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Endangered and Threatened Species; Revision of Species of Concern List, Candidate Species Definition, and Candidate Species List
Document Number: E6-17249
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, revise: our species of concern list by adding three and removing six species; our definition of candidate species; and our candidate species list by adding four species and removing two. We solicit information and comments on the status of, and research and stewardship opportunities for, species of concern.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of a Status Review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the Black Abalone
Document Number: E6-17247
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce the initiation of an ESA status review of the black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii), and we solicit information on the species.
U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product Draft Prospectus 2.4
Document Number: E6-17244
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publish this notice to announce the availability of the draft Prospectus for one of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis and Assessment Products for public comment. This draft Prospectus addresses the following CCSP Topic: Product 2.4 Trends in emissions of ozone-depleting substances, ozone layer recovery, and implications for ultraviolet radiation exposure and climate change. After consideration of comments received on the draft Prospectus, the final Prospectus along with the comments received will be published on the CCSP web site.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings
Document Number: E6-17241
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) announces the dates and locations of public hearings to solicit comments on the proposed 15th amendment to the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan to allow de minimis ocean fishing impacts on Klamath River fall Chinook during years that would otherwise be closed to ocean salmon fishing.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Maintenance Dredging Around Pier 39, San Francisco, California
Document Number: E6-17240
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Bay Marina Management Incorporated (BMMI) for the re-issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to dredging on the west side of the Pier 39 Marina on the San Francisco waterfront, CA. NMFS issued an IHA for these activities in October, 2005; however, BMMI will be unable to complete the work by the time the 2005 IHA expires on October 16, 2006. Therefore, BMMI has requested a new IHA to cover the completion of the previously analyzed and authorized action. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to BMMI for the take, by Level B Harassment only, of small numbers of California sea lions and Pacific harbor seals.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Amendment 1 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan; Correction
Document Number: E6-17239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On September 27, 2006, NMFS published the proposed rule for Amendment 1 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (Amendment 1) incorporating the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Regulatory Impact Review, and the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, for Secretarial review and requested comments from the public. The proposed rule contains an error in the ADDRESSES caption regarding the email address for submitting comments regarding the burden-hour estimates and other aspects of the collection-of-information requirements. This document corrects that error.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: E6-17177
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject exempted fishing permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Based on preliminary review of this project, a Categorical Exclusion (CE) from requirements to prepare either an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) appears to be justified. However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow two commercial fishing vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. The EFP, which would enable the applicants to investigate the feasibility of using a trawl net with buoyant ground cables and a buoyant sweep to reduce seabed contact and improve species selectivity, would allow for exemptions from the FMP as follows: Gulf of Maine (GOM) Rolling Closure Areas II, III, IV, and V for two vessels; and an exemption from the days-at-sea (DAS) effort control requirements for one vessel. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review: Stainless Steel Bar From Japan
Document Number: E6-17149
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and Sec. 351.216(b) of the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) regulations, TRW Fuji Valve, Inc. (TRW), a U.S. importer, filed a request for a changed-circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Japan. The petitioners and domestic interested parties have affirmatively expressed a lack of interest in the continuation of the order with respect to 21-2N modified valve/stem stainless steel round bar.\1\ In response to this request, the Department is initiating a changed- circumstances review of the order on stainless steel bar from Japan with respect to this product as described below.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E6-17148
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 3, 2006, in response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce published a notice of initiation of administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings (and parts thereof) from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The period of review is May 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006. The Department of Commerce is rescinding these reviews in part.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School Training Operations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Document Number: E6-17127
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Eglin Air Force Base (EAFB) for the take of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School (NEODS) training operations at EAFB, Florida.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: E6-17126
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 6, 2006, the binational panel issued its decision in the full sunset review of the antidumping and countervailing duty determination made by the International Trade Commission, respecting Magnesium from Canada, Secretariat File No. USA-CDA-2000-1904-09. The binational panel affirmed the International Trade Commission determination with two dissenting opinions. Copies of the panel decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-17075
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to convene a workgroup of its Socioeconomic Panel (SEP) via conference call.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-17074
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene one public meeting of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort Working Group (SEWG).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-17073
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Allocation of Resources for Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service
Document Number: E6-17068
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Proposed Stockpile Disposals for Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: E6-17066
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This notice is to advise the public that the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of the proposed disposal levels of excess materials for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Annual Materials Plan.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-17041
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
After the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (HRS) from India covering the period December 1, 2004, through November 30, 2005 (the period of review or POR), the sole respondent, Essar Steel Ltd. (Essar), claimed it did not ship subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. The Department is now rescinding this review based on record evidence consistent with Essar's no shipments claim.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Offshore Component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 06-8707
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by non- American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2006 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non-AFA crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component of the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Membership of the Economic Development Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: E6-17050
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the EDA Performance Review Board. The EDA Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) Reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the EDA Performance Review Board will be for a period of twelve (12) months.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Request for Comments on NFPA's Codes and Standards
Document Number: E6-17023
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The purpose of this notice is to request comments on the technical reports that will be published in the NFPA's 2007 Fall Revision Cycle. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of NFPA is being undertaken as a public service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the standards referenced in the notice. Since 1896, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has accomplished its mission by advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, and education for safety related issues. NFPA's National Fire Codes[supreg], which holds over 270 documents, are administered by more than 225 Technical Committees comprised of approximately 7,000 volunteers and are adopted and used throughout the world. NFPA is a nonprofit membership organization with approximately 80,000 members from over 70 nations, all working together to fulfill the Association's mission. The NFPA process provides ample opportunity for public participation in the development of its codes and standards. All NFPA codes and standards are revised and updated every three to five years in Revision Cycles that begin twice each year and that takes approximately two years to complete. Each Revision Cycle proceeds according to a published schedule that includes final dates for all major events in the process. The process contains five basic steps that are followed both for developing new documents as well as revising existing documents. These steps are: Calling for Proposals; Publishing the Proposals in the Report on Proposals; Calling for Comments on the Committee's disposition of the Proposals and these Comments are published in the Report on Comments; having a Technical Report Session at the NFPA Annual Meeting; and finally, the Standards Council Consideration and Issuance of documents.
Request for Information (RFI) From Commercial Sources on Positioning, Navigation, and Timing
Document Number: E6-17021
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is issuing this RFI on behalf of the National Security Space Office (NSSO) to solicit information on Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) to assist NSSO in developing an evolutionary path for a robust National PNT architecture for the 2025 time period in cooperation with the Department of Transportation and other relevant government organizations. The NSSO is developing the architecture in response to tasking from the National Space-Based PNT Executive Committee, chaired by the Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Transportation. The goal is to develop a long-term PNT investment strategy and framework to enable robust PNT capabilities needed by the U.S. Government, its allies, and commercial users.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-16991
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting/Workshop
Document Number: E6-16988
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a workshop to discuss the incorporation of data from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) West Coast groundfish bottom trawl survey (conducted on the shelf and slope) into groundfish stock assessments, particularly those that will be conducted in 2007.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-16946
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 6, 2006, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. 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 Far Eastern Textile Limited is listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews And Notice of Intent to Revoke Order in Part: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Germany
Document Number: E6-16945
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 5, 2006, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of initiation of antidumping duty changed circumstances review on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from Germany, as described below. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews: Certain Corrosion- Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Germany, 71 FR 53653, (September 5, 2006) (``Initiation Notice''). In our Initiation Notice, the Department invited interested parties to comment on the request to exclude certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from Germany (``product in question'') as described below from the scope of this order. The Department received no comments. Absent any comments, the Department preliminarily concludes that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which this order pertains lack interest in the relief provided by this order with respect to the product in question. Therefore, the Department preliminarily concludes that it is appropriate to revoke this order, in part, with respect to unliquidated entries of the product in question not covered by the final results of an administrative review, based on the fact that domestic parties have made an affirmative statement of no interest in the continuation of the order with respect to that product. This revocation would not apply to unliquidated entries that are covered by the final results of an administrative review, even if those entries are subject to litigation.
Ferrovanadium and Nitrided Vanadium From Russia: Notice of Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E6-16943
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on ferrovanadium and nitrided vanadium from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of this antidumping duty order.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Closure of the 2006 Golden Tilefish and Snowy Grouper Commercial Fisheries
Document Number: E6-16934
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial fisheries for golden tilefish and snowy grouper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. NMFS has determined that the golden tilefish and snowy grouper quotas for the commercial fisheries will have been reached by October 23, 2006. This closure is necessary to protect the golden tilefish and snowy grouper resources.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of a 5-year review of Johnson's Seagrass
Document Number: E6-16933
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), announce a 5-year review of Johnson's seagrass (Halophila johnsonii) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). A 5-year review is a periodic process conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species is accurate. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information on Johnson's seagrass that has become available since its original listing as a threatened species in 1998. Based on the results of this 5-year review, we will make the requisite findings under the ESA.
Public Forum on the European Union Metric Labeling Directive
Document Number: E6-16930
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The European Union has developed legislation that could mandate that U.S. businesses only use metrics when manufacturing for sale in the EU. This forum will provide U.S. industries an opportunity to express their concerns and ask relevant questions about the legislation.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16851
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/Marine Protected Area (MPA)/ Ecosystem Committee meeting in October, 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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-16850
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has cancelled the conference call that was scheduled for October 18, 2006.
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Regulations
Document Number: E6-16841
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is issuing a final revised management plan and revised regulations for the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS or sanctuary). The revised regulations prohibit anchoring in the sanctuary, restrict all fishing except that conducted by rod and reel, handline, or spearfishing gear without powerheads, and requires all other forms of fishing gear to be stowed and not available for immediate use when a vessel with such gear is in the sanctuary.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 06-8638
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), except for directed fishing for pollock by vessels using pelagic trawl gear in those portions of the GOA open to directed fishing for pollock. This action is necessary because the 2006 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limit specified for vessels using trawl gear in the GOA has been reached.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 06-8637
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Atka mackerel with gears other than jig in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2006 Atka mackerel total allowable catch (TAC) specified for gears other than jig in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 06-8636
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2006 Atka mackerel total allowable catch (TAC) in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI.
Availability of Seats for the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 06-8635
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following three vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): University education, Living resources research, and Georgia conservation. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Availability of Seats for the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 06-8618
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Non Government Seat: Fishing/Western Pacific Fisheries Management Council member (voting). Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Announcement of a Meeting for the Proposed Autonomous Guided Vehicle Consortia
Document Number: E6-16822
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to attend a meeting on November 1, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. at the NIST main campus in Gaithersburg, MD to discuss collaboration, between NIST and industry, in the Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV) Consortium. The objective of this meeting will be to briefly explain the proposed consortium tasks and to solicit interested AGV companies to join the consortium. The consortium is open to members joining prior to November 17, 2006. Beyond this date, joining the collaboration will not be allowed. The consortium will research advanced 3D imaging techniques for AGVs over a three phase effort.
Stainless Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-16820
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by domestic interested parties,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod (``SSWR'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea''). This review covers two producer/exporters of the subject merchandise that have been collapsed for purposes of the Department's analysis, consistent with the record of this review and prior determinations in this proceeding. The period of review (``POR'') is September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005.
Notice of Extension of the Preliminary Results of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Reviews: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E6-16819
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting new shipper antidumping duty reviews of freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') in response to requests by Nanjing Merry Trading Co., Ltd. (``Nanjing Merry''), Leping Lotai Foods Co., Ltd. (``Leping Lotai''), Weishan Hongrun Aquatic Co., Ltd. (``Weishan Hongrun''), and Shanghai Strong International Trading Co., Ltd. (``Shanghai Strong''). These reviews cover shipments to the United States for the period September 1, 2005, to February 28, 2006, by these four respondents. For the reasons discussed below, we are extending the preliminary results of the new shipper reviews of Nanjing Merry, Leping Lotai, and Weishan Hongrun by an additional 90 days, and the new shipper review of Shanghai Strong by an additional 65 days, to no later than January 23, 2007.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Proposes To Revise Codes and Standards
Document Number: E6-16818
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) proposes to revise some of its safety codes and standards and requests proposals from the public to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards. The publication of this notice of request for proposals by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of NFPA is being undertaken as a public service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the standards referenced in the notice. The NFPA process provides ample opportunity for public participation in the development of its codes and standards. All NFPA codes and standards are revised and updated every three to five years in Revision Cycles that begin twice each year and that takes approximately two years to complete. Each Revision Cycle proceeds according to a published schedule that includes final dates for all major events in the process. The process contains five basic steps that are followed both for developing new documents as well as revising existing documents. These steps are: Calling for Proposals; Publishing the Proposals in the Report on Proposals; Calling for Comments on the Committee's disposition of the proposals and these Comments are published in the Report on Comments; having a Technical Report Session at the NFPA Annual Meeting; and finally, the Standards Council Consideration and Issuance of documents.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-16787
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Selection Committee via Conference Call to select participants for SEDAR 12 for red grouper for recommendation to the Council.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16786
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meetings of its Monkfish Advisory Panel and Monkfish Oversight Committee in October and November, 2006, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from these groups will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; An Observer Program for Catcher Vessels in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: E6-16733
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-16728
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce
The President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council; Sunshine Act
Document Number: 06-8634
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate a draft recommendation to the President regarding Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 06-8622
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 06-8598
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau