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

Certain Preserved Mushrooms From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-3443
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 8, 2005, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from India. The review covers four manufacturers/exporters. The period of review is February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculations for two of the four companies covered by this review. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-3442
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 11, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Japan with respect to Kawasaki Steel Corporation (KSC) and its alleged successor-in-interest JFE Steel Corporation (JFE). The period of review is July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004. The petitioners submitted comments agreeing with the Department's preliminary results. No other interested party submitted comments and we have made no changes to our preliminary results. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final margin is listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Duty Drawback Practice in Antidumping Proceedings
Document Number: E5-3441
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has a long- standing policy in antidumping proceedings, based on section 772(c)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), of granting a duty drawback adjustment to export price where a respondent party establishes that: (1) the import duty paid and the rebate payment are directly linked to, and dependent upon, one another (or the exemption from import duties is linked to exportation); and (2) there were sufficient imports of the imported raw material to account for the drawback received upon the exports of the manufactured product. In a number of recent proceedings, the Department has received comments expressing concerns about its current duty drawback adjustment policy and practice. This notice describes various issues that have been raised concerning the Department's practice and provides the public with an opportunity to comment on whether any changes to the Department's current practice would be warranted and specifically what such changes would entail.
Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of Finding of Reciprocity (Bolivia), 26 U.S.C. 4221
Document Number: E5-3436
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce is conducting a review to determine, pursuant to Section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), whether the Government of Bolivia has discontinued allowing substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions currently granted to aircraft of Bolivian registry by the United States under the aforementioned statute. The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country allows, or will allow, ``substantially reciprocal privileges'' to aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in that country. If a foreign country discontinues the allowance of such substantially reciprocal exemption, the exemption allowed by the United States will not apply after the Secretary of the Treasury is notified by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, of the discontinuance. Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and supporting documentation in writing concerning this matter to Mr. Douglas B. Baker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Room 1128, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, 20230. Submissions should be sent electronically to OSImail@ita.doc.gov. All submissions should be received no later than forty-five days from the date of this notice. Comments received, with the exception of information marked ``business confidential,'' will be available for public inspection between Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Trade Reference and Assistance Center Help Desk, Suite 800M, USA Trade Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Information marked ``business confidential'' shall be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, Room 1124, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202-482- 5071.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 05-13095
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with May anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
NOAA Recreational Fisheries Action Team Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-12934
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is hosting a public meeting in July 2005, in Santa Ana, California. The purpose of the meeting is to identify programs and projects to be implemented as part of the NOAA Recreational Fisheries Strategic Plan 2005-2010, and to gather input from the public.
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: 05-12927
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces the availability of grant funds for Fiscal Year 2006. The purpose of this notice is to provide the general public with a single source of program and application information related to the Agency's competitive grant offerings, and it contains the information about those programs required to be published in the Federal Register. This omnibus notice is designed to replace the multiple Federal Register notices that traditionally advertised the availability of NOAA's discretionary funds for its various programs. It should be noted that additional program initiatives unanticipated at the time of the publication of this notice may be announced through both subsequent Federal Register notices and the NOAA Web site. These announcements will also be available through Grants.gov.
Notice of Petitions by Producing Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 05-12894
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Mohammed Arastafar; Order Relating to Mohammed Arastafar
Document Number: 05-12871
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Expected Non-Market Economy Wages: Request for Comment on Calculation Methodology
Document Number: 05-12862
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has a long- standing practice of calculating expected non-market economy (``NME'') wages for use as surrogate values in antidumping proceedings involving NME countries. These expected NME wages are calculated annually in accordance with Sec. 351.408(c)(3) of the Department's regulations. This notice describes the Department's methodology for the calculation of expected NME wages and provides the public with an opportunity to comment on this methodology in response to comments that have been submitted in several NME proceedings. For purposes of public comment, the Department has also calculated expected NME wages using currently available data for 2003 and the methodology described herein. This is a sample calculation based on 2003 data, and is subject to data updates and revisions.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: E5-3396
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from David R. Griffin on behalf of The North Carolina Aquariums. If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicant, with certain conditions, to collect up to 50 red porgy and up to 500 lb (227 kg) of live rock. Specimens would be collected from Federal waters off the coast of North Carolina during 2005 and 2006, and displayed at three North Carolina Aquarium facilities located on Roanoke Island, near Morehead City, and south of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada
Document Number: E5-3394
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Western Forest Products Inc. (WFP) has requested a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216(b). The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating this changed circumstances review and issuing this notice of preliminary results pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). We have preliminarily determined that WFP and its subsidiaries, WFP Products Limited, WFP Western Lumber Ltd., and WFP Lumber Sales Limited (collectively, ``the WFP Entities''), are the successor-in-interest to Doman Industries Limited, Doman Forest Products Limited, and Doman Western Lumber Ltd. (collectively, ``the Doman Entities'').
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Iron Construction Castings from Brazil, Canada, and the People's Republic of China, and the Countervailing Duty Order on Heavy Iron Construction Castings from Brazil
Document Number: E5-3393
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings from Brazil, Canada, and the People's Republic of China (``China''), and the countervailing duty order on heavy iron construction castings from Brazil would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of continuation of these antidumping and countervailing duty orders.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12785
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12784
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12783
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Voluntary Conformity Assessment System Evaluation (NVCASE) Program
Document Number: 05-12782
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce (DOC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the continuing and proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12781
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce
U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: 05-12774
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. The meeting will be held in Koror, Palau. This meeting, the 14th bi-annual meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, provides a forum for coordinated planning and action among federal agencies, state and territorial governments, and nongovernmental partners. Held in Koror, Palau, this is the first Coral Reef Task Force meeting to be held outside the United States states, territories, or commonwealths and provides an opportunity to learn about coral reef science and management strategies in the Freely Associated States. This meeting has time allotted for public comment and provides exhibit space. All public comment must be submitted in written format at the meeting if able to attend or prior to the meeting if unable to attend. If you plan to attend, please register in advance by visiting the Web site listed below. Registration for public comment and exhibit space is also available at this site. Those who wish to attend but cannot due to travel and other considerations can find background materials at the Web site listed below and may submit written statements to the e-mail, fax, or mailing address listed below. A written summary of the meeting will be posted on the Web site within two months of its occurrence.
Availability of Seats for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-12773
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Recreational Diving, Diving Operations, Oil and Gas Industry, Recreational Fishing, Commercial Fishing, Research, Education, and Conservation. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-3363
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council)/Board of Fisheries (BOF) Interim Joint Protocol committee will meet on July 14, 2005, at Anchorage at the Hilton Hotel.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E5-3345
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene public meetings.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E5-3344
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene will hold a series of public workshops to provide information about, and seek input on, ecosystem objectives for fisheries management.
Marine Mammals; Files No. 369-1757-00 and 522-1785-00
Document Number: 05-12756
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Bruce R. Mate, Ph.D., Holder/ Principal Investigator, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365, and Randall S. Wells, Ph.D., Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, c/o Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236, have each been issued a permit to take marine mammals for scientific research.
Endangered Species; Permits
Document Number: 05-12755
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that on June 9, 2005, as authorized by the provisions of the Endangered Species Act, NMFS issued a permit (PRT-1488) to the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, Eureka, California subject to certain conditions set forth therein. The permit was granted only after NMFS determined that it was applied for in good faith, that granting the permit will not be to the disadvantage of the threatened species, and that it will be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in the Endangered Species Act, as amended.
Notice of Availability of Draft Stock Assessment Reports
Document Number: 05-12754
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reviewed the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regional marine mammal stock assessment reports (SARs) in accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). SARs for marine mammals in the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regions were revised according to new information. NMFS solicits public comments on draft 2005 SARs.
Marine Mammals; File No. 358-1787 and Permit No. 821-1588-02
Document Number: 05-12753
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
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 or permit amendment to conduct research on marine mammals: File No. 358-1787: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, D ivision of Wildlife Conservation, 1255 West 8th Street, Juneau, AK 99802 (Principal Investigator: Robert Smalls, Ph.D.); and Permit No. 821-1588-02: Texas A&M University, Department of Marine Biology, 5007 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77551 (Principal Investigator: Randall Davis, Ph.D.).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; 2005 Trip Authorization for Closed Area II Yellowtail Flounder Special Access Program
Document Number: 05-12746
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that no trips are authorized into the Closed Area (CA) II Yellowtail Flounder Special Access Program (SAP) for the 2005 fishing year. The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) has determined that the available catch of Georges Bank (GB) yellowtail flounder is insufficient to support a minimum level of fishing activity within the CA II Yellowtail Flounder SAP for the 2005 fishing year. This action is intended to help achieve optimum yield (OY) in the fishery by allowing Northeast (NE) multispecies days-at-sea (DAS) vessels to achieve, but not exceed, the GB yellowtail flounder total allowable catch (TAC) specified for the Eastern U.S./Canada Area throughout the 2005 fishing year, in accordance with the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish Fishery; Quota Harvested for Full-time Tier 2 Category
Document Number: 05-12745
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the percentage of the tilefish annual total allowable landings (TAL) available to the Full-time Tier 2 permit category for the 2005 fishing year has been harvested. In response, commercial vessels fishing under the Full-time Tier 2 tilefish category may not harvest tilefish from within the Golden Tilefish Management Unit for the remainder of the 2005 fishing year (through October 31, 2005). Regulations governing the tilefish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the public of this closure.
Marine Mammals; File No. 1073-1777
Document Number: 05-12744
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Kathy Carlstead, Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815, has been issued a permit to import marine mammal specimens for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Adjustment of the Quarter III Quota Allocation for Loligo Squid
Document Number: 05-12743
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that it has adjusted the commercial quota allocation for the Quarter III fishery for Loligo squid in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The regulations for the Atlantic mackerel, squid and butterfish fisheries require this adjustment to be made if landings in the Quarter I fishery exceed the commercial quota allocated to that period. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding the annual commercial quota and to allow for effective management of this stock.
Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of the Eighth Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 05-12740
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 8, 2005, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy for the period January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003. We preliminarily found that the countervailing duty rates during the period of review for all of the producers/exporters under review are less than 0.5 percent and are, consequently, de minimis. We did not receive any comments on our preliminary results, and we have made no further revisions. The final net subsidy rates for the reviewed companies are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Notice of Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from Germany.
Document Number: 05-12739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Endangered and Threatened Species: Final Listing Determinations for 16 ESUs of West Coast Salmon, and Final 4(d) Protective Regulations for Threatened Salmonid ESUs
Document Number: 05-12351
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), are issuing final determinations to list 16 Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) of West Coast salmon (chum, Oncorhynchus keta; coho, O. kisutch, sockeye, O. nerka; Chinook, O. tshawytscha; pink, O. gorbuscha) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. We have concluded that four ESUs are endangered, and twelve ESUs are threatened, in California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Fifteen of these ESUs were previously listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA, and one ESU was previously designated as a candidate species. With respect to the Oregon Coast coho ESU and ten O. mykiss ESUs, we have found that substantial disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the relevant data precludes making final listing determinations at this time, and accordingly we are extending the deadline for making our final determinations for these 11 ESUs for an additional 6 months. The findings regarding the extension of the final listing determination for the Oregon Coast coho ESU and for the ten O. mykiss ESUs appear in the Proposed Rules section in today's Federal Register issue. The ten O. mykiss ESUs were previously listed and remain listed pending final agency action. Also in this notice, we are finalizing amendments to the ESA 4(d) protective regulations for threatened salmonid ESUs. As part of the proposed listing determinations in June 2004, we proposed changes to these protective regulations to provide the necessary flexibility to ensure that fisheries and artificial propagation programs are managed consistently with the conservation needs of ESA-listed ESUs, and to clarify the existing regulations so that they can be more efficiently and effectively interpreted and followed by all affected parties. Finally, we are soliciting biological and economic information relevant to designating critical habitat for the Lower Columbia River coho salmon ESU.
Endangered and Threatened Species: 6-month Extension of the Final Listing Determination for the Oregon Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon
Document Number: 05-12350
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In June 2004, we (NMFS) proposed that the Oregon Coast coho Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) (Oncorhynchus kisutch) be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In March 2005, the State of Oregon released a draft Oregon Coastal Coho Assessment (draft assessment) of the viability of the Oregon Coast coho ESU and the contributions of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds (OPSW) to conserving the Oregon Coast coho ESU. The draft assessment concluded that the Oregon Coast coho ESU is viable. On February 9, 2005, we announced in a Federal Register notice that we would consider the information presented by Oregon in determining the final listing status for the ESU, and we solicited public comment on the draft assessment. The comments received by NMFS and Oregon raised a number of concerns regarding the sufficiency and adequacy of the data and analyses used in the draft assessment. On May 6, 2005, Oregon released a final Oregon Coastal Coho Assessment (final assessment) that incorporates and responds to the comments received and includes several substantive changes in response, regarding the sufficiency and adequacy of the draft assessment. We are extending the deadline for the final listing determination for the Oregon Coast coho ESU by 6 months to analyze Oregon's final assessment in light of the comments received on the draft assessment. This extension will enable NMFS to make a final listing determination based upon the best available scientific information. Additionally, we are soliciting additional information regarding the sufficiency and adequacy of the final assessment.
Policy on the Consideration of Hatchery-Origin Fish in Endangered Species Act Listing Determinations for Pacific Salmon and Steelhead
Document Number: 05-12349
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), announce a final policy addressing the role of artificially propagated (hatchery produced) Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, O. keta, O. kisutch, O. nerka, O. tshawytscha) and steelhead (O. mykiss) in listing determinations under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended. This final policy supersedes the Interim Policy on Artificial Propagation of Pacific Salmon under the Endangered Species Act, published in the Federal Register on April 5, 1993. The Interim Policy is being revised in light of a 2001 United States District Court ruling that NMFS improperly listed only the naturally spawning component of Oregon Coast coho salmon under the ESA, excluding hatchery stocks that the agency had determined were part of the same ``distinct population segment'' (DPS) as the listed natural populations. The Court's ruling invalidated the practice described in the Interim Policy of generally excluding hatchery stocks in a DPS from listing unless it was determined that they contained a substantial proportion of the DPS's remaining genetic diversity and were ``essential for recovery.'' Under this new policy, hatchery stocks determined to be part of a DPS will be considered in determining whether a DPS is threatened or endangered under the ESA, and will be included in any listing of the DPS. This policy applies only to Pacific salmon and steelhead and only in the context of making ESA listing determinations.
Endangered and Threatened Species: 6-month Extension of the Final Listing Determinations for Ten Evolutionarily Significant Units of West Coast Oncorhynchus mykiss
Document Number: 05-12348
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In June 2004, we (NMFS) proposed that ten Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) of West Coast Oncorhynchus mykiss (O. mykiss, which includes anadromous steelhead and resident rainbow trout) be listed as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In April-May 2005, we received three independent scientific reports containing information on the relationship of anadromous and resident O. mykiss and on the viability of ESUs containing a diversity of types of populations. In June 2005, we received a letter from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), stating its concerns about the basis for final listing determinations for the ten O. mykiss ESUs and specifying three issues regarding the relationship between anadromous and resident O. mykiss, over which there is substantial disagreement about the underlying data. We are extending the deadline for final listing determinations for the ten O. mykiss ESUs for 6 months to analyze the three reports, to work with FWS to resolve the disagreements about the data relevant to its issues of concern, and to solicit additional information from scientific studies and other newly available data. Additionally, we are soliciting comments and information from the public regarding the reports, the issues raised by FWS, and about resident and anadromous O. mykiss generally. This extension will enable us to make a final listing determination based upon the best available scientific information.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order; Greige Polyester Cotton Printcloth from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E5-3335
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on greige polyester cotton printcloth (``printcloth'') from the People's Republic of China (``China'') would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of this antidumping duty order.
Marine Protected Areas Center Gulf of Mexico Region Public Dialogue Meeting
Document Number: 05-12652
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announcement of the Marine Protected Areas Center Gulf of Mexico Region Public Dialogue Meeting appeared in the Federal Register dated June 17, 2005 (70 FR 116), pages 35227-35228. The document was incorrectly titled as, ``Marine Protected Areas Center New England Region Public Dialogue Meeting.'' All other information regarding the Gulf of Mexico Public Dialogue Meeting in the document is correct.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E5-3300
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the U.S. International Trade Commission (``the ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from Spain. On June 17, 2005, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of injury to a U.S. industry (Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China and Spain, Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1082 and 1083 (Final), Publication 3782 (June 2005)).
Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E5-3299
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On June 17, 2005, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry (Chlorinated Isocyanurates from China and Spain, Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1082-1083 (Final), USITC Publication 3782, June 2005).
Honey from Argentina: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-3298
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 21, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty order on honey from Argentina for the period January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003. Honey from Argentina: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 68 FR 69660 (December 21, 2004) (Preliminary Results). We received no comments from interested parties; therefore, we have made no changes to the net countervailable subsidy rates for the POR. The final net countervailable subsidy rates are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Administrative Review.''
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Approval of Amendments to the Alaska Coastal Management Program
Document Number: 05-12630
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA announces its intention to prepare an EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for the proposed approval of amendments submitted by the State of Alaska to its Coastal Management Program. The State has adopted regulatory changes to its Process for Consistency Review (11 AAC 150), Standards for the Alaska Coastal Management Program (11 AAC 180), and Guidelines of the Alaska Coastal Management Program (11 AAC 185).
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Oregon Sport Fisheries
Document Number: 05-12585
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces changes to the regulations for the Area 2A sport halibut fisheries off the central coast of Oregon. This action would clarify the halibut regulations for the central Oregon coast sport fishery sub-area to specify that halibut may be onboard recreational fishing vessels trolling for salmon within the Oregon yelloweye rockfish conservation area (YRCA). The purpose of this action is to allow recreational salmon vessels to retain halibut caught legally outside of the YRCA while those vessels are legally fishing for salmon within the YRCA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Public Workshop
Document Number: 05-12584
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will present a workshop on proposed catch-monitoring standards for the non-American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher/ processor sector. These standards are necessary to support proposed groundfish and prohibited species allocations to this sector that are under consideration by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Foreign-Trade Zone 18 - Application for Subzone, Correction
Document Number: 05-12583
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board