Marine Mammals; File No. 1078-1796, 38658-38659 [05-13181]

Download as PDF 38658 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 5, 2005 / Notices firms were determined on the basis of this data, the Department considers individual firm allocations to be business confidential. Firms That Received Additional Allocations: HTS 9902.51.11, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber diameter greater than 18.5 micron, certified by the importer as suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers (provided for in subheading 5112.11.60 and 5112.19.95). Amount allocated: 1,000,000 square meters. Companies Receiving Allocation: Hartmarx Corporation--Chicago, IL Hartz & Company, Inc.--Frederick, MD Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc-Brooklyn, OH JA Apparel Corp.--New York, NY John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN Majer Brands Company, Inc.-Hanover, PA Saint Laurie Ltd--New York, NY Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.--Bremen, GA Southwick Clothing L.L.C.--Lawrence, MA Toluca Garment Company-Toluca, IL The Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN HTS 9902.51.15, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber diameter of 18.5 micron or less, certified by the importer as suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers (provided for in subheading 5112.11.30 and 5112.19.60). Amount allocated: 1,500,000 square meters. Companies Receiving Allocation: Elevee Custom Clothing-Van Nuys, CA Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Brothers-New York, NY Hartmarx Corporation--Chicago, IL≤ Hartz & Company, Inc.--Frederick, MD Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc.-Brooklyn, OH JA Apparel Corp.--New York, NY John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN Majer Brands Company, Inc.-Hanover, PA Martin Greenfield--Brooklyn, NY Saint Laurie Ltd--New York, NY Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.--Bremen, GA Southwick Clothing L.L.C.--Lawrence, MA Toluca Garment Compan-Toluca, IL The Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN Dated: June 28, 2005. James C. Leonard III, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc.E5–3489 Filed 7–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 062805C] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:41 Jul 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; committee meeting. SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scallop Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Boston, 225 McClellan Highway, Boston, MA 02128. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: Agenda for Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1. Develop and consider alternatives for Framework Adjustment 18 to the Scallop Fishery Management Plan. These alternatives include the following issues identified and approved by the Council at the initial framework meeting in June: Input controls for the general category fishery to slow the growth in landings and to discourage new entry into the fishery; Alternatives which raise the crew limit to 8 or 9 persons for controlled access trips; Alternatives and procedures that would allow vessels with unused 2005 Hudson Canyon Area trips to fish them elsewhere in 2006; Alternatives for exchanging between vessels the 2006 Georges Bank access area trip allocations, including exchanges with 2007 Elephant Trunk Area trips; Alternatives to adjust the order and annual fishing mortality targets for the Georges Bank access areas; An alternative to allocate individual vessel allocations in pounds rather than trips; A triggered adjustment mechanism to change the 2007 specifications for the Elephant Trunk Area and open fishing areas based on 2005 or 2006 survey and other data. 2. Other Framework 18 alternatives and measures will be addressed during a future meeting, along with any of the above items that may be postponed due to a lack of time or information. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 29, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–3487 Filed 7–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 062805B] Marine Mammals; File No. 1078–1796 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Georgia Aquarium, 2451 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 3639, Atlanta, Georgia 30339–6157, has applied in due form for a permit to import two beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) for the purposes of public display. DATES: Written or telefaxed comments must be received on or before August 4, 2005. ADDRESSES: The application 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; http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ review.htm; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 5, 2005 / Notices 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1078–1796. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, (301/ 713–2289). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the Regulations Governing the Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant requests authorization to import two male, adult beluga whales from Grupo Empresarial Chapultepec, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, or alternatively the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut. The applicant requests this import for the purpose of public display. The receiving facility, the Georgia Aquarium located at 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313, is scheduled to open November 23, 2005, and aquaria contacts are aware of the public display criteria for holding marine mammals for public display and their obligation to demonstrate said criteria prior to acquiring these animals. Alternatively, these animals may be transported to the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, Connecticut 06355, for temporary holding while the Georgia Aquarium completes its facility. Mystic Aquarium is: (1) open to the public on regularly scheduled basis with access that is not limited or restricted other than by charging for an admission fee; (2) offers an educational program based on professionally accepted standards of the AZA and the Alliance for Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums; and (3) holds an Exhibitor’s License, number 16–C–0025, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131–59). In addition to determining whether the applicant meets the three public display criteria, NMFS must determine whether the applicant has demonstrated that the proposed activity is humane VerDate jul<14>2003 18:41 Jul 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 and does not represent any unnecessary risks to the health and welfare of marine mammals; that the proposed activity by itself, or in combination with other activities, will not likely have a significant adverse impact on the species or stock; and that the applicant’s expertise, facilities and resources are adequate to accomplish successfully the objectives and activities stated in the application. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: June 29, 2005. Patrick Opay, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–13181 Filed 7–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Cancellation of Visa, ELVIS, Guaranteed Access Level (GAL) Certification, and Exempt Certification Requirements for Member Countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) June 29, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection canceling visa, quota reporting, and staged entry requirements for WTO member countries for goods exported prior to January 1, 2005. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip J. Martello, Director, Trade and Data Division, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended; Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854). In a notice and letter published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2004 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38659 (see 69 FR 75516), the United States terminated all visas, ELVIS transmissions, GAL certifications, and exempt certification requirement with trading partners who are members of the WTO and stated that such visa arrangements would not apply to goods exported from the country of origin on and after January 1, 2005. Effective on July 1, 2005, the United States is terminating the requirements for textile visas, ELVIS transmissions, exempt certifications, guaranteed access level certifications, quota reporting, and staged entry (see 69 FR 72181, published on December 13, 2004.) for entry of goods subject to the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing quotas that were exported prior to January 1, 2005. For countries that are not WTO members, that have continuing textile quotas and visa (and ELVIS) arrangements under bilateral agreements, visas will continue to be required for entry of goods exported prior to January 1, 2005. The termination of textile visa requirements and quota reporting also applies to the quotas which expired prior to January 1, 2005 for China, and staged entry for overshipments of quotas which expired prior to January 1, 2005. However, the quota for socks in categories 332/432/ 632part, exported from China during the October 29, 2004 - October 28, 2005 period, remains in effect. In the letter below, CITA instructs the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to cancel all requirements for visas, ELVIS transmissions, GAL certifications, exempt certifications, quota reporting, and staged entry for goods exported from the country of origin prior to January 1, 2005. For goods that are the product of countries that are not members of the WTO, applicable requirements for quotas, visas, ELVIS transmissions, GAL certifications, and exempt certifications will remain in effect. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements June 29, 2005. Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, D.C. 20229. Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on December 14, 2004. That directive canceled all previous directives concerning requirements for visa, ELVIS transmissions, Guaranteed Access Level (GAL) Certifications, and Exempt Certifications, issued to you by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, for the following countries, E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 062805B]


Marine Mammals; File No. 1078-1796

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

ACTION: Receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Georgia Aquarium, 2451 
Cumberland Parkway, Suite 3639, Atlanta, Georgia 30339-6157, has 
applied in due form for a permit to import two beluga whales 
(Delphinapterus leucas) for the purposes of public display.

DATES: Written or telefaxed comments must be received on or before 
August 4, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The application 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; http://
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/review.htm; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, 
Florida 33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.
    Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this 
application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and 
Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 
East-West Highway, Room

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13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing 
should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular 
request would be appropriate.
    Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427-2521, 
provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and 
postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period.
    Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for 
providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the 
subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: 
File No. 1078-1796.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, (301/
713-2289).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the Regulations Governing the Taking and 
Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    The applicant requests authorization to import two male, adult 
beluga whales from Grupo Empresarial Chapultepec, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico 
City, Mexico to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, or 
alternatively the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut. The applicant 
requests this import for the purpose of public display. The receiving 
facility, the Georgia Aquarium located at 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30313, is scheduled to open November 23, 2005, and aquaria 
contacts are aware of the public display criteria for holding marine 
mammals for public display and their obligation to demonstrate said 
criteria prior to acquiring these animals. Alternatively, these animals 
may be transported to the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for 
Exploration, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, Connecticut 06355, for temporary 
holding while the Georgia Aquarium completes its facility. Mystic 
Aquarium is: (1) open to the public on regularly scheduled basis with 
access that is not limited or restricted other than by charging for an 
admission fee; (2) offers an educational program based on 
professionally accepted standards of the AZA and the Alliance for 
Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums; and (3) holds an Exhibitor's 
License, number 16-C-0025, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
under the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131-59).
    In addition to determining whether the applicant meets the three 
public display criteria, NMFS must determine whether the applicant has 
demonstrated that the proposed activity is humane and does not 
represent any unnecessary risks to the health and welfare of marine 
mammals; that the proposed activity by itself, or in combination with 
other activities, will not likely have a significant adverse impact on 
the species or stock; and that the applicant's expertise, facilities 
and resources are adequate to accomplish successfully the objectives 
and activities stated in the application.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that 
the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: June 29, 2005.
Patrick Opay,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-13181 Filed 7-1-05; 8:45 am]
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