Endangered Species; File No. 16482-01, 66901-66902 [2013-26727]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2013 / Notices of red snapper to the commercial sector would not meet the purpose and need of Amendment 28. Therefore, the Council intends to consider alternatives that would increase the recreational sector’s allocation to more than the current 49 percent. Alternatives within Amendment 28 include a ‘‘no action’’ alternative where the current 51 percent commercial to 49 percent recreational allocation remains unchanged. Additionally, Amendment 28 also contains alternatives that shift allocation to the recreational sector by the amount of 3 percent, 5 percent, or 10 percent from the commercial to the recreational sector. Finally, Amendment 28 contains alternatives that shift either 100 percent or 75 percent of any total combined commercial and recreational quota in excess of 9.12 million lb (4.137 million kg) to the recreational sector. This harvest level, 9.12 million lb (4.137 million kg), was considered a baseline by the Council because it is the total allowable catch the commercial and recreational red snapper quotas were based on prior to the revised rebuilding plan implemented through Amendment 27 to the FMP. The combined 2013 commercial and recreational quotas currently equal 11.0 million lb (5.0 million kg). At the February 2013 meeting, the Council postponed further development of Amendment 28 until the 2013 red snapper stock assessment was completed. The Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) benchmark assessment for Gulf red snapper (SEDAR 31), was completed in June 2013, and the Council has discussed and heard public comments on Amendment 28 at the June 2013 and August 2013 meetings. NMFS, in collaboration with the Council, will develop a DEIS to describe and analyze alternatives to address the management needs described above including the ‘‘no action’’ alternative. In accordance with NOAA’s Administrative Order 216–6, Section 5.02(c), Scoping Process, NMFS, in collaboration with the Council, has identified preliminary environmental issues as a means to initiate discussion for scoping purposes only. The public is invited to provide written comments on the preliminary issues, which are identified as actions and alternative in the Amendment 28 draft options paper and action guide. These preliminary issues may not represent the full range of issues that eventually will be evaluated in the DEIS. A copy of the Amendment 28 draft options paper and action guide are available at http:// sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 fisheries/gulf_fisheries/reef_fish/ index.html. After the DEIS associated with Amendment 28 is completed, it will be filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). After filing, the EPA will publish a notice of availability of the DEIS for public comment in the Federal Register. 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ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Warnell School of Forest Resources, Fisheries Division, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 [Douglas Peterson: Responsible Party], has applied in due form for a permit modification to take Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) and shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before December 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 16482–01 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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; and • Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. Written comments on either application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division • By email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov (include the File No. in the subject line of the email); • By facsimile to (301) 713–0376; or • At the address listed above. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on the application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead at (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit modification is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 16482 was issued April 6, 2012 (77 FR 21754) to the Permit Holder listed above to capture Atlantic sturgeon SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 66902 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2013 / Notices life stages in the Savannah (SC/GA), Ogeechee (GA), Altamaha (GA), Satilla (GA), and Saint Marys (GA/FL) Rivers using gill nets and trammel nets to measure, weigh, photograph, PIT and Floy tag, and tissue sample. Subsets are anesthetized, fin ray sectioned, laparoscoped, and implanted with an internal acoustic tag. Incidental mortality of serious harm to five juvenile and sub-adults or one adult annually is authorized. The Permit Holder is also authorized to sample Atlantic sturgeon early life stages (ELS) in suspected spawning areas using egg mats. The Permit Holder now requests consolidating the existing takes of shortnose sturgeon authorized in a separate Permit No 14394 in the Altamaha River (GA) into the current modification, and subsequently terminating Permit No. 14394. Additionally, the Permit Holder proposes new takes of shortnose sturgeon from the Savannah, Ogeechee, Satilla River (GA), Saint Marys Rivers (GA/FL) and Saint Johns and Nassau Rivers (FL); and new takes of Atlantic sturgeon from the Nassau and Saint Johns Rivers (FL) using identical methods described for Atlantic sturgeon. One additional procedure is requested not permitted in prior permits: the Permit Holder requests sampling blood from subsets of captured Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon from the Altamaha River (GA). Incidental mortality of two juvenile or adult shortnose sturgeon would be authorized annually from all river systems, as well sampling of shortnose sturgeon ELS in suspected spawning areas. The modification would be valid through the expiration date of the original permit on April 5, 2017. Dated: November 4, 2013. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–26727 Filed 11–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office of the Secretary Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, DoD. ACTION: Meeting notice. 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[FR Doc No: 2013-26727]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA713


Endangered Species; File No. 16482-01

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit modification.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Warnell School of Forest 
Resources, Fisheries Division, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 
30602 [Douglas Peterson: Responsible Party], has applied in due form 
for a permit modification to take Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser 
oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) and shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) 
for purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before December 9, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public Comment'' from the 
Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 16482-01 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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; and
     Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint 
Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.
    Written comments on either application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division
     By email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include the File 
No. in the subject line of the email);
     By facsimile to (301) 713-0376; or
     At the address listed above.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the 
address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons 
why a hearing on the application would be appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead at (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit modification is requested 
under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the 
taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species 
(50 CFR parts 222-226).
    Permit No. 16482 was issued April 6, 2012 (77 FR 21754) to the 
Permit Holder listed above to capture Atlantic sturgeon

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life stages in the Savannah (SC/GA), Ogeechee (GA), Altamaha (GA), 
Satilla (GA), and Saint Marys (GA/FL) Rivers using gill nets and 
trammel nets to measure, weigh, photograph, PIT and Floy tag, and 
tissue sample. Subsets are anesthetized, fin ray sectioned, 
laparoscoped, and implanted with an internal acoustic tag. Incidental 
mortality of serious harm to five juvenile and sub-adults or one adult 
annually is authorized. The Permit Holder is also authorized to sample 
Atlantic sturgeon early life stages (ELS) in suspected spawning areas 
using egg mats. The Permit Holder now requests consolidating the 
existing takes of shortnose sturgeon authorized in a separate Permit No 
14394 in the Altamaha River (GA) into the current modification, and 
subsequently terminating Permit No. 14394. Additionally, the Permit 
Holder proposes new takes of shortnose sturgeon from the Savannah, 
Ogeechee, Satilla River (GA), Saint Marys Rivers (GA/FL) and Saint 
Johns and Nassau Rivers (FL); and new takes of Atlantic sturgeon from 
the Nassau and Saint Johns Rivers (FL) using identical methods 
described for Atlantic sturgeon. One additional procedure is requested 
not permitted in prior permits: the Permit Holder requests sampling 
blood from subsets of captured Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon from the 
Altamaha River (GA). Incidental mortality of two juvenile or adult 
shortnose sturgeon would be authorized annually from all river systems, 
as well sampling of shortnose sturgeon ELS in suspected spawning areas. 
The modification would be valid through the expiration date of the 
original permit on April 5, 2017.

    Dated: November 4, 2013.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-26727 Filed 11-6-13; 8:45 am]
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