Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 35257-35258 [E6-9493]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 117 / Monday, June 19, 2006 / Notices date to December 31, 2010. The purpose of the research is to assess watershed conditions and limiting factors, and determine watershed health under the Northwest Forest Plan. The activities will benefit listed fish by providing the USFS with information to improve forest management. The USFS proposes to capture (using backpack electrofishing), anesthetize, measure, and release juvenile fish. The USFS does not intend to kill any fish being captured but some may die as an unintentional result of the research activities. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Permit 1564 The University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (UW) is requesting a 5–year research permit to take juvenile PS Chinook salmon. The objective of the research is to monitor the success of habitat restoration projects in the Duwamish River estuary the researchers wish to determine if the population characteristics of local Chinook salmon have changed (improved) in response to recent estuarine habitat restoration activities. The habitat restoration work was conducted by the Port of Seattle and monitoring has been going on since 2004 under a separate permit. The UW is now seeking their own permit to continue the study. The habitat restoration projects were designed to improve Chinook salmon rearing and migration habitat, and the research will benefit the fish by helping managers learn the effectiveness of those measures. The fish would be captured using enclosure nets and beach seines. Half of the juvenile Chinook salmon would be counted, checked for external marks and internal coded-wire tags, measured, and released. The other half of the captured fish would also have their stomachs flushed. The UW does not intend to kill any of the fish being captured but a small number may die as an unintended result of the activities. Permit 1565 The National Park Service, Olympic National Park (ONP) is requesting a 5– year research permit to take juvenile LCR Chinook salmon, juvenile PS Chinook salmon, juvenile LCR steelhead, and juvenile LCR coho salmon. The research activities are part of the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program and would be conducted within the boundaries of Mount Rainier National Park. The longterm goals for the program are to (1) monitor ecosystem status and trends; (2) help park managers identify alternative management actions, assess trade-offs, and evaluate outcomes; and (3) VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 cooperate with other Federal and state agencies and thereby share resources, achieve common goals, and avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and expense. The research would benefit the fish by helping improve management actions. The ONP would use snorkeling and backpack electrofishing to assess species presence and abundance. Captured fish would be measured for length and released. The ONP does not intend to kill any of the fish being captured but a small number may die as an unintended result of the activities. Permit 1566 The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) is requesting a 5–year research permit to take juvenile PS Chinook salmon. The purpose of this study is to monitor a number of proposed restoration sites along the Puget Sound shoreline from near the Hiram Chittenden Locks north to the town of Everett. The researchers would determine fish presence, gauge individual fish health, and measure chemical contamination. The goal is to establish a pre-restoration baseline of the conditions at each of the proposed restoration sites so the researchers can determine how effective the restoration is. The fish would benefit from ongoing improvement in the restoration efforts. Sediments would be collected from each site and chemically analyzed. The fish would be captured in beach seines, measured, and sampled for individual condition factors and whole body lipid content. Some of the captured fish would be sacrificed during the process, and a few more fish may die as an unintended result of the research. Permit 1567 Ridolfi Inc. is requesting a 5–year research permit to take juvenile PS Chinook salmon. The purpose of this study is to monitor habitat restoration sites in Commencement Bay, Washington. Data from the research would be used to measure the success of restoration efforts, identify adaptive management approaches, address monitoring requirements specified by permitting agencies, and serve as an outreach tool for disseminating project information to interested parties. The fish would benefit from ongoing improvement in the restoration actions. The fish would be captured using block nets and beach seines at six restoration sites throughout Commencement Bay and its tributaries. The fish would be collected, identified, checked for marks or coded-wire tags, and measured. Ridolfi does not intend to kill any of the fish being captured, but a small number PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35257 may die as an unintended result of the activities. Permit 1568 The NWFSC is requesting a 5–year research permit to take juvenile PS Chinook salmon. The purpose of this project is to provide information on the basic life histories, ecology and genetic compositions of wild and hatchery juvenile Chinook salmon in the Snohomish River estuary. The study is designed to (1) characterize the ecology of existing Chinook salmon populations and life history types in the Snohomish River Estuary, and (2) evaluate how effectively habitat protection and restoration actions in the estuary help Chinook salmon populations in the Snohomish River Basin. The information gathered by this research would benefit the fish by helping recovery planning in the Snohomish River estuary and other estuaries of the Puget Sound. The fish would be captured using Fyke nets and beach seines. They would then be anesthetized, measured, and weighed. The fish would also be tissue-sampled and checked for external marks and coded-wire tags. A portion of the captured fish would be sacrificed for full necropsy and a few more may die as an unintended result of the research. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decisions will not be made until after the end of the 30–day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. Dated: June 13, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–9492 Filed 6–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 060706A] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 35258 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 117 / Monday, June 19, 2006 / Notices Receipt of application for renewal of scientific research/ enhancement permit; request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application to renew a permit from Dr. Lisa Thompson, Davis, CA (Permit (1435). This permit would affect Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). 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 July 19, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this renewal 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 1435: Steve Liebhardt, Protected Species Division, NOAA Fisheries, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (ph: 707–825–5186, fax: 707–825–4840). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Liebhardt by phone 707–825– 5186, or by e-mail: FRNpermits.ar@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 threatened salmonid ESU: Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Renewal Requests Received for Permit (1435) Dr. Thompson has requested a renewal of Permit 1072 for take of SONCC coho salmon associated with studies to monitor juvenile coho distribution, movment and habitat use in the Shasta River. Proposed capture methods are by minnow trap. Permit 1435 was originally issued to Dr. Thompson on March 18, 2004. Dr. Thompson is currently authorized take of up to 952 juvenile coho salmon. Dr. Thompson has requested to renew Permit 1435, and continue the study. Renewal of Permit 1435 will expire December 31, 2009. Dated: June 13, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–9493 Filed 6–16–06; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Authority Issuance of permits and permit renewals, 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 renewals 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 060606C] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of scientific research permits, permit modifications, and withdraw AGENCY: SUMMARY: Permit 1535 was issued on January 10, 2006. Permits 1533 and 1548 were issued on April 11, 2006. All modifications were issued on February PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3, 2006. Application 1550 was withdrawn on December 5, 2005. The research actions and the species they affect are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. ADDRESSES: The permits, permit applications, and related documents are available for review during business hours by appointment at NMFS’ Protected Resources Division, F/NWO3, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274 (ph: 503–230– 5400, fax: 503–230–5441). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Garth Griffin, Portland, OR (phone: 503– 231–2005, fax: 503–230–5441, e-mail: Garth.Griffin@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority The ESA requires that permits, modifications, and amendments be issued based on findings that such actions: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the actions; 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, modifications, and amendments are issued in accordance with, and are subject to, the ESA and NMFS’ regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222– 226). Species Covered in this Notice The ESA-listed species/evolutionarily significant units (ESUs) covered by this notice are identified below and listed in the subsequent table by the numbers that precede each of them in the following text: (1) Threatened Lower Columbia River (LCR) steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) (2) Threatened LCR coho salmon (O. kisutch) (3) Threatened Puget Sound Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) (4) Endangered Upper Columbia River (UCR) Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) (5) Threatened UCR steelhead (O. mykiss) (6) Threatened Middle Columbia River (MCR) steelhead (O. mykiss) (7) Threatened Snake River (SR) spring/summer Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) (8) Threatened SR fall Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 117 (Monday, June 19, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35257-35258]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-9493]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 060706A]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

[[Page 35258]]


ACTION: Receipt of application for renewal of scientific research/
enhancement permit; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application 
to renew a permit from Dr. Lisa Thompson, Davis, CA (Permit (1435). 
This permit would affect Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast 
(SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). 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 July 19, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on this renewal 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 1435: Steve Liebhardt, Protected Species 
Division, NOAA Fisheries, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (ph: 707-
825-5186, fax: 707-825-4840).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Liebhardt by phone 707-825-5186, 
or by e-mail: FRNpermits.ar@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    Issuance of permits and permit renewals, 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 renewals 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 threatened salmonid ESU: 
Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon 
(Oncorhynchus kisutch).

Renewal Requests Received for Permit (1435)

    Dr. Thompson has requested a renewal of Permit 1072 for take of 
SONCC coho salmon associated with studies to monitor juvenile coho 
distribution, movment and habitat use in the Shasta River. Proposed 
capture methods are by minnow trap. Permit 1435 was originally issued 
to Dr. Thompson on March 18, 2004. Dr. Thompson is currently authorized 
take of up to 952 juvenile coho salmon. Dr. Thompson has requested to 
renew Permit 1435, and continue the study. Renewal of Permit 1435 will 
expire December 31, 2009.

    Dated: June 13, 2006.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-9493 Filed 6-16-06; 8:45 am]
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