Endangered and Threatened Species: Notice of Availability for Public Comment on Guidance for Monitoring the Recovery of Pacific Northwest Salmon and Steelhead Listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act, 31008-31009 [E9-15199]

Download as PDF 31008 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 123 / Monday, June 29, 2009 / Notices Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–5167 or via the Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov. Dated: June 24, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 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E9–15335 Filed 6–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP52 Endangered and Threatened Species: Notice of Availability for Public Comment on Guidance for Monitoring the Recovery of Pacific Northwest Salmon and Steelhead Listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Northwest Region has drafted guidance on monitoring the recovery of Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance is intended to assist NMFS’ recovery partners in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in understanding the recovery monitoring needs under the ESA. NMFS’ Northwest Region is soliciting public review and PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment on the draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance. DATES: All comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on [August 28, 2009. ADDRESSES: Copies of the draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance are available on the Internet at: http:// www.nwr.noaa.gov, or upon request (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, below). You may submit comments on the draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance by any of the following methods: E-mail: The mailbox address for submitting e-mail comments on the draft monitoring guidance is rmelguidance.nwr@noaa.gov. Please include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the identifier ‘‘Draft Pacific Northwest Monitoring Guidance.’’ Mail: You may submit written comments and information to Dr. Scott Rumsey, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. Please identify the comment as regarding the ‘‘Draft Pacific Northwest Monitoring Guidance.’’ Hand Delivery/Courier: You may hand deliver written comments and information to NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Please identify the comment as regarding the ‘‘Draft Pacific Northwest Monitoring Guidance.’’ Fax: (503) 230–6893. Please identify the fax comment as regarding the ‘‘Draft Pacific Northwest Monitoring Guidance.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Crawford, NMFS, Northwest Region, by phone at (360) 534–9348, or by e-mail at bruce.crawford@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 4(c)(2) of the ESA requires that, at least every 5 years, the Secretary shall conduct a review of all ESA-listed species and determine whether any species should: (1) Be removed from such list; (2) be changed in status from an endangered species to a threatened species; or (3) be changed in status from a threatened species to an endangered species. In the Pacific Northwest, NMFS’ reviews of the status of listed salmon and steelhead populations, and the extent to which the threats and other factors limiting the species’ recovery have been addressed, are largely dependent upon monitoring information collected by state, tribal, and Federal comanagers. In an effort to provide more direction to agencies monitoring the status of ESA-listed salmon and E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 123 / Monday, June 29, 2009 / Notices steelhead and their habitats, NMFS’ Northwest Region has drafted guidance on monitoring the recovery of listed salmonids in the Pacific Northwest. This draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance will assist NMFS’ recovery partners in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in understanding the recovery monitoring needs under the ESA, and the desired level of statistical certainty for the monitoring information they collect. The draft monitoring guidance includes recommended priorities for monitoring, data collection, and reporting of the viability of Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead populations, threats to the species, and the ESA Section 4(a)(1) listing factors. Information Solicited NMFS’ Northwest Region is soliciting public comment on the draft guidance for monitoring the recovery of ESAlisted salmon and steelhead in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Specifically, NMFS’ Northwest Region requests comment on the recommendations and priorities proposed in the draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance. In particular, we would like input on the proposed confidence intervals for status and trends monitoring of adult and juveniles, as well as on the targets for the relative abundance of hatchery- and natural-origin fish in spawning populations. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: June 23, 2009. Angela Somma, Chief, Division of Endangered Species, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–15199 Filed 6–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XP73 Endangered Species; File No. 14272 Notice is hereby given that Lawrence Wood, Marinelife Center of Juno Beach, 14200 U.S. Hwy. #1, Juno Beach, FL 33408, has been issued a permit to take hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 20:04 Jun 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign–Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ‘‘ the establishment of foreign–trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Foreign–Trade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign– trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, the City and County of Butte–Silver Bow (the Grantee) has made application to the Board (FTZ Docket 43–2008, filed 8/4/08), requesting the establishment of a foreign–trade zone at a site in Butte, Montana, adjacent to the Butte–Silver Bow Customs and Border Protection port of entry; Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (73 FR 46870, 8/12/08), and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of establishing a foreign–trade zone, designated on the records of the Board as Foreign–Trade Zone No. 274, at the site described in the application, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of June 2009. FOREIGN–TRADE ZONES BOARD,Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary [FR Doc. E9–15331 Filed 6–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S BILLING CODE 3510–22–S AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit. VerDate Nov<24>2008 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301) 713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 9, 2009, notice was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 10034) that a request for a scientific research permit to take hawksbill sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named individual. 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). The research will continue to describe the abundance and movements of an aggregation of hawksbill sea turtles found on the barrier reefs of Palm Beach County, Florida. Up to 75 animals will be captured, tagged, and sampled annually for 5 years. Up to ten animals will have satellite transmitters attached to their carapace. 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 such endangered species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: June 22, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–15196 Filed 6–26–09; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUMMARY: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: 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; Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824– 5309. ADDRESSES: 31009 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Order No. 1609] RIN 0648–XP83 Grant of Authority, Establishment of a Foreign–Trade Zone, City and County of Butte–Silver Bow, Montana Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign– Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 123 (Monday, June 29, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-15199]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XP52


Endangered and Threatened Species: Notice of Availability for 
Public Comment on Guidance for Monitoring the Recovery of Pacific 
Northwest Salmon and Steelhead Listed under the Federal Endangered 
Species Act

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

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY:  The National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) Northwest 
Region has drafted guidance on monitoring the recovery of Pacific 
Northwest salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA). This draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance is intended to 
assist NMFS' recovery partners in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in 
understanding the recovery monitoring needs under the ESA. NMFS' 
Northwest Region is soliciting public review and comment on the draft 
Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance.

DATES: All comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Pacific 
Standard Time on [August 28, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance 
are available on the Internet at: http://www.nwr.noaa.gov, or upon 
request (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, below). You may submit 
comments on the draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance by any of 
the following methods:
    E-mail: The mailbox address for submitting e-mail comments on the 
draft monitoring guidance is rme_guidance.nwr@noaa.gov. Please include 
in the subject line of the e-mail comment the identifier ``Draft 
Pacific Northwest Monitoring Guidance.''
    Mail: You may submit written comments and information to Dr. Scott 
Rumsey, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. 
Please identify the comment as regarding the ``Draft Pacific Northwest 
Monitoring Guidance.''
    Hand Delivery/Courier: You may hand deliver written comments and 
information to NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 
97232. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. Please identify the comment as regarding the 
``Draft Pacific Northwest Monitoring Guidance.''
    Fax: (503) 230-6893. Please identify the fax comment as regarding 
the ``Draft Pacific Northwest Monitoring Guidance.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Bruce Crawford, NMFS, Northwest 
Region, by phone at (360) 534-9348, or by e-mail at 
bruce.crawford@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 4(c)(2) of the ESA requires that, at least every 5 years, 
the Secretary shall conduct a review of all ESA-listed species and 
determine whether any species should: (1) Be removed from such list; 
(2) be changed in status from an endangered species to a threatened 
species; or (3) be changed in status from a threatened species to an 
endangered species. In the Pacific Northwest, NMFS' reviews of the 
status of listed salmon and steelhead populations, and the extent to 
which the threats and other factors limiting the species' recovery have 
been addressed, are largely dependent upon monitoring information 
collected by state, tribal, and Federal co-managers. In an effort to 
provide more direction to agencies monitoring the status of ESA-listed 
salmon and

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steelhead and their habitats, NMFS' Northwest Region has drafted 
guidance on monitoring the recovery of listed salmonids in the Pacific 
Northwest. This draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance will assist 
NMFS' recovery partners in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in 
understanding the recovery monitoring needs under the ESA, and the 
desired level of statistical certainty for the monitoring information 
they collect. The draft monitoring guidance includes recommended 
priorities for monitoring, data collection, and reporting of the 
viability of Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead populations, 
threats to the species, and the ESA Section 4(a)(1) listing factors.

Information Solicited

    NMFS' Northwest Region is soliciting public comment on the draft 
guidance for monitoring the recovery of ESA-listed salmon and steelhead 
in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Specifically, NMFS' Northwest Region 
requests comment on the recommendations and priorities proposed in the 
draft Pacific Northwest monitoring guidance. In particular, we would 
like input on the proposed confidence intervals for status and trends 
monitoring of adult and juveniles, as well as on the targets for the 
relative abundance of hatchery- and natural-origin fish in spawning 
populations.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

    Dated: June 23, 2009.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Division of Endangered Species, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-15199 Filed 6-26-09; 8:45 am]
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