Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting, 77008-77009 [E8-30089]

Download as PDF 77008 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 244 / Thursday, December 18, 2008 / Notices dispersion has a solids content of greater than 59 percent (this category is limited to aqueous dispersions of these polymers and does not include aqueous dispersions of polychloroprenes that contain comonomers other than 2,3– dichlorobutadiene–1,3); and (3) solid polychloroprenes that are dipolymers of chloroprene and 2,3– dichlorobutadiene–1,3 having a 2,3– dichlorobutadiene–1,3 content of 15 percent or greater (this category is limited to polychloroprenes in solid form and does not include aqueous dispersions). In addition, the following types of polychloroprene rubber are excluded from the scope: 1) solid polychloroprenes that are dipolymers of chloroprene and methacrylic acid having methacrylic acid comonomer content in the 0.2 percent to 5.0 percent range (this category does not include aqueous chloroprene/methacrylic acid diploymer dispersion products or solvent solutions of chloroprene/ methacrylic acid dipolymers),2 and 2) aqueous dispersions of 2– chlorobutadiene–1,3 homopolymers, where the polymer content of the dispersion is between 55 weight percent and 61 weight percent and the dispersed homopolymer contains less than 10 weight percent of a tetrahydrofuran– insoluble fraction. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Final Results of Review: Partial Revocation of Antidumping Duty Finding The affirmative statement of no interest by the petitioner concerning certain polychloroprene rubber from Japan, as described herein, constitutes changed circumstances sufficient to warrant revocation of the AD finding in part. Therefore, the Department is revoking, in part, the AD finding on polychloroprene rubber from Japan with regard to products which meet the specifications detailed above, in accordance with sections 751(b) and (d) and 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d) and 351.222(g). We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of entries of certain polychloroprene rubber, meeting the specifications indicated above, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication in the Federal Register of the final results of this changed circumstances review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.222. Entries of subject 2 See Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Determination to Revoke Antidumping Duty Finding in Part, 73 FR 64914 (October 31, 2008). VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:13 Dec 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping duty deposit requirements. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. The Department is issuing this changed circumstances review, partial revocation of the AD finding, and this notice in accordance with sections 751(b) and (d), 777(i), and 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(e) and 351.222(g). Dated: December 11, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E8–30113 Filed 12–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and the respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2009. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be directed to Randy Blankinship, (727) 824–5399 or Randy.Blankinship@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Under the authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Management and Conservation Act, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) would like to renew its requirement that operators of fishing tournaments involving Highly Migratory Species (HMS), specifically Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks, provide advance identification of the tournament date(s), location, operator, and target species. Also, after the tournament, provide information on the HMS that are caught, whether they were kept or released, the length and weight of the fish, and other information. Most of the data required for post-tournament reporting are already collected in the course of routine tournament operations. The data collected are needed by NMFS to estimate the total annual catch of these species and to evaluate the impact of tournament fishing in relation to other types of fishing. II. Method of Collection Completed paper forms are returned to NMFS, at an address or FAX number designated by NMFS on the forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0323. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes for a registration form; and 20 minutes for a tournament summary report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 83. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $161.20 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 244 / Thursday, December 18, 2008 / Notices on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 15, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–30089 Filed 12–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XM24 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of applications for scientific research permits; request for comments. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received applications for scientific research from Natural Resource Scientists, Incorporated (NRS), in Red Bluff, CA (14077), and from the U.S. Geological Services (USGS) in Sacramento, CA (14150). These permits would affect the federally endangered Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon and the threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs), the federally threatened Central Valley steelhead Distinct Population Segment (DPS), and the federally threatened southern Distinct Population of North American green sturgeon (southern DPS of green sturgeon). This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit applications for review and comment. DATES: Written comments on the permit applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on January 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted by email must be sent to the following address FRNpermitsSAC@noaa.gov. The applications and related documents are available for review by appointment, for permits : Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 8–300, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:51 Dec 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 Sacramento, CA 95814 (ph: 916–930– 3600, fax: 916–930–3629). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Witalis telephone 916–930– 3606, or e-mail: Shirley.Witalis@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority Issuance of permits and permit modifications, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits/modifications: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species which are the subject of the permits; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Permits and modifications are issued in accordance with and are subject to the ESA and NMFS regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222–226). Those individuals requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA. All statements and opinions contained in the permit action summaries are those of the applicant and do not necessarily reflect the views of NMFS. Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to federallylisted endangered Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) ESU, threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) ESU, threatened Central Valley steelhead (O. mykiss) DPS, threatened Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened southern DPS of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). Applications Received NRS requests a 2–year permit (14077) for take of juvenile Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, and southern DPS of green sturgeon to conduct sitespecific research at three irrigation diversion sites off the Sacramento River, California. This research is part of an on-going investigation into developing criteria for prioritizing fish screening projects, and will correlate fish PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77009 entrainment with the physical, hydraulic, and habitat variables at each diversion site. All fish will be identified as to species/race, enumerated, measured for length, and placed back into the canals; all entrained live fish will be returned to the river. Sampling at each diversion site will be performed daily from April 1 through October 31, 2009, and April 1 through October 31, 2010. NRS requests authorization for an estimated annual non-lethal take of 1,466 juvenile Sacramento River winterrun Chinook salmon, 1,307 Central Valley juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon, and 155 Central Valley juvenile steelhead, for a total of 2,928 salmonids per year. NRS estimates the annual nonlethal take of 184 juvenile southern DPS of green sturgeon. Estimates of take for the two year study are 5,856 salmonids and 368 green sturgeon. USGS, in co-sponsorship with the California Department of Water Resources, California Bay-Delta Authority, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, requests a 5–year permit (14150) for take of juvenile Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon and Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon associated with researching the mechanisms that control out-migration pathways and survival of endangered juvenile salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California (Delta) from the interaction between seasonal timescale variations in upstream hydrology and strong tidal forcing effects from water management actions. The goals of the study are two-fold: (1) to determine the factors (channel geometry, velocity structure, and behavior) that control entrainment in the Delta Cross Channel and Georgiana Slough; and (2) to determine routes and survival of out-migrating juvenile salmon throughout the north, west and centralDelta. The primary source of study fish will be 5500 Central Valley late-fall subyearling Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) from Coleman National Fish Hatchery (CNFH). To investigate differences of behavioral response between hatchery and wild fish, an admixture of 250 juvenile winter-, spring-, fall- and late fall-run Chinook salmon will be collected from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or California Department of Fish and Game rotary screw trap monitoring efforts in the Sacramento River at river mile (RM) 242 and RM 205 and transported directly to a shoreline research location or the California-Nevada Fish Health Center at the CNFH complex and held prior to being transported to shoreline research locations for surgical insertion of acoustic transmitters; a tissue sample will be collected from wild juvenile E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly 
Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and the respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Randy Blankinship, (727) 824-5399 or 
Randy.Blankinship@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Under the authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Management 
and Conservation Act, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) would 
like to renew its requirement that operators of fishing tournaments 
involving Highly Migratory Species (HMS), specifically Atlantic tunas, 
swordfish, billfish, and sharks, provide advance identification of the 
tournament date(s), location, operator, and target species. Also, after 
the tournament, provide information on the HMS that are caught, whether 
they were kept or released, the length and weight of the fish, and 
other information. Most of the data required for post-tournament 
reporting are already collected in the course of routine tournament 
operations. The data collected are needed by NMFS to estimate the total 
annual catch of these species and to evaluate the impact of tournament 
fishing in relation to other types of fishing.

II. Method of Collection

    Completed paper forms are returned to NMFS, at an address or FAX 
number designated by NMFS on the forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0323.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; not-
for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes for a registration form; and 
20 minutes for a tournament summary report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 83.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $161.20 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information

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on respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter 
of public record.

    Dated: December 15, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-30089 Filed 12-17-08; 8:45 am]
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