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Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2017-06390
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2017-06389
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Final Rescission of the New Shipper Review of Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd.
Document Number: 2017-06286
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 6, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its Preliminary Rescission for the new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review is December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. As discussed below, we preliminarily determined to rescind this review because we found the new shipper sales of Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd. (Sunbeauty) to be non- bona fide. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we make no changes to the Preliminary Rescission. Accordingly, we have determined to rescind this NSR with respect to Sunbeauty.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06280
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Foreign-Trade Zone 53-Tulsa, Oklahoma; Application for Subzone; Premier Logistics, LLC, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2017-06253
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Utility Scale Wind Towers From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Determination of Less Than Fair Value Investigation and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Investigation
Document Number: 2017-06254
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 16, 2017, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or Court) issued its final judgment, affirming the Department of Commerce's (the Department) final results of redetermination concerning the less-than-fair-value investigation (LTFV) of utility scale wind towers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). The Department is notifying the public that the Court's final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final determination in the LTFV investigation on utility scale wind towers from Vietnam, and is amending the final determination with respect to CS Wind Vietnam Co., Ltd. and CS Wind Corporation (collectively, CS Wind Group).
Removal of Certain Persons From the Entity List
Document Number: 2017-06228
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing seven persons under ten entries from the Entity List. This rule removes four persons listed under the destination of Germany, one person listed under the destination of Hong Kong, one person listed under the destination of India, one person listed under the destination of Singapore, one person listed under the destination of Switzerland, and two persons under the destination of the United Arab Emirates from the Entity List. The three additional entries are being removed to account for two persons listed under more than one destination on the Entity List. All seven of the removals are the result of requests for removal received by BIS pursuant to the section of the EAR used for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity and a review of information provided in the removal requests in accordance with the procedure for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity.
Removal of Certain Persons From the Entity List; Addition of a Person to the Entity List; and EAR Conforming Change
Document Number: 2017-06227
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing two persons listed under the destination of China from the Entity List. The two removals are the result of a request for removal received by BIS pursuant to the section of the EAR used for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entry and a review of information provided in the removal request in accordance with the procedure for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity. In light of the recent settlement of administrative and criminal enforcement actions against ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun, the End-User Review Committee (ERC) has determined that these two persons being removed have performed their undertakings to the U.S. Government in a timely manner and have otherwise cooperated with the U.S. Government in resolving the matter which led to the two entities' listing. This final rule also adds one person to the Entity List. This person who is added to the Entity List has been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. This person will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of China. Lastly, this final rule makes a conforming change to the EAR as a result of the removal of these two persons from the Entity List.
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Executive Council Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06226
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program will hold an organizational meeting of the NIDIS Executive Council on April 20, 2017.
Meeting of Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06204
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463 as amended by Pub. L. 94-409, Pub. L. 96-523, Pub. L. 97-375 and Pub. L. 105-153), we are announcing a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee. The meeting will focus on the ongoing challenges of measuring prices in the 21st century and address upcoming plans for the national economic accounts.
Calcium Hypochlorite From the People's Republic of China: Final Decision To Rescind the Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review of Haixing Jingmei Chemical Products Sales Co., Ltd.
Document Number: 2017-06196
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 3, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its Preliminary intent to rescind the new shipper review (NSR) of the countervailing duty order on calcium hypochlorite from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review is May 27, 2014, through December 31, 2015. As discussed below, we announced our preliminary intent to rescind this review because the Department requested but did not receive from Haixing Jingmei Chemical Products Sales Co., Ltd. (Jingmei) and its customers' information requested by the Department to determine whether, and conclude that, the sale under review is bona fide. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we make no changes to the preliminary intent to rescind. Accordingly, we have determined to rescind this NSR.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2017-06179
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 56 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of black seabass will consist of a series webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06178
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 56 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of black seabass will consist of a series webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2018 End-to-End Census Test-Peak Operations
Document Number: 2017-06171
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
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.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-06165
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Endangered Species; File No. 21043
Document Number: 2017-06139
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 585 Prineville Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33954 [Responsible Party, Gregg Poulakis, Ph.D.], has applied in due form for a permit to take Pristis pectinata for purposes of scientific research.
Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06132
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's (MAFAC's) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Seattle Multimodal Construction Project in Washington State
Document Number: 2017-06096
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to Seattle Multimodal Construction Project in Washington State. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to the WSDOT to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Mid-Atlantic Unmanaged Forage Fish Omnibus Amendment
Document Number: 2017-06114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has submitted its Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment to the Secretary of Commerce for review and approval. We are requesting comments from the public on this amendment. This amendment would implement an annual landing limit, possession limits, and permitting and reporting requirements for certain previously unmanaged forage species and species groups within Mid-Atlantic Federal waters. The purpose of this action is to prevent the development of new, and the expansion of existing, commercial fisheries on certain forage species until the Council has adequate opportunity and information to evaluate the potential impacts of forage fish harvest on existing fisheries, fishing communities, and the marine ecosystem.
Community Broadband Workshop
Document Number: 2017-06097
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a technical assistance workshop to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The workshop will present in- depth sessions on planning and funding broadband infrastructure projects. The planning session will explore effective business and partnership models, and the funding session will identify available funding types, including federal funding.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing
Document Number: 2017-06072
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet April 12, 2017.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2017-06057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application submitted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This EFP would exempt participating vessels from the following types of fishery regulations: Minimum fish size restrictions; fish possession limits for species not protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); gear-specific fish possession restrictions for the purpose of at-sea sampling; and, in limited situations for research purposes only, retaining and landing prohibited fish species. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on EFP applications.
Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: C1-2017-05432
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Publicly Available Biologic and Geologic Samples From the 2015 and 2016 NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Expeditions
Document Number: 2017-06012
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa)
NOAA OER announces the availability of biologic and geologic samples that were collected during NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer expeditions in 2015 and 2016. Biologic specimens from all 2015 and 2016 expeditions are now available for loan through the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Rock samples collected during the three legs of EX-15-05 are now available through Oregon State University's Marine Geology Repository. Information about individual samples as well as all imagery and oceanographic data collected during these expeditions can be found in the digital record for each cruise on the OER Digital Atlas, (http:// explore.noaa.gov/digitalatlas). The biologic and geologic samples described in this notice are available immediately from the designated repositories.
National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB)
Document Number: 2017-06011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice responds the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program. The NOAA intends to fill two expected vacancies on the Board in 2017 and another two in 2018 to apply for membership to the Board, applicants should submit a current resume, via the methodology discussed in the Contact Information Section of this notice. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer.
Notice on Engagement With the National Climate Assessment
Document Number: 2017-06010
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are publishing this notice on behalf of the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) to clarify the processes and platforms for public engagement with the development of the fourth National Climate Assessment.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06007
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06006
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public meeting.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06005
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 159th meeting.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06004
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a meeting to review the methodology of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife/California Wetfish Producers Association aerial survey. The meeting is open to the public.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2017-06003
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 62/302,855, titled ``Prostate Cancer Detection Using Western Blot Analysis,'' (NIST Docket No. 16-007) to McJimpsey Biotechnologies, Inc. The grant of the license would be for prostate cancer detection.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Framework Adjustment 28
Document Number: 2017-06002
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS approves and implements through regulations the measures included in Framework Adjustment 28 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan, which the New England Fishery Management Council adopted and submitted to NMFS for approval. The purpose of Framework 28 is to prevent overfishing, improve yield-per-recruit, and improve the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery. Framework 28: Sets specifications for the scallop fishery for fishing year 2017; revises the way we allocate catch to the limited access general category individual fishing quota fleet to reflect the spatial management of the scallop fishery; and implements a 50-bushel shell stock possession limit for limited access vessels inshore of the days- at-sea demarcation line north of 42[deg] 20' N. lat.
Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-05988
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Mexico for the period November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-05987
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from Taiwan for the period of review (POR), December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2016.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Trip Limit Increase for the Small Vessel Category of the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2017-05980
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action increases the Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod trip limit for Northeast multispecies common pool small vessel category vessels for the remainder of the 2016 fishing year. This increase corrects a previous action that did not raise the small vessel category trip limit. Increasing the possession and trip limits is intended to provide the common pool fishery with additional fishing opportunities through the end of the fishing year.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2017-05978
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the B season allowance of the 2017 total allowable catch of pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-05974
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-05973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2017-05934
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 19, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 12th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (fish fillets) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes from the preliminary results. Specifically, we have modified the list of companies rescinded from this administrative review. The final dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice. The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; 2017 Closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area
Document Number: 2017-05904
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area will close for the remainder of the 2017 fishing year. No vessel issued a Federal scallop permit, with the exception of Northern Gulf of Maine permit holders also holding a Maine state scallop permit and fishing under the state waters exemption program in Maine state waters, may fish for, possess, or land scallops from the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area. Regulations require this action once NMFS projects that 100 percent of the 2017 default total allowable catch for the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area will be harvested.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2017-05867
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2017-05866
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed application and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Resources of the South Atlantic; 2017-2018 Recreational Fishing Season for Black Sea Bass
Document Number: 2017-05862
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the length of the recreational season for black sea bass in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic will extend throughout the 2017-2018 fishing year. Announcing the length of recreational season for black sea bass is one of the accountability measures (AMs) for the recreational sector. This announcement allows recreational fishers to maximize their opportunity to harvest the recreational annual catch limit (ACL) for black sea bass during the fishing season while managing harvest to protect the black sea bass resource.
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2017-05861
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
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).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Chevron Richmond Refinery Long Wharf Maintenance and Efficiency Project in San Francisco Bay, California
Document Number: 2017-05843
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from Chevron for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to pile driving and removal associated with the Long Wharf Maintenance and Efficiency Project (WMEP). Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to Chevron to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activity.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rehabilitation of the Jetty System at the Mouth of the Columbia River
Document Number: 2017-05842
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that a Letter of Authorization (LOA) has been issued to the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for the take of marine mammals incidental to the rehabilitation of the Jetty System at the Mouth of the Columbia River (MCR).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Space Vehicle and Missile Launch Operations
Document Number: 2017-05663
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, upon request from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC), hereby issues regulations to govern the incidental taking of marine mammals incidental to space vehicle and missile launch operations at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island, Alaska, over the course of five years (2017-2022). These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, and establish requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.
Membership Solicitation for Hydrographic Services Review Panel
Document Number: 2017-05639
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Hydrographic Service Improvements Act Amendments of 2002, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is required to solicit nominations for membership at least once a year for the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP). The NOAA Administrator seeks and encourages individuals with expertise in marine navigation and technology, port administration, marine shipping or other intermodal transportation industries, cartography and geographic information systems, geodesy, physical oceanography, coastal resource management, including coastal preparedness and emergency response, and other related fields.