Virtual Trade Mission to Canada's North, October 6-8, 2014; Cancellation, 58749-58750 [2014-23208]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the DOC. All applicants will be evaluated, on a rolling basis, on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Business Development Mission will be $2500.00 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) 1; and $3650.00 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $750. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. Exclusions The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, and air transportation from the U.S. to the mission sites, between mission sites, and return to the United States. Business visas may be required. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such visas are also not included in the mission costs. However, the U.S. Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain necessary business visas. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Conditions for Participation An applicant must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the company’s products and/or services primary 1 An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or that otherwise qualifies as a small business under SBA regulations (see http:// www.sba.gov/services/contractingopportunities/ sizestandardstopics/index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The dual pricing reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (see http:// www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/ initiatives.html for additional information). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 market objectives, and goals for participation. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may reject the application, request additional information, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the applications. Companies must provide certification of products and/or services being manufactured or produced in the United States or if manufactured/produced outside of the United States, the product and/or service is marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have U.S. content representing at least 51 percent of the value of the finished good or service. In the case of a trade association or trade organization, the applicant must certify that, for each company to be represented by the trade association or trade organization, the products and services the represented company seeks to export are either produced in the United States or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content. The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants: • Suitability of the company’s (or in the case of a trade association/ organization, represented companies’) products or services to the mission goals and the markets to be visited as part of this trade mission. • Company’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented companies’) potential for business in each of the markets to be visited as part of this trade mission. • Consistency of the applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/ organization, represented companies’) goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission. Diversity of company size and location may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/ trademissions) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58749 meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than March 1, 2015. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning October 15, 2014 until the maximum of 20 participants is selected. Applications received after March 1, 2015, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482–3773, Fax: 202–482–9000, Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov. Pompeya Lambrecht, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Arlington, VA, Tel: 703.756.1707, Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov. Brenda VanHorn, Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Warsaw, Poland, Tel: (48) 22625 4374, Brenda.VanHorn@trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2014–23210 Filed 9–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Virtual Trade Mission to Canada’s North, October 6–8, 2014; Cancellation International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Cancellation. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce published a notice in the Federal Register of March 20, 2014 regarding the Virtual Trade Mission to Canada’s North, October 6–8, 2014. This mission has been cancelled. SUMMARY: Cancellation Notice As the organizers of the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Trade Show 2014, a key part of the Virtual Trade Mission to Canada’s North, have canceled their event, the United States Department of Commerce is cancelling the Virtual Trade Mission to Canada’s North, October 6–8, 2014 announced in the Federal Register of March 20, 2014, in 79 FR 15569. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, Ottawa, E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 58750 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices California Coast Recovery Coordinator by email at Julie.Weeder@noaa.gov or by phone at 707–825–5168. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Canada, 613–688–5406, Tracey.Ford@ trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2014–23208 Filed 9–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA907 Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public meetings. AGENCY: NMFS announces the adoption of a Final Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plan for the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) (Final Recovery Plan). This ESU includes all naturally spawned coho salmon populations between Punta Gorda, California and Cape Blanco, Oregon, as well as coho salmon produced by three artificial propagation programs: The Cole Rivers Hatchery, Trinity River Hatchery, and Iron Gate Hatchery. As required by the ESA, the Final Recovery Plan contains objective, measurable delisting criteria, sitespecific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals, and estimates of the time and costs required to implement recovery actions. The Final Recovery Plan is now available. In addition, informative public meetings will be held. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Final Recovery Plan are available online at: http://www.westcoast. fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/ salmon_steelhead/recovery_planning_ and_implementation/southern_oregon_ northern_california_coast/southern_ oregon_northern_california_coast_ recovery_plan_documents.html. A CD ROM of the Final Recovery Plan can be obtained by emailing a request to soncc.recovery@noaa.gov with the subject line ‘‘CD ROM Request for SONCC coho Salmon Recovery Plan’’, by phone at 707–825–5163, or by writing to NMFS California Coastal Area Office, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95519, ATTN: Recovery Coordinator. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Weeder, Southern Oregon/Northern tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Background NMFS is responsible for developing and implementing recovery plans for Pacific salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Recovery means that the listed species and their ecosystems are sufficiently restored, and their future secured, to the point that the protections of the ESA are no longer necessary. Section 4(f)(1) of the ESA requires that recovery plans include, to the extent practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. The ESA requires that NMFS develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under its jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not result in the conservation of the species. NMFS designated Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon as threatened in the Federal Register on May 6, 1997 (62 FR 24588) and reaffirmed its threatened status on June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160). NMFS published a Notice of Availability of the Public Draft Recovery Plan (Draft Plan) in the Federal Register on January 5, 2012 (77 FR 476). NMFS held five public meetings to obtain comments on the Draft Plan. In response to multiple requests, the public comment period was extended for an additional 60 days on February 10, 2012 (77 FR 7134). NMFS received extensive comments on the Draft Plan and prepared responses to each comment. The Draft Plan was revised based on the comments received, and this final version now constitutes the Final Recovery Plan for the Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon. Contents of Plan The ESA requires that recovery plans incorporate, to the extent practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 actions. The goal of the Final Recovery Plan is to restore threatened SONCC coho salmon to the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining members of their ecosystems and no longer need the protections of the ESA. The Final Recovery Plan provides background on the natural history of SONCC coho salmon, population trends and the stresses and threats that affect their viability. The Final Recovery Plan lays out a recovery strategy to reduce these stresses and threats which is based on the best available science and includes goals that incorporate objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species be removed from the list. The Final Recovery Plan is not regulatory. It presents guidance for use by the general public, government agencies, tribal governments, and other interested parties to assist in the recovery of SONCC coho salmon. The Final Recovery Plan identifies all actions needed to achieve recovery by rebuilding populations and reducing stresses and threats. The strategy for recovery includes a linkage between management actions and an active research and monitoring program intended to fill data gaps and assess effectiveness. The Final Recovery Plan incorporates an adaptive management framework by which recovery actions and other elements will evolve and adapt as information is gained. The Final Recovery Plan also describes NMFS’ plan for reviews of the status of the species. The Final Recovery Plan references many of the significant efforts already underway to restore Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon access to high quality habitat and to improve degraded habitat, and to reduce the impacts of several activities including fishing and timber harvest. Conclusion Section 4(f)(1)(B) of the ESA requires that recovery plans incorporate, to the extent practicable, (1) objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. NMFS concludes that the Plan meets the requirements of ESA section 4(f) and adopts it as the Recovery Plan for the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 189 (Tuesday, September 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58749-58750]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23208]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Virtual Trade Mission to Canada's North, October 6-8, 2014; 
Cancellation

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; Cancellation.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce published a notice in 
the Federal Register of March 20, 2014 regarding the Virtual Trade 
Mission to Canada's North, October 6-8, 2014. This mission has been 
cancelled.

Cancellation Notice

    As the organizers of the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and 
Trade Show 2014, a key part of the Virtual Trade Mission to Canada's 
North, have canceled their event, the United States Department of 
Commerce is cancelling the Virtual Trade Mission to Canada's North, 
October 6-8, 2014 announced in the Federal Register of March 20, 2014, 
in 79 FR 15569.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist, 
U.S. Commercial Service, Ottawa,

[[Page 58750]]

Canada, 613-688-5406, Tracey.Ford@trade.gov.

Elnora Moye,
Trade Program Assistant.
[FR Doc. 2014-23208 Filed 9-29-14; 8:45 am]
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