Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans, 52317-52318 [2011-21383]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 162 / Monday, August 22, 2011 / Notices Comment 3: Whether Yantai Jinyan’s Sale to Its Unaffiliated Customer Should Be Reviewed Because the POR Was Expanded Comment 4: Whether the Department Has the Discretion To Continue Yantai Jinyan’s NSR or Initiate Another NSR Comment 5: Yantai Jinyan’s Cash Deposit and Assessment Rate Comment 6: Whether the Department’s Authority To Rescind Shenzhen Bainong’s New Shipper Review Is Limited to a Sale That Is Unrepresentative and Extremely Distortive Comment 7: Whether the Pricing of Shenzhen Bainong’s Sale Is Commercially Reasonable Comment 8: Whether the Quantity of Shenzhen Bainong’s Sale Is Commercially Reasonable Comment 9: Whether the Department’s Concerns Regarding Shenzhen Bainong’s Importer as Legitimate Ongoing Business Concern Are Justified Comment 10: Whether Shenzhen Bainong’s Importer Behaved in a Commercially Reasonable Manner [FR Doc. 2011–21377 Filed 8–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northwest Region Vessel Identification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 21, 2011. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Becky Renko, (206) 526– 6110 or becky.renko@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 The success of fisheries management programs depends significantly on regulatory compliance. The vessel identification requirement is essential to facilitate enforcement. The ability to link fishing or other activity to the vessel owner or operator is crucial to enforcement of regulations issued under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. A vessel’s official number is required to be displayed on the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on a weather deck. It identifies each vessel and should be visible at distances at sea and in the air. Vessels that qualify for particular fisheries are readily identified, gear violations are more readily prosecuted, and this allows for more cost-effective enforcement. Cooperating fishermen also use the number to report suspicious activities that they observe. Regulation-compliant fishermen ultimately benefit as unauthorized and illegal fishing is deterred and more burdensome regulations are avoided. or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 16, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–21309 Filed 8–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA641 Marine Mammals; File No. 16553 Correction Fishing vessel owners physically mark vessel with identification numbers in three locations per vessel. In notice document 2011–21001 appearing on page 51002 in the issue of August 17, 2011, make the following correction: On page 51002, in the second column, under the DATES heading, in the third line, ‘‘August 17, 2011’’ should read ‘‘September 16, 2011’’. III. Data [FR Doc. C1–2011–21001 Filed 8–19–11; 8:45 am] OMB Control Number: 0648–0355. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,693. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes (15 minutes per marking). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,247. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $66,520 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. BILLING CODE 1505–01–D II. Method of Collection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ADDRESSES: I. Abstract 52317 IV. Request for Comments Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA647 Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the adoption of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plan for the Upper Willamette Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) and the Upper Willamette River steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), which spawn and rear in tributaries to the Willamette River in western Oregon. The Final Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (Final Recovery Plan) and our summary of and SUMMARY: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 52318 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 162 / Monday, August 22, 2011 / Notices responses to public comments are now available. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Final Recovery Plan and a summary of and response to public comments on the Proposed Recovery Plan (Proposed Plan) are available online at http://www.nwr. noaa.gov/Salmon-Recovery-Planning/ Recovery-Domains/Willamette-LowerColumbia/Index.cfm. A CD–ROM of these documents can be obtained by emailing a request to rob.walton@noaa. gov or by writing to NMFS Protected Resources Division, 1201 NE., Lloyd Blvd., Portland, OR 97202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Walton, National Marine Fisheries Service, (503) 231–2285. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that we develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under our jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not result in the conservation of the species. We designated Upper Willamette Chinook salmon as threatened on in the Federal Register on June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160) and steelhead as threatened on January 5, 2006 (71 FR 834). We published a Notice of Availability of the Proposed Plan in the Federal Register on October 22, 2010 (75 FR 65299) and held four public meetings to obtain comments on the Proposed Plan. We received over 30 comments on the Proposed Plan and summarized the public comments, prepared responses, and identified the public comments that prompted revisions for the Final Recovery Plan. We revised the Proposed Plan based on the comments received, and this final version now constitutes the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Final Recovery Plan The ESA requires that recovery plans incorporate, to the extent practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. Our goal is to restore the threatened Upper Willamette Chinook salmon and steelhead to the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 members of their ecosystems and no longer need the protections of the ESA. The Final Recovery Plan provides background on the natural history of Upper Willamette Chinook salmon and steelhead, population trends and the potential threats to their viability. The Final Recovery Plan lays out a recovery strategy to address the potential threats based on the best available science and includes goals that incorporate objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species be removed from the list. The Final Recovery Plan is not regulatory, but presents guidance for use by agencies and interested parties to assist in the recovery of Upper Willamette salmon and steelhead. The Final Recovery Plan identifies substantive actions needed to achieve recovery by addressing the threats to the species. The strategy for recovery includes a linkage between management actions and an active research and monitoring program intended to fill data gaps and assess effectiveness. The Final Recovery Plan incorporates an adaptive management framework by which management actions and other elements will evolve and adapt as we gain information through research and monitoring and it describes the agency guidance on time lines for reviews of the status of species and recovery plans. To address threats related to the species, the Final Recovery Plan references many of the significant efforts already underway to restore salmon and steelhead access to high quality habitat and to improve habitat previously degraded. We expect the Final Recovery Plan to help us and other Federal agencies take a consistent approach to section 7 consultations under the ESA and to other ESA decisions. For example, the Final Recovery Plan will provide information on the biological context for the effects that a proposed action may have on the listed ESU and DPS. The best available information in the Final Recovery Plan on the natural history, threats, and potential limiting factors, and priorities for recovery can be used to help assess risks. Consistent with the adoption of this Final Recovery Plan for Upper Willamette salmon and steelhead, we will implement relevant actions for which we have authority, work cooperatively on implementation of other actions, and encourage other Federal and state agencies to implement recovery actions for which they have responsibility and authority. Recovery of Upper Willamette salmon and steelhead will require a long-term effort in cooperation and coordination with Federal, state, tribal and local PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 government agencies, and the community. Conclusion NMFS has reviewed the Plan for compliance with the requirements of the ESA section 4(f), determined that it does incorporate the required elements and is therefore adopting it as the Final Recovery Plan for Upper Willamette salmon and steelhead. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: August 16, 2011. Therese Conant, Deputy Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21383 Filed 8–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Public Meeting and Public Comment National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting, Notice of public comment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. The meeting will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This meeting, the 26th bi-annual meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, provides a forum for coordinated planning and action among federal agencies, state and territorial governments, and nongovernmental partners. Please register in advance by visiting the Web site listed below. This meeting has time allotted for public comment. All public comment must be submitted in written format. A written summary of the meeting will be posted on the Web site within two months of its occurrence. DATES: The meeting will be held Friday, October 21, 2011. Additional workshops will be held in advance of the meeting on Tuesday, October 18, and Wednesday, October 19, and field trips on Thursday, October 20. Registration is requested for all events associated with the meeting. Advance public comments can be submitted to the email, fax, or mailing address listed below from Monday, September 26–Friday, October 7. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA647


Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the 
adoption of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plan for the Upper 
Willamette Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Evolutionarily 
Significant Unit (ESU) and the Upper Willamette River steelhead 
(Oncorhynchus mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), which spawn 
and rear in tributaries to the Willamette River in western Oregon. The 
Final Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook 
Salmon and Steelhead (Final Recovery Plan) and our summary of and

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responses to public comments are now available.

ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Final Recovery Plan and a summary 
of and response to public comments on the Proposed Recovery Plan 
(Proposed Plan) are available online at http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Salmon-Recovery-Planning/Recovery-Domains/Willamette-Lower-Columbia/Index.cfm. 
A CD-ROM of these documents can be obtained by emailing a request to 
rob.walton@noaa.gov or by writing to NMFS Protected Resources Division, 
1201 NE., Lloyd Blvd., Portland, OR 97202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Walton, National Marine Fisheries 
Service, (503) 231-2285.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) requires that we develop and implement recovery plans for 
the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species 
under our jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would 
not result in the conservation of the species. We designated Upper 
Willamette Chinook salmon as threatened on in the Federal Register on 
June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160) and steelhead as threatened on January 5, 
2006 (71 FR 834).
    We published a Notice of Availability of the Proposed Plan in the 
Federal Register on October 22, 2010 (75 FR 65299) and held four public 
meetings to obtain comments on the Proposed Plan. We received over 30 
comments on the Proposed Plan and summarized the public comments, 
prepared responses, and identified the public comments that prompted 
revisions for the Final Recovery Plan. We revised the Proposed Plan 
based on the comments received, and this final version now constitutes 
the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook 
Salmon and Steelhead.

The Final Recovery Plan

    The ESA requires that recovery plans incorporate, to the extent 
practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would 
result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or 
endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve 
the plan's goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to 
implement recovery actions. Our goal is to restore the threatened Upper 
Willamette Chinook salmon and steelhead to the point where they are 
again secure, self-sustaining members of their ecosystems and no longer 
need the protections of the ESA.
    The Final Recovery Plan provides background on the natural history 
of Upper Willamette Chinook salmon and steelhead, population trends and 
the potential threats to their viability. The Final Recovery Plan lays 
out a recovery strategy to address the potential threats based on the 
best available science and includes goals that incorporate objective, 
measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination 
that the species be removed from the list. The Final Recovery Plan is 
not regulatory, but presents guidance for use by agencies and 
interested parties to assist in the recovery of Upper Willamette salmon 
and steelhead. The Final Recovery Plan identifies substantive actions 
needed to achieve recovery by addressing the threats to the species. 
The strategy for recovery includes a linkage between management actions 
and an active research and monitoring program intended to fill data 
gaps and assess effectiveness. The Final Recovery Plan incorporates an 
adaptive management framework by which management actions and other 
elements will evolve and adapt as we gain information through research 
and monitoring and it describes the agency guidance on time lines for 
reviews of the status of species and recovery plans. To address threats 
related to the species, the Final Recovery Plan references many of the 
significant efforts already underway to restore salmon and steelhead 
access to high quality habitat and to improve habitat previously 
degraded.
    We expect the Final Recovery Plan to help us and other Federal 
agencies take a consistent approach to section 7 consultations under 
the ESA and to other ESA decisions. For example, the Final Recovery 
Plan will provide information on the biological context for the effects 
that a proposed action may have on the listed ESU and DPS. The best 
available information in the Final Recovery Plan on the natural 
history, threats, and potential limiting factors, and priorities for 
recovery can be used to help assess risks. Consistent with the adoption 
of this Final Recovery Plan for Upper Willamette salmon and steelhead, 
we will implement relevant actions for which we have authority, work 
cooperatively on implementation of other actions, and encourage other 
Federal and state agencies to implement recovery actions for which they 
have responsibility and authority.
    Recovery of Upper Willamette salmon and steelhead will require a 
long-term effort in cooperation and coordination with Federal, state, 
tribal and local government agencies, and the community.

Conclusion

    NMFS has reviewed the Plan for compliance with the requirements of 
the ESA section 4(f), determined that it does incorporate the required 
elements and is therefore adopting it as the Final Recovery Plan for 
Upper Willamette salmon and steelhead.

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

    Dated: August 16, 2011.
Therese Conant,
Deputy Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-21383 Filed 8-19-11; 8:45 am]
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