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Document Number: 2014-17432
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings.
Document Number: 2014-17431
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the receipt of, and request public comment on, a petition for rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), a non-governmental organization, has petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce to promulgate regulations to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna and to identify specific reference points used to determine if overfishing is occurring or if the stock is overfished. The petition asserts that Pacific bluefin tuna are not adequately protected under the existing Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). The petition also states that more robust international actions are necessary for ending overfishing of the stock. The petition seeks that NMFS take action to amend the HMS FMP and its implementing regulations for addressing domestic fishing on Pacific bluefin tuna. The petitioner also requests that NMFS develop recommendations to the Secretary of State to end overfishing of Pacific bluefin tuna at the international level, which would not be a rulemaking action.
Document Number: 2014-17430
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee.
Document Number: 2014-17429
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 150th meeting.
Document Number: 2014-17421
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) on October 6-October 7, 2014. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Document Number: 2014-17416
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reapportioning the seasonal apportionments of the 2014 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limits for the trawl deep-water and shallow-water species fishery categories in the Gulf of Alaska. This action is necessary to account for the actual halibut PSC use by the trawl deep-water and shallow-water species fishery categories from May 15 through June 30, 2014. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska.
Document Number: 2014-17393
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of public hearings and scoping meetings in August. Public hearings will be held for the Generic Accountability Measures and Dolphin Allocation Amendment, Amendment 32 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) addressing blueline tilefish management measures, Regulatory Amendment 20 to the Snapper Grouper FMP addressing snowy grouper measures, South Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagic Framework Amendment 2 addressing measures for Atlantic Spanish mackerel, Amendment 7 to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP and Amendment 33 to the Snapper Grouper FMP. The latter amendments address management measures for fillets to be transported from The Bahamas into the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Public scoping will be held on Amendment 35 to the Snapper Grouper FMP (species removal) and Amendment 36 to the Snapper Grouper FMP (Spawning Special Management Zones). See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Document Number: 2014-17373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to modify the subsistence harvest regulations for the Eastern Pacific stock of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) based on a petition from the Pribilof Island Aleut Community of St. George Island, Traditional Council (Council). NMFS worked with the Council to develop this proposed rule, which would authorize Pribilovians of St. George Island to harvest up to 150 male young of the year fur seals annually during a new autumn harvest season from all breeding and hauling grounds, consistent with traditional practices, to meet the community's nutritional and cultural needs. Harvests of sub- adult male fur seals would continue during the summer season, as allowed under existing regulations. The total number of fur seals harvested annually would remain within the range of 300-500 male animals that has been in place since 1997. Harvests would be coordinated between NMFS and the Council under an existing co- management agreement.
Document Number: 2014-17350
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting an administrative review (AR) and a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The administrative review covers four exporters, of which the Department selected one mandatory respondent for individual examination (i.e., Changshan Peer Bearing Co. Ltd. (CPZ/SKF)). The NSR covers Shanghai Tainai Bearing Co., Ltd. (Tainai). The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013. We preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of these reviews, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-17349
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (the ``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (``circular welded pressure pipe'') 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 this antidumping duty order.
Document Number: 2014-17348
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (over 4\1/2\ inches) from Japan.\1\ The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013. We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI) were made at less than normal value. In addition, we preliminarily find that no shipments were made by JFE Steel Corporation (JFE), Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon), and NKK Tubes (NKK) during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Document Number: 2014-17347
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 29, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Turkey.\1\ The review covers Y[uuml]cel Boru ve Profil Endustrisi A.S. and Y[uuml]celboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S. (collectively, Y[uuml]cel). 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: 2014-17287
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action increases the trip limit for Southern New England/ Mid-Atlantic winter flounder for Northeast multispecies common pool vessels for the remainder of the 2014 fishing year and closes the Gulf of Maine Cod Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area for the remainder of Trimester 1, through August 31, 2014. Increasing the trip limit is intended to provide additional fishing opportunities and help allow the common pool fishery to catch its allowable quota for this stock. The closure is required because the common pool fishery has caught more than 90 percent of its Trimester 1 quota for Gulf of Maine cod. This closure is intended to prevent the overharvest of the common pool's allocation this stock.
Document Number: 2014-17206
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
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 welded stainless pressure pipe (WSPP) from Malaysia, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam).
Document Number: 2014-17108
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Document Number: 2014-17088
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Standing, Special Reef Fish and Special Shrimp Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
Document Number: 2014-17085
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 11, 2013, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) final results of remand redetermination pursuant to the CIT's remand order.\1\ Consistent with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) 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 judgment of the CIT in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Thailand covering the period of review (POR) of August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009, and is amending its final results of this review with respect to the weighted-average dumping margins calculated for Thai Plastic Bags Industries Company (TPBI).\2\
Document Number: 2014-17026
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public hearings for Sector SeparationAmendment 40.
Document Number: 2014-17024
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).
Document Number: 2014-17023
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce that the Proposed Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan for Snake River Sockeye Salmon (Proposed Plan) is available for public review and comment. The Proposed Plan addresses the Snake River Sockeye Salmon (Onchorhynchus nerka) evolutionarily significant unit (ESU) listed as endangered under the ESA. The geographic area covered by the Proposed Plan is the Sawtooth Valley in Idaho including the Upper Salmon River and its tributaries, Stanley Lake, Redfish Lake, Yellowbelly Lake, Pettit Lake, and Alturas Lake. As required under the ESA, the Proposed Plan contains objective, measurable delisting criteria, site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the Proposed Plan's goals, and estimates of the time and costs required to implement recovery actions. We are soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Proposed Plan.
Document Number: 2014-17006
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) plans to provide to the Bureau of the Census (Census) certain business data collected on its benchmark and annual surveys of U.S. direct investment abroad and foreign direct investment in the United States for statistical purposes exclusively. In accordance with the requirement of Section 524(d) of the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), we are providing the opportunity for public comment on this data sharing action. BEA will provide data collected in its surveys to link with data from the Census Company Organization Survey (COS). The linked data will be used for several purposes by both agencies, such as validating data collected on, and improving the sample of, the COS and assisting both agencies in developing specific questionnaire language to measure topics related to economic globalization, such as international trade in contract manufacturing services and intellectual property. The BEA and Census Bureau may publish non-confidential aggregate reports (public use) that have cleared the BEA and Census Bureau disclosure reviews.
Document Number: 2014-17062
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the Agenda below.
Document Number: 2014-16993
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We are considering issuing an Exempted Fishing Permit to allow the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation to continue to explore the use of several data recording devices in an industry-based study that would effectively relay more accurate, detailed, and timely American lobster data to fisheries managers and scientists. The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation is also proposing to use vent-less traps in order to determine the abundance and distribution of juvenile American lobsters in Lobster Management Areas 2 and 3. The Exempted Fishing Permit renewal application is complete and further consideration of the application is warranted per Sec. 600.745, and the activities authorized under the Exempted Fishing Permit would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Interstate Fisheries Management Plan for American lobster. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits.
Document Number: 2014-16970
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory (Responsible Party: John Bengtson, Ph.D.), 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115-0070 has been issued a permit to take Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) for purposes of scientific research.
Document Number: 2014-16969
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program (MMHSRP), Silver Spring, MD (Responsible Party, Teri Rowles, Ph.D., D.V.M.) has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research and Enhancement Permit No. 932-1905/MA-009562.
Document Number: 2014-16959
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS approves and implements measures included in Framework Adjustment 8 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan. This action increases monkfish day-at-sea allocations and landing limits, allows vessels issued a limited access monkfish Category H permit to fish throughout the Southern Fishery Management Area, and enables vessels to use an allocated monkfish-only day-at-sea at any time throughout the fishing year. It also revises biological reference points for the monkfish stocks in the Northern and Southern Fishery Management Areas based on an updated stock assessment. The approved measures are intended to increase monkfish landings and better achieve optimum yield in each fishery management area, increase operational flexibility to maximize the value of available fishing opportunities, and ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available.
Document Number: 2014-16943
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Jeffrey Schmid, Ph.D., Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, FL 34102 and Blair Witherington, Ph.D., Disney's Animal Kingdom, Animal Programs Administration, P.O. Box 10,000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, have been issued a permit [No. 18069] and a permit modification [No. 14726-02], respectively, to take Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Document Number: 2014-16941
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Tamara McGuire, LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc., 2000 W International Airport Rd., Suite C1, Anchorage, AK 99502 to conduct research on Cook Inlet beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas).
Document Number: 2014-16907
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold meetings.
Document Number: 2014-16906
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a meeting.
Document Number: 2014-16895
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Document Number: 2014-16889
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Stephen John Trumble, Ph.D., Baylor University, 101 Bagby Ave, Waco, TX 76706, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 17157.
Document Number: 2014-16876
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has suspended the antidumping duty investigation on certain oil country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from Ukraine. The basis for this action is an agreement between the Department and Interpipe, the OCTG producer/exporter accounting for substantially all imports of OCTG from Ukraine, wherein Interpipe agrees to make any necessary price revisions to eliminate completely any amount by which the normal value (``NV'') of this merchandise exceeds the U.S. price of its merchandise subject to the agreement.
Document Number: 2014-16875
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Ukraine are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination Margins.''
Document Number: 2014-16874
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of oil country tubular goods from the Republic of Korea are being sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination Margins.''
Document Number: 2014-16873
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Turkey are being, or likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Document Number: 2014-16868
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination.''
Document Number: 2014-16867
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Saudi Arabia are being, or likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination Margins.''
Document Number: 2014-16866
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department determines that imports of certain oil country tubular goods from Thailand are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination'' section below.
Document Number: 2014-16865
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department determines that imports of certain oil country tubular goods from the Republic of the Philippines are being, or likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Document Number: 2014-16862
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) determines that certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less-than-fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted- average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Document Number: 2014-16861
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department determines that imports of certain oil country tubular goods from Taiwan are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Document Number: 2014-16860
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Document Number: 2014-16859
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.