Marine Mammals; File No. 13927, 75084-75085 [E8-29204]

Download as PDF 75084 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices Certain In–Shell Raw Pistachios From Iran, 68 FR 353 at 354 (January 3, 2003); and Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 68 FR 351 (January 3, 2003). The Department has determined that a combination rate is appropriate in this case, as Golden Banyan is both the producer and exporter of the subject merchandise. Therefore, the Department will include in its cash deposit instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) appropriate language to enforce these final results of new shipper review on the basis of a combination rate involving Golden Banyan as both the producer and exporter of the subject merchandise. of 1930, as amended (the Act): (1) for subject merchandise produced and exported by Golden Banyan, the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for subject merchandise exported by Golden Banyan, but not manufactured by Golden Banyan, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the PRC–wide rate (i.e., 198.63 percent); and (3) for subject merchandise manufactured by Golden Banyan, but exported by any party other than Golden Banyan, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the exporter. These cash deposit requirements will remain in effect until further notice. Reimbursement of Duties This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their The Department has determined that responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) the following margin exists for the to file a certificate regarding the period February 1, 2007, through reimbursement of antidumping duties February 29, 2008: prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to Weighted–Average comply with this requirement could Exporter/Manufacturer Margin (Percentresult in the Secretary’s presumption age) that reimbursement of antidumping Fujian Golden Banyan duties occurred and the subsequent Foodstuffs Industrial assessment of doubled antidumping Co., Ltd. .................... 0.00 duties. Final Results of Review Administrative Protective Orders Pursuant to these final results, the Department determined, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions for Golden Banyan to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of new shipper review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we calculated importer–specific (or customer) ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of the dumping margins calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of those same sales. We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review if any importer–specific (or customer) assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis. 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, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This new shipper review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(h). Cash Deposit Requirements mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Assessment Rates Dated: December 3, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–29215 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of these final results of the new shipper review for all shipments of subject merchandise by Golden Banyan under its new name Fujian Golden Banyan Foodstuffs Industrial Co., Ltd. (Golden Banyan), entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XM16 Marine Mammals; File No. 13927 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Associated Scientists at Woods Hole (ASWH) (Dr. James Hain, Principal Investigator), Box 721, Woods Hole, MA 02543, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) and other cetacean species. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before January 9, 2009. 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; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9300; fax (978)281–9394; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. 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. 13927. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Amy Hapeman, (301)713–2289. E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 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 222–226). ASWH requests a five-year permit to conduct scientific research focusing primarily on North Atlantic right whales, with a secondary focus on humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) and fin (Balaenoptera physalus) whales. The purposes of the right whale research include: (1) to improve knowledge of right whale habitat utilization; (2) to monitor the population in a portion of the southeast U.S. right whale critical habitat; (3) to contribute to the right whale photoidentification catalog; (4) to characterize the shallow water acoustic environment and right whale vocalizations; and (5) to examine sightability from different types of platforms. The feeding behavior of right, fin, and humpback whales would also be studied using aerial platforms. The main study areas are the waters off northeast Florida in December through April and the waters off Cape Cod, MA in the summer months. Research could occur year round in Atlantic waters from Maine to Florida. The majority of the research would involve aerial surveys conducted from a variety of platforms, including airplanes, blimps, and aerostats. A maximum of 50 fin and 50 humpback whales could be harassed annually during aerial surveys. Seventy-five right whales may be harassed annually during aerial surveys. Twenty other cetacean species, including endangered sperm (Physeter macrocephalus), sei (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), and blue (Balaenoptera musculus) whales, may be incidentally harassed during aerial surveys. Two pinniped species and four species of sea turtles (loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas)) may also be incidentally harassed as a result of aerial surveys. Vessel surveys would also be conducted in U.S. southeast waters. Close approaches to right whales would be made to collect photo-identification, behavioral and passive acoustic data. ASWH proposes to use both motorized (10 right whales harassed annually) and non-motorized (i.e., kayaks) (5 right VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:08 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 whales harassed annually) vessels in their research. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: December 4, 2008. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–29204 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Cancellation of Electronic Visa Information System (ELVIS) Requirements for Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in The People’s Republic of China and Exported on and after January 1, 2009 December 5, 2008. AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection canceling all previous directives concerning ELVIS requirements for China. 75085 People’s Republic of China that was signed on November 8, 2005. In the letter below, CITA is directing the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to cancel all ELVIS requirements for goods exported from China on and after January 1, 2009. Janet E. Heinzen, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements December 5, 2008. Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, D.C. 20229. Dear Commissioner: This directive cancels all previous directives concerning requirements for ELVIS transmissions, issued to you by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, effective for goods exported from China on and after January 1, 2009. However, the ELVIS requirement and quota requirements will continue to remain in effect until further notice for goods exported from China prior to January 1, 2009, even if entered in 2009. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreement has determined that this action falls within the foreign affairs exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1). Sincerely, Janet E. Heinzen, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E8–29211 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ross Arnold, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482– 4212. For information on the quota status of this limit, refer to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website (http://www.cbp.gov), or call (202) 863–6560. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended; Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854). This directive cancels the ELVIS requirement for goods exported from China on and after January 1, 2009. The ELVIS requirement and quota requirements will continue to remain in effect until further notice for goods exported from China prior to January 1, 2009, even if entered in 2009. This action is consistent with the terms of the bilateral agreement on textiles and apparel between the Governments of the United States of America and the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of 37 CFR 404.4, which implements Public Law 96–517, as amended, the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant to EMTEC, a nonprofit member based organization registered in Ohio, having a place of business at 3155 Research Blvd., Dayton, Ohio 45420, an exclusive license in any right, title, and interest the Air Force has in the invention described in: Air Force invention number AFD 881, entitled Light Emitting Diode with a Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Biopolymer Phosphor Based Coating for Solid State Lighting Object. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 10, 2008)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XM16


Marine Mammals; File No. 13927

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 Associated Scientists at Woods 
Hole (ASWH) (Dr. James Hain, Principal Investigator), Box 721, Woods 
Hole, MA 02543, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct 
research on North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) and other 
cetacean species.

DATES:  Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before January 9, 2009.

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;
    Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-
2298; phone (978)281-9300; fax (978)281-9394; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, 
Florida 33701; phone (727)824-5312; fax (727)824-5309.
    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. 13927.

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(MMPA; 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 222-226).
    ASWH requests a five-year permit to conduct scientific research 
focusing primarily on North Atlantic right whales, with a secondary 
focus on humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) and fin (Balaenoptera 
physalus) whales. The purposes of the right whale research include: (1) 
to improve knowledge of right whale habitat utilization; (2) to monitor 
the population in a portion of the southeast U.S. right whale critical 
habitat; (3) to contribute to the right whale photo-identification 
catalog; (4) to characterize the shallow water acoustic environment and 
right whale vocalizations; and (5) to examine sightability from 
different types of platforms. The feeding behavior of right, fin, and 
humpback whales would also be studied using aerial platforms.
    The main study areas are the waters off northeast Florida in 
December through April and the waters off Cape Cod, MA in the summer 
months. Research could occur year round in Atlantic waters from Maine 
to Florida. The majority of the research would involve aerial surveys 
conducted from a variety of platforms, including airplanes, blimps, and 
aerostats. A maximum of 50 fin and 50 humpback whales could be harassed 
annually during aerial surveys. Seventy-five right whales may be 
harassed annually during aerial surveys. Twenty other cetacean species, 
including endangered sperm (Physeter macrocephalus), sei (Balaenoptera 
acutorostrata), and blue (Balaenoptera musculus) whales, may be 
incidentally harassed during aerial surveys. Two pinniped species and 
four species of sea turtles (loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback 
(Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green 
(Chelonia mydas)) may also be incidentally harassed as a result of 
aerial surveys.
    Vessel surveys would also be conducted in U.S. southeast waters. 
Close approaches to right whales would be made to collect photo-
identification, behavioral and passive acoustic data. ASWH proposes to 
use both motorized (10 right whales harassed annually) and non-
motorized (i.e., kayaks) (5 right whales harassed annually) vessels in 
their research.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: December 4, 2008.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-29204 Filed 12-9-08; 8:45 am]
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