Department of Commerce 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E7-20736
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and existing members of the Bureau of Industry and Security's Performance Review Board.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-20634
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Ad Hoc Recreational Red Snapper Advisory Panel (AP).
Mandatory Electronic Filing of Export and Reexport License Applications, Classification Requests, Encryption Review Requests, and License Exception AGR Notifications
Document Number: E7-20655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This proposed rule would require that export and reexport license applications, classification requests, encryption review requests, License Exception AGR notifications and related documents be submitted to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) via its Simplified Network Application Process (SNAP-R) system. This requirement would not apply to applications for Special Comprehensive Licenses or in certain situations in which BIS would authorize paper submissions.
Approved End-Users and Respective Eligible Items for the People's Republic of China (PRC) Under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU)
Document Number: E7-20642
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to list names of end-users in the People's Republic of China (PRC) approved to receive exports, reexports and transfers of certain items under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU). In a final rule published in the Federal Register, BIS revised and clarified U.S. export control policy for the PRC, establishing Authorization VEU and identifying the PRC as the initial eligible destination. This rule identifies five specific validated end-users.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; Suspension of Minimum Atlantic Surfclam Size Limit for Fishing Year 2008
Document Number: E7-20639
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS suspends the minimum size limit of 4.75 inches (120 mm) for Atlantic surfclams for the 2008 fishing year. This action is taken under the authority of the implementing regulations for this fishery, which allow for the annual suspension of the minimum size limit based upon set criteria. The intended effect is to relieve the industry from a regulatory burden that is not necessary, as the majority of surfclams harvested are larger than the minimum size limit.
Solicitation of Applications for the National Technical Assistance, Training, Research and Evaluation Program: Information Dissemination Project and Business Incubator Research Project
Document Number: E7-20627
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) publishes this notice to solicit applications for funding under its National Technical Assistance, Training, Research and Evaluation Program (NTA Program). On June 21, 2007, EDA published in the Federal Register a notice regarding NTA Program funding, to solicit applications for funding that address one or both of the following two projects: (1) Information dissemination to practitioners serving economically distressed areas; and (2) a national symposium to bring together leaders to discuss current and future trends in economic development. On July 6, 2007, EDA published another notice in the Federal Register to solicit applications for funding that address one or more of four research projects, including one relating to business incubators. After completing its review of applications submitted in response to the June 21, 2007 and July 6, 2007 Federal Register notices, EDA decided not to make an award for either the information dissemination project or the business incubator research project. Through this notice, EDA solicits applications for funding that address only the information dissemination project or the business incubator research project. EDA encourages applicants to read the descriptions of both projects as EDA has provided additional information on important requirements that were not in the original Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcements and Federal Register notices.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-20589
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: E7-20588
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a series of public hearings regarding Amendments15A and 15B to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 15A will contain actions to establish management reference points, rebuilding schedules, and rebuilding strategies for snowy grouper, black sea bass, and red porgy. Amendment 15B will contain actions to prohibit the sale of recreationally-caught fish, reduce the effects on sea turtle and smalltooth sawfish if hooked, change the permit renewal period, change the permit transferability requirements, implement a plan to monitor and assess bycatch, establish allocations for snowy grouper and red porgy, and establish Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY), Optimum Yield (OY) and Maximum Stock Size Threshold (MSST) for golden tilefish.
Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument
Document Number: E7-20576
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: E7-20573
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Strategic Plan for Fisheries Research (2007)
Document Number: E7-20572
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of the Strategic Plan for Fisheries Research (2007). The Magnuson-Stevens Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to develop, triennially, a strategic plan for fisheries research for the subsequent years.
Performance Review Board (PRB)
Document Number: E7-20570
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
In conformance with the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the United States Patent and Trademark Office announces the appointment of persons to serve as members of its Performance Review Board.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: E7-20561
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
There has been a change in location of the previously noticed Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT), Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Salmon Subcommittee, and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) joint work session, which is open to the public.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-5146
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), except for directed fishing for pollock by vessels using pelagic trawl gear in those portions of the GOA open to directed fishing for pollock. This closure also does not apply to fishing by vessels participating in the cooperative fishery in the Rockfish Pilot Program for the Central GOA. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limit specified for trawl gear in the GOA.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: 07-5133
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's (ALWTRP) implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 841 nm\2\ (2,885 km\2\), southeast of Machias, Maine, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-5132
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for the 2007 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non-American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non-AFA crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Rescission, in Part
Document Number: E7-20452
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 12, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Rescission, in Part, 72 FR 18457 (April 12, 2007) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results. We find that certain manufacturers/exporters sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (``POR'') March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 for Imports of Certain Cotton Woven Fabrics
Document Number: E7-20436
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 35068(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-20435
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-20431
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-20428
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Vessel Identification Requirements
Document Number: E7-20411
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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 and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northwest Region Federal Fisheries Permits
Document Number: E7-20410
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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 and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program: Applications and Questionnaires
Document Number: E7-20408
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
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 and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
License Exceptions
Document Number: 07-55513
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Human Dimensions Strategic Plan
Document Number: 07-5111
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to announce the availability of the NCCOS Human Dimensions Strategic Plan (FY2009-FY2014) and provide responses to public comments requested through a Federal Register Notice (Notice of availability and solicitation of public comments on the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Draft Human Dimensions Strategic Plan (FY2008-FY2013), 72 FR 7418-7419 (Feb. 15, 2007)).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Framework Adjustment 42
Document Number: E7-20386
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The current regulations governing the Northeast (NE) multispecies fishery contain a number of inadvertent errors, omissions, and ambiguities, including some that may appear to be inconsistent with the measures adopted by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) and approved by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) in recent actions taken under the NE Multispecies Fisheries Management Plan (FMP), including Amendment 5, Framework Adjustment (FW) 38, Amendment 13, FW 40-A, FW 41, and FW 42. The intent of this action is to correct these errors and omissions and to clarify specific regulations to ensure consistency with, and accurately reflect the intent of, previous actions under this FMP.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,971,802; MIFAMURTIDE
Document Number: E7-20372
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a certificate under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,971,802.
Notice of Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E7-20355
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The invention listed below is owned in whole by the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Commerce. The invention is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR Part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-20349
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 9, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 17477, (April 9, 2007) (Preliminary Results). This review covers the following exporters and/ or producer/exporters: (1) Max Fortune Industrial Limited and Max Fortune (FETDE) Paper Products Co., Ltd. (collectively, Max Fortune); (2) Samsam Productions Ltd. and Guangzhou Baxi Printing Products Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou Baxi) (collectively, Samsam); (3) Foshan Sansico Co., Ltd., PT Grafitecindo Ciptaprima, PT Printec Perkasa, PT Printec Perkasa II, PT Sansico Utama, Sansico Asia Pacific Limited (collectively, the Sansico Group); (4) Vietnam Quijiang Paper Co., Ltd. (Quijiang); (5) China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Xiamen Corp. (China National); (6) Putian City Hong Ye Paper Products Co., Ltd. (Hong Ye); (7) Putian City Chengxiang Qu Li Feng (Chengxiang); (8) Kepsco, Inc. (Kepsco); and (9) Giftworld Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Giftworld). The period of review (POR) is September 21, 2004, through February 28, 2006. Based on our analysis of the comments received and verification findings, we have made changes to certain surrogate values and to Max Fortune's margin. In addition, we have determined to rescind this review with respect to Samsam. Therefore, the final results differ from the Preliminary Results. We are also rescinding this review with respect to the Sansico Group and Quijiang.
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-20347
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 31, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the new shipper administrative review in the antidumping duty order covering certain forged stainless steel flanges from India. See Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Administrative Review, 72 FR 41706 (July 31, 2007) (Preliminary Results). The merchandise covered by this review is certain forged stainless steel flanges, manufactured by Micro Forge (India) (Micro Forge), as described in the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2006 through July 31, 2006. We invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. We received no comments. Therefore, the final results are unchanged from those presented in the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Micro Forge is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Silicon Metal from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of 2005/2006 New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E7-20344
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 21, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of its new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2005/2006 New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 28467 (May 21, 2007) (Preliminary Results). Based on our analysis of the record, including information obtained since the preliminary results, we have made changes to the margin calculations for both Jiangxi Gangyuan Silicon Industry Co. Ltd. (``Jiangxi Gangyuan'') and Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co., Ltd.(Shanghai Jinneng''). See Final Results of Review section, below.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-20322
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Salmon Bycatch Workgroup will meet in Anchorage, AK.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E7-20307
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 10, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to East International Holdings, LLC (``EIH''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Caribbean and Amendment 5 to the Joint Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
Document Number: 07-5107
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Caribbean Council) intends to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in an amendment to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. These alternatives will consider measures to implement a minimum import size on spiny lobster. The purpose of this notice of intent is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-5100
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for the 2007 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non-American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non-AFA crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery; Regulatory Amendment to Adopt Fishing Gear Standards for the NE Multispecies Regular B Day-At-Sea (DAS) Program and the Eastern U.S./Canada Haddock Special Access Program (SAP)
Document Number: E7-20279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to amend the regulations governing minimum performance standards of fishing gear proposed for use in both the NE multispecies Regular B DAS Program and the Eastern U.S./Canada Haddock SAP. Under the current regulations, the only fishing gear allowed for use in the Eastern U.S./Canada Haddock SAP and the only trawl gear allowed for use in the Regular B DAS Program is a properly configured haddock separator trawl. The purpose of this rule is to ultimately provide greater flexibility to fishermen participating in these programs.
U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India: Video Contest
Document Number: E7-20265
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Chinese and Indian nationals studying at U.S. accredited colleges and universities are invited to submit short videos highlighting their experiences with U.S. higher education.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E7-20263
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-20261
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 10, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period from August 1, 2005, through July 31, 2006. See Certain Corrosion Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 51584 (September 10, 2007) (Preliminary Results). We are rescinding the review with respect to the Pohang Iron & Steel Company, Ltd. (POSCO) and Pohang Coated Steel Co., Ltd. (POCOS) (collectively, the POSCO Group).
Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E7-20231
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that individuals and institutions have been issued Letters of Confirmation for activities conducted under the General Authorization for Scientific Research on marine mammals. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a list of names and address of recipients.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School Training Operations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Document Number: E7-20230
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Eglin Air Force Base (EAFB) for the take of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School (NEODS) training operations at EAFB, Florida.
Marine Mammals; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-20229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On September 13, 2007, NMFS published an ANPR soliciting public comments on revisions to its implementing regulations at 50 CFR part 216 governing the issuance of permits for scientific research and enhancement activities involving marine mammals. Written comments were due by November 13, 2007. NMFS has decided to allow additional time for submission of public comments on this action.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Precious Corals Fisheries
Document Number: E7-20228
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Black coral resources in the Au'au Channel, Hawaii, have declined, possibly due to fishing pressure and an alien invasive soft coral. Current fishing regulations require minimum sizes for the harvest of living black coral colonies of 48 inches (122 cm) in height or one inch (2.54 cm) in stem diameter. Current regulations also exempt certain fishermen from the minimum stem diameter requirement, allowing the harvest of black coral with a smaller \3/4\ inch (1.91 cm) stem diameter by anyone who had reported black coral harvests to the State of Hawaii within the five years prior to April 17, 2002. This final rule removes that exemption to reduce the impacts of fishing on Au'Au Channel black coral resources.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Navy Operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar
Document Number: E7-20227
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued two 1-year Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to the U.S. Navy's operation of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar operations to the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, D.C., and persons operating under his authority.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Species Fisheries
Document Number: E7-20225
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule to implement daily bag limits for sport-caught albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) and bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off California under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). This final rule is implemented as a conservation measure as part of the 2007-2009 biennial management cycle as established in the HMS FMP Framework provisions for changes to routine management measures.