Endangered Species; File No. 1543, 68562 [E6-20007]

Download as PDF 68562 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 227 / Monday, November 27, 2006 / Notices which is the subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 111706A] Endangered Species; File No. 1543 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: to inform you of the rights and protections available to you under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws. Dated: November 20, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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If you believe that you have been the victim of unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, you must either contact an EEO counselor as noted above or give notice of intent to sue to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action. If you are alleging discrimination based on marital status or political affiliation, you may file a written complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) (see contact information below). In the alternative (or in some cases, in addition), you may pursue a discrimination complaint by filing a grievance through the Commission’s administrative or negotiated grievance procedures.2 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Duke Power Company (Gene E. Vaughan, Principal Investigator), 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville, North Carolina, 28078 has been issued a permit to conduct scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum). CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: 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; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is providing notice to all of its employees, former employees, and applicants for employment about the rights and remedies that are available to them under the Federal antidiscrimination laws and whistleblower protection laws.1 This notice fulfills CPSC’s notification obligations under the Notification and Federal Employees Anti-discrimination Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act), as implemented by Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations. 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The Act also requires this agency to provide this notice to Federal employees, former Federal employees and applicants for Federal employment ADDRESSES: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Brandy Hutnak, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 10, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 68398) that a request for a scientific research permit to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by Duke Power Company. The requested permit has been issued 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 parts 222–226). Duke Power Company proposes to conduct a study of shortnose sturgeon in the Wateree River, South Carolina, as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions’s 2008 relicensing process for the company’s Catawba-Wateree Hydropower Project. Up to three adult and/or juvenile shortnose sturgeon are authorized to be captured annually with gill nets to measure, weigh, scan for PIT tags, fin clip and then release. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Nov 24, 2006 Jkt 211001 No FEAR Act Notice Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 1 Commissioner Thomas H. Moore filed a statement which is available from the Office of the Secretary or on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 111706A]


Endangered Species; File No. 1543

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Duke Power Company (Gene E. 
Vaughan, Principal Investigator), 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, 
Huntersville, North Carolina, 28078 has been issued a permit to conduct 
scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum).

ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment in the following offices:
    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; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Brandy Hutnak, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 10, 2005, notice was published 
in the Federal Register (70 FR 68398) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by Duke 
Power Company. The requested permit has been issued 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 parts 222-226).
    Duke Power Company proposes to conduct a study of shortnose 
sturgeon in the Wateree River, South Carolina, as part of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commissions's 2008 relicensing process for the 
company's Catawba-Wateree Hydropower Project. Up to three adult and/or 
juvenile shortnose sturgeon are authorized to be captured annually with 
gill nets to measure, weigh, scan for PIT tags, fin clip and then 
release.
    Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species which is the 
subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and 
policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: November 20, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-20007 Filed 11-24-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-S