Marine Mammals; File No. 20626, 51397-51398 [2017-24029]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Notices Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date Jiangyin Hailun Chemical of publication of this notice. Requests Fiber Co. Ltd 8 ................... 41.73 should contain the party’s name, Jiangyin Huahong Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd 9 ................... 47.64 address, and telephone number, the All-Others .............................. 44.69 number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department Suspension of Liquidation intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. In accordance with section Department of Commerce, 1401 703(d)(1)(B) and (d)(2) of the Act, the Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, Department will direct U.S. Customs DC 20230, at a time and date to be and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend determined. Parties should confirm by liquidation of entries of subject telephone the date, time, and location of merchandise as described in the scope the hearing two days before the of the investigation section entered, or scheduled date. withdrawn from warehouse, for International Trade Commission consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Notification Register. Further, pursuant to 19 CFR In accordance with section 703(f) of 351.205(d), the Department will instruct the Act, the Department will notify the CBP to require a cash deposit equal to International Trade Commission (ITC) of the rates indicated above. its determination. If the final Disclosure determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 The Department intends to disclose days after the date of this preliminary its calculations and analysis performed determination or 45 days after the final to interested parties in this preliminary determination. determination within five days of its public announcement, or if there is no Notification to Interested Parties public announcement, within five days of the date of this notice in accordance This determination is issued and with 19 CFR 351.224(b). published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR Verification 351.205(c). As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Dated: October 30, 2017. Act, the Department intends to verify Gary Taverman, the information relied upon in making Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping its final determination. Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Company Subsidy rate (percent) Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the last verification report is issued in this investigation. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.10 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant (Hongkai); Jiangyin Huahong International Trade Co., Ltd. (Huahong International Trade); and Jiangyin Huakai Polyesterer Co., Ltd. (Huakai). 10 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:48 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is fine denier polyester staple fiber (fine denier PSF), not carded or combed, measuring less than 3.3 decitex (3 denier) in diameter. The scope covers all fine denier PSF, whether coated or uncoated. The following products are excluded from the scope: (1) PSF equal to or greater than 3.3. decitex (more than 3 denier, inclusive) currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 5503.20.0045 and 5503.20.0065. (2) Low-melt PSF defined as a bicomponent fiber with a polyester core and an outer, polyester sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than its inner polyester core currently classified under HTSUS subheading 5503.20.0015. Fine denier PSF is classifiable under the HTSUS subheading 5503.20.0025. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigations is dispositive. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51397 Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Injury Test VI. Application of the CVD Law to Imports From the PRC VII. Subsidies Valuation VIII. Benchamrks and Interest Rates IX. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences X. Analysis of Programs XI. ITC Notification XII. Disclosure and Public Comment XIII. Verification XIV. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2017–24079 Filed 11–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF734 Marine Mammals; File No. 20626 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that James H.W. Hain, Ph.D., Box 721, Woods Hole, MA 02543, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on North Atlantic right (Eubalaena glacialis) and humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) whales. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before December 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 20626 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 51398 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Notices NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 20626 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Shasta McClenahan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 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 222–226). The applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct aerial and vessel surveys for North Atlantic right whales (NARW) off South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The primary study area is in Florida from St. Augustine to Canaveral National Seashore. Research would mainly occur in coastal waters. Survey platforms include boats, airplanes, aerostats, blimps, and unmanned aircraft systems. Up to 160 NARW could be approached annually (100 via aerial surveys, 60 via vessel surveys) for behavioral observations, photo-identification, counts, and passive acoustic recordings. Up to 10 humpback whales may be encountered annually and would be studied in the same manner as NARW. Bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and Atlantic spotted (Stenella frontalis) dolphins and minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) and fin (B. physalus) whales may be incidentally harassed. The objectives of the research are to: (1) Improve knowledge of NARW habitat utilization; (2) help monitor annual reproductive success; (3) develop and implement programs for population monitoring in the portion of the NARW critical habitat between St. Augustine, Florida and Canaveral National Seashore; (4) assist in both pre- and post-tag observations (e.g., documentation of post-tag healing and tag retention) of whales tagged by other permit holders; (5) contribute to the NARW photo-identification catalog; and (6) contribute data on the cooccurrence of NARW and human activities. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:48 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: October 31, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24029 Filed 11–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF751 Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment on the Effects of Issuing an Incidental Take Permit No. 21293 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces the availability of the ‘‘Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) on the Effects of Issuing an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) (No. 21293) to Mr. Jack Rudloe, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, Inc. (GSML), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). Publication of this notice begins the official public comment period for this draft EA. Per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the purpose of the draft EA is to evaluate the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts caused by the issuance of Permit No. 21293 to GSML for the incidental take of Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) or loggerhead (Caretta caretta Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment), green (Chelonia mydas North Atlantic Distinct Population Segment), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) and leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) associated with the otherwise lawful trawling activities in Florida state waters of Bay, Gulf, Franklin, and Wakulla Counties to harvest marine organisms for the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 purpose of supplying entities conducting scientific research and educational activities. All comments received will become part of the public record and will be available for review. An electronic copy of the revised application and proposed conservation plan may be obtained by contacting NMFS Office of Protected Resources (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or visiting the internet at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/esa_ review.htm. DATES: Written comments must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) on or before December 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: The EA is available for download and review at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/esa_ review.htm under the section heading ESA Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits and Applications. The application is also available upon written request or by appointment in the following office: Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13535, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)427–8403; fax (301)713–4060. You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2017–0132’’, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20170132 click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Fax: (301) 427–8403; Attn: Ron Dean or Angela Somma. • Mail: Submit written comments to Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13535, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Attn: Ron Dean or Angela Somma. Instructions: You must submit comments by one of the above methods to ensure that we receive, document, and consider them. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on http://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. We will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 213 (Monday, November 6, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51397-51398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24029]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF734


Marine Mammals; File No. 20626

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that James H.W. Hain, Ph.D., Box 721, 
Woods Hole, MA 02543, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct 
research on North Atlantic right (Eubalaena glacialis) and humpback 
(Megaptera novaeangliae) whales.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before December 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public Comment'' from the 
``Features'' box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 20626 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available 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.
    Written comments on this application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. 
Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713-0376, or by 
email to

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NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 20626 in the 
subject line of the email comment.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the 
address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons 
why a hearing on this application would be appropriate.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended 
(MMPA; 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 222-226).
    The applicant requests a five-year permit to conduct aerial and 
vessel surveys for North Atlantic right whales (NARW) off South 
Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The primary study area is in Florida 
from St. Augustine to Canaveral National Seashore. Research would 
mainly occur in coastal waters. Survey platforms include boats, 
airplanes, aerostats, blimps, and unmanned aircraft systems. Up to 160 
NARW could be approached annually (100 via aerial surveys, 60 via 
vessel surveys) for behavioral observations, photo-identification, 
counts, and passive acoustic recordings. Up to 10 humpback whales may 
be encountered annually and would be studied in the same manner as 
NARW. Bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and Atlantic spotted (Stenella 
frontalis) dolphins and minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) and fin (B. 
physalus) whales may be incidentally harassed. The objectives of the 
research are to: (1) Improve knowledge of NARW habitat utilization; (2) 
help monitor annual reproductive success; (3) develop and implement 
programs for population monitoring in the portion of the NARW critical 
habitat between St. Augustine, Florida and Canaveral National Seashore; 
(4) assist in both pre- and post-tag observations (e.g., documentation 
of post-tag healing and tag retention) of whales tagged by other permit 
holders; (5) contribute to the NARW photo-identification catalog; and 
(6) contribute data on the co-occurrence of NARW and human activities.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that 
the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: October 31, 2017.
Julia Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-24029 Filed 11-3-17; 8:45 am]
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