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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21445
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a public meeting.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21442
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
Pacific Island Fisheries; 2015 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
Document Number: 2015-21394
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
In this final rule, NMFS specifies the 2015 annual catch limits (ACLs) for Pacific Island bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral, and coral reef ecosystem fisheries, and accountability measures (AMs) to correct or mitigate any overages of catch limits. The ACLs and AMs support the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
Marine Mammals; File No. 18902
Document Number: 2015-21392
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Notice is hereby given that Colleen Reichmuth, Ph.D., Long Marine Laboratory, University of California at Santa Cruz, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on pinnipeds in captivity.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 14122, 14585
Document Number: 2015-21391
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Notice is hereby given that Janice Straley, University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus, 1332 Seward Ave., Sitka, Alaska 99835, and Adam A. Pack, Ph.D., Departments of Psychology and Biology, University of Hawaii at Hilo, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720, have been issued minor amendments to Scientific Research Permit Nos. 14122 and 14585, respectively.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 18722, 18897, 19425, and 19497
Document Number: 2015-21390
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Notice is hereby given that permits have been issued to the following entities to receive, import, and export specimens of marine mammals for scientific research: Permit No. 18722: Cornell University, 157 Biotechnology Building, Ithaca, NY 14850 [Responsible Party: Sharron Mitchell, Ph.D.]; Permit No. 18897: Kathleen Colegrove, Ph.D., University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Zoological Pathology Program, LUMC Room 0745, Building 101, 2160 South First Street, Maywood, IL 60153; Permit No. 19425: Melissa McKinney, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 3107 Horsebarn Hill Road, U-4210, Storrs, CT 06269; and Permit No. 19497: University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology V3-100, VAB, PO BOX 110880, Gainesville, FL, 32611-0880 [Responsible Party: Thomas B. Waltzek, D.V.M., Ph.D.].
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction Progress Reporting Survey
Document Number: 2015-21389
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
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.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Correction to the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2015-21375
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Defense Intelligence Agency
Marine Mammals; File No. 19439
Document Number: 2015-21393
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Fisheries Research Conducted and Funded by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Document Number: 2015-21356
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS announces the availability of the ``Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (DPEA) for Fisheries Research Conducted and Funded by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC).'' Publication of this notice begins the official public comment period for this DPEA. The purpose of the DPEA is to evaluate, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of conducting and funding fisheries and ecosystem research along the U.S. West Coast, including the Northern California Large Marine Ecosystem (NCLME), Puget Sound, and the Lower Columbia River Research Area (LCRRA).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21352
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team (CPT) will meet September 14 through September 17, 2015.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21351
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21350
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2015-21349
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Protected Resources Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Personnel Committee (Closed Session); Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session); Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee (partially Closed Session); King and Spanish Mackerel Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Data Collection Committee; Law Enforcement Committee; Executive Finance Committee; and a meeting of the Full Council. The Council will also hold a Council Member Visioning Workshop for the Snapper Grouper Fishery. The Council will take action as necessary. The Council will also hold a formal public comment session.
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.