Endangered Species; File No. 1575, 70367-70368 [E6-20453]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Notices Transponder (PIT) tags in steelhead smolts. This study will be conducted during 3 years with sufficient flows and number of smolts. Due to the patterns of dry and wet years for this region it may take as many as 10 years to get the desired 3 years of data. Therefore, the duration of coverage requested by this permit covers about a 10-year period from January 2006 through July 2015. Elise Kelley has requested an annual non-lethal take of up to 575 steelhead. The annual unintentional lethal take that may occur during data collection is up to 16 steelhead or no more than 3 per cent of the total captured. Dated: November 29, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–20450 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 112706B] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of an application to renew and to modify a scientific research permit; request for comments. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application to renew and modify a permit for scientific research from Hagar Environmental Science (HES) in Richmond, California (1105). The permit would affect federally endangered Central California Coast coho salmon, threatened Central California Coast steelhead, and threatened South-Central California Coast steelhead. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment. DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on January 3, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted by email must be sent to the following address: FRNpermits.SR@noaa.gov. The application and related documents are available for review by appointment, for Permit 1105 Modification 1: Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 315, Santa Rosa, CA VerDate Aug<31>2005 11:51 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 95404 (ph: 707–575–6097, fax: 707– 578–3435). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Jahn at phone number 707–575– 6097, or e-mail: Jeffrey.Jahn@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 Central California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), threatened Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened South-Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss). Renewal and Modification Request Received HES requests to renew and modify a 5-year permit (1105) for take of juvenile Central California Coast coho salmon, Central California Coast steelhead, and South-Central California Coast steelhead to assess salmonid population distribution, abundance, and habitat in the following watersheds and coastal lagoons: Pilarcitos Creek in San Mateo County, California; San Lorenzo River, Liddell Creek, Laguna Creek, and Majors Creek in Santa Cruz County, California; Salinas River in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, California; and Arroyo Grande Creek in San Luis Obispo County, California. HES requests authorization for an estimated annual non-lethal take of 640 juvenile Central PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70367 California Coast coho salmon, 4,800 juvenile Central California Coast steelhead, and 1,920 juvenile SouthCentral California Coast steelhead, with no more than 3 percent unintentional mortality to result from capture (by electrofishing), handling, and release of fish. HES also requests authorization for an estimated annual non-lethal take of 320 juvenile Central California Coast coho salmon, 1,200 juvenile Central California Coast steelhead, and 320 juvenile South-Central California Coast steelhead, with no more than 1 percent unintentional mortality to result from capture (by seine), handling, and release of fish. Dated: November 29, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of ProtectedResources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–20452 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 112806D] Endangered Species; File No. 1575 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Earth Tech Northeast Inc. (Joseph Falbo, Responsible Party), One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10281, has been issued a permit to conduct scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) on the Hudson River, New York. 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) 427–2521; and Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978) 281–9300; fax (978) 281–9394. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Brandy Hutnak, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 10, 2006, notice was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 27230) that a E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 70368 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Notices request for a scientific research permit to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by Earth Tech Northeast Inc. 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). Earth Tech Northeast Inc. proposes to document: (1) The use of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge structure on the Hudson River as significant habitat by fisheries resources; and (2) the relative abundance and spatial and temporal patterns of shortnose sturgeon, if these fish are present. The applicants propose to use anchored gill nets and traps to capture, measure, scan and release a maximum of 250 juvenile and adult shortnose sturgeon. The proposed research would occur at six stations alongside and under the existing Tappan Zee Bridge and at three reference locations within 700 feet north of the existing bridge. 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 28, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–20453 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The open session of the meeting will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The closed executive session will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Major Craig C. Clemans, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402–5000, (410) 293–1503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of meeting is provided per the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). The executive session of the meeting will consist of discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy and internal Board of Visitors matters. Discussion of such information cannot be adequately segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the executive session of this meeting to the public. Accordingly, the Secretary of the Navy has determined in writing that the meeting shall be partially closed to the public because it will be concerned with matters listed in sections 552b(c)(2), (5), (6), (7) and (9) of title 5, United States Code. Dated: November 27, 2006. M. A. Harvison, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 232 (Monday, December 4, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70367-70368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-20453]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 112806D]


Endangered Species; File No. 1575

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 Earth Tech Northeast Inc. (Joseph 
Falbo, Responsible Party), One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty 
Street, 25\th\ Floor, New York, New York 10281, has been issued a 
permit to conduct scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser 
brevirostrum) on the Hudson River, New York.

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) 427-2521; and
    Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-
2298; phone (978) 281-9300; fax (978) 281-9394.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 10, 2006, notice was published in the 
Federal Register (71 FR 27230) that a

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request for a scientific research permit to take shortnose sturgeon had 
been submitted by Earth Tech Northeast Inc. 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).
    Earth Tech Northeast Inc. proposes to document: (1) The use of the 
existing Tappan Zee Bridge structure on the Hudson River as significant 
habitat by fisheries resources; and (2) the relative abundance and 
spatial and temporal patterns of shortnose sturgeon, if these fish are 
present. The applicants propose to use anchored gill nets and traps to 
capture, measure, scan and release a maximum of 250 juvenile and adult 
shortnose sturgeon. The proposed research would occur at six stations 
alongside and under the existing Tappan Zee Bridge and at three 
reference locations within 700 feet north of the existing bridge.
    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 28, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-20453 Filed 12-1-06; 8:45 am]
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