Endangered Species; File No. 1557, 61959-61960 [E6-17583]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 203 / Friday, October 20, 2006 / Notices with site visit team leaders, final judging of 2006 applicants, learning and improvements for 2007 judging cycle, update on the 2007 program, and review 2007 judges calendar. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on December 27, 2005, that the meeting of the Judges Panel will be closed pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Pub. L. 94–409. The meeting, which involves examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies, and health care and education organizations, and a discussion of this data as compared to the Award criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, may be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code, because the meetings are likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential. Dated: October 13, 2006. James E. Hill, Acting Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E6–17588 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 17, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–17552 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] [I.D. 101006B] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of vendor to provide year 2007 cage tags. AGENCY: New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of change of date of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is rescheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Oversight Committee. Recommendations from this panel will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, November 6, 2006, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, One Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535–4600. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. 15:52 Oct 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: NMFS informs surfclam and ocean quahog allocation owners that they will be required to purchase their year 2007 cage tags from a vendor. The intent of this notice is to comply with regulations for the surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries and to promote efficient distribution of cage tags. ADDRESSES: Written inquiries may be sent to Brian R. Hooker, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tobey Curtis, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9273; fax (978) 281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries regulations at 50 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 648.75(b) authorize the Regional Administrator of the Northeast Region, NMFS, to specify in the Federal Register a vendor from whom cage tags, required under the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan (FMP), shall be purchased. Notice is hereby given that National Band and Tag Company of Newport, Kentucky, is the authorized vendor of cage tags required for the year 2007 Federal surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries. Detailed instructions for purchasing these cage tags will be provided in a letter to allocation owners in these fisheries within the next several weeks. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 26, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–17585 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; Notice That Vendor Will Provide Year 2007 Cage Tags National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. [I.D. 101106G] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Aug<31>2005 Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The initial notice published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2006, (71 FR 60698). The meeting was previously scheduled for Friday, November 3, 2006, at 9 a.m. The meeting will now be held on Monday, November 6, 2006, at 9 a.m. All other previously-published information remains unchanged. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 61959 Sfmt 4703 [I.D. 101306E] Endangered Species; File No. 1557 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for modification AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Molly Lutcavage, Department of Zoology, 177 A Spaulding Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824–2617, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1557. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before November 20, 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, E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 61960 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 203 / Friday, October 20, 2006 / Notices 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. 1557. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject modification to Permit No. 1557, issued on June 21, 2006 (71 FR 36520) 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. 1557 authorizes the permit holder to investigate leatherback sea turtle regional behavior and movements in near-shore waters off the northeastern United States and to identify their dispersal in relation to oceanographic conditions and fishing activities. The research will also help establish baseline health assessments, genetic identities, sex ratios, and stable isotope composition of leatherback sea turtle tissues and prey. Researchers are authorized to conduct research on up to 12 leatherback sea turtles annually that have been disentangled from fishing gear by the stranding network or that researchers have captured using a breakaway hoop net. Turtles are measured, weighed, photographed and video taped, flipper and passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagged, blood sampled, cloacal swabbed, nasal swabbed, skin sampled, tagged with electronic instruments (e.g., satellite transmitters), and released. The research permit was issued for 5 years. The permit holder currently conducts research in waters off Cape Cod, Buzzard’s Bay, Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound, and Atlantic waters off Monomoy Island and requests authorization also work in the area between Cape Canaveral, Florida to Savannah, Georgia. The permit holder currently conducts research June to October and requests VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 Oct 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 authorization to conduct research during February and March as well. No increase in take numbers is requested and all other aspects of the research would remain the same. Dated: October 16, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–17583 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 101206D] Endangered Species; File No. 1596 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037–1508, has applied in due form for a permit to take leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before November 20, 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 Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 1596. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Amy Hapeman, (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). The researchers propose to continue long-term monitoring of the status of leatherback sea turtles off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington to determine their abundance, distribution, size ranges, sex ratio, health status, diving behavior, local movements, habitat use, and migration routes. Up to 38 animals would be captured using a breakaway hoop net and be measured, weighed, blood and tissue sampled, photographed, and flipper and passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagged. A subset of animals would have biotelemetry devices (e.g., transmitters) attached to them. An additional 40 animals would be approached (but not captured) and have a VHF/TDR/sonic tag unit attached to them by suction cup using a long pole or these animals would be tissue sampled with a biopsy pole. The primary goal is to address priorities outlined in the U.S. Pacific leatherback Recovery Plan and identify critical forage habitats, genetic stock structure, migratory corridors, and potential fishery impacts on this species in the Pacific. This information is necessary to make informed management decisions concerning these turtles and their habitat. The permit would be issued for 5 years. Dated: October 16, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–17584 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 101306E]


Endangered Species; File No. 1557

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for modification

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Molly Lutcavage, Department of 
Zoology, 177 A Spaulding Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 
03824-2617, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit 
No. 1557.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before November 20, 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,

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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. 1557.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject modification to Permit No. 1557, 
issued on June 21, 2006 (71 FR 36520) 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. 1557 authorizes the permit holder to investigate 
leatherback sea turtle regional behavior and movements in near-shore 
waters off the northeastern United States and to identify their 
dispersal in relation to oceanographic conditions and fishing 
activities. The research will also help establish baseline health 
assessments, genetic identities, sex ratios, and stable isotope 
composition of leatherback sea turtle tissues and prey. Researchers are 
authorized to conduct research on up to 12 leatherback sea turtles 
annually that have been disentangled from fishing gear by the stranding 
network or that researchers have captured using a breakaway hoop net. 
Turtles are measured, weighed, photographed and video taped, flipper 
and passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagged, blood sampled, cloacal 
swabbed, nasal swabbed, skin sampled, tagged with electronic 
instruments (e.g., satellite transmitters), and released. The research 
permit was issued for 5 years. The permit holder currently conducts 
research in waters off Cape Cod, Buzzard's Bay, Nantucket Sound, 
Vineyard Sound, and Atlantic waters off Monomoy Island and requests 
authorization also work in the area between Cape Canaveral, Florida to 
Savannah, Georgia. The permit holder currently conducts research June 
to October and requests
    authorization to conduct research during February and March as 
well. No increase in take numbers is requested and all other aspects of 
the research would remain the same.

    Dated: October 16, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-17583 Filed 10-19-06; 8:45 am]
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