Endangered Species; File No. 10027, 64584-64585 [E7-22450]

Download as PDF 64584 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices proceedings which place a constraint on the number of analysts that can be assigned to this case. Not only do these other cases present a significant workload, but the deadlines for a number of the cases coincide and/or overlap with deadlines in this antidumping proceeding. Therefore, we have fully extended the deadline for completing the preliminary results until April 29, 2008, which is 365 days from the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The deadline for the final results of the review continues to be 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: November 8, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22467 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Penn State University mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Notice of Decision on Application for Duty–Free Entry of Scientific Instruments 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 Dated: November 8, 2007. Faye Robinson, Director Statutory Import Programs Staff Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22469 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–825] Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film from India: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum or Toni Page, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, Room 7866, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197 or (202) 482–1398, respectively. AGENCY: On August 6, 2007, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film from India for the period January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Notice of Preliminary Results and Rescission, in Part, of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 43607 (August 6, 2007). The current deadline for the final results of review is December 4, 2007. This review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States, MTZ Polyfilms, Ltd. (MTZ) and Garware Polyester Ltd. (Garware), as well as the government of India (GOI). Extension of Time Limit for Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) requires the Department to issue the final results in an administrative review within 120 days of the publication date of the preliminary results. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Department to extend the time limit for the final results to a maximum of 180 days. The Department has determined that completion of the final results of this review within the original time period is not practicable due to the additional analysis that must be performed on the information collected at the verification conducted after the issuance of the preliminary results. Thus, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time period for issuing the final results of review by an additional 60 days. As the 180th day falls on a Saturday, the final results will now be due no later than February 4, 2008. This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 9, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22465 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD91 Background This is a decision pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L.106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as each is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 07–040. Applicant: Penn State University, 311 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802. Instrument: Distributed Temperature Sensor, model Sentinel DTS–SR(0– 5KM). Manufacturer: Sensornet Ltd., United Kingdom. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 59076, October 18, 2007. Reason: Good temperature resolution and the capability to collect data every minute to 0.1° C. accuracy are essential for the study that involves the determination of stream–aquifer interaction as related to precipitation VerDate Aug<31>2005 events, and the detection of areas that build and release moisture along the hillslope. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Endangered Species; File No. 10027 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, New York 10024, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before [December 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: 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 Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI DATES: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices 96814–4700; phone (808)973–2935; fax (808)973–2941. 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 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. 10027. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Amy Hapeman, (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 applicant proposes to study the population biology and connectivity of green and hawksbill sea turtles focusing on distribution and abundance, ecology, health, and threats to sea turtles at the Palmyra Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers would also consider management and conservation applications of their research. Up to 300 green and 100 hawkbill sea turtles would be captured by hand or net, examined, measured, photographed, flipper and Passive Integrated Transponder tagged, blood sampled, carapace sampled, shell etched and painted, fecal sampled, have their temperature measured, and released. Up to 75 of the green and 25 of the hawksbill sea turtles would also be gastric lavaged before release. Up to 15 of the green and 5 of the hawksbill sea turtles would have transmitters affixed to their carapace before release. Additionally, researchers would examine, measure, tissue sample, stomach sample, humerus sample, and photograph up to 30 green and 10 hawksbill sea turtle carcasses that they may encounter. The permit would be valid for 5 years and the research would occur. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 Dated: November 9, 2007. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–22450 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 071017603–7604–01] RIN 0648–XD12 Listing Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Designating Critical Habitat; 90–day Finding for a Petition to Reclassify the Loggerhead Turtle in the North Pacific Ocean as a Distinct Population Segment with Endangered Status and to Designate Critical Habitat National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of petition finding; request for information and comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce, announces the 90–day finding for a petition to reclassify loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the North Pacific Ocean as a Distinct Population Segment (DPS) with endangered status and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The loggerhead is currently listed as threatened throughout its range. We find that the petition presents substantial scientific information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. We are initiating a review of the status of the species to determine whether the petitioned action is warranted and to determine whether any additional changes to the current listing of the loggerhead turtle are warranted. To ensure a comprehensive review, we are soliciting information and comments pertaining to this species from any interested party. DATES: Written comments and information related to this petition finding must be received [see ADDRESSES] by January 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments and information should be addressed to the Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East- PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64585 West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Comments may also be sent via fax to 301–427–2522, or by e-mail to: northpacific.loggerhead@noaa.gov. The petition is available for download and review at https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ pdfs/fr/petitionlnorthlpacificllogger head.pdf Comments received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours by calling 301–713–2322. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Schroeder by phone 301–713– 2322, fax 301–427–2522, or e-mail barbara.schroeder@noaa.gov; Christina Fahy by phone 562–980–4023, fax 562– 980–4027, or e-mail christina.fahy@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 4(b)(3)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires us to make a finding as to whether a petition to list, delist, or reclassify a species presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Our implementing regulations (50 CFR 424.14) define ‘‘substantial information’’ as the amount of information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the measure proposed in the petition may be warranted. In determining whether substantial information exists, we take into account several factors, including information submitted with, and referenced in, the petition and all other information readily available in our files. To the maximum extent practicable, this finding is to be made within 90 days of the receipt of the petition, and the finding is to be published promptly in the Federal Register. If we find that a petition presents substantial information indicating that the requested action may be warranted, we are also required to conduct a status review of the species. The determination of whether or not the petitioned action is warranted must be made within one year of the receipt of the petition. Analysis of Petition On July 16, 2007, we received a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and the Turtle Island Restoration Network requesting that loggerhead turtles in the North Pacific Ocean be reclassified as a DPS (see Petition Finding for discussion on Distinct Population Segments) with endangered status and that critical habitat be designated. The petition contains a detailed description of the species’ natural E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD91


Endangered Species; File No. 10027

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 Center for Biodiversity and 
Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 
79\th\ Street, New York, New York 10024, has applied in due form for a 
permit to take green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys 
imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.

DATES:  Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before [December 17, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices:
    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
    Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, 
Honolulu, HI

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96814-4700; phone (808)973-2935; fax (808)973-2941.
    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 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. 10027.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Patrick Opay or Amy Hapeman, 
(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 applicant proposes to study the population biology and 
connectivity of green and hawksbill sea turtles focusing on 
distribution and abundance, ecology, health, and threats to sea turtles 
at the Palmyra Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers would also 
consider management and conservation applications of their research. Up 
to 300 green and 100 hawkbill sea turtles would be captured by hand or 
net, examined, measured, photographed, flipper and Passive Integrated 
Transponder tagged, blood sampled, carapace sampled, shell etched and 
painted, fecal sampled, have their temperature measured, and released. 
Up to 75 of the green and 25 of the hawksbill sea turtles would also be 
gastric lavaged before release. Up to 15 of the green and 5 of the 
hawksbill sea turtles would have transmitters affixed to their carapace 
before release. Additionally, researchers would examine, measure, 
tissue sample, stomach sample, humerus sample, and photograph up to 30 
green and 10 hawksbill sea turtle carcasses that they may encounter. 
The permit would be valid for 5 years and the research would occur.

    Dated: November 9, 2007.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E7-22450 Filed 11-15-07; 8:45 am]
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