Marine Mammals; File No. 16239, 1403-1404 [2016-00392]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2016 / Notices that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed in 19 CFR 351.103(d)). This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.203(c). Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are all large residential washers and certain parts thereof from the People’s Republic of China. For purposes of this investigation, the term ‘‘large residential washers’’ denotes all automatic clothes washing machines, regardless of the orientation of the rotational axis, with a cabinet width (measured from its widest point) of at least 24.5 inches (62.23 cm) and no more than 32.0 inches (81.28 cm), except as noted below. Also covered are certain parts used in large residential washers, namely: (1) All cabinets, or portions thereof, designed for use in large residential washers; (2) all assembled tubs 53 designed for use in large residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) A tub; and (b) a seal; (3) all assembled baskets 54 designed for use in large residential washers which incorporate, at a minimum: (a) A side wrapper; 55 (b) a base; and (c) a drive hub; 56 and (4) any combination of the foregoing parts or subassemblies. Excluded from the scope are stacked washer-dryers and commercial washers. The term ‘‘stacked washer-dryers’’ denotes distinct washing and drying machines that are built on a unitary frame and share a common console that controls both the washer and the dryer. The term ‘‘commercial washer’’ denotes an automatic clothes washing machine designed for the ‘‘pay per use’’ segment meeting either of the following two definitions: (1) (a) It contains payment system electronics; 57 (b) it is configured with an externally mounted steel frame at least six inches high that is designed to house a coin/ token operated payment system (whether or not the actual coin/token operated payment system is installed at the time of importation); (c) it contains a push button user interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle settings, with 53 A ‘‘tub’’ is the part of the washer designed to hold water. 54 A ‘‘basket’’ (sometimes referred to as a ‘‘drum’’) is the part of the washer designed to hold clothing or other fabrics. 55 A ‘‘side wrapper’’ is the cylindrical part of the basket that actually holds the clothing or other fabrics. 56 A ‘‘drive hub’’ is the hub at the center of the base that bears the load from the motor. 57 ‘‘Payment system electronics’’ denotes a circuit board designed to receive signals from a payment acceptance device and to display payment amount, selected settings, and cycle status. Such electronics also capture cycles and payment history and provide for transmission to a reader. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of steel and is assembled with security fasteners; 58 or (2) (a) it contains payment system electronics; (b) the payment system electronics are enabled (whether or not the payment acceptance device has been installed at the time of importation) such that, in normal operation,59 the unit cannot begin a wash cycle without first receiving a signal from a bona fide payment acceptance device such as an electronic credit card reader; (c) it contains a push button user interface with a maximum of six manually selectable wash cycle settings, with no ability of the end user to otherwise modify water temperature, water level, or spin speed for a selected wash cycle setting; and (d) the console containing the user interface is made of steel and is assembled with security fasteners. Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines that meet all of the following conditions: (1) Have a vertical rotational axis; (2) are top loading; 60 (3) have a drive train consisting, inter alia, of (a) a permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor,61 (b) a belt drive,62 and (c) a flat wrap spring clutch.63 Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines that meet all of the following conditions: (1) Have a horizontal rotational axis; (2) are front loading; 64 and (3) have a drive train consisting, inter alia, of (a) a controlled induction motor (CIM),65 and (b) a belt drive. Also excluded from the scope are automatic clothes washing machines that meet all of the following conditions: (1) Have a horizontal rotational axis; (2) are front loading; and (3) have cabinet width (measured from its widest point) of more than 28.5 inches (72.39 cm). The products subject to this investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 8450.20.0040 and 8450.20.0080 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to this 58 A ‘‘security fastener’’ is a screw with a nonstandard head that requires a non-standard driver. Examples include those with a pin in the center of the head as a ‘‘center pin reject’’ feature to prevent standard Allen wrenches or Torx drivers from working. 59 ‘‘Normal operation’’ refers to the operating mode(s) available to end users (i.e., not a mode designed for testing or repair by a technician). 60 ‘‘Top loading’’ means that access to the basket is from the top of the washer. 61 A ‘‘PSC motor’’ is an asynchronous, alternating current (AC), single phase induction motor that employs split phase capacitor technology. 62 A ‘‘belt drive’’ refers to a drive system that includes a belt and pulleys. 63 A ‘‘flat wrap spring clutch’’ is a flat metal spring that, when engaged, links abutted cylindrical pieces on the input shaft with the end of the concentric output shaft that connects to the drive hub. 64 ‘‘Front loading’’ means that access to the basket is from the front of the washer. 65 A ‘‘controlled induction motor’’ is an asynchronous, alternating current (AC), polyphase induction motor. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1403 investigation may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8450.11.0040, 8450.11.0080, 8450.90.2000, and 8450.90.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2016–00473 Filed 1–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC268 Marine Mammals; File No. 16239 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 16239 has been issued to Dan Engelhaupt, Ph.D., HDR EOC, 5700 Lake Wright Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502–1859. ADDRESSES: The permit amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Courtney Smith, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 27, 2015, notice was published in the Federal Register (80 FR 52034) that a request for an amendment to Permit No. 16239 to conduct research on many marine mammal species had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit amendment has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 16239, issued on September 11, 2013 (78 FR 60852), authorizes the permit holder to harass cetacean and pinniped species during vessel and aerial survey activities, including behavioral observations and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1404 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2016 / Notices photo-identification. Cetacean species may also be harassed during underwater photography and collection of sloughed skin and fecal samples. Surveys may be conducted year-round in all U.S. and international waters in the Pacific Ocean (including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Guam, Marianas Islands, and other U.S. territories) and Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico, western North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Sargasso Seas). The permit expires September 30, 2018. The amendment authorizes: (1) Increasing takes for some species during aerial and vessel visual surveys to document presence/absence, behavior, and movement of marine mammals before, during, and after Naval training exercise operations, offshore energy installations, oil and gas exploration and production, and pier refurbishment/ replacement; (2) collecting biopsy samples to document genetic variation within populations, gender, foraging patterns, and stress levels; and (3) using multiple tag types, including satellite and digital acoustic tags, to document movement and dive patterns, social and population structure, and habitat use. See tables in the permit amendment for numbers of takes by species, stock and activity. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: January 7, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–00392 Filed 1–11–16; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2016–00018, Filed 01/06/16; 8:45 a.m.] Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act Great Lakes Webinars; Correction National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a document in the Federal Register of January 7, 2016, entitled Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act. The information concerning the webinar dates and WebEx information have been updated. DATES: Date, Time, and Webex Information: The updated information for the webinars are as follows: Meeting dates: • HAB and Hypoxia Experts, and Interested Parties—February 9, 2016, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST • Interested Parties—February 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST • Interested Parties (as needed)— February 11, 2016, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST The webinars will be available at the following addresses: HAB and Hypoxia Experts, and Interested Parties (February 9, 2016)— Go to https://fda.webex.com/fda/ j.php?MTID=mbab594f49aa3fd9079e 28d7fb0aac9ef. Password: Habsnhypoxia. To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID= ma18e7fb8caad3a87838d169114ea5e9b. To join the teleconference only: Provide your number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call one of the following numbers: Local: 1–301–796–7777. Toll free: 1–855–828–1770. Follow the instructions that you hear on the phone. Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 741 106 359. Interested Parties (February 10, 2016)—Go to https://fda.webex.com/ fda/j.php?MTID=m1cab022ca28021 cff02e6a4830ed26fd. Password: Habsnhypoxia. To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID= m492a55451b0adb8dc 2ed1eb7d87137c5. To join the teleconference only: Provide your number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call one of the following numbers: Local: 1–301–796–7777. Toll free: 1–855–828–1770. Follow the instructions that you hear on the phone. Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 746 444 650. Interested Parties (as needed; February 11, 2016)—Go to https:// fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID= mdee05bbec212d7f605f04b5aa5da5b84. Password: Habsnhypoxia. To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID= m319dd1c92e72ada8d0783 bcb8562c88d. To join the teleconference only: Provide your number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call one of the following numbers: Local: 1–301–796–7777. Toll free: 1–855–828–1770. Follow the instructions that you hear on the phone. Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 743 466 568. Public Participation: The webinars will be town hall-style discussions open to the public. Persons wishing to attend the meeting online via the webinar must register in advance no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the evening before each webinar, by sending an email to Caitlin.Gould@noaa.gov. The number of webinar connections available for the meetings is limited to 500 participants and will therefore be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. It is recommended that interested participants call in approximately 10 minutes prior to the beginning of each webinar, to ensure that their computer systems accommodate WebEx. The agenda for the webinars will include time for town hall-style discussion or comments about the agencies’ efforts in implementing HABHRCA, including concerns and needs related to HABs and hypoxia in the Great Lakes. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Gould (Caitlin.gould@noaa.gov, 240–533–0290) or Stacey DeGrasse (Stacey.Degrasse@fda.hhs.gov, 240– 402–1470). Other Information: Paperwork Reduction Act: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC268


Marine Mammals; File No. 16239

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 
16239 has been issued to Dan Engelhaupt, Ph.D., HDR EOC, 5700 Lake 
Wright Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502-1859.

ADDRESSES: The permit amendment and related documents are available for 
review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and 
Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-
West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427-
8401; fax (301) 713-0376.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Courtney Smith, (301) 
427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 27, 2015, notice was published in 
the Federal Register (80 FR 52034) that a request for an amendment to 
Permit No. 16239 to conduct research on many marine mammal species had 
been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit 
amendment has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the 
regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 
CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, 
importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 
parts 222-226).
    Permit No. 16239, issued on September 11, 2013 (78 FR 60852), 
authorizes the permit holder to harass cetacean and pinniped species 
during vessel and aerial survey activities, including behavioral 
observations and

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photo-identification. Cetacean species may also be harassed during 
underwater photography and collection of sloughed skin and fecal 
samples. Surveys may be conducted year-round in all U.S. and 
international waters in the Pacific Ocean (including Alaska, 
Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Guam, Marianas Islands, and 
other U.S. territories) and Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of 
Mexico, western North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Sargasso Seas). The 
permit expires September 30, 2018.
    The amendment authorizes: (1) Increasing takes for some species 
during aerial and vessel visual surveys to document presence/absence, 
behavior, and movement of marine mammals before, during, and after 
Naval training exercise operations, offshore energy installations, oil 
and gas exploration and production, and pier refurbishment/replacement; 
(2) collecting biopsy samples to document genetic variation within 
populations, gender, foraging patterns, and stress levels; and (3) 
using multiple tag types, including satellite and digital acoustic 
tags, to document movement and dive patterns, social and population 
structure, and habitat use. See tables in the permit amendment for 
numbers of takes by species, stock and activity.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the 
activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a 
finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will 
not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is 
consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the 
ESA.

    Dated: January 7, 2016.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-00392 Filed 1-11-16; 8:45 am]
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