Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted and Funded by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 75856-75857 [2015-30674]

Download as PDF 75856 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 233 / Friday, December 4, 2015 / Notices limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. The Department intends to issue the final results of this review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised by parties in their comments, within 120 days after the publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Assessment Rates Upon issuing the final results of review, the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.20 If a respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.5 percent) in the final results of this review, we will calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of those sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Specifically, the Department will apply the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Final Modification for Reviews.21 Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.22 For Husqvarna (Hebei) Co., Ltd., for which the review is rescinded, the antidumping duty shall be assessed at the rate equal to the cash deposit of the estimated antidumping duty required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(2). We will instruct CBP accordingly. Pursuant to the Department’s assessment practice in NME cases,23 for entries that were not reported in the U.S. sales databases submitted by companies individually examined during this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the PRC-wide rate. In addition, if the Department determines that an exporter under review had no shipments of the subject merchandise, any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number (i.e., at that exporter’s rate) will be liquidated at the asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 20 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Antidumping Proceeding: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8103 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for Reviews). 22 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 23 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 21 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 PRC-wide rate.24 The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For subject merchandise exported by the companies listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity; and (4) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: November 30, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Summary 24 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background Scope of the Order Rescission of Review in Part Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Affiliation and Single Entity Discussion of the Methodology Non-Market Economy Country Status Separate Rates Surrogate Country Fair Value Comparisons Determination of Comparison Method Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis U.S. Price Normal Value Factor Valuations Currency Conversion Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–30715 Filed 12–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE333 Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted and Funded by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces the availability of the ‘‘Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (DPEA) for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted and Funded by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC).’’ Publication of this notice begins the official public comment period for this DPEA. The purpose of the DPEA is to evaluate, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of conducting and funding fisheries and ecosystem research in NOAA’s Pacific Islands Region. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than January 4, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments on the DPEA should be addressed to: NOAA IRC, NMFS/PIFSC/Director’s Office, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. #176, Honolulu, HI 96818. The mailbox address for providing email comments is pifsc.nepa@noaa.gov. NMFS is not responsible for email comments sent to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 233 / Friday, December 4, 2015 / Notices addresses other than the one provided here. Comments sent via email, including all attachments, must not exceed a 10-megabyte file size. A copy of the DPEA may be obtained by writing to the address specified above, telephoning the contact listed below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or visiting the internet at: http:// www.pifsc.noaa.gov/nepa Documents cited in this notice may also be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Vandersande, (808) 725–5333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PIFSC is the research arm of NMFS in the Pacific Islands Region. PIFSC conducts research and provides scientific advice to manage fisheries and conserve protected species throughout the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, including the State of Hawaii, Territory of American Samoa, Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. Research is aimed at monitoring fish stock recruitment, survival, and biological rates; abundance and geographic distribution of both pelagic and insular marine species; and providing other scientific information needed to improve our understanding of complex marine ecological processes. Primary research activities include: Mid-water trawl surveys to support assessments of pelagic stages of insular species and other mesopelagic organisms; dive surveys to conduct coral reef ecosystem assessment and monitoring; hook-and-line surveys to collect fishery life history samples and deploy telemetry tags; marine debris research and removal activities; advanced sampling technology surveys (e.g. stereo-video cameras, autonomous underwater vehicles) to assess and monitor marine organisms and habitats; longline surveys for life history studies and bycatch reduction research; ecosystem surveys using active acoustic systems, plankton nets, and other oceanographic equipment; and collaborative research in foreign territorial seas. NMFS has prepared the DPEA under NEPA to evaluate several alternatives for conducting and funding fisheries and ecosystem research activities as the primary federal action. Additionally in the DPEA, NMFS evaluates a related action—also called a ‘‘connected action’’ under 40 CFR 1508.25 of the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.)— which is the proposed promulgation of regulations and authorization of the take VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 of marine mammals incidental to the fisheries research under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Additionally, because the proposed research activities occur in areas inhabited by species of marine mammals, birds, sea turtles, and fish listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as threatened or endangered, this DPEA evaluates activities that could result in unintentional takes of ESAlisted marine species. The following four alternatives are currently evaluated in the DPEA: • No-Action/Status Quo Alternative—Conduct Federal Fisheries and Ecosystem Research with Scope and Protocols Similar to Past Effort. • Preferred Alternative—Conduct Federal Fisheries and Ecosystem Research (New Suite of Research) with Mitigation for MMPA and ESA Compliance. • Modified Research Alternative— Conduct Federal Fisheries and Ecosystem Research (New Suite of Research) with Additional Mitigation. • No Research Alternative—No Fieldwork for Federal Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted or Funded by PIFSC. The first three alternatives include a program of fisheries and ecosystem research projects conducted or funded by the PIFSC as the primary federal action. Because this primary action is connected to a secondary federal action (also called a connected action under NEPA), to consider authorizing incidental take of marine mammals under the MMPA, NMFS must identify as part of this evaluation ‘‘(t)he means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species or stock and its habitat.’’ (Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA [16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.]). NMFS must therefore identify and evaluate a reasonable range of mitigation measures to minimize impacts to protected species that occur in PIFSC research areas. These mitigation measures are considered as part of the identified alternatives in order to evaluate their effectiveness to minimize potential adverse environmental impacts. The three action alternatives also include mitigation measures intended to minimize potentially adverse interactions with other protected species that occur within the action area. Protected species include all marine mammals, which are covered under the MMPA, all species listed under the ESA, and bird species protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. NMFS is also evaluating a second type of no-action alternative that considers no federal funding for field fisheries and ecosystem research PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75857 activities. This is called the No Research Alternative to distinguish it from the No-Action/Status Quo Alternative. The No-Action/Status Quo Alternative will be used as the baseline to compare all of the other alternatives. Potential direct and indirect effects on the environment are evaluated under each alternative in the DPEA. The environmental effects on the following resources are considered: Physical environment, special resource areas, fish, marine mammals, birds, sea turtles, invertebrates, and the social and economic environment. Cumulative effects of external actions and the contribution of fisheries research activities to the overall cumulative impact on the aforementioned resources is also evaluated in the DPEA for the three main geographic regions in which PIFSC surveys are conducted. NMFS requests comments on the DPEA for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted and Funded by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. Please include, with your comments, any supporting data or literature citations that may be informative in substantiating your comment. Dated: November 23, 2015. Michael P. Seki, Director, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30674 Filed 12–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE333


Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental 
Assessment for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted and Funded by 
the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries 
Science Center

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

ACTION: Notice of availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental 
Assessment; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the availability of the ``Draft Programmatic 
Environmental Assessment (DPEA) for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research 
Conducted and Funded by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 
(PIFSC).'' Publication of this notice begins the official public 
comment period for this DPEA. The purpose of the DPEA is to evaluate, 
in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the 
potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of conducting and 
funding fisheries and ecosystem research in NOAA's Pacific Islands 
Region.

DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than January 
4, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the DPEA should be addressed to: NOAA IRC, NMFS/
PIFSC/Director's Office, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. #176, Honolulu, HI 
96818. The mailbox address for providing email comments is 
pifsc.nepa@noaa.gov. NMFS is not responsible for email comments sent to

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addresses other than the one provided here. Comments sent via email, 
including all attachments, must not exceed a 10-megabyte file size. A 
copy of the DPEA may be obtained by writing to the address specified 
above, telephoning the contact listed below (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT), or visiting the internet at: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/nepa Documents cited in this notice may also be 
viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the 
aforementioned address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Vandersande, (808) 725-5333.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PIFSC is the research arm of NMFS in the 
Pacific Islands Region. PIFSC conducts research and provides scientific 
advice to manage fisheries and conserve protected species throughout 
the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, including the State of Hawaii, 
Territory of American Samoa, Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the 
Mariana Islands, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. Research is aimed 
at monitoring fish stock recruitment, survival, and biological rates; 
abundance and geographic distribution of both pelagic and insular 
marine species; and providing other scientific information needed to 
improve our understanding of complex marine ecological processes. 
Primary research activities include: Mid-water trawl surveys to support 
assessments of pelagic stages of insular species and other mesopelagic 
organisms; dive surveys to conduct coral reef ecosystem assessment and 
monitoring; hook-and-line surveys to collect fishery life history 
samples and deploy telemetry tags; marine debris research and removal 
activities; advanced sampling technology surveys (e.g. stereo-video 
cameras, autonomous underwater vehicles) to assess and monitor marine 
organisms and habitats; longline surveys for life history studies and 
bycatch reduction research; ecosystem surveys using active acoustic 
systems, plankton nets, and other oceanographic equipment; and 
collaborative research in foreign territorial seas. NMFS has prepared 
the DPEA under NEPA to evaluate several alternatives for conducting and 
funding fisheries and ecosystem research activities as the primary 
federal action. Additionally in the DPEA, NMFS evaluates a related 
action--also called a ``connected action'' under 40 CFR 1508.25 of the 
Council on Environmental Quality's regulations for implementing the 
procedural provisions of NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.)--which is the 
proposed promulgation of regulations and authorization of the take of 
marine mammals incidental to the fisheries research under the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Additionally, because the proposed 
research activities occur in areas inhabited by species of marine 
mammals, birds, sea turtles, and fish listed under the Endangered 
Species Act (ESA) as threatened or endangered, this DPEA evaluates 
activities that could result in unintentional takes of ESA-listed 
marine species. The following four alternatives are currently evaluated 
in the DPEA:
     No-Action/Status Quo Alternative--Conduct Federal 
Fisheries and Ecosystem Research with Scope and Protocols Similar to 
Past Effort.
     Preferred Alternative--Conduct Federal Fisheries and 
Ecosystem Research (New Suite of Research) with Mitigation for MMPA and 
ESA Compliance.
     Modified Research Alternative-- Conduct Federal Fisheries 
and Ecosystem Research (New Suite of Research) with Additional 
Mitigation.
     No Research Alternative--No Fieldwork for Federal 
Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted or Funded by PIFSC.
    The first three alternatives include a program of fisheries and 
ecosystem research projects conducted or funded by the PIFSC as the 
primary federal action. Because this primary action is connected to a 
secondary federal action (also called a connected action under NEPA), 
to consider authorizing incidental take of marine mammals under the 
MMPA, NMFS must identify as part of this evaluation ``(t)he means of 
effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species or stock 
and its habitat.'' (Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA [16 U.S.C. 1361 et 
seq.]). NMFS must therefore identify and evaluate a reasonable range of 
mitigation measures to minimize impacts to protected species that occur 
in PIFSC research areas. These mitigation measures are considered as 
part of the identified alternatives in order to evaluate their 
effectiveness to minimize potential adverse environmental impacts. The 
three action alternatives also include mitigation measures intended to 
minimize potentially adverse interactions with other protected species 
that occur within the action area. Protected species include all marine 
mammals, which are covered under the MMPA, all species listed under the 
ESA, and bird species protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. 
NMFS is also evaluating a second type of no-action alternative that 
considers no federal funding for field fisheries and ecosystem research 
activities. This is called the No Research Alternative to distinguish 
it from the No-Action/Status Quo Alternative. The No-Action/Status Quo 
Alternative will be used as the baseline to compare all of the other 
alternatives. Potential direct and indirect effects on the environment 
are evaluated under each alternative in the DPEA. The environmental 
effects on the following resources are considered: Physical 
environment, special resource areas, fish, marine mammals, birds, sea 
turtles, invertebrates, and the social and economic environment. 
Cumulative effects of external actions and the contribution of 
fisheries research activities to the overall cumulative impact on the 
aforementioned resources is also evaluated in the DPEA for the three 
main geographic regions in which PIFSC surveys are conducted. NMFS 
requests comments on the DPEA for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research 
Conducted and Funded by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific 
Islands Fisheries Science Center. Please include, with your comments, 
any supporting data or literature citations that may be informative in 
substantiating your comment.

    Dated: November 23, 2015.
Michael P. Seki,
Director, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-30674 Filed 12-3-15; 8:45 am]
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