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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for New York
Document Number: 05-24204
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2005 summer flounder commercial quota available to New York has been harvested and is announcing the closure of summer flounder in Federal waters. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in New York for the remainder of calendar year 2005, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise New York of the closure and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in New York.
Groundfish Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off the Coast of Alaska; Recordkeeping and Reporting
Document Number: 05-24203
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule amending Table 2 to 50 CFR part 679. Table 2 is the source for species codes used in data collection, analysis, and monitoring of the Federal groundfish fisheries. This action is necessary to standardize collection of species information with the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), increase effectiveness of rockfish management, reflect current fisheries management interest in skates, and promote better enforcement of rockfish regulations. This final rule is intended to meet the conservation and management requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) with respect to groundfish and to further the goals and objectives of the Alaska groundfish fishery management plans.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Proposed 2006 and 2007 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: E5-7463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2006 and 2007 harvest specifications, reserves and apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limits, 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 2006 and 2007 fishing years. 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).
Endangered and Threatened Species: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Recovery Plan for Central California Coast Coho Salmon
Document Number: E5-7458
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is required by the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended to develop plans for the conservation and survival of Federally listed species, i.e., recovery plans. NMFS is announcing its' intent to prepare a recovery plan for the Central California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (CCC coho salmon ESU) and requests information from the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7456
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-7448
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting the third 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, through November 30, 2004. One named respondent company had no exports or sales of the subject merchandise during the POR; therefore, we are preliminarily rescinding our review of this company. We preliminarily determine that two companies have failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of their ability to comply with our requests for information and, as a result, should be assigned a rate based on adverse facts available. Finally, we have preliminarily determined that five respondents made sales to the United States of the subject merchandise at prices below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties that submit comments are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument(s).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; 2006 and 2007 Proposed Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: 05-24168
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2006 and 2007 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 2006 and 2007 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).
The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services and the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights; Request for Nominations of Public Health and Health Care Community Representatives
Document Number: 05-24136
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce (Commerce) and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seek nominations for the appointment of public health or health care community representatives to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services (ITAC 3); and the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (ITAC 15). In order to be considered for such an appointment, a nominee must be a U.S. citizen, must represent a U.S. entity in the public health or health care community, and may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. A nominee's interest and expertise in public health or health care, international trade, and sectoral issues will be considered. Recruitment information is available on the International Trade Administration Web site at http://www.ita.doc.gov/ itac.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 05-24133
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit for three of the previously designated restricted fishing days (RFD) for December should be adjusted. These General category RFDs are being waived to provide reasonable opportunity for utilization of the coastwide General category BFT quota. Therefore, NMFS waives three RFDs in December and increases the daily retention limit from zero to two large medium or giant BFT on these previously designated RFDs.
Notice of Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Artist Canvas from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E5-7400
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 7, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published its affirmative preliminary determination in this proceeding. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Artist Canvas from the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 67412 (November 7, 2005) (``Preliminary Determination''). While the Department did not receive any allegations of ministerial errors in the Preliminary Determination, the Department inadvertently stated an inaccurate manufacturer/producer name in the provided combination rate, and inadvertently failed to include one combination rate. In the Preliminary Determination, the Department stated it would calculate combination rates for certain respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. Thus, we granted Jiangsu Animal By-products Import & Export Group Corp. (``Jiangsu By- products'') (i.e., a separate rate applicant) a separate rate and calculated a combination rate for Jiangsu By-products. However, in our Weighted-Average Dumping Margins section, the Department inadvertently stated an inaccurate manufacturer/producer name in the provided combination rate for Jiangsu By-products, and inadvertently failed to include one combination rate for Jiangsu By-products. Therefore, we are correcting the Weighted-Average Dumping Margins section to include the additional combination rate and to correct the manufacturer/producer name.
Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Argentina: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-7399
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 28, 2005, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of initiation of 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 Argentina. The review covers one manufacturer/ exporter, Siderca S.A.I.C. The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. Following the receipt of a certification of no shipments by Siderca S.A.I.C., we notified interested parties of the Department's intent to rescind this review and provided an opportunity for parties to comment on the rescission. We received no comments. Therefore, we are rescinding this administrative review.
Financial Assistance To Administer NOAA's Educational Partnership Program (EPP) With Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Document Number: E5-7398
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA's Educational Partnership Program is soliciting not-for-profit organizations to administer its Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The goal of the Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in the targeted areas integral to NOAA's mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year; attend Minority Serving Institutions; majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering; and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, remote sensing technology, or environmental science disciplines. The Undergraduate Scholarship participants must be U.S. citizens and attend an MSI including Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal College and Universities, Alaska-Native Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions full-time, be pursuing studies in atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, physical science, oceanography, marine biology, photogrammetry, or physics. Participants must have, and maintain, a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
Request for Proposals for Fiscal Year 2006-NOAA Educational Partnership Program With Minority Serving Institutions: Environmental Entrepreneurship Program
Document Number: E5-7397
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA's Environmental Entrepreneurship Program is soliciting proposals that support environmental revitalization projects. Projects should engage students at MSIs in hands-on training and experiential learning opportunities in the application of NOAA science and business acumen. The program's objective is to increase the number of students proficient in environmental business enterprises. For the purposes of this program, Environmental Business Enterprises is defined as applying skills and techniques in the development and operations of businesses that resolve environmental degradation in local communities. The process involves engaging students in the application of business skills and best management science techniques that will enable students to gain practical experience in resolving environmental degradation in their local communities. Students are expected to learn how to transform business concepts into innovative products or services that support environmental business enterprises. This is achieved through community-based collaborative processes. It is expected that three cooperative agreement awards will be funded in fiscal year 2006. Eligible MSIs may apply for a maximum of $200,000, on a competitive basis, to support environmental revitalization projects, for a two or three-year period. The total funding available is $600,000, subject to Congressional appropriations. The program's vision is an increased number of students at MSIs proficient in environmental business enterprises that advance DOC/ NOAA's mission. Successful programs will build the institution's capacity to train students in developing and operating businesses in local communities where there is a need to sustain or revitalize naturally depleted environments.
Financial Assistance To Administer NOAA's Educational Partnership Program (EPP) With Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), Graduate Sciences Program
Document Number: E5-7396
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA's Educational Partnership Program is soliciting not-for-profit organizations to administer its EPP Graduate Sciences Program. The goal of the Graduate Sciences Program is to provide college graduates who have received at least a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, science, economics, law, and engineering, entry-level employment and hands-on research and work experience at NOAA. The program's objective is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in the targeted areas integral to NOAA's mission. The goal of the NOAA EPP/MSI Graduate Sciences Program (GSP) is aimed primarily at increasing opportunities and available programs for students in NOAA related fields to pursue research and graduate level educational training in atmospheric, environmental, and oceanic sciences at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) when possible. All students are competitively selected for positions in NOAA offices and facilities. Participants must be U.S. citizens, have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, science, law, or engineering, and have, and maintain, a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher prior to and for the duration of their training. Prior to acceptance into the program, students must be enrolled in an accredited graduate school and obtain a letter of recommendation by a school official. This two-year program provides for formal periods of work, study, and structured classroom training programs in meteorology, hydrology, cartography, oceanography, ecology, remote sensing technology, environmental science and planning, marine science, fisheries biology, computer science, and environmental law. GSP pays for tuition, books, lab fees, campus housing allowance, travel expenses, and salary during 16 weeks of NOAA work experience per year at a NOAA research facility. NOAA scientists are assigned as mentors to graduate scientists during the training period. The progress of the students is monitored throughout the academic year and during the intermittent career work experiences. Under the program, graduate students are required to present their research at conferences, scientific meetings and workshops, education and science forums, etc. The program requires that students participate in an orientation program at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, at the beginning of their appointment.
Financial Assistance To Establish New Cooperative Science Centers Under NOAA's Educational Partnership Program (EPP) With Minority Serving Institutions in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Environmental Sciences, Living Marine Resources Science and Management, and Remote Sensing Technology at Minority Serving Institutions
Document Number: E5-7395
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA's Educational Partnership Program is soliciting new accredited post secondary minority serving institutions (MSI)Cooperative Science Center proposals. These Centers are to establish partnerships between the accredited post secondary MSIs and NOAA. The partnership goal is to expand the institution's training and research capabilities and supporting program development. The developed programs will support NOAA's mission. The Cooperative Centers must establish in the NOAA core science areas: Atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences; living marine resources science and management; and remote sensing technology. The EPP/MSI is a competitive program designed to strengthen and enhance the research and training capabilities and to support the development of programs directly related to NOAA's mission at MSIs. The EPP is designed to enhance NOAA's capability to increase environmental literacy by establishing partnerships with academia, the private sector, and other Federal, State, Tribal and local agencies. Thus, the funding opportunity is intended to engage the MSI academic community in training and collaborative research across the spectrum of atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences, living marine resources science and management, and remote sensing technology in support of NOAA's mission.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-7386
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E5-7385
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will reconvene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP) via Conference Call to approve the 2006 Operations Plan to the 2005-2010 Strategic Plan that outlines joint goals and objectives for state and federal marine resource enforcement activities. The call was originally scheduled for December 5, 2005 and had to be rescheduled.
Economic Development Administration Reauthorization Act of 2004 Implementation; Regulatory Revision
Document Number: 05-24110
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
On November 14, 2005, the Economic Development Administration (``EDA'') published a final rule in the Federal Register delaying the effective date, from November 14, 2005 until January 31, 2006, of certain provisions of EDA's interim final rule originally published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2005. EDA is publishing this final rule to revoke the November 14, 2005 final rule. The conference report accompanying the FY 2006 Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act expresses Congressional intent as to specific changes to EDA's August 11, 2005 interim final rule. The changes specified in the conference report include changes to those provisions of the August 11, 2005 interim final for which the effective date was delayed by the final rule published on November 14, 2005. Concurrent with the publication of this final rule, EDA is publishing in the Federal Register an interim final rule to effect those changes to the August 11, 2005 interim final rule specified in the conference report. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this final rule have the meanings ascribed to them in the August 11, 2005 interim final rule.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Program
Document Number: 05-24082
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service publishes IFQ standard prices for the IFQ Cost Recovery Program in the halibut and sablefish fisheries of the North Pacific. This action is intended to provide holders of halibut and sablefish IFQ permits information to calculate the payments required for IFQ cost recovery fees due by January 31, 2006.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; 2006 Specifications
Document Number: 05-24079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes specifications for the 2006 Atlantic herring fishery, which are the same as the specifications implemented in 2005. The regulations for the Atlantic herring fishery require NMFS to publish specifications for the upcoming year and to provide an opportunity for public comment. The intent of the specifications is to conserve and manage the Atlantic herring resource and provide for a sustainable fishery.
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: 05-24078
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
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 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for catcher/processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI.
Economic Development Administration Reauthorization Act of 2004 Implementation; Regulatory Revision
Document Number: 05-23927
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (``EDA'') published an interim final rule in the Federal Register on August 11, 2005. EDA is publishing this interim final rule to effect those changes to the August 11, 2005 interim final rule specified in the conference report, accompanying the FY 2006 Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this interim final rule have the meanings ascribed to them in the August 11, 2005 interim final rule.
Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument
Document Number: E5-7344
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice of Decision of the Court of International Trade; Silicon Metal From the Russian Federation
Document Number: E5-7343
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 28, 2005, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') issued an order sustaining the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') Second Remand Results. See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, Globe Metallurgical, Inc. vs. United States, Consol. Ct. No. 03-00202 (October 21, 2005) (available at http://www.ia.ita.doc.gov) (``Second Remand Results''); see also, Globe Metallurgical, Inc. v. United States, Slip Op. 05-150 (CIT November 28, 2005) (``Globe Metallurgical III''). In the First Remand Results, the Department recalculated the antidumping margins for Bratsk Aluminum Smelter and Rual Trade Limited (collectively, ``Bratsk'') and ZAO Kremny and SUAL-Kremny-Ural Ltd. (collectively, ``Kremny'') to value the respondents' usage of recycled silicon metal sized zero to five millimeters. See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, Globe Metallurgical, Inc. v. United States, Consol. Ct. No. 03-00202 (January 5, 2005) (available at http://www.ia.ita.doc.gov) (``First Remand Results''). In the Second Remand Results, the Department recalculated the adverse facts available (``AFA'') portion of Kremny's antidumping duty margin using the revised antidumping duty margin for Bratsk calculated in the First Remand Results. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``Federal Circuit'') in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (``Timken''), the Department is notifying the public that the Globe Metallurgical III decision is ``not in harmony'' with the Department's final determination.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Shark Management Measures
Document Number: 05-24028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has decided not to initiate the rulemaking requested by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Marine Fisheries (Petitioner), to amend the current time/ area closure for Atlantic sharks off the Mid-Atlantic region. NMFS does not have any new information to support the Petitioner's proposal of a closure inside of 15 fathoms along the North Carolina coast nor the assertion that such a closure would still attain the management goal of protecting juvenile sandbar and prohibited dusky sharks. NMFS will consider new information concerning the impacts of the current time/area closure (which has been in place for one time period from January 1 to July 31, 2005) and the results of upcoming large coastal shark (LCS) and dusky shark stock assessments to determine whether changes to the time/area closure are appropriate. In addition, NMFS will monitor any changes to shark regulations by coastal states and will continue to work with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) in terms of development of an interstate shark plan, which may warrant a review of existing Federal regulations and consideration of further changes to the time/area closure.
U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product Prospectuses
Document Number: 05-24027
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to announce the availability of draft Prospectuses for four of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis and Assessment Products (Products) for public comment. These draft Prospectuses address the following CCSP Topics: Product 1.3 Reanalysis of Historical Climate Data for Key Atmospheric Features: Implications for Attribution of Causes of Observed Change; Product 4.1 Coastal Elevation and Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise; Product 5.1 Uses and Limitations of Observations, Data, Forecasts, and other Projections in Decision Support for Selected Sectors and Regions; and Product 5.3 Decision Support Experiments and Evaluations Using Seasonal to Interannual Forecasts and Observational Data. After consideration of comments received on the draft Prospectuses, the final Prospectuses along with the comments received will be published on the CCSP Web site.
Notification of U.S. Fish Quotas and an Effort Allocation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area
Document Number: 05-24026
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that fish quotas and an effort allocation are available for harvest by U.S. fishermen in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area. This action is necessary to make available to U.S. fishermen a fishing privilege on an equitable basis.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Germany; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-7281
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 8, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order covering stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Germany. See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Germany; Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 45682 (August 8, 2005) (Preliminary Results). The merchandise covered by this order is stainless steel sheet and strip in coils as described in the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. We invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the margin calculation. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Notice of Final Results and Final Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan
Document Number: E5-7278
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 11, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt- Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent To Rescind in Part, 70 FR 39735 (July 11, 2005) (``Preliminary Results''). This review covers two manufacturers/exporters of the subject merchandise. The merchandise covered by this order is certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan as described in the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice. The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2003, through May 31, 2004. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based upon our analysis of the comments received, we made changes to the margin calculation for one respondent. Therefore, the final results have changed from the preliminary results of this review. The final weight-averaged dumping margin is listed below in the section titled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Stainless Steel Bar from India: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony and Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation
Document Number: E5-7275
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 20, 2005, in Slater Steels Corp. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 02-00551, Slip Op. 05-137 (CIT October 20, 2005) (``Slater III''), a lawsuit challenging the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 67 FR 53336 (August 15, 2002) (``Final Results'') and the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (July 5, 2002) (``Decision Memorandum''), the Court of International Trade (``CIT'') affirmed the Department's third remand determination and entered a judgment order. In the remand determination, the Department did not collapse Viraj Alloys Limited (``VAL'') with Viraj Impoexpo Limited (``VIL'') and Viraj Forgings Limited (``VFL''). The Department calculated an individual antidumping duty margin for VIL/VFL. The Department did not calculate an individual antidumping duty margin for VAL because it did not export the subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review. The resulting antidumping duty margin for VIL/VFL is 0.84 percent. Consistent with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``Federal Circuit'') 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 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 the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to liquidate all relevant entries of subject merchandise for VIL/VFL.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E5-7273
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Northwest Fruit Exporters (``NFE'') on December 2, 2005. The Certificate has been amended fifteen times. The most recent previous amendment was issued to NFE on October 14, 2004, and published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2004 (69 FR 61802). The original Export Trade Certificate of Review No. 84-00012 was issued to NFE on June 11, 1984, and published in the Federal Register on June 14, 1984 (49 FR 24581).
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date
Document Number: 05-23992
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, Pub. L. 109-108, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, announces the solicitation of applications for planning and construction grants for public telecommunications facilities under the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). The PTFP assists, through matching grants, in the planning and construction of public telecommunications facilities in order to: (1) Extend delivery of services to as many citizens as possible by the most cost-effective means, including use of broadcast and non-broadcast technologies; (2) increase public telecommunications services and facilities available to, operated by, and controlled by minorities and women; (3) strengthen the capability of existing public television and radio stations to provide public telecommunications services to the public.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Black Abalone Research Surveys at San Nicolas Island, Ventura County, CA
Document Number: 05-23985
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
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 NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Glenn R. VanBlaricom (VanBlaricom) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the assessment of black abalone populations at San Nicolas Island (SNI), CA.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; American Lobster Fishery
Document Number: 05-23984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that it is considering, and seeking public comment on the implementation of further minimum carapace length (gauge) increases and escape vent size increases in the Federal lobster fishery, consistent with recommendations for Federal action in the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (Commission) Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster (ISFMP). NMFS would issue these regulations according to its authority under the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act (ACFCMA). While a September 2, 2005, proposed rule considered gauge increases and escape vent size increases as scheduled through 2004 in Addenda II and III to Amendment 3 of the ISFMP, the proposed rule did not address; additional gauge increases scheduled annually from 2005 through 2008 in Lobster Conservation Management Areas (LCMA) 3 and the Outer Cape Lobster Conservation Management Area (OCLCMA), an increase to the escape vent size in LCMA 3 and the OCLCMA scheduled for 2008, and an escape vent size increase for LCMA 1 scheduled for 2007. Accordingly, NMFS is seeking written public comments on these additional gauge and escape vent size requirements as set forth in the ISFMP and recommended for Federal implementation by the Commission.
Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe From Korea and Taiwan
Document Number: E5-7245
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain welded stainless steel pipe from Korea and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the reviews will be established and announced at a later date. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From France: Notice of Intent To Rescind Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-7233
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 28, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain corrosion- resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from France for the period August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. The Department intends to rescind this review after determining that the party subject to this review did not have entries during the period of review (POR) upon which to assess antidumping duties.
Request for Nominations of Members to Serve on the National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee
Document Number: E5-7185
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Technology Administration
The Department of Commerce (Technology Administration) is requesting nominations of individuals to serve on the National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee. Technology Administration 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.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Document Number: 05-23932
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 7, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of its second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain softwood lumber from Canada. The review covers the following producers of subject merchandise: Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (Abitibi), Buchanan Lumber Sales, Inc. (Buchanan), Canfor Corporation (Canfor), Tembec Inc. (Tembec), Tolko Industries, Inc. (Tolko), Weldwood of Canada Limited (Weldwood), West Fraser Mills Ltd. (West Fraser), and Weyerhaeuser Company (Weyerhaeuser). In addition, based on the preliminary results for these respondents selected for individual review, we have also determined a weighted-average margin for those companies that requested, but were not selected for, individual review. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2003, through April 30, 2004. We have noted the changes made since the preliminary results below in the ``Changes Since the Preliminary Results'' section. The final results are listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 6
Document Number: 05-23929
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule requires an owner or operator of a trawler that harvests or possesses penaeid shrimp (brown, pink, or white shrimp) in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the southern Atlantic states to obtain a commercial vessel permit for South Atlantic penaeid shrimp; requires an owner or operator of a vessel in the South Atlantic rock shrimp or penaeid shrimp fishery to submit catch and effort reports and to carry an observer on selected trips; and requires bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) in nets in the rock shrimp fishery. In addition, this final rule removes provisions of the regulations applicable to other fisheries off the southern Atlantic states that are no longer applicable and makes minor corrections. Amendment 6 also establishes stock status determination criteria for South Atlantic penaeid shrimp; revises the specifications of maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and optimum yield (OY) for South Atlantic rock shrimp; revises the stock status determination criteria for South Atlantic rock shrimp; revises the bycatch reduction criterion for the certification of BRDs; and transfers from the Council to the Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS (RA), responsibilities for the specification of the protocol for testing BRDs. In addition, NMFS informs the public of the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the collection-of-information requirements contained in this final rule and publishes the OMB control numbers for those collections. The intended effects of this rule are to provide additional information for, and improve the effective management of, the shrimp fisheries off the southern Atlantic states and to correct and clarify the regulations applicable to other southern Atlantic fisheries.
Protecting Spinner Dolphins in the Main Hawaiian Islands From Human Activities that Cause “Take,” as Defined in the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Its Implementing Regulations, or To Otherwise Adversely Affect the Dolphins
Document Number: 05-23928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is considering whether to propose regulations to protect wild spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) in the main Hawaiian Islands from ``take,'' as defined in the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and its implementing regulations, or to otherwise adversely affect the dolphins. The scope of this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) encompasses the activities of any person or conveyance that may result in the unauthorized taking of spinner dolphins and/or that may diminish the value to the dolphins of habitat routinely used by them for resting and/or that may cause detrimental individual-level and population-level impacts. The proposed regulation would apply only to the main Hawaiian Islands and only to spinner dolphins. NMFS requests comments on whetherand if so, what type of conservation measures, regulations, and, if necessary, other measures would be appropriate to protect spinner dolphins in the main Hawaiian Islands from the effects of these activities.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels 60 feet (18.3 Meters) Length Overall and Longer Using Hook-and-line Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area�09�09
Document Number: 05-23926
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) and longer using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for catcher vessels 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA and longer using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea
Document Number: 05-23924
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 6, 2005, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received and an examination of our calculations, we have made certain changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Huvis Corporation is listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube from Turkey
Document Number: 05-23923
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 7, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain welded carbon steel pipe and tube (``welded pipe and tube'') from Turkey. This review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise. The period of review (``POR'') is May 1, 2003, through April 30, 2004. Based on our analysis of the comments received, these final results differ from the preliminary results. The final results are listed below in the Final Results of Review section.
Foreign-Trade Zone 68-El Paso, Texas; Application for Expansion
Document Number: 05-23922
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Notice of Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada
Document Number: 05-23921
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 7, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain softwood lumber products (subject merchandise) from Canada for the period April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 70 FR 33088 (June 7, 2005) (Preliminary Results). The Department has now completed this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Based on information received since the Preliminary Results and our analysis of comments received, the Department has revised the net subsidy rate. For further discussion, see the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum from Stephen Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, concerning the final results of the second countervailing duty administrative review of certain softwood lumber products from Canada (Decision Memorandum) dated December 5, 2005. The final net subsidy rate is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''