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[FR Doc. 2012–21879 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XC192 Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: 19:14 Sep 04, 2012 NMFS announces the adoption of a Final Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plan for the Central California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU). The Final Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon (Final Recovery Plan) is now available. In addition, informative public meetings will be held (see below for dates and locations). ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Final Recovery Plan are available online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ recovery/plans/htm, http://swr.nmfs. noaa.gov/recovery/index.htm. A CD–ROM of the Final Recovery Plan can be obtained by emailing a request to Andrea.Berry@noaa.gov with the subject line ‘‘CD–ROM Request for CCC coho Salmon Recovery Plan’’, by phone at 707–200–2788, or by writing to NMFS Protected Resources Division, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 ATTN: Recovery Coordinator. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Ambrose, Central California Coast Recovery Coordinator by email to Charlotte.A.Ambrose@noaa.gov or by phone at 707–575–6068. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 29, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Notice of Availability and notice of public meetings. ACTION: Jkt 226001 Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that we (NOAA) develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under our jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not result in the conservation of the species. We designated Central California Coast coho salmon as threatened in the Federal Register on October 21, 1996 (61 FR 56138). Due to severe declines, we uplisted the species to endangered status on June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160). We published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Recovery Plan in the Federal Register on March 18, 2010 (75 FR 13081) and held three public meetings to obtain comments on the Draft Plan. In response to multiple requests, we extended the public comment period for an additional 60 days on May 7, 2010 (75 FR 25204). We received extensive comments on the Draft Plan, summarized the comments and identified the comments that prompted revisions for the Final Recovery Plan. We revised the Draft Plan based on the comments received, and this final version now constitutes the Recovery PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54565 Plan for the Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Central California Coast Coho Salmon. The Final Plan The ESA requires that recovery plans incorporate, to the extent practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. Our goal is to restore endangered Central California Coast coho salmon to the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining members of their ecosystems and no longer need the protections of the ESA. The Final Recovery Plan provides background on the natural history of Central California Coast coho salmon, population trends and the potential threats to their viability. The Final Recovery Plan lays out a recovery strategy to address the potential threats based on the best available science and includes goals that incorporate objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species be removed from the list. The Final Recovery Plan is not regulatory, but presents guidance for use by agencies and interested parties to assist in the recovery of Central California Coast coho salmon. The Final Recovery Plan identifies substantive actions needed to achieve recovery by addressing the threats to the species. The strategy for recovery includes a linkage between management actions and an active research and monitoring program intended to fill data gaps and assess effectiveness. The Final Recovery Plan incorporates an adaptive management framework by which management actions and other elements will evolve and adapt as we gain information through research and monitoring and it describes the agency guidance on time lines for reviews of the status of species and recovery plans. To address threats related to the species, the Final Recovery Plan references many of the significant efforts already underway to restore Central California Coast coho salmon access to high quality habitat and to improve habitat previously degraded. We expect the Final Recovery Plan to help us and other Federal agencies take a consistent approach to section 7 consultations under the ESA and to other ESA decisions. For example, the Final Recovery Plan will provide information on the biological context for E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 54566 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 5, 2012 / Notices the effects that a proposed action may have on the listed ESU. The best available information in the Final Recovery Plan on the natural history, threats, and potential limiting factors, and priorities for recovery can be used to help assess risks. Consistent with the adoption of this Final Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon, we will implement relevant actions for which we have authority, work cooperatively on implementation of other actions, and encourage other September 11, 2012, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, Fair Arts Building, 1055 State Street, Ukiah, CA, 95482. Information on exact locations, dates and times will also be posted on the above Web site. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC215 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) Staff will hold the second meeting of the Visioning and Strategic Planning Working Group. During this meeting, the group will finalize draft vision and mission statements, perform an abridged analysis of the Council’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and develop a goal structure for the strategic plan. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at O’Callaghan Hotel, 174 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401; telephone: (866) 782–9624. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 19:14 Sep 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 NMFS has reviewed the Plan for compliance with the requirements of September 5, 2012, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, Pine/Oak Room, 6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Public Meetings Public meetings are planned for Ukiah, Santa Cruz, and Santa Rosa, CA. Workshops will be held at the locations and dates listed below: September 6, 2012, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Carston Cabaret Room, 50 Mark West Springs Road Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ESA section 4(f), determined that it does incorporate the required elements and is therefore adopting it as the Final Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon. Dr. This meeting of the Visioning and Strategic Planning Working Group is the second in a series of strategic planning meetings convened by MAFMC with facilitation services provided by RESOLVE. The purpose of the Working Group meetings is to develop a draft 10-year strategic plan and corresponding tactical plan through discussion of issues, opportunities, and objectives as they relate to the MAFMC’s management responsibilities. In this meeting, the Working Group will finalize the Vision and Mission statements drafted at the first meeting held on August 13. The group will perform an abridged analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and will develop a goal structure for the strategic plan. Time permitting, the Working Group may develop the goal, objective, strategy and tactical associations that support the development of a strategic goal on public engagement. No formal actions will be taken by the Visioning and Strategic Planning Working Group at this meeting. Any documents produced by the Working Group will be reviewed by the fullCouncil following a period of public comment. Dated: August 30, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21764 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2012–21850 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 Conclusion Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. Dated: August 29, 2012. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. SUMMARY: Federal and state agencies to implement recovery actions for which they have responsibility and authority. Recovery of Central California Coast coho salmon will require a long-term effort in cooperation and coordination with Federal, state, tribal and local government agencies, and the community. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA848 Endangered Species; File No. 16134 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Foundation [Responsible Party: Mark Swingle], 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 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; Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281– 9394; and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC192


Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans

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

ACTION: Notice of Availability and notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the adoption of a Final Endangered Species Act 
(ESA) recovery plan for the Central California Coast coho salmon 
(Oncorhynchus kisutch) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU). The Final 
Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon (Final Recovery 
Plan) is now available. In addition, informative public meetings will 
be held (see below for dates and locations).

ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Final Recovery Plan are available 
online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/recovery/plans/htm, http://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/recovery/index.htm.
    A CD-ROM of the Final Recovery Plan can be obtained by emailing a 
request to Andrea.Berry@noaa.gov with the subject line ``CD-ROM Request 
for CCC coho Salmon Recovery Plan'', by phone at 707-200-2788, or by 
writing to NMFS Protected Resources Division, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 
325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 ATTN: Recovery Coordinator.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Ambrose, Central California 
Coast Recovery Coordinator by email to Charlotte.A.Ambrose@noaa.gov or 
by phone at 707-575-6068.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) requires that we (NOAA) develop and implement recovery 
plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered 
species under our jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans 
would not result in the conservation of the species. We designated 
Central California Coast coho salmon as threatened in the Federal 
Register on October 21, 1996 (61 FR 56138). Due to severe declines, we 
uplisted the species to endangered status on June 28, 2005 (70 FR 
37160). We published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Recovery 
Plan in the Federal Register on March 18, 2010 (75 FR 13081) and held 
three public meetings to obtain comments on the Draft Plan. In response 
to multiple requests, we extended the public comment period for an 
additional 60 days on May 7, 2010 (75 FR 25204). We received extensive 
comments on the Draft Plan, summarized the comments and identified the 
comments that prompted revisions for the Final Recovery Plan. We 
revised the Draft Plan based on the comments received, and this final 
version now constitutes the Recovery Plan for the Evolutionarily 
Significant Unit of Central California Coast Coho Salmon.

The Final Plan

    The ESA requires that recovery plans incorporate, to the extent 
practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would 
result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or 
endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve 
the plan's goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to 
implement recovery actions. Our goal is to restore endangered Central 
California Coast coho salmon to the point where they are again secure, 
self-sustaining members of their ecosystems and no longer need the 
protections of the ESA.
    The Final Recovery Plan provides background on the natural history 
of Central California Coast coho salmon, population trends and the 
potential threats to their viability. The Final Recovery Plan lays out 
a recovery strategy to address the potential threats based on the best 
available science and includes goals that incorporate objective, 
measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination 
that the species be removed from the list. The Final Recovery Plan is 
not regulatory, but presents guidance for use by agencies and 
interested parties to assist in the recovery of Central California 
Coast coho salmon. The Final Recovery Plan identifies substantive 
actions needed to achieve recovery by addressing the threats to the 
species. The strategy for recovery includes a linkage between 
management actions and an active research and monitoring program 
intended to fill data gaps and assess effectiveness. The Final Recovery 
Plan incorporates an adaptive management framework by which management 
actions and other elements will evolve and adapt as we gain information 
through research and monitoring and it describes the agency guidance on 
time lines for reviews of the status of species and recovery plans. To 
address threats related to the species, the Final Recovery Plan 
references many of the significant efforts already underway to restore 
Central California Coast coho salmon access to high quality habitat and 
to improve habitat previously degraded.
    We expect the Final Recovery Plan to help us and other Federal 
agencies take a consistent approach to section 7 consultations under 
the ESA and to other ESA decisions. For example, the Final Recovery 
Plan will provide information on the biological context for

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the effects that a proposed action may have on the listed ESU. The best 
available information in the Final Recovery Plan on the natural 
history, threats, and potential limiting factors, and priorities for 
recovery can be used to help assess risks. Consistent with the adoption 
of this Final Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon, 
we will implement relevant actions for which we have authority, work 
cooperatively on implementation of other actions, and encourage other 
Federal and state agencies to implement recovery actions for which they 
have responsibility and authority.
    Recovery of Central California Coast coho salmon will require a 
long-term effort in cooperation and coordination with Federal, state, 
tribal and local government agencies, and the community.

Conclusion

    NMFS has reviewed the Plan for compliance with the requirements of 
ESA section 4(f), determined that it does incorporate the required 
elements and is therefore adopting it as the Final Recovery Plan for 
Central California Coast coho salmon.

Public Meetings

    Public meetings are planned for Ukiah, Santa Cruz, and Santa Rosa, 
CA. Workshops will be held at the locations and dates listed below:

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September 11, 2012, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.;  September 5, 2012, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.;   September 6, 2012, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.;
 Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, Fair      Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley,      Wells Fargo Center for the Arts,
 Arts Building, 1055 State Street,     Pine/Oak Room, 6001 La Madrona        Carston Cabaret Room, 50 Mark West
 Ukiah, CA, 95482.                     Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.          Springs Road Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
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    Information on exact locations, dates and times will also be posted 
on the above Web site.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

    Dated: August 29, 2012.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
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