Export Trade Certificate of Review, 40076 [E6-11110]

Download as PDF 40076 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 135 / Friday, July 14, 2006 / Notices Dated: July 11, 2006. Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–11110 Filed 7–13–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration, Commerce. Export Trade Certificate of Review BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P Notice of Issuance of an Amended Export Trade Certificate of Review, Application No. 05–A0001. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ACTION: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUMMARY: On July 11, 2006, The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Central America Poultry Export Quota, Inc. (‘‘CA–PEQ’’). [I.D. 070706A] Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit Related to Horseshoe Crabs FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or E-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov. Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR Part 325 (2005). Export Trading Company Affairs (‘‘ETCA’’) is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the U.S. Department of Commerce to publish a summary of the certification in the Federal Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any person aggrieved by the Secretary’s determination may, within 30 days of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district court of the United States to set aside the determination on the ground that the determination is erroneous. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Description of Amended Certificate The original CA–PEQ Certificate (No. 05–00001) was issued on January 30, 2006 (71 FR 6753, February 9, 2006). CA–PEQ’s Export Trade Certificate of Review has been amended to: 1. Add the following association as a new ‘‘Member’’ of the Certificate within the meaning of § 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(1)): Federacion de Avicultores de Honduras (‘‘FEDAVIH’’), San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The effective date of the amended certificate is April 12, 2006. A copy of the amended certificate will be kept in the International Trade Administration’s Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, Room 4100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Jul 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, is considering issuing an Exempted Fishing Permit to Limuli Laboratories of Cape May Court House, NJ, to conduct the sixth year of an exempted fishing operation otherwise restricted by regulations prohibiting the harvest of horseshoe crabs in the Carl N. Schuster Jr. Horseshoe Crab Reserve (Reserve) located 3 nautical miles (nm) seaward from the mouth of the Delaware Bay. If granted, the EFP would allow the harvest of 10,000 horseshoe crabs for biomedical purposes and require, as a condition of the EFP, the collection of data related to the status of horseshoe crabs within the Reserve. This notice also invites comments on the issuance of the EFP to Limuli Laboratories. DATES: Written comments on this action must be received on or before July 31, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Alan Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13362, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on Horseshoe Crab EFP Proposal.’’ Comments may also be sent via fax to (301) 713–0596. Comments on this notice may also be submitted by e-mail to: Horseshoe-Crab.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: Horseshoe Crab EFP Proposal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Meyer, Fishery Management Biologist, (301) 713–2334. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The regulations that govern exempted fishing, at 50 CFR 600.745(b) and PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 697.22, allow a Regional Administrator or the Director of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries to authorize for limited testing, public display, data collection, exploration, health and safety, environmental clean-up and/or hazardous removal purposes, the targeting or incidental harvest of managed species that would otherwise be prohibited. Accordingly, an EFP to authorize such activity may be issued, provided: there is adequate opportunity for the public to comment on the EFP application, the conservation goals and objectives of the fishery management plan are not compromised, and issuance of the EFP is beneficial to the management of the species. The Reserve was established on March 7, 2001, to protect the Atlantic coast stock of horseshoe crabs and to support the effectiveness of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (Commission) Interstate Fishery Management Plan (ISFMP) for horseshoe crabs. The final rule (February 5, 2001; 66 FR 8906) prohibited fishing for and possession of horseshoe crabs in the Reserve on a vessel with a trawl or dredge gear aboard while in the Reserve. While the rule did not allow for any biomedical harvest or the collection of fishery dependent data, NMFS stated in the comments and responses section that it would consider issuing EFPs for the biomedical harvest of horseshoe crabs in the Reserve. The biomedical industry collects horseshoe crabs, removes approximately 30 percent of their blood, and returns them alive to the water. Approximately 10 percent do not survive the bleeding process. The blood contains a reagent called Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) that is used to test injectable drugs and medical devices for bacteria and bacterial by-products. Presently, there is no alternative to the LAL derived from horseshoe crabs. NMFS manages horseshoe crabs in the exclusive economic zone in close cooperation with the Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Commission’s Horseshoe Crab Management Board met on April 21, 2000, and again on December 16, 2003, and recommended to NMFS that biomedical companies with a history of collecting horseshoe crabs in the Reserve be given an exemption to continue their historic levels of collection not to exceed a combined harvest total of 10,000 crabs annually. In 2000, the Commission’s Horseshoe Crab Plan Review Team reported that biomedical harvest of up to 10,000 horseshoe crabs should be allowed to continue in the Reserve given that the E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration, Commerce.


Export Trade Certificate of Review

ACTION: Notice of Issuance of an Amended Export Trade Certificate of 
Review, Application No. 05-A0001.

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SUMMARY: On July 11, 2006, The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an 
amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Central America Poultry 
Export Quota, Inc. (``CA-PEQ'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Export 
Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-
5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or E-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act 
of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001-21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to 
issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations implementing 
Title III are found at 15 CFR Part 325 (2005).
    Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA'') is issuing this notice 
pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the U.S. Department of 
Commerce to publish a summary of the certification in the Federal 
Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any 
person aggrieved by the Secretary's determination may, within 30 days 
of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district 
court of the United States to set aside the determination on the ground 
that the determination is erroneous.

Description of Amended Certificate

    The original CA-PEQ Certificate (No. 05-00001) was issued on 
January 30, 2006 (71 FR 6753, February 9, 2006).
    CA-PEQ's Export Trade Certificate of Review has been amended to:
    1. Add the following association as a new ``Member'' of the 
Certificate within the meaning of Sec.  325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 
CFR 325.2(1)): Federacion de Avicultores de Honduras (``FEDAVIH''), San 
Pedro Sula, Honduras.
    The effective date of the amended certificate is April 12, 2006. A 
copy of the amended certificate will be kept in the International Trade 
Administration's Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, 
Room 4100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: July 11, 2006.
Jeffrey C. Anspacher,
Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.
[FR Doc. E6-11110 Filed 7-13-06; 8:45 am]
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