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Download as PDF dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 54 / Monday, March 23, 2009 / Notices 6. the requirement for halibut to not be allowed on deck without an observer present at § 679.93(c)(5). The exemptions to § 679.7(a)(2) and (o)(4) would be needed only if the BUC were to reach the 2009 Amendment 80 cooperative apportionment of halibut mortality (1,793 mt). In the event that BUC reaches this amount, the BUC’s directed fishery for groundfish would close. If the amount of halibut mortality savings estimated under this EFP shows less mortality than the amount estimated using standard 2009 halibut discard mortality rates established for the Bering Sea trawl fisheries (February 17, 2009, 74 FR 7333), BUC may be allowed to continue fishing for groundfish species later in the year, with some limitations. The BUC would be required to submit a report to NMFS and the IPHC of the estimated halibut mortality saved during the Phase I agency review and determination of halibut savings. After review and approval by NMFS, the BUC may be allowed to do subsequent EFP fishing at the end of the year as Phase II fishing under the EFP. The BUC would be limited to no more than the BUC’s Amendment 80 groundfish allocation. The additional amount of halibut caught would not exceed the amount of the halibut mortality savings under the EFP, or BUC’s 2009 allocation of halibut PSC. This EFP would apply for the period of time required to complete the experiment in Phase I and potentially in subsequent fishing in Phase II, during 2009, in areas of the BSAI open to directed fishing by the BUC. The EFP activities would be of limited scope and duration and would not be expected to change the nature or duration of the groundfish fishery, fishing practices or gear used, or the amount or species of fish caught by the BUC. The activities that would be conducted under this EFP are not expected to have a significant impact on the human environment as detailed in the categorical exclusion issued for this action (see ADDRESSES). In accordance with § 679.6, NMFS has determined that the proposal warrants further consideration and has forwarded the application to the Council to initiate consultation. The Council will consider the EFP application during its April 2009 meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. The applicant has been invited to appear in support of the application. Public Comments Interested persons may comment on the application at the April 2009 Council meeting during public testimony. Information regarding the VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 meeting is available at the Council’s website at http:// alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/ council.htm. Copies of the application and categorical exclusion are available for review from NMFS (see ADDRESSES). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 17, 2009. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–6350 Filed 3–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO19 Permits; Foreign Fishing AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of foreign fishing application; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS publishes for public review and comment information regarding a permit application for transshipment of Atlantic herring by Canadian vessels, submitted under provisions of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson–Stevens Act). DATES: Comments must be received by April 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments or requests for a copy of the application to Mi Ae Kim, Trade and Marine Stewardship Division, Office of International Affairs, NMFS, 1315 East–West Highway, Silver Spring, MD. Comments on this notice may also be submitted by e–mail to nmfs.foreignfishing@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following document identifier: RIN 0648–XO19. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mi Ae Kim, Office of International Affairs, (301) 713–9090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 204(d) of the Magnuson– Stevens Act (16 U.S.C. 1824(d)) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to issue a transshipment permit authorizing a vessel other than a vessel of the United States to engage in fishing consisting solely of transporting fish or fish products at sea from a point within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or, with the concurrence of a state, within the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12115 boundaries of that state to a point outside the United States. In addition, Public Law 104–297, section 105(e) directs the Secretary to issue section 204(d) permits for up to 14 Canadian transport vessels to receive Atlantic herring harvested by United States fishermen and to be used in sardine processing. Transshipment must occur from within the boundaries of the State of Maine or within the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69 degrees 30 minutes west and within 12 nautical miles from the seaward boundary of that State. Section 204(d)(3)(D) of the Magnuson–Stevens Act provides that an application may not be approved until the Secretary determines that ‘‘no owner or operator of a vessel of the United States which has adequate capacity to perform the transportation for which the application is submitted has indicated ... an interest in performing the transportation at fair and reasonable rates.’’ NMFS is publishing this notice as part of its effort to make such a determination with respect to the application described below. Section 204(d)(3)(B) of the Magnuson–Stevens Act provides that an application may not be approved until the Secretary determines that ‘‘the applicant will comply with the requirements described in section 201(c)(2) with respect to activities authorized by any permit issued pursuant to the application.’’ Section 201(c)(2) identifies multiple requirements related to monitoring, compliance, and enforcement, such as allowing authorized officers to board and inspect vessels, installation and use of position–fixing and identification equipment, and stationing of observers. Summary of Application NMFS received an application requesting authorization for 10 Canadian transport vessels to receive transfers of herring from United States purse seine vessels, stop seines, and weirs for the purpose of transporting the herring to Canada for processing. The transshipment operations will occur within the boundaries of the State of Maine or within the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69 degrees 30 minutes west and within 12 nautical miles from the seaward boundary of that State. Interested U.S. vessel owners and operators may obtain a copy of the complete application from NMFS (see ADDRESSES). E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 12116 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 54 / Monday, March 23, 2009 / Notices Dated: March 18, 2009. Rebecca Lent, Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–6349 Filed 3–20–09; 8:45 am] on all of these matters as well as assisting businesses in determining when an export license is necessary; explaining how to obtain one; clarifying the policies that are followed in considering license applications; and explaining how exporters can learn about the latest changes and requirements. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 54 (Monday, March 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E9-6349]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XO19


Permits; Foreign Fishing

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

ACTION: Notice of receipt of foreign fishing application; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS publishes for public review and comment information 
regarding a permit application for transshipment of Atlantic herring by 
Canadian vessels, submitted under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).

DATES: Comments must be received by April 6, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments or requests for a copy of the application to 
Mi Ae Kim, Trade and Marine Stewardship Division, Office of 
International Affairs, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD. 
Comments on this notice may also be submitted by e-mail to 
nmfs.foreignfishing@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following 
document identifier: RIN 0648-XO19.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mi Ae Kim, Office of International 
Affairs, (301) 713-9090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 204(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (16 U.S.C. 1824(d)) 
authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to issue a 
transshipment permit authorizing a vessel other than a vessel of the 
United States to engage in fishing consisting solely of transporting 
fish or fish products at sea from a point within the United States 
Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or, with the concurrence of a state, 
within the boundaries of that state to a point outside the United 
States. In addition, Public Law 104-297, section 105(e) directs the 
Secretary to issue section 204(d) permits for up to 14 Canadian 
transport vessels to receive Atlantic herring harvested by United 
States fishermen and to be used in sardine processing. Transshipment 
must occur from within the boundaries of the State of Maine or within 
the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69 degrees 30 minutes west and 
within 12 nautical miles from the seaward boundary of that State.
    Section 204(d)(3)(D) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act provides that an 
application may not be approved until the Secretary determines that 
``no owner or operator of a vessel of the United States which has 
adequate capacity to perform the transportation for which the 
application is submitted has indicated ... an interest in performing 
the transportation at fair and reasonable rates.'' NMFS is publishing 
this notice as part of its effort to make such a determination with 
respect to the application described below.
    Section 204(d)(3)(B) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act provides that an 
application may not be approved until the Secretary determines that 
``the applicant will comply with the requirements described in section 
201(c)(2) with respect to activities authorized by any permit issued 
pursuant to the application.'' Section 201(c)(2) identifies multiple 
requirements related to monitoring, compliance, and enforcement, such 
as allowing authorized officers to board and inspect vessels, 
installation and use of position-fixing and identification equipment, 
and stationing of observers.

Summary of Application

    NMFS received an application requesting authorization for 10 
Canadian transport vessels to receive transfers of herring from United 
States purse seine vessels, stop seines, and weirs for the purpose of 
transporting the herring to Canada for processing. The transshipment 
operations will occur within the boundaries of the State of Maine or 
within the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69 degrees 30 minutes 
west and within 12 nautical miles from the seaward boundary of that 
State.
    Interested U.S. vessel owners and operators may obtain a copy of 
the complete application from NMFS (see ADDRESSES).


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    Dated: March 18, 2009.
Rebecca Lent,
Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-6349 Filed 3-20-09; 8:45 am]
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