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Census Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2015-21330
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Department of Health and Human Services
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will address census policies, research and methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, surveys, operations, and programs. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on October 8-9, 2015. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committee's Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/cac/.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-21307
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Fisheries Research
Document Number: 2015-21298
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS' Office of Protected Resources has received a request from the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries research, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the NWFSC's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the NWFSC's application and request.
Cryogenic Flow Meter Calibrations: Request for Information and Notice of Public Workshop
Document Number: 2015-21287
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, plans to discontinue the operation of its Cryogenic Flow Measurement Facility (Facility), located on NIST's campus in Boulder, Colorado, on September 30, 2015. NIST publishes this notice to request information on the industry's interest and needs in (1) cryogenic flow calibrations, (2) research areas of mutual interest to advance cryogenic flow calibrations, and (3) the re-establishment of the Facility at a different location. NIST will hold a public workshop to discuss these issues on Monday, September 28, 2015, on NIST's campus in Boulder, Colorado. Members of the public may register to participate in the public workshop in person or virtually by web conferencing.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-21286
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Several Groundfish Species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-21272
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) of Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) northern rockfish, BSAI squids, Bering Sea (BS) Greenland turbot, and BS Pacific ocean perch in the BSAI management area. This action is necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI management area.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas
Document Number: 2015-21147
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS hereby modifies the baseline annual U.S. quota and subquotas for Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). Specifically for 2015, NMFS augments the Reserve category quota with available underharvest of the 2014 adjusted U.S. BFT quota and also recalculates the Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas that were announced earlier this year (consistent with the Amendment 7 annual reallocation process) to reflect the increased U.S. quota. Furthermore, NMFS makes minor modifications to the regulations regarding Atlantic tunas purse seine auxiliary vessel activity under the ``transfer at sea'' provisions. This action is necessary to implement binding recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as required by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and to achieve domestic management objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2015-21251
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit from the default limit of one large medium or giant BFT to four large medium or giant BFT for the September, October through November, and December subquota time periods of the 2015 fishing year. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments, and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels when fishing commercially for BFT.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2015-21250
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is initiating a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') with respect to Inner Mongolia Jianlong Biochemical Co., Ltd. (``Inner Mongolia Jianlong''). The period of review (``POR'') for the new shipper review is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; American Eel Fishery
Document Number: 2015-21228
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS announces that on August 6, 2015, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) found the State of Delaware out of compliance with the Commission's Interstate Fishery Management Plan (ISFMP) for American Eel. Subsequently, on August 19, 2015, the Commission referred the matter to NMFS, under delegation of authority from the Secretary of Commerce, for federal non-compliance review under the provisions of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act (Atlantic Coastal Act). The Atlantic Coastal Act mandates that NMFS must review the Commission's non-compliance referral and make specific findings by September 18, 2015, 30 days after receiving the referral. If NMFS determines that Delaware failed to carry out its responsibilities under the Coastal American Eel ISFMP, and if the measures it failed to implement are necessary for conservation, then, according to the Atlantic Coastal Act, NMFS must declare a moratorium on fishing for American eel in Delaware waters.
Marine Mammals; File No. 18636
Document Number: 2015-21216
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Notice is hereby given that Iain Kerr, D.H.L., Ocean Alliance, 32 Horton Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on multiple cetacean species.
Marine Mammals; File No. 16239
Document Number: 2015-21215
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Notice is hereby given that Dan Engelhaupt, Ph.D., HDR EOC, 5700 Lake Wright Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502-1859, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 16239.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Baldrige Executive Fellows Program
Document Number: 2015-21214
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Brazil: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2015-21176
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper (``uncoated paper'') from Brazil is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Framework Adjustment 4
Document Number: 2015-21146
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS proposes management measures recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council in Framework Adjustment 4 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan to further enhance catch monitoring and address discarding in the herring fishery. NMFS proposes measures that would clarify the slippage definition (i.e., discarding catch before it has been sampled by an observer), require limited access herring vessels to report slippage via the daily vessel monitoring system catch report, and require slippage consequence measures. NMFS also proposes management measures recommended by the Council in Framework 4 that would require volumetric estimates of total catch and fish holds to be empty of fish before vessels depart on a herring trip and seeks public comment on specific issues with these measures identified by NMFS. Lastly, NMFS proposes minor corrections to existing regulations.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2015-21144
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Aleut Corporation's pollock directed fishing allowance from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed fisheries. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2015 total allowable catch of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area.
Initiation of Review of Management Plan and Regulations of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Intent To Conduct Scoping and Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Management Plan
Document Number: 2015-21132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or sanctuary) was designated in September 1992. It spans 4,601 square nautical miles (6.094 square miles) of marine waters off the central California coast, encompassing several large, nearshore submarine canyons, an offshore seamount and numerous marine habitats representative of the central California coastal and marine ecosystem. The present management plan was written and published in 2008 along with a final environmental impact statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In accordance with Section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA), the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a review of the MBNMS management plan, to evaluate substantive progress toward implementing the goals for the sanctuary, and to make revisions to the plan and regulations as necessary to fulfill the purposes and policies of the NMSA. NOAA anticipates regulatory and management plan changes will require preparation of an environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NOAA will conduct public scoping meetings to gather information and other comments from individuals, organizations, tribes, and government agencies on the scope, types and significance of issues related to the MBNMS management plan and regulations and the proper scope of environmental review for the project. The scoping meetings are scheduled as detailed below.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-21117
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Department of Health and Human Services
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session on September 17-18, 2015. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http:// www.census.gov/cac/. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html or at http:// www.ustream.tv/embed/6504322?wmode=direct.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Trawl Rationalization Program; Midwater Trawl Requirements
Document Number: 2015-20751
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
This proposed rule, if adopted, would clarify the regulatory requirements for vessels using midwater trawl gear in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Shorebased Individual Fishing Quota Program. This action is needed to eliminate inconsistencies and confusion in the current regulations. For vessels targeting Pacific whiting, the action would clarify that the retention of prohibited and protected species is allowed until landing. The disposition of prohibited and protected species would be specified consistent with the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan, and other applicable law.
Calcium Hypochlorite From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2015-21185
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received a timely request for a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on calcium hypochlorite from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The Department has determined that the request meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for this NSR is July 25, 2014, through June 30, 2015.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Portugal: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2015-21183
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper from Portugal is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2015-21180
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper from Indonesia is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Uncoated Paper From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2015-21173
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy
Document Number: 2015-21172
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is releasing the final NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy (Strategy). The full Strategy, a Strategy Highlights document and additional information may be found at: http:// www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ecosystems/climate/.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Australia: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Negative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2015-21170
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper from Australia is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Identification and Proposed Listing of Eleven Distinct Population Segments of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas
Document Number: 2015-21150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service, Farm Service Agency, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
On March 23, 2015, NMFS and USFWS (or the Services) published a proposed rule to revise the listings of the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas; hereafter referred to as the green turtle) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We opened a public comment period that lasted through June 22, 2015. On June 17, 2015, we published a document extending the public comment period through July 27, 2015. On July 27, 2015, we published a document again extending the public comment period to August 26, 2015. Having received a request to further extend the comment period, with this document we further extend the comment period to September 25, 2015.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-21145
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2015 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Omnibus Amendment To Simplify Vessel Baselines
Document Number: 2015-21143
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
This final rule announces the approval of the Omnibus Amendment to the Fishery Management Plans of the Northeastern United States and implements the amendment's approved management measures to simplify vessel baselines. The Baseline Amendment eliminates the one- time limit on vessel upgrades and removes gross and net tonnages from the vessel baseline specifications that NMFS considers when determining a vessel's baseline for replacement purposes. Implementing these measures reduces the administrative burden to permit holders and NMFS and has little effect on fleet capacity. This rule also removes the requirement for vessels to send in negative fishing reports (i.e., ``did not fish'' reports) during months or weeks when vessels were inactive. NMFS no longer needs these reports due to improved trip-level matching. Therefore, NMFS removes this requirement to simplify the regulations and reduce reporting burdens for the industry.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-21137
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear and catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) LOA using hook- and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project; Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21133
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
A permit application has been submitted by California American Water Company (CalAm) to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) to construct and operate a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination facility project (Project) in Monterey County, California. The permit review process will be conducted concurrently with a public process conducted pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). NOAA is soliciting information and comments on the range of issues and the significant issues to be analyzed in depth related to the Project proposed within MBNMS boundaries.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Boundary and Annexation Survey
Document Number: 2015-21106
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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)).
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Finland: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-21046
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
On July 8, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its initiation and preliminary results \1\ of a changed circumstances review (CCR), preliminarily determining to revoke the antidumping duty (AD) Order \2\ on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. Thus, we make no changes to our preliminary determination in these final results of changed circumstances review and hereby revoke the Order in toto.
Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Special Comprehensive License Provisions
Document Number: 2015-20980
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing the Special Comprehensive License (SCL) authorization. Based on changes to the EAR as part of Export Control Reform, BIS concludes that the SCL has outlived its usefulness to the exporting public since recent changes to the EAR permit exporters to accomplish similar results using individual licenses and without undertaking the more onerous SCL application. This rule also makes conforming amendments. These changes are part of BIS's efforts to further update export controls under the EAR consistent with the Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative that directs BIS and other federal agencies to streamline regulations and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on the public.
Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2015-20794
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') determines that boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The final weighted-average dumping margins for the investigation on boltless steel shelving units from the PRC are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section, infra.
Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2015-20785
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the Preliminary Determination of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') investigation of boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale (``boltless steel shelves'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on January 30, 2015.\1\ The Department determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of boltless steel shelves from the PRC. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. The period of investigation is January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
Request for Comments on a Proposed Pilot Program Exploring an Alternative Approach to Institution Decisions in Post Grant Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2015-21052
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is requesting comments on a proposed pilot program pertaining to the institution and conduct of the post grant administrative trials provided for in the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The AIA provides for the following post grant administrative trials: Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post-Grant Review (PGR), and Covered Business Method Review (CBM). The USPTO currently has a panel of three APJs decide whether to institute a trial, and then normally has the same three-APJ panel conduct the trial, if instituted. The USPTO is considering a pilot program under which the determination of whether to institute an IPR will be made by a single APJ, with two additional APJs being assigned to the IPR if a trial is instituted. Under this pilot program, any IPR trial will be conducted by a panel of three APJs, two of whom were not involved in the determination to institute the IPR.
Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 7-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Authorization of Production Activity; Neolpharma, Inc.; Subzone 7O; (Pharmaceutical Products) Caguas, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2015-21051
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Federal Procurement Policy Office
Foreign-Trade Zone 82-Mobile, Alabama; Authorization of Production Activity; Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC (Stainless Steel Products); Calvert, Alabama
Document Number: 2015-21049
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Federal Procurement Policy Office
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2015-21048
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013 (POR).
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2015-21047
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
On July 22, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or Court) sustained the Department of Commerce's (Department's) final results of redetermination,\1\ in which the Department determined that certain Quick-Connect frames and Quick- Connect handles imported by Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC (Rubbermaid) meet the description of excluded finished merchandise, and that certain mopping kits imported by Rubbermaid meet the description of excluded finished goods kits, and are therefore not covered by the scope of the Orders,\2\ pursuant to the CIT's remand order in Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC v. United States, Court No. 11- 00463, Slip Op. 14-113 (CIT September 23, 2014) (Rubbermaid I).
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2015-21008
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS has made a preliminary determination that an exempted fishing permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This exempted fishing permit would allow two commercial fishing vessels to test the functional performance of a large-mesh belly panel to reduce windowpane flounder bycatch while fishing for scup within the Southern New England and Mid-Atlantic windowpane flounder stock area. The research would be conducted by the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of the Suffolk County Marine Program. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for a proposed exempted fishing permit.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial, Recreational, and Treaty Indian Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #16 Through #21
Document Number: 2015-20996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS announces six inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modified the commercial, recreational, and treaty Indian salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to the U.S./Mexico border.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-20981
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Privacy Act of 1974, New System of Records
Document Number: 2015-20972
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Department of Commerce publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a new Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled COMMERCE/NIST-8, Child Care Subsidy Program Records.
Privacy Act of 1974, Abolished System of Records
Document Number: 2015-20971
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Department of Commerce publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a deletion of a Privacy Act System of Records notice COMMERCE/NBS-2, Inventors of Energy-Related Processes and Devices.
Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; Exemption for Large U.S. Longline Vessels To Fish in Portions of the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area
Document Number: 2015-20962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS proposes to allow large federally permitted U.S. longline vessels to fish in certain areas of the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) around Swains Island, Tutuila, and the Manua Islands. NMFS would continue to prohibit fishing in the LVPA by large purse seine vessels. The fishing requirements for the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument would remain unchanged. The intent of the proposed rule is to improve the viability of the American Samoa longline fishery and achieve optimum yield from the fishery while preventing overfishing, in accordance with National Standard 1.
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Fishing Effort Limits in Purse Seine Fisheries for 2015
Document Number: 2015-20957
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
This rule makes final an interim rule that established a fishing effort limit for calendar year 2015 for U.S. purse seine vessels in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and on the high seas between the latitudes of 20[deg] N. and 20[deg] S. in the area of application of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention Area). The limit is 1,828 fishing days. This action is necessary for the United States to implement provisions of a conservation and management measure (CMM) adopted by the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC or Commission) and to satisfy the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party.
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Purse Seine Fishing Restrictions During Closure Periods
Document Number: 2015-20955
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
This interim rule amends the regulations to remove the restriction that prohibits U.S. purse seine vessels from conducting bunkering (refueling) activities in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and on the high seas between the latitudes of 20[deg] N. and 20[deg] S. in the area of application of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), also known as the Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine or ELAPS, when this area is closed to U.S. purse seine fishing. This action would relieve U.S. purse seine vessels from the burden of the prohibition while continuing to satisfy U.S. obligations pursuant to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act.