International Pacific Halibut Commission Appointments, 50267-50268 [2015-20440]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices not a basis for exclusion of the hand truck from the scope of the petition. That other wheels may be connected to the vertical frame, handling area, projecting edges, or other parts of the hand truck, in addition to the two or more wheels located at or near the lower section of the vertical frame, is not a basis for exclusion of the hand truck from the scope of the petition. Finally, that the hand truck may exhibit physical characteristics in addition to the vertical frame, the handling area, the projecting edges or toe plate, and the two wheels at or near the lower section of the vertical frame, is not a basis for exclusion of the hand truck from the scope of the petition. Examples of names commonly used to reference hand trucks are hand truck, convertible hand truck, appliance hand truck, cylinder hand truck, bag truck, dolly, or hand trolley. They are typically imported under heading 8716.80.5010 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), although they may also be imported under heading 8716.80.5090. Specific parts of a hand truck, namely the vertical frame, the handling area and the projecting edges or toe plate, or any combination thereof, are typically imported under heading 8716.90.5060 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the scope is dispositive. Excluded from the scope are small two-wheel or four-wheel utility carts specifically designed for carrying loads like personal bags or luggage in which the frame is made from telescoping tubular material measuring less than 5⁄8 inch in diameter; hand trucks that use motorized operations either to move the hand truck from one location to the next or to assist in the lifting of items placed on the hand truck; vertical carriers designed specifically to transport golf bags; and wheels and tires used in the manufacture of hand trucks. Excluded from the scope is a multifunction cart that combines, among others, the capabilities of a wheelbarrow and dolly. The product comprises a steel frame that can be converted from vertical to horizontal functionality, two wheels toward the lower end of the frame and two removable handles near the top. In addition to a foldable projection edge in its extended position, it includes a permanently attached steel tub or barrow. This product is currently available under proprietary trade names such as the ‘‘Aerocart.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of this antidumping duty order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits for estimated antidumping duties at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of this order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation of the order. This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: August 12, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–20495 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE116 International Pacific Halibut Commission Appointments National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of call for nominations. AGENCY: In May 2015, NOAA Fisheries publicly solicited nominations for two presidential appointments to serve as U.S. Commissioners to the IPHC. This multi-step nomination process is intended to provide extensive participation by stakeholders in the Pacific halibut fishery and result in the appointment of two highly qualified individuals to represent the U.S. Government in this important international fisheries management organization. The most recent IPHC SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50267 public nomination process yielded two names for the two expiring seats, both re-nominations. U.S. Commissioners to the IPHC are appointed for a term not to exceed 2 years, but are eligible for reappointment. While this recent solicitation of nominations resulted in two strong candidates, NOAA Fisheries is seeking a greater number of nominations from which to propose two candidates for appointment by the President. Additionally, the lack of a larger candidate pool impacts the ability of recommending officials to propose Alternate Commissioners. The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, may designate Alternative U.S. Commissioners to serve in the absence of duly appointed U.S. Commissioners. Nominations for IPHC U.S. Commissioner and letters of public support that have already been submitted in response to the original solicitation notice do not need to be resubmitted. Nominations are open to all qualified individuals and may include current Commissioners. DATES: Nominations must be received by September 18, 2015. A list of nominees will be published on the NMFS Alaska Regional Office Web site (http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/) on September 23, 2015. Public comments relating to this list of nominees will be accepted until October 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Nominations for U.S. Commissioners to the IPHC may be made in writing to Mr. Patrick E. Moran, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service, at 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Nominations may also be sent via fax (301–713–2313) or email (IPHC2015nominations@noaa.gov). Please send all public comments via email to IPHC2015comments@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Patrick E. Moran, (301) 427–8370. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The IPHC is a bilateral regional fishery management organization established pursuant to the Convention between Canada and the United States for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea (Convention). The Convention was signed at Ottawa, Ontario, on March 2, 1953, and was amended by a Protocol Amending the Convention signed at Washington, DC, on March 29, 1979. The Convention’s central objective is to develop the stocks of Pacific halibut in waters off the west coasts of Canada and the United States E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 50268 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES to levels that will permit the optimum yield from the Pacific halibut fishery and to maintain the stocks at those levels. The IPHC fulfills this objective in part by recommending Pacific halibut fishery conservation and management measures for approval by the United States and Canada. Pursuant to the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, the Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Secretary of Commerce, may accept or reject, on behalf of the United States, conservation and management measures recommended by the IPHC. 16 U.S.C. 773b. Measures accepted by the Secretary of State are adopted as binding regulations governing fishing for Pacific halibut in Convention waters of the United States. 16 U.S.C. 773c(b)(1). More information on the IPHC can be found at http:// www.iphc.int. Section 773a of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (16 U.S.C. 773a) requires that the United States be represented on the IPHC by three U.S. Commissioners. U.S. Commissioners are appointed for a term not to exceed 2 years, but are eligible for reappointment. Of the Commissioners: (1) One must be an official of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and (2) Two must be knowledgeable or experienced concerning the Northern Pacific halibut fishery; of these, one must be a resident of Alaska and the other shall be a nonresident of Alaska. Of the three commissioners described in paragraphs (1) and (2), one must also be a voting member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. (3) Commissioners who are not Federal employees are not considered to be Federal employees except for the purposes of injury compensation or tort claims liability as provided in section 8101 et seq. of title 5 and section 2671 et seq. of title 28. In their official IPHC duties, Commissioners represent the interests of the United States and all of its stakeholders in the Pacific halibut fishery. These duties require a modest amount of travel (typically two or three trips per year lasting less than a week), and travel expenses are paid by the U.S. Department of State. Commissioners receive no compensation for their services. Nomination Process NOAA Fisheries is currently accepting nominations for two U.S. Commissioners for the IPHC who are not officials of NOAA. Successful nominees will be considered for appointment by the President and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 (pending Presidential action) interim designation by the Department of State. Nomination packages should provide details of an individual’s knowledge and experience in the Pacific halibut fishery. Examples of such knowledge and/or experience could include (but are not limited to) such activities as: Participation in commercial, tribal, Community Development Quota (CDQ) and/or sport and charterboat halibut fishing operations; participation in halibut processing operations; and participation in Pacific halibut management activities. Nomination packages should document an individual’s qualifications and state of residence. Self-nominations are acceptable, and current and former IPHC Commissioners are eligible for ´ ´ reappointment. Resumes, curriculum vitae, and/or letters of recommendation are useful but not required. Nomination packages will be evaluated on a case-bycase basis by officials in NOAA and the Department of Commerce who are familiar with the duties and responsibilities of IPHC Commissioners; evaluations will consider the aggregate of an individual’s prior experience and knowledge of the Pacific halibut fishery, residency requirements, and any letters of recommendation provided. Nominees will be notified of their status (including rejection or approval) and any need for further information once the nomination process is complete. The meeting will be held telephonically at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. Please call (907) 271–2896. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Agenda Tuesday, September 8, 2015 The agenda will include: (a) Review the draft 2016 EM Pre-Implementation Plan (b) discuss other 2016 EM research, and (c) scheduling and other business. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/ Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 13, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: August 13, 2015. John Henderschedt, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE116


International Pacific Halibut Commission Appointments

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

ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: In May 2015, NOAA Fisheries publicly solicited nominations for 
two presidential appointments to serve as U.S. Commissioners to the 
IPHC. This multi-step nomination process is intended to provide 
extensive participation by stakeholders in the Pacific halibut fishery 
and result in the appointment of two highly qualified individuals to 
represent the U.S. Government in this important international fisheries 
management organization. The most recent IPHC public nomination process 
yielded two names for the two expiring seats, both re-nominations. U.S. 
Commissioners to the IPHC are appointed for a term not to exceed 2 
years, but are eligible for reappointment. While this recent 
solicitation of nominations resulted in two strong candidates, NOAA 
Fisheries is seeking a greater number of nominations from which to 
propose two candidates for appointment by the President. Additionally, 
the lack of a larger candidate pool impacts the ability of recommending 
officials to propose Alternate Commissioners. The Secretary of State, 
in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, may designate 
Alternative U.S. Commissioners to serve in the absence of duly 
appointed U.S. Commissioners. Nominations for IPHC U.S. Commissioner 
and letters of public support that have already been submitted in 
response to the original solicitation notice do not need to be 
resubmitted. Nominations are open to all qualified individuals and may 
include current Commissioners.

DATES: Nominations must be received by September 18, 2015. A list of 
nominees will be published on the NMFS Alaska Regional Office Web site 
(http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/) on September 23, 2015. Public 
comments relating to this list of nominees will be accepted until 
October 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Nominations for U.S. Commissioners to the IPHC may be made 
in writing to Mr. Patrick E. Moran, Office of International Affairs and 
Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service, at 1315 East-
West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Nominations may also be sent via 
fax (301-713-2313) or email (IPHC2015nominations@noaa.gov). Please send 
all public comments via email to IPHC2015comments@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Patrick E. Moran, (301) 427-8370.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The IPHC is a bilateral regional fishery management organization 
established pursuant to the Convention between Canada and the United 
States for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the North Pacific 
Ocean and Bering Sea (Convention). The Convention was signed at Ottawa, 
Ontario, on March 2, 1953, and was amended by a Protocol Amending the 
Convention signed at Washington, DC, on March 29, 1979. The 
Convention's central objective is to develop the stocks of Pacific 
halibut in waters off the west coasts of Canada and the United States

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to levels that will permit the optimum yield from the Pacific halibut 
fishery and to maintain the stocks at those levels. The IPHC fulfills 
this objective in part by recommending Pacific halibut fishery 
conservation and management measures for approval by the United States 
and Canada. Pursuant to the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, the 
Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Secretary of Commerce, 
may accept or reject, on behalf of the United States, conservation and 
management measures recommended by the IPHC. 16 U.S.C. 773b. Measures 
accepted by the Secretary of State are adopted as binding regulations 
governing fishing for Pacific halibut in Convention waters of the 
United States. 16 U.S.C. 773c(b)(1). More information on the IPHC can 
be found at http://www.iphc.int.
    Section 773a of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (16 U.S.C. 
773a) requires that the United States be represented on the IPHC by 
three U.S. Commissioners. U.S. Commissioners are appointed for a term 
not to exceed 2 years, but are eligible for reappointment. Of the 
Commissioners:
    (1) One must be an official of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration; and
    (2) Two must be knowledgeable or experienced concerning the 
Northern Pacific halibut fishery; of these, one must be a resident of 
Alaska and the other shall be a nonresident of Alaska. Of the three 
commissioners described in paragraphs (1) and (2), one must also be a 
voting member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
    (3) Commissioners who are not Federal employees are not considered 
to be Federal employees except for the purposes of injury compensation 
or tort claims liability as provided in section 8101 et seq. of title 5 
and section 2671 et seq. of title 28.
    In their official IPHC duties, Commissioners represent the 
interests of the United States and all of its stakeholders in the 
Pacific halibut fishery. These duties require a modest amount of travel 
(typically two or three trips per year lasting less than a week), and 
travel expenses are paid by the U.S. Department of State. Commissioners 
receive no compensation for their services.

Nomination Process

    NOAA Fisheries is currently accepting nominations for two U.S. 
Commissioners for the IPHC who are not officials of NOAA. Successful 
nominees will be considered for appointment by the President and 
(pending Presidential action) interim designation by the Department of 
State.
    Nomination packages should provide details of an individual's 
knowledge and experience in the Pacific halibut fishery. Examples of 
such knowledge and/or experience could include (but are not limited to) 
such activities as: Participation in commercial, tribal, Community 
Development Quota (CDQ) and/or sport and charterboat halibut fishing 
operations; participation in halibut processing operations; and 
participation in Pacific halibut management activities.
    Nomination packages should document an individual's qualifications 
and state of residence. Self-nominations are acceptable, and current 
and former IPHC Commissioners are eligible for reappointment. 
R[eacute]sum[eacute]s, curriculum vitae, and/or letters of 
recommendation are useful but not required. Nomination packages will be 
evaluated on a case-by-case basis by officials in NOAA and the 
Department of Commerce who are familiar with the duties and 
responsibilities of IPHC Commissioners; evaluations will consider the 
aggregate of an individual's prior experience and knowledge of the 
Pacific halibut fishery, residency requirements, and any letters of 
recommendation provided. Nominees will be notified of their status 
(including rejection or approval) and any need for further information 
once the nomination process is complete.

    Dated: August 13, 2015.
John Henderschedt,
Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
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