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Download as PDF 13192 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices Notification Regarding APO This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or 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 sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these rescissions in part in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S International Trade Administration International Trade Administration University of Colorado, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty–Free Entry of Electron Microscopes This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 3705, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue., NW, Washington, D.C. Docket Number: 08–041. Applicant: University of Colorado, Denver, CO 80217. Instrument: Vitrification Robot. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 7394, February 17, 2009. Docket Number: 08–052. Applicant: University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105–6698. Instrument: CTD Chain III. Manufacturer: ADM Electronik, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 7395, February 17, 2009. Docket Number: 08–056. Applicant: Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL 60439. Instrument: Isobar Separator System. Manufacturer: Bruker Biospin S.A., France. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 7395, February 17, 2009. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign RIN 0648–XO24 University of Colorado, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscopes DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jkt 217001 Dated: March 19, 2009. Chris Cassel, Acting Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–6798 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Dated: March 19, 2009. Chris Cassel, Acting Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–6799 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] ordered. Reasons: Each 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. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: March 19, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–6800 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 instrument, for such purposes as these instruments are intended to be used, was being manufactured in the United States at the time the instruments were ordered. Reasons: Each 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. Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Room 3705, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 08–050. Applicant: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309–0427. Instrument: Dual Beam FIB Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 7588, February 18, 2009. Docket Number: 08–051. Applicant: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 7588, February 18, 2009. Docket Number: 08–062. Applicant: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Instrument: Scanning Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 7588, February 18, 2009. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as these instruments are intended to be used, was being manufactured in the United States at the time the instruments were PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of a permit application; request for comments. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for a permit (permit 14579) to conduct steelhead rescue activities for population enhancement purposes from the Protected Resource Division of NMFS office in Long Beach (PRDLB), California. The requested permit would affect the Southern California Coast Distinct Population Segment of endangered steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The public is hereby notified of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before NMFS either approves or disapproves the application. DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) on or before April 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the permit application should be sent to Matt McGoogan, Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. Comments may also be sent using email (FRNpermits.lb@noaa.gov) or fax (562) 980–4027. The permit application is available for review, by appointment, at the foregoing address and is also available for review online at the Authorizations and Permits for E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices Protected Species website at https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt McGoogan at phone number (562) 980– 4026 or e-mail: matthew.mcgoogan@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority Issuance of permits, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531B1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits: (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 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 provide 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. Permit Application Received PRDLB has applied for a permit to conduct steelhead rescue activities for the Southern California Coast (SCC) Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of endangered steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) which includes coastal streams from the Santa Maria River south to the Mexican border. The purpose of this permit is for the enhancement of survival of endangered steelhead in the SCC DPS. During the dry season and prolonged periods of below normal rainfall the instream areas harboring endangered steelhead can experience dewatering and desiccation. Because steelhead within drying sections of streams can perish, possessing the legal authority to capture and then relocate at-risk individuals would be valuable should biotic and abiotic factors suggest rescue of steelhead is warranted. Criteria have been defined in the application to provide an objective biological basis for determining whether a steelhead rescue is reasonable and necessary to enhance the population. These criteria include instream characteristics and conditions within VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 the affected area, the cause for any observed or projected streamflow decreases or dewatering, the availability of suitable instream areas to safely harbor the rescued steelhead (i.e., relocation areas), and the abundance of steelhead within the affected area. The application specifies that the permit would be applicable only in the following situations: when a rapid response is crucial to steelhead survival, and when mortality of steelhead, if not rescued and relocated, is reasonably certain; and, when take authorization has not been granted, or is not expected or warranted, under Section 7 or Section 10 of the ESA. The application defines criteria to increase the likelihood that the permit would not be misused. NMFS-specific responsibilities under the rescue and relocation activities involve: (1) serving as the permit holder, principal investigator, and the primary contact, (2) designating and collaborating with the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) as a co-investigator, (3) determining the need for a steelhead rescue and relocation, and (4) providing written authorization for undertaking steelhead rescue and relocation. NMFS would retain discretion as principal investigator under the permit for determining, either individually or in collaboration with CDFG, whether a steelhead rescue and relocation are warranted using the established rescue criteria. With regard to authorizing steelhead rescue and relocation, the permit would grant NMFS the authority to legally allow its own qualified biologists or those of the CDFG to conduct and oversee operations to capture and relocate steelhead when an imminent threat to the survival of individuals exists and when the rescue criteria are met. Once the determination has been made that a steelhead rescue is needed, NMFS will coordinate the rescue and relocation operation with its own biologists and (or) those of the CDFG. The application identifies specific responsibilities for CDFG related to the rescue and relocation activities. CDFG will notify the designated NMFS point of contact of the need to rescue and relocate steelhead prior to implementing any rescue and relocation operation. The notification will involve a letter that provides the following information: A description of the need to rescue steelhead, including an assessment of the applicability of the rescue criteria; the name of the waterway where the subject rescue and relocation would occur; a brief description of the specific conditions believed to be prompting the rescue (e.g., naturally dry conditions, or PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13193 anthropogenic activity causing the reduction in flow); an estimate of the number of steelhead that are expected to be rescued; the name of the waterway and location (GPS coordinates) where the collected steelhead would be relocated; and, a description of the plan that will be implemented to monitor the status of the relocated individuals over time. A permit duration of 10 years is requested to cover the described activities from 6/1/2009 to 12/31/2019. For this 10 year program, PRDLB has requested an annual non-lethal take of up to 2000 juvenile steelhead and 100 adult steelhead. An annual collection and possession of up to 100 steelhead tissue samples is being requested as well as permission to recover up to 20 carcasses per year (if found). All samples and carcasses would be sent to NMFS science center for genetic research and processing. No intentional lethal take is being proposed for this permit. The unintentional lethal take (mortalities) that may occur during rescue activities is up to100 juvenile steelhead per year or no more than 5 percent of the total captured. See the attached documents in the methods section of the permit for a complete project description including tables and figures. Dated: March 20, 2009. 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[FR Doc No: E9-6779]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XO24


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice of receipt of a permit application; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application 
for a permit (permit 14579) to conduct steelhead rescue activities for 
population enhancement purposes from the Protected Resource Division of 
NMFS office in Long Beach (PRDLB), California. The requested permit 
would affect the Southern California Coast Distinct Population Segment 
of endangered steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The public is 
hereby notified of the availability of the permit application for 
review and comment before NMFS either approves or disapproves the 
application.

DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at 
the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) on or before 
April 27, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the permit application should be sent to 
Matt McGoogan, Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., 
Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. Comments may also be sent using email 
(FRNpermits.lb@noaa.gov) or fax (562) 980-4027. The permit application 
is available for review, by appointment, at the foregoing address and 
is also available for review online at the Authorizations and Permits 
for

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Protected Species website at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt McGoogan at phone number (562) 
980-4026 or e-mail: matthew.mcgoogan@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    Issuance of permits, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531B1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such 
permits: (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 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 provide 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.

Permit Application Received

    PRDLB has applied for a permit to conduct steelhead rescue 
activities for the Southern California Coast (SCC) Distinct Population 
Segment (DPS) of endangered steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) which 
includes coastal streams from the Santa Maria River south to the 
Mexican border. The purpose of this permit is for the enhancement of 
survival of endangered steelhead in the SCC DPS. During the dry season 
and prolonged periods of below normal rainfall the instream areas 
harboring endangered steelhead can experience dewatering and 
desiccation. Because steelhead within drying sections of streams can 
perish, possessing the legal authority to capture and then relocate at-
risk individuals would be valuable should biotic and abiotic factors 
suggest rescue of steelhead is warranted.
    Criteria have been defined in the application to provide an 
objective biological basis for determining whether a steelhead rescue 
is reasonable and necessary to enhance the population. These criteria 
include instream characteristics and conditions within the affected 
area, the cause for any observed or projected streamflow decreases or 
dewatering, the availability of suitable instream areas to safely 
harbor the rescued steelhead (i.e., relocation areas), and the 
abundance of steelhead within the affected area. The application 
specifies that the permit would be applicable only in the following 
situations: when a rapid response is crucial to steelhead survival, and 
when mortality of steelhead, if not rescued and relocated, is 
reasonably certain; and, when take authorization has not been granted, 
or is not expected or warranted, under Section 7 or Section 10 of the 
ESA. The application defines criteria to increase the likelihood that 
the permit would not be misused.
    NMFS-specific responsibilities under the rescue and relocation 
activities involve: (1) serving as the permit holder, principal 
investigator, and the primary contact, (2) designating and 
collaborating with the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) as 
a co-investigator, (3) determining the need for a steelhead rescue and 
relocation, and (4) providing written authorization for undertaking 
steelhead rescue and relocation. NMFS would retain discretion as 
principal investigator under the permit for determining, either 
individually or in collaboration with CDFG, whether a steelhead rescue 
and relocation are warranted using the established rescue criteria.
    With regard to authorizing steelhead rescue and relocation, the 
permit would grant NMFS the authority to legally allow its own 
qualified biologists or those of the CDFG to conduct and oversee 
operations to capture and relocate steelhead when an imminent threat to 
the survival of individuals exists and when the rescue criteria are 
met. Once the determination has been made that a steelhead rescue is 
needed, NMFS will coordinate the rescue and relocation operation with 
its own biologists and (or) those of the CDFG.
    The application identifies specific responsibilities for CDFG 
related to the rescue and relocation activities. CDFG will notify the 
designated NMFS point of contact of the need to rescue and relocate 
steelhead prior to implementing any rescue and relocation operation. 
The notification will involve a letter that provides the following 
information: A description of the need to rescue steelhead, including 
an assessment of the applicability of the rescue criteria; the name of 
the waterway where the subject rescue and relocation would occur; a 
brief description of the specific conditions believed to be prompting 
the rescue (e.g., naturally dry conditions, or anthropogenic activity 
causing the reduction in flow); an estimate of the number of steelhead 
that are expected to be rescued; the name of the waterway and location 
(GPS coordinates) where the collected steelhead would be relocated; 
and, a description of the plan that will be implemented to monitor the 
status of the relocated individuals over time.
    A permit duration of 10 years is requested to cover the described 
activities from 6/1/2009 to 12/31/2019. For this 10 year program, PRDLB 
has requested an annual non-lethal take of up to 2000 juvenile 
steelhead and 100 adult steelhead. An annual collection and possession 
of up to 100 steelhead tissue samples is being requested as well as 
permission to recover up to 20 carcasses per year (if found). All 
samples and carcasses would be sent to NMFS science center for genetic 
research and processing. No intentional lethal take is being proposed 
for this permit. The unintentional lethal take (mortalities) that may 
occur during rescue activities is up to100 juvenile steelhead per year 
or no more than 5 percent of the total captured. See the attached 
documents in the methods section of the permit for a complete project 
description including tables and figures.

    Dated: March 20, 2009.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-6779 Filed 3-25-09; 8:45 am]
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