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Download as PDF 18726 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 12, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 040706B] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold the annual meeting of the Council Bottomfish Plan Team (BPT). DATES: The meeting of the BPT will be held on April 25 through April 27, 2006. For specific times, and the agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting of the BPT will be held at the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council conference room, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Hololulu, HI. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BPT will meet on April 25 through April 27, 2006 to discuss the following agenda items. April 25, 2006, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1. Introductions, approval of draft agenda and assignment of rapporteurs 2. 2005 Annual Report a. Review 2005 Annual Report modules and recommendations for American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Administration, Protected Resources and Enforcement. b. 2005 Annual Report Region-wide recommendations c. Review of Annual Report Format and Structure 3. Maximum Sustainable Yield/ Overfishing a. Status of the Stock Report b. Stock Assessment Review Process c. Discussion and Recommendations e. Monitoring and Assessment Initiatives i. Bottom Camera Update ii. Genetic Research iii. Acoustic Tracking Projects iv. Cooperative Research v. Guam Offshore Bank Monitoring f. Discussion and Recommendations April 27, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5. Plan Team Recommendations 6. Other Business 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 identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 7, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–5390 Filed 4–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 040306A] U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product Prospectus This draft Prospectus addresses the following CCSP Topic: Product 3.3 Climate Extremes: Analysis of the Observed Changes and Variations and Prospects for the Future. After consideration of comments received on the draft Prospectus, the final Prospectus along with the comments received will be published on the CCSP web site. DATES: Comments must be received by May 12, 2006. ADDRESSES: The draft Prospectus is posted on the CCSP Program Office web site. The web addresses to access the draft Prospectus is:http:// www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/ sap3–3/default.htm Detailed instructions for making comments on the draft Prospectus is provided with the Prospectus. Comments should be prepared in accordance with these instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vanessa Richardson, Climate Change Science Program Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 419–3465. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CCSP was established by the President in 2002 to coordinate and integrate scientific research on global change and climate change sponsored by 13 participating departments and agencies of the U.S. Government. The CCSP is charged with preparing information resources that support climate-related discussions and decisions, including scientific synthesis and assessment analyses that support evaluation of important policy issues. The Prospectus addressed by this notice provides a topical overview and describes plans for scoping, drafting, reviewing, producing, and disseminating one of 21 final synthesis and assessment Products that will be produced by the CCSP. Dated: April 6, 2006. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. [FR Doc. E6–5409 Filed 4–11–06; 8:45 am] wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES April 26, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comments. BILLING CODE 3510–12–S 4. Status of Management Actions, Monitoring and Assessment a. Guam 50/50 Amendment b. CNMI 40/50 amendment c. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Bottomfish Management i. NWHI Sanctuary Designation ii. Council Draft Regulations d. Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Amendment and Supplementary Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to announce the availability of the draft Prospectus for one of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis and Assessment Products (Products) for public comment. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:42 Apr 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 033006A] Endangered Species; File No. 1572 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 12, 2006 / Notices wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Amanda Southwood, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), and Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before May 12, 2006. ADDRESSES: The application 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; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period.Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1572. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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 222–226). The purpose of the research would be to assess the physiological response of loggerhead, green, and Kemp’s ridley VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:42 Apr 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 sea turtles to entanglement in fishing gear, identify post-release mortality events, and integrate these data to assess the feasibility of using biochemical indices as predictors of post-release mortality. The research would also provide information on the movements of sea turtles utilizing the lower Cape Fear River. Researchers would annually capture up to 20 loggerhead, 20 green, and 5 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles for a 3year period using gillnets. Animals would be measured, weighed, blood sampled, passive integrated transponder tagged, satellite transmitter tagged, VHF tagged and tracked, have their cloacal body temperature taken, and be released. Up to 30 percent of the animals captured could die after release. Dated: April 6, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–5407 Filed 4–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comment on Short Supply Petition under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) April 7, 2006. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Request for Public Comments concerning a request for modification of the NAFTA rules of origin for blankets made from acrylic staple fiber. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On March 24, 2006 the Chairman of CITA received a request from Biederlack of America alleging that acrylic staple fiber, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, classified in subheading 5503.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting that CITA consider whether the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rule of origin for blankets classified under HTSUS subheading 6301.40 should be modified to allow the use of non-North American acrylic staple fiber. The President may proclaim a modification to the NAFTA rules of origin only after reaching an agreement with the other NAFTA countries on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18727 particular with regard to whether acrylic staple fiber of HTSUS subheading 5503.30 can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by May 12, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin J. Walsh, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-2818. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 USC 1854); Section 202(q) of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 USC 3332(q)); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. BACKGROUND: Under the NAFTA, the member countries are required to eliminate customs duties on textile and apparel goods that qualify as originating goods under the NAFTA rules of origin, which are set out in Annex 401 to the NAFTA. The NAFTA provides that the rules of origin for textile and apparel products may be amended through a subsequent agreement by the NAFTA countries. See Section 202(q) of the NAFTA Implementation Act. In consultations regarding such a change, the NAFTA countries are to consider issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the free trade area and whether domestic producers are capable of supplying commercial quantities of the good in a timely manner. The Statement of Administrative Action (SAA) that accompanied the NAFTA Implementation Act stated that any interested person may submit to CITA a request for a modification to a particular rule of origin based on a change in the availability in North America of a particular fiber, yarn or fabric and that the requesting party would bear the burden of demonstrating that a change is warranted. NAFTA Implementation Act, SAA, H. Doc. 103-159, Vol. 1, at 491 (1993). The SAA provides that CITA may make a recommendation to the President regarding a change to a rule of origin for a textile or apparel good. SAA at 491. The NAFTA Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to proclaim modifications to the NAFTA rules of origin as are necessary to implement an agreement with one or more NAFTA country on such a modification. See section 202(q) of the NAFTA Implementation Act. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 033006A]


Endangered Species; File No. 1572

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and

[[Page 18727]]

Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Amanda Southwood, Department of 
Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 
601 S. College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403, has applied in 
due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green 
(Chelonia mydas), and Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles 
for purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before May 12, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The application 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; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.
    Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this 
application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and 
Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 
East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those 
individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons 
why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate.
    Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427-2521, 
provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and 
postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment 
period.Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address 
for providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in 
the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document 
identifier: File No. 1572.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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 
222-226).
    The purpose of the research would be to assess the physiological 
response of loggerhead, green, and Kemp's ridley sea turtles to 
entanglement in fishing gear, identify post-release mortality events, 
and integrate these data to assess the feasibility of using biochemical 
indices as predictors of post-release mortality. The research would 
also provide information on the movements of sea turtles utilizing the 
lower Cape Fear River. Researchers would annually capture up to 20 
loggerhead, 20 green, and 5 Kemp's ridley sea turtles for a 3-year 
period using gillnets. Animals would be measured, weighed, blood 
sampled, passive integrated transponder tagged, satellite transmitter 
tagged, VHF tagged and tracked, have their cloacal body temperature 
taken, and be released. Up to 30 percent of the animals captured could 
die after release.

    Dated: April 6, 2006.
Stephen L. Leathery,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-5407 Filed 4-11-06; 8:45 am]
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