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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 27, 2005 / Notices of Final Panel Action on the 11th day following the issuance of the decision. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. Caratina L. Alston, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. E5–1993 Filed 4–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P AGENCY: ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Decision of Panel. On April 21, 2005 the binational panel issued its corrected decision in the review of the final injury determination on remand made by the International Trade Commission, respecting Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada Final Injury Determination, Secretariat File No. USA–CDA–2002–1904–09. The binational panel affirmed the International Trade Commission’s determination on remand. Copies of the panel decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat. [I.D. 042205A] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to issue an EFP that would allow four vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. The EFP would allow for exemptions from the NE multispecies rolling closure area restrictions and the NE multispecies minimum mesh size requirements. The applicant proposes to conduct a study of an inclined separation panel, a bycatch reduction device, in order to examine the effectiveness of this type of gear at separating the catch of Atlantic cod, and other roundfish, from flatfish. The EFP would allow these exemptions for four commercial vessels for a combined total of 23 days at sea. All experimental work would be monitored by Manomet Center SUMMARY: Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. 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). The panel review in this matter has been conducted in accordance with these Rules. 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ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is DA5–86@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: ‘‘Comments on Manomet EFP Proposal for Inclined Separator Panel Study (DA5–86).’’ Written comments should be sent to Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on Manomet EFP Proposal for inclined Separator Panel Study (DA5–86).’’ Comments may also be sent via fax to 978–281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper, Fishery Management Specialist, phone: 978–281–9122, fax: 978–281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An application for an EFP was submitted by Manomet on March 16, 2005. The EFP would exempt four federally permitted commercial fishing vessels from the following requirements in the FMP: NE multispecies Gulf of Maine (GOM) rolling closure area restrictions specified at 50 CFR 648.81(f)(1)(iii) and (f)(1)(iv) to provide an optimum mixture of cod and flatfish for testing the experimental gear; and the NE multispecies minimum mesh size requirements specified at § 648.80(a)(3)(ii) in order to allow the use of 4–inch (10.2–cm) mesh within the separator panel. The goal of this study is to assess the applicability of this separator panel to separate cod and other roundfish from flatfish in the GOM NE multispecies fishery. Researchers would test a trawl net consisting of 6.5–inch (16.5–cm) diamond mesh throughout the net and codend, with a 4–inch (10.2–cm) diamond mesh inclined separation panel sewn into the end of the extension and the codend. The angle of the inclined panel and number of meshes in the panel would be initially set at values implemented in the Irish Sea fisheries that have been proven effective at separating cod and other roundfish from flatfish. The study would be conducted from May 1, 2005, through July 15, 2005. E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 21740 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 27, 2005 / Notices Inclined separation panel testing would take place aboard four different fishing vessels totaling 92, 1-hour trawls conducted over 23 days at sea. Fishing activities would take place within 30minute squares 123, 124, 138, 139, 140, 146, and 147, outside of year-round closure areas. All legal catch would be landed and sold, consistent with the current daily and trip possession and landing limits. Undersized fish would not be retained at any time. The participating vessels would be required to report all landings in their Vessel Trip Reports. The main species expected to be caught under this EFP are: 770 lb (350 kg) of Atlantic cod; 618 lb (281 kg) of monkfish; 270 lb (123 kg) of American plaice; 44 lb (20 kg) of haddock; 44 lb (20 kg) of winter flounder; 44 lb (20 kg) of witch flounder; 44 lb (20 kg) of yellowtail flounder; 44 lb (20 kg) of summer flounder; 2,640 lb (1,198 kg) of skate; 440 lb (200 kg) of crab; 440 lb (200 kg) of lobster; and 110 lb (50 kg) of sculpin. The applicant could request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions could be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and would result in only a minimal change in the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. The EFP could be made effective following publication of the EFP application in the Federal Register, with a 15-day public comment period. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 042205A]


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

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

ACTION: Notification of a proposal for an EFP to conduct experimental 
fishing; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable 
Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) 
has made a preliminary determination that the subject Exempted Fishing 
Permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and 
warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator 
has also made a preliminary determination that the activities 
authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and 
objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan 
(FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before 
a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS 
announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to issue 
an EFP that would allow four vessels to conduct fishing operations that 
are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of 
the Northeastern United States. The EFP would allow for exemptions from 
the NE multispecies rolling closure area restrictions and the NE 
multispecies minimum mesh size requirements. The applicant proposes to 
conduct a study of an inclined separation panel, a bycatch reduction 
device, in order to examine the effectiveness of this type of gear at 
separating the catch of Atlantic cod, and other roundfish, from 
flatfish. The EFP would allow these exemptions for four commercial 
vessels for a combined total of 23 days at sea. All experimental work 
would be monitored by Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences 
(Manomet) personnel.
    Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act require publication of this notification to provide 
interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for 
proposed EFPs.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 12, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by e-mail. The 
mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is DA5-86@noaa.gov. 
Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following 
document identifier: ``Comments on Manomet EFP Proposal for Inclined 
Separator Panel Study (DA5-86).'' Written comments should be sent to 
Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional 
Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of 
the envelope ``Comments on Manomet EFP Proposal for inclined Separator 
Panel Study (DA5-86).'' Comments may also be sent via fax to 978-281-
9135.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper, Fishery Management 
Specialist, phone: 978-281-9122, fax: 978-281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An application for an EFP was submitted by 
Manomet on March 16, 2005. The EFP would exempt four federally 
permitted commercial fishing vessels from the following requirements in 
the FMP: NE multispecies Gulf of Maine (GOM) rolling closure area 
restrictions specified at 50 CFR 648.81(f)(1)(iii) and (f)(1)(iv) to 
provide an optimum mixture of cod and flatfish for testing the 
experimental gear; and the NE multispecies minimum mesh size 
requirements specified at Sec.  648.80(a)(3)(ii) in order to allow the 
use of 4-inch (10.2-cm) mesh within the separator panel.
    The goal of this study is to assess the applicability of this 
separator panel to separate cod and other roundfish from flatfish in 
the GOM NE multispecies fishery. Researchers would test a trawl net 
consisting of 6.5-inch (16.5-cm) diamond mesh throughout the net and 
codend, with a 4-inch (10.2-cm) diamond mesh inclined separation panel 
sewn into the end of the extension and the codend. The angle of the 
inclined panel and number of meshes in the panel would be initially set 
at values implemented in the Irish Sea fisheries that have been proven 
effective at separating cod and other roundfish from flatfish.
    The study would be conducted from May 1, 2005, through July 15, 
2005.

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Inclined separation panel testing would take place aboard four 
different fishing vessels totaling 92, 1-hour trawls conducted over 23 
days at sea. Fishing activities would take place within 30-minute 
squares 123, 124, 138, 139, 140, 146, and 147, outside of year-round 
closure areas. All legal catch would be landed and sold, consistent 
with the current daily and trip possession and landing limits. 
Undersized fish would not be retained at any time. The participating 
vessels would be required to report all landings in their Vessel Trip 
Reports.
    The main species expected to be caught under this EFP are: 770 lb 
(350 kg) of Atlantic cod; 618 lb (281 kg) of monkfish; 270 lb (123 kg) 
of American plaice; 44 lb (20 kg) of haddock; 44 lb (20 kg) of winter 
flounder; 44 lb (20 kg) of witch flounder; 44 lb (20 kg) of yellowtail 
flounder; 44 lb (20 kg) of summer flounder; 2,640 lb (1,198 kg) of 
skate; 440 lb (200 kg) of crab; 440 lb (200 kg) of lobster; and 110 lb 
(50 kg) of sculpin. The applicant could request minor modifications and 
extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and 
extensions could be granted without further notice if they are deemed 
essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and would 
result in only a minimal change in the scope or impact of the initially 
approved EFP request. The EFP could be made effective following 
publication of the EFP application in the Federal Register, with a 15-
day public comment period.

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

    Dated: April 22, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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