Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 39488-39489 [E5-3602]

Download as PDF 39488 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 130 / Friday, July 8, 2005 / Notices In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e), we will instruct CBP to allow, at the option of the importer, the posting, until the completion of the review, of a single entry bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for certain entries of the merchandise exported by Tosyali. We will apply the bonding option under 19 CFR 351.107(b)(1)(I) only to entries from Tosyali for which the respective producer under review is Toscelik. ¸ Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in these new shipper reviews should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.214(d). Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d). Dated: June 30, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–3589 Filed 7–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S International Trade Administration North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Completion of Panel Review NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Completion of Panel Review of the final remand determination made by the U.S. International Trade Commission, in the matter of Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Canada, Secretariat File No. USA–CDA–2000– 1904–11. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Order of the Binational Panel dated May 20, 2005, affirming the final remand determination described above the panel review was completed on May 31, 2005. 16:32 Jul 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: July 1, 2005. Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. E5–3595 Filed 7–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 070505A] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate jul<14>2003 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 20, 2005, the Binational Panel issued an order which affirmed the final remand determination of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) concerning Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Canada. The Secretariat was instructed to issue a Notice of Completion of Panel Review on the 31st day following the issuance of the Notice of Final Panel Action, if no request for an Extraordinary Challenge was filed. No such request was filed. Therefore, on the basis of the Panel Order and Rule 80 of the Article 1904 Panel Rules, the Panel Review was completed and the panelists discharged from their duties effective May 20, 2005. 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, the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued to test gear PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 modification to reduce bycatch in the NE multispecies fishery that would allow three commercial fishing 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 FMP as follows: The Gulf of Maine (GOM) minimum mesh size requirements. Initially, the applicant requested an EFP to conduct research during May to July 15, 2005, and requested an exemption from the regulations pertaining to the GOM Rolling Closure Areas II and III at § 648.81(f)(1)(ii) and (iii), respectively. Due to an oversight, exemptions from GOM minimum mesh size requirements and from the GOM Rolling Closure Area IV (§ 648.81(f)(1)(iv)) were omitted from the May 16, 2005 Federal Register notice (70 FR 25814) announcing the EFP for the project. This revision proposes a GOM minimum mesh size exemption (the GOM Rolling Closure Area exemptions would no longer be necessary due to the timing of this action) and would extend the duration of the project to August 12, 2005. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens 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 July 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: 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 the Manomet Rigid Mesh EFP Proposal Revision.’’ Comments may also be sent via fax to (978) 281–9135, or be submitted via e-mail to the following address: da5–85r@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Tasker, Fishery Management Specialist, phone (978) 281–9273. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences submitted an application for an EFP on March 16, 2005. The primary goal of the research is to test the effectiveness of inserting a rigid mesh panel between the extension and the codend of a trawl net to reduce regulatory discards while targeting yellowtail flounder, winter flounder, summer flounder, American plaice, and cod in inshore GOM waters. The proposed rigid mesh panel would be 6.56 ft (2 m) in length and would be constructed of elongate meshes 2.36 inches (60 mm) wide and 7.87 inches (200 mm) long. This panel would be E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 130 / Friday, July 8, 2005 / Notices inserted between the extension and the codend of the net and would be the same diameter as the net. This project is proposed to occur in the Western GOM. The project would take place over 22 days from July 2005, to August 12, 2005, in two areas in the GOM waters, excluding the Western GOM Closure Area, as follows: (1) The area from 43°10′ N. lat. to the Maine shoreline, and from 69°30′ W. long. to the Maine shoreline; and (2) the area from 42°00′ N. lat. to 42°30′ N. lat., and from 70°00′ W. long. to the Massachusetts shoreline (approximately 70°40′ W. long.). Researchers have requested an exemption from the regulations establishing the minimum mesh size requirements because the net that they are proposing to use contains a panel of nonconforming mesh (neither diamond nor square in shape). Given that the overall area of the elongate mesh is larger than that of the square and diamond mesh, it is not anticipated that the panel would lead to the capture of a large number of undersized fish. Researchers would film the interior and exterior of the net to verify proper construction and to document species’ reactions to the net. Once the proper construction of the net has been verified, researchers would use the remainder of the trials to test the potential for bycatch reduction of the experimental panel by conducting alternating tows using the net with the experimental panel and a conventional codend, following an A-B-B-A pattern, comparing the catches between the two codends. No more than 110 tows total for the three vessels combined would be performed during at-sea trials. Under the previously issued EFP, researchers were authorized to conduct similar research over 30 days of sea trials; however, they were able to conduct only 8 days of sea trials. The researchers anticipate that a total of 4,917 lb (2,230.3 kg) of fish, including 1,320 lb (598.7 kg) of cod, 550 lb (249.5 kg) of yellowtail flounder, 550 lb (249.5 kg) of winter flounder, and 550 lb (249.5 kg) of American plaice would be harvested throughout the course of the study. Other species that are anticipated to be caught are species of skates, smooth and spiny dogfish, sculpins, sea ravens, and sea robins. All legal-sized fish, within the possession limits, would be sold, with the proceeds going toward defraying the cost of vessel chartering fees. There would be no retention of undersized fish aboard the vessels and there is no anticipated impact on marine mammals or endangered species. The applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP VerDate jul<14>2003 16:32 Jul 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research, and minimal enough so as not to change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 5, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–3602 Filed 7–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 070505C] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (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 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 Atlantic Sea Scallop 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 Regional Administrator proposes to issue an EFP that would allow one or more 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 Atlantic sea scallop possession and landings restrictions specified at 50 CFR 648.53(a). The experiment proposes to conduct underwater videotaping of sea turtle interactions with scallop dredge gear. The EFP would allow these exemptions for one or more commercial vessels for a total of 20 days of fishing. All experimental work would be PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39489 monitored by Coonamessett Farm, Inc., (CFI) personnel. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens 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 on this document must be received on or before July 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope, ‘‘Comments on CFI EFP Proposal for Sea Turtle/Scallop Dredge Interaction Study.’’ • Fax: (978) 281–9135. • E-mail: DA5.89@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Frei, Fishery Management Specialist, phone: 978–281–9221, fax: 978–281– 9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A request for an EFP was submitted by CFI on May 9, 2005, to conduct research work that is being funded through the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) for a study to collect underwater video to gather additional information about sea turtle behavior in and around scallop dredge gear equipped with a chain mat. The project would investigate sea turtle behavior around scallop dredges and in areas where scalloping has recently occurred. Researchers would try to attract sea turtles using viscera and fishing activity to observe turtle behavior relative to the scallop dredge. The commercial vessel involved in the project would fish one 13–ft (4 m) scallop dredge outfitted with selfcontained video cameras; one camera would be mounted in a forward-looking position, while the other is mounted on the towing warp to look back at the dredge. Tows would be concentrated in one area doing short turnaround tows. The video cameras would also be lowered to examine the scallop dredge path along the bottom as well as the scallop viscera dumping location. The vessel would fish off the coast of New Jersey and the Delmarva Peninsula, where sea turtle interactions are likely. The researcher initially proposed to conduct this research during the period June 15 - October 31, 2005. The study would involve a maximum of 20 days of fishing, with at least six tows conducted each day. The total anticipated scallop catch would be 8,000 lb (3,629 kg), which would be landed and sold. It is E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 070505A]


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: Notice; 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, the 
Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be 
issued to test gear modification to reduce bycatch in the NE 
multispecies fishery that would allow three commercial fishing 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 FMP as follows: The Gulf of 
Maine (GOM) minimum mesh size requirements. Initially, the applicant 
requested an EFP to conduct research during May to July 15, 2005, and 
requested an exemption from the regulations pertaining to the GOM 
Rolling Closure Areas II and III at Sec.  648.81(f)(1)(ii) and (iii), 
respectively. Due to an oversight, exemptions from GOM minimum mesh 
size requirements and from the GOM Rolling Closure Area IV (Sec.  
648.81(f)(1)(iv)) were omitted from the May 16, 2005 Federal Register 
notice (70 FR 25814) announcing the EFP for the project. This revision 
proposes a GOM minimum mesh size exemption (the GOM Rolling Closure 
Area exemptions would no longer be necessary due to the timing of this 
action) and would extend the duration of the project to August 12, 
2005.
    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 July 25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: 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 the Manomet Rigid Mesh EFP Proposal Revision.'' Comments 
may also be sent via fax to (978) 281-9135, or be submitted via e-mail 
to the following address: da5-85r@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Tasker, Fishery Management 
Specialist, phone (978) 281-9273.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences 
submitted an application for an EFP on March 16, 2005. The primary goal 
of the research is to test the effectiveness of inserting a rigid mesh 
panel between the extension and the codend of a trawl net to reduce 
regulatory discards while targeting yellowtail flounder, winter 
flounder, summer flounder, American plaice, and cod in inshore GOM 
waters.
    The proposed rigid mesh panel would be 6.56 ft (2 m) in length and 
would be constructed of elongate meshes 2.36 inches (60 mm) wide and 
7.87 inches (200 mm) long. This panel would be

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inserted between the extension and the codend of the net and would be 
the same diameter as the net. This project is proposed to occur in the 
Western GOM. The project would take place over 22 days from July 2005, 
to August 12, 2005, in two areas in the GOM waters, excluding the 
Western GOM Closure Area, as follows: (1) The area from 43[deg]10' N. 
lat. to the Maine shoreline, and from 69[deg]30' W. long. to the Maine 
shoreline; and (2) the area from 42[deg]00' N. lat. to 42[deg]30' N. 
lat., and from 70[deg]00' W. long. to the Massachusetts shoreline 
(approximately 70[deg]40' W. long.). Researchers have requested an 
exemption from the regulations establishing the minimum mesh size 
requirements because the net that they are proposing to use contains a 
panel of nonconforming mesh (neither diamond nor square in shape). 
Given that the overall area of the elongate mesh is larger than that of 
the square and diamond mesh, it is not anticipated that the panel would 
lead to the capture of a large number of undersized fish.
    Researchers would film the interior and exterior of the net to 
verify proper construction and to document species' reactions to the 
net. Once the proper construction of the net has been verified, 
researchers would use the remainder of the trials to test the potential 
for bycatch reduction of the experimental panel by conducting 
alternating tows using the net with the experimental panel and a 
conventional codend, following an A-B-B-A pattern, comparing the 
catches between the two codends. No more than 110 tows total for the 
three vessels combined would be performed during at-sea trials. Under 
the previously issued EFP, researchers were authorized to conduct 
similar research over 30 days of sea trials; however, they were able to 
conduct only 8 days of sea trials.
    The researchers anticipate that a total of 4,917 lb (2,230.3 kg) of 
fish, including 1,320 lb (598.7 kg) of cod, 550 lb (249.5 kg) of 
yellowtail flounder, 550 lb (249.5 kg) of winter flounder, and 550 lb 
(249.5 kg) of American plaice would be harvested throughout the course 
of the study. Other species that are anticipated to be caught are 
species of skates, smooth and spiny dogfish, sculpins, sea ravens, and 
sea robins. All legal-sized fish, within the possession limits, would 
be sold, with the proceeds going toward defraying the cost of vessel 
chartering fees. There would be no retention of undersized fish aboard 
the vessels and there is no anticipated impact on marine mammals or 
endangered species.
    The applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the 
EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be 
granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to 
facilitate completion of the proposed research, and minimal enough so 
as not to change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP 
request.

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

    Dated: July 5, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-3602 Filed 7-7-05; 8:45 am]
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