 / Thursday, November 10, 2005 / Notices United States to set aside the determination on the ground that the determination is erroneous. Description of Amended Certificate: Export Trade Certificate of Review No. 03–00007, was issued to GLFEA on December 15, 2003 (69 FR 8382, February 24, 2004). GLFEA’s Export Trade Certificate of Review has been amended to: 1. Add the following company as a new ‘‘Member’’ of the Certificate within the meaning of section CFR 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(1)): Michigan Fresh Marketing, LLC, Belding, Michigan (controlling entity: Heeren Brothers, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan). The effective date of the amended certificate is August 9, 2005. A copy of the amended certificate will be kept in the International Trade Administration’s Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, Room 4100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Dated: November 7, 2005. Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–22502 Filed 11–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 092105B] Endangered Species; File No. 1420; File No. 1543; File No. 1545; and File No. 1549 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications and modification request AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS has received applications from the following entities for permits or permit modifications for scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum): Dr. Douglas Peterson, Warnell School of Forest Resources (Fisheries Division), University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 (Permit No. 1420); Duke Power Company (Gene E. Vaughan, Principal Investigator), Catawba-Wateree Hydropower Relicensing Project, Mail Code EC 12Y, P.O. Box 1006, Charlotte, NC 28201 (File No. 1543); North Carolina Zoological Park (John D. Groves, Principal Investigator), 4401 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:02 Nov 09, 2005 Jkt 208001 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205 (File No. 1545); andDr. Boyd Kynard, S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (USGS-BRD), Box 796, One Migratory Way, Turners Falls, MA 01376 (File No. 1549). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before December 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: The applications and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: All documents: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713– 2289; fax (301)427–2521; Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309; and For File No. 1549: Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9328; fax (978)281–9394. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on these applications should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on the particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: either Permit No. 1420, File No. 1543, File No. 1545, File No. 1549. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits and modifications are requested 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 222–226). File No. 1420: A notice of receipt of an application from Dr. Douglas Peterson to conduct scientific research on shortnose sturgeon was published on March 11, 2003 (68 FR 11533). On PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 2, 2004, a scientific research permit was issued to Dr. Peterson to conduct scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (69 FR 55797). The permit authorizes Dr. Peterson to capture, measure, weigh, passive integrated transponder (PIT) and Carlin tag, tissue sample, and release up to 200 adult sturgeon annually from Altamaha River, Georgia. Additionally, Dr. Peterson is authorized to internally radio-sonic tag up to 30 sturgeon annually. Dr. Peterson now proposes to increase the annual capture of sturgeon from 200 to 1,000 due to a revised population assessment suggesting that the shortnose sturgeon population in the Altamaha River is probably at least ten times larger than previously thought. This permit expires on September 30, 2009. File No. 1543: Duke Power Company proposes to conduct a study of shortnose sturgeon in the Wateree River, South Carolina, as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s 2008 relicensing process for the Company’s Catawba-Wateree Hydropower Project. State and federal regulatory agencies have requested a shortnose sturgeon use-survey of the Wateree River. Three shortnose sturgeon would be captured annually via gill nets set every other week in the early spring along the Wateree River when water temperatures are 9 - 15 oC. Captured fish would be weighed, measured, scanned for PIT tags, and released. Untagged fish would be tagged by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The permit is requested for a duration of 5 years, begining in February 2006. File No. 1545: The North Carolina Zoologist Park has requested authorization to obtain and use ten captive-bred, non-releaseable shortnose sturgeon from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery for the purposes of educational display. The proposed project of displaying endangered cultured shortnose sturgeon responds directly to a recommendation from the NMFS recovery outline for this species. This sturgeon display would be used to increase public awareness of the shortnose sturgeon and its status. The proposed project would educate the public on shortnose sturgeon life history and the reasons for its declining numbers. The permit is requested for a duration of 5 years. File No. 1549: Dr. Boyd Kynard of the S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center proposes to conduct scientific research to determine up and downstream migrations, habitat use, spawning periodicity, seasonal movements, and growth of shortnose sturgeon in the Connecticut River from E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 217 / Thursday, November 10, 2005 / Notices Agawan to Montague, MA, and in the Merrimack River at Haverhill, MA. From the Connecticut River, a maximum of 500 adult and large juvenile shortnose sturgeon would be captured by gill nets, measured, PIT tagged, and released annually. A subset of 40 fish would also be radio tagged, and a subset of 6 of the aforementioned radio tagged fish would also receive temperature-depth tags. A maximum of 16 male and female adults would be captured annually with gill nets, tested for habitat use and movements in the lab, and subsequently released for 3 years. A maximum of 12 male and female adults would be captured with gill nets annually, lab tested for spawning, and released. A maximum of 40 adult males would be captured with gill nets, tested in flume studies to develop downstream passage, and released. A maximum of 100 young-ofthe-year, 100 yearling, and 300 small juvenile of the same species would also be captured by gill nets, measured, PIT tagged, and released annually. A subset of 20 yearling and 20 small juveniles from the aforementioned 100 fish would also be radio tagged. A maximum of 400 egg-embryo-larva would be taken lethally for spawning evaluation annually. In the Merrimack River, a maximum of 40 adults annually would be captured with gill nets, PIT tagged, a subset of 10 radio tagged, and released. A maximum of 40 egg-embryolarva would be lethally taken for spawning studies. In addition, Dr. Kynard proposes to take a total of 1000 fertilized eggs annually from each of the following rivers: Androscoggin River, ME; Kennebec River, ME; Merrimack River, MA; Hudson River, NY; Delaware River, DE; Potomac River, MD; and Santee-Cooper River, SC. The permit is requested for a duration of 5 years. Dated: November 4, 2005. Patrick Opay, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–22472 Filed 11–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:02 Nov 09, 2005 Jkt 208001 ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) entitled Spirit of Service Awards Nomination Guidelines and Application—Corporate to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. section 3506(c)(2)(A)). A copy of the IRC, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Mr. David Premo at (202) 606–6717. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 606–3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by December 12, 2005. 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ADDRESSES: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to minimize the burden of collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 092105B]


Endangered Species; File No. 1420; File No. 1543; File No. 1545; 
and File No. 1549

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications and modification request

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SUMMARY: NMFS has received applications from the following entities for 
permits or permit modifications for scientific research on shortnose 
sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum):
    Dr. Douglas Peterson, Warnell School of Forest Resources (Fisheries 
Division), University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 (Permit No. 1420);
    Duke Power Company (Gene E. Vaughan, Principal Investigator), 
Catawba-Wateree Hydropower Relicensing Project, Mail Code EC 12Y, P.O. 
Box 1006, Charlotte, NC 28201 (File No. 1543);
    North Carolina Zoological Park (John D. Groves, Principal 
Investigator), 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205 (File No. 1545); 
andDr. Boyd Kynard, S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (USGS-
BRD), Box 796, One Migratory Way, Turners Falls, MA 01376 (File No. 
1549).

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before December 12, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The applications and related documents are available for 
review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices:
    All documents: 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;
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309; and
    For File No. 1549: Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, 
Gloucester, MA 01930-2298; phone (978)281-9328; fax (978)281-9394.
    Written comments or requests for a public hearing on these 
applications should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and 
Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 
East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those 
individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons 
why a hearing on the particular request would be appropriate.
    Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427-2521, 
provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and 
postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period.
    Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for 
providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the 
subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: 
either Permit No. 1420, File No. 1543, File No. 1545, File No. 1549.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan, (301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits and modifications are 
requested 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 222-226).
    File No. 1420: A notice of receipt of an application from Dr. 
Douglas Peterson to conduct scientific research on shortnose sturgeon 
was published on March 11, 2003 (68 FR 11533). On September 2, 2004, a 
scientific research permit was issued to Dr. Peterson to conduct 
scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (69 FR 55797). The permit 
authorizes Dr. Peterson to capture, measure, weigh, passive integrated 
transponder (PIT) and Carlin tag, tissue sample, and release up to 200 
adult sturgeon annually from Altamaha River, Georgia. Additionally, Dr. 
Peterson is authorized to internally radio-sonic tag up to 30 sturgeon 
annually. Dr. Peterson now proposes to increase the annual capture of 
sturgeon from 200 to 1,000 due to a revised population assessment 
suggesting that the shortnose sturgeon population in the Altamaha River 
is probably at least ten times larger than previously thought. This 
permit expires on September 30, 2009.
    File No. 1543: Duke Power Company proposes to conduct a study of 
shortnose sturgeon in the Wateree River, South Carolina, as part of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's 2008 relicensing process for the 
Company's Catawba-Wateree Hydropower Project. State and federal 
regulatory agencies have requested a shortnose sturgeon use-survey of 
the Wateree River. Three shortnose sturgeon would be captured annually 
via gill nets set every other week in the early spring along the 
Wateree River when water temperatures are 9 - 15 oC. Captured fish 
would be weighed, measured, scanned for PIT tags, and released. 
Untagged fish would be tagged by the South Carolina Department of 
Natural Resources. The permit is requested for a duration of 5 years, 
begining in February 2006.
    File No. 1545: The North Carolina Zoologist Park has requested 
authorization to obtain and use ten captive-bred, non-releaseable 
shortnose sturgeon from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Warm 
Springs National Fish Hatchery for the purposes of educational display. 
The proposed project of displaying endangered cultured shortnose 
sturgeon responds directly to a recommendation from the NMFS recovery 
outline for this species. This sturgeon display would be used to 
increase public awareness of the shortnose sturgeon and its status. The 
proposed project would educate the public on shortnose sturgeon life 
history and the reasons for its declining numbers. The permit is 
requested for a duration of 5 years.
    File No. 1549: Dr. Boyd Kynard of the S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish 
Research Center proposes to conduct scientific research to determine up 
and downstream migrations, habitat use, spawning periodicity, seasonal 
movements, and growth of shortnose sturgeon in the Connecticut River 
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Agawan to Montague, MA, and in the Merrimack River at Haverhill, MA. 
From the Connecticut River, a maximum of 500 adult and large juvenile 
shortnose sturgeon would be captured by gill nets, measured, PIT 
tagged, and released annually. A subset of 40 fish would also be radio 
tagged, and a subset of 6 of the aforementioned radio tagged fish would 
also receive temperature-depth tags. A maximum of 16 male and female 
adults would be captured annually with gill nets, tested for habitat 
use and movements in the lab, and subsequently released for 3 years. A 
maximum of 12 male and female adults would be captured with gill nets 
annually, lab tested for spawning, and released. A maximum of 40 adult 
males would be captured with gill nets, tested in flume studies to 
develop downstream passage, and released. A maximum of 100 young-of-
the-year, 100 yearling, and 300 small juvenile of the same species 
would also be captured by gill nets, measured, PIT tagged, and released 
annually. A subset of 20 yearling and 20 small juveniles from the 
aforementioned 100 fish would also be radio tagged. A maximum of 400 
egg-embryo-larva would be taken lethally for spawning evaluation 
annually. In the Merrimack River, a maximum of 40 adults annually would 
be captured with gill nets, PIT tagged, a subset of 10 radio tagged, 
and released. A maximum of 40 egg-embryo-larva would be lethally taken 
for spawning studies. In addition, Dr. Kynard proposes to take a total 
of 1000 fertilized eggs annually from each of the following rivers: 
Androscoggin River, ME; Kennebec River, ME; Merrimack River, MA; Hudson 
River, NY; Delaware River, DE; Potomac River, MD; and Santee-Cooper 
River, SC. The permit is requested for a duration of 5 years.

    Dated: November 4, 2005.
Patrick Opay,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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