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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 scientific research permits, permit modifications, and withdraw

SUMMARY:

Permit 1535 was issued on January 10, 2006. Permits 1533 and 1548 were issued on April 11, 2006. All modifications were issued on February 3, 2006. Application 1550 was withdrawn on December 5, 2005. 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 during business hours by appointment at NMFS' Protected Resources Division, F/NWO3, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232-1274 (ph: 503-230-5400, fax: 503-230-5441).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Garth Griffin, Portland, OR (phone: 503-231-2005, fax: 503-230-5441, e-mail: Garth.Griffin@noaa.gov).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

The ESA requires that permits, modifications, and amendments be issued based on findings 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 NMFS' 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) Threatened Lower Columbia River (LCR) steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

(2) Threatened LCR coho salmon (O. kisutch)

(3) Threatened Puget Sound Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)

(4) Endangered Upper Columbia River (UCR) Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)

(5) Threatened UCR steelhead (O. mykiss)

(6) Threatened Middle Columbia River (MCR) steelhead (O. mykiss)

(7) Threatened Snake River (SR) spring/summer Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)

(8) Threatened SR fall Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha)

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Table 1. Twenty-two Scientific Research Permit Actions Affecting Listed Pacific Salmonids

Permit NumberAffected Species/ESUsPermitteeFEDERAL REGISTER Notice of Application Receipt
1252M12Washington Department of TransportationOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1290M22Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)October 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1318M22Oregon Department of Fish and WildlifeOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1322M42NWFSCOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1330M11,2Weyerhaeuser CompanyOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1338M22U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)October 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1376M21Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of WashingtonJanuary 6, 2006 (71 FR 916)
1379M12Columbia River Intertribal Fish CommissionOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1386M12Washington Department of EcologyOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1410M32NWFSCOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1421M12USFWSOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1427M12Oregon Department of Environmental QualityOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1461M12U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)October 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1478M12USGSOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1479M22USGSOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1484M12Washington Department of Natural ResourcesOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1487M12USFWSOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1519M12Columbia River Estuary Study TaskforceOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
1525M12NWFSCOctober 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318)
15337,8Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeAugust 23, 2005 (70 FR 49262)
15353R2 Resource ConsultantsJuly 26, 2005 (70 FR 43128)
15484,5,6Yakima Training Center - U.S. ArmyAugust 23, 2005 (70 FR 49262)

It should also be noted that permit application 1550, noticed on October 12, 2005 (70 FR 59318) was withdrawn by the applicant.

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Dated: June 13, 2006.

Angela Somma,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-9495 Filed 6-16-06; 8:45 am]

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