Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 28805-28806 [2013-11702]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing this administrative review and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: May 7, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix—Issues and Decision Memorandum Comment I: Selection of the Surrogate Country A. Economic Comparability B. Significant Producer of Comparable Merchandise C. Data Considerations D. Financial Statements Comment II: If the Department Continues to Select the Philippines as the Primary Surrogate Country, the Department Must Revise the Value of the Wire Rod and Change the Financial Ratios Comment III: Treatment of Mandatory Respondents That Did Not Participate [FR Doc. 2013–11682 Filed 5–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC653 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt and request for comment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for a direct take permit, in the form of a Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan (HGMP), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The application is for a hatchery program in Idaho, for the propagation of sockeye salmon. The proposed permit would be issued for a period of 10 years. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for public review, comment, and submission of written data, views, arguments, or other relevant information. This document also serves to notify the public of NMFS’ intent to adopt an existing environmental assessment that addresses the proposed Snake River sockeye salmon hatchery program. All comments and other information received will become part of the public record and will be tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 May 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 available for review pursuant to section 10(c) of the 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 June 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: Written responses to the application and the proposed adoption of the associated environmental assessment should be sent to Craig Busack, National Marine Fisheries Services, Salmon Management Division, 1201 N.E. Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. Comments may also be submitted by email to: SockeyePlan.nwr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Snake River sockeye salmon hatchery plan. Comments may also be sent via facsimile (fax) to (503) 872–2737. The permit application and associated documents are available on the Internet at www.nwr.noaa.gov. Requests for copies of the permit application and associated documents may also be directed to the National Marine Fisheries Services, Salmon Management Division, 1201 NE. 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: Craig Busack at (503) 230–5412 or email: craig.busack@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): endangered, naturally produced and artificially propagated Snake River. 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. On May 15, 2012, NMFS received an application, including an HGMP, from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, a section 10(a)(1)(A) research/ enhancement permit for continued PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28805 operation of the Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Propagation program. The proposed program would increase the abundance of the listed species through artificial propagation and to serve as a safety net to prevent extinction of the Snake River Sockeye Salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), which is listed as endangered under the ESA. The proposed program would maintain the Snake River sockeye salmon broodstock in captivity in several locations, largely at the Springfield Hatchery in eastern Idaho, collect and spawn adult sockeye salmon returning to the Snake River basin, rear juveniles, and release eggs, juveniles, and adult fish into upper Salmon River basin lakes. The proposed program would include best management practices to minimize adverse effects on the ESU. Best management practices would include the use of prudent fish husbandry practices and standard hatchery protocols to ensure health and survival of the program fish, selection of eggs and juveniles in a manner designed to represent to the greatest extent possible the entire genetic spectrum of the founding population, and the conduct of spawning ground surveys to estimate natural spawning escapement and to determine the effects of captivereared fish on spawner distribution and behavior. An environmental assessment was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for its funding of the Snake River sockeye salmon hatchery program, including modifications to the Springfield Hatchery. Because the BPA action is substantially the same as the actions addressed by the proposed ESA permit, because they are both administrative actions that allow IDFG to operate the Snake River sockeye salmon hatchery program consistent with the submitted HGMP and the Springfield Sockeye Hatchery Master Plan, NMFS proposes to adopt the BPA environmental assessment to comply with the NEPA. Authority This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA. If it is determined that the requirements are met, a permit will be issued to IDFG for the purpose of carrying out the hatchery program. NMFS will publish a record of its final action in the Federal Register. NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct an environmental analysis of E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 28806 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices their proposed actions to determine if the actions may affect the human environment. NMFS expects to take action on an application for a permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA. Because NMFS’ proposed action is closely linked to the BPA funding action already considered under NEPA, to reduce the potential for substantial redundancy and duplication of effort in complying with NEPA, NMFS is proposing to adopt the BPA environmental assessment for the proposed issuance of the permit. Therefore, NMFS is also seeking public input on its proposed adoption. Dated: May 13, 2013. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC682 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of four scientific research and enhancement permits. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 17299 to the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), Permit 16543–M1 to the California Department of Water Resources (CDWR), Permit 17428 to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Permit 17777 to Natural Resource Scientists Incorporated (NRSI). 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, 650 Capitol Mall, Room 5–100, Sacramento, CA 95814 (ph: (916) 930– 3600, fax: (916) 930–3629). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Cranford at 916–930–3706, or email: Amanda.Cranford@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 May 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 [FR Doc. 2013–11702 Filed 5–15–13; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Authority This notice is relevant to federally endangered Sacramento River (SR) winter-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhyncus tshawytscha), threatened Central Valley (CV) spring-run Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), threatened California Central Valley (CCV) steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened southern distinct population segment (SDPS) of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris), henceforth referred to as ESA-listed salmonids and SDPS green sturgeon. Permits Issued Permit 17299 A notice of the receipt of an application for a scientific research and enhancement permit (17299) was published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2013 (78 FR 7755). Permit 17299 was issued to the SWFSC on April 4, 2013, and expires on December 31, 2017. Permit 17299 is for research to be conducted at various sites and hatcheries within the Central Valley, CA. The main purpose of the research conducted by the SWFSC is to carry out comparative studies on salmonid ecology across all Central Valley habitats (streams, rivers and Delta) to increase knowledge of California’s Chinook salmon and steelhead life histories. The overall goal of this project is to provide critical information in support of conservation and management of California’s salmon stocks. Studies authorized under Permit 17299 will follow three directions: (1) Telemetry studies to assess river habitat use, behavior, and survival, (2) predator impacts on salmon, and (3) physiological measurements of aerobic scope across stocks. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In situations where the SWFSC are unable to rely on collaborators to capture fish through rotary screw trapping, collection methods will include fyke nets, backpack electrofishing, beach seining, tangle netting, DIDSON observations, tethering and hook and line. Handling will typically involve sedation of juveniles (MS–222), measurements, tissue sampling (fin clips and scales from most, stomach lavage [subset] and tagging [PIT tags, acoustic tags]) followed by release of live fish. Another group of hatchery produced salmonids will be tested to measure aerobic scope under a range of temperature and flow combinations. A small subset of those hatchery produced fish will be sacrificed to collect otoliths for age and growth measurements, organ tissue for isotope analysis, biochemical and genomic expression assays, and tag effects and retention studies. Permit 17299 authorizes non-lethal take and low levels (not to exceed two percent) of unintentional lethal take. Permit 17299 also authorizes intentional, directed lethal take of smolt and adult adipose fin-clipped, hatchery produced, Chinook salmon for aerobic scope measurements and otolith microchemistry analysis. Permit 17428 A notice of the receipt of an application for a scientific research and enhancement permit (17428) was published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2012 (77 FR 63295). Permit 17428 was issued to the USFWS on January 25, 2013 and expires on December 31, 2017. Permit 17428 is for research to be conducted in the American River, downstream of the Watt Avenue Bridge, in Sacramento County, CA. Each year, two to four rotary screw traps (RSTs) will be operated 5 to 7 days each week between January 1 and June 30. As traps are operated, data will be collected on fish abundance, trap operational status, and environmental characteristics at the trap site. Trap operations will focus on the collection of juvenile CCV steelhead and non-listed fall-run Chinook salmon. Other fish species will be collected on an incidental basis. If salmon that may be federally listed spring- or winter-run Chinook are captured, fin clips will be taken so those samples can be used in genetic studies to determine which runs are actually present. The lengths of a representative sample of up to 100 individuals of each fish species will be measured each day. Weights from 25 salmon will be quantified each day. Captured fish will be released alive immediately downstream of the RSTs. E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-11702]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC653


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice of receipt and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application 
for a direct take permit, in the form of a Hatchery and Genetic 
Management Plan (HGMP), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended (ESA). The application is for a hatchery program in Idaho, 
for the propagation of sockeye salmon. The proposed permit would be 
issued for a period of 10 years. This document serves to notify the 
public of the availability of the permit application for public review, 
comment, and submission of written data, views, arguments, or other 
relevant information. This document also serves to notify the public of 
NMFS' intent to adopt an existing environmental assessment that 
addresses the proposed Snake River sockeye salmon hatchery program. 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 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 June 17, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Written responses to the application and the proposed 
adoption of the associated environmental assessment should be sent to 
Craig Busack, National Marine Fisheries Services, Salmon Management 
Division, 1201 N.E. Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. 
Comments may also be submitted by email to: SockeyePlan.nwr@noaa.gov. 
Include in the subject line of the email comment the following 
identifier: Comments on Snake River sockeye salmon hatchery plan. 
Comments may also be sent via facsimile (fax) to (503) 872-2737. The 
permit application and associated documents are available on the 
Internet at www.nwr.noaa.gov. Requests for copies of the permit 
application and associated documents may also be directed to the 
National Marine Fisheries Services, Salmon Management Division, 1201 
NE. 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: Craig Busack at (503) 230-5412 or 
email: craig.busack@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Species Covered in This Notice

    Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): endangered, naturally produced 
and artificially propagated Snake River.

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.
    On May 15, 2012, NMFS received an application, including an HGMP, 
from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, a section 10(a)(1)(A) 
research/enhancement permit for continued operation of the Redfish Lake 
Sockeye Salmon Captive Propagation program.
    The proposed program would increase the abundance of the listed 
species through artificial propagation and to serve as a safety net to 
prevent extinction of the Snake River Sockeye Salmon Evolutionarily 
Significant Unit (ESU), which is listed as endangered under the ESA. 
The proposed program would maintain the Snake River sockeye salmon 
broodstock in captivity in several locations, largely at the 
Springfield Hatchery in eastern Idaho, collect and spawn adult sockeye 
salmon returning to the Snake River basin, rear juveniles, and release 
eggs, juveniles, and adult fish into upper Salmon River basin lakes. 
The proposed program would include best management practices to 
minimize adverse effects on the ESU. Best management practices would 
include the use of prudent fish husbandry practices and standard 
hatchery protocols to ensure health and survival of the program fish, 
selection of eggs and juveniles in a manner designed to represent to 
the greatest extent possible the entire genetic spectrum of the 
founding population, and the conduct of spawning ground surveys to 
estimate natural spawning escapement and to determine the effects of 
captive-reared fish on spawner distribution and behavior. An 
environmental assessment was prepared pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by the Bonneville Power Administration 
(BPA) for its funding of the Snake River sockeye salmon hatchery 
program, including modifications to the Springfield Hatchery. Because 
the BPA action is substantially the same as the actions addressed by 
the proposed ESA permit, because they are both administrative actions 
that allow IDFG to operate the Snake River sockeye salmon hatchery 
program consistent with the submitted HGMP and the Springfield Sockeye 
Hatchery Master Plan, NMFS proposes to adopt the BPA environmental 
assessment to comply with the NEPA.

Authority

    This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS 
will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments 
submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the 
requirements of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA. If it is determined 
that the requirements are met, a permit will be issued to IDFG for the 
purpose of carrying out the hatchery program. NMFS will publish a 
record of its final action in the Federal Register.
    NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct an environmental analysis 
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their proposed actions to determine if the actions may affect the human 
environment. NMFS expects to take action on an application for a permit 
under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA. Because NMFS' proposed action is 
closely linked to the BPA funding action already considered under NEPA, 
to reduce the potential for substantial redundancy and duplication of 
effort in complying with NEPA, NMFS is proposing to adopt the BPA 
environmental assessment for the proposed issuance of the permit. 
Therefore, NMFS is also seeking public input on its proposed adoption.

    Dated: May 13, 2013.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-11702 Filed 5-15-13; 8:45 am]
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