Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Basic Requirements for Special Exemption Permits and Authorizations To Take, Import, and Export Marine Mammals, Threatened and Endangered Species, and for Maintaining a Captive Marine Mammal Inventory Under the Marine Mammal Protection, the Fur Seal, and the Endangered Species Acts, 4127-4128 [2013-00965]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2013 / Notices Methodology The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.214. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review: Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China,’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with these results and hereby adopted by this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Preliminary Rescission of NSR Based on information that Yinfeng submitted after the initiation of the NSR, the Department has preliminarily determined that Yinfeng did not meet the minimum requirements in its request for an NSR under 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv)(C). Therefore, the Department preliminarily determines that it is appropriate to rescind the NSR for Yinfeng. Assessment Rates Yinfeng’s entries will are currently subject to the PRC-wide rate. Although the Department intends to rescind the NSR for Yinfeng, the Department is currently conducting an administrative review for the POR February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012, which could include the entries subject to this NSR.1 Accordingly, if the Department proceeds with a final rescission of this NSR, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, and Deferral of Administrative Review, 77 FR 19179, 19182 (March 30, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jan 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend entries during the period February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012, of subject merchandise exported by Yinfeng until CBP receives instructions relating to the administrative review covering the period February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012. Cash Deposit Requirements Effective upon publication of the final rescission or the final results of this NSR, we will instruct CBP to discontinue the option of posting a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for entries of subject merchandise by Yinfeng. If we proceed to a final rescission of this NSR, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the ad valorem PRC-wide rate for Yinfeng. If we issue final results of the NSR for this respondent, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits, effective upon the publication of the final results, at the rates established therein. Comments Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results and submit written arguments or case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless otherwise notified by the Department.2 Parties are reminded that written comments or case briefs are not the place for submitting new factual material. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, will be due five days later.3 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; and (2) a brief summary of the argument. Parties are requested to provide a summary of the arguments not to exceed five pages and a table of statutes, regulations, and cases cited. Any interested party who wishes to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration within 30 days after the day of publication of this notice. A request should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed.4 Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in case briefs. The Department will issue the final rescission or final results of NSR, including the results of our analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 90 days after the date on which the preliminary rescissions were issued, 2 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d). 4 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). unless the deadline for the final results is extended.5 Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to the 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 Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(f). Dated: January 10, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Failure to satisfy new shipper regulatory requirements—Yinfeng Rescission of NSR [FR Doc. 2013–01040 Filed 1–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Basic Requirements for Special Exemption Permits and Authorizations To Take, Import, and Export Marine Mammals, Threatened and Endangered Species, and for Maintaining a Captive Marine Mammal Inventory Under the Marine Mammal Protection, the Fur Seal, and the Endangered Species Acts National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 19, 2013. SUMMARY: 3 See PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4127 5 See E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.214(i). 18JAN1 4128 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2013 / Notices Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401 or Amy.Sloan@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with I. Abstract This request is for a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.; MMPA), Fur Seal Act (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.; FSA), and Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA) prohibit certain activities affecting marine mammals and endangered and threatened species, with exceptions. Pursuant to section 104 of the MMPA and Section 10 of the ESA, special exception permits can be obtained for scientific research and enhancing the survival or recovery of a species or stock of marine mammals or threatened or endangered species. Section 104 of the MMPA also includes permits for commercial and educational photography of marine mammals; import and capture of marine mammals for public display; and, Letters of Confirmation under the General Authorization for scientific research that involves minimal disturbance to marine mammals. The regulations implementing permits and reporting requirements under the MMPA and FSA are at 50 CFR part 216; the regulations for permit requirements under the ESA are at 50 CFR part 222. The required information in this collection is used to evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity on protected species; to make the determinations required by the MMPA, ESA and their implementing regulations prior to issuing a permit; and to establish appropriate permit conditions. Inventory reporting pertaining to marine mammals in public display facilities is required by the MMPA. This information collection applies to protected species for which NMFS is responsible, including the marine mammal species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), pinnipeds (seals and sea lions), sea turtles (in water), white abalone, black abalone, smalltooth sawfish, largetooth sawfish (imports only), shortnose sturgeon, and Atlantic sturgeon. The information VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jan 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 collection may be used for proposed listed species (e.g., corals). The currently approved application and reporting requirements are being revised to include submission of Letters of Intent under the General Authorization via the existing online application system, Authorizations and Permits for Protected Species (APPS). Respondents can currently only apply for scientific research and enhancement permits using APPS. This revision also includes adding Atlantic sturgeon and largetooth sawfish. NMFS listed Atlantic sturgeon as endangered or threatened under the ESA on April 6, 2012 (77 FR 5914 and 77 FR 5580). Largetooth sawfish, which live outside of U.S. waters, were listed as endangered on August 11, 2011 (76 FR 40822). ESA Section 10 permits are required for taking or importing these ESA-listed species for scientific research or enhancement purposes. A number of coral species have been proposed to be listed or reclassified under the ESA by NMFS (77 FR 73220). If such listings take effect, the scientific research and enhancement application instructions may be revised to clarify information pertaining to taking ESAlisted coral species. However, revisions pertaining to corals would not occur until and if a final listing rule was published. II. Method of Collection Permit applications, permit reports, and inventory reports are available in paper or electronic versions (online or via email). Respondents may submit all applications and forms by email, mail, or facsimile. Respondents may also submit scientific research and enhancement permit applications via an online application system, APPS. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0084. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; universities; Federal, State, local, or tribal governments; and business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 536. Estimated Time per Response: Scientific research permit applications, 50 hours; public display permit applications, 30 hours; photography permit applications, 10 hours; General Authorization applications, 10 hours; major permit modification requests, 35 hours; minor permit modification requests, 3 hours; scientific research PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 permit reports, 12 hours; public display permit reports, 2 hours; photography permit reports, 2 hours; General Authorization reports, 8 hours; public display inventory reporting, 2 hours; and recordkeeping, 2 hours per permit or authorization type (including permits for scientific research, public display, photography, General Authorization; and retention or transfer of rehabilitated animals). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,730. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,000 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 14, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–00965 Filed 1–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC446 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Highly Migratory Species Committee (HMS) will hold a public meeting. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Basic 
Requirements for Special Exemption Permits and Authorizations To Take, 
Import, and Export Marine Mammals, Threatened and Endangered Species, 
and for Maintaining a Captive Marine Mammal Inventory Under the Marine 
Mammal Protection, the Fur Seal, and the Endangered Species Acts

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 19, 2013.

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ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Amy Sloan, (301) 427-8401 or Amy.Sloan@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    The Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.; MMPA), 
Fur Seal Act (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.; FSA), and Endangered Species Act 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA) prohibit certain activities affecting 
marine mammals and endangered and threatened species, with exceptions. 
Pursuant to section 104 of the MMPA and Section 10 of the ESA, special 
exception permits can be obtained for scientific research and enhancing 
the survival or recovery of a species or stock of marine mammals or 
threatened or endangered species. Section 104 of the MMPA also includes 
permits for commercial and educational photography of marine mammals; 
import and capture of marine mammals for public display; and, Letters 
of Confirmation under the General Authorization for scientific research 
that involves minimal disturbance to marine mammals. The regulations 
implementing permits and reporting requirements under the MMPA and FSA 
are at 50 CFR part 216; the regulations for permit requirements under 
the ESA are at 50 CFR part 222. The required information in this 
collection is used to evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity on 
protected species; to make the determinations required by the MMPA, ESA 
and their implementing regulations prior to issuing a permit; and to 
establish appropriate permit conditions. Inventory reporting pertaining 
to marine mammals in public display facilities is required by the MMPA.
    This information collection applies to protected species for which 
NMFS is responsible, including the marine mammal species of cetaceans 
(whales, dolphins and porpoises), pinnipeds (seals and sea lions), sea 
turtles (in water), white abalone, black abalone, smalltooth sawfish, 
largetooth sawfish (imports only), shortnose sturgeon, and Atlantic 
sturgeon. The information collection may be used for proposed listed 
species (e.g., corals).
    The currently approved application and reporting requirements are 
being revised to include submission of Letters of Intent under the 
General Authorization via the existing online application system, 
Authorizations and Permits for Protected Species (APPS). Respondents 
can currently only apply for scientific research and enhancement 
permits using APPS. This revision also includes adding Atlantic 
sturgeon and largetooth sawfish. NMFS listed Atlantic sturgeon as 
endangered or threatened under the ESA on April 6, 2012 (77 FR 5914 and 
77 FR 5580). Largetooth sawfish, which live outside of U.S. waters, 
were listed as endangered on August 11, 2011 (76 FR 40822). ESA Section 
10 permits are required for taking or importing these ESA-listed 
species for scientific research or enhancement purposes.
    A number of coral species have been proposed to be listed or 
reclassified under the ESA by NMFS (77 FR 73220). If such listings take 
effect, the scientific research and enhancement application 
instructions may be revised to clarify information pertaining to taking 
ESA-listed coral species. However, revisions pertaining to corals would 
not occur until and if a final listing rule was published.

II. Method of Collection

    Permit applications, permit reports, and inventory reports are 
available in paper or electronic versions (online or via email). 
Respondents may submit all applications and forms by email, mail, or 
facsimile. Respondents may also submit scientific research and 
enhancement permit applications via an online application system, APPS.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0084.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
currently approved collection).
    Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; universities; Federal, 
State, local, or tribal governments; and business or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 536.
    Estimated Time per Response: Scientific research permit 
applications, 50 hours; public display permit applications, 30 hours; 
photography permit applications, 10 hours; General Authorization 
applications, 10 hours; major permit modification requests, 35 hours; 
minor permit modification requests, 3 hours; scientific research permit 
reports, 12 hours; public display permit reports, 2 hours; photography 
permit reports, 2 hours; General Authorization reports, 8 hours; public 
display inventory reporting, 2 hours; and recordkeeping, 2 hours per 
permit or authorization type (including permits for scientific 
research, public display, photography, General Authorization; and 
retention or transfer of rehabilitated animals).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,730.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,000 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: January 14, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-00965 Filed 1-17-13; 8:45 am]
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