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Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2017-08352
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
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 (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD and CVD orders.
Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-08328
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of investigation is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.
Limited-Access Highway Classification Codes
Document Number: 2017-08320
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) publishes this notice to request public comment on a proposal to change the classification of limited-access highways in the Census Bureau's Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Referencing and Encoding (MAF/ TIGER) System. The change will assign all limited-access highways a MAF/TIGER Feature Classification Code (MTFCC) of S1100 (Primary Roads). Currently, the classification code for limited-access highways is either S1100 (Primary Roads) or S1200 (Secondary Roads).
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-08270
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08264
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Phosphor Copper From the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-08358
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on an affirmative final determination by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing the antidumping duty order on phosphor copper from the Republic of Korea (``Korea'').
Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Expedited Review
Document Number: 2017-08211
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has conducted an expedited review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on supercalendered paper (SC paper) from Canada. The period of review (POR) for which we are measuring subsidies is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. We determine that Irving Paper Limited received countervailable subsidies during the POR and that Catalyst received de minimis countervailable subsidies. As a result of this determination, we are excluding Catalyst from the countervailing duty order on SC paper from Canada.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-08210
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review in part on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016.
Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From India, Indonesia, and the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2017-08174
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate (CTL plate) from India, Indonesia, and the Republic of Korea (Korea) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08158
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Mid-Atlantic Forage Species Omnibus Amendment
Document Number: 2017-08130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to approve and implement measures included in an omnibus amendment submitted by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council that would manage forage species within Mid-Atlantic Federal waters. This amendment would implement an annual landing limit, possession limits, and permitting and reporting requirements for Atlantic chub mackerel and 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08128
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council in conjunction with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 51 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico gray snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, an Assessment Workshop and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08126
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a two day meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Private Recreational Advisory Panel (AP).
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; 2017 and 2018 Commercial Fishing Restrictions for Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 2017-08117
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is issuing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC or the Commission) Resolution C-16-08, which establishes limits on the U.S. commercial catch of Pacific bluefin tuna from waters of the IATTC Convention Area for 2017 and 2018. This action is necessary for the United States to satisfy its obligations as a member of the IATTC.
Pacific Island Fisheries; 2016 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
Document Number: 2017-08116
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In this final rule, NMFS specifies the 2016 annual catch limits (ACLs) for Pacific Island bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral, and coral reef ecosystem fisheries, and accountability measures (AMs) to correct or mitigate any overages of catch limits. The final ACLs and AMs are effective for fishing year 2016. The fishing year for each fishery begins on January 1 and ends on December 31, except for precious coral fisheries, which begin July 1 and end on June 30 the following year. Although the 2016 fishing year has ended for most stocks, we will evaluate 2016 catches against these final ACLs when data become available in mid-2017. The ACL and AM specifications support the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
Notice of National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08084
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) and Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET. During this time, members will further develop their policy proposals and work plan for their two-year term. Topics to be covered include advanced manufacturing, access to capital in underserved markets, inclusive entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education in schools and career development programs, and alignment of federal innovation and entrepreneurship programing.
Impact of Long Term Evolution Signals on Global Positioning System Receivers
Document Number: 2017-08080
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) will hold a public meeting on May 4, 2017 to inform the public about the NASCTN project ``Impact of Long Term Evolution (LTE) signals on Global Positioning System (GPS) Devices''. At this meeting, the public will learn about this project, as described in the report released to the public on February 15, 2017, available at: http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/TechnicalNotes/NIST.TN.1952. pdf. A summary of NASCTN's test methodology and an overview of the test results will be provided as well.
Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
Document Number: 2017-08048
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board. One of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board, expiring August 2019, is currently vacant. Additionally, four of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board expire in August 2017, creating a total of five available appointments to the FirstNet Board. NTIA issues this Notice to obtain expressions of interest in being selected by the Secretary to the FirstNet Board.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Groundfish Fishery; Amendment 18
Document Number: 2017-08035
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements Amendment 18 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. The New England Fishery Management Council developed Amendment 18 to promote fleet diversity and in the groundfish fishery, prevent the acquisition of excessive shares of permits, and enhance sector management. This action limits the number of permits and annual groundfish allocation that an entity can hold. This action also removes several effort restrictions to increase operational flexibility for fishermen on limited access handgear vessels.
Marine Mammals; File No. 21199
Document Number: 2017-08031
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Vanessa Coates, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Natural History Unit, BBC Bristol, Whiteladies Road, United Kingdom BS8 2LR, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial photography on killer whales (Orcinus orca), Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli), and Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens).
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2017-08011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 14, 2016, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the preliminary results of the seventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') and provided to interested parties an opportunity to comment on these preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes in the margin calculation regarding one mandatory respondent, Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd. (``Xugong''). We also continue to find that the other mandatory respondent, Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd. (``GTC''), is not eligible for separate rate status and, thus, is part of the PRC-wide entity. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results'' section of this notice, below.
Evaluations of National Estuarine Research Reserves
Document Number: 2017-07986
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments for the performance evaluation of the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Meeting of the United States Investment Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-08032
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Investment Advisory Council (Council) will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The Council was chartered on April 6, 2016, to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the promotion and retention of foreign direct investment in the United States. At the meeting, members will deliberate and vote on a set of recommendations to Secretary Ross on the facilitation of foreign direct investment into the United States, including deregulation and the streamlining of processes that affect business investment opportunities across U.S. regions, the facilitation of infrastructure investment, and mechanisms to increase investment competitiveness, in addition to other topics. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business.
Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-08030
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board) will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to deliberate and potentially adopt a letter to the Secretary related to the importance of international travel and tourism to the United States.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2017-08023
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
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 oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). The period of review (POR) is February 25, 2014 through August 31, 2015. These final results cover one company, SeAH Steel VINA Corporation (SSV).
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 2017-08022
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces the approval of the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (Plan) and codified regulations for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's (IPHC or Commission) regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California (Area 2A). In addition, NMFS announces the implementation of the portions of the Plan and management measures that are not regulated through the IPHC, including the sport fishery allocations and management measures for Area 2A. The intent of this final rule is to conserve Pacific halibut, provide angler opportunity where available, and minimize bycatch of overfished groundfish species.
Deep Seabed Mining: Request for Extension of Exploration Licenses
Document Number: 2017-07987
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has received an application for five-year extensions of Deep Seabed Mining Exploration Licenses USA-1 and USA-4 that are held by the Lockheed Martin Corporation (``Lockheed Martin'' or the ``Licensee''). The application includes a revised exploration plan that sets forth the activities to be conducted during the extended period of the license.
Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-07985
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) in Annapolis, Maryland.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2017-07966
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has evaluated one Tribal Resource Management Plan (TRMP or Tribal Plan) submitted by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CTCR) to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Tribal Plans promulgated under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Tribal Plan specifies artificial propagation, harvest, predator control, kelt reconditioning, and monitoring and evaluation activities in the Okanogan River basin and portions of the Upper Columbia River (UCR). This document serves to notify the public that NMFS, by delegated authority from the Secretary of Commerce, has determined pursuant to the Tribal ESA section 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead that implementing and enforcing the plans will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA-listed UCR Spring Chinook salmon and steelhead.
Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From Taiwan; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2017-07926
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 14, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 2014-2015 administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (NWR) from Taiwan. The review covers four producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, of which the Department selected two companies for individual examination, Roung Shu Industry Corporation (Roung Shu) and A-Madeus Textile Ltd. (A-Madeus). The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results and, based upon our analysis of the comments, our final results remain unchanged from the preliminary results. The final dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Determination of Overfishing or an Overfished Condition
Document Number: 2017-07923
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has found that the following stocks are subject to overfishing or overfished: South Atlantic golden tilefish and the Western and Central Pacific stock of Pacific bigeye tuna are subject to overfishing; South Atlantic blueline tilefish is still subject to overfishing; and Pacific bluefin tuna in the North Pacific Ocean and South Atlantic red snapper are still both overfished and subject to overfishing. NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, notifies the appropriate fishery management council (Council) whenever it determines that overfishing is occurring, a stock is in an overfished condition or a stock is approaching an overfished condition.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2017 Accountability Measure-Based Closures for Recreational Species in the U.S. Caribbean off Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2017-07914
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for two species groups in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the U.S. Caribbean off Puerto Rico for the 2017 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined that recreational sector annual catch limits (ACLs) in the EEZ off Puerto Rico were exceeded for wrasses and parrotfishes based on average landings during the 2013-2015 fishing years. This temporary rule reduces the lengths of the 2017 fishing seasons for these species groups by the amounts necessary to ensure that landings do not exceed the applicable recreational ACLs in 2017. NMFS closes the recreational sectors for these species groups beginning on the dates specified in the DATES section and continuing through the end of the current fishing year, December 31, 2017. These AMs are necessary to protect the Caribbean reef fish resources in the EEZ off Puerto Rico.
1,1,1,2 Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-07913
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on an affirmative final determination by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing the antidumping duty order on 1,1,1,2 Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) (``R134a'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').
Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: Clarification of the Scope of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2017-07910
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has issued numerous scope determinations finding that wood flooring products consisting of only two layers are outside the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on multilayered wood flooring (MLWF) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The products subject to these rulings typically (but not exclusively) consist of a single wood veneer layer, or ply, in combination with a base layer of various constructions and materials. Due to the large number of scope ruling requests concerning the aforementioned two-layer MLWF products since the imposition of the Orders, the Department finds it necessary to clarify the scope of the orders. Interested parties are invited to comment on this scope clarification.
Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations
Document Number: 2017-07901
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations
Document Number: 2017-07900
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Approval of Expansion of Subzone 20E; STIHL Incorporated, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Document Number: 2017-07899
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Approval of Subzone Status; Aceros de América, Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2017-07897
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Recreational Management Measures for the Summer Flounder and Scup Fisheries; Fishing Year 2017
Document Number: 2017-07886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes management measures for the 2017 summer flounder and scup recreational fisheries. The implementing regulations for these fisheries require NMFS to publish recreational measures for the fishing year and to provide an opportunity for public comment. The intent of these measures is to constrain recreational catch to established limits and prevent overfishing of the summer flounder and scup resources. We are proposing the 2017 management measures and revised specifications for the recreational black sea bass fishery in separate actions.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST MEP Client Impact Survey
Document Number: 2017-07885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2018 Panel
Document Number: 2017-07884
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
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 the proposed 2018 Survey of Income and Program Participation, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.