Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 15984-15985 [2015-06927]

Download as PDF 15984 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 58 / Thursday, March 26, 2015 / Notices (ii) evidence submitted in support of allegations; (iii) publicly available information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c) or to measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence placed on the record by the Department; and (v) evidence other than factual information described in (i)–(iv). The regulation requires any party, when submitting factual information, to specify under which subsection of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being submitted and, if the information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct factual information already on the record, to provide an explanation identifying the information already on the record that the factual information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct. Time limits for the submission of factual information are addressed in 19 CFR 351.301, which provides specific time limits based on the type of factual information being submitted. Please review the regulations prior to submitting factual information in this investigation. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Extensions of Time Limits Parties may request an extension of time limits before the expiration of a time limit established under Part 351, or as otherwise specified by the Secretary. In general, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after the expiration of the time limit established under Part. For submissions that are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. Under certain circumstances, we may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such a case, we will inform parties in the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. An extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission; under limited circumstances we will grant untimely-filed requests for the extension of time limits. Review Extension of Time Limits; Final Rule, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013), available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-201309-20/html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in this segment. Certification Requirements Any party submitting factual information in an AD or CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Mar 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 and completeness of that information.26 The Department intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the certification requirements provided in 19 CFR 351.303(g) and implemented in the Final Rule.27 Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On January 22, 2008, we published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in this investigation should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 702 and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: March 18, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is supercalendered paper (SC paper). SC paper is uncoated paper that has undergone a calendering process in which the base sheet, made of pulp and filler (typically, but not limited to, clay, talc, or other mineral additive), is processed through a set of supercalenders, a supercalender, or a soft nip calender operation.28 The scope of this investigation covers all SC paper regardless of basis weight, brightness, opacity, smoothness, or grade, and whether in rolls or in sheets. Further, the scope covers all SC paper that meets the scope definition regardless of the type of pulp fiber or filler material used to produce the paper. Specifically excluded from the scope are imports of paper printed with final content of printed text or graphics. Subject merchandise primarily enters under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 4802.61.3035, but may also enter under subheadings 4802.61.3010, 4802.62.3000, 26 See section 782(b) of the Act. Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 28 Supercalendering and soft nip calendering processing, in conjunction with the mineral filler contained in the base paper, are performed to enhance the surface characteristics of the paper by imparting a smooth and glossy printing surface. Supercalendering and soft nip calendering also increase the density of the base paper. 27 See PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4802.62.6020, and 4802.69.3000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2015–06867 Filed 3–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD852 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; availability of NMFS evaluation of joint state/tribal hatchery plans and request for comment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, the Lummi Nation, the Nooksack Tribe, the Stillaguamish Tribes, and the Tulalip Tribes as the U.S. v. Washington salmon resource comanagers, has submitted three Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans, to be considered jointly, to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead promulgated under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The plans specify the propagation of early-returning (‘‘early’’) winter steelhead in the Dungeness, Nooksack, and Stillaguamish River watersheds of Washington State. This document serves to notify the public of the availability for comment of the proposed evaluation of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) as to whether implementation of the joint plans will appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA-listed Puget Sound steelhead, Puget Sound Chinook salmon, and Hood Canal summer chum salmon. This notice further advises the public of the availability for review of a draft Environmental Assessment of the effects of the NMFS determination on the subject joint plans. DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address or email mailbox (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time on April 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the proposed evaluation and pending determination should be addressed to the NMFS Sustainable Fisheries SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 58 / Thursday, March 26, 2015 / Notices Division, 510 Desmond Dr., Suite 103, Lacey, WA 98503, or faxed to (360) 753– 9517. Comments may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments is: EWSteelheadHatcheries.wcr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Early Winter Steelhead Hatchery Programs. When commenting on the draft environmental assessment, please refer to the specific page number and line number of the subject of your comment. The Secretary’s proposed evaluation of effects on listed steelhead and salmon, and the draft Environmental Assessment are also available on the Internet at www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov. Comments received will also be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours by calling (503) 230–5418. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Tynan at (360) 753–9579 or email: tim.tynan@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Puget Sound. Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Puget Sound. Chum salmon (O. keta): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Hood Canal summer-run. Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus): Threatened Puget Sound/Washington Coast. The WDFW, with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, the Lummi Nation, the Nooksack Tribe, the Stillaguamish Tribes, and the Tulalip Tribes as the U.S. v. Washington salmon resource comanagers, has submitted to NMFS plans for three jointly operated hatchery programs in the Dungeness, Nooksack, and Stillaguamish river basins. The plans were submitted in July 2014, pursuant to limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule for the listed Puget Sound steelhead distinct population segment (DPS), and the listed Puget Sound Chinook Salmon and listed Hood Canal Summer Chum Salmon evolutionarily significant units (ESU). The plans reflect refinements of draft versions of the plans provided previously and evaluated pursuant to the 4(d) Rule. The hatchery programs would release early winter steelhead that are not included as part of the ESAlisted Puget Sound Steelhead Distinct Population Segment into the Dungeness River, Nooksack River, and Stillaguamish River watersheds. All VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Mar 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 three programs would release fish that are not native to the watersheds. As required by the ESA 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005), the Secretary is seeking public comment on her pending determination as to whether the joint plans for early winter steelhead hatchery programs in the Dungeness River, Nooksack River, and Stillaguamish River would appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA-listed Puget Sound steelhead and Puget Sound salmon. Under section 4(d) of the ESA, the Secretary is required to adopt such regulations as she deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. NMFS has issued a final ESA 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead, adopting in Limit 6 regulations necessary and advisable to harmonize statutory conservation requirements with tribal rights and the Federal trust responsibility to tribes (50 CFR 223.209). This 4(d) Rule applies the prohibitions enumerated in section 9(a)(1) of the ESA. NMFS did not find it necessary and advisable to apply the take prohibitions described in section 9(a)(1)(B) and 9(a)(1)(C) to artificial propagation activities if those activities are managed in accordance with a joint plan whose implementation has been determined by the Secretary to not appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of the listed salmonids. As specified in limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule, before the Secretary makes a decision on the joint plan, the public must have an opportunity to review and comment on the pending determination. Authority Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required to adopt such regulations as she deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the criteria for such activities. Limit 6 of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(b)(6)) further provides that the prohibitions of paragraph (a) of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(a)) do not apply to activities associated with a joint state/tribal artificial propagation plan provided that the joint plan has been determined by NMFS to be in accordance with the salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15985 We also apply 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. 2015–06927 Filed 3–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 150128086–5086–01] RIN 0691–XC034] BE–45: Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies With Foreign Persons Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of reporting requirements. AGENCY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies with Foreign Persons (BE–45). This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice constitutes legal notification to all United States persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, the survey. Reports are due 60 days after the end of the U.S. person’s fiscal quarter, except for the final quarter of the U.S. person’s fiscal year when reports must be filed within 90 days. This notice is being issued in conformance with the rule BEA issued in 2012 (77 FR 24373) establishing guidelines for collecting data on international trade in services and direct investment through notices, rather than through rulemaking. Additional information about BEA’s collection of data on international trade in services and direct investment can be found in the 2012 rule, the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.), and 15 CFR part 801. Survey data on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 58 (Thursday, March 26, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15984-15985]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06927]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD852


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice; availability of NMFS evaluation of joint state/tribal 
hatchery plans and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Washington Department of Fish 
and Wildlife (WDFW), with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Lummi 
Nation, the Nooksack Tribe, the Stillaguamish Tribes, and the Tulalip 
Tribes as the U.S. v. Washington salmon resource co-managers, has 
submitted three Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans, to be considered 
jointly, to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for 
actions conducted under Limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule for salmon and 
steelhead promulgated under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The plans 
specify the propagation of early-returning (``early'') winter steelhead 
in the Dungeness, Nooksack, and Stillaguamish River watersheds of 
Washington State. This document serves to notify the public of the 
availability for comment of the proposed evaluation of the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) as to whether implementation of the joint plans 
will appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA-
listed Puget Sound steelhead, Puget Sound Chinook salmon, and Hood 
Canal summer chum salmon.
    This notice further advises the public of the availability for 
review of a draft Environmental Assessment of the effects of the NMFS 
determination on the subject joint plans.

DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address or email 
mailbox (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time on April 27, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the proposed evaluation and pending 
determination should be addressed to the NMFS Sustainable Fisheries

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Division, 510 Desmond Dr., Suite 103, Lacey, WA 98503, or faxed to 
(360) 753-9517. Comments may be submitted by email. The mailbox address 
for providing email comments is: EWSteelheadHatcheries.wcr@noaa.gov. 
Include in the subject line of the email comment the following 
identifier: Comments on Early Winter Steelhead Hatchery Programs. When 
commenting on the draft environmental assessment, please refer to the 
specific page number and line number of the subject of your comment. 
The Secretary's proposed evaluation of effects on listed steelhead and 
salmon, and the draft Environmental Assessment are also available on 
the Internet at www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov. Comments received 
will also be available for public inspection, by appointment, during 
normal business hours by calling (503) 230-5418.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Tynan at (360) 753-9579 or email: 
tim.tynan@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice

    Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Threatened, naturally produced and 
artificially propagated Puget Sound.
    Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally produced and 
artificially propagated Puget Sound.
    Chum salmon (O. keta): Threatened, naturally produced and 
artificially propagated Hood Canal summer-run.
    Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus): Threatened Puget Sound/
Washington Coast.
    The WDFW, with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Lummi Nation, the 
Nooksack Tribe, the Stillaguamish Tribes, and the Tulalip Tribes as the 
U.S. v. Washington salmon resource co-managers, has submitted to NMFS 
plans for three jointly operated hatchery programs in the Dungeness, 
Nooksack, and Stillaguamish river basins. The plans were submitted in 
July 2014, pursuant to limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule for the listed Puget 
Sound steelhead distinct population segment (DPS), and the listed Puget 
Sound Chinook Salmon and listed Hood Canal Summer Chum Salmon 
evolutionarily significant units (ESU). The plans reflect refinements 
of draft versions of the plans provided previously and evaluated 
pursuant to the 4(d) Rule. The hatchery programs would release early 
winter steelhead that are not included as part of the ESA-listed Puget 
Sound Steelhead Distinct Population Segment into the Dungeness River, 
Nooksack River, and Stillaguamish River watersheds. All three programs 
would release fish that are not native to the watersheds.
    As required by the ESA 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as 
updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005), the Secretary is seeking public 
comment on her pending determination as to whether the joint plans for 
early winter steelhead hatchery programs in the Dungeness River, 
Nooksack River, and Stillaguamish River would appreciably reduce the 
likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA-listed Puget Sound steelhead 
and Puget Sound salmon.
    Under section 4(d) of the ESA, the Secretary is required to adopt 
such regulations as she deems necessary and advisable for the 
conservation of species listed as threatened. NMFS has issued a final 
ESA 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead, adopting in Limit 6 regulations 
necessary and advisable to harmonize statutory conservation 
requirements with tribal rights and the Federal trust responsibility to 
tribes (50 CFR 223.209).
    This 4(d) Rule applies the prohibitions enumerated in section 
9(a)(1) of the ESA. NMFS did not find it necessary and advisable to 
apply the take prohibitions described in section 9(a)(1)(B) and 
9(a)(1)(C) to artificial propagation activities if those activities are 
managed in accordance with a joint plan whose implementation has been 
determined by the Secretary to not appreciably reduce the likelihood of 
survival and recovery of the listed salmonids. As specified in limit 6 
of the 4(d) Rule, before the Secretary makes a decision on the joint 
plan, the public must have an opportunity to review and comment on the 
pending determination.

Authority

    Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required 
to adopt such regulations as she deems necessary and advisable for the 
conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and 
steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 
37160, June 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that 
contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the 
criteria for such activities. Limit 6 of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 
223.203(b)(6)) further provides that the prohibitions of paragraph (a) 
of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(a)) do not apply to activities 
associated with a joint state/tribal artificial propagation plan 
provided that the joint plan has been determined by NMFS to be in 
accordance with the salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 
10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005).
    We also apply 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. 2015-06927 Filed 3-25-15; 8:45 am]
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