Marine Mammals and Endangered Species, 64048-64049 [2019-25078]

Download as PDF 64048 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / Notices Amended Preliminary Determination Company Antique Marbonite Private Limited, India (Antique Marbonite) 7 ....................... Pokarna Engineered Stone Limited (Pokarna) 9 ........... All Others .............................. Subsidy rate Ad Valorem (percent) days before the publication of the Preliminary Determination, until the effective date of this amended preliminary determination. Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after public 83.79 announcement of the amended 83.79 preliminary determination, in * De minimis. India is considered a devel- accordance with 19 CFR 351.224. oping country and has a de minimis rate of 2.0 International Trade Commission percent. Notification * 8 1.57 Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will be revised according to the rates calculated in this amended preliminary determination. Because Pokarna’s amended rate and the consequent amended rate for all other producers and exporters result in increased cash deposits, these amended rates will be effective on the publication date of this amended preliminary determination. Because the subsidy rate for Antique Marbonite is de minimis, Commerce is directing CBP not to suspend liquidation of entries of the merchandise produced by Antique Marbonite and exported by Antique Marbonite, Antique Trust, Prism Johnson, or Shivam. However, entries of subject merchandise in any other producer/exporter combination, e.g., merchandise produced by a third party and exported by Antique Marbonite, Antique Trust, Prism Johnson, or Shivam, or produced by Antique Marbonite and exported by a third party, are subject to the cash deposit requirements at the all-others rate. As Commerce preliminarily found that critical circumstances exist for imports of subject merchandise from all other producers and exporters, the amended rate for these entities will be effective on the publication date of this amended preliminary determination. Entities subject to critical circumstances in the Preliminary Determination (i.e., all other producers and exporters) will continue to be subject to a rate of 4.32 percent effective July 7, 2019, i.e., 90 7 Commerce preliminarily found the following companies to be cross-owned with Antique Marbonite Private Limited, India: Antique Granito Shareholders Trust (Antique Trust), Prism Johnson Limited (Prism Johnson), and Shivam Enterprises (Shivam). See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 54839. 8 This rate remains unchanged from the Preliminary Determination. 9 Commerce found the following company to be cross-owned with Pokarna: Pokarna Limited. See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 54839. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission of our amended preliminary determination. Notification to Interested Parties This amended preliminary determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e). Dated: November 13, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain quartz surface products. Quartz surface products consist of slabs and other surfaces created from a mixture of materials that includes predominately silica (e.g., quartz, quartz powder, cristobalite, glass powder) as well as a resin binder (e.g., an unsaturated polyester). The incorporation of other materials, including, but not limited to, pigments, cement, or other additives does not remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation. However, the scope of the investigation only includes products where the silica content is greater than any other single material, by actual weight. Quartz surface products are typically sold as rectangular slabs with a total surface area of approximately 45 to 60 square feet and a nominal thickness of one, two, or three centimeters. However, the scope of this investigation includes surface products of all other sizes, thicknesses, and shapes. In addition to slabs, the scope of this investigation includes, but is not limited to, other surfaces such as countertops, backsplashes, vanity tops, bar tops, work tops, tabletops, flooring, wall facing, shower surrounds, fire place surrounds, mantels, and tiles. Certain quartz surface products are covered by the investigation whether polished or unpolished, cut or uncut, fabricated or not fabricated, cured or uncured, edged or not edged, finished or unfinished, thermoformed or not thermoformed, packaged or unpackaged, and regardless of the type of surface finish. In addition, quartz surface products are covered by the investigation whether or not they are imported attached to, or in PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conjunction with, non-subject merchandise such as sinks, sink bowls, vanities, cabinets, and furniture. If quartz surface products are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, such non-subject merchandise, only the quartz surface product is covered by the scope. Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been finished, packaged, or otherwise fabricated in a third country, including by cutting, polishing, curing, edging, thermoforming, attaching to, or packaging with another product, or any other finishing, packaging, or fabrication that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the quartz surface products. The scope of the investigation does not cover quarried stone surface products, such as granite, marble, soapstone, or quartzite. Specifically excluded from the scope of the investigation are crushed glass surface products. Crushed glass surface products must meet each of the following criteria to qualify for this exclusion: (1) The crushed glass content is greater than any other single material, by actual weight; (2) there are pieces of crushed glass visible across the surface of the product; (3) at least some of the individual pieces of crushed glass that are visible across the surface are larger than 1 centimeter wide as measured at their widest cross-section (‘‘Glass Pieces’’); and (4) the distance between any single Glass Piece and the closest separate Glass Piece does not exceed three inches. The products subject to the scope are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under the following subheading: 6810.99.0010. Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 6810.11.0010, 6810.11.0070, 6810.19.1200, 6810.19.1400, 6810.19.5000, 6810.91.0000, 6810.99.0080, 6815.99.4070, 2506.10.0010, 2506.10.0050, 2506.20.0010, 2506.20.0080, and 7016.90.1050. The HTSUS subheadings set forth above are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–25042 Filed 11–19–19; 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 and permit amendments. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / Notices 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 No. 18786– 04), Sara Young (Permit No. 23197) and Carrie Hubard (Permit No. 23117); 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 RIN Applicant 18786–04 ...... 0648–XD900 23117 ............ 0648–XR031 23197 ............ 0648–XR038 NMFS Office of Protected Resources, Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (Responsible Party: Teri Rowles, D.V.M., Ph.D.). BBC Worldwide Americas, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 (Responsible Party: Orla Doherty). Wildstar Films, South Parade Mansions, 71 Oakfield Road, Bristol BS8 2BB, U.K. (Responsible Party: Hugh Pearson). In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed for Permit Nos. 23117 and 23197 are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) or environmental impact statement. For Permit No. 18786–04, an EA was prepared for the original permit in compliance with NEPA, to examine whether significant environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed scientific research permit. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance of the original permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That determination was documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on June 29, 2015. The activities in the amendment are consistent with the analyses in the original EA and no additional NEPA analysis was required for the issuance of this amendment. The original EA and FONSI are available upon request. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 October 3, 2019. 84 FR 45997; September 3, 2019 October 24, 2019. 84 FR 47499; September 10, 2019 October 17, 2019. Dated: November 14, 2019. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–25078 Filed 11–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XU005] Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. AGENCY: Nominations are being sought for appointment to a new task force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) to support its advisory work for the Secretary of Commerce on living marine resource matters. The task force will provide expert advice on the generation, delivery, and use of electronically SUMMARY: Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit or amendment issuance date 84 FR 21332; May 14, 2019 .......... 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. PO 00000 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. Previous Federal Register notice Permit No. 64049 reported data from private recreational anglers to assist NMFS in fulfilling its mission activities. NMFS will appoint the members in consultation with MAFAC and they will serve for a term of up to two (2) years. The terms will begin in Spring 2020. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or before January 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Heidi Lovett, NMFS Office of Policy, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or to heidi.lovett@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Lovett, (301) 427–8046; email: heidi.lovett@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MAFAC is the only Federal advisory committee with the responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. MAFAC is establishing a Task Force to provide it, and subsequently NMFS, expert advice on the generation, delivery, and use of electronically reported data from private recreational anglers to assist NOAA Fisheries in fulfilling its mission activities. The scope of the Recreational Electronic Reporting Task Force will fall within the objectives and scope of the MAFAC. Recreational Electronic Reporting Task Force This Recreational Electronic Reporting Task Force is being created to provide MAFAC, and subsequently NMFS, advice on fulfilling the agency’s central role in providing useable high E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64048-64049]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25078]


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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 and permit amendments.

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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

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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 No. 18786-
04), Sara Young (Permit No. 23197) and Carrie Hubard (Permit No. 
23117); 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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18786-04...........  0648-XD900           NMFS Office of           84 FR 21332; May    October 3, 2019.
                                           Protected Resources,     14, 2019.
                                           Marine Mammal Health
                                           and Stranding Response
                                           Program, 1315 East
                                           West Highway, Silver
                                           Spring, MD 20910
                                           (Responsible Party:
                                           Teri Rowles, D.V.M.,
                                           Ph.D.).
23117..............  0648-XR031           BBC Worldwide Americas,  84 FR 45997;        October 24, 2019.
                                           1120 Avenue of the       September 3, 2019.
                                           Americas, New York, NY
                                           10036 (Responsible
                                           Party: Orla Doherty).
23197..............  0648-XR038           Wildstar Films, South    84 FR 47499;        October 17, 2019.
                                           Parade Mansions, 71      September 10,
                                           Oakfield Road, Bristol   2019.
                                           BS8 2BB, U.K.
                                           (Responsible Party:
                                           Hugh Pearson).
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    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that 
the activities proposed for Permit Nos. 23117 and 23197 are 
categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental 
assessment (EA) or environmental impact statement.
    For Permit No. 18786-04, an EA was prepared for the original permit 
in compliance with NEPA, to examine whether significant environmental 
impacts could result from issuance of the proposed scientific research 
permit. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance 
of the original permit would not significantly impact the quality of 
the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact 
statement was not required. That determination was documented in a 
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on June 29, 2015. The 
activities in the amendment are consistent with the analyses in the 
original EA and no additional NEPA analysis was required for the 
issuance of this amendment. The original EA and FONSI are available 
upon request.
    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.

    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: November 14, 2019.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-25078 Filed 11-19-19; 8:45 am]
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