Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 5339-5340 [2011-2064]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 20 / Monday, January 31, 2011 / Notices Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to the federally endangered Southern California Distinct Population Segment of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES A notice of the receipt of an application for Permit 15390 was published in the Federal Register on May 7, 2010 (75 FR 25205). Permit 15390 was issued to the RCD on October 8, 2010. Permit 15390 authorizes the RCD to conduct a scientific study of steelhead in Topanga Creek, Arroyo Sequit, and Malibu Creek. The purpose of this study is to gather information that will contribute to the understanding of migration patterns, diet, and the abundance and distribution of steelhead in the subject streams. Monitoring methods authorized by the permit include direct underwater observation techniques for estimating abundance and distribution of steelhead, migratory trapping, and Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tagging. Authorized sampling methods to obtain steelhead for abundance counts and PIT tagging include hand nets, seine nets, angling, fyke traps, and electrofishing. Permit 15390 authorizes an annual non-lethal take of 1150 juvenile steelhead, 100 smolts, and 10 adult steelhead as well as an annual collection and possession of up to 950 steelhead tissue samples and 10 steelhead carcasses. The permit authorizes 100 smolts and up to 850 juvenile steelhead (depending on size) to be processed for PIT tags. The capture of adult steelhead in fyke traps is authorized by the permit, but PIT tagging of adults is not. The permit authorizes gastric lavage to be performed on up to 30 juvenile steelhead to gather information on feeding habits and diet. The authorized unintentional lethal take for the permit is 36 juvenile steelhead annually. No unintentional lethal take of adult steelhead nor intentional lethal take of any steelhead is authorized with this permit. All mortalities will be sent to NMFS Protected Resource Division in Long Beach, CA for genetic research and processing. Field activities associated with Permit 15390 began in October 2010 when the permit was issued and will cease when the permit expires on December 31, 2020. 16:38 Jan 28, 2011 [FR Doc. 2011–2130 Filed 1–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Permit Issued VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dated: January 25, 2011. Therese Conant, Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA182 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of a permit application; request for comments. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for a permit to conduct research for scientific purposes from Stillwater Sciences (Stillwater) in Arcata, California. The requested permit would affect the endangered Southern California (SC) Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of steelhead (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 March 2, 2011. 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 e-mail (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 Protected Species Web site 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: SUMMARY: Authority Issuance of permits, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits: (1) Are PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5339 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 Stillwater has applied for a permit (permit 15774) to study steelhead in the Santa Maria River watershed. The purpose of this study is to gather information that will contribute to the understanding of steelhead rearing and over-summering patterns in the Santa Maria River estuary and abundance and distribution of steelhead in the upper Sisquoc River (a tributary to the Santa Maria River). In the Santa Maria River estuary monitoring methods include the use of hand nets, seine nets, and minnow traps to sample for the presence of steelhead during different times of the year. In the upper Sisquoc River direct underwater observation techniques (i.e. snorkel surveys) are proposed for estimating abundance and distribution of steelhead. Field activities will occur between March 2011 and December 2015. Stillwater has requested an annual non-lethal take of 100 juvenile steelhead and 20 smolts for the activities proposed in the Santa Maria River estuary. In the upper Sisquoc River, Stillwater is requesting permission to observe up to 3000 juvenile and 10 adult steelhead annually during snorkel surveys. The unintentional lethal take that may occur as a result of research activities in the Santa Maria River estuary is up to 1 juvenile steelhead and 1 smolt annually. No unintentional lethal take is expected from research activities in the Sisquoc River. Overall, no intentional lethal take steelhead is expected in association with any aspect of these research activities. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 5340 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 20 / Monday, January 31, 2011 / Notices Dated: January 25, 2011. Therese Conant, Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 2. February 10, 2011, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. [FR Doc. 2011–2064 Filed 1–28–11; 8:45 am] This workshop, originally scheduled for January 13, 2011, has been rescheduled to February 10, 2011, due to inclement weather along the east coast of the United States on the date of the originally scheduled workshop. To register for a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education at (386) 682–0158. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA061 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops; correction. AGENCY: Due to inclement weather, NMFS cancelled the Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop that was originally scheduled for January 13, 2011, in Manahawkin, NJ. This workshop was announced on December 1, 2010. NMFS has rescheduled the workshop for February 10, 2011, to be held at the same time (of day) and location: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. SUMMARY: The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop that was originally scheduled for January 13, 2011, in Manahawkin, NJ, has been rescheduled for February 10, 2011. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The location of the rescheduled workshop has not changed. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Pearson of the Highly Migratory Species Management Division at (727) 824–5399. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES DATES: Need for Correction In the Federal Register of December 1, 2010 (75 FR 74693), in FR Doc. 2010– 30238, on page 74694, in the third column, the date of the second Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop listed under the heading ‘‘Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations’’ should be corrected to read as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jan 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 Background than required number of attendees required to hold the meeting. Lt Col Julie A. Small, Designated Federal Officer, (703) 697–4486 (Voice), (703) 693–5371 (Facsimile), RFPB@osd.mil. Mailing address is Reserve Forces Policy Board, 7300 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7300. Web site: http://ra.defense.gov/rfpb/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: January 25, 2011. Morgan F. Park, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2011–1948 Filed 1–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring specific items to the workshop: • Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and proof of identification. • Representatives of a business owned or co-owned vessel must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable swordfish and/or shark permit(s), and proof of identification. • Vessel operators must bring proof of identification. Dated: January 26, 2011. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–2072 Filed 1–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Health Board (DHB) Meeting Department of Defense (DoD). Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, and in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of Public Law, DoD announces that the Defense Health Board (DHB) will meet March 7 and 8, 2011, in Herndon, Virginia. DATES: the meeting will be held on the following dates and times— SUMMARY: March 7, 2011 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Administrative Working Meeting) March 8, 2011 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB); Cancellation of Committee Meeting Office of the Secretary of Defense Reserve Forces Policy Board, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Cancellation of Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25th and 26th, 2011, was cancelled. The meeting was announced in the Federal Register on December 8, 2010 (Volume 75, No. 235) FR (76423). The purpose of the meeting was an open meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board. The meeting was canceled due to the less SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9 a.m.–11:45 a.m. (Open Session) 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (Administrative Working Meeting) 12:45 p.m.–2 p.m. (Open Session) ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Virginia, 20171 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine Bader, Director, Defense Health Board, Five Skyline Place, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810, Falls Church, Virginia 22041–3206, (703) 681–8448, Ext. 1215, Fax: (703) 681–3317, Christine.bader@tma.osd.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information, including agenda updates and meeting registration are available online at the Defense Health Board (DHB) Web site: http:// www.ha.osd.mil/dhb. The public is encouraged to register early for the E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 20 (Monday, January 31, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5339-5340]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-2064]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA182


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 to conduct research for scientific purposes from 
Stillwater Sciences (Stillwater) in Arcata, California. The requested 
permit would affect the endangered Southern California (SC) Distinct 
Population Segment (DPS) of steelhead (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 
March 2, 2011.

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 e-
mail (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 Protected Species Web site 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. 1531-1543) (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

    Stillwater has applied for a permit (permit 15774) to study 
steelhead in the Santa Maria River watershed. The purpose of this study 
is to gather information that will contribute to the understanding of 
steelhead rearing and over-summering patterns in the Santa Maria River 
estuary and abundance and distribution of steelhead in the upper 
Sisquoc River (a tributary to the Santa Maria River). In the Santa 
Maria River estuary monitoring methods include the use of hand nets, 
seine nets, and minnow traps to sample for the presence of steelhead 
during different times of the year. In the upper Sisquoc River direct 
underwater observation techniques (i.e. snorkel surveys) are proposed 
for estimating abundance and distribution of steelhead. Field 
activities will occur between March 2011 and December 2015. Stillwater 
has requested an annual non-lethal take of 100 juvenile steelhead and 
20 smolts for the activities proposed in the Santa Maria River estuary. 
In the upper Sisquoc River, Stillwater is requesting permission to 
observe up to 3000 juvenile and 10 adult steelhead annually during 
snorkel surveys. The unintentional lethal take that may occur as a 
result of research activities in the Santa Maria River estuary is up to 
1 juvenile steelhead and 1 smolt annually. No unintentional lethal take 
is expected from research activities in the Sisquoc River. Overall, no 
intentional lethal take steelhead is expected in association with any 
aspect of these research activities.


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    Dated: January 25, 2011.
Therese Conant,
Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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