Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit, 12930-12931 [2017-04543]

Download as PDF 12930 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 8, 2017 / Notices Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final 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 double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: Match 2, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–04549 Filed 3–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF150 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from the South Carolina Aquarium. If granted, the EFP would authorize the South Carolina Aquarium to collect, with certain conditions, various species of snappergrouper, dolphin, wahoo, cobia, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, golden crab, shrimp, and spiny lobster in the mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Mar 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 Federal waters off South Carolina and North Carolina in the South Atlantic. The specimens would be used in educational exhibits displaying native marine species at the South Carolina Aquarium located in Charleston, SC. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2017– 0008’’, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20170008, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Nikhil Mehta, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method (including email), to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nikhil Mehta, 727–824–5305; email Nikhil.mehta@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EFP is requested under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C 1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted fishing. The proposed specimen collection involves activities otherwise prohibited by regulations at 50 CFR part 622, as they pertain to species managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) including snappergrouper, golden crab, coastal migratory pelagics, dolphin, wahoo, spiny lobster, and shrimp. The applicant requires authorization to collect 1,799 live fish, crabs, lobsters, and shrimp in the Federal waters off South Carolina, and sporadically off North Carolina. The federally-managed species to be collected by the applicant per year, over a 5-year period, listed by common name with the collection total, are: Black PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 snapper (10); cobia (6); coney (10); dolphin (50); golden crab (5); graysby (10); groupers (Epinephelus spp. and Hyporthodus spp. including red, misty, red hind, rock hind, snowy, and yellowedge) (40); groupers (Myctoperca spp. and Cephalopholis spp. including black grouper, gag, yellowmouth, yellowfin, and scamp) (50); grunts (Haemulon spp. including cottonwick, margate, sailors choice, tomtate, and white) (250); hogfish (8); jacks including greater amberjack, almaco jack, banded rudderfish, bar jack, and lesser amberjack(200); king mackerel (15); little tunny (25); longspine porgy (50); ocean triggerfish (5); porgies including knobbed, jolthead, whitebone, and saucereye (65); porkfish (15); queen snapper (2); red porgy (25); red snapper (25); sand tilefish (10); sea basses including black, bank, and rock (100); scup (50); Atlantic spadefish (50); triggerfish (20); white shrimp (200); pink or brown shrimp (200); snappers excluding red snapper, but including yellowtail, gray, mutton, lane, cubera, silk, and blackfin (75); Spanish mackerel (15); spiny lobster (25); vermilion snapper (75); wahoo (5); and yellowtail snapper (15). The project would use vertical hookand-line gear with artificial and natural baits, black sea bass pots, spiny lobster traps, golden crab traps, habitat traps, octopus traps, hand nets, dip nets, and bait traps. Bait traps and minnow traps would be deployed by hand by divers using SCUBA gear. Most of the sample collection would be done in less than 300 ft (91 m) of water. No more than 5 each, black sea bass pots, lobster pots, golden crab traps, minnow traps, and bait traps would be deployed with a soak time of no more than 5 hours at a time, and will not be tied together on a groundline. Up to 10 habitat traps will also be utilized with a soak time of 7 days up to no more than 30 days. All trap and pot gear will be deployed either by hand by divers using SCUBA or through using individual nylon lines with buoys. All gear types would be utilized for the collection of requested species. This EFP would authorize sampling operations to be conducted on three vessels designated by the South Carolina Aquarium including: F/V REEL SCIENCE SC–9152–DE; F/V CUB SCOUT SC–9288–BF; and F/V MISTRESS SC–5326–BS. All attempts would be made (venting, controlled ascent and descent, etc.) to release all non-targeted bycatch species alive. During each year of sampling requested through this EFP, there would be no traps or pots deployed from November 1 through April 30, to avoid interactions with North Atlantic right E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 8, 2017 / Notices whales during their calving season. This EFP would not authorize the collection of warsaw grouper, speckled hind, goliath grouper, and Nassau grouper. The overall intent of the project is to incorporate native species into educational exhibits at the South Carolina Aquarium. The aquarium uses these displays of native South Carolina species to teach the public about stewardship and habitat preservation. NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Possible conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is granted, include but are not limited to, a prohibition of collection of specimens within marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, special management zones, or artificial reefs without additional authorization. Currently, NMFS prohibits the possession of Nassau grouper, goliath grouper, speckled hind, warsaw grouper, and red snapper but intends to authorize collection of red snapper as requested in the application. NMFS would require any sea turtles taken incidentally during the course of fishing or scientific research activities to be handled with due care to prevent injury to live specimens, observed for activity, and returned to the water. A final decision on issuance of the EFP will depend on NMFS’ review of public comments received on the application, consultations with the affected states, the Council, and the U.S. Coast Guard, and a determination that it is consistent with all applicable laws. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 3, 2017. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–04543 Filed 3–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF118 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Gull Monitoring and Research in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, 2017 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: NMFS has received an application from the National Park SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Mar 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 Service (NPS) at Glacier Bay National Park (Glacier Bay NP) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting proposed gull monitoring and research activities within Glacier Bay NP from May through September, 2017. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to the NPS at Glacier Bay NP to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than April 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments on the application by either of the following methods: Mail: Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Electronic: Comments should be sent to ITP.Egger@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/research.htm without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address), confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information submitted voluntarily by the commenter is publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (note this in the correspondence if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Egger, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the applications and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/research.htm. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12931 upon request by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified area, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals, provided that certain findings are made and the necessary prescriptions are established. The incidental taking of small numbers of marine mammals shall be allowed if NMFS (through authority delegated by the Secretary) finds that the total taking by the specified activity during the specified time period will (i) have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and (ii) not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, the permissible methods of taking, as well as the other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species or stock and its habitat (i.e., mitigation) must be prescribed. Last, requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking must be set forth. Where there is the potential for serious injury or death, the allowance of incidental taking requires promulgation of regulations under section 101(a)(5)(A). Subsequently, a Letter (or Letters) of Authorization may be issued as governed by the prescriptions established in such regulations, provided that the level of taking will be consistent with the findings made for the total taking allowable under the specific regulations. Under section 101(a)(5)(D), NMFS may authorize incidental taking by harassment only (i.e., no serious injury or mortality), for periods of not more than one year, pursuant to requirements and conditions contained within an IHA. The promulgation of regulations or issuance of IHAs (with their associated prescripted mitigation, monitoring, and reporting) requires notice and opportunity for public comment. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘. . . an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, we adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ NMFS has defined ‘‘unmitigable adverse impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘. . . an impact resulting from the specified activity: (1) That is likely to reduce the availability of the species to a level insufficient for a harvest to meet subsistence needs by: (i) Causing the marine mammals to abandon or avoid hunting areas; (ii) directly displacing E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF150


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Exempted Fishing Permit

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

ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing 
permit; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted 
fishing permit (EFP) from the South Carolina Aquarium. If granted, the 
EFP would authorize the South Carolina Aquarium to collect, with 
certain conditions, various species of snapper-grouper, dolphin, wahoo, 
cobia, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, golden crab, shrimp, and spiny 
lobster in the Federal waters off South Carolina and North Carolina in 
the South Atlantic. The specimens would be used in educational exhibits 
displaying native marine species at the South Carolina Aquarium located 
in Charleston, SC.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 7, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``NOAA-NMFS-2017-
0008'', by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2017-0008, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Nikhil Mehta, Southeast 
Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method (including email), 
to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the 
comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received 
are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public 
viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying 
information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily 
by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous 
comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nikhil Mehta, 727-824-5305; email 
Nikhil.mehta@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EFP is requested under the authority of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C 
1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted 
fishing.
    The proposed specimen collection involves activities otherwise 
prohibited by regulations at 50 CFR part 622, as they pertain to 
species managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council 
(Council) including snapper-grouper, golden crab, coastal migratory 
pelagics, dolphin, wahoo, spiny lobster, and shrimp. The applicant 
requires authorization to collect 1,799 live fish, crabs, lobsters, and 
shrimp in the Federal waters off South Carolina, and sporadically off 
North Carolina. The federally-managed species to be collected by the 
applicant per year, over a 5-year period, listed by common name with 
the collection total, are: Black snapper (10); cobia (6); coney (10); 
dolphin (50); golden crab (5); graysby (10); groupers (Epinephelus spp. 
and Hyporthodus spp. including red, misty, red hind, rock hind, snowy, 
and yellowedge) (40); groupers (Myctoperca spp. and Cephalopholis spp. 
including black grouper, gag, yellowmouth, yellowfin, and scamp) (50); 
grunts (Haemulon spp. including cottonwick, margate, sailors choice, 
tomtate, and white) (250); hogfish (8); jacks including greater 
amberjack, almaco jack, banded rudderfish, bar jack, and lesser 
amberjack(200); king mackerel (15); little tunny (25); longspine porgy 
(50); ocean triggerfish (5); porgies including knobbed, jolthead, 
whitebone, and saucereye (65); porkfish (15); queen snapper (2); red 
porgy (25); red snapper (25); sand tilefish (10); sea basses including 
black, bank, and rock (100); scup (50); Atlantic spadefish (50); 
triggerfish (20); white shrimp (200); pink or brown shrimp (200); 
snappers excluding red snapper, but including yellowtail, gray, mutton, 
lane, cubera, silk, and blackfin (75); Spanish mackerel (15); spiny 
lobster (25); vermilion snapper (75); wahoo (5); and yellowtail snapper 
(15).
    The project would use vertical hook-and-line gear with artificial 
and natural baits, black sea bass pots, spiny lobster traps, golden 
crab traps, habitat traps, octopus traps, hand nets, dip nets, and bait 
traps. Bait traps and minnow traps would be deployed by hand by divers 
using SCUBA gear. Most of the sample collection would be done in less 
than 300 ft (91 m) of water. No more than 5 each, black sea bass pots, 
lobster pots, golden crab traps, minnow traps, and bait traps would be 
deployed with a soak time of no more than 5 hours at a time, and will 
not be tied together on a groundline. Up to 10 habitat traps will also 
be utilized with a soak time of 7 days up to no more than 30 days. All 
trap and pot gear will be deployed either by hand by divers using SCUBA 
or through using individual nylon lines with buoys. All gear types 
would be utilized for the collection of requested species. This EFP 
would authorize sampling operations to be conducted on three vessels 
designated by the South Carolina Aquarium including: F/V REEL SCIENCE 
SC-9152-DE; F/V CUB SCOUT SC-9288-BF; and F/V MISTRESS SC-5326-BS.
    All attempts would be made (venting, controlled ascent and descent, 
etc.) to release all non-targeted bycatch species alive. During each 
year of sampling requested through this EFP, there would be no traps or 
pots deployed from November 1 through April 30, to avoid interactions 
with North Atlantic right

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whales during their calving season. This EFP would not authorize the 
collection of warsaw grouper, speckled hind, goliath grouper, and 
Nassau grouper.
    The overall intent of the project is to incorporate native species 
into educational exhibits at the South Carolina Aquarium. The aquarium 
uses these displays of native South Carolina species to teach the 
public about stewardship and habitat preservation.
    NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. 
Possible conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is 
granted, include but are not limited to, a prohibition of collection of 
specimens within marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, special 
management zones, or artificial reefs without additional authorization. 
Currently, NMFS prohibits the possession of Nassau grouper, goliath 
grouper, speckled hind, warsaw grouper, and red snapper but intends to 
authorize collection of red snapper as requested in the application. 
NMFS would require any sea turtles taken incidentally during the course 
of fishing or scientific research activities to be handled with due 
care to prevent injury to live specimens, observed for activity, and 
returned to the water.
    A final decision on issuance of the EFP will depend on NMFS' review 
of public comments received on the application, consultations with the 
affected states, the Council, and the U.S. Coast Guard, and a 
determination that it is consistent with all applicable laws.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 3, 2017.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-04543 Filed 3-7-17; 8:45 am]
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