Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 41688-41689 [E5-3867]

Download as PDF 41688 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 20, 2005 / Notices Pursuant to Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. v. United States, Slip Op. 04–54 (CIT May 20, 2004) (Remand Determination). No party submitted comments regarding the Department’s Remand Determination. On June 16, 2005, the CIT affirmed the Department’s findings in the Remand Determination. See Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. v. United States, Slip Op. 05–73 (CIT June 16, 2005). Suspension of Liquidation The CAFC, in Timken, held that the Department must publish notice of a decision of the CIT or the CAFC which is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with the Department’s final determination or results. Publication of this notice fulfills that obligation. The CAFC also held that the Department must suspend liquidation of the subject merchandise until there is a ‘‘conclusive’’ decision in the case. Therefore, pursuant to Timken, the Department must continue to suspend liquidation pending the expiration of the period to appeal the CIT’s June 16, 2005, decision or, if that decision is appealed, pending a final decision by the CAFC. The Department will publish an amended final results and liquidate relevant entries covering the subject merchandise, in the event that the CIT’s ruling is not appealed, or if it is appealed and upheld by the CAFC. Dated: July 13, 2005. Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–3868 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071405D] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a joint meeting of its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs) in New Orleans, LA. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, August 1, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:24 Jul 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 The meeting will be held at the Ramada Inn & Suites, New Orleans Airport, 110 James Drive East, Saint Rose, LA 70087. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committee, to review a Red Snapper Advisory Report prepared by the NMFS and approved by the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Assessment Workshop committee. The advisory report contains findings on the red snapper stock status and possible and appropriate management for the stock in accordance with the red snapper rebuilding plan. The SSC previously reviewed the red snapper stock assessment and the SEDAR Assessment Review Workshop’s Consensus Report at a meeting held July 5–8, 2005, and found those reports to constitute the best available scientific information, in accordance with national standard two of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (M-SFCMA). Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the M-SFCMA, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. ADDRESSES: Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dawn Aring at the Council (see ADDRESSES) by July 25, 2005. Dated: July 15, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–3866 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071505A] 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: 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 Herring and Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). 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 up to four vessels at any given time 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 certain regulations that implement the emergency action to address haddock bycatch in the 2005 herring fishery for the period August 1 - October 30, 2005. The EFP would exempt vessels from requirements specified at 50 CFR 648.86(a)(3) that restrict Category 1 herring vessels from possessing more than 1,000 lb (0.45 mt) of haddock per trip. The vessels would be part of a study entitled, ‘‘Modifications to Herring Midwater Trawls to Increase Escapement of NonTarget Species (Haddock),’’ which is being coordinated by the Gulf of Maine E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 41689 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 20, 2005 / Notices Research Institute on behalf of several research partners. The EFP application is being requested by one of the project partners, East Coast Pelagic Association (ECPA), and would allow trips to compare a standard Atlantic herring midwater trawl with a modified Atlantic herring midwater trawl intended to allow escapement of haddock. Nets would be towed by either two single vessels, or by two sets of midwater pair trawlers, resulting in a maximum of four vessels at any given time. The vessels will test gear modifications and use underwater video gear to research the vertical distribution and reaction behavior of herring and haddock during the seasonal and spatial overlap that occurs between these species on Georges Bank. Research is proposed for the period August 1 - October 30, and participating vessels would deploy a modified net and a standard net at intervals that provide standardized statistical results. The fishing activity would consist of 15–20 trips of 2.5 days each, with approximately 3–5 tows per day, of 3–4 hours each. 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 August 4, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is DA5–176@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: ‘‘Comments on ECPA EFP Proposal for Modifications to Herring Midwater Trawls to Increase Escapement of Non-Target Species.’’ 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 ECPA EFP Proposal for Modifications to Herring Midwater Trawls to Increase Escapement of Non-Target Species.’’ Comments may also be sent via fax to (978) 281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Dolin, Fishery Policy Analyst, phone: (978) 281–9259, fax: (978) 281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A request for an EFP was submitted by ECPA on May 24, 2005. Consistent with the study objective, the applicants are requesting an EFP to authorize up to four vessels at any given time to possess haddock in excess of the 1,000–lb (0.45 mt) trip VerDate jul<14>2003 14:24 Jul 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 allowance. All herring landed from such trips would be counted toward the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) established by the Herring FMP for fishing Area 3. Haddock landed from such trips and accounted for under the requirements of the emergency action would be counted toward the haddock bycatch cap. The total estimated catch of herring during the experimental work is projected to be 3,500 - 5,000 mt. The amount of incidental catch of haddock is unknown, with information from the 2004 fishery demonstrating substantial variability in the extent of haddock caught incidentally while midwater trawling for herring. The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences would be responsible for collecting data at sea, and would utilize the same subsampling protocol as used by the NMFS Observer Program. Participating vessels would also be required to report all data in their Vessel Trip Reports, and processors required to report haddock culled from catches under the emergency regulations would continue to be required to report all culled haddock. The applicant may place requests for 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 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 15, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–3867 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2005. 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean A. Webb, 202–418–5100. Jean A. Webb, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–14366 Filed 7–18–05; 11:42 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2005. 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean A. Webb, 202–418–5100. Jean A. Webb, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–14367 Filed 7–18–05; 11:42 am] BILLING CODE 6451–01–M BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Sunshine Act Meeting TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2005. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean A. Webb, 202–418–5100. 5, 2005. Jean A. Webb, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–14365 Filed 7–18–05; 11:42 am] Jean A. Webb, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–14368 Filed 7–18–05; 11:42 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M BILLING CODE 6351–01–M TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11 a.m., Friday, August 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC., 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean A. Webb, (202) 418–5100. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 071505A]


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 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 Herring and Northeast (NE) Multispecies 
Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). 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 up to four 
vessels at any given time 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 
certain regulations that implement the emergency action to address 
haddock bycatch in the 2005 herring fishery for the period August 1 - 
October 30, 2005. The EFP would exempt vessels from requirements 
specified at 50 CFR 648.86(a)(3) that restrict Category 1 herring 
vessels from possessing more than 1,000 lb (0.45 mt) of haddock per 
trip. The vessels would be part of a study entitled, ``Modifications to 
Herring Midwater Trawls to Increase Escapement of Non-Target Species 
(Haddock),'' which is being coordinated by the Gulf of Maine

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Research Institute on behalf of several research partners. The EFP 
application is being requested by one of the project partners, East 
Coast Pelagic Association (ECPA), and would allow trips to compare a 
standard Atlantic herring midwater trawl with a modified Atlantic 
herring midwater trawl intended to allow escapement of haddock. Nets 
would be towed by either two single vessels, or by two sets of midwater 
pair trawlers, resulting in a maximum of four vessels at any given 
time. The vessels will test gear modifications and use underwater video 
gear to research the vertical distribution and reaction behavior of 
herring and haddock during the seasonal and spatial overlap that occurs 
between these species on Georges Bank. Research is proposed for the 
period August 1 - October 30, and participating vessels would deploy a 
modified net and a standard net at intervals that provide standardized 
statistical results. The fishing activity would consist of 15-20 trips 
of 2.5 days each, with approximately 3-5 tows per day, of 3-4 hours 
each.
    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 on this document must be received on or before August 
4, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by e-mail. The 
mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is DA5-176@noaa.gov. 
Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following 
document identifier: ``Comments on ECPA EFP Proposal for Modifications 
to Herring Midwater Trawls to Increase Escapement of Non-Target 
Species.'' 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 ECPA EFP Proposal for Modifications to Herring Midwater 
Trawls to Increase Escapement of Non-Target Species.'' Comments may 
also be sent via fax to (978) 281-9135.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Dolin, Fishery Policy Analyst, 
phone: (978) 281-9259, fax: (978) 281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A request for an EFP was submitted by ECPA 
on May 24, 2005. Consistent with the study objective, the applicants 
are requesting an EFP to authorize up to four vessels at any given time 
to possess haddock in excess of the 1,000-lb (0.45 mt) trip allowance. 
All herring landed from such trips would be counted toward the Total 
Allowable Catch (TAC) established by the Herring FMP for fishing Area 
3. Haddock landed from such trips and accounted for under the 
requirements of the emergency action would be counted toward the 
haddock bycatch cap. The total estimated catch of herring during the 
experimental work is projected to be 3,500 - 5,000 mt. The amount of 
incidental catch of haddock is unknown, with information from the 2004 
fishery demonstrating substantial variability in the extent of haddock 
caught incidentally while midwater trawling for herring.
    The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences would be responsible 
for collecting data at sea, and would utilize the same subsampling 
protocol as used by the NMFS Observer Program. Participating vessels 
would also be required to report all data in their Vessel Trip Reports, 
and processors required to report haddock culled from catches under the 
emergency regulations would continue to be required to report all 
culled haddock.
    The applicant may place requests for 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 
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 15, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-3867 Filed 7-19-05; 8:45 am]
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