Notice To Suspend Applications for Certification for Printing NOAA Nautical Charts and Publications, 80026-80027 [2020-27344]

Download as PDF 80026 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 239 / Friday, December 11, 2020 / Notices final determination in this investigation. Accordingly, we intend to take additional steps in lieu of on-site verification. Commerce will notify interested parties of any additional documentation or information required. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Public Comment As noted above, Commerce will issue a preliminary scope decision no later than February 3, 2021. All interested parties will have the opportunity to submit case and rebuttal briefs on the preliminary scope determination by the deadline established in the memorandum. All parties filing scope briefs or rebuttals thereto, must file identical documents simultaneously on the records of all the ongoing AD and CVD seamless pipe investigations. No new factual information or business proprietary information may be included in either scope briefs or rebuttal scope briefs. Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Interested parties will be notified of the deadline for the submission of such case briefs and written comments at a later date. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than seven days after the deadline date for case briefs.11 Commerce has modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information until further notice.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce 11 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 26, 2020). 12 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:25 Dec 10, 2020 Jkt 253001 intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary determination. If Commerce’s final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final injury determination before the later of 120 days after the date of Commerce’s preliminary determination or 45 days after its final determination. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: December 7, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretaryfor Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by the scope of this investigation is seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing process (e.g., hot-finished or cold-drawn), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish (e.g., bare, lacquered or coated). Redraw hollows are any unfinished carbon or alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe or ‘‘hollow profiles’’ suitable for cold finishing operations, such as cold drawing, to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications referenced below, or comparable specifications. Specifically included within the scope are seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) standard, line, and pressure pipes produced to the ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A–334, ASTM A–589, ASTM A–795, ASTM A–1024, and the API 5L specifications, or comparable specifications, and meeting the physical parameters described above, regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below. Specifically excluded from the scope of the investigation are: (1) All pipes meeting aerospace, hydraulic, and bearing tubing specifications, including pipe produced to the ASTM A–822 standard; (2) all pipes meeting the chemical requirements of ASTM A–335, whether finished or unfinished; and (3) unattached couplings. Also excluded from the scope of the investigations are all mechanical, boiler, condenser and heat exchange tubing, except when such products PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conform to the dimensional requirements, i.e., outside diameter and wall thickness, of ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106 or API 5L specifications. Subject seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe are normally entered under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7304.19.1020, 7304.19.1030, 7304.19.1045, 7304.19.1060, 7304.19.5020, 7304.19.5050, 7304.31.6050, 7304.39.0016, 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.39.0036, 7304.39.0040, 7304.39.0044, 7304.39.0048, 7304.39.0052, 7304.39.0056, 7304.39.0062, 7304.39.0068, 7304.39.0072, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7304.59.6000, 7304.59.8010, 7304.59.8015, 7304.59.8020, 7304.59.8025, 7304.59.8030, 7304.59.8035, 7304.59.8040, 7304.59.8045, 7304.59.8050, 7304.59.8055, 7304.59.8060, 7304.59.8065, and 7304.59.8070. The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Alignment VI. Injury Test VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VIII. Subsidies Valuation Information IX. Analysis of Programs X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–27306 Filed 12–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice To Suspend Applications for Certification for Printing NOAA Nautical Charts and Publications National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice to suspend accepting new applications for certification for printing and distribution of NOAA nautical charts and the United States Coast Pilot, and to update the public on digital distribution of NOAA’s products. AGENCY: The federal government ceased printing of paper nautical charts in April 2014. Since then, the Office of Coast Survey has successfully transitioned the printing of paper nautical charts to the private sector and, since the Federal Register Notice of January 2, 2014, has certified more than three dozen companies to print and sell NOAA nautical charts and the United SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 239 / Friday, December 11, 2020 / Notices States Coast Pilot®. This transition has resulted in a broad market providing product differentiation with optional value-added features. However, Coast Survey is in the process of reducing the amount of traditional NOAA paper nautical products that it maintains as it moves to facilitating a method from which paper charts can be derived from the NOAA’s electronic navigational charts (NOAA ENC®) found on website: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/charts/ noaa-enc.html. Within the next five years, the number of unique charts that will be available for vendors to print will be reduced by roughly 60%. Coast Survey recognized that a hold on accepting new applications must be put in place until the final number of traditional paper charts that NOAA will maintain is determined. The plan for transitioning away from the traditional NOAA paper charts is available in the ‘‘Sunsetting Traditional NOAA Paper Charts’’ document found on the following website: https:// nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/ docs/raster-sunset.pdf. To maintain a healthy market that meets the needs of recreational and commercial mariners, Coast Survey is suspending the certifications for new, non-certified printers of charts while continuing to maintain certification of printers who continue to meet standards as provided under their current agreements. There are currently eight certified printers of the Coast Pilot. Coast Survey feels the market can bear no more that 10 of these printers. Once there are 10 certified printers of the Coast Pilot, Coast Survey will suspend the certifications for new, non-certified printers of the Coast Pilot. DATES: Send comments on or before February 9, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments can be submitted online to the Office of Coast Survey’s inquiry system, ASSIST, at the following site https:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/customerservice/assist/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Kroll, Deputy Chief, Navigation Services Division, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey at matt.kroll@ noaa.gov, 240–533–0063 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA privatized the printing of nautical charts in October 2013. In January 2014, Coast Survey started soliciting private companies to apply for NOAA certification to print, sell, and distribute paper nautical charts that NOAA’s National Ocean Service considered ‘‘published’’, and that therefore meet carriage requirements. After review, VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:25 Dec 10, 2020 Jkt 253001 Coast Survey certifies applicants who meet all NOAA chart standards. At the time of Coast Survey’s January 2014 solicitation, NOAA had two certified printing agents. As of October 29, 2020, NOAA had 36 certified agents found here, https:// nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/ print-agents.html#paper-charts, with two additional companies under review. Coast Survey has concluded that the current certified printers are meeting market needs, and that the companies with pending applications for certification will adequately fill any additional market openings. Therefore, until further notice, Coast Survey will not accept any new applications for certification, except for printers of the Coast Pilot until 10 Coast Pilot printers has been achieved. Coast Survey began the transition away from traditional paper products and considers the NOAA ENC as its primary product to meet navigation needs, and makes the following resources available: 1. NOAA’s electronic navigational charts (NOAA ENC®) (https:// nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/charts/noaaenc.html) are available for free download. 2. See Coast Survey’s plan to improve the ENC, ‘‘Transforming the NOAA ENC.’’ (https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ publications/docs/enctransformation.pdf). 3. United States Coast Pilot (https:// nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/ coast-pilot/) is available online in a digital format. 4. NOAA’s Custom Chart tool (https:// devgis.charttools.noaa.gov/pod/) gives the user the ability to create and download charts based on your own scale, extent, and paper size settings. The National Charting Plan outlines several improvements to chart content (https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/charts/ docs/NCP-1-pager-v2.pdf). Authority: 33 U.S.C. Chapter 17, Coast and Geodetic Survey Act of 1947. Shepard M. Smith, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than January 11, 2021. SUMMARY: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service and should be sent to ITP.Meadows@noaa.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Notice To Suspend Applications for Certification for Printing 
NOAA Nautical Charts and Publications

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).


ACTION: Notice to suspend accepting new applications for certification 
for printing and distribution of NOAA nautical charts and the United 
States Coast Pilot, and to update the public on digital distribution of 
NOAA's products.

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SUMMARY: The federal government ceased printing of paper nautical 
charts in April 2014. Since then, the Office of Coast Survey has 
successfully transitioned the printing of paper nautical charts to the 
private sector and, since the Federal Register Notice of January 2, 
2014, has certified more than three dozen companies to print and sell 
NOAA nautical charts and the United

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States Coast Pilot[supreg]. This transition has resulted in a broad 
market providing product differentiation with optional value-added 
features. However, Coast Survey is in the process of reducing the 
amount of traditional NOAA paper nautical products that it maintains as 
it moves to facilitating a method from which paper charts can be 
derived from the NOAA's electronic navigational charts (NOAA 
ENC[supreg]) found on website: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/charts/noaa-enc.html. Within the next five years, the number of unique charts 
that will be available for vendors to print will be reduced by roughly 
60%. Coast Survey recognized that a hold on accepting new applications 
must be put in place until the final number of traditional paper charts 
that NOAA will maintain is determined. The plan for transitioning away 
from the traditional NOAA paper charts is available in the ``Sunsetting 
Traditional NOAA Paper Charts'' document found on the following 
website: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/docs/raster-sunset.pdf.
    To maintain a healthy market that meets the needs of recreational 
and commercial mariners, Coast Survey is suspending the certifications 
for new, non-certified printers of charts while continuing to maintain 
certification of printers who continue to meet standards as provided 
under their current agreements. There are currently eight certified 
printers of the Coast Pilot. Coast Survey feels the market can bear no 
more that 10 of these printers. Once there are 10 certified printers of 
the Coast Pilot, Coast Survey will suspend the certifications for new, 
non-certified printers of the Coast Pilot.

DATES: Send comments on or before February 9, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments can be submitted online to the Office of Coast 
Survey's inquiry system, ASSIST, at the following site https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/customer-service/assist/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Kroll, Deputy Chief, 
Navigation Services Division, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey at 
[email protected], 240-533-0063

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA privatized the printing of nautical 
charts in October 2013. In January 2014, Coast Survey started 
soliciting private companies to apply for NOAA certification to print, 
sell, and distribute paper nautical charts that NOAA's National Ocean 
Service considered ``published'', and that therefore meet carriage 
requirements. After review, Coast Survey certifies applicants who meet 
all NOAA chart standards.
    At the time of Coast Survey's January 2014 solicitation, NOAA had 
two certified printing agents. As of October 29, 2020, NOAA had 36 
certified agents found here, https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/print-agents.html#paper-charts, with two additional 
companies under review.
    Coast Survey has concluded that the current certified printers are 
meeting market needs, and that the companies with pending applications 
for certification will adequately fill any additional market openings. 
Therefore, until further notice, Coast Survey will not accept any new 
applications for certification, except for printers of the Coast Pilot 
until 10 Coast Pilot printers has been achieved.
    Coast Survey began the transition away from traditional paper 
products and considers the NOAA ENC as its primary product to meet 
navigation needs, and makes the following resources available:
    1. NOAA's electronic navigational charts (NOAA ENC[supreg]) 
(https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/charts/noaa-enc.html) are available 
for free download.
    2. See Coast Survey's plan to improve the ENC, ``Transforming the 
NOAA ENC.'' (https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/docs/enc-transformation.pdf).
    3. United States Coast Pilot (https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/coast-pilot/) is available online in a digital 
format.
    4. NOAA's Custom Chart tool (https://devgis.charttools.noaa.gov/pod/) gives the user the ability to create and download charts based on 
your own scale, extent, and paper size settings.
    The National Charting Plan outlines several improvements to chart 
content (https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/charts/docs/NCP-1-pager-v2.pdf).

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. Chapter 17, Coast and Geodetic Survey Act 
of 1947.

Shepard M. Smith,
Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-27344 Filed 12-10-20; 8:45 am]
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