Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 56605-56606 [2016-19891]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 162 / Monday, August 22, 2016 / Notices Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee advises the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior on implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, specifically on strategies and priorities for developing the national system of marine protected areas (MPAs) and on practical approaches to further enhance and expand protection of new and existing MPAs. Nominations are sought for highly qualified non-Federal scientists, resource managers, and people representing other interests or organizations involved with or affected by marine protected areas, including in the Great Lakes. Ten of the 20 members of the Committee have terms that expire November 15, 2016, and nominations are sought to fill these vacancies. Additionally, notice is hereby given of a Committee meeting to be held via webinar on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00–5:30 p.m. ET. The Webinar is open to members of the public. DATES: Nominations: Nominations must be received before or on October 7, 2016. Meeting: The Committee will convene a meeting via webinar on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00–5:30 p.m. ET Webinars are open to the public and participants can dial in on a telephone for audio during the webinar. Additionally, participants who choose to use the webinar conference feature, in addition to a telephone, will also be able to view any presentations as they are being given. Members of the public that would like to participate in the meeting must to register in advance by Friday, September 30, 2016. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the following Web page for the most up-to-date meeting agenda: http:// marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/fac/ meetings/. ADDRESSES: Nominations: Nominations should be sent to Nicole Capps at West Coast Region, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 99 Pacific Street, Suite 100 F, Monterey, CA, 93940, or Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Meeting: The meeting will be held via Web conference call. Register by contacting Nicole Capps at Nicole.Capps@noaa.gov or by telephone at (831) 647–6451. Webinar and teleconference capacity may be limited. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, Designated Federal Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 240–533–0652, Fax: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 301–713–3110); email: Lauren.Wenzel@ noaa.gov; or visit the National MPA Center Web site at http:// www.marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov). Executive Order 13158 directed the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior to seek the expert advice and recommendations of non-federal scientists, resource managers, and other interested people and organizations through a Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee was established in June 2003 and includes 20 members. The Committee meets at least twice annually; meetings may be in person or via teleconference/webinar. Committee members serve one, four-year nonrenewable term. Members of the Committee are not compensated for their time, but their travel expenses associated with attending Committee meetings are reimbursed. Nominations: Anyone is eligible to nominate and self-nominations will be accepted. Each nomination submission should include: (1) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited; and (4) a resume or CV not to exceed four pages in length. Nominations may choose to include letters of support (no more than three) describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. The intent is to select from the nominees; however, NOAA retains the prerogative to nominate people to the Committee that were not nominated through the process outlined in this Federal Register notice if it deems it is necessary to achieve the desired balance. Once selected, Committee members’ names will be posted at: http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/ fac/. Individuals seeking membership on the Committee should possess demonstrable expertise in a related field or represent a stakeholder interest in MPAs. Nominees will also be evaluated based on the following factors: Marine policy experience; leadership and organizational skills; region of country represented; and member demographics. The membership reflects the Department’s commitment to attaining balance and diversity. The full text of the Committee charter and its current membership can be viewed at the Agency’s Web page at http://marine protectedareas.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56605 Meeting: The focus of the Committee’s meeting will be to finalize and vote on subcommittee products focused on External Financing and Ecological Connectivity. Public comment will be accepted from 5:00–5:30 p.m. ET. The agenda, subject to change, will be posted at http://marineprotected areas.noaa.gov/fac/meetings/. Dated: August 8, 2016. John Armor, Acting Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–19952 Filed 8–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE807 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of two scientific research permits. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued scientific research Permit 14808–2M and enhancement Permit 18181–2M to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The authorized research and monitoring activities are intended to increase knowledge of the species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. Rescue and relocation efforts are conducted in order to enhance the survival of ESA-listed species. ADDRESSES: The approved application for each issued 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: NMFS West Coast Region, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5–100, Sacramento, California 95814 (Phone: (916) 930– 3600, Fax: (916) 930–3629). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Cranford, Sacramento, CA (Phone: 916–930–3706), Fax: 916–930– 3629, email: Amanda.Cranford@ noaa.gov). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 56606 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 162 / Monday, August 22, 2016 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species are covered in this notice: Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened Central Valley spring-run (CVSR); endangered Sacramento River winter-run (SRWR). Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened California Central Valley (CCV). North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medisrostris): threatened southern distinct population segment (SDPS). Authority Scientific research and enhancement permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222–227). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of Section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Anyone requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. Permits Issued asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit 14808–2M A notice of the receipt of an application for the modification of scientific research and enhancement Permit 14808 was published in the Federal Register on August 20, 2015 (80 FR 161). Permit 14808–2M was issued to CDFW on December 9, 2015 and expires on December 31, 2020. Permit 14808–2M authorizes take of CVSR Chinook salmon, SRWR Chinook salmon, CCV steelhead, and SDPS green sturgeon associated with scientific research and monitoring activities in Sacramento River and San Joaquin River basins. The permit modification was requested in order to refine sampling methods, increase take levels and address changes to the proposed procedures. Additionally, CDFW requested that all ongoing research and monitoring be consolidated into a single section 10(a)(1)(A) Permit to improve efficiencies associated with reporting. In addition to the juvenile emigration VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 monitoring at Knights Landing, which aims to compile information on timing, composition (species/run), and relative abundance of juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead emigrating from the Upper Sacramento River system into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, CDFW requested that the following research and monitoring efforts be included under Permit 14808–2M: (1) The Central Valley Steelhead Monitoring Program, that includes studies targeting CCV steelhead throughout the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River basins in order to examine the distribution, abundance, and population trends of CCV steelhead and provide the data necessary to help assess progress towards restoration and recovery goals; and (2) the Upper Sacramento River Restoration Site Monitoring, which will establish baseline use at proposed restoration sites to help determine the success once restoration projects are implemented through juvenile presence/absence surveys at various sites within the Upper Sacramento River. Permit 18181–2M A notice of the receipt of an application for the modification of enhancement Permit 18181 was published in the Federal Register on August 20, 2015 (80 FR 161). Permit 18181–2M was issued to CDFW on December 9, 2015 and expires on December 31, 2020. Permit 18181–2M authorizes take of CVSR Chinook salmon, SRWR Chinook salmon, CCV steelhead, and SDPS green sturgeon associated with enhancement activities in the Upper Sacramento River and associated tributaries in Shasta and Tehama counties, the Colusa Basin Drainage Canal (CBDC), Wallace and Fremont weirs in the Yolo Bypass, and Tisdale Weir in the Sutter Bypass. Permit 18181–2M includes additional rescue and monitoring efforts that routinely occur throughout California’s Central Valley. Further, after conducting capture and relocation activities within the CBDC and at Wallace Weir, the project description, sampling methodologies and take estimates have been refined to better reflect the current rescue and enhancement operations. The primary purpose of this monitoring is to assess entrainment of ESA-listed salmonids and SDPS green sturgeon resulting from extreme environmental conditions and complex water operations within California’s Central Valley. CDFW will assess the conditions leading to entrainment and determine whether rescue and relocation activities are warranted. The rescue and relocation efforts authorized under PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit 18181–2M are: (1) The CBDC Trapping and Relocation Operation, which aims to trap and relocate adult Chinook salmon and other species of management concern before they enter and become entrained within the CDBC; (2) Monitoring of Sacramento River Flood Control Project Weirs and Flood Relief Structures, where bypasses are surveyed after high flow events to determine the level of entrainment and if warranted rescues will be conducted, with a specific focus on Tisdale and Fremont weirs in the Sacramento River basin; and (3) Upper Sacramento River Redd Dewatering Surveys and Rescue of Stranded Juvenile Winter-run Chinook Salmon, which allows CDFW biologists to predict the flow at which redds will be dewatered on a redd-by-redd basis and conduct rescues if necessary. Dated: August 15, 2016. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 162 (Monday, August 22, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56605-56606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19891]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE807


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Issuance of two scientific research permits.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued scientific 
research Permit 14808-2M and enhancement Permit 18181-2M to the 
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The authorized 
research and monitoring activities are intended to increase knowledge 
of the species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) 
and to help guide management and conservation efforts. Rescue and 
relocation efforts are conducted in order to enhance the survival of 
ESA-listed species.

ADDRESSES: The approved application for each issued 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: 
NMFS West Coast Region, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5-100, Sacramento, 
California 95814 (Phone: (916) 930-3600, Fax: (916) 930-3629).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Cranford, Sacramento, CA 
(Phone: 916-930-3706), Fax: 916-930-3629, email: 
Amanda.Cranford@noaa.gov).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Species Covered in This Notice

    The following listed species are covered in this notice:
    Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened Central 
Valley spring-run (CVSR); endangered Sacramento River winter-run 
(SRWR).
    Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened California Central Valley (CCV).
    North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medisrostris): threatened 
southern distinct population segment (SDPS).

Authority

    Scientific research and enhancement permits are issued in 
accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) 
and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR 
parts 222-227). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such 
permits: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and 
exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species 
that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the 
purposes and policy of Section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take 
listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits.
    Anyone requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice 
should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application 
would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are held at the 
discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS.

Permits Issued

Permit 14808-2M

    A notice of the receipt of an application for the modification of 
scientific research and enhancement Permit 14808 was published in the 
Federal Register on August 20, 2015 (80 FR 161). Permit 14808-2M was 
issued to CDFW on December 9, 2015 and expires on December 31, 2020. 
Permit 14808-2M authorizes take of CVSR Chinook salmon, SRWR Chinook 
salmon, CCV steelhead, and SDPS green sturgeon associated with 
scientific research and monitoring activities in Sacramento River and 
San Joaquin River basins. The permit modification was requested in 
order to refine sampling methods, increase take levels and address 
changes to the proposed procedures. Additionally, CDFW requested that 
all ongoing research and monitoring be consolidated into a single 
section 10(a)(1)(A) Permit to improve efficiencies associated with 
reporting. In addition to the juvenile emigration monitoring at Knights 
Landing, which aims to compile information on timing, composition 
(species/run), and relative abundance of juvenile Chinook salmon and 
steelhead emigrating from the Upper Sacramento River system into the 
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, CDFW requested that the following 
research and monitoring efforts be included under Permit 14808-2M: (1) 
The Central Valley Steelhead Monitoring Program, that includes studies 
targeting CCV steelhead throughout the Sacramento River and San Joaquin 
River basins in order to examine the distribution, abundance, and 
population trends of CCV steelhead and provide the data necessary to 
help assess progress towards restoration and recovery goals; and (2) 
the Upper Sacramento River Restoration Site Monitoring, which will 
establish baseline use at proposed restoration sites to help determine 
the success once restoration projects are implemented through juvenile 
presence/absence surveys at various sites within the Upper Sacramento 
River.

Permit 18181-2M

    A notice of the receipt of an application for the modification of 
enhancement Permit 18181 was published in the Federal Register on 
August 20, 2015 (80 FR 161). Permit 18181-2M was issued to CDFW on 
December 9, 2015 and expires on December 31, 2020. Permit 18181-2M 
authorizes take of CVSR Chinook salmon, SRWR Chinook salmon, CCV 
steelhead, and SDPS green sturgeon associated with enhancement 
activities in the Upper Sacramento River and associated tributaries in 
Shasta and Tehama counties, the Colusa Basin Drainage Canal (CBDC), 
Wallace and Fremont weirs in the Yolo Bypass, and Tisdale Weir in the 
Sutter Bypass. Permit 18181-2M includes additional rescue and 
monitoring efforts that routinely occur throughout California's Central 
Valley. Further, after conducting capture and relocation activities 
within the CBDC and at Wallace Weir, the project description, sampling 
methodologies and take estimates have been refined to better reflect 
the current rescue and enhancement operations. The primary purpose of 
this monitoring is to assess entrainment of ESA-listed salmonids and 
SDPS green sturgeon resulting from extreme environmental conditions and 
complex water operations within California's Central Valley. CDFW will 
assess the conditions leading to entrainment and determine whether 
rescue and relocation activities are warranted. The rescue and 
relocation efforts authorized under Permit 18181-2M are: (1) The CBDC 
Trapping and Relocation Operation, which aims to trap and relocate 
adult Chinook salmon and other species of management concern before 
they enter and become entrained within the CDBC; (2) Monitoring of 
Sacramento River Flood Control Project Weirs and Flood Relief 
Structures, where bypasses are surveyed after high flow events to 
determine the level of entrainment and if warranted rescues will be 
conducted, with a specific focus on Tisdale and Fremont weirs in the 
Sacramento River basin; and (3) Upper Sacramento River Redd Dewatering 
Surveys and Rescue of Stranded Juvenile Winter-run Chinook Salmon, 
which allows CDFW biologists to predict the flow at which redds will be 
dewatered on a redd-by-redd basis and conduct rescues if necessary.

    Dated: August 15, 2016.
Donna S. Wieting,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-19891 Filed 8-19-16; 8:45 am]
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