Marine Mammals; File No. 25900, 69622 [2021-26563]

Download as PDF 69622 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 8, 2021 / Notices Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: December 2, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Changes to the Preliminary Results V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Base the Weighted-Average Dumping Margins for Saha Thai and Blue Pipe on Adverse Facts Available Comment 2: Whether Saha Thai Created a Fictitious Market Comment 3: Whether Saha Thai Is Affiliated with Certain Companies Comment 4: Whether Commerce Should Require Saha Thai and Blue Pipe to Resubmit Certain Submissions Comment 5: Whether Commerce Must Take Steps to Ensure the Government Can Collect the Duties Owed Comment 6: Whether Commerce Should Reconsider Prior Reviews to Account for Potential Fraud Comment 7: Whether Commerce Should Adjust Saha Thai’s Costs to Account for a Particular Market Situation VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 Comment 8: Whether Commerce’s Preliminary Determination for NonExamined Companies Is Contrary to Law Comment 9: Whether Commerce Should Calculate an Individual WeightedAverage Dumping Margin for Thai Premium Pipe Co., Ltd. VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–26573 Filed 12–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB547] Marine Mammals; File No. 25900 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Echo Pictures Ltd. (Responsible Party: Joe Stevens), St Nicholas House, 31–34 High Street, Bristol, BS1 2AW, United Kingdom has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before January 7, 2022. ADDRESSES: These documents are 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. 25900 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Rutland or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to film humpback whales off the coast of Maui, Hawaii to obtain footage for a television series. Up to 1,120 humpback whales may be harassed during filming from vessels, an unmanned aircraft system, and underwater divers. The permit would expire April 30, 2022. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 It has come to the agency’s attention that the 2016 interim final humpback approach rule (50 CFR 216.19; 81 FR 62010, September 8, 2016) does not explicitly exempt permits issued under section 104(c)(6) of the MMPA from its prohibitions. It is not the agency’s intent to preclude the issuance of permits or authorizations consistent with the requirements of the MMPA. We interpret the rule to allow issuance of these permits. Consistent with this interpretation, it has been our practice to continue to issue section 104(c)(6) permits that are in compliance with the Act’s requirements and our review procedures, as evidenced by issuance of four such permits since the rule’s effective date. However, to eliminate any potential ambiguity, we intend to revise the rule to explicitly clarify that photography permits issued under section 104(c)(6) of the MMPA are exempt from the prohibitions on approach. 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. Dated: December 3, 2021. Julia M. Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–26563 Filed 12–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB617] Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys Related to Oil and Gas Activities in the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of Letters of Authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB547]


Marine Mammals; File No. 25900

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

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Echo Pictures Ltd. (Responsible 
Party: Joe Stevens), St Nicholas House, 31-34 High Street, Bristol, BS1 
2AW, United Kingdom has applied in due form for a permit to conduct 
commercial or educational photography on humpback whales (Megaptera 
novaeangliae).

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or 
before January 7, 2022.

ADDRESSES: These documents are 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. 25900 in the 
subject line of the email comment.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request via email to [email protected]. The request 
should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application 
would be appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Rutland or Carrie Hubard, (301) 
427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 
of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    The applicant proposes to film humpback whales off the coast of 
Maui, Hawaii to obtain footage for a television series. Up to 1,120 
humpback whales may be harassed during filming from vessels, an 
unmanned aircraft system, and underwater divers. The permit would 
expire April 30, 2022.
    It has come to the agency's attention that the 2016 interim final 
humpback approach rule (50 CFR 216.19; 81 FR 62010, September 8, 2016) 
does not explicitly exempt permits issued under section 104(c)(6) of 
the MMPA from its prohibitions. It is not the agency's intent to 
preclude the issuance of permits or authorizations consistent with the 
requirements of the MMPA. We interpret the rule to allow issuance of 
these permits. Consistent with this interpretation, it has been our 
practice to continue to issue section 104(c)(6) permits that are in 
compliance with the Act's requirements and our review procedures, as 
evidenced by issuance of four such permits since the rule's effective 
date. However, to eliminate any potential ambiguity, we intend to 
revise the rule to explicitly clarify that photography permits issued 
under section 104(c)(6) of the MMPA are exempt from the prohibitions on 
approach.
    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.

    Dated: December 3, 2021.
Julia M. Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-26563 Filed 12-7-21; 8:45 am]
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