Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 21084-21086 [2012-8483]

Download as PDF 21084 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2012 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES the total quantity sold to that importer (or customer). The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the respondent for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). Cash Deposit Requirements The following antidumping duty deposit rates will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of lightweight thermal paper from Germany entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of these final results, as provided for by section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act): (1) If the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, but was covered in a previous review or the original less-than-fair-value (‘‘LTFV’’) investigation, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate established for the most recent period; (2) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the LTFV investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the subject merchandise; and (3) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered by this review, a prior review, or the LTFV investigation, the cash deposit rate will be 6.50 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Lightweight Thermal Paper from Germany and the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 70959 (November 24, 2008). These cash deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR § 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:11 Apr 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent increase in antidumping duties by the amount of antidumping and/or countervailing duties reimbursed. Notification Regarding APOs This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(5). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 2, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I List of Comments in the Issues and Decision Memorandum Comment 1: Whether the Language of the Statute and Governing Regulation Allows the Department’s Disallowance of Certain Post-Sale Price Adjustments Comment 2: Whether the Monatsbonus Rebate is Legitimate Comment 3: Whether the Department’s Decision Suggest That All Strategies Intended to Reduce Dumping Are ‘‘Ipso Facto Illegitimate’’ Comment 4: Whether to Recalculate Koehler’s CEP Profit [FR Doc. 2012–8477 Filed 4–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB156 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of application for renewal of a scientific research and enhancement permit. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a scientific research and enhancement permit application request relating to salmonids listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed research program is intended to increase knowledge of the species and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications and related documents may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs. noaa.gov/preview/preview_open_for_ comment.cfm. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment by contacting NMFS by phone (707) 575–6097 or fax (707) 578– 3435. DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time May 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments on either application should be submitted to the Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Comments may also be submitted via fax to (707) 578–3435 or by email to FRNpermits.SR@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Jahn, Santa Rosa, CA (ph.: 707– 575–6097, email.: Jeffrey.Jahn@noaa. gov). SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to federally threatened Central California Coast steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), endangered Central California Coast coho salmon (O. kisutch), and threatened California Coastal Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha). Authority Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531– 1543) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222–226). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, 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. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Anyone requesting a hearing on the application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on the application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2012 / Notices Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Application Received Permit 15169 The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting a 5-year scientific research and enhancement permit to take juvenile, smolts and adult Central California Coast (CCC) steelhead, juvenile, smolts and adult CCC coho salmon, and juvenile, smolts and adult California Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon (ESA-listed salmonids) and adult carcasses of each species associated with eight research studies within NPS lands in Marin, San Mateo, and Contra Costa counties in California. This permit is a renewal of Permit 1046 Modification 2 previously issued to the NPS. In the studies described below, researchers do not expect to kill any listed fish but a small number may die as an unintended result of the research activities. This project is part of an ongoing effort to monitor population status and trends of ESA-listed salmonids within park boundaries. The objectives are to: (1) Monitor salmonid smolt outmigration, (2) determine juvenile salmonid diet composition, (3) monitor spawning salmonids, (4) determine juvenile salmonid distribution and population abundance, (5) determine juvenile salmonid winter habitat utilization, (6) document adult salmonid spawner escapement; (7) conduct juvenile salmonid rescue and relocation, and (8) conduct biotelemetry. In these projects, ESA-listed salmonids will be observed (snorkel surveys), captured (dip-net, electrofishing, fyke-net trap, rotary screw trap, pipe-trap, weir, or seine), anesthetized, handled (identified, measured, weighed), sampled (fin clips, opercle, scales, gastric lavage, otoliths), marked (fin clips, fin dye), tagged (Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT), visible elastomer implant tags (VIE), acoustic), and released. All data and information will be shared with county, state, and federal entities for use in conservation and restoration planning efforts related to ESA-listed salmonids. Study 1 is a salmonid smolt outmigration monitoring study in Lagunitas, Olema, Pine Gulch, and Redwood creeks in Marin County. Traps (screw traps, pipe-traps, and/or fyke-net traps) will be operated annually from February through June. A subset of CCC coho salmon, CC steelhead, and CC Chinook smolts, parr, and young-of-theyear (YOY) will be anesthetized, identified to species and life stage, measured, and weighed. Each day of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:11 Apr 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 sampling, a limited number of smolts will be marked (PIT tag, fin clip, fin dye, or VIE tags) and sampled (fin clips, scales) prior to release. A small portion of marked smolts will be released in an open trap box at a site above the site trap to determine trap efficiency. All other captured fish will be released downstream of the trap. Study 2 is a juvenile salmonid diet composition study in the following watersheds within or proximate to NPS lands: Olema, Lagunitas, Pine Gulch, Redwood, and Easkoot creeks in Marin County. Diet composition data will be collected from smolts that are captured by pipe-trap or fyke-net trap (during study 1) or by seine or electrofishing (during study 4). Captured ESA-listed salmonids that are not subjected to the procedures associated with study 1 will be anesthetized, stomach sampled, and released. Study 3 is an adult salmonid spawner monitoring study in the following watersheds on or proximate to NPS lands: Olema Creek, Lagunitas Creek, Pine Gulch, Redwood Creek, and Easkoot Creek in Marin County, West Union Creek, Martini Creek, San Vicente Creek, and Denniston Creek in San Mateo County, and Alhambra Creek and Franklin Creek in Contra Costa County. Streams will be visually surveyed annually from December through March. Researchers will observe the number, species, sex, size, condition, location, and behavior of spawning adult ESA-listed salmonids. Carcasses will be marked to avoid double counting and returned to the location where they were found. Redds will be located, marked, and mapped. Study 4 is a summer/fall juvenile salmonid distribution, population abundance, and habitat monitoring study in the creeks listed in study 3. Sampling will occur from June through December. Snorkel surveys will be conducted whenever possible to estimate the number, species, and age class of ESA-listed salmonids present. In addition, juvenile CCC coho salmon and CCC steelhead will be captured by seine or electrofishing. After capture, fish will be anesthetized, measured and weighed, sampled, marked, and allowed to recover before being released back into the habitat from which they were taken. A subset of salmonids will be marked with PIT tags. Study 5 is a juvenile salmonid winter habitat utilization study within or proximate to NPS lands in the Olema Creek and Redwood Creek watersheds in Marin County. Snorkel surveys will be conducted whenever possible to estimate the number, species, and age class of ESA-listed salmonids present. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21085 Annually, during October, juvenile salmonids will be captured (by seine or electrofishing), anesthetized, and handled. A subset of these captured fish will be tagged (PIT tags). During March, juvenile ESA-listed salmonids may be recaptured by seine or electrofishing. Fin dye may also be applied to the fins of a limited number of fish using a syringe or needleless jet injector. Study 6 is an adult spawner escapement monitoring study. Floating resistance-board weir-traps will be operated annually from November through March at the lower reaches of Olema Creek, Pine Gulch, and Redwood Creek in Marin County, California. Upstream migrating salmonids will be captured in the weir-trap, handled, tagged to avoid recounting, and released upstream of the weir-trap. In addition, carcasses of ESA-listed salmonids may be handled, sampled, marked to avoid double counting, and returned to a location downstream of the weir-trap. Otoliths may be collected from select carcasses. Study 7 is a juvenile salmonid rescue and relocation study in the same creeks as listed in study 3. Juvenile ESA-listed salmonids that are under imminent risk of stranding and mortality will be captured (by electrofishing or seining), handled, and transferred to buckets or insulated coolers filled with aerated stream water. Fish will be transported and released into either a flowing downstream section of the tributary from which they were taken or the mainstem at or below the confluence where they would have passed had they not become stranded. All fish will be kept within the same watershed as they were originally found. Study 8 is a biotelemetry study. A subset of fish captured at the Olema and Lagunitas Creek smolt traps (during study 1) or during juvenile summer sampling (during study 4) will be implanted with acoustic tags to monitor their subsequent movements in Tomales Bay. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the applications, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the applications meet the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decisions will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final actions in the Federal Register. E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 21086 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2012 / Notices Dated: April 4, 2012. Lisa Manning, Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–8483 Filed 4–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 4, 2012. William D. Chappell Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2012–8479 Filed 4–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XB134 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Golden King Crab Price Formula Committee is meeting in Seattle, WA. DATES: The meeting will be held April 26–27, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Pacific Seafood Processing Association, 1900 W. Emerson Place, Suite 205, Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Fina, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee is meeting concerning the arbitration system that is part of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab rationalization program. The Committee will give specific attention to the development of the price formula for golden king crab under the arbitration system. Additional information is posted on the Council Web site: http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ npfmc/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice 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 final action to address the emergency. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:11 Apr 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 United States Patent and Trademark Office Patents External Quality Survey (formerly Customer Panel Quality Survey) ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 this extension of a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 8, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0057 Patents External Quality Survey comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the attention of Martin Rater, Management Analyst, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272– 5966; or by email to Martin.Rater@uspto.gov with ‘‘Paperwork’’ in the subject line. Additional information about this collection is also available at http:// PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract For over the past 10 years, the USPTO has used surveys to obtain customer feedback regarding the products, services, and related service standards of the USPTO. The USPTO used the data to measure how well the agency is meeting established customer service standards, to identify any disjoints between customer expectations and USPTO performance, and to develop improvement strategies. Typically, these surveys ask customers to express their satisfaction with the USPTO’s products and services based upon their interactions with the agency as a whole over a 12-month period. In order to obtain further data concerning customer ratings of the USPTO’s services, service standards, and performance, the USPTO developed the Patents External Quality Survey. This survey narrows the focus of customer satisfaction to examination quality and uses a longitudinal, rotating panel design to assess changes in customer perceptions and to identify key areas for examiner training and opportunities for improvement. The USPTO plans to survey patent agents, attorneys, and other individuals from large domestic corporations (including those with 500+ employees), small and medium-size businesses, and universities and other non-profit research organizations. In addition, the USPTO also plans to survey independent inventors. The USPTO does not plan to survey foreign entities. The USPTO will draw a random sample of these customers from their database. Due to the rotating panel design, some sample members will be surveyed twice in order to measure change over a period of time. Each year of the survey will include two waves of data collection. The Patents External Quality Survey is a mail survey, although respondents can also complete the survey electronically on the Web. The content of both versions will be identical. A survey packet containing the questionnaire, a separate cover letter prepared by the Commissioner of Patents, a postage-paid, pre-addressed return envelope, and instructions for completing the survey electronically will be mailed to all sample members. A pre-notification letter, reminder/thank you postcards, and telephone calls will be used to encourage response from sample members. This is a voluntary survey and all responses will remain confidential. The E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XB156


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Receipt of application for renewal of a scientific research and 
enhancement permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a scientific 
research and enhancement permit application request relating to 
salmonids listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed 
research program is intended to increase knowledge of the species and 
to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications and 
related documents may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/preview_open_for_comment.cfm. These documents are also 
available upon written request or by appointment by contacting NMFS by 
phone (707) 575-6097 or fax (707) 578-3435.

DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at 
the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 
p.m. Pacific standard time May 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on either application should be submitted 
to the Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Comments may also be submitted via fax to (707) 
578-3435 or by email to FRNpermits.SR@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Jahn, Santa Rosa, CA (ph.: 
707-575-6097, email.: Jeffrey.Jahn@noaa.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Species Covered in This Notice

    This notice is relevant to federally threatened Central California 
Coast steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), endangered Central California 
Coast coho salmon (O. kisutch), and threatened California Coastal 
Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha).

Authority

    Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543) and regulations 
governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222-226). NMFS 
issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) Are applied for 
in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, 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. The authority to take listed species is 
subject to conditions set forth in the permits.
    Anyone requesting a hearing on the application listed in this 
notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on the 
application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are 
held at the discretion of the

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Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS.

Application Received

Permit 15169

    The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting a 5-year scientific 
research and enhancement permit to take juvenile, smolts and adult 
Central California Coast (CCC) steelhead, juvenile, smolts and adult 
CCC coho salmon, and juvenile, smolts and adult California Coastal (CC) 
Chinook salmon (ESA-listed salmonids) and adult carcasses of each 
species associated with eight research studies within NPS lands in 
Marin, San Mateo, and Contra Costa counties in California. This permit 
is a renewal of Permit 1046 Modification 2 previously issued to the 
NPS. In the studies described below, researchers do not expect to kill 
any listed fish but a small number may die as an unintended result of 
the research activities.
    This project is part of an ongoing effort to monitor population 
status and trends of ESA-listed salmonids within park boundaries. The 
objectives are to: (1) Monitor salmonid smolt outmigration, (2) 
determine juvenile salmonid diet composition, (3) monitor spawning 
salmonids, (4) determine juvenile salmonid distribution and population 
abundance, (5) determine juvenile salmonid winter habitat utilization, 
(6) document adult salmonid spawner escapement; (7) conduct juvenile 
salmonid rescue and relocation, and (8) conduct biotelemetry. In these 
projects, ESA-listed salmonids will be observed (snorkel surveys), 
captured (dip-net, electrofishing, fyke-net trap, rotary screw trap, 
pipe-trap, weir, or seine), anesthetized, handled (identified, 
measured, weighed), sampled (fin clips, opercle, scales, gastric 
lavage, otoliths), marked (fin clips, fin dye), tagged (Passive 
Integrated Transponder (PIT), visible elastomer implant tags (VIE), 
acoustic), and released. All data and information will be shared with 
county, state, and federal entities for use in conservation and 
restoration planning efforts related to ESA-listed salmonids.
    Study 1 is a salmonid smolt outmigration monitoring study in 
Lagunitas, Olema, Pine Gulch, and Redwood creeks in Marin County. Traps 
(screw traps, pipe-traps, and/or fyke-net traps) will be operated 
annually from February through June. A subset of CCC coho salmon, CC 
steelhead, and CC Chinook smolts, parr, and young-of-the-year (YOY) 
will be anesthetized, identified to species and life stage, measured, 
and weighed. Each day of sampling, a limited number of smolts will be 
marked (PIT tag, fin clip, fin dye, or VIE tags) and sampled (fin 
clips, scales) prior to release. A small portion of marked smolts will 
be released in an open trap box at a site above the site trap to 
determine trap efficiency. All other captured fish will be released 
downstream of the trap.
    Study 2 is a juvenile salmonid diet composition study in the 
following watersheds within or proximate to NPS lands: Olema, 
Lagunitas, Pine Gulch, Redwood, and Easkoot creeks in Marin County. 
Diet composition data will be collected from smolts that are captured 
by pipe-trap or fyke-net trap (during study 1) or by seine or 
electrofishing (during study 4). Captured ESA-listed salmonids that are 
not subjected to the procedures associated with study 1 will be 
anesthetized, stomach sampled, and released.
    Study 3 is an adult salmonid spawner monitoring study in the 
following watersheds on or proximate to NPS lands: Olema Creek, 
Lagunitas Creek, Pine Gulch, Redwood Creek, and Easkoot Creek in Marin 
County, West Union Creek, Martini Creek, San Vicente Creek, and 
Denniston Creek in San Mateo County, and Alhambra Creek and Franklin 
Creek in Contra Costa County. Streams will be visually surveyed 
annually from December through March. Researchers will observe the 
number, species, sex, size, condition, location, and behavior of 
spawning adult ESA-listed salmonids. Carcasses will be marked to avoid 
double counting and returned to the location where they were found. 
Redds will be located, marked, and mapped.
    Study 4 is a summer/fall juvenile salmonid distribution, population 
abundance, and habitat monitoring study in the creeks listed in study 
3. Sampling will occur from June through December. Snorkel surveys will 
be conducted whenever possible to estimate the number, species, and age 
class of ESA-listed salmonids present. In addition, juvenile CCC coho 
salmon and CCC steelhead will be captured by seine or electrofishing. 
After capture, fish will be anesthetized, measured and weighed, 
sampled, marked, and allowed to recover before being released back into 
the habitat from which they were taken. A subset of salmonids will be 
marked with PIT tags.
    Study 5 is a juvenile salmonid winter habitat utilization study 
within or proximate to NPS lands in the Olema Creek and Redwood Creek 
watersheds in Marin County. Snorkel surveys will be conducted whenever 
possible to estimate the number, species, and age class of ESA-listed 
salmonids present. Annually, during October, juvenile salmonids will be 
captured (by seine or electrofishing), anesthetized, and handled. A 
subset of these captured fish will be tagged (PIT tags). During March, 
juvenile ESA-listed salmonids may be recaptured by seine or 
electrofishing. Fin dye may also be applied to the fins of a limited 
number of fish using a syringe or needleless jet injector.
    Study 6 is an adult spawner escapement monitoring study. Floating 
resistance-board weir-traps will be operated annually from November 
through March at the lower reaches of Olema Creek, Pine Gulch, and 
Redwood Creek in Marin County, California. Upstream migrating salmonids 
will be captured in the weir-trap, handled, tagged to avoid recounting, 
and released upstream of the weir-trap. In addition, carcasses of ESA-
listed salmonids may be handled, sampled, marked to avoid double 
counting, and returned to a location downstream of the weir-trap. 
Otoliths may be collected from select carcasses.
    Study 7 is a juvenile salmonid rescue and relocation study in the 
same creeks as listed in study 3. Juvenile ESA-listed salmonids that 
are under imminent risk of stranding and mortality will be captured (by 
electrofishing or seining), handled, and transferred to buckets or 
insulated coolers filled with aerated stream water. Fish will be 
transported and released into either a flowing downstream section of 
the tributary from which they were taken or the mainstem at or below 
the confluence where they would have passed had they not become 
stranded. All fish will be kept within the same watershed as they were 
originally found.
    Study 8 is a biotelemetry study. A subset of fish captured at the 
Olema and Lagunitas Creek smolt traps (during study 1) or during 
juvenile summer sampling (during study 4) will be implanted with 
acoustic tags to monitor their subsequent movements in Tomales Bay. 
This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will 
evaluate the applications, associated documents, and comments submitted 
to determine whether the applications meet the requirements of section 
10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decisions 
will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment period. NMFS 
will publish notice of its final actions in the Federal Register.


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    Dated: April 4, 2012.
Lisa Manning,
Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-8483 Filed 4-6-12; 8:45 am]
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