Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 41683-41684 [09-19660]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 18, 2009 / Notices 1. Acquire catch and effort information, and establish online permit and reporting; 2. Conduct reef shark movement study; 3. Improve fisheries data collection through Matai system; 4. Improve fisheries data collection on Ofu, Olosega, and Tau; 5. Study fish spawning in Pala Lagoon; 6. Establish monitoring baseline and economic valuation of mangroves at Nuuuli and Leone Pala; 7. Assess risk of cannery closure on local fishery and ecosystem; 8. Assess risk and determine sustainability of increased commercial fishing due to availability of cold storage; and 9. Set additional regulations after cannery closure. • Objective 3: Promote ecosystem approach in fisheries management, reduce waste in fisheries, and minimize interactions between fisheries and protected species. 1. Assess bycatch and interactions in local fisheries; 2. Assess distribution and population abundance of marine mammals; 3. Study spatio-temporal patterns in abundance, distribution, and movement of green and hawksbill turtles; 4. Determine reef carrying capacity through modeling; 5. Determine extent and quality of deep reef habitat; and 6. Study feasibility of requiring bycatch mitigation methods. • Objective 4: Foster broad and direct public participation in the Council’s decision-making process. (No projects for this objective.) • Objective 5: Recognize the importance of island culture and traditional fishing in managing fishery resources, and foster opportunities for participation. 1. Promote traditional fishing practices; 2. Revise American Samoa fishing regulations; and 3. Enhance enforcement capabilities of village by deputizing community members. • Objective 6: Promote regional cooperation to manage interjurisdictional fisheries. 1. Establish high school marine fisheries resource management course; 2. Develop local marine science integrated curriculum; 3. Develop educational tools on reef shark conservation; 4. Create video documentary of coral reefs and fisheries; 5. Enhance research training capabilities of local staff; VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Aug 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 6. Hold regional collaborative meetings with South Pacific Territories; and 7. Promote junior biologist scientific exchange. • Objective 7: Encourage development of technologies and methods to achieve the most effective level of enforcement and to ensures safety at sea. 1. Install radar to monitor vessel movement; and 2.Improve enforcement of MPAs. This notice announces that NMFS has determined that the MCP for American Samoa satisfies the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and has approved the MCP for the three-year period August 11, 2009, through August 10, 2012. Dated: August 12, 2009. Kristen C. Koch, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 09–19773 Filed 8–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XQ99 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold the following public meetings in September 2009: Meeting with Hawaii Longline Association on management measures for bigeye tuna catch limits in the Western & Central Pacific Ocean and in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (September 14, 2009, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. HST); Pelagic Plan Team (PPT) meeting on management measures for bigeye tuna catch limits in the Western & Central Pacific Ocean (September 15, 2009, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. HST); Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) for Hawaiian Islands bottomfish (October 7, 2009, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. HST). All meetings will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii and, if necessary, may run be beyond the stated finishing times. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The PPT and WPSAR meetings will be held at the Western PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41683 Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Office, Suite 1400, Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (1–808) 522 8220. The meeting with the Hawaii Longline Association will be held at Fresh Island Fish Pier 38, 1135 N. Nimitz Hwy Honolulu, HI 96817; telephone: (1–808) 831–4911. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting with Hawaii Longline Association on management measures for bigeye tuna catch limits in the Western & Central Pacific Ocean and in the Eastern Pacific Ocean will be held at the conference room of Fresh Island Fish, Pier 38, 1135 N. Nimitz Hwy Honolulu, HI, 96817 between 2 and 5 p.m. HST. The Pelagic Plan Team will be convened at the Council Office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96814 between 1 and 5 p.m. Interested parties who are unable to attend in person will be able to participate via teleconference using the Council’s teleconferencing facility (1–888) 482– 3560, pass code 5228220). The Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review for Hawaiian Islands bottomfish will be held at the Council Office 91164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu HI 96813 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. HST. Interested parties who are unable to attend in person will be able to participate via teleconference using the Council’s teleconferencing facility (1–888) 482– 3560, pass code 5228220. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 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. E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 41684 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 18, 2009 / Notices Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 12, 2009. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 09–19660 Filed 8–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–833] Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 24, 2009, in response to requests from the petitioner, the Department of Commerce published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. The period of review is May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009. The Department of Commerce is rescinding this review in part. DATES: Effective Date: August 18, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Thomas Schauer or Richard Rimlinger, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0410 or (202) 482– 4477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.’’ We received the petitioner’s withdrawal letter within the 90-day time limit. Because the Department received no other requests for review of Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, the Department is rescinding the review with respect to polyester staple fiber from Taiwan from Nan Ya Plastics Corporation. This rescission is pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection 15 days after publication of this notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s assumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing this rescission in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: August 12, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–19802 Filed 8–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Background On June 24, 2009, in response to a request from Invista, S.a.r.L. (the petitioner), the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 30052 (June 24, 2009). On July 31, 2009, the petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of Nan Ya Plastics Corporation. See letter from the petitioner entitled ‘‘Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan Withdrawal of Annual Review Request’’ dated July 31, 2009. Rescission of Review in Part In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) the Department will rescind an administrative review ‘‘if a party that requested a review withdraws VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Aug 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0638–XI68 Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Construction of the East Span of the San FranciscoOakland Bay Bridge AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. SUMMARY: In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) has been issued to the California Department of Transportation PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (CALTRANS) to take small numbers of California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals, harbor porpoises, and gray whales, by harassment, incidental to construction of a replacement bridge for the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SF-OBB) in California. DATES: This authorization is effective from August 14, 2009 until August 13, 2010. ADDRESSES: A copy of the application, IHA, and/or a list of references used in this document may be obtained by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan, NMFS, (301) 713–2289, ext 137, or Monica DeAngelis, NMFS, (562) 980–3232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, the taking is limited to harassment, notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. Permission shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for certain subsistence uses and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring, and reporting of such taking are set forth. NMFS has defined egligible 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.’’ Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the United States can apply for an authorization to incidentally take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment. Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 158 (Tuesday, August 18, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41683-41684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 09-19660]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XQ99


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold the following public meetings in September 2009: Meeting with 
Hawaii Longline Association on management measures for bigeye tuna 
catch limits in the Western & Central Pacific Ocean and in the Eastern 
Pacific Ocean (September 14, 2009, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. HST); Pelagic Plan 
Team (PPT) meeting on management measures for bigeye tuna catch limits 
in the Western & Central Pacific Ocean (September 15, 2009, 1 p.m. to 5 
p.m. HST); Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) for Hawaiian 
Islands bottomfish (October 7, 2009, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. HST). All 
meetings will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii and, if necessary, may run be 
beyond the stated finishing times. For specific dates and times, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The PPT and WPSAR meetings will be held at the Western 
Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Office, Suite 1400, Bishop 
Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (1-808) 522 8220. The meeting 
with the Hawaii Longline Association will be held at Fresh Island Fish 
Pier 38, 1135 N. Nimitz Hwy Honolulu, HI 96817; telephone: (1-808) 831-
4911.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting with Hawaii Longline Association 
on management measures for bigeye tuna catch limits in the Western & 
Central Pacific Ocean and in the Eastern Pacific Ocean will be held at 
the conference room of Fresh Island Fish, Pier 38, 1135 N. Nimitz Hwy 
Honolulu, HI, 96817 between 2 and 5 p.m. HST.
    The Pelagic Plan Team will be convened at the Council Office, 1164 
Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96814 between 1 and 5 p.m. 
Interested parties who are unable to attend in person will be able to 
participate via teleconference using the Council's teleconferencing 
facility (1-888) 482-3560, pass code 5228220).
    The Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review for Hawaiian Islands 
bottomfish will be held at the Council Office 91164 Bishop Street, 
Suite 1400, Honolulu HI 96813 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. HST. Interested 
parties who are unable to attend in person will be able to participate 
via teleconference using the Council's teleconferencing facility (1-
888) 482-3560, pass code 5228220.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these 
meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically 
identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of 
this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens 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.


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

    Dated: August 12, 2009.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 09-19660 Filed 8-17-09; 8:45 am]
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