Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 66312-66313 [E6-19192]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 66312 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 14, 2006 / Notices exemption area. The exemption area was tested in cooperation with the FDA in the winter of 2006. No samples collected during that time were above acceptable levels for saxotoxins (80µg toxin/100g of shellfish). In order for the proposed EFP to be issued, the applicant would be required to obtain an endorsement from the state in which it intends to land the product harvested under the EFP. The initial application, submitted on March 30, 2006, only listed Massachusetts as a possible state for landing the product. The revised application includes the initial preferred state of landing, Massachusetts, as well as Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Delaware as possible states where shellfish harvested under the EFP could be landed. Each state would be required to endorse and/or otherwise explicitly permit the F/V Seawatcher to land product harvested under the conditions of the EFP in order for the EFP to be valid, as each state is responsible for regulating the molluscan shellfish industry within its jurisdiction and ensuring the safety of shellfish harvested within or entering its borders. This EFP would allow for an exemption from the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog GB Closure Area specified at 50 CFR 648.73(a)(4). During the comment period for the initial proposed EFP, NMFS received five comments. One comment was against the concept of the EFP in general. Three comments were opposed to the issuance of the EFP until concerns regarding the dockside sampling protocol could be resolved. One comment, from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, was in support of the comments regarding the dockside sampling protocol submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Although adherence to the dockside monitoring protocol would be a condition of the EFP, NMFS is not the author of the protocol, nor the Federal agency responsible for matters of public health, thus NMFS defers response to issues regarding the dockside monitoring protocol to the FDA. However, since the initial public notification of this EFP, the FDA has amended the Protocol in response to concerns raised by state shellfish control authorities. The Protocol and the pilot project that would be authorized by this EFP have also since been endorsed by the executive board of the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Nov 13, 2006 Jkt 211001 Dated: November 8, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–19190 Filed 11–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 110206D] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of scientific research permits. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 1045 Modification 1 to Dr. Michael H. Fawcett (M. Fawcett) in Bodega, CA; and Permit 1046 Modification 2 to the National Park Service (NPS) in Point Reyes, CA. This notice is relevant to federally endangered Central California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), threatened California Coastal Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), threatened Northern California steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss). The applications, permits, and related documents are available for review by appointment at: Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 315, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (ph: 707–575–6097, fax: 707– 578–3435, e-mail at: Jeffrey.Jahn@noaa.gov). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Jahn at 707–575–6097, or e-mail: Jeffrey.Jahn@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority The 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 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subject to the ESA and NMFS regulations (50 CFR parts 222–226) governing listed fish and wildlife permits. Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to federally endangered Central California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), threatened California Coastal Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), threatened Northern California steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss). Permits Issued Permit 1045 Modification 1 was issued to M. Fawcett on October 30, 2006, authorizing capture (by seine), handling, sampling and marking (by collection of fin-clips), and release of juvenile Central California Coast coho salmon, California Coastal Chinook salmon, Northern California steelhead, and Central California Coast steelhead. Permit 1045 Modification 1 is for research to be conducted in the Russian River and Salmon Creek watersheds in Sonoma County, California, as well as numerous coastal streams between Gualala River and Estero Americano in Sonoma County, California. Permit 1045 Modification 1 does not authorize take of adult ESA-listed salmonids or intentional lethal take of ESA-listed salmonids. Permit 1045 Modification 1 authorizes unintentional lethal take of juvenile ESA-listed salmonids associated with research activities not to exceed 1 percent of ESA-listed salmonids captured. The purpose of the research is to provide scientific information on the ecology, distribution, population genetics, and population abundance of Central California Coast coho salmon, California Coastal Chinook salmon, Northern California steelhead, and Central California Coast steelhead. Permit 1045 Modification 1 expires on February 28, 2012. Permit 1046 Modification 2 was issued to NPS on October 30, 2006, authorizing capture (by pipe-trap, fykenet trap, electrofishing, dip-net, or seine), handling, sampling (by collection of fin-clips, scales, or stomach contents), marking (using finclips, fin dye, passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags, or visible implant elastomer (VIE) tags), and release of juvenile Central California Coast coho salmon, California Coastal Chinook salmon, and Central California Coast steelhead; and capture (by weirtrap), handling, marking (using spaghetti-tags), and release of adult Central California Coast coho salmon, California Coastal Chinook salmon, and Central California Coast steelhead. E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 14, 2006 / Notices Permit 1046 Modification 2 also authorizes NPS to capture, handle, sample (by collection of scales, fin-clips, or other tissue), mark, and release adult carcasses of Central California Coast coho salmon, California Coastal Chinook salmon, and Central California Coast steelhead. Permit 1046 Modification 2 is for research to be conducted in the following watersheds within or proximate to NPS lands: Olema Creek, Lagunitas Creek, Pine Gulch, Redwood Creek, and Easkoot Creek in Marin County, California; West Union Creek, Martini Creek, San Vicente Creek, and Denniston Creek in San Mateo County, California; and Alhambra Creek and Franklin Creek in Contra Costa County, California. Permit 1046 Modification 2 does not authorize intentional lethal take of ESA-listed salmonids. Permit 1046 Modification 2 authorizes unintentional lethal take of ESA-listed salmonids associated with research activities not to exceed: 5 percent of juvenile ESA-listed salmonids captured, 1 percent of adult Central California Coast coho salmon captured, 2 percent of adult California Coastal Chinook salmon captured, and 2 percent of Central California Coast steelhead captured. The purpose of the research is to support NPS’ obligations as a federal agency to identify and promote the conservation of all federally listed threatened, endangered, or candidate species within park boundaries and their critical habitats. Permit 1046 Modification 2 expires on February 29, 2012. Dated: Novemebr 7, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–19192 Filed 11–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COORDINATING COUNCIL ON JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION [OJP (OJJDP) Docket No. 1463] Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. ACTION: Notice of meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) is announcing its November 30 to December 1, 2006 meeting and planning session. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Nov 13, 2006 Jkt 211001 Thursday, November 30, 2006, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; and Friday, December 1, 2006, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union building, Prince George’s Room, located on Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Delany-Shabazz, Designated Federal Official, by telephone at 202– 307–9963 [Note: this is not a toll-free telephone number], or by e-mail at Robin.Delany-Shabazz@usdoj.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, established pursuant to Section 3(2)A of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2) will meet to carry out its advisory functions under Section 206 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002, 42 U.S.C. 5601, et seq. Documents such as meeting announcements, agendas, minutes, and interim and final reports will be available on the Council’s Web page at http://www.JuvenileCouncil.gov. (You may also verify the status of the meeting at that Web address.) Although designated agency representatives may attend, the Council membership is composed of the Attorney General (Chair), the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Vice Chair), the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Nine additional members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Senate Majority Leader, and the President of the United States. DATES: Meeting Agenda Two separate sessions will be held. The open session and public meeting will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The agenda for the public meeting will include: (a) Discussion of child fatality review teams; (b) review of past Council planning efforts and results; (c) legislative, program and agency updates; and (d) other business and announcements. The planning session, which is closed to the public, will be held on Thursday, November 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66313 p.m. and on Friday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration For security purposes, members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must pre-register online at http:// www.juvenilecouncil.gov/ or by fax to: 301–945–4295 [Daryel Dunston at 240– 221–4343 or e-mail, ddunston@edjassociates.com for questions], no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2006. [Note: these are not toll-free telephone numbers.] Additional identification documents may be required. Space is limited. Note: Photo identification will be required for admission to the meeting. Written Comments: Interested parties may submit written comments by Wednesday, November 22, 2006, to Robin Delany-Shabazz, Designated Federal Official for the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, at Robin.Delany-Shabazz@usdoj.gov. The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention expects that the public statements presented will not repeat previously submitted statements. Written questions and comments from the public may be invited at this meeting. Dated: November 7, 2006. J. Robert Flores, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 219 (Tuesday, November 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-19192]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 110206D]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION:  Issuance of scientific research permits.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 1045 
Modification 1 to Dr. Michael H. Fawcett (M. Fawcett) in Bodega, CA; 
and Permit 1046 Modification 2 to the National Park Service (NPS) in 
Point Reyes, CA. This notice is relevant to federally endangered 
Central California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), threatened 
California Coastal Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), threatened Northern 
California steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened Central California 
Coast steelhead (O. mykiss).

ADDRESSES:  The applications, permits, and related documents are 
available for review by appointment at: Protected Resources Division, 
NMFS, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 315, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (ph: 707-575-
6097, fax: 707-578-3435, e-mail at: Jeffrey.Jahn@noaa.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jeffrey Jahn at 707-575-6097, or e-
mail: Jeffrey.Jahn@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    The 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 (50 CFR parts 222-226) 
governing listed fish and wildlife permits.

Species Covered in This Notice

    This notice is relevant to federally endangered Central California 
Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), threatened California Coastal 
Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), threatened Northern California 
steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened Central California Coast 
steelhead (O. mykiss).

Permits Issued

    Permit 1045 Modification 1 was issued to M. Fawcett on October 30, 
2006, authorizing capture (by seine), handling, sampling and marking 
(by collection of fin-clips), and release of juvenile Central 
California Coast coho salmon, California Coastal Chinook salmon, 
Northern California steelhead, and Central California Coast steelhead. 
Permit 1045 Modification 1 is for research to be conducted in the 
Russian River and Salmon Creek watersheds in Sonoma County, California, 
as well as numerous coastal streams between Gualala River and Estero 
Americano in Sonoma County, California. Permit 1045 Modification 1 does 
not authorize take of adult ESA-listed salmonids or intentional lethal 
take of ESA-listed salmonids. Permit 1045 Modification 1 authorizes 
unintentional lethal take of juvenile ESA-listed salmonids associated 
with research activities not to exceed 1 percent of ESA-listed 
salmonids captured. The purpose of the research is to provide 
scientific information on the ecology, distribution, population 
genetics, and population abundance of Central California Coast coho 
salmon, California Coastal Chinook salmon, Northern California 
steelhead, and Central California Coast steelhead. Permit 1045 
Modification 1 expires on February 28, 2012.
    Permit 1046 Modification 2 was issued to NPS on October 30, 2006, 
authorizing capture (by pipe-trap, fyke-net trap, electrofishing, dip-
net, or seine), handling, sampling (by collection of fin-clips, scales, 
or stomach contents), marking (using fin-clips, fin dye, passive 
integrated transponder (PIT) tags, or visible implant elastomer (VIE) 
tags), and release of juvenile Central California Coast coho salmon, 
California Coastal Chinook salmon, and Central California Coast 
steelhead; and capture (by weir-trap), handling, marking (using 
spaghetti-tags), and release of adult Central California Coast coho 
salmon, California Coastal Chinook salmon, and Central California Coast 
steelhead.

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Permit 1046 Modification 2 also authorizes NPS to capture, handle, 
sample (by collection of scales, fin-clips, or other tissue), mark, and 
release adult carcasses of Central California Coast coho salmon, 
California Coastal Chinook salmon, and Central California Coast 
steelhead. Permit 1046 Modification 2 is for research to be conducted 
in the following watersheds within or proximate to NPS lands: Olema 
Creek, Lagunitas Creek, Pine Gulch, Redwood Creek, and Easkoot Creek in 
Marin County, California; West Union Creek, Martini Creek, San Vicente 
Creek, and Denniston Creek in San Mateo County, California; and 
Alhambra Creek and Franklin Creek in Contra Costa County, California. 
Permit 1046 Modification 2 does not authorize intentional lethal take 
of ESA-listed salmonids. Permit 1046 Modification 2 authorizes 
unintentional lethal take of ESA-listed salmonids associated with 
research activities not to exceed: 5 percent of juvenile ESA-listed 
salmonids captured, 1 percent of adult Central California Coast coho 
salmon captured, 2 percent of adult California Coastal Chinook salmon 
captured, and 2 percent of Central California Coast steelhead captured. 
The purpose of the research is to support NPS' obligations as a federal 
agency to identify and promote the conservation of all federally listed 
threatened, endangered, or candidate species within park boundaries and 
their critical habitats. Permit 1046 Modification 2 expires on February 
29, 2012.

    Dated: Novemebr 7, 2006.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-19192 Filed 11-13-06; 8:45 am]
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