[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Page 52712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24591]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF809

Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice of decision and availability of decision documents 
associated with the issuance of one Section 10(a)(1)(A) permit to 
enhance the propagation and survival of endangered and threatened 


SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that one direct take permit has 
been issued pursuant to Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 (ESA) for continued operation, monitoring, and evaluation 
of hatchery programs rearing and releasing Sacramento River winter-run 
Chinook salmon into the Upper Sacramento River Basin. This notice also 
announces the availability of the associated decision documents. 
Section 10(a)(1)(A) Permit 16477 was issued to the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service for the implementation of two Hatchery and Genetic 
Management Plans (HGMPs) at Livingston Stone National Fish Hatchery.

DATES: The permit was issued on September 29, 2017 subject to certain 
conditions set forth therein. Subsequent to issuance, the necessary 
countersignatures by the applicants were received. The permits expire 
on December 31, 2027.

ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the decision documents or any of the 
other associated documents should be directed to NOAA's National Marine 
Fisheries Service, California Central Valley Office, 650 Capitol Mall, 
Suite 5-100, Sacramento, California 95814. The documents are also 
available online at www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Cranford, Sacramento, 
California (Phone: 916-930-3706; Fax: 916-930-3629; email: 
[email protected]).

    This notice is relevant to the following species and evolutionarily 
significant unit (ESU)/distinct population segment (DPS):
    Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Endangered, naturally 
produced and artificially propagated Sacramento River winter-run and 
Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Central 
Valley spring-run;
    Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened, naturally produced and 
artificially propagated California Central Valley.

    Dated: November 7, 2017.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-24591 Filed 11-13-17; 8:45 am]