Endangered Species; Permit Nos. 1579, 1555, and 1545, 44614 [E6-12755]

Download as PDF 44614 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices VII. In accordance with Section 766.23(c), Khan and Pakland may file an appeal with the Administrative Law Judge. VIII. A copy of this Order shall be delivered to Karni and the Related Persons. This Order shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: August 1, 2006. Eileen M. Albanese, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 06–6716 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071306I ] Endangered Species; Permit Nos. 1579, 1555, and 1545 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Issuance of permits. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the following groups have been issued scientific research or enhancement permits to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum): Alden Research Laboratory, Inc. (Edward P. Taft, Responsible Party), 30 Shrewsbury Street, Holden, MA 01520 (Permit No. 1579); David J. Stier, Springfield Science Museum, 220 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103 (Permit No. 1555); and North Carolina Zoological Park (John D. Groves, Principal Investigator), 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205 (Permit No. 1545). ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: All documents: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713– 2289; fax (301)427–2521; For Permit Nos. 1579 and 1555: Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9328; fax (978)281–9394; and For Permit No. 1545: Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Jennifer Skidmore at (301)713–2289. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 The requested permits have 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). Permit No. 1579: On May 26, 2006, notice was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 30385) that a request for a scientific research permit to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by Alden Research Laboratory, Inc. Alden will perform research on entrainment and impingement rates for selected bar rack and bypass configurations in attempt to identify design criteria for a downstream passage facility at the Hadley Falls Hydroelectric Project on the Connecticut River. The applicant will use captive-bred sturgeon and all testing will take place in the Alden Lab testing flume. During the first year of the permit up to 70 sturgeon will be transported from hatcheries, measured, handled, Passive Integrated Transponder tagged, and participate in the flume testing. During the remaining four years up to 200 sturgeon will participate in the study annually. At the end of the five-year study the sturgeon will be sacrificed. Permit Nos. 1555 and 1545: On November 4, 2005 and November 10, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 67141 and 70 FR 68398) that requests for enhancement permits to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by David Steir and the North Carolina Zoological Park (John D. Groves, Principal Investigator), respectively. Mr. Steir will obtain and use five captive-bred, nonreleaseable juvenile shortnose sturgeon from the Silvio O. Conte Anadramous Fish Research Center in Turners Falls, MA. The North Carolina Zoological Park will use ten captive-bred, nonreleaseable shortnose sturgeon from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery for the purposes of educational display. The proposed projects to display endangered cultured shortnose sturgeon respond directly to a recommendation from the NMFS recovery plan outline for this species. These sturgeon displays will be used to increase public awareness of the shortnose sturgeon and its status. The proposed projects will educate the public on shortnose sturgeon life history and the reasons for the species decline. The permits are issued for 5 years. Issuance of these permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that these permits (1) Were applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 disadvantage of such endangered or threatened species, and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: August 1, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–12755 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 060725202–6202✖ I.D. No. 072006D] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90–Day Finding for a Petition To List the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale as an Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of 90–day petition finding. AGENCY: We (NMFS) announce a 90– day finding on a petition to list the Cook Inlet beluga whale as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. DATES: The finding announced in this document was made on August 7, 2006. ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the petition should be addressed to NMFS, Protected Resources Division, 709 West 9th Street, Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668. The petition may also be viewed on our Web site at http:// www.fakr.noaa.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Smith, NMFS, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99517, telephone (907) 271–5006, fax (907) 271–3030; Kaja Brix, NMFS, (907)586–7235, fax (907) 586–7012; or Marta Nammack, NMFS, (301)713ndash;1401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 20, 2006, we received a petition from Trustees For Alaska to list the Cook Inlet beluga whale as endangered under the ESA. Section 4(b)(3)(A) of the ESA requires, to the maximum extent practicable, that within 90 days of receipt of a petition to designate a species as threatened or endangered, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) make a finding on whether that petition SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 071306I ]


Endangered Species; Permit Nos. 1579, 1555, and 1545

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

ACTION:  Notice; Issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that the following groups have been 
issued scientific research or enhancement permits to take shortnose 
sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum):
    Alden Research Laboratory, Inc. (Edward P. Taft, Responsible 
Party), 30 Shrewsbury Street, Holden, MA 01520 (Permit No. 1579);
    David J. Stier, Springfield Science Museum, 220 State Street, 
Springfield, MA 01103 (Permit No. 1555); and
    North Carolina Zoological Park (John D. Groves, Principal 
Investigator), 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205 (Permit No. 1545).

ADDRESSES:  The permit and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment in the following offices:
    All documents: 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;
    For Permit Nos. 1579 and 1555: Northeast Region, NMFS, One 
Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-2298; phone (978)281-9328; fax 
(978)281-9394; and
    For Permit No. 1545: Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, 
St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Kate Swails or Jennifer Skidmore at 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requested permits have 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).
    Permit No. 1579: On May 26, 2006, notice was published in the 
Federal Register (71 FR 30385) that a request for a scientific research 
permit to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by Alden Research 
Laboratory, Inc. Alden will perform research on entrainment and 
impingement rates for selected bar rack and bypass configurations in 
attempt to identify design criteria for a downstream passage facility 
at the Hadley Falls Hydroelectric Project on the Connecticut River. The 
applicant will use captive-bred sturgeon and all testing will take 
place in the Alden Lab testing flume. During the first year of the 
permit up to 70 sturgeon will be transported from hatcheries, measured, 
handled, Passive Integrated Transponder tagged, and participate in the 
flume testing. During the remaining four years up to 200 sturgeon will 
participate in the study annually. At the end of the five-year study 
the sturgeon will be sacrificed.
    Permit Nos. 1555 and 1545: On November 4, 2005 and November 10, 
2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 67141 and 70 
FR 68398) that requests for enhancement permits to take shortnose 
sturgeon had been submitted by David Steir and the North Carolina 
Zoological Park (John D. Groves, Principal Investigator), respectively. 
Mr. Steir will obtain and use five captive-bred, non-releaseable 
juvenile shortnose sturgeon from the Silvio O. Conte Anadramous Fish 
Research Center in Turners Falls, MA. The North Carolina Zoological 
Park will use ten captive-bred, non-releaseable shortnose sturgeon from 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Warm Springs National Fish 
Hatchery for the purposes of educational display. The proposed projects 
to display endangered cultured shortnose sturgeon respond directly to a 
recommendation from the NMFS recovery plan outline for this species. 
These sturgeon displays will be used to increase public awareness of 
the shortnose sturgeon and its status. The proposed projects will 
educate the public on shortnose sturgeon life history and the reasons 
for the species decline. The permits are issued for 5 years.
    Issuance of these permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that these permits (1) Were applied for in good faith, (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened 
species, and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set 
forth in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: August 1, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-12755 Filed 8-4-06; 8:45 am]
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