Marine Mammals; File No. 18523, 37719-37720 [2014-15483]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 2, 2014 / Notices investigation is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013 for Germany, Japan and Sweden investigations and January 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013 for the PRC investigation. On May 22, 2014, the Department published its affirmative preliminary determinations in the LTFV investigations of non-oriented electrical steel from the PRC, Germany, Japan and Sweden.2 Various exporters in each of these LTFV investigations submitted letters requesting that the Department extend the deadline for issuance of the final determinations in these LTFV investigations and agreeing to the extension of the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration.3 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Final Determination Section 735(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioner. Section 351.210(e)(2) of the Department’s regulations requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration. 2 See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Sweden: Preliminary Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Certain Affirmative Preliminary Determinations of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 79 FR 29423 (May 22, 2014), and Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 29421 (May 22, 2014) (collectively Preliminary Determinations). 3 See March 20, 2014 letter from Baohan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (‘‘Baoshan’’), entitled, ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement Request of Final Determination.’’; May 19, 2014 letter from ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe (‘‘ThyssenKrupp’’) entitled, ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany: Request to Postpone Final Determination’’; May 19, 2014 letter from JFE Steel Corporation (‘‘JFE Steel’’) entitled, ‘‘Request Extension of Final Determination; Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from Japan’’; May 19, 2014 letter from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (‘‘Nippon’’) entitled, ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from Japan (Antidumping Investigation): Request to Postpone Final Determination’’; May 22, 2014 letter from Cogent Power Inc. and Surahammars Bruk AB (collectively ‘‘Surahammars’’) entitled, ‘‘NonOriented Electrical Steel from Sweden: Request to Postpone the Final Determination’’; and May 23, 2014 letter from CD Walzholz KG (‘‘CDW’’), entitled, ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany: Request for Postponement.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Jul 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 Baoshan, ThyssenKrupp, JFE Steel, Nippon, Surahammars, and CDW requested that the Department postpone its final determinations by 60 days (i.e., to 135 days after publication of the Preliminary Determinations), and agreed to extend the application of the provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a period not to exceed six months. CDW, JFE Steel, and Surahammars are mandatory respondents in their respective investigations. While Baoshan, Nippon, and ThyssenKrupp are not mandatory respondents, they were identified as producers or exporters of subject merchandise in the Petitions.4 On May 22, 2014, AK Steel Corporation (‘‘Petitioner’’) objected to the requests that the deadline be postponed in the PRC, Germany and Japan investigations.5 On June 9, 2014, Petitioner withdrew its opposition to postponement of the final determinations in the PRC, Germany and Japan investigations.6 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) our preliminary determinations were affirmative; (2) the requesting producers or exporters account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise from their respective country; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination until no later than 135 days after the publication of the Preliminary Determinations (i.e., to October 4, 2014) and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will issue our final determination no later than 135 4 See Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of NonOriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan, dated September 30, 2013 (‘‘Petitions’’). 5 See May 22, 2014 letters from Petitioner entitled, ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Opposition to Boashan’s Request to Postpone The Final Determination;’’ ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany: Petitioner’s Opposition to ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe’s Request to Postpone The Final Determination;’’ ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from Japan: Petitioner’s Opposition to JFE Steel’s and NSSMC’s Requests to Postpone The Final Determination in This Investigation.’’ 6 See June 9, 2014 letters from Petitioner entitled, ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioners Withdrawal of Opposition to Postponement of the Final Determination;’’ ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany: Petitioners Withdrawal of Opposition to Postponement of the Final Determination;’’ ‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from Japan: Petitioners Withdrawal of Opposition to Postponement of the Final Determination.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37719 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act. Because October 4, 2014, is a Saturday, the actual due date for the final determinations of these LTFV investigations will be Monday, October 6, 2014.7 This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g). Dated: June 25, 2014._ Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–15562 Filed 7–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD340 Marine Mammals; File No. 18523 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Heather Liwanag, Ph.D., Adelphi University, Biology Department, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530 has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export specimens of marine mammals for scientific research purposes. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before August 1, 2014. 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 (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 18523 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may SUMMARY: 7 See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 37720 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 2, 2014 / Notices also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 18523 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation 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: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 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 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The applicant proposes to receive and maintain tissue and other specimen materials for opportunistic research on the physiology, morphology, evolutionary relationships, and other biological aspects of marine mammals. Unlimited samples from up to 1,500 individuals of each species of cetacean, and from up to 1,500 individuals of each species of pinniped (excluding walrus) are requested to be received, imported, or exported annually on an opportunistic basis. Marine mammal samples may be obtained from the following sources: (1) Animals killed during legal subsistence harvests in the U.S. and abroad; (2) Animals that died incidental to legal commercial fishing operations in the U.S. and in foreign countries; (3) Animals stranded alive or dead in foreign countries; (4) Samples collected from captive animals, including live animals and those that die in captivity, where such samples were taken as a result of routine husbandry procedures or under separate permit or authorization in the U.S. and abroad; and (5) Samples from other authorized researchers and collections in academic, federal, state or other institutions involved in marine mammal research in the U.S. and abroad. Samples collected from stranded animals in the U.S. and received under separate authorization may be exported and re-imported. The applicant has requested a 5-year permit. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Jul 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: June 26, 2014. Jolie Harrison, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–15483 Filed 7–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Business Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting DoD. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Business Board. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: The public meeting of the Defense Business Board (hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Board’’) will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The meeting will begin at 9:15 a.m. and end at 10:45 a.m. (Escort required; see guidance in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, ‘‘Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting.’’) ADDRESSES: Room 3E863 in the Pentagon, Washington, DC (Escort required; see guidance in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, ‘‘Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting.’’) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Committee’s Designated Federal Officer: The Board’s Designated Federal Officer is Phyllis Ferguson, Defense Business Board, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 5B1088A, Washington, DC 20301–1155, phyllis.l.ferguson2.civ@mail.mil, 703– 695–7563. For meeting information please contact Ms. Debora Duffy, Defense Business Board, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 5B1088A, Washington, DC 20301–1155, debora.k.duffy.civ@ mail.mil, (703) 697–2168. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: At this meeting, the Board will deliberate the findings and draft recommendations from the ‘‘Innovation: Incentives to Encourage Greater Private Sector Involvement’’ Task Group. The mission of the Board is to examine and advise the Secretary of Defense on overall DoD management and governance. The Board provides independent advice which reflects an outside private sector perspective on proven and effective best business practices that can be applied to DoD. Availability of Materials for the Meeting: A copy of the agenda and the terms of reference for the Task Group study may be obtained from the Board’s Web site at https://dbb.defense.gov/ meetings.aspx. Copies will also be available at the meeting. Meeting Agenda: 9:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Task Group Outbrief and Board Deliberations on ‘‘Innovation: Incentives to Encourage Greater Private Sector Involvement’’ Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis. All members of the public who wish to attend the public meeting must contact Ms. Debora Duffy at the number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16 to register and make arrangements for a Pentagon escort, if necessary. Public attendees requiring escort should arrive at the Pentagon Metro Entrance with sufficient time to complete security screening no later than 8:45 a.m. on July 24. To complete security screening, please come prepared to present two forms of identification and one must be a pictured identification card. Special Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact Ms. Duffy at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Procedures for Providing Public Comments Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments to the Board about its E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 2, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15483]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD340


Marine Mammals; File No. 18523

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Heather Liwanag, Ph.D., Adelphi 
University, Biology Department, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530 
has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export 
specimens of marine mammals for scientific research purposes.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before August 1, 2014.

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 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 18523 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available upon written request or by 
appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver 
Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427-8401; fax (301) 713-0376.
    Written comments on this application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. 
Comments may

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also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713-0376, or by email to 
NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 18523 in the 
subject line of the email comment.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation 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: Amy Sloan or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 
427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(MMPA; 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 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the 
regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222-226), and the Fur Seal 
Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    The applicant proposes to receive and maintain tissue and other 
specimen materials for opportunistic research on the physiology, 
morphology, evolutionary relationships, and other biological aspects of 
marine mammals. Unlimited samples from up to 1,500 individuals of each 
species of cetacean, and from up to 1,500 individuals of each species 
of pinniped (excluding walrus) are requested to be received, imported, 
or exported annually on an opportunistic basis. Marine mammal samples 
may be obtained from the following sources: (1) Animals killed during 
legal subsistence harvests in the U.S. and abroad; (2) Animals that 
died incidental to legal commercial fishing operations in the U.S. and 
in foreign countries; (3) Animals stranded alive or dead in foreign 
countries; (4) Samples collected from captive animals, including live 
animals and those that die in captivity, where such samples were taken 
as a result of routine husbandry procedures or under separate permit or 
authorization in the U.S. and abroad; and (5) Samples from other 
authorized researchers and collections in academic, federal, state or 
other institutions involved in marine mammal research in the U.S. and 
abroad. Samples collected from stranded animals in the U.S. and 
received under separate authorization may be exported and re-imported. 
The applicant has requested a 5-year permit.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that 
the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: June 26, 2014.
Jolie Harrison,
Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-15483 Filed 7-1-14; 8:45 am]
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