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Download as PDF 54964 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Notices September 11, 2009, the Department selected Wuxi Jingyang Metal Products Co. as a voluntary respondent.4 The preliminary determination of this antidumping duty investigation is currently due on November 3, 2009. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Statutory Time Limits Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department can extend the period for a preliminary determination until not later than 190 days after the date on which the administrative authority initiates an investigation if the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating and determines that: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel The case is extraordinarily complicated by the reason of (I) The number and complexity of the transactions to be investigated or adjustments to be considered, (II) the novelty of the issues presented, or (III) the number of firms whose activities must be investigated, and (ii) additional time is necessary to make the preliminary determination. Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Determination Because the Department replaced both of the originally selected mandatory respondents in this investigation, thereby making it extraordinarily complicated to properly prepare a preliminary determination within the original statutory timeframe, the Department finds it necessary to extend the current preliminary determination deadline. Moreover, on October 6, 2009, Petitioners 5 made a timely request pursuant to 733(c)(1)(B)(i) of the Act for a thirty-day postponement of the preliminary determination. Therefore, for the reasons identified above, we are postponing the preliminary determination under section 733(c)(1)(B) of the Act by thirty days from November 3, 2009, to December 3, 2009. This notice is published pursuant to sections 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–24961 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M Antidumping Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’): Replacement of Mandatory Respondent. 4 Memorandum to the File, from Alan Ray, Office 9 Case Analyst, dated September 11, 2009, Antidumping Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’): Replacement of Mandatory Respondent. 5 American Spring Wire Corp., Insteel Wire Products Company, and Sumiden Wire Products Corp. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:19 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XS45 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill one-third (10) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3–year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and nongovernmental organizations will be considered for membership in the AP. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 25, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods: • Email: HMSAP.Nominations@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following identifier: ‘‘HMS AP Nominations.’’ • Mail: Brian Parker, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. • Fax: 301–713–1917. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 713–2347 x112. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided for the establishment of Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment. The HMS AP has consulted with NMFS on the HMS FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Billfish FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (November 2003), the Consolidated HMS FMP (July 2006),and Amendments 1, 2, 3, and 4 to the Consolidated HMS FMP (April 2008, September 2008, February 2009 and September 2009, respectively). Procedures and Guidelines A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel Nomination packages should include: 1. The name of the applicant or nominee and a description of his/her interest in HMS or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, tunas, or billfish; 2. A statement of background and/or qualifications; 3. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the AP; and 4. A list of outreach resources that the applicant has at his/her disposal to communicate HMS issues to various interest groups. Tenure for the HMS AP Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately one-third of the members’ terms expiring on December 31 of each year. Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2010 and expiring December 2012. B. Participants Nominations for the AP will be accepted to allow representation from commercial and recreational fishing interests, the scientific community, and the conservation community who are knowledgeable about Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS fisheries. Current representation on the HMS AP, as shown in Table 1, consists of 12 members representing commercial interests, 12 members representing recreational interests, 4 members representing environmental interests, 4 academic representatives, and 1 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each AP member serves a three-year term with approximately one-third (11) of the total number of seats (33) expiring on December 31 of each year. NMFS seeks to fill 3 academic, 2 commercial, and 5 recreational vacancies by December 31, 2009. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors, and secondarily by species expertise and/or representation from the regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean). Table 1 includes the current representation on the HMS AP by sector E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Notices and species. It does not necessarily indicate that NMFS will only consider persons who have expertise in the species that are listed. 54965 Table 1. Current expiring representation on the HMS AP by sector and species. Species Date Appointed Date Term Expires Academic Academic Academic Commercial Commercial Recreational Recreational Recreational Recreational Recreational mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Sector Tuna Shark Tuna/Shark Shark Swordfish/Tuna Billfish Swordfish HMS HMS HMS 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 12/31/2009 12/31/2009 12/31/2009 12/31/2009 12/31/2009 12/31/2009 12/31/2009 12/31/2009 12/31/2009 Each sector must be adequately represented, and the intent is to have a group that, as a whole, reflects an appropriate and equitable balance and mix of interests given the responsibilities of the AP. Criteria for membership include one or more of the following: (1) experience in the HMS recreational fishing industry; (2) experience in the HMS commercial fishing industry; (3) experience in fishery-related industries (e.g., marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in the scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of a private; non-governmental; regional, national, or international organization representing marine fisheries; environmental, governmental, or academic interests dealing with HMS. Five additional members on the AP include one member representing each of the following Councils: New England Fishery Management Council, the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. The AP also includes 22 ex-officio participants: 20 representatives of the coastal states and two representatives of the interstate commissions (the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission). NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including technical assistance, for the AP. However, NMFS will not compensate participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs related to the AP meetings. C. Meeting Schedule Meetings of the AP will be held as frequently as necessary but are routinely held twice each year in the spring and fall. The meetings may be held in conjunction with public hearings. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:19 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 Dated: October 20, 2009. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Servce. [FR Doc. E9–25753 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Supplemental Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United StatesIndia CEO Forum AGENCY: Market Access and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In 2005, the governments of the United States and India established the U.S.-India CEO Forum. The two sides are reconstituting the Forum. On September 10, 2009, we published in the Federal Register a ‘‘Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-India CEO Forum’’ (74 FR 46571), announcing membership opportunities for appointment as representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum. The application period closed on October 1, 2009. We are now reopening the application period to solicit additional applications. This notice supplements the notice of September 10, 2009. Interested parties who have already applied in response to that Federal Register notice do not need to re-apply. DATES: Applications should be received no later than 12 p.m. noon EST on Monday, November 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Linda Droker and Awinash Bawle, Office of South Asia and Oceania, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by e-mail at linda.droker@mail.doc.gov and awinash.bawle@mail.doc.gov, or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 2310, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Droker, Director, Office of South Asia and Oceania, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482–2955. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S.India CEO Forum, consisting of both private and public sector members, is expected to bring together leaders of the respective business communities of the United States and India to discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly ways to strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two countries, and to communicate their joint recommendations to the U.S. and Indian governments. The Forum will have U.S. and Indian co-chairs; the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, together with the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, plan to co-chair the Forum. The Forum will include a Committee comprising private sector members. The Committee will be composed of two Sections, each consisting of 10–12 members from the private sector representing the views and interests of the private sector business community in the United States and India. Each government will appoint the members to its respective Section. The Committee will provide recommendations to the two governments and their senior officials that reflect private sector views, needs, and concerns about the creation of an environment in which their respective private sectors can partner, thrive, and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand trade and economic links between the United States and India. On September 10, 2009, we published in the Federal Register a ‘‘Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-India CEO Forum’’ (74 FR 46571), announcing the opportunity to apply for membership on the U.S. Section of the Forum. The application period closed on October 1, 2009. We E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XS45


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel

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

ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations.

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SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory 
Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the 
comments and views of the AP when preparing and implementing Fishery 
Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, 
swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill 
one-third (10) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. 
Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial 
fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and 
non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership in the 
AP.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 25, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory 
Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of 
the following methods:
     Email: HMSAP.Nominations@noaa.gov. Include in the subject 
line the following identifier: ``HMS AP Nominations.''
     Mail: Brian Parker, Highly Migratory Species Management 
Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
     Fax: 301-713-1917.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 713-2347 x112.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the 
Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104-297, provided for the 
establishment of Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and 
evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment. The HMS AP has consulted with 
NMFS on the HMS FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP 
(April 1999), Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (November 2003), the 
Consolidated HMS FMP (July 2006),and Amendments 1, 2, 3, and 4 to the 
Consolidated HMS FMP (April 2008, September 2008, February 2009 and 
September 2009, respectively).

Procedures and Guidelines

A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel

    Nomination packages should include:
    1. The name of the applicant or nominee and a description of his/
her interest in HMS or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, 
tunas, or billfish;
    2. A statement of background and/or qualifications;
    3. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall
    actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the AP; and
    4. A list of outreach resources that the applicant has at his/her 
disposal to communicate HMS issues to various interest groups.
Tenure for the HMS AP
    Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately 
one-third of the members' terms expiring on December 31 of each year. 
Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2010 and expiring 
December 2012.

B. Participants

    Nominations for the AP will be accepted to allow representation 
from commercial and recreational fishing interests, the scientific 
community, and the conservation community who are knowledgeable about 
Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS fisheries. Current representation on 
the HMS AP, as shown in Table 1, consists of 12 members representing 
commercial interests, 12 members representing recreational interests, 4 
members representing environmental interests, 4 academic 
representatives, and 1 International Commission for the Conservation of 
Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each AP member 
serves a three-year term with approximately one-third (11) of the total 
number of seats (33) expiring on December 31 of each year. NMFS seeks 
to fill 3 academic, 2 commercial, and 5 recreational vacancies by 
December 31, 2009. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on 
maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors, and 
secondarily by species expertise and/or representation from the regions 
(Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and 
Caribbean). Table 1 includes the current representation on the HMS AP 
by sector

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and species. It does not necessarily indicate that NMFS will only 
consider persons who have expertise in the species that are listed.
Table 1. Current expiring representation on the HMS AP by sector and 
species.

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                  Sector                        Species            Date Appointed           Date Term Expires
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                 Academic                              Tuna                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
                 Academic                             Shark                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
                 Academic                        Tuna/Shark                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
                Commercial                            Shark                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
                Commercial                   Swordfish/Tuna                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
               Recreational                        Billfish                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
               Recreational                       Swordfish                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
               Recreational                             HMS                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
               Recreational                             HMS                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
               Recreational                             HMS                  1/1/2007                12/31/2009
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    Each sector must be adequately represented, and the intent is to 
have a group that, as a whole, reflects an appropriate and equitable 
balance and mix of interests given the responsibilities of the AP. 
Criteria for membership include one or more of the following: (1) 
experience in the HMS recreational fishing industry; (2) experience in 
the HMS commercial fishing industry; (3) experience in fishery-related 
industries (e.g., marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in 
the scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of 
a private; non-governmental; regional, national, or international 
organization representing marine fisheries; environmental, 
governmental, or academic interests dealing with HMS.
    Five additional members on the AP include one member representing 
each of the following Councils: New England Fishery Management Council, 
the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and 
the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. The AP also includes 22 ex-
officio participants: 20 representatives of the coastal states and two 
representatives of the interstate commissions (the Atlantic States 
Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries 
Commission).
    NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including 
technical assistance, for the AP. However, NMFS will not compensate 
participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on 
availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs 
related to the AP meetings.

C. Meeting Schedule

    Meetings of the AP will be held as frequently as necessary but are 
routinely held twice each year in the spring and fall. The meetings may 
be held in conjunction with public hearings.

    Dated: October 20, 2009.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Servce.
[FR Doc. E9-25753 Filed 10-23-09; 8:45 am]
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