Listing Endangered and Threatened Species: Initiation of a Status Review for the Oregon Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon, 38170-38171 [E9-18385]

Download as PDF 38170 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 146 / Friday, July 31, 2009 / Notices the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 14508 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Patrick Opay, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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 222–226). The purpose of the proposed research is to continue to collect long-term data on species comparison, size frequencies, disease rates, seasonal abundance, genetic origin and feeding ecology of sea turtles using Lake Worth Lagoon in Palm Beach County, Florida. Up to 50 green, 5 loggerhead, 2 hawksbill, and 1 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles would be captured annually. Turtles would be flipper and passive integrated transponder tagged, blood and tissue sampled, measured, photographed, and weighed. A subset of green sea turtles would be lavaged. The permit would be issued for five years. Dated: July 27, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–18384 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XQ27 PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf of Mexico AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of a letter of authorization. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Jul 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 has a issued one-year Letter of Authorization (LOA) to take marine mammals incidental to the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures (EROS) in the Gulf of Mexico. DATES: The authorization is effective from August 1, 2009, through July 31, 2010. ADDRESSES: The application and LOA is available for review by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation, and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3235 or by telephoning the contact listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Goldstein or Ken Hollingshead, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 301–713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs the NMFS to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by United States citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region, if certain findings are made by NMFS and regulations are issued. Under the MMPA, the term ‘‘taking’’ means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or to attempt to harass, hunt capture, or kill marine mammals. Authorization for incidental taking, in the form of an annual LOA, may be granted by NMFS for periods up to five years if NMFS finds, after notification and opportunity for public comment, that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) of marine mammals, and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). In addition, NMFS must prescribe regulations that include permissible methods of taking and other means effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species and its habitat (i.e., mitigation), and on the availability of the species for subsistence uses, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating rounds, and areas of similar significance. The regulations also must include requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking. Regulations governing the taking incidental to EROS were published on June 19, 2008 (73 FR 34889), and remain PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in effect through July 19, 2013. For detailed information on this action, please refer to that Federal Register notice. The species that applicants may take in small numbers during EROS activities are bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata), Clymene dolphins (Stenella clymene), striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), melonheaded whales (Peponocephala electra), short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus), and sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). Pursuant to these regulations, NMFS has issued an LOA to ATP Oil & Gas Corporation. Issuance of the LOA is based on a finding made in the preamble to the final rule that the total taking by these activities (with monitoring, mitigation, and reporting measures) will result in no more than a negligible impact on the affected species or stock(s) of marine mammals and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on subsistence uses. NMFS also finds that the applicant will meet the requirements contained in the implementing regulations and LOA, including monitoring, mitigation, and reporting requirements. Dated: July 28, 2009. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–18383 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO28 Listing Endangered and Threatened Species: Initiation of a Status Review for the Oregon Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Reopening of public comment period. SUMMARY: On April 29, 2009, we, NMFS, announced the initiation of a status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the Oregon Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) evolutionarily significant unit (ESU). As part of that proposal, we provided a 90– E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 146 / Friday, July 31, 2009 / Notices day comment period, ending on July 28, 2009. We have received requests for an extension of the public comment period. In response to these requests, we are reopening the comment period for the proposed action. DATES: Information and comments on the subject action must be received by August 18, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 0648–XO28, by any of the following methods: • Fax: 503–230–5441 • Mail: Submit written comments and information to Chief, NMFS, Protected Resources Division, 1201 NE Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. You may hand-deliver written comments to our office during normal business hours at the street address given above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding this notice contact Garth Griffin, NMFS, Northwest Region, (503) 231–2005; or Marta Nammack, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, (301) 713–1401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 29, 2009, we announced the initiation of a status review under the ESA for the Oregon Coast coho salmon ESU. As part of that proposal, we provided a 90–day comment period, ending on July 28, 2009. We have received requests for an extension of the public comment period. In response to these requests, we are reopening the comment period for the proposed action. The public comment period closed on July 28, 2009. We are reopening the public comment period until August 21, 2009, to receive additional local and public information and comments that may be relevant to the status review. Public comments received between the close of the first comment period on July 28, 2009, and the reopening of the comment period July 31, 2009 will also be considered timely. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: July 27, 2009. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–18385 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Jul 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the Agenda below. DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Wednesday August, 26– Friday August 28, 2009. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Mayflower Park Hotel, 405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Pearson, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 11704, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, 301–734–1083. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The duties of the Board were amended by the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–394). The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. The Agenda for the meeting can be found at: http://www:seagrant.noaa.gov/ leadership/advisoryboard/agenda 0809.pdf. Dated: July 24, 2009. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–18234 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED 38171 to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: 8/31/2009. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On May 22, 2009 (74 FR 23999– 24000); May 29, 2009 (74 FR 25717– 25718); and June 5, 2009 (74 FR 27022– 27023), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51– 2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products and services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Procurement List; Additions End of Certification AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to Procurement List. Accordingly, the following the products and services are added to the Procurement List: This action adds to the Procurement List products and services SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Products NSN: 6230–01–514–0921—Kit, Safety, Lighting. E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 146 (Friday, July 31, 2009)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18385]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XO28


Listing Endangered and Threatened Species: Initiation of a Status 
Review for the Oregon Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho 
Salmon

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

ACTION: Reopening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY:  On April 29, 2009, we, NMFS, announced the initiation of a 
status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the Oregon 
Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) evolutionarily significant 
unit (ESU). As part of that proposal, we provided a 90-

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day comment period, ending on July 28, 2009. We have received requests 
for an extension of the public comment period. In response to these 
requests, we are reopening the comment period for the proposed action.

DATES: Information and comments on the subject action must be received 
by August 18, 2009.

ADDRESSES:  You may submit comments, identified by 0648-XO28, by any of 
the following methods:
     Fax: 503-230-5441
     Mail: Submit written comments and information to Chief, 
NMFS, Protected Resources Division, 1201 NE Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 
1100, Portland, OR 97232. You may hand-deliver written comments to our 
office during normal business hours at the street address given above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  For further information regarding 
this notice contact Garth Griffin, NMFS, Northwest Region, (503) 231-
2005; or Marta Nammack, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, (301) 713-
1401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 29, 2009, we announced the 
initiation of a status review under the ESA for the Oregon Coast coho 
salmon ESU. As part of that proposal, we provided a 90-day comment 
period, ending on July 28, 2009. We have received requests for an 
extension of the public comment period. In response to these requests, 
we are reopening the comment period for the proposed action. The public 
comment period closed on July 28, 2009. We are reopening the public 
comment period until August 21, 2009, to receive additional local and 
public information and comments that may be relevant to the status 
review. Public comments received between the close of the first comment 
period on July 28, 2009, and the reopening of the comment period July 
31, 2009 will also be considered timely.

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

    Dated: July 27, 2009.
James H. Lecky,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-18385 Filed 7-30-09; 8:45 am]
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