Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 15193-15194 [2015-06550]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 55 / Monday, March 23, 2015 / Notices structure with respect to the production and sale of the subject merchandise. Thus, we preliminarily determine that Qingshui operates as the same business entity as Cangshan Qingshui with respect to the subject merchandise. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in the Appendix to this notice. If the Department upholds these preliminary results in the final results, Qingshui will be assigned the cash deposit rate currently assigned to Cangshan Qingshui with respect to the subject merchandise (i.e., the $3.06 per kilogram cash deposit rate currently assigned to Cangshan Qingshui).11 If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this changed circumstances review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of fresh garlic made and exported by Qingshui, effective on the publication date of the final results, at the cash deposit rate assigned to Cangshan Qingshui. Public Comment Interested parties may submit written comments by no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review in the Federal Register.12 Rebuttals, limited to issues raised in the written comments, may be filed by no later than five days after the written comments are filed.13 Parties that submit written comments or rebuttals are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.14 All briefs are to be filed electronically using ACCESS.15 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day on which it is due.16 Any interested party may request a hearing to the Assistant Secretary of Enforcement and Compliance using ACCESS within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.17 Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed.18 Oral presentations will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.19 Final Results of the Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department intends to issue the final results of this changed circumstances review, not later than 270 days after the date on which the review is initiated. Notification to Parties The Department issues and publishes these results in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221. Dated: March 17, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–06558 Filed 3–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD844 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, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, 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 allow one commercial fishing vessel to fish outside of the limited access scallop SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11 See Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Semiannual Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Jinxiang Merry Vegetable Co., Ltd. and Cangshan Qingshui Vegetable Foods Co., Ltd.; 2012–2013, 79 FR 62103, (October 16, 2014). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 13 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). 14 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) & (d)(2). 15 See 19 CFR 351.303(b) and (f). 16 See 19 CFR 351.303(b) 17 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 18 See id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Mar 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 19 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.310(d). Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15193 days-at-sea program in support of research conducted by the National Fisheries Institute that is investigating scallop incidental mortality in the scallop dredge fishery. Additionally, the Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt participating vessels from the crew size restriction; mesh size restrictions; obstruction in gear restrictions; and possession limits and minimum size requirements for sampling purposes only. 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 Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 7, 2015. 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 NFI 2014 Incidental Discard Mortality EFP.’’ • Mail: 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 NFI 2014 Incidental Discard Mortality EFP.’’ • Fax: (978) 281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannah Jaburek, Fisheries Management Specialist, 978–282–8456. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA awarded the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) a grant through the 2014 Atlantic sea scallop research set-aside program in support of a project titled, ‘‘Determining Incidental Discard Mortality of Atlantic Sea Scallops, Placopecten magellanicus, in the Scallop Dredge Fishery in the MidAtlantic Bight.’’ NFI submitted a complete Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application on May 13, 2014, but delayed work on the project until spring of 2015. NFI is requesting exemptions that would allow one commercial fishing vessel to fish outside of the limited access Atlantic sea scallop daysat-sea (DAS) regulations found at 50 CFR 648.53(b); mesh size restrictions at § 648.51(a)(2); obstruction in dredge gear restrictions at § 648.51(b)(4)(iii); and the crew size regulations at § 648.51(c). In addition, the EFP would temporarily exempt the participating vessel from possession limits and minimum size requirements specified in 50 CFR part 648, subsections B and D through O, for sampling purposes only. Any fishing activity conducted outside E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15194 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 55 / Monday, March 23, 2015 / Notices the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. The project would conduct dredging activities to assess the incidental mortality of scallops passing through the 4-inch (10.16-cm) rings of a 12-foot (4.57-meter) Turtle Deflector Dredge on sandy and hard (gravel) substrates. Dredging would be conducted over approximately 5 DAS during the proposed period of May 2015 through June 2015. All dredging would occur in open access scallop fishing areas off the coast of New Jersey. A total of 20 scallop tows would be conducted (10 tows per substrate). Each tow would be made at depths of 18 to 25 fathoms for a duration of 40 minutes. The scallop vessel would fish two dredges simultaneously. One dredge would use an experimental net bag cover and the other would fish with the industry standard 12-foot (4.57-meter) turtle excluder dredge. The experimental cover is constructed of 17⁄8-inch (4.76cm) mesh and sewn into the top of the dredge apron. The bag can be dumped independently of the 4-inch (10.16-cm) ring bag to collect the scallops and other organisms that pass through the 4-inch (10.16-cm) rings. The dredge configurations would be switched to the opposite side after five tows for each substrate. All scallops that filter through the 4inch (10.16-cm) rings and into the mesh bag would be measured for shell height and assessed for damage to the shell in one of three categories: Not injured; sub–lethal (repairable); or lethal (nonrepairable). After shell condition is assessed, shells would be spray painted with tow number in the corresponding spray paint color and placed in a whelk pot, which would be attached to the sea floor near the fishing grounds. Two additional DAS would be utilized, one each at 1 week and 2 weeks after initial survey, to assess mortality based on initial damage. The whelk pots would be removed from the ocean bottom after week-two sampling is complete. The weight of scallop catch retained in the 4-inch (10.16-cm) ring bags of both dredges would be estimated by the captain. Researchers would take shell measurements of a subsample of 50 scallops per tow per dredge to determine size selectivity within each dredge. All other bycatch in the experimental net bag would be sorted, the captain would estimate the weights, and researchers would measure a minimum of 25 lengths per individual species. No catch would be landed for sale. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Mar 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 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: March 18, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–06550 Filed 3–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD822 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Habitat and Environmental Protection (Habitat) Advisory Panel (AP) in N. Charleston, SC. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4381 Tanger Outlet Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (843) 744–4422; fax: (843) 744–4472. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Habitat AP will work on updating existing and developing new Council Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Policy SUMMARY: Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting PO 00000 Statements and providing guidance on continued development of Fishery Ecosystem Plan II. The AP will receive presentations from Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Office of Renewable Energy Programs and BOEM Outer Continental Shelf/Geological and Geophysical Programs on mapping, characterization, impact analyses and planning efforts in the South Atlantic Region. The AP will subsequently discuss redrafting the EFH Policy Statement on Energy Exploration, Development and Transportation. The AP will provide recommendations to the Council for consideration. Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 17, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–06436 Filed 3–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No: CFPB–2015–0012] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is requesting a new generic information collection plan, titled, ‘‘Generic Information Collection Plan for Surveys Using the Consumer Credit Panel’’. DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before May 22, 2015 to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket number (see above), by any of the following methods: • Electronic: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 55 (Monday, March 23, 2015)]
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[Pages 15193-15194]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD844


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, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, 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 allow one commercial fishing vessel to 
fish outside of the limited access scallop days-at-sea program in 
support of research conducted by the National Fisheries Institute that 
is investigating scallop incidental mortality in the scallop dredge 
fishery. Additionally, the Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt 
participating vessels from the crew size restriction; mesh size 
restrictions; obstruction in gear restrictions; and possession limits 
and minimum size requirements for sampling purposes only.
    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 April 7, 2015.

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 NFI 2014 Incidental Discard Mortality EFP.''
     Mail: 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 
NFI 2014 Incidental Discard Mortality EFP.''
     Fax: (978) 281-9135.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannah Jaburek, Fisheries Management 
Specialist, 978-282-8456.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA awarded the National Fisheries 
Institute (NFI) a grant through the 2014 Atlantic sea scallop research 
set-aside program in support of a project titled, ``Determining 
Incidental Discard Mortality of Atlantic Sea Scallops, Placopecten 
magellanicus, in the Scallop Dredge Fishery in the Mid-Atlantic 
Bight.'' NFI submitted a complete Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) 
application on May 13, 2014, but delayed work on the project until 
spring of 2015. NFI is requesting exemptions that would allow one 
commercial fishing vessel to fish outside of the limited access 
Atlantic sea scallop days-at-sea (DAS) regulations found at 50 CFR 
648.53(b); mesh size restrictions at Sec.  648.51(a)(2); obstruction in 
dredge gear restrictions at Sec.  648.51(b)(4)(iii); and the crew size 
regulations at Sec.  648.51(c). In addition, the EFP would temporarily 
exempt the participating vessel from possession limits and minimum size 
requirements specified in 50 CFR part 648, subsections B and D through 
O, for sampling purposes only. Any fishing activity conducted outside

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the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited.
    The project would conduct dredging activities to assess the 
incidental mortality of scallops passing through the 4-inch (10.16-cm) 
rings of a 12-foot (4.57-meter) Turtle Deflector Dredge on sandy and 
hard (gravel) substrates. Dredging would be conducted over 
approximately 5 DAS during the proposed period of May 2015 through June 
2015. All dredging would occur in open access scallop fishing areas off 
the coast of New Jersey. A total of 20 scallop tows would be conducted 
(10 tows per substrate). Each tow would be made at depths of 18 to 25 
fathoms for a duration of 40 minutes. The scallop vessel would fish two 
dredges simultaneously. One dredge would use an experimental net bag 
cover and the other would fish with the industry standard 12-foot 
(4.57-meter) turtle excluder dredge. The experimental cover is 
constructed of 1\7/8\-inch (4.76-cm) mesh and sewn into the top of the 
dredge apron. The bag can be dumped independently of the 4-inch (10.16-
cm) ring bag to collect the scallops and other organisms that pass 
through the 4-inch (10.16-cm) rings. The dredge configurations would be 
switched to the opposite side after five tows for each substrate.
    All scallops that filter through the 4-inch (10.16-cm) rings and 
into the mesh bag would be measured for shell height and assessed for 
damage to the shell in one of three categories: Not injured; sub-lethal 
(repairable); or lethal (non-repairable). After shell condition is 
assessed, shells would be spray painted with tow number in the 
corresponding spray paint color and placed in a whelk pot, which would 
be attached to the sea floor near the fishing grounds. Two additional 
DAS would be utilized, one each at 1 week and 2 weeks after initial 
survey, to assess mortality based on initial damage. The whelk pots 
would be removed from the ocean bottom after week-two sampling is 
complete. The weight of scallop catch retained in the 4-inch (10.16-cm) 
ring bags of both dredges would be estimated by the captain. 
Researchers would take shell measurements of a subsample of 50 scallops 
per tow per dredge to determine size selectivity within each dredge. 
All other bycatch in the experimental net bag would be sorted, the 
captain would estimate the weights, and researchers would measure a 
minimum of 25 lengths per individual species. No catch would be landed 
for sale.
    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: March 18, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-06550 Filed 3-20-15; 8:45 am]
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