New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting, 31019-31021 [2015-13108]

Download as PDF 31019 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 104 / Monday, June 1, 2015 / Notices Period of review Suspension Agreements Lhorne on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES None. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), an interested party as defined by section 771(9) of the Act may request in writing that the Secretary conduct an administrative review. For both antidumping and countervailing duty reviews, the interested party must specify the individual producers or exporters covered by an antidumping finding or an antidumping or countervailing duty order or suspension agreement for which it is requesting a review. In addition, a domestic interested party or an interested party described in section 771(9)(B) of the Act must state why it desires the Secretary to review those particular producers or exporters. If the interested party intends for the Secretary to review sales of merchandise by an exporter (or a producer if that producer also exports merchandise from other suppliers) which was produced in more than one country of origin and each country of origin is subject to a separate order, then the interested party must state specifically, on an order-by-order basis, which exporter(s) the request is intended to cover. Note that, for any party the Department was unable to locate in prior segments, the Department will not accept a request for an administrative review of that party absent new information as to the party’s location. Moreover, if the interested party who files a request for review is unable to locate the producer or exporter for which it requested the review, the interested party must provide an explanation of the attempts it made to locate the producer or exporter at the same time it files its request for review, in order for the Secretary to determine if the interested party’s attempts were reasonable, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.303(f)(3)(ii). As explained in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003), and NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011) the Department clarified its practice with respect to the collection of final antidumping duties on imports of merchandise where intermediate firms are involved. The public should be aware of this clarification in determining whether to request an administrative review of VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:50 May 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 merchandise subject to antidumping findings and orders.2 Further, as explained in Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013), the Department clarified its practice with regard to the conditional review of the non-market economy (NME) entity in administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders. The Department will no longer consider the NME entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative reviews. Accordingly, the NME entity will not be under review unless the Department specifically receives a request for, or self-initiates, a review of the NME entity.3 In administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders on merchandise from NME countries where a review of the NME entity has not been initiated, but where an individual exporter for which a review was initiated does not qualify for a separate rate, the Department will issue a final decision indicating that the company in question is part of the NME entity. However, in that situation, because no review of the NME entity was conducted, the NME entity’s entries were not subject to the review and the rate for the NME entity is not subject to change as a result of that review (although the rate for the individual exporter may change as a function of the finding that the exporter is part of the NME entity). Following initiation of an antidumping administrative review when there is no review requested of the NME entity, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate entries for all exporters not named in the initiation notice, including those that were suspended at the NME entity rate. All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’) on Enforcement and Compliance’s 2 See also the Enforcement and Compliance Web site at http://trade.gov/enforcement/. 3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), parties should specify that they are requesting a review of entries from exporters comprising the entity, and to the extent possible, include the names of such exporters in their request. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACCESS Web site at http:// access.trade.gov.4 Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation’’ for requests received by the last day of June 2015. If the Department does not receive, by the last day of June 2015, a request for review of entries covered by an order, finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for the period identified above, the Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of (or bond for) estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: May 18, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–13106 Filed 5–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: 4 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 31020 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 104 / Monday, June 1, 2015 / Notices the meeting adjourns at the end of this meeting day. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 8:30 a.m. on each of the meeting days. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840. The telephone number is (401) 847–3300. Check www.hotelviking.com/ for online information. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Lhorne on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 The Council meeting will begin with introductions followed by brief reports from the NEFMC Chairman and Executive Director, the NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator (Greater Atlantic Region), the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel and Office of Law Enforcement, and representatives of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and U.S Coast Guard. The public will then have an opportunity to bring forward brief comments on items that are relevant to Council business but otherwise not listed on the published agenda. The NEFMC also will finalize its comments on a proposed rule to revise the guidelines for National Standards 1, 3, and 7 of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Prior to a lunch break, Council members will receive a report from its Habitat Committee. The intent is to finalize the management measures that remain outstanding from the April 2015 Council meeting by approving them for inclusion in Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2. Specifically, the Council will select Georges Bank habitat management areas and mortality alternatives, as well as spawning alternatives for Georges Bank/ Southern New England and the Gulf of Maine, and then approve the entire amendment for submission to NMFS. Discussion about this agenda item will continue after the lunch break and until VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:50 May 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 Wednesday, June 17, 2015 The Wednesday session will begin with a report on the April 2015 Atlantic herring operational stock assessment. This will be followed by a review of topics and issues related to the development of Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). They include consideration of the following: (1) A report from the Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management (EBFM) Plan Development Team about the development of alternatives for a herring acceptable biological catch (ABC) control rule that includes consideration of the role of herring as a forage species in the ecosystem; (2) a report from the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) on the development of an ecosystem-based ABC control rule for Atlantic herring; (3) recommendations from the Joint Herring/EBFM Committee; and (4) the Amendment 8 scoping comments. The Council will then provide guidance to the Herring Committee on the development of goals and objectives for Amendment 8 and ABC control rule alternatives. The SSC will report on any comments it may have on the herring stock assessment and present its recommendation for an Atlantic herring ABC to the Council. After a noon lunch break, the Council will begin work on the Atlantic herring fishery specifications for 2016–18. They will: (1) Possibly select a preferred alternative for the 2016–18 herring ABC and take action on other elements of the herring specifications; and (2) provide guidance to the Herring Committee on developing options for Atlantic herring sub-annual catch limits; and (3) address provisions for research set-asides and river herring/shad catch caps to be included in the specifications package. The day will conclude after the Council reviews and discusses a number of reports that are scheduled to be finalized at the June meeting of the FMCs Coordination Committee. These are Integrating NEPA Compliance into a Reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act, Criteria for Initiating Fisheries Allocation Reviews, and a NOAA white paper on Cooperative Research and Cooperative Management. Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Thursday session will begin with a briefing on the summary report of the March 2015 peer review of the sea scallop survey methodologies used in the Northeast. Next, the Sea Scallop Committee will discuss development of two actions associated with the PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Council’s Sea Scallop FMP. They are Amendment 19, to address issues associated with the late implementation of fishery specifications; and Amendment 27 to the FMP, in which 2016–17 fishery specifications will be set. The Council also will approve research priorities for the 2016–17 scallop research set-aside program and discuss a draft white paper and possibly a workshop that would focus on concerns raised about scallop fishing patterns in nearshore areas. The Monkfish Committee will recommend final Council approval of Framework Adjustment 9 to the Monkfish FMP, an action that primarily involves adjustments to fishing days-at-sea in order to promote greater operational flexibility in the fishery. Following a lunch break, there will be reports from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The first will outline the process used to form stock assessment working groups and the second will concern the establishment of a Northeast Trawl Survey Advisory Panel. The Council’s Electronic Working Group will then provide a brief update on its recent activities, followed by a Groundfish Committee report. During this last report the Council will initiate action on specifications for all groundfish stocks for fishing years 2016–18, including the three U.S./Canada stocks, for fishing year2016. It also will receive an analysis of industry costs for at-sea monitoring (ASM) and potentially discuss changes to the Northeast Multispecies FMP to address industry concerns around the feasibility of the existing requirement that sectors assume some of the costs of the ASM program. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 104 / Monday, June 1, 2015 / Notices Dated: May 27, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–13108 Filed 5–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RIN 0648–XD965] Administrative Officers Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) will host a meeting concurrently consisting of eight Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) Administrative Officers (AO) at the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting in June 2015. The intent of this meeting is for the AO to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including: Performance evaluation processes and travel procedures, human resources services and Worker’s Compensation process, insurance, cost principles and audit requirements. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held June 22–25, 2015. Registration for the meeting will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday June 22, 2015. The AO meeting will begin at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 following the CCC Opening Remarks and updates on Budgets and the MSA Reauthorization, and recess at 5 p.m. or when business is complete. The AO meeting will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 and recess at 5 p.m. or when business is complete. The AO meeting will reconvene on the final day at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 and adjourn by 12 noon or when business is complete. DATES: Lhorne on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040; telephone: (305) 296– 8100. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Readinger, Administrative Officer, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:50 May 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 348–1630; fax: (813) 348–1711; email: cathy.readinger@gulfcouncil.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation (MSA) and Management Reauthorization Act (MSRA) established the CCC by amending section 302 (16 U.S.C. 1852) of the MSA. The committee consists of the chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors of each of the eight Regional Fishery Management Councils authorized by the MSA or other Council members or staff. GMFMC will host this meeting and provide reports to the CCC for its information and discussion. All sessions are open to the public. NMFS or other Council items of discussion for each individual management committee agenda are as follows: Agenda Tuesday, June 23, 2015; 9:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.; CCC Opening Session • Welcome and Introductions • Budget: 2016 Budget/SaltonstallKennedy Grants, National Observer Funding Allocation, Joint Enforcement Agreements • MSA Reauthorization: Legislative Updates, CCC Discussion on working group report and actions Tuesday, June 23, 2015; 3:45 p.m.–5 p.m. • Performance Evaluation Processes • Travel Procedures • Webinars In Lieu of Physical Meetings • FLSA Updates by Each Council • Human Resource Services • Worker’s Compensation Process —Adjourn for the day Wednesday, June 24, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. • Statement of Financial Interest Process • Affordable Care Act and the Councils • Post-Retirement Medical Insurance • Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements • Multi-Year Budget Exercise • Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program • Contracting —Adjourn for the day Thursday, June 25, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–12 Noon • Actuarial Reports on Council Benefits • Council Pay Scales • Update of Council Benefits • DOC/NOAA Legal Assistance —Meeting Adjourns The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issues. The AO will meet as late as PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31021 necessary to complete scheduled business. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 26, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–13086 Filed 5–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RIN 0648–XD964] Council Coordination Committee Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) consisting of eight Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors and its subcommittees in June 2015. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including: Budget issues, MSA reauthorization, National Standard 1, Bycatch Strategy, Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) catches, NEPA, allocation working group report, Council Operational Guidelines, recreational fishery issues, habitat working group report, enforcement activities, other topics of concern to the RFMC, and decisions and follow-up activities. DATES: The meeting will be held June 22–25, 2015. Registration for the meeting will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday June 22, 2015. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 and recess at 5:15 p.m. or when business is complete. The meeting will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 and recess at 5:30 p.m. or when business is complete. The meeting will reconvene on the final day at 8:30 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and

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Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold 
a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries 
in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 
starting at 8:30 a.m. on each of the meeting days.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue 
Ave., Newport, RI 02840. The telephone number is (401) 847-3300. Check 
www.hotelviking.com/ for online information.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    The Council meeting will begin with introductions followed by brief 
reports from the NEFMC Chairman and Executive Director, the NOAA 
Fisheries Regional Administrator (Greater Atlantic Region), the 
Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel and Office of Law Enforcement, 
and representatives of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 
and U.S Coast Guard. The public will then have an opportunity to bring 
forward brief comments on items that are relevant to Council business 
but otherwise not listed on the published agenda. The NEFMC also will 
finalize its comments on a proposed rule to revise the guidelines for 
National Standards 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act. Prior to a lunch break, Council 
members will receive a report from its Habitat Committee. The intent is 
to finalize the management measures that remain outstanding from the 
April 2015 Council meeting by approving them for inclusion in Omnibus 
Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2. Specifically, the Council will 
select Georges Bank habitat management areas and mortality 
alternatives, as well as spawning alternatives for Georges Bank/
Southern New England and the Gulf of Maine, and then approve the entire 
amendment for submission to NMFS. Discussion about this agenda item 
will continue after the lunch break and until the meeting adjourns at 
the end of this meeting day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    The Wednesday session will begin with a report on the April 2015 
Atlantic herring operational stock assessment. This will be followed by 
a review of topics and issues related to the development of Amendment 8 
to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). They include 
consideration of the following: (1) A report from the Ecosystem-based 
Fisheries Management (EBFM) Plan Development Team about the development 
of alternatives for a herring acceptable biological catch (ABC) control 
rule that includes consideration of the role of herring as a forage 
species in the ecosystem; (2) a report from the Council's Scientific 
and Statistical Committee (SSC) on the development of an ecosystem-
based ABC control rule for Atlantic herring; (3) recommendations from 
the Joint Herring/EBFM Committee; and (4) the Amendment 8 scoping 
comments. The Council will then provide guidance to the Herring 
Committee on the development of goals and objectives for Amendment 8 
and ABC control rule alternatives. The SSC will report on any comments 
it may have on the herring stock assessment and present its 
recommendation for an Atlantic herring ABC to the Council.
    After a noon lunch break, the Council will begin work on the 
Atlantic herring fishery specifications for 2016-18. They will: (1) 
Possibly select a preferred alternative for the 2016-18 herring ABC and 
take action on other elements of the herring specifications; and (2) 
provide guidance to the Herring Committee on developing options for 
Atlantic herring sub-annual catch limits; and (3) address provisions 
for research set-asides and river herring/shad catch caps to be 
included in the specifications package. The day will conclude after the 
Council reviews and discusses a number of reports that are scheduled to 
be finalized at the June meeting of the FMCs Coordination Committee. 
These are Integrating NEPA Compliance into a Reauthorized Magnuson-
Stevens Act, Criteria for Initiating Fisheries Allocation Reviews, and 
a NOAA white paper on Cooperative Research and Cooperative Management.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

    The Thursday session will begin with a briefing on the summary 
report of the March 2015 peer review of the sea scallop survey 
methodologies used in the Northeast. Next, the Sea Scallop Committee 
will discuss development of two actions associated with the Council's 
Sea Scallop FMP. They are Amendment 19, to address issues associated 
with the late implementation of fishery specifications; and Amendment 
27 to the FMP, in which 2016-17 fishery specifications will be set. The 
Council also will approve research priorities for the 2016-17 scallop 
research set-aside program and discuss a draft white paper and possibly 
a workshop that would focus on concerns raised about scallop fishing 
patterns in nearshore areas. The Monkfish Committee will recommend 
final Council approval of Framework Adjustment 9 to the Monkfish FMP, 
an action that primarily involves adjustments to fishing days-at-sea in 
order to promote greater operational flexibility in the fishery. 
Following a lunch break, there will be reports from the Northeast 
Fisheries Science Center. The first will outline the process used to 
form stock assessment working groups and the second will concern the 
establishment of a Northeast Trawl Survey Advisory Panel. The Council's 
Electronic Working Group will then provide a brief update on its recent 
activities, followed by a Groundfish Committee report. During this last 
report the Council will initiate action on specifications for all 
groundfish stocks for fishing years 2016-18, including the three U.S./
Canada stocks, for fishing year2016. It also will receive an analysis 
of industry costs for at-sea monitoring (ASM) and potentially discuss 
changes to the Northeast Multispecies FMP to address industry concerns 
around the feasibility of the existing requirement that sectors assume 
some of the costs of the ASM program.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will 
be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and 
any issues arising after publication of this notice that require 
emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, 
provided that the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.


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    Dated: May 27, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-13108 Filed 5-29-15; 8:45 am]
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