Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 41987-41988 [2014-16993]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 138 / Friday, July 18, 2014 / Notices was not zero, de minimis or determined entirely under section 776 of the Act, we assigned to all other producers and exporters the rate calculated for JESCO. Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation on all entries of OCTG from Saudi Arabia. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated above. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of our final determination. As our final determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will determine within 45 days whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of the subject merchandise. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation. We are making available to the ITC all non-privileged and non-proprietary information related to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order (APO), without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information This notice will serve as the only reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:20 Jul 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 written notification of return/ destruction or APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: July 10, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG), which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the investigation also covers OCTG coupling stock. Excluded from the scope of the investigation are: Casing or tubing containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium; drill pipe; unattached couplings; and unattached thread protectors. The merchandise subject to the investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10, 7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 7306.29.81.50. The merchandise subject to the investigation may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.39.00.76, 7304.39.00.80, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, 7304.59.80.25, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, 7304.59.80.70, 7304.59.80.80, 7305.31.40.00, 7305.31.60.90, PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41987 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.50.50, and 7306.50.50.70. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Investigation 4. Margin Calculations 5. Discussion of the Issues a. JESCO’s Affiliations in Saudi Arabia b. The Department’s use of Third Country Sales Data for Calculation of Normal Value c. The Department’s use of Differential Pricing (DP) in this Investigation d. The Department’s Calculation of Constructed Value (CV) Profit e. The Department’s Application of a Scrap Offset to JESCO’s Sales Data 6. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2014–16867 Filed 7–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD343 Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management 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: We are considering issuing an Exempted Fishing Permit to allow the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation to continue to explore the use of several data recording devices in an industry-based study that would effectively relay more accurate, detailed, and timely American lobster data to fisheries managers and scientists. The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation is also proposing to use vent-less traps in order to determine the abundance and distribution of juvenile American lobsters in Lobster Management Areas 2 and 3. The Exempted Fishing Permit renewal application is complete and further consideration of the application is warranted per § 600.745, and the activities authorized under the Exempted Fishing Permit would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Interstate Fisheries Management SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 41988 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 138 / Friday, July 18, 2014 / Notices Plan for American lobster. 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 Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments is nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on CFRF Lobster EFP.’’ Written comments should be sent to: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on CFRF Lobster EFP.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Jacob, Environmental Technician, 978–281–9180. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) submitted a complete application for a 1-year renewal to an existing Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) on May 15, 2014. To conduct its research on the abundance and distribution of juvenile American lobster in Lobster Management Areas (LMAs) 2 and 3, the CFRF is requesting exemptions from the following Federal lobster regulations: (1) Gear specifications to allow for closed escape vents, as prohibited in § 697.21(c); (2) trap limits to be exceeded by 3 additional traps per fishing vessel, for a total of 36 additional traps, as prohibited in § 697.19(a)(2) for LMA 2, and § 697.19(b)(5) for LMA 3; and (3) trap tag requirements, as specified in § 697.19(f). This study would utilize 12 Federal commercial fishing vessels; 6 vessels in each of the 2 management areas. One additional vessel would operate as an alternate vessel, so there would only be 12 active vessels at any given time. Sampling would take place in the following statistical areas: 464 (Area 3 region); 512 (Area 3 region); 515; 525; 526; 537; 538; 539; 561; 562; and 616. Funding for this study will be provided through NOAA grant NA09NMF4720414, as part of the Southern New England Collaborative Research Initiative Program (SNECRI). One of the main objectives of the SNECRI is to improve collection and management of fishery-dependent data. This study would attempt to achieve this goal. VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:20 Jul 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 The study would take place during regular fishing activity, and sampling would take place on each vessel in Area 2 once per week during scheduled fishing trips, and once every 10 days in Area 3 during scheduled fishing trips. If an EFP is granted, there would be an additional 36 modified traps in the water during any given time, for a period of one year. Each participating vessel would have up to three modified traps attached to a regular trap trawl, to be hauled every 6 to 9 days. The addition of 36 modified traps would increase the total number of traps in the fishery by 0.003 percent. Modifications to a conventional lobster trap would include a closed escape vent, single parlor, smaller mesh size, and smaller entrance head. These modified traps would be attached to one, two, or three randomly selected trap trawl(s) during regular fishing operations. Lobsters retrieved from these modified traps would remain onboard for a short period of time to allow for sampling, after which they would be returned to the water. Biological information will be collected on both kept and discarded lobsters, including: Carapace length; sexual determination; and presence of eggs, v-notches, and shell disease. For every trap trawl hauled during a designated sampling trip, commercial fishermen would be expected to sample 100 lobsters, or 20 traps if there are less than 100 lobsters to sample in a randomly chosen trap trawl. This study would use several recording devices, including onboard electronic calipers for length measurements, video cameras, and waterproof tablets. Data will be recorded using waterproof tablets, and the information will be uploaded using wireless internet connection once the vessel returns to port. 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: July 15, 2014. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–16993 Filed 7–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD381 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, De Diego Avenue, 105, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00911. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918; telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Panel will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: DATES: August 6, 2014, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. —Call to order —Adoption of Agenda —Control Rule Public Hearing Results —Scoping Meeting Report —New Aps for Island Based FMPs —Other business The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. To further accommodate discussion and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be subjects for formal action during this meeting. Actions 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 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD343


Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management 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: We are considering issuing an Exempted Fishing Permit to allow 
the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation to continue to explore the 
use of several data recording devices in an industry-based study that 
would effectively relay more accurate, detailed, and timely American 
lobster data to fisheries managers and scientists. The Commercial 
Fisheries Research Foundation is also proposing to use vent-less traps 
in order to determine the abundance and distribution of juvenile 
American lobsters in Lobster Management Areas 2 and 3.
    The Exempted Fishing Permit renewal application is complete and 
further consideration of the application is warranted per Sec.  
600.745, and the activities authorized under the Exempted Fishing 
Permit would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the 
Interstate Fisheries Management

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Plan for American lobster. 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 Exempted Fishing Permits.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 4, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by email. The 
mailbox address for providing email comments is nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. 
Include in the subject line ``Comments on CFRF Lobster EFP.''
    Written comments should be sent to: John K. Bullard, Regional 
Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 
Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the 
envelope ``Comments on CFRF Lobster EFP.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Jacob, Environmental Technician, 
978-281-9180.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation 
(CFRF) submitted a complete application for a 1-year renewal to an 
existing Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) on May 15, 2014. To conduct its 
research on the abundance and distribution of juvenile American lobster 
in Lobster Management Areas (LMAs) 2 and 3, the CFRF is requesting 
exemptions from the following Federal lobster regulations: (1) Gear 
specifications to allow for closed escape vents, as prohibited in Sec.  
697.21(c); (2) trap limits to be exceeded by 3 additional traps per 
fishing vessel, for a total of 36 additional traps, as prohibited in 
Sec.  697.19(a)(2) for LMA 2, and Sec.  697.19(b)(5) for LMA 3; and (3) 
trap tag requirements, as specified in Sec.  697.19(f). This study 
would utilize 12 Federal commercial fishing vessels; 6 vessels in each 
of the 2 management areas. One additional vessel would operate as an 
alternate vessel, so there would only be 12 active vessels at any given 
time. Sampling would take place in the following statistical areas: 464 
(Area 3 region); 512 (Area 3 region); 515; 525; 526; 537; 538; 539; 
561; 562; and 616.
    Funding for this study will be provided through NOAA grant 
NA09NMF4720414, as part of the Southern New England Collaborative 
Research Initiative Program (SNECRI). One of the main objectives of the 
SNECRI is to improve collection and management of fishery-dependent 
data. This study would attempt to achieve this goal.
    The study would take place during regular fishing activity, and 
sampling would take place on each vessel in Area 2 once per week during 
scheduled fishing trips, and once every 10 days in Area 3 during 
scheduled fishing trips. If an EFP is granted, there would be an 
additional 36 modified traps in the water during any given time, for a 
period of one year. Each participating vessel would have up to three 
modified traps attached to a regular trap trawl, to be hauled every 6 
to 9 days. The addition of 36 modified traps would increase the total 
number of traps in the fishery by 0.003 percent.
    Modifications to a conventional lobster trap would include a closed 
escape vent, single parlor, smaller mesh size, and smaller entrance 
head. These modified traps would be attached to one, two, or three 
randomly selected trap trawl(s) during regular fishing operations. 
Lobsters retrieved from these modified traps would remain onboard for a 
short period of time to allow for sampling, after which they would be 
returned to the water.
    Biological information will be collected on both kept and discarded 
lobsters, including: Carapace length; sexual determination; and 
presence of eggs, v-notches, and shell disease. For every trap trawl 
hauled during a designated sampling trip, commercial fishermen would be 
expected to sample 100 lobsters, or 20 traps if there are less than 100 
lobsters to sample in a randomly chosen trap trawl. This study would 
use several recording devices, including onboard electronic calipers 
for length measurements, video cameras, and waterproof tablets. Data 
will be recorded using waterproof tablets, and the information will be 
uploaded using wireless internet connection once the vessel returns to 
port.
    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: July 15, 2014.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-16993 Filed 7-17-14; 8:45 am]
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