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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 21 scientific research permits and permit modifications.

SUMMARY:

Between June 2, 2004 and July 30, 2004, NMFS' Northwest Region issued 21 permits and permit modifications allowing endangered and threatened species of Pacific salmon and steelhead to be taken for scientific research purposes under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. The research actions and the species they affect are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR Parts 222-226). NMFS issues permits/modifications based on findings that such permits and modifications: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; 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.

Species Covered in this Notice

The listed species/evolutionarily significant units (ESUs) covered by this notice are listed below and identified in the subsequent table by the numbers (in parentheses) that precede them.

(1) Threatened Puget Sound chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

(2) Threatened Lower Columbia River (LCR) chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)

(3) Threatened Snake River (SR) spring/summer chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)

(4) Threatened SR fall chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)

(5) Endangered Upper Columbia River (UCR) spring-run chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)

(6) Threatened Upper Willamette River (UWR) chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)

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

(8) Threatened Columbia River chum salmon (O. keta)

(9) Threatened LCR steelhead (O. mykiss) (O. keta)

(10) Threatened Middle Columbia River steelhead (O. keta)

(11) Threatened SR steelhead (O. keta)

(12) Endangered UCR steelhead (O. keta)

(13) Threatened Upper Willamette (UWR) Steelhead (O. keta)

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

(15) Threatened (at the time of issuance) Oregon Coast coho salmon (O. kisutch)

(16) Endangered SR sockeye salmon (O. nerka)

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Table 1. Scientific Research Permit Actions Affecting Threatened Pacific Salmon and Steelhead

Permit NumberAffected Species/ESUsPermitteeFEDERAL REGISTER Notice of Application Receipt
11195, 12U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceMarch 12, 2004 (69 FR 11841)
11273, 11Shoshone-Bannock Tribe (SBT)March 12, 2004 (69 FR 11841)
11523Oregon Department of Fish and WildlifeFebruary 13, 2004 (69 FR 7205)
11561, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 15U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyApril 9, 2004 (69 FR 18877)
13413SBTApril 9, 2004 (69 FR 18877)
13451Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)April 9, 2004 (69 FR 18877)
13662, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research UnitMarch 12, 2004 (69 FR 11841)
14102, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 14, 15Northwest Fisheries Science CenterFebruary 13, 2004 (69 FR 7205)
14583Ducks UnlimitedFebruary 13, 2004 (69 FR 7205)
14591Western Washington UniversityFebruary 13, 2004 (69 FR 7205)
14601Port of TacomaFebruary 13, 2004 (69 FR 7205)
14612, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)February 13, 2004 (69 FR 7205)
14653, 4, 11, 16Idaho Department of Environmental QualityMarch 12, 2004 (69 FR 11841)
146914Ecosystems Research InstituteMarch 12, 2004 (69 FR 11841)
14765, 12University of WashingtonApril 26, 2004 (69 FR 22488)
14772, 4Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research UnitApril 26, 2004 (69 FR 22488)
14782, 8, 9USGSApril 26, 2004 (69 FR 22488)
14792, 9USGSApril 26, 2004 (69 FR 22488)
14805, 12USGSApril 26, 2004 (69 FR 22488)
14825, 12WDFWApril 9, 2004 (69 FR 18877)
14841, 2, 8, 9Washington Department of Natural ResourcesApril 9, 2004 (69 FR 18877)
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Dated: October 8, 2004.

Marta Nammack,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-23065 Filed 10-13-04; 8:45 am]

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