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Russian Sanctions: Addition to the Entity List To Prevent Violations of Russian Industry Sector Sanctions
Document Number: 2015-19274
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-07
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to further implement U.S. sanctions on certain Russian energy projects. Specifically, in this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the EAR by adding a Russian oil and gas field, the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye Field located in the Sea of Okhotsk, to the Entity List. This Russian field is reported to contain substantial reserves of oil in addition to reserves of gas. The U.S. Government has determined, therefore, that exports, reexports, and transfers (in- country) of all items subject to the EAR to this Russian field by any person without first obtaining a BIS license present an unacceptable risk of use in, or diversion to, the activities specified in the Russian industry sector sanctions. Thus, as part of the BIS ``is informed'' process, this final rule adds this Russian field to the Entity List to further implement the Russian industry sector sanctions. This Russian field will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of Russia. This final rule clarifies the introductory text of the Entity List to specify that the embargoes and other special controls part of the EAR is also used to add entities to the Entity List. Lastly, this final rule makes a change to the Russian industry sector sanctions by clarifying the additional prohibition on those informed by BIS also includes end-uses that are within the scope of the Russian Industry sector sanctions.
Notice of Fee Calculations for Special Use Permits
Document Number: 2015-19121
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-07
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
In accordance with a requirement of Public Law 106-513 (16 U.S.C. 1441(b)), NOAA hereby gives public notice of the methods, formulas and rationale for the calculations it will use in order to assess fees associated with special use permits (SUPs).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2015-19486
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2015 commercial Atlantic bluefish quota to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve
Document Number: 2015-19444
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Weeks Bay and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserves. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluations will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) and regulations at 15 CFR part 921, subpart E and part 923, subpart L. Evaluation of a National Estuarine Research Reserve requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. The evaluation will include a public meeting, consideration of written and oral public comments and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. When the evaluation is completed, OCM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Notice is hereby given of the date, local time, and location of the public meeting.
Foreign-Trade Zone 84-Houston, Texas, Application for Subzone Expansion, Subzone 84P, Houston Refining LP, Houston and Pasadena, Texas
Document Number: 2015-19372
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Federal Procurement Policy Office
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2015-19358
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP-23) from India and the People's Republic of China (the PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Recission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2013
Document Number: 2015-19357
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review under the countervailing duty (CVD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET film) from India for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. We preliminarily determine that Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal) and SRF Limited (SRF) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section, below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-19356
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from India. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. The Department preliminarily determines that Jindal did not, and that SRF did, make sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the POR. The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review.'' Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Crepe Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-19355
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
On April 1, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') initiated the second five-year (``sunset'') review of the antidumping duty order on certain crepe paper products (``crepe paper'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act'').\1\ As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on crepe paper from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Dates of Application of Amendments to the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws Made by the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015
Document Number: 2015-19353
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. The Act provides a number of amendments to the antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') laws but does not specify dates of application for those amendments. This notice of determination establishes a date of application for each statutory revision pertaining to the Department of Commerce and provides notice thereof to all interested parties to AD and CVD proceedings and to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting
Document Number: 2015-19347
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
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.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Northeast Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Research; Correction
Document Number: 2015-19310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
This document contains corrections to the preamble to the proposed regulations published on July 9, 2015, that would establish a framework for authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to the NEFSC's fisheries research activities in the Atlantic coast region for a five-year period, 2015-2020. This action is necessary to correct errors in the estimates presented for Level B harassment of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus), dwarf sperm/pygmy sperm whales (Kogia spp.), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), and harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). This action also corrects errors in the mortality estimates presented for gray seals (Haliochoerus grypus) and harbor seals. The Federal Register proposed rule indicated that written comments were due by August 10, 2015, which allowed 30 calendar days for public input. NMFS has decided to extend the public comment period by 7 calendar days, to August 17, 2015, which allows a total of 37 days for public input.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2015-19283
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Farm Credit Administration
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; 2015 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications
Document Number: 2015-19269
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is implementing final specifications for the 2015 Atlantic bluefish fishery, including catch restrictions for commercial and recreational fisheries. This action is necessary to establish the 2015 harvest limits and management measures to prevent overfishing. The intent of the action is to inform the public of the 2015 catch limits and state-to-state commercial quota transfers consistent with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan and the recommendations of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. NMFS is also approving transfers of commercial bluefish quota from the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Florida to the State of New York to ensure New York quota would not be exceeded.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 2015 Management Measures; Correction
Document Number: 2015-19268
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
On May 5, 2015, NMFS published a final rule to implement fishery management measures for the 2015 ocean salmon fisheries off the coast of the states of Washington, Oregon, and California under the jurisdiction of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (Council). This correcting amendment changes the date of an area closure in the recreational salmon fishery that was incorrect in the original rule; this will make the Federal rule consistent with State regulations.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Refinance of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishing Capacity Reduction Loan; Pacific Coast Groundfish Federal Limited-Entry Trawl, Washington Coastal Dungeness Crab and California Pink Shrimp Fisheries; Refinanced Reduction Loan Terms and Industry Fee System
Document Number: 2015-19261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is proposing regulations that would refinance the 30-year voluntary fishing capacity reduction loan implemented in 2004 into three separate loans, if approved through referenda, in the Pacific Coast Groundfish federal limited-entry trawl, Washington coastal Dungeness crab, and California pink shrimp fisheries (collectively known hereafter as the refinanced reduction fisheries). The refinanced loan, of up to $30 million, would establish a new industry fee system for future landings of the refinanced reduction fisheries. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act authorized NMFS to refinance the loan and modify certain terms to extend the 30 year term to maturity to 45 years, change the interest rate to the current Treasury interest rate and, reduce the maximum repayment fee from five to three percent of ex-vessel value. If finalized, and with the receipt of an appropriation, NMFS proposes to refinance the single existing debt, which has been divided into seven loan subamounts, into three separate loans. NMFS would conduct three referenda as soon as practicable after publication of the final rule in each of the Pacific Coast Groundfish federal limited-entry trawl, Washington coastal Dungeness crab and California pink shrimp fisheries. If a referendum in one, two, or all three of the fisheries is successful, that fishery's current loan would be repaid in full and new loans in the amount of the principal and interest balance as of the date of funding would be issued per the terms in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act. These terms include a new 45-year term to maturity, interest charged at a current Treasury interest rate, and a maximum repayment fee of 3 percent of ex- vessel value.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-19234
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The SEDAR 41 assessments of the South Atlantic stocks of red snapper and gray triggerfish will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: Data Workshop(s); an Assessment Workshop; and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-19248
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2015-19246
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review (POR) May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; American Lobster Fishery
Document Number: 2015-19233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Based on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission recommendations, we, the National Marine Fisheries Service, are proposing to modify the Lobster Conservation Management Area 4 seasonal closure and are requesting comment. This action is necessary to reduce fishing effort in Area 4 by 10 percent. This action is intended to ensure fishery regulations for the lobster fishery in Federal waters remain consistent with the Commission's Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster and previously implemented state measures and the intent of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act.
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; 2015 Bigeye Tuna Longline Fishery Closure in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 2015-19230
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is temporarily closing the U.S. pelagic longline fishery for bigeye tuna for vessels over 24 meters in overall length in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) through December 31, 2015 because the 2015 catch limit of 500 metric tons is expected to be reached. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding the applicable catch limit established by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in Resolution C-13-01, which governs tuna conservation in the EPO from 2014-2016.
Community Broadband Summit
Document Number: 2015-19229
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Geological Survey
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, in conjunction with Next Century Cities will hold a one-day regional broadband summit, ``Digital New England,'' to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The summit will present best practices and lessons learned from broadband network infrastructure build-outs and digital inclusion programs from Maine and surrounding states, including projects funded by NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.\1\ The summit will also explore effective business and partnership models.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Wharf Recapitalization Project
Document Number: 2015-19184
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities as part of a wharf recapitalization project. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting public comment on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Navy to take, by Level B harassment only, during the specified activity.
Announcing Approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 202, SHA-3 Standard: Permutation-Based Hash and Extendable-Output Functions, and Revision of the Applicability Clause of FIPS 180-4, Secure Hash Standard
Document Number: 2015-19181
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
This notice announces the Secretary of Commerce's approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 202, SHA-3 Standard: Permutation-Based Hash and Extendable-Output Functions, and a revision of the Applicability Clause of FIPS 180-4, Secure Hash Standard. FIPS 202 specifies the SHA-3 family of hash functions, as well as mechanisms for other cryptographic functions to be specified in the future. The revision to the Applicability Clause of FIPS 180-4 approves the use of hash functions specified in either FIPS 180-4 or FIPS 202 when a secure hash function is required for the protection of sensitive, unclassified information in Federal applications, including as a component within other cryptographic algorithms and protocols.
Fisheries off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Revision to Prohibited Species Regulations
Document Number: 2015-19157
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is issuing regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to revise the prohibited species policy for highly migratory species off the U.S. West Coast. This action is necessary to accurately reflect the intent of the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2015-19156
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is transferring 40 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the Harpoon category. With this transfer, the adjusted Harpoon category quota for the 2015 fishing season is 73.4 mt. The 2015 Harpoon category fishery is open until November 15, 2015, or until the Harpoon category quota is reached, whichever comes first. The action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments, and applies to Atlantic tunas Harpoon category (commercial) permitted vessels.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Mid-Atlantic Access Area to General Category Individual Fishing Quota Scallop Vessels
Document Number: 2015-19150
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area will close to Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the remainder of the 2015 fishing year. No vessel issued a Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota permit may fish for, possess, or land scallops from the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area. Regulations require this action once it is projected that 100 percent of trips allocated to the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the Mid- Atlantic Scallop Access Area will be taken.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; State Waters Exemption
Document Number: 2015-19149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS proposes regulations to allow an exemption for Northern Gulf of Maine federally permitted vessels with state-waters permits issued from the State of Maine to continue fishing in the Maine state-waters portion of the Northern Gulf of Maine management area once NMFS has announced that the Federal total allowable catch has been fully harvested in a given year. Maine requested this exemption as part of the Scallop State Water Exemption Program, which specifies that a state may be eligible for a state waters exemption to specific Federal regulations if it has a scallop fishery and a scallop conservation program that does not jeopardize the biomass and fishing mortality/effort limit objectives of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan. The regulations further state that the Regional Administrator, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, NMFS, shall determine if a state meets that criteria and shall authorize the exemption for such state by publishing a rule in the Federal Register. Based on the information that Maine has submitted, NMFS has preliminarily determined that Maine qualifies for this exemption and that this exemption would not have an impact on the effectiveness of Federal management measures for the scallop fishery overall or within the Northern Gulf of Maine management area.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2015-19148
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in September 2015. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Breakwater Replacement Project in Eastport, Maine
Document Number: 2015-19113
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Notice is hereby given that we have revised an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) issued to the Maine Department of Transportation (ME DOT) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, small numbers of four species of marine mammals during construction activities associated with a breakwater replacement project in Eastport, Maine. The project has been delayed and the effective dates revised accordingly.
Stainless Steel Bar from Spain: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2015-19104
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from Spain for the period of review (POR) March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015.
Pacific Islands Pelagic Fisheries; American Samoa Longline Limited Entry Program
Document Number: 2015-19102
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS announces that 12 American Samoa pelagic longline limited entry permits in three vessel size classes are available for 2015. NMFS is accepting applications for these available permits.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-19095
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
On April 22, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Turkey.\1\ The review covers [Ccedil]INAR Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.[Scedil]. (CINAR). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. CINAR submitted a case brief on May 22, 2015.\2\ Based on CINAR's comments, we made certain changes to our Preliminary Results. The final results are listed in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review'' below.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Squids in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-19094
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is prohibiting retention of squids in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2015 initial total allowable catch of squids in the BSAI has been reached.
2017 Economic Census
Document Number: 2015-19147
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Department of Health and Human Services
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that it is planning to conduct the 2017 Economic Census. The Census Bureau also is requesting public comment on the 2017 Economic Census content. This collection will be fully electronic using a secure encrypted Internet data collection system called Centurion. The Economic Census is conducted at 5-year intervals (years ending in 2 and 7) and is the most comprehensive compilation of statistics about U.S. businesses and the economy. The granting of specific authority to conduct the program is Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 131, which authorizes and requires the Economic Census.
Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2015-19143
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber (PSF) from Taiwan for the period of review (POR) May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015.
Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India; February 8-12, 2016
Document Number: 2015-19123
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing an Executive-led Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India (New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, with an optional spin off site visit to Vizag) from February 8-12, 2016. Today, India's cities account for approximately 60% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). By 2030, that share is expected to reach 75% and the urban labor force is expected to increase by nearly 200 million workers. The new Indian Government led by Prime Minister Modi assumed office in June 2014 with an overwhelming mandate to focus on economic development. To capture the popular imagination and motivate the people of India, the new government has proposed a dramatic nationwide program to build 100 smart cities. In practice this will mean a wide variety of major infrastructure projects across the country that will be funded by the central and state governments over the next few years along with private sector capital. Infrastructure needs in India are estimated to be in the $1.5-$2 trillion range. The recently launched initiative will move to define and implement reforms that drive the growth of smart cities. At this stage, the government has highlighted resource management, 24 hour water and power supply, world class transportation systems, state of the art education systems, advanced e-government, and environmental sustainability as pillars of India's smart cities. This initiative offers excellent opportunities for U.S. companies to participate in these projects in selected areas and sectors. In recognition of cutting-edge U.S. technologies, products and services, the Government of India is encouraging the U.S. Government (USG) and U.S. companies to take the lead in developing smart city projects in three major urban areas: Ajmer in the state of Rajasthan, Allahabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (aka Vizag) in the state of Andhra Pradesh. With the support of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, U.S. companies will be involved in planning and technical assistance for each of these cities. However, U.S. participation is not limited to these three cities. CS India, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce and other local commercial chambers, has been staging events throughout the country in cities with additional public and private smart city projects.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-19089
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Meeting of the United States Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2015-19034
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The United States Manufacturing Council (Council) will hold the third meeting of the current members' term by teleconference on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. The Council was established in April 2004 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Council members to review and deliberate on recommendations developed by the Workforce subcommittee looking at issues of improving the image of manufacturing as a career path and developing skilled workers for consideration by the Manufacturing Council. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council at http://trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil, at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Information Collection System
Document Number: 2015-19010
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
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.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hard Bottom Habitats of the South Atlantic Region; Amendment 8; Correction
Document Number: 2015-19009
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS published a final rule on July 17, 2015, to, in part, implement provisions that would expand a portion of the northern boundary of the Cape Lookout Lophelia Banks Deepwater Coral Habitat Area of Particular Concern (Cape Lookout CHAPC). The final rule included coordinates for only the expansion of the Cape Lookout CHAPC instead of the coordinates for the existing CHAPC plus the expanded area. This notification corrects the coordinates for the Cape Lookout CHAPC to encompass the existing CHAPC plus the expanded area.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2016 Census Test
Document Number: 2015-19005
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE-125, Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property With Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2015-18873
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency
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 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)).
First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting
Document Number: 2015-19006
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Geological Survey, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on August 17, 2015.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting
Document Number: 2015-18999
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Geological Survey, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Finance Committee will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on August 5, 2015.
Foreign-Trade Zone 262-Southaven, Mississippi; Application for Subzone; Haier America Trading, LLC; Olive Branch, Mississippi
Document Number: 2015-18992
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Federal Procurement Policy Office
Foreign-Trade Zone 87-Lake Charles, Louisiana; Application for Subzone; Sasol Chemicals (USA), LLC; Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Document Number: 2015-18989
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Federal Procurement Policy Office
Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2015-18980
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of supercalendered paper (SC paper) from Canada. The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: 2015-18979
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
The Department of Commerce (Department) has received requests from Shandong Bolong Bearing Co., Ltd. (Bolong) and Zhejiang Changxing CTL Auto Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Changxing) for new shipper reviews (NSRs) of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People's Republic of China (PRC). We have determined that these requests meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (POR) for these NSRs is June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015.