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Document Number: 2014-19875
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded carbon steel standard pipe and tube products from Turkey covering the period of review (POR) May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-19874
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Document Number: 2014-19872
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. On January 8, 2014, the Department published a notice rescinding the review with respect to Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation.\1\ This review covers the remaining respondent Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Nan Ya), a producer and exporter of PET Film from Taiwan. The Department preliminarily determines that sales of subject merchandise have been made below normal value (NV) by Nan Ya. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-19871
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (purified CMC) from the Netherlands. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals, B.V. (Akzo Nobel). We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Akzo Nobel were not made at less than normal value during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-19854
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
Document Number: 2014-19853
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.
Document Number: 2014-19852
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
SEDAR and NOAA Fisheries Service will convene a workshop to consider calibration methods for recent changes in methods employed by MRIP for estimating marine recreational fisheries harvest. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Document Number: 2014-19843
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, in cooperation with the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, seek public comment on a draft amendment to all the fishery management plans under their purview. The omnibus amendment would modify provisions limiting changes to vessel size and horsepower specifications in limited access fleets.
Document Number: 2014-19840
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear, catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear, and catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Document Number: 2014-19839
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 103 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP). If approved, Amendment 103 would close year-round the Pribilof Islands Habitat Conservation Zone (PIHCZ) to directed fishing for Pacific cod with pot gear. Prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod with pot gear in the PIHCZ would reduce the bycatch of Pribilof Islands blue king crab (PIBKC), prevent overfishing, and support rebuilding of the PIBKC stock. If approved, Amendment 43 would amend the Crab FMP to revise the rebuilding plan for PIBKC. These actions are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMPs, and other applicable law. Comments from the public are encouraged.
Document Number: 2014-19830
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action closes the Georges Bank cod Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area for the remainder of Trimester 1, through August 31, 2014. Based on our projection, the common pool fishery has caught over 90 percent of its Georges Bank cod Trimester 1 total allowable catch triggering the regulatory requirement to close the area for the remainder of the trimester. This action is intended to prevent an overage of the common pool's annual quota of Georges Bank cod.
Document Number: 2014-19803
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with regulations issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, as amended, we hereby give notification that we, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), have issued four 1-year Letters of Authorization (Authorizations) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to their military readiness activities associated with the routine training, testing, and military operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar within the northwest Pacific Ocean and the north-central Pacific Ocean.
Document Number: 2014-19757
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) received information sufficient to warrant initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea. Based upon a request filed by Toray Chemical Korea Inc. (Toray), the Department intends to determine in this review whether Toray is the successor-in-interest of Woongjin Chemical Co., Ltd. (Woongjin), a producer/exporter examined in prior administrative reviews of the order.\1\
Document Number: 2014-19674
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session from September 18-19, 2014. The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Document Number: 2014-19645
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
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.
Document Number: 2014-19642
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
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.
Document Number: 2014-19641
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
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.
Document Number: 2014-19673
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) received and reviewed a ministerial error allegation based on its Final Determination of the sales at less than fair value investigation of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Saudi Arabia.\1\ Based on the analysis of this allegation, we made changes to the margin calculation for Jubail Energy Services Company (JESCO). Because the revised margin is de minimis, we are terminating this investigation and ordering termination of the suspension of liquidation. A discussion of the allegation and the final weighted-average dumping margin can be found below in the section entitled ``Amended Final Determination.''
Document Number: 2014-19661
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order.
Document Number: 2014-19650
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Document Number: 2014-19623
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS has incorporated public comments into revisions of the 2013 marine mammal stock assessment reports (SARs).
Document Number: 2014-19616
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that the decision record will be held open for an additional 30 days, until September 18, 2014, in the administrative appeal filed with the Department of Commerce by Cangrejos Yacht Club of Carolina, Puerto Rico. Date: The decision record for the Cangrejos Yacht Club administrative appeal will close on September 18, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-19606
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Hydrographic Service Improvements Act of 1998, as amended (33 U.S.C. 892 et seq.), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting nominations for membership on its Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP). The HSRP, a Federal advisory committee, advises the Administrator on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act and such other appropriate matters as the Administrator refers to the Panel for review and advice. Those responsibilities and authorities include, but are not limited to: Acquiring and disseminating hydrographic data and providing hydrographic services, as those terms are defined in the Act; promulgating standards for hydrographic data and services; ensuring comprehensive geographic coverage of hydrographic services; and testing, developing, and operating vessels, equipment, and technologies necessary to ensure safe navigation and maintain operational expertise in hydrographic data acquisition and hydrographic services. The Act states that ``voting members of the Panel shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more of the disciplines and fields relating to hydrographic data and hydrographic services, marine transportation, port administration, vessel pilotage, coastal and fishery management, and other disciplines as determined appropriate by the Administrator.'' As such, the NOAA Administrator welcomes applications from individuals with expertise in marine navigation; port administration; marine shipping or other intermodal transportation industries; cartography and geographic information systems; geodesy; physical oceanography; coastal resource management, including coastal resilience and emergency response; and other related fields. To apply for membership on the Panel, applicants are asked to provide: (1) A cover letter that includes responses to the ``Short Response Questions'' listed below, and (2) a current resume to the address specified below. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer.
Document Number: 2014-19546
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 12, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') received a request for revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') \1\ with respect to certain wall bed units. We preliminarily determine that the producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which the Order pertains lack interest in the relief provided by the Order with respect to certain wall bed units described below. Accordingly, we intend to revoke, in part, the Order as to imports of certain wall bed units. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-19534
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for public meetings of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).
Document Number: 2014-19532
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2014 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the CAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery.
Document Number: 2014-19529
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2014 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in this area allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery.
Document Number: 2014-19348
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is correcting certain provisions of the Export Administration Regulations that were amended by two final rules appearing in the Federal Register on June 5, 2014 and on May 13, 2014. Both rules amended a number of the same provisions of the Export Administration Regulations, and certain language was either removed or changed inadvertently. This final rule corrects those provisions to accurately reflect the revisions made by both rules.
Document Number: 2014-19412
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd. (``Youyou'') is the successor-in-interest to Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd./The Lizhong Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (``Lizhong'') in the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') and, as such, is entitled to Lizhong's cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Document Number: 2014-19406
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Document Number: 2014-19401
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b), Grandi Pastai Italiani, Inc. and Grandi Pastai Italiani S.pA. (together, GPI) filed a request for an expedited changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain pasta from Italy \1\ to revoke the Orders with respect to certain cheese- and/or vegetable- filled (stuffed) ravioli and tortellini pasta (stuffed ravioli and tortellini pasta). The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review to be conducted on an expedited basis and issuing a notice of preliminary intent to revoke, in part, the Orders. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-19399
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a division of Hercules Inc., (Petitioner), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The review covers one respondent, CP Kelco Oy (CP Kelco). We preliminarily find that sales of the subject merchandise by CP Kelco have not been made at prices below normal value (NV) during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-19347
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Document Number: 2014-19345
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in September 2014. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public.
Document Number: 2014-19343
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial and recreational greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery for the 2014 fishing year through this temporary final rule. This rule adjusts the 2014 recreational annual catch target (ACT) (equal to the recreational quota) and annual catch limit (ACL), based on final landings data from 2013, and closes the commercial and recreational sectors for Gulf greater amberjack. NMFS has determined that the commercial and recreational annual catch targets (ACTs) (equal to the commercial and recreational quotas, respectively) for Gulf greater amberjack will be reached by August 24, 2014. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial and recreational sectors for greater amberjack in the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ) at 12:01 a.m., local time, August 25, 2014, until January 1, 2015. These closures are necessary to protect the Gulf greater amberjack resource.
Document Number: 2014-19317
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
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: 2014-19316
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
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: 2014-19235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
ONMS is seeking applications for vacant seats for 7 of its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils and for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council (advisory councils). Vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary member and alternate), for each of the advisory councils are listed in this notice under Supplementary Information. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lake resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve two- or three year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council or the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council.
Document Number: 2014-19277
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 18, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan.\1\ The review covers Shin Yang Steel Co., Ltd. (Shin Yang). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2012, through April 30, 2013. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. No parties commented, and our final results remain unchanged from our Preliminary Results. The final results are listed in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review'' below.
Document Number: 2014-19256
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
This final rule amends regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to reinstate the reporting requirements for the BE-13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which was discontinued in 2009. This survey will better measure Commerce Department efforts through the ``Build It Here, Sell It Everywhere'' initiative to expand foreign business investment in the United States and ensure complete coverage of BEA's other foreign direct investment statistics. This survey collects information on the acquisition or establishment of U.S. business enterprises by foreign investors, which was collected on the previous BE-13 survey, and information on expansions by existing U.S. affiliates of foreign companies, which was not previously collected. This mandatory survey will be conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (the Act). Unlike other BEA surveys conducted pursuant to the Act, a response would be required from persons subject to the reporting requirements of the BE-13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, whether or not they are contacted by BEA, in order to insure that respondents subject to the requirements for foreign direct investments in the U.S. are identified.
Document Number: 2014-19254
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) and ad hoc Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Workgroup (LRC Workgroup) will hold a public work session. The meeting is open to the public, but is not intended as a public hearing. Public comments will be taken as time allows.
Document Number: 2014-19242
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the effective date for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) for goliath grouper research by Dr. Chris Koenig (Florida State University) and Dr. Chris Stallings (University of South Florida) is extended from August 28, 2014, to October 15, 2014. The issued EFP authorizes Drs. Koenig and Stallings to use trained for-hire fishermen to temporarily possess goliath grouper for non-lethal sampling during the course of their normal fishing activities.
Document Number: 2014-19238
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Ocean Service (NOS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) notifies the public and potential applicants of an anticipated upcoming Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) under the RESTORE Act Science Program, and of the short-term priorities for the program that NOS expects will be addressed in the FFO.