Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans, 58750-58751 [2014-23230]

Download as PDF 58750 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices California Coast Recovery Coordinator by email at Julie.Weeder@noaa.gov or by phone at 707–825–5168. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Canada, 613–688–5406, Tracey.Ford@ trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2014–23208 Filed 9–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA907 Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public meetings. AGENCY: NMFS announces the adoption of a Final Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plan for the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) (Final Recovery Plan). This ESU includes all naturally spawned coho salmon populations between Punta Gorda, California and Cape Blanco, Oregon, as well as coho salmon produced by three artificial propagation programs: The Cole Rivers Hatchery, Trinity River Hatchery, and Iron Gate Hatchery. As required by the ESA, the Final Recovery Plan contains objective, measurable delisting criteria, sitespecific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals, and estimates of the time and costs required to implement recovery actions. The Final Recovery Plan is now available. In addition, informative public meetings will be held. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Final Recovery Plan are available online at: http://www.westcoast. fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/ salmon_steelhead/recovery_planning_ and_implementation/southern_oregon_ northern_california_coast/southern_ oregon_northern_california_coast_ recovery_plan_documents.html. A CD ROM of the Final Recovery Plan can be obtained by emailing a request to soncc.recovery@noaa.gov with the subject line ‘‘CD ROM Request for SONCC coho Salmon Recovery Plan’’, by phone at 707–825–5163, or by writing to NMFS California Coastal Area Office, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95519, ATTN: Recovery Coordinator. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Weeder, Southern Oregon/Northern tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Background NMFS is responsible for developing and implementing recovery plans for Pacific salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Recovery means that the listed species and their ecosystems are sufficiently restored, and their future secured, to the point that the protections of the ESA are no longer necessary. Section 4(f)(1) of the ESA requires that recovery plans include, 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. The ESA requires that NMFS develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under its jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not result in the conservation of the species. NMFS designated Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon as threatened in the Federal Register on May 6, 1997 (62 FR 24588) and reaffirmed its threatened status on June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160). NMFS published a Notice of Availability of the Public Draft Recovery Plan (Draft Plan) in the Federal Register on January 5, 2012 (77 FR 476). NMFS held five public meetings to obtain comments on the Draft Plan. In response to multiple requests, the public comment period was extended for an additional 60 days on February 10, 2012 (77 FR 7134). NMFS received extensive comments on the Draft Plan and prepared responses to each comment. The Draft Plan was revised based on the comments received, and this final version now constitutes the Final Recovery Plan for the Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon. Contents of 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 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 actions. The goal of the Final Recovery Plan is to restore threatened SONCC 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 SONCC coho salmon, population trends and the stresses and threats that affect their viability. The Final Recovery Plan lays out a recovery strategy to reduce these stresses and threats which is 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. It presents guidance for use by the general public, government agencies, tribal governments, and other interested parties to assist in the recovery of SONCC coho salmon. The Final Recovery Plan identifies all actions needed to achieve recovery by rebuilding populations and reducing stresses and threats. 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 recovery actions and other elements will evolve and adapt as information is gained. The Final Recovery Plan also describes NMFS’ plan for reviews of the status of the species. The Final Recovery Plan references many of the significant efforts already underway to restore Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon access to high quality habitat and to improve degraded habitat, and to reduce the impacts of several activities including fishing and timber harvest. Conclusion Section 4(f)(1)(B) of 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. NMFS concludes that the Plan meets the requirements of ESA section 4(f) and adopts it as the Recovery Plan for the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices Public Meetings Public meetings are planned. The dates and locations of meetings can be obtained by contacting Julie Weeder at 707–825–5168 or Julie.Weeder@ noaa.gov. Exact locations, dates and times of public meetings will also be posted on the above Web site. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: September 18, 2014. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–23230 Filed 9–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0062, Regulation Pertaining to Financial Integrity of the Forex Market Place Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. 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Abstract: Pursuant to Amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act found in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110–246, 122 Stat. 1651, 2189–2204 (2008), the Commission promulgated a comprehensive set of rules applicable to intermediaries and counterparties engaged in the offer and sale of offexchange forex contracts to retail customers. New requirements under Part 5 included reporting by retail foreign exchange dealers who fail to maintain required capital, reporting to customers, risk assessment filings and recordkeeping requirements. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be 0.87 hours per response. Respondents/Affected Entities: Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers, Futures Commission Merchants, Introducing Brokers, and other counterparties to forex transactions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2830 hours. Frequency of Collection: Annual and on occasion. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 189 (Tuesday, September 30, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23230]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA907


Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, Department of 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 Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast 
coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Evolutionarily Significant Unit 
(ESU) (Final Recovery Plan). This ESU includes all naturally spawned 
coho salmon populations between Punta Gorda, California and Cape 
Blanco, Oregon, as well as coho salmon produced by three artificial 
propagation programs: The Cole Rivers Hatchery, Trinity River Hatchery, 
and Iron Gate Hatchery. As required by the ESA, the Final Recovery Plan 
contains objective, measurable delisting criteria, site-specific 
management actions necessary to achieve the plan's goals, and estimates 
of the time and costs required to implement recovery actions. The Final 
Recovery Plan is now available. In addition, informative public 
meetings will be held.

ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Final Recovery Plan are available 
online at: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/
protectedspecies/salmonsteelhead/
recoveryplanningandimplementation/
southernoregonnortherncaliforniacoas
t/
southernoregonnortherncaliforniacoas
trecoveryplandocuments.html.
    A CD ROM of the Final Recovery Plan can be obtained by emailing a 
request to soncc.recovery@noaa.gov with the subject line ``CD ROM 
Request for SONCC coho Salmon Recovery Plan'', by phone at 707-825-
5163, or by writing to NMFS California Coastal Area Office, 1655 
Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95519, ATTN: Recovery Coordinator.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Weeder, Southern Oregon/Northern 
California Coast Recovery Coordinator by email at Julie.Weeder@noaa.gov 
or by phone at 707-825-5168.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    NMFS is responsible for developing and implementing recovery plans 
for Pacific salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA of 1973, as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Recovery means that the listed 
species and their ecosystems are sufficiently restored, and their 
future secured, to the point that the protections of the ESA are no 
longer necessary. Section 4(f)(1) of the ESA requires that recovery 
plans include, 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.
    The ESA requires that NMFS develop and implement recovery plans for 
the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species 
under its jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would 
not result in the conservation of the species. NMFS designated Southern 
Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon as threatened in the 
Federal Register on May 6, 1997 (62 FR 24588) and reaffirmed its 
threatened status on June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160). NMFS published a 
Notice of Availability of the Public Draft Recovery Plan (Draft Plan) 
in the Federal Register on January 5, 2012 (77 FR 476). NMFS held five 
public meetings to obtain comments on the Draft Plan. In response to 
multiple requests, the public comment period was extended for an 
additional 60 days on February 10, 2012 (77 FR 7134). NMFS received 
extensive comments on the Draft Plan and prepared responses to each 
comment. The Draft Plan was revised based on the comments received, and 
this final version now constitutes the Final Recovery Plan for the 
Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Southern Oregon/Northern California 
Coast Coho Salmon.

Contents of 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. The goal of the Final Recovery Plan is to 
restore threatened SONCC 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 SONCC coho salmon, population trends and the stresses and threats 
that affect their viability. The Final Recovery Plan lays out a 
recovery strategy to reduce these stresses and threats which is 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. It presents guidance for use by the 
general public, government agencies, tribal governments, and other 
interested parties to assist in the recovery of SONCC coho salmon. The 
Final Recovery Plan identifies all actions needed to achieve recovery 
by rebuilding populations and reducing stresses and threats. 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 recovery actions and other 
elements will evolve and adapt as information is gained. The Final 
Recovery Plan also describes NMFS' plan for reviews of the status of 
the species. The Final Recovery Plan references many of the significant 
efforts already underway to restore Southern Oregon/Northern California 
Coast coho salmon access to high quality habitat and to improve 
degraded habitat, and to reduce the impacts of several activities 
including fishing and timber harvest.

Conclusion

    Section 4(f)(1)(B) of 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. 
NMFS concludes that the Plan meets the requirements of ESA section 4(f) 
and adopts it as the Recovery Plan for the Southern Oregon/Northern 
California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon.

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Public Meetings

    Public meetings are planned. The dates and locations of meetings 
can be obtained by contacting Julie Weeder at 707-825-5168 or 
Julie.Weeder@noaa.gov. Exact locations, dates and times of public 
meetings will also be posted on the above Web site.

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

    Dated: September 18, 2014.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-23230 Filed 9-29-14; 8:45 am]
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