Department of Commerce February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revision of License Exception TMP for Activities by Organizations Working To Relieve Human Suffering in Sudan
Document Number: C5-3215
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Taiwan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 05-3835
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Foreign-Trade Zone 40, Cleveland, OH; Request for Manufacturing Authority (Oil Burner Units)
Document Number: 05-3813
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 8; Toledo, OH, Area
Document Number: 05-3812
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 176, Rockford, IL, Area
Document Number: 05-3810
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 57, Charlotte, NC
Document Number: 05-3809
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Tumi, Inc. (Luggage), Vidalia, GA
Document Number: 05-3808
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 24, Pittston, PA
Document Number: 05-3806
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 24, Pittston, PA
Document Number: 05-3805
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Changes to the Practice for Handling Patent Applications Filed Without the Appropriate Fees
Document Number: 05-3743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
Among other changes to patent and trademark fees, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Consolidated Appropriations Act), splits the patent application filing fee into a separate filing fee, search fee and examination fee, and requires an additional fee (application size fee) for applications whose specification and drawings exceed 100 sheets of paper, during fiscal years 2005 and 2006. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is in this notice proposing changes in the Office's practice for handling patent applications filed without the appropriate filing, search, and examination fees. The Office has implemented the changes to the patent fees provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act in a separate rulemaking.
Honey From the People's Republic of China; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E5-784
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 29, 2004, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the new shipper reviews of the antidumping order on honey from the People's Republic of China (69 FR 69350). These reviews cover four exporters, Anhui Honghui Foodstuff (Group) Co., Ltd. (``Anhui Honghui''), Eurasia Bee's Products Co., Ltd. (``Eurasia''), Inner Mongolia Youth Trade Development Co., Ltd. (``Inner Mongolia Youth''), and Jiangsu Kanghong Natural Healthfoods Co., Ltd. (``Jiangsu Kanghong''). The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2002, through November 30, 2003. Based on our analysis of the record, and on comments from the interested parties, we have made changes to the margin calculations of all four producers/exporters as described below. See ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Southeastern Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-769
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR process for the Caribbean Yellowtail Snapper and Spiny Lobster consists of a series of three workshops: a data workshop, an assessment workshop, and a review workshop. This is the eighth SEDAR cycle. The data workshop is completed. This is a notice of scheduling for the remaining workshops.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-768
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The benchmark assessment of the South Atlantic black sea bass stock, completed in 2003 by SEDAR 2, will be updated with recent data during an assessment workshop to be held in Beaufort, NC.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Offshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 05-3709
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 interim total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod apportioned to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component of the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Offshore Component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 05-3708
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 interim total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod apportioned to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component of the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 05-3707
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 05-3706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Oversight Committee in March, 2005. Recommendations from the committee will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: 05-3705
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Ecosystem Committee will meet by teleconference; 907-271-2896.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 05-3704
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), on behalf of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), publishes annual management measures governing the Pacific Halibut fishery which are approved by the Secretary of State. This action is intended to provide public notice of the effectiveness of these IPHC annual management measures and to inform persons subject to them of their restrictions and requirements.
Notice of Petitions by Producing Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 05-3644
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Termination of Panel Review
Document Number: 05-3619
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Notice of Withdrawal of the Request for Panel Review by the complainants, the panel review is terminated as of February 17, 2005. A panel has not been appointed to this panel review. Pursuant to Rule 71(2) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, this panel review is terminated.
Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E5-765
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E5-759
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E5-758
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with January anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
International Trade Administration; Product Characteristics-Design Check-Off List
Document Number: E5-757
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 (c)(2)(A)).
International Trade Administration; Certification Trade Fair Program: Application; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-756
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
International Trade Administration; Survey of International Air Travelers; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-755
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: 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 the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
International Trade Administration; Marketing Data Form; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-754
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
International Trade Administration; Certified Trade Mission Program: Application
Document Number: E5-753
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States and Reef Fish Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E5-743
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Neil Allen on behalf of The Georgia Aquarium. If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicant, with certain conditions, to collect limited numbers of groupers, snappers, squirrelfish, sea basses, jacks, spadefish, bluefish, grunts, porgies, surgeonfish, and triggerfish. Specimens would be collected primarily from Federal waters off the coast of Georgia but may also be collected from Federal waters off the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas during 2005 and 2006, and displayed at The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Notice of Amended Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 05-3688
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending the weighted-average dumping margin listed in the Preliminary Determination for the mandatory respondent Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (``Jiheng'') and for the Section A Respondents.\1\ See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China, 69 FR 75293 (December 16, 2004) (``Preliminary Determination''). The Department finds that it made ministerial errors in the calculations for Jiheng, and that the correction of all errors alleged by Jiheng fulfills the requirement of a significant ministerial error within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(e). Therefore, the rate assigned to the Section A respondents also changes.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 594-1759 and 633-1763
Document Number: 05-3584
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the following institutions have applied in due form for permits to conduct scientific research on marine mammals: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Nongame-Endangered Wildlife Program, Coastal Office, Brunswick, GA (File No. 594-1759) and the Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA (File No. 633-1763).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish Fishery; Amendment 2
Document Number: 05-3583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS extends for 10 days the public comment period on the proposed rule to implement the management measures contained in Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), as published on January 14, 2005. NMFS also corrects the description of the qualification years for the proposed modification to the monkfish limited access program that was incorrectly described in the preamble to the January 14, 2005, proposed rule. NMFS also clarifies the description of the proposed possession limit for the Offshore Fishery Program in the Southern Fishery Management Area (SFMA) provided in the preamble of the Amendment 2 proposed rule to be per monkfish day-at-sea (DAS).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; 2005 and 2006 Final Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: 05-3582
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces 2005 and 2006 final harvest specifications and prohibited species catch (PSC) allowances for the groundfish fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2005 and 2006 fishing years and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP). The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the BSAI in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Final 2005 and 2006 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: 05-3581
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces final 2005 and 2006 harvest specifications, reserves and apportionments thereof, Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limits, and associated management measures for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits and associated management measures for groundfish during the 2005 and 2006 fishing years and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP). The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the GOA in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Vermilion Snapper Rebuilding Plan
Document Number: 05-3579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of Amendment 23 prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) that would establish a 10-year rebuilding plan for vermilion snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico. The rebuilding plan seeks to achieve a 25.5-percent reduction in harvest based on the 2003 predicted landings. Measures to accomplish this reduction equitably for the commercial and recreational sectors of this fishery include increases in minimum size, a decreased recreational bag limit, and a closed commercial season. Amendment 23 would also establish biological reference points and stock status determination criteria for vermilion snapper (i.e., maximum sustainable yield (MSY), optimum yield (OY), maximum fishing mortality threshold (MFMT), and minimum stock size threshold (MSST), consistent with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act). The intended effect of these measures is to end overfishing and rebuild the vermilion snapper resource consistent with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher/Processor Vessels Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 05-3555
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 Pacific cod interim total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for catcher/processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E5-739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to the Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc. (``AARQ'') on February 14, 2005. The Certificate has been amended eight times. The most recent previous amendment was issued to AARQ on March 3, 2004, and published in the Federal Register March 18, 2004 (69 FR 12831). The original Export Trade Certificate of Review No. 97-00003 was issued to AARQ on January 21, 1998, and published in the Federal Register on January 28, 1998 (63 FR 4220).
Denied Persons and Specially Designated Nationals
Document Number: 05-3465
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This final rule removes all reference in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to the supplement containing the list of persons denied export privileges (``Denied Persons List'' (DPL)) because no such supplement exists in the Code of Federal Regulations. In the past, such a supplement has been included only in the unofficial loose-leaf version of the EAR that is available by subscription from the U.S. Government Printing Office. In addition, the Bureau of Industry and Security provides notice to the public that it is discontinuing its practice of including in the loose-leaf version of the EAR both the DPL and the ``Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons'' (SDN) List. Revisions to the DPL and SDN List are issued on such a frequent basis as to make the quarterly, hard-copy versions of the lists included in the loose-leaf version of the EAR inaccurate. The removal of the DPL and SDN List from the loose-leaf version of the EAR will minimize any potential that parties might rely on an outdated list of persons denied export privileges under the EAR.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Low-Energy Seismic Survey in the Southwest Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 05-3442
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting oceanographic seismic surveys in the southwestern Pacific Ocean (SWPO) has been issued to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, (Scripps).
Endangered Species; File No. 1522; Permit No. 1356
Document Number: 05-3441
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the following applicants have applied in due form for a permit (File No. 1522) or modification to a permit (Permit No. 1356) to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research: Kenneth J. Lohmann, Department of Biology, Wilson Hall, CB3280, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (File No. 1522); Inwater Research Group Inc., 4160 NE Hyline Dr., Jensen Beach, FL 34957 (Permit No. 1356).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Central Aleutian District
Document Number: 05-3440
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the interim 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel specified for the Central Aleutian District.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3393
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce