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Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Corrected Notice of Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2020-06645
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 28, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published its final determination in the sales at less-than-fair-value investigation of wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof from the People's Republic of China (China). However, the notice was not printed in the Federal Register as Commerce intended. This notice corrects the resultant punctuation errors in company names that occurred in the publication.
Acetone From Belgium, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2020-06639
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty orders on acetone from Belgium, the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), and the Republic of Korea (Korea).
Approval of Subzone Status; Frank's International, LLC, New Iberia and Lafayette, Louisiana
Document Number: 2020-06636
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Marine Mammals; File No. 23807
Document Number: 2020-06601
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Plimsoll Productions Limited, 51 55 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LY, United Kingdom (Responsible Party: Anuschka Schofield), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Framework Adjustment 32 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2020-06599
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS approves and implements Framework Adjustment 32 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan. This action is necessary to set scallop specifications and other measures for fishing years 2020 and 2021, and implement measures to protect small scallops and reduce bycatch of flatfish. This action is intended to prevent overfishing and improve both yield-per-recruit and the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop resource.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; The Pledge to America's Workers Award
Document Number: 2020-06597
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on a new information collection for the Pledge to America's Workers Presidential Award program. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Shipping Act, Merchant Marine, and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) Provisions; Fishing Vessel, Fishing Facility and Individual Fishing Quota Lending Program
Document Number: 2020-06455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) withdraws a proposed rule proposing to implement Fisheries Finance Program (FFP) financing of the cost of constructing new fishing vessels. NMFS published the proposed rule in the Federal Register on November 2, 2018. After careful consideration, NMFS has decided that the proposed changes discussed in the proposed rule are not warranted at this time.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020-2022 Report of Organization
Document Number: 2020-06566
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau
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 a proposed extension of the Report of Organization, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2020-06551
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for the meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2020-06549
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Forged Steel Fittings From India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2020-06548
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of forged steel fittings from India for the period of investigation January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous From Canada: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2020-06547
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that sodium sulfate anhydrous (sodium sulfate) from Canada is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Renewal of Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request; The Environmental Questionnaire and Checklist (EQC)
Document Number: 2020-06543
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
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 continuing the Environmental Questionnaire and Checklist, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2020-06542
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that a proposed exempted fishing permit contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This exempted fishing permit would allow midwater trawl Atlantic herring vessels to use electronic monitoring, coupled with portside sampling, in lieu of at-sea monitoring to satisfy their industry-funded monitoring requirements during 20202021. 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 proposed exempted fishing permits.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06524
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) has cancelled a public meeting of its Groundfish Advisory Panel that was scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2020.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Cancellation
Document Number: 2020-06521
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) has cancelled a public meeting of its Groundfish Committee that was scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020.
Marine Mammals; File No. 21418
Document Number: 2020-06494
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Marine Mammal Laboratory (MML), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-6349 (Responsible Party: John Bengtson, Ph.D.), has applied in due form for a permit to import, export, and receive marine mammal parts for scientific research.
Federal Consistency Appeal by WesternGeco of North Carolina Objection
Document Number: 2020-06424
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that the decision record has closed for an administrative appeal filed with the Department of Commerce (Department) by WesternGeco requesting that the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) override an objection by the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management to a consistency certification for a proposed project to conduct a marine Geological and Geophysical seismic survey in the Atlantic Ocean.
Federal Consistency Appeal by WesternGeco of South Carolina Objection
Document Number: 2020-06422
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that the Department of Commerce (Department) has stayed, for a period of 14 days, closure of the decision record in an administrative appeal filed by WesternGeco (Appellant) under the Coastal Zone Management Act, requesting that the Secretary override an objection by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to a consistency certification for a proposed project to conduct a marine Geological and Geophysical seismic survey in the Atlantic Ocean.
Modification of Regulations Regarding the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System
Document Number: 2020-06213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 17, 2019, the United States announced joint understandings with Canada and Mexico, respectively, to eliminate tariffs imposed under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, on imports of steel and aluminum products from Canada and Mexico and to establish a process for monitoring such imports. Consistent with the joint understandings, and to enhance U.S. Government monitoring and analysis of steel imports more generally, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) publishes this proposed rule to enhance its existing Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system to allow for the effective and timely monitoring of import surges of specific steel products which will aid in the prevention of transshipment of steel products. Specifically, Commerce proposes to modify its regulations to require import license applicants to identify the country where the steel used in the manufacture of the imported steel product was melted and poured, and to release this data on an aggregate basis, as appropriate; to harmonize the scope of SIMA's licensing requirement with the scope of steel products subject to Section 232 tariffs; to extend the SIMA system indefinitely by eliminating the regulatory provision concerning the duration of the SIMA system; and to expand eligibility for use of the low-value license for certain steel entries. Commerce will address the monitoring of aluminum imports in a separate rulemaking.
Waiver of Original Handwritten Signature Requirement Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak
Document Number: 2020-06186
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) considers the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak to be an extraordinary situation. Therefore, pursuant to the Office's authority, the USPTO is waiving its only regulatory requirements for an original handwritten signature personally signed in permanent dark ink or its equivalent for certain correspondence with the Office of Enrollment and Discipline and certain payments by credit card. In both instances, the Office will accept copies of handwritten signatures. The USPTO has no other requirements for original handwritten, ink signatures.
Request for Comments on Future Extensions of Temporary General License (TGL)
Document Number: 2020-06545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a notification of inquiry requesting comments on future extensions of a temporary general license under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2020 with the comment period starting on the date of display on the public inspection list on March 10, 2020 and closing on March 25, 2020. This notification reopens the comment period through April 22, 2020. Comments submitted anytime between March 10, 2020 and April 22, 2020 will be accepted and considered.
Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-06448
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Fila Dixon Stationery (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (Kunshan Dixon) is not eligible for a separate rate and, therefore, remains part of the China-wide entity. The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612; Reducer®
Document Number: 2020-06447
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension for a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 6,953,476; Reducer®
Document Number: 2020-06445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one- year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 6,953,476.
Emergency Measures To Address Fishery Observer Coverage During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Document Number: 2020-06426
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this temporary rule (also referred to herein as ``emergency action'') to provide it with authority to waive observer coverage requirements established in regulations promulgated under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and other statutes, consistent with applicable law and international obligations. NMFS is taking this action to address public health concerns relating to the evolving pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19). NMFS is taking this action to protect public health, economic security, and food security, and to safeguard the health and safety of fishermen, observers, and other persons involved with such monitoring programs, while safeguarding the ability of fishermen to continue business operations and produce seafood for the Nation. This action also authorizes NMFS to waive some training or other program requirements to ensure that as many observers are available as possible while ensuring the safety and health of the observers and trainers.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Hearing
Document Number: 2020-06423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's is convening a Public Hearing of Draft Amendment 23 to Northeast Multispecies Fishery via webinar 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements for the Ocean Salmon Fishery Off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California
Document Number: 2020-06402
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 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 comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting of Sea Turtle Entanglement in Fishing Gear or Marine Debris
Document Number: 2020-06401
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 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.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2020-06397
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Taiwan for the period of review (POR): October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2020-06332
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Community Development Quota (CDQ) pollock directed fishing allowance (DFA) from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2020 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 (BSAI).
Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-19
Document Number: 2020-06306
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department Commerce (Commerce)'s Enforcement and Compliance Unit (E&C) is temporarily modifying certain requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information in antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) cases to facilitate the effectuation of service through electronic means. The goal is to promote public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. These temporary modifications will be in place until May 19, 2020, unless extended.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish Amendment 14 Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-06305
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; West Coast Swordfish Fishery Cost and Earnings Survey
Document Number: 2020-06304
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices Building Block
Document Number: 2020-06264
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices project. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06263
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a two-day webinar meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Due to federal and state travel restrictions and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the new coronavirus, COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted entirely by webinar.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2019-2020 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: 2020-06268
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to the harvest limits for incidental halibut retention in the primary sablefish fishery.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in the West Yakutat District in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2020-06227
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the 2020 total allowable catch of pollock in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2020-06216
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2020-06214
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 9, 2020, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) issued final judgment in Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., (HK) Ltd., Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Stock Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Stock Co., Ltd, and Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd. v. United States, Court No. 18-00091, sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Commerce) final results of the redetermination pursuant to remand. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co., v. United States, (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce's decision in Certain Aluminum Foil from the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, (April 19, 2018) (Amended Final Determination). Commerce is amending the amended final results with respect to the weighted-average dumping margin assigned to Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., (HK) Ltd., Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Stock Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Stock Co., Ltd, and Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd. (collectively Zhongji).
Notice of Indirect Cost Rates for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries for Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2020-06196
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) announces the establishment of new indirect cost rates for the recovery of indirect costs for its component organizations involved in natural resource damage and restoration activities for fiscal year (FY) 2010. NOAA provides the indirect cost rates for this fiscal year and the dates of implementation in this notice. The public can obtain more information on this rate from the address provided below in the ADDRESSES section.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program
Document Number: 2020-06193
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-06180
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 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.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Possession and Trip Limit Increases for the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2020-06183
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action increases the possession and trip limits of Georges Bank cod, Gulf of Maine cod, Gulf of Maine haddock, Cape Cod/ Gulf of Maine yellowtail flounder, American plaice, and witch flounder for Northeast multispecies common pool vessels for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. This action will provide the common pool fishery greater opportunity to harvest, but not exceed, the annual quotas for these stocks.
Renewal of Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-06174
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
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 continuing to collect qualitative feedback on the department's service delivery, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.