Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 49912-49913 [2018-21542]

Download as PDF 49912 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / Notices directed to Rini Ghosh, (808–725–5033) or Rini.Ghosh@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has issued regulations under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFCIA; 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.) to carry out the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), including implementing the decisions of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission). The regulations include a requirement for the owners and operators of U.S. vessels that fish for highly migratory species on the high seas in the Convention Area to carry and operate near real-time satellite-based position-fixing transmitters (‘‘VMS units’’) at all times except when the vessel is in port. As part of this requirement, vessel owners and operators must transmit: (1) ‘‘on/off reports’’ to NMFS whenever the VMS unit is turned off while the vessel is in port, (2) ‘‘activation reports’’ to NMFS prior to the first use of a VMS unit, and (3) automatic ‘‘position reports’’ from the VMS unit to NOAA and the Commission as part of a vessel monitoring system (VMS) operated by the Commission (50 CFR 300.219). Under this information collection, it is expected that vessel owners and operators would also need to purchase, install, and occasionally maintain the VMS units. The information collected from the vessel position reports is used by NOAA and the Commission to help ensure compliance with domestic laws and the Commission’s conservation and management measures, and are necessary in order to the United States to satisfy its obligations under the Convention. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0596. Form Number(s): None. 18:05 Oct 02, 2018 IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 28, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–21523 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Jkt 247001 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of one enhancement of survival permit. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 21008 to Forrest Blair Hart, Susan S. Hart; Forrest Blair Hart, Susan S. Hart as Co-Trustees of The Hart Family 2003 Trust; Hart Cattle, LLC; Hart Cattle Inc; Rabbit Hill, LLC; and Soda Springs, LLC. ADDRESSES: The application, issued permit, and supporting documents are available upon written request or by appointment: California Coastal Office, NMFS WCR, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521, ph: 707–825–5171, fax: 707–825–4840. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Simondet, Arcata, CA (ph.: 707–825– 5171, email: jim.simondet@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 ESA-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. SUMMARY: Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species is covered in this notice: Threatened Southern Oregon/ Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch; Covered Species). Permits Issued RIN 0648–XF105 Respondents may submit on/off reports by facsimile or email, and they may submit activation reports by mail, facsimile or email. Position reports are transmitted electronically and automatically from the VMS unit. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 23. Estimated Time per Response: VMS unit purchase and installation, 1 hr; Activation Reports, 5 min; on/off reports, 5 min; VMS unit maintenance, 1 hr. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 57 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $40,083 ($23,000 for VMS purchase and installation; $5,750 for VMS unit maintenance; $11,333 for position reports). Permit 21008 A notice of receipt of an application for an enhancement of survival permit (21008) was published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2017 (82 FR 22650). Permit 21008 was issued to the Permit Holders, Forest Blair Hart and Susan S. Hart and additional business entities (listed above), on February 21, 2018, and expires on February 22, 2028. Permit 21008 facilitates the implementation of the ‘‘Safe Harbor Agreement For Voluntary Habitat Enhancement Activities Benefitting Southern Oregon and Northern California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) on Private Lands in the Shasta Valley, Siskiyou County, California’’ (Agreement) that is expected to promote the recovery of the covered species within the Little Shasta E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / Notices River on the Agreement’s enrolled property, which is commonly known as the Hart Ranch. The Little Shasta River is a tributary to the Shasta River, which is a tributary to the Klamath River, California. The duration of the agreement and Permit 21008 is 10 years. Permit 21008 authorizes the incidental taking of the covered species associated with routine agricultural activities, implementation of restoration/enhancement activities, and the potential future return of the enrolled property to the agreement’s Baseline and Elevated Baseline Conditions. Under the Agreement, the permit holder specifies the restoration and/or enhancement, and management activities to be carried out on the enrolled property and a timetable for implementing those activities. NMFS reviewed the agreement and determined that the agreement will result in a net conservation benefit for the covered species and meets all required standards of NMFS’ Safe Harbor Policy (64 FR 32717). The agreement adopts Baseline and Elevated Baseline Conditions (Section 3 of the agreement) and includes restoration/enhancement activities that will be completed by the permit holder to achieve the Elevated Baseline Condition. The agreement also contains a monitoring component that requires the permit holder to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, and to ensure the Baseline and Elevated Baseline levels of habitat for the covered species occur on the enrolled property. Results of the monitoring efforts will be provided to NMFS by the permit holder in annual reports for the duration of the 10-year permit term. Near the end of the permit term and agreement, Permit 21008 authorizes the permit holder incidental take associated with a return to Baseline and Elevated Baseline Conditions if desired and in compliance with the terms and conditions of the Permit. Dated: September 28, 2018. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2018–21542 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Visitor Center and Exhibit Surveys at the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Partner Outreach Facilities. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 8,400. Average Hours per Response: 4 minutes. Burden Hours: 560. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new collection of information. NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) is conducting research to measure the public’s opinions about sanctuary visitor centers, exhibits, and kiosks. Exhibits and kiosks covered under the survey can be permanent or traveling/temporary. The survey will be administered annually both within ONMS visitor centers as well as at partner venues that host an exhibit or kiosk on a national marine sanctuary or marine national monument. The survey will cover visitor centers, exhibits, and kiosks system-wide across all the national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments managed or comanaged by NOAA’s ONMS. The visitor survey will be conducted to obtain an objective analysis of visitor experiences within a sanctuary visitor center or at a partner venue that includes an exhibit or kiosk with information on a national marine sanctuary or marine national monument. Information will be obtained on visitor satisfaction with the overall exhibits or kiosks, graphics, multi-media products, interactives, along with the overall feelings about the facilities and services offered at the centers/venues. The survey will acquire data on the effectiveness of sanctuary/ monument messaging, awareness about and use of sanctuary/monument resources, as well as additional recreational and/or educational opportunities available to the public. Lastly, the survey will include questions about visitor demographics. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49913 Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: September 28, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–21525 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 3, 2018. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at pracomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Nicolas Alvarado, by phone at (727) 209–5955 or email Nicolas.Alvarado@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49912-49913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21542]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF105


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Issuance of one enhancement of survival permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 21008 to 
Forrest Blair Hart, Susan S. Hart; Forrest Blair Hart, Susan S. Hart as 
Co-Trustees of The Hart Family 2003 Trust; Hart Cattle, LLC; Hart 
Cattle Inc; Rabbit Hill, LLC; and Soda Springs, LLC.

ADDRESSES: The application, issued permit, and supporting documents are 
available upon written request or by appointment: California Coastal 
Office, NMFS WCR, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521, ph: 707-825-
5171, fax: 707-825-4840.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Simondet, Arcata, CA (ph.: 707-
825-5171, email: [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 ESA-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

    The following listed species is covered in this notice:
    Threatened Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho 
salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch; Covered Species).

Permits Issued

Permit 21008

    A notice of receipt of an application for an enhancement of 
survival permit (21008) was published in the Federal Register on May 
17, 2017 (82 FR 22650). Permit 21008 was issued to the Permit Holders, 
Forest Blair Hart and Susan S. Hart and additional business entities 
(listed above), on February 21, 2018, and expires on February 22, 2028.
    Permit 21008 facilitates the implementation of the ``Safe Harbor 
Agreement For Voluntary Habitat Enhancement Activities Benefitting 
Southern Oregon and Northern California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus 
kisutch) on Private Lands in the Shasta Valley, Siskiyou County, 
California'' (Agreement) that is expected to promote the recovery of 
the covered species within the Little Shasta

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River on the Agreement's enrolled property, which is commonly known as 
the Hart Ranch. The Little Shasta River is a tributary to the Shasta 
River, which is a tributary to the Klamath River, California. The 
duration of the agreement and Permit 21008 is 10 years.
    Permit 21008 authorizes the incidental taking of the covered 
species associated with routine agricultural activities, implementation 
of restoration/enhancement activities, and the potential future return 
of the enrolled property to the agreement's Baseline and Elevated 
Baseline Conditions. Under the Agreement, the permit holder specifies 
the restoration and/or enhancement, and management activities to be 
carried out on the enrolled property and a timetable for implementing 
those activities. NMFS reviewed the agreement and determined that the 
agreement will result in a net conservation benefit for the covered 
species and meets all required standards of NMFS' Safe Harbor Policy 
(64 FR 32717). The agreement adopts Baseline and Elevated Baseline 
Conditions (Section 3 of the agreement) and includes restoration/
enhancement activities that will be completed by the permit holder to 
achieve the Elevated Baseline Condition. The agreement also contains a 
monitoring component that requires the permit holder to ensure 
compliance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, and to 
ensure the Baseline and Elevated Baseline levels of habitat for the 
covered species occur on the enrolled property. Results of the 
monitoring efforts will be provided to NMFS by the permit holder in 
annual reports for the duration of the 10-year permit term.
    Near the end of the permit term and agreement, Permit 21008 
authorizes the permit holder incidental take associated with a return 
to Baseline and Elevated Baseline Conditions if desired and in 
compliance with the terms and conditions of the Permit.

    Dated: September 28, 2018.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
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