2006 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program, 56891-56892 [05-19501]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2005 / Notices Background On August 2, 2004, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on candles from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 69 FR 46134 (August 2, 2004). As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. See Petroleum Wax Candles from the People’s Republic of China; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 69 FR 75302 (December 16, 2004). On August 3, 2005, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, the ITC determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on candles from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Petroleum Wax Candles from the People’s Republic of China, Investigation 731–TA–282 (Second Review), 70 FR 44695 (August 3, 2005). The products covered by this order are certain scented or unscented petroleum wax candles made from petroleum wax and having fiber or paper–cored wicks. They are sold in the following shapes: tapers, spirals and straight–sided dinner candles; rounds, columns, pillars, votives; and various wax–filled containers. The products were originally classifiable under the Tariff Schedules of the United States item 755.25, Candles and Tapers. The products are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule item number 3406.00.00. The Department determined several products were excluded from the scope of this order. For a complete list of the Department’s scope rulings, please check our website at http://www.ia.ita.doc.gov/download/ candles–prc-scope. Also, additional scope determinations are pending. The written description remains dispositive. Determination As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of this antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the 13:52 Sep 28, 2005 Dated: September 20, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 05–19508 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 050906238–5243–02; I.D. 090705E] RIN 0648–ZB68 2006 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; solicitation for proposals for research activities; correction. AGENCY: Scope of the Order VerDate Aug<31>2005 antidumping duty order on candles from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of this order is August 10, 2005. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later than August 2010. Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: NMFS corrects the notice, published on September 13, 2005, soliciting proposals for research activities to be conducted under the 2006 Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program to be consistent with the full Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FFO). Specifically, NMFS is correcting the ‘‘Evaluation Criteria’’ contained in the September 13, 2005, notice to be consistent with the ‘‘Evaluation Criteria’’ contained in the FFO. All other requirements remain the same. DATES: Applications must be received on or before 5 p.m. eastern standard time on October 13, 2005. Delays may be experienced when registering with Grants.gov near the end of a solicitation period. Therefore, NOAA strongly recommends that applicants do not wait until the deadline date to begin the application process through http:// www.grants.gov. Electronic application submissions must be transmitted on-line through http://www.grants.gov. Applications submitted through http:// ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56891 www.grants.gov will be accompanied by a date and time receipt indication on them. If an applicant does not have Internet access, hard copy proposals will be accepted, and date recorded when they are received in the program office. Paper applications must be sent to NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Electronic or hard copies received after the deadline will not be considered, and hard copy applications will be returned to the sender. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained from Paul Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), by phone 978–465–0492, or by fax 978–465–3116; Philip Haring, Senior Fishery Analyst, NEFMC, by phone 978–465–0492, or by e-mail at pharing@nefmc.org; or Allison Ferreira, Fishery Policy Analyst, NMFS, by phone 978–281–9103, by fax 978–281– 9135, or by e-mail at allison.ferreira@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 13, 2005, NMFS published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the 2006 Monkfish RSA Program (70 FR 54028). This program, established through Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to annually set aside 500 monkfish days-at-sea (DAS) from the total DAS allocated to limited access monkfish permit holders, is to be utilized for monkfish related research activities. The September 13, 2005, notice also solicited proposals for monkfish research activities to be conducted under this RSA program. However, the ‘‘Evaluation Criteria’’ listed on pages 54029 and 54030 of the Federal Register notice did not include all of the information contained in the ‘‘Evaluation Criteria’’ listed in the FFO. Therefore, in order to make the Federal Register notice announcing the 2006 Monkfish RSA Program consistent with the FFO for the Monkfish RSA Program, NMFS corrects the ‘‘Evaluation Criteria’’ contained in the September 13, 2005, Federal Register notice to read as follows: 1. Importance and/or relevance and applicability of the proposed project: This criterion ascertains whether there is intrinsic value in the proposed work and/or relevance to NOAA, Federal, regional, state, or local activities. For the 2006 Monkfish RSA Program, provide a clear definition of the problem, need, issue, or hypothesis to be addressed. The proposal should describe its relevance to RSA program priorities and E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 56892 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2005 / Notices detail how the data gathered from the research will be used to enhance the understanding of the fishery resource or contribute to the body of information on which management decisions are made. If not directly related to priorities listed in this solicitation, provide justification why the proposed project should be considered. (25 points) 2. Technical/scientific merit: This criterion assesses whether the approach is technically sound and/or innovative, if the methods are appropriate, and whether there are clear project goals and objectives. Special emphasis will be given to proposals that foster and improve cooperative interactions with NMFS. A clear definition of the approach to be used including description of field work, theoretical studies, and laboratory analysis to support the proposed research, and the ability of the applicant to utilize all allocated research DAS during the 2006 fishing year in the area and time proposed is important. The time frame for utilizing research DAS and conducting the proposed research should be clearly specified. Activities that take place over a wider versus narrower geographical range, where appropriate, are preferred. (25 points) 3. Overall qualifications of the project: This criterion assesses whether the applicant, and team members, posses the necessary education, experience, training, facilities, and administrative resources to accomplish the project. This includes demonstration of support, cooperation and/or collaboration with the fishing industry, and qualifications/ experience of project participants. Where appropriate, combined proposals involving multiple principal investigators are preferred versus separate stand-alone proposals on related projects. For proposals involving multiple vessels, special attention will be given to specification of safeguards to ensure that the authorized DAS setaside will not be exceeded. (15 points) 4. Project costs: This criterion evaluates the budget to determine if it is realistic and commensurate with the project needs and time frame. Costeffectiveness of the project is considered. The anticipated revenue from the DAS set-aside should be commensurate with estimated project costs, and generally should not exceed 2.5 times the cost of the associated research. Economic and budget projections should be quantified, to the extent possible. Where appropriate, use of existing equipment (fishing gear) is preferred versus acquisition of new equipment. (25 points) 5. Outreach and education: This criterion assesses whether the project VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:52 Sep 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 involves a focused and effective education and outreach strategy regarding NOAA’s mission to protect the Nation’s natural resources. This includes identification of anticipated benefits, potential users, likelihood of success, and methods of disseminating results. Where appropriate, data generated from the research must be formatted in a manner consistent with NMFS and Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) databases. A copy of this format is available from NMFS. (10 points) All other requirements for this solicitation remain the same. Classification Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) This document contains collection-ofinformation requirements subject to the PRA. The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, SF-LLL, 269, 272, and CD– 346 has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the respective control numbers 0348– 0043, 0348–0044, 0348–0040, 0348– 0046, 0348–0039, 0348–0003, and 0605– 0001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Executive Order 12866 This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 26, 2005. James W. Balsiger, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–19501 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 091305B] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of application for a scientific research/enhancement permit (1090) and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NOAA Fisheries has received applications to grant permit to (Permit 1090), Mattole Salmon Group, Petrolia, CA. This permit would affect SONCC coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), California Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) and Northern California (NC) steelhead (O. mykiss) This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS. DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Daylight Savings Time on October 31, 2005. Written comments on any of these renewal and modification request should be sent to the appropriate office as indicated below. Comments may also be sent via fax to the number indicated for the request. Comments will not be accepted if submitted via e-mail or the internet. The applications and related documents are available for review in the indicated office, by appointment: For Permit 1090: Steve Liebhardt, Protected Species Division, NOAA Fisheries, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (ph: 707–825–5186, fax 707 825–4840) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Liebhardt at phone number (707– 825–5186), or e-mail: steve.liebhardt@noaa.gov ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 188 (Thursday, September 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56891-56892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19501]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 050906238-5243-02; I.D. 090705E]
RIN 0648-ZB68


2006 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program

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

ACTION: Notice; solicitation for proposals for research activities; 
correction.

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SUMMARY: NMFS corrects the notice, published on September 13, 2005, 
soliciting proposals for research activities to be conducted under the 
2006 Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program to be consistent with 
the full Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FFO). Specifically, 
NMFS is correcting the ``Evaluation Criteria'' contained in the 
September 13, 2005, notice to be consistent with the ``Evaluation 
Criteria'' contained in the FFO. All other requirements remain the 
same.

DATES: Applications must be received on or before 5 p.m. eastern 
standard time on October 13, 2005. Delays may be experienced when 
registering with Grants.gov near the end of a solicitation period. 
Therefore, NOAA strongly recommends that applicants do not wait until 
the deadline date to begin the application process through http://
www.grants.gov.

ADDRESSES: Electronic application submissions must be transmitted on-
line through http://www.grants.gov. Applications submitted through 
http://www.grants.gov will be accompanied by a date and time receipt 
indication on them. If an applicant does not have Internet access, hard 
copy proposals will be accepted, and date recorded when they are 
received in the program office. Paper applications must be sent to 
NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 
01930. Electronic or hard copies received after the deadline will not 
be considered, and hard copy applications will be returned to the 
sender.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained from Paul 
Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council 
(NEFMC), by phone 978-465-0492, or by fax 978-465-3116; Philip Haring, 
Senior Fishery Analyst, NEFMC, by phone 978-465-0492, or by e-mail at 
pharing@nefmc.org; or Allison Ferreira, Fishery Policy Analyst, NMFS, 
by phone 978-281-9103, by fax 978-281-9135, or by e-mail at 
allison.ferreira@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 13, 2005, NMFS published a notice in the Federal 
Register announcing the 2006 Monkfish RSA Program (70 FR 54028). This 
program, established through Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) to annually set aside 500 monkfish days-at-sea 
(DAS) from the total DAS allocated to limited access monkfish permit 
holders, is to be utilized for monkfish related research activities. 
The September 13, 2005, notice also solicited proposals for monkfish 
research activities to be conducted under this RSA program. However, 
the ``Evaluation Criteria'' listed on pages 54029 and 54030 of the 
Federal Register notice did not include all of the information 
contained in the ``Evaluation Criteria'' listed in the FFO. Therefore, 
in order to make the Federal Register notice announcing the 2006 
Monkfish RSA Program consistent with the FFO for the Monkfish RSA 
Program, NMFS corrects the ``Evaluation Criteria'' contained in the 
September 13, 2005, Federal Register notice to read as follows:
    1. Importance and/or relevance and applicability of the proposed 
project: This criterion ascertains whether there is intrinsic value in 
the proposed work and/or relevance to NOAA, Federal, regional, state, 
or local activities. For the 2006 Monkfish RSA Program, provide a clear 
definition of the problem, need, issue, or hypothesis to be addressed. 
The proposal should describe its relevance to RSA program priorities 
and

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detail how the data gathered from the research will be used to enhance 
the understanding of the fishery resource or contribute to the body of 
information on which management decisions are made. If not directly 
related to priorities listed in this solicitation, provide 
justification why the proposed project should be considered. (25 
points)
    2. Technical/scientific merit: This criterion assesses whether the 
approach is technically sound and/or innovative, if the methods are 
appropriate, and whether there are clear project goals and objectives. 
Special emphasis will be given to proposals that foster and improve 
cooperative interactions with NMFS. A clear definition of the approach 
to be used including description of field work, theoretical studies, 
and laboratory analysis to support the proposed research, and the 
ability of the applicant to utilize all allocated research DAS during 
the 2006 fishing year in the area and time proposed is important. The 
time frame for utilizing research DAS and conducting the proposed 
research should be clearly specified. Activities that take place over a 
wider versus narrower geographical range, where appropriate, are 
preferred. (25 points)
    3. Overall qualifications of the project: This criterion assesses 
whether the applicant, and team members, posses the necessary 
education, experience, training, facilities, and administrative 
resources to accomplish the project. This includes demonstration of 
support, cooperation and/or collaboration with the fishing industry, 
and qualifications/experience of project participants. Where 
appropriate, combined proposals involving multiple principal 
investigators are preferred versus separate stand-alone proposals on 
related projects. For proposals involving multiple vessels, special 
attention will be given to specification of safeguards to ensure that 
the authorized DAS set-aside will not be exceeded. (15 points)
    4. Project costs: This criterion evaluates the budget to determine 
if it is realistic and commensurate with the project needs and time 
frame. Cost-effectiveness of the project is considered. The anticipated 
revenue from the DAS set-aside should be commensurate with estimated 
project costs, and generally should not exceed 2.5 times the cost of 
the associated research. Economic and budget projections should be 
quantified, to the extent possible. Where appropriate, use of existing 
equipment (fishing gear) is preferred versus acquisition of new 
equipment. (25 points)
    5. Outreach and education: This criterion assesses whether the 
project involves a focused and effective education and outreach 
strategy regarding NOAA's mission to protect the Nation's natural 
resources. This includes identification of anticipated benefits, 
potential users, likelihood of success, and methods of disseminating 
results. Where appropriate, data generated from the research must be 
formatted in a manner consistent with NMFS and Atlantic Coastal 
Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) databases. A copy of this format 
is available from NMFS. (10 points)
    All other requirements for this solicitation remain the same.

Classification

Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

    This document contains collection-of-information requirements 
subject to the PRA. The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, SF-LLL, 
269, 272, and CD-346 has been approved by the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) under the respective control numbers 0348-0043, 0348-0044, 
0348-0040, 0348-0046, 0348-0039, 0348-0003, and 0605-0001. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to 
respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to 
comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of 
the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

Executive Order 12866

    This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes 
of Executive Order 12866.

Executive Order 13132 (Federalism)

    It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies 
with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 
13132.

Administrative Procedure Act/Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required 
by the Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules 
concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 
U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not 
required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
do not apply. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been 
prepared.

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

    Dated: September 26, 2005.
James W. Balsiger,
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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