Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium from Canada: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
The Department of Commerce is conducting administrative reviews of the countervailing duty orders on pure magnesium and alloy magnesium from Canada for the period January 1, 2005, through August 15, 2005. We preliminarily find that the countervailing duty rates during the period of review for the producer/exporter covered by these reviews is zero. If the final results remain the same as these preliminary results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess countervailing duties as detailed in the ``Preliminary Results of Reviews'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results (see the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice).
Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Intent to Rescind Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
In response to a request from Conduit S.A. de C.V. (Conduit), a Mexican producer of certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and tube (pipe and tube), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on pipe and tube from Mexico. The period of review covers November 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006. Based on our findings at verification, the Department preliminarily determines that the merchandise Conduit sold and entered into the United States was not subject merchandise. Because the respondent has consequently made no sales or shipments of the subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review, we preliminarily intend to rescind this new shipper review.
Marine Mammals; File No. 1121-1900; Correction
Notice is hereby given that NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology (Principal Investigator: Dr. Brandon Southall), Silver Spring, MD, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct scientific research on marine mammals.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Endangered Status for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale
We, NMFS, have completed a comprehensive status review of the Cook Inlet population of beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Based on the findings from the status review and consideration of the factors affecting this species, we have concluded the Cook Inlet beluga whale constitutes a distinct population segment (DPS) that is in danger of extinction throughout its range. Accordingly, we are now issuing a proposed rule to list the Cook Inlet beluga whale DPS as an endangered species. We are soliciting information on issues relevant to the listing of the Cook Inlet beluga whale DPS under the ESA. Although we are not proposing to designate critical habitat at this time, we are also soliciting information on essential physical and biological features of Cook Inlet beluga whale habitat.
Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS, (Assistant Administrator) has renewed the affirmative finding for the Republic of El Salvador under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This affirmative finding will allow yellowfin tuna harvested in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) in compliance with the International Dolphin Conservation Program (IDCP) by El Salvadorian-flag purse seine vessels or purse seine vessels operating under El Salvadorian jurisdiction to be imported into the United States. The affirmative finding was based on review of documentary evidence submitted by the Republic of El Salvador and obtained from the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the U.S. Department of State.
2010 Census Redistricting Data Program Commencement of Phase 2: The Voting District/Block Boundary Suggestion Project
This notice announces the commencement of Phase 2 of the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program: The Voting District/Block Boundary Suggestion Project. This second phase specifically provides States the opportunity to submit their voting districts (election precincts, wards, etc.) to the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) for the development of data products by voting district in the Phase 3 release of the 2010 Census Redistricting Data. In addition to providing the Census Bureau with their voting districts, States may opt to provide the Census Bureau with their suggestions for the 2010 Census tabulation block inventory. States may choose to participate in one or both options during Phase 2. Participation in Phase 2 is voluntary.
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Commission) will convene a teleconference meeting on May 7, 2007 to deliberate the draft Commission report to the President. This meeting is open to the public and interested persons may listen to the teleconference by using the call-in number and pass code provided below (see ADDRESSES).
Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Amendment 14; Essential Fish Habitat Descriptions for Pacific Salmon
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 14 to the Pacific Salmon Fishery Management Plan (Salmon FMP) to identify and describe essential fish habitat (EFH) for Pacific salmon. The intent of this proposed rule is to codify the EFH identifications and descriptions for freshwater and marine habitats of Pacific salmon managed under the Salmon FMP, including Chinook, coho, and pink salmon. This proposed rule complies with an order issued by the U.S. District Court of Idaho directing NMFS to codify the EFH identifications and descriptions contained in the Salmon FMP. This proposed EFH rule is separate and distinct from the December 2004 proposed critical habitat rules in which NMFS proposed critical habitat for seven groupings of Chinook and coho salmon listed as threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Where EFH and critical habitat overlap, NMFS will generally merge the results of both consultations into one response package to maximize regulatory efficiencies whenever possible.