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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 57 / Friday, March 25, 2005 / Notices Desert Oceanarium (MDO), Southwest Harbor, ME, contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The EFP would allow one fishing vessel to fish for, retain, and land small numbers of regulated fish species, and several unmanaged fish and invertebrate species, for the purpose of public display. The Assistant Regional Administrator has made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under this EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) for these species. However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue an EFP. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, NE Regional Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on MDO Specimen Collection.’’ Comments may also be sent via fax to: 978–281–9135. Or, comments may be submitted via email to: da5–57@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail ‘‘Comments on MDO Specimen Collection.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Ruccio, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MDO submitted an application for an EFP on February 28, 2005, to collect several species of fish and invertebrates for public display. The target species would include American plaice (dab), winter flounder (blackback), yellowtail flounder, witch flounder (grey sole), Atlantic halibut, monkfish, eel pouts, sculpins, sea raven, Atlantic cod, lumpfish, Atlantic wolffish, spiny dogfish, little skate, barndoor skate, and various species of the phyla Arthropoda (excluding lobsters) and Echinodermata. One chartered fishing vessel would use a shrimp otter trawl with 2–inch (5.08–cm) mesh to collect marine fish and invertebrates for a maximum of four days — two days during the period May 16–26, 2005, and two days during the period June 23–30, 2005. The specimens would be cared for in chilled and aerated seawater while on board the fishing vessel and would be transferred live to tanks the day they are caught. The fish would be brought to shore, VerDate jul<14>2003 16:11 Mar 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 maintained in tanks for public display for a period of time not to exceed five months, and would be returned to the sea in October 2005. Collection would be made within the Small Mesh Northern Shrimp Fishery Exemption Area (Area), specifically within an area off the coast of Maine. Because the shrimp fishery will be closed at the time of the proposed collection, and this area lies within the Gulf of Maine Regulated Mesh Area, an exemption from the Northeast (NE) multispecies minimum mesh requirements of 6–inch (15.24–cm) diamond/6.5–inch (16.51–cm) square mesh at 50 CFR 648.80(a)(3) would be required. The applicant would retain a maximum of six individuals per species, juveniles and adults combined, with the exception of Atlantic halibut. In addition to an exemption from the NE multispecies minium mesh requirements, the applicant would only be permitted to retain a total of one Atlantic halibut with a minimum length of 36 inches (91.44 cm). The applicant has requested the following exemptions from the NE Multispecies and Monkfish Fishery Management Plans: effort control program requirements at §§ 648.82(a) and 648.92(a); minimum fish sizes at §§ 648.83(a)(1) and 648.93(a)(1); and monkfish possession restrictions at § 648.94(b)(6). The EFP would also exempt the vessels from the possession and landing restrictions for the NE skate complex fishery at § 648.322(c). Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 21, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–1297 Filed 3–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 121603A] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15295 SUMMARY: On September 27, 2004, NMFS announced that the Assistant Regional Administrator, Northeast Region, NOAA Fisheries (Assistant Regional Administrator) was proposing to issue Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs) in response to an application submitted by the University of Rhode Island, Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science (URI). These EFPs would allow three commercial fishing vessels to conduct a bycatch reduction study in the directed haddock bottom trawl fishery, using side-by-side tows to compare the control net with one experimental large-mesh net. The Federal Register notification announcing these EFPs had an incorrect end date of November 2005. This notice is intended to inform the public that the corrected end date is December 2005. DATES: Written comments on this action must be received on or before April 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by e-mail to: DA640@noaa.gov. Written comments may also be sent to: Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, NE Regional Office One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on Bycatch EFP Proposal.’’ Or, comments may be sent via fax to: 978–281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Sagar, Fishery Management Specialist, phone: 978–281–9341, fax: 978–281–9135, e-mail: heather.sagar@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 27, 2004 (69 FR 57676), NMFS published notification in the Federal Register announcing the receipt of an application for an EFP to conduct a study to determine if an experimental trawl gear would achieve a reduction in cod bycatch significant enough to warrant consideration as a Special Access Program (SAP) under provisions in Amendment 13 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The Federal Register notice indicated the end date for the study would be November 2005. The 15-day comment period on the proposed EFP closed on October 12, 2004, and NMFS recently issued EFPs to the applicant that indicated that the study would be concluded on November 30, 2005. Upon receipt of the EFPs, the applicant informed NMFS that an incorrect end date was cited in the EFP and the Federal Register notice. This notification corrects the end date to read December 2005. E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 15296 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 57 / Friday, March 25, 2005 / Notices An Environmental Assessment (EA) was originally prepared for the proposed study that analyzed the impacts of the proposed experimental fishery on the human environment. The EA analyzed the impacts of the proposed experimental fishery on the human environment including the month of December. The EA concluded that the activities proposed to be conducted under the requested EFPs are consistent with the goals and objectives of the FMP, would not be detrimental to the well-being of any stocks of fish harvested, and would have no significant environmental impacts. The EA also concluded that the experimental fishery would not be detrimental to essential fish habitat, marine mammals, or protected species. The ‘‘Finding of No Significant Impact’’ contained in the EA was signed by the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries on March 8, 2005. Through this notice, NMFS informs the public that the end date contained in the September 27, 2004, Federal Register notification (69 FR 57676) contained an error. The document should have identified the end date as December 2005. NMFS also informs the public that NMFS intends to re-issue EFPs containing the correct end date. However, because the original Federal Register document contained the incorrect end date that may have caused confusion, NMFS is inviting comments on the revision to the EFPs. Should NMFS receive substantive comments on EFPs, NMFS may reconsider whether issuance of, modification to, or rescission of the EFPs would be appropriate. Therefore, on page 57676, column 3, last full paragraph, the end date provided in the sixth line remove ‘‘November 2005’’ and in its place insert ‘‘December 2005’’. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 21, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–1300 Filed 3–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate jul<14>2003 16:11 Mar 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Combined In-Plane Shear and Multi-Axial Tension or Compression Testing Apparatus Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. US 6,860,156 B1 entitled ‘‘Combined In-Plane Shear and MultiAxial Tension or Compression Testing Apparatus’’ issued March 1, 2005. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Rosenkrans at U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760, phone: (508) 233–4928 or email: Robert.Rosenkrans@natick.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any licenses granted shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5926 Filed 3–24–05; 8:45 am] Executive Secretary, USACGSC Advisory Committee, 1 Reynolds Ave., Bell Hall, Room 119, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027–1352; or phone (913) 684– 2742. The purpose of the meeting is for the Advisory Committee to examine the entire range of college operations and, where appropriate, to provide advice and recommendations to the College Commandant and faculty. The meeting will be open to the public to the extent that space limitations of the meeting location permit. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 57 (Friday, March 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15295-15296]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 121603A]


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic 
Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits; Correction

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

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: On September 27, 2004, NMFS announced that the Assistant 
Regional Administrator, Northeast Region, NOAA Fisheries (Assistant 
Regional Administrator) was proposing to issue Exempted Fishing Permits 
(EFPs) in response to an application submitted by the University of 
Rhode Island, Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science 
(URI). These EFPs would allow three commercial fishing vessels to 
conduct a bycatch reduction study in the directed haddock bottom trawl 
fishery, using side-by-side tows to compare the control net with one 
experimental large-mesh net. The Federal Register notification 
announcing these EFPs had an incorrect end date of November 2005. This 
notice is intended to inform the public that the corrected end date is 
December 2005.

DATES: Written comments on this action must be received on or before 
April 11, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by e-mail to: 
DA640@noaa.gov. Written comments may also be sent to: Patricia A. 
Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, NE Regional Office One Blackburn 
Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope 
``Comments on Bycatch EFP Proposal.'' Or, comments may be sent via fax 
to: 978-281-9135.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Sagar, Fishery Management 
Specialist, phone: 978-281-9341, fax: 978-281-9135, e-mail: 
heather.sagar@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 27, 2004 (69 FR 57676), NMFS published notification in 
the Federal Register announcing the receipt of an application for an 
EFP to conduct a study to determine if an experimental trawl gear would 
achieve a reduction in cod bycatch significant enough to warrant 
consideration as a Special Access Program (SAP) under provisions in 
Amendment 13 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan 
(FMP). The Federal Register notice indicated the end date for the study 
would be November 2005. The 15-day comment period on the proposed EFP 
closed on October 12, 2004, and NMFS recently issued EFPs to the 
applicant that indicated that the study would be concluded on November 
30, 2005. Upon receipt of the EFPs, the applicant informed NMFS that an 
incorrect end date was cited in the EFP and the Federal Register 
notice. This notification corrects the end date to read December 2005.

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    An Environmental Assessment (EA) was originally prepared for the 
proposed study that analyzed the impacts of the proposed experimental 
fishery on the human environment. The EA analyzed the impacts of the 
proposed experimental fishery on the human environment including the 
month of December. The EA concluded that the activities proposed to be 
conducted under the requested EFPs are consistent with the goals and 
objectives of the FMP, would not be detrimental to the well-being of 
any stocks of fish harvested, and would have no significant 
environmental impacts. The EA also concluded that the experimental 
fishery would not be detrimental to essential fish habitat, marine 
mammals, or protected species. The ``Finding of No Significant Impact'' 
contained in the EA was signed by the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries on March 8, 2005.
    Through this notice, NMFS informs the public that the end date 
contained in the September 27, 2004, Federal Register notification (69 
FR 57676) contained an error. The document should have identified the 
end date as December 2005. NMFS also informs the public that NMFS 
intends to re-issue EFPs containing the correct end date. However, 
because the original Federal Register document contained the incorrect 
end date that may have caused confusion, NMFS is inviting comments on 
the revision to the EFPs. Should NMFS receive substantive comments on 
EFPs, NMFS may reconsider whether issuance of, modification to, or 
rescission of the EFPs would be appropriate.
    Therefore, on page 57676, column 3, last full paragraph, the end 
date provided in the sixth line remove ``November 2005'' and in its 
place insert ``December 2005''.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 21, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-1300 Filed 3-24-05; 8:45 am]
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