Workshop on Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management Strategy Evaluation, 16846 [2019-08098]

Download as PDF 16846 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices determination in this investigation is May 13, 2019.3 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 4 makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On April 9, 2019, the petitioner submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in this LTFV investigation.5 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement of the preliminary determination of this investigation because the initial questionnaire responses submitted by Dead Sea Magnesium, Ltd. are substantially deficient and it may not be possible for Commerce to obtain usable corrected responses within the current schedule.6 Because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated plus 40 days for tolling). As a result, 3 The deadline for the preliminary determination is normally 140 days after we initiate an investigation. After tolling, this date is May 12, 2019, which is a Sunday. Commerce practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day (in this instance, May 13, 2019). 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). 4 The petitioner is US Magnesium LLC. 5 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Re: Magnesium from Israel: Petitioner’s Request For Postponement Of The Preliminary Determination,’’ dated April 9, 2019 (Request for Postponement). 6 See Request for Postponement. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Commerce will issue its preliminary determination no later than July 1, 2019. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: April 17, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–08134 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG982 Workshop on Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management Strategy Evaluation National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of workshop. AGENCY: The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute are hosting a workshop on ‘‘Stakeholder Engagement in Management Strategy Evaluation of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries.’’ This educational workshop is supported with NMFS funding through the Bluefin Tuna Research Program and is open to the public. DATES: A workshop will be held on April 29, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT and April 30, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The workshop will take place at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology, 836 South Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA, Rooms 101–103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Steven Cadrin, scadrin@umassd.edu or (508) 910–6358. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Management strategy evaluation (MSE) is a process that allows fishery managers and stakeholders (e.g., industry, scientists, and non-governmental organizations) to assess how well different management strategies, achieve specified objectives for a fishery. The International Commission for the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has been engaged in developing an MSE for bluefin tuna. The United States participates in this MSE development and has been considering stakeholder input throughout that development through established procedures, including consultation with the ICCAT Advisory Committee and coordination with NMFS’s Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Division and the HMS Advisory Panel. The United States also participates in the development of the MSE through U.S. scientists’ participation in development of the MSE framework through ICCAT’s Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS). This educational workshop is intended to explain to a broader stakeholder audience the concept of MSE as a tool for fisheries management, describe the MSE approach being developed by ICCAT, and present preliminary demonstrations as an illustration of MSE for Atlantic bluefin tuna. One goal is to solicit feedback from U.S. fishery stakeholders on how scientists represent the Atlantic bluefin resource and fisheries in models, fishery management objectives, management performance indicators, and candidate management procedures. The workshop will primarily be informational and educational, and there will be no binding decisions or formal consensusbased recommendations. While discussions at the workshop will help to inform U.S. scientists who are participating in work of ICCAT’s SCRS, recommendations directly affecting the United States’ position development and input to the MSE will continue to occur through established procedures. This workshop is intended to complement, not replace, existing opportunities for U.S. stakeholder input. Limited funding is available to support travel to this workshop for Atlantic bluefin tuna stakeholders. For more information, contact Dr. Steven Cadrin. Dated: April 17, 2019. Paul Doremus, Acting Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–08098 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 84 FR 16006, April 17, 2019. E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG982


Workshop on Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management Strategy Evaluation

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

ACTION: Notice of workshop.

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SUMMARY: The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School for Marine 
Science and Technology and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute are 
hosting a workshop on ``Stakeholder Engagement in Management Strategy 
Evaluation of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries.'' This educational 
workshop is supported with NMFS funding through the Bluefin Tuna 
Research Program and is open to the public.

DATES: A workshop will be held on April 29, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 
p.m. EDT and April 30, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will take place at University of Massachusetts 
Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology, 836 South Rodney 
French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA, Rooms 101-103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Steven Cadrin, [email protected] 
or (508) 910-6358.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Management strategy evaluation (MSE) is a 
process that allows fishery managers and stakeholders (e.g., industry, 
scientists, and non-governmental organizations) to assess how well 
different management strategies, achieve specified objectives for a 
fishery. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic 
Tunas (ICCAT) has been engaged in developing an MSE for bluefin tuna. 
The United States participates in this MSE development and has been 
considering stakeholder input throughout that development through 
established procedures, including consultation with the ICCAT Advisory 
Committee and coordination with NMFS's Highly Migratory Species (HMS) 
Division and the HMS Advisory Panel. The United States also 
participates in the development of the MSE through U.S. scientists' 
participation in development of the MSE framework through ICCAT's 
Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS).
    This educational workshop is intended to explain to a broader 
stakeholder audience the concept of MSE as a tool for fisheries 
management, describe the MSE approach being developed by ICCAT, and 
present preliminary demonstrations as an illustration of MSE for 
Atlantic bluefin tuna. One goal is to solicit feedback from U.S. 
fishery stakeholders on how scientists represent the Atlantic bluefin 
resource and fisheries in models, fishery management objectives, 
management performance indicators, and candidate management procedures. 
The workshop will primarily be informational and educational, and there 
will be no binding decisions or formal consensus-based recommendations. 
While discussions at the workshop will help to inform U.S. scientists 
who are participating in work of ICCAT's SCRS, recommendations directly 
affecting the United States' position development and input to the MSE 
will continue to occur through established procedures. This workshop is 
intended to complement, not replace, existing opportunities for U.S. 
stakeholder input. Limited funding is available to support travel to 
this workshop for Atlantic bluefin tuna stakeholders. For more 
information, contact Dr. Steven Cadrin.

    Dated: April 17, 2019.
Paul Doremus,
Acting Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood 
Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-08098 Filed 4-22-19; 8:45 am]
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