Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 51763 [2012-21091]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices 51763 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northern California steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened California Coastal Chinook Salmon (O. tshawytscha). RIN 0648–XC173 Permit 14513 [Docket No. 1206013478–2342–02; 0648– XB140] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish A notice of the receipt of an application for a scientific research permit (14513) was published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2010 (75 FR 76400–76401). After publication of the notice of receipt, Dr. Carlson expanded her research program to include study sites in the Eel River watershed. Since the Eel River watershed and associated take of salmon and steelhead were not included in the previous application that already went through the public comment period, NMFS published another notice of receipt in the Federal Register on June 7, 2012 (77 FR 33717–33718). Permit 14513 is for research to be conducted in the Lagunitas Creek watershed in Marin County, the Pescadero Creek watershed in San Mateo County, and the Eel River watershed in Humboldt and Mendocino counties, California. The main purpose of the research is to conduct research on, and monitor salmon populations in these watersheds. Permit 14513 authorizes capturing (backpack electrofisher, traps, seine, dip net, hook and line), observing (snorkel surveys), anesthetizing, handling (identify, measure, weigh), marking (Passive Integrated Transponder tags, fin clips), sample (scales, gastric lavage, otolith), and release of Central California Coast (CCC) coho salmon, Southern Oregon/ Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon, Central California Coast (CCC) steelhead, Northern California (NC)steelhead, and California Coastal (CC) Chinook Salmon, henceforth referred to as ESA-listed salmonids. Permit 14513 authorizes non-lethal take and low levels of unintentional lethal take of ESA-listed salmonids, as well as adult carcasses of these species. Permit 14513 does not authorize any lethal take of ESA-listed salmonids except for a limited number of moribund CCC steelhead that may occur in Pescadero Creek. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of a scientific research permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 14513 to Dr. Stephanie Carlson of University of California, Berkeley. ADDRESSES: The approved application for the 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 application, issued permit and supporting documents are also available upon written request or by appointment: Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, California 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 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon (O. kisutch), threatened Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss), threatened VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: August 22, 2012. Dwayne Meadows, Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21091 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Queen Conch as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Ninety-day petition finding, request for information, and initiation of status review. AGENCY: We, NMFS, announce a 90day finding on a petition to list the queen conch (Strombus gigas) as threatened or endangered and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition and information in our files present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. We will conduct a status review of the species to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information regarding this species (see below). SUMMARY: Information and comments on the subject action must be received by October 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit information, identified by the code 0648–XB140, addressed to: Calusa Horn, Natural Resource Specialist, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic information via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http:// www.regulations.gov. • Facsimile (fax): 727–824–5309. • Mail: NMFS, Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. • Hand delivery: You may hand deliver written information to our office during normal business hours at the street address given above. Instructions: All information received is a part of the public record and may be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without change. All personally identifiable information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected DATES: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC173


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Issuance of a scientific research permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 14513 to 
Dr. Stephanie Carlson of University of California, Berkeley.

ADDRESSES: The approved application for the 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 application, issued permit and supporting 
documents are also available upon written request or by appointment: 
Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa 
Rosa, California 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 Southern Oregon/
Northern California Coast coho salmon (O. kisutch), threatened Central 
California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss), threatened Northern California 
steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened California Coastal Chinook Salmon 
(O. tshawytscha).

Permit 14513

    A notice of the receipt of an application for a scientific research 
permit (14513) was published in the Federal Register on December 8, 
2010 (75 FR 76400-76401). After publication of the notice of receipt, 
Dr. Carlson expanded her research program to include study sites in the 
Eel River watershed. Since the Eel River watershed and associated take 
of salmon and steelhead were not included in the previous application 
that already went through the public comment period, NMFS published 
another notice of receipt in the Federal Register on June 7, 2012 (77 
FR 33717-33718).
    Permit 14513 is for research to be conducted in the Lagunitas Creek 
watershed in Marin County, the Pescadero Creek watershed in San Mateo 
County, and the Eel River watershed in Humboldt and Mendocino counties, 
California. The main purpose of the research is to conduct research on, 
and monitor salmon populations in these watersheds. Permit 14513 
authorizes capturing (backpack electrofisher, traps, seine, dip net, 
hook and line), observing (snorkel surveys), anesthetizing, handling 
(identify, measure, weigh), marking (Passive Integrated Transponder 
tags, fin clips), sample (scales, gastric lavage, otolith), and release 
of Central California Coast (CCC) coho salmon, Southern Oregon/Northern 
California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon, Central California Coast (CCC) 
steelhead, Northern California (NC)steelhead, and California Coastal 
(CC) Chinook Salmon, henceforth referred to as ESA-listed salmonids.
    Permit 14513 authorizes non-lethal take and low levels of 
unintentional lethal take of ESA-listed salmonids, as well as adult 
carcasses of these species. Permit 14513 does not authorize any lethal 
take of ESA-listed salmonids except for a limited number of moribund 
CCC steelhead that may occur in Pescadero Creek.

    Dated: August 22, 2012.
Dwayne Meadows,
Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-21091 Filed 8-24-12; 8:45 am]
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