Marine Mammals; File No. 775-1600, 64512-64513 [E6-18503]

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DATES: Comments on the draft Plan must be received by close of business on December 18, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-Mail: whiteabalone.recoveryplan@noaa.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:49 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 • Fax: 1–562–980–4027, Attention: Melissa Neuman. • Mail: Submit written information to Chief, Protected Resources Division, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802 4213. The draft Plan can be obtained via the Internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov or by submitting a request to the Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Neuman, NMFS, Southwest Region (562) 980–4115. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: White abalone (Haliotis sorenseni) was listed as the first federally endangered marine invertebrate under the United States Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) in May 2001. The ESA (15 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (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. Accordingly, during the summer of 2002, NMFS appointed a recovery team comprised of experts in the fields of abalone biology and ecology, conservation biology, genetics, population dynamics and modeling, pathology, aquaculture, and marine policy to develop a recovery plan as mandated by the ESA. The purposes of this Recovery Plan are to: (1) delineate those aspects of white abalone biology, life history, and threats that are pertinent to its endangerment and recovery; (2) outline and justify a strategy to achieve recovery; (3) identify the actions necessary to achieve recovery; (4) identify goals and criteria by which to measure the achievement of recovery; (5) serve as an outreach tool by articulating the reasons for white abalone’s endangerment, and by explaining why the particular suite of recovery actions described is the most effective and efficient approach to achieving recovery; (6) help potential cooperators and partners understand the rationale behind the recovery actions identified, and assist them in identifying how they can facilitate recovery; (7) serve as a tool for monitoring recovery activities; and (8) be used to obtain funding for NMFS and its partners by identifying necessary recovery actions and their relative priority in the recovery process. NMFS’ PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ultimate goal is to increase white abalone abundance to viable and selfsustaining levels such that the species can be downlisted to threatened status and eventually removed from the Endangered Species List. NMFS sought a scientific review of the draft Plan by 12 experts in October 2005. NMFS requested that the scientific reviewers consider: (1) issues and assumptions relating to the biological and ecological information of the draft Plan, and (2) scientific data relating to the tasks in the proposed recovery program. Four reviewers responded to NMFS’ request. The recovery team reconvened in June 2006 to consider the reviewer’s comments and incorporate changes to the draft Plan accordingly. NMFS will consider all substantive comments and information presented during the public comment period in the course of finalizing this Plan. Dated: October 27, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–18505 Filed 11–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 102706C] Marine Mammals; File No. 775–1600 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NMFS,166 Water Street, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543–1026 [Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Richard Merrick] has requested a major amendment to Permit No. 775–1600 to take northern right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The amendment 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)713–0376; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / Notices 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9200; fax (978)281–9371; Southeast Region, NMFS, 9721 Executive Center Drive North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702–2432; phone (727)570–5301; fax (727)570–5320. 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 amendment 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. 775–1600. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Amy Hapeman, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 27, 2000, notice was published in the Federal Register (65 FR 64432) that a request for a scientific research permit to take seven species of baleen whale, 21 species of odontocetes, and four species of pinnipeds had been submitted by the above-named organization. Permit No. 775–1600–00 was issued on March 6, 2001 (66 FR 14135) and subsequently amended ten times for various purposes. Amendment No. 7 of the permit, named Permit No. 775–1600–07 (69 FR 10680; March 8, 2004), and subsequent amendments allowed biopsy sampling of up to 15 right whale calves less than six months old per year. The Permit Holder has requested that the number of right whale calves less than six months old that may be biopsy sampled, including on the Southeastern US calving grounds, be increased to 30 per year to account for inter-annual variation in the number of calves born each year. The purpose of this amendment is consistent with the objectives in the original application related to genetically identifying (via biopsy sampling) northern right whales. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:49 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: October 27, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–18503 Filed 11–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Base Closure and Realignment Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On October 23, 2006 the Department of Defense published a notice on Base Closure and Realignment. This notice corrects an error in the telephone number for Fort Hayes Memorial USARC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, Office the Secretary of Defense, 400 Army Navy Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22202–43704, 703– 604–6020. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 102706C]


Marine Mammals; File No. 775-1600

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Northeast Fisheries Science 
Center, NMFS,166 Water Street, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543-1026 
[Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Richard Merrick] has requested a 
major amendment to Permit No. 775-1600 to take northern right whales 
(Eubalaena glacialis) for purposes of scientific research.

ADDRESSES: The amendment 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)713-0376;
    Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA

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01930-2298; phone (978)281-9200; fax (978)281-9371;
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 9721 Executive Center Drive North, St. 
Petersburg, FL 33702-2432; phone (727)570-5301; fax (727)570-5320.
    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 amendment 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. 775-1600.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Amy Hapeman, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 27, 2000, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (65 FR 64432) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take seven species of baleen whale, 21 species of 
odontocetes, and four species of pinnipeds had been submitted by the 
above-named organization. Permit No. 775-1600-00 was issued on March 6, 
2001 (66 FR 14135) and subsequently amended ten times for various 
purposes. Amendment No. 7 of the permit, named Permit No. 775-1600-07 
(69 FR 10680; March 8, 2004), and subsequent amendments allowed biopsy 
sampling of up to 15 right whale calves less than six months old per 
year. The Permit Holder has requested that the number of right whale 
calves less than six months old that may be biopsy sampled, including 
on the Southeastern US calving grounds, be increased to 30 per year to 
account for inter-annual variation in the number of calves born each 
year. The purpose of this amendment is consistent with the objectives 
in the original application related to genetically identifying (via 
biopsy sampling) northern right whales.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: October 27, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-18503 Filed 11-1-06; 8:45 am]
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