Marine Mammals; File No. 21585, 35415-35416 [2020-12497]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 112 / Wednesday, June 10, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–128] Mattresses From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 10, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Pearson, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2631. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On April 20, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of mattresses from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than June 24, 2020. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 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.2 On May 21, 2020, the petitioners 3 submitted a timely request that 1 See Mattresses from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 22998 (April 24, 2020). 2 See 19 CFR 351.205(e). 3 Brooklyn Bedding, Corsicana Mattress Company, Elite Comfort Solutions, FXI, Inc., VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Jun 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.4 The petitioners request postponement because the petitioners ‘‘will not have an opportunity to submit rebuttal factual information and {Commerce} will not have adequate time to review the data provided in the questionnaire responses and issue supplemental questionnaires prior to its issuance of a preliminary determination.’’ 5 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioners have stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., August 28, 2020. Pursuant to section 705(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 the preliminary determination. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 4, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–12562 Filed 6–9–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Review: Notice of NAFTA Final Panel Decision and Order United States Section, NAFTA Secretariat, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of NAFTA Final Binational Panel Decision and Order in the matter of Softwood Lumber Injury from Canada (Secretariat File Number: USA–CDA–2018–1904–03). AGENCY: Innocor, Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO (USW) (collectively, the petitioners). 4 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Mattresses from China: Request to Extend CVD Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 21, 2020. 5 Id. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 On May 22, 2020, the Binational Panel issued its Final Decision and Order in the matter of Softwood Lumber Injury from Canada (Determination on Remand). The Binational Panel affirmed the United States International Trade Commission’s Determination on Remand. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438, tradeagreementssecretariat@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (Rules) and the NAFTA Panel Decision has been notified in accordance with Rule 70. For the complete Rules and access to the Final Panel Decision and Order, please see https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org. SUMMARY: Dated: June 4, 2020. Paul E. Morris, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2020–12511 Filed 6–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 35415 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RTID 0648–XA223 Marine Mammals; File No. 21585 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Oregon State University, Marine Mammal Institute, 2030 Southeast Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365 (Responsible Party: Bruce Mate, Ph.D.)., has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 21585. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 35416 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 112 / Wednesday, June 10, 2020 / Notices Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 21585 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. Written comments on this application should be submitted via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 21585 in the subject line of the email comment. Alternatively, comments may be submitted by mail to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401 or by facsimile to (301) 713–0376. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov or to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 21585 is requested under the authority of 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 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). Permit No. 21585, issued on December 20, 2018 (84 FR 4441, February 15, 2019), authorizes the permit holder to conduct research on 67 species of marine mammals including the following endangered or threatened species and stocks of cetaceans: Blue (Balaenoptera musculus), bowhead (Balaena mysticetes), Cook Inlet beluga (Delphinapterus leucas), fin (B. physalus), gray (Eschrichtius robustus), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), Main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer (Pseudorca crassidens), North Pacific right (Eubalaena japonica), sei (B. borealis), Southern Resident killer (Orcinus orca), Southern right (E. australis), and sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) whales. Authorized research may occur during vessel and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Jun 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 manned aerial surveys for Level B harassment activities including observation, photography, passive acoustic recording, echosounders for prey mapping, and collection of sloughed skin. The permit also authorizes Level A harassment activities including biopsy sampling and deepimplant tagging. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to increase the permitted takes from 500 to 900 annually for the Level B harassment activities for humpback whales. No changes to the permitted objectives, methods, or Level A harassment activities are proposed. The permit expires on December 31, 2023. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: June 4, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–12497 Filed 6–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA220] Marine Mammals; File No. 23923 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Eugene DeRango, Bielefeld University, Department of Animal Behaviour, Morgenbreede 45, Bielefeld, Germany 33615, has applied in due form for a permit to import parts from Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 23923 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. Written comments on this application should be submitted via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 23923 in the subject line of the email comment. Alternatively, comments may be submitted by mail to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401 or by facsimile to (301) 713–0376. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov or to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to import biological samples from Ecuador from up to 150 Galapagos sea lions annually for scientific research to understand how these sea lions cope with increased stressors on behavioral and physiological levels. The requested duration of the permit is 5 years. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RTID 0648-XA223


Marine Mammals; File No. 21585

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Oregon State University, Marine 
Mammal Institute, 2030 Southeast Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 
97365 (Responsible Party: Bruce Mate, Ph.D.)., has applied for an 
amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 21585.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before July 10, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public

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Comment'' from the ``Features'' box on the Applications and Permits for 
Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and 
then selecting File No. 21585 from the list of available applications. 
These documents are also available upon written request via email to 
[email protected].
    Written comments on this application should be submitted via email 
to [email protected]. Please include File No. 21585 in the 
subject line of the email comment. Alternatively, comments may be 
submitted by mail to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, 
Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 
13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427-8401 or by facsimile to 
(301) 713-0376.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request via email to [email protected] or to the Chief, 
Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The 
request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this 
application would be appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan or Amy Hapeman, 
(301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 21585 is 
requested under the authority of 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 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), 
the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of 
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222-226), and the Fur 
Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).
    Permit No. 21585, issued on December 20, 2018 (84 FR 4441, February 
15, 2019), authorizes the permit holder to conduct research on 67 
species of marine mammals including the following endangered or 
threatened species and stocks of cetaceans: Blue (Balaenoptera 
musculus), bowhead (Balaena mysticetes), Cook Inlet beluga 
(Delphinapterus leucas), fin (B. physalus), gray (Eschrichtius 
robustus), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), Main Hawaiian Islands 
insular false killer (Pseudorca crassidens), North Pacific right 
(Eubalaena japonica), sei (B. borealis), Southern Resident killer 
(Orcinus orca), Southern right (E. australis), and sperm (Physeter 
macrocephalus) whales. Authorized research may occur during vessel and 
manned aerial surveys for Level B harassment activities including 
observation, photography, passive acoustic recording, echosounders for 
prey mapping, and collection of sloughed skin. The permit also 
authorizes Level A harassment activities including biopsy sampling and 
deep-implant tagging. The permit holder is requesting the permit be 
amended to increase the permitted takes from 500 to 900 annually for 
the Level B harassment activities for humpback whales. No changes to 
the permitted objectives, methods, or Level A harassment activities are 
proposed. The permit expires on December 31, 2023.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that 
the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: June 4, 2020.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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