Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT). The terms of some of the members of the VCAT will soon expire. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in addition to nominations already received.
Advanced Technology Program (ATP) Advisory Committee
NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in additional to nominations already received.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel). The terms of some of the members of the Judges Panel will soon expire. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in addition to nominations already received.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board). The terms of some of the members of the Board will soon expire. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in addition to nominations already received.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board (MEPNAB)
NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Board, in addition to nominations already received.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fishing Capacity Reduction Program; Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs; Industry Fee System for Fishing Capacity Reduction Loan
NMFS proposes regulations to implement an industry fee system for repaying a $97,399,357.11 Federal loan financing a fishing capacity reduction program in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab fishery. This action's intent is to implement the fee system.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve of groundfish to the yellowfin sole initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the fishery to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI.
Notice Requesting Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES)
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) was constituted to advise the Secretary of Commerce through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA's activities to carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. Secs 5621-5625). The Committee is composed of leaders in the commercial space-based remote sensing industry, space-based remote sensing data users, government (federal, state, local), and academia. The Department of Commerce is seeking up to eight highly qualified individuals knowledgeable about the commercial space-based remote sensing industry and uses of space-based remote sensing data to serve on the Committee.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 7 of the 2004 Panel
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany, Brazil, and France: Extension of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is extending the time limit for its final results in the expedited sunset reviews of the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on brass sheet and strip from Germany (AD), Brazil (CVD), and France (CVD). As a result of this extension, the Department intends to issue final results of these sunset reviews on or about October 28, 2005.
Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2006; Extension of Application Deadline
The NMFS publishes this notice to extend the solicitation period on the following initiative originally announced in the Federal Register on June 30, 2005: Right Whale Research Grant Program (NMFS- NEFSC-2006-2000252). NOAA extends the solicitation period from August 1, 2005, to August 15, 2005, to provide the public more time to submit proposals. All other requirements for this solicitation remain the same.
Endangered Species; Permit No. 1254
Notice is hereby given that a request for a modification to scientific research permit No. 1254 submitted by Dynegy Northeast Generation, Inc. (Martin W. Daley, Principal Investigator), Regulatory & Administrative Services, 992-994 River Road, Newburgh, New York, 12550, has been granted.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the third seasonal apportionment of the 2005 Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
NMFS is opening directed fishing for yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the yellowfin sole fishery in the BSAI to resume.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; “Other Rockfish” in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting retention of ``other rockfish'' in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). NMFS is requiring that catch of ``other rockfish'' in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury. This action is necessary because the ``other rockfish'' 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) in this area has been reached.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Individual Fishing Quota Program; Community Development Quota Program
NMFS issues a final rule to amend the Pacific halibut regulations for waters in and off Alaska. This action is necessary to modify the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program and the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program to allow quota share holders in International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Regulatory Area (Area) 4C to fish their Area 4C IFQ or CDQ in Area 4D. This action is intended to enhance harvesting opportunities for halibut by IFQ and CDQ fishermen and is necessary to promote the objectives of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (Halibut Act) with respect to the IFQ and CDQ Pacific halibut fisheries, consistent with the regulations and resource management objectives of the IPHC and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council).
Federal Consistency Appeal by Peter and Nancy Fenner From an Objection by the New York Department of State
This announcement provides that the decision record has been closed for an administrative appeal filed with the Department of Commerce by Peter and Nancy Fenner.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Magnuson-Stevens Committee in August, 2005 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.
December 2004 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Agreement Implementation: Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Part I (Telecommunications), 6, 7, 8, and 9 of the Commerce Control List; Wassenaar Reporting Requirements; Definitions; and Certain New or Expanded Export Controls
On Friday, July 15, 2005, the Bureau of Industry and Security published a final rule that amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the agreement reached at the December 2004 plenary meeting of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies. The July 15 final rule contained an inadvertent typographical error in the amendatory language for Export Control Classification Number 3A002, which controls general purpose electronic equipment. This document corrects that error. This rule also corrects a statement of the license requirements for deemed export license applications found in the Background section of the July 15 final rule.
Ammonium Nitrate from the Russian Federation: Extension of Preliminary and Final Results of a Full Five-year Sunset Review of Suspended Antidumping Duty Investigation
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is extending the time limit for its preliminary results in the full sunset review of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on ammonium nitrate from the Russian Federation (``Russia''). As a result of this extension, the Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this sunset review on or about October 18, 2005 and the final results of this sunset review by February 27, 2006.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish and Summer Flounder Fisheries
NMFS proposes to amend the regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Atlantic bluefish fishery and the FMP for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. This rule would make administrative changes that would allow NMFS to consider and process state commercial quota transfer requests that address late-season circumstances that necessitate a state quota transfer and that occur through December 31 (the end of the fishing year for the bluefish and summer flounder fisheries). The intent of this action is solely to provide the flexibility to address unpredictable late-season events (such as severe weather or port obstruction) that may result in safety concerns in the commercial bluefish and summer flounder fisheries.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 782-1768 and 486-1790
Notice is hereby given of the following actions: (1) the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA (NMML: File No. 782-1768), has been issued a major amendment to a permit for research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in California and Oregon; and (2) Brent Stewart, Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, California 92109 (File No. 486-1790), has applied for a permit to conduct research on California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) on the southern California Channel Islands and surrounding waters.
Marine Mammals; Permit No. 699-1720-01
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Kathryn A. Ono, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME, 04005, has requested an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 699-1720-01.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment
NMFS and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) are evaluating the environmental impacts of a range of management actions for red porgy, black sea bass, vermilion snapper, snowy grouper, and golden tilefish in a DEIS. These management actions are being developed in a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP). This notice is intended to supplement notices published in January 2002 and in September 2003, announcing the preparation of DEISs for FMP Amendments 13 and 13B, respectively.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Between November 5, 2004, and June 15, 2005, NMFS' Northwest Region issued 23 permits and permit modifications (and one permit amendment) allowing endangered and threatened species of Pacific salmon and steelhead to be taken for scientific research purposes under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. The research actions and the species they affect are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a scientific research permit application request relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP)
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the ALWTRP's implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 2,980 nm\2\ (10,221 km\2\) in July, and 3,120 nm\2\ (10,221 km\2\) in August, southeast of Chatham, MA for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) was established by the Secretary of Commerce to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, its amendments, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) of pelagic shelf rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
Notice of Intent to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Related to the Family Forest Habitat Conservation Plan
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (Services) advise interested parties of their intent to conduct public scoping under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to gather information to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to a permit application from Lewis County, Washington for the incidental take of listed species. The permit application would be associated with the Family Forest Habitat Conservation Plan in the Chehalis and Cowlitz River watersheds located in Lewis County, Washington.