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35256 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

117 / Monday, June 19, 2006 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE identified in this notice and any issues application instructions are available
arising after publication of this notice from the address above.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric that require emergency action under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Administration section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens
Fishery Conservation and Management Species Covered in This Notice
[I.D. 061306E]
Act, provided the public has been The following listed species are
New England Fishery Management notified of the Council’s intent to take covered in this notice:
Council; Public Meeting final action to address the emergency. Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus
Special Accommodations tshawytscha): threatened lower
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Columbia River (LCR), threatened upper
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and This meeting is physically accessible Willamette River (UWR), threatened
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to people with disabilities. Requests for Puget Sound (PS), endangered upper
Commerce. sign language interpretation or other Columbia River (UCR).
ACTION: Notice of a committee meeting. auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul Chum salmon (O. keta): threatened
J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 Columbia River (CR), threatened Hood
SUMMARY: The New England Fishery days prior to the meeting date. Canal (HC).
Management Council’s (Council) Joint Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened
Herring Oversight Committee and LCR, threatened UWR, threatened UCR,
Advisory Panel will meet to consider Dated: June 14, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
threatened middle Columbia River
actions affecting New England fisheries (MCR).
in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Acting Director, Office of Sustainable
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
Coho salmon (O. kisutch): threatened
DATES: The meeting will be held on LCR, threatened Southern Oregon
Thursday, July 6, 2006, at 9 a.m. [FR Doc. E6–9558 Filed 6–16–06; 8:45 am]
Northern California Coasts (SONCC).
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring
Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: Scientific research permits are issued
(207) 775–2311. in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A)
Council address: New England National Oceanic and Atmospheric of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq) and
Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Administration regulations governing listed fish and
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. wildlife permits (50 CFR 222–226).
[I.D. 060606B] NMFS issues permits based on findings
J. Howard, Executive Director, New that such permits: (1) are applied for in
Endangered and Threatened Species;
England Fishery Management Council; good faith; (2) if granted and exercised,
Take of Anadromous Fish
telephone: (978) 465–0492. would not operate to the disadvantage
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries of the listed species that are the subject
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and of the permit; and (3) are consistent
of discussion in the committee and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with the purposes and policy of section
panel’s agenda are as follows:
Commerce. 2 of the ESA. The authority to take
1. Review and discuss 2006 Atlantic
ACTION: Applications for scientific listed species is subject to conditions set
Herring Transboundary Resources
research permits. forth in the permits.
Assessment Committee (TRAC)
Anyone requesting a hearing on an
Assessment results; SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that application listed in this notice should
2. Review available updated herring NMFS has received six scientific set out the specific reasons why a
fishery information. research permit application requests
3. Develop preliminary hearing on that application would be
relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such
recommendations for Atlantic herring research is intended to increase
specifications for the 2007–09 fishing hearings are held at the discretion of the
knowledge of species listed under the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries,
years: allowable biological catch (ABC), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to
optimum yield (OY), domestic annual NMFS.
help guide management and
harvest (DAH), domestic annual conservation efforts. Applications Received
processing (DAP), joint venture
DATES: Comments or requests for a Permit 1335 – Modification 4
processing (JVP), U.S. At-Sea Processing
public hearing on the applications must Permit 1335 currently authorizes the
(USAP), Border Transfer (BT), Total
be received at the appropriate address or US Forest Service (USFS) to take
Allowable Level of Foreign Fishing
fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later juvenile UCR Chinook salmon, UWR
than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on Chinook salmon, LCR Chinook salmon,
4. Develop options for total allowable
July 19, 2006. PS Chinook salmon, UCR steelhead,
catch (TAC) set-asides for research
during the 2008 and 2009 fishing years. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the UWR steelhead, LCR steelhead, MCR
5. Develop area-specific TAC options applications should be sent to the steelhead, CR chum salmon, HC chum
(2007–09) for further analysis by Protected Resources Division, NMFS, salmon, and SONCC coho salmon on
Herring Plan Development Team (PDT). 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Federal lands covered by the Northwest
6. Discuss Amendment 1 submission Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments Forest Plan in Oregon and Washington.
status and related issues. may also be sent via fax to 503–230– The USFS is asking to modify their
Although non-emergency issues not 5441 or by e-mail to permit so they may be allowed to take
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contained in this agenda may come LCR coho salmon and newly listed
before this group for discussion, those FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: hatchery HC chum salmon, LCR
issues may not be the subject of formal Garth Griffin, Portland, OR (ph.: 503– Chinook salmon, UWR Chinook salmon,
action during this meeting. Action will 231–2005, Fax: 503–230–5441, e-mail: and SONCC coho salmon. They also
be restricted to those issues specifically Permit wish to extend the permit’s expiration

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