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New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-19809
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling public meetings of its Monkfish Advisory Panel and its Oversight Committee, in October, 2007, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from these groups will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: E7-19796
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee) will meet Tuesday, October 23, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss implementation of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) statutory activities and the Committee's annual report to the NIST Director. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at https://nehrp.gov/.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-19793
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Notice Requesting Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES)
Document Number: E7-19791
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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 six 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.
Meeting: Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3
Document Number: E7-19756
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3 (CPDC-S&A 3.3) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated October 17, 2006. CPDC-S&A 3.3 is the Federal Advisory Committee charged with responsibility to develop a draft Synthesis and Assessment Product that addresses CCSP Topic 3.3: ``Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate''. Place: The meeting will be held at the National Climatic Data Center, 151 Patton Ave., Asheville, North Carolina, 28801. Time and Date: The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2007 and adjourn early afternoon on October 24, 2007. Meeting information will be available online on the CPDC-S&A 3.3 Web site (https://www.climate.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/33.jsp). Please note that meeting location, times, and agenda topics described below are subject to change. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation and will include a 30-minute public comment period on October 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. (check Web site to confirm this time and the room in which the meeting will be held). The CPDCS&A 3.3 expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received by the CPDCS&A 3.3 Designated Federal Official (DFO) by October 15, 2007 to provide sufficient time for review. Written comments received after October 15 will be distributed to the CPDCS&A 3.3, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will (1) formulate responses to the comments received during the official Public Comment Period on the Second Draft of Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3 and revise the Second Draft accordingly; (2) finalize plans for completion and submission of the Third Draft of Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3 to the Climate Change Science Program Office.
Commerce Debt Collection
Document Number: E7-19755
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce
This rule adopts as final the revised Department of Commerce (Commerce Department or Commerce) debt collection regulations to conform to the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the revised Federal Claims Collection Standards, and other laws applicable to the collection of non-tax debts owed to the Commerce Department. This rule also adopts as final Commerce's regulations governing the offset of Commerce-issued payments to collect debts owed to other Federal agencies.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-4966
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). NMFS is requiring that Pacific ocean perch caught 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 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in this area has been reached.
Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat: Petition to List Five Rockfish Species in Puget Sound (Washington) as Endangered or Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: E7-19743
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, have received a petition to list bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis), canary rockfish (S. pinniger), yelloweye rockfish (S. ruberrimus), greenstripe rockfish (S. elongatus) and redstripe rockfish (S. proriger) as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted.
U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India
Document Number: E7-19734
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The deadline for U.S. accredited colleges and universities to sponsor the U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India by purchasing space on the corresponding internet landing pages has been extended to October 26, 2007.
Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Fall Meeting
Document Number: E7-19718
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In preparation for the 2007 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the ICCAT will meet in October 2007.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Swordfish Quotas
Document Number: E7-19715
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule amends the regulations governing the North and South Atlantic swordfish fisheries to implement two recommendations by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT)(Recommendations 06-02 and 06-03). These recommendations establish baseline quotas for North and South Atlantic swordfish, respectively, and set caps on underharvest carryover. Additionally, recommendation 06-02 allows a contracting party (CPC) with a total allowable catch (TAC) allocation to make a transfer within a fishing year of up to 15 percent of its baseline allocation to other CPCs with TAC allocations, as long as the transfer is conducted in a manner that is consistent with domestic obligations and conservation considerations. This final rule will transfer 15 percent of the North Atlantic swordfish baseline quota into the reserve category which would allow it to be transferred to other CPCs with TAC allocations. In addition, this final rule modifies the North and South Atlantic swordfish quotas for the 2006 fishing year to account for updated landings information from the 2004 and 2005 fishing years. Finally, this final rule includes the option of an internet website as an additional method for complying with the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling or Atlantic HMS Charter/Headboat category(s 24 hour reporting requirement. Currently, reporting is by telephone only. This rule will remain in effect until ICCAT provides new recommendations for the U.S. swordfish fisheries.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; American Lobster Fishery
Document Number: E7-19713
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS amends the Federal American lobster (Homarus americanus) regulations to implement further minimum carapace length (gauge) increases, an escape vent size increase, and trap reductions in the offshore American lobster fishery, consistent with recommendations for Federal action made by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) and in support of the Commission's Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster (ISFMP).
Stainless Steel Bar from Germany; Final Results of the Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E7-19710
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has conducted a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (``SSB'') from Germany pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on SSB from Germany would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Processor Vessels Using Hook-and-line Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 07-4956
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 directed fishing allowance (DFA) of Pacific cod specified for catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 07-4955
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for catcher vessels using pot gear in the BSAI.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulations
Document Number: 07-4904
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP). This final rule revises the management measures for reducing the incidental mortality and serious injury to the Northern right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), and fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) in commercial fisheries to meet the goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The measures identified in the ALWTRP are also intended to benefit minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), which are not strategic, but are known to be taken incidentally in commercial fisheries. This final rule implements additional regulations for the fisheries currently covered by the ALWTRP (the Northeast sink gillnet, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic American lobster trap/pot, Mid-Atlantic gillnet, Southeast Atlantic gillnet, and Southeastern U.S. Atlantic shark gillnet fisheries) and regulates several fisheries from the MMPA List of Fisheries for the first time under the ALWTRP, including the following: Northeast anchored float gillnet, Northeast drift gillnet, Atlantic blue crab, and Atlantic mixed species trap/pot fisheries targeting crab (red, Jonah, and rock), hagfish, finfish (black sea bass, scup, tautog, cod, haddock, pollock, redfish (ocean perch), and white hake), conch/whelk, and shrimp.
Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-19660
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges (flanges) from India issued on February 9, 1994. See Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India, 59 FR 5994 (February 9, 1994). In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(d) (2005), we are initiating an antidumping new shipper review of Hot Metal Forge (India) Pvt., Ltd. (Hot Metal). The period of review (POR) of this new shipper review is February 1, 2007 through July 31, 2007.
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished or Unfinished, from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 2005-2006 Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Review
Document Number: E7-19659
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published its preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (``TRBs''), from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on March 26, 2007. The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our preliminary results. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Reorganization and Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 106; Oklahoma City, OK, Area
Document Number: E7-19657
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 61; San Juan, PR, Area
Document Number: E7-19654
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, MAPE USA, Inc., (Crankshafts), Cambridge, MN
Document Number: E7-19643
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E7-19585
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This document contains correction to the notice of application to amend the Export Trade Certificate of Review Issued to U.S. Shippers Association published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 14, 2007 (72 FR 52552). The notice of application should have also included the removal of Bayer CropScience from the Export Trade Certificate.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E7-19562
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification is sought and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: 07-4917
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces inseason changes to management measures in the commercial and recreational Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries and the reopening of the 2007 Pacific whiting primary season. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E7-19554
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
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 International Trade Administration's Performance Review Board.
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E7-19552
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
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.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; Amendment 2 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: E7-19544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Due to public, Regional Fishery Management Council, and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission requests, NMFS is extending the comment period to provide additional opportunity for public comment on the draft Amendment 2 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and its proposed rule. NMFS is extending the comment period until November 2, 2007. The original comment period was scheduled to conclude on October 10, 2007. The draft Amendment 2 to the Consolidated HMS FMP and its proposed rule describe a range of management measures that could impact fishermen and dealers for HMS fisheries.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Amendments to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: 07-4913
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, NMFS announces availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for amending the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP). NMFS approves Alternative 6 Final Preferred, which includes broad-based, coast-wide gear modifications and seasonal restrictions.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-4896
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 620 of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 07-4894
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 halibut bycatch allowance specified for the trawl Pacific cod fishery category in the BSAI.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Open Water Seismic Operations in Cook Inlet, Alaska
Document Number: E7-19438
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting seismic operations in the northwest portion of Cook Inlet, Alaska, have been issued to Union Oil Company of California (UOCC) and Marathon Oil Company (MOC) for a period between September and November, 2007.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent To Reinstate Kolon Industries, Inc. in the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E7-19423
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 14, 1996, the Department of Commerce (the Department) revoked in part the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET film) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) with respect to subject merchandise manufactured and exported by Kolon Industries, Inc. (Kolon). See Polythylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Revocation in Part, 61 FR 58734 (November 14, 1996) (Revocation). As the result of an adequate allegation from domestic interested parties in this proceeding, the Department, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), is now conducting a changed circumstances review to determine whether Kolon has resumed dumping PET film and whether the antidumping order should be reinstated for PET film manufactured and exported by Kolon. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film Sheet and Strip from Korea, 72 FR 527 (January 5, 2007) (CCR Initiation). We preliminarily determine that Kolon has sold PET film at less than normal value (NV) and that the order on PET film from Korea should be reinstated with respect to PET film manufactured and exported by Kolon. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of all entries of PET film manufactured and exported by Kolon and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2008 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quota Specifications and Effort Controls
Document Number: E7-19421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes initial 2008 fishing year specifications for the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) fishery to set BFT quotas for each of the established domestic fishing categories and to set effort controls for the General category and Angling category. This action is necessary to implement recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as required by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and to achieve domestic management objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). NMFS solicits written comments and will hold public hearings in October 2007 to receive oral comments on these proposed actions.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-19372
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP).
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-19371
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Joint Dogfish Committee, Research Set-Aside Committee (RSA), Law Enforcement Committee, and Executive Committee will hold public meetings.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-19370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet in Seattle, WA.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-19369
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Multispecies (Groundfish) Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Authorization Validated End-User: Addition of India as an Eligible Destination
Document Number: E7-19359
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-02
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 add India as an eligible destination for exports, reexports and transfers under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU). BIS established Authorization VEU in a final rule published in the Federal Register.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 07-4856
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 directed fishing allowance (DFA) of Pacific cod specified for catcher vessels using pot gear in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Processor Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 07-4855
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher processor vessels using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 directed fishing allowance (DFA) of Pacific cod specified for catcher processor vessels using pot gear in the BSAI.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Commercial Shark Management Measures
Document Number: E7-19378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would establish the 2008 first trimester season quotas for large coastal sharks (LCS), small coastal sharks (SCS), and pelagic sharks based on over- or underharvests from the 2007 first trimester season. This proposed action would provide advance notice of quotas and season dates for the Atlantic commercial shark fishery. It would also ensure the measures in this action are in place until they are replaced by those implemented under Amendment 2 to the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) even if Amendment 2 is finalized after the start of the second trimester season (May 1, 2008). As such, this action constitutes the regulatory action to determine quotas and season lengths for LCS, SCS and pelagic sharks for the 2008 second trimester season.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fishery; Inseason Action #3 and #4
Document Number: E7-19374
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces that the commercial fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon and in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Leadbetter Point, Washington was modified by two inseason actions. Inseason action 3 in the area from Leadbetter Point to the U.S.-Canada Border decreased the landing and possession limit from 60 to 50 Chinook per vessel per open period. Inseason action 3 also closed commercial fishing in the area from the U.S.-Canada border to Cape Falcon Oregon on June 30, 2007. Inseason action 4 modified the landing and possession limit in the area from Leadbetter Point, Washington to the U.S.-Canada border for Chinook from 30 to 20 fish per vessel per open period, Saturday through Tuesday. All other restrictions and regulations remained in effect as announced for the 2007 Ocean Salmon Fisheries and previous inseason actions.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fishery; Inseason Action #5, #6 and #7
Document Number: E7-19368
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces three inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. Inseason action 5, in the commercial fishery in the area from the Humbug Mountain, Oregon, to the Oregon-California Border (Oregon KMZ subarea), closed the fishery effective Tuesday, August 14, 2007. Inseason action 6, in the recreational fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Leadbetter Point, Washington, (Neah Bay, La Push and Westport subareas), expanded the fishing days from 2 to 7 days per week effective Friday, August 17, 2007. Inseason action 7, in the commercial fishery from Cape Falcon, Oregon, to Humbug Mountain, Oregon, closed the non-selective coho fishery effective 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2007. All other restrictions and regulations remained in effect as announced for the 2007 Ocean Salmon Fisheries and previous inseason actions.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fishery; Inseason Action #10 and #11 .
Document Number: E7-19367
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces two inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. Inseason action 10 modified the recreational fishery from Queets River, Washington, to Cape Falcon, Oregon (Westport and Columbia River subareas)and inseason action 11 modified the commercial fishery from the Oregon-California border to Humboldt South Jetty, California (California KMZ subarea). Inseason action 10 transferred 10000 coho from the Westport subarea to the Columbia River subarea with a resulting increase in the Columbia river subarea coho quota of 8400. Inseason action 11 closed the California KMZ subarea to ocean salmon fishing effective 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2007. All other restrictions and regulations remained in effect as announced for the 2007 ocean salmon fisheries and previous inseason actions.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fishery; Inseason Action #8 and #9
Document Number: E7-19358
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces two inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. Inseason action 8 modified the recreational fishery from Queets River, Washington, to Cape Falcon, Oregon (Westport and Columbia River subareas)and inseason action 9 modified the commercial fishery from Cape Falcon, Oregon, to Humbug Mountain, Oregon. Inseason action 8 transferred 5000 coho from the Westport subarea to the Columbia River subarea with a resulting increase in the Columbia river subarea quota of 4250 coho. Inseason action 9 reopened the non-selective coho fishery from August 25-28, 2007. All other restrictions and regulations remained in effect as announced for the 2007 ocean salmon fisheries and previous inseason actions.
Notice and Call for Applications for the International Buyer Program for the Period January 1, 2009 Through December 31, 2009
Document Number: E7-19354
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the International Buyer Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). This announcement covers selection for International Buyer Program participation for Calendar Year 2009 (January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009). The International Buyer Program (IBP) was established to bring international buyers together with U.S. firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential. The International Buyer Program emphasizes cooperation between the DOC and trade show organizers to benefit U.S. firms exhibiting at selected events and provides practical, hands-on assistance such as export counseling and market analysis to U.S. companies interested in exporting. The assistance provided to show organizers includes worldwide overseas promotion of selected shows to potential international buyers, end- users, representatives and distributors. The worldwide promotion is executed through the offices of the DOC United States and Foreign Commercial Service (hereinafter referred to as the Commercial Service) in more than 70 countries representing the United States' major trading partners, and also in U.S. Embassies in countries where the Commercial Service does not maintain offices. The Department expects to select approximately 40 shows for the January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009 period from among applicants to the program. Shows selected for the International Buyer Program will provide a venue for U.S. companies interested in expanding their sales into international markets. Successful show organizer applicants will be required to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the DOC. The MOA constitutes an agreement between the DOC and the show organizer specifying which responsibilities are to be undertaken by DOC as part of the IBP and, in turn, which responsibilities are to be undertaken by the show organizer. Anyone requesting application information will be sent a sample copy of the MOA along with the application and a copy of this Federal Register Notice. The responsibilities to be undertaken by DOC will be carried out by the Commercial Service.