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Download as PDF 38628 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 130 / Friday, July 7, 2006 / Notices contained in the Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as Appendix I. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), room B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the World Wide Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Final Results of Reviews In accordance with section 777A(e)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated an ad valorem subsidy rate for the Urenco Group for calendar year 2004. The total net subsidy rate for the Urenco Group in these reviews is 0.00 percent ad valorem for the POR. 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E6–10574 Filed 7–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 063006A] Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; SnapperGrouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and Reef Fish Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 fishing permit (EFP) from Neil Allen on behalf of The Georgia Aquarium. If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicant, with certain conditions, to collect limited numbers of groupers, snappers, tilefish, sea basses, jacks, spadefish, grunts, porgies, mackerel, cero, cobia, dolphin fish, spiny lobster, little tunny, and triggerfish. Specimens would be collected primarily from Federal waters off the coast of Georgia but may also be collected from Federal waters off the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas during 2006, 2007, and 2008, and displayed at The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., Eastern standard time, on July 24, 2006. DATES: Comments on the application may be sent via fax to 727– 824–5308 or mailed to: Mark Sramek, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is Georgia.Aquarium@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail document the following text: Comment on Georgia Aquarium EFP Application. The application and related documents are available for review upon written request to the address above or the email address below. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Sramek, 727–824–5311; fax 727– 824–5308; e-mail: Mark.Sramek@noaa.gov. The EFP is requested under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted fishing. According to the applicant, The Georgia Aquarium is a public, nonprofit institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. Its mission is to provide entertainment and education and to support conservation through aquatic exhibits displaying animals from around the world. The proposed collection for public display involves activities otherwise prohibited by regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plans (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fisheries of the South Atlantic Region, Spiny Lobster Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic, Reef Fishes of the Gulf of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 130 / Friday, July 7, 2006 / Notices Mexico, or Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fisheries of the South Atlantic Region and the Gulf of Mexico Region. The applicant requires authorization to harvest and possess the following numbers of fishes during each 12-month period from July 15, 2006, to July 14, 2008: 50 almaco jack, 100 Atlantic spadefish, 10 bank sea bass, 10 black grouper, 20 black margate, 50 black sea bass, 50 black snapper, 100 bluestriped grunt, 10 cero, 20 cobia, 10 coney, 30 cubera snapper, 20 dog snapper, 20 dolphin fish, 100 French grunt, 10 gag, 5 golden tilefish, 1 goliath grouper, 20 gray snapper, 5 gray triggerfish, 10 graysby, 20 greater amberjack, 5 hogfish, 20 jolthead porgy, 20 knobbed porgy, 20 lane snapper, 10 lesser amberjack, 10 little tunny, 10 mahogany snapper, 10 margate, 20 mutton snapper, 1 Nassau grouper, 3 ocean triggerfish, 3 queen triggerfish, 10 red grouper, 10 red hind, 10 red porgy, 50 red snapper, 10 rock hind, 20 rock sea bass, 10 saucereye porgy, 10 scamp, 50 schoolmaster, 5 sheepshead, 1 snowy grouper, 10 Spanish mackerel, 5 speckled hind, 10 spiny lobster, 50 tomtate, 50 vermilion snapper, 2 wahoo, 1 warsaw grouper, 5 wreckfish, 1 yellowfin grouper, 1 yellowmouth grouper, and 30 yellowtail snapper. Specimens would be collected primarily from Federal waters off the coast of Georgia but may also be collected from Federal waters off the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas during 2006, 2007, and 2008. Fishes would be captured in some areas using barrier and hand nets in conjunction with SCUBA, hook and line, and traps. The barrier net would be set up underwater to provide a barrier to a school of fish. The fish would be herded into the barrier net and then hand netted. The net would be set for approximately 1 hour at a time and monitored by divers using SCUBA at all times. The net is 50 ft (15.2 m) long and 5 ft (1.5 m) deep with 1–inch (2.5–cm) monofilament mesh. Hook and line would be employed at depths less than 100 ft (30.4 m) to capture bottomdwelling fish, and in the water column for other species. Methods would be identical to that used by charter fishing boats. Fish traps will be used in some areas and are constructed from 1.5–inch (3.8–cm) wire mesh and are approximately 3 ft (1 m) long, 3 ft (1 m) wide and 4 ft (1.2 m) high. The entrance to the traps is a vertical slit 2 inches (5 cm) wide and 12 inches (0.30 m) long. Ten traps would be deployed for up to 10 fishing periods of 12 hours each. NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Based on a preliminary review, NMFS intends to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:46 Jul 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 issue an EFP. Possible conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is indeed granted, include but are not limited to: Reduction in the number or species of fish to be collected; restrictions on the placement of traps; restrictions on the size of fish to be collected; prohibition of the harvest of any fish with visible external tags; and specification of locations, dates, and/or seasons allowed for collection of particular fish species. A final decision on issuance of the EFP will depend on a NMFS review of public comments received on the application, consultations with the affected states, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and the U.S. Coast Guard, and a determination that it is consistent with all applicable laws. The applicant requests a 24-month effective period for the EFP. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 30, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–10605 Filed 7–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations Department of the Army, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Section 302 of Public Law 99– 662 established the Inland Waterways Users Board. The Board is an independent Federal advisory committee. The Secretary of the Army appoints its 11 members. This notice is to solicit nominations for five (5) appointments or reappointments to twoyear terms that will begin after November 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Attetion: Inland Waterways Users Board Nominations Committee, 108 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310–0108. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), (703) 697–8986. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The selection, service, and appointment of Board members are covered by provisions of Section 302 of Public Law 99–662. The substance of those provisions is as follows: a. Selection. Members are to be selected from the spectrum of PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38629 commercial carriers and shippers using the inland and intracostal waterways, to represent geographical regions, and to be representative of waterborne commerce as determined by commodity ton-miles statistics. b. Service. The Board is required to meet at least semi-annually to develop and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Army on waterways construction and rehabilitation priorities and spending levels for commercial navigation improvements, and report its recommendations annually to the Secretary and Congress. c. Appointment. The operation of the Board and appointment of its members are subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended) and departmental implementing regulations. Members serve without compensation but their expenses due to Board activities are reimbursable. The considerations specified in Section 302 for the selection of the Board members, and certain terms used therein, have been interpreted, supplemented, or otherwise clarified as follows: (1) Carriers and Shippers. The law uses the terms ‘‘primary users and shipper.’’ Primary users have been intepreted to mean the providers of transportation services on inland waterways such as barge or towboat operators. Shippers have been interpreted to mean the purchasers of such services for the movement of commodities they own or control. Individuals are appointed to the Board, but they must be either a carrier or shipper, or represent a firm that is a carrier or shipper. For that purpose a trade or regional association is neither a shipper or primary user. (2) Geographical Representation. The law specifies ‘‘various’’ regions. For the purpose of selecting Board members, the waterways subjected to fuel taxes and described in Public Law 95–502, as amended, have been aggregated into six regions. They are (1) the Upper Mississippi River and its tributaries above the mouth of the Ohio; (2) the Lower Mississippi River and its tributaries below the mouth of the Ohio and above Baton Rouge; (3) the Ohio River and its tributaries; (4) the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Louisiana and Texas; (5) the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway east of New Orleans and associated fuel-taxed waterways including the Tennessee-Tombigbee, plus the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway below Norfolk; and (6) the ColumbiaSnake Rivers System and Upper Willamette. The intent is that each region shall be represented by at least one Board member, with that E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 063006A]


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and Reef Fish 
Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico

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

ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing 
permit; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted 
fishing permit (EFP) from Neil Allen on behalf of The Georgia Aquarium. 
If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicant, with certain 
conditions, to collect limited numbers of groupers, snappers, tilefish, 
sea basses, jacks, spadefish, grunts, porgies, mackerel, cero, cobia, 
dolphin fish, spiny lobster, little tunny, and triggerfish. Specimens 
would be collected primarily from Federal waters off the coast of 
Georgia but may also be collected from Federal waters off the coasts of 
South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas 
during 2006, 2007, and 2008, and displayed at The Georgia Aquarium, 
located in Atlanta, Georgia.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., Eastern standard 
time, on July 24, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the application may be sent via fax to 727-824-
5308 or mailed to: Mark Sramek, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 
13\th\ Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Comments may also be 
submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments 
is Georgia.Aquarium@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail 
document the following text: Comment on Georgia Aquarium EFP 
Application. The application and related documents are available for 
review upon written request to the address above or the e-mail address 
below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Sramek, 727-824-5311; fax 727-
824-5308; e-mail: Mark.Sramek@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EFP is requested under the authority of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 
1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted 
fishing.
    According to the applicant, The Georgia Aquarium is a public, non-
profit institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. Its mission is to 
provide entertainment and education and to support conservation through 
aquatic exhibits displaying animals from around the world.
    The proposed collection for public display involves activities 
otherwise prohibited by regulations implementing the Fishery Management 
Plans (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fisheries of the South Atlantic 
Region, Spiny Lobster Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, Dolphin and 
Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic, Reef Fishes of the Gulf of

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Mexico, or Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fisheries of the South Atlantic 
Region and the Gulf of Mexico Region.
    The applicant requires authorization to harvest and possess the 
following numbers of fishes during each 12-month period from July 15, 
2006, to July 14, 2008: 50 almaco jack, 100 Atlantic spadefish, 10 bank 
sea bass, 10 black grouper, 20 black margate, 50 black sea bass, 50 
black snapper, 100 bluestriped grunt, 10 cero, 20 cobia, 10 coney, 30 
cubera snapper, 20 dog snapper, 20 dolphin fish, 100 French grunt, 10 
gag, 5 golden tilefish, 1 goliath grouper, 20 gray snapper, 5 gray 
triggerfish, 10 graysby, 20 greater amberjack, 5 hogfish, 20 jolthead 
porgy, 20 knobbed porgy, 20 lane snapper, 10 lesser amberjack, 10 
little tunny, 10 mahogany snapper, 10 margate, 20 mutton snapper, 1 
Nassau grouper, 3 ocean triggerfish, 3 queen triggerfish, 10 red 
grouper, 10 red hind, 10 red porgy, 50 red snapper, 10 rock hind, 20 
rock sea bass, 10 saucereye porgy, 10 scamp, 50 schoolmaster, 5 
sheepshead, 1 snowy grouper, 10 Spanish mackerel, 5 speckled hind, 10 
spiny lobster, 50 tomtate, 50 vermilion snapper, 2 wahoo, 1 warsaw 
grouper, 5 wreckfish, 1 yellowfin grouper, 1 yellowmouth grouper, and 
30 yellowtail snapper. Specimens would be collected primarily from 
Federal waters off the coast of Georgia but may also be collected from 
Federal waters off the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, 
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas during 2006, 2007, and 2008.
    Fishes would be captured in some areas using barrier and hand nets 
in conjunction with SCUBA, hook and line, and traps. The barrier net 
would be set up underwater to provide a barrier to a school of fish. 
The fish would be herded into the barrier net and then hand netted. The 
net would be set for approximately 1 hour at a time and monitored by 
divers using SCUBA at all times. The net is 50 ft (15.2 m) long and 5 
ft (1.5 m) deep with 1-inch (2.5-cm) monofilament mesh. Hook and line 
would be employed at depths less than 100 ft (30.4 m) to capture 
bottom-dwelling fish, and in the water column for other species. 
Methods would be identical to that used by charter fishing boats. Fish 
traps will be used in some areas and are constructed from 1.5-inch 
(3.8-cm) wire mesh and are approximately 3 ft (1 m) long, 3 ft (1 m) 
wide and 4 ft (1.2 m) high. The entrance to the traps is a vertical 
slit 2 inches (5 cm) wide and 12 inches (0.30 m) long. Ten traps would 
be deployed for up to 10 fishing periods of 12 hours each.
    NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Based 
on a preliminary review, NMFS intends to issue an EFP. Possible 
conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is indeed 
granted, include but are not limited to: Reduction in the number or 
species of fish to be collected; restrictions on the placement of 
traps; restrictions on the size of fish to be collected; prohibition of 
the harvest of any fish with visible external tags; and specification 
of locations, dates, and/or seasons allowed for collection of 
particular fish species. A final decision on issuance of the EFP will 
depend on a NMFS review of public comments received on the application, 
consultations with the affected states, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and 
the U.S. Coast Guard, and a determination that it is consistent with 
all applicable laws. The applicant requests a 24-month effective period 
for the EFP.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: June 30, 2006.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-10605 Filed 7-6-06; 8:45 am]
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