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Download as PDF 23096 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 4, 2005 / Notices mm. This product is most commonly used in the manufacture of television tubes is currently available under proprietary trade names, such as ‘‘Durphynox 17.’’ 4 Finally, three specialty stainless steels typically used in certain industrial blades and surgical and medical instruments are also excluded from the scope of these orders. These include stainless steal strip in coils used in the production of textile cutting tools (e.g., carpet knives).5 This steel is similar to AISI grade 420 but containing, by weight, 0.5 to 0.7 percent of molybdenum. The steel also contains, by weight, carbon of between 1.0 and 1.1 percent, sulfur of 0.020 percent or less, and includes between 0.20 and 0.30 percent copper and between 0.20 and 0.50 percent cobalt. This steel is sold under proprietary names, such as ‘‘GIN4 Mo.’’ The second excluded stainless steel strip in coils is similar to AISI 420–J2 and contains, by weight, carbon of between 0.62 and 0.70 percent, silicon of between 0.20 and 0.50 percent, manganese of between 0.45 and 0.80 percent, phosphorus of no more than 0.025 percent, and sulfur of no more than 0.020 percent. This steel has a carbide density on average of 100 carbide particles per 100 square microns. An example of this product is ‘‘GIN5’’ steel. The third specialty steel has a chemical composition similar to AISI 420 F, with carbon of between 0.37 and 0.43 percent, molybdenum of between 1.15 and 1.35 percent, but lower manganese of between 0.20 and 0.80 percent, phosphorus of no more than 0.025 percent, silicon of between 0.20 and 0.50 percent, and sulfur of no more than 0.020 percent. This product is supplied with a hardness of more than Hv 500 guaranteed after customer processing, and is supplied as, for example, ‘‘GIN6’’. ‘‘GIN4 Mo,’’ ‘‘GIN5’’ and ‘‘GIN6’’ are the proprietary grades of Hitachi Metals America, Ltd. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting director, Office of Policy, Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated April 27, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the accompanying Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail were the order revoked. 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[FR Doc. 05–8910 Filed 5–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M 4 ‘‘Durphynox 17’’ is a trademark of Imphy, S.A. list of uses is illustrative and provided for descriptive purposes only. 5 This VerDate jul<14>2003 21:08 May 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 031005A] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; 2005 Georges Bank Cod Hook Sector Operations Plan and Agreement and Allocation of Georges Bank Cod Total Allowable Catch National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of approval of hook sector operations plan and allocation of Georges Bank cod total allowable catch. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces approval of an Operations Plan and Sector Contract titled ‘‘Amendment 1 to Georges Bank (GB) Cod Hook Sector Operations Plan and Agreement’’ (Sector Agreement), and the associated allocation of GB cod, consistent with regulations implementing Amendment 13 to the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The intent is to allow regulated harvest of groundfish by the GB cod Hook Sector (Sector), consistent with the objectives of the FMP. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Sector Operations Plan and the environmental assessment (EA) are available upon request from the NE Regional Office at the following mailing address: George H. Darcy, Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. These documents may also be requested by calling (978) 281–9315. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Warren, Fishery Policy Analyst, phone (978) 281–9347, fax (978) 281– 9135, e-mail Thomas.Warren@NOAA.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule implementing Amendment 13 (69 FR 22906, April 27, 2004) specified a process for the formation of sectors within the NE multispecies fishery and the allocation of total allowable catch (TAC) for a specific groundfish species (or Days-at-Sea (DAS)), implemented restrictions that apply to all sectors, authorized the Sector, established the GB Cod Hook Sector Area (Sector Area), and specified a formula for the allocation of GB cod TAC to the Sector. The Sector was authorized for fishing year (FY) 2004 and, based upon the hook gear landings history of its 58 E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 4, 2005 / Notices members, was allocated 371 mt of cod, which represented 12.587 percent of the total 2004 GB cod TAC. NMFS provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Sector Agreement proposed for the 2005 fishing year through notification published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16804); additional background and details of the Sector Agreement are contained in that notification and are not repeated here. No comments from the public were received. After consideration of the proposed Sector Agreement, which contains the Sector Contract and Operations Plan, NMFS has concluded that the Sector Agreement is consistent with the goals of the FMP and other applicable law and is in compliance with the regulations governing the development and operation of a sector as specified under 50 CFR 648.87. There are 49 members of the approved Sector. The calculation of GB cod TAC for the Sector was based upon historic GB landings under the following two regulatory scenarios: (1) The current regulations, as implemented by Amendment 13, that restrict GB cod landings to only hook gear; and (2) based upon the proposed Framework Adjustment 40–B (currently under review by the NMFS) that, if approved, would not restrict GB cod landings to certain gear types. The allocation percentages were calculated by dividing the sum of GB cod landings by Sector members for the FYs 1996 through 2001 by the sum of the accumulated landings of GB cod harvested by all NE multispecies vessels for same time period (113,278,842 lb or 51,383 mt) for each of the two regulatory scenarios described above. The resulting numbers are 10.79 percent and 11.12 percent for the two methods, respectively. Based upon the 49 Sector members, the Sector TAC of GB cod for FY 2005 is 441 mt, and would be 455 mt, upon approval of FW 40–B. Letters of Authorization will be issued to members of the Sector exempting them, conditional upon their compliance with the Sector Agreement, from the requirements of the Gulf of Maine trip limit exemption program, limits on the number of hooks, and the GB Seasonal Closure Area, as specified in §§ 648.86(b), 648.80(a)(4)(v), and 648.81(g), respectively. Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. VerDate jul<14>2003 21:08 May 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: April 29, 2005. Anne M. Lange Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–8857 Filed 4–29–05; 2:59 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [042705A] U.S. Climate Change Science Program Workshop: Climate Science in Support of Decisionmaking National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice, public workshop and opportunity for public discussion. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to announce the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Workshop: Climate Science in Support of Decisionmaking, addressing the capability of science to inform decisionmaking. This workshop will include discussion of decisionmaker needs for scientific information on climate variability and change, as well as expected outcomes of CCSP’s research and assessment activities that are necessary for resource management, adaptive planning, and policy formulation. DATES: The workshop will be held Monday, November 14, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, November 16, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, VA. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 031005A]


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern 
United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; 2005 Georges Bank Cod 
Hook Sector Operations Plan and Agreement and Allocation of Georges 
Bank Cod Total Allowable Catch

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

ACTION: Notice of approval of hook sector operations plan and 
allocation of Georges Bank cod total allowable catch.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces approval of an Operations Plan and Sector 
Contract titled ``Amendment 1 to Georges Bank (GB) Cod Hook Sector 
Operations Plan and Agreement'' (Sector Agreement), and the associated 
allocation of GB cod, consistent with regulations implementing 
Amendment 13 to the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan 
(FMP). The intent is to allow regulated harvest of groundfish by the GB 
cod Hook Sector (Sector), consistent with the objectives of the FMP.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Sector Operations Plan and the environmental 
assessment (EA) are available upon request from the NE Regional Office 
at the following mailing address: George H. Darcy, Assistant Regional 
Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, Northeast Regional 
Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. These documents may 
also be requested by calling (978) 281-9315.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Warren, Fishery Policy Analyst, 
phone (978) 281-9347, fax (978) 281-9135, e-mail 
Thomas.Warren@NOAA.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule implementing Amendment 13 (69 
FR 22906, April 27, 2004) specified a process for the formation of 
sectors within the NE multispecies fishery and the allocation of total 
allowable catch (TAC) for a specific groundfish species (or Days-at-Sea 
(DAS)), implemented restrictions that apply to all sectors, authorized 
the Sector, established the GB Cod Hook Sector Area (Sector Area), and 
specified a formula for the allocation of GB cod TAC to the Sector. The 
Sector was authorized for fishing year (FY) 2004 and, based upon the 
hook gear landings history of its 58

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members, was allocated 371 mt of cod, which represented 12.587 percent 
of the total 2004 GB cod TAC.
    NMFS provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 
Sector Agreement proposed for the 2005 fishing year through 
notification published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2005 (70 FR 
16804); additional background and details of the Sector Agreement are 
contained in that notification and are not repeated here. No comments 
from the public were received.
    After consideration of the proposed Sector Agreement, which 
contains the Sector Contract and Operations Plan, NMFS has concluded 
that the Sector Agreement is consistent with the goals of the FMP and 
other applicable law and is in compliance with the regulations 
governing the development and operation of a sector as specified under 
50 CFR 648.87.
    There are 49 members of the approved Sector. The calculation of GB 
cod TAC for the Sector was based upon historic GB landings under the 
following two regulatory scenarios: (1) The current regulations, as 
implemented by Amendment 13, that restrict GB cod landings to only hook 
gear; and (2) based upon the proposed Framework Adjustment 40-B 
(currently under review by the NMFS) that, if approved, would not 
restrict GB cod landings to certain gear types. The allocation 
percentages were calculated by dividing the sum of GB cod landings by 
Sector members for the FYs 1996 through 2001 by the sum of the 
accumulated landings of GB cod harvested by all NE multispecies vessels 
for same time period (113,278,842 lb or 51,383 mt) for each of the two 
regulatory scenarios described above. The resulting numbers are 10.79 
percent and 11.12 percent for the two methods, respectively. Based upon 
the 49 Sector members, the Sector TAC of GB cod for FY 2005 is 441 mt, 
and would be 455 mt, upon approval of FW 40-B.
    Letters of Authorization will be issued to members of the Sector 
exempting them, conditional upon their compliance with the Sector 
Agreement, from the requirements of the Gulf of Maine trip limit 
exemption program, limits on the number of hooks, and the GB Seasonal 
Closure Area, as specified in Sec. Sec.  648.86(b), 648.80(a)(4)(v), 
and 648.81(g), respectively.

Classification

    This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: April 29, 2005.
Anne M. Lange
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-8857 Filed 4-29-05; 2:59 pm]
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