Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; SEDAR; Public Meetings, 53194-53195 [E8-21469]

Download as PDF 53194 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES merchandise, each timely requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the PRC for entries of the subject merchandise during the period April 1, 2007, through March 31, 2008. Therefore, on May 29, 2008, the Department initiated a review of Dixion, Haimeng, Longkou Orient, Luqi, and Wally. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 31813 (June 4, 2008). The International Trade Commission (ITC) subsequently determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the PRC would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. The ITC notified the Department of its decision on June 12, 2008, and published its decision on June 18, 2008. See Brake Rotors from China: Investigation No. 731–TA–744 (Second Review), 73 FR 34790 (June 18, 2008), and ITC Publication 4009 Inv. No. 731– TA–744 (Second Review) (June 2008). Based on the ITC’s decision, the Department subsequently revoked the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the PRC, effective August 14, 2007. See Brake Rotors from the People’s Republic of China: Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order Pursuant to Second Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 73 FR 36039 (June 25, 2008) (Revocation Notice). As a result of the revocation of this order, effective August 14, 2007, the period of review (POR) of this segment was changed to April 1, 2007, through August 13, 2007. See Revocation Notice, 73 FR at 36040; and Memorandum to the File entitled ‘‘Change in the Period of Review,’’ dated June 27, 2008. In a letter dated July 11, 2008, Dixion and Wally withdrew their requests for review and requested that the Department rescind the review with respect to them. On August 12, 2008, Longkou Orient also withdrew its request for review, as did Haimeng and Luqi on August 13, 2008. Rescission, in Part, of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party who requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Accordingly, Dixion, Haimeng, Longkou Orient, Luqi, and Wally timely withdrew their requests for review within the 90-day VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 period and no other party requested a review of their entries. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to these companies. The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review has been rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed, if applicable, at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: September 9, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–21473 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Frm 00007 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK50 Assessment PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; SEDAR; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Procedural Workshop on Indices Development and Selection Criteria. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Measures of population abundance are critical to developing adequate and reliable quantitative stock assessments. Given the complexity of developing indices of abundance and determining which indices may be useful for use in stock assessments, a 4 day workshop will be convened to gather key members of the SEDAR assessment community to prepare a guide to index development and evaluation. Topics of discussion will include: methods for indices development, review of criteria used in determining usefulness of indices in past SEDARs, meta-analysis of indices presented in past SEDARs (examining factors such as duration, coefficients of variation, and spatial coverage), and possible criteria for indices selection. Participants will produce summaries and/or documents of various issues to be discussed prior to the workshop and participant in the development of the final report during and after the meeting. The SEDAR Indices Procedural Workshop will take place October 14– 17, 2008; SEDAR - Indices Procedural Workshop Schedule: October 14, 2008: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; October 15–16, 2008: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; October 17, 2008: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: The SEDAR Indices Procedural Workshop will be held at the NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149; telephone: (305) 361– 4200. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366. DATES: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment Workshop and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Stock Assessment Workshop is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Consensus Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. Each SEDAR workshop panel is asked to provide research and monitoring recommendations to improve future assessments and feedback on the process to help improve SEDAR itself. Over time, certain key topics emerge that reveal a research need or procedural suggestion that is common to multiple assessments. The SEDAR Steering Committee endorses procedural workshops such as that noticed here to address those issues that affect multiple assessments and require more time and resources to resolve than are typically available during the normal assessment development process. The goal of these workshops is to develop guidelines and practices that will increase the efficiency of subsequent SEDAR assessments. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, in mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions 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 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. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Dated: September 10, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–21469 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK51 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; SEDAR; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Procedural Workshop on Catchability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Due to a paucity of fisheryindependent monitoring information, stock assessments of Southeastern fisheries resources conducted through SEDAR rely heavily on evaluating fishery-dependent data sources to detect population abundance signals. Recently, assessment methods were developed that allowed for relaxation of the constant catchability assumption typically used when analyzing fishery dependent catch per unit effort information. While both assessment scientists and participating constituent representatives agree it is highly unlikely that catchability has remained constant, agreeing on the specifics that allow incorporating catchability changes remains a challenge. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53195 SEDAR will convene a workshop including representatives from Federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, Council technical and constituent advisors, and university researchers to evaluate catchability issues. Participants will review information addressing catchability changes, develop recommendations for incorporating catchability changes in SEDAR assessments, and recommend criteria for consideration when developing catchability profiles for individual species or fisheries. Participants will prepare a SEDAR procedures document addressing their recommendations that will be used to guide future SEDAR assessments. DATES: The SEDAR Catchability Procedural Workshop will take place November 17–20, 2008; SEDAR Catchability Procedural Workshop Schedule: November 17, 2008: 1 p.m. 8 p.m.; November 18–19, 2008: 8 a.m. 8 p.m.; November 20, 2008: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The SEDAR Catchability Procedural Workshop will be held at the Doubletree Atlanta Buckhead, 3342 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; telephone: (800) 222–8733. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment Workshop and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Stock Assessment Workshop is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Consensus Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XK50


Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; SEDAR; Public 
Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) 
Procedural Workshop on Indices Development and Selection Criteria.

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SUMMARY: Measures of population abundance are critical to developing 
adequate and reliable quantitative stock assessments. Given the 
complexity of developing indices of abundance and determining which 
indices may be useful for use in stock assessments, a 4 day workshop 
will be convened to gather key members of the SEDAR assessment 
community to prepare a guide to index development and evaluation. 
Topics of discussion will include: methods for indices development, 
review of criteria used in determining usefulness of indices in past 
SEDARs, meta-analysis of indices presented in past SEDARs (examining 
factors such as duration, coefficients of variation, and spatial 
coverage), and possible criteria for indices selection. Participants 
will produce summaries and/or documents of various issues to be 
discussed prior to the workshop and participant in the development of 
the final report during and after the meeting.

DATES: The SEDAR Indices Procedural Workshop will take place October 
14-17, 2008; SEDAR - Indices Procedural Workshop Schedule: October 14, 
2008: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; October 15-16, 2008: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; October 
17, 2008: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The SEDAR Indices Procedural Workshop will be held at the 
NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 75 Virginia Beach 
Drive, Miami, FL 33149; telephone: (305) 361-4200.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: 
(843) 571-4366.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and 
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions 
have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 
process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks 
in the Southeast Region. SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) Data 
Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment Workshop and (3) Review Workshop. The 
product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and 
evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are 
appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Stock 
Assessment Workshop is a stock assessment report which describes the 
fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological 
benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends 
research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer 
reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is 
a Consensus Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths 
and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for 
SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, 
and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast 
Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants 
include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment 
scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives 
including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO's; International 
experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal 
agencies.
    Each SEDAR workshop panel is asked to provide research and 
monitoring recommendations to improve future assessments and feedback 
on the process to help improve SEDAR itself. Over time, certain key 
topics emerge that reveal a research need or procedural suggestion that 
is common to multiple assessments. The SEDAR Steering Committee 
endorses procedural workshops such as that noticed here to address 
those issues that affect multiple assessments and require more time and 
resources to resolve than are typically available during the normal 
assessment development process. The goal of these workshops is to 
develop guidelines and practices that will increase the efficiency of 
subsequent SEDAR assessments.
    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 these 
meetings. Actions 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 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. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
at least 10 business days prior to each workshop.

    Dated: September 10, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-21469 Filed 9-12-08; 8:45 am]
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