Large Coastal Shark 2005/2006 Stock Assessment Workshop, 76031-76032 [E5-7697]

Download as PDF 76031 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 245 / Thursday, December 22, 2005 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janis Kalnins or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1392, or (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2005, we published the final determination of sales at less than fair value of superalloy degassed chromium from Japan. See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Superalloy Degassed Chromium from Japan, 70 FR 65886 (November 1, 2005). On December 16, 2005, the International Trade Commission (ITC) notified the Department of Commerce (the Department) of its final determination pursuant to section 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of less–than-fair–value imports of superalloy degassed chromium from Japan. See letter from the ITC to the Secretary of Commerce, Notification of Final Affirmative Determination of Superalloy Degassed Chromium from Japan (Investigation No. 731–TA–1090 (Final)), dated December 16, 2005. Pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act, the Department is publishing an antidumping duty order on the subject merchandise. cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Scope of Order The product covered by this order is all forms, sizes, and grades of superalloy degassed chromium from Japan. Superalloy degassed chromium is a high–purity form of chrome metal that generally contains at least 99.5 percent, but less than 99.95 percent, chromium. Superalloy degassed chromium contains very low levels of certain gaseous elements and other impurities (typically no more than 0.005 percent nitrogen, 0.005 percent sulphur, 0.05 percent oxygen, 0.01 percent aluminum, 0.05 percent silicon, and 0.35 percent iron). Superalloy degassed chromium is generally sold in briquetted form, as ‘‘pellets’’ or ‘‘compacts,’’ which typically are 1c inches x 1 inch x 1 inch or smaller in size and have a smooth surface. Superalloy degassed chromium is currently classifiable under subheading 8112.21.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). This order covers all chromium meeting the above specifications for superalloy degassed VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Dec 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 chromium regardless of tariff classification. Certain higher–purity and lower– purity chromium products are excluded from the scope of this order. Specifically, the order does not cover electronics–grade chromium, which contains a higher percentage of chromium (typically not less than 99.95 percent), a much lower level of iron (less than 0.05 percent), and lower levels of other impurities than superalloy degassed chromium. The order also does not cover ‘‘vacuum melt grade’’ (VMG) chromium, which normally contains at least 99.4 percent chromium and contains a higher level of one or more impurities (nitrogen, sulphur, oxygen, aluminum and/or silicon) than specified above for superalloy degassed chromium. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Antidumping Duty Order In accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or the constructed export price) of the merchandise for all relevant entries of superalloy degassed chromium from Japan. These antidumping duties will be assessed on (1) all entries of superalloy degassed chromium from Japan entered, or withdrawn from the warehouse, for consumption on or after August 18, 2005, the date on which the Department published its Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Superalloy Degassed Chromium from Japan, 70 FR 48538 (August 18, 2005), and before December 16, 2005, the date on which the Department is required, pursuant to section 733(d) of the Act, to terminate the suspension of liquidation, and (2) on all subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register. Entries of superalloy degassed chromium from Japan made between December 16, 2005, and the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of antidumping duties. On and after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, CBP will require, at the same time as PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, cash deposits for the subject merchandise equal to the estimated weighted–average antidumping margins listed below. The all–others rate applies to all entries of the subject merchandise except for entries from the company that is identified below. Manufacturer or exporter Weighted–average margin (percent) JFE Material Co., Ltd. .. All Others ...................... 129.32 129.32 This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to superalloy degassed chromium from Japan, pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B–099 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: December 16, 2005. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–7700 Filed 12–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 120505C] Large Coastal Shark 2005/2006 Stock Assessment Workshop National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the time and location for the large coastal shark (LCS) stock assessment workshop, the second of three workshops for the LCS stock assessment to be conducted in 2005/2006. DATES: The Assessment workshop will start at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2006, and will conclude at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: The Assessment workshop will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Coconut Grove, 2649 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer at (850) 234–6541; or Karyl E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 76032 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 245 / Thursday, December 22, 2005 / Notices Brewster-Geisz at (301) 713–2347, fax (301) 713–1917. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP) is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. Stock assessments are periodically conducted to determine stock status relative to current management criteria. Collection of the best available scientific data and conducting stock assessments are critical to determine appropriate management measures for rebuilding stocks. Based on the last LCS stock assessment in 2002, NMFS determined that the LCS complex is overfished and overfishing is occurring. LCS are currently under a 26-year rebuilding plan. Potential changes to existing management measures will be based, in large part, on the results of this 2005/ 2006 stock assessment. This assessment will be conducted in a manner similar to the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) process. SEDAR is a cooperative process initiated in 2002 to improve the quality and reliability of fishery stock assessments in the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean. SEDAR emphasizes constituent and stakeholder participation in assessment development, transparency in the assessment process, and a rigorous and independent scientific review of completed stock assessments. SEDAR is organized around three workshops. The first is a Data workshop where datasets are documented, analyzed, reviewed, and complied for conducting assessment analyses. This workshop was held from October 31 through November 4, 2005, in Panama City, Florida. The second is an Assessment workshop where quantitative population analyses are developed and refined and population parameters are estimated. The third and final is a Review workshop where a panel of independent experts reviews the data and assessment and recommends the most appropriate values of critical population and management quantities. All workshops are open to the public. More information on the SEDAR process can be found at http:// www.sefsc.noaa.gov/sedar/. NMFS announces the Assessment workshop, the second of three workshops for the LCS 2005/2006 stock assessment, which will be held from February 6 - February 10, 2006, at the Doubletree Hotel Coconut Grove, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Dec 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 Miami, FL (see DATES and ADDRESSES). Prospective participants and observers will be contacted with the Assessment workshop details. This workshop is open to the public. Persons interested in participating or observing the Assessment workshop should contact Julie Neer (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The final workshop, the Review workshop, will be announced at a later date in the Federal Register. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Julie Neer at (850) 234–6541 by January 30, 2006. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. Dated: December 16, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–7697 Filed 12–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. 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[FR Doc No: E5-7697]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 120505C]


Large Coastal Shark 2005/2006 Stock Assessment Workshop

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

ACTION: Notice; public workshop.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the time and location for the large coastal 
shark (LCS) stock assessment workshop, the second of three workshops 
for the LCS stock assessment to be conducted in 2005/2006.

DATES: The Assessment workshop will start at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 
6, 2006, and will conclude at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The Assessment workshop will be held at the Doubletree Hotel 
Coconut Grove, 2649 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer at (850) 234-6541; or Karyl

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Brewster-Geisz at (301) 713-2347, fax (301) 713-1917.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed 
under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act. The Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Highly 
Migratory Species (HMS FMP) is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR 
part 635.
    Stock assessments are periodically conducted to determine stock 
status relative to current management criteria. Collection of the best 
available scientific data and conducting stock assessments are critical 
to determine appropriate management measures for rebuilding stocks. 
Based on the last LCS stock assessment in 2002, NMFS determined that 
the LCS complex is overfished and overfishing is occurring. LCS are 
currently under a 26-year rebuilding plan. Potential changes to 
existing management measures will be based, in large part, on the 
results of this 2005/2006 stock assessment.
    This assessment will be conducted in a manner similar to the 
Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) process. SEDAR is a 
cooperative process initiated in 2002 to improve the quality and 
reliability of fishery stock assessments in the South Atlantic, Gulf of 
Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean. SEDAR emphasizes constituent and 
stakeholder participation in assessment development, transparency in 
the assessment process, and a rigorous and independent scientific 
review of completed stock assessments. SEDAR is organized around three 
workshops. The first is a Data workshop where datasets are documented, 
analyzed, reviewed, and complied for conducting assessment analyses. 
This workshop was held from October 31 through November 4, 2005, in 
Panama City, Florida. The second is an Assessment workshop where 
quantitative population analyses are developed and refined and 
population parameters are estimated. The third and final is a Review 
workshop where a panel of independent experts reviews the data and 
assessment and recommends the most appropriate values of critical 
population and management quantities. All workshops are open to the 
public. More information on the SEDAR process can be found at http://
www.sefsc.noaa.gov/sedar/.
    NMFS announces the Assessment workshop, the second of three 
workshops for the LCS 2005/2006 stock assessment, which will be held 
from February 6 - February 10, 2006, at the Doubletree Hotel Coconut 
Grove, Miami, FL (see DATES and ADDRESSES). Prospective participants 
and observers will be contacted with the Assessment workshop details. 
This workshop is open to the public. Persons interested in 
participating or observing the Assessment workshop should contact Julie 
Neer (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The final workshop, the 
Review workshop, will be announced at a later date in the Federal 
Register.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Julie Neer at (850) 234-6541 by 
January 30, 2006.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.

    Dated: December 16, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-7697 Filed 12-21-05; 8:45 am]
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