Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 9094-9095 [E6-2442]

Download as PDF 9094 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices Accordingly, we preliminarily find that the net subsidy rate for this program is 7.11 percent ad valorem. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES J. Crop Insurance for Pistachios In 2003 In–shell Pistachios, we found that petitioners had provided sufficient evidence to support their allegation that the GOI established the Iranian Agricultural Product Insurance Act (IAPIA), whereby the Agricultural Bank will insure agricultural produce as a means of achieving the goals and policies of the agricultural sector and that the GOI aids farmers in securing insurance premiums at less than market value. See the May 8, 2002, Memorandum to Melissa G. Skinner from the Team, re: New Subsidy Allegations, contained in the February 2, 2006 Memorandum to the File from the Team, re: Placing Memos on the Record. As further discussed above in the ‘‘Use of Facts Available’’ section of this notice, we have determined that the application of adverse facts available is warranted on the grounds that Nima and the GOI did not respond to our request for information. Therefore, we have determined as adverse facts available that this program continues to exist and that Nima received a countervailable benefit during the POR. This program was alleged for the first time in 2003 In–shell Pistachios, and thus was not among the programs addressed in In–shell Pistachios. However, lacking any information from Nima and the GOI on the record of the instant review, we find that the net subsidy rate of 7.11, the highest rate established for individual programs in In–shell Pistachios, is the only available information on the record and is therefore, as adverse facts available, the appropriate rate to apply to this program in these preliminary results. Accordingly, we preliminarily find that the net subsidy rate for this program is 7.11 percent ad valorem. Preliminary Results of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we have calculated an individual subsidy rate for Nima, the only producer/exporter subject to this administrative review, for the POR, i.e., calendar year 2004. We preliminarily determine that the total estimated net countervailable subsidy rate is 71.10 percent ad valorem. As Nima is the exporter but not the producer of subject merchandise, should the final results of this review remain the same as these preliminary results, the Department’s final results of review will apply to subject merchandise exported by Nima and VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 produced by any grower. See 19 CFR 351.107(b). The Department intends to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), within 15 days of publication of the final results of this review, to liquidate all shipments of subject merchandise exported by Nima, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the POR at the rate established in this administrative review. We will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits for non–reviewed companies at the most recent company– specific or country–wide rate applicable to the company. Accordingly, the cash deposit rates that will be applied to non–reviewed companies covered by this order will be the rate for that company established in the most recently completed administrative proceeding. See Certain In–Shell Pistachios from the Islamic Republic of Iran: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 68 FR 41310 (July 11, 2003). These cash deposit rates shall apply to all non– reviewed companies until a review of a company assigned these rates is requested. Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(b), the Department will disclose to parties to the proceeding any calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results within five days after the date of the public announcement of this notice. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309, interested parties may submit written comments in response to these preliminary results. Unless otherwise indicated by the Department, case briefs must be submitted within 30 days after the publication of these preliminary results. Rebuttal briefs, which are limited to arguments raised in case briefs, must be submitted no later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs, unless otherwise specified by the Department. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument: (1) a statement of the issue, and (2) a brief summary of the argument. Parties submitting case and/or rebuttal briefs are requested to provide the Department copies of the public version on disk. Case and rebuttal briefs must be served on interested parties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f). Also, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310, within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice, interested parties may request a public hearing on arguments to be raised in the case and rebuttal briefs. Unless the Secretary specifies otherwise, the hearing, if PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requested, will be held two days after the date for submission of rebuttal briefs. Representatives of parties to the proceeding may request disclosure of proprietary information under administrative protective order no later than 10 days after the representative’s client or employer becomes a party to the proceeding, but in no event later than the date the case briefs, under 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii), are due. The Department will publish the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any case or rebuttal brief or at a hearing. This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with Sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 14, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2511 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 021506F] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Closed Session Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Selection Committee Conference Call. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its SSC Selection Committee via conference call to select members for an Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort Working Group for recommendation to the Council. The conference call will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via closed session conference call. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Wayne Swingle, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council DATES: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices (Council) will convene its SSC Selection Committee in a closed session conference call on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. EST. The purpose of the meeting is to select members for an Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort Working Group for recommendation to the Council. The Committee recommendations will be presented to the Council at the March 20 – 23, 2006 Council meeting in Mobile, AL. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dawn Aring at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: February 16, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–2442 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: [I.D. 021506D] SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee in March, 2006 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Colonial Hotel, One Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA 01940; telephone: (781) 245–9300; fax: (781) 245–0842. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. VerDate Aug<31>2005 The Committee will review several final cooperative research project reports and develop management advice for use by the Council. In addition, the committee will receive an update on Cooperative Research Partners Program’s long-term projects, including industry-based survey and study fleet projects and discuss outreach issues such as communication of final report results. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: February 15, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–2434 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9095 Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday March 8, 2006, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday March 9, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page http://www.sab.noaa.gov/ Meetings/meetings.html for the most upto-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 8506 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute public comment period on March 8 (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director’s Office by March 1, 2006 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after March 1 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Briefing on the Environmental Impact of Hurricane Katrina; (2) Update and discussion of the Preliminary Report of the Hurricane Intensity Research Working Group; (3) Update on the Review of NOAA Ecosystem Science and Research; (4) Report on the Status of Social Science in NOAA; (5) Briefing on Invasive Species Activities in NOAA; (6) Discussion of Stakeholder Input and NOAA’s Annual Guidance Memorandum for Fiscal Years 2009– 2013 and (7) Update on the NOAA Strategy for Environmental Literacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 713–9121, Fax: 301–713–3515, E-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9094-9095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 021506F]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of Closed Session Scientific and Statistical Committee 
(SSC) Selection Committee Conference Call.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene its SSC Selection Committee via conference call to select 
members for an Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort Working Group for recommendation to 
the Council.

DATES: The conference call will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via closed session conference call.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Wayne Swingle, Executive Director, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council

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(Council) will convene its SSC Selection Committee in a closed session 
conference call on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. EST. The purpose 
of the meeting is to select members for an Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort Working 
Group for recommendation to the Council. The Committee recommendations 
will be presented to the Council at the March 20 - 23, 2006 Council 
meeting in Mobile, AL.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Dawn Aring at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: February 16, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-2442 Filed 2-21-06; 8:45 am]
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