Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit, 37689 [E9-17923]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 29, 2009 / Notices the overall general–purpose zone project, and further subject to a sunset provision that would terminate authority on July 31, 2014, for Site 11 if no activity has occurred under FTZ procedures before that date. Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of July 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign–Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–18078 Filed 7–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP90 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; SnapperGrouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Mr. M. Scott Baker, Jr., on behalf of North Carolina Sea Grant in Wilmington, North Carolina. If granted, the EFP would authorize Mr. Baker to collect, with certain conditions, seven species of reef fish in Federal waters, off the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The specimens will be used to evaluate electronic monitoring as a tool to characterize fishing activities of the commercial snapper-grouper vertical hook-and-line (bandit) fleet, and to help determine the age-size structure of discarded fish caught as bycatch in this fishery. DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., Eastern standard time, on August 28, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application may be sent via fax to 727– 824–5308 or mailed to: Nikhil Mehta, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:30 Jul 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 address for providing e-mail comments is 0648–XP90@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail document the following text: Comment on M. Scott Baker, Jr. EFP Application. The application and related documents are available for review upon written request to the address above or the by request via the contact numbers listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nikhil Mehta, 727–824–5305; fax 727– 824–5308. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EFP is requested under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C 1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted fishing. This action involves activities covered by regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plan for the SnapperGrouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. The applicant requires authorization to collect a maximum of 300 sub-legal fish of each of the following species: red snapper, vermilion snapper, gag, red grouper, greater amberjack, black sea bass, and red porgy. Specimens would be collected in Federal waters off the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The project proposes to use vertical hook-and-line (bandit) gear to make the collections. Samples would be collected year-round for a period of 2 years, commencing on the date of issuance of the EFP. The overall intent of the project is to work cooperatively with fishermen to evaluate electronic video monitoring as a tool to characterize fishing activities of the commercial snapper-grouper vertical hook-and-line (bandit) fleet. Biological data would also be collected from the samples to characterize the age-size structure of the frequently encountered species discarded in this fishery. NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Based on a preliminary review, NMFS intends to issue the requested EFP, pending receipt of public comments, as per 50 CFR 600.745(b)(3)(i). Possible conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is indeed granted, include but are not limited to, a prohibition on conducting research within marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, special management zones, or artificial reefs without additional authorization. Additionally, NMFS may prohibit the possession of Nassau or goliath grouper, and require any sea turtles taken incidentally during the course of fishing or scientific PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37689 research activities to be handled with due care to prevent injury to live specimens, observed for activity, and returned to the water. Periodic updates on the project findings will be required every 6 months, to be submitted to NMFS and reviewed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. A final decision on issuance of the EFP will depend on NMFS’s review of public comments received on the application, consultations with the affected states, the Mid- and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, and the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as a determination that it is consistent with all applicable laws. Authority: 16 U.S.C 1801 et seq. Dated: July 23, 2009. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–17923 Filed 7–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 30–2009] Foreign–Trade Zone 072 - Indianapolis, Indiana, Application for Subzone, Brightpoint North America L.P. (Cell Phone Kitting and Distribution), Plainfield, Indiana An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 72, requesting special–purpose subzone status for the cell phone kitting and distribution facilities of Brightpoint North America L.P. (Brightpoint), located in Plainfield, Indiana. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign–Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on July 21, 2009. The Brightpoint facilities (1,470 employees, 60,000,000 unit capacity) consist of 2 sites on 52.92 acres: Site 1 (34.34 acres) is located at 501 Airtech Parkway, Plainfield; and Site 2 (18.58 acres) is located at 1251 South Perry Road, Plainfield. The facilities are used for cell phone kitting, testing, programming, packaging, warehousing and distribution. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 70–90% of the value of the finished product) include: decals; plastic holsters; carrying cases; straps; power supplies; batteries; line telephone sets; videophones; base stations; microphones; speakers; headsets; E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XP90


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and 
Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit

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

ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing 
permit; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted 
fishing permit (EFP) from Mr. M. Scott Baker, Jr., on behalf of North 
Carolina Sea Grant in Wilmington, North Carolina. If granted, the EFP 
would authorize Mr. Baker to collect, with certain conditions, seven 
species of reef fish in Federal waters, off the coast of North 
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The specimens will be 
used to evaluate electronic monitoring as a tool to characterize 
fishing activities of the commercial snapper-grouper vertical hook-and-
line (bandit) fleet, and to help determine the age-size structure of 
discarded fish caught as bycatch in this fishery.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., Eastern standard 
time, on August 28, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the application may be sent via fax to 727-824-
5308 or mailed to: Nikhil Mehta, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 
13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Comments may also be 
submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments 
is 0648-XP90@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail 
document the following text: Comment on M. Scott Baker, Jr. EFP 
Application. The application and related documents are available for 
review upon written request to the address above or the by request via 
the contact numbers listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nikhil Mehta, 727-824-5305; fax 727-
824-5308.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EFP is requested under the authority of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C 
1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted 
fishing.
    This action involves activities covered by regulations implementing 
the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the 
South Atlantic Region. The applicant requires authorization to collect 
a maximum of 300 sub-legal fish of each of the following species: red 
snapper, vermilion snapper, gag, red grouper, greater amberjack, black 
sea bass, and red porgy.
    Specimens would be collected in Federal waters off the coast of 
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The project 
proposes to use vertical hook-and-line (bandit) gear to make the 
collections. Samples would be collected year-round for a period of 2 
years, commencing on the date of issuance of the EFP.
    The overall intent of the project is to work cooperatively with 
fishermen to evaluate electronic video monitoring as a tool to 
characterize fishing activities of the commercial snapper-grouper 
vertical hook-and-line (bandit) fleet. Biological data would also be 
collected from the samples to characterize the age-size structure of 
the frequently encountered species discarded in this fishery.
    NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Based 
on a preliminary review, NMFS intends to issue the requested EFP, 
pending receipt of public comments, as per 50 CFR 600.745(b)(3)(i). 
Possible conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is 
indeed granted, include but are not limited to, a prohibition on 
conducting research within marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, 
special management zones, or artificial reefs without additional 
authorization. Additionally, NMFS may prohibit the possession of Nassau 
or goliath grouper, and require any sea turtles taken incidentally 
during the course of fishing or scientific research activities to be 
handled with due care to prevent injury to live specimens, observed for 
activity, and returned to the water. Periodic updates on the project 
findings will be required every 6 months, to be submitted to NMFS and 
reviewed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. A final 
decision on issuance of the EFP will depend on NMFS's review of public 
comments received on the application, consultations with the affected 
states, the Mid- and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, and 
the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as a determination that it is consistent 
with all applicable laws.

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

    Dated: July 23, 2009.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-17923 Filed 7-28-09; 8:45 am]
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