Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee, 56106-56107 [E6-15759]

Download as PDF 56106 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 26, 2006 / Notices 2007. The Department will send a letter to DHX requesting additional documentation establishing entry date and/or shipment date to support its September filing. Cash Deposit Requirements Pursuant to Section 1632 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 4), which was signed into law on August 17, 2006, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) is no longer allowing collection of bonds or other types of securities in lieu of a cash deposit for new shippers for each entry of subject merchandise during the period April 1, 2006, through June 30, 2009, except for goods from Canada and Mexico. Therefore, CBP must collect a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption. We note that the Department transmitted to CBP a set of instructions concerning this provision of the law where cash deposits are now required for all new shippers of the subject merchandise. The instructions can viewed on the Import Administration Web site, (http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/download/customs/ suspension–of-bonding–privilege-for– new-shippers.pdf). Interested parties may submit applications for disclosure of business proprietary information under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d). Dated: September 20, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–15739 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Performance in the Commercial Stone Crab and Lobster Fisheries in Florida National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Sep 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 27, 2006. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jim Waters, (252) 728–8710 or Jim.Waters@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service proposes to collect socio-economic data from commercial fishermen in Florida’s stone crab and lobster fisheries. The survey intends to collect economic information about revenues, variable and fixed costs, capital investment and other auxiliary and demographic information. The data gathered will be used to describe economic performance and to evaluate the socio-economic impacts of future Federal regulatory actions. The information will improve fishery management decision making and satisfy legal requirements under Executive Order 12866, the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801, et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other pertinent statutes. II. Method of Collection The Southeast Fisheries Science Center plans to conduct approximately 150–175 voluntary, in-person interviews from approximately 1,000 commercial stone crab and lobster fishermen who do not live in the Florida Keys. A stratified random sampling strategy will be employed, with strata defined by county. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 175. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 175. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 21, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–15733 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice requesting nominations for the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for membership on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee was established to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of the Interior in implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, specifically on strategies and priorities for developing the national system of marine protected areas (MPAs) and on practical approaches to further enhance and expand protection of new and existing MPAs. Nominations are sought for highly qualified non-Federal scientists, resource managers, and people representing other interests or E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 26, 2006 / Notices organizations involved with or affected by marine conservation including in the Great Lakes. Fifteen members of the Committee have terms that expire October 31, 2007, and nominations are sought to fill these vacancies. Individuals seeking membership on the Committee should possess demonstrable expertise in a related field or represent a stakeholder interest affected by MPAs. Nominees also will be evaluated based on the following factors: Marine policy experience, leadership and organization skills, region of country represented, and diversity characteristics. The membership reflects the Departments’ commitment to attaining balance and diversity. The full text of the Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the Agency’s Web page at http://mpa.gov/fac.html. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked on or before November 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Lauren Wenzel, National Marine Protected Areas Center, NOAA, 1305 East West Highway, Station #12227, Silver Spring, MD 20910. E-mail: Lauren.Wenzel@noaa.gov. E-mail nominations are acceptable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, National Marine Protected Areas Center (301) 713–3100 x136, Lauren.Wenzel@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Executive Order 13158, the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior were directed to seek the expert advice and recommendations of nonFederal scientists, resource managers, and other interested people and organizations through a Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The Committee was established in June 2003 and includes 30 members. The Committee meets at least once annually. Committee members serve for one four-year nonrenewable term. Members of the Committee will not be compensated, but may, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses. Each nomination submission should include the proposed Committee member’s name and organizational affiliation, a cover letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, a curriculum vitae or resume of nominee, and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should accompany each submission: The nominee’s name, VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Sep 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address if available. Dated: September 20, 2006. Mitchell A. Luxenberg, Deputy Director, Management and Budget, National Ocean Service. [FR Doc. E6–15759 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 082106A] Notice of Availability of a Final Record of Decision on the Issuance of Permits 56107 which describes the measures to minimize and mitigate the effects of the incidental take of federally listed species to the maximum extent practicable. The notice of availability for the draft EIS, draft Forest Practices HCP, and draft Implementing Agreement was published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2005 (70 FR 7245), and the notice of availability for the Final EIS, Final Forest Practices HCP, and Implementing Agreement was published in the Federal Register on January 27, 2006 (71 FR 4609). Copies of the Record of Decision, which was signed on June 5, 2006, are available from the Services. (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for contact information). Dated: September 19, 2006. David Wesley, Deputy Regional Director, Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 1, Portland, Oregon AGENCIES: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior; National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of Final Record of Decision and issuance of permits. Dated: September 19, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–15761 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services) announce the availability of a Final Record of Decision on the issuance of incidental take permits to the state of Washington under section 10 of the Endangered Species Act for the Washington Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The two incidental take permits (one from each of the Services) authorize incidental take of aquatic species (16 listed fish species, 54 unlisted fish species, and 7 unlisted amphibian species) from covered forest practices implemented under the HCP. These forest practices affect approximately 9 million acres of nonFederal and non-tribal lands in Washington State. The permits were issued on June 5, 2006, and will remain in effect for 50 years. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, or to receive copies of the documents, please contact Sally Butts, Project Manager, FWS, (360) 753– 5832; or Laura Hamilton, Project Manager, NMFS, (360) 753–5820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice advises the public that the Services gathered the information necessary to; (1) determine impacts and formulate alternatives for the EIS related to the issuance of incidental take permits to the state of Washington; and (2) develop and implement the HCP, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4310–55–S and 3510–22–S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 092006A] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposal to conduct experimental fishing; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject exempted fishing permit (EFP) application submitted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and the Northeast Multispecies FMP. However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 186 (Tuesday, September 26, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56106-56107]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-15759]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice requesting nominations for the Marine Protected Areas 
Federal Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for 
membership on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee 
(Committee). The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee was 
established to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of 
the Interior in implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, 
specifically on strategies and priorities for developing the national 
system of marine protected areas (MPAs) and on practical approaches to 
further enhance and expand protection of new and existing MPAs.
    Nominations are sought for highly qualified non-Federal scientists, 
resource managers, and people representing other interests or

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organizations involved with or affected by marine conservation 
including in the Great Lakes. Fifteen members of the Committee have 
terms that expire October 31, 2007, and nominations are sought to fill 
these vacancies.
    Individuals seeking membership on the Committee should possess 
demonstrable expertise in a related field or represent a stakeholder 
interest affected by MPAs. Nominees also will be evaluated based on the 
following factors: Marine policy experience, leadership and 
organization skills, region of country represented, and diversity 
characteristics. The membership reflects the Departments' commitment to 
attaining balance and diversity. The full text of the Committee Charter 
and its current membership can be viewed at the Agency's Web page at 
http://mpa.gov/fac.html.

DATES: Nominations must be postmarked on or before November 1, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Lauren Wenzel, National Marine 
Protected Areas Center, NOAA, 1305 East West Highway, Station 
12227, Silver Spring, MD 20910. E-mail: 
Lauren.Wenzel@noaa.gov. E-mail nominations are acceptable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, National Marine 
Protected Areas Center (301) 713-3100 x136, Lauren.Wenzel@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Executive Order 13158, the Department of 
Commerce and the Department of the Interior were directed to seek the 
expert advice and recommendations of non-Federal scientists, resource 
managers, and other interested people and organizations through a 
Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The Committee was 
established in June 2003 and includes 30 members.
    The Committee meets at least once annually. Committee members serve 
for one four-year nonrenewable term. Members of the Committee will not 
be compensated, but may, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem 
expenses.
    Each nomination submission should include the proposed Committee 
member's name and organizational affiliation, a cover letter describing 
the nominee's qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, 
a curriculum vitae or resume of nominee, and no more than three 
supporting letters describing the nominee's qualifications and interest 
in serving on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The 
following contact information should accompany each submission: The 
nominee's name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail 
address if available.

    Dated: September 20, 2006.
Mitchell A. Luxenberg,
Deputy Director, Management and Budget, National Ocean Service.
 [FR Doc. E6-15759 Filed 9-25-06; 8:45 am]
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