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New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-06305
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish 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.
CHIPS for America Incentives Program Webinar on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for National Security Guardrails
Document Number: 2023-06297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The CHIPS Program Office will host a public webinar in connection with the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for national security guardrails included in the CHIPS for America Incentives Program. In this webinar, the CHIPS Program Office will review the national security measures included in the CHIPS and Science Act and the additional details and definitions outlined in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The webinar will also cover how the public can submit comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2023-06289
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 3, 2020, that includes a fee for patent applications that are not filed in the DOCX format, except for design, plant, or provisional applications. The effective date of this new fee was most recently delayed in a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2022 and was scheduled to become effective on April 3, 2023. Through this final rule, the USPTO is delaying the effective date of this fee until June 30, 2023.
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: 2023-06286
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
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 a Letter of Authorization (LOA) to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko), for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico, has been modified to reflect a new expiration date.
National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2023-06271
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC or Committee) will hold an open meeting in-person and via web conference on April 25, 2023, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Committee's effort to develop its year one report that will be presented to the President and National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office. The final agenda will be posted to the NAIAC website: ai.gov/naiac/.
Alloy and Certain Carbon Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2021-2022
Document Number: 2023-06270
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the sole mandatory respondent subject to the administrative review of alloy and certain carbon steel threaded rod (threaded rod) from the People's Republic of China (China) covering the period of review (POR) April 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, is not eligible for a separate rate and is, thus, part of the China-wide entity.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2023-06268
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board of Overseers) will meet in open session on Friday, June 9, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Board of Overseers, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, reports the results of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) activities to the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) each year, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The agenda will include: Baldrige Program Update, Baldrige Foundation Update, Ethics Review, Alliance for Performance Excellence Update, Communities of Excellence Update, and New Business/Public Comment.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2023-06279
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce receipt of a permit application (15755-2M) to enhance the propagation and survival of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended, from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Under permit application 15755- 2M, CDFW is requesting to implement, for the next 8 years, hatchery and monitoring activities associated with the Fall Creek Hatchery coho salmon program. This Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan (HGMP) is an update to the 2014 HGMP developed for the coho salmon hatchery program at Iron Gate Hatchery that was submitted by CDFW and PacifiCorp (Permit 15755). Under permit application 15755-2M CDFW proposes to continue to collect Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon for hatchery purposes. This notice advises the public that the permit application and associated HGMP are available for review and comment, prior to a determination by NMFS on the issuance of the permit.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From Poland: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2023-06187
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain preserved mushrooms (preserved mushrooms) from Poland are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From Spain: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2023-06186
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain preserved mushrooms (preserved mushrooms) from Spain are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the Netherlands: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2023-06185
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain preserved mushrooms (preserved mushrooms) from the Netherlands are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.
31st General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and 16th Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee; Meeting Announcement
Document Number: 2023-06251
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a public meeting of the 31st General Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the 16th Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the GAC. This meeting will be held as a combined SAS and GAC meeting on Thursday, June 15th, 2023, via webinar. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
White Grape Juice Concentrate From Argentina: Suspension of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2023-06124
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has suspended the countervailing duty investigation on white grape juice concentrate (WGJC) from Argentina. The basis for this action is an agreement between Commerce and the Government of Argentina (GOA), wherein the GOA has agreed not to provide any new or additional export or import substitution subsidies on the subject merchandise and has agreed to restrict the volume of direct or indirect exports to the United States of WGJC from all Argentine producers/exporters in order to eliminate completely the injurious effects of exports of this merchandise to the United States.
White Grape Juice Concentrate From Argentina: Suspension of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2023-06123
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has suspended the antidumping duty investigation on white grape juice concentrate (WGJC) from Argentina. The basis for this action is an agreement between Commerce and signatory producers/exporters accounting for substantially all imports of WGJC from Argentina, wherein each signatory producer/ exporter has agreed to revise its prices to eliminate completely the injurious effects of exports of the subject merchandise to the United States.
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: 2023-06088
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
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 a Letter of Authorization (LOA) has been issued to CGG for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2023-06110
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Socio-Economic Panel (SEP) on April 17 and 18, 2023. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet on April 18-20, 2023.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-06109
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 74 assessment of Gulf of Mexico red snapper will consist of a Data workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a Review workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-06108
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 79 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic mutton snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Revisions to the Unverified List
Document Number: 2023-06171
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding 32 persons to the Unverified List (UVL). Of the 32 persons being added, one is under each of the following destinations: Bulgaria, Canada, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore; 14 are under the destination of China, two are under the destination of Germany, four are under the destination of Turkey, and five under the destination of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Document Number: 2023-06139
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in April, May, and June of 2023. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted later in 2023 and will be announced in a future notice. In addition, NMFS has implemented online recertification workshops for persons who have already taken an in-person training.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Shark Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2023-06137
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is transferring 40 metric tons (mt) dressed weight (dw) (88,184 pounds (lb) dw) of aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) quota from the eastern Gulf of Mexico sub-region to the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region for the remainder of the 2023 fishing year. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason quota transfers and affects commercial Atlantic shark permitted vessels and dealers.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-06159
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC) will hold the 181st public hybrid meeting to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
In the Matter of: Joseph Ormond Kirk, III, 13204 Saxby Court, Austin TX 78729, Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2023-06129
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In the Matter of: Randy Lew Williams, 4009 Oxford Way, Norman, OK 73072-3231; Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2023-06126
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Pot Catcher/Processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2023-06156
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2023 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to catcher/processors using pot gear in the BSAI.
Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions
Document Number: 2023-06033
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces revisions to regulations in order to make several technical corrections; reorganize certain subsections; remove outdated and/or unnecessary sections; institute a reporting requirement on federal agencies; and provide clarifications on definitions, communications, process for exercising march-in rights, filing of provisional patent applications, electronic filing of Bayh-Dole related reporting, the purpose of royalties on licenses from the Federal Government, and the processes for granting exclusive, co-exclusive, and partially exclusive licenses and for appeals. NIST has not adopted in this final rule a provision in the proposed rule regarding exercising march-in rights on the sole basis of product pricing. Instead, NIST intends to engage with stakeholders and agencies with the goal of developing a comprehensive framework for agencies considering the use of march-in provisions.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-06032
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting 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: 2023-06031
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Risk Policy Working Group to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This meeting will be held in-person with a webinar option. Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-06030
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup (Workgroup) will hold a public meeting.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2023-06029
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will host a presentation on the spatial footprint and ecological siting principles of artificial reefs in the South Atlantic region via webinar as part of its ongoing Seminar Series.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-06026
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting 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.
Population Estimates Challenge Program
Document Number: 2023-06064
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) amends the regulations for the Population Estimates Challenge Program which will provide eligible general-purpose governmental entities (local governments) with the opportunity to file requests for the review of their population estimates for 2021 and subsequent years in forthcoming estimates series, beginning with the Vintage 2022 series that is scheduled to be published in 2023. Under this program, a governmental unit may file a challenge to its official population estimate by submitting additional data to the Census Bureau for evaluation, or by identifying a technical error in processing input data or producing the estimates. Specifically, the Census Bureau amends its regulations to update the regulation's references pertaining to the input data which are used to produce the official population estimates and revise the evidence required to support a challenge. In this final rule, the Census Bureau responds to comments received during the public comment periodclosed on December 22, 2022on the notice of proposed rulemaking posted in the Federal Register pertaining to ways in which the Population Estimates Challenge Program might be improved.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2023-05998
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2023 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA.
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Results in the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Notice of Amended Final Results
Document Number: 2023-06093
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 10, 2023, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued its final judgment in JA Solar International Limited and JA Solar USA Inc. v. United States, Court No. 21-00514, sustaining the U.S. Department of Commerce's (Commerce) remand results pertaining to the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products) from Taiwan covering the period of review (POR), February 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020. Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT's final judgment is not in harmony with Commerce's final results in the administrative review and that Commerce is amending the final results. with respect to dumping margins assigned to Inventec Solar Energy Corporation (ISEC) and E-TON Solar Tech Co., Ltd. (E-TON).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2023-06021
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Aleut Corporation's and 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 the opportunity for the harvest of the 2023 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).
Oil Country Tubular Goods From Ukraine: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2020-2021
Document Number: 2023-06018
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Ukraine were sold at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Construction of Liquefied Natural Gas Platforms Off Louisiana
Document Number: 2023-06006
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from New Fortress Energy Louisiana FLNG LLC (NFE) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction of liquefied natural gas platforms off Grand Isle, Louisiana. 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.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction
Document Number: 2023-05951
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) to make recommendations to the Council on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. This notice announces a change in location for the Guam REAC meeting from the Governor's Complex to the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel; Advisory Panel Nominations
Document Number: 2023-05919
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will hold a 3-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in May 2023. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public. NMFS also is soliciting nominations for the HMS AP. NMFS consults with, and considers the comments and views of, the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill one environmental seat on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the environmental community will be considered for membership on the HMS AP under this solicitation.
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