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Permit 13375 seines, nets, traps, and possibly, variously captured (using seines, dip
Forest and Channel Metrics (FCM) electrofishing equipment) and nets, traps, and electrofishing),
Inc. is seeking a two-year permit to anesthetized; (b) measured, weighed anesthetized, tissue sampled, weighed,
capture and handle juvenile UCR and fin-clipped; (c) held for a time in measured, and released.
Chinook and steelhead, LCR Chinook enclosures in the stream from which The purpose of the research is to
and steelhead, SR Chinook (spr/sum) they are captured; and (d) released. continue monitoring the effects of
and steelhead, PS Chinook, and LCR Some fish would also be intentionally supplementation among steelhead
coho salmon while conducting killed as part of the research. It is also spring/summer Chinook salmon
headwater stream surveys over large likely that a small percentage of the fish populations in Idaho. The research
being captured would unintentionally would benefit the fish by continuing to
portions of Washington State. The
be killed during the process. In supply managers with the information
purpose of the research is to provide
addition, tissue samples would be taken they need to use hatchery programs to
owners of industrial forest lands and the
from adult carcasses found on conserve listed species. The researchers
major state lands managers in
streambanks. do not intend to kill any of the fish
Washington with accurate maps of
where threatened and endangered Permit 13381 being captured, but some may die as an
salmonids are on their various unintended result of the process.
The research proposed under this This notice is provided pursuant to
properties. The work would benefit the permit was authorized for the past five
salmon and steelhead by helping land section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will
years as part of Permit 1406, but the evaluate the applications, associated
managers plan and carry out their researchers determined, upon expiration
activities in ways that would have the documents, and comments submitted to
of that permit in 2007, that they should
smallest effect possible on the listed determine whether the applications
seek an individual permit for their
fish. The fish would be captured using meet the requirements of section 10(a)
activities. The NWFSC is therefore
backpack electrofishing equipment and of the ESA and Federal regulations. The
requesting a five-year permit to annually
released without tagging or even final permit decisions will not be made
take juvenile threatened SR spr/sum
handling more than is necessary to until after the end of the 30–day
Chinook salmon and juvenile threatened
ensure that they have recovered from comment period. NMFS will publish
SR steelhead at various places in the
the effects of being captured. The FCM notice of its final action in the Federal
Salmon River drainage in Idaho and at
researchers do not intend to kill any Register.
Little Goose Dam on the lower Snake
listed salmonids, but a small number River. The listed fish would be Dated: April 16, 2008.
may die as an unintended result of the variously captured (using seines, dip Marta Nammack,
activities. nets, and electrofishing), re-captured at Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division,
Permit 13380 a smolt bypass facility, anesthetized, Office of Protected Resources, National
tagged with PIT tags or otherwise Marine Fisheries Service.
The Northwest Fisheries Science marked, tissue sampled, weighed, [FR Doc. E8–8688 Filed 4–21–08; 8:45 am]
Center (NWFSC) is seeking to annually measured, and released. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S
take natural juvenile SR spring/summer The purpose of the research is to
Chinook salmon and SR steelhead in the continue monitoring juvenile
Salmon River subbasin, Idaho. This outmigration behavior among steelhead DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
research was authorized for the past five spr/sum Chinook salmon populations in
years as part of Permit 1403, but the Idaho. The research would benefit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
researchers determined, upon expiration fish by continuing to supply managers Administration
of that permit in 2007, that they should with the information they need to
seek an individual permit for their budget water releases at hydropower RIN 0648–XE70
activities. The research is designed to facilities in ways that would help
assess three alternative methods of protect migrating juveniles. Some Marine Mammals; File No. 10091
nutrient enhancement (Salmon juvenile listed fish would be
carcasses, carcass analogues, and AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
intentionally killed as part of the
nutrient Pellets) on biological Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
research. It is also likely that a small
communities in Columbia River Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
percentage of the fish being captured
tributaries. In general, the purpose of Commerce.
would unintentionally be killed during
the research is to learn how salmonids the process. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.
acquire nutrients from the carcasses of
dead spawners and test three methods Permit 13382 SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that
of using those nutrients to increase The research proposed under this Alaska Department of Fish and Game,
growth and survival among naturally permit was authorized for the past five 1255 West 8th Street, Juneau, AK, 99811
produced salmonids. The research years as part of Permit 1406, but the (Doug Larsen, Responsible Party) has
would benefit the fish by helping researchers determined, upon expiration been issued a permit to collect, receive,
managers use nutrient enhancement of that permit in 2007, that they should import/export, and conduct scientific
techniques to recover listed salmonid seek an individual permit for their research on marine mammal specimens.
populations. Moreover, managers would activities. The NWFSC is therefore ADDRESSES: The permit and related
gain a broader understanding of the role requesting a five-year permit to annually documents are available for review
marine-derived nutrients play in take juvenile threatened SR spr/sum upon written request or by appointment
ecosystem health as a whole. This, in Chinook salmon and natural, juvenile in the following office(s):
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turn, would help inform management threatened SR steelhead at various Permits, Conservation and Education
decisions and actions intended to help places in the Snake River drainage in Division, Office of Protected Resources,
salmon recovery in the future. Idaho and in various streams of NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room
Under the proposed research, the fish Southeast Washington and Northeast 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone
would variously be (a) captured (using Oregon. The listed fish would be (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and

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Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box and distribution, stock structure, age DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone distribution, mortality rates,
(907)586–7221; fax (907)586–7249. productivity, feeding habits, and health Office of the Secretary
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: that can be used for conservation and
Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, management purposes. Specimens may [Transmittal Nos. 08–33]
(301)713–2289. be imported and exported world-wide.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On The duration of the permit is five years. 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
December 31, 2007, notice was In compliance with the National AGENCY: Department of Defense, Defense
published in the Federal Register (72 Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 Security Cooperation Agency.
FR 74274) that a request for a scientific U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final ACTION: Notice.
research permit had been submitted by determination has been made that the
the above-named organization. The activity proposed is categorically SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is
requested permit has been issued under excluded from the requirement to publishing the unclassified text of a
the authority of the Marine Mammal prepare an environmental assessment or section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification.
Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 environmental impact statement. This is published to fulfill the
U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations Issuance of this permit, as required by requirements of section 155 of Public
governing the taking and importing of the ESA, was based on a finding that Law 104–164 dated 21 July 1996.
marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the such permit: (1) was applied for in good FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms.
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as faith; (2) will not operate to the B. English, DSCA/DBO/CFM, (703) 601–
amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), disadvantage of such endangered 3740.
the regulations governing the taking, species; and (3) is consistent with the The following is a copy of a letter to
importing, and exporting of endangered purposes and policies set forth in the Speaker of the House of
and threatened species (50 CFR parts section 2 of the ESA. Representatives, Transmittals 08–33
222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966,
Dated: April 16, 2008. with attached transmittal, policy
as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
The applicant is authorized to collect, P. Michael Payne, justification, and Sensitivity of
receive, possess, import, and export Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education
Technology.
marine mammal biological specimens Division, Office of Protected Resources, Dated: April 11, 2008.
(hard and soft parts) from pinnipeds National Marine Fisheries Service. Patricia L. Toppings,
(excluding walrus) and cetaceans to [FR Doc. E8–8686 Filed 4–21–08; 8:45 am] OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer,
obtain information on population status BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Department of Defense.
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