Department of Commerce April 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered Species; File No. 1576
Document Number: E6-6446
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Marine Mammals; File No. 800-1664
Document Number: E6-6445
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a request for a major amendment to Scientific Research Permit Number 800-1664, submitted by Dr. Randall Davis, Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas, for takes of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in Alaska, has been denied.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Announcement of Initiation of a Status Review of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); Request for Information
Document Number: E6-6444
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), are reopening the time period for submitting information to be used during the Status Review of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales under the ESA. The initial deadline for submitting information was April 24, 2006. We are reopening this time period for an additional 30 days.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6443
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Ecosystem Committee will meet in Seattle, WA.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6442
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Crab Plan Team will meet at the Alaska Fishery Science Center in Seattle, WA.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6441
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet in Seattle, WA.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-6440
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) advisory bodies will hold meetings, which are open to the public, on May 16-18, 2006. The primary purpose of the meetings is to review the current Pacific Mackerel Stock Assessment.
General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC); Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: E6-6439
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the meeting of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E6-6438
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with March anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received requests to revoke in part one antidumping duty order and three countervailing duty orders.
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand
Document Number: E6-6437
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by United States Steel Corporation (petitioner) and Nucor Corporation (Nucor), a domestic interested party, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot- rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand with respect to Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (SSI) and Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Co., Ltd. (NSM).\1\ No other interested party requested a review with respect to SSI. The period of review is November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. On March 22, 2006, petitioner and Nucor withdrew their request for an administrative review of SSI. Accordingly, the Department is now rescinding the administrative review of SSI, while continuing the review with respect to NSM.
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from The People's Republic of China: Notice of Decision of the Court of International Trade Not in Harmony
Document Number: E6-6434
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 8, 2006, the United States Court of International Trade (``Court'') sustained the final remand determination made by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') pursuant to the Court's remand of the scope of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Vertex International, Inc., v. United States, Ct. No. 05-00272, Slip Op. 06-35 (Ct. Int'l Trade March 8, 2006) (``Vertex II''). This case arises out of the Department's Antidumping Duty Order on Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China, 69 FR 70122 (December 2, 2004) (``Order''). The final judgment in this case was not in harmony with the Department's February 2005 Final Scope Ruling.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-6387
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-6386
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-6382
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NMFS Alaska Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Program
Document Number: E6-6380
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) Application Form
Document Number: E6-6379
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed information collections, 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: E6-6378
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-6377
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Total Allowable Catches for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery for Fishing Year 2006
Document Number: 06-4059
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The following 2006 fishing year (FY) Total Allowable Catches (TACs) are implemented for the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Hard (i.e., the fishery or area closes when a TAC is reached) TACs for Eastern Georges Bank (GB) cod, Eastern GB haddock, and GB yellowtail flounder in the U.S./Canada Management Area; target TACs for all NE regulated multispecies; and hard Incidental Catch TACs for groundfish stocks of concern. The intent of this action is to provide for the conservation and management of groundfish management under the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Emergency Secretarial Action; Correction
Document Number: 06-4029
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On April 13, 2006, an interim final rule to implement an emergency action for the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was published in the Federal Register. The interim final rule was published with several inadvertent errors and unclear language, including the omission of the observer notice requirement for vessels participating in the U.S./Canada Management Area, language in the regulations defining how monkfish-only days-at-sea (DAS) are calculated, an inaccurate description regarding the example of how NE multispecies Category A DAS will be calculated for Day gillnet vessels, and incorrect trip limits for white hake. This document corrects these errors and clarifies the unclear language.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from The People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony
Document Number: E6-6369
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 5, 2006, the United States Court of International Trade (``Court'') sustained the final remand determination made by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') pursuant to the Court's remand of the amended final determination of the investigation of wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China. See Guangzhou Maria Yee Furnishings Ltd., et. al. v. United States, Ct. No. 05-00065, Slip Op. 06-44 (Ct. Int'l Trade April 5, 2006) (``Maria Yee Remand II''). This case arises out of the Department's Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China, 69 FR 67313 (November 17, 2004), as amended, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005) (``Final Determination''). The final judgment in this case was not in harmony with the Department's Final Determination.
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
Document Number: E6-6310
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) was established by the Secretary of Commerce to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, its amendments, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. Date and Time: The meeting will be held Thursday, May 25, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: The Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 420, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 332- 0063. The times and agenda topics are subject to change. Refer to the Web site listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.
Availability of Seats for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 06-3952
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Commercial Fishing member, Conservation alternate, Public-At-Large member, Public-At-Large alternate, Research member, and Tourism member. Applicants are chosen based upon: their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, views regarding the protection and management of marine resources, and the length of residence in the communities located near the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations
Document Number: 06-3747
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
On April 25, 1997, the United States ratified the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, also known as the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC or Convention). The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim rule, on December 30, 1999, that established the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR) to implement the provisions of the CWC affecting U.S. industry and other U.S. persons. The CWCR include requirements to report certain activities, involving scheduled chemicals and unscheduled discrete organic chemicals, and to provide access for on-site verification by international inspectors of certain facilities and locations in the United States. This final rule updates the CWCR to remove outdated provisions and include additional requirements identified in the implementation of the CWC and by clarifying other CWC requirements.
Porcelain-on-Steel Cooking Ware from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-6290
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 22, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on porcelain-on-steel cooking ware from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Porcelain-on-Steel Cooking Ware from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 76027 (``Preliminary Results''). Based on our analysis of the record, including comments received since the preliminary results, we have made no changes to the preliminary results. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. See Final Results of Review section, below.
Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review
Document Number: E6-6289
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 20, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of its changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod (SSWR) from Italy. See Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Italy, 71 FR 13964 (Mar. 20, 2006) (Preliminary Results). We have now completed that review. For these final results, as in the Preliminary Results, we determine that: 1) Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. (Valbruna S.p.A.) is the successor-in-interest to Acciaierie Valbruna S.r.l. (Valbruna S.r.l.) and its subsidiary Acciaierie Bolzano S.p.A. (Bolzano S.p.A.), a respondent in the less- than-fair-value investigation; and 2) merchandise from Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. should be excluded from the antidumping duty order.
Notice of Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review: Stainless Steel Bar from Germany
Document Number: E6-6285
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on Stainless Steel Bar (``SSB'') from Germany published on March 7, 2002 (67 FR 10382). In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating an antidumping new shipper review of Schmiedewerke Groditz GmbH (``SWG'').
Financial Assistance to Administer NOAA's Faculty and Student Intern Research Program and Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Proposals for These Funds; Extension of Application Deadline
Document Number: E6-6277
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to extend the solicitation period for proposals for NOAA's Faculty and Student Intern Research Program. Proposals are solicited from non-profit organizations who would design and provide administrative services, such as provide training, educational, and research opportunities to faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to NOAA's mission. This solicitation was originally announced in the Federal Register on March 30, 2006. The solicitation period for this program was extended to provide the public more time to submit proposals.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs)
Document Number: E6-6274
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This request for the continuation of an EFP involves the non- destructive collection of size frequency and population data on legal and sublegal lobsters as part of an ongoing research project to monitor the offshore lobster fishery in Lobster Management Area 3.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6273
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will hold a meeting on a proposed cost recovery program for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act) requires that the Secretary of Commerce establish a fee collection program for the recovery of the actual costs directly related to the management and enforcement of the CDQ Program. NMFS is seeking public input about the development of such a CDQ cost recovery program.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 18A
Document Number: E6-6272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of Amendment 18A to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 18A) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). Amendment 18A would resolve several issues related to monitoring and enforcement of existing regulations, update the framework procedure for setting total allowable catch (TAC), and reduce bycatch mortality of incidentally caught endangered sea turtles and smalltooth sawfish. The intended effect of Amendment 18A is to support the Council's efforts to achieve optimum yield in the fishery, and provide social and economic benefits associated with maintaining stability in the fishery.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC)
Document Number: E6-6271
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) will hold a plenary meeting on May 12, 2006, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, in Room 3407. The ETTAC will discuss the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, updated negotiations in the World Trade Organization's environmental goods and services trade liberalization, the Chinese market for environmental technologies, and an update on the recent Asia Pacific Environmental Technologies Trade Mission, among other administrative committee priority items. The meeting is open to the public and time will be permitted for public comment. Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome anytime before or after the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting. The ETTAC is mandated by Public Law 103-392. It was created to advise the U.S. government on environmental trade policies and programs, and to help it to focus its resources on increasing the exports of the U.S. environmental industry. ETTAC operates as an advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce and the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 1994. It was most recently rechartered until May 30, 2006. For further information phone Ellen Bohon, Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-0359. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OEEI at (202) 482-5225.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6241
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee in May, 2006 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
2007 Commodity Flow Survey
Document Number: E6-6229
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 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)).
2007 Company Organization Survey
Document Number: E6-6228
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing efforts 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)).
Current Population Survey (CPS) School Enrollment Supplement
Document Number: E6-6227
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 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)).
Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-3971
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet Tuesday, May 9, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee is composed of ten members appointed by the Director of NIST; who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, education, and management consulting. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments; Pacific Halibut Fisheries
Document Number: 06-3942
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces changes to management measures in the commercial Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. NMFS also announces regulations for the retention of Pacific halibut landed incidentally in the limited entry longline primary sablefish fishery north of Pt. Chehalis, WA (46[deg]53.30' N. lat.). This document also contains notification of a voluntary closed area off Washington for salmon trollers. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan Regulations; Sea Turtle Conservation; Restrictions to Fishing Activities
Document Number: 06-3909
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement regulatory and non- regulatory management measures to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury (bycatch) of the western North Atlantic coastal bottlenose dolphin stock (dolphin) (Tursiops truncatus) in the mid- Atlantic coastal gillnet fishery and eight other coastal fisheries operating within the dolphin's distributional range. This final rule also revises the large mesh size restriction under the mid-Atlantic large mesh gillnet rule for conservation of endangered and threatened sea turtles (mid-Atlantic large mesh gillnet rule) to provide consistency among Federal and state management measures. The measures contained in this final rule will implement gillnet effort reduction, gear proximity requirements, gear or gear deployment modifications, and outreach and education measures to reduce dolphin bycatch below the marine mammal stock's potential biological removal level (PBR).
Facilitating the Use of Foreign-Trade Zones by Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers
Document Number: E6-6223
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 243, Victorville, California, Area
Document Number: E6-6218
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board