Endangered Species; File No. 16253, 37327-37328 [2011-16043]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 123 / Monday, June 27, 2011 / Notices 10. Shanghai Ever Rich Trade Company 11. Shenzhen Fanhui Import & Export Co., Ltd. 12. Taian Fook Huat Tong Kee Pte. Ltd. 13. Taiyan Ziyang Food Co., Ltd. 14. Weifang Shennong Foodstuff Co., Ltd. 15. XuZhou Simple Garlic Industry Co., Ltd. 16. Jinxiang Tianma Freezing Storage Co., Ltd. 17. Shenzhen Greening Trading Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2011–16072 Filed 6–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA504 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) warrants further consideration. The application was submitted by members of the Pacific sardine fishing industry who request an exemption from seasonal closures of the directed fishery to conduct a survey designed to estimate the population size of Pacific sardine. NMFS requests public comment on the application. NMFS will make a final decision about whether to issue an EFP after consideration of those comments. DATES: Comments must be received by July 12, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice identified by 0648–XA504 by any one of the following methods: • Mail: Rodney R. McInnis, Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. • Fax: (562) 980–4047, Att: Joshua Lindsay. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the application can be viewed at the following Web site: http:// swr.nmfs.noaa.gov; or by contacting Joshua Lindsay, Southwest Region, NMFS, (562) 980–4034; joshua.lindsay@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 25, 2011, NMFS published a final rule implementing the harvest guideline mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jun 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 (HG) and annual specifications for the 2011 Pacific sardine fishing season off the U.S. West Coast (76 FR 30276). As part of these management measures the Council recommended, and NMFS approved, that 4,200 metric tons (mt) of the maximum harvest guideline (HG) be initially subtracted and set aside for potential industry-based research projects. Members of the Pacific sardine fishing industry, concerned about the difficulty of securing fishing vessels for research purposes during the normal fishing season, requested this separate allocation so that they could conduct research fishing activities after fishing is closed. The 4,200 mt set-aside was intended to allow for potential research fishing in the second seasonal period (July 1–September 14, 2009) and third seasonal period (September 15– December 31, 2009), to continue if that period’s directed fishery allocation is reached and directed fishing is closed. An EFP is required to conduct the fishing activities proposed by the applicants to occur when directed fishing is otherwise not allowed. At the March 2011 Council meeting, the Council reviewed an EFP application that proposed to utilize 2,700 mt of the 4,200 mt initially set aside. The applicants proposed using 2,700 mt to replicate the summer survey conducted under similar EFPs in 2009 and 2010, but with an expanded sample size. The proposal went forward for public comment and was reviewed by the Council again at their April meeting, at which time the Council recommended that NMFS approve and issue the EFP. Any public comment received in response to this notice will be considered by NMFS in determining whether to approve and issue the EFP. One of the goals set forth in the EFP application is the development of an index of biomass for Pacific sardine, with the desire that this index be included in the subsequent Pacific sardine stock assessment. If NMFS does not issue an EFP, then the set-aside will be re-allocated to the directed harvest allocation of the third allocation period. Any research set aside attributed to an EFP for use during the closed fishing time in the second allocation period (prior to September 15), but not utilized, would also roll into the directed fishery allocation for the third allocation period. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 22, 2011. Margo Schulze-Haugen, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16037 Filed 6–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37327 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA518 Endangered Species; File No. 16253 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC; Responsible Party: Bonnie Ponwith), has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for scientific research. SUMMARY: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before July 27, 2011. 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, and then selecting File No. 16253 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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)427–8401; fax (301)713–0376; Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978)281–9328; fax (978)281– 9394; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division • by e-mail to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include the File No. in the subject line of the email), • by facsimile to (301)713–0376, or • at the address listed above. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed DATES: E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 37328 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 123 / Monday, June 27, 2011 / Notices above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301)427–8401. 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 applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct research on leatherback, loggerhead, green, hawksbill, olive ridley, and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and their tributaries. The purpose of the research is to evaluate modifications to commercial fishing gear to mitigate sea turtle interactions and capture under two projects, Project A (Turtle Excluder Device Evaluations in Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Trawl Fisheries) and Project B (Modifications to Longline Fisheries Gear). These evaluations and subsequent gear modifications could help to reduce incidental turtle bycatch in the gear types studied and provide data to improve stock assessments, assess the impact of anthropogenic activities, and better manage and recover these species. Annual requested take numbers under Project A are: 225 loggerheads, 98 Kemp’s ridleys, 82 leatherbacks, 47 greens, 33 hawksbills, 33 olive ridleys, and 85 unidentified/ hybrid turtles. A subset of these animals would be captured during trawl research; the rest of the turtles would be captured within fisheries managed by another Federal authority. Annual requested take numbers under Project B are: 28 loggerheads, 3 Kemp’s ridleys, 30 leatherbacks, 4 greens, 4 hawksbills, 3 olive ridleys, and 3 unidentified/ hybrid turtles. All animals would be handled, measured, weighed, photographed, flipper tagged, passive integrated transponder tagged, skin biopsied, and released. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 21, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16043 Filed 6–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA512 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XA519 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The Catch Share Panel of the Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the issues contained in the enclosed agenda. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on July 20, 2011, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–2577; telephone: (787) 766–5926. The Catch Share Panel of The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the following agenda items: • Discussion Outline of Work Done and Schedule of Meetings. • Next Surveys: —Landings Data. —Socio-Economic Aspects Deep-Water Fish Fishery. • Other Issues. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accomodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided (English-Spanish) if necessary. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–2577; telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 21, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–15929 Filed 6–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jun 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Council to convene a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Ad Hoc Commercial Reef Fish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will convene from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2011. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. SUMMARY: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ad Hoc Commercial Reef Fish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Advisory Panel IFQ advisory panel will discuss issues related to the design, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of reef fish IFQ programs in the Gulf of Mexico. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or can be downloaded from the Council’s ftp site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA518


Endangered Species; File No. 16253

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 NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science 
Center (SEFSC; Responsible Party: Bonnie Ponwith), has applied in due 
form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp's ridley 
(Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback 
(Dermochelys coriacea), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and 
loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before July 27, 2011.

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, and then selecting File 
No. 16253 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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)427-8401; fax (301)713-0376;
    Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 
01930; phone (978)281-9328; fax (978)281-9394; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, 
Florida 33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.
    Written comments on this application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division
     by e-mail to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include the File 
No. in the subject line of the e-mail),
     by facsimile to (301)713-0376, or
     at the address listed above.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education 
Division at the address listed

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above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing 
on this application would be appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Amy Hapeman, (301)427-
8401.

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 applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct research on 
leatherback, loggerhead, green, hawksbill, olive ridley, and Kemp's 
ridley sea turtles in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea 
and their tributaries. The purpose of the research is to evaluate 
modifications to commercial fishing gear to mitigate sea turtle 
interactions and capture under two projects, Project A (Turtle Excluder 
Device Evaluations in Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Trawl Fisheries) and 
Project B (Modifications to Longline Fisheries Gear). These evaluations 
and subsequent gear modifications could help to reduce incidental 
turtle bycatch in the gear types studied and provide data to improve 
stock assessments, assess the impact of anthropogenic activities, and 
better manage and recover these species. Annual requested take numbers 
under Project A are: 225 loggerheads, 98 Kemp's ridleys, 82 
leatherbacks, 47 greens, 33 hawksbills, 33 olive ridleys, and 85 
unidentified/hybrid turtles. A subset of these animals would be 
captured during trawl research; the rest of the turtles would be 
captured within fisheries managed by another Federal authority. Annual 
requested take numbers under Project B are: 28 loggerheads, 3 Kemp's 
ridleys, 30 leatherbacks, 4 greens, 4 hawksbills, 3 olive ridleys, and 
3 unidentified/hybrid turtles. All animals would be handled, measured, 
weighed, photographed, flipper tagged, passive integrated transponder 
tagged, skin biopsied, and released.

    Dated: June 21, 2011.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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