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Membership of the Departmental Performance Review Board
Document Number: 06-8586
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with 5 U.S.C., 4314(c)(4), Department of Commerce (DOC) announces the appointment of persons to serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board (DPRB). The DPRB is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and serves as the higher level review of executives who report to an appointing authority. The appointment of these members to the DPRB will be for a period of 24 months.
Membership of the Office of the Secretary Performance Review Board
Document Number: 06-8583
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with 5 U.S.C., 4314(c)(4), DOC announces the appointment of persons to serve as members of the Office of the Secretary (OS) Performance Review Board (PRB). The OS/PRB is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members. The appointment of these members to the OS/PRB will be for a period of 24 months.
Membership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: 06-8575
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), NOAA announces the appointment of twenty-three members to serve on the NOAA Performance Review Board (PRB). The NOAA PRB is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and making written recommendations to the appointing authority on SES retention and compensation matters, including performance-based pay adjustments, awarding of bonuses and reviewing recommendations for potential Presidential Rank Award nominees. The appointment of members to the NOAA PRB will be for a period of 24 months.
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand
Document Number: E6-16815
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 30, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 51573 (August 30, 2006) (Initiation Notice). In that notice, the Department did not initiate a review of Tropical Food Industries Co. Ltd. (TROFCO) because the company's request for review was untimely filed. After considering the facts on the record, the Department is now initiating a review of TROFCO.
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
Document Number: E6-16693
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) publishes this notice to announce the amendment of a Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled COMMERCE/DEPARTMENT-18, ``Employees Personnel Files Not Covered by Notices of Other Agencies.''
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From The Republic of Korea: Notice of Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-16678
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests by Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd. (DSM), a producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, and petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). This review covers seven producers/exporters of the subject merchandise. The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the 2004/2005 Administrative and New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E6-16677
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is currently conducting the 2004/2005 administrative and new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). We preliminarily determine that sales have been made below normal value (``NV'') with respect to certain exporters who participated fully and are entitled to a separate rate in the administrative and new shipper reviews. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of these reviews, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR'') for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; End of the Pacific Whiting Primary Season for the Mothership Sector
Document Number: E6-16676
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the end of the 2006 Pacific Whiting (whiting) Primary Season for the mothership sector at 9 p.m. local time (l.t.) September 29, 2006, because the allocation for the mothership sector is projected to be reached by that time. This action is intended to keep the harvest of whiting within the 2006 allocation levels.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E6-16675
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using trawl and jig gear to catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear and vessels using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). These actions are necessary to allow the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: E6-16674
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Aleut Corporation's pollock directed fishing allowance (DFA) and the Aleutian Islands pollock incidental catch allowance (ICA) from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed fisheries. These actions are necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16638
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee 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.
Census Coverage Measurement Independent Listing and Relisting Operations
Document Number: E6-16618
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
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)).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 06-8570
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI). NMFS is requiring that catch of Pacific ocean perch in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury. This action is necessary because the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in this area has been reached.
National Technical Information Service Advisory Board
Document Number: 06-8567
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as one of the five members of the NTIS Advisory Board. NTIS Advisory Board will meet at least semiannually to advise the Secretary of Commerce, the Under Secretary for Technology, and the Director of NTIS on NTIS's mission, general policies and fee structure.
National Technical Information Service Advisory Board
Document Number: 06-8566
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service
This notice announces the next meeting of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Advisory Board which advises the Secretary of Commerce, the Under Secretary of Commerce of Technology and the Director of NTIS on NTIS's mission, general policies, and fee structure.
Expansion and Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 181; Akron/Canton, OH Area
Document Number: E6-16615
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-16612
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina, Italy, Japan, and Korea; Final Results of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E6-16607
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (``AD'') orders on oil country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from Argentina, Italy, Japan, and Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of notices of intent to participate, and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties, and inadequate responses received from respondent interested parties, the Department has conducted expedited sunset reviews, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the AD orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the margins indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Furfuryl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E6-16603
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
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 furfuryl alcohol from the People's Republic of China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of continuation of this antidumping duty order.
Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Argentina, Brazil and Germany: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E6-16601
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (seamless line pipe) from Argentina, Brazil, and Germany pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 31153 (June 1, 2006) (Sunset Initiation). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, and only one notice of intent to participate filed on behalf of a German respondent interested party, Benteler Stahl/Rohr GmbH (Benteler Stahl), the response for which was determined by the Department to be inadequate, the Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews. As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery; Emergency Secretarial Action; Extension
Document Number: E6-16599
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS continues management measures implemented by an April 13, 2006, emergency interim final rule that were set to expire on October 10, 2006. Specifically, this temporary rule continues differential days-at-sea (DAS) counting for all groundfish vessels not fishing exclusively within the U.S./Canada Management Area on Georges Bank (GB), reduced trip limits for certain species, and recreational possession restrictions, among other provisions. In addition, this action continues two programs that would otherwise have expired on April 30, 2006: The DAS Leasing Program and a modified Regular B DAS Program on GB. This action is necessary to continue measures that immediately reduce fishing mortality rates (F) on overfished groundfish stocks while maintaining specific programs designed to help mitigate the economic and social impacts of effort reductions under the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This action is intended to maintain the rebuilding programs established for the FMP until more permanent management measures can be implemented through Framework Adjustment (FW) 42 to the FMP.
Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations: UDOC “Change in Inspection Status Form;” Amendments to Records Review and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E6-16597
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing this proposed rule to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR) to expedite the collection of information concerning the inspection status of plant sites that produce unscheduled discrete organic chemicals (UDOCs) subject to the declaration requirements of the CWCR, to clarify the scope of the CWCR records review and recordkeeping requirements, and to update the maximum civil penalty that may be imposed for violations of the CWCR restrictions on imports of CWC Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 chemicals. The CWCR include requirements to declare certain activities, involving scheduled chemicals and UDOCs, and to provide access for on-site verification by international inspectors of certain declared facilities in the United States. Specifically, this proposed rule would amend the CWCR by revising the annual declaration requirements for UDOCs to allow a ``declared'' plant site currently subject to inspection, which anticipates that its production of UDOCs during the current calendar year will be below the inspection threshold level indicated in the CWCR, to submit a Change in Inspection Status Form to BIS by December 15th of the current calendar year. In addition, any such UDOC plant site containing at least one plant that anticipates producing an individual PSF chemical (i.e., a UDOC containing the elements phosphorus, sulfur or fluorine) in quantities that exceed the declaration threshold for such chemicals would have the option of submitting its Annual Declaration on Past Activities, in lieu of a Change in Inspection Status Form, by December 15th of the current calendar year. Otherwise, the CWCR require that the Annual Declaration on Past Activities be submitted by February 28th of the following year. The information provided to BIS, as a result of this change, would ensure that the plant site would not be subject to inspection during the first 90 days of the next calendar year (i.e., the year after the UDOC activities took place), which is the period when the United States compiles its annual declaration on past activities for submission to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). In addition, this information would strengthen the verification regime of the CWC by allowing the OPCW to schedule inspections, on a year-round basis, of those UDOC facilities in the United States that meet or exceed the inspection threshold level indicated in the CWCR. This proposed rule would also amend the CWCR by revising the records review provisions to clarify that a facility must provide the OPCW Inspection Team with access to all supporting materials and documentation used by the facility to prepare declarations and to otherwise comply with the CWCR, including records related to activities that have taken place at the facility since the beginning of the previous calendar year (i.e., up to and including the date of the inspection), even if the facility has not submitted its current year Annual Declaration on Past Activities to BIS at the time the inspection takes place. In addition, this rule would revise the CWCR records review and recordkeeping requirements to clarify that the types of records that are subject to these requirements include all supporting materials and documentation associated with the movement into, around, and from the facility of declared chemicals and their feedstock or any product chemicals formed from such chemicals and feedstock. The purpose of this clarification would be to ensure that the CWCR records review and recordkeeping requirements fully conform with the inspection aims described in the inspection provisions of the CWCR, which include verifying the absence of Schedule 1 chemicals and the non-diversion of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 chemicals. Finally, this rule would amend the enforcement provisions of the CWCR to increase the maximum civil penalty that may be imposed for violations of the CWCR restrictions on imports of CWC Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 chemicals from $11,000 to $50,000 to reflect amendments to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) made by the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, which was enacted on March 9, 2006.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16596
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Non- Target Species Committee will meet in Seattle, WA.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16595
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a public meeting of the Ad Hoc Grouper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Advisory Panel (AHGIFQAP).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16594
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP).
Foreign-Trade Zone 104 - Savannah, Georgia, Application for Expansion
Document Number: E6-16520
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Sweden: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-16518
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a timely request by the petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod (``SSWR'') from Sweden with respect to Fagersta Stainless AB (``FSAB''). The period of review (``POR'') is September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005.
Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E6-16517
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges (flanges) from India issued on February 9, 1994. See Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India, 59 FR 5994 (February 9, 1994). In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(d) (2005), we are initiating antidumping new shipper reviews of Micro Forge (India), Ltd. (Micro) and Pradeep Metals Limited (Pradeep), exporters and producers that requested new shipper reviews.
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Regulations
Document Number: E6-16338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing a draft revised management plan, revised Designation Document, and revised regulations for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or Sanctuary). Changes to the Designation Document include expanding the boundaries to include the Davidson Seamount, changing the scope of regulations to include possession of a Sanctuary historical resource outside of the Sanctuary, and introduction of introduced species. The proposed regulations would revise and provide greater clarity to existing regulations.
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Regulations
Document Number: E6-16337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing a draft revised management plan and revised regulations for Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS or Sanctuary). The proposed set of regulations includes new regulations as well as changes to existing regulations. The NMSP is also proposing certain revisions to the Sanctuary's Designation Document.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Closure
Document Number: 06-8535
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial fishery for king mackerel in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the western zone of the Gulf of Mexico. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource.
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Regulations
Document Number: 06-8528
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing a draft revised management plan and revised regulations for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS or Sanctuary). The proposed set of regulations includes new regulations, modifications, as well as clarifications to existing regulations. Proposed new regulations include changes to the permit issuance criteria and procedures, and new or revised prohibitions on: Discharging or depositing from within or into the Sanctuary any material or matter from a cruise ship; discharging or depositing from beyond the boundary of the sanctuary any material or other matter that subsequently enters the Sanctuary and injures a Sanctuary resource or quality; taking or possessing marine mammals, birds and sea turtles within the Sanctuary; releasing introduced species into the Sanctuary; attracting or approaching a white shark; deserting a vessel or leaving harmful matter aboard a grounded or deserted vessel; possessing, moving, removing, or injuring, or attempting to possess, move, remove, or injure, a Sanctuary historical resource; and anchoring a vessel in a designated no-anchoring seagrass protection zone in Tomales Bay. The proposed actions would also permanently fix the shoreward boundary adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore and add a manager's permit. The revised regulations would clarify: The description of the Sanctuary's boundaries; that the Sanctuary includes the submerged lands within its boundary; the exceptions for the prohibition on discharging or depositing materials and matter into the Sanctuary; and the exceptions for disturbing the submerged lands. Finally, the proposed regulations would revise the prohibition against dredging or otherwise altering the submerged lands by removing the exceptions for ecological maintenance and construction of outfalls; prohibit discharging or depositing into the Sanctuary food waste resulting from meals onboard vessels; and remove the exception for discharge of dredge materials disposed of at the interim dumpsite. No changes are proposed to be made to the ``Defense Activities'' section of the Designation Document.
Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC); (Formerly Minority Business Development Center (MBDC))
Document Number: E6-16503
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency publishes this notice to re-open the competitive solicitation for the Minority Business Enterprise Center program for the Louisiana MBEC, covering the geographic service area of the State of Louisiana, and the Detroit MBEC, covering the geographic service area of the State of Michigan.
Solicitation of Applications for United States Destination Web Site Research, Development, Implementation and Marketing
Document Number: E6-16491
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration's (ITA) Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) announces the availability of funds for a cooperative agreement for the purpose of providing content and information, through a newly designed and implemented Web site, or by enhancing an existing Web site, on the United States as a premier destination to international inbound travelers from five key markets: United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Germany. It is envisioned that the award recipient will use funding to conduct market research for each country on the site's international target audience. It is envisioned that this Web site will be the benchmark U.S. travel and tourism information portal for international travelers to the United States. The Web site will encompass information on all components of the U.S. travel and tourism industry, which include, but is not limited to, destinations, attractions, natural resources, dining and lodging facilities, and transportation companies. ITA will make one award, in the form of a cooperative agreement, in the amount of approximately $3,600,000.
Endangered Species; File No. 1540
Document Number: E6-16487
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Marine Resources Division, P.O. Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422-2559, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1540.
Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-16486
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC or Committee) is the only Federal advisory committee with the responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary to assist in the development and implementation of Departmental regulations, policies and programs critical to the mission and goals of the NMFS. Nominations are encouraged from all interested parties involved with or representing interests affected by NMFS actions in managing living marine resources. Nominees should possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the management of living marine resources and be able to fulfill the time commitments required for two annual meetings. Individuals serve for a term of three years for no more than two consecutive terms if re-appointed. NMFS is seeking qualified nominees to fill a vacancy and bring the Committee to its full compliment of 21 members.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-16466
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E6-16451
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Seismic Testing and Calibration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Fall 2006
Document Number: E6-16412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting an acoustic calibration and seismic testing program in the northern Gulf of Mexico in Fall, 2006. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposed IHA for these activities.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E6-16410
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 28, 2006, The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Northwest Fruit Exporters (``NFE'').
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Commercial Shark Management Measures
Document Number: E6-16408
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would establish the 2007 first trimester season quotas for large coastal sharks (LCS), small coastal sharks (SCS), and pelagic sharks. The proposed rule also would modify the existing mid-Atlantic shark closed area in 2007. In addition, this rule proposes the opening and closing dates for the LCS fishery based on adjustments to the trimester quotas. The intended effect of these proposed actions is to provide advance notice of quotas and season dates for the Atlantic commercial shark fishery and address over- and underharvests that occurred in the Atlantic shark fishery in the first trimester of 2006.
Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in Feet in Iowa
Document Number: 06-8513
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will publish North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) State Plane Coordinate (SPC) grid values in both meters and U.S. Survey Feet (1 ft = 1200/3937 m) in Iowa, for all well- defined geodetic survey control monuments maintained by NGS in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and computed from various geodetic positioning utilities. The adoption of this standard is implemented in accordance with NGS policy and a request from the Iowa Transportation Department and the Iowa Society of Land Surveyors.
Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in Feet in Idaho
Document Number: 06-8512
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will publish North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) State Plane Coordinate (SPC) grid values in both meters and U.S. Survey Feet (1 ft = 1200/3937 m) in Idaho, for all well-defined geodetic survey control monuments maintained by NGS in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and computed from various geodetic positioning utilities. The adoption of this standard is implemented in accordance with NGS policy and a request from the Idaho Transportation Department, the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors, and the Idaho Department of Administration GIS Coordinator.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 06-8511
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of pelagic shelf rockfish specified for the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Consideration of Marine Reserves and Marine Conservation Areas Within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 06-8491
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On August 11, 2006, NOAA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to establish marine reserves and marine conservation areas within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (Sanctuary). The preamble of that rule contained inconsistent or inaccurate figures denoting the current size of the Sanctuary that need to be corrected. This document corrects and clarifies those figures.