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Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2021-15888
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-15876
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms' workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent Reexaminations, Supplemental Examinations, and Post Patent Submissions
Document Number: 2021-15875
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651- 0064 (Patent Reexaminations, Supplemental Examinations, and Post Patent Submissions). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-15750
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).
Methionine From Japan: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2021-15755
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of methionine from Japan are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Methionine From Spain: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2021-15753
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of methionine from Spain are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Further, Commerce determines that critical circumstances exist for the sole mandatory respondent Adisseo Espa[ntilde]a S.A. (Adisseo Espa[ntilde]a) and for all other producers and exporters.
14th Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee and 29th General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement
Document Number: 2021-15747
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a combined public meeting of the 14th Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the General Advisory Committee (GAC), and the 29th GAC to the U.S. Section to the Inter- American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). This meeting will be held virtually on Friday, July 23, 2021, via webinar, and is the second combined virtual meetings of the SAS and GAC in 2021. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Large Power Transformers From the Republic of Korea: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results, Notice of Amended Final Results of Review; 2015-16
Document Number: 2021-15743
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 9, 2021, the Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the final results of redetermination pursuant to remand pertaining to the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large power transformers (LPTs) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) covering the period August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment is not in harmony with the final results of the administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results of review with respect to the weighted-average dumping margin assigned to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Hyosung Corporation, and the non-examined company ILJIN Electric Co., Ltd.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules From the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2021-15742
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells (solar cells) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2021-15741
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued its final judgment in Midwest Fastener Corp. v. United States, Court No. 17-00231, sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Commerce's) remand redetermination pertaining to a scope ruling in which Commerce found Midwest Fastener Corp. (Midwest)'s strike pin anchors to be outside the scope of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain steel nails from the People's Republic of China. Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT's final judgment is not in harmony with Commerce's scope ruling, and that Commerce is amending the scope ruling to find that Midwest's strike pin anchors are not covered by the order.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2021-15725
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
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 an Exempted Fishing Permit application submitted by Nordic, Inc. in partnership with the Coonamessett Farm Foundation contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-15714
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Committee and MSB Advisory Panel will hold a joint public meeting.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-15708
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC) will hold the 175th public meeting (virtual) to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; External Needs Assessment for NOAA Education Products and Programs
Document Number: 2021-15706
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
2020 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports
Document Number: 2021-15701
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS has considered public comments for revisions of the 2020 marine mammal stock assessment reports (SAR). This notice announces the availability of 80 final 2020 SARs that were updated and finalized. NMFS also announces the availability of a revised final 2019 North Atlantic right whale SAR that includes a typographic correction.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations
Document Number: 2021-15682
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Director of the Census Bureau (Director) is seeking nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The purpose of the NAC is to provide advice to the Director on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behaviorial and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. The Director has determined that the work of the NAC is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Census Bureau. Therefore, the Director is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the NAC. Additional information concerning the NAC can be found by visiting the NAC's website at: https://www.census.gov/about/ cac/sac.html.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)
Document Number: 2021-15681
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the proposed reinstatement, with change, of the Commodity Flow Survey, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the People's Republic of China and India: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2021-15662
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) orders on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from the People's Republic of China (China) and India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels as indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-15608
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has preliminarily assigned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), the sole respondent subject to this antidumping duty (AD) administrative review, an AD margin based upon the application of total adverse facts available (AFA). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Kamchatka Flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2021-15602
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Kamchatka flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2021 Kamchatka flounder initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the BSAI.
Monosodium Glutamate From the Republic of Indonesia: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-15597
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that PT. Miwon Indonesia (Miwon) made sales of subject merchandise below normal value, and that PT. Cheil Jedang Indonesia (CJ Indonesia) did not. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2019.
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of Korea: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-15586
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the antidumping duty administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain corrosion resistant steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) to correct a ministerial error with respect to Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (Dongkuk)'s final margin rate. The period of review is July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Colombia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-15585
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Sucroal S.A. (Sucroal) sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020 period of review (POR). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2021-15584
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued its final judgment in Fastenal Company Purchasing v. United States, Court No. 17-00269, sustaining the Department of Commerce (Commerce)'s remand redetermination pertaining to a scope ruling in which Commerce found Fastenal Company Purchasing's (Fastenal's) zinc and nylon anchors to be outside the scope of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain steel nails (nails) from the People's Republic of China (China). Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT's final judgment is not in harmony with Commerce's scope ruling, and that Commerce is amending the scope ruling to find that zinc and nylon anchors are not covered by the order.
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Belgium: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-15583
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that S.A. Citrique Belge N.V. (Citrique Belge) did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020 period of review (POR). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Seattle Multimodal Project at Colman Dock in Washington State
Document Number: 2021-15539
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a Renewal incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals incidental to construction activities associated with the Seattle Multimodal Project at Colman Dock in Seattle, Washington State.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications
Document Number: 2021-15538
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS sets new 2021 and projected specifications for fishing year 2022 butterfish and Illex squid, while maintaining the current longfin squid and Atlantic mackerel specifications for 2021 and projected for 2022-2023. This action also adjusts the dealer reporting requirement and adjusts the closure threshold for the Illex squid fishery to avoid overages. This action is required to ensure that specifications for these fisheries is based on the best scientific information available. These specifications are intended to promote the sustainable utilization and conservation of the mackerel, squid, and butterfish resources. Additionally, this action reaffirms previously approved Atlantic chub mackerel specifications for 2021-2022.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2021-15537
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of non-Community Development Quota (CDQ) sablefish by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2021 non-CDQ sablefish initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI will be reached.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Chemical Weapons Convention Provisions of the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2021-15487
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys Related to Oil and Gas Activities in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2021-15453
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, its implementing regulations, and NMFS' MMPA Regulations for Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys Related to Oil and Gas Activities in the Gulf of Mexico, notification is hereby given that two Letters of Authorization (LOA) have been issued to Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell) for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan; Inseason Action
Document Number: 2021-15451
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document announces additional season dates for the Washington North Coast and Puget Sound Pacific halibut recreational fisheries in the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. This action is intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide angler opportunity where available.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Framework Action
Document Number: 2021-15202
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is implementing management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Reef Fish FMP), as prepared and submitted by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule will prohibit certain fishing activities and, with one exception, the possession of Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish within the Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The purpose of this final rule is to protect spawning aggregations of mature reef fish species by reducing the potential for illegal fishing activities within these MPAs.
Ripe Olives From Spain: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018; Correction
Document Number: 2021-15416
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) published notice in the Federal Register of July 2, 2021 in which Commerce determined that Angel Camacho Alimentacion S.L. (Camacho), producer and/or exporter of ripe olives from Spain, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review, November 28, 2017, through December 31, 2018. This notice failed to list the cross-owned affiliates of Camacho.
Certain Steel Wheels From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Covered Merchandise Referral
Document Number: 2021-15415
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a covered merchandise referral from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in connection with a CBP EAPA investigation concerning the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain steel wheels from the People's Republic of China (China). In accordance with EAPA, Commerce intends to determine whether the merchandise subject to the referral is covered by the scope of these orders and promptly transmit its determination to CBP. Commerce is providing notice of the referral and inviting participation from interested parties.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, in Part, of the 25th Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-15413
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the 25th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (China) on March 25, 2021. Commerce determines that mandatory respondent, Shijiazhuang Goodman Trading Co., Ltd. (Goodman) failed to establish its eligibility for a separate rate and is part of the China- wide entity. We also find that the review request made by The Roots Farm Inc. (Roots Farm) was not valid and, accordingly, we have rescinded the review with respect to the other mandatory respondent, Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd. (Harmoni).
Utility Scale Wind Towers From India: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Investigation
Document Number: 2021-15412
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determination in the less-than-fair- value (LTFV) investigation of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from India until October 6, 2021, and is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 76 Under Alternative Site Framework, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Document Number: 2021-15411
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys Offshore of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York
Document Number: 2021-15383
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a Renewal incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Vineyard Wind, LLC (Vineyard Wind) to incidentally harass marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization survey activities off the coast of Massachusetts in the areas of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS-A 0501 and OCS-A 0522) and along potential submarine cable routes to landfall locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Naval Base Point Loma Fuel Pier Inboard Pile Removal Project
Document Number: 2021-15378
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the United States Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Fuel Pier Inboard Pile Removal Project at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego Bay, California. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-time, one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.