Endangered Species; File No. 1540, 7019 [E6-1893]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 28 / Friday, February 10, 2006 / Notices 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). East Coast Observers, Inc. will conduct sea turtle abundance and relocation trawls in conjunction with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) dredging projects in waters of the Atlantic coast. Up to 350 loggerhead, 150 green, 150 Kemp’s ridley, 10 hawksbill, and 10 leatherback sea turtles, and 10 shortnose sturgeon will be captured. Collected sea turtles will be handled, measured, flipper and passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagged, temporarily marked with a non-toxic marker, and released at a relocation site approximately three to five miles away from the dredge project. A single tissue sample may be taken from each individual turtle for genetic analysis. Collected shortnose sturgeon will be captured, handled have a barbel clip taken, and relocated to a safe area. The permit authorizes a total of up to 5 sea turtle (loggerhead, green, Kemp’s ridley, and hawksbill in combination) incidental mortalities over the course of the permit. The permit is issued for five years. 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: February 6, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–1889 Filed 2–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011106C] Endangered Species; File No. 1540 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, P.O. Box 12559, Charleston, S.C. 29422–2559, has been issued a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Feb 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), 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, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713– 2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Southeast Regional Office, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 15, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 47813) that a request for a scientific research permit to take loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, green, leatherback, and hawksbill sea turtles had been submitted by the applicant. 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). Researchers will capture up to 146 loggerhead (Caretta caretta), 48 Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), 15 green (Chelonia mydas), 1 leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and 3 hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), during the first year of the permit’s five- year period. The permit authorizes research on up to 346 loggerhead, 48 Kemp’s ridley, 15 green, 1 leatherback, and 3 hawksbill, sea turtles annually for the remaining four-years. Turtles will be captured by trawls, handled, blood sampled, measured, flipper and PIT tagged, photographed, and released. A subsample of animals will have barnacles and keratin removed from their shell, have cloacal samples taken, have laparoscopic and ultrasound exams, and have satellite transmitters attached. Up to 7 loggerhead and 1 leatherback may potentially be taken as accidental mortalities over the course of the entire permit. Additionally, up to 5 Kemp’s ridley, green, or hawksbill sea turtles (combined total but no more than two of any given species) may potentially be taken as accidental mortalities over the course of the entire PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7019 permit. The research will document size distributions, sex ratios, genetic contributions, and the health of sea turtles in coastal waters in the southeastern U.S. The research will take place in the waters from Winyah Bay, South Carolina to Cape Canaveral, Florida. The permit is issued for 5 years. 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: February 6, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–1893 Filed 2–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Renewal of the Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee Department of Defense. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee was renewed, effective January 23, 2006, in consonance with the public interest, and in accordance with the provisions of the ‘‘Federal Advisory Committee Act.’’ The Committee shall provide the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the Military Departments independent advice and recommendations on matters regarding the professional standards, historical methodology, program priorities, liaison with professional groups and institutions, and adequacy of resources of the various historical programs and associated activities of the Department of Defense. The DoD Historical Advisory Committee will continue to be well balanced in terms of the interest groups represented and functions to be performed. The members include distinguished representatives from academia, current U.S. Government and private sector historians, authors and librarians, and retired general officers of general/flag rank. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Dr. Stuart Rochester, Deputy Historian, OSD Historical Office, 703– 588–7876. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 28 (Friday, February 10, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-1893]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 011106C]


Endangered Species; File No. 1540

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 South Carolina Department of 
Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, P.O. Box 12559, 
Charleston, S.C. 29422-2559, has been issued a permit to take 
loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), 
green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), 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, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone 
(301)713-2289; fax (301)427-2521; and
    Southeast Regional Office, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 263 
13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax 
(727)824-5309.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 15, 2005, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (70 FR 47813) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, green, leatherback, 
and hawksbill sea turtles had been submitted by the applicant. 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).
    Researchers will capture up to 146 loggerhead (Caretta caretta), 48 
Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), 15 green (Chelonia mydas), 1 
leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and 3 hawksbill (Eretmochelys 
imbricata), during the first year of the permit's five- year period. 
The permit authorizes research on up to 346 loggerhead, 48 Kemp's 
ridley, 15 green, 1 leatherback, and 3 hawksbill, sea turtles annually 
for the remaining four-years. Turtles will be captured by trawls, 
handled, blood sampled, measured, flipper and PIT tagged, photographed, 
and released. A subsample of animals will have barnacles and keratin 
removed from their shell, have cloacal samples taken, have laparoscopic 
and ultrasound exams, and have satellite transmitters attached. Up to 7 
loggerhead and 1 leatherback may potentially be taken as accidental 
mortalities over the course of the entire permit. Additionally, up to 5 
Kemp's ridley, green, or hawksbill sea turtles (combined total but no 
more than two of any given species) may potentially be taken as 
accidental mortalities over the course of the entire permit. The 
research will document size distributions, sex ratios, genetic 
contributions, and the health of sea turtles in coastal waters in the 
southeastern U.S. The research will take place in the waters from 
Winyah Bay, South Carolina to Cape Canaveral, Florida. The permit is 
issued for 5 years.
    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: February 6, 2006.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-1893 Filed 2-9-06; 8:45 am]
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