Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 53104-53105 [2019-21589]

Download as PDF 53104 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices panels/modules (duty free). PSNA would be able to avoid duty on the foreign-status material/component which becomes scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The request indicates that the foreignstatus component/material is subject to special duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is November 13, 2019. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: October 1, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21671 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine Recreational Information Program Fishing Effort Survey 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, 2019. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or at ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 125,791. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,826 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Rob Andrews, NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology, 301–427–8105, rob.andrews@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Marine recreational anglers are surveyed to collect catch and effort data, fish biology data, and angler socioeconomic characteristics. These data are required to carry out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding conservation and management of fishery resources. Marine recreational fishing catch and effort data are collected through a combination of mail surveys, telephone surveys and on-site intercept surveys with recreational anglers. The Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Fishing Effort Survey (FES) is a self-administered, household mail survey that samples from a residential address frame to collect data on the number of recreational anglers and the number of recreational fishing trips. The survey estimates marine recreational fishing activity for all coastal states from Maine through Mississippi, as well as Hawaii and Puerto Rico. FES estimates are combined with estimates derived from complementary surveys of fishing trips, the AccessPoint Angler Intercept Survey, to estimate total, state-level fishing catch, by species. These estimates are used in the development, implementation, and monitoring of fishery management programs by NOAA Fisheries, regional fishery management councils, interstate marine fisheries commissions, and state fishery agencies. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected through self-administered mail surveys. III. Data PO 00000 OMB Control Number: 0648–0652. Form Number(s): None. Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–21623 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [0648–XR054] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; availability of a Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan for public comment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan (HGMP) outlining a program rearing and releasing Type-N coho salmon in the Columbia River Estuary, operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), pursuant to Limit 5 of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices the NMFS Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead. This document serves to notify the public of the availability and opportunity to comment on the HGMP. DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time on November 4, 2019. Comments received after this date may not be considered. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the NMFS Sustainable Fisheries Division, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Portland, OR 97232. Comments may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments is: Hatcheries.Public.Comment@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Elochoman/Beaver Creek Hatchery program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Archibald at (503) 230–5425 or by email at james.archibald@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 make exceptions to the take prohibitions in section 9 of the ESA for hatchery programs that are approved by NMFS under Limit 5 of section 4(d) of the ESA (50 CFR 223.203(b)). The operator, WDFW, submitted an HGMP to NMFS pursuant to NMFS’ 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead for the Elochoman Type-N coho salmon hatchery program in the Columbia River Estuary. NMFS has evaluated the operations of this proposed coho salmon program for its effects on ESA-listed salmon and steelhead populations in the Columbia River, as part of its 2017 Mitchell Act Jkt 250001 Dated: September 30, 2019. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P • Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened, naturally and artificially propagated; • Lower Columbia River Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch): threatened, naturally and artificially propagated; • Lower Columbia River Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss): threatened, naturally and artificially propagated; • Lower Columbia River Chum (Oncorhynchus keta): endangered, naturally and artificially propagated. 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531–1543; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq. [FR Doc. 2019–21589 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice VerDate Sep<11>2014 Biological Opinion, and found that the operations of the program would not jeopardize listed species or adversely modify their designated critical habitat. Approving the HGMP under Limit 5 of the 4(d) rule would limit application of take prohibitions for ESA-listed salmon and steelhead associated with the operation of the program. Prior to HGMP approval and the drafting of a decision memo, NOAA Fisheries is seeking public review and comment on the HGMP. The program is intended to contribute to the survival and recovery of Lower Columbia River coho salmon in the Columbia River Estuary, and enhance fishing opportunity for tribal, commercial, and recreational fisheries. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Electronic Monitoring Systems for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) 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, 2019. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53105 publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Ian Miller, phone 301–427– 8503, or email ian.miller@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Vessel monitoring systems (VMS) and other electronic monitoring systems collect important information on fishing effort, catch, and the geographic location of fishing effort and catch for certain sectors of the Atlantic HMS fleet. Data collected through these systems are used in both domestic and international fisheries management, including for law enforcement, stock assessments, and quota management purposes. Atlantic HMS vessels required to use VMS are pelagic longline, purse seine, bottom longline (directed shark permit holders in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia), and gillnet (directed shark permit holders consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic large whale take reduction plan requirements at 50 CFR 229.39.(h)) vessels. In addition to VMS, pelagic longline vessels are also required to have electronic monitoring systems to monitor catch and account for bluefin tuna interactions. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Law Enforcement monitors fleet adherence to gear- and time-area restrictions with VMS position location data. Gear restricted areas and time-area closures are important tools for Atlantic HMS management that have been implemented to reduce bycatch of juvenile swordfish, sea turtles, and bluefin tuna, among other species. Electronic monitoring data from the pelagic longline fleet are used by NMFS to accurately monitor bluefin tuna catch by the pelagic longline fleet, to ensure compliance with Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) limits and requirements, and to ensure that the Longline category bluefin tuna quota is not over-harvested. Additionally, electronic monitoring is used to verify disposition of retained shortfin mako sharks, consistent with binding international agreements. VMS reporting of bluefin tuna catch is used to monitor IBQ allocations in real-time. Atlantic HMS fisheries are managed under the dual authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the Atlantic Tunas Conservation Act (ATCA). Under the E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 193 (Friday, October 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53104-53105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-21589]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[0648-XR054]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice; availability of a Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan 
for public comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a Hatchery and 
Genetic Management Plan (HGMP) outlining a program rearing and 
releasing Type-N coho salmon in the Columbia River Estuary, operated by 
the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), pursuant to 
Limit 5 of

[[Page 53105]]

the NMFS Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 4(d) Rule for salmon and 
steelhead. This document serves to notify the public of the 
availability and opportunity to comment on the HGMP.

DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address (see 
ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time on November 4, 2019. 
Comments received after this date may not be considered.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the NMFS Sustainable 
Fisheries Division, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Portland, OR 97232. Comments 
may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email 
comments is: [email protected]. Include in the subject 
line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on 
Elochoman/Beaver Creek Hatchery program.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Archibald at (503) 230-5425 or 
by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice

     Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus 
tshawytscha): threatened, naturally and artificially propagated;
     Lower Columbia River Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch): 
threatened, naturally and artificially propagated;
     Lower Columbia River Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss): 
threatened, naturally and artificially propagated;
     Lower Columbia River Chum (Oncorhynchus keta): endangered, 
naturally and artificially propagated.

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 make exceptions to the take prohibitions 
in section 9 of the ESA for hatchery programs that are approved by NMFS 
under Limit 5 of section 4(d) of the ESA (50 CFR 223.203(b)).
    The operator, WDFW, submitted an HGMP to NMFS pursuant to NMFS' 
4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead for the Elochoman Type-N coho salmon 
hatchery program in the Columbia River Estuary.
    NMFS has evaluated the operations of this proposed coho salmon 
program for its effects on ESA-listed salmon and steelhead populations 
in the Columbia River, as part of its 2017 Mitchell Act Biological 
Opinion, and found that the operations of the program would not 
jeopardize listed species or adversely modify their designated critical 
habitat.
    Approving the HGMP under Limit 5 of the 4(d) rule would limit 
application of take prohibitions for ESA-listed salmon and steelhead 
associated with the operation of the program. Prior to HGMP approval 
and the drafting of a decision memo, NOAA Fisheries is seeking public 
review and comment on the HGMP.
    The program is intended to contribute to the survival and recovery 
of Lower Columbia River coho salmon in the Columbia River Estuary, and 
enhance fishing opportunity for tribal, commercial, and recreational 
fisheries.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531-1543; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.

    Dated: September 30, 2019.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-21589 Filed 10-3-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P