Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals, 50011-50012 [2020-17934]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices NMFS to annually renew an affirmative finding determination without an application from the harvesting nation. An affirmative finding will be terminated, in consultation with the Secretary of State, if the Assistant Administrator determines that the requirements of 50 CFR 216.24(f) are no longer being met or that a nation is consistently failing to take enforcement actions on violations, thereby diminishing the effectiveness of the AIDCP. As a part of the affirmative finding process set forth in 50 CFR 216.24(f)(8), the Assistant Administrator considered documentary evidence submitted by the Governments of The Nations and obtained from the IATTC and has determined that The Nations have met the MMPA’s requirements to receive an affirmative finding. After consultation with the Department of State, the Assistant Administrator issued a 5-year affirmative finding to The Nations, allowing the importation into the United States of yellowfin tuna and products derived from yellowfin tuna harvested in the ETP by purse seine vessels operating under The Nations’ jurisdiction or exported from The Nations. Issuance of an affirmative finding for The Nations does not affect implementation of an intermediary nation embargo under 50 CFR 216.24(f)(9), which applies to exports from a nation that exports to the United States yellowfin tuna or yellowfin tuna products that was subject to a ban on importation into the United States under section 101(a)(2)(B) of the MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(2)(B). Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain’s affirmative findings are effective for the 5-year period of April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2025, subject to subsequent annual reviews by NMFS. Dated: August 12, 2020. Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17935 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA299] Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notice; affirmative finding annual renewals for Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru. ACTION: The NMFS Assistant Administrator (Assistant Administrator) has completed an affirmative finding annual renewal for the Governments of Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru (referred to hereafter as ‘‘The Nations’’) under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). These affirmative findings will continue to allow the importation into the United States of yellowfin tuna and yellowfin tuna products harvested in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) for 1 year in compliance with the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP) by purse seine vessels operating under The Nations’ jurisdiction or exported from The Nations. NMFS bases the affirmative finding annual renewals on reviews of documentary evidence submitted by the Governments of The Nations and of information obtained from the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). DATES: These affirmative finding annual renewals are effective for the 1-year period of April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Greenman, West Coast Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. Phone: 562–980– 3264. Email: justin.greenman@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq., allows for importation into the United States of yellowfin tuna harvested by purse seine vessels in the ETP from a nation with jurisdiction over purse seine vessels with carrying capacity greater than 400 short tons that harvest tuna in the ETP only if the nation has an ‘‘affirmative finding’’ issued by the NMFS Assistant Administrator. See Section 101(a)(2)(B) of the MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(2)(B); see also 50 CFR 216.24(f)(6)(i). If requested by the government of such a nation, the Assistant Administrator will determine whether to make an affirmative finding based upon documentary evidence provided by the government, the IATTC, or the Department of State. The affirmative finding process requires that the harvesting nation is meeting its obligations under the AIDCP and its obligations of membership in the IATTC. Every 5 years, the government of the harvesting nation must request a new affirmative finding and submit the required documentary evidence directly to the Assistant Administrator. On an annual basis, NMFS must determine SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50011 whether the harvesting nation continues to meet the requirements of their 5-year affirmative finding. NMFS does this by reviewing the documentary evidence from the last year. A nation may provide information related to compliance with AIDCP and IATTC measures directly to NMFS on an annual basis or may authorize the IATTC to release the information to NMFS to annually renew an affirmative finding determination without an application from the harvesting nation. An affirmative finding will be terminated, in consultation with the Secretary of State, if the Assistant Administrator determines that the requirements of 50 CFR 216.24(f) are no longer being met or that a nation is consistently failing to take enforcement actions on violations, thereby diminishing the effectiveness of the AIDCP. As a part of the affirmative finding process set forth in 50 CFR 216.24(f)(8), for this annual renewal, the Assistant Administrator considered documentary evidence submitted by the Governments of The Nations and obtained from the IATTC and has determined that The Nations have met the MMPA’s requirements to receive affirmative finding annual renewals. After consultation with the Department of State, the Assistant Administrator issued affirmative finding annual renewals to The Nations, allowing the continued importation into the United States of yellowfin tuna and products derived from yellowfin tuna harvested in the ETP by purse seine vessels operating under The Nations’ jurisdiction or exported from The Nations. Issuance of affirmative finding annual renewals for The Nations does not affect implementation of an intermediary nation embargo under 50 CFR 216.24(f)(9), which applies to exports from a nation that exports to the United States yellowfin tuna or yellowfin tuna products that was subject to a ban on importation into the United States under section 101(a)(2)(B) of the MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(2)(B). These affirmative finding annual renewals for The Nations are for the 1year period of April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. The Nations’ individual 5-year affirmative findings, which have varying start and end dates, remain valid. Colombia’s 5-year affirmative finding will remain valid through March 31, 2024, El Salvador’s 5-year affirmative finding will remain valid through March 31, 2023, and Peru’s 5year affirmative finding will remain valid through March 31, 2022, subject to subsequent annual reviews by NMFS. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 50012 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices Dated: August 12, 2020. Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17934 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Program; Meeting Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting and opportunity to comment. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Florida Coastal Management Program. DATES: NOAA will consider all written comments received by October 2, 2020. The virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday September 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the coastal management program NOAA intends to evaluate by emailing Susie Holst Rice, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, at Susie.Holst@noaa.gov. Comments that the Office for Coastal Management receives are considered part of the public record and may be publicly accessible. Any personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) submitted voluntarily by the sender may also be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments. To participate in the public meeting Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, registration is required two hours in advance by 10:00 a.m. EDT. Registration: http:// noaacsc.adobeconnect.com/floridacmp publicmeeting/event/event_info.html. You may participate online or by phone. If you would like to provide comment during the public meeting, please select ‘‘yes’’ during the online registration. The line-up of speakers will be based on the date and time of registration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susie Holst Rice, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management by email at Susie.Holst@noaa.gov or by phone at (240) 533–0730. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, coastal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 management program’s 2016–2020 Assessment and Strategy and reserve’s management plan and site profile may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/ evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress reports may be obtained upon request by contacting Susie Holst Rice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state coastal programs. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. For the evaluation of the Florida Coastal Management Program, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to the management program approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Keelin Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–17937 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection; 3038–0097, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments on reporting and recordkeeping requirements relating to information management requirements for derivatives clearing organizations. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038– 0097 by any of the following methods: • The Agency’s website, at http:// comments.cftc.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website. • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. Please submit your comments using only one method and identify that it is for the renewal of Collection Number 3038–0097. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to http://www.cftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Wallace, Senior Special Counsel, Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5150; email: mwallace@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of Information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3 and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the Commission is publishing notice of the proposed extension of the collection of information listed below. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Title: Part 39, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing (OMB Control No. 3038–0097). This is a E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 159 (Monday, August 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50011-50012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-17934]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA299]


Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals

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

ACTION: Notice; affirmative finding annual renewals for Colombia, El 
Salvador, and Peru.

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SUMMARY: The NMFS Assistant Administrator (Assistant Administrator) has 
completed an affirmative finding annual renewal for the Governments of 
Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru (referred to hereafter as ``The 
Nations'') under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). These 
affirmative findings will continue to allow the importation into the 
United States of yellowfin tuna and yellowfin tuna products harvested 
in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) for 1 year in compliance 
with the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program 
(AIDCP) by purse seine vessels operating under The Nations' 
jurisdiction or exported from The Nations. NMFS bases the affirmative 
finding annual renewals on reviews of documentary evidence submitted by 
the Governments of The Nations and of information obtained from the 
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).

DATES: These affirmative finding annual renewals are effective for the 
1-year period of April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Greenman, West Coast Region, 
National Marine Fisheries Service, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802. Phone: 562-980-3264. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq., allows for 
importation into the United States of yellowfin tuna harvested by purse 
seine vessels in the ETP from a nation with jurisdiction over purse 
seine vessels with carrying capacity greater than 400 short tons that 
harvest tuna in the ETP only if the nation has an ``affirmative 
finding'' issued by the NMFS Assistant Administrator. See Section 
101(a)(2)(B) of the MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(2)(B); see also 50 CFR 
216.24(f)(6)(i). If requested by the government of such a nation, the 
Assistant Administrator will determine whether to make an affirmative 
finding based upon documentary evidence provided by the government, the 
IATTC, or the Department of State.
    The affirmative finding process requires that the harvesting nation 
is meeting its obligations under the AIDCP and its obligations of 
membership in the IATTC. Every 5 years, the government of the 
harvesting nation must request a new affirmative finding and submit the 
required documentary evidence directly to the Assistant Administrator. 
On an annual basis, NMFS must determine whether the harvesting nation 
continues to meet the requirements of their 5-year affirmative finding. 
NMFS does this by reviewing the documentary evidence from the last 
year. A nation may provide information related to compliance with AIDCP 
and IATTC measures directly to NMFS on an annual basis or may authorize 
the IATTC to release the information to NMFS to annually renew an 
affirmative finding determination without an application from the 
harvesting nation.
    An affirmative finding will be terminated, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, if the Assistant Administrator determines that the 
requirements of 50 CFR 216.24(f) are no longer being met or that a 
nation is consistently failing to take enforcement actions on 
violations, thereby diminishing the effectiveness of the AIDCP.
    As a part of the affirmative finding process set forth in 50 CFR 
216.24(f)(8), for this annual renewal, the Assistant Administrator 
considered documentary evidence submitted by the Governments of The 
Nations and obtained from the IATTC and has determined that The Nations 
have met the MMPA's requirements to receive affirmative finding annual 
renewals.
    After consultation with the Department of State, the Assistant 
Administrator issued affirmative finding annual renewals to The 
Nations, allowing the continued importation into the United States of 
yellowfin tuna and products derived from yellowfin tuna harvested in 
the ETP by purse seine vessels operating under The Nations' 
jurisdiction or exported from The Nations. Issuance of affirmative 
finding annual renewals for The Nations does not affect implementation 
of an intermediary nation embargo under 50 CFR 216.24(f)(9), which 
applies to exports from a nation that exports to the United States 
yellowfin tuna or yellowfin tuna products that was subject to a ban on 
importation into the United States under section 101(a)(2)(B) of the 
MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(2)(B).
    These affirmative finding annual renewals for The Nations are for 
the 1-year period of April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. The 
Nations' individual 5-year affirmative findings, which have varying 
start and end dates, remain valid. Colombia's 5-year affirmative 
finding will remain valid through March 31, 2024, El Salvador's 5-year 
affirmative finding will remain valid through March 31, 2023, and 
Peru's 5-year affirmative finding will remain valid through March 31, 
2022, subject to subsequent annual reviews by NMFS.


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    Dated: August 12, 2020.
Chris Oliver,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-17934 Filed 8-14-20; 8:45 am]
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