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Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Issuance of 16 scientific research permits (1114, 1119, 1124, 1134, 1152, 1194, 1379, 1403, 1406, 1410, 1421, 1422, 1423, 1426, 1427, ) and six scientific research permit modifications (1290, 1291, 1322, 1335, 1366, 1382).

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that on June 30, 2003, NMFS' Northwest Region issued the permits and permit modifications allowing researchers to take endangered and threatened species for purposes of scientific research and enhancement under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

ADDRESSES:

The applications and related documents are available for review in the following office, by appointment:

Protected Resources Division, NOAA Fisheries, 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:

Garth Griffin, Portland, Oregon (phone: (503) 231-2005, fax: (503) 230-5435, e-mail: garth.griffin@noaa.gov).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Authority: Authority

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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 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. Scientific research and enhancement permits are issued in accordance with and subject to Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA and NMFS' regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222-226). Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits.

Species Covered in this Notice

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

(1) Endangered upper Columbia River steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

(2) Endangered upper Columbia River Chinook Salmon (O. tshawytscha)

(3) Endangered Snake River sockeye salmon (O. nerka)

(4) Threatened Snake River fall chinook salmon (O. mykiss)

(5) Threatened Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon (O. mykiss)

(6) Threatened Snake River steelhead (O. mykiss)

(7) Threatened middle Columbia River steelhead (O. mykiss)

(8) Threatened lower Columbia River chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

(9) Threatened lower Columbia River steelhead (O. mykiss)

(10) Threatened lower Columbia River chum salmon (O. keta)

(11) Threatened upper Willamette River chinook salmon (O. mykiss)

(12) Threatened upper Willamette River steelhead (O. mykiss)

(13) Threatened Puget Sound chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

(14) Threatened Hood Canal summer chum (O. keta)

(15) Threatened Ozette lake sockeye salmon (O. nerka)

(16) Threatened Oregon coast coho salmon (O. kisutch)

(17) Threatened southern Oregon-northern California coast coho salmon (O. kisutch)

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

Permit No.Affected species/ESUPermitteeFederal Register notice of application receipt
11141, 2Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeApril 2, 2003 (68 FR 15997)
11191, 2U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
11243, 4, 5Idaho Department of Fish and GameApril 2, 2003 (68 FR 15997)
11344, 5, 6Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish CommissionApril 2, 2003 (68 FR 15997)
11525, 6Oregon Department of Fish and WildlifeApril 2, 2003 (68 FR 15997)
11941, 2, 5Northwest Fisheries Science CenterApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
12054, 5, 17Oregon Department of Environmental QualityApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
12901, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8Northwest Fisheries Science CenterApril 2, 2003 (68 FR 15997)
12911-5, 7-9U.S. Geological SurveyApril 2, 2003 (68 FR 15997)
13222, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11Northwest Fisheries Science CenterApril 2, 2003 (68 FR 15997)
13351, 2, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17U.S. Forest ServiceApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
13661-6, 8, 9, 11Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research UnitApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
13791-6, 8Columbia River Inter-Tribal fish CommissionApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
13827U.S. Geological SurveyApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
14035, 6, 7Northwest Fisheries Science CenterApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
14065, 6Northwest Fisheries Science CenterApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
14101-12, 14-17Northwest Fisheries Science CenterMarch 14, 2003 (68 FR 12342)
14211-10U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
14221, 2, 7U.S. Forest ServiceApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
14231, 2U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
14267Bonneville Power AdministrationApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
14278, 9, 11, 12Oregon Department of Environmental QualityApril 30, 2003 (68 FR 23107)
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Dated: August 14, 2003.

Barbara Schroeder,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-21368 Filed 8-19-03; 8:45 am]

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