Science Advisory Board (SAB), 32117-32118 [E9-15851]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 7, 2009 / Notices individual. The requested permit amendment has been issued 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). Permit No. 540–1811, issued to John Calambokidis, authorizes aerial and vessel surveys, photo-identification, behavioral observations, tagging (using suction-cup attached tags), biopsy, video and acoustic recording, and incidental harassment of all species of odontocetes and baleen whales in the North Pacific Ocean. The permit has been amended to authorize dart tagging of the following species of marine mammals: blue (Balaenoptera musculus), fin (B. physalus), sei (B. borealis), gray (Eschrichtius robustus), sperm (Physeter macrocephalus), Bryde’s (B. edeni), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) and minke (B. acutorostrata) whales, Mesoplodon beaked whales (Mesoplodon spp), Cuvier’s (Ziphius cavirostris) and Baird’s (Berardius bairdii) beaked whales, and bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and Risso’s (Grampus griseus) dolphins. For each species, 20 animals have been authorized to be taken via dart tags, with the exception of sei whales, where only 5 takes were requested and granted. Additionally, an increase in biopsy sampling and suction-cup tagging has been authorized for several cetacean species (fin, sperm, and short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and Baird’s, Cuvier’s, and Mesoplodon beaked whales). No additional Level B harassment was requested. Dart tagging will occur concurrently with already permitted activities (i.e., vessel surveys, photo-identification, suction-cup tagging etc), primarily in the waters off California, though some species may be tagged opportunistically elsewhere where activities are authorized (i.e., U.S. and international waters of the Pacific including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and other U.S. territories). The amended permit is valid until April 14, 2011. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human environment. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit amendment would not significantly impact the VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:45 Jul 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That determination is documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on June 29, 2009. Issuance of this amended permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit: (1) was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Documents may be reviewed in the following locations: 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; Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone (206)526–6150; fax (206)526–6426; Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907)586–7221; fax (907)586–7249; Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018; and Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808)973–2935; fax (808)973–2941. Dated: June 30, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–15957 Filed 7–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S 32117 upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): 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)713–0376; and Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Kristy Beard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 21, 2009, notice was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 18200) that a request for a public display permit to import three female California sea lions from Zoo Tiergarten Nuremberg in Nuremberg, Germany to Ocean World, Crescent City, California, had been submitted by the above-named organization. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Dated: June 30, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–15959 Filed 7–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XP98 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals; File No. 14483 Science Advisory Board (SAB) AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Ocean World, 304 US Highway 101 South, Crescent City, California 95531 [Mary Wilson, Responsible Party] has been issued a permit to import three California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) for public display. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 32118 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 7, 2009 / Notices of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 23, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the web page https:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/ meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California 90802. Please check the SAB Web site https://www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue and for directions. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute public comment period on July 22 at 3 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director’s Office by July 16, 2009 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 16, 2009, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) NOAA Next Generation Strategic Plan for SAB comments; (2) National Weather Service Strategic Plan; (3) Marine Transportation in the U.S.; (4) NOAA’s Marine Transportation Programs, Commerce and Transportation Goal; (5) Panel Discussion on NOAA’s Transportation Services; and (6) Updates from the Ocean Exploration, Oceans and Health, and Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Groups. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at https:// www.sab.noaa.gov. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:45 Jul 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: June 29, 2009. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–15851 Filed 7–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–868] Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs (‘‘FMTCs’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008, and one respondent. We have preliminarily determined that New–Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. (‘‘New–Tec’’), did not make sales in the United States at prices below normal value (‘‘NV’’) during the period of review (‘‘POR’’). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to liquidate entries of merchandise exported by New–Tec, during the POR without regard to antidumping duties. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). EFFECTIVE DATE: July 7, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Giselle Cubillos or Charles Riggle, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1778 and (202)482–0650, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 27, 2002, the Department published the antidumping duty order on FMTCs from the PRC. See Antidumping Duty Order: Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People’s PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Republic of China, 67 FR 43277 (June 27, 2002). On June 9, 2008, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of this order. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 32557 (June 9, 2008). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), interested parties made the following requests for review: (1) on June 23, 2008, Meco Corporation (‘‘Meco’’), a domestic producer of the like product, requested that the Department conduct administrative reviews of Feili Group (Fujian) Co., Ltd., Feili (Fujian) Co., Ltd., Feili Furniture Development Limited Quanzhou City, and Feili Furniture Development Co., Ltd. (collectively ‘‘Feili’’), New–Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co. Ltd. (‘‘New– Tec’’), and Dongguan Shichang Metals Factory Co., Ltd. (‘‘Shichang’’), which are all producers/exporters of subject merchandise; (2) on June 26, 2008, Cosco Home & Office Products (‘‘Cosco’’), a U.S. importer of subject merchandise, requested that the Department conduct administrative reviews of Feili and New–Tec; and, (3) on June 30, 2008, Feili and New–Tec requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of their respective sales. Feili, in addition, requested that the Department defer the initiation of the review for one year in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(c). On July 30, 2008, the Department published the initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on FMTCs from the PRC and granted Feili’s request for deferral of the 2007–2008 review.1 No parties objected to the deferral of Feili’s 2007–2008 review. On August 11, 2008, Meco withdrew its request that the Department conduct an administrative review of Shichang. On September 26, 2008, the Department published the notice of partial rescission of antidumping administrative review rescinding the administrative review of FMTCs with respect to Shichang.2 The Department issued an antidumping duty questionnaire to New–Tec on September 9, 2008. On October 7, 2008, New–Tec submitted a Section A questionnaire response (‘‘AQR’’), and on October 30, 2008, 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for Revocation in Part, and Deferral of Administrative Review, 73 FR 44220 (July 30, 2008). 2 See Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 55813 (September 26, 2008). E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 7, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32117-32118]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-15851]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board (SAB)

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and 
application

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of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and 
advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest 
quality and provide optimal support to resource management.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2009 
from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 23, 2009, from 8 a.m. 
to 3:30 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are 
subject to change. Please refer to the web page https://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting 
agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Aquarium of the 
Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California 90802. Please check 
the SAB Web site https://www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue 
and for directions.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-
minute public comment period on July 22 at 3 p.m. (check Web site to 
confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its 
meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or 
written statements. In general, each individual or group making a 
verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) 
minutes. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive 
Director's Office by July 16, 2009 to provide sufficient time for SAB 
review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after 
July 16, 2009, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed 
prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, 
first-served basis.
    Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) NOAA Next Generation Strategic Plan for SAB comments; (2) 
National Weather Service Strategic Plan; (3) Marine Transportation in 
the U.S.; (4) NOAA's Marine Transportation Programs, Commerce and 
Transportation Goal; (5) Panel Discussion on NOAA's Transportation 
Services; and (6) Updates from the Ocean Exploration, Oceans and 
Health, and Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Groups.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web 
site at https://www.sab.noaa.gov.

    Dated: June 29, 2009.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-15851 Filed 7-6-09; 8:45 am]
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