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

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Revision to the Final 2006 and 2007 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: E6-18293
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces revised final 2006 and 2007 harvest specifications for the ``other species'' complex in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) by reducing the total allowable catch (TAC) for the complex to 4,500 metric tons (mt) annually. This rule also revises the 2006 and 2007 ``other species'' harvest sideboard limitations for non-exempt American Fisheries Act (AFA) catcher vessels and non-AFA crab vessels. 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).
Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders
Document Number: E6-18292
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate salmon fisheries in U.S. waters. The orders were issued by the Fraser River Panel (Panel) of the Pacific Salmon Commission (Commission) and subsequently approved and issued by NMFS during the 2006 salmon fisheries within the U.S. Fraser River Panel Area. These orders established fishing dates, times, and areas for the gear types of U.S. treaty Indian and all citizen fisheries during the period the Panel exercised jurisdiction over these fisheries.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E6-18291
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-31
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 September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils; Public Hearings
Document Number: E6-18286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils) will convene public hearings and seek public comment on a draft amendment to all the fishery management plans (FMPs) under their purview. The omnibus amendment would establish standardized bycatch reporting methodology (SBRM) for each FMP, as required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E6-18275
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish Fishery
Document Number: 06-8981
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the quota for the tilefish Part-time permit category has been exceeded for fishing year (FY) 2006, requiring an adjustment of the Part-time permit category quota for FY 2007. This action complies with the Fishery Management Plan for the Tilefish Fishery (FMP) and is intended to continue the rebuilding program in the FMP by taking into account previous overages of the tilefish quota.
Vessel Monitoring Systems; Announcement of the Enhanced Mobile Transmitter Unit Reimbursement Program for the Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 06-8980
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of grant funds for vessel owners and/or operators who have purchased an Enhanced Mobile Transmitter Unit (E-MTU) to comply with fishery regulations requiring the use of Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) in the Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico. These funds will be used to reimburse vessel owners and/or operators for the purchase price of the E-MTU.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; Suspension of Minimum Atlantic Surfclam Size Limit for Fishing Year 2007
Document Number: E6-18201
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS suspends the minimum size limit of 4.75 inches (12.065 cm) for Atlantic surfclams for the 2007 fishing year. This action is taken under the authority of the implementing regulations for this fishery, which allow for the annual suspension of the minimum size limit based upon set criteria. The intended effect is to relieve the industry from a regulatory burden that is not necessary, as the majority of surfclams harvested are larger than the minimum size limit.
Procedures for Importation of Supplies for Use in Emergency Relief Work
Document Number: E6-18193
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') hereby establishes procedures for importation of supplies for use in emergency relief work free of antidumping and countervailing duties, as authorized under section 318(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'') (19 U.S.C. 1318(a)). Such supplies would be for use in emergency relief work related to an emergency declared by the President.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Correction
Document Number: E6-18188
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements this final rule to clarify the expiration date of the limited entry program for Illex squid, reestablish a minimum mesh requirement for the butterfish fishery, and remove a regulatory requirement for annual specifications to be published by a specific date. These measures were initially implemented by the final rule implementing the specifications for the 2005 fishing year for Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish (MSB). These regulatory measures were intended to be of a permanent nature, unlike the 2005 specifications themselves, which were effective through December 31, 2005. An error in the final rule caused these three measures to expire; this rule restores the regulatory requirements. This action is being taken by NMFS under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish Fishery
Document Number: E6-18187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS withdraws the proposed rule published on September 6, 2006, which proposed an increase in the annual tilefish total allowable landings (TAL) for the remainder of the 10-year stock rebuilding period. Thus, the previously established annual tilefish TAL of 1.995 million lb (905 mt) remains in effect.
Foreign-Trade Zone 222 Montgomery, AL
Document Number: E6-18179
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E6-18177
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received timely requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating new shipper reviews for Anhui Tongxin Aquatic Product & Food Co., Ltd. (``Anhui Tongxin''), Huoshan New Three-Gold Food Trade Co. Ltd. (``Huoshan NTGF''), Jingdezhen Garay Foods Co., Ltd. (``Jingdezhen Garay''), and Shanghai Now Again International Trading Co., Ltd. (``Shanghai Now Again'').
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-18163
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-18092
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene public meetings.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-18091
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day Council meeting on November 14-16, 2006, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Notice of Creation of U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue
Document Number: E6-18077
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Iraqi Ministry of Trade have established the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (Business Dialogue or Dialogue). This notice announces membership opportunities for American representatives to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue.
Annual Wholesale Trade Survey
Document Number: E6-18075
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS), formerly named the Annual Trade Survey. The Census Bureau has determined a need to collect data covering annual sales, e-commerce sales, inventories, purchases, commissions, and operating expenses for the wholesale trade sector. These data are important inputs to the Bureau of Economic Analysis's preparation of National Income and Products accounts and its annual input-output tables.
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 06-8956
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Preliminary Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E6-18055
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 3, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (``CPF'') from Thailand pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''). On the basis of substantive responses filed by domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review. As a result of this review, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the Preliminary Results of Review section of this notice.
Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-18049
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is extending the time limit for the preliminary results of the review of glycine from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). This review covers the period March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-18031
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-18026
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) has cancelled the public meeting of its Habitat/Marine Protected Area (MPA)/Ecosystem Committee that was scheduled in October, 2006. The new meeting is rescheduled for November, 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-18004
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-18003
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2007 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications; 2007 Research Set-Aside Projects
Document Number: 06-8932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes specifications for the 2007 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. The implementing regulations for the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP) require NMFS to publish specifications for the upcoming fishing year for each of the species and to provide an opportunity for public comment. The intent of this action is to establish harvest levels that assure that the target fishing mortality rates (F) or exploitation rates specified for these species in the FMP are not exceeded and to allow for rebuilding of the stocks in accordance with the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). NMFS has conditionally approved four research projects for the harvest of the portion of the quota that has been recommended by the Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) to be set aside for research purposes. In anticipation of receiving applications for Experimental Fishing Permits (EFPs) to conduct this research, the Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFPs issued in response to the approved Research Set-Aside (RSA) projects would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the FMP. However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue any EFP.
Furfuryl Alcohol From Thailand; Preliminary Results of the Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E6-17979
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 3, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on furfuryl alcohol from Thailand. The Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would not likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan
Document Number: E6-17962
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 15, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty changed circumstances review and notice to revoke in part the order on welded large diameter line pipe from Japan (``LDLP'') with respect to certain welded large diameter line pipe as described below. See Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Notice of Intent to Revoke the Order in Part: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan, (71 FR 54471) (September 15, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). In our Preliminary Results, we gave interested parties an opportunity to comment; however, we did not receive any comments from parties opposing the partial revocation of the order. Therefore, the Department hereby revokes this order with respect to all future entries for consumption of certain welded large diameter line pipe, as described below, effective on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-17948
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS solicits nominations for the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel. Nominations are being sought to fill one-third of the Advisory Panel posts for a 3-year appointment.
Marine Mammals; File No. 1097-1859
Document Number: E6-17899
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Coral World (V.I.), Inc., 6450 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802 [Gertrude J. Prior, Responsible Party] has been issued a permit to import four South American (Patagonian) sea lions (Otaria flavescens) for public display.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E6-17892
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for a permit for an Endangered Species Act (ESA) scientific research from California Department of Fish and Game Glenn Colusa Irrigation District Fish Screen Facilities Office (DFG GCID FSFO) in Hamilton City, CA. This notice is relevant to federally endangered Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha), threatened Central Valley steelhead (O. mykiss), and threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E6-17890
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application to renew and modify a permit from the Eel River Salmon Restoration Project, Miranda, CA (Permit 1075). This permit would affect Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), California Coastal (CC) Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Northern California (NC) Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS.
Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 2004-2005 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-17888
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 21, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles (``candles'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2004-2005 Administrative Review, 71 FR 35613 (June 21, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we did not receive any comments. Therefore, we made no changes to the dumping margin calculations for these final results.
Cancellation of the Solicitation of Applications for the Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) and Extension of NABEC Program Period
Document Number: E6-17879
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this notice to: (1) Announce that it is canceling the Solicitation of Applications for the Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) (formerly Native American Business Development Center (NABDC)) Program as published on September 6, 2006, and (2) Amend the August 29, 2003 Federal Register notice solicitation to extend the total project award period for cooperative agreements under the NABEC program from three (3) years to four (4) years. MBDA is taking both actions in order to permit MBDA to solicit input from all stakeholders on any proposed Program changes. This notice also identifies certain NABECs currently funded through December 31, 2006, that will be eligible for an additional year of funding beyond the three (3) years normally allowed between competitions.
U.S. Electronic Education Fair for China
Document Number: E6-17868
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
U.S. accredited colleges and universities are invited to participate in the U.S. Electronic Education Fair For China by purchasing space on the initiative's internet landing page.
Deposit of Biological Materials
Document Number: E6-17855
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: E6-17830
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 18, 2006, Hylsa, S.A. de C.V. filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the Notice of Final Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico. This determination was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 54614) on September 18, 2006. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2006-1904-06 to this request.
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 06-8888
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 06-8887
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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: 06-8873
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-25
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 2006 directed fishing allowance (DFA) of Pacific cod specified for catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI.