Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 61787 [E8-24800]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 202 / Friday, October 17, 2008 / Notices Permit 13537 was issued on September 23, 2008, subject to certain conditions set forth therein. The permit expires on December 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the decision documents or any of the other associated documents should be directed to the Salmon Recovery Division, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, 1201 N.E. Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. The documents are also available on the Internet at www.nwr.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Turner, Portland, OR, at phone number: (503) 736–4737, e-mail: rich.turner@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is relevant to the following species and evolutionarily significant units (ESUs): Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened Lower Columbia River Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch): threatened Lower Columbia River Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta): threatened Columbia River. DATES: Dated: October 14, 2008. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–24799 Filed 10–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XL13 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice, issuance of permit. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), 1 Winemasters Way, Lodi, CA 95240, has been issued a permit to take Central Valley, California steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:18 Oct 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 61787 NMFS, Protected Resources Division, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 8–300, Sacramento, CA 95814–4706; phone (916) 930–3600; fax (916) 930–3629. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Consistency Appeal by the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District Shirley Witalis, phone (916) 930–3606. On June 27, 2008, notice was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 36494), that a request for a scientific research permit to take Central Valley steelhead had been submitted by the above-named organization. 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). Researchers will annually capture, tag, and release adult and juvenile Central Valley steelhead in the Lower Mokelumne River through various sampling methods described in the permit application (e.g., trapping, seining, electrofishing, etc.). The purpose of the study is to conduct monitoring and research of anadromous and resident fishes to measure the success of the Lower Mokelumne River Restoration Program and to determine if the modifications of the Lower Mokelumne River Project are appropriate for conserving fish and wildlife resources in the Lower Mokelumne River. This permit also authorizes EBMUD lethal take of wild and hatchery adult and juvenile Central Valley steelhead in the Lower Mokelumne River for purposes of otolith extraction and analysis, to measure the expression of resident life history among natural and hatchery (O. mykiss) and assist the development of the Mokelumne River Hatchery steelhead Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan. The permit is issued for 5 years. 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 any endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 14, 2008. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–24800 Filed 10–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of appeal. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This announcement provides notice that the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District (the District) has filed an administrative appeal with the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department), asking that the Department override an objection by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (Massachusetts). Massachusetts objects to the District’s proposed Open Marsh Water Management (OMWM) program. ADDRESSES: Materials from the appeal record will be available at the NOAA Office of General Counsel for Ocean Services, 1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4, Room 6111, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, and on the following Web site: http://www.ogc.doc.gov/ czma.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamon Bollock, Attorney-Advisor, NOAA Office of General Counsel for Ocean Services, at (301) 713–7393 or gcos.inquiries@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of Appeal On September 17, 2008, the District filed a notice of appeal with the Department, pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq., and implementing regulations found at 15 CFR Part 930, Subpart H. The District appealed an objection by Massachusetts to the District’s proposed OMWM program, which is a mosquito abatement practice that involves increasing access of predacious fish to mosquito breeding habitat by converting vegetated salt marsh areas into larger, deeper pools of standing water connected through a network of ditches. Under the CZMA, the Department may override Massachusetts’s objection on grounds that the project is consistent with the objectives or purposes of the CZMA or otherwise necessary in the interest of national security. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 202 (Friday, October 17, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 61787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24800]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XL13


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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 East Bay Municipal Utility 
District (EBMUD), 1 Winemasters Way, Lodi, CA 95240, has been issued a 
permit to take Central Valley, California steelhead (Oncorhynchus 
mykiss) for purposes of scientific research.

ADDRESSES: The permit 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 NMFS, Protected 
Resources Division, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 8-300, Sacramento, CA 
95814-4706; phone (916) 930-3600; fax (916) 930-3629.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Witalis, phone (916) 930-3606.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 27, 2008, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (73 FR 36494), that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take Central Valley steelhead had been submitted by 
the above-named organization. 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). Researchers will annually capture, tag, and release 
adult and juvenile Central Valley steelhead in the Lower Mokelumne 
River through various sampling methods described in the permit 
application (e.g., trapping, seining, electrofishing, etc.). The 
purpose of the study is to conduct monitoring and research of 
anadromous and resident fishes to measure the success of the Lower 
Mokelumne River Restoration Program and to determine if the 
modifications of the Lower Mokelumne River Project are appropriate for 
conserving fish and wildlife resources in the Lower Mokelumne River. 
This permit also authorizes EBMUD lethal take of wild and hatchery 
adult and juvenile Central Valley steelhead in the Lower Mokelumne 
River for purposes of otolith extraction and analysis, to measure the 
expression of resident life history among natural and hatchery (O. 
mykiss) and assist the development of the Mokelumne River Hatchery 
steelhead Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan. The permit is issued 
for 5 years.
    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 any endangered or threatened 
species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth 
in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: October 14, 2008.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-24800 Filed 10-16-08; 8:45 am]
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