Endangered Species; File No. 1580, 52534 [E6-14713]

Download as PDF 52534 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 6, 2006 / Notices control numbers 0348–0043, 0348–0044, 0348–0040, 0348–0046, and 0605–0001. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. Executive Order 12866: This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866. Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act: Prior notice for an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act for rules concerning public property, loans, grant, benefits and contracts (5 U.S.C. 533(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 533 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been prepared. Dated: August 31, 2006. Ronald N. Langston, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. E6–14758 Filed 9–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 083006A] Endangered Species; File No. 1580 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dynergy Northeast Generation, Inc. (Dynergy), 992–994 River Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, has applied in due form for a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before October 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: The application 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, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 427–2521; and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Sep 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978) 281–9300; fax (978) 281–9394. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Shane Guan. (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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 222–226). Dynergy seeks a two (2) year scientific research permit on shortnose sturgeon in its efforts to study the abundance of all of sampled species in the Hudson River estuary from Battery Park (Manhattan) to River Mile 152. Based on previous permitted sampling efforts, Dynergy requests to lethally take up to 40 shortnose sturgeon larvae and to capture, handle, collect, measure, externally tag and release up to 82 juvenile and adult sturgeon obtained by various sampling methods. Dynergy sampling programs will include a Longitudinal River Ichthyoplankton Survey, a Beach Seine Survey, a Fall Juvenile Survey and an Adult Striped Bass Mark/Recapture Survey. Gear associated with the plankton survey are a 1.0–m2 epibenthic sled, and a 1.0–m2 Tucker Trawl to be towed by boat against the prevailing current for 5 minutes intervals on a weekly or biweekly basis (depending on the season) beginning March 6 and ending on December 1 of each year of the permit. An average of 133 sample trawls will be done per week. The Beach Seine Survey will utilize a 30.5–m total length beach PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 seine with bag deployed by boat in 450 m2 semi-circular sweeps to collect YOY fish in the shore zone. The sampling period is bi-weekly from June 12 to October 16 each year of the permit with an average of 100 samples per week. Gear associated with the Fall Juvenile Survey is a 3–m Beam Trawl and Tucker Trawl to be towed by boat on alternating weeks in three separate sampling periods from July 1 to December 1 in each year of the permit with an average of 180 trawls per week. The Adult Striped Bass Mark/Recapture Survey will utilize a 9–m otter trawl with tow duration of typically 10 minutes and with approximately 500 trawls occurring between January and April and then between October and December. Dated: August 30, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–14713 Filed 9–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 083006E] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Hawaii members of the Council’s Bottomfish Plan Team (BPT). DATES: The meeting of the BPT will be held on September 27, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting of the Hawaii BPT will be held at the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council conference room, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Hololulu, HI. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BPT will meet on September 27, 2006, to discuss the following agenda items: 1. Introductions, approval of draft agenda and assignment of rapporteurs 2. Report on Fishery Independent Research Workshop E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 083006A]


Endangered Species; File No. 1580

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dynergy Northeast Generation, Inc. 
(Dynergy), 992-994 River Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, has applied in due 
form for a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) 
for purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before October 6, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The application 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, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 
20910; phone (301) 713-2289; fax (301) 427-2521; and
    Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-
2298; phone (978) 281-9300; fax (978) 281-9394.
    Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this 
application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and 
Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 
East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those 
individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons 
why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate.
    Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427-2521, 
provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and 
postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period.
    Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for 
providing e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the 
subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: 
File No. 1580.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Shane Guan. (301) 
713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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 
222-226).
    Dynergy seeks a two (2) year scientific research permit on 
shortnose sturgeon in its efforts to study the abundance of all of 
sampled species in the Hudson River estuary from Battery Park 
(Manhattan) to River Mile 152. Based on previous permitted sampling 
efforts, Dynergy requests to lethally take up to 40 shortnose sturgeon 
larvae and to capture, handle, collect, measure, externally tag and 
release up to 82 juvenile and adult sturgeon obtained by various 
sampling methods. Dynergy sampling programs will include a Longitudinal 
River Ichthyoplankton Survey, a Beach Seine Survey, a Fall Juvenile 
Survey and an Adult Striped Bass Mark/Recapture Survey. Gear associated 
with the plankton survey are a 1.0-m\2\ epibenthic sled, and a 1.0-m\2\ 
Tucker Trawl to be towed by boat against the prevailing current for 5 
minutes intervals on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (depending on the 
season) beginning March 6 and ending on December 1 of each year of the 
permit. An average of 133 sample trawls will be done per week. The 
Beach Seine Survey will utilize a 30.5-m total length beach seine with 
bag deployed by boat in 450 m\2\ semi-circular sweeps to collect YOY 
fish in the shore zone. The sampling period is bi-weekly from June 12 
to October 16 each year of the permit with an average of 100 samples 
per week. Gear associated with the Fall Juvenile Survey is a 3-m Beam 
Trawl and Tucker Trawl to be towed by boat on alternating weeks in 
three separate sampling periods from July 1 to December 1 in each year 
of the permit with an average of 180 trawls per week. The Adult Striped 
Bass Mark/Recapture Survey will utilize a 9-m otter trawl with tow 
duration of typically 10 minutes and with approximately 500 trawls 
occurring between January and April and then between October and 
December.

    Dated: August 30, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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