Department of Commerce 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 40; Cleveland, OH, Area
Document Number: E5-8150
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Grant of Authority; Establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone, Brattleboro, VT
Document Number: E5-8147
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 262, Southaven, MS
Document Number: E5-8146
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 40; Cleveland, OH, Area
Document Number: E5-8144
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 40, Cleveland, OH, Area
Document Number: E5-8143
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fresh and Chilled Atlantic Salmon From Norway: Final Results of the Full Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E5-8136
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 29, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published a notice of preliminary results of the full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on fresh and chilled Atlantic salmon from Norway (``Salmon from Norway'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Fresh and Chilled Atlantic Salmon From Norway: Preliminary Results of the Full Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 70 FR 51012 (August 29, 2005) (``Preliminary Results''). In those Preliminary Results we provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on our preliminary results. We received a case brief from the Norwegian Seafood Federation and the Norwegian Seafood Association (``respondents'') and a rebuttal brief from Heritage Salmon Company, Inc., and Atlantic Salmon of Maine (the ``domestic interested parties ''). A hearing, requested by respondents, was held on October 26, 2005 at the Department. As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Foreign-Trade Zone 163 - Ponce, PR; Application for Expansion
Document Number: E5-8132
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Administrative Review
Document Number: 05-24673
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Allegheny Ludlum and United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO/CLC (collectively, ``Petitioners'') and Ugine & ALZ Belgium, NV (Respondent), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel plate in coils (SSPC) from Belgium. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 70 FR 37749 (Initiation Notice). This administrative review covered the period of May 1, 2004, through April 30, 2005. We are now rescinding this review as a result of both Petitioners' and Respondent's withdrawal of their requests for an administrative review.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E5-8093
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Negative Preliminary Critical Circumstances Determination: Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E5-8091
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that diamond sawblades and parts thereof (DSB) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). In addition, we preliminarily determine that there is not a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that critical circumstances exist with respect to the subject merchandise exported from Korea. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. Because we are postponing the final determination, we will make our final determination not later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-8022
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-8018
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Preliminary Partial Determination of Critical Circumstances: Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 05-24627
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that diamond sawblades and parts thereof (``diamond sawblades'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 05-24607
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve of groundfish to certain target species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to account for previous harvest of the total allowable catch (TAC). It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for groundfish of the BSAI.
Sea Turtle Conservation; Shrimp Trawling Requirements
Document Number: 05-24604
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this 30-day temporary rule to allow shrimp fishermen to continue to use limited tow times as an alternative to Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in inshore and offshore waters from the Florida/Alabama border, westward to the Louisiana/Texas border, and extending offshore 20 nautical miles. The previous 30-day variances of the TED requirements were from September 23 through October 23, 2005; October 11 through November 10, 2005; October 22 through November 23, 2005; and from November 24 through December 23, 2005, for waters affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These variances were initially for 50 nautical miles, while the most recent variance was for 20 nautical miles. After an investigation, NMFS has determined that excessive debris is still affecting fishermen's ability to use TEDs effectively in an area extending approximately 20 nm offshore. This action is necessary because environmental conditions resulting from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita persist on the fishing grounds, preventing some fishermen from using TEDs effectively.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico Commercial Grouper Fishery; Trip Limit
Document Number: 05-24603
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule establishes a 6,000-lb (2,722-kg) commercial trip limit for shallow-water and deep-water grouper, combined, in the exclusive economic zone of the Gulf of Mexico. The intended effect of this final rule is to minimize the effects of derby fishing and prolong the fishing season.
United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 05-24594
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (``Board'') will hold a meeting to discuss topics related to the travel and tourism industry. The meeting will include discussion of the enhanced mandate of the Board, the international advertising and promotion campaign which seeks to encourage individuals to travel to the United States for the express purpose of engaging in tourism, and future issues and initiatives the Board may pursue. The meeting will be open to the public. Time will be permitted for public comment, which is limited to three minutes per speaker. To apply for public comment, please contact J. Marc Chittum, U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230, telephone (202) 482-4501, or e-mail Marc.Chittum@mail.doc.gov, no later than close of business, Tuesday, January 10, 2006. The Board is mandated by Public Law 108-7, Section 210, was initially chartered in 2003, and was re-chartered on September 21, 2005, for a two-year period to end September 20, 2007.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2006 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications; Preliminary 2006 Quota Adjustments; 2006 Summer Flounder Quota for Delaware
Document Number: 05-24583
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues final specifications for the 2006 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries, and makes preliminary adjustments to the 2006 commercial quotas for these fisheries. This final rule specifies allowed harvest limits for both commercial and recreational fisheries, including scup possession limits. This action prohibits federally permitted commercial vessels from landing summer flounder in Delaware in 2006. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise the State of Delaware, Federal vessel permit holders, and Federal dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in Delaware in 2006. This action also defines the total length measurement for black sea bass and makes changes to the regulations regarding the commercial black sea bass pot/trap fishery. The intent of this action is to establish harvest levels and other measures to attain the target fishing mortality (F) or exploitation rates, as specified for these species in the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP), to reduce bycatch, and to improve the efficiency of the commercial black sea bass fishery.
Notice of Intent to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Activities of the National Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program
Document Number: E5-7990
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the environmental impacts of the national administration of the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program (MMHSRP). Publication of this notice begins the official scoping process that will help identify alternatives and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process, provides information on how to participate, and identifies a set of preliminary alternatives to serve as a starting point for discussions.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on Impacts of Research on Steller Sea Lions and Northern Fur Seals Throughout Their Range in the United States
Document Number: E5-7989
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the environmental impacts of administering grants and issuing permits associated with research on endangered and threatened Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and depleted northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus). Publication of this notice begins the official scoping process that will help identify alternatives and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate. The purpose of conducting research on threatened and endangered Steller sea lions is to promote the recovery of the species' populations such that the protections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) are no longer needed. Consistent with the purpose of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the purpose of conducting research on northern fur seals is to contribute to the basic knowledge of marine mammal biology or ecology and to identify, evaluate, or resolve conservation problems for this depleted species. Research on Steller sea lions and northern fur seals considered in this EIS is funded and permitted by NMFS, which are both federal actions requiring National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) compliance. The need for these actions is to facilitate research to: (1) Prevent harm and avoid jeopardy or disadvantage to the species; (2) promote recovery; (3) identify factors limiting the population; (4) identify reasonable actions to minimize impacts of human-induced activities; (5) implement conservation and management measures; and (6) make data and results available in a timely manner for management of the species. As part of this action, NMFS is developing measures that will improve efficiency and avoid unnecessary redundancy in Steller sea lion and northern fur seal research, utilize best management practices, facilitate adaptive management, and standardize research protocols.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings
Document Number: E5-7988
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has begun its annual preseason management process for the 2006 ocean salmon fisheries. This document announces the availability of Council documents as well as the dates and locations of Council meetings and public hearings comprising the Council's complete schedule of events for determining the annual proposed and final modifications to ocean salmon fishery management measures. The agendas for the March and April Council meetings will be published in subsequent Federal Register documents prior to the actual meetings.
Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Italy
Document Number: E5-7984
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by Allegheny Ludlum Corporation, North American Stainless, United Auto Workers Local 3303, Zanesville Armco Independent Organization, Inc. and the United Steelworkers (collectively, petitioners), the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSS in coils) from Italy with respect to ThyssenKrupp Acciai Speciali Terni S.p.A. (TKAST), and its affiliates. No other interested party requested a review. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. On December 6, 2005, all of the petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review of TKAST. Accordingly, the Department is now rescinding the administrative review of TKAST.
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Canada and Germany
Document Number: E5-7983
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and section 351.216(b) of the U.S. Department of Commerce's (the Department's) regulations, Eutectic Corporation (Eutectic), a U.S. importer, filed a request for a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from Canada and Germany. Petitioners and domestic interested parties have affirmatively expressed a lack of interest in the continuation of the orders with respect to this product.\1\ In response to this request, the Department is initiating changed circumstances reviews on certain corrosion- resistant carbon steel flat products from Canada and Germany with respect to ``wear plate'' (marketed as ``CastoDur Diamond Plate'') as described below.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Second Amended Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-7982
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 17, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the notice of amended final results of the antidumping duty administrative review: certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period of review (POR) February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. See Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 60280 (October 17, 2005) (``Amended Final Results'').\1\ We are amending the final results of certain preserved mushrooms from the PRC to correct ministerial errors made in the calculations of the dumping margins for China Processed Food Import & Export Company and its affiliates (collectively, ``COFCO'') pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 54361 (September 14, 2005) (``Final Results'').
Honey from Argentina: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent Not to Revoke in Part
Document Number: E5-7981
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests by interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping order on honey from Argentina. The review covers six firms. The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2003, through November 30, 2004. We preliminarily determine that sales of honey from Argentina have been made below the normal value (NV) in the case of Asociacion de Cooperativas Argentinas (ACA). For Seylinco S.A. (Seylinco), we preliminary find a zero margin. In addition, we have preliminarily determined to rescind the review with respect to Nutrin S.A. (Nutrin), Radix S.A. (Radix), Compania Europea Americana S.A. (CEASA), and HoneyMax S.A. (HoneyMax) because they had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between the export price (EP) and NV. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in these proceedings are requested to submit with the argument: 1) a statement of the issues, 2) a brief summary of the argument, and 3) a table of authorities.
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Germany
Document Number: E5-7980
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by United States Steel Corporation (``US Steel''), petitioner in this review, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe (``seamless line and pressure pipe'') from Germany with respect to Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes - V&M Deutschland GmbH (``VMD''), Mannesmann Pipe & Steel Corporation (``Mannesmann''), Benteler Stahl/Rohr GmbH (``Benteler Stahl''), and Benteler Steel and Tube Corporation (``Benteler Tube'') (collectively, ``respondents''). No other interested party requested a review. The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. On December 13, 2005, US Steel withdrew its request for an administrative review of the four respondents. Accordingly, the Department is now rescinding the administrative review of these companies.
Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E5-7979
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received a request to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain softwood lumber from Canada. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(d) (2005), we are initiating an AD new shipper review for International Forest Products Corporation (IFP Corp.).
Individually Quick Frozen Red Raspberries from Chile: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-7978
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on individually quick frozen red raspberries from Chile. This review covers sales of individually quick frozen red raspberries to the United States during the period July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. Based on the withdrawal of requests for review with respect to certain companies, we are rescinding, in part, the third administrative review.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7973
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7972
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7971
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7970
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area
Document Number: E5-7945
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2005 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2005 Annual Surveys consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, the Survey of Industrial Research and Development, the Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization, and the Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures. We have determined that annual data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from these surveys, most of which have been conducted for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China; Initiation of New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E5-7882
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has determined that requests for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received in September and November 2005, meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') of these new shipper reviews is November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005.
Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind in Part
Document Number: E5-7881
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has preliminarily determined that sales by the respondents in this review, covering the period December 1, 2003, through November 30, 2004, have been made at prices less than normal value (NV). In addition, we are preliminarily rescinding this review with respect to Tianjin Custom Wood Processing Co., Ltd. (TCW), because TCW reported that it made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review (POR).\1\ If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings/Workshop
Document Number: E5-7851
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public workshop to review and critique its groundfish stock assessment process in 2005.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; 2006 and 2007 Fishing Quotas for Ocean Quahogs
Document Number: 05-24541
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is specifying the final quotas for the ocean quahog fishery for 2006 and 2007. Specifications for the Atlantic surfclam and Maine ocean quahog fishery, which remain unchanged from the 2005-2007 multi-year quota specifications, are reprinted here for clarity. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to publish the revised allowable harvest levels of ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone for the 2006 and 2007 fishing years.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Total Allowable Catch Harvested for Management Area 1B
Document Number: 05-24520
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that 95 percent of the Atlantic herring total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to Management Area 1B (Area 1B) for fishing year 2005 is projected to be harvested by December 23, 2005. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, December 23, 2005, federally permitted vessels may not fish for, catch, possess, transfer or land more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring in or from Area 1B per trip or calendar day until January 1, 2006 when the 2006 TAC becomes available, except for transiting purposes as described in this document. Regulations governing the Atlantic herring fishery require publication of this notification to advise vessel and dealer permit holders that 95 percent of the Atlantic herring TAC allocated to Area 1B has been harvested, and no TAC is available for the directed fishery for Atlantic herring harvested from Area 1B.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Extension of Emergency Fishery Closure Due to the Presence of the Toxin That Causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Document Number: 05-24519
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The regulations contained in the temporary rule, emergency action, published on October 18, 2005, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2005, are extended through June 30, 2006. In the October 18, 2005, action, NMFS reinstated and corrected the temporary regulations published on September 9, 2005, which reopened a portion of Federal waters of the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and southern New England that it had previously closed from June 14 through September 30, 2005, to the harvest for human consumption of certain bivalve molluscan shellfish due to the presence in those waters of the toxin that causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). The FDA has determined that there is insufficient analytical data to support the scheduled reopening of the entire area to all bivalve molluscan shellfish fishing on January 1, 2006.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and Singapore; Five-Year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Preliminary Results
Document Number: 05-24510
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and Singapore. On the basis of the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses and rebuttal comments filed on behalf of the domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting a full sunset review of the antidumping duty orders pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Preliminary Results of Reviews.''
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
Document Number: E5-7852
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the availability for public review of a proposed Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan (Plan) for the Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) of Puget Sound Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). This Plan consists of a Draft Puget Sound Recovery Plan prepared by the Shared Strategy (Shared Strategy Plan) and a NMFS supplement to the Shared Strategy Plan (Supplement). NMFS is soliciting review and comment on the proposed Plan from the public and all interested parties.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Initial Specifications
Document Number: E5-7849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes initial specifications for the 2006 fishing year for Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish (MSB). Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to publish proposed specifications for the upcoming fishing year and to provide an opportunity for public comment. The intent of this action is to fulfill this requirement and to promote the development and conservation of the MSB resources.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Amendments to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish, and Sharks and the FMP for Atlantic Billfish
Document Number: E5-7848
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Due to the damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the subsequent cancellation of three public hearings previously scheduled on the draft consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and proposed rule, NMFS is rescheduling public hearings in Orange Beach, AL, and Key West, FL. NMFS is also adding an additional hearing location in Houma, LA, to provide constituents an opportunity to comment from regions in close proximity to New Orleans, LA. The draft consolidated HMS FMP and the proposed rule describe a range of management measures that could impact fishermen and dealers for all HMS fisheries.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Extension of Public Scoping Period for Intersector Groundfish Allocations
Document Number: E5-7847
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) announce their intent to extend the public scoping period for an EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 to analyze proposals to allocate groundfish among various sectors of the non-tribal Pacific Coast groundfish fishery.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-7829
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Habitat/MPA Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Quota Adjustment for the Closed Area I Hook Gear Haddock Special Access Program
Document Number: 05-24471
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), is increasing the 500-mt haddock quota for the second participation period (November 16, 2005, through December 31, 2005) of the Closed Area (CA) I Hook Gear Haddock Special Access Program (SAP) to 536.6 mt. Available information indicates that the 500-mt quota for the first participation period of this SAP (October 1, 2005, through November 15, 2005) was under-harvested. The intended effect of this action is to account for this under-harvest from the first participation period, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.