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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 46 / Friday, March 7, 2008 / Notices with respect to their exports of wooden bedroom furniture. On August 17, 2006, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 4) was signed into law. Section 1632 of H.R. 4 temporarily suspends the authority of the Department to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect a bond or other security in lieu of a cash deposit in new shipper reviews. Therefore, the posting of a bond or other security under section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act in lieu of a cash deposit is not available in this case. Importers of wooden bedroom furniture 1) produced by Zhangzhou XYM and exported by Golden Well, or 2) produced and exported by Sunshine must continue to post cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise (i.e., wooden bedroom furniture) at the PRC–wide entity rate of 216.01 percent. Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are issued in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: February 29, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–4546 Filed 3–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Public Safety Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Roundtable for Organizations Interested in Utilization of VoIP for Communication Between Public Safety Personnel National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Public Workshop. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES), in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Interoperability and Compatibility (DHS/OIC) and representatives of the public safety community, will hold a public working group on April 7–11, 2008, at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in Boulder, CO. The purpose of the first VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Mar 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 three days of the meeting (April 7–10, 2008) is to bring manufacturers together to establish Voice over IP (VoIP) connectivity between radio communication system bridging devices. The purpose of the last two days of the working group is to discuss the development of an enhanced implementation profile for VoIP between radio system bridging solutions. The results of this and subsequent roundtable discussions will be used in the development of specific implementation profiles for VoIP usage in public-safety owned systems. There is no charge for the roundtable; however, because of meeting room restrictions, advance registration is mandatory and limited to three representatives from any one organization. There will be no on-site, same-day registration. The registration deadline is April 1, 2008. Please note registration and admittance instructions and other additional information under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The workshop will be held on April 7–10, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. MT, and April 11, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. until Noon. ADDRESSES: The roundtable will be held in the Radio Building (Building 1), Room 1103/1105/1107, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dereck Orr, (303) 497–5400, e-mail: dereck.orr@nist.gov. 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The request from OIC germinated from practitioner-raised issues related to VoIP-enabled solutions being marketed to the public safety community as an ‘‘interoperability solution,’’ yet these solutions will not interoperate with VoIP-enabled solutions from other manufacturers making the same claim. The proper way to address this situation PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12393 is to develop a protocol implementation profile (or set of profiles) that contains the minimum standards, parameters and values necessary to ensure that solutions developed by independent organizations will interoperate with each other. This roundtable discussion is intended to lead to the development of a protocol implementation profile for VoIP-enabled radio system bridging solutions. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by close of business April 1, 2008, in order to attend. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Ms. Kathy Mayeda and she will provide you with logistics information for the meeting. Ms. Mayeda’s e-mail address is kmayeda@its.bldrdoc.gov and her phone number is (303) 497–5890. All attendees are required to submit their name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Ms. Mayeda. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their country of citizenship, title, employer/sponsor and address. Dated: February 29, 2008. Richard F. Kayser, Acting Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E8–4563 Filed 3–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–AV80 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Environmental Assessment for Amendment 30B National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice announcing the preparation of an environmental assessment (EA). AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS, in cooperation with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council), is preparing an EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Amendment 30B to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. This notice is intended to inform the public of the change from the preparation of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) to an EA for Amendment 30B. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12394 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 46 / Friday, March 7, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Hood; phone: (727) 824–5305; fax: (727) 824–5308; email: Peter.Hood@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 5, 2007 (72 FR 9734), NMFS and the Council published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register to prepare a draft EIS and to announce scoping meetings regarding the actions proposed in Amendment 30. Amendment 30 was being developed to describe and analyze management alternatives to manage fishing mortality and to establish status criteria for greater amberjack, gray triggerfish, gag, and red grouper in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Recent stock assessments completed under the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review program indicated that management changes were warranted for these stocks. Based on comments received during the scoping process and further analyses needed for the gag and red grouper stock assessments, Amendment 30 was split into Amendments 30A and 30B. This allowed proposed actions to revise the greater amberjack rebuilding plan, end overfishing of gray triggerfish, and rebuild the gray triggerfish stock to proceed in Amendment 30A while the status of the gag and red grouper stocks were resolved. A draft supplemental EIS was prepared for Amendment 30A, in part, due to significant increases in the stock biomass of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish as the two species recover from their respective overfished states. A Notice of Availability for the draft supplemental EIS analyzing impacts on the human environment for Amendment 30A was published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2007 (72 FR 71137). Actions to be described and analyzed in Amendment 30B include: setting gag thresholds and benchmarks; establishing gag and red grouper total allowable catch (TAC), interim allocations, and accountability measures; ending overfishing of gag; managing gag and red grouper commercial and recreational harvests consistent with TAC; reducing grouper discard mortality; establishing marine reserves; and requiring compliance with Federal fishery management regulations by federally permitted reef fish vessels when fishing in state waters. Based on further analysis of the environmental impacts of actions proposed in Amendment 30B, NMFS and the Council do not anticipate any significant impacts on the human environment. Although overfishing would end for gag based on the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Mar 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 proposed actions, the stock is not considered overfished and significant increases in stock biomass are not required. 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ACTION: Publishing the 12-Month Cap on Duty Free Benefits under the extension of the ATPA AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: March 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002, P.L. 107-210; Title VII of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA 2006), P.L. 109-432; H.R. 1830, 110th Cong. (2007) (H.R. 1830); H.R. 5264, 110th Cong. (2008) (H.R. 5264); Presidential Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002 (67 FR 67283). Section 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002 amended the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) to provide for duty and quota-free treatment for certain textile and apparel articles imported from designated Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) beneficiary countries. 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See section 7002(a) of the TRHCA 2006. H.R. 1830 further extended the expiration of the ATPA to February 29, 2008. See section 1 of H.R. 1830. H.R 5264 further extended the expiration of the ATPA to December 31, 2008. See section 2 of H.R. 5264. For the period beginning on October 1, 2007, and extending through September 30, 2008, preferential tariff treatment is limited under the regional fabric provision to imports of qualifying apparel articles in an amount not to exceed 5 percent of the aggregate square meter equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States in the preceding 12-month period for which data are available. For the purpose of this notice, the 12-month period for which data are available is the 12-month period that ended July 31, 2007. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 46 (Friday, March 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12393-12394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-4542]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-AV80


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Environmental Assessment for 
Amendment 30B

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

ACTION: Notice announcing the preparation of an environmental 
assessment (EA).

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SUMMARY: NMFS, in cooperation with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council (Council), is preparing an EA in accordance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Amendment 30B to the 
Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf 
of Mexico. This notice is intended to inform the public of the change 
from the preparation of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) to 
an EA for Amendment 30B.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Hood; phone: (727) 824-5305; 
fax: (727) 824-5308; email: Peter.Hood@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 5, 2007 (72 FR 9734), NMFS and the 
Council published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register to prepare 
a draft EIS and to announce scoping meetings regarding the actions 
proposed in Amendment 30. Amendment 30 was being developed to describe 
and analyze management alternatives to manage fishing mortality and to 
establish status criteria for greater amberjack, gray triggerfish, gag, 
and red grouper in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act. Recent stock assessments completed 
under the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review program indicated that 
management changes were warranted for these stocks.
    Based on comments received during the scoping process and further 
analyses needed for the gag and red grouper stock assessments, 
Amendment 30 was split into Amendments 30A and 30B. This allowed 
proposed actions to revise the greater amberjack rebuilding plan, end 
overfishing of gray triggerfish, and rebuild the gray triggerfish stock 
to proceed in Amendment 30A while the status of the gag and red grouper 
stocks were resolved. A draft supplemental EIS was prepared for 
Amendment 30A, in part, due to significant increases in the stock 
biomass of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish as the two species 
recover from their respective overfished states. A Notice of 
Availability for the draft supplemental EIS analyzing impacts on the 
human environment for Amendment 30A was published in the Federal 
Register on December 14, 2007 (72 FR 71137).
    Actions to be described and analyzed in Amendment 30B include: 
setting gag thresholds and benchmarks; establishing gag and red grouper 
total allowable catch (TAC), interim allocations, and accountability 
measures; ending overfishing of gag; managing gag and red grouper 
commercial and recreational harvests consistent with TAC; reducing 
grouper discard mortality; establishing marine reserves; and requiring 
compliance with Federal fishery management regulations by federally 
permitted reef fish vessels when fishing in state waters. Based on 
further analysis of the environmental impacts of actions proposed in 
Amendment 30B, NMFS and the Council do not anticipate any significant 
impacts on the human environment. Although overfishing would end for 
gag based on the proposed actions, the stock is not considered 
overfished and significant increases in stock biomass are not required. 
Consequently, NMFS and the Council are initially preparing an EA rather 
than proceeding with the development of a draft EIS. If the EA results 
in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), the EA and FONSI will be 
the final environmental documents required by NEPA. If the EA reveals 
that significant environmental impacts may be reasonably expected to 
result from the proposed actions, NMFS and the Council will develop a 
draft EIS to further evaluate those impacts.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 3, 2008.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E8-4542 Filed 3-6-08; 8:45 am]
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