Endangered Species; Permit No. 1226 and Permit No. 1239, 5611-5612 [05-2002]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 22 / Thursday, February 3, 2005 / Notices U.S.C. 1675(a)(3)(A)) and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: January 28, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 05–2088 Filed 2–2–05; 8:45 am] International Trade Administration BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of The Manufacturing Council International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Manufacturing Council will hold a full Council meeting to discuss topics related to the state of manufacturing. The Manufacturing Council is a Secretarial Board at the Department of Commerce, established to ensure regular communication between Government and the manufacturing sector. This will be the third meeting of The Manufacturing Council and will include updates by the Council’s three subcommittees. For information about the Council, please visit the Manufacturing Council Web site at: http://www.manufacturing.gov/ council.htm. DATES: February 18, 2005. Time: 1:30 p.m. Henry Ford Museum, Lovett Hall, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124. This program is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be submitted no later than February 10, 2005, to The Manufacturing Council, Room 4043, Washington, DC, 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Manufacturing Council Executive Secretariat, Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230 (Phone: 202–482–1369). The Executive Secretariat encourages interested parties to refer to The Manufacturing Council Web site (http://www.manufacturing.gov/ council/) for the most up-to-date information about the meeting and the Council. ADDRESSES: Dated: January 28, 2005. Sam Giller, Executive Secretary, The Manufacturing Council. [FR Doc. 05–2006 Filed 2–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate jul<14>2003 19:18 Feb 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of first request for panel review. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On January 21, 2005, Tembec, Inc. filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the Determination under Section 129(a)(4) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, made by the United States International Trade Commission, respecting Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. This determination was published in the Federal Register, (69 FR 75916) on December 20, 2004. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA–CDA–2005–1904–03 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (‘‘Agreement’’) establishes a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national courts to review expeditiously the final determination to determine whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination. Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (‘‘Rules’’). These Rules were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686). A first Request for Panel Review was filed with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 1904 of the Agreement, on January 21, 2005, requesting panel PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5611 review of the determination described above. The Rules provide that: (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is February 22, 2005); (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is March 7, 2005); and (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in the panel review and the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review. Dated: January 27, 2005. Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 05–2014 Filed 2–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 012505B] Endangered Species; Permit No. 1226 and Permit No. 1239 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Scientific research permit modifications. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that requests for modifications to scientific research permits No. 1226 submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River Fisheries Unit, Bureau of Marine Resources, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York, 12561–1696 (Kathryn A. Hattala, Principal Investigator) and No. 1239 submitted by Dr. Boyd Kynard, U.S. Geological Survey, Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, P.O. Box 796, One Migratory Way, Turners Falls, Massachusetts 01376, have been granted. E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 5612 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 22 / Thursday, February 3, 2005 / Notices The modifications and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910, phone (301) 713–2289, fax (301) 427–2521; and, Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298, phone (978) 281–9328, fax (978) 281–9394. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the aboriginal subsistence whaling quota for bowhead whales, and other limitations deriving from regulations adopted at the 2002 Special Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). For 2005, the quota is 75 bowhead whales struck. This quota and other limitations will govern the harvest of bowhead whales by members of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC). ADDRESSES: Jennifer Jefferies (301)713–2289. The requested modifications have been granted under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the provisions of § 222.306 of the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened fish and wildlife (50 CFR parts 222–226). The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is authorized to sample for and collect 300 shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) annually in the Hudson River. The objectives of the study are to collect data on current distribution, abundance, length structure and movements of shortnose sturgeon in this river system. This modification will extend the permit through October 31, 2006. Dr. Kynard is authorized to sample for and collect 300 shortnose sturgeon in the Connecticut River. The objectives of the study are to collect data on current distribution, abundance, length structure and movements of shortnose sturgeon in this river system. This modification will extend the permit through June 1, 2006. Issuance of these modifications, as required by the ESA was based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species which is the subject of these permits; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 22, 2005. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–2002 Filed 2–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate jul<14>2003 19:18 Feb 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 050114009–5009–01; I.D. 011105B] Whaling Provisions; Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Quotas National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Effective February 3, 2005. Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri McCarty, (301) 713–2322. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Aboriginal subsistence whaling in the United States is governed by the Whaling Convention Act (16 U.S.C. 916 et seq.). Regulations that implement the Act, found at 50 CFR 230.6, require the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to publish, at least annually, aboriginal subsistence whaling quotas and any other limitations on aboriginal subsistence whaling deriving from regulations of the IWC. At the 2002 Special Meeting of the IWC, the Commission set quotas for aboriginal subsistence use of bowhead whales from the Bering-ChukchiBeaufort Seas stock. The bowhead quota was based on a joint request by the United States and the Russian Federation, accompanied by documentation concerning the needs of two Native groups: Alaska Eskimos and Chukotka Natives in the Russian Far East. This action by the IWC thus authorized aboriginal subsistence whaling by the AEWC for bowhead whales. This aboriginal subsistence harvest is conducted in accordance with a cooperative agreement between NOAA and the AEWC. The IWC set a 5-year block quota of 280 bowhead whales landed. For each DATES: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the years 2003 through 2007, the number of bowhead whales struck may not exceed 67, except that any unused portion of a strike quota from any year, including 15 unused strikes from the 1998 through 2002 quota, may be carried forward. No more than 15 strikes may be added to the strike quota for any one year. At the end of the 2004 harvest, there were 15 unused strikes available for carry-forward, so the combined strike quota for 2005 is 82 (67 + 15). This arrangement ensures that the total quota of bowhead whales landed and struck in 2005 will not exceed the quotas set by the IWC. Under an arrangement between the United States and the Russian Federation, the Russian natives may use no more than seven strikes, and the Alaska Eskimos may use no more than 75 strikes. NOAA is assigning 75 strikes to the Alaska Eskimos. The AEWC will allocate these strikes among the 10 villages whose cultural and subsistence needs have been documented in past requests for bowhead quotas from the IWC, and will ensure that its hunters use no more than 75 strikes. Other Limitations The IWC regulations, as well as the NOAA rule at 50 CFR 230.4(c), forbid the taking of calves or any whale accompanied by a calf. NOAA rules (at 50 CFR 230.4) contain a number of other prohibitions relating to aboriginal subsistence whaling, some of which are summarized here. Only licensed whaling captains or crew under the control of those captains may engage in whaling. They must follow the provisions of the relevant cooperative agreement between NOAA and a Native American whaling organization. The aboriginal hunters must have adequate crew, supplies, and equipment. They may not receive money for participating in the hunt. No person may sell or offer for sale whale products from whales taken in the hunt, except for authentic articles of Native handicrafts. Captains may not continue to whale after the relevant quota is taken, after the season has been closed, or if their licenses have been suspended. They may not engage in whaling in a wasteful manner. Dated: January 27, 2005. Rebecca Lent, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–2001 Filed 2–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 012505B]


Endangered Species; Permit No. 1226 and Permit No. 1239

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

ACTION: Scientific research permit modifications.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that requests for modifications to 
scientific research permits No. 1226 submitted by the New York State 
Department of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River Fisheries Unit, 
Bureau of Marine Resources, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New 
York, 12561-1696 (Kathryn A. Hattala, Principal Investigator) and No. 
1239 submitted by Dr. Boyd Kynard, U.S. Geological Survey, Conte 
Anadromous Fish Research Center, P.O. Box 796, One Migratory Way, 
Turners Falls, Massachusetts 01376, have been granted.

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ADDRESSES: The modifications and related documents are available for 
review upon written request or by appointment in the following 
office(s):
    Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 
20910, phone (301) 713-2289, fax (301) 427-2521; and,
    Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-
2298, phone (978) 281-9328, fax (978) 281-9394.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Jefferies (301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The requested modifications have been 
granted under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the provisions of Sec.  
222.306 of the regulations governing the taking, importing, and 
exporting of endangered and threatened fish and wildlife (50 CFR parts 
222-226).
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is 
authorized to sample for and collect 300 shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser 
brevirostrum) annually in the Hudson River. The objectives of the study 
are to collect data on current distribution, abundance, length 
structure and movements of shortnose sturgeon in this river system. 
This modification will extend the permit through October 31, 2006.
    Dr. Kynard is authorized to sample for and collect 300 shortnose 
sturgeon in the Connecticut River. The objectives of the study are to 
collect data on current distribution, abundance, length structure and 
movements of shortnose sturgeon in this river system. This modification 
will extend the permit through June 1, 2006.
    Issuance of these modifications, as required by the ESA was based 
on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) 
will not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species which is 
the subject of these permits; and (3) are consistent with the purposes 
and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: January 22, 2005.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-2002 Filed 2-2-05; 8:45 am]
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