Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 35658-35659 [E8-14259]

Download as PDF 35658 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 24, 2008 / Notices of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: June 18, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–14268 Filed 6–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–930] Notice of Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Blackledge or Howard Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3518 or (202) 482– 5193, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Postponement of Preliminary Determination CFR 351.205(e) for a 50–day postponement of the preliminary determination in this investigation. The petitioners requested postponement of the preliminary determination because of the ‘‘number of input factors, the complexity of the transactions to be investigated, and the difficulty in obtaining certain surrogate values.’’ There are no compelling reasons to deny the petitioners’ request. Therefore, the Department is postponing this preliminary determination under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’) by 50 days from July 8, 2008 to August 27, 2008. The deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 733(c)(2) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 18, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–14254 Filed 6–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XI48 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Applications for one new scientific research permit and one permit modification. AGENCY: On February 19, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) initiated the antidumping duty investigation of circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe from the People’s Republic of China. See Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 73 FR 10221 (February 26, 2008) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). The Initiation Notice stated that, unless postponed, the Department would make its preliminary determination for this antidumping duty investigation no later than 140 days after the date of initiation. Id. at 10224. On June 10, 2008, the petitioners1 made a timely request pursuant to 19 SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received two scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the applications must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on July 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the applications should be sent to the 1 The petitioners in this investigation are Bristol Metals, L.P., Felker Brothers Corp., Marcegaglia USA, Inc., Outokumpu Stainless Pipe Inc., and the United Steel Workers of America. VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:39 Jun 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503–230– 5441 or by e-mail to resapps.nwr@NOAA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blane Bellerud, Portland, OR (ph.: 503– 231–2338, Fax: 503–231–2318, e-mail: Blane.Bellerud@noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available from the address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species are covered in this notice: Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened lower Columbia River (LCR), threatened upper Willamette River (UWR), endangered upper Columbia River (UCR), threatened Snake River (SR) spring/summer (spr/ sum), threatened SR fall. Chum salmon (O. keta): threatened Columbia River (CR. Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened LCR, threatened UWR, threatened middle Columbia River (MCR), threatened SR, endangered UCR, threatened PS. Coho salmon (O. kisutch): threatened LCR, threatened Oregon Coast (OC). Sockeye salmon (O. nerka): endangered SR. Authority Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR 222–226). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Anyone 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). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. Applications Received Permit 1318 – Modification 1 Permit 1318 currently authorizes the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to take juvenile UCR Chinook salmon, UCR steelhead, SR steelhead, SR fall-run Chinook salmon, SR spr/sum E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 24, 2008 / Notices ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Chinook salmon, SR sockeye salmon, MCR steelhead, UWR Chinook salmon, UWR steelhead, LCR Chinook salmon, LCR coho salmon, LCR steelhead, and CR chum salmon in the Willamette and Columbia River basins. They are asking to modify the permit so they may be allowed to take OC coho salmon; they also wish to add a seventh project to the permit. The Permit currently contains the following projects: (1) Warm Water Fish Management Surveys; (2) Investigations of Natural Production of Spring Chinook Salmon in the Mohawk System; (3) Genetic Characterization of Rainbow Trout in the Upper Willamette System; (4) Fish Abundance, Population Status, Genetics and Disease Surveys in the Upper Willamette Basin; (5) Native Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout Surveys for Abundance, Size Composition, and Migration Patterns in the Mainstem McKenzie River; (6) Resident Redband Population Estimates in the Deschutes River. The ODFW wishes to add (7) Resident Redband Population Estimates in the Crooked River. The purpose of the research is to gather information on fish population structure, abundance, genetics, disease occurrences, and species interactions throughout many anadromous fishbearing basins in Oregon. That information would be used to direct management actions to benefit listed species. Juvenile salmonids would be collected during boat electrofishing operations in the subbasins listed in the project titles above. Some fish would be anesthetized, sampled for length and weight, allowed to recover from the anesthesia, and released; most would only be shocked and allowed to swim away, or be netted and immediately released. The ODFW does not intend to kill any of the fish being captured, but a small number may die as an unintended result of the activities. Permit 13494 The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is requesting a 5–year research permit to take LCR Chinook salmon, CR coho salmon, and LCR steelhead during fish collection and transport activities on the Cowlitz River, Washington. The purpose of the research is to determine the fishes’ response to being collected and transported around two dams that currently have no downstream fish passage. The activities will take place at a facility that is co-located with the Cowlitz Falls Hydroelectric dam on the upper Cowlitz River in southeastern Washington State. The fish collection facility is a key component of ongoing efforts to reestablish self-supporting populations of anadromous salmonids in the upper VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:39 Jun 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Cowlitz river basin. The proposed research seeks to (1) improve fish collection efficiency by modifying the operation and physical structure of the fish collection facility, and (2) develop an ongoing transportation program to maintain fish populations. The research would benefit the fish by helping them get access to (and egress from) new habitat that was previously cut off by impassible barriers. Fish collected at the facility would be transported by truck and released in the free-flowing section of the Cowlitz River downstream of the hydropower projects. Scales and other biological samples would be taken from some of the fish. The BPA does not intend to kill any of the fish being studied, but a small percentage of them may be killed as an unintended result of the research. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decisions will not be made until after the end of the 30–day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. Dated: June 17, 2008. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14259 Filed 6–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XH52 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Prohibited Species Donation Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; selection of an authorized distributor. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the renewal of permits to SeaShare (formerly Northwest Food Strategies) authorizing this organization to distribute Pacific salmon and Pacific halibut to economically disadvantaged individuals under the prohibited species donation (PSD) program. Salmon and halibut are caught incidentally during directed fishing for groundfish with trawl gear PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35659 off Alaska. This action is necessary to comply with provisions of the PSD program and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. DATES: The permits are effective from August 15, 2008, through August 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: Copies of the PSD permits for salmon and halibut may be obtained by mail from NMFS, Alaska Region, P. O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668, Attn: Ellen Sebastian, Records Officer; in person at NMFS, Alaska Region, 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, Alaska; or via the Internet at the NMFS Alaska Region website at http:// www.fakr.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky Carls, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Fishing for groundfish by U.S. vessels in the exclusive economic zone of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) is managed by NMFS in accordance with the Fishery Management Plan for groundfish of the BSAI and the Fishery Management Plan for groundfish of the GOA (FMPs). These FMPs were prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Regulations governing the Alaska groundfish fisheries and implementing the FMPs appear at 50 CFR parts 600 and 679. Fishing for halibut in waters in and off Alaska is governed by the Convention between the United States and Canada for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) promulgates regulations pursuant to the Convention. The IPHC’s regulations are subject to approval by the Secretary of State with concurrence from the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary). After approval by the Secretary of State and the Secretary, the IPHC regulations are published in the Federal Register as annual management measures pursuant to 50 CFR 300.62. Amendments 26 and 29 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs, respectively, authorize a salmon donation program and were approved by NMFS on July 10, 1996; a final rule implementing this program was published in the Federal Register on July 24, 1996 (61 FR 38358). The salmon donation program was expanded to include halibut as part of the PSD program under Amendments 50 and 50 to the FMPs that were approved by E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 24, 2008)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-14259]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XI48


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION:  Applications for one new scientific research permit and one 
permit modification.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received two scientific 
research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon. The 
proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed 
under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and 
conservation efforts.

DATES:  Comments or requests for a public hearing on the applications 
must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see 
ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on July 24, 2008.

ADDRESSES:  Written comments on the applications should be sent to the 
Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, 
Portland, OR 97232-1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503-230-
5441 or by e-mail to resapps.nwr@NOAA.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blane Bellerud, Portland, OR (ph.: 
503-231-2338, Fax: 503-231-2318, e-mail: Blane.Bellerud@noaa.gov). 
Permit application instructions are available from the address above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Species Covered in This Notice

    The following listed species are covered in this notice:
    Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened lower 
Columbia River (LCR), threatened upper Willamette River (UWR), 
endangered upper Columbia River (UCR), threatened Snake River (SR) 
spring/summer (spr/sum), threatened SR fall.
    Chum salmon (O. keta): threatened Columbia River (CR.
    Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened LCR, threatened UWR, threatened 
middle Columbia River (MCR), threatened SR, endangered UCR, threatened 
PS.
    Coho salmon (O. kisutch): threatened LCR, threatened Oregon Coast 
(OC).
    Sockeye salmon (O. nerka): endangered SR.

Authority

    Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations 
governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR 222-226). NMFS 
issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) are applied for 
in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the 
disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; 
and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the 
ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set 
forth in the permits.
    Anyone 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). Such hearings are held at the 
discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS.

Applications Received

Permit 1318 - Modification 1

    Permit 1318 currently authorizes the Oregon Department of Fish and 
Wildlife (ODFW) to take juvenile UCR Chinook salmon, UCR steelhead, SR 
steelhead, SR fall-run Chinook salmon, SR spr/sum

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Chinook salmon, SR sockeye salmon, MCR steelhead, UWR Chinook salmon, 
UWR steelhead, LCR Chinook salmon, LCR coho salmon, LCR steelhead, and 
CR chum salmon in the Willamette and Columbia River basins. They are 
asking to modify the permit so they may be allowed to take OC coho 
salmon; they also wish to add a seventh project to the permit. The 
Permit currently contains the following projects: (1) Warm Water Fish 
Management Surveys; (2) Investigations of Natural Production of Spring 
Chinook Salmon in the Mohawk System; (3) Genetic Characterization of 
Rainbow Trout in the Upper Willamette System; (4) Fish Abundance, 
Population Status, Genetics and Disease Surveys in the Upper Willamette 
Basin; (5) Native Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout Surveys for Abundance, 
Size Composition, and Migration Patterns in the Mainstem McKenzie 
River; (6) Resident Redband Population Estimates in the Deschutes 
River. The ODFW wishes to add (7) Resident Redband Population Estimates 
in the Crooked River.
    The purpose of the research is to gather information on fish 
population structure, abundance, genetics, disease occurrences, and 
species interactions throughout many anadromous fish-bearing basins in 
Oregon. That information would be used to direct management actions to 
benefit listed species. Juvenile salmonids would be collected during 
boat electrofishing operations in the subbasins listed in the project 
titles above. Some fish would be anesthetized, sampled for length and 
weight, allowed to recover from the anesthesia, and released; most 
would only be shocked and allowed to swim away, or be netted and 
immediately released. The ODFW does not intend to kill any of the fish 
being captured, but a small number may die as an unintended result of 
the activities.

Permit 13494

    The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is requesting a 5-year 
research permit to take LCR Chinook salmon, CR coho salmon, and LCR 
steelhead during fish collection and transport activities on the 
Cowlitz River, Washington. The purpose of the research is to determine 
the fishes' response to being collected and transported around two dams 
that currently have no downstream fish passage. The activities will 
take place at a facility that is co-located with the Cowlitz Falls 
Hydroelectric dam on the upper Cowlitz River in southeastern Washington 
State.
    The fish collection facility is a key component of ongoing efforts 
to re-establish self-supporting populations of anadromous salmonids in 
the upper Cowlitz river basin. The proposed research seeks to (1) 
improve fish collection efficiency by modifying the operation and 
physical structure of the fish collection facility, and (2) develop an 
ongoing transportation program to maintain fish populations. The 
research would benefit the fish by helping them get access to (and 
egress from) new habitat that was previously cut off by impassible 
barriers. Fish collected at the facility would be transported by truck 
and released in the free-flowing section of the Cowlitz River 
downstream of the hydropower projects. Scales and other biological 
samples would be taken from some of the fish. The BPA does not intend 
to kill any of the fish being studied, but a small percentage of them 
may be killed as an unintended result of the research.
    This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS 
will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments 
submitted to determine whether the application meets the requirements 
of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit 
decisions will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment 
period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal 
Register.

    Dated: June 17, 2008.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-14259 Filed 6-23-08; 8:45 am]
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