Marine Mammals; File No. 10018, 71938-71939 [2011-30013]

Download as PDF 71938 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2011 / Notices Dated: November 16, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–29980 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: November 21, 2011. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4261 and (202) 482–5255, respectively. Background On April 27, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand for the period March 1, 2010, through February 28, 2011. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 76 FR 23545, 23546 (April 27, 2011). This review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States: Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai), and Pacific Pipe Public Company Limited (Pacific Pipe). emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and section 351.213(h)(1) of the Department’s regulations require the Department to issue the preliminary results of a review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the order or suspension agreement for which the administrative review was requested, and final results of the review within 120 days after the date on which the notice of the preliminary results is published in the Federal Register. However, if the Department VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Nov 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within the aforementioned specified time limits, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations allow the Department to extend the 245-day period to 365 days and to extend the 120-day period to 180 days. The Department requires additional time to evaluate the questionnaire responses from Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe in order to conduct a thorough analysis of all information on the record. In particular, the Department needs additional time to analyze cost of production information for both Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe. Therefore, the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review by the original deadline of December 1, 2011, and is extending the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review from 245 days to 365 days. The revised deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative review is now no later than March 30, 2012. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 15, 2011. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2011–30011 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA833 Marine Mammals; File No. 10018 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., Keiki Kohola Project, Oxnard, California, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 10018–01. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before December 21, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Species home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 10018 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; and 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 email 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: Joselyd Garcia-Reyes or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 10018–01 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). Permit No. 10018, issued on June 18, 2008 (73 FR 36042) and amended on July 14, 2010 (75 FR 43150), authorizes Dr. Cartwright to conduct humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) research, consisting of photoidentification, focal follows, underwater observations, and collection of sloughed skin, in Hawaiian and Alaskan waters from May through September each year. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to authorize deployment of: (1) Suction cup satellite tags to a maximum of 18 females in female-calf pairs and (2) implantable satellite tags to a maximum of 6 yearling humpback whales, annually. Tagging would only occur in Hawaii. The purposes of the tagging activities are to: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2011 / Notices (1) Verify the impact of research vessels during boat based behavioral follows, (2) further understand how female-calf pairs use breeding ground habitat, potentially identifying key resting regions and establishing the degree to which female-calf pairs circulate within vs. move between specific favored female-calf regions, and (3) further document the behavioral dynamics of newly-independent yearlings within breeding regions. The amended permit would expire on June 30, 2013. A draft supplemental environmental assessment (SEA) has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), to examine whether significant environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed scientific research permit. The draft SEA is available for review and comment simultaneous with the scientific research permit application. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Boston, MA 02210; telephone: (617) 385–4000; fax: (617) 385–4001. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Paul Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will discuss the 2012 SSC calendar and tasks, social science issues including socioeconomic considerations in setting acceptable biological catches (ABCs); improving SSC outreach, research priorities, advisory panel input in the process for making ABC recommendations, SSC liaison assignments to Council Plan Development Teams, using Council advisory panel information in developing ABC recommendations; risk policy development, 2012 National SSC Workshop recommendations and NRCC Assessment Workgroup recommendations. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed 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. RIN 0648–XA837 Special Accommodations New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 15, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–30013 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) on December 13, 2011 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Nov 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 71939 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 16, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–29950 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA829 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings. SUMMARY: The meetings will be held on December 13–14, 2011. The Council will convene on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Administrative Committee will meet from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Council will reconvene on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Hotel, 5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, USVI. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920; telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will hold its 141st regular Council meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: DATES: December 13, 2011—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Call to Order. • Adoption of Agenda. • Consideration of the 140th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions. • Executive Director’s Report. • Catch Share Project Update—Flavia Tonioli. • Parrotfish Size and Bag Limit— Mike Larkin. • USVI Traps Reduction Project Report. • SSC Meeting Report: —ERAEF. —Legal Opinion SSC Role. —Other Issues. Public Comment Period—(5) FiveMinutes Presentations BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 December 13, 2011—5:15 p.m.–6 p.m. • Administrative Committee Meeting (Closed Session): —Budget Update FY 2011/12. —International Queen Conch Initiative Conference 2012 (IQCI). —Other Business. 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[FR Doc No: 2011-30013]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA833


Marine Mammals; File No. 10018

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., Keiki 
Kohola Project, Oxnard, California, has applied for an amendment to 
Scientific Research Permit No. 10018-01.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before December 21, 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 home 
page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 10018 
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; and
    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 email 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: Joselyd Garcia-Reyes or Carrie Hubard, 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 10018-01 
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).
    Permit No. 10018, issued on June 18, 2008 (73 FR 36042) and amended 
on July 14, 2010 (75 FR 43150), authorizes Dr. Cartwright to conduct 
humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) research, consisting of photo-
identification, focal follows, underwater observations, and collection 
of sloughed skin, in Hawaiian and Alaskan waters from May through 
September each year. The permit holder is requesting the permit be 
amended to authorize deployment of: (1) Suction cup satellite tags to a 
maximum of 18 females in female-calf pairs and (2) implantable 
satellite tags to a maximum of 6 yearling humpback whales, annually. 
Tagging would only occur in Hawaii. The purposes of the tagging 
activities are to:

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(1) Verify the impact of research vessels during boat based behavioral 
follows, (2) further understand how female-calf pairs use breeding 
ground habitat, potentially identifying key resting regions and 
establishing the degree to which female-calf pairs circulate within vs. 
move between specific favored female-calf regions, and (3) further 
document the behavioral dynamics of newly-independent yearlings within 
breeding regions. The amended permit would expire on June 30, 2013.
    A draft supplemental environmental assessment (SEA) has been 
prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), to examine whether significant 
environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed 
scientific research permit. The draft SEA is available for review and 
comment simultaneous with the scientific research permit application.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: November 15, 2011.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-30013 Filed 11-18-11; 8:45 am]
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