Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Scoping Meetings, 36748-36749 [2013-14568]

Download as PDF 36748 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 19, 2013 / Notices and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7025–X, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as ‘‘Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 99–6A002.’’ The California Almond Export Association, LLC original Certificate was issued on December 27, 1999 (65 FR 760, January 6, 2000). A summary of the current application for an amendment follows. Summary of the Application Applicant: California Almond Export Association, LLC (‘‘CAEA’’), 4800 Sisk Road Modesto, CA 95356. Contact: Bill Morecraft, Chairman, Telephone: (916) 446–8537. Application No.: 99–6A002. Date Deemed Submitted: June 4, 2013. Proposed Amendment: CAEA seeks to amend its Certificate to: 1. Delete the following company as a Member of CAEA’s Certificate: North Valley Nut, Inc. (Orland, CA). 2. Change the name of the following Member: Roche Brothers International (Escalon, CA) to Roche Brothers International Family Nut Co. (Escalon, CA) Dated: June 13, 2013. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Competition and Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2013–14592 Filed 6–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC731 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Scoping Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:13 Jun 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of scoping meetings. SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold scoping meetings to obtain input from fishers, the general public, and the local agencies representatives on the development of island-specific fishery management plans for Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/St. John, USVI and St. Croix, USVI. DATES: The scoping meetings will be held from July 8, 2013, through July 12, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates. ADDRESSES: The scoping meetings will be held in Puerto Rico and in the U.S. Virgin Islands. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific times and locations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A fishery management plan will be developed for each of these areas. The document entitled ‘‘Development of a Comprehensive Fishery Management Plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone of St. Thomas/St. John, USVI,’’ will consider the following alternative actions: Action 1: Establish the fishery management units (FMUs) for the comprehensive St. Thomas/St. John fishery management plan (FMP). Action 2: Revise the species composition of the comprehensive St. Thomas/St. John FMP. Action 3: Establish management reference points for any new species added to the comprehensive St. Thomas/St. John FMP. Action 4: Modify or establish additional management measures. The document entitled ‘‘Development of a Comprehensive Fishery Management Plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone of St. Croix, USVI,’’ will consider the following alternative actions: Action 1: Establish the fishery management units (FMUs) for the comprehensive St. Croix, USVI fishery management plan (FMP). Action 2: Revise the species composition of the comprehensive St. Croix FMP. Action 3: Establish management reference points for any new species added to the comprehensive St. Croix, USVI FMP. Action 4: Modify or establish additional management measures. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The document entitled ‘‘Development of a Comprehensive Fishery Management Plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone of Puerto Rico,’’ will consider the following alternative actions: Action 1: Establish the fishery management units (FMUs) for the comprehensive Puerto Rico fishery management plan (FMP). Action 2: Revise the species composition of the comprehensive Puerto Rico FMP. Action 3: Establish management reference points for any new species added to the comprehensive Puerto Rico FMP. Action 4: Modify or establish additional management measures. The comprehensive plans will incorporate and modify, as needed, federal fishery management measures included in each of the existing species based management plans (Spiny Lobster, Reef Fish, Coral and Queen Conch). The goal is to create management plans tailored to the specific fishery management needs of each area. If approved, these new management plans being developed for each area; St. Thomas/St. John, USVI; St. Croix, USVI, and Puerto Rico, will replace the current species-based plans presently governing commercial and recreational harvest in the U.S. Caribbean federal waters. The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold scoping meetings to receive public input on the management options mentioned above. The complete document is available at: www.caribbeanfmc.com or you may contact Ms. Livia Montalvo at livia_montalvo_cfmc@yahoo.com, or the Council office at (787) 766–5926 to obtain copies. Written comments can be sent to the Council not later than July 31, 2013, by regular mail to the address below, or via email to graciela_cfmc@yahoo.com. The scoping meetings will be held on the following dates and locations: In Puerto Rico July 8, 2013–7 p.m.—Centro de Usos ´ Multiples de Vieques, Calle Antonio G. Mellado, Vieques, Puerto Rico. July 9, 2013–7 p.m.—DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan Hotel, De Diego Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico. July 10, 2013–2 p.m.—Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino, 3315 Ponce By Pass, Ponce, Puerto Rico. ¨ July 10, 2013–7 p.m.—Mayaguez Holiday Inn, 2701 Hostos Avenue, ¨ Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. ´ July 11, 2013–7 p.m.—Asociacion de Pescadores Unidos de Playa Hucares de Naguabo, Naguago, Puerto Rico. E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 19, 2013 / Notices ´ July 12, 2013–6 p.m.—Club Nautico de Arecibo, Carr. 681 Km. 1.4, Barrio ´ Islote, Sector Vigıa, Arecibo, Puerto Rico. In the U.S. Virgin Islands July 9, 2013–7 p.m.—The Buccaneer Hotel, Estate Shoys, Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. July 10, 2013–7 p.m.—Windward Passage Hotel, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. ´ Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1903, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 14, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–14568 Filed 6–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. ACTION: Directive to the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain textile and apparel goods from Benin shall be treated as ‘‘folklore articles’’ and ‘‘ethnic printed fabrics’’ and qualify for preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (‘‘AGOA’’). Imports of eligible products from Benin with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment. DATES: As of June 14, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Niewiaroski, Jr., International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2496. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Sections 112(a) and 112(b)(6) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106–200) as amended by Section 7(c) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:13 Jun 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 2004 (Pub. L. 108–274) (‘‘AGOA Acceleration Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 3721(a) and (b)(6)); Sections 2 and 5 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001; Sections 25–27 and Paras. 13–14 of Presidential Proclamation 7912 of June 29, 2005. AGOA provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary subSaharan African countries, including handloomed, handmade, or folklore articles of a beneficiary country that are certified as such by the competent authority in the beneficiary country. The AGOA Acceleration Act further expanded AGOA by adding ethnic printed fabrics to the list of textile and apparel products made in the beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries that may be eligible for the preferential treatment described in section 112(a) of the AGOA. In Executive Order 13191 (January 17, 2001) and Presidential Proclamation 7912 (June 29, 2005), the President authorized CITA to consult with beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries and to determine which, if any, particular textile and apparel goods shall be treated as being handloomed, handmade, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics. See 66 FR 7271, 7271– 72 (January 22, 2001) and 70 FR 37959, 37961 & 63 (June 30, 2005). In a letter to the Commissioner of Customs dated January 18, 2001, the United States Trade Representative directed Customs to require that importers provide an appropriate export visa from a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country to obtain preferential treatment under section 112(a) of the AGOA. See 66 FR 7837 (January 25, 2001). The first digit of the visa number corresponds to one of the groupings of textile and apparel products that are eligible for preferential tariff treatment. Grouping ‘‘9’’ is reserved for handmade, handloomed, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics. CITA consulted with Benin authorities on November 7, 2012, January 3, 2013, April 11, 2013, and May 29, 2013 and has determined that folklore articles described in Annex A and ethnic printed fabrics described in Annex B, if produced in and exported from Benin, are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under section 112(a) of the AGOA, as amended. After further consultations with Benin authorities, CITA may determine that additional textile and apparel goods shall be treated as handloomed, handmade, folklore articles or ethnic printed fabrics. In the letter published below, CITA directs the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow duty-free entry of such products under PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36749 U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheading 9819.11.27 if accompanied by an appropriate AGOA visa in grouping ‘‘9’’. Kim Glas, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements June 11, 2013. Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20229 Dear Commissioner: The Committee for the Implementation of Textiles Agreements (‘‘CITA’’), pursuant to Sections 112(a) and (b)(6) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106–200) (‘‘AGOA’’), as amended by Section 7(c) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004, (Pub. L. 108–274) (‘‘AGOA Acceleration Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 3721(a) and (b)(6)), Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001, and Presidential Proclamation 7912 of June 29, 2005, has determined, as of June 14, 2013, that the following articles shall be treated as handloomed, handmade, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics under the AGOA: (a) folklore articles described in Annex A to this letter and (b) ethnic printed fabrics described in Annex B, if made in Benin. Such articles are eligible for duty-free treatment only if entered under subheading 9819.11.27 and accompanied by a properly completed visa for product grouping ‘‘9’’, in accordance with the provisions of the Visa Arrangement between the Government of Benin and the Government of the United States Concerning Textile and Apparel Articles Claiming Preferential Tariff Treatment under Section 112 of the Trade and Development Act of 2000. After further consultations with Benin authorities, CITA may determine that additional textile and apparel goods shall be treated as for handmade, handloomed, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics. Sincerely, Kim Glas Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements Annex A: Benin Folklore Products CITA has determined that the following textile and apparel goods shall be treated as folklore articles for purposes of the AGOA if such goods are made in Benin. Articles must be ornamented in characteristic Benin or regional folk style. An article may not include modern features such as zippers, elastic, elasticized fabrics, snaps, or hookand-pile fasteners (such as velcro© or similar holding fabric). An article may not incorporate patterns that are not traditional or historical to Benin, such as airplanes, buses, cowboys, or cartoon characters and may not incorporate designs referencing holidays or festivals not common to traditional Benin culture, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. Eligible folklore articles: (a) Bomba: Made of cotton and/or synthetic fibers. Hand-woven on manually operated looms then hand or machine stitched. There E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-14568]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC731


Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Scoping Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of scoping meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold scoping 
meetings to obtain input from fishers, the general public, and the 
local agencies representatives on the development of island-specific 
fishery management plans for Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/St. John, USVI and 
St. Croix, USVI.

DATES: The scoping meetings will be held from July 8, 2013, through 
July 12, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates.

ADDRESSES: The scoping meetings will be held in Puerto Rico and in the 
U.S. Virgin Islands. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific times 
and locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-
1903, telephone (787) 766-5926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A fishery management plan will be developed 
for each of these areas.
    The document entitled ``Development of a Comprehensive Fishery 
Management Plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone of St. Thomas/St. John, 
USVI,'' will consider the following alternative actions:
    Action 1: Establish the fishery management units (FMUs) for the 
comprehensive St. Thomas/St. John fishery management plan (FMP).
    Action 2: Revise the species composition of the comprehensive St. 
Thomas/St. John FMP.
    Action 3: Establish management reference points for any new species 
added to the comprehensive St. Thomas/St. John FMP.
    Action 4: Modify or establish additional management measures.
    The document entitled ``Development of a Comprehensive Fishery 
Management Plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone of St. Croix, USVI,'' 
will consider the following alternative actions:
    Action 1: Establish the fishery management units (FMUs) for the 
comprehensive St. Croix, USVI fishery management plan (FMP).
    Action 2: Revise the species composition of the comprehensive St. 
Croix FMP.
    Action 3: Establish management reference points for any new species 
added to the comprehensive St. Croix, USVI FMP.
    Action 4: Modify or establish additional management measures.
    The document entitled ``Development of a Comprehensive Fishery 
Management Plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone of Puerto Rico,'' will 
consider the following alternative actions:
    Action 1: Establish the fishery management units (FMUs) for the 
comprehensive Puerto Rico fishery management plan (FMP).
    Action 2: Revise the species composition of the comprehensive 
Puerto Rico FMP.
    Action 3: Establish management reference points for any new species 
added to the comprehensive Puerto Rico FMP.
    Action 4: Modify or establish additional management measures.
    The comprehensive plans will incorporate and modify, as needed, 
federal fishery management measures included in each of the existing 
species based management plans (Spiny Lobster, Reef Fish, Coral and 
Queen Conch). The goal is to create management plans tailored to the 
specific fishery management needs of each area. If approved, these new 
management plans being developed for each area; St. Thomas/St. John, 
USVI; St. Croix, USVI, and Puerto Rico, will replace the current 
species-based plans presently governing commercial and recreational 
harvest in the U.S. Caribbean federal waters.
    The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold scoping meetings 
to receive public input on the management options mentioned above. The 
complete document is available at: www.caribbeanfmc.com or you may 
contact Ms. Livia Montalvo at livia_montalvo_cfmc@yahoo.com, or the 
Council office at (787) 766-5926 to obtain copies.
    Written comments can be sent to the Council not later than July 31, 
2013, by regular mail to the address below, or via email to graciela_cfmc@yahoo.com.
    The scoping meetings will be held on the following dates and 
locations:

In Puerto Rico

    July 8, 2013-7 p.m.--Centro de Usos M[uacute]ltiples de Vieques, 
Calle Antonio G. Mellado, Vieques, Puerto Rico.
    July 9, 2013-7 p.m.--DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan Hotel, De Diego 
Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    July 10, 2013-2 p.m.--Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino, 3315 
Ponce By Pass, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
    July 10, 2013-7 p.m.--Mayag[uuml]ez Holiday Inn, 2701 Hostos 
Avenue, Mayag[uuml]ez, Puerto Rico.
    July 11, 2013-7 p.m.--Asociaci[oacute]n de Pescadores Unidos de 
Playa Hucares de Naguabo, Naguago, Puerto Rico.

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    July 12, 2013-6 p.m.--Club N[aacute]utico de Arecibo, Carr. 681 Km. 
1.4, Barrio Islote, Sector Vig[iacute]a, Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

In the U.S. Virgin Islands

    July 9, 2013-7 p.m.--The Buccaneer Hotel, Estate Shoys, 
Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
    July 10, 2013-7 p.m.--Windward Passage Hotel, Charlotte Amalie, St. 
Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. For more information or request for sign language 
interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. 
Rol[oacute]n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 
00918-1903, telephone (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the 
meeting date.

    Dated: June 14, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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