False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team; Meeting Announcement, 60822 [2018-25870]

Download as PDF 60822 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / Notices Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 11, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of aluminum wire and cable from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than December 17, 2018. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Postponement of the Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if a petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), a petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reason for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request.2 On November 14, 2018, Encore Wire Corporation, a petitioner in this investigation, submitted a timely request pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to postpone fully the preliminary determination. Encore stated that the purpose of its request was to provide Commerce with sufficient time to receive and analyze the questionnaire responses of the mandatory respondents.3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the reason for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination and the record does not present any compelling reasons to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to February 19, 2019.4 Pursuant to section 1 See Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 52805 (October 18, 2018). 2 See 19 CFR 351.205(e). 3 See Letter from Encore to Commerce, ‘‘Aluminum Wire and Cable from China: Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated November 14, 2018. 4 In this case, 130 days after initiation falls on February 18, 2019, a federal holiday. Commerce’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Nov 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 705(a)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(l). Dated: November 20, 2018. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–25824 Filed 11–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG646 False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS announces a public meeting of the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team (FKWTRT) on November 29, 2018 in order to provide recommendations on amendments to the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan (FKWTRP). The meeting will be held via conference call. Members of the public may submit written comments; the comments must be received within 14 days of the completion of the meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting of the FKWTRT will be held via conference call on November 29, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted via conference call. For details on how to call in to the conference line, please contact Kevin Brindock, Comments may be submitted to the address provided in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Brindock, NMFS Pacific Islands DATES: practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Regional Office; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; telephone: 808–725–5146; facsimile: 808–725– 5146; email: kevin.brindock@noaa.gov. Section 118(f)(1) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requires NMFS to develop and implement take reduction plans designed to assist in the recovery or prevent the depletion of each strategic stock that interacts with Category I and II fisheries. In accordance with Section 118(f)(6) of the MMPA, NMFS established the FKWTRT (75 FR 2853, January 19, 2010) to develop a draft take reduction plan to assist in the recovery and prevent the depletion of the Hawaii pelagic stock and Hawaii insular stock of false killer whales. On November 29, 2012, NMFS published regulations implementing provisions of the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan (FKWTRP; 77 FR 71260) to reduce the level of incidental mortality and serious injury (M&SI) of these two stocks of false killer whales in the Hawaii longline fisheries. In accordance with Section 118(f)(7), NMFS convenes periodically the FKWTRT to monitor the effectiveness and implementation of the FKWTRP, and to recommend amendments that may be necessary to meet that objectives of the FKWTRP. More information can be found on the FKWTRT website: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/ marine-mammal-protection/false-killerwhale-take-reduction. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting Topics The purpose of the November 29, 2018, conference call is to review current information and develop consensus recommendations for the FKWTRP to reduce M&SI of false killer whales and meet the goals of the FKWTRP and the MMPA. Special Accommodations The conference call is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to Kevin Brindock at 808–725–5146 at least seven working days prior to the meeting. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq. Dated: November 21, 2018. Donna Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–25870 Filed 11–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG646


False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team; Meeting Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a public meeting of the False Killer Whale Take 
Reduction Team (FKWTRT) on November 29, 2018 in order to provide 
recommendations on amendments to the False Killer Whale Take Reduction 
Plan (FKWTRP). The meeting will be held via conference call. Members of 
the public may submit written comments; the comments must be received 
within 14 days of the completion of the meeting.

DATES: The meeting of the FKWTRT will be held via conference call on 
November 29, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (or 
until business is concluded).

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted via conference call. 
For details on how to call in to the conference line, please contact 
Kevin Brindock, Comments may be submitted to the address provided in 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Brindock, NMFS Pacific Islands 
Regional Office; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 
telephone: 808-725-5146; facsimile: 808-725-5146; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 118(f)(1) of the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act (MMPA) requires NMFS to develop and implement take 
reduction plans designed to assist in the recovery or prevent the 
depletion of each strategic stock that interacts with Category I and II 
fisheries. In accordance with Section 118(f)(6) of the MMPA, NMFS 
established the FKWTRT (75 FR 2853, January 19, 2010) to develop a 
draft take reduction plan to assist in the recovery and prevent the 
depletion of the Hawaii pelagic stock and Hawaii insular stock of false 
killer whales. On November 29, 2012, NMFS published regulations 
implementing provisions of the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan 
(FKWTRP; 77 FR 71260) to reduce the level of incidental mortality and 
serious injury (M&SI) of these two stocks of false killer whales in the 
Hawaii longline fisheries. In accordance with Section 118(f)(7), NMFS 
convenes periodically the FKWTRT to monitor the effectiveness and 
implementation of the FKWTRP, and to recommend amendments that may be 
necessary to meet that objectives of the FKWTRP. More information can 
be found on the FKWTRT website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/marine-mammal-protection/false-killer-whale-take-reduction.

Meeting Topics

    The purpose of the November 29, 2018, conference call is to review 
current information and develop consensus recommendations for the 
FKWTRP to reduce M&SI of false killer whales and meet the goals of the 
FKWTRP and the MMPA.

Special Accommodations

    The conference call is accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to Kevin Brindock at 
808-725-5146 at least seven working days prior to the meeting.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.

    Dated: November 21, 2018.
Donna Wieting,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-25870 Filed 11-26-18; 8:45 am]
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