Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 11529-11530 [E9-5797]

Download as PDF tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 18, 2009 / Notices notialis), southern rough shrimp (Trachypenaeus curvirostris), southern white shrimp (Penaeus schmitti), blue shrimp (Penaeus stylirostris), western white shrimp (Penaeus occidentalis), and Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus). Frozen shrimp and prawns that are packed with marinade, spices or sauce are included in the scope of the order. In addition, food preparations, which are not ‘‘prepared meals,’’ that contain more than 20 percent by weight of shrimp or prawn are also included in the scope of the order. Excluded from the scope are: (1) Breaded shrimp and prawns (HTS subheading 1605.20.10.20); (2) shrimp and prawns generally classified in the Pandalidae family and commonly referred to as coldwater shrimp, in any state of processing; (3) fresh shrimp and prawns whether shell-on or peeled (HTS subheadings 0306.23.00.20 and 0306.23.00.40); (4) shrimp and prawns in prepared meals (HTS subheading 1605.20.05.10); (5) dried shrimp and prawns; (6) canned warmwater shrimp and prawns (HTS subheading 1605.20.10.40); (7) certain dusted shrimp; and (8) certain battered shrimp. Dusted shrimp is a shrimp-based product: (1) That is produced from fresh (or thawed-from-frozen) and peeled shrimp; (2) to which a ‘‘dusting’’ layer of rice or wheat flour of at least 95 percent purity has been applied; (3) with the entire surface of the shrimp flesh thoroughly and evenly coated with the flour; (4) with the non-shrimp content of the end product constituting between four and 10 percent of the product’s total weight after being dusted, but prior to being frozen; and (5) that is subjected to IQF freezing immediately after application of the dusting layer. Battered shrimp is a shrimp-based product that, when dusted in accordance with the definition of dusting above, is coated with a wet viscous layer containing egg and/or milk, and par-fried. The products covered by the order are currently classified under the following HTSUS subheadings: 0306.13.00.03, 0306.13.00.06, 0306.13.00.09, 0306.13.00.12, 0306.13.00.15, 0306.13.00.18, 0306.13.00.21, 0306.13.00.24, 0306.13.00.27, 0306.13.00.40, 1605.20.10.10, and 1605.20.10.30. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes only and are not dispositive, but rather the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:48 Mar 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), the Department will conduct a changed circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of, an antidumping duty order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. The Department has determined that the information submitted by the CCR Companies demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. See 19 CFR 351.216(d). Additionally, section 751(b)(4) of the Act states that the Department shall not conduct a review less than 24 months after the date of publication of the lessthan-fair-value determination, in the absence of good cause. As noted above, all the CCR Companies filed their requests for changed circumstances reviews more than 24 months after the publication of the Order. In accordance with the abovereferenced regulations, the Department is initiating changed circumstances reviews to determine whether the CCR Companies are the successors-in-interest to the Original Companies. In determining whether one company is the successor to another for purposes of applying the antidumping duty law, the Department examines a number of factors including, but not limited to, changes in: (1) Management; (2) production facilities; (3) supplier relationships; and (4) customer base. See, e.g., Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Romania: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 22847 (May 3, 2005). While no one or several of these factors will necessarily provide a dispositive indication of succession, the Department will generally consider one company to be a successor to another company if its resulting operation is similar to that of its predecessor. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India, 71 FR 327 (January 4, 2006). Thus, if the evidence demonstrates that, with respect to the production and sale of the subject merchandise, the new company operates as the same business entity as the prior company, the Department will assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its predecessor. Due to the complexity and breadth of analysis required for five separate changed circumstance reviews, it is not practical to conduct expedited changed PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11529 circumstance reviews. Therefore, we have not issued the preliminary results of these changed circumstance reviews at this time. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of preliminary results of the antidumping duty changed circumstances reviews, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(i). This notice will set forth the factual and legal conclusions upon which our preliminary results are based and a description of any action proposed based on those results. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of the reviews. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department will issue the final results of its antidumping duty changed circumstances reviews not later than 270 days after the date on which the reviews are initiated, or within 45 days if all parties to the proceeding agree to the outcome of the preliminary findings, and will publish these results in the Federal Register. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: March 12, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–5875 Filed 3–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XO16 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Pelagics Plan Team (PPT), in Honolulu, HI, to discuss fishery issues and develop recommendations for future management. DATES: The meeting of the PPT will be held on April 29–May 1, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 11530 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 18, 2009 / Notices Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522–8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PPT will meet between April 29 and May 1, 2009 at the Council Conference Room to discuss the following agenda items: Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 8.30 a.m. 1. Introduction 2. Annual Report review a. Review 2008 Annual Report modules and recommendations i. CNMI ii. American Samoa iii. Guam iv. Hawaii v. International vi. Recreational b. 2008 Annual Report region wide recommendations tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Jkt 217001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 13, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–5797 Filed 3–17–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO08 3. Summary of current Fishery Management Plan amendment actions 4. Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Effort 5. Bigeye tuna quota 6. Conservation and Management Measures from Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission 7. Analysis of mahimahi and ono catch data 8. Marine Mammal Advisory Committee Recommendations 9. Offshore handline fishery limited entry program 10. Recreational fisheries developments (Marine Recreational Fisheries Improvement Program) 11. Other business 12. Public comments 13. Pelagic Plan Team Recommendations The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The PPT will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the PPT for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Plan Team action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issue arising after publication of this document that requires 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. 14:48 Mar 17, 2009 These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Thursday & Friday, April 30–May 1, 2009, 8.30 a.m. VerDate Nov<24>2008 Special Accommodations Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Navy Training and Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation Activities Conducted within the Mariana Islands Range Complex National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for letter of authorization; request for comments and information. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to military readiness training activities and research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) to be conducted in the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) for the period beginning December 2009 and ending December 2014. Pursuant to the implementing regulations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing our receipt of the Navy’s request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on the Navy’s application and request. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than April 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application should be addressed to Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3225. The mailbox address for PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 providing email comments is PR1.0648– XO08@noaa.gov. NMFS is not responsible for e-mail comments sent to addresses other than the one provided here. Comments sent via e-mail, including all attachments, must not exceed a 10–megabyte file size. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolie Harrison, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713–2289, ext. 166. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability A copy of the Navy’s application may be obtained by writing to the address specified above (See ADDRESSES), telephoning the contact listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or visiting the internet at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. The Navy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for MIRC was made available to the public on January 30, 2009, and may be viewed at http:// www.marianasrangecomplexeis.com/. During the initial 45–day public comment period, the Navy hosted four public hearings. Background In the case of military readiness activities, sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional taking of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) if certain findings are made and regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings may be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have no more than a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses, and that the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such taking are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as: an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival. With respect to military readiness activities, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: (i) any act that injures or has the significant potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XO16


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of its Pelagics Plan Team (PPT), in Honolulu, HI, to 
discuss fishery issues and develop recommendations for future 
management.

DATES: The meeting of the PPT will be held on April 29-May 1, 2009, 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference 
Room,

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Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 
1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PPT will meet between April 29 and May 
1, 2009 at the Council Conference Room to discuss the following agenda 
items:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 8.30 a.m.

    1. Introduction
    2. Annual Report review
    a. Review 2008 Annual Report modules and recommendations
    i. CNMI
    ii. American Samoa
    iii. Guam
    iv. Hawaii
    v. International
    vi. Recreational
    b. 2008 Annual Report region wide recommendations

Thursday & Friday, April 30-May 1, 2009, 8.30 a.m.

    3. Summary of current Fishery Management Plan amendment actions
    4. Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Effort
    5. Bigeye tuna quota
    6. Conservation and Management Measures from Western and Central 
Pacific Fishery Commission
    7. Analysis of mahimahi and ono catch data
    8. Marine Mammal Advisory Committee Recommendations
    9. Offshore handline fishery limited entry program
    10. Recreational fisheries developments (Marine Recreational 
Fisheries Improvement Program)
    11. Other business
    12. Public comments
    13. Pelagic Plan Team Recommendations
    The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The 
PPT will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before the PPT for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of 
formal action during these meetings. Plan Team action will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
issue arising after publication of this document that requires 
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

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 
(voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 13, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-5797 Filed 3-17-09; 8:45 am]
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