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Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Observer Health and Safety
Document Number: E7-21550
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes this final rule to enhance the safety of observers and the efficiency of their deployment. The purpose of the final rule is to clarify prohibited actions regarding observers, reinforce that an observer may not be deployed nor stay aboard an unsafe vessel, clarify when a fishing vessel is inadequate for observer deployment and how an owner or operator can resolve discrepancies, clarify when the safety decal requirement applies, and provide for an alternate NMFS safety equipment examination of certain small fishing vessels. This final rule is necessary to maintain and enhance the safety and effectiveness of fisheries observers in carrying out their duties as authorized by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the fishery management plans and regulations adopted under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review: Gray Portland Cement and Clinker From Mexico
Document Number: E7-21541
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 11, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the changed-circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on gray portland cement and clinker from Mexico. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Holcim Apasco, S.A. de C.V. (Apasco). The changed-circumstances review covers exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the period October 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin is provided in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel
Document Number: E7-21534
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS solicits nominations for the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the AP when preparing and implementing FMPs or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill one-third of the posts on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership in the AP.
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea
Document Number: E7-21532
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People's Republic of China: Rescission of the Second Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-21531
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Post Registration (Trademark Processing)
Document Number: E7-21501
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed addition to this continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-21500
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The Manufacturing Council: Recruitment Notice for The Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 07-5427
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce is searching for individuals to help advise and assist the Department on manufacturing policies by applying to be members of The Manufacturing Council. The mission of The Manufacturing Council, a Secretarial Board at the Department of Commerce, is to ensure regular communication between the Federal Government and the manufacturing sector. The Council advises the Secretary of Commerce on government policies and programs that affect U.S. manufacturing and provides a forum for proposing solutions to industry-related problems. For information about the Council, please visit the Manufacturing Council Web site at: http:/ /www.manufacturing.gov/council.htm. The Department of Commerce is seeking applicants who are active manufacturing executives (Chairman, President or CEO level) that are leaders within their local manufacturing communities and industries. To the extent possible, the Department would like to ensure a balanced membership of U.S. manufacturing industry sectors, geographic locations, and business sizes. Potential candidates must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: Applications for immediate appointment should be received prior to November 15, 2007. However, applications will accepted throughout FY2008 for consideration in the case of future vacancies. Interested Applicants: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: The Manufacturing Council Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230.
Notice of an Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 07-5426
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications for membership on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry.
Approved End-Users and Respective Eligible Items for the People's Republic of China (PRC) Under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU); Correction
Document Number: E7-21465
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended 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). The rule identified five specific validated end-users. This final rule amends the EAR to correct an inadvertent omission in the list of items approved for one of those validated end-users.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E7-21453
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: E7-21442
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that the Atlantic tunas General category daily Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) retention limit should be adjusted for the November and December time periods of the 2007 fishing year and the January period of the 2008 fishing year. NMFS increases the daily BFT retention limits, including on previously scheduled Restricted Fishing Days (RFDs), to provide enhanced commercial fishing opportunities to harvest the established General category quota.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Implantation and Recovery of Archival Tags
Document Number: E7-21375
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
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; Billfish Certificate of Eligibility
Document Number: E7-21373
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
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; BEES Please
Document Number: E7-21371
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-5407
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In the Matters of: Megatech Engineering & Services Pvt. Ltd., Ajay Ahuja, Ravi Shettugar, and T.K. Mohan Respondents; Decision And Order
Document Number: 07-5382
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Thermal Imaging Camera Reporting
Document Number: E7-21346
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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.
Endangered Species; File No. 1591
Document Number: E7-21335
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (Lisa Ballance, Responsible Official), 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92038 has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Fraser River Sockeye and Pink Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders
Document Number: E7-21329
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate salmon fisheries in U.S. waters. The orders were issued by the Fraser River Panel (Panel) of the Pacific Salmon Commission (Commission) and subsequently approved and issued by NMFS during the 2007 salmon fisheries within the U.S. Fraser River Panel Area. These orders established fishing dates, times, and areas for the gear types of U.S. treaty Indian and all citizen fisheries during the period the Panel exercised jurisdiction over these fisheries.
National Sea Grant Review Panel
Document Number: E7-21326
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Review Panel. Panel members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the Agenda below.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-21325
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Non- Target Species Committee will meet at the offices of At-Sea Processors Association.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E7-21307
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Framework Adjustment 20
Document Number: 07-5384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Framework Adjustment 20 (Framework 20) to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP), which was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council). Framework 20 would maintain in effect the interim measures that were enacted by NMFS on June 21, 2007, to reduce the potential for overfishing the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) resource and excessive scallop mortality resulting from deck loading. The action reduces the number of scallop trips to the Elephant Trunk Access Area (ETAA), and prohibits the retention of more than 50 U.S. bushels (17.62 hL) of in-shell scallop outside of the boundaries of the ETAA. The proposed rule also clarifies that the current restriction on landing no more than one scallop trip per calendar day for vessels fishing under general category rules does not prohibit a vessel from leaving on a scallop trip on the same calendar day that the vessel landed scallops. Framework 20 would extend these interim measures, which are scheduled to expire on December 23, 2007, through the end of the scallop fishing year on February 29, 2008. Framework 20 would make the clarification of the restriction on landing more than one trip per calendar day permanent under the Scallop FMP.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Prohibited Species Bycatch Management
Document Number: E7-21256
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS amends regulations governing salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to enhance the effectiveness of salmon bycatch measures by exempting pollock vessels from Chinook and Chum Salmon Savings Area closures if they participate in an intercooperative agreement (ICA) to reduce salmon bycatch, and exempting vessels participating in non- pollock trawl fisheries from Chum Salmon Savings Area closures because these fisheries intercept minimal amounts of salmon. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP).
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-21198
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold a second scoping meeting in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program
Document Number: E7-21113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has established a program through which each eligible low-power television broadcast station, Class A television station, television translator station, or television booster station, may receive compensation toward the cost of the purchase of a digital-to-analog conversion device that enables it to convert the incoming digital signal of its corresponding full-power television station to analog format for transmission on the low-power television station's analog channel. The conversion devices are necessary so the eligible stations can continue to broadcast in analog after February 17, 2009.\1\ Without converter devices, the eligible facilities will be unable to receive the incoming off-air digital signal for conversion and rebroadcast to consumers within their coverage area.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Allocating Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Fishery Resources; American Fisheries Act Sideboards
Document Number: C7-4358
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Office of Personnel Management
Endangered and Threatened Species; Designation of Critical Habitat for the North Pacific Right Whale
Document Number: 07-5367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, completed a status review of the northern right whale and have determined that the right whale in the North Pacific Ocean is a separate and distinct species from the right whales in the North Atlantic Ocean and southern hemisphere. We also find the species to be described in the North Pacific Ocean, the North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica), is in danger of extinction throughout its range. We have proposed to list this species as endangered pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). Here we propose to designate critical habitat for this species. Two specific areas are proposed for designation: one in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and another in the Bering Sea. Our most recent mapping calculation indicates this area comprises a total of approximately 36,800 square miles (95,325 square kilometers) of marine habitat. We solicited comments from the public on all aspects of the proposal, including information on the economic, national security, and other relevant impacts of the proposed designation. We may revise this proposal and solicit additional comments prior to final designation to address new information received during the comment period.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-21197
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Summer Flounder Monitoring Committee, Scup Monitoring Committee, Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee, and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council's and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisors will hold public meetings.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France and Italy: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Reviews
Document Number: E7-21118
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 2, 2007, in response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce initiated a changed-circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France. On March 9, 2007, the Department self-initiated changed- circumstances reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Italy and the United Kingdom. We are now rescinding the changed-circumstances reviews for France and Italy because we have initiated administrative reviews covering the firms in question and intend to address any considerations arising from the changed-circumstances reviews on the orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France and Italy in the context of the 2006/2007 administrative review of these orders.
Notice of Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review: Stainless Steel Bar from Germany
Document Number: E7-21109
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
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 Stainless Steel Bar (``SSB'') from Germany published on March 7, 2002 (67 FR 10382). In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating an antidumping new shipper review of Flanschenwerk Bebitz GmbH (``Flanschenwerk'').
Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-21106
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new-shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rods (wire rods) from India manufactured and exported by Sunflag Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Sunflag). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. We preliminarily determine to apply adverse facts available to Sunflag's U.S. sales. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E7-21101
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 30, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') issued its preliminary results in the changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture (``WBF'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 72 FR 41492 (July 30, 2007) (``Preliminary Results''). For these final results, we continue to find that Tradewinds Furniture Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Nanhai Jiantai Woodwork Co. (``Nanhai Jiantai''), and that Tradewinds International Enterprise Ltd. (``Tradewinds Intl'') is not the successor-in-interest to Nanhai Jiantai's affiliated exporter, Fortune Glory Industrial Limited (``Fortune Glory'').
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; For-Hire Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States; Control Date
Document Number: E7-21099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that it is considering, and is seeking public comment on proposed rulemaking to control future access to the South Atlantic for-hire fishery. If a management regime is developed and implemented under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the control date would limit the number of participants in the fishery. This announcement is intended, in part, to promote awareness of the potential eligibility criteria for future access so as to discourage speculative entry into the fishery while the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS consider whether and how access to the for-hire fishery should be controlled.
Marine Mammals; File No. 10080
Document Number: E7-21096
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Kathryn A. Ono, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a U.S. Navy Shock Trial
Document Number: E7-21095
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for implementation of regulations and an authorization for the taking of marine mammals incidental to conducting a Full Ship Shock Trial (FSST) of the MESA VERDE (LPD-19) in the offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Mayport, FL. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing our receipt of the Navy's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on the Navy's application and request.
Vessel Monitoring Systems; Approved Mobile Transmitting Units for Use in the Fisheries off the West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, Open Access Sector
Document Number: E7-21093
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document provides notice of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) approved by NOAA for use by vessels participating in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, Open Access Sector and sets forth relevant features of the VMS.
Taking of Threatened or Endangered Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Issuance of Permit
Document Number: E7-21091
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS hereby issues a permit for a period of 3 years to authorize the incidental, but not intentional, taking of three stocks of endangered marine mammals by the California/Oregon (CA/OR) drift gillnet fishery. The three stocks are: fin whale, California/Oregon/Washington (CA/OR/ WA) stock; humpback whale, Eastern North Pacific (ENP) stock; and sperm whale, CA/OR/WA stock. This authorization is based in part on a determination that this incidental take will have a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal stocks.
Vessel Monitoring Systems; Approval of Mobile Transceiver Unit
Document Number: E7-21087
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document provides notice of the type-approval of the Faria WatchDog 750VMS for use in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument.
Changes in the Requirement for a Description of the Mark in Trademark Applications
Document Number: E7-21075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') proposes to amend the Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases to require a description of the mark in all applications to register a mark not in standard characters.
Antidumping Methodologies in Proceedings Involving Certain Non-Market Economies: Market-Oriented Enterprise; Request for Comment
Document Number: E7-21053
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') requests public comment on whether it should consider granting market-economy treatment to individual respondents in antidumping proceedings involving the People's Republic of China (``China''), the conditions under which individual firms should be granted market-economy treatment, and how such treatment might affect our antidumping calculation for such qualifying respondents.
U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product Draft Report 4.7 “Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: Gulf Coast Study”
Document Number: E7-21048
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to announce a 45-day public comment period for the draft report titled, U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.7: ``Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: Gulf Coast Study.'' This draft document is being released solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by NOAA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. After consideration of comments received on the draft report, a revised version along with the comments received will be published on the CCSP web site.