Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 61461 [E6-17383]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 18, 2006 / Notices 1. Invite affected Federal, state, and local agencies, Alaska Natives, and other interested persons to participate in the EIS process. 2. Determine the potential significant environmental issues to be analyzed in the EIS. 3. Identify and eliminate issues determined to be insignificant or addressed in other documents. 4. Allocate assignments among the lead agency and cooperating agencies regarding preparation of the EIS, including impact analysis and identification of mitigation measures. 5. Identify related environmental documents being prepared. 6. Identify other environmental review and consultation requirements. The official scoping period is from the date of this notice until December 15, 2006. Please visit NMFS Alaska Region web page at http://www.fakr.noaa.gov for more information on this EIS. NMFS estimates the draft EIS will be available in April 2007. Authority The preparation of the EIS for the subsistence harvest of Western Arctic bowhead whales by Alaska Natives will be conducted under the authority and in accordance with the requirements of NEPA, Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500– 1508), other applicable Federal laws and regulations, and policies and procedures of NMFS for compliance with those regulations. Dated: October 12, 2006. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–17370 Filed 10–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 101106H] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of application for research permit and request for comment. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for a permit for scientific research from SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Oct 17, 2006 Jkt 211001 Tenera Environmental in Lafayette, CA. (Permit 1583). This notice is relevant to federally endangered Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), threatened Central Valley steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit applications for review and comment. DATES: Written comments on the permit applications must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on November 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the permit application should be sent to the appropriate office as indicated below. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to FRNpermit.sac@noaa.gov or fax to the number indicated for the request. The application and related documents are available for review by appointment: Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 8–300, Sacramento, CA 95814 (ph: 916–930– 3615, fax: 916–930–3629). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russell Bellmer, Ph.D. at phone number 916–930–3615, or e-mail: FRNpermit.sac@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority Issuance of permits and permit modifications, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits/modifications: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species which are the subject of the permits; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Permits and modifications are issued in accordance with and are subject to the ESA and NMFS regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222–226). Those individuals requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA. All statements and opinions contained in the permit action summaries are those of the applicant PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61461 and do not necessarily reflect the views of NMFS. Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to federally endangered Sacramento River winterrun Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), threatened Central Valley steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). Applications Received Tenera Environmental requests a oneyear permit 1583 for an estimated take of 32 juvenile winter-run Chinook Salmon, 85 juvenile spring-run Chinook Salmon, and 6 juvenile Central Valley steelhead to fulfill the requirements of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and provide current impingement data as requested by National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California Department Fish and Game. Tenera Environmental requests authorization for an estimated total take of 123 juveniles (with 100 percent incidental mortality) resulting from rinsing all impinged material from the traveling screens into the screenwash sluiceways and directed by water flow and gravity into a collection container. Sampling will occur once every four hours for one 24–hour collection period per week for 12 consecutive months (312 samples) at the Contra Costa Power Plant (lat. 38° 01′12″ N., long. 121° 45′36″ W.) and Pittsburg Power Plant (lat. 38° 02′28″ N., long. 121° 53′38″ W.) located in the Suisun Bay of San Francisco Bay Delta. If any listed species are collected alive they will be immediately returned into Suisun Bay. Individuals are measured and identified to species or race. Tenera Environmental will take a total of six juveniles of the threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon (with 100 percent incidental mortality) resulting from capture and release of the fish. Dated: October 12, 2006. Maria Boroja, Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–17383 Filed 10–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 101106H]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Receipt of application for research permit and request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application 
for a permit for scientific research from Tenera Environmental in 
Lafayette, CA. (Permit 1583). This notice is relevant to federally 
endangered Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus 
tshawytscha), threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon (O. 
tshawytscha), threatened Central Valley steelhead (O. mykiss), and 
threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green 
sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). This document serves to notify the 
public of the availability of the permit applications for review and 
comment.

DATES: Written comments on the permit applications must be received at 
the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 
p.m. Pacific Standard Time on November 17, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the permit application should be sent to 
the appropriate office as indicated below. Comments may also be sent 
via e-mail to FRNpermit.sac@noaa.gov or fax to the number indicated for 
the request. The application and related documents are available for 
review by appointment: Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 650 Capitol 
Mall, Suite 8-300, Sacramento, CA 95814 (ph: 916-930-3615, fax: 916-
930-3629).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russell Bellmer, Ph.D. at phone number 
916-930-3615, or e-mail: FRNpermit.sac@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    Issuance of permits and permit modifications, as required by the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543) (ESA), is based on 
a finding that such permits/modifications: (1) Are applied for in good 
faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species 
which are the subject of the permits; and (3) are consistent with the 
purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Authority to 
take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. 
Permits and modifications are issued in accordance with and are subject 
to the ESA and NMFS regulations governing listed fish and wildlife 
permits (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    Those individuals requesting a hearing on an application listed in 
this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that 
application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). The holding of such a 
hearing is at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries, NOAA. All statements and opinions contained in the permit 
action summaries are those of the applicant and do not necessarily 
reflect the views of NMFS.

Species Covered in This Notice

    This notice is relevant to federally endangered Sacramento River 
winter-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), threatened 
Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), threatened 
Central Valley steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened Southern Distinct 
Population Segment of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser 
medirostris).

Applications Received

    Tenera Environmental requests a one-year permit 1583 for an 
estimated take of 32 juvenile winter-run Chinook Salmon, 85 juvenile 
spring-run Chinook Salmon, and 6 juvenile Central Valley steelhead to 
fulfill the requirements of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and 
provide current impingement data as requested by National Marine 
Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California 
Department Fish and Game. Tenera Environmental requests authorization 
for an estimated total take of 123 juveniles (with 100 percent 
incidental mortality) resulting from rinsing all impinged material from 
the traveling screens into the screenwash sluiceways and directed by 
water flow and gravity into a collection container. Sampling will occur 
once every four hours for one 24-hour collection period per week for 12 
consecutive months (312 samples) at the Contra Costa Power Plant (lat. 
38[deg] 01'12'' N., long. 121[deg] 45'36'' W.) and Pittsburg Power 
Plant (lat. 38[deg] 02'28'' N., long. 121[deg] 53'38'' W.) located in 
the Suisun Bay of San Francisco Bay Delta. If any listed species are 
collected alive they will be immediately returned into Suisun Bay.
    Individuals are measured and identified to species or race. Tenera 
Environmental will take a total of six juveniles of the threatened 
Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon 
(with 100 percent incidental mortality) resulting from capture and 
release of the fish.

    Dated: October 12, 2006.
Maria Boroja,
Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-17383 Filed 10-17-06; 8:45 am]
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