Announcement of Change in Hearing Date Regarding Proposed Waiver and Regulations Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals, 37837-37838 [2019-16559]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2019 / Notices products from Taiwan.1 On February 1, 2019, Commerce received a request on behalf of URE for an expedited changed circumstances review (CCR) to determine whether URE is the successor-in-interest to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech.2 On March 26, 2019, we initiated a CCR and published a notice in the Federal Register.3 On June 10, 2019, we published the Preliminary Results of this review, in which we determined that URE is the successor-in-interest to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech.4 In the Preliminary Results, we provided all interested parties with an opportunity to comment and request a public hearing regarding our preliminary finding.5 We received no comments or requests for a public hearing from interested parties. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates and/or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including building integrated materials. Merchandise covered by the order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. For a full description of the scope of the order, please refer to the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review For the reasons stated in the Preliminary Results, and because we 18:02 Aug 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only 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 return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties 1 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 8596 (February 18, 2015) (Order). 2 See URE’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Request for Changed Circumstances Review and Successor-inInterest Determination,’’ dated February 1, 2019. 3 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 11284 (March 26, 2019). 4 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 26816 (June 10, 2019) (Preliminary Results). 5 Id. at 26817. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan,’’ dated June 4, 2019 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 received no comments from interested parties to the contrary, Commerce continues to find that URE is the successor-in-interest to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech.7 As a result of this determination and consistent with established practice, we find that URE should receive the cash deposit rate previously assigned to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech in the most recently completed review of the Order. The cash deposit rate assigned to Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech in the most recently completed review was 1.33 percent.8 Consequently, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all shipments of subject merchandise produced or exported by URE and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at 1.33 percent, which is the current antidumping duty cash deposit rate for Gintech, Neo Solar, and Solartech. This cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. We are issuing this determination and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: July 19, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–16551 Filed 8–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 7 See Preliminary Results, 84 FR at 26817. Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017, 83 FR 30401, 30402 (June 28, 2018). 8 See PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37837 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 181019964–9283–01] RIN 0648–XG584 Announcement of Change in Hearing Date Regarding Proposed Waiver and Regulations Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of change to the hearing date and related deadlines. AGENCY: The hearing date previously announced in the Federal Register for a proposed waiver under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and proposed regulations governing the hunting of eastern North Pacific (ENP) gray whales by the Makah Indian Tribe in northwest Washington State, and the related deadlines for submission of testimony and motions, is being changed as noted below. DATES: Administrative Law Judge George J. Jordan will convene a hearing on the proposed waiver and regulations on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. PDT in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, 4th Floor Auditorium, Seattle, WA 98174. Filing Deadlines: The presiding officer has changed certain filing deadlines from those previously published in the notice of final agenda (June 26, 2019; 84 FR 30088). The final date to submit direct testimony to rebut testimony previously submitted is now August 6, 2019. The final date for submission of direct testimony on issues of fact not included in the notice of hearing (April 5, 2019; 84 FR 13639) is August 6, 2019, and the final date for rebuttal to such testimony is September 11, 2019. The parties may file motions to exclude any issues listed in the Final Hearing Agenda (June 26, 2019; 84 FR 30088) by August 9, 2019. Motions to exclude based on any rebuttal evidence the parties submit must be filed by August 16, 2019. The parties to this proceeding will have ten days to respond to any such motions, and additional replies will be authorized only on a showing of good cause. ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held before Administrative Law Judge George J. Jordan of the United States Coast Guard at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, 4th Floor Auditorium, Seattle, WA 98174. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 37838 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Milstein, NMFS West Coast Region, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274; 503– 231–6268. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 14, 2005, NMFS received a request from the Makah Indian Tribe for a waiver of the MMPA moratorium on the take of marine mammals to allow for take of ENP gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus). The Tribe requested that NMFS authorize a tribal hunt for ENP gray whales in the coastal portion of the Tribe’s usual and accustomed fishing area for ceremonial and subsistence purposes and the making and sale of handicrafts. The MMPA imposes a general moratorium on the taking of marine mammals but authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to waive the moratorium and issue regulations governing the take if certain statutory criteria are met. On April 5, 2019, NMFS published a Notice of Hearing and the associated proposed regulations in the Federal Register (84 FR 13639 and 84 FR 13604). Pursuant to an interagency agreement, a Coast Guard Administrative Law Judge was assigned to conduct the formal hearing and issue a recommended decision in this matter under the procedures set forth at 50 CFR part 228. A prehearing conference took place on June 17, 2019 at the Jackson Federal Building, Seattle, WA. In compliance with 50 CFR 228.12, Judge George J. Jordan issued a notice of final agenda for publication in the Federal Register (June 26, 2019; 84 FR 30088). The final agenda set out the issues of fact for the hearing and identified one new issue of fact which had not previously been included in the notice of hearing (April 5, 2019; 84 FR 13639). At the prehearing conference, several parties requested a change in the date of the proceeding due to issues concerning the availability of witnesses and counsel. The presiding officer ordered a briefing on this issue and, after thoroughly considering all the parties’ arguments, determined a continuance was warranted. After consulting with the parties during a second prehearing conference on July 23, 2019, the presiding officer set the hearing to begin on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. The presiding officer, Administrative Law Judge George J. Jordan, prepared the contents of this notice. A copy of the draft notice Judge Jordan submitted to the NMFS Regulations Unit for filing with the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) was made available to all parties VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Aug 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 to this proceeding. The NMFS Regulations Unit reviewed the notice to ensure consistency with the OFR filing requirements. NMFS was otherwise not involved in the review of the contents of the notice. The signature of NMFS West Coast Regional Administrator Barry Thom is required to authorize the filing of the notice with the OFR. Dated: July 30, 2019. Barry A. Thom, Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–16559 Filed 8–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XR028 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; Applications for seven new scientific research permits, three permit renewals, and one permit modification. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received 11 scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon and steelhead, rockfish, and eulachon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/preview_ open_for_comment.cfm. DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the applications must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5p.m. Pacific standard time on September 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the applications should be sent to the Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503–230– 5441 or by email to nmfs.wcr-apps@ noaa.gov (include the permit number in the subject line of the fax or email). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Clapp, Portland, OR (ph.: 503–231– 2314), Fax: 503–230–5441, email: Robert.Clapp@noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from the address above, or online at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened Puget Sound (PS); threatened lower Columbia River (LCR); threatened Upper Willamette River (UWR); endangered upper Columbia River (UCR); threatened Snake River (SR) spring/summer (spr/ sum); threatened SR fall. Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened PS; threatened UCR; threatened middle Columbia River (MCR); threatened SR, threatened LCR; threatened UWR; threatened Central California Coast (CCC); South-Central California Coast (SCCC). Coho salmon (O. kisutch): Threatened Oregon Coast (OC); threatened LCR, endangered Central California Coast (CCC). Sockeye salmon (O. nerka): Endangered SR. Chum salmon (O. keta): Threatened Hood Canal Summer-run (HCS); threatened Columbia River (CR). Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus): Threatened southern (S). Rockfish (Sebastes spp.): Endangered Puget Sound/Georgia Basin (PS/GB) bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis); threatened PS/GB yelloweye rockfish (S. ruberrimus). Authority Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR 222–226). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Anyone requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. Applications Received Permit 1560–5R The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is seeking to renew for five years a permit that allows them to annually take juvenile and adult LCR Chinook E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 149 (Friday, August 2, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37837-37838]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16559]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 181019964-9283-01]
RIN 0648-XG584


Announcement of Change in Hearing Date Regarding Proposed Waiver 
and Regulations Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals

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

ACTION: Notice of change to the hearing date and related deadlines.

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SUMMARY: The hearing date previously announced in the Federal Register 
for a proposed waiver under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and 
proposed regulations governing the hunting of eastern North Pacific 
(ENP) gray whales by the Makah Indian Tribe in northwest Washington 
State, and the related deadlines for submission of testimony and 
motions, is being changed as noted below.

DATES: Administrative Law Judge George J. Jordan will convene a hearing 
on the proposed waiver and regulations on Thursday, November 14, 2019 
at 1:00 p.m. PDT in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second 
Avenue, 4th Floor Auditorium, Seattle, WA 98174.
    Filing Deadlines: The presiding officer has changed certain filing 
deadlines from those previously published in the notice of final agenda 
(June 26, 2019; 84 FR 30088). The final date to submit direct testimony 
to rebut testimony previously submitted is now August 6, 2019. The 
final date for submission of direct testimony on issues of fact not 
included in the notice of hearing (April 5, 2019; 84 FR 13639) is 
August 6, 2019, and the final date for rebuttal to such testimony is 
September 11, 2019. The parties may file motions to exclude any issues 
listed in the Final Hearing Agenda (June 26, 2019; 84 FR 30088) by 
August 9, 2019. Motions to exclude based on any rebuttal evidence the 
parties submit must be filed by August 16, 2019. The parties to this 
proceeding will have ten days to respond to any such motions, and 
additional replies will be authorized only on a showing of good cause.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held before Administrative Law Judge 
George J. Jordan of the United States Coast Guard at the Henry M. 
Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, 4th Floor Auditorium, 
Seattle, WA 98174.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Milstein, NMFS West Coast 
Region, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232-1274; 503-
231-6268.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 14, 2005, NMFS received a 
request from the Makah Indian Tribe for a waiver of the MMPA moratorium 
on the take of marine mammals to allow for take of ENP gray whales 
(Eschrichtius robustus). The Tribe requested that NMFS authorize a 
tribal hunt for ENP gray whales in the coastal portion of the Tribe's 
usual and accustomed fishing area for ceremonial and subsistence 
purposes and the making and sale of handicrafts. The MMPA imposes a 
general moratorium on the taking of marine mammals but authorizes the 
Secretary of Commerce to waive the moratorium and issue regulations 
governing the take if certain statutory criteria are met.
    On April 5, 2019, NMFS published a Notice of Hearing and the 
associated proposed regulations in the Federal Register (84 FR 13639 
and 84 FR 13604). Pursuant to an interagency agreement, a Coast Guard 
Administrative Law Judge was assigned to conduct the formal hearing and 
issue a recommended decision in this matter under the procedures set 
forth at 50 CFR part 228.
    A prehearing conference took place on June 17, 2019 at the Jackson 
Federal Building, Seattle, WA. In compliance with 50 CFR 228.12, Judge 
George J. Jordan issued a notice of final agenda for publication in the 
Federal Register (June 26, 2019; 84 FR 30088). The final agenda set out 
the issues of fact for the hearing and identified one new issue of fact 
which had not previously been included in the notice of hearing (April 
5, 2019; 84 FR 13639).
    At the prehearing conference, several parties requested a change in 
the date of the proceeding due to issues concerning the availability of 
witnesses and counsel. The presiding officer ordered a briefing on this 
issue and, after thoroughly considering all the parties' arguments, 
determined a continuance was warranted. After consulting with the 
parties during a second prehearing conference on July 23, 2019, the 
presiding officer set the hearing to begin on Thursday, November 14, 
2019 at 1:00 p.m.
    The presiding officer, Administrative Law Judge George J. Jordan, 
prepared the contents of this notice. A copy of the draft notice Judge 
Jordan submitted to the NMFS Regulations Unit for filing with the 
Office of the Federal Register (OFR) was made available to all parties 
to this proceeding. The NMFS Regulations Unit reviewed the notice to 
ensure consistency with the OFR filing requirements. NMFS was otherwise 
not involved in the review of the contents of the notice. The signature 
of NMFS West Coast Regional Administrator Barry Thom is required to 
authorize the filing of the notice with the OFR.

    Dated: July 30, 2019.
Barry A. Thom,
Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-16559 Filed 8-1-19; 8:45 am]
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