Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), 18962 [E7-7122]

Download as PDF 18962 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 72 / Monday, April 16, 2007 / Notices Dated: April 9, 2007. Joe O. Neuhoff, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. E7–7122 Filed 4–13–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Open Meeting. DATE: May 11, 2007. [I.D. 040307C] TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20230, Room 4830. SUMMARY: The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) will hold a plenary meeting on May 11, 2007, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, in Room 4830. The ETTAC will discuss Committee priorities and goals for the year and other international topics related to trade and the environmental technologies industry. (e.g. the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate; update on the latest round of negotiations in the World Trade Organization’s environmental goods and services trade liberalization; intellectual property rights; etc.). The meeting is open to the public and time will be permitted for public comment. Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome anytime before or after the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting. The ETTAC is mandated by Public Law 103–392. It was created to advise the U.S. government on environmental trade policies and programs, and to help it to focus its resources on increasing the exports of the U.S. environmental industry. ETTAC operates as an advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce and the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 1994. It was most recently rechartered until September 3, 2008. PLACE: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bohon, Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–0359. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OEEI at (202) 482–5225. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Apr 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 Government of Spain 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 Spanish-flag purse seine vessels or purse seine vessels operating under Spanish jurisdiction to be imported into the United States. The affirmative finding was based on review of documentary evidence submitted by the Government of Spain 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, 2007, through March 31, 2008. 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 government 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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and obligations of membership in the IATTC. Every 5 years, the government 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 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 Government of Spain or obtained from the IATTC and the Department of State and has determined that Spain 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 Government of Spain’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 Spanish-flag purse seine vessels or purse seine vessels operating under Spanish jurisdiction. Spain’s affirmative finding will remain valid through March 31, 2010, subject to subsequent annual reviews by NMFS. Dated: April 11, 2007. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service [FR Doc. E7–7196 Filed 4–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC)

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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Date:  May 11, 2007.

Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place:  Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington DC 20230, Room 4830.
SUMMARY: The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee 
(ETTAC) will hold a plenary meeting on May 11, 2007, at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230, in Room 4830. The ETTAC will discuss Committee 
priorities and goals for the year and other international topics 
related to trade and the environmental technologies industry. (e.g. the 
Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate; update on 
the latest round of negotiations in the World Trade Organization's 
environmental goods and services trade liberalization; intellectual 
property rights; etc.). The meeting is open to the public and time will 
be permitted for public comment.
    Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome anytime 
before or after the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days 
of this meeting.
    The ETTAC is mandated by Public Law 103-392. It was created to 
advise the U.S. government on environmental trade policies and 
programs, and to help it to focus its resources on increasing the 
exports of the U.S. environmental industry. ETTAC operates as an 
advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce and the Trade Promotion 
Coordinating Committee (TPCC). ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 
1994. It was most recently rechartered until September 3, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bohon, Office of Energy and 
Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-0359. This 
meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be 
directed to OEEI at (202) 482-5225.

     Dated: April 9, 2007.
Joe O. Neuhoff,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
 [FR Doc. E7-7122 Filed 4-13-07; 8:45 am]
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