Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Scientific Research Permits, Exempted Fishing Permits, Letters of Acknowledgement, Display Permits, and Shark Research Fishery Permits

Published date22 April 2024
Record Number2024-08507
Citation89 FR 29306
CourtCommerce Department,National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
SectionNotices
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interested parties within five days of
any public announcement or, if there is
no public announcement, within five
days of the date of publication of this
notice in the Federal Register, in
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
Continuation Suspension of Liquidation
In accordance with section
735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will
instruct U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation
of all entries of subject merchandise, as
described in Appendix I of this notice,
which were entered, or withdrawn from
warehouse, for consumption on or after
December 1, 2023, the date of
publication of the Preliminary
Determination in the Federal Register.
These suspension of liquidation
instructions will remain in effect until
further notice.
Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of
the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), upon
publication of this notice, we will
instruct CBP to require a cash deposit
equal for estimated antidumping duties
for such entities as follows: (1) the cash
deposit rate for the respondents listed in
the table above is the company-specific
estimated weighted-average dumping
margin listed for the respondent in the
table; (2) if the exporter is not a
respondent identified in the table above,
but the producer is, then the cash
deposit rate is the company-specific
estimated weighted-average dumping
margin listed for the producer of the
subject merchandise in the table above;
and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other
producers and exporters is the all-others
estimated weighted-average dumping
margin listed in the table above.
U.S. International Trade Commission
Notification
In accordance with section 735(d) of
the Act, Commerce will notify the U.S.
International Trade Commission (ITC) of
this final affirmative determination of
sales at LTFV. Because Commerce’s
final determination is affirmative, in
accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the
Act, the ITC will make its final
determination as to whether the
domestic industry in the United States
is materially injured, or threatened with
material injury, by reason of imports or
sales (or the likelihood of sales) for
importation of brass rod no later than 45
days after this final determination. If the
ITC determines that such injury does
not exist, this proceeding will be
terminated, all cash deposits posted will
be refunded, and suspension of
liquidation will be lifted. If the ITC
determines that such injury does exist,
Commerce will issue an antidumping
duty order directing CBP to assess, upon
further instruction by Commerce,
antidumping duties on all imports of the
subject merchandise entered, or
withdrawn from warehouse, for
consumption on or after the effective
date of the suspension of liquidation, as
discussed in the ‘‘Continuation of
Suspension of Liquidation’’ section
above.
Administrative Protective Order
This notice serves as the only
reminder to parties subject to an
administrative protective order (APO) of
their responsibility concerning the
disposition of proprietary information
disclosed under APO in accordance
with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely
written notification of return or
destruction of APO materials or
conversion to judicial protective order is
hereby requested. Failure to comply
with the regulations and the terms of an
APO is a sanctionable violation.
Notification to Interested Parties
This final determination and this
notice are issued and published
pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i) of
the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c).
Dated: April 15, 2024.
Ryan Majerus,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and
Negotiations, performing the non-exclusive
functions and duties of the Assistant
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
Appendix I
Scope of the Investigation
The products covered by this investigation
are brass rod and bar (brass rod), which is
defined as leaded, low-lead, and no-lead
solid brass made from alloys such as, but not
limited to the following alloys classified
under the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
as C27450, C27451, C27460, C34500, C35000,
C35300, C35330, C36000, C36300, C37000,
C37700, C48500, C67300, C67600, and
C69300, and their international equivalents.
The brass rod subject to this investigation
has an actual cross-section or outside
diameter greater than 0.25 inches but less
than or equal to 12 inches. Brass rod cross-
sections may be round, hexagonal, square, or
octagonal shapes as well as special profiles
(e.g., angles, shapes), including hollow
profiles.
Standard leaded brass rod covered by the
scope contains, by weight, 57.0–65.0 percent
copper; 0.5–3.0 percent lead; no more than
1.3 percent iron; and at least 15 percent zinc.
No-lead or low-lead brass rod covered by the
scope contains by weight 59.0–76.0 percent
copper; 0–1.5 percent lead; no more than
0.35 percent iron; and at least 15 percent
zinc. Brass rod may also include other
chemical elements (e.g., nickel, phosphorous,
silicon, tin, etc.).
Brass rod may be in straight lengths or
coils. Brass rod covered by this investigation
may be finished or unfinished, and may or
may not be heated, extruded, pickled, or
cold-drawn. Brass rod may be produced in
accordance with ASTM B16, ASTM B124,
ASTM B981, ASTM B371, ASTM B453,
ASTM B21, ASTM B138, and ASTM B927,
but such conformity to an ASTM standard is
not required for the merchandise to be
included within the scope.
Excluded from the scope of this
investigation is brass ingot, which is a casting
of unwrought metal unsuitable for
conversion into brass rod without remelting,
that contains, by weight, at least 57.0 percent
copper and 15.0 percent zinc.
The merchandise covered by this
investigation is currently classifiable under
subheadings 7407.21.9000, 7407.21.7000,
and 7407.21.1500 of the Harmonized Tariff
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
Products subject to the scope may also enter
under HTSUS subheadings 7403.21.0000,
7407.21.3000, and 7407.21.5000. The HTSUS
subheadings and UNS alloy designations are
provided for convenience and customs
purposes. The written description of the
scope of the investigation is dispositive.
Appendix II
Topic Discussed in the Issues and Decision
Memorandum
I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Scope of the Investigation
V. Changes Since the Preliminary
Determination
VI. Application of Facts Available and AFA
VII. Discussion of the Issues
Comment 1: Date of Sale in the
Comparison Market
Comment 2: Freight Expenses in the U.S.
Market
VIII. Recommendation
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
Review and Approval; Comment
Request; Highly Migratory Species
(HMS) Scientific Research Permits,
Exempted Fishing Permits, Letters of
Acknowledgement, Display Permits,
and Shark Research Fishery Permits
The Department of Commerce will
submit the following information
collection request to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
review and clearance in accordance
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995, on or after the date of publication
of this notice. We invite the general
public and other Federal agencies to
comment on proposed, and continuing
information collections, which helps us
assess the impact of our information
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collection requirements and minimize
the public’s reporting burden. Public
comments were previously requested
via the Federal Register on December
12, 2023, during a 60-day comment
period. This notice allows for an
additional 30 days for public comments.
Agency: National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
Title: Highly Migratory Species (HMS)
Scientific Research Permits, Exempted
Fishing Permits, Letters of
Acknowledgement, Display Permits,
and Shark Research Fishery Permits.
OMB Control Number: 0648–0471.
Form Number(s): None.
Type of Request: Renewal [request for
extension of a currently approved
information collection].
Number of Respondents: 57 unique
respondents.
Average Hours per Response: 2 hours
for a scientific research plan; 40 minutes
for an application for an EFP, display
permit, SRP, LOA, or shark research
fishery permit; 1 hour for an interim
report; 12 minutes for an annual fishing
report; 15 minutes for an application for
an amendment; 5 minutes for
notification of departure phone calls to
NMFS Enforcement; 10 minutes for calls
to request and observer; and 2 minutes
for ‘‘no-catch’’ reports.
Burden Hours: 226.
Needs and Uses: Exempted fishing
permits (EFPs), scientific research
permits (SRPs), display permits, letters
of acknowledgment (LOAs), and shark
research fishery permits are issued
under the authority of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens
Act) (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) and/or the
Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA)
(16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.). Issuance of EFPs
and related permits is necessary for the
collection of Atlantic Highly Migratory
Species (HMS) for public display and
scientific research that requires
exemption from regulations (e.g.,
seasons, prohibited species, authorized
gear, minimum sizes) that otherwise
may prohibit such collection. Display
permits are issued for the collection of
HMS for the purpose of public display,
and a limited number of shark research
fishery permits are issued for the
collection of fishery-dependent data for
future stock assessments and
cooperative research with commercial
fishermen to meet the shark research
objectives of the Agency.
Regulations at 50 CFR 600.745 and
635.32 govern scientific research
activity, exempted fishing, and
exempted educational activities with
respect to Atlantic HMS. Since the
Magnuson-Stevens Act does not include
scientific research within the definition
of ‘‘fishing,’’ scientific research is
exempt from this statute, and NMFS
does not issue EFPs for bona fide
research activities (e.g., research
conducted from a research vessel and
not a commercial or recreational fishing
vessel) involving species that are only
regulated under the Magnuson-Stevens
Act (e.g., most species of sharks) and not
under ATCA. NMFS requests copies of
scientific research plans for these
activities and indicates concurrence by
issuing a LOA to researchers to indicate
that the proposed activity meets the
definition of scientific research and is
therefore exempt from regulation.
Scientific research is not exempt from
regulation under ATCA. NMFS issues
SRPs for collection of species managed
under this statute (i.e., tunas, swordfish,
billfish, and some shark species), which
authorize researchers to collect Atlantic
HMS from bona fide research vessels
(e.g., NMFS or university research
vessel). NMFS will issue an EFP when
research/collection involving such
species occurs from commercial or
recreational fishing platforms.
To regulate these fishing activities,
NMFS needs information to determine
the justification for granting an EFP,
LOA, SRP, display, or shark research
fishery permit. The application
requirements are detailed at 50 CFR
600.745(b)(2). Interim, annual, and no-
catch/fishing reports must also be
submitted to the Atlantic HMS
Management Division within NMFS
new EFP online portal or emailed. The
authority for NMFS requiring this
information is found at 50 CFR 635.32.
Affected Public: Businesses or other
for-profit organizations (vessel owners
or aquariums); Not-for-profit institutions
(academic researchers); State, Local, or
Tribal governments (state agency
researchers); Federal government
(federal agency researchers).
Frequency: Permit applications,
scientific research plans, and annual
reports are submitted annually; interim
and no catch reports are submitted
monthly; departure notifications are
submitted for each trip; permit
amendment applications are submitted
as needed. Interim reports are submitted
via our new EFP online portal or
emailed, while annual reports are
created in our new EFP online portal or
emailed.
Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory.
Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens
Fishery Conservation and Management
Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and the
Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975
(16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.).
This information collection request
may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow
the instructions to view Department of
Commerce collections currently under
review by OMB.
Written comments and
recommendations for the proposed
information collection should be
submitted within 30 days of the
publication of this notice on the
following website www.reginfo.gov/
public/do/PRAMain. Find this
particular information collection by
selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day
Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or
by using the search function and
entering either the title of the collection
or the OMB Control Number 0648–0471.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of
the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs,
Commerce Department.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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Administration
[RTID 0648–XD797]
Taking and Importing Marine
Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals
Incidental to Geophysical Surveys
Related to Oil and Gas Activities in the
Gulf of Mexico
AGENCY
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice; issuance of Letter of
Authorization.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
Marine Mammal Protection Act
(MMPA), as amended, its implementing
regulations, and NMFS’ MMPA
Regulations for Taking Marine
Mammals Incidental to Geophysical
Surveys Related to Oil and Gas
Activities in the Gulf of Mexico,
notification is hereby given that a Letter
of Authorization (LOA) has been issued
to bp Exploration and Production Inc.
(bp) for the take of marine mammals
incidental to geophysical survey activity
in the Gulf of Mexico.
DATES
: The LOA is effective from April
27, 2024 through September 15, 2024.
ADDRESSES
: The LOA, LOA request, and
supporting documentation are available
online at: https://www.fisheries.
noaa.gov/action/incidental-take-
authorization-oil-and-gas-industry-
geophysical-survey-activity-gulf-mexico.
In case of problems accessing these
documents, please call the contact listed
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