Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Intent To Withdraw Existing Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 15986-15987 [2015-06926]

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The plans were submitted to NMFS by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Puget Sound treaty tribes (referred to as the comanagers) for evaluation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for threatened Puget Sound Chinook salmon and Puget Sound steelhead. Subsequent to the notice of intent to prepare an EIS in 2004, the co-managers have made important changes in hatchery programs for salmon and steelhead. Changes in the programs and updated information important for analysis are being reflected in revised joint RMPs that are generally organized on a watershed-specific basis. In light of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 this and the ongoing submissions of revised watershed-specific joint hatchery RMPs and considering public comments received on the draft EIS, NMFS has determined that it is appropriate to withdraw the draft EIS. NMFS will conduct NEPA reviews for the revised RMPs that are jointly submitted to NMFS by the co-managers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Leider, telephone (360) 753–4650; fax (360) 753–9517; electronic mail: Steve.Leider@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 12, 2004, NMFS published the original notice of intent in the Federal Register to prepare an EIS for two joint 2004 state and tribal RMPs for salmon and steelhead hatcheries in Puget Sound (69 FR 26364). On July 29, 2011, NMFS published a second notice of intent in the Federal Register (76 FR 45515), to remind other agencies and the public of its plans to analyze the effects related to the action, and obtain information that may not have been available in 2004 pertinent to the scope of issues to include in the EIS. On July 25, 2014, NMFS published notification in the Federal Register that a draft EIS was available for comment (79 FR 43465). In response to requests from the public the comment period was extended twice as published in the Federal Register (79 FR 59767, October 3, 2014, and 79 FR 69470, November 21, 2014). Subsequent to NMFS’ publication of the notice of intent to prepare an EIS in 2004, and subsequent to the 2004 RMPs, the co-managers have updated their hatchery programs to reflect important changes in hatchery management in different areas of Puget Sound. Such changes include new management practices to respond to new scientific information, revised purposes and sizes of some programs, and management responses to other issues unique to particular watersheds. Several hatchery programs have been terminated since 2004. Finally, the RMPs have been updated to reflect the 2007 listing of Puget Sound steelhead under the ESA. In light of these changes, the comanagers have begun to submit to NMFS for review and approval revised joint RMPs for hatchery programs, generally organized by watershed, but located within the same action area as the 2004 RMPs. Because the comanagers are in control of how to design their RMPs and whether to revise the underlying HGMPs, these new RMPs replace the RMPs submitted in 2004. While the draft EIS for Puget Sound hatchery programs was being developed, and in response to comanager requests, NMFS conducted E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 58 / Thursday, March 26, 2015 / Notices environmental reviews for the RMPs that were revised since the 2004 RMPs were submitted to NMFS. For example, on December 10, 2012, NMFS completed a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for five Elwha salmon and steelhead hatchery programs. Subsequently, on December 15, 2014, a final supplemental EA and FONSI for Elwha hatchery programs was published. In addition, in February, NMFS published a notice of availability for a draft EA for three salmon hatchery programs in the Dungeness River watershed (80 FR 9260, February 20, 2015). Public comments on the draft EIS for Puget Sound hatchery programs noted that the 2004 RMPs for hatchery programs do not accurately reflect current hatchery program purposes or practices, and that some of the information used was outdated. It was also noted that the scale of the review, incorporating more than a hundred hatchery programs, tended to mask effects for some species. Therefore, considering ongoing submissions of revised watershedspecific joint RMPs within the action area of the 2004 RMPs and public comments received on the draft EIS, NMFS has determined it is appropriate to terminate the EIS and transition this effort into new NEPA reviews on revised hatchery RMPs that are jointly submitted to NMFS by the co-managers. NMFS does not plan to formally respond to public comments on the draft EIS; however, information in the terminated draft EIS, along with public comments received on the draft EIS, will be considered by NMFS in subsequent NEPA reviews of watershedspecific RMPs. Authority mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of NEPA as amended (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6), and other appropriate Federal laws and regulations, and policies and procedures of NMFS for compliance with those regulations. Dated: March 23, 2015. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–06926 Filed 3–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Mar 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–016] Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Affirmative Preliminary Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is amending the preliminarily determination of the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to correct significant ministerial errors. DATES: Effective Date: March 26, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page, Jun Jack Zhao, or Lingjun Wang, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1398, (202) 482–1396, or (202) 482– 2316, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 27, 2015, the Department published its affirmative preliminary determination that passenger tires from the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided by section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 The Department disclosed the calculations performed on January 26, 2015, and set a February 2, 2015 deadline for submitting comments concerning ministerial errors. The Sailun Group 2 and GITI 3 each timely filed comments alleging significant ministerial errors.4 In 1 See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances; In Part and Postponement of Final Determination, 80 FR 4250 (January 27, 2015) (Preliminary Determination). 2 Sailun Group Co. and its affiliates, Sailun Tire International Corp., Shandong Jinyu Industrial Co., Ltd., Jinyu International Holding Co., Limited, Seatex International Inc., Dynamic Tire Corp., Husky Tire Corp., Seatex PTE. Ltd. (collectively, the Sailun Group). 3 Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Ltd., and its affiliates, Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Ltd., Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd., Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd., Giti Tire (Hualin) Company Ltd. (collectively, GITI). 4 See Sailun Group’s and GITI’s February 2, 2015 letters. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15987 addition, Anchi, Wanli, Federal, Changfeng, Fullrun, Fuyingxiang, Qingda, Doublestar and DoublestarDongfeng, and Beijing Capital each timely filed comments regarding the Department’s preliminary separate rate determinations.5 Jinhaoyang requested the Department to accept its supplemental documentation for the Separate Rate Application 6 which was opposed by the Petitioner.7 Further, GITI, Doublestar and Tyrechamp, and CIC timely filed requests for correcting misspelled names.8 Petitioner filed rebuttal comments and ministerial error comments on February 10, 2015.9 The Sailun Group, in-turn, requested that the Department reject Petitioner’s rebuttal comments.10 Scope of the Investigation For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see ‘‘Scope of Investigation’’ at Appendix I of the Preliminary Determination. Analysis of Significant Ministerial Error Allegations The Department will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary determination according to 19 CFR 351.224(e). A ministerial error is defined in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as ‘‘an error in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial.’’ Further, a significant ministerial error is defined in 19 CFR 5 See Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd. (Anchi)’s January 28, 2015 letter, Guangzhou Wanli Tire Trading Co., Ltd. (Wanli)’s January 28, 2015 letter, Highpoint Trading, Ltd. and Federal Tire (Jiangxi), Ltd. (collectively, Federal)’s January 28, 2015 letter, Shandong Changfeng Tyres Co., Ltd. (Changfeng)’s January 30, 2015 letter, Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd. (Fullrun)’s January 30, 2015 letter, Qingdao Fuyingxiang Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. (Fuyingxiang)’s January 31, 2015 letter, Zhejiang Qingda Rubber Co., Ltd. (Qingda)’s January 31, 2015 letter, Qingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co., Ltd. (Doublestar) and Doublestar-Dongfeng Tyre Co., Ltd. (DoublestarDongfeng)’s January 31, 2015 letter, and Beijing Capital Tire Co., Ltd. (Beijing Capital)’s February 4, 2015 letter. 6 See Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co, Ltd. (Jinhaoyang)’s February 4, 2015 letter. 7 See Petitioner’s February 10, 2015 letter. 8 See GITI’s January 26, 2015 letter, Qingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co., Ltd. (Doublestar)’s and Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited (Tyrechamp)’s January 23, 2015 letter, and Crown International Corporation (CIC)’s January 26, 2015 letter. 9 Petitioner is United Steel, Paper, and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL– CIO, CLC. See Petitioner’s February 10, 2015 comments. 10 See Sailun Group’s February 11, 2015 letter. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 58 (Thursday, March 26, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-06926]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD827


Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Intent To Withdraw 
Existing Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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

ACTION: Notice of withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is announcing the withdrawal of a draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) that was being prepared on two resource 
management plans (RMPs) and 114 supporting hatchery and genetic 
management plans (HGMPs) for Puget Sound hatchery programs. The plans 
were submitted to NMFS by the Washington Department of Fish and 
Wildlife and the Puget Sound treaty tribes (referred to as the co-
managers) for evaluation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for 
threatened Puget Sound Chinook salmon and Puget Sound steelhead. 
Subsequent to the notice of intent to prepare an EIS in 2004, the co-
managers have made important changes in hatchery programs for salmon 
and steelhead. Changes in the programs and updated information 
important for analysis are being reflected in revised joint RMPs that 
are generally organized on a watershed-specific basis. In light of this 
and the ongoing submissions of revised watershed-specific joint 
hatchery RMPs and considering public comments received on the draft 
EIS, NMFS has determined that it is appropriate to withdraw the draft 
EIS. NMFS will conduct NEPA reviews for the revised RMPs that are 
jointly submitted to NMFS by the co-managers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Leider, telephone (360) 753-
4650; fax (360) 753-9517; electronic mail: Steve.Leider@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 12, 2004, NMFS published the original 
notice of intent in the Federal Register to prepare an EIS for two 
joint 2004 state and tribal RMPs for salmon and steelhead hatcheries in 
Puget Sound (69 FR 26364). On July 29, 2011, NMFS published a second 
notice of intent in the Federal Register (76 FR 45515), to remind other 
agencies and the public of its plans to analyze the effects related to 
the action, and obtain information that may not have been available in 
2004 pertinent to the scope of issues to include in the EIS. On July 
25, 2014, NMFS published notification in the Federal Register that a 
draft EIS was available for comment (79 FR 43465). In response to 
requests from the public the comment period was extended twice as 
published in the Federal Register (79 FR 59767, October 3, 2014, and 79 
FR 69470, November 21, 2014).
    Subsequent to NMFS' publication of the notice of intent to prepare 
an EIS in 2004, and subsequent to the 2004 RMPs, the co-managers have 
updated their hatchery programs to reflect important changes in 
hatchery management in different areas of Puget Sound. Such changes 
include new management practices to respond to new scientific 
information, revised purposes and sizes of some programs, and 
management responses to other issues unique to particular watersheds. 
Several hatchery programs have been terminated since 2004. Finally, the 
RMPs have been updated to reflect the 2007 listing of Puget Sound 
steelhead under the ESA.
    In light of these changes, the co-managers have begun to submit to 
NMFS for review and approval revised joint RMPs for hatchery programs, 
generally organized by watershed, but located within the same action 
area as the 2004 RMPs. Because the co-managers are in control of how to 
design their RMPs and whether to revise the underlying HGMPs, these new 
RMPs replace the RMPs submitted in 2004.
    While the draft EIS for Puget Sound hatchery programs was being 
developed, and in response to co-manager requests, NMFS conducted

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environmental reviews for the RMPs that were revised since the 2004 
RMPs were submitted to NMFS. For example, on December 10, 2012, NMFS 
completed a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and finding of no 
significant impact (FONSI) for five Elwha salmon and steelhead hatchery 
programs. Subsequently, on December 15, 2014, a final supplemental EA 
and FONSI for Elwha hatchery programs was published. In addition, in 
February, NMFS published a notice of availability for a draft EA for 
three salmon hatchery programs in the Dungeness River watershed (80 FR 
9260, February 20, 2015).
    Public comments on the draft EIS for Puget Sound hatchery programs 
noted that the 2004 RMPs for hatchery programs do not accurately 
reflect current hatchery program purposes or practices, and that some 
of the information used was outdated. It was also noted that the scale 
of the review, incorporating more than a hundred hatchery programs, 
tended to mask effects for some species.
    Therefore, considering ongoing submissions of revised watershed-
specific joint RMPs within the action area of the 2004 RMPs and public 
comments received on the draft EIS, NMFS has determined it is 
appropriate to terminate the EIS and transition this effort into new 
NEPA reviews on revised hatchery RMPs that are jointly submitted to 
NMFS by the co-managers. NMFS does not plan to formally respond to 
public comments on the draft EIS; however, information in the 
terminated draft EIS, along with public comments received on the draft 
EIS, will be considered by NMFS in subsequent NEPA reviews of 
watershed-specific RMPs.

Authority

    We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of NEPA 
as amended (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations 
(40 CFR 1506.6), and other appropriate Federal laws and regulations, 
and policies and procedures of NMFS for compliance with those 
regulations.

    Dated: March 23, 2015.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-06926 Filed 3-25-15; 8:45 am]
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