Endangered Species; File Nos. 16549 and 17095, 21750-21751 [2012-8605]

Download as PDF 21750 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 11, 2012 / Notices Israel as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter to the Israeli market for the first time may apply. A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 companies will be selected for participation in this mission. Fees and Expenses After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the DOC in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee is $3,285 for large firms and $2,675 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) 8, which covers one representative. The fee for each additional representative is $500. Participants in Israel Energy and Business Conference will pay showrelated expenses directly to the show organizer. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. Conditions for Participation An applicant must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the company’s products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may reject the application, request additional information, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the applications. Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service. Selection Criteria for Participation • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives and business with the stated scope of the mission. • Diversity of company size, sector or subsector, and location may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://www.ita.doc.gov/ doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will conclude no later than August 24, 2012. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning May 21, 2012, until the maximum of 20 participants is selected. Applications received after August 24, 2012 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts U.S. Commercial Service Tel Aviv Ms. Irit van der Veur, Senior Commercial Specialist, 972–3–519– 7540, irit.vanderveur@trade.gov. U.S. Commercial Service Washington, DC Mr. David McCormack, International Trade Specialist, 202.482.2833, david.mccormack@trade.gov. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES • Suitability of the company’s products or services to the market. • Applicant’s potential for business in the targeted industries in Israel, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. 8 An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or that otherwise qualifies as a small business under SBA regulations (see http:// www.sba.gov/services/contracting_opportunities/ sizestandardstopics/index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The dual pricing reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (see http:// www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/ initiatives.html for additional information). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Apr 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–8608 Filed 4–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XB155 Endangered Species; File Nos. 16549 and 17095 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications. Notice is hereby given that the S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey; Box 796, 1 Migratory Way, Turners Falls, MA 01376, has applied in due form for a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum); and also that Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc., 450 Broadway, Suite 3, Buchanan, NY 10511, has applied in due form for a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 11, 2012. 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 Nos. 16549 or 17095 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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 Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281– 9394. Written comments on either application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division • By email 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 and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on the application(s) would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Colette Cairns at (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 11, 2012 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). File 16549: The applicant is requesting authorization for a scientific research permit for takes of shortnose sturgeon in the wild and captivity. The applicant proposes to determine up and downstream migrations, habitat use, spawning periodicity, seasonal movements of shortnose sturgeon in the Connecticut River (from Agawam, MA to Montague, MA). The applicant also proposes captive animal research in laboratory tests of up- and downstream fish passage studies, swimming performance tests, tagging studies, anesthesiology, behavior, physiology and contaminant studies, as well as producing progeny for further research. Additionally, the applicant requests authorization to collect fertilized embryo from each of the following rivers: Merrimack River (MA), Kennebec River and Androscoggin River (ME). The permit would be valid for five years from the date of issuance. File 17095: The purpose of the research would be the monitoring of sturgeon abundance and distribution through the Hudson River Biological Monitoring Program (HRBMP). The action area includes the Hudson River from River Mile 0 (Battery Park, Manhattan, NY) to River Mile 152 at Troy Dam (Albany, NY). The focus of the monitoring program would be fish identification, mark and recapture, and enumeration within defined Hudson River regions and depth strata. Researchers would non-lethally capture, handle, measure, weigh, scan for tags, insert passive integrated transponder (PIT) and dart tags, photograph, tissue sample, and release up to 82 shortnose sturgeon and 82 Atlantic sturgeon annually. Additionally, researchers would be permitted each year to lethally collect up to 40 shortnose sturgeon and up to 40 Atlantic sturgeon eggs and/or larvae (ELS). The permit would be valid for five years from the date of issuance. Dated: April 5, 2012. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–8605 Filed 4–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Apr 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB152 Endangered Species; File No. 16645 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) has applied in due form for a permit pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The permit application is for the incidental take of ESA-listed shortnose (Acipenser brevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (A. oxyrinchus) associated with the otherwise lawful commercial shad fishery in Georgia. The duration of the proposed permit is 10 years. NMFS is furnishing this notice in order to allow other agencies and the public an opportunity to review and comment on the application materials. All comments received will become part of the public record and will be available for review. DATES: Written comments must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) on or before June 11, 2012. ADDRESSES: The application is available for download and review at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ esa_review.htm under the section heading ESA Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits and Applications. The application is also available upon written request or by appointment in the following office: Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13626, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8403; fax (301) 713–4060. You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA–NMFS– 2012–0090, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, first click the ‘‘submit a comment’’ icon, then enter NOAA–NMFS–2012–0090 in the keyword search. Locate the document you wish to comment on from the resulting list and click on the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ icon on the right of that line. • Mail: Submit written comments to Endangered Species Division, Office of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21751 Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13626, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Attn: Kristy Beard or Angela Somma. • Fax (301) 713–4060; Attn: Kristy Beard or Angela Somma. Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above methods to ensure that the comments are received, documented, and considered by NMFS. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.) submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristy Beard or Angela Somma at (301) 427–8403. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 9 of the ESA and Federal regulations prohibit the ‘‘taking’’ of a species listed as endangered or threatened. The ESA defines ‘‘take’’ to mean harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct. NMFS may issue permits, under limited circumstances, to take listed species incidental to, and not the purpose of, otherwise lawful activities. Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA provides for authorizing incidental take of listed species. NMFS regulations governing permits for threatened and endangered species are promulgated at 50 CFR 222.307. Background NMFS received a draft permit application from GA DNR on September 12, 2011. Based on a review of the application, NMFS requested further information. The applicant submitted a complete application on March 6, 2012 for take of ESA-listed shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon that may be caught incidental to the Georgia shad fishery. The State of Georgia has amended their commercial fishing regulations for the Georgia shad fishery to minimize the incidental capture of ESA-listed shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon. The E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XB155


Endangered Species; File Nos. 16549 and 17095

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish 
Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey; Box 796, 1 Migratory Way, 
Turners Falls, MA 01376, has applied in due form for a permit to take 
shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum); and also that Entergy 
Nuclear Operations Inc., 450 Broadway, Suite 3, Buchanan, NY 10511, has 
applied in due form for a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser 
brevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) 
for purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before May 11, 2012.

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 
Nos. 16549 or 17095 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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
    Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 
01930; phone (978) 281-9328; fax (978) 281-9394.
    Written comments on either application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division
     By email 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 and Conservation Division at the 
address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons 
why a hearing on the application(s) would be appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Colette Cairns at 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are requested under the 
authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations

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governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and 
threatened species (50 CFR 222-226).
    File 16549: The applicant is requesting authorization for a 
scientific research permit for takes of shortnose sturgeon in the wild 
and captivity. The applicant proposes to determine up and downstream 
migrations, habitat use, spawning periodicity, seasonal movements of 
shortnose sturgeon in the Connecticut River (from Agawam, MA to 
Montague, MA). The applicant also proposes captive animal research in 
laboratory tests of up- and downstream fish passage studies, swimming 
performance tests, tagging studies, anesthesiology, behavior, 
physiology and contaminant studies, as well as producing progeny for 
further research. Additionally, the applicant requests authorization to 
collect fertilized embryo from each of the following rivers: Merrimack 
River (MA), Kennebec River and Androscoggin River (ME). The permit 
would be valid for five years from the date of issuance.
    File 17095: The purpose of the research would be the monitoring of 
sturgeon abundance and distribution through the Hudson River Biological 
Monitoring Program (HRBMP). The action area includes the Hudson River 
from River Mile 0 (Battery Park, Manhattan, NY) to River Mile 152 at 
Troy Dam (Albany, NY). The focus of the monitoring program would be 
fish identification, mark and recapture, and enumeration within defined 
Hudson River regions and depth strata. Researchers would non-lethally 
capture, handle, measure, weigh, scan for tags, insert passive 
integrated transponder (PIT) and dart tags, photograph, tissue sample, 
and release up to 82 shortnose sturgeon and 82 Atlantic sturgeon 
annually. Additionally, researchers would be permitted each year to 
lethally collect up to 40 shortnose sturgeon and up to 40 Atlantic 
sturgeon eggs and/or larvae (ELS). The permit would be valid for five 
years from the date of issuance.

    Dated: April 5, 2012.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-8605 Filed 4-10-12; 8:45 am]
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