Endangered Species; File No. 14506, 66618 [E9-29940]

Download as PDF 66618 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices Dated: December 11, 2009. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–29905 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XT27 Endangered Species; File No. 14506 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Llewellyn Ehrhart, University of Central Florida, P.O. Box 162368, Orlando, Florida 32816, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before January 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/index.cfm, and then selecting File No. 14506 from the list of available applications. These documents are also 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) 713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824– 5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301) 713–0376, provided VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 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. 14506. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Patrick Opay, (301) 713–2289. 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). Dr. Ehrhart requests a five-year research permit to continue long-term studies of sea turtle populations in three disparate habitats on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Project 1 would occur in the Indian River Lagoon System, Project 2 would occur over the Sabellariid work rock reefs of Indian River County, and Project 3 would occur in the Trident Turning Basin, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Researchers would assess population structure, trends in relative abundance, habitat utilization, sex ratios, physiology, genetics, zoogeography, and epidemiology of sea turtles in these habitats. Turtles would be captured using tangle and dip nets. For Project 1 researchers would annually capture, flipper tag, passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag, measure, weigh, blood sample, tissue biopsy, lavage, photograph, and/or remove epibiota from: 100 loggerhead, 260 green, 3 Kemp’s ridley, 2 hawksbill, and 1 leatherback sea turtle. Up to 10 of the green sea turtles would have a transmitter attached to the carapace annually. For Project 2 researchers would annually capture, flipper tag, PIT tag, measure, weigh, blood sample, tissue biopsy, lavage, photograph, and/ or remove epibiota from: 10 loggerhead, 140 green, 2 Kemp’s ridley, and 2 hawksbill sea turtles. For Project 3 researchers would annually capture, flipper tag, PIT tag, measure, weigh, blood sample, tissue biopsy, lavage, mark the carapace with paint, and photograph, and/or remove epibiota from: 10 loggerhead, 140 green, 1 Kemp’s ridley, 1 hawksbill, and 1 leatherback sea turtle. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 11, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–29940 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XT08 Establishment of a Recreational Fisheries Working Group by the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. SUMMARY: Nominations are being solicited for appointment to a new Recreational Fisheries Working Group of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) beginning in January 2010. MAFAC is the only Federal advisory committee with the responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. MAFAC is establishing a Recreational Fisheries Working Group (RFWG) to assist it in the development of recommendations to the Secretary on regulations, policies and programs critical to the mission and goals of the NMFS. The RFWG shall be composed of people with a specific interest and qualification related to NOAA’s recreation-related activities. The members will be appointed by MAFAC in consultation with NOAA and will serve for an initial term of one year, with the potential for reappointment. Nominees should possess demonstrable expertise in the science, management or business of recreational fishing, a wellinformed background in recreational fisheries issues, and an operational knowledge of federal agencies and interactions with the Fishery Management Councils and/or regional and state partners, and be able to fulfill the time commitments required for two annual meetings. DATES: Applications must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Applications should be sent to Gordon C. Colvin, Interim Senior Policy Advisor for Recreational E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XT27


Endangered Species; File No. 14506

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Llewellyn Ehrhart, University of 
Central Florida, P.O. Box 162368, Orlando, Florida 32816, has applied 
in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill 
(Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), 
loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) 
sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before January 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public Comment'' from the 
Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/index.cfm, and then 
selecting File No. 14506 from the list of available applications. These 
documents are also 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) 713-0376; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.
    Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this 
application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and 
Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 
East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those 
individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons 
why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate.
    Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301) 713-0376, 
provided 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. 14506.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman 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).
    Dr. Ehrhart requests a five-year research permit to continue long-
term studies of sea turtle populations in three disparate habitats on 
Florida's Atlantic coast. Project 1 would occur in the Indian River 
Lagoon System, Project 2 would occur over the Sabellariid work rock 
reefs of Indian River County, and Project 3 would occur in the Trident 
Turning Basin, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Researchers would 
assess population structure, trends in relative abundance, habitat 
utilization, sex ratios, physiology, genetics, zoogeography, and 
epidemiology of sea turtles in these habitats. Turtles would be 
captured using tangle and dip nets. For Project 1 researchers would 
annually capture, flipper tag, passive integrated transponder (PIT) 
tag, measure, weigh, blood sample, tissue biopsy, lavage, photograph, 
and/or remove epibiota from: 100 loggerhead, 260 green, 3 Kemp's 
ridley, 2 hawksbill, and 1 leatherback sea turtle. Up to 10 of the 
green sea turtles would have a transmitter attached to the carapace 
annually. For Project 2 researchers would annually capture, flipper 
tag, PIT tag, measure, weigh, blood sample, tissue biopsy, lavage, 
photograph, and/or remove epibiota from: 10 loggerhead, 140 green, 2 
Kemp's ridley, and 2 hawksbill sea turtles. For Project 3 researchers 
would annually capture, flipper tag, PIT tag, measure, weigh, blood 
sample, tissue biopsy, lavage, mark the carapace with paint, and 
photograph, and/or remove epibiota from: 10 loggerhead, 140 green, 1 
Kemp's ridley, 1 hawksbill, and 1 leatherback sea turtle.

    Dated: December 11, 2009.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-29940 Filed 12-15-09; 8:45 am]
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