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Download as PDF 43540 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 138 / Friday, July 17, 2020 / Notices shipments, or U.S. sales of subject merchandise (i.e., magnesia carbon bricks from China) during the POR.18 Accordingly, in the absence of suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR for this administrative review, Commerce is rescinding this administrative review of the CVD order on magnesia carbon bricks from China, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), in its entirety. Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of this rescission notice in the Federal Register. Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as a 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 or 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. Commerce is issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: July 9, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–15472 Filed 7–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA286] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Abalone National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt; application to renew one scientific research permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a request to renew an existing scientific research permit. The proposed work is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management, conservation, and recovery efforts. The khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 18 See Intent to Rescind Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Jul 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 application 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 application must be received at the provided email address (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on August 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: Because all West Coast NMFS offices are currently closed, all written comments on the application should be submitted by email to nmfs.wcr-apps@noaa.gov. Please include the permit number (18761–2R) in the subject line of the email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Wang, Long Beach, CA (ph.: 562– 980–4199, email: Susan.Wang@ noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available from the address above, or online at https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species are covered in this notice: Endangered black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii). 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 parts 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 the application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on the application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. Application Received Permit 18761–2R The University of California, Santa Cruz, has requested to renew a research permit to monitor the status and trends of endangered black abalone at sites throughout California for an additional five years. Under the previous permit, researchers surveyed black abalone populations at long-term monitoring sites throughout California. The data PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collected informed the five-year status update for black abalone (NMFS. 2018. Black Abalone (Haliotis cracherodii) Five-Year Status Review: Summary and Evaluation). Researchers also tested the feasibility of recruitment modules and were able to successfully deploy and maintain the modules at a few sites. This renewal request would allow researchers to track population trends at long-term monitoring sites and deploy recruitment modules at a few sites for an additional five years. The renewal request differs from the previous permit in that it does not include pilot translocation studies using the recruitment modules; these studies were proposed but not conducted under the previous permit. In addition, the renewal request includes two new components: (1) Habitat surveys to assess black abalone habitat associations along segments of the coast, and (2) collection of tissue samples for genetic analysis. The activities proposed in the renewal request would benefit black abalone by providing valuable long-term monitoring data on black abalone numbers, sizes, spatial distribution, habitat, recruitment, genetic diversity, and health throughout the coast. These data will inform our assessments of black abalone status and recovery. Proposed activities include: (1) Continued annual surveys of black abalone populations at established longterm rocky intertidal monitoring sites; (2) Abalone habitat surveys to document black abalone densities, habitat quality, and habitat associations along segments of the coast; (3) One-time or more frequent monitoring as needed for projects (e.g., jetty or breakwater repair) or in response to unexpected circumstances (e.g., oil spills, mudslides); and (4) Deployment of recruitment modules to monitor juvenile recruitment. Monitoring would consist primarily of non-lethal, non-capture take to measure and count abalone. Tissue samples would be collected using non-lethal methods for genetic analysis. Abalone would not be removed from the substrate. At a few experimental sites, recruitment modules would be deployed in crevice habitat to monitor juvenile recruitment. Researchers would be permitted to collect dead or obviously dying black abalone for further analysis to determine the cause of death and to detect disease outbreaks. Researchers would also be permitted to collect empty black abalone shells for research, outreach, and educational purposes. The information resulting from the activities outlined above would be used to track black abalone status E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 138 / Friday, July 17, 2020 / Notices and recovery, evaluate their health and genetic population structure, and better understand habitat their preferences to help in their recovery. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decision will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. Dated: July 14, 2020. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15531 Filed 7–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA282] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Workgroup (Workgroup) will host a two-day online meeting that is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, August 3 through Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on August 3. The meeting will continue August 4 at 9 a.m. (PDT) and will end at 5 p.m. The meeting times are an estimate; the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is complete. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held online. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the Pacific Council’s website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820– 2412 for technical assistance. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Jul 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Ehlke, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2410; email: robin.ehlke@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting will be to develop potential alternatives for salmon management/conservation measures for Pacific Council consideration, and discuss and review any associated modeling and analysis. The Workgroup may also discuss and prepare for future Workgroup meetings and future meetings with the Pacific Council and its advisory bodies. Members of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel will be invited to attend. This is a public meeting and not a public hearing. Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the Workgroup cochairs as time allows. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov; (503) 820–2412) at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 13, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15420 Filed 7–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA268] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Notice of public hearings. The New England Fishery Management Council is convening public hearings of Draft Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. SUMMARY: These webinars will be held on: August 5, 2020; August 12, 2020; August 27, 2020 and September 2, 2020. DATES: All meeting participants and interested parties can register below for each webinar individually. 1. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 7818807912946784783 Call in information: +1 (415) 655–0060; Access Code: 419–861–768 2. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 4664837917950475279 Call in information: +1 (562) 247–8422; Access Code: 209–302–952 3. Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 6166327698306522895 Call in information: +1 (562) 247–8422; Access Code: 330–712–984 4. Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 8244825787756617743 Call in information: +1 (415) 930–5321; Access Code: 487–066–105 Meeting address: The meetings will be held via webinar. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. Public comments: Public comment deadline is September 4, 2020. Comments may be submitted via email to comments@ nefmc.org with ‘‘Atlantic Sea Scallop Amendment 21 Public Hearing Comment’’ in the subject line or mailed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill #2, Newburyport, MA 01950. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Atlantic Sea Scallop Amendment 21 Public Hearing Comment’’. Comments may also be sent via fax to (978) 465–3116. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 ACTION: Sfmt 4703 43541 E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 138 (Friday, July 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43540-43541]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15531]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA286]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Abalone

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

ACTION: Notice of receipt; application to renew one scientific research 
permit.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a request to 
renew an existing scientific research permit. The proposed work is 
intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered 
Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management, conservation, and 
recovery efforts. The application 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 application 
must be received at the provided email address (see ADDRESSES) no later 
than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on August 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Because all West Coast NMFS offices are currently closed, 
all written comments on the application should be submitted by email to 
[email protected]. Please include the permit number (18761-2R) in 
the subject line of the email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Wang, Long Beach, CA (ph.: 562-
980-4199, email: [email protected]). Permit application instructions 
are available from the address above, or online at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Species Covered in This Notice

    The following listed species are covered in this notice:
    Endangered black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii).

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 parts 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 the application listed in this 
notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on the 
application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are 
held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NMFS.

Application Received

Permit 18761-2R

    The University of California, Santa Cruz, has requested to renew a 
research permit to monitor the status and trends of endangered black 
abalone at sites throughout California for an additional five years. 
Under the previous permit, researchers surveyed black abalone 
populations at long-term monitoring sites throughout California. The 
data collected informed the five-year status update for black abalone 
(NMFS. 2018. Black Abalone (Haliotis cracherodii) Five-Year Status 
Review: Summary and Evaluation). Researchers also tested the 
feasibility of recruitment modules and were able to successfully deploy 
and maintain the modules at a few sites.
    This renewal request would allow researchers to track population 
trends at long-term monitoring sites and deploy recruitment modules at 
a few sites for an additional five years. The renewal request differs 
from the previous permit in that it does not include pilot 
translocation studies using the recruitment modules; these studies were 
proposed but not conducted under the previous permit. In addition, the 
renewal request includes two new components: (1) Habitat surveys to 
assess black abalone habitat associations along segments of the coast, 
and (2) collection of tissue samples for genetic analysis. The 
activities proposed in the renewal request would benefit black abalone 
by providing valuable long-term monitoring data on black abalone 
numbers, sizes, spatial distribution, habitat, recruitment, genetic 
diversity, and health throughout the coast. These data will inform our 
assessments of black abalone status and recovery.
    Proposed activities include:
    (1) Continued annual surveys of black abalone populations at 
established long-term rocky intertidal monitoring sites;
    (2) Abalone habitat surveys to document black abalone densities, 
habitat quality, and habitat associations along segments of the coast;
    (3) One-time or more frequent monitoring as needed for projects 
(e.g., jetty or breakwater repair) or in response to unexpected 
circumstances (e.g., oil spills, mudslides); and
    (4) Deployment of recruitment modules to monitor juvenile 
recruitment.
    Monitoring would consist primarily of non-lethal, non-capture take 
to measure and count abalone. Tissue samples would be collected using 
non-lethal methods for genetic analysis. Abalone would not be removed 
from the substrate. At a few experimental sites, recruitment modules 
would be deployed in crevice habitat to monitor juvenile recruitment. 
Researchers would be permitted to collect dead or obviously dying black 
abalone for further analysis to determine the cause of death and to 
detect disease outbreaks. Researchers would also be permitted to 
collect empty black abalone shells for research, outreach, and 
educational purposes. The information resulting from the activities 
outlined above would be used to track black abalone status

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and recovery, evaluate their health and genetic population structure, 
and better understand habitat their preferences to help in their 
recovery.
    This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS 
will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments 
submitted to determine whether the application meets the requirements 
of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit 
decision will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment 
period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal 
Register.

    Dated: July 14, 2020.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-15531 Filed 7-16-20; 8:45 am]
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