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Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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


Receipt of application for renewal and modification of scientific research/enhancement permit; request for comments.


Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application to renew and modify a permit from Trinity River Restoration Program, Weaverville, Arcata, CA (Permit (1072). This permit would affect Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS.


Written comments on the permit application must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. daylight savings time on April 17, 2006.


Written comments on this renewal and modification request should be sent to the appropriate office as indicated below. Comments may also be sent via fax to the number indicated for the request. Comments will not be accepted if submitted via e-mail or the internet. The applications and related documents are available for review in the indicated office, by appointment: For Permit 1072: Steve Liebhardt, Protected Species Division, NOAA Fisheries, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (ph: 707-825-5186, fax: 707-825-4840).

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Steve Liebhardt by phone 707-825-5186, or by e-mail:

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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. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Permits and modifications 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).Those individuals requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Start Printed Page 13816Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA. All statements and opinions contained in the permit action summaries are those of the applicant and do not necessarily reflect the views of NMFS.

Species Covered in This Notice

This notice is relevant to the following threatened salmonid ESU: Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).

Renewal and Modification Requests Received for Permit (1072)

The Trinity River Restoration Program has requested renewal and modification 2 of Permit 1072 for take of SONCC coho salmon associated with studies to compare juvenile coho production and the health of juvenile coho in both restored and un-modified reaches of the mainstem and tributaries to the Trinity River. Proposed capture methods are by minnow trap, seine, and electrofishing. Renewal and Modification of Permit 1072 was originally issued to Trinity River Restoration Program on May 12, 2005. The Trinity River Restoration Program is currently authorized take of up to 4,800 juvenile coho salmon, and to collect tissue samples from up to 300 adult coho salmon carcasses. The Trinity River Restoration Program has requested an additional non-lethal take of up to 16,100 juvenile coho salmon. Renewal and Modification of Permit 1072 will expire September 1, 2013.

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Dated: March 14, 2006.

Ann Garrett,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-3944 Filed 3-16-06; 8:45 am]