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value of worsted wool fabric production manufacturers who qualify for such Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to
described in HTS 9902.51.11 or grants. Following the closing date of the help guide management and
9902.51.12, as appropriate, woven in the receipt of applications, the Department conservation efforts.
United States in each of calendar years shall calculate the appropriate DATES: Comments or requests for a
1999, 2000 and 2001. This data must allocation of the allotted funds among public hearing on the applications must
indicate actual production (not eligible applicants in accordance with be received at the appropriate address or
estimates) of worsted wool fabric of the the statutory procedures. Award fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later
kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or decisions shall be final and not subject than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on
9902.51.12. to appeal or protest. May 4, 2006.
At the conclusion of the application, Intergovernmental Review: ADDRESSES: Written comments on the
the applicant must attest that ‘‘all Applications under this program are not applications should be sent to the
information contained in the subject to Executive Order 12372, Protected Resources Division, NMFS,
application is complete and correct and ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100,
no false claims, statements, or Programs.’’ Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments
representations have been made.’’ Administrative and National Policy
may also be sent via fax to 503–230–
Applicants should be aware that, Requirements: Department of Commerce
5441 or by e-mail to
generally, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3729, Pre-Award Notifications for Grants and
resapps.nwr@NOAA.gov.
persons providing a false or fraudulent Cooperative Agreements, which are
claims, and, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001, contained in the Federal Register Notice FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
persons making materially false of December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78389), are Garth Griffin, Portland, OR (ph.: 503–
statements or representations, are applicable to this solicitation. 231–2005, Fax: 503–230–5441, e-mail:
subject to civil or criminal penalties, It has been determined that this notice Garth.Griffin@noaa.gov). Permit
respectively. is not significant for purposes of E.O. application instructions are available
Information that is marked ‘‘business 12866. from the address above.
confidential’’ will be protected from Administrative Procedure/Regulatory SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
disclosure to the full extent permitted Flexibility: Prior notice and an
by law. opportunity for public comment are not Species Covered in This Notice
Other Application Requirements: required by the Administrative The following listed species are
Complete applications must include the Procedure Act for rules concerning covered in this notice:
following forms and documents: CD- public property, loans, grants, benefits, Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus
346, Applicant for Funding Assistance; and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). tshawytscha): threatened lower
CD-511, Certifications Regarding Because notice and opportunity for Columbia River (LCR); threatened upper
Debarment, Suspension and Other comment are not required pursuant to 5 Willamette River (UWR).
Responsibility Matters; Drug-Free USC 553 or any other law, the analytical Chum salmon (O. keta): threatened
Workplace Requirements and Lobbying; requirements of the Regulatory Columbia River (CR).
SF-424, Application for Federal Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened
Assistance; and SF-424B, Assurances— inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory LCR; threatened UWR.
Non-Construction Programs. The CD flexibility analysis is not required and Coho salmon (O. kisutch): threatened
forms are available via Web site: http:// has not been prepared LCR.
www.osec.doc.gov/forms/direct.htm. Authority
Dated: March 30, 2006.
The SF forms are available via Web site:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/ James C. Leonard III, Scientific research permits are issued
grantslforms.html. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A)
This document contains collection-of- Apparel. of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq) and
information requirements subject to the [FR Doc. E6–4866 Filed 4–3–06; 8:45 am] regulations governing listed fish and
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S wildlife permits (50 CFR 222–226).
use of Standard Forms 269, 424, 424A, NMFS issues permits based on findings
424B, SF-LLL, and CD-346 has been that such permits: (1) Are applied for in
approved by the Office of Management DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE good faith; (2) if granted and exercised,
and Budget (OMB) under the respective would not operate to the disadvantage
National Oceanic and Atmospheric of the listed species that are the subject
control numbers 0348-0039, 0348-0043, Administration
0348-0044, 0348-0040, 0348-0046, and of the permit; and (3) are consistent
0605-0001. Notwithstanding any other [I.D. 032906A] with the purposes and policy of section
provision of law, no person is required 2 of the ESA. The authority to take
to respond to, nor shall any person be Endangered and Threatened Species; listed species is subject to conditions set
subject to a penalty for failure to comply Take of Anadromous Fish forth in the permits.
with, a collection of information subject Anyone requesting a hearing on an
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries application listed in this notice should
to the requirements of the PRA unless Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
that collection of information displays a set out the specific reasons why a
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), hearing on that application would be
currently valid OMB control number. Commerce.
Allocation Procedures: Section appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such
ACTION: Applications for scientific hearings are held at the discretion of the
4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act requires that research permits.
each grant be allocated among eligible Assistant Administrator for Fisheries,
applicants on the basis of the percentage SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS.
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of each manufacturers’ production of NMFS has received two scientific Applications Received
the fabric described in HTS 9902.51.11 research permit application requests
or HTS 9902.51.12 for calendar years relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed Permit 1561
1999, 2000, and 2001, compared to the research is intended to increase The EES Consulting, Inc. (EESC) is
production of such fabric by all knowledge of species listed under the asking for a 3-year research permit to

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take juvenile LCR Chinook salmon, LCR Dated: March 30, 2006. hold public scoping meetings on the
coho salmon, and LCR steelhead in Angela Somma, EIS. However, September 19, 2005, the
selected tributaries of the Cowlitz River Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office State of Hawaii informed NMFS that
in Washington. The research is designed of Protected Resources, National Marine they wished to withdraw and revise
to provide information on fish presence, Fisheries Service. their application for an ITP. At that time
abundance, distribution, and movement [FR Doc. E6–4843 Filed 4–3–06; 8:45 am] the state expressed concerns that
within the upper Cowlitz River. The BILLING CODE 3510–22–S management measures identified in the
research would benefit listed salmonids ITP for monk seals needed further
by providing baseline information about community input and agency
fish populations in areas affected by the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE consultation prior to issuance of a final
Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project, ITP . NMFS will continue to work with
and that information, in turn, would be National Oceanic and Atmospheric the state as they revise their application.
used during the Federal Energy Administration The timeline for completion of the
Regulatory Commission’s relicensing [I.D. 032906D] revised application is uncertain and
negotiations. The EESC proposes to elements of the conservation plan may
observe fish and use backpack Environmental Impact Statement change. NMFS will publish an updated
electrofishing equipment to capture Regarding the Application for a Permit notice on the appropriate NEPA analysis
them. The captured fish would be for Incidental Take of Protected once a revised application is received.
anesthetized, sampled for tissues and Resources in Inshore Fisheries As federal action (i.e., issuance of an
biological information, and released. Managed by the State of Hawaii ITP) is no longer proposed for the
The EESC does not intend to kill any application received March 21, 2002,
fish being captured but some may die as AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries and amended in May 2005, an EIS is not
an unintentional result of the research Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and needed and the notice of intent to
activities. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), prepare an EIS is cancelled.
Commerce.
Permit 1562 Dated: March 29, 2006.
ACTION: Notice of cancellation of intent
Jim Lecky,
The Oregon Department of to prepare an Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS). Director, Office of Protected Resources,
Environmental Quality (ODEQ) is asking National Marine Fisheries Service.
for a 5-year research permit to take SUMMARY: The National Marine [FR Doc. E6–4842 Filed 4–3–06; 8:45 am]
juvenile LCR Chinook salmon, UWR Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the BILLING CODE 3510–22–S
Chinook salmon, LCR coho salmon, CR cancellation of its intent to prepare an
chum salmon, LCR steelhead, and UWR EIS to assess the potential impacts on
steelhead in the Willamette Basin, the human environment of sea turtle DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Oregon. The purpose of the research is and monk seal interactions with fishing
to evaluate the overall ecological health activities in Hawaii State waters National Oceanic and Atmospheric
of the region’s streams by evaluating associated with an application for an Administration
vertebrate and macroinvertebrate individual Incidental Take Permit (ITP) [I.D. 032906G]
assemblages and comparing them to submitted March 21, 2002, and
such assemblages in relatively subsequently revised and resubmitted in North Pacific Fishery Management
unimpaired reference streams. The May 2005 by the State of Hawaii Council; Public Meeting
research would benefit listed species by Department of Land and Natural
allowing the ODEQ to more effectively AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
Resources.
assess the condition of habitat streams Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
in the Willamette Basin. The FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
information from the study would be Jayne LeFors, NMFS, Pacific Islands Commerce.
used to guide listed species recovery Region; telephone: (808) 944–2277; fax: ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.
planning and limiting factor analyses. (808) 944–2142; e-mail:
The ODEQ proposes to capture fish jayne.lefors@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery
using backpack, boat-, or raft-mounted Management Council (Council) Charter
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS
electrofishing equipment or seines Halibut Stakeholder Committee will
provided public notice through an
(beach or boat) measure them, check meet in Anchorage, AK.
earlier Federal Register notice of
them for external pathology, and release availability (67 FR 16367, April 5, 2002) DATES: The meeting will be held on
them. The ODEQ does not intend to kill of a State of Hawaii application for an April 18–20, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
any fish being captured but some may individual ITP for listed sea turtles in ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
die as an unintentional result of the inshore marine fisheries in the the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West
research activities. Hawaiian Islands managed by the State 3rd Avenue, Aspen/Spruce Room,
This notice is provided pursuant to of Hawaii. NMFS is responsible for Anchorage, AK 99501.
section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will analyzing these permit applications and Council address: North Pacific
evaluate the application, associated authorizing those which meet legal Fishery Management Council, 605 W.
documents, and comments submitted to requirements under the Endangered 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK
determine whether the application Species Act (ESA). On May 9, 2002, 99501–2252.
meets the requirements of section 10(a) NMFS published a notice of intent to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane
of the ESA and Federal regulations. The prepare an EIS in accordance with the DiCosimo, Council staff, telephone:
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final permit decisions will not be made National Environmental Policy Act (907) 271–2809.
until after the end of the 30-day (NEPA) in connection with agency SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
comment period. NMFS will publish action on the ITP application. On Charter Halibut Stakeholder Committee
notice of its final action in the Federal September 22, 2003 (68 FR 55023), will convene for its third meeting to
Register. NMFS published a notice of intent to continue development of two

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