Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 19202 [E9-9646]

Download as PDF 19202 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 28, 2009 / Notices on September 30, 2008, for the 2008 period of review (POR). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 56795 (September 30, 2008). The preliminary results for this review are currently due no later than May 4, 2009. Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested and the final results of review within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively. We are awaiting supplemental information from the Government of Korea in this administrative review. Because the Department will require additional time to review and analyze this supplemental information and may issue further supplemental questionnaires, it is not practicable to complete this review within the originally anticipated time limit (i.e., by May 4, 2009). Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results by 120 days to not later than August 31, 2009, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 22, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–9674 Filed 4–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration erowe on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES RIN 0648–X081 Magnuson–Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:33 Apr 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This EFP would allow two commercial fishing vessels to temporarily retain undersize fish and fish in excess of possession limits for the purpose of data collection in support of research conducted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI). The Assistant Regional Administrator has made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under this EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue an EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued. Regulations under the Magnuson– Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 13, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: DA9–103@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on GMRI TED EFP.’’ • Mail: Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, NE Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on GMRI TED EFP.’’ • Fax: (978) 281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Bryant, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9244. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GMRI was selected by the NOAA Protected Species Branch to conduct a study titled, ‘‘Study Comparison in Flounder Trawl Gear.’’ The objective of this project is to test and compare the catch performance of a trawl net fitted with a NMFS turtle excluder device (TED) with a leatherback sea turtle opening to an identical net without a TED or opening in the summer flounder fishery. This PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 objective would be accomplished by documenting catch rates of summer flounder and other finfish bycatch between the two trawl gear types and examining the effects of these gear types on summer flounder length frequencies. GMRI proposes to employ two commercial vessels that operate in the summer flounder fishery to conduct this research. Investigators propose to conduct approximately six 90-minute tows per day for 16 days, for a total of 96 tows, during May — June 2009. The location would be performed in the Mid–Atlantic region, specifically the summer flounder fishing grounds off Delmarva and New Jersey north of the Summer Flounder Fishery Sea Turtle Protection Area. Investigators would weigh and measure all summer flounder and finfish bycatch collected in each tow and return everything but legal– sized summer flounder within regulated possession limits to the sea as quickly as possible. All legal catch would be sold. GMRI submitted a complete EFP application on April 13, 2009, requesting exemption from minimum fish size and possession limit regulations for the purpose of data collection prior to discard. Undersize fish and fish above the vessel’s possession limit would be returned to the sea as quickly as possible to minimize discard mortality. All other elements of these fishing trips would comply with fishing regulations. The applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. If the research project is terminated for any reason prior to completion, any unused funds collected from catch sold to pay for research expenses may be refunded to NOAA. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 22, 2009. Alan D. Risenhoover Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–9646 Filed 4–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-X081


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic 
Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable 
Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), 
has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit 
(EFP) application contains all of the required information and warrants 
further consideration. This EFP would allow two commercial fishing 
vessels to temporarily retain undersize fish and fish in excess of 
possession limits for the purpose of data collection in support of 
research conducted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI). The 
Assistant Regional Administrator has made a preliminary determination 
that the activities authorized under this EFP would be consistent with 
the goals and objectives of the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea 
Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and 
consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to 
issue an EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional 
Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued.
    Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act require publication of this notification to provide 
interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for 
proposed EFPs.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: DA9-103@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line 
``Comments on GMRI TED EFP.''
     Mail: Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, NE 
Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark 
the outside of the envelope ``Comments on GMRI TED EFP.''
     Fax: (978) 281-9135.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Bryant, Fishery Management 
Specialist, 978-281-9244.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GMRI was selected by the NOAA Protected 
Species Branch to conduct a study titled, ``Study Comparison in 
Flounder Trawl Gear.'' The objective of this project is to test and 
compare the catch performance of a trawl net fitted with a NMFS turtle 
excluder device (TED) with a leatherback sea turtle opening to an 
identical net without a TED or opening in the summer flounder fishery. 
This objective would be accomplished by documenting catch rates of 
summer flounder and other finfish bycatch between the two trawl gear 
types and examining the effects of these gear types on summer flounder 
length frequencies.
    GMRI proposes to employ two commercial vessels that operate in the 
summer flounder fishery to conduct this research. Investigators propose 
to conduct approximately six 90-minute tows per day for 16 days, for a 
total of 96 tows, during May -- June 2009. The location would be 
performed in the Mid-Atlantic region, specifically the summer flounder 
fishing grounds off Delmarva and New Jersey north of the Summer 
Flounder Fishery Sea Turtle Protection Area. Investigators would weigh 
and measure all summer flounder and finfish bycatch collected in each 
tow and return everything but legal-sized summer flounder within 
regulated possession limits to the sea as quickly as possible. All 
legal catch would be sold.
    GMRI submitted a complete EFP application on April 13, 2009, 
requesting exemption from minimum fish size and possession limit 
regulations for the purpose of data collection prior to discard. 
Undersize fish and fish above the vessel's possession limit would be 
returned to the sea as quickly as possible to minimize discard 
mortality. All other elements of these fishing trips would comply with 
fishing regulations.
    The applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the 
EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be 
granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to 
facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts 
that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP 
request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the 
exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. If the research project 
is terminated for any reason prior to completion, any unused funds 
collected from catch sold to pay for research expenses may be refunded 
to NOAA.

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

    Dated: April 22, 2009.
Alan D. Risenhoover
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-9646 Filed 4-27-09; 8:45 am]
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