Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 36493-36494 [E8-14648]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 125 / Friday, June 27, 2008 / Notices Development Agreement (‘‘CRADA’’) with the licensee to perform further research on the invention for purposes of commercialization. The invention available for licensing is: [NIST Docket Number: 06–011] Title: Gradient Elution Moving Boundary Electrophoresis (GEMBE). Abstract: GEMBE is a method for performing electrophoretic separation and/or purification of compounds in a mixture. The essence of the invention is the use of a variable bulk flow in electrophoresis. The method uses the electrophoretic migration of chemical species in solution in combination with variable hydrodynamic bulk flow of the solution through a separation capillary or microfluidic channel. GEMBE can be used with the bulk flow solution flow in either direction with respect to the electrophoretic driving force. 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E8–14592 Filed 6–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XI65 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of application for research permit (1414) and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for scientific research from East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in Lodi, CA. The permit would affect the federally threatened Central Valley steelhead Distinct Population Segment (DPS), as identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. 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 July 18, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the permit application should be sent to the appropriate office. Comments may also be sent via fax to the number indicated for the request. Comments will not be accepted if submitted via e-mail or the Internet. The applications and related documents are available for review by appointment, for permit 1414: Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 8–300, Sacramento, CA 95814 (ph: 916–930–3600, fax: 916– 930–3629). Documents may also be reviewed by appointment in the Office of Protected Resources, F/PR3, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3226 (301–713–1401). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Witalis at phone number 916– 930–3606, or e-mail: Shirley.Witalis@noaa.gov. E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 36494 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 125 / Friday, June 27, 2008 / Notices 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 threatened Central Valley steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Application Received EBMUD requests a five-year permit (1414) to conduct monitoring and research of anadromous (Central Valley steelhead) and resident fishes in the Lower Mokelumne River. The goals of the project include measuring the success of the Lower Mokelumne River Restoration Program and determining if the modifications of the Lower Mokelumne River Project are appropriate for conserving fish and wildlife resources in the Lower Mokelumne River. Data will also be collected for developing a Hatchery and Genetics Management Plan for the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery steelhead artificial propagation program. EBMUD’s monitoring and research will consists of trapping, sampling, measuring, weighing and tagging fish, fish carcass surveying, and collecting O. mykiss tissue samples. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:47 Jun 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: June 23, 2008. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14648 Filed 6–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Amendment to the 2008 Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Nicaragua under the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) June 23, 2008. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Amending the 2008 TPL for Nicaragua. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: June 27, 2008. SUMMARY: This notice reduces the 2008 TPL for Nicaragua to 87,897,046 square meters equivalent to account for the shortfall in meeting the one-to-one commitment for cotton and man-made fiber woven trousers exported from Nicaragua to the United States. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Annex 3.28 of the CAFTA-DR; Section 1634(a)(2) and (c)(2) of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280); Presidential Proclamation 8111 of February 28, 2007. BACKGROUND: Annex 3.28 of the CAFTA-DR establishes a TPL for non-originating apparel goods of Nicaragua. Section 1634(a)(2) of the Pension Protection Act references the exchange of letters between the United States and Nicaragua, which establishes the one-toone commitment for cotton and manmade fiber trousers. Section 1634(c)(2) of the Pension Protection Act authorizes the President to proclaim a reduction in the overall limit in the TPL if the President determines that Nicaragua has failed to comply with the one-to-one commitment. In Presidential Proclamation 8111, the President delegated to CITA the authority to determine whether Nicaragua had failed to comply with the one-to-one commitment and to reduce the overall limit in the TPL. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In an exchange of letters dated March 24 and 27, 2006, Nicaragua agreed that for each square meter equivalent of exports of cotton and man-made fiber woven trousers entered under the TPL, Nicaragua would export to the United States an equal amount of cotton and man-made fiber woven trousers made of U.S. formed fabric of U.S. formed yarn. This commitment for cotton woven trousers applies to the first 30 million square meters equivalent in 2007, the second year after the date of entry into force of the CAFTA-DR. Further, any shortfall in meeting this commitment that was not rectified by April 1 of the succeeding year would be applied against the TPL for the succeeding year. For 2007, the shortfall in meeting the one-to-one commitment is 12,102,954 square meters equivalent. This amount is being deducted from the 2008 TPL, resulting in a new TPL level for 2008 of 87,897,046 square meters equivalent. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E8–14638 Filed 6–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled the AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Progress Report (OMB Control Number 3045–0043) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Mr. Craig Kinnear at (202) 606–9708. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 565–2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 125 (Friday, June 27, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36493-36494]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-14648]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XI65


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Receipt of application for research permit (1414) and request 
for comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application 
for scientific research from East Bay Municipal Utility District 
(EBMUD) in Lodi, CA. The permit would affect the federally threatened 
Central Valley steelhead Distinct Population Segment (DPS), as 
identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. 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 July 18, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the permit application should be sent to 
the appropriate office. Comments may also be sent via fax to the number 
indicated for the request. Comments will not be accepted if submitted 
via e-mail or the Internet. The applications and related documents are 
available for review by appointment, for permit 1414: Protected 
Resources Division, NMFS, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 8-300, Sacramento, CA 
95814 (ph: 916-930-3600, fax: 916-930-3629). Documents may also be 
reviewed by appointment in the Office of Protected Resources, F/PR3, 
NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3226 (301-713-
1401).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Witalis at phone number 916-
930-3606, or e-mail: Shirley.Witalis@noaa.gov.

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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 threatened Central Valley 
steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

Application Received

    EBMUD requests a five-year permit (1414) to conduct monitoring and 
research of anadromous (Central Valley steelhead) and resident fishes 
in the Lower Mokelumne River. The goals of the project include 
measuring the success of the Lower Mokelumne River Restoration Program 
and determining if the modifications of the Lower Mokelumne River 
Project are appropriate for conserving fish and wildlife resources in 
the Lower Mokelumne River. Data will also be collected for developing a 
Hatchery and Genetics Management Plan for the Mokelumne River Fish 
Hatchery steelhead artificial propagation program. EBMUD's monitoring 
and research will consists of trapping, sampling, measuring, weighing 
and tagging fish, fish carcass surveying, and collecting O. mykiss 
tissue samples.

    Dated: June 23, 2008.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-14648 Filed 6-26-08; 8:45 am]
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