Department of Commerce 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 1 - 50 of 2,781
Foreign-Trade Zone 158Vicksburg/Jackson, MS; Application for Expansion
Document Number: C1-2010-31877
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Listing Determinations for Five Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic Sturgeon; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-32967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS hereby extends the comment period on the proposed listing of five distinct population segments (DPSs) of Atlantic sturgeon as endangered or threatened until February 3, 2011. The five DPSs were proposed for listing in two separate proposed listing determinations, published on October 6, 2010.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2010-32951
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia is transferring commercial bluefish quota to the State of North Carolina from its 2010 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quotas for Virginia and North Carolina.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2010-32947
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2010 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, the State of Maine is transferring a portion of its 2010 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of Rhode Island. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Foreign-Trade Zones in the United States
Document Number: 2010-32940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
The Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) proposes to amend its regulations, and invites public comment on these proposed amendments. Through this action, the Board proposes to amend the substantive and procedural rules for the authorization of Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs or zones) and the regulation of zone activity. The purpose of zones as stated in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act (FTZ Act or the Act) is to ``expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and other purposes.'' The regulations proposed here provide the legal framework for accomplishing this purpose in the context of evolving U.S. economic and trade policy, and economic factors relating to international competition. The changes are comprehensive and the proposed action constitutes a major revision. These revisions encompass changes related to manufacturing and value-added activity, as well as new rules designed to address compliance with the Act's requirement for a grantee to provide uniform treatment for the users of a zone. The new rules should improve flexibility for U.S.-based operations, particularly for most circumstances involving exports; enhance clarity; and strengthen compliance and enforcement. The revisions would also reorganize the regulations in the interest of ease-of-use and transparency.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico
Document Number: 2010-32939
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that Lamina y Placa Comercial, S.A. de C.V. (Lamina y Placa) is the successor-in-interest to Tuberia Nacional, S.A. de C.V. (TUNA) and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded TUNA in regard to the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from Mexico.
Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-32938
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on laminated woven sacks (sacks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2009, with respect to Zibo Aifudi Plastic Packaging Co., Ltd. (Zibo Aifudi). Since Zibo Aifudi was the only party that requested a review and is the only producer/ exporter subject to review, this notice also serves to rescind the entire administrative review. This rescission is based on Zibo Aifudi's timely withdrawal of its request for review.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-32937
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
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 wooden bedroom furniture 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.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2010-32934
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2011 Nominations
Document Number: 2010-32906
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark Office) is accepting nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of the United States has awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (initially known as the National Medal of Technology) annually to our nation's leading innovators. If you know of a candidate who has made an outstanding, lasting contribution to the economy through the promotion of technology or technological manpower, you may obtain a nomination form from: http://go.usa.gov/1dU.
NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) Strategic Plan FY 2011-FY 2015
Document Number: 2010-32886
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) is seeking comments on the revised draft OER STRATEGIC PLAN Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-2015, submitted to meet the requirement for program direction under Public Law 111-11, Section 12104(b). The draft OER STRATEGIC PLAN describes the vision, mission, core activities, and organization of the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
North American Free Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 2010-32883
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 22, 2010, the Government of Mexico filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel Review was requested of the final determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding Sales at Less Than Fair Value on Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico and the People's Republic of China. This determination was published in the Federal Register (75 Fed. Reg. 71070), on November 22, 2010. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2010-1904-03 to this request.
North American Free Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 2010-32881
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 22, 2010, IUSA, S.A. de C.V. (``IUSA'') and Nacional de Cobre, S.A. de C.V. (``Nacobre''), and their U.S. affiliates Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC and Copper and Brass International filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Second and Third Requests for Panel Review were filed by GD Affiliates S. de. R.L. de C.V., and its U.S. affiliate GD Copper (U.S.A.), and the Government of Mexico, respectively. Panel review was requested of the final determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China and Mexico. This determination was published in the Federal Register (75 FR 71,146), on November 22, 2010. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA- MEX-2010-1904-02 to these requests.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendments 20 and 21; Trawl Rationalization Program; Allocations for the Start of the 2011 Fishery
Document Number: 2010-32833
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this rule to implement an interim reduction to the 2010 harvest level for sablefish, issue revised quota pounds for individual fishing quota (IFQ) species, revise the calculation for the Pacific halibut trawl bycatch mortality limit for the trawl rationalization program; and adjust the trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) and landing allowances for non-IFQ species and Pacific whiting for the start of the 2011 groundfish fishery.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 17B
Document Number: 2010-32831
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 17B to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule establishes annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for eight snapper-grouper species in the FMP that are undergoing overfishing, and for black grouper, which was recently assessed and determined to not be undergoing overfishing or overfished; modifies management measures to limit total mortality of those species to the ACL; and adds ACLs, annual catch targets (ACTs), and AMs to the list of management measures that may be amended via the framework process. The intent of this final rule is to address overfishing of eight snapper-grouper species while maintaining catch levels consistent with achieving optimum yield.
Yuri I. Montgomery, Respondent; Final Decision and Order
Document Number: 2010-32563
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Top of the Stove Stainless Steel Cooking Ware From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-32869
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the third sunset reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on top of the stove stainless steel cooking ware (cookware) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(c). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 60731 (October 1, 2010) (Initiation Notice). Because no domestic interested party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on cookware from Korea.
Certain Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate From the Peoples' Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-32865
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is rescinding the administrative review of non-frozen apple juice concentrate from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') June 1, 2009, through May 31, 2010. This rescission is based on the timely withdrawal of request for review by the two interested parties that requested the review, Sanmenxia Luck Fruit Co., Ltd. (``SLFI'') and Qin'an Great Wall Fruit Juice and Beverage Co., Ltd. (``Qin'an'').
Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-32862
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 31, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (``CWP'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). This administrative review was initiated on 18 exporters of CWP from the PRC. We are now rescinding this administrative review in full.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14245; Permit To Conduct Research on Marine Mammals; Receipt of Application
Document Number: 2010-32847
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that National Marine Fisheries Service, National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (Dr. John Bengtson, Responsible Party), 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., Seattle, Washington 98115-6349, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on narwhals, Monodon monoceros.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2010-32845
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Puget Sound Treaty Tribes and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to NMFS, pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Puget Sound Chinook salmon under Limit 6 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead, a jointly developed Resource Management Plan (RMP). The RMP specifies the future management of commercial, recreational, subsistence and tribal salmon fisheries potentially affecting listed Puget Sound Chinook salmon from May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2015. This document serves to notify the public of the availability for comment of the proposed evaluation of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) as to how the RMP addresses the criteria in Limit 6 of the ESA 4(d) Rule.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Framework for Ranking the Relative Importance of Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Populations and Watersheds for ESU Recovery and Delisting
Document Number: 2010-32844
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), announce the availability of a draft technical framework for ranking recovery potential of populations of Puget Sound Chinook salmon and watersheds supporting them. The draft framework relies on the best available scientific information regarding the status and structure of Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations and their habitat. It builds on the work of the Puget Sound technical recovery team, which provided the technical foundation of the Puget Sound Chinook recovery plan (NMFS 2006). The technical recovery team identified the population structure of Puget Sound Chinook and recommended biological recovery criteria (Ruckelshaus et al. 2002; 2006). It did not advise, however, on the relative roles of the various populations in achieving recovery and no such roles were identified in the recovery plan completed for the species. In contrast, technical teams that developed recovery criteria for other species of salmon in the Northwest did recommend roles for individual populations in recovery. Following adoption of the Puget Sound Chinook salmon recovery plan, we convened an internal technical team to analyze the role each population should play in recovery. The draft technical framework described in this notice represents the internal technical team's recommendations. This notice also describes potential management implications of the framework.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2010-32793
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Herring Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Porcelain-on-Steel Cooking Ware From Taiwan: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-32771
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order on porcelain-on-steel cooking ware (POS cooking ware) from Taiwan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(c). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 60731 (October 1, 2010) (Initiation Notice). Because no domestic interested party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty order on POS cooking ware from Taiwan.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Survey (CBAMS) II
Document Number: 2010-32743
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32738
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32737
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Standing, Special Spiny Lobster and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32690
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a work session, which is open to the public.
Taking of Threatened or Endangered Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Issuance of Permit
Document Number: 2010-32689
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS hereby issues a permit for a period of three years to authorize the incidental, but not intentional, taking of individuals from six marine mammal stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by participants in several groundfish fisheries in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. This authorization is based on determinations that mortality and serious injury of endangered stocks of Central North Pacific (CNP) humpback whales, Western North Pacific (WNP) stock of humpback whales, Northeast Pacific (NEP) stock of fin whales, North Pacific stock of sperm whales, and Western U.S. stock of Steller sea lions; and on the threatened Eastern U.S. stock of Steller sea lions incidental to commercial fishing will have a negligible impact on these stocks, that recovery plans have been developed or are being prepared, that a monitoring program is established, and that vessels in the fisheries are registered. Take Reduction Plans (TRPs) are not required for the NEP stock of fin whales or the Eastern U.S. stock of Steller sea lions because mortality and serious injury of these stocks incidental to commercial fishing operations are at insignificant levels approaching a zero mortality and serious injury rate; TRPs for other species will be deferred as sufficient funding is not available at this time.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Fisheries Off Alaska; Correction
Document Number: 2010-32654
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document contains corrections to the interim final rule pertaining to Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Fisheries Off Alaska published on December 13, 2010. These corrections amend one error in the preamble to the interim final rule and one typographical error and content within regulatory tables to eliminate potential confusion by the public.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plan for the Sperm Whale
Document Number: 2010-32692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the adoption of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan for the Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). The Recovery Plan contains revisions and additions in consideration of public comments received on the proposed draft Recovery Plan for the sperm whale.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish Fishery
Document Number: 2010-32691
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this interim final rule to amend the cost recovery regulations implementing the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to require the first year cost-recovery fee percentage to be calculated based on the best estimate of the actual costs associated with the management, data collection and analysis, and enforcement of the individual fishing quota (IFQ) allocation program (not to exceed 3 percent), rather than to be set at the statutory maximum 3 percent of the ex-vessel value of tilefish landings.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2010-32683
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-32680
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a semiannual new shipper review (NSR) under the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India in response to a request from SRF Limited (SRF). The domestic interested parties for this proceeding are DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., SKC, Inc. and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (petitioners). We preliminarily determine that the U.S. sale of subject merchandise produced and exported by SRF was bona fide and not sold below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, the Department intends to instruct United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries subject to this review without regard to antidumping duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. The final results will be issued 90 days after the date of signature of these preliminary results, unless extended.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-32677
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new shipper review under the countervailing duty (CVD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET film) from India in response to a request from SRF Limited (SRF). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009. The domestic interested parties for this proceeding are DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., SKC, Inc. and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (petitioners). We preliminarily determine that the U.S. sale of subject merchandise produced and exported by SRF was bona fide. See Bona Fides Analysis section below. We also preliminarily determine that SRF has benefitted from countervailable subsidies provided on the production and export of PET film from India. See the ``Preliminary Results of Administrative Review'' section, below. If the final results remain the same as the preliminary results of this review, we intend to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this new shipper review. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice, below. The final results will be issued 90 days after the date of signature of these preliminary results, unless extended.
Certain Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-32675
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order covering certain non-frozen apple juice concentrate from the People's Republic of China. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate From the People's Republic of China, 65 FR 35606 (June 5, 2000). This is a new shipper review of Lingbao Xinyuan Fruit Industry Co., Ltd. (``LXFI''). Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the dumping margin calculation for the final results. The final dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2011 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications; Preliminary 2011 Quota Adjustments; 2011 Summer Flounder Quota for Delaware
Document Number: 2010-32656
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues final specifications for the 2011 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. This final rule specifies allowed harvest limits for both commercial and recreational fisheries, including commercial scup possession limits. This action prohibits Federally permitted commercial fishing vessels from landing summer flounder in Delaware in 2011 due to continued quota repayment from previous years' overages. The actions of this final rule are necessary to comply with regulations implementing the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP), as well as to ensure compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act). The intent of this action is to establish harvest levels and other management measures to ensure that these species are not overfished or subject to overfishing in 2011. In addition, this action implements measures to ensure continued rebuilding of the summer flounder stock, which remains under a Magnuson-Stevens Act rebuilding program.
Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings
Document Number: 2010-32632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is requesting comments regarding the calculation of the weighted average dumping margin and antidumping duty assessment rate in certain antidumping duty proceedings. Currently, in a review of an antidumping duty order conducted under 19 CFR 351.213 (administrative review), 351.214 (new shipper review), and 351.215 (expedited antidumping review) (collectively ``reviews''), the Department usually makes comparisons between transaction-specific export prices and average normal values and does not offset any dumping that is found with the results of comparisons for which the transaction-specific export price exceeds the average normal value. In addition, in the most recent original antidumping duty investigation in which the Department calculated the weighted average margins of dumping using transaction-to-transaction comparisons, the Department did not grant offsets for non-dumped comparisons. Several World Trade Organization (``WTO'') dispute settlement reports have found that the United States application of these methodologies was inconsistent with our WTO obligations. In response to these reports, the Department proposes modification of its methodologies, including changes to certain provisions of the Department's regulations.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32626
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Ad Hoc Reef Fish Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-32595
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Marianas Archipelago Plan Team (PT), Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (Guam REAC), Mariana Archipelago Advisory Panel (AP) and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (CNMI REAC).
Coding of Design Marks in Registrations
Document Number: 2010-32564
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') proposes to discontinue its secondary design coding, the practice of coding newly registered trademarks in its searchable electronic database with design mark codes based on the old paper search designations.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2010-32530
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review
Document Number: 2010-32495
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the second sunset review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on certain stainless steel plate in coils from Belgium (``subject merchandise'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and adequate substantive responses from ArcelorMittal Stainless Belgium N.V. (``AMS'') and the Government of Belgium (``GOB''), the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of the CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). As a result of our analysis, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; Final 2011-2013 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog
Document Number: 2010-32484
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements final quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to publish the final quota specifications for the 2011-2013 fishing years. The intent of this action is to establish allowable harvest levels of Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone to prevent overfishing and to allow harvesting of optimum yield (OY).
60-Day Finding for a Petition To Conduct a Status Review of the Eastern North Pacific Population of Gray Whale Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Document Number: 2010-32479
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS received a petition to conduct a status review under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) for the purpose of designating the Eastern North Pacific stock of gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) as depleted. NMFS finds that the petition does not present substantial information indicating that a status review may be warranted.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Mexico; Preliminary Results of the Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-32478
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip (``SSSS'') in coils from Mexico, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on SSSS in coils from Mexico, pursuant to section 751(e)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a result of this sunset review, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order with respect to SSSS in coils from Mexico would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Preliminary Results of Review.''
Council Coordination Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32477
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), consisting of the Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors in January 2011. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including FY 2011 budget allocations and budget planning, Annual Catch Limits (ACLs), Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, Recreational Fishery Issues, Enforcement, Catch Shares Policy Implementation, and other topics related to implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Italy: Preliminary Results of the Full Second Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-32476
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated its second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Italy, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The Department is conducting a full sunset review of the order pursuant to 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a result of this sunset review, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Italy would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping.