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Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Ward Cove Cruise Ship Dock Project, Juneau, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-11116
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
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 an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Power Systems & Supplies of Alaska (PSSA) to incidentally harass, by Level A and B harassment only, marine mammals during construction activities associated with the Ward Cove Cruise Ship Dock Project near Ketchikan, Alaska.
Certain Aluminum Foil and Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews
Document Number: 2020-11113
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Shanghai Huafon Aluminium Corporation (Shanghai Huafon) is the successor-in-interest to Huafon Nikkei Aluminium Corporation (Huafon Nikkei) for purposes of determining antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities on certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) and common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from the People's Republic of China (China). Additionally, Commerce is rescinding the countervailing duty changed circumstance reviews (CCRs) of aluminum foil and aluminum sheet from China based on the lack of necessary information on the record.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11091
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting via webinar of its Groundfish 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11090
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting via webinar of its Herring Advisory Panel 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11089
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting via webinar of its Herring Committee 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11088
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting via webinar of its Groundfish 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.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-11087
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11086
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) Coho Technical Team (Team) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public.
Certain Glass Containers From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2020-11070
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain glass containers (glass containers) from the People's Republic of China (China).
Establishing an Advisory Council Pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and Solicitation for Applications for the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-11023
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NOAA is establishing a national marine sanctuary advisory council for the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary (MPNMS) which was designated on September 3, 2019. The council will provide advice and recommendations to ONMS regarding the sanctuary management plan and will serve as liaisons between the sanctuary and constituents and community groups. ONMS is adding this council to the list of established national marine sanctuary advisory councils. ONMS solicits applications to fill council seats on an as needed basis and is now seeking applicants for seats on the MPNMS Sanctuary Advisory Council. This notice contains web page links and contact information for the ONMS and application materials to apply for the advisory council.
International Services Surveys: BE-180 Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2020-10166
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
This final rule amends regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to renew reporting requirements for the mandatory BE-180 Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons. This survey applies to the 2019 fiscal reporting year. This mandatory benchmark survey, conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act, covers the universe of transactions in financial services and is BEA's most comprehensive survey of such transactions. For the 2019 benchmark survey, BEA is making several changes in the data items collected and the design of the survey form.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2020-11017
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
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 from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require publication of this notice to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole for Vessels Participating in the BSAI Trawl Limited Access Sector Fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2020-11015
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2020 allocation of yellowfin sole total allowable catch for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery in the BSAI.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11009
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Committee will hold a meeting.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11006
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) will host an online meeting to discuss and develop statements related to topics on the Pacific Council's June 2020 meeting agenda. This meeting is open to the public.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-11005
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) District Advisory Panels (DAPs) will hold public virtual meetings to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Offshore Wind Construction Activities Off of Virginia
Document Number: 2020-10982
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
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 an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion Energy Virginia (Dominion), to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during construction activities off the coast of Virginia in the area of Research Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Virginia (Lease No. OCS-A-0497), in support of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) Project.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10908
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Technical Advisory Panel (EBFM TAP) will hold a two-day virtual meeting to address the items on the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Document Number: 2020-10904
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI Commission) will convene an open meeting to discuss issues related to the draft Commission report to the President. This meeting is open to the public and interested persons may listen to the teleconference by using the call-in number and pass code provided below (see ADDRESSES).
Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10889
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's (MAFAC's) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2020-10867
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public. NIST previously published a notice for this meeting on May 14, 2020, at 85 FR 28932, which contained incorrect links to several websites. This notice repeats the same information contained in the previous notice but contains corrected links.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) 5G Cybersecurity: Preparing a Secure Evolution to 5G
Document Number: 2020-10866
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
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 5G Cybersecurity: Preparing a Secure Evolution to 5G 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 5G Cybersecurity: Preparing a Secure Evolution to 5G project. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10851
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's is convening its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 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.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2020-10850
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a two-day public virtual meeting to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10849
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will host a webinar meeting for all of its Advisory Panels, including the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel; the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel; the Bluefish Advisory Panel; the Spiny Dogfish Advisory Panel; the Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel; the Tilefish Advisory Panel; the Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel; and the River Herring and Shad Advisory Panel.
Notice of Postponement of Trade Missions From April Through August 2020
Document Number: 2020-10761
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is announcing the postponement of three upcoming trade missions that were previously announced and published in the Federal Register.
Licensing of Private Remote Sensing Space Systems
Document Number: 2020-10703
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce), through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), licenses the operation of private remote sensing space systems under the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992. NOAA's existing regulations implementing the Act were last updated in 2006. Commerce is now substantially revising those regulations, as described in detail below, to reflect significant changes in the space-based remote sensing industry since that time and to modernize its regulatory approach.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10865
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC or the Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via WebEx on Thursday June 4, 2020, hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
Export Administration Regulations: Amendments to General Prohibition Three (Foreign-Produced Direct Product Rule) and the Entity List
Document Number: 2020-10856
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends General Prohibition Three, also known as the foreign-produced direct product rule, by exercising existing authority under the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA), to impose a new control over certain foreign-produced items, when there is knowledge that such items are destined to a designated entity on the Entity List. A foreign-produced item is subject to the new control if the entity for which the item is destined has a footnote 1 designation in the Entity List. This rule also applies this new control to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and its non-U.S. affiliates listed as entities. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting comments on the impact of this rule.
General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee; and U.S. Stakeholder Call; Meeting Announcements
Document Number: 2020-10774
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a revision to the format of the public meeting of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the General Advisory Committee (GAC) scheduled on June 17, 2020, and a public meeting of the GAC to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) scheduled on June 18, 2020. These meetings will now be held solely via webinar instead of in-person, due to the current local guidance and travel restrictions. The timing of the meetings is adjusted accordingly. Additionally, NMFS announces that the U.S. Stakeholder conference call to discuss IATTC tropical tuna management in the eastern Pacific Ocean scheduled for May 22, 2020, is cancelled, and the content of that call will be included in the SAS and GAC webinars. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Document Number: 2020-10773
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that permits and permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable.
Notice of Amendments to the Trade Mission to the Caribbean Region in Conjunction With the Trade Americas-Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference
Document Number: 2020-10762
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is amending the Notice published December 16, 2019, regarding the Trade Mission to the Caribbean Region in conjunction with the Trade AmericasBusiness Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference, scheduled from May 31-June 5, 2020, to amend the dates and deadline for submitting applications for the event.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2020-10754
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The meeting for the SEDAR 68 Data Plenary Webinar II for Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic scamp grouper has been revised. The SEDAR 68 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic scamp will consist of a series of data and assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board; Opportunity To Apply for Membership
Document Number: 2020-10718
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications for membership on the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry.
Notice of Request for Public Comments on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators
Document Number: 2020-10715
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On May 11, 2020, based on inquiries and requests from interested parties in the United States, including multiple Members of Congress, a Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel (GOES) manufacturer, and producers of Power and Distribution Transformers, the Secretary of Commerce (the ``Secretary'') initiated an investigation to determine the effect of imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators on the national security. This investigation has been initiated under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, data, analyses, or other information pertinent to the investigation to the Department of Commerce's (the ``Department'') Bureau of Industry and Security by June 9, 2020. Rebuttal comments will be due by June 19, 2020. While the Department is interested in any information related to this investigation that the public can provide, this notice identifies particular issues of significance.
Pacific Island Fisheries; Marine Conservation Plan for the Pacific Insular Area for the Northern Mariana Islands; Western Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Fund
Document Number: 2020-10711
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces approval of a Marine Conservation Plan (MCP) for the Northern Mariana Islands.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Small Business Pulse Survey
Document Number: 2020-10677
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed extension of the collection of information on the effects of the COVID- 19 pandemic on the functioning of small businesses. The original collection was approved by the Office of Management and Budget on April 22, 2020 under the emergency approval provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-10657
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
Document Number: 2020-10655
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 revision of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Household Pulse Survey
Document Number: 2020-10650
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 new information collection of the Household Pulse Survey During COVID-19 Epidemic, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework
Document Number: 2020-10566
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS approves and implements the New England Fishery Management Council's Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework Adjustment to its Fishery Management Plans. This action establishes three areas within the Great South Channel Habitat Management Area where vessels may fish for Atlantic surfclams or blue mussels with dredge gear. This action is intended to provide the fishing industry access to part of the surfclam and blue mussel resource within the Habitat Management Area while balancing the Council's habitat conservation objectives.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagics Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Framework Amendment 8
Document Number: 2020-10327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 8 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and Atlantic Region (CMP FMP), as prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would revise the Atlantic migratory group king mackerel commercial trip limit in the Atlantic southern zone during the October through February fishing season. The purpose of this proposed rule is to support increased fishing activity and economic opportunity while continuing to constrain harvest to the annual catch limit (ACL).
COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program
Document Number: C1-2020-10372
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Temporary General License: Extension of Validity
Document Number: 2020-10614
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The U.S. Government has decided to extend through August 13, 2020, the temporary general license to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and one hundred and fourteen of its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List. In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of May 15, 2020, and substitutes the date of August 13, 2020. In addition, BIS sought public comments regarding future extensions of the Huawei TGL (85 FR 14428, March 12, 2020) and is in the process of reviewing those comments.