Endangered Species; File No. 1527, 17451 [E6-5025]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 66 / Thursday, April 6, 2006 / Notices Dated: March 31, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–5028 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am] Public Comment sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES (March 25, 1988). These rates shall apply to all non–reviewed companies until a review of a company assigned these rates is requested. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(b), the Department will disclose to parties to the proceeding any calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results within five days after the date of the public announcement of this notice. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309, interested parties may submit written comments in response to these preliminary results. Unless otherwise indicated by the Department, case briefs must be submitted within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. 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Representatives of parties to the proceeding may request disclosure of proprietary information under administrative protective order no later than 10 days after the representative’s client or employer becomes a party to the proceeding, but in no event later than the date the case briefs, under 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii), are due. See 19 CFR 351.305(b)(3). The Department will publish the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of arguments made in any case or rebuttal briefs. This administrative review is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(1), 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Apr 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 031406G] Endangered Species; File No. 1527 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that John A. Musick, Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Gloucester Point, VA 23062, has been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), green (Chelonia mydas), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. 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 Northeast Regional Office, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-2298; phone (978)281-9328; fax (978)281-9394. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 24, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 49577) 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). The research will take place in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and the local Virginia and Maryland tributaries to the Bay. Researchers will capture up to 100 loggerhead, 30 Kemp’s ridley, 10 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17451 leatherback, 10 green, and 5 hawksbill sea turtles each year over the course of the permit. The turtles will be captured by relocation trawlers as part of dredging activities authorized under separate permits, or incidentally captured in pound net fisheries and then turned over to the applicant. Turtles will be measured, weighed, blood sampled, flipper tagged, and PIT tagged. A subset of these animals will have satellite and/or radio/sonic transmitters attached to their carapace. Twenty loggerhead sea turtles will be used in a whelk gear bycatch reduction study. The research will identify sea turtle’s relative abundance over time; detect changes in size and age composition; monitor and document movement and migration patterns; and study sea turtle interactions with whelk pot gear. 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: March 31, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–5025 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011306B] Endangered Species; File No. 1552 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS, Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 33149 has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and unidentified hardshell 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 offices: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 031406G]


Endangered Species; File No. 1527

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 John A. Musick, Ph.D., Virginia 
Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Gloucester Point, VA 23062, has 
been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's 
ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), green 
(Chelonia mydas), 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
    Northeast Regional Office, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, 
MA 01930-2298; phone (978)281-9328; fax (978)281-9394.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 24, 2005, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (70 FR 49577) 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).
    The research will take place in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, 
and the local Virginia and Maryland tributaries to the Bay. Researchers 
will capture up to 100 loggerhead, 30 Kemp's ridley, 10 leatherback, 10 
green, and 5 hawksbill sea turtles each year over the course of the 
permit. The turtles will be captured by relocation trawlers as part of 
dredging activities authorized under separate permits, or incidentally 
captured in pound net fisheries and then turned over to the applicant. 
Turtles will be measured, weighed, blood sampled, flipper tagged, and 
PIT tagged. A subset of these animals will have satellite and/or radio/
sonic transmitters attached to their carapace. Twenty loggerhead sea 
turtles will be used in a whelk gear bycatch reduction study. The 
research will identify sea turtle's relative abundance over time; 
detect changes in size and age composition; monitor and document 
movement and migration patterns; and study sea turtle interactions with 
whelk pot gear. 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: March 31, 2006.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-5025 Filed 4-5-06; 8:45 am]
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