Marine Mammals and Endangered Species, 4441-4442 [2019-02486]

Download as PDF 4441 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2019 / Notices Notifications to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to truck and bus tires from China pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. This order is published in accordance with sections 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211. Dated: February 12, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The scope of the order covers truck and bus tires. Truck and bus tires are new pneumatic tires, of rubber, with a truck or bus size designation. Truck and bus tires covered by this order may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial. Subject tires have, at the time of importation, the symbol ‘‘DOT’’ on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to applicable motor vehicle safety standards. Subject tires may also have one of the following suffixes in their tire size designation, which also appear on the sidewall of the tire: TR—Identifies tires for service on trucks or buses to differentiate them from similarly sized passenger car and light truck tires; and HC—Identifies a 17.5 inch rim diameter code for use on low platform trailers. All tires with a ‘‘TR’’ or ‘‘HC’’ suffix in their size designations are covered by this order regardless of their intended use. In addition, all tires that lack one of the above suffix markings are included in the scope, regardless of their intended use, as long as the tire is of a size that is among the numerical size designations listed in the ‘‘Truck-Bus’’ section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, as updated annually, unless the tire falls within one of the specific exclusions set out below. Truck and bus tires, whether or not mounted on wheels or rims, are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire is imported mounted on a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the scope. Subject merchandise includes truck and bus tires produced in the subject country whether mounted on wheels or rims in the subject country or in a third country. Truck and bus tires are covered whether or not they are accompanied by other parts, e.g., a wheel, rim, axle parts, bolts, nuts, etc. Truck and bus tires that enter attached to a vehicle are not covered by the scope. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are the following types of tires: (1) Pneumatic tires, of rubber, that are not new, including recycled and retreaded tires; (2) non-pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires; and (3) tires that exhibit each of the following physical characteristics: (a) The designation ‘‘MH’’ is molded into the tire’s sidewall as part of the size designation; (b) the tire incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the sidewall, that the tire is for ‘‘Mobile Home Use Only;’’ and (c) the tire is of bias construction as evidenced by the fact that the construction code included in the size designation molded into the tire’s sidewall is not the letter ‘‘R.’’ The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.20.1015 and 4011.20.5020. Tires meeting the scope description may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4011.69.0020, 4011.69.0090, 4011.70.00, 4011.90.80, 4011.99.4520, 4011.99.4590, 4011.99.8520, 4011.99.8590, 8708.70.4530, 8708.70.6030, 8708.70.6060, and 8716.90.5059. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–02656 Filed 2–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals and Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable. ADDRESSES: The permits 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: Shasta McClenahan (Permit Nos. 21585 and 21636), Sara Young (Permit No. 22183), Carrie Hubard (Permit No. 21485), and Amy Hapeman (Permit No. 22222); at (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit or permit amendment had been submitted by the below-named applicants. To locate the Federal Register notice that announced our receipt of the application and a complete description of the research, go to www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in the table below. SUMMARY: Permit No. RIN Applicant Previous Federal Register notice Permit or amendment issuance date 21485 ............. 0648–XG288 .. 0648–XG313 .. 83 FR 30701; June 29, 2018. 83 FR 31737; July 9, 2018 December 19, 2018. 21585 ............. 21636 ............. 0648–XG493 .. 22183 ............. 0648–XG539 .. 22222 ............. 0648–XG415 .. Jooke Robbins, Ph.D., Center for Coastal Studies, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02657. Oregon State University, Marine Mammal Institute, 2030 Southeast Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365 (Responsible Party: Bruce Mate, Ph.D.,). Joshua Schiffman, M.D., University of Utah, 2000 Circle of Hope Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Michelle Shero, Ph.D., 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Tamara McGuire, Ph.D., 310 W. 123rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99515. 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 activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Feb 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 83 FR 55146; November 2, 2018. 83 FR 55147; November 2, 2018. 83 FR 41062; August 17, 2018. prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 December 20, 2018. December 6, 2018. December 20, 2018. December 17, 2018. operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in Section 2 of the ESA. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 4442 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2019 / Notices Authority: The requested permits have been issued under 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), as applicable. Dated: February 12, 2019. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–02486 Filed 2–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG786 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Acting Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an exempted fishing permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This permit would allow Coonamessett Farm Foundation to test the selectivity of alternate gillnet configurations to target haddock while reducing catch of other groundfish species. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed exempted fishing permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NMFS.GAR.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on Testing Selectivity and Raised Webbing Gillnets on Target and NonTarget Species in the Northeast Haddock Fishery.’’ khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Feb 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Mail: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on Testing Selectivity of Alternative Gillnet Configurations in the Northeast Haddock Fishery.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Molton, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9236, Kyle.Molton@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coonamessett Farm Foundation (CFF) submitted a complete application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) on November 7, 2018, to conduct commercial fishing activities that the regulations would otherwise restrict. The application is a renewal of an EFP originally issued in December 2017. The EFP would authorize five vessels to test alternative gillnet configurations for haddock and to temporarily retain undersized catch for measurement and data collection. The applicant has requested exemptions from minimum mesh size regulations at 50 CFR 648.80(a)(4)(iv) and § 648.8(b)(2)(iv), and the prohibition on possessing groundfish below the minimum size § 648.83(a). These exemptions are necessary because vessels on commercial groundfish trips are prohibited from using gillnets with mesh size less than 6.5 inches (16.51 cm) and from retaining undersized groundfish. The applicant is also requesting a new exemption from the Closed Area I North Georges Bank Spawning Groundfish Closure at § 648.81(c)(3), which we do not intend to approve, as further described below. The project titled ‘‘Testing Selectivity and Raised Webbing Gillnets on Target and Non-Target Species in the Northeast Haddock Fishery’’ would continue to be conducted by CFF. The study would take place on Georges Bank and in southern New England from February 2019 through August 2019, with the five participating vessels fishing no more than 19 trips. Vessels would fish a maximum of 32 gillnets, each 300 feet (91.44 m) long, in strings made up of 4 nets each. Two of the nets in each fournet string would use standard 6.5-inch (16.51-cm) mesh and two would be 6.0inch (15.24-cm) mesh. One net of each mesh size in each string would be rigged with a 30-inch (76.2-cm) raised webbing section along the bottom. Two to three hauls of the nets are expected during each day at sea with an average soak time of 6 hours for each set. A CFF researcher or technician would accompany all trips that occur under this EFP to identify all fish caught, as well as measure and weigh catch. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Undersized fish would be discarded as quickly as possible after sampling. All Northeast multispecies of legal size would be landed, and all catch (including discards) would be attributed to the vessel’s sector annual catch entitlement, consistent with standard catch accounting procedures. We do not intend to approve the applicant’s request to allow access to the seasonal Closed Area I North Georges Bank Spawning Groundfish Closure because of potential negative impacts to spawning groundfish. CFF requested access to the area because it is an area identified to have a high abundance of haddock during the closure period. CFF states that having access to this area would allow for a higher likelihood of achieving statistically significant results. CFF further stated in their application that impacts to the resource from access would be reduced because the gear being tested is hypothesized to reduce bycatch of demersal species, including cod. Despite these considerations, we are concerned that, if access were granted, disruption of spawning activity and significant catch of spawning fish could lead to negative groundfish impacts and undermine the benefits this newly approved closure is intended to provide. Studies have shown that gillnet fishing activity can disrupt groundfish spawning behavior and could reduce the reproductive success of spawning aggregations. Further, we are concerned that the condition and behavior of spawning fish may influence their selectivity in gillnet gear. Because of the significant biomass of haddock on Georges Bank, and the relatively small area and season of the closure, access to the closure is not necessary to test the viability of alternative gillnet configurations targeting haddock on Georges Bank. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 12, 2019. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–02522 Filed 2–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4441-4442]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02486]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Marine Mammals and Endangered Species

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have 
been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as 
applicable.

ADDRESSES: The permits 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: Shasta McClenahan (Permit Nos. 21585 
and 21636), Sara Young (Permit No. 22183), Carrie Hubard (Permit No. 
21485), and Amy Hapeman (Permit No. 22222); at (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal 
Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit or permit 
amendment had been submitted by the below-named applicants. To locate 
the Federal Register notice that announced our receipt of the 
application and a complete description of the research, go to 
www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in the 
table below.

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                                                                   Previous Federal      Permit or amendment
     Permit No.                RIN                Applicant         Register notice         issuance date
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21485...............  0648-XG288..........  Jooke Robbins, Ph.D.,  83 FR 30701;      December 19, 2018.
                                             Center for Coastal     June 29, 2018.
                                             Studies, 5 Holway
                                             Avenue,
                                             Provincetown, MA
                                             02657.
21585...............  0648-XG313..........  Oregon State           83 FR 31737;      December 20, 2018.
                                             University, Marine     July 9, 2018.
                                             Mammal Institute,
                                             2030 Southeast
                                             Marine Science
                                             Drive, Newport, OR
                                             97365 (Responsible
                                             Party: Bruce Mate,
                                             Ph.D.,).
21636...............  0648-XG493..........  Joshua Schiffman,      83 FR 55146;      December 6, 2018.
                                             M.D., University of    November 2,
                                             Utah, 2000 Circle of   2018.
                                             Hope Drive, Salt
                                             Lake City, UT 84112.
22183...............  0648-XG539..........  Michelle Shero,        83 FR 55147;      December 20, 2018.
                                             Ph.D., 266 Woods       November 2,
                                             Hole Road, Woods       2018.
                                             Hole, MA 02543.
22222...............  0648-XG415..........  Tamara McGuire,        83 FR 41062;      December 17, 2018.
                                             Ph.D., 310 W. 123rd    August 17, 2018.
                                             Avenue, Anchorage,
                                             AK 99515.
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    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 
activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was 
based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good 
faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered 
species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set 
forth in Section 2 of the ESA.

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    Authority: The requested permits have been issued under 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), as applicable.

    Dated: February 12, 2019.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-02486 Filed 2-14-19; 8:45 am]
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