Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery, 41754-41755 [2012-17255]

Download as PDF 41754 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 136 / Monday, July 16, 2012 / Notices Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results. The schedule for filing case briefs will be provided to parties at a later date. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the time limit for filing the case briefs, as specified by 19 CFR 351.309(d). The Department requests that parties submitting case or rebuttal briefs provide an executive summary and a table of authorities as well as an electronic copy. Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice, as provided by 19 CFR 351.310(c). Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any comments, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, unless otherwise extended. Notification to Importers srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: June 29, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–17314 Filed 7–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jul 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–983] Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: July 16, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Veith or Eve Wang, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4295 or (202) 482– 6231, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Postponement of Preliminary Determination 1 See Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 77 FR 18207 (March 27, 2012). 2 See Petitioner’s letter regarding, ‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From The People’s Republic of China: Request For Extension Of The Preliminary Determination And The Deadline To Submit Surrogate Country Comments And Surrogate Value Data,’’ dated June 29, 2012. Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: July 10, 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–17286 Filed 7–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC073 Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of industry fee collection system effective date. AGENCY: On March 27, 2012, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated an antidumping duty investigation on drawn stainless steel sinks from the People’s Republic of China.1 The notice of initiation stated that, unless postponed, the Department would issue its preliminary determination no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The preliminary determination is currently due no later than August 8, 2012. On June 29, 2012, Petitioner, Elkay Manufacturing Company, made a timely request, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2) and (e), for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determination, in order to allow additional time for the Department to review respondents’ sections C and D questionnaire submissions.2 Because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days. An extension of 50 days from the current deadline of August 8, 2012, would result in a new deadline of PO 00000 September 27, 2012. The deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). NMFS issues this notice to establish the effective date of fees to repay the $13,133,030 reduction loan to finance a fishing capacity reduction program in the Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon fishery. NMFS conducted a referendum to approve the reduction loan repayment fees of $13,133,030 to remove 64 permits, which postreduction harvesters will repay over a 40-year period. NMFS has tendered reduction payments to the selected bidders. SUMMARY: Fee payment collection will begin on July 22, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: SE Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Buyback, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Sturtevant at (301) 427– 8799, fax (301) 713–1306, or Michael.A.Sturtevant@noaa.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon fishery is a commercial fishery in Alaska State waters and adjacent Federal waters. It encompasses the commercial taking of salmon with purse E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 136 / Monday, July 16, 2012 / Notices seine gear, and participation is limited to fishermen designated by the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC). NMFS published proposed program regulations on May 23, 2011 (76 FR 29707), and final program regulations on October 6, 2011 (76 FR 61985), to implement the reduction program. Subsequently, the Southeast Revitalization Association submitted a capacity reduction plan to NMFS. NMFS approved the plan on February 24, 2012. NMFS published the list of eligible voters on March 1, 2012 (77 FR 12568) and the notice of referendum period on March 29, 2012 (77 FR 19004). Interested persons should review these for further program details. NMFS conducted a referendum to determine the industry’s willingness to repay a fishing capacity reduction loan to purchase the permits identified in the reduction plan. NMFS mailed ballots to 379 permanent permit holders in the fishery designated as S01A by CFEC who were eligible to vote in the referendum. The voting period opened on March 30, 2012, and closed on April 30, 2012. NMFS received 269 timely and valid votes. Two hundred and fifteen of the permit holders voted in favor of the program and the reduction loan repayment fees. This exceeded the majority of permit holders (190) required for industry fee system approval. On May 7, 2012, NMFS published another Federal Register document (77 FR 26744) advising the public that NMFS would tender the program’s reduction payments to the 64 selected bidders who would permanently stop fishing with the permits they had relinquished in return for reduction payments. Subsequently, NMFS disbursed $13,133,030 in reduction payments to the 64 selected bidders. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Purpose This document’s purpose is to establish the reduction loan repayment fee’s effective date in accordance with subpart M to 50 CFR 600.1107. III. Notice Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon program fee payment and collection will begin on July 22, 2012. Starting on this date, all harvesters of Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon (designated as S01A by CFEC) must pay the fee in accordance with the applicable regulations. All fish buyers of Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon must collect the fee in accordance with the applicable regulations. The initial fee applicable to the Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jul 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 program’s reduction fishery is 3.00% of landed value and any subsequent bonus payments. Fish sellers and fish buyers must pay and collect the fee in the manner set out in 50 CFR 600.1107 and the framework rule. Consequently, all harvesters and fish buyers should read subpart L to 50 CFR 600.1013 to understand how fish harvesters must pay and fish buyers must collect the fee. Dated: July 10, 2012. Cherish Johnson, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–17255 Filed 7–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB105 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Three Marine Geophysical Surveys in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, June Through July, 2012 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of three incidental take authorizations (ITA). AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that we have issued three Incidental Harassment Authorizations to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Observatory), a part of Columbia University, to take marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to conducting three consecutive marine geophysical (seismic) surveys in the northeast Pacific Ocean, June through July, 2012. DATES: Effective June 13 through July 25, 2012; July 1 through August 1, 2012; and July 12 through August 10, 2012. ADDRESSES: A copy of the Incidental Harassment Authorizations and application are available by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or by telephoning the contacts listed here. A copy of the application containing a list of the references used in this document may be obtained by writing to the above address, telephoning the contact listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or visiting the internet at: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41755 http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm#applications. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeannine Cody or Howard Goldstein, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, 301–427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), directs the Secretary of Commerce to authorize, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals of a species or population stock, by United States citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if: (1) We make certain findings; (2) the taking is limited to harassment; and (3) we provide a notice of a proposed authorization to the public for review. We shall grant authorization for the incidental taking of small numbers of marine mammals if we find that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). The authorization must set forth the permissible methods of taking; other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species or stock and its habitat; and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings. We have defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘* * * an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the United States can apply for an authorization to incidentally take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment. Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the Act establishes a 45-day time limit for our review of an application followed by a 30-day public notice and comment period on any proposed authorizations for the incidental harassment of small numbers of marine mammals. Within 45 days of the close of the public comment period, we must either issue or deny the authorization and must publish a notice in the Federal Register within 30 days of our determination to issue or deny the authorization. Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 136 (Monday, July 16, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC073


Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Southeast Alaska Purse 
Seine Salmon Fishery

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

ACTION: Notice of industry fee collection system effective date.

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SUMMARY: NMFS issues this notice to establish the effective date of 
fees to repay the $13,133,030 reduction loan to finance a fishing 
capacity reduction program in the Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon 
fishery. NMFS conducted a referendum to approve the reduction loan 
repayment fees of $13,133,030 to remove 64 permits, which post-
reduction harvesters will repay over a 40-year period. NMFS has 
tendered reduction payments to the selected bidders.

DATES: Fee payment collection will begin on July 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments about this notice to Paul Marx, Chief, 
Financial Services Division, NMFS, Attn: SE Alaska Purse Seine Salmon 
Buyback, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Sturtevant at (301) 427-
8799, fax (301) 713-1306, or Michael.A.Sturtevant@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon fishery is a commercial 
fishery in Alaska State waters and adjacent Federal waters. It 
encompasses the commercial taking of salmon with purse

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seine gear, and participation is limited to fishermen designated by the 
Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC).
    NMFS published proposed program regulations on May 23, 2011 (76 FR 
29707), and final program regulations on October 6, 2011 (76 FR 61985), 
to implement the reduction program. Subsequently, the Southeast 
Revitalization Association submitted a capacity reduction plan to NMFS. 
NMFS approved the plan on February 24, 2012. NMFS published the list of 
eligible voters on March 1, 2012 (77 FR 12568) and the notice of 
referendum period on March 29, 2012 (77 FR 19004). Interested persons 
should review these for further program details.
    NMFS conducted a referendum to determine the industry's willingness 
to repay a fishing capacity reduction loan to purchase the permits 
identified in the reduction plan. NMFS mailed ballots to 379 permanent 
permit holders in the fishery designated as S01A by CFEC who were 
eligible to vote in the referendum. The voting period opened on March 
30, 2012, and closed on April 30, 2012. NMFS received 269 timely and 
valid votes. Two hundred and fifteen of the permit holders voted in 
favor of the program and the reduction loan repayment fees. This 
exceeded the majority of permit holders (190) required for industry fee 
system approval.
    On May 7, 2012, NMFS published another Federal Register document 
(77 FR 26744) advising the public that NMFS would tender the program's 
reduction payments to the 64 selected bidders who would permanently 
stop fishing with the permits they had relinquished in return for 
reduction payments. Subsequently, NMFS disbursed $13,133,030 in 
reduction payments to the 64 selected bidders.

II. Purpose

    This document's purpose is to establish the reduction loan 
repayment fee's effective date in accordance with subpart M to 50 CFR 
600.1107.

III. Notice

    Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon program fee payment and 
collection will begin on July 22, 2012. Starting on this date, all 
harvesters of Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon (designated as S01A 
by CFEC) must pay the fee in accordance with the applicable 
regulations. All fish buyers of Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon 
must collect the fee in accordance with the applicable regulations.
    The initial fee applicable to the Southeast Alaska purse seine 
salmon program's reduction fishery is 3.00% of landed value and any 
subsequent bonus payments. Fish sellers and fish buyers must pay and 
collect the fee in the manner set out in 50 CFR 600.1107 and the 
framework rule. Consequently, all harvesters and fish buyers should 
read subpart L to 50 CFR 600.1013 to understand how fish harvesters 
must pay and fish buyers must collect the fee.

    Dated: July 10, 2012.
Cherish Johnson,
Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-17255 Filed 7-13-12; 8:45 am]
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