Marine Mammals; File No. 15453, 4867-4868 [2011-1789]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Notices Paper from China and Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Vietnam, the present-day Chinese and Vietnamese economies are sufficiently dissimilar from Soviet-style economies that the Department can determine whether the Chinese or Vietnamese government have bestowed an identifiable and measurable benefit upon a producer, and whether the benefit is specific, including certain measures related to taxation. See ‘‘Whether the Analytical Elements of the Georgetown Steel Opinion are Applicable to China’s Present-Day Economy,’’ dated Mar. 29, 2007 (available at: http://ia.ita.doc.gov/ download/prc-cfsp/CFS%20China. Georgetown%20applicability.pdf); Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 74 FR 45811, 45813–14 (Sept. 4, 2009) (prelim. affirmative CVD determination), unchanged in final determination, 75 FR 16428 (Apr. 1, 2010) (final affirmative CVD determination), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memo. at III (Applicability of the CVD Law to Vietnam). Pursuant to its determination that subsidies from certain NME governments to NME companies can be identified and measured, upon further reflection, the Department has reconsidered its administrative practice that taxes paid by NME companies to these NME governments cannot be identified and measured. Specifically, the Department proposes to change the administrative practice set forth in Russian Magnesium, as upheld in the Mag. Corp. cases, with respect to China and Vietnam. Accordingly, pursuant to section 772(c)(2)(B), the Department proposes to reduce the export price and constructed export price used in NME dumping margin calculations based upon export taxes and similar charges, including value added taxes (‘‘VAT’’) applied to export sales, imposed by the Chinese and Vietnamese governments in future less-than-fair-value investigations and administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders. This methodology may later be applied to other NMEs, pursuant to a determination that the NME at issue is dissimilar from Soviet-style economies. Therefore, as detailed below, the Department is proposing the following methodology to implement section 772(c)(2)(B) in future antidumping duty investigations and administrative reviews involving merchandise from China and Vietnam. Proposed Methodology The Department would determine whether, as a matter of law, regulation, or other official action, the NME VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 government has imposed ‘‘an export tax, duty, or other charge’’ upon the subject merchandise during the period of investigation or the period of review (e.g., export tax or VAT that is not fully refunded upon exportation). The Department anticipates that parties would place upon the record copies of laws, regulations, other official documents, or similar publicly available information that is demonstrative of government action in this regard. The Department would also consider evidence as to whether the particular respondent(s) was, in some manner, exempted from the requirement to pay the export tax, duty, or other charge. The Department anticipates that such evidence would include official documentation of the respondent’s exemption. Provided that the NME government imposed an export tax, duty, or other charge on subject merchandise as contemplated by section 772(c)(2)(B), and the respondent was not exempted from it, the Department would reduce the respondents’ export price and constructed export price accordingly. The Department anticipates that, in most instances, the export tax, VAT, duty, or other charge will be assessed as a percentage of the price. In such cases, the Department would adjust the export price or constructed export price downward by the same percentage. In instances where the tax or charge is a flat fee or similar charge denominated in NME currency, the Department would determine the ratio of the flat fee to the respondent’s export price or constructed export price as denominated in its domestic currency, and would then adjust the export price or constructed export price downward by the same ratio. Submission of Comments: As specified above, to be assured of consideration, comments must be received no later than February 28, 2011. All comments must be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ITA–2010–0008, unless the commenter does not have access to the Internet. Commenters that do not have access to the Internet may submit the original and two copies of each set of comments by mail or hand delivery/ courier. All comments should be addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Attn: Albert Hsu, Senior Economist, Office of Policy, Room 1870, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. The Department will consider all comments received before the close of the comment period. The Department PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4867 will not accept comments accompanied by a request that part or all of the material be treated confidentially because of its business proprietary nature or for any other reason. All comments responding to this notice will be a matter of public record and will be available for inspection at Import Administration’s Central Records Unit (Room 7046 of the Herbert C. Hoover Building) and on the Department’s Web site at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. Any questions concerning file formatting, document conversion, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration Webmaster, at (202) 482–0866, e-mail address: webmastersupport@ita.doc.gov. Dated: January 21, 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–1793 Filed 1–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA172 Marine Mammals; File No. 15453 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 (Dr. Andrew Rossiter, Responsible Party), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on and enhancement of captive Hawaiian monk seals. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mailed comments must be received on or before February 28, 2011. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 15453 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 4868 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Notices Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808) 944–2200; fax (808) 973–2941. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the e-mail comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222– 226). The Waikiki Aquarium is requesting a 5-year permit to continue to maintain in captivity two male non-releasable Hawaiian monk seals for research and enhancement purposes. Research proposed includes continuation of a long-term study on the digestive efficiency of the captive seals as they age using voluntary behaviors to collect bi-monthly weights and blubber ultrasound measurements. Seals would also be fed chromic oxide up to 72 times per year and marked, voided feces would be collected for determination of digestive efficiency. A second study proposed includes post-vaccination antibody response trials. West Nile virus (WNV) and canine distemper viruses (CDV) are considered a potential threat for the wild Hawaiian monk seal population. Each seal would be vaccinated twice for CDV and WNV, and to assess the effectiveness of the vaccines, blood and nasal swabs would be taken four times over the period of one year for antibody detection. The seals would be displayed to the public incidental to the research program, and the Waikiki Aquarium provides daily public narrations and informative educational graphics about the Hawaiian monk seal. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: January 24, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–1789 Filed 1–24–11; 4:15 pm] Sanctuary, 33 East Quay Rd., Key West, FL 33040; (305) 292–0311 x245; Lilli.Ferguson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Per the council’s Charter, if necessary, terms of appointment may be changed to provide for staggered expiration dates or member resignation mid term. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: January 19, 2011. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–1659 Filed 1–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Availability of Seats for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice and request for applications. AGENCY: The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant positions on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Boating Industry (alternate), Citizen at Large—Middle Keys (alternate), and Citizen at Large—Upper Keys (alternate). Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter. DATES: Applications are due by February 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Lilli Ferguson, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 33 East Quay Rd., Key West, FL 33040. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lilli Ferguson, Florida Keys National Marine SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–BA62 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit Amendment for the U.S. Caribbean National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS); scoping meetings; request for comments. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS intend to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in an amendment to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Amendment 6), an amendment to the FMP for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Amendment 3), an amendment to the FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Amendment 5), and an amendment to the FMP for the Queen Conch Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Amendment 3). These alternatives will consider measures to revise management reference points and status determination criteria, implement annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) to prevent overfishing in both the commercial and recreational sectors, revise management of aquarium trade SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 18 (Thursday, January 27, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4867-4868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1789]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA172


Marine Mammals; File No. 15453

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 
Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 (Dr. Andrew Rossiter, Responsible 
Party), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on and 
enhancement of captive Hawaiian monk seals.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mailed comments must be received on or 
before February 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public Comment'' from the 
Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 15453 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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

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    Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, 
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700; phone (808) 944-2200; fax (808) 973-2941.
    Written comments on this application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address 
listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713-
0376, or by e-mail to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the 
File No. in the subject line of the e-mail comment.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education 
Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the 
specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be 
appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 
713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and 
importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations 
governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and 
threatened species (50 CFR 222-226).
    The Waikiki Aquarium is requesting a 5-year permit to continue to 
maintain in captivity two male non-releasable Hawaiian monk seals for 
research and enhancement purposes. Research proposed includes 
continuation of a long-term study on the digestive efficiency of the 
captive seals as they age using voluntary behaviors to collect bi-
monthly weights and blubber ultrasound measurements. Seals would also 
be fed chromic oxide up to 72 times per year and marked, voided feces 
would be collected for determination of digestive efficiency. A second 
study proposed includes post-vaccination antibody response trials. West 
Nile virus (WNV) and canine distemper viruses (CDV) are considered a 
potential threat for the wild Hawaiian monk seal population. Each seal 
would be vaccinated twice for CDV and WNV, and to assess the 
effectiveness of the vaccines, blood and nasal swabs would be taken 
four times over the period of one year for antibody detection. The 
seals would be displayed to the public incidental to the research 
program, and the Waikiki Aquarium provides daily public narrations and 
informative educational graphics about the Hawaiian monk seal.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that 
the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: January 24, 2011.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-1789 Filed 1-24-11; 4:15 pm]
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