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Download as PDF 49418 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 23, 2006 / Notices amount of information pertaining to each company’s sales practices, factors of production, corporate relationships, and to review responses to supplemental questionnaires, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review by an additional 10 days until August 31, 2006, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication in the Federal Register of the preliminary results of review. Dated: August 17, 2006. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–13979 Filed 8–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 081606B] Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Availability; request for comments. sroberts on PROD1PC70 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 U.S. Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata). NMFS is soliciting review and comments from the public and all interested parties on the draft 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 October 23, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Smalltooth Sawfish Coordinator. Comments may be submitted by: • E-mail: smalltooth sawfish.recoveryplan@noaa.gov, include in the subject line the following document identifier: Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Plan. E-mail comments, with or without attachments, are limited to 5 megabytes; • Smalltooth Sawfish Coordinator, NMFS, Southeast Regional Office, Protected Resources Division, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33071; or VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:49 Aug 22, 2006 Jkt 208001 • Fax: (727) 824–5309. Interested persons may obtain the Plan for review from the above address or on-line from http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/recovery/ plans.htm. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seismic Surveys in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska Shelley Norton, (727) 824–5312, or by email Shelley.Norton@noaa.gov. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (15 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA) 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. Section 4(f) of the ESA, as amended in 1988, requires that public notice and opportunity to review and comment be provided during recovery plan development. The U.S. DPS of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) was listed as endangered under the ESA on April 1, 2003 (68 FR 15680) subsequent to a 1999 listing petition from The Ocean Conservancy (formerly the Center for Marine Conservation). Smalltooth sawfish were once prevalent throughout Florida and were commonly encountered from Texas to North Carolina. Currently, smalltooth sawfish can only be found with any regularity in south Florida between the Caloosahatchee River and the Florida Keys. The draft recovery plan for the U.S. DPS of smalltooth sawfish was prepared for NMFS by the smalltooth sawfish recovery team. The team is composed of nine members from Federal, State, nongovernmental, and non-profit organizations. The goal of the recovery plan is to rebuild and assure the longterm viability of the U.S. DPS of smalltooth sawfish in the wild, allowing initially for reclassification from endangered to threatened status (downlisting) and ultimately to recovery and subsequent removal from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (delisting). NMFS will consider all substantive comments and information presented during the public comment period in the course of finalizing this Plan. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 17, 2006. Maria Boroja, Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–13975 Filed 8–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071406A] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting marine geophysical seismic surveys, on oil and gas lease blocks located on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) waters in the Chukchi Sea. has been issued to GX Technology of Houston, Texas (GXT). DATES: Effective from August 15, 2006, through December 31, 2006. ADDRESSES: The application, a list of references used in this document, and/ or the IHA are available by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3225, or by telephoning one of the contacts listed here. A copy of the application, the IHA and/or the research monitoring plan is also available at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm#iha. A copy of the Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) is available on-line at: http:// www.mms.gov/alaska/ref/pealbe.htm Documents cited in this document, that are not available through standard public (inter-library loan) access, may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hollingshead, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713– 2289, ext 128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 081606B]


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 U.S. Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of smalltooth 
sawfish (Pristis pectinata). NMFS is soliciting review and comments 
from the public and all interested parties on the draft 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 October 23, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Smalltooth Sawfish Coordinator. 
Comments may be submitted by:
     E-mail: smalltoothsawfish.recoveryplan@noaa.gov, 
include in the subject line the following document identifier: 
Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Plan. E-mail comments, with or without 
attachments, are limited to 5 megabytes;
     Smalltooth Sawfish Coordinator, NMFS, Southeast Regional 
Office, Protected Resources Division, 263 13th Avenue South, St. 
Petersburg, Florida 33071; or
     Fax: (727) 824-5309. Interested persons may obtain the 
Plan for review from the above address or on-line from http://
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/recovery/plans.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shelley Norton, (727) 824-5312, or by 
e-mail Shelley.Norton@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (15 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA) 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. Section 
4(f) of the ESA, as amended in 1988, requires that public notice and 
opportunity to review and comment be provided during recovery plan 
development.
    The U.S. DPS of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) was listed 
as endangered under the ESA on April 1, 2003 (68 FR 15680) subsequent 
to a 1999 listing petition from The Ocean Conservancy (formerly the 
Center for Marine Conservation). Smalltooth sawfish were once prevalent 
throughout Florida and were commonly encountered from Texas to North 
Carolina. Currently, smalltooth sawfish can only be found with any 
regularity in south Florida between the Caloosahatchee River and the 
Florida Keys.
    The draft recovery plan for the U.S. DPS of smalltooth sawfish was 
prepared for NMFS by the smalltooth sawfish recovery team. The team is 
composed of nine members from Federal, State, non-governmental, and 
non-profit organizations. The goal of the recovery plan is to rebuild 
and assure the long-term viability of the U.S. DPS of smalltooth 
sawfish in the wild, allowing initially for reclassification from 
endangered to threatened status (downlisting) and ultimately to 
recovery and subsequent removal from the List of Endangered and 
Threatened Wildlife (delisting). NMFS will consider all substantive 
comments and information presented during the public comment period in 
the course of finalizing this Plan.

    Dated: August 17, 2006.
Maria Boroja,
Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-13975 Filed 8-22-06; 8:45 am]
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