Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 67928-67929 [2019-26693]

Download as PDF 67928 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.4 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b)(4)(i), we calculated a subsidy rate for Hyundai Steel. For the POR, we preliminarily find that the net subsidy rate for the producers/exporters under review to be as follows: Company Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd ......... Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) 0.45 Assessment Rate Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. 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If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the scheduled date of the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.10 Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.11 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: December 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background 6 See 4 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 5 See 19 CFR 224(b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 9 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 10 See 19 CFR 351.310. 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 7 See PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Period of Review IV. Scope of the Order V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available VII. Analysis of Programs VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–26798 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XX029] 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 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 Magnuson-Stevens 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 December 27, 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.’’ • 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) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices submitted a complete application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) on October 28, 2019, to conduct commercial fishing activities that the regulations would otherwise restrict. The application is a renewal of an EFP originally issued in December 2017 and renewed in March 2019. The original EFP allowed up to 24 trips (with a target of 24 days-at-sea); to date vessels have fished 10 days-at-sea. The EFP would authorize four 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 an exemption from the Closed Area I North Georges Bank Spawning Groundfish Closure at § 648.81(c)(3), which NOAA Fisheries does 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 January 2020 through August 2020, with the 4 participating vessels fishing no more than 14 days-at-sea total. Vessels would fish a maximum of 20 gillnets, each 300 feet (91.44 m) long, in strings made up of 10 to 20 nets each. Nets would alternate between standard 6.5-inch (16.51-cm) mesh and 6.0-inch (15.24cm) mesh. Half of the nets of each mesh size 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 to 8 hours for each set. A CFF researcher or technician would accompany all trips that occur under this EFP to identify and count all fish caught, as well as measure and weigh cod and haddock. Individual fish of other species would also be measured and weighed if time allows. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 accounting procedures. Participating vessels would comply with all protected species regulations, and would not be able to set gillnets in areas otherwise closed to fishing with gillnet gear. Under a recent court order, NOAA Fisheries is barred from allowing gillnet fishing in the former Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I Groundfish Closure Areas. Accordingly, we can not approve, nor will we consider, the applicant’s request to allow access to the seasonal Closed Area I North Georges Bank Spawning Groundfish Closure, which falls entirely within the footprint of former Closed Area I. CFF had requested this exemption previously, but the request was denied because of potential negative impacts to spawning groundfish. 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: December 6, 2019. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–26693 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XG958] Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Final Restoration Plan 2 and Environmental Assessment: Fish, Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, and Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities and Finding of No Significant Impact National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XX029]


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic 
Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The 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 Magnuson-
Stevens 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 December 27, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include in the subject line 
``Comments on Testing Selectivity and Raised Webbing Gillnets on Target 
and Non-Target Species in the Northeast Haddock Fishery.''
     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, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coonamessett Farm Foundation (CFF)

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submitted a complete application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) 
on October 28, 2019, to conduct commercial fishing activities that the 
regulations would otherwise restrict. The application is a renewal of 
an EFP originally issued in December 2017 and renewed in March 2019. 
The original EFP allowed up to 24 trips (with a target of 24 days-at-
sea); to date vessels have fished 10 days-at-sea. The EFP would 
authorize four 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 Sec.  
648.8(b)(2)(iv), and the prohibition on possessing groundfish below the 
minimum size Sec.  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 an 
exemption from the Closed Area I North Georges Bank Spawning Groundfish 
Closure at Sec.  648.81(c)(3), which NOAA Fisheries does 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 January 2020 
through August 2020, with the 4 participating vessels fishing no more 
than 14 days-at-sea total. Vessels would fish a maximum of 20 gillnets, 
each 300 feet (91.44 m) long, in strings made up of 10 to 20 nets each. 
Nets would alternate between standard 6.5-inch (16.51-cm) mesh and 6.0-
inch (15.24-cm) mesh. Half of the nets of each mesh size 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 to 8 hours for each set.
    A CFF researcher or technician would accompany all trips that occur 
under this EFP to identify and count all fish caught, as well as 
measure and weigh cod and haddock. Individual fish of other species 
would also be measured and weighed if time allows. 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. 
Participating vessels would comply with all protected species 
regulations, and would not be able to set gillnets in areas otherwise 
closed to fishing with gillnet gear.
    Under a recent court order, NOAA Fisheries is barred from allowing 
gillnet fishing in the former Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I 
Groundfish Closure Areas. Accordingly, we can not approve, nor will we 
consider, the applicant's request to allow access to the seasonal 
Closed Area I North Georges Bank Spawning Groundfish Closure, which 
falls entirely within the footprint of former Closed Area I. CFF had 
requested this exemption previously, but the request was denied because 
of potential negative impacts to spawning groundfish.
    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: December 6, 2019.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-26693 Filed 12-11-19; 8:45 am]
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