Marine Mammals; File Nos. 1127-1921 and 10018, 36042-36043 [E8-14415]

Download as PDF 36042 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 25, 2008 / Notices ‘‘Supplier’’ means a person who produces, provides, or sells Products, Services and/or Technology Rights. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VI. Protection Provided by Certificate A–570–849 complicated methodological issues and the examination of importer information. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2), the Department is extending the time period for these preliminary results to 300 days, until no later than November 6, 2008. The final results continue to be due 90 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 777(i) of the Act. Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review Dated: June 18, 2008. Stephen J. 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A copy of the Certificate will be kept in the International Trade Administration’s Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, Room 4100, U.S. Department of VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:23 Jun 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 AGENCY: On January 11, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) initiated the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on cut–tolength carbon steel plate from the People’s Republic of China with respect to Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., covering the period November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. See Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People’s Republic of China; Initiation of New Shipper Review, 73 FR 3236 (January 17, 2008). The preliminary results of this new shipper review are currently due no later than July 9, 2008. Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires that the Department issue preliminary results of a new shipper review of an antidumping duty order within 180 days after the day on which the review was initiated. See also 19 CFR 351.214(i)(1). The Act further provides that the Department may extend that 180–day period to 300 days if it determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated. See 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2). The Department determines that this new shipper review involves PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XI32 Marine Mammals; File Nos. 1127–1921 and 10018 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Hawaii Marine Mammal Consortium, P.O. Box 6107, Kamuela, HI 96743 [File No. 1127–1921] and Dr. Rachel Cartwright, 5277 West Wooley Rd., Oxnard, CA 93035 [File No. 10018] have each been issued a permit to conduct scientific research on several species of cetaceans found in Hawaiian waters. ADDRESSES: These permits 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 96814–4700; phone (808)944–2200; fax (808)973–2941. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandy Belmas or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 11, 2007, notice was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 37731) that a request for a scientific research permit to take 24 species of cetaceans in E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 25, 2008 / Notices Hawaiian waters, including the following endangered species: blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), fin whale (B. physalus), humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), sei whale (B. borealis), and sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), had been submitted by the Hawaii Marine Mammal Consortium. In addition, on August 6, 2007, notice was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 43626) that a request for a scientific research permit to take humpback whales in Hawaiian waters, had been submitted by Dr. Cartwright. The requested permits have been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), 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 parts 222–226). Permit No. 1127–1921 authorizes a total of 6390 annual takes, of the species listed above, by means of close approach via vessel for photoidentification, behavioral observation, acoustic recording, underwater photography and video, photogrammetry, collection of sloughed skin and fecal samples, and incidental harassment. Up to 860 takes, of the total authorized, are allocated for biopsy sampling. With the exception of humpback whales, all age/sex classes, except calves less than one year and associated mothers, may be biopsy sampled. No humpback whale calves less than 6 months of age would be biopsy sampled. The objectives of this research are to study the status, numbers, distribution, and life histories of several cetacean species found in Hawaiian waters. Permit No. 10018 authorizes up to 540 annual takes of humpback whales (420 juveniles/adults; 120 calves) by means of close approach via vessel for photoidentification, focal follows, underwater observations, collection of sloughed skin, and incidental harassment. Incidental harassment of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata), false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), and shortfinned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) is also authorized. The purpose of this research is to test the hypotheses that behavior, dynamics, and distribution of female/calf pairs varies between different stocks and may be influenced by abiotic factors such as VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:19 Jun 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 aspects of bathymetry, water quality, and levels of vessel traffic. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement. Issuance of these permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permits: (1) were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: June 19, 2008. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14415 Filed 6–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XI60 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, One Newbury Street, Route 1, Peabody, MA 01960. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978)465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: 1. The Groundfish Oversight Committee will continue to develop PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36043 Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 16 will adjust management measures as necessary to continue rebuilding of overfished groundfish stocks. The Committee will discuss measures for both the commercial and recreational components of the fishery at this meeting. The Committee will address questions raised by the Council concerning Committee proposals to develop specific allocations of six groundfish stocks to the recreational and commercial components of the fishery. The Committee will also discuss the implications of a recent Council proposal for managing Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) on these allocations. Other recreational issues that may be addressed include rationale for basing the allocation on different time periods, monitoring of recreational ACLs, and Accountability Measures (AMs) for the recreational fishery. The Committee will discuss several issues related to the commercial component of the fishery. These include monitoring requirements and a review of accountability measures for the commercial fishery. The Committee may also further discuss an effort control option raised at the June 2, 2008 Committee meeting an option that is based on a twenty-four hour clock and trip limits. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people withdisabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 19, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14280 Filed 6–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XI32


Marine Mammals; File Nos. 1127-1921 and 10018

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Hawaii Marine Mammal 
Consortium, P.O. Box 6107, Kamuela, HI 96743 [File No. 1127-1921] and 
Dr. Rachel Cartwright, 5277 West Wooley Rd., Oxnard, CA 93035 [File No. 
10018] have each been issued a permit to conduct scientific research on 
several species of cetaceans found in Hawaiian waters.

ADDRESSES: These permits 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 96814-4700; phone (808)944-2200; fax (808)973-2941.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandy Belmas or Carrie Hubard, 
(301)713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 11, 2007, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (72 FR 37731) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take 24 species of cetaceans in

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Hawaiian waters, including the following endangered species: blue whale 
(Balaenoptera musculus), fin whale (B. physalus), humpback whale 
(Megaptera novaeangliae), sei whale (B. borealis), and sperm whale 
(Physeter macrocephalus), had been submitted by the Hawaii Marine 
Mammal Consortium. In addition, on August 6, 2007, notice was published 
in the Federal Register (72 FR 43626) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take humpback whales in Hawaiian waters, had been 
submitted by Dr. Cartwright. The requested permits have been issued 
under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking 
and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), 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 parts 222-226).
    Permit No. 1127-1921 authorizes a total of 6390 annual takes, of 
the species listed above, by means of close approach via vessel for 
photo-identification, behavioral observation, acoustic recording, 
underwater photography and video, photogrammetry, collection of 
sloughed skin and fecal samples, and incidental harassment. Up to 860 
takes, of the total authorized, are allocated for biopsy sampling. With 
the exception of humpback whales, all age/sex classes, except calves 
less than one year and associated mothers, may be biopsy sampled. No 
humpback whale calves less than 6 months of age would be biopsy 
sampled. The objectives of this research are to study the status, 
numbers, distribution, and life histories of several cetacean species 
found in Hawaiian waters.
    Permit No. 10018 authorizes up to 540 annual takes of humpback 
whales (420 juveniles/adults; 120 calves) by means of close approach 
via vessel for photo-identification, focal follows, underwater 
observations, collection of sloughed skin, and incidental harassment. 
Incidental harassment of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), 
spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), pantropical spotted dolphins 
(Stenella attenuata), false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), and 
short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) is also 
authorized. The purpose of this research is to test the hypotheses that 
behavior, dynamics, and distribution of female/calf pairs varies 
between different stocks and may be influenced by abiotic factors such 
as aspects of bathymetry, water quality, and levels of vessel traffic.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment was prepared 
analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of 
No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not 
necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement.
    Issuance of these permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that such permits: (1) were applied for in good faith; (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are 
consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the 
ESA.

    Dated: June 19, 2008.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-14415 Filed 6-24-08; 8:45 am]
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