Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 41168 [2012-17052]

Download as PDF 41168 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 134 / Thursday, July 12, 2012 / Notices Integrated Transponder tags), trapping (pipe traps), and release of fish. Permit 15730 authorizes SPAWN non-lethal and low levels of unintentional lethal take of juvenile ESA-listed salmonids and take of adult carcasses of these species. Permit 15730 does not authorize any intentional lethal take of ESA-listed salmonids or lethal or nonlethal take of live adult salmonids. Dated: July 9, 2012. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–17055 Filed 7–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC103 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish Written responses to the environmental assessment should be sent to Brett Farman, National Marine Fisheries Services, Salmon Management Division, 1201 NE. Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. Comments may also be submitted by email to: SnakeFallEA.nwr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Snake Fall Chinook Hatchery Assessment. Comments may also be sent via facsimile (fax) to (503) 872–2737. Requests for copies of the draft environmental assessment should be directed to the National Marine Fisheries Services, Salmon Management Division, 1201 N.E. Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. Comments received will also be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours by calling (503) 230–5418. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brett Farman at (503) 231–6222 or email: brett.farman@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment. Section 9 of the ESA and Federal regulations prohibit the ‘‘taking’’ of a species listed as endangered or threatened. The term ‘‘take’’ is defined under the ESA 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 to take listed species for any act otherwise prohibited by section 9 for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or survival of the affected species, under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA. NMFS regulations governing permits for threatened and endangered species are promulgated at 50 CFR 222.307. The proposed action is to issue the two section 10(a)(1)(A) direct take permits. The receipt of the applications for the permits was previously noticed (76 FR 43986, July 22, 2011), and comments were invited. Hatchery operations to be permitted would be carried out at the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery, and at Lyons Ferry, Oxbow, and Irrigon Hatcheries, and associated facilities. The purpose of these programs is to mitigate for losses of Snake River fall Chinook salmon caused by the four lower Snake River dams, the Federal Columbia River Power System, and the Hells Canyon dam complex. AGENCY: SUMMARY: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct an environmental analysis of their proposed actions to determine if the actions may affect the human environment. NMFS expects to take action on two ESA section 10(a)(1)(A) permits. Therefore, NMFS is seeking public input on the scope of the required NEPA analysis, including the range of reasonable alternatives and associated impacts of any alternatives. Dated: July 9, 2012. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–17052 Filed 7–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XZ28 Species Covered in This Notice Notice is hereby given that NMFS has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of the potential effects of two direct take permits for hatchery operations in the Snake River basin involving Snake River fall Chinook salmon. The permit applicants are the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on behalf of the Nez Perce Tribe (NPT). The proposed permits would expire on December 31, 2017. This document serves to notify the public of the draft EA for public review, comment, and submission of written data, views, arguments or other relevant information before a final decision on whether to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact is made by NMFS. All comments and other information received will become part of the public record and will be available for review pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Authority Comments and other submissions must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time on July 27, 2012. DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:39 Jul 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Snake River fall-run. Background PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Marine Mammals; Subsistence Taking of Northern Fur Seals; St. Paul Island National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice and request for comments. ACTION: NMFS announces the receipt of a petition for rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The Pribilof Island Community of St. Paul Island, Aleut Community of St. Paul Island-Tribal Government (St. Paul) petitioned NMFS to revise regulations governing the subsistence taking of northern fur seals on St. Paul Island. St. Paul’s petition requests that NMFS revise the regulations to allow residents of St. Paul, Alaska to: Take male young of the year (less than 1 year old) fur seals; take a total of up to 3,000 fur seals annually compared to 2,000 currently allowed, including up to 1,500 male young of the year and up to 1,500 sub-adult (1–4 years old) males; hunt or harvest fur seals during a total of 329 days annually, rather than the 47-day harvest season provided for under existing regulations; and take fur seals with firearms, in addition to harvesting (the current method of herding, stunning, and immediate exsanguination, which is allowed under existing regulations). NMFS solicits public comment on all aspects of this request. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC103


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has prepared a draft 
Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) of the potential effects of two direct take permits for 
hatchery operations in the Snake River basin involving Snake River fall 
Chinook salmon. The permit applicants are the Washington Department of 
Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on behalf of the Nez Perce Tribe (NPT). 
The proposed permits would expire on December 31, 2017. This document 
serves to notify the public of the draft EA for public review, comment, 
and submission of written data, views, arguments or other relevant 
information before a final decision on whether to issue a Finding of No 
Significant Impact is made by NMFS. All comments and other information 
received will become part of the public record and will be available 
for review pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA).

DATES: Comments and other submissions must be received at the 
appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. 
Pacific time on July 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written responses to the environmental assessment should be 
sent to Brett Farman, National Marine Fisheries Services, Salmon 
Management Division, 1201 NE. Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 
97232. Comments may also be submitted by email to: 
SnakeFallEA.nwr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email 
comment the following identifier: Comments on Snake Fall Chinook 
Hatchery Assessment. Comments may also be sent via facsimile (fax) to 
(503) 872-2737. Requests for copies of the draft environmental 
assessment should be directed to the National Marine Fisheries 
Services, Salmon Management Division, 1201 N.E. Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 
1100, Portland, OR 97232. Comments received will also be available for 
public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours by 
calling (503) 230-5418.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brett Farman at (503) 231-6222 or 
email: brett.farman@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Species Covered in This Notice

    Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally 
produced and artificially propagated Snake River fall-run.

Background

    Section 9 of the ESA and Federal regulations prohibit the 
``taking'' of a species listed as endangered or threatened. The term 
``take'' is defined under the ESA 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 to take listed species for 
any act otherwise prohibited by section 9 for scientific purposes or to 
enhance the propagation or survival of the affected species, under 
section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA. NMFS regulations governing permits for 
threatened and endangered species are promulgated at 50 CFR 222.307.
    The proposed action is to issue the two section 10(a)(1)(A) direct 
take permits. The receipt of the applications for the permits was 
previously noticed (76 FR 43986, July 22, 2011), and comments were 
invited. Hatchery operations to be permitted would be carried out at 
the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery, and at Lyons Ferry, Oxbow, and Irrigon 
Hatcheries, and associated facilities. The purpose of these programs is 
to mitigate for losses of Snake River fall Chinook salmon caused by the 
four lower Snake River dams, the Federal Columbia River Power System, 
and the Hells Canyon dam complex.

Authority

    NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct an environmental analysis 
of their proposed actions to determine if the actions may affect the 
human environment. NMFS expects to take action on two ESA section 
10(a)(1)(A) permits. Therefore, NMFS is seeking public input on the 
scope of the required NEPA analysis, including the range of reasonable 
alternatives and associated impacts of any alternatives.

    Dated: July 9, 2012.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-17052 Filed 7-11-12; 8:45 am]
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