Endangered Species; File No. 10115, 50941-50942 [E8-20163]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices preliminary determination, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–861, A–570–935] Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigations Dated: August 21, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–20158 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Edwards, Dena Crossland (Republic of Korea), Jeffrey Pedersen, or Rebecca Pandolph (People’s Republic of China), Office 7 and Office 4, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8029, (202) 482–3362, (202) 482– 2769, and (202) 482–3627, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Postponement of Preliminary Determinations On April 23, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the antidumping duty investigations of certain circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe (line pipe) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). See Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 73 FR 23188 (April 29, 2008). The notice of initiation stated that the Department would issue its preliminary determinations for these investigations no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation (i.e., September 10, 2008) in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On August 12, 2008, Maverick Tube Corporation, Tex–Tube Company, and United States Steel Corporation (collectively, the petitioners) made a timely request pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e) for a postponement of the preliminary determinations with respect to Korea and the PRC. Therefore, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations with respect to Korea and the PRC pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act by 50 days to October 30, 2008. The deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–853, A–570–937] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terre Keaton Stefanova (Canada) or Marin Weaver (the People’s Republic of China), AD/CVD Operations, Offices 2 and 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1280 or (202) 482–2336, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations On May 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the antidumping investigations of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and the People’s Republic of China. See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 73 FR 27492 (May 13, 2008). The notice of initiation stated that unless postponed the Department would issue the preliminary determinations for these investigations no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The preliminary determinations are currently due no later than September 21, 2008. On August 19, 2008, the petitioners, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Americas, Inc., made a timely request pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50941 Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations. The petitioners requested postponement of the preliminary determinations in order to ensure that the Department has ample time to thoroughly analyze the novel and complex issues involved in these investigations. Because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act to November 12, 2008,1 the next business day after 190 days from the date of initiation. The deadline for the final determinations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: August 25, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–20153 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK06 Endangered Species; File No. 10115 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Douglas Peterson, Warnell School of Forest Resources (Fisheries Division), University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, has been issued a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): 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 Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. 1 November E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 11, 2008, is a federal holiday. 29AUN1 50942 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Malcolm Mohead or Brandy Belmas, (301)713–2289. On February 21, 2008, notice was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 9525) that a request for a scientific research permit to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been issued 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 parts 222–226). Dr. Douglas Peterson is authorized to conduct a five-year scientific research (presence/absence) study of shortnose sturgeon in the Saint Marys and Satilla Rivers, Georgia and Florida. The purpose of the proposed research is to assess the current status of shortnose sturgeon in these rivers, as well as evaluate the current habitat availability in each river. If shortnose sturgeon are found, another objective of the research will be to quantify the genetic discreteness and effective population size of the extant stock. Specifically, Dr. Peterson is authorized to capture (by gill or trammel nets), handle, measure, weigh, PIT tag, and genetic fin clip up to 85 shortnose sturgeon annually from each river for the duration of the permit, or five years. To document spawning in the rivers, up to 20 eggs or larvae may be lethally collected in each river with artificial substrates. No unintentional mortality for either river is authorized. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 25, 2008. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–20163 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK09 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of scoping meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold scoping meetings to obtain input from fishers, the general public, and the local agencies representatives on the Regulatory Amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands Concerning Bajo de Sico Seasonal Closure including a Regulatory Impact Review and an Environmental Assessment. DATES: The scoping meetings will be held on the following dates and locations: •September 18, 2008, Mayaguez Resort and Casino, Rd. 104, Km. 0.3, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico •September 19, 2008, Pierre Hotel at Gallery Plaza, De Diego Avenue, Santurce, Puerto Rico •September 22, 2008, Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Hotel, 5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, USVI •September 23, 2008, Buccaneer Hotel,,Estate Shoys, Christtiansted, St. Croix, USVI. All meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–2577, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold Scoping meetings to receive public input on the Regulatory Amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands Concerning Bajo de Sico Seasonal Closure including a Regulatory Impact Review and an Environmental Assessment. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–2577, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 26, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–20067 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK08 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Advisory Panel and Recreational Advisory Panel will hold two meetings to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meetings will be held on September 16 and 17, 2008. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn, One Newbury Street, Route 1, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535–4600. 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. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 169 (Friday, August 29, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-20163]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XK06


Endangered Species; File No. 10115

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

ACTION:  Issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that Dr. Douglas Peterson, Warnell 
School of Forest Resources (Fisheries Division), University of Georgia, 
Athens, Georgia 30602, has been issued a permit to take shortnose 
sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research.

ADDRESSES:  The permit and related documents are available for review 
upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s):
    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
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 21, 2008, notice was published 
in the Federal Register (73 FR 9525) that a request for a scientific 
research permit to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by the 
above-named individual. The requested permit has been issued 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 
parts 222-226).
    Dr. Douglas Peterson is authorized to conduct a five-year 
scientific research (presence/absence) study of shortnose sturgeon in 
the Saint Marys and Satilla Rivers, Georgia and Florida. The purpose of 
the proposed research is to assess the current status of shortnose 
sturgeon in these rivers, as well as evaluate the current habitat 
availability in each river. If shortnose sturgeon are found, another 
objective of the research will be to quantify the genetic discreteness 
and effective population size of the extant stock.
    Specifically, Dr. Peterson is authorized to capture (by gill or 
trammel nets), handle, measure, weigh, PIT tag, and genetic fin clip up 
to 85 shortnose sturgeon annually from each river for the duration of 
the permit, or five years. To document spawning in the rivers, up to 20 
eggs or larvae may be lethally collected in each river with artificial 
substrates. No unintentional mortality for either river is authorized.
    Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a 
finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened 
species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth 
in section 2 of the ESA.

    Dated: August 25, 2008.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-20163 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]
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