Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 19058-19059 [2014-07728]

Download as PDF 19058 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department’s regulations provide that the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis.1 Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on February 3, 2014.2 This current notice covers all scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance between October 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, inclusive. Subsequent lists will follow after the close of each calendar quarter. Scope Rulings Made Between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 People’s Republic of China A–570–967 and C–570–968: Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Kam Kiu Aluminum Products Sdn. Bhd. and Taishan City Kam Kiu Aluminum Extrusion Co. Ltd. (collectively, Kam Kiu); Kam Kiu’s subparts for elastomeric metal bushings for automotive vehicles are within the scope of the order because they meet the description of merchandise subject to the orders and none of the enumerated exceptions applies; November 21, 2013. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A–570–967 and C–570–968: Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Traffic Brick Network, LLC; Traffic Brick’s aluminum event ´ decor parts and kits, specifically Pipe Kits and Pipe and Drape Kits, are not within the scope of the order because they are finished gods kits that contain at the time of importation all parts necessary to fully assemble a complete display structure, while the individual Gorilla Pipes (upright and crossbar aluminum extrusion tubes of varying models) are within the scope of the order because they are not kits that contain all parts necessary to fully assemble a complete display structure; December 2, 2013. A–570–941 and C–570–942: Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Thermo Fisher Scientific (Asheville) LLC; Thermo Fisher’s wire 1 See 19 CFR 351.225(o). Notice of Scope Rulings, 79 FR 6165 (February 3, 2014). 2 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 racks used in laboratory equipment are within the scope of the orders because they fit the written description and dimensions of the scope language; December 19, 2013. A–570–932: Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: IMSS, LLC; IMSS’s threaded rod is not within scope of the antidumping duty order because the threaded rod meets the specific exclusion requirements identified in the scope language of the order; October 22, 2013. 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A–570–890: Wooden Bedroom From the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Whalen Furniture Manufacturing Inc.; Upholstered PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 headboards are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order because they are completely upholstered and designed to work with metal bed frames; October 28, 2013. Interested parties are invited to comment on the completeness of this list of completed scope and anticircumvention inquiries. Any comments should be submitted to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, Washington, DC 20230. This notice is published in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(o). Dated: March 26, 2014. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–07715 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD183 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 Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt commercial fishing vessels from the scallop trawl mesh size restriction to test an experimental trawl net as a means to reduce finfish bycatch in the southern New England and MidAtlantic scallop trawl fishery. The research is being conducted by Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc., under contract with the NMFS’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices Comments must be received on or before April 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on CFFI Scallop Trawl Bycatch EFP.’’ • Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Region Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on CFFI Scallop Trawl Bycatch EFP.’’ • Fax: (978) 281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Christopher, Senior Fishery Policy Analyst, 978–281–9288. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc. (CFFI) submitted a complete application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) on February 27, 2014, to conduct commercial fishing activities that the regulations would otherwise restrict. The EFP would exempt 6 vessels from the 5.5-in (13.97-cm) minimum mesh size for scallop trawl gear, and would temporarily exempt the vessels from possession and minimum fish size limits for all species of fish in order for researchers to conduct onboard sampling. All fishing activity will otherwise be conducted under and consistent with normal scallop fishing operations. This project proposes to test the effectiveness of a turtle excluder device (TED) in reducing finfish bycatch. Scallop trawls will be equipped with a TED in the extension of the net. The TED includes several rows of 3.5-in (8.89-cm) mesh to prevent turtle entanglement as it passes through the TED extension. The TED gear is not currently required in the scallop trawl fishery and this project is not evaluating the TED’s effectiveness in reducing turtle catch. In order to estimate bycatch, CFFI personnel onboard the vessels will measure and record all catch (or subsamples) after each tow. Researchers from CFFI will work with 6 commercial fishing vessels. Each vessel will use the gear during otherwise normal scallop fishing operations for 5 days, 6 tows per day, for a total of up to 30 tows per vessel, and 180 tows for the project. All catch will be sampled onboard using standard catch sampling methods consistent with the researcher’s contract with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Vessels would retain and land scallops and all other legal catch. Research will be conducted from May through October and will mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 occur in southern New England and Mid-Atlantic waters. NMFS has preliminarily determined that the CFFI application contains all of the required information. NMFS has preliminarily determined that the purpose, design and administration of the exemptions are consistent with the Scallop Fishery Management Plan’s management objectives, the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and other applicable law. Further, granting the exemption is not expected to have a detrimental effect on the fishery resources, cause any quota to be exceeded, or create any significant enforcement problems. Therefore, the application warrants further consideration. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 2, 2014. James P. Burgess, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–07728 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD227 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its Coral Scientific and Statistical Committee and Coral Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council office, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL, 33607. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19059 Mr. Mark Mueller, GIS Analyst, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630; fax: (813) 348–1711; email: mark.mueller@ gulfcouncil.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The items of discussion on the agenda are as follows: Joint meeting of the Gulf Council’s Coral Scientific and Statistical Committee and Coral Advisory Panel Meeting Agenda, Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 a.m. 1. Election of Coral AP and Coral SSC chairs 2. Adoption of agenda 3. Approval of minutes from last meetings a. Coral SSC, March 8, 2012 b. Joint Coral AP/Coral SSC, September 2, 2004 4. Council charge and action guide 5. Summary presentation of Workshop on Interrelationships between Corals and Fisheries a. Review the findings and recommendations of the workshop report 6. Discussion of workshop recommendations and new information a. Summary of new habitat and ecological data b. Discussion of Coral Essential Fish Habitat c. Live rock areas d. Discussion on Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) i. Locations ii. Potential fishing gear interactions iii. Potential boundary options e. Recommendations 7. Update on endangered and threatened species listing status 8. Other Business SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Adjourn 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 identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD183


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 Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable 
Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), 
has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit 
application contains all of the required information and warrants 
further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt 
commercial fishing vessels from the scallop trawl mesh size restriction 
to test an experimental trawl net as a means to reduce finfish bycatch 
in the southern New England and Mid-Atlantic scallop trawl fishery. The 
research is being conducted by Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc., 
under contract with the NMFS's Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
    Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act require publication of this notification to provide 
interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for 
proposed EFPs.

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DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line 
``Comments on CFFI Scallop Trawl Bycatch EFP.''
     Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, 
Greater Atlantic Region Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, 
Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ``Comments on 
CFFI Scallop Trawl Bycatch EFP.''
     Fax: (978) 281-9135.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Christopher, Senior Fishery 
Policy Analyst, 978-281-9288.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc. (CFFI) 
submitted a complete application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) 
on February 27, 2014, to conduct commercial fishing activities that the 
regulations would otherwise restrict. The EFP would exempt 6 vessels 
from the 5.5-in (13.97-cm) minimum mesh size for scallop trawl gear, 
and would temporarily exempt the vessels from possession and minimum 
fish size limits for all species of fish in order for researchers to 
conduct onboard sampling. All fishing activity will otherwise be 
conducted under and consistent with normal scallop fishing operations.
    This project proposes to test the effectiveness of a turtle 
excluder device (TED) in reducing finfish bycatch. Scallop trawls will 
be equipped with a TED in the extension of the net. The TED includes 
several rows of 3.5-in (8.89-cm) mesh to prevent turtle entanglement as 
it passes through the TED extension. The TED gear is not currently 
required in the scallop trawl fishery and this project is not 
evaluating the TED's effectiveness in reducing turtle catch. In order 
to estimate bycatch, CFFI personnel onboard the vessels will measure 
and record all catch (or subsamples) after each tow. Researchers from 
CFFI will work with 6 commercial fishing vessels. Each vessel will use 
the gear during otherwise normal scallop fishing operations for 5 days, 
6 tows per day, for a total of up to 30 tows per vessel, and 180 tows 
for the project. All catch will be sampled onboard using standard catch 
sampling methods consistent with the researcher's contract with the 
Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Vessels would retain and land 
scallops and all other legal catch. Research will be conducted from May 
through October and will occur in southern New England and Mid-Atlantic 
waters.
    NMFS has preliminarily determined that the CFFI application 
contains all of the required information. NMFS has preliminarily 
determined that the purpose, design and administration of the 
exemptions are consistent with the Scallop Fishery Management Plan's 
management objectives, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, and other applicable law. Further, granting the 
exemption is not expected to have a detrimental effect on the fishery 
resources, cause any quota to be exceeded, or create any significant 
enforcement problems. Therefore, the application warrants further 
consideration.
    If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and 
extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and 
extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed 
essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have 
minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially 
approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope 
of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited.

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

    Dated: April 2, 2014.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-07728 Filed 4-4-14; 8:45 am]
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