Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 41167-41168 [2012-17055]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 134 / Thursday, July 12, 2012 / Notices Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Alaska Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery. OMB Control Number: 0648–0398. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 2,980. Average Time per Response: IFQ Registered Buyer Ex-vessel Value and Volume Report and IFQ Permit Holder Fee Submission Form, 2 hours each. Burden Hours: 5,960. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires the Secretary of Commerce conduct a Cost Recovery Program to cover the management and enforcement costs of the Alaska Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program. This Cost Recovery Program requires IFQ permit holders to submit information about the value of landings of IFQ species and to calculate and submit fees. The Cost Recovery Program requires Registered Buyers to submit information about the value and volume of landings of IFQ species. Revision: The IFQ liability appeals are no longer applicable and this burden and cost have been removed from the information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:39 Jul 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: July 9, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–17028 Filed 7–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC104 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of two scientific research permits. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 16110 to Marin Municipal Water District and Permit 15730 to Salmon Protection and Watershed Network. ADDRESSES: The approved application for each permit is available on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov Web site by searching the permit number within the Search Database page. The applications, issued permits and supporting documents are also available upon written request or by appointment: Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (ph: (707) 575–6097, fax: (707) 578–3435). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Jahn at 707–575–6097, or email: Jeffrey.Jahn@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority The issuance of permits and permit modifications, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits/modifications: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) 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. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Permits and modifications are issued in accordance with and are subject to the ESA and NMFS regulations (50 CFR parts 222–226) governing listed fish and wildlife permits. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41167 Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to federally endangered Central California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhyncus kisutch), threatened Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened California Coastal Chinook Salmon (O. tshawytscha). Permits Issued Permit 16110 A notice of the receipt of an application for a scientific research permit renewal (16110) was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2011 (76 FR 31590). Permit 16110 was issued to the Marin Municipal Water District on June 5, 2012 and expires on June 30, 2017. Permit 16110 is for research to be conducted in the Lagunitas Creek and Walker Creek watersheds in Marin County, California. The main purpose of the research is to conduct habitat assessments, biological inventories, and monitor salmon populations in these watersheds. Permit 16110 authorizes capturing (backpack electrofishing, trapping), observing (snorkel surveys), anesthetizing, handling (measuring), tissue sampling, and release of juvenile Central California Coast (CCC) coho salmon, Central California Coast (CCC) steelhead, and California Coastal (CC) Chinook Salmon, henceforth referred to as ESA-listed salmonids. Permit 11610 authorizes non-lethal take and low levels of unintentional lethal take of juvenile ESA-listed salmonids, as well as adult carcasses of these species. Permit 16110 does not authorize any lethal take of adult ESAlisted salmonids. Permit 15730 A notice of the receipt of an application for a scientific research and enhancement permit renewal (15730) was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2011 (76 FR 31590). Permit 15730 was issued to the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) on June 5, 2012, and expires on June 30, 2017. Permit 15730 is for research to be conducted in Lagunitas Creek in Marin County, CA. The primary objectives to which ESA-listed salmonids may be taken are to provide baseline data on salmonid presence, habitat use, and abundance in study watersheds and to rescue and relocate stranded juvenile salmonids. Take activities associated with research on juvenile steelhead include the following: capture (backpack electrofishing), observing (spawner surveys), anesthetizing, scale and tissue sampling, tagging (Passive E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 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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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 134 (Thursday, July 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41167-41168]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17055]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC104


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Issuance of two scientific research permits.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 16110 to 
Marin Municipal Water District and Permit 15730 to Salmon Protection 
and Watershed Network.

ADDRESSES: The approved application for each permit is available on the 
Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov Web site by searching the permit number within the 
Search Database page. The applications, issued permits and supporting 
documents are also available upon written request or by appointment: 
Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa 
Rosa, CA 95404 (ph: (707) 575-6097, fax: (707) 578-3435).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Jahn at 707-575-6097, or 
email: Jeffrey.Jahn@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    The issuance of permits and permit modifications, as required by 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543) (ESA), is 
based on a finding that such permits/modifications: (1) Are applied for 
in good faith; (2) 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. 
Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in 
the permits. Permits and modifications are issued in accordance with 
and are subject to the ESA and NMFS regulations (50 CFR parts 222-226) 
governing listed fish and wildlife permits.

Species Covered in This Notice

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

Permits Issued

Permit 16110

    A notice of the receipt of an application for a scientific research 
permit renewal (16110) was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 
2011 (76 FR 31590). Permit 16110 was issued to the Marin Municipal 
Water District on June 5, 2012 and expires on June 30, 2017.
    Permit 16110 is for research to be conducted in the Lagunitas Creek 
and Walker Creek watersheds in Marin County, California. The main 
purpose of the research is to conduct habitat assessments, biological 
inventories, and monitor salmon populations in these watersheds. Permit 
16110 authorizes capturing (backpack electrofishing, trapping), 
observing (snorkel surveys), anesthetizing, handling (measuring), 
tissue sampling, and release of juvenile Central California Coast (CCC) 
coho salmon, Central California Coast (CCC) steelhead, and California 
Coastal (CC) Chinook Salmon, henceforth referred to as ESA-listed 
salmonids.
    Permit 11610 authorizes non-lethal take and low levels of 
unintentional lethal take of juvenile ESA-listed salmonids, as well as 
adult carcasses of these species. Permit 16110 does not authorize any 
lethal take of adult ESA-listed salmonids.

Permit 15730

    A notice of the receipt of an application for a scientific research 
and enhancement permit renewal (15730) was published in the Federal 
Register on June 1, 2011 (76 FR 31590). Permit 15730 was issued to the 
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) on June 5, 2012, and 
expires on June 30, 2017.
    Permit 15730 is for research to be conducted in Lagunitas Creek in 
Marin County, CA. The primary objectives to which ESA-listed salmonids 
may be taken are to provide baseline data on salmonid presence, habitat 
use, and abundance in study watersheds and to rescue and relocate 
stranded juvenile salmonids. Take activities associated with research 
on juvenile steelhead include the following: capture (backpack 
electrofishing), observing (spawner surveys), anesthetizing, scale and 
tissue sampling, tagging (Passive

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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 non-lethal 
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]
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