Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans, 38385 [E6-10558]

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E6–10502 Filed 7–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 061606A] Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Availability; request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the availability for public review of the draft updated Recovery Plan (Plan) for the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus). NMFS VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Jul 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 is soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Plan, and will consider all substantive comments received during the review period before submitting the Plan for final approval. DATES: Comments on the draft Plan must be received by close of business on September 5, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Protected Resources Division, NMFS. Comments may be submitted by: (1) E-mail: finwhale.recoveryplan@noaa.gov, include in the subject line the following document identifier: Fin Whale Recovery Plan. E-mail comments, with or without attachments, are limited to 5 megabytes; (2) Chief, Endangered Species Division, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; (3) Fax: (301) 427 2523. Interested persons may obtain the Plan for review from the above address or on-line from http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monica DeAngelis, (562–980–3232), email Monica.DeAngelis@noaa.gov; or Shannon Bettridge, (301–713–2322 ext. 141), e-mail Shannon.Bettridge@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (15 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that NMFS develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under its jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not promote the conservation of the species. Accordingly, NMFS provided a contract for preparation of a draft Recovery Plan for fin and sei (Balaenoptera borealis) whales that was released for public comment and review in 1998 (63 FR 41802). The draft Recovery Plan for the fin and sei whale was never finalized. NMFS has since determined that the recovery plans for the fin and sei whales should be separated. This Plan updates the 1998 Recovery Plan’s information for the fin whale and discusses the natural history, current status, and the known and potential human impacts to fin whales. Actions needed to promote the recovery of this species are identified and discussed. The Plan will be used to direct U.S. activities, and to encourage international cooperation to promote the recovery of this endangered species. NMFS’ goal is to restore endangered fin whale populations to the point where they are again secure, selfsustaining members of their ecosystems, and no longer need the protections of the ESA. NMFS will consider all substantive comments and information PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38385 presented during the public comment period in the course of finalizing this Plan. Dated: June 29, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–10558 Filed 7–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 061606B] Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Availability; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the availability for public review of the draft Recovery Plan (Plan) for the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). NMFS is soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Plan, and will consider all substantive comments received during the review period before submitting the Plan for final approval. DATES: Comments on the draft Plan must be received by close of business on September 5, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS. Comments may be submitted by: (1) E-mail: spermwhale.recoveryplan@noaa.gov, include in the subject line the following document identifier: Sperm Whale Recovery Plan. E-mail comments, with or without attachments, are limited to 5 megabytes; (2) Mail to: Chief, Endangered Species Division, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; (3) Fax: (301) 427 2523. Interested persons may obtain the Plan for review from the above address or online from http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monica DeAngelis, (562–980–3232), email Monica.DeAngelis@noaa.gov; or Shannon Bettridge, (301–713–2322 ext. 141), e-mail Shannon.Bettridge@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (15 E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 061606A]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans

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

ACTION: Notice of Availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the 
availability for public review of the draft updated Recovery Plan 
(Plan) for the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus). NMFS is soliciting 
review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the 
Plan, and will consider all substantive comments received during the 
review period before submitting the Plan for final approval.

DATES: Comments on the draft Plan must be received by close of business 
on September 5, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species 
Division, Protected Resources Division, NMFS. Comments may be submitted 
by: (1) E-mail: finwhale.recoveryplan@noaa.gov, include in the subject 
line the following document identifier: Fin Whale Recovery Plan. E-mail 
comments, with or without attachments, are limited to 5 megabytes; (2) 
Chief, Endangered Species Division, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver 
Spring, MD, 20910; (3) Fax: (301) 427 2523. Interested persons may 
obtain the Plan for review from the above address or on-line from 
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monica DeAngelis, (562-980-3232), e-
mail Monica.DeAngelis@noaa.gov; or Shannon Bettridge, (301-713-2322 
ext. 141), e-mail Shannon.Bettridge@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (15 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that NMFS develop and implement recovery 
plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered 
species under its jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans 
would not promote the conservation of the species. Accordingly, NMFS 
provided a contract for preparation of a draft Recovery Plan for fin 
and sei (Balaenoptera borealis) whales that was released for public 
comment and review in 1998 (63 FR 41802). The draft Recovery Plan for 
the fin and sei whale was never finalized. NMFS has since determined 
that the recovery plans for the fin and sei whales should be separated. 
This Plan updates the 1998 Recovery Plan's information for the fin 
whale and discusses the natural history, current status, and the known 
and potential human impacts to fin whales. Actions needed to promote 
the recovery of this species are identified and discussed. The Plan 
will be used to direct U.S. activities, and to encourage international 
cooperation to promote the recovery of this endangered species. NMFS' 
goal is to restore endangered fin whale populations to the point where 
they are again secure, self-sustaining members of their ecosystems, and 
no longer need the protections of the ESA. NMFS will consider all 
substantive comments and information presented during the public 
comment period in the course of finalizing this Plan.

    Dated: June 29, 2006.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-10558 Filed 7-5-06; 8:45 am]
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