Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 9313-9314 [E6-2570]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 36 / Thursday, February 23, 2006 / Notices II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The installation/activation reports are available over the Internet. Due to the need for the owner’s signature, installation reports must be faxed or mailed to NMFS. Hourly position reports are automatically sent from VMS transceivers installed aboard vessels. Exemption reports and declaration reports are submitted via a toll-free telephone number. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0478. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,061. Estimated Time per Response: VMS installation: 4 hours; VMS maintenance: 4 hours; installation, exemption and activation reports: 5 minutes each; VMS transmissions: 5 seconds; and declaration reports: 4 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 44,687. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,257,000. IV. Request for Comments rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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: February 16, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2525 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Feb 22, 2006 Jkt 205001 [I.D. 021606A] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of applications for renewal and modification and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received applications to renew and modify permits from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arcata, CA (Permit 1068). This permit would affect SONCC coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), California Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) and Northern California (NC) steelhead (O. mykiss) This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS. DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Daylight savings time on March 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this renewal and modification request should be sent to the appropriate office as indicated below. Comments may also be sent via fax to the number indicated for the request. Comments will not be accepted if submitted via e-mail or the internet. The applications and related documents are available for review in the indicated office, by appointment: For Permit 1068: Steve Liebhardt, Protected Species Division, NMFS, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (ph: 707–825–5186, fax: 707–825–4840). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Liebhardt at phone number (707– 825–5186), or e-mail: steve.liebhardt@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority Issuance of permits and permit modifications, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits/modifications: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species which are the subject of the permits; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9313 policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Permits and modifications are issued in accordance with and are subject to the ESA and NOAA Fisheries regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222–226). Those individuals requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA. All statements and opinions contained in the permit action summaries are those of the applicant and do not necessarily reflect the views of NMFS. Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to the following four threatened salmonid ESUs: Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Central California Coast (CCC) coho salmon, Northern California (NC) steelhead (O. mykiss), and California Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha). Renewal and Modification Requests Received. Permit 1068 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has requested the renewal and modification 2 of Permit 1068 for take of SONCC coho salmon, associated with 2 new or modified studies assessing coho salmon in selected locations in the Klamath River. The USFWS proposes to capture juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead by rotary screw traps, seine nets, minnow traps, in-stream pipe traps, seines, weirs, trawl, and electrofishing. Renewal and Modification 1 of Permit 1068 was originally issued on April 15, 2005. USFWS has requested lethal take of up to: 168,566 juvenile and 200 adult SONCC coho salmon, 173,987 juvenile CC Chinook salmon, Renewal and Modification 2 of Permit 1068 will include two new studies using SONCC coho salmon caught in screw traps and seines to identify disease and pathogens and how it effects survival rates of salmonids. These two new studies would ‘‘sacrifice’’ (intentional mortality) up to 450 wild coho salmon and up to 530 hatchery coho salmon (980 coho salmon). Renewal and Modification 2 of Permit 1068 will expire on September 1, 2013. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 9314 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 36 / Thursday, February 23, 2006 / Notices Dated: February 17, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–2570 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Announcement of Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Revised Management Plan Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of approval and availability of the Final Revised Management Plan for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce has approved the revised management plan for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve). The Reserve was designated in 1999 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461 and has been operating under the management plan approved as part of the designation document. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. The mission of the Kachemak Bay reserve management plan is to enhance understanding and appreciation of the Kachemak Bay estuary and adjacent waters to ensure these ecosystems remain healthy and productive through site-based estuarine research, stewardship and education. The management plan identifies six priority resource issues that are addressed through active management. These priority issues are (1) larval and juvenile fisheries recruitment and life history dynamics, (2) climate change, (3) coastal dynamics (natural and anthropogenic), including land use change, (4) natural hazards, (5) socioeconomics associated with coastal resources, and (6) public VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Feb 22, 2006 Jkt 205001 access. Kachemak Bay reserve’s management plan addresses these issues with specific programs for resource management and protection, research and monitoring, education and training, public access and visitor use, program administration, and partnerships and regional coordination. The plan identifies management goals, priority resource management issues or threats that these goals must address, and specific strategies to accomplish these goals. The resource management and protection program addresses issues such as land acquisition and habitat restoration and protection. The reserve manages important habitats but any land acquisition of inholdings would be done by the state pursuant to existing management programs rather than by the reserve. The research and monitoring program supports process-oriented research focused on obtaining baseline knowledge of the Bay and its watershed, and expanding hydrographic and biological monitoring that can be used for long-term comparisons. Staff and visiting researchers conduct monitoring and research within the watersheds and boundaries of the reserve and use GIS to map critical habitats and hydrology and hydrodynamic processes. The education and training program at the reserve targets audiences of all ages and backgrounds for traditional, experiential, training and outreach opportunities. The education program is also upgrading and expanding the Reserve’s exhibitry to better interpret scientific data collected by the Research program. The public access and visitor use program at the reserve includes working with partners to assess visitor needs and complement current public access as allowable. Visitor use policies are designed to provide for compatible use and protection of valuable natural resources. The administration program team ensures the staffing and budget necessary to carry out the goals and objectives of the plan. Situated within its parent agency, Division of Sport Fish of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the administrative staff develops stable funding and grant match opportunities. Dated: February 8, 2006. Eldon Hout, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2528 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 021706C] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Trawl Survey Advisory Panel, composed of representatives from the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), and several independent scientific researchers, will hold a public meeting. DATES: March 8, 2006 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and March 9, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Providence Airport, One Thurber Street, Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02886 telephone 401–734–9600. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; 300 S. New Street, Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; 300 S. New Street, Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904, telephone 302–674– 2331, ext. 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of the February Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s experimental trawl survey cruise and continue to develop and evaluate survey protocols for the new survey. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Special Accommodations Nina Garfield at (301) 563–1171 or Laurie McGilvray, Chief, Estuarine Reserves Division at (301) 563–1158 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 EastWest Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office at least five days prior to the meeting date. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 36 (Thursday, February 23, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9313-9314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2570]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 021606A]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Receipt of applications for renewal and modification and 
request for comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received applications to 
renew and modify permits from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arcata, 
CA (Permit 1068). This permit would affect SONCC coho salmon 
(Oncorhynchus kisutch), California Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon (O. 
tshawytscha) and Northern California (NC) steelhead (O. mykiss) This 
document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit 
application for review and comment before a final approval or 
disapproval is made by NMFS.

DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at 
the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 
p.m. Daylight savings time on March 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on this renewal and modification request 
should be sent to the appropriate office as indicated below. Comments 
may also be sent via fax to the number indicated for the request. 
Comments will not be accepted if submitted via e-mail or the internet. 
The applications and related documents are available for review in the 
indicated office, by appointment:
    For Permit 1068: Steve Liebhardt, Protected Species Division, NMFS, 
1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (ph: 707-825-5186, fax: 707-825-
4840).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Liebhardt at phone number (707-
825-5186), or e-mail: steve.liebhardt@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    Issuance of permits and permit modifications, as required by the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543) (ESA), is based on 
a finding that such permits/modifications: (1) are applied for in good 
faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species 
which are the subject of the permits; and (3) are consistent with the 
purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Authority to 
take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. 
Permits and modifications are issued in accordance with and are subject 
to the ESA and NOAA Fisheries regulations governing listed fish and 
wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    Those individuals requesting a hearing on an application listed in 
this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that 
application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). The holding of such a 
hearing is at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries, NOAA. All statements and opinions contained in the permit 
action summaries are those of the applicant and do not necessarily 
reflect the views of NMFS.

Species Covered in This Notice

    This notice is relevant to the following four threatened salmonid 
ESUs: Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon 
(Oncorhynchus kisutch), Central California Coast (CCC) coho salmon, 
Northern California (NC) steelhead (O. mykiss), and California Coastal 
(CC) Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha). Renewal and Modification Requests 
Received.

Permit 1068

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has requested the 
renewal and modification 2 of Permit 1068 for take of SONCC coho 
salmon, associated with 2 new or modified studies assessing coho salmon 
in selected locations in the Klamath River. The USFWS proposes to 
capture juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead by rotary screw traps, 
seine nets, minnow traps, in-stream pipe traps, seines, weirs, trawl, 
and electrofishing. Renewal and Modification 1 of Permit 1068 was 
originally issued on April 15, 2005. USFWS has requested lethal take of 
up to: 168,566 juvenile and 200 adult SONCC coho salmon, 173,987 
juvenile CC Chinook salmon, Renewal and Modification 2 of Permit 1068 
will include two new studies using SONCC coho salmon caught in screw 
traps and seines to identify disease and pathogens and how it effects 
survival rates of salmonids. These two new studies would ``sacrifice'' 
(intentional mortality) up to 450 wild coho salmon and up to 530 
hatchery coho salmon (980 coho salmon).
    Renewal and Modification 2 of Permit 1068 will expire on September 
1, 2013.


[[Page 9314]]


    Dated: February 17, 2006.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-2570 Filed 2-22-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-S