Endangered Species; File Nos. 13306 and 13307, 39950 [E8-15835]

Download as PDF 39950 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 134 / Friday, July 11, 2008 / Notices ordered. Reasons: The foreign instrument is an electron microscope and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring an electron microscope. We know of no electron microscope, or any other instrument suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of each instrument. Dated: July 8, 2008. Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff, Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–15832 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XI99 Endangered Species; File Nos. 13306 and 13307 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permits. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Karen Holloway-Adkins, East Coast Biologists, Inc., P.O. Box 33715, Indialantic, FL, 32903 (File No. 13306) and Kristen Hart, 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL, 33314 (File No. 13307) have been issued permits to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): 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 Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Patrick Opay, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 2, 2008, notice was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 17956) that a request for scientific research permits to take sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named individuals. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jul 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). File No. 13306: Ms. Holloway-Adkins will capture up to 60 green and 5 loggerhead sea turtles annually. The turtles will be weighed, measured, flipper tagged, Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tagged, and blood and tissue sampled. A subset of green turtles will be lavaged. The applicant will also conduct visual transect surveys. This research will characterize the turtle aggregation using the nearshore reef system of Brevard county, Florida as well as monitor the impact of local beach nourishment activities on the sea turtles and their habitat. File No. 13307: Dr. Hart will capture up to 30 green, 20 hawksbill, and 20 loggerhead sea turtles annually. Turtles will be weighed, measured, flipper tagged, PIT tagged, blood sampled, tissue sampled, fecal sampled, and lavaged. A subset of turtles will be tagged with a satellite tag or acoustic transmitter or a combination of both. This research will address fine-scale temporal and spatial patterns of sea turtle habitat use, ecology, and genetic origin within the Dry Tortugas National Park. Issuance of these permits, 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 such endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: July 7, 2008. P. Michael Payne, Chief,Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–15835 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–AV80 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Environmental Impact Statement for Amendment 30B National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice announcing the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS). ACTION: SUMMARY: NMFS, in cooperation with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council), is preparing an EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Amendment 30B to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. This notice is intended to inform the public of the reconsideration from preparing an environmental assessment (EA) to preparing a draft EIS for Amendment 30B. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Hood; phone: (727) 824–5305; fax: (727) 824–5308; email: Peter.Hood@noaa.gov. On March 5, 2007 (72 FR 9734), NMFS and the Council published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register to prepare a draft EIS and to announce scoping meetings regarding the actions proposed in Amendment 30. Amendment 30 was being developed to describe and analyze management alternatives to manage fishing mortality and to establish status criteria for greater amberjack, gray triggerfish, gag, and red grouper in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Recent stock assessments completed under the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review program indicated that management changes were warranted for these stocks. Based on comments received during the scoping process and further analyses needed for the gag and red grouper stock assessments, Amendment 30 was split into Amendments 30A and 30B. This allowed proposed actions to revise the greater amberjack rebuilding plan, end overfishing of gray triggerfish, and rebuild the gray triggerfish stock to proceed in Amendment 30A while the status of the gag and red grouper stocks were resolved. A supplemental EIS was prepared for Amendment 30A, in part, due to significant increases in the stock biomass of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish as the two species recover from their respective overfished states. A Notice of Availability for the final supplemental EIS analyzing impacts on the human environment for Amendment 30A was published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2008 (73 FR 21124). Actions to be described and analyzed in Amendment 30B include: setting gag thresholds and benchmarks; establishing gag and red grouper total allowable catch (TAC), interim SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 134 (Friday, July 11, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XI99


Endangered Species; File Nos. 13306 and 13307

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

ACTION:  Issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that Karen Holloway-Adkins, East Coast 
Biologists, Inc., P.O. Box 33715, Indialantic, FL, 32903 (File No. 
13306) and Kristen Hart, 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL, 33314 (File No. 
13307) have been issued permits to take green (Chelonia mydas), 
loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) 
sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Kate Swails or Patrick Opay, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 2, 2008, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (73 FR 17956) that a request for scientific 
research permits to take sea turtles had been submitted by the above-
named individuals. 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).
    File No. 13306: Ms. Holloway-Adkins will capture up to 60 green and 
5 loggerhead sea turtles annually. The turtles will be weighed, 
measured, flipper tagged, Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tagged, 
and blood and tissue sampled. A subset of green turtles will be 
lavaged. The applicant will also conduct visual transect surveys. This 
research will characterize the turtle aggregation using the nearshore 
reef system of Brevard county, Florida as well as monitor the impact of 
local beach nourishment activities on the sea turtles and their 
habitat.
    File No. 13307: Dr. Hart will capture up to 30 green, 20 hawksbill, 
and 20 loggerhead sea turtles annually. Turtles will be weighed, 
measured, flipper tagged, PIT tagged, blood sampled, tissue sampled, 
fecal sampled, and lavaged. A subset of turtles will be tagged with a 
satellite tag or acoustic transmitter or a combination of both. This 
research will address fine-scale temporal and spatial patterns of sea 
turtle habitat use, ecology, and genetic origin within the Dry Tortugas 
National Park.
    Issuance of these permits, 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 such endangered or threatened 
species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth 
in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: July 7, 2008.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief,Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-15835 Filed 7-10-08; 8:45 am]
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