Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals, 19481-19482 [E6-5598]

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Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–5601 Filed 4–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19481 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 040406A] Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; affirmative finding renewal. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS, (Assistant Administrator) has renewed the affirmative finding for the Republic of Ecuador under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This affirmative finding will allow yellowfin tuna harvested in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) in compliance with the International Dolphin Conservation Program (IDCP) by Ecuadorian-flag purse seine vessels or purse seine vessels operating under Ecuadorian jurisdiction to be imported into the United States. The affirmative finding was based on review of documentary evidence submitted by the Republic of Ecuador and obtained from the InterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the U.S. Department of State. The renewal is effective from April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone 562–980–4000; fax 562–980–4018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq., allows the entry into the United States of yellowfin tuna harvested by purse seine vessels in the ETP under certain conditions. If requested by the harvesting nation, the Assistant Administrator will determine whether to make an affirmative finding based upon documentary evidence provided by the Republic of the harvesting nation, the IATTC, or the Department of State. The affirmative finding process requires that the harvesting nation is meeting its obligations under the IDCP and obligations of membership in the IATTC. Every 5 years, the Republic of the harvesting nation must request an affirmative finding and submit the required documentary evidence directly to the Assistant Administrator. On an annual basis, NMFS will review the affirmative finding and determine DATES: E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 19482 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 72 / Friday, April 14, 2006 / Notices wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES whether the harvesting nation continues to meet the requirements. A nation may provide information related to compliance with IDCP and IATTC measures directly to NMFS on an annual basis or may authorize the IATTC to release the information to NMFS to annually renew an affirmative finding determination without an application from the harvesting nation. An affirmative finding will be terminated, in consultation with the Secretary of State, if the Assistant Administrator determines that the requirements of 50 CFR 216.24(f) are no longer being met or that a nation is consistently failing to take enforcement actions on violations, thereby diminishing the effectiveness of the IDCP. As a part of the affirmative finding process set forth in 50 CFR 216.24(f), the Assistant Administrator considered documentary evidence submitted by the Republic of Ecuador or obtained from the IATTC and the Department of State and has determined that Ecuador has met the MMPA’s requirements to VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Apr 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 receive an annual affirmative finding renewal. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 72 (Friday, April 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19481-19482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-5598]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 040406A]


Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals

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

ACTION: Notice; affirmative finding renewal.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS, (Assistant 
Administrator) has renewed the affirmative finding for the Republic of 
Ecuador under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This affirmative 
finding will allow yellowfin tuna harvested in the Eastern Tropical 
Pacific Ocean (ETP) in compliance with the International Dolphin 
Conservation Program (IDCP) by Ecuadorian-flag purse seine vessels or 
purse seine vessels operating under Ecuadorian jurisdiction to be 
imported into the United States. The affirmative finding was based on 
review of documentary evidence submitted by the Republic of Ecuador and 
obtained from the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and 
the U.S. Department of State.

DATES: The renewal is effective from April 1, 2006, through March 31, 
2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regional Administrator, Southwest 
Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 
90802-4213; phone 562-980-4000; fax 562-980-4018.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq., allows the 
entry into the United States of yellowfin tuna harvested by purse seine 
vessels in the ETP under certain conditions. If requested by the 
harvesting nation, the Assistant Administrator will determine whether 
to make an affirmative finding based upon documentary evidence provided 
by the Republic of the harvesting nation, the IATTC, or the Department 
of State.
    The affirmative finding process requires that the harvesting nation 
is meeting its obligations under the IDCP and obligations of membership 
in the IATTC. Every 5 years, the Republic of the harvesting nation must 
request an affirmative finding and submit the required documentary 
evidence directly to the Assistant Administrator. On an annual basis, 
NMFS will review the affirmative finding and determine

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whether the harvesting nation continues to meet the requirements. A 
nation may provide information related to compliance with IDCP and 
IATTC measures directly to NMFS on an annual basis or may authorize the 
IATTC to release the information to NMFS to annually renew an 
affirmative finding determination without an application from the 
harvesting nation.
    An affirmative finding will be terminated, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, if the Assistant Administrator determines that the 
requirements of 50 CFR 216.24(f) are no longer being met or that a 
nation is consistently failing to take enforcement actions on 
violations, thereby diminishing the effectiveness of the IDCP.
    As a part of the affirmative finding process set forth in 50 CFR 
216.24(f), the Assistant Administrator considered documentary evidence 
submitted by the Republic of Ecuador or obtained from the IATTC and the 
Department of State and has determined that Ecuador has met the MMPA's 
requirements to receive an annual affirmative finding renewal.
    After consultation with the Department of State, the Assistant 
Administrator issued the Republic of Ecuador's annual affirmative 
finding renewal, allowing the continued importation into the United 
States of yellowfin tuna and products derived from yellowfin tuna 
harvested in the ETP by Ecuadorian-flag purse seine vessels or purse 
seine vessels operating under Ecuadorian jurisdiction. Ecuador's 
affirmative finding will remain valid through March 31, 2010, subject 
to subsequent annual reviews by NMFS.

    Dated: April 10, 2006.
James W. Balsiger,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E6-5598 Filed 4-13-06; 8:45 am]
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