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Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, Dated: February 6, 2007. Hood Canal summer-run and Columbia
California 90802. Comments may also Angela Somma, River chum salmon (O. keta); Lower
be sent using email Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office Columbia River coho salmon (O.
(FRNpermits.lb@noaa.gov) or fax of Protected Resources, National Marine kisutch); Snake River Basin, Lower
(562.980.4027). The permit application Fisheries Service. Columbia River, Middle Columbia
is available for review, by appointment [FR Doc. E7–2339 Filed 2–9–07; 8:45 am] River, and Upper Columbia River
only, at the foregoing address. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S steelhead (O. mykiss).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Background
McGoogan at phone number (562) 980–
4026 or e-mail: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The GSRO submitted the HRP for
matthew.mcgoogan@noaa.gov habitat restoration activities that might
National Oceanic and Atmospheric affect certain salmonid ESUs listed as
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Administration threatened in Washington State. The
Authority HRP was designed so that habitat
[I.D. 013107E]
restoration activities would be
Issuance of permits, as required by the protective of salmonids and their
Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 Endangered and Threatened Species;
Take of Anadromous Fish habitat.
U.S.C. 1531B1543) (ESA), is based on a The HRP defines what activities are
finding that such permits: (1) are AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries habitat restorations. These consist of
applied for in good faith; (2) would not Service (NMFS), National Oceanic restoration activities that are funded by
operate to the disadvantage of the listed andAtmospheric Administration the WA Salmon Recovery Funding
species which are the subject of the (NOAA), Commerce. Board (SRFB), specifically address a
permits; and (3) are consistent with the ACTION: Notice of availability and major limiting factor identified in a
purposes and policies set forth in request for comments. watershed-based salmon recovery plan,
section 2 of the ESA. Authority to take are consistent with approved
listed species is subject to conditions set SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Washington State technical guidance,
forth in the permits. Permits are issued the State of Washington through the are identified in a salmon recovery
in accordance with and are subject to Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office implementation plan, have proceeded
the ESA and NOAA Fisheries (GSRO) has submitted a Habitat through a process that ensures technical
regulations governing listed fish and Restoration Program (HRP) pursuant to suitability and public participation, and
wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222-226). protective regulations promulgated would not result in significant negative
Those individuals requesting a under the Endangered Species Act effects.
hearing on an application listed in this (ESA). The HRP would affect ten Finally, the HRP is being analyzed by
notice should provide the specific Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) NMFS for possible biological effects of
reasons why a hearing on that of threatened salmonids in Washington implementing habitat restoration
application would be appropriate (see State. This document serves to notify activities. The biological opinion will
ADDRESSES). The holding of such a the public of the availability of the HRP analyze the effects of the HRP on listed
hearing is at the discretion of the for review and comment before a final salmonids and their habitat statewide.
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, approval or disapproval is made by Before NMFS can decide whether to
NOAA. All statements and opinions NMFS. approve the HRP, the biological opinion
contained in the permit action DATES: Written comments on the draft must conclude that the identified
summaries are those of the applicant HRP must be received at the appropriate habitat restoration activities conducted
and do not necessarily reflect the views address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) throughout Washington State under the
of NOAA Fisheries. no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Standard HRP will not jeopardize listed
Permit Application Received Time March 14, 2007. salmonids or result in destruction or
ADDRESSES: Written comments should adverse modification of designated
Freddy Otte has applied for a permit critical habitat. In addition, approval or
be sent to Matthew Longenbaugh,
to take the South Central California disapproval of the HRP will depend on
Habitat Conservation Division, National
Coast Distinct Population Segment of NMFS’ findings after public review and
Marine Fisheries Service, 510 Desmond
threatened steelhead trout comment.
Drive, Suite 103, Lacey, Washington
(Oncorhynchus mykiss) and tissue As specified in the July 10, 2000, ESA
98503. Comments may also be faxed to
collection from this species during a 4(d) rule for salmon and steelhead (65
360–753–9517. Copies of the entire HRP
two-year study (2007 and 2008) of the FR 42422), NMFS may approve a habitat
are available on the http://
abundance and distribution of juvenile restoration program of the state,
www.governor.wa.gov/gsro/ or from the
steelhead in the San Luis Obispo Creek provided that NMFS finds the activities
address posted on that site. Comments
watershed, San Luis Obispo County, to be consistent with the conservation of
will be accepted via email at HRP-WA-
California. Freddy Otte proposes listed salmonids’ habitat (50 CFR
GSRO-comment@noaa.gov or the
electrofishing and direct underwater 223.203(b)(8). Prior to final approval of
Internet.
observation using mask and snorkel as a habitat restoration program, NMFS
the methods for estimating abundance FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: must publish notification in the Federal
and distribution of juvenile steelhead, Matthew Longenbaugh at phone number Register announcing the program’s
and has requested an annual non-lethal 360–753–7761, or e-mail: availability for public review and
take of 1620 juvenile steelhead, and Matthew.Longenbaugh@noaa.gov . comment, hence this notice.
annual collection and possession of up SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This
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to 100 juvenile steelhead tissue samples, notice is relevant to the following ten Authority
with the total possession for both years threatened salmonid ESUs: Puget Under section 4 of the ESA, the
not exceeding 200 tissue samples. The Sound, Lower Columbia River, and Secretary of Commerce is required to
proposed research would conclude Snake River spring/summer Chinook adopt such regulations as he deems
October 31, 2008. salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha); necessary and advisable for the

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conservation of species listed as later than the closing date of the requested. The amended permit, if
threatened. The ESA salmon and comment period. issued, would be valid until the permit
steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July Comments may also be submitted by expires on August 31, 2010.
10, 2000) specifies categories of e-mail. The mailbox address for Concurrent with the publication of
activities that contribute to the providing e-mail comments is this notice in the Federal Register,
conservation of listed salmonids and NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include NMFS is forwarding copies of this
sets out the criteria for such activities. in the subject line of the e-mail application to the Marine Mammal
The rule further provides that the comment the following document Commission and its Committee of
prohibitions of paragraph (a) of the rule identifier: File No. 731–1774. Scientific Advisors.
do not apply to activities associated FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documents may be reviewed in the
with SRFB-funded habitat restoration Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, following locations:
provided that the state program has (301)713–2289. Permits, Conservation and Education
been approved by NMFS to be in Division, Office of Protected Resources,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
accordance with the salmon and NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room
subject amendment to Permit No. 731–
steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone
1774, issued on September 16, 2005,
10, 2000). (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521;
and most recently amended on Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand
Dated: February 6, 2007. December 29, 2006, is requested under Point Way NE, BIN C15700, Bldg. 1,
Angela Somma, the authority of the Marine Mammal Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 (206)526–6150; fax (206)526–6426;
of Protected Resources, National Marine U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box
Fisheries Service. governing the taking and importing of 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone
[FR Doc. E7–2340 Filed 2–9–07; 8:45 am] marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). (907)586–7221; fax (907)586–7249;
BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Permit No. 731–1774, issued to Robin Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West
Baird, Ph.D. (Cascadia Research) Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach,
authorizes vessel approaches, aerial CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001;
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE over-flights, photo-identification, video fax (562)980–4018; and
and audio recording and suction cup Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601
National Oceanic and Atmospheric tagging of cetacean species in all U.S. Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI
Administration and international waters in the Pacific, 96814–4700; phone (808)973–2935; fax
[I.D. 020507B] including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, (808)973–2941.
California, Hawaii, and other U.S.
Dated: February 6, 2007.
Marine Mammals; File No. 731–1774 territories. The objectives of the research
are to assess cetacean populations and P. Michael Payne,
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries to study diving and night-time behavior, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and social organization, and inter-specific Division, Office of Protected Resources,
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service.
interactions. The purpose of the
Commerce. modification is to enhance the [FR Doc. E7–2338 Filed 2–9–07; 8:45 am]
ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for examination of movements (for stock BILLING CODE 3510–22–S
amendment. structure assessment) and habitat use of:
Blainville’s (Mesoplodon densirostris),
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Cuvier’s (Ziphius cavirostris), CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY
Robin Baird, Ph.D., Cascadia Research, Longman’s (Indopacetus pacificus), and COMMISSION
218 1/2 W. 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA Baird’s (Berardius bairdii) beaked
98501, has requested an amendment to whales, short-finned pilot (Globicephala Collection of Information; Proposed
scientific research Permit No. 731–1774. macrorhynchus), non-Southern Extension of Approval; Comment
DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail Resident killer (Orcinus orca), pygmy Request—Recordkeeping
comments must be received on or before killer (Feresa attenuata), melon-headed Requirements Under the Safety
March 14, 2007. (Peponocephala electra), and false killer Regulations for Full-Size Cribs
ADDRESSES: The amendment request (Pseudorca crassidens) whales, AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety
and related documents are available for bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus), rough- Commission.
review upon written request or by toothed (Steno bredanensis), and Risso’s ACTION: Notice.
appointment: (See SUPPLEMENTARY (Grampus griseus) dolphins, and dwarf
INFORMATION). (Kogia sima) and pygmy (Kogia SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork
Written comments or requests for a breviceps) sperm whales using satellite Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C.
public hearing on this request should be tagging with dart tags. For each species, Chapter 35), the Consumer Product
submitted to the Chief, Permits, up to 20 individuals may be dart tagged Safety Commission requests comments
Conservation and Education Division, per year for the duration of the permit. on a proposed three year extension of
F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, Incidental harassment of non-target approval of information collection
NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room animals is already authorized no requirements in the safety regulations
13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those additional harassment takes are for full-size cribs codified at 16 CFR
individuals requesting a hearing should requested. Dart tagging would occur 1500.18(a)(13) and Part 1508. These
set forth the specific reasons why a concurrently with already permitted regulations were issued to reduce
hearing on this particular amendment activities, primarily in Hawaiian waters, hazards of strangulation, suffocation,
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request would be appropriate. though some species may be tagged pinching, bruising, laceration, and other
Comments may also be submitted by opportunistically elsewhere where injuries associated with full-size cribs.
facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided activities are authorized. No takes by (A full-size crib is a crib having an
the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy dart tagging or additional incidental interior length ranging from 493⁄4 inches
submitted by mail and postmarked no takes of ESA listed species are to 55 inches and an interior width

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