Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Marine Conservation Plan for Pacific Insular Areas; American Samoa, 41682-41683 [09-19773]

Download as PDF 41682 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 18, 2009 / Notices scaffolding, and finished conduit. Standard pipe and tube that is dual or triple certified/stenciled that enters the United States as line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines is also not included in this order. Imports of the products covered by this order are currently classifiable under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings: 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30.50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, and 7306.30.50.90. Although the HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Dated: August 11, 2009. Carole Showers, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. E9–19783 Filed 8–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XQ23 Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Marine Conservation Plan for Pacific Insular Areas; American Samoa Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Based on the information provided by Ternium, the Department’s analysis in the Preliminary Results, and the fact that interested parties did not submit any briefs during the comment period, the Department hereby determines that Ternium is the successor–in-interest to Hylsa for antidumping duty cash deposit purposes. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of agency decision. SUMMARY: NMFS announces the approval of a marine conservation plan (MCP) for American Samoa. DATES: This agency decision is effective August 11, 2009, through August 10, 2012. Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to continue to suspend liquidation of all shipments of the subject merchandise produced and exported by Ternium entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at 10.38 percent (i.e., Hylsa’s cash deposit rate). This deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is herby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Aug 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 Copies of the MCP are available from the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, tel 808–522–8220, fax 808– 522–8226. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jarad Makaiau, Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS Pacific Islands Region, at 808– 944–2108. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 204(e)(1)(A)of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) and in consultation with the Council, may negotiate and enter into a Pacific Insular Area fishery agreement (PIAFA) to allow foreign fishing within waters of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) adjacent to American Samoa, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands, and at the request and with the concurrence of, and in consultation with, the Governor of the Pacific Insular Area to which the PIAFA applies. Section 204(e)(4) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act requires that prior to entering into a PIAFA, the appropriate Governor and the Council shall develop a three-year MCP detailing the uses for any funds collected by the Secretary under the PIAFA. Any payments received under a PIAFA shall be deposited into the United States Treasury and then covered over to the Treasury of the ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pacific Insular Area for which funds were collected. In the case of violations by foreign fishing vessels occurring within the EEZ off any Pacific Insular Area, any amount received by the Secretary which is attributable to fines and penalties imposed under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, including such sums collected from the forfeiture and disposition or sale of property seized subject to its authority, after payment of direct costs of the enforcement action to all entities involved in such action, shall be deposited into the Treasury of the Pacific Insular Area adjacent to the EEZ in which the violation occurred, to be used for fisheries enforcement and for implementation of an MCP. The MCP to be approved by the Secretary must be consistent with the Council’s fishery management plans, identify conservation and management objectives (including criteria for determining when such objectives have been met), and prioritize planned marine conservation projects. At its 144th meeting in March 2009, the Council reviewed and approved the MCP for American Samoa and recommended its submission to the Secretary for approval. NMFS, designee of the Secretary, received the MCP on June 22, 2009. The American Samoa MCP contains seven broad conservation and management objectives that are consistent with the Council’s fishery management plans. The MCP also identifies 37 individual projects that would be funded under a PIAFA. The objectives and projects are listed below, in priority order: • Objective 1: Promote responsible domestic fisheries development to provide long term economic growth and stability and local food production. 1. Construct dock for commercial fishing vessels; 2. Construct cold storage and fish processing facilities; 3. Purchase ice making equipment to support local and export markets; 4. Develop fish marketing plan; 5. Longline permit, reporting and quota utilization program; 6. Fish handling and HACCP training; 7. Develop American Samoa Fishermen’s Cooperative; 8. Deploy fish aggregation devices for non-LL vessels; 9. Upgrade technology for AS bottomfish fleet; and 10. Promote American Samoa as a sport fishing destination through tournaments. • Objective 2: Support quality research and obtain the most complete scientific information available to assess and manage fisheries. E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XQ23


Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Marine Conservation Plan for 
Pacific Insular Areas; American Samoa

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

ACTION: Notice of agency decision.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the approval of a marine conservation plan 
(MCP) for American Samoa.

DATES: This agency decision is effective August 11, 2009, through 
August 10, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the MCP are available from the Western Pacific 
Fishery Management Council (Council), 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, 
Honolulu, HI 96813, tel 808-522-8220, fax 808-522-8226.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jarad Makaiau, Sustainable Fisheries, 
NMFS Pacific Islands Region, at 808-944-2108.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 204(e)(1)(A)of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
the Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) and in consultation with the Council, may 
negotiate and enter into a Pacific Insular Area fishery agreement 
(PIAFA) to allow foreign fishing within waters of the U.S. Exclusive 
Economic Zone (EEZ) adjacent to American Samoa, Guam, or the Northern 
Mariana Islands, and at the request and with the concurrence of, and in 
consultation with, the Governor of the Pacific Insular Area to which 
the PIAFA applies. Section 204(e)(4) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act 
requires that prior to entering into a PIAFA, the appropriate Governor 
and the Council shall develop a three-year MCP detailing the uses for 
any funds collected by the Secretary under the PIAFA.
    Any payments received under a PIAFA shall be deposited into the 
United States Treasury and then covered over to the Treasury of the 
Pacific Insular Area for which funds were collected. In the case of 
violations by foreign fishing vessels occurring within the EEZ off any 
Pacific Insular Area, any amount received by the Secretary which is 
attributable to fines and penalties imposed under the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, including such sums collected from the forfeiture and disposition 
or sale of property seized subject to its authority, after payment of 
direct costs of the enforcement action to all entities involved in such 
action, shall be deposited into the Treasury of the Pacific Insular 
Area adjacent to the EEZ in which the violation occurred, to be used 
for fisheries enforcement and for implementation of an MCP. The MCP to 
be approved by the Secretary must be consistent with the Council's 
fishery management plans, identify conservation and management 
objectives (including criteria for determining when such objectives 
have been met), and prioritize planned marine conservation projects.
    At its 144\th\ meeting in March 2009, the Council reviewed and 
approved the MCP for American Samoa and recommended its submission to 
the Secretary for approval. NMFS, designee of the Secretary, received 
the MCP on June 22, 2009.
    The American Samoa MCP contains seven broad conservation and 
management objectives that are consistent with the Council's fishery 
management plans. The MCP also identifies 37 individual projects that 
would be funded under a PIAFA. The objectives and projects are listed 
below, in priority order:
     Objective 1: Promote responsible domestic fisheries 
development to provide long term economic growth and stability and 
local food production.
    1. Construct dock for commercial fishing vessels;
    2. Construct cold storage and fish processing facilities;
    3. Purchase ice making equipment to support local and export 
markets;
    4. Develop fish marketing plan;
    5. Longline permit, reporting and quota utilization program;
    6. Fish handling and HACCP training;
    7. Develop American Samoa Fishermen's Cooperative;
    8. Deploy fish aggregation devices for non-LL vessels;
    9. Upgrade technology for AS bottomfish fleet; and
    10. Promote American Samoa as a sport fishing destination through 
tournaments.
     Objective 2: Support quality research and obtain the most 
complete scientific information available to assess and manage 
fisheries.

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    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 inter-
jurisdictional 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;
    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]
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