Endangered Species; File No. 1540, 58805-58806 [E6-16487]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in Feet in Iowa National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will publish North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) State Plane Coordinate (SPC) grid values in both meters and U.S. Survey Feet (1 ft = 1200/3937 m) in Iowa, for all welldefined geodetic survey control monuments maintained by NGS in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and computed from various geodetic positioning utilities. The adoption of this standard is implemented in accordance with NGS policy and a request from the Iowa Transportation Department and the Iowa Society of Land Surveyors. DATES: Individuals or organizations wishing to submit comments on the Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in feet in Iowa, should do so by November 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the attention of David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, Office of the National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service (N/NGS2), 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; fax 301–713–4324, or via e-mail Dave.Doyle@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, National Geodetic Survey (N/NGS2), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; Phone: (301) 713–3178. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract In 1991, NGS adopted a policy that defines the conditions under which NAD 83 State Plane Coordinates (SPCs) would be published in feet in addition to meters. As outlined in that policy, each State or territory must adopt NAD 83 legislation (typically referenced as Codes, Laws or Statutes), which specifically defines a conversion to either U.S. Survey or International Feet as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Standards in Federal Register Notice 59–5442. To date, 48 States have VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 Oct 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 adopted the NAD 83 legislation, however, for various reasons, only 33 included a specific definition of the relationship between meters and feet. This lack of uniformity has led to confusion and misuse of SPCs as provided in various NGS products, services and tools, and created errors in mapping, charting and surveying programs in numerous States due to inconsistent coordinate conversions. Dated: September 29, 2006. David B. Zilkoski, Director, Office of National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 06–8513 Filed 10–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 092606I] Endangered Species; File No. 1540 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for modification of a scientific research permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Marine Resources Division, P.O. Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422–2559, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1540. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before November 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: The modification request 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 Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this request should be submitted 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58805 hearing on this particular modification 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. 1540. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Patrick Opay, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject modification to Permit No. 1540, issued on February 6, 2006 (71 FR 7019) is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (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). Permit No. 1540 currently authorizes the permit holder to study loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles. The purpose of the research is to continue to document in-water relative abundances, size distributions, sex ratios, genetic contributions, and the health of sea turtles in coastal waters in the southeastern U.S. SCDNR is authorized to capture 146 loggerhead, 48 Kemp’s ridley, 15 green, 1 leatherback, and 3 hawksbill sea turtles, during the first year of the permit’s five- year period. The permit authorizes research on up to 346 loggerhead, 48 Kemp’s ridley, 15 green, 1 leatherback, and 3 hawksbill sea turtles annually for the remaining four years. Turtles are captured by trawls, handled, blood sampled, measured, flipper and Passive Integrated Transponder tagged, photographed, and released. A subsample of animals have barnacles and keratin removed from their shell, have cloacal samples taken, have laparoscopic and ultrasound exams, and have satellite transmitters attached. Up to 7 loggerhead and 1 leatherback captures could potentially result in accidental mortalities over the course of the entire permit. Additionally, up to 5 Kemp’s ridley, green, or hawksbill sea turtles (combined total but no more than two of any given species) may potentially be taken as accidental mortalities over the course of the entire permit. The permit is issued for 5 years. E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 58806 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / Notices On March 31, 2006 notice was published (71 FR 16291) that the permit holder requested authorization to skin biopsy loggerhead sea turtles. In addition to skin biopsy the permit holder has since requested authorization for additional sampling and satellite tracking of loggerhead sea turtles. The permit modification would annually authorize an increase in the number of turtles undergoing ultrasound, cloacal swabbing, keratin scraping, and having satellite transmitters attached. The number of sea turtles captured would not change. The goal of the additional research would be to assess the potential diversity of diets and foraging habits and document over-wintering habitats of loggerheads. Dated: September 28, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 092606I]


Endangered Species; File No. 1540

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for modification of a scientific 
research permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that South Carolina Department of 
Natural Resources (SCDNR), Marine Resources Division, P.O. Box 12559, 
Charleston, SC 29422-2559, has requested a modification to scientific 
research Permit No. 1540.

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

ADDRESSES: The modification request 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
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.
    Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this request 
should be submitted 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 modification 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. 1540.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Patrick Opay, (301)713-
2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject modification to Permit No. 1540, 
issued on February 6, 2006 (71 FR 7019) is requested under the 
authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (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).
    Permit No. 1540 currently authorizes the permit holder to study 
loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), 
green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and 
hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles. The purpose of the 
research is to continue to document in-water relative abundances, size 
distributions, sex ratios, genetic contributions, and the health of sea 
turtles in coastal waters in the southeastern U.S. SCDNR is authorized 
to capture 146 loggerhead, 48 Kemp's ridley, 15 green, 1 leatherback, 
and 3 hawksbill sea turtles, during the first year of the permit's 
five- year period. The permit authorizes research on up to 346 
loggerhead, 48 Kemp's ridley, 15 green, 1 leatherback, and 3 hawksbill 
sea turtles annually for the remaining four years. Turtles are captured 
by trawls, handled, blood sampled, measured, flipper and Passive 
Integrated Transponder tagged, photographed, and released. A subsample 
of animals have barnacles and keratin removed from their shell, have 
cloacal samples taken, have laparoscopic and ultrasound exams, and have 
satellite transmitters attached. Up to 7 loggerhead and 1 leatherback 
captures could potentially result in accidental mortalities over the 
course of the entire permit. Additionally, up to 5 Kemp's ridley, 
green, or hawksbill sea turtles (combined total but no more than two of 
any given species) may potentially be taken as accidental mortalities 
over the course of the entire permit. The permit is issued for 5 years.

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    On March 31, 2006 notice was published (71 FR 16291) that the 
permit holder requested authorization to skin biopsy loggerhead sea 
turtles. In addition to skin biopsy the permit holder has since 
requested authorization for additional sampling and satellite tracking 
of loggerhead sea turtles. The permit modification would annually 
authorize an increase in the number of turtles undergoing ultrasound, 
cloacal swabbing, keratin scraping, and having satellite transmitters 
attached. The number of sea turtles captured would not change. The goal 
of the additional research would be to assess the potential diversity 
of diets and foraging habits and document over-wintering habitats of 
loggerheads.

    Dated: September 28, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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