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Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Issuance of 32 scientific research permit actions.

SUMMARY:

Between July 31 and September 27, 2002, NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Region issued 32 permits, permit modifications, and permit amendments allowing endangered and threatened species of Pacific salmon and steelhead to be taken for scientific research purposes under section 10(a)1(A) the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. The research actions and the species they affect are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

ADDRESSES:

The permits, permit applications, and related documents are available for review by appointment at NOAA Fisheries' Protected Resources Division, F/NWO3, 525 NE Oregon Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97232-2737 (phone: 503-230-5400, fax: 503-230-5435).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Steve Stone, Portland, OR (phone: 503-231-2317, fax: 503-230-5435, e-mail: steve.stone@noaa.gov).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

The ESA requires that permits, permit modifications, and permit amendments be issued based on a finding that such actions: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the actions; 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, modifications, and amendments are issued in accordance with, and are subject to, the ESA and NOAA Fisheries regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222-226).

Species Covered in This Notice

The ESA-listed species/evolutionarily significant units (ESUs) covered by this notice are identified below and listed in the subsequent table by the numbers that precede each of them in the following text:

(1) Puget Sound chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

(2) Lower Columbia River chinook salmon

(3) Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon

(4) Snake River fall chinook salmon

(5) Upper Columbia River spring-run chinook salmon

(6) Upper Willamette River chinook salmon

(7) Hood Canal summer-run chum salmon (O. keta)

(8) Columbia River chum salmon

(9) Lower Columbia River steelhead (O. mykiss)

(10) Middle Columbia River steelhead

(11) Snake River steelhead

(12) Upper Willamette River steelhead

(13) Upper Columbia River steelhead

(14) Southern Oregon/Northern California Coasts coho salmon (O. kisutch)

(15) Oregon Coast coho salmon

(16) Snake River sockeye salmon (O. nerka)

(17) Ozette Lake sockeye salmon

Table 1.—Thirty-two Scientific Research Permit Actions Affecting Threatened and Endangered Pacific Salmon and Steelhead

Permit NumberAffected Species/ESUPermitteeFederal Register Notice of Application Receipt
11352, 9U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)April 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
11401, 15Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)June 11, 2002 (67 FR 39960)
11415Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant CountyApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
115614, 15U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyJune 11, 2002 (67 FR 39960)
117714Portland District Corps of EngineersApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
12566, 15Bureau of Land ManagementMay 16, 2002 (67 FR 34909)
129116USGSJune 25, 2002 (67 FR 42757)
13091King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (KCDNRP)June 11, 2002 (67 FR 39960)
13151U.S. Corps of Engineers Seattle DistrictApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
131710USGSApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970) June 25, 2002 (67 FR 42757)
13182, 6, 9, 12, 15Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)May 16, 2002 (67 FR 34909)
13223, 6, 5, 8NWFSCApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970) June 25, 2002 (67 FR 42757)
13351, 7, 8, 9, 10U.S. Forest ServiceMay 16, 2002 (67 FR 34909)
13362, 6, 9, 12, 15Port Blakely Tree FarmsMay 16, 2002 (67 FR 34909)
13451, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeMay 16, 2002 (67 FR 34909)
135814ODFWFebruary 22, 2002 (67 FR 8233)
135914ODFWFebruary 22, 2002 (67 FR 8233)
136211Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research UnitApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
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13633, 11Fish Passage CenterApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
13644,11Idaho Fishery Resource Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
136510Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian ReservationApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
13662, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 10, 11, 12, 13, 16Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research UnitApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
136710NWFSCApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
13691KCDNRPApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
13703Utah State University (USU)April 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970) June 11, 2002 (67 FR 39960)
13711Battelle Marine Sciences CenterApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
13721Puget Sound EnergyApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
13761Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research UnitApril 4, 2002 (67 FR 17970)
13811City of BellinghamJune 11, 2002 (67 FR 39960)
138210USUJune 11, 2002 (67 FR 39960)
13831USGSJune 11, 2002 (67 FR 39960)
13861, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 17Washington Department of EcologyJune 25, 2002 (67 FR 42757)
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Dated: October 24, 2002.

Margaret Lorenz,

Acting Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 02-27615 Filed 10-29-02; 8:45 am]

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