Endangered Species; File No. 1552, 17451-17452 [E6-5026]

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. Rebuttal briefs, limited to arguments raised in case briefs, must be submitted no later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs, unless otherwise specified by the Department. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issues, and (2) a brief summary of the argument. Parties submitting case and/ or rebuttal briefs are requested to provide the Department copies of the public version on disk. Case and rebuttal briefs must be served on interested parties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f). Also, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310, within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice, interested parties may request a public hearing on arguments to be raised in the case and rebuttal briefs. Unless the Secretary specifies otherwise, the hearing, if requested, will be held two days after the date for submission of rebuttal briefs, that is, 37 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results. 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 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 17452 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 66 / Thursday, April 6, 2006 / Notices 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 Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Amy Hapeman, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 19, 2005 notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 60796) that a request for a scientific research permit to take green, loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, hawksbill, leatherback, olive ridley, and unidentified hardshell sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named organization. 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 SEFSC will handle, measure, weigh, photograph, flipper tag, passive integrated transponder tag, skin biopsy, and release green, loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, hawksbill, leatherback, olive ridley, and unidentified hardshell (combination of green, loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, hawksbill, olive ridley, or hybrids that would not be able to be identified at the time of capture) sea turtles. In addition, a limited number of turtle carcasses (including tissues or parts from them) will be collected annually from the fisheries or activities for which incidental lethal take has been previously authorized. The applicant will sample turtles captured incidentally during other activities including the shark gillnet fishery, longline fisheries, the shrimp trawl fishery, and surveys during oil/gas platform removal. The capture will be authorized by the incidental take statements of the biological opinions or section 10(a)(1)(B) permits that cover these activities. The research will provide data on the turtles that interact with these activities and provide data useful to better understanding turtle migration, habitat use, genetics, and population dynamics. The information will be used to develop, implement, and evaluate conservation recovery efforts for sea turtles. The research will take place in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and their tributaries. The permit is issued for 5 years. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Apr 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 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. •Executive Director’s Report •ICAAT Presentation •Models for Ecosystem Based Management Approach - Monica Valle •Revised Regulations SFA, PR, USVI Dated: March 31, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–5026 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am] 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Administrative Committee Meeting -AP/SSC/HAP Membership -Budget 2006, 2007 -Other Business April 27, 2006 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 032106D] Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) its Enforcement Committee and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held on April 26–27, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at Ponce Hilton Hotel, 1150 Caribe Avenue, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00716. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will convene on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Administrative Committee will meet from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., on that same day. The Enforcement Committee will meet on April 27, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The Council will reconvene on Thursday, April 27, 2006, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., approximately. The Council will hold its 120th regular public meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: April 26, 2006 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. •Call to Order •Adoption of Agenda •Consideration of 120th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcription PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9 a.m. - 12 noon Enforcement Committee Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. •Enforcement Reports -Puerto Rico -U.S. Virgin Islands -NOAA -U.S. Coast Guard •Administrative Committee Recommendations - April 26. 2006 •Meetings attended by Council members and staff •Other Business •Next Council Meeting The meetings are open to the public, and will be conducted in English. However, simultaneous translation (English-Spanish) will be provided. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/or other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–2577; telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 66 (Thursday, April 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17451-17452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-5026]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 011306B]


Endangered Species; File No. 1552

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 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:

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    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 Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 19, 2005 notice was published in 
the Federal Register (70 FR 60796) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take green, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, hawksbill, 
leatherback, olive ridley, and unidentified hardshell sea turtles had 
been submitted by the above-named organization. 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 SEFSC will handle, measure, weigh, photograph, flipper tag, 
passive integrated transponder tag, skin biopsy, and release green, 
loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, hawksbill, leatherback, olive ridley, and 
unidentified hardshell (combination of green, loggerhead, Kemp's 
ridley, hawksbill, olive ridley, or hybrids that would not be able to 
be identified at the time of capture) sea turtles. In addition, a 
limited number of turtle carcasses (including tissues or parts from 
them) will be collected annually from the fisheries or activities for 
which incidental lethal take has been previously authorized. The 
applicant will sample turtles captured incidentally during other 
activities including the shark gillnet fishery, longline fisheries, the 
shrimp trawl fishery, and surveys during oil/gas platform removal. The 
capture will be authorized by the incidental take statements of the 
biological opinions or section 10(a)(1)(B) permits that cover these 
activities. The research will provide data on the turtles that interact 
with these activities and provide data useful to better understanding 
turtle migration, habitat use, genetics, and population dynamics. The 
information will be used to develop, implement, and evaluate 
conservation recovery efforts for sea turtles. The research will take 
place in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and their 
tributaries. 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. E6-5026 Filed 4-5-06; 8:45 am]
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