Endangered Species; File No. 15566, 22877 [2011-9945]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA387 Endangered Species; File No. 15566 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, Charleston, SC 29422–2559 has been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: 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) 713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave., South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824– 5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 3, 2010, notice was published in the Federal Register (75 FR 67682) that a request for a scientific research permit to take sea turtles had been submitted by the applicant. 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 five-year permit authorizes the capture by trawl of up to 345 loggerhead, 29 Kemp’s ridley, 9 green, 1 leatherback, and 1 hawksbill sea turtle in order to assess temporal change in catch rates, size distributions, sex and genetic ratios, and health of sea turtles. Captures would occur annually in coastal waters between Winyah Bay, SC and St. Augustine, FL. Turtles would be handled, blood sampled, measured, flipper and passive integrated transponder tagged, photographed, and jdjones on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:21 Apr 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 released. A subsample of animals would be subject to barnacle, keratin, fecal, and tissue sampling, cloacal swabs, and attachment of satellite and/or VHF transmitters. Up to five loggerhead, one Kemp’s ridley, one green, one leatherback, and one hawksbill sea turtle could be accidentally killed over the life of the permit. 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 or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: April 19, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–9945 Filed 4–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of its Office of Strategy and Special Initiatives Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Application. 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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Strategy Office; Attention Ralph Morales, Associate Director for Administration and Budget, Room 9703; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 606–3477, Attention: Ralph Morales, Associate Director for Budget and Administration. (4) Electronically through http:// www.regulations.gov or rmorales@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833– 3722 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Morales, (202) 606–6829, or by email at rmorales@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA387


Endangered Species; File No. 15566

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

ACTION: Issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that South Carolina Department of 
Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, Charleston, SC 29422-2559 
has been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's 
ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback 
(Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea 
turtles for purposes of scientific research.

ADDRESSES: 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) 713-0376; and
Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave., South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; 
phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301) 
713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 3, 2010, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (75 FR 67682) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take sea turtles had been submitted by the 
applicant. 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 five-year permit authorizes the capture by trawl of up to 345 
loggerhead, 29 Kemp's ridley, 9 green, 1 leatherback, and 1 hawksbill 
sea turtle in order to assess temporal change in catch rates, size 
distributions, sex and genetic ratios, and health of sea turtles. 
Captures would occur annually in coastal waters between Winyah Bay, SC 
and St. Augustine, FL. Turtles would be handled, blood sampled, 
measured, flipper and passive integrated transponder tagged, 
photographed, and released. A subsample of animals would be subject to 
barnacle, keratin, fecal, and tissue sampling, cloacal swabs, and 
attachment of satellite and/or VHF transmitters. Up to five loggerhead, 
one Kemp's ridley, one green, one leatherback, and one hawksbill sea 
turtle could be accidentally killed over the life of the permit.
    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 or threatened 
species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth 
in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: April 19, 2011.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-9945 Filed 4-22-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P