Endangered Species; File No. 1544, 7018-7019 [E6-1889]

Download as PDF 7018 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 28 / Friday, February 10, 2006 / Notices of the publication of the initiation notice. See section 751(c)(5)(A) of the Act. The U.S. Department of Commerce, (‘‘the Department’’) may extend the period of time for issuing the final results of an expedited sunset review if it determines that the review is extraordinarily complicated. This deadline may be extended by 90 days under section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Act if the Department determines that the review is extraordinarily complicated. We determine that these reviews are extraordinarily complicated under subsections 751(c)(5)(C) (i) (‘‘there are a large number of issues’’), (ii) (‘‘the issues to be considered are complex’’) and (v) (‘‘it is a review of a transition order’’) of the Act. Thus, it is appropriate to extend the final results of review by not more than 90 days. As such, our final results are now due on or before September 27, 2006. With respect to the preliminary results of these sunset reviews, the Department’s regulations, at section 351.218(f)(3), provide that the Department normally will issue its preliminary results in a full sunset review not later than 110 days after the initiation, in these cases, by February 19, 2006. However, due to the reasons cited above, we require additional time to conduct the analysis required for the preliminary results. Therefore, we are extending the deadline for the preliminary results of these full sunset reviews of the countervailing duty orders on cut–to-length carbon steel plate from Belgium, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to no later than July 14, 2006. This notice is issued in accordance with sections 751(c)(5)(B) and 751(c)(5)(C) of the Act. Dated: February 6, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–1874 Filed 2–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. International Trade Administration rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 [C–351–818, C–469–804] Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Brazil and Spain; Extension of Time Limits for Final Results of Expedited Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Countervailing Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 10, 2006. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Feb 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Douthit or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–5050 or 202–482– 1391, respectively. Background On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the sunset reviews of the countervailing duty orders on cut–to-length carbon steel plate (‘‘CTL steel plate’’) from Brazil and Spain. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 65884 (November 1, 2005). Based on adequate responses from the domestic interested parties and inadequate responses from respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting expedited sunset reviews of these countervailing duty orders. Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Reviews In accordance with section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the U.S. Department of Commerce, (‘‘the Department’’) may extend the period of time for issuing the final results of an expedited sunset review if it determines that the review is extraordinarily complicated. As set forth in subsection 751(c)(5)(C)(v) of the Act, the Department may treat a sunset review as extraordinarily complicated if it is a review of a transition order, as is the case in these proceedings. A transition order is defined as including countervailing duty orders which were in effect on January 1, 1995, the date on which the WTO Agreement’s provisions on sunset reviews went into effect. Transition orders are treated as issued on January 1, 1995. See section 751(c)(6)(D) of the Act. The countervailing duty orders on CTL steel plate from Brazil and Spain were issued prior to January 1, 1995; as such they are deemed transition orders for purposes of the sunset proceeding. In accordance with section 751(c)(5)(C)(v) of the Act, the Department has determined that the sunset reviews of the countervailing duty orders on CTL steel plate from Brazil and Spain require additional time for the Department to complete its analysis. The Department’s final results of these sunset reviews were scheduled for completion on March 1, 2006. The Department will extend the deadlines in these proceedings by 90 days and, as a result, issue the final results of these PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expedited sunset reviews no later than May 30, 2006. This notice is issued in accordance with sections 751(c)(5)(B) and 751(c)(5)(C)(v) of the Act. Dated: February 6, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–1879 Filed 2–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011106H] Endangered Species; File No. 1544 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Patricia Bargo, East Coast Observers, Inc., P.O. Box 6192, Norfolk, Virginia 23508 has been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles, and shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum). ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): 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; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9200; fax (978)281–9371; Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Amy Hapeman, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 26, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 50302) that a request for a scientific research permit to take loggerhead, green, Kemp’s ridley, hawksbill, and leatherback sea turtles and shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 28 / Friday, February 10, 2006 / Notices Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). East Coast Observers, Inc. will conduct sea turtle abundance and relocation trawls in conjunction with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) dredging projects in waters of the Atlantic coast. Up to 350 loggerhead, 150 green, 150 Kemp’s ridley, 10 hawksbill, and 10 leatherback sea turtles, and 10 shortnose sturgeon will be captured. Collected sea turtles will be handled, measured, flipper and passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagged, temporarily marked with a non-toxic marker, and released at a relocation site approximately three to five miles away from the dredge project. A single tissue sample may be taken from each individual turtle for genetic analysis. Collected shortnose sturgeon will be captured, handled have a barbel clip taken, and relocated to a safe area. The permit authorizes a total of up to 5 sea turtle (loggerhead, green, Kemp’s ridley, and hawksbill in combination) incidental mortalities over the course of the permit. The permit is issued for five years. 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 any endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: February 6, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–1889 Filed 2–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011106C] Endangered Species; File No. 1540 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, P.O. Box 12559, Charleston, S.C. 29422–2559, has been issued a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Feb 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713– 2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Southeast Regional Office, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 15, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 47813) that a request for a scientific research permit to take loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, green, leatherback, and hawksbill sea turtles had been submitted by the applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Researchers will capture up to 146 loggerhead (Caretta caretta), 48 Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), 15 green (Chelonia mydas), 1 leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and 3 hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), during the first year of the permit’s five- year period. The permit authorizes research on up to 346 loggerhead, 48 Kemp’s ridley, 15 green, 1 leatherback, and 3 hawksbill, sea turtles annually for the remaining four-years. Turtles will be captured by trawls, handled, blood sampled, measured, flipper and PIT tagged, photographed, and released. A subsample of animals will have barnacles and keratin removed from their shell, have cloacal samples taken, have laparoscopic and ultrasound exams, and have satellite transmitters attached. Up to 7 loggerhead and 1 leatherback may potentially be taken as accidental mortalities over the course of the entire permit. Additionally, up to 5 Kemp’s ridley, green, or hawksbill sea turtles (combined total but no more than two of any given species) may potentially be taken as accidental mortalities over the course of the entire PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7019 permit. The research will document size distributions, sex ratios, genetic contributions, and the health of sea turtles in coastal waters in the southeastern U.S. The research will take place in the waters from Winyah Bay, South Carolina to Cape Canaveral, Florida. The permit is issued for 5 years. 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 any endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: February 6, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–1893 Filed 2–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Renewal of the Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee Department of Defense. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee was renewed, effective January 23, 2006, in consonance with the public interest, and in accordance with the provisions of the ‘‘Federal Advisory Committee Act.’’ The Committee shall provide the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the Military Departments independent advice and recommendations on matters regarding the professional standards, historical methodology, program priorities, liaison with professional groups and institutions, and adequacy of resources of the various historical programs and associated activities of the Department of Defense. The DoD Historical Advisory Committee will continue to be well balanced in terms of the interest groups represented and functions to be performed. The members include distinguished representatives from academia, current U.S. Government and private sector historians, authors and librarians, and retired general officers of general/flag rank. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Dr. Stuart Rochester, Deputy Historian, OSD Historical Office, 703– 588–7876. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 28 (Friday, February 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7018-7019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-1889]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 011106H]


Endangered Species; File No. 1544

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Patricia Bargo, East Coast 
Observers, Inc., P.O. Box 6192, Norfolk, Virginia 23508 has been issued 
a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), 
hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys 
kempii), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles, and 
shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum).

ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s):
    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;
    Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-
2298; phone (978)281-9200; fax (978)281-9371;
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Amy Hapeman, (301)713-
2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 26, 2005, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (70 FR 50302) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take loggerhead, green, Kemp's ridley, hawksbill, 
and leatherback sea turtles and shortnose sturgeon had been submitted 
by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been issued 
under the authority of the

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Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and 
exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226).
    East Coast Observers, Inc. will conduct sea turtle abundance and 
relocation trawls in conjunction with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
(Corps) dredging projects in waters of the Atlantic coast. Up to 350 
loggerhead, 150 green, 150 Kemp's ridley, 10 hawksbill, and 10 
leatherback sea turtles, and 10 shortnose sturgeon will be captured. 
Collected sea turtles will be handled, measured, flipper and passive 
integrated transponder (PIT) tagged, temporarily marked with a non-
toxic marker, and released at a relocation site approximately three to 
five miles away from the dredge project. A single tissue sample may be 
taken from each individual turtle for genetic analysis. Collected 
shortnose sturgeon will be captured, handled have a barbel clip taken, 
and relocated to a safe area. The permit authorizes a total of up to 5 
sea turtle (loggerhead, green, Kemp's ridley, and hawksbill in 
combination) incidental mortalities over the course of the permit. The 
permit is issued for five years.
    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 any endangered or threatened 
species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth 
in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: February 6, 2006.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-1889 Filed 2-9-06; 8:45 am]
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