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Document Number: 2014-09372
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Turkey is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is July, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. The Department also preliminarily finds that critical circumstances do not exist for Turkey with regard to the two mandatory respondents, Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas) and Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas) but do exist for all other producers and exporters of subject merchandise. Finally, in response to a request from Habas, we are postponing the final determination. Accordingly, the final determination will be issued no later than 135 days after the publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination.
Document Number: 2014-09368
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. The Department also preliminarily determines that critical circumstances exist for certain imports of rebar from Mexico. Finally, in response to a request from an exporter accounting for a significant proportion of export of the subject merchandise, we are postponing the final determination. The final determination will be issued 135 days after the publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination.
Document Number: 2014-09365
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that chlorinated isocyanurates (``isos'') from Japan is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested Parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. Pursuant to a request from Shikoku Chemicals Corporation, we are postponing for 60 days the final determination and extending provisional measures from a four- month period to not more than six months. Accordingly, we intend to make our final determination not later than 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2014-09363
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Document Number: 2014-09362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Document Number: 2014-09361
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand. This review covers two producers or exporters of the subject merchandise, Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai), and Pacific Pipe Company Limited (Pacific Pipe). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. The Department preliminarily determines that Saha Thai sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV), and that Pacific Pipe had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review.'' Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-09281
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from Spain. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Gerdau Aceros Especiales Europa, S.L. (Gerdau).\1\ We preliminarily find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-09280
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded carbon steel pipe and tube products from Turkey (steel pipe) for the period of review (POR) of January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. The review covers one producer/exporter of subject merchandise that the Department selected for individual examination: Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (BMB), and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Istikbal), (collectively, the Borusan Companies). Additionally, this review covers two firms that were not individually examined: Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan AS) and Erbosan Erciyas Pipe Industry and Trade Co. Kayseri Free Zone Branch (Erbosan FZB), (collectively Erbosan), and Tosyali dis Ticaret A.S. (Tosyali) and Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. (Toscelik Profil), (collectively, Toscelik). We preliminarily determine that the Borusan Companies received countervailable subsidies during the POR but that the total net subsidy rate is less than 0.5 percent ad valorem and, therefore, de minimis. For purposes of these preliminary results, we assigned Erbosan and Toscelik, the non-selected respondents, net subsidy rates of de minimis and 0.83 percent ad valorem, respectively. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-09275
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC) determined that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on uncovered innerspring units from the People's Republic of China (PRC), South Africa, and Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD orders.
Document Number: 2014-09260
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for recreational greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery for the 2014 fishing year through this temporary final rule. This rule reduces the Gulf greater amberjack 2014 recreational annual catch target (ACT) (equal to the recreational quota) to 862,512 lb (391,229 kg) and reduces the 2014 recreational annual catch limit (ACL) to 1,031,512 lb (467,886 kg), based on the 2013 recreational ACL overage. These actions are necessary to reduce overfishing of the Gulf greater amberjack resource.
Document Number: 2014-09230
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc. ``AARQ''.
Document Number: 2014-09214
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
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.
Document Number: 2014-09185
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Finance Committee of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on April 25, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-09180
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement an annual catch limit (ACL), harvest guideline (HG), annual catch target (ACT), and associated annual reference points for Pacific sardine in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the Pacific coast for a one-time interim harvest period of January 1, 2014, through June 30, 2014, and to set annual harvest levels, such as overfishing limit (OFL), acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limit (ACL), for Pacific sardine for the whole calendar year 2014. These specifications were determined according to the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP), and reflect the recent 6-month change to the starting date of the annual Pacific sardine fishery from January 1 to July 1. The 2014 ACT or maximum directed HG is 19,846 (mt). Based on the seasonal allocation framework in the FMP, this equates to a first period (January 1 to June 30) allocation of 6,946 mt (35% of ACT). This rule also establishes an adjusted directed non-tribal harvest allocation for this period of 5,446 mt. This value was reduced from the total first period allocation by 1000 mt for potential harvest by the Quinault Indian Nation as well as 500 mt to be used as an incidental set aside for other non-tribal commercial fisheries if the 5,446 mt limit is reached and directed fishing for sardine is closed. This rule is intended to conserve and manage the Pacific sardine stock off the U.S. West Coast.
Document Number: 2014-09140
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action changes the Gulf of Maine Atlantic cod and haddock recreational fishery minimum fish size requirements, per-angler possession limits, and fishing seasons for the 2014 fishing year (May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015). This action is necessary to ensure that recreational catch does not exceed recreational catch limits for these two stocks for the 2014 fishing year, consistent with the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan accountability measures. The intended effect of the changes is to ensure effective management so recreational catch limits are not exceeded as part of the larger Northeast multispecies catch limit and accountability measures management system designed to prevent overfishing.
Document Number: 2014-09135
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has partially approved Framework Adjustment 51 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (Groundfish FMP), and this final rule implements the approved measures. This action sets catch limits for groundfish stocks, revises the rebuilding programs for Gulf of Maine cod and American plaice, modifies management measures for yellowtail flounder, and revises management measures for the U.S./ Canada Management Area. Although not part of Framework 51, this action also sets fishing year 2014 trip limits for the common pool fishery and announces 2014 accountability measures for windowpane flounder. This action is necessary to respond to updated scientific information and achieve the goals and objectives of the Groundfish FMP. The approved measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks, achieve optimum yield, and ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available.
Document Number: 2014-09134
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc., 277 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth, MA 02536 [Responsible Party: Ronald Smolowitz] has applied in due form for a permit to take sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Document Number: 2014-09130
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 25, 2013, the United States Court of International Trade (Court or CIT) issued its final judgment affirming the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) final results of the remand redetermination \1\ concerning the 2008-2009 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea).\2\ Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co., v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), the Department is notifying the public that the final CIT judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final results of administrative review and is amending its final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CWP from Korea covering the period of review (POR) of November 1, 2008, through October 31, 2009, with respect to the weighted-average dumping margin calculated for SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH).
Document Number: 2014-09083
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Document Number: 2014-09082
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Document Number: 2014-08186
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Enforcement and Compliance (formerly Import Administration), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce (the Department), hereby publishes this Final Rule not to apply the previously withdrawn regulatory provisions governing targeted dumping in less-than-fair-value investigations. Following the Court of International Trade's decision in Gold East (Jiangsu) Paper Co. v. United States, 918 F. Supp. 2d 1317 (Ct. Int'l Trade 2013), the Department sought clarification of the status of the previously withdrawn targeted dumping regulations and input on whether to reinstate the regulations or to continue to treat them as withdrawn. The Department has considered the comments received and, as explained below, determines to continue not to apply the withdrawn targeted dumping regulations in less-than-fair-value investigations. Rather, the Department will continue to determine whether to apply an alternative comparison method as appropriate based upon the particular facts in each case.
Document Number: 2014-09118
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at a time to be determined. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment or the NOAA NCADAC Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/Meetings.html for the exact date and time. Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/ assessment. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5- minute public comment period. The NCADAC 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 two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Wednesday, April 30, 2014 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East- West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http:// www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/Meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available.
Document Number: 2014-09031
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule finalizes an interim final rule approving a sector exemption request that allows Northeast multispecies (groundfish) sector vessels restricted access to portions of the Nantucket Lightship Closed Area under standard monitoring coverage levels. This action also responds to public comments received on the interim measures. This final rule does not modify any measures from the interim final rule.
Document Number: 2014-09029
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The spring meeting of the Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) on March 4-5, 2014, was canceled due to a winter storm warning and temporary, weather-related closure of Washington, DC-area offices of the Federal Government. The meeting has been rescheduled for May 1-2, 2014, with a revised agenda. As originally planned, the Committee will meet with its Technical Advisors to discuss matters relating to ICCAT, including the 2013 Commission meeting results; research and management activities; global and domestic initiatives related to ICCAT; the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act-required report on any identification of countries that are diminishing the effectiveness of ICCAT; the results of meetings of the Committee's Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to the international management of ICCAT species. There will also be a closed session consultation to discuss the amendment of ICCAT's Convention.
Document Number: 2014-09023
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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.
Document Number: 2014-09020
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
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.
Document Number: 2014-09015
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 8, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its preliminary results for the new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) covering the period of review (POR) of November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012, for Shijiazhuang Goodman Trading Co., Ltd. (Goodman).\1\ Based on our analysis of comments received subsequent to the Preliminary Results, the Department now finds that Goodman's sales were not bona fide. As a result, the Department is rescinding this NSR.
Document Number: 2014-09003
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a meeting, which is open to the public.
Document Number: 2014-09002
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Trawl Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Technical Advisory Committee and Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEM Committees) will hold a joint work session, which is open to the public.
Document Number: 2014-08993
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled COMMERCE/CENSUS-5, Decennial Census Program.
Document Number: 2014-08954
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) to discuss fishery management issues in the Territory of American Samoa. Hearings to receive public input on the Council action to modify the boundaries of the American Samoa Large Pelagic Vessel Area closure (LPVA) will also be held.
Document Number: 2014-08932
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (``tetrafluoroethane'') from the People's Republic of China (the ``PRC''). We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination.
Document Number: 2014-08903
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Document Number: 2014-08885
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reopens commercial penaeid shrimp trawling, i.e., for brown, pink, and white shrimp, in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off South Carolina in the South Atlantic. NMFS previously closed commercial penaeid shrimp trawling in the EEZ off South Carolina on February 13, 2014. The reopening is intended to maximize harvest benefits while protecting the penaeid shrimp resource.
Document Number: 2014-08876
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings.
Document Number: 2014-08875
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (NPFMC) Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Crab Plan Team (CPT) will meet in Juneau, AK.
Document Number: 2014-08837
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Terrie M. Williams, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Center for Ocean Health, Long Marine Laboratory, University of California Santa Cruz, 100 Shaffer Road, CA 95060, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on Weddell seals (Leptonycotes weddellii).
Document Number: 2014-08836
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
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.
Document Number: 2014-08835
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce
Document Number: 2014-08801
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Navneet Education Limited (Navneet Education), a producer/exporter of certain lined paper products (CLPP) from India, and pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.22l(c)(3)(ii), the Department is issuing this notice of preliminary results. We preliminarily determine that Navneet Education is the successor-in-interest to Navneet Publications (India) Ltd. (Navneet Publications). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-08600
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to change criteria for submission, approval, surrender, revision, and receipt of a Federal Fisheries Permit (FFP) or Federal Processor Permit (FPP) application form; allow the use of a valid legible copy in place of an original FFP or FPP; remove unnecessary FFP and FPP application form descriptions and contact information from regulation; clarify when an FFP or FPP is required; and make minor modifications to FPP regulations. This action is necessary to reduce industry costs of complying with fishing and processing permit regulations and NMFS' administrative costs of maintaining and updating permit application regulations and forms. This action would provide efficiency, flexibility, and clarity concerning FFP and FPP requirements. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Document Number: 2014-08799
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 30, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') to determine whether Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd. (``Shandong Linglong'') is the successor-in-interest to Zhaoyuan Leo Rubber Co., Ltd. (``Leo Rubber''), for the purpose of determining antidumping duty liability.\1\ We preliminarily determine that Shandong Linglong is the successor-in-interest to Leo Rubber, and thus entitled to use Leo Rubber's separate rate. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-08764
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to C. Scott Baker, Ph.D., Oregon State University, Marine Mammal Institute, Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365, to import, export, and receive marine mammal parts for scientific research.
Document Number: 2014-08759
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is hosting a forum to receive public feedback from organizations and individuals on its guidance memorandum titled, ``Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, and Natural Products (Laws of Nature/Natural Products Guidance),'' issued on March 4, 2014 and available at www.uspto.gov/patents/announce/myriad-mayo.jsp. The Laws of Nature/Natural Products Guidance implemented a new procedure to address changes in the law relating to subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 in view of recent Supreme Court precedent. The forum will be open for any member of the public to participate. The forum will provide an opportunity for participants to present their interpretation of the impact of Supreme Court precedent on the complex legal and technical issues involved in subject matter eligibility analyses during patent examination. Participants who believe that the Supreme Court decisions could be implemented in an alternative manner from the approach taken in the Laws of Nature/Natural Products Guidance should use the forum to present their alternative approach and the legal rationale for the alternative. The forum also can be used by participants to suggest additional examples for use by the Office to create a more complete picture of the impact of Supreme Court precedent on subject matter eligibility.
Document Number: 2014-08739
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC; Responsible Party, Tara Jones, Ph.D.) 301 Railway Avenue, P.O. Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus).