Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 2037-2038 [2012-612]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2012 / Notices Metron Aviation (Dulles, VA); O’Neil & Associates, Inc. (Miamisburg, OH); NobleTek (Wooster, OH); Parametric Technology Corporation (Needham, MA); PARTsolutions, LLC (Milford, OH); Qwaltec, Inc. (Tempe, AZ); RAF Tabtronics LLC (Deland, FL); Realization Technologies, Inc (San Jose, CA); Rhinestahl Corportation (Mason, OH); Rix Industries (Benecia, CA); Sanima-SCI Corporation (San Jose, CA); Satiar USA Inc. (Atlanta, GA); SCB Training Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA); SIFCO Industries, Inc. (Cleveland, OH); Sila Solutions Group (Tukwila, WA); The SI Organization, Inc. (King of Prussia, PA); Valent Aerostructures, LLC (Kansas City, MO); and Wesco Aircraft Hardware Corporation (Valencia, CA). 2. Change the names of the one Member and the location of another Member: Timken Aerospace Transmissions LLC—Purdy Systems (Manchester, CT) is now called Timken Aerospace Transmissions, LLC; and Meggit Vibro-Meter Inc. has moved from Manchester, NH to Londonderry, NH. The effective date of the amended certificate is September 27, 2011, the date on which AIA’s application to amend was deemed submitted. A copy of the amended certificate will be kept in the International Trade Administration’s Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, Room 4001, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Dated: January 9, 2012. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Competition and Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2012–523 Filed 1–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA929 Marine Mammals; Photography Permit File No. 17032 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Shane Moore, Moore & Moore Films, Box 2980, 1203 Melody Creek Lane, Jackson, WY 83001, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:46 Jan 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 or educational photography on killer (Orcinus orca) and gray (Eschrichtius robustus) whales in Alaska. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before February 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; and Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Joselyd Garcia-Reyes, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant is requesting a five-year permit to film gray and killer whales in the eastern Aleutian Islands, primarily near Ikatan Bay and along the Ikatan Peninsula on the south side of Unimak Island, Alaska. The purpose of the project is to document killer whales hunting gray whales migrating through False Pass and Unimak Pass. In addition, the filmmaker hopes to document the behavior of marine animals in the presence of a gray whale carcass. Filming would occur between April and June of each year. A maximum of 35 killer whales and 10 gray whales could be closely approached annually. Footage would be obtained from vessel-mounted cameras, a polecam that would be submerged next to the boat, and, as the opportunity arises, from a remotely operated video camera in an underwater housing placed on the sea floor near a gray PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2037 whale carcass. The applicant would share footage with the scientific community as it may reveal to what extent killer whales continue to feed on submerged kills, how they feed on these carcasses, and document what other animals may benefit from these carcasses as well. Footage would be used for a television program about predators and the challenges they face. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: January 10, 2012. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–608 Filed 1–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA928 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of decision and availability of decision documents for ESA section 10(a)(1)(A) research/ enhancement permit 16578. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that a direct take permit has been issued to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), for installation and operation of three weirs on tributaries of the lower Columbia River, and that the decision documents are available upon request. DATES: Permit 16578 was issued on November 17, 2011, subject to certain conditions set forth therein. The permit expires on December 31, 2021. ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the decision documents or any of the other associated documents should be directed to the Salmon Management SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 2038 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2012 / Notices Division, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, 1201 NE. Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, Oregon 97232. The documents are also available on the Internet at www.nwr.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Turner, Portland, OR, at phone number: (503) 736–4737, email: rich.turner@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is relevant to the following species and evolutionarily significant units (ESUs): Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Lower Columbia River. Chum salmon (O. keta): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Columbia River. Coho salmon (O. kisutch): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Lower Columbia River. Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Lower Columbia River. Dated: January 10, 2012. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–612 Filed 1–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA931 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting from January 31, 2012, through February 2, 2012 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 31 through Thursday, February 2, 2012, starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, 8 a.m. on Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, 250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801–3478; telephone: (603) 431– 2300; fax: (603) 431–7805. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:46 Jan 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Following introductions and any announcements, brief reports will be presented by the Council Chairman and Executive Director, NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator (Northeast Region), Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, as well as NOAA General Counsel, representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and staff from the Vessel Monitoring Systems Operations and Law Enforcement offices. During this period, the Council also will receive an update on the activities of the Northeast Regional Ocean Council. That discussion will be followed by a review of any experimental fishery permit applications that have been made available since the November 2011 Council meeting. The Council will then receive an update on progress to date on Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Omnibus 2, which is focusing on the development of management alternatives to minimize the adverse effects of fishing activities on essential fish habitat and the protection of deep sea corals. Next, the Council’s Research Steering Committee will review its findings on a number final cooperative research projects and its ongoing discussions with NOAA Fisheries about accounting for scientific research catch and the sale of that catch. An open period for public comments will follow during which any interested party may provide brief comments on issues relevant to Council business but not listed on the meeting agenda. Following a lunch break, Council staff will present a white paper outlining the details of a draft Fishery Management Plan Performance Evaluation process. This will include a question and answer session for both the Council and public. This is part of the Council’s actions to respond to the Touchstone Report on the fisheries management process in New England. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will present an update and discuss several New England offshore wind energy projects and proposals. The day will conclude with a report from the Council’s Sea Scallop Committee. The committee’s intent is to request PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 initiation of Framework 24 to the Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). That action will include fishery specifications for fishing years 2013 and 2014, as well as several additional measures identified by the Council in priority order: (1) Possible modification of Georges Bank access area opening dates; (2) measures to address subannual catch limits for yellowtail flounder for the limited access general category (LAGC) trawl fishery; and (3) leasing LAGC Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fish mid-year. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 The day will begin with a summary of Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) 53 results and possibly the subsequent peer review of the Gulf of Maine cod and black sea bass assessments addressed during the SAW. The Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) report will follow, during which the committee chairman will provide an overview of SSC’s December 2012 planning meeting, including the use of social science information in the development of a risk policy for ABC recommendations, a process for addressing cod discard mortality in the groundfish hook fishery and SSC outreach. There also will be a detailed report of the committee’s January 25, 2012 discussion and any decisions about the status of Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod. Following the SSC’s report, the Council will receive a briefing on new Marine Recreational Information Program estimates of recreational catch for 2004 to 2011. The Council’s interest here is Gulf of Maine cod and haddock. The Groundfish Committee will then report on a range of issues. These include a report on the Northeast Multispecies FMP Amendment 18 scoping hearings concerning accumulation limits, the development of a course of action to address the recent Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment and a possible request to NOAA Fisheries for emergency action to address overfishing of that stock. There will be an update concerning progress on a new sector framework adjustment and potential modifications to the groundfish closed areas in effect in the FMP. Finally, there will be a presentation on the Rednet Project, a cooperative fishermen/scientific effort to redevelop a sustainable redfish trawl fishery. This may be followed by a review of recent sector exemption requests and any related Council recommendations. Thursday, February 2, 2012 The last day of the Council meeting will begin with development of E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-612]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA928


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice of decision and availability of decision documents for 
ESA section 10(a)(1)(A) research/enhancement permit 16578.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that a direct take permit has 
been issued to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, pursuant 
to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), for installation and 
operation of three weirs on tributaries of the lower Columbia River, 
and that the decision documents are available upon request.

DATES: Permit 16578 was issued on November 17, 2011, subject to certain 
conditions set forth therein. The permit expires on December 31, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the decision documents or any of the 
other associated documents should be directed to the Salmon Management

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Division, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, 1201 NE. Lloyd 
Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, Oregon 97232. The documents are also 
available on the Internet at www.nwr.noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Turner, Portland, OR, at phone 
number: (503) 736-4737, email: rich.turner@noaa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is relevant to the following 
species and evolutionarily significant units (ESUs):
    Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally 
produced and artificially propagated Lower Columbia River.
    Chum salmon (O. keta): Threatened, naturally produced and 
artificially propagated Columbia River.
    Coho salmon (O. kisutch): Threatened, naturally produced and 
artificially propagated Lower Columbia River.
    Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened, naturally produced and 
artificially propagated Lower Columbia River.

    Dated: January 10, 2012.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-612 Filed 1-12-12; 8:45 am]
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