Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 16225-16226 [05-6312]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 30, 2005 / Notices respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Erik Braun, 62 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937(phone 631–324–3569 or by e-mail reporting.ne@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Fishing vessels permitted to participate in Federally-permitted fisheries in the Northeast are required to submit logbooks containing catch and effort information about their fishing trips. The participants in the herring, tilefish and red crab fisheries are also required to make weekly reports on their catch through an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. In addition, permitted vessels that catch halibut are asked to voluntary provide additional information on the estimated size of the fish and the time of day caught. The information submitted is needed for the management of the fisheries. II. Method of Collection Most information is submitted on paper forms, although electronic means may be arranged. In the herring, tilefish and red crab fisheries vessel owners or operators must provide weekly catch information to an IVR system. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0212. Form Number: NOAA Forms 88–30 and 88–40. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,596. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes per Fishing Vessel Trip Report page (FVTR); 12.5 minutes per response for the Shellfish Log; 4 minutes for a herring, tilefish or red crab report to the IVR system; and 30 seconds for voluntary additional halibut information. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:07 Mar 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,937. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $24,262. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 24, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–6235 Filed 3–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 032505A] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Groundfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel for English sole, petrale sole, and starry flounder will hold a work session that is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to review draft stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information, work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions, and produce a STAR Panel report for use by the Council family and other interested persons. No management actions will be decided. DATES: The meeting will be held from Monday, April 18, 2005, through Friday, PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16225 April 22, 2005, beginning at 8 a.m. every morning and ending at 5 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business. ADDRESSES: On April 18–20, and 22, 2005, the meeting will be held at NMFS’ Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112; telephone: 206–860–3200. On April 21, 2005, the meeting will be held at the University Inn, 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105; telephone: 206–632–5055. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Miller, NWFSC; telephone: 206– 860–3480; or John DeVore, PFMC; telephone: 503–820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the STAR Panel meeting is to review draft stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information, work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions, and produce a STAR Panel report for use by the Council family and other interested persons. No management actions will be decided by the STAR Panel. The STAR Panel’s role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Council at its June 2005 meeting in Foster City, CA. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the STAR Panel participants for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal STAR Panel action during this meeting. STAR Panel action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the STAR Panel participants’ intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Carolyn Porter at 503–820–2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Entry to the NWFSC requires visitors to show a valid picture ID and to register with security. A visitor’s badge, which must be worn while at the NWFSC facility, will be issued to nonfederal employees participating in the meeting. E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 16226 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 30, 2005 / Notices Dated: March 25, 2005. Regina L. Spallone, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–6312 Filed 3–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comment on Short Supply Petition Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) March 25, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for modification of the NAFTA rules of origin for woven cotton boxer shorts made from certain fabrics. AGENCY: On March 2, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a request from Alston & Bird LLP, on behalf of Robinson Manufacturing Company (Robinson), alleging that certain woven fabrics, of the specifications detailed below, classified in the indicated subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the NAFTA region in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting that the President proclaim a modification of the NAFTA rule of origin. Robinson requests that the NAFTA rule of origin for boxer shorts classified under HTSUS 6207.11 should be modified to allow the use of non-North American woven fabrics of the type described below. The President may proclaim a modification to the NAFTA rules of origin only after reaching an agreement with the other NAFTA countries on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether woven fabrics of the type described below can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by April 29, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin J. Walsh, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2818. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:07 Mar 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Authority: Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 USC 1854); Section 202(q) of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 USC 3332(q)); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. BACKGROUND Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), NAFTA countries are required to eliminate customs duties on textile and apparel goods that qualify as originating goods under the NAFTA rules of origin, which are set out in Annex 401 to the NAFTA. The NAFTA provides that the rules of origin for textile and apparel products may be amended through a subsequent agreement by the NAFTA countries. In consultations regarding such a change, the NAFTA countries are to consider issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the free trade area and whether domestic producers are capable of supplying commercial quantities of the good in a timely manner. The Statement of Administrative Action (SAA) that accompanied the NAFTA Implementation Act stated that any interested person may submit to CITA a request for a modification to a particular rule of origin based on a change in the availability in North America of a particular fiber, yarn or fabric and that the requesting party would bear the burden of demonstrating that a change is warranted. The SAA provides that CITA may make a recommendation to the President regarding a change to a rule of origin for a textile or apparel good. The NAFTA Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to proclaim modifications to the NAFTA rules of origin as are necessary to implement an agreement with one or more NAFTA country on such a modification. On March 2, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a request from Alston & Bird LLP, on behalf of Robinson Manufacturing Company, alleging that certain woven fabrics, of the specifications detailed below, classified in the indicated subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting that CITA consider whether the NAFTA rule of origin for boxer shorts classified under HTSUS 6207.11 should be modified to allow the use of non-North American woven fabrics of the type described below. Such a proclamation may be made only after reaching agreement with the other NAFTA countries on the modification. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Specifications Fabric 1 HTSUS Fiber Content Grams/ Square Meter Finish Weave Average Yarn No. Fabric 2 HTSUS Fiber Content Grams/ Square Meter Finish Weave Average Yarn No. Fabric 3 HTSUS Fiber Content Grams/ Square Meter Finish Weave Average Yarn No. Fabric 4 HTSUS Fiber Content Grams/ Square Meter Finish Weave Average Yarn No. Fabric 5 HTSUS Fiber Content Grams/ Square Meter Finish E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 5210.11.60 51 to 60% cotton, 49 to 40% polyester 100 to 112 Greige Plain 55 to 65 5210.51.60 51 to 60% cotton, 49 to 40% polyester 105 to 112 Printed Plain 50 to 60 5210.41.80 51 to 60% cotton, 49 to 40% polyester 85 to 90 Yarn Dyed Plain 69 to 75 5210.41.60 51 to 60% cotton, 49 to 40% polyester 77 to 82 Yarn Dyed Plain 43 to 48 5210.51.60 51 to 60% cotton, 49 to 40% polyester 92 to 98 Printed

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16225-16226]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-6312]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 032505A]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Groundfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel for 
English sole, petrale sole, and starry flounder will hold a work 
session that is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to 
review draft stock assessment documents and any other pertinent 
information, work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary 
revisions, and produce a STAR Panel report for use by the Council 
family and other interested persons. No management actions will be 
decided.

DATES: The meeting will be held from Monday, April 18, 2005, through 
Friday, April 22, 2005, beginning at 8 a.m. every morning and ending at 
5 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

ADDRESSES: On April 18-20, and 22, 2005, the meeting will be held at 
NMFS' Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), 2725 Montlake 
Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112; telephone: 206-860-3200. On April 
21, 2005, the meeting will be held at the University Inn, 4140 
Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105; telephone: 206-632-5055.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Miller, NWFSC; telephone: 206-
860-3480; or John DeVore, PFMC; telephone: 503-820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the STAR Panel meeting is to 
review draft stock assessment documents and any other pertinent 
information, work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary 
revisions, and produce a STAR Panel report for use by the Council 
family and other interested persons. No management actions will be 
decided by the STAR Panel. The STAR Panel's role will be development of 
recommendations and reports for consideration by the Council at its 
June 2005 meeting in Foster City, CA.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may come before the STAR Panel participants for discussion, those 
issues may not be the subject of formal STAR Panel action during this 
meeting. STAR Panel action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after 
publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 
305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 
provided the public has been notified of the STAR Panel participants' 
intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Carolyn Porter at 503-820-2280 at least five days 
prior to the meeting date.
    Entry to the NWFSC requires visitors to show a valid picture ID and 
to register with security. A visitor's badge, which must be worn while 
at the NWFSC facility, will be issued to non-federal employees 
participating in the meeting.


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    Dated: March 25, 2005.
Regina L. Spallone,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-6312 Filed 3-29-05; 8:45 am]
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