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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 6, 2005 / Notices imports; (b) explain how it reached the conclusion that the regional industry would be likely to suffer material injury, having found that the regional industry is not in a vulnerable states; and (c) explain how the decreasing market share of the regional industry, due to a substantial increase in demand, was not attributed to imports of non-Mexican cement. 5. With regard to the Commission’s conclusion that the producers of all or almost all of the production in the Southern Tier region would likely suffer material injury be reason of the dumped imports if the order is revoked, the Commission is to (a) explain why producers of all or almost all of the production in the Southern Tier region would likely be materially injured if the order is revoked, (b) explain what percentage of regional production would likely suffer material injury, and (c) explain what its aggregate and individual plant analyses consisted of and what anomalies, if any, the individual plant analysis revealed. 6. The Commission is to fully evaluate the information concerning the proposed Southdown acquisition. The Commission was directed to issue it’s determination on remand within 60 days of the issuance of the panel decision or not later than August 23, 2005. The Panel affirmed the Commission’s determination in all other respects. Dated: June 30, 2005. Caratina L. Alston, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. E5–3551 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Thursday, July 28, 2005. The Judges Panel is composed of ten members prominent in the field of quality management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to review the stage 1 process, consideration for moving applicants forward, review of VerDate jul<14>2003 16:35 Jul 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 stage 1 data and selection of applicants for consensus, pre-site visit conference call with team leaders, review of Stage 3 process documentation, update on revisions to Judges’ survey, and summary of Improvements Day. The applications under review contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence. All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology site will have to preregister to be admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register 48 hours in advance in order to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Virginia Davis no later than Friday, July 22, 2005, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Ms. Davis’ e-mail address is virginia.davis@nist.gov and her phone number is 301/975–2361. The meeting will convene July 28, 2005, at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on July 28, 2005. The entire meeting will be closed. DATES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Lecture Room A, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. ADDRESSES: Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975–2361. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on December 20, 2004, that the meeting of the Judges Panel will be closed pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, as amended by section 5(c) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Pub. L. 94–409. The meeting, which involves examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies and a discussion of this data as compared to the Award criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, may be closed to the public in accordance with section 552b(c)(4) of title 5, United States Code, because the meetings are likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 27, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–13261 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–M PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38883 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 062805A] Marine Mammals; File No. 932–1489 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding and Response Program (MMHSRP), National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, has been issued an amendment to Permit No. 932–1489 to continue stranding response activities for marine mammal species under NMFS jurisdiction. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before August 5, 2005. ADDRESSES: The amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Johnson or Amy Sloan, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Permit No. 932–1489–00 was issued on July 2, 1999 (64 FR 37933). The requested amendment has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing the Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals (MMPA; 50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The permit has been amended to extend the expiration date of the permit by two years; allow aerial surveys as a method for finding injured or entangled marine mammals or to survey the extent of a disease outbreak or die-off of marine mammals; allow harassment of marine mammals on land incidental to other MMHSRP activities authorized by the permit; and allow development and maintenance of marine mammal cell lines for diagnostic testing. The objectives of the permit amendment remain the same as the original permit: to implement the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 38884 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 6, 2005 / Notices in accordance with Title IV of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1421 et seq.). Pursuant to the provisions of Section 104(c)(3)(A) of the MMPA and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 216.33(e)(6), NMFS has issued this permit amendment without making the application available for a 30–day public comment period. Specifically, these provisions allow NMFS to waive the comment period in a situation where the health and life of an ESAlisted marine mammal is threatened and no reasonable alternative is available. Whereas the MMPA provides authorization for federal, state, and local government officials to take marine mammals in a humane manner if such taking is for the protection or welfare of the mammal, there are no comparable provisions under the ESA. Without this permit amendment, there would be no permit allowing for proper response to imperiled ESA-listed marine mammals. NMFS therefore determined that there was a compelling reason for waiving the 30–day public review and comment period on the application. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Documents may be reviewed in the following locations: 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; Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone (206) 526–6150; fax (206) 526–6426; Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249; Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562) 980–4001; fax (562) 980–4018; Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808) 973–2935; fax (808) 973–2941; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978) 281–9200; fax (978) 281–9371; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33702–2432; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5517. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:35 Jul 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: June 29, 2005. Patrick Opay, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–13265 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 062805E] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Summer Flounder Monitoring Committee, Scup Monitoring Committee, Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee, and Bluefish Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2005, beginning at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport, 500 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19113; telephone: 1–610–521–5900. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Room 2115, 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19904. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: 302–674–2331, ext. 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to recommend the 2006 commercial management measures, commercial quotas, and recreational harvest limits for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. The Bluefish Monitoring Committee will meet to recommend commercial management measures, recreational management measures, and a commercial quota for bluefish for 2006. 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 section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Collins (302) 674–2331 ext: 10 at the Council Office 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. E5–3545 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 062805D] Fisheries of the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Steering Committee Meeting. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Steering Committee Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet to discuss the SEDAR process, assessment scheduling, and management coordination. DATES: The SEDAR Steering Committee meeting will be held on August 2 and August 3, 2005. The Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 2, 2005 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 3, 2005. ADDRESSES: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet at the Southeast Regional Office (SERO), 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33702; telephone: (305) 824–5301. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Carmichael, SEDAR Coordinator, SEDAR/SAFMC, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407; telephone: (843) 571–4366, (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: John.Carmichael@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils in E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 062805A]


Marine Mammals; File No. 932-1489

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

ACTION: Issuance of permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Marine Mammal Health and 
Stranding and Response Program (MMHSRP), National Marine Fisheries 
Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, has been issued an 
amendment to Permit No. 932-1489 to continue stranding response 
activities for marine mammal species under NMFS jurisdiction.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before August 5, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The amendment and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Johnson or Amy Sloan, (301)713-
2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Permit No. 932-1489-00 was issued on July 2, 
1999 (64 FR 37933). The requested amendment has been granted under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing the Taking and 
Importing of Marine Mammals (MMPA; 50 CFR part 216), the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226), and the Fur Seal 
Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The permit has been amended to extend the expiration date of the 
permit by two years; allow aerial surveys as a method for finding 
injured or entangled marine mammals or to survey the extent of a 
disease outbreak or die-off of marine mammals; allow harassment of 
marine mammals on land incidental to other MMHSRP activities authorized 
by the permit; and allow development and maintenance of marine mammal 
cell lines for diagnostic testing. The objectives of the permit 
amendment remain the same as the original permit: to implement the 
Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

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in accordance with Title IV of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1421 et seq.).
    Pursuant to the provisions of Section 104(c)(3)(A) of the MMPA and 
implementing regulations at 50 CFR 216.33(e)(6), NMFS has issued this 
permit amendment without making the application available for a 30-day 
public comment period. Specifically, these provisions allow NMFS to 
waive the comment period in a situation where the health and life of an 
ESA-listed marine mammal is threatened and no reasonable alternative is 
available. Whereas the MMPA provides authorization for federal, state, 
and local government officials to take marine mammals in a humane 
manner if such taking is for the protection or welfare of the mammal, 
there are no comparable provisions under the ESA. Without this permit 
amendment, there would be no permit allowing for proper response to 
imperiled ESA-listed marine mammals. NMFS therefore determined that 
there was a compelling reason for waiving the 30-day public review and 
comment period on the application.
    Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is 
consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the 
ESA.
    Documents may be reviewed in the following locations:
    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;
    Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., BIN C15700, Bldg. 
1, Seattle, WA 98115-0700; phone (206) 526-6150; fax (206) 526-6426;
    Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; phone 
(907) 586-7221; fax (907) 586-7249;
    Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802-4213; phone (562) 980-4001; fax (562) 980-4018;
    Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, 
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700; phone (808) 973-2935; fax (808) 973-2941;
    Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-
2298; phone (978) 281-9200; fax (978) 281-9371; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33702-2432; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5517.

    Dated: June 29, 2005.
Patrick Opay,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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