Endangered Species; File No. 1570, 40700-40701 [E6-11368]

Download as PDF wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 40700 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 18, 2006 / Notices 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided above are within the scope of this order unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: • Alloy hot–rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., ASTM specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506). • SAE/AISI grades of series 2300 and higher. • Ball bearings steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Silico–manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent. • ASTM specifications A710 and A736. • USS Abrasion–resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). • All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507). • Non–rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot–rolled flat–rolled carbon– quality steel covered by this order, including: vacuum–degassed fully stabilized; high–strength low–alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:25 Jul 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive. Rescission of Administrative Review On February 16, 2006, Essar asserted that it had made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR and requested that the Department rescind the review. The petitioner did not comment on Essar’s claim of no shipments. On February 27, 2006, the Department conducted a customs query to ascertain whether there were any entries of the subject merchandise from Essar during the POR; the query showed that there were none. See the March 15, 2006, Memorandum to the File from the Team regarding Customs Query, the public version of which is on file in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’). Thus, the Department was able to confirm that Essar had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind an administrative review if the Secretary concludes that during the POR, there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise, as the case may be. See Certain Hot–Rolled Lead and Bismuth Carbon Steel Products From Germany: Notice of Termination of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 64 FR 44489 (August 16, 1999), and Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the Republic of Korea, 68 FR 13267 (March 19, 2003). Therefore, because Essar had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR, consistent with the regulation and our practice, we determine to rescind this review. Cash Deposit Requirements We will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits for Essar at the rate set forth in the most recently completed administrative review. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This administrative review and this notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 11, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–11371 Filed 7–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071306E] Endangered Species; File No. 1570 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), NMFS, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 33149, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawsbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before August 17, 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 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 18, 2006 / Notices 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 e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1570. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. 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 proposed research would evaluate modifications to commercial fishing gear to mitigate sea turtle interactions and capture. These evaluations and subsequent gear modifications would help to reduce incidental turtle bycatch in the gear types studied. By assessing those animals incidentally captured, the research would also provide new data to improve stock assessments, assess the impact of anthropogenic activities, better manage and, ultimately, recover these species. The research would take up to 253 loggerhead, 101 Kemp’s ridley, 112 leatherback, 51 green, 37 hawksbill, 36 olive ridley sea turtles, and 88 unidentified hardshell species (e.g., a turtle that escaped from the gear before identification could be made). Animals would be handled, measured, weighed, photographed, flipper tagged, passive integrated transponder tagged, skin biopsied, and released. A subset of these animals would be captured by trawl research authorized by the permit. The research would take place in waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and their tributaries. The permit would be issued for 5 years. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 13, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–11368 Filed 7–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:25 Jul 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination under the African Growth and Opportunity Act July 12, 2006. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Directive to the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain textile and apparel goods from Madagascar shall be treated as ‘‘handloomed, handmade, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics’’ and qualify for preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Imports of eligible products from Madagascar with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 17, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Flaaten, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 40701 70 FR 37959, 37961 & 63 (June 30, 2005). In a letter to the Commissioner of Customs dated January 18, 2001, the United States Trade Representative directed Customs to require that importers provide an appropriate export visa from a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country to obtain preferential treatment under section 112(a) of the AGOA (66 FR 7837). The first digit of the visa number corresponds to one of nine groupings of textile and apparel products that are eligible for preferential tariff treatment. Grouping ‘‘9’’ is reserved for handmade, hand-loomed, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics. CITA has consulted with Malagasy authorities and has determined that handloomed fabrics, handloomed articles (e.g., handloomed rugs, scarves, place mats, and tablecloths), and handmade articles made from handloomed fabrics, if produced in and exported from Madagascar, are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under section 112(a) of the AGOA, as amended. After further consultations with Malagasy authorities, CITA may determine that additional textile and apparel goods shall be treated as folklore articles or ethnic printed fabrics. In the letter published below, CITA directs the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection to allow duty-free entry of such products under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheading 9819.11.27 if accompanied by an appropriate AGOA visa in grouping ‘‘9’’. Authority: Sections 112(a) and 112(b)(6) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106-200) (‘‘AGOA’’), as amended by Section 7(c) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-274) (‘‘AGOA Acceleration Act’’) (19 U.S.C. §§ 3721(a) and (b)(6)); Sections 2 and 5 of Executive Order No. 13191 dated January 17, 2001; Sections 25-27 and Paras. 13-14 of Presidential Proclamation 7912 dated June 29, 2005. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. AGOA provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary subSaharan African countries, including handloomed, handmade, or folklore articles of a beneficiary country that are certified as such by the competent authority in the beneficiary country. The AGOA Acceleration Act further expanded AGOA by adding ethnic printed fabrics to the list of products eligible for the preferential treatment described in section 112(a) of the AGOA. In Executive Order 13191 and Presidential Proclamation 7912, the President authorized CITA to consult with beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries and to determine which, if any, particular textile and apparel goods shall be treated as handloomed, handmade, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics. See Executive Order 13191, 66 FR 7271, 7272 (January 22, 2001); Presidential Proclamation 7912, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements July 12, 2006. Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229. Dear Commissioner: The Committee for the Implementation of Textiles Agreements (‘‘CITA’’), pursuant to Sections 112(a) and (b)(6) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106-200) (‘‘AGOA’’), as amended by Section 7(c) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-274) (‘‘AGOA Acceleration Act’’) (19 U.S.C. §§ 3721(a) and (b)(6)), Executive Order No. 13191 dated January 17, 2001, and Presidential Proclamation 7912 dated June 29, 2005, has determined, effective on July 17, 2006, that the following articles shall be treated as articles eligible under Category 9 of the AGOA: handloomed fabrics, handloomed articles (e.g., handloomed rugs, scarves, placemats, and tablecloths), and handmade articles made from handloomed fabrics, if made in Madagascar from fabric PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 137 (Tuesday, July 18, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 071306E]


Endangered Species; File No. 1570

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Southeast Fisheries Science Center 
(SEFSC), NMFS, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 33149, has 
applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), 
loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), 
hawsbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), olive ridley (Lepidochelys 
olivacea), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for 
purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before August 17, 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

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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 e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the 
subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: 
File No. 1570.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Carrie Hubard, 
(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 proposed research would evaluate modifications to commercial 
fishing gear to mitigate sea turtle interactions and capture. These 
evaluations and subsequent gear modifications would help to reduce 
incidental turtle bycatch in the gear types studied. By assessing those 
animals incidentally captured, the research would also provide new data 
to improve stock assessments, assess the impact of anthropogenic 
activities, better manage and, ultimately, recover these species. The 
research would take up to 253 loggerhead, 101 Kemp's ridley, 112 
leatherback, 51 green, 37 hawksbill, 36 olive ridley sea turtles, and 
88 unidentified hardshell species (e.g., a turtle that escaped from the 
gear before identification could be made). Animals would be handled, 
measured, weighed, photographed, flipper tagged, passive integrated 
transponder tagged, skin biopsied, and released. A subset of these 
animals would be captured by trawl research authorized by the permit. 
The research would take place in waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of 
Mexico, Caribbean Sea and their tributaries. The permit would be issued 
for 5 years.

    Dated: July 13, 2006.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-11368 Filed 7-17-06; 8:45 am]
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