Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
In response to a request from Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd., the Department of Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China for exports of subject merchandise by Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd. The period of review is September 1, 2003, through August 31, 2004. The Department of Commerce is now rescinding the administrative review with respect to Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd. because Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd. made no exports of subject merchandise into the United States during the period of review.
Strengthening America's Communities Advisory Committee
On March 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published a notice in the Federal Register (70 FR 9916) announcing the formation of the Strengthening America's Communities Advisory Committee (the ``Committee'') and soliciting nominations for persons to serve on the Committee. The March 1, 2005 notice provides that all nominations of potential members must be received by the Department no later than 4 p.m. (EST) on March 11, 2005. The March 1, 2005 notice also provides additional information concerning the Committee and membership on the Committee. On March 11, 2005, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register (70 FR 12180) extending the deadline for submitting nominations of potential members until 4 p.m. (EST) on March 25, 2005. This notice reopens the nomination period from 4:01 p.m. (EST) on March 25, 2005 until 4 p.m. (EST) on April 1, 2005, in order to provide the public with a final opportunity to submit nominations. Other than extending the deadline for submitting nominations, the evaluation criteria for selecting members and the specific instructions for submitting nominations contained in the March 1, 2005 notice shall continue to apply.
Strengthening America's Communities Advisory Committee
The Strengthening America's Communities Advisory Committee (the ``Committee'') will hold its first meeting on April 15, 2005 in Fresno, California. At this meeting, the Committee will discuss topics relating to the successful implementation of the President's Strengthening America's Communities Initiative (the ``Initiative''). The objectives and duties of the Committee are to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce (the ``Secretary''), and to develop a comprehensive written report of policy parameters to assist in implementing the Initiative, including advising on its legislation, regulations and other guidance.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Final Environmental Impact Statement for Minimizing Impacts of the Atlantic Herring Fishery on Essential Fish Habitat
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, NMFS announces the availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) regarding a final environmental impact statement(FEIS) that was prepared to determine whether future action is needed to minimize to the extent practicable possible adverse effects of fishing, that are more than minimal and not temporary in nature, on Atlantic herring essential fish habitat (EFH) and of Atlantic herring fishing on the EFH of other managed species. The FEIS was prepared to address EFH requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). This ROD documents the decision by NMFS that No Action is required at this time to minimize potential adverse effects of fishing on EFH.
Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
On September 2, 2004, the Department of Commerce published a notice of initiation of changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada. The review was initiated to determine the appropriate cash deposit rate for Produits Forestiers Saguenay Inc., a previously inactive holding company which began producing softwood lumber and exporting it to the United States as of June 1, 2004, and is currently owned by Abitibi Consolidated Company of Canada. We have preliminarily concluded that Produits Forestiers Saguenay Inc. should be assigned the same cash deposit rate as the Abitibi Group.
Sebacic Acid from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Reinstatement of the Antidumping Duty Order
On November 26, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review and intent to reinstate the Tianjin Chemicals Import and Export Corporation (Tianjin) in the antidumping duty order on exports of sebacic acid from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Sebacic Acid From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent to Reinstate the Antidumping Duty Order, 69 FR 68879 (November 26, 2004) (Preliminary Results). This review covers subject merchandise exported by Tianjin. The products covered by this order are all grades of sebacic acid which include, but are not limited to, CP Grade, Purified Grade, and Nylon Grade (see ``Scope of the Review'' section below). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculation. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. We determine that Tianjin sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the referenced period, and hereby reinstate Tianjin in the order. The final weighted-average dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding its administrative review of one company, Shangyu City Garden Candle Factory (``Garden Candle''), under the antidumping duty order on Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China for the period August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. This rescission, in part, is based on the withdrawal for a request for review by Garden Candle. The Department is not rescinding its review of Shanghai R&R Import/ Export Co., Ltd (``Shanghai R&R'').
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments; Corrections
NMFS announces changes to management measures in the commercial and recreational Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), will allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks. This action also contains corrections to the Pacific Coast groundfish management measures.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Groundfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel for English sole, petrale sole, and starry flounder will hold a work session that is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to review draft stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information, work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions, and produce a STAR Panel report for use by the Council family and other interested persons. No management actions will be decided.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock specified for the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
Amendments Affecting the Country Scope of the Chemical/Biological End-User/End-Use Controls
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing this final rule to amend the chemical and biological weapons end-user/end- use controls in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Specifically, this final rule expands the country scope of the EAR restrictions on certain chemical and biological weapons end-uses to apply to exports and reexports of items subject to the EAR to any destination, worldwide. Prior to the publication of this rule, such restrictions applied only to exports and reexports of items subject to the EAR to certain countries of concern for chemical and/or biological reasons. The amendments are consistent with the ``catch-all'' provisions in the Australia Group's (AG) ``Guidelines for Transfers of Sensitive Chemical or Biological Items.''
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Logbook Family of Forms
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Current Population Survey (CPS) School Enrollment Supplement
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
On January 31, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register (70 FR 4818) a notice announcing the initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2003, to November 30, 2004. This review is now being rescinded for Kunshan Foreign Trading Company, High Hope International Group Jiangsu Foodstuffs Import & Export Corp., Henan Native Produce Import & Export Corporation, Shanghai Xiuwei International Trading Co., Ltd., Shanghai Shinomiel International Trade Corporation, Foodworld International Club, Ltd., and Inner Mongolia Youth Trade Development Co., Ltd., because the only requesting party withdrew its request in a timely manner.
Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Notice of Court Decision and Suspension of Liquidation
On March 9, 2005, in AL Tech Specialty Steel Corp., Carpenter Technology Corp., Republic Engineered Steels, Talley Metals Technology, Inc. and United Steel Workers of America, AFL-CIO/CLC v. United States and Acciaierie Valbruna S.r.l. and Acciaierie Di Bolzano S.p.A. v. United States, Slip Op. 05-30 (AL Tech II), the Court of International Trade (CIT) affirmed the Department of Commerce's Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand (Remand Results), dated October 27, 2004. Consistent with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), the Department will continue to order the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise, where appropriate, until there is a ``conclusive'' decision in this case. If the case is not appealed, or if it is affirmed on appeal, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all relevant entries from Acciaierie Valbruna S.r.l. (Valbruna) and Acciaierie Di Bolzano S.p.A. (Bolzano) and revise the cash deposit rates as appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat Advisory Panel in April 2005. Recommendations from the panel will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery; Framework Adjustment 40-B (FW 40B)
NMFS proposes regulations to implement measures in FW 40B to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). FW 40B was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) to modify existing effort control programs implemented under Amendment 13 to the FMP to improve the effectiveness of these programs and to create additional opportunities for commercial fishing vessels in the fishery to target healthy groundfish stocks. In addition, this action includes measures that would increase the information available to assess groundfish bycatch in the herring fishery.
Sea Turtle Conservation; Exceptions to Taking Prohibitions for Endangered Sea Turtles
NMFS proposes to allow any agent or employee of NMFS, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Coast Guard, or any other Federal land or water management agency, or any agent or employee of a state agency responsible for fish and wildlife who, when acting in the course of his or her official duties, is a member of the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN), to take endangered sea turtles encountered in the marine environment if such taking is necessary to aid a stranded endangered sea turtle, or dispose a dead endangered sea turtle, or salvage a dead endangered sea turtle that may be useful for scientific and educational purposes. This action is necessary to provide equal conservation and protection measures to stranded endangered sea turtles as is afforded for threatened sea turtles under 50 CFR 223.206.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is reopening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to utilize the remaining amount of the 2005 first seasonal allowance of the Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) specified for catcher vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI.
Revision and Clarification of Deemed Export Related Regulatory Requirements
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is reviewing the recommendations contained in the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General Report entitled ``Deemed Export Controls May Not Stop the Transfer of Sensitive Technology to Foreign Nationals in the U.S.'' (Final Inspection Report No. IPE-16176-March 2004). Certain of these recommendations would require regulatory changes that would affect existing requirements and policies for deemed export licenses. BIS is seeking comments on how these revisions would affect industry, the academic community, and U.S. government agencies involved in research.
Environmental Literacy Grants
This notice announces that OESD is soliciting 1- to 3-year proposals for environmental literacy projects. Funded projects will further NOAA's education goals articulated in the NOAA Education Plan http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/NOAAEdPlan.pdf. Funding is available to encourage the development of partnerships and to support existing, or foster growth of new, environmental literacy projects. This program has two funding priorities for FY05: (1) Partnerships that promote systemic change in NOAA-related science education, and (2) Innovative presentation of NOAA science and earth observing data through educational data visualizations and other educational tools. Within priority two, NOAA has committed to funding the installation of up to four ``Science on a Sphere'' (SOS) data systems at informal education venues. These ``Science on a Sphere'' installations will be funded by way of one- to three-year cooperative agreements. It is anticipated that final recommendations for funding under this announcement will be made in mid Calendar Year 2005, and that projects funded under this announcement will have a start date no earlier than September 30, 2005.
Endangered Species; File No. 1514
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Ste. 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814, has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the first seasonal apportionment of the 2005 Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached.
Sugar From the European Community; Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Finding
On September 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty finding on sugar from the European Community (``the Community'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 69 FR 53408 (September 1, 2004). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and adequate substantive comments filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and the Community, the Department is conducting a full sunset review of the countervailing duty finding on sugar from the Community. As a result of this sunset review, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the countervailing duty finding would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies. The net countervailabe subsidy rate and the nature of the subsidy are identified in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits; Correction
On September 27, 2004, NMFS announced that the Assistant Regional Administrator, Northeast Region, NOAA Fisheries (Assistant Regional Administrator) was proposing to issue Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs) in response to an application submitted by the University of Rhode Island, Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science (URI). These EFPs would allow three commercial fishing vessels to conduct a bycatch reduction study in the directed haddock bottom trawl fishery, using side-by-side tows to compare the control net with one experimental large-mesh net. The Federal Register notification announcing these EFPs had an incorrect end date of November 2005. This notice is intended to inform the public that the corrected end date is December 2005.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application submitted by the Mount Desert Oceanarium (MDO), Southwest Harbor, ME, contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The EFP would allow one fishing vessel to fish for, retain, and land small numbers of regulated fish species, and several unmanaged fish and invertebrate species, for the purpose of public display. The Assistant Regional Administrator has made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under this EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) for these species. However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue an EFP. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations
The U.S. Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations. The Committee will address issues regarding Census Bureau programs and activities related to their areas of expertise. Members will address policy, research, and technical issues related to the 2010 Reengineered Census of Population and Housing, including the American Community Survey. The Committee also will discuss several economic initiatives, as well as issues pertaining to marketing services and measurement of local labor market activity. Last-minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance notice of schedule adjustments.
Request for Nominations of Members to Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Asian Population
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the Asian Population. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review
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)).