Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans; Reopening of Public Comment Period, 10652-10653 [E6-2991]

Download as PDF 10652 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 41 / Thursday, March 2, 2006 / Notices The Manufacturing Council Web site (http://www.manufacturing.gov/council) for the most up-to-date information about the meeting agenda and the Council. Please RSVP to the Executive Secretariat or sam.giller@mail.doc.gov if you plan to attend. This meeting is open to the public, however for entry to Convention Center, advance notification is requested. Dated: February 24, 2006. Sam Giller, Executive Secretary, The Manufacturing Council. [FR Doc. E6–2946 Filed 3–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [Docket No. 990813222–0035–03] RIN 0625–AA55 Allocation of Duty-Exemptions for Calendar Year 2006 Among Watch Producers Located in the United States Virgin Islands Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce; Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action allocates calendar year 2006 duty exemptions for watch producers located in the Virgin Islands pursuant to Pub. L. 97–446, as amended by Pub. L. 103–465, Pub. L 106–36 and Pub. L. 108–429 (‘‘the Act’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Faye Robinson, (202) 482–3526. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Act, the Departments of the Interior and Commerce (the Departments) share responsibility for the allocation of duty exemptions among watch assembly firms in the United States insular possessions and the Northern Mariana Islands. In accordance with Section 303.3(a) of the regulations (15 CFR 303.3(a)), the total quantity of duty-free insular watches and watch movements for calendar year 2006 is 1,866,000 units for the Virgin Islands (65 FR 8048, February 17, 2000). The criteria for the calculation of the calendar year 2006 duty-exemption allocations among insular producers are set forth in Section 303.14 of the regulations (15 CFR 303.14). The Departments have verified and adjusted the data submitted on application form ITA–334P by Virgin VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Mar 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 Islands producers and inspected their current operations in accordance with Section 303.5 of the regulations (15 CFR 303.5). In calendar year 2005 the Virgin Islands watch assembly firms shipped 266,607 watches and watch movements into the customs territory of the United States under the Act. The dollar amount of creditable corporate income taxes paid by Virgin Islands producers during calendar year 2005 plus the creditable wages paid by the industry during calendar year 2005 to residents of the territory was $2,079,543. There are no producers in Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Mariana Islands. The calendar year 2006 Virgin Islands annual allocations, based on the data verified by the Departments, are as follows: March 16, 2006. The proposed Recovery Plan consists of a ‘‘Draft Puget Sound Recovery Plan’’ prepared by the Shared Strategy and a NMFS Supplement. NMFS is reopening the public comment period at the request of commenters to provide additional opportunity for public review and comment. DATES: Written comments must be received by March 16, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed Plan may be submitted by any of the following methods. Send written comments and materials to Elizabeth Babcock, National Marine Fisheries Service, Salmon Recovery Division, 7600 Sandpoint Way NE Seattle, WA 98115. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to PugetSalmonPlan.nwr@noaa.gov; include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following identifier: Comments on Puget Sound Salmon Annual Plan. Comments may also be submitted Name of firm allocation via facsimile (fax) to 206 526 6426. Persons wishing to review the Plan Belair Quartz, Inc .................. 500,000 Hampden Watch Co., Inc ..... 200,000 can obtain an electronic copy (i.e., Goldex Inc ............................ 50,000 CDROM) from Carol Joyce by calling Tropex, Inc ............................ 300,000 503- 230–5408, or by e-mailing a request to carol.joyce@noaa.gov, with the subject line ‘‘CD-ROM Request for Puget The balance of the units allocated to Sound Salmon Plan’’. Electronic copies the Virgin Islands is available for new of the Shared Strategy Plan are also entrants into the program or producers available on-line on the Shared Strategy who request a supplement to their Web site http:// allocation. www.sharedsalmonstrategy.org. Joseph A. Spetrini, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Elizabeth Babcock, NMFS Puget Sound Administration, Department of Commerce. Salmon Recovery Coordinator (206– Nikolao Pula, 526–4505), or Elizabeth Gaar, NMFS Director for Office of Insular Affairs, Salmon Recovery Division (503–230– Department of the Interior. 5434). [FR Doc. 06–1967 Filed 3–1–06; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P; 4310–93–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 121905A] Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans; Reopening of Public Comment Period National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; reopening of public comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is reopening the public comment period for the proposed Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan (Plan) for the Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) of Puget Sound Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) until PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for the conservation and recovery of species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The ESA requires that recovery plans incorporate (1) objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. The ESA requires the development of recovery plans for listed species unless such a plan would not promote the recovery of a particular species. NMFS’ goal is to restore endangered and threatened Pacific salmon ESUs to the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining members of their E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 41 / Thursday, March 2, 2006 / Notices ecosystems and no longer need the protections of the ESA. NMFS believes it is critically important to base its recovery plans on the many state, regional, tribal, local, and private conservation efforts already underway throughout the region. The agency’s approach to recovery planning has been to support and participate in locally led collaborative efforts involving local communities, state, tribal, and Federal entities, and other stakeholders to develop recovery plans. On June 30, 2005, the Governor of Washington presented NMFS a locally developed recovery plan for Puget Sound Chinook salmon prepared by the Shared Strategy, a coalition of natural resource agencies, local governments, tribes, businesses, environmental groups, and other stakeholders. After review of the Shared Strategy’s ‘‘Draft Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan’’, NMFS added a Supplement, which describes how the local plan satisfies ESA requirements, including additional actions that NMFS believes are necessary to support recovery. The Shared Strategy plan and the NMFSprepared Supplement form a proposed Recovery Plan that meets the requirements of the ESA. The proposed Recovery Plan covers the range of the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), listed as threatened on March 24, 1999 (64 FR 14307). The area covered by the proposed Recovery Plan is the 16,000– square-mile (41,440 square km) Puget Sound Basin, the second largest estuary in the United States. It encompasses twenty major river systems originating in the Cascade mountain range to the east and the Olympic mountain range to the west. The recovery planning area ends at the Canadian border, but includes the San Juan Islands. NMFS published notice of the availability of the proposed Recovery Plan for public comment in the Federal Register on December 27, 2005 (70 FR 76445), with a comment period closing on February 27, 2005. At the request of several commenters, NMFS is reopening the comment period, which will now extend until March 16, 2006 to allow additional opportunity for public comment. The documents are available on the NMFS Northwest Region Salmon Web site at http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/ Salmon-Recovery-Planning/index.cfm. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: February 24, 2006. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–2991 Filed 3–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Mar 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Title: Electronic Response to Office Action and Preliminary Amendment Forms. Form Number(s): PTO Form 1966 and PTO Form 1957. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0050. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden: 19,958 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 117,400 responses per year. Avg. Hours Per Response: The time needed to respond to the response to office action form and the preliminary amendment form is estimated to be 10 minutes (0.17 hours) each. This includes time to gather the necessary information, create the documents, and submit the completed requests. Needs and Uses: This collection of information is required by the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051 et. seq., which provides for the Federal registration of trademarks, service marks, collective trademarks and service marks, collective membership marks, and certification marks. Individuals and businesses who use their marks, or intend to use their marks, in interstate commerce, may file an application to register their mark. In some cases, the USPTO may issue Office Actions requesting missing information, or advising applicants of the refusal to register the mark. Applicants may also submit additional information voluntarily by providing a Preliminary Amendment. The USPTO administers the Trademark Act through 37 CFR Part 2, which contains the rules that implement the Act. This collection of information is a matter of public record, and is used by the public for a variety of private business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark rights. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; farms; the federal Government; and state, local or tribal Government. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10653 Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Susan.Brown@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0050 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan Brown. • Mail: Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and Services Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before April 3, 2006 to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: February 23, 2006. Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and Services Division. [FR Doc. E6–2965 Filed 3–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Title: Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process. Form Number(s): PTO 16–11. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0028. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden: 6 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 37 responses per year. Avg. Hours Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 10 minutes (0.17 hours) to complete a request for the recordal of an insignia or renewal of a recordal. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 41 (Thursday, March 2, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-2991]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 121905A]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans; Reopening of 
Public Comment Period

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

ACTION: Notice; reopening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is reopening the public comment period for the proposed 
Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan (Plan) for the Evolutionarily 
Significant Unit (ESU) of Puget Sound Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus 
tshawytscha) until March 16, 2006. The proposed Recovery Plan consists 
of a ``Draft Puget Sound Recovery Plan'' prepared by the Shared 
Strategy and a NMFS Supplement. NMFS is reopening the public comment 
period at the request of commenters to provide additional opportunity 
for public review and comment.

DATES: Written comments must be received by March 16, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed Plan may be submitted by any of the 
following methods. Send written comments and materials to Elizabeth 
Babcock, National Marine Fisheries Service, Salmon Recovery Division, 
7600 Sandpoint Way NE Seattle, WA 98115. Comments may be submitted by 
e-mail to PugetSalmonPlan.nwr@noaa.gov; include in the subject line of 
the e-mail comment the following identifier: Comments on Puget Sound 
Salmon Plan. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile (fax) to 206 
526 6426.
    Persons wishing to review the Plan can obtain an electronic copy 
(i.e., CDROM) from Carol Joyce by calling 503- 230-5408, or by e-
mailing a request to carol.joyce@noaa.gov, with the subject line ``CD-
ROM Request for Puget Sound Salmon Plan''. Electronic copies of the 
Shared Strategy Plan are also available on-line on the Shared Strategy 
Web site http://www.sharedsalmonstrategy.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Babcock, NMFS Puget Sound 
Salmon Recovery Coordinator (206-526-4505), or Elizabeth Gaar, NMFS 
Salmon Recovery Division (503-230-5434).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for the 
conservation and recovery of species listed under the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The ESA 
requires that recovery plans incorporate (1) objective, measurable 
criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the 
species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific 
management actions necessary to achieve the plan's goals; and (3) 
estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. 
The ESA requires the development of recovery plans for listed species 
unless such a plan would not promote the recovery of a particular 
species.
    NMFS' goal is to restore endangered and threatened Pacific salmon 
ESUs to the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining members 
of their

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ecosystems and no longer need the protections of the ESA. NMFS believes 
it is critically important to base its recovery plans on the many 
state, regional, tribal, local, and private conservation efforts 
already underway throughout the region. The agency's approach to 
recovery planning has been to support and participate in locally led 
collaborative efforts involving local communities, state, tribal, and 
Federal entities, and other stakeholders to develop recovery plans.
    On June 30, 2005, the Governor of Washington presented NMFS a 
locally developed recovery plan for Puget Sound Chinook salmon prepared 
by the Shared Strategy, a coalition of natural resource agencies, local 
governments, tribes, businesses, environmental groups, and other 
stakeholders. After review of the Shared Strategy's ``Draft Puget Sound 
Salmon Recovery Plan'', NMFS added a Supplement, which describes how 
the local plan satisfies ESA requirements, including additional actions 
that NMFS believes are necessary to support recovery. The Shared 
Strategy plan and the NMFS-prepared Supplement form a proposed Recovery 
Plan that meets the requirements of the ESA. The proposed Recovery Plan 
covers the range of the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU (Oncorhynchus 
tshawytscha), listed as threatened on March 24, 1999 (64 FR 14307). The 
area covered by the proposed Recovery Plan is the 16,000-square-mile 
(41,440 square km) Puget Sound Basin, the second largest estuary in the 
United States. It encompasses twenty major river systems originating in 
the Cascade mountain range to the east and the Olympic mountain range 
to the west. The recovery planning area ends at the Canadian border, 
but includes the San Juan Islands.
    NMFS published notice of the availability of the proposed Recovery 
Plan for public comment in the Federal Register on December 27, 2005 
(70 FR 76445), with a comment period closing on February 27, 2005. At 
the request of several commenters, NMFS is reopening the comment 
period, which will now extend until March 16, 2006 to allow additional 
opportunity for public comment. The documents are available on the NMFS 
Northwest Region Salmon Web site at http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Salmon-
Recovery-Planning/index.cfm.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

    Dated: February 24, 2006.
James H. Lecky,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E6-2991 Filed 3-1-06; 8:45 am]
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