Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 27188 [2012-11206]

Download as PDF 27188 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 9, 2012 / Notices Dated: May 3, 2012. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–11205 Filed 5–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC020 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; availability of hatchery plans and request for comment AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has submitted four Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs) pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Pacific salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The HGMPs specify the operations of four hatchery programs rearing salmon and steelhead in the Sandy River subbasin within the State of Oregon. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the HGMPs and associated draft environmental assessment (EA) for comment prior to a decision by NMFS whether to approve the proposed hatchery programs. DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time on June 8, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the application should be addressed to the NMFS Salmon Management Division, 1201 NE. Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232, or faxed to 503– 872–2737. Comments may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments is: SandyHatcheries.nwr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Oregon’s Sandy hatchery plans. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Turner, at phone number: (503) 736– 4737, or email: Rich.Turner@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Species Covered in This Notice Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened, naturally VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:44 May 08, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. Pacific eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus): threatened, naturally produced southern distinct population segment. ODFW has submitted to NMFS four HGMPs describing hatchery programs that release salmon and steelhead into the Sandy River in a manner that is intended to comply with requirements of the ESA under limit 5 of the 4(d) Rule. The programs are designed to meet mitigation responsibilities related to impacts from development in the Sandy River and Columbia River basins by providing hatchery fish to support fishing opportunities while minimizing potential risks to natural-origin spring Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and winter steelhead populations, consistent with Oregon’s Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead. As specified in the July 10, 2000, ESA 4(d) rule for salmon and steelhead (65 FR 42422) and updated June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160), NMFS may approve an HGMP if it meets criteria set forth in 50 CFR 223.203(b)(5)(i)(A) through (K). Prior to final approval of an HGMP, NMFS must publish notification announcing its availability for public review and comment. Authority Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the criteria for such activities. Limit 5 of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(b)(5)) further provides that the prohibitions of paragraph (a) of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(a)) do not apply to activities associated with artificial propagation programs provided that an HGMP has been approved by NMFS to be in accordance with the salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: May 3, 2012. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–11206 Filed 5–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Extension of Application Period for Seats for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of extension for application period and request for applications. AGENCY: The ONMS is extending the deadline and seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Chumash Community Member and Alternate. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve twoyear terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter. DATES: Applications are due by May 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained at http:// www.channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/ news.html. Completed applications should be sent to Sara.Hutto@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Murray, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, 113 Harbor Way Suite 150 Santa Barbara, CA 93109–2315, 805–884–1464 extension 464, michael.murray@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council was originally established in December 1998 and has a broad representation consisting of 21 members, including ten government agency representatives and eleven members from the general public. The Council functions in an advisory capacity to the Sanctuary Superintendent. The Council works in concert with the Sanctuary SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-11206]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC020


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice; availability of hatchery plans and request for comment

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Oregon Department of Fish and 
Wildlife (ODFW) has submitted four Hatchery and Genetic Management 
Plans (HGMPs) pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for 
Pacific salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). 
The HGMPs specify the operations of four hatchery programs rearing 
salmon and steelhead in the Sandy River subbasin within the State of 
Oregon. This document serves to notify the public of the availability 
of the HGMPs and associated draft environmental assessment (EA) for 
comment prior to a decision by NMFS whether to approve the proposed 
hatchery programs.

DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address or fax 
number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time on June 8, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the application should be addressed to 
the NMFS Salmon Management Division, 1201 NE. Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 
1100, Portland, OR 97232, or faxed to 503-872-2737. Comments may be 
submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments 
is: SandyHatcheries.nwr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the 
email comment the following identifier: Comments on Oregon's Sandy 
hatchery plans.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Species Covered in This Notice

    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.
    Pacific eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus): threatened, naturally 
produced southern distinct population segment.
    ODFW has submitted to NMFS four HGMPs describing hatchery programs 
that release salmon and steelhead into the Sandy River in a manner that 
is intended to comply with requirements of the ESA under limit 5 of the 
4(d) Rule. The programs are designed to meet mitigation 
responsibilities related to impacts from development in the Sandy River 
and Columbia River basins by providing hatchery fish to support fishing 
opportunities while minimizing potential risks to natural-origin spring 
Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and winter steelhead populations, 
consistent with Oregon's Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery 
Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead.
    As specified in the July 10, 2000, ESA 4(d) rule for salmon and 
steelhead (65 FR 42422) and updated June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160), NMFS 
may approve an HGMP if it meets criteria set forth in 50 CFR 
223.203(b)(5)(i)(A) through (K). Prior to final approval of an HGMP, 
NMFS must publish notification announcing its availability for public 
review and comment.

Authority

    Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required 
to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the 
conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and 
steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 
37160, June 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that 
contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the 
criteria for such activities. Limit 5 of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 
223.203(b)(5)) further provides that the prohibitions of paragraph (a) 
of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(a)) do not apply to activities 
associated with artificial propagation programs provided that an HGMP 
has been approved by NMFS to be in accordance with the salmon and 
steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 
37160, June 28, 2005).

    Dated: May 3, 2012.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-11206 Filed 5-8-12; 8:45 am]
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