Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 37327 [2011-16037]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 123 / Monday, June 27, 2011 / Notices 10. Shanghai Ever Rich Trade Company 11. Shenzhen Fanhui Import & Export Co., Ltd. 12. Taian Fook Huat Tong Kee Pte. Ltd. 13. Taiyan Ziyang Food Co., Ltd. 14. Weifang Shennong Foodstuff Co., Ltd. 15. XuZhou Simple Garlic Industry Co., Ltd. 16. Jinxiang Tianma Freezing Storage Co., Ltd. 17. Shenzhen Greening Trading Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2011–16072 Filed 6–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA504 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) warrants further consideration. The application was submitted by members of the Pacific sardine fishing industry who request an exemption from seasonal closures of the directed fishery to conduct a survey designed to estimate the population size of Pacific sardine. NMFS requests public comment on the application. NMFS will make a final decision about whether to issue an EFP after consideration of those comments. DATES: Comments must be received by July 12, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice identified by 0648–XA504 by any one of the following methods: • Mail: Rodney R. McInnis, Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. • Fax: (562) 980–4047, Att: Joshua Lindsay. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the application can be viewed at the following Web site: http:// swr.nmfs.noaa.gov; or by contacting Joshua Lindsay, Southwest Region, NMFS, (562) 980–4034; joshua.lindsay@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 25, 2011, NMFS published a final rule implementing the harvest guideline mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jun 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 (HG) and annual specifications for the 2011 Pacific sardine fishing season off the U.S. West Coast (76 FR 30276). As part of these management measures the Council recommended, and NMFS approved, that 4,200 metric tons (mt) of the maximum harvest guideline (HG) be initially subtracted and set aside for potential industry-based research projects. Members of the Pacific sardine fishing industry, concerned about the difficulty of securing fishing vessels for research purposes during the normal fishing season, requested this separate allocation so that they could conduct research fishing activities after fishing is closed. The 4,200 mt set-aside was intended to allow for potential research fishing in the second seasonal period (July 1–September 14, 2009) and third seasonal period (September 15– December 31, 2009), to continue if that period’s directed fishery allocation is reached and directed fishing is closed. An EFP is required to conduct the fishing activities proposed by the applicants to occur when directed fishing is otherwise not allowed. At the March 2011 Council meeting, the Council reviewed an EFP application that proposed to utilize 2,700 mt of the 4,200 mt initially set aside. The applicants proposed using 2,700 mt to replicate the summer survey conducted under similar EFPs in 2009 and 2010, but with an expanded sample size. The proposal went forward for public comment and was reviewed by the Council again at their April meeting, at which time the Council recommended that NMFS approve and issue the EFP. Any public comment received in response to this notice will be considered by NMFS in determining whether to approve and issue the EFP. One of the goals set forth in the EFP application is the development of an index of biomass for Pacific sardine, with the desire that this index be included in the subsequent Pacific sardine stock assessment. If NMFS does not issue an EFP, then the set-aside will be re-allocated to the directed harvest allocation of the third allocation period. Any research set aside attributed to an EFP for use during the closed fishing time in the second allocation period (prior to September 15), but not utilized, would also roll into the directed fishery allocation for the third allocation period. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 22, 2011. Margo Schulze-Haugen, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16037 Filed 6–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37327 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA518 Endangered Species; File No. 16253 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC; Responsible Party: Bonnie Ponwith), has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for scientific research. SUMMARY: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before July 27, 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. 16253 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)427–8401; fax (301)713–0376; Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978)281–9328; fax (978)281– 9394; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division • by e-mail to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include the File No. in the subject line of the email), • by facsimile to (301)713–0376, or • at the address listed above. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed DATES: E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA504


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic 
Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, has made a 
preliminary determination that an application for an Exempted Fishing 
Permit (EFP) warrants further consideration. The application was 
submitted by members of the Pacific sardine fishing industry who 
request an exemption from seasonal closures of the directed fishery to 
conduct a survey designed to estimate the population size of Pacific 
sardine. NMFS requests public comment on the application. NMFS will 
make a final decision about whether to issue an EFP after consideration 
of those comments.

DATES: Comments must be received by July 12, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice identified by 0648-
XA504 by any one of the following methods:
     Mail: Rodney R. McInnis, Regional Administrator, Southwest 
Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802.
     Fax: (562) 980-4047, Att: Joshua Lindsay.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the application can be 
viewed at the following Web site: http://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov; or by 
contacting Joshua Lindsay, Southwest Region, NMFS, (562) 980-4034; 
joshua.lindsay@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 25, 2011, NMFS published a final rule 
implementing the harvest guideline (HG) and annual specifications for 
the 2011 Pacific sardine fishing season off the U.S. West Coast (76 FR 
30276). As part of these management measures the Council recommended, 
and NMFS approved, that 4,200 metric tons (mt) of the maximum harvest 
guideline (HG) be initially subtracted and set aside for potential 
industry-based research projects. Members of the Pacific sardine 
fishing industry, concerned about the difficulty of securing fishing 
vessels for research purposes during the normal fishing season, 
requested this separate allocation so that they could conduct research 
fishing activities after fishing is closed. The 4,200 mt set-aside was 
intended to allow for potential research fishing in the second seasonal 
period (July 1-September 14, 2009) and third seasonal period (September 
15-December 31, 2009), to continue if that period's directed fishery 
allocation is reached and directed fishing is closed.
    An EFP is required to conduct the fishing activities proposed by 
the applicants to occur when directed fishing is otherwise not allowed. 
At the March 2011 Council meeting, the Council reviewed an EFP 
application that proposed to utilize 2,700 mt of the 4,200 mt initially 
set aside. The applicants proposed using 2,700 mt to replicate the 
summer survey conducted under similar EFPs in 2009 and 2010, but with 
an expanded sample size. The proposal went forward for public comment 
and was reviewed by the Council again at their April meeting, at which 
time the Council recommended that NMFS approve and issue the EFP. Any 
public comment received in response to this notice will be considered 
by NMFS in determining whether to approve and issue the EFP.
    One of the goals set forth in the EFP application is the 
development of an index of biomass for Pacific sardine, with the desire 
that this index be included in the subsequent Pacific sardine stock 
assessment. If NMFS does not issue an EFP, then the set-aside will be 
re-allocated to the directed harvest allocation of the third allocation 
period. Any research set aside attributed to an EFP for use during the 
closed fishing time in the second allocation period (prior to September 
15), but not utilized, would also roll into the directed fishery 
allocation for the third allocation period.

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

    Dated: June 22, 2011.
Margo Schulze-Haugen,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-16037 Filed 6-24-11; 8:45 am]
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