Department of Commerce May 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E9-12645
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Canada and the People's Republic of China (PRC). On May 22, 2009, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determinations of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Citric Acid from Canada and China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA-1151-1152 (Final), USITC Publication 4076, May 2009).
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E9-12642
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts (``citric acid'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On May 22, 2009, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China, USITC Pub. 4076, Investigation Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA- 1151-1152 (Final) (May 2009).
Meeting on Energy Issues in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Document Number: E9-12632
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a two-hour meeting during which senior U.S. government officials will brief the business community on recent developments in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on energy issues, including the APEC Energy Working Group meeting in Santiago, Chile in April 20-24, 2009. The agenda will feature key outcomes from the Santiago meeting, U.S. objectives for APEC in 2009, including trade and investment priorities, and a discussion on industry engagement and advancing industry's priorities in APEC through effective public-private partnerships.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E9-12571
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
Document Number: E9-12558
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the adoption of its Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan (Recovery Plan) for the Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU). This Recovery Plan was prepared by NMFS' Northwest Region and underwent public review. The final Recovery Plan for Lake Ozette Sockeye contains revisions and additions in consideration of public comments received on the draft Recovery Plan.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Amended Marine Conservation Plan for Pacific Insular Areas; Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: E9-12553
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the approval of an amended marine conservation plan (MCP) for the Northern Mariana Islands.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-12506
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Marianas Advisory Panel (AP), Plan Team (PT), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), and Guam REAC which may make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Logbook Family of Forms
Document Number: E9-12499
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
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; Coastal Zone Management Act Walter B. Jones and NOAA Excellence Awards
Document Number: E9-12498
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
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.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Crustacean Fisheries; Deepwater Shrimp
Document Number: E9-12428
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of collection-of-information requirements contained in regulations implementing Amendment 13 to the Fishery Management Plan for Crustacean Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region. The intent of this final rule is to inform the public that the associated permitting and reporting requirements have been approved by OMB.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Amendment 27
Document Number: E9-12430
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement Amendment 27 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP). These regulations amend the Crab Rationalization Program to: implement the statutory requirements of section 122(e) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act that specifically directs NMFS to modify how individual processing quota (IPQ) use caps apply to a person who is custom processing Chionoecetes opilio crab in the North Region; clarify that for other crab fisheries, IPQ crab that is processed at a facility through contractual arrangements with the facility owners will not be applied against the IPQ use cap of the facility owners provided specific conditions are met; and modify IPQ use caps that limit the amount of IPQ that may be used at a facility by persons processing Eastern Aleutian Islands golden king crab and Western Aleutian Islands red king crab. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable law.
Certain Pasta from Italy: Preliminary Results of the 12th (2007) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-12405
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy for the period January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. We preliminarily find that De Matteis Agroalimentare S.p.A. (``De Matteis'') received countervailable subsidies. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section, below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-12367
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene public meetings.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12356
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12355
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12354
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Preliminary Results and Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-12293
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests by Clearon Corporation and Occidental Chemical Corporation (collectively, ``petitioners''), and Aragonesas Industrias y Energ[iacute]a S.A. (``Aragonesas''), the Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (``chlorinated isos'') from Spain with respect to Aragonesas. The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department is also rescinding this review with respect to Inquide Flix, S.A. (``Inquide'').
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: E9-12284
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Tuesday, June 16, 2009. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Judging process and Judging process changes for 2009; the role of the Judges Panel in the award process; an overview of scoring data; the 2009 Baldrige Award cycle; the Judges Panel survey of applicants; and the Judges Panel mentoring process. Under each of these categories applicant information may be disclosed. The applications under review by the Judges Panel contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence.
National Environmental Policy Act-Proposed Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: E9-12295
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) publishes this notice to request public comments on proposed categorical exclusions of actions that the agency has determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and, thus, should be categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12290
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-12220
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-12172
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E9-12153
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued one-year Letters of Authorization (LOA) to take marine mammals incidental to the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures (EROS) in the Gulf of Mexico.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the Second New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-12152
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting a new shipper review of BIM Seafood Joint Stock Company (``BIM Seafood'') and the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 70 FR 5152 (February 1, 2005) (``Shrimp Order.'') We preliminarily found that BIM Seafood did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') and thus assigned a zero margin for the period of review (``POR''), February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of the Second New Shipper Review, 74 FR 4924 (January 28, 2009) (``Preliminary Results''). Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results. The final margin is listed below in the section entitled, ``Final Results of the Review.''
Fisheries of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Fisheries of the Arctic Management Area; Bering Sea Subarea
Document Number: E9-12151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has submitted the Fishery Management Plan for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area (Arctic FMP) and Amendment 29 to the FMP for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP). The Arctic FMP and Amendment 29 to the Crab FMP, if approved, would establish sustainable management of commercial fishing in the Arctic Management Area and limit the management area of crab species under the Crab FMP to waters of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) south of Bering Strait. This action is necessary to establish a management framework for commercial fishing of nearly all fish species occurring in the Arctic Management Area before the potential onset of unregulated commercial fishing in the Arctic Management Area. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMPs, and other applicable laws. Comments from the public are encouraged.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Low-Energy Marine Seismic Survey in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, July 2009
Document Number: E9-12149
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), a part of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the Northeast Pacific Ocean during July 2009. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS requests comments on its proposal to authorize SIO to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, small numbers of marine mammals during the aforementioned activity.
Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Grafil, Inc. (Carbon Fiber), Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E9-12129
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from the Netherlands; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-12128
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from petitioner Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Incorporated (Aqualon), a U.S. manufacturer of purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), and respondent CP Kelco B.V. (CP Kelco), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified CMC from the Netherlands. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise produced and exported by CP Kelco (formerly known as Noviant B.V.).\1\ The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008.
Notice Requesting Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES)
Document Number: E9-12117
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
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 five 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.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E9-12115
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Hydrographic Services Review Panel; Membership Solicitation
Document Number: E9-12066
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice responds to the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2002, Public Law 107-372, which requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for membership on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (the Panel). This advisory committee will advise the Under Secretary on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and such other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice.
Action Affection Export Privileges: Orion Air S.L.; Syrian Pearl Airlines
Document Number: E9-12046
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-12044
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program, Rockfish Program, Amendment 80 Program; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area Crab Rationalization Program
Document Number: E9-12036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to provide harvesting cooperatives, crab processing quota share holders, and Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) groups with the option to make intercooperative transfers, crab individual processing quota transfers, and inter-group transfers through an automated, web-based process. To facilitate web- based transfers, NMFS would remove the requirement for notarized signatures for all crab non-permanent leases of individual fishing quota and individual processor quota and remove unnecessary quota share price-related questions. The purpose of this action is to reduce paperwork burdens placed on the fishing industry by providing the option of electronic transfer through the Internet. This action would allow cooperatives, processors, and CDQ groups to shorten response time to management, market, weather, and other fishery and operational conditions and to increase harvesting and processing efficiency. This action also proposes a variety of ``housekeeping'' but necessary regulatory amendments including: removing detailed description of applications from regulatory text; removing detailed NMFS mail, fax,
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction
Document Number: E9-12035
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Update to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details.
In the Matter of: Micei International, Respondent; Final Decision and Order
Document Number: E9-11885
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Endangered Species; File No.14381 ; Correction
Document Number: E9-12058
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On May 13, 2009, a notice was published in the Federal Register announcing that the NMFS Pacific Islands Region, 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814, had applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. That document inadvertently provided incorrect requested take numbers. This document corrects that oversight.
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Initial Implementation of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention
Document Number: E9-12037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement, in part, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (Act), which authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to promulgate regulations needed to carry out the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), including implementing the decisions of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC). NMFS has determined that this action is necessary for the United States to satisfy its international obligations under the Convention, to which it is a Contracting Party. It would have the effect of requiring that all relevant U.S. fishing vessels are operated in conformance with the provisions of the Convention.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: E9-12034
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application submitted by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MADMF) contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under this EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies and Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue an EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow one commercial fishing vessel to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. This EFP, which would enable researchers to study the effects of a spiny dogfish excluder grate within a raised footrope whiting trawl, would grant exemptions from the NE multispecies regulations as follows: Gear restrictions while fishing in the Gulf of Maine (GOM) Regulated Mesh Area (RMA); NE multispecies days-at-sea (DAS) effort control measures; GOM Rolling Closure areas; and NE multispecies minimum fish sizes for sampling purposes only.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-12027
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Research Set-Aside Committee (RSA), its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee (SMB), its Surfclam, Ocean Quahog, and Tilefish Committee, its Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee, its Executive Committee, and its Annual Catch Limits (ACL) and Accountability Measures (AM) Committee will hold public meetings.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-12025
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-11960
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-11959
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce
Revisions to License Requirements and License Exception Eligibility for Certain Thermal Imaging Cameras and Foreign Made Military Commodities Incorporating Such Cameras
Document Number: E9-11951
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule imposes a license requirement for certain exports and reexports of military commodities manufactured outside the United States that are not subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, regardless of the level of U.S. origin content, if those military commodities incorporate certain thermal imaging cameras that are subject to the Export Administration Regulations. This rule also removes Commerce Control List (CCL) based export and reexport license requirements with respect to 36 destinations for certain thermal imaging cameras when they are not incorporated into military commodities and if they are not being exported or reexported to be embedded in a civil product. It imposes a semi-annual reporting requirement on the transactions from which it removes the CCL based license requirements. This rule limits use of License Exception APR for reexports of certain cameras controlled by Export Control Classification Number 6A003.b.4.b and certain foreign made military commodities incorporating such cameras. This rule imposes a license requirement for software used to increase the frame rate of certain cameras. BIS is making these changes in recognition of the emerging availability of these cameras around the world, the export licensing practices of other governments and the potential use of these cameras in military applications.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Proposed Rulemaking to Establish Take Prohibitions for the Threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American Green Sturgeon
Document Number: E9-11945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) is required to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. This proposed ESA 4(d) rule represents the regulations that we, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), believe necessary and advisable to conserve the threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris; hereafter Southern DPS). We propose to apply the prohibitions listed under ESA sections 9(a)(1)(A) through 9(a)(1)(G) for the Southern DPS, and we highlight specific categories of activities that are likely to result in take of Southern DPS fish. We do not find it necessary and advisable to apply the take prohibitions to certain categories of activities that contribute to conserving the Southern DPS. We also propose a variety of methods by which take of the Southern DPS may be authorized.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E9-11943
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received one scientific research permit application request relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The application may be viewed on the NMFS website at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/preview_open_for_comment.c fm.