Marine Mammals; File No. 14676, 4046-4047 [2010-1494]

Download as PDF WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 4046 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2010 / Notices rename the company at a shareholder’s meeting held on October 13, 2009. Operational changes mentioned in this announcement signaled that FENC would not only continue production but would expand and modernize operations for the production of subject merchandise. This conclusion is supported by the following three statements made by Chairman Hsu regarding his intentions toward the PSF industry: (1) ‘‘to accelerate growth through internal expansions, technology innovations, as well as mergers and acquisitions;’’ (2) ‘‘to scale up its production of recyclable and/or biodegradable products’’ including ‘‘recycled chips and recycled fibers,’’ two inputs used in the production of PSF; 3) the dedication of staff ‘‘to the upgrade of facilities in order to reduce the energy consumed in the production process.’’ See FENC’s December 4, 2009, submission at Exhibit 1, at 1. These statements made in its press release support the contention that FENC operates as FET did. FENC’s announced plans for expansion of production and investment in modernizing plant and equipment indicates that the company does not plan to divest itself of its current production facilities. Exhibit 2 of FENC’s December 4, 2009, submission demonstrates FENC’s disclosure of its name change and the government’s approval thereof to the Taiwanese Stock Exchange on October 13, 2009, and October 20, 2009, respectively. Exhibit 3 of FENC’s December 4, 2009, submission demonstrates certification of FENC’s Chinese and English language name changes by the Taiwanese Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs, in a certification letter dated October 28, 2009. Exhibit 4 of FENC’s December 4, 2009, submission demonstrates that the government of Taiwan approved the name change and related changes to FET/FENC’s Articles of Incorporation. In this exhibit, FENC submitted an approved request for the application for name change containing a ‘‘Company Limited by Shares—Change Registration Form’’ dated October 15, 2009. Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs approved the name change and amendments to FENC’s Articles of Incorporation on October 19, 2009 (reference number 09801241180). See FENC’s December 4, 2009, submission at Exhibit 4, at 8. Exhibit 5 demonstrates that the government of Taiwan registered the issuance of new shares of stock while the company was still named FET on September 16, 2009. Both exhibits include ‘‘Company Limited by Shares— Change Registration Forms’’ and these VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:10 Jan 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 forms from before and after the name change include identical unified business numbers, addresses, legal representatives, capital, directors, managers, officers, and business scope. See FENC’s December 4, 2009, submission at Exhibit 4, at 9–14; see also FENC’s December 4, 2009, submission at Exhibit 5, at 9–14. According to FENC’s December 4, 2009, submission, the legal status of companies incorporated in Taiwan is substantiated by the ‘‘Company Limited by Shares—Change Registration Form’’ issued by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. See FENC’s December 4, 2009, submission at 2. Preliminary Results of the Review When it concludes that expedited action is warranted, the Department may publish the notice of initiation and preliminary results for a changedcircumstances review concurrently. See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). See also Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Canned Pineapple Fruit From Thailand, 69 FR 30878 (June 1, 2004). Based on the information on the record, we have determined that expedition of this changed-circumstances review is warranted. In this case, based on the analysis discussed above, we preliminarily find that FENC is the successor-in-interest to FET and, as such, is entitled to FET’s cash-deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise. Public Comment Any interested party may request a hearing within 14 days of publication of this notice. See 19 CFR 351.310(c). Any hearing, if requested, will be held 28 days after the date of publication of this notice or the first working day thereafter. Interested parties may submit case briefs and/or written comments not later than 14 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs and rebuttals to written comments, which must be limited to issues raised in such briefs or comments, may be filed not later than 21 days after the date of publication of this notice. Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this changedcircumstances review are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument with an electronic version included. Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we will issue the final results of this changedcircumstances review no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated or within 45 days of PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 publication of these preliminary results if all parties agree to our preliminary finding. We are issuing and publishing this notice of initiation and preliminary results in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: January 19, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–1512 Filed 1–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XT82 Marine Mammals; File No. 14676 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Paul Ponganis, Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 92093 has been issued a permit to conduct research on California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 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: Kate Swails or Tammy Adams, (301) 713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 15, 2009, notice was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 52949) that a request for a permit to conduct research had been submitted by the above-named applicant. 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). The purpose of this research is to determine the role of blood oxygen store depletion in the dive behavior and E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2010 / Notices foraging ecology of California sea lions. This research will help determine the ability of these animals to adapt to environmental change. Over the course of five years, up to twenty animals will be captured, flipper tagged, anesthetized, and equipped with a backpack blood oxygen recorder during foraging trips to sea. Animals will be recaptured after the foraging trip to remove the recorders. Research will occur on San Nicolas Island off the coast of California. Annually, up to 6,000 California sea lions, 500 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), 1,000 northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), and 150 northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) may be incidentally harassed during research. The permit is valid until February 1, 2015. 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: January 20, 2010. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–1494 Filed 1–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Materials Technical Advisory Committee will meet on February 11, 2010, 10 a.m., Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 6087B, 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues, NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to materials and related technology. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Agenda Open Session 1. Opening Remarks and Introduction. 2. Remarks from the Bureau of Industry and Security Management. 3. Industry Presentation on Composite Technology. 4. Report of Composite Working group and ECCN review subgroup. 5. New business. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:10 Jan 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 Closed Session 6. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yspringer@bis.doc.gov no later than February 4, 2010. A limited number of seats will be available during the public session of the meeting. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. Written statements may be submitted at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to Committee members, the materials should be forwarded prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via e-mail. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on December 18, 2009, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, that the portion of the meeting dealing with matters the premature disclosure of which would likely frustrate the implementation of a proposed agency action as described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: January 19, 2010. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–1347 Filed 1–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–AW91 Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy Training in the Southern California Range Complex AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of a letter of authorization. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4047 SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued a letter of authorization (LOA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals incidental to Navy training, maintenance, and research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities to be conducted within the Southern California (SOCAL) Range Complex, which extends south and southwest off the southern California coast, for the period of January 22, 2010, through January 21, 2011. DATES: This Authorization is effective from January 22, 2010, through January 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: The LOA and supporting documentation may be obtained by writing to P. Michael Payne, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or by telephoning one of the contacts listed here. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolie Harrison, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301)713–2289, ext. 166. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs NMFS to allow, upon request, the incidental taking of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing), if certain findings are made by NMFS and regulations are issued. Under the MMPA, the term ‘‘take’’ means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or to attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill marine mammals. Regulations governing the taking of marine mammals by the Navy incidental to training, maintenance, and RDT&E in the SOCAL Range Complex became effective on January 14, 2009 (74 FR 3881, January 21, 2009), and remain in effect through January 13, 2014. For detailed information on this action, please refer to that document. These regulations include mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements and establish a framework to authorize incidental take through the issuance of LOAs. Summary of Request On November 3, 2009, NMFS received a request from the Navy for a renewal of an LOA issued on January 22, 2009, for the taking of marine mammals incidental to training and research activities conducted within the SOCAL Range Complex under regulations issued on January 14, 2009 (74 FR 3881, January 21, 2009). NMFS received an addendum to the request on December E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XT82


Marine Mammals; File No. 14676

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

ACTION:  Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that Paul Ponganis, Ph.D., University 
of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 92093 has been issued a 
permit to conduct research on California sea lions (Zalophus 
californianus).

ADDRESSES:  The permit and related documents are available for review 
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:  Kate Swails or Tammy Adams, (301) 
713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 15, 2009, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (74 FR 52949) that a request for a permit to 
conduct research had been submitted by the above-named applicant. 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).
    The purpose of this research is to determine the role of blood 
oxygen store depletion in the dive behavior and

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foraging ecology of California sea lions. This research will help 
determine the ability of these animals to adapt to environmental 
change. Over the course of five years, up to twenty animals will be 
captured, flipper tagged, anesthetized, and equipped with a backpack 
blood oxygen recorder during foraging trips to sea. Animals will be 
recaptured after the foraging trip to remove the recorders. Research 
will occur on San Nicolas Island off the coast of California. Annually, 
up to 6,000 California sea lions, 500 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), 
1,000 northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), and 150 
northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) may be incidentally harassed 
during research. The permit is valid until February 1, 2015.
    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: January 20, 2010.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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