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Sebacic Acid from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony with Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-16395
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 18, 2006, the United States Court of International Trade (``the Court'') sustained the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') final remand redetermination on its entirety. See Guangdong Chemicals Import & Export Corporation v. United States, Ct. No. 05-00023, Slip Op. 06-142 (Ct. Int'l Trade September 18, 2006) (``Guangdong II''). This case arises out of the Department's final determination of Sebacic Acid from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69 FR 75303 (December 16, 2004) (``Final Results''). The final judgment in this case was not in harmony with the Department's Final Results.
Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the United Kingdom: Final Results of Full Sunset Review
Document Number: E6-16393
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate (CTL plate) from the United Kingdom, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an adequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). On July 19, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results of this review and invited interested parties to comment on those results. See Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the United Kingdom, 71 FR 40993 (Preliminary Results). Based on our analysis of the comments and the record, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order on CTL plate from the United Kingdom would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. Therefore, the Department is revoking this CVD order in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act.
Final Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From Sweden
Document Number: E6-16392
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 19, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the full sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Sweden, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of our analysis, the Department preliminarily found that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on our preliminary results. However, we received no comments from interested parties. As a result, the final results remain the same as the preliminary results of this review.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-16391
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 31, 2006, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received and an examination of our calculations, we have made certain changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Huvis Corporation is listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Belgium: Final Results of Full Sunset Review
Document Number: E6-16390
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate (CTL plate) from Belgium, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and adequate responses from respondent interested parties, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). On July 21, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results in this review and invited interested parties to comment on those results. See Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From Belgium, 71 FR 41424 (Preliminary Results). As a result of our analysis, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-16328
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposal To Collect Information on Transactions of U.S. Affiliates With Their Foreign Parents
Document Number: E6-16327
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
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 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)).
Submission For OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-16326
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Rescission and Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: 06-8486
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 7, 2006, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published preliminary results in the new shipper reviews of the antidumping order on honey from the People's Republic of China (PRC). Honey from the People's Republic of China: Intent to Rescind and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 71 FR 32923 (June 7, 2006) (NSR7 Preliminary Results). These reviews cover two exporters, Shanghai Taiside Trading Co., Ltd. (Taiside) and Wuhan Shino-Food Trade Co., Ltd. (Shino-Food). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005. While we have analyzed the record and comments from interested parties, we have made no changes to the preliminary results based on these comments. However, we have made a slight change to the calculation of Taiside's margin based on the discovery of a clerical error. For these final results, therefore, we have determined that the new shipper review for Shino-Food should be rescinded because the sale made by Shino-Food was not bona fide. We have also determined that the sale made by Taiside is bona fide and that the sale has been made below normal value.
Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From France; Final Results of Full Sunset Review
Document Number: 06-8485
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from France, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested party, an adequate response from respondent interested parties, and respondent interested parties' arguments regarding post-investigation privatization of Usinor, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. Therefore, the Department is not revoking this CVD order.
Availability of Seats for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 06-8469
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Conservation member, Research alternate, Business member and Business alternate, Public-at-large member, Non- consumptive recreation member and Non-consumptive recreation alternate. Applicants are chosen based upon: Their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, views regarding the protection and management of maine resources, and the length of residence in the communities located near the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Approval Decision on New York Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
Document Number: 06-8468
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of the intent to fully approve the New York Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program (coastal nonpoint program) and of the availability of the draft Approval Decisions on conditions for the New York coastal nonpoint program. Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA), 16 U.S.C. 1455b, requires States and Territories with coastal zone management programs that have received approval under section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint programs. Coastal States and Territories were required to submit their coastal nonpoint programs to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval in July 1995. NOAA and EPA conditionally approved the New York coastal nonpoint program on November 18, 1997. NOAA and EPA have drafted approval decisions describing how New York has satisfied the conditions placed on its program and therefore has a fully approved coastal nonpoint program. NOAA and EPA are making the draft decisions for the New York coastal nonpoint program available for a 30-day public comment period. If comments are received, NOAA and EPA will consider whether such comments are significant enough to affect the decision to fully approve the program. Copies of the draft Approval Decisions can be found on the NOAA Web site at https://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/czm/6217/findings.html or may be obtained upon request from: Helen Bass, Coastal Programs Division (N/ORM3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone (301) 713- 3155, x175, e-mail Helen.Bass@noaa.gov.
General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement
Document Number: E6-16292
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a meeting of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in November 2006. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Individual Fishing Quota Program; Community Development Quota Program
Document Number: E6-16291
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 67 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP). If approved, Amendment 67 would amend the limitations on use of quota share (QS) and individual fishing quota (IFQ) in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). Under current regulations, IFQ derived from category B QS must be used on vessels greater than 60 ft (18.29 m) length overall (LOA) in Area 2C and the Southeast Outside District, unless the QS is a block of less than or equal to 5,000 lb (2.27 mt), based on 1996 total allowable catches (TACs). This action would allow all category B QS to be fished on a vessel of any length in all areas, including Area 2C, and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the FMP, and other applicable laws. Comments from the public are welcome.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-16264
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 135th meeting to consider and take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-16263
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The agenda for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council (Council); its Research Set-Aside (RSA) Committee; its Protected Resources Committee; its Law Enforcement Committee; and, its Executive Committee meetings is updated to reflect the addition of a presentation by the National Marine Fisheries Service on the results of a recently completed peer review of the updated 2006 summer flounder stock assessment.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 06-8435
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that the daily Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) retention limits for the Atlantic tunas General category should be adjusted to allow for a reasonable opportunity to harvest the General category October through January time-period subquota. Therefore, NMFS increases the daily BFT retention limits for October to provide enhanced commercial General category fishing opportunities in all areas while minimizing the risk of an overharvest of the General category BFT quota.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: 06-8402
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces changes to management measures in the commercial and recreational Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.
Oil Country Tubular Goods from Italy: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Expedited Five-year (Sunset) Review of Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E6-16232
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is extending the time limit for its final results in the expedited sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Italy. As a result of this extension, the Department intends to issue the final results of the sunset review no later than December 19, 2005.
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E6-16223
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and existing members of the National Telecommunications and Information Administrations' Performance Review Board.
Amendment to Notice
Document Number: E6-16221
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice amends the June 30th notice (71 FR 37543) to extend the deadline to October 27, 2006, for submission of applications for the Summit only portion of the Department of Commerce Under Secretarial Business Development Mission to India and to raise the ceiling on the number of participants for the Summit portion of the Mission to 230. These changes are implemented in response to overwhelming interest on the part of the U.S. business community and an agreement on the part of the Summit sponsors in India to accommodate an increased participant base. The application for the Summit portion of the India Business Development Mission is available in a downloadable fax-back version on the event Web site: https://export.gov/indiamission. The application may also be completed and submitted online. Leaders of U.S. business, industry, education, and state and local government are among those encouraged to take part in the Summit, where strategic breakout sessions will provide access to India's high-level business, industry, and government representatives and insights into the country's trade and investment climate. The deadline to apply for the post-Summit spin-off missions to be held in Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi remains October 2, 2006. The spin-off missions are open to qualified U.S. business representatives seeking one-on-one business appointments with prospective agents, distributors, partners, and end-users. Applications for the spin-off missions are available on the above-cited event Web site. Selection criteria and procedures for the Summit and spin-off missions are included in the Trade Mission Statement on the Web site.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E6-16209
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating a five-year (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers these same orders.
Marine Mammals; File No. 978-1857
Document Number: E6-16203
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Paul Nachtigall, Ph.D., Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, P.O. Box 1106, Kailua, HI 96734, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on captive cetaceans.
Protection of Marine Mammals; Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E6-16202
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces its intent to prepare an EIS to assess the potential impacts on the human environment resulting from proposed regulations to protect wild spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) in the main Hawaiian Islands from ``take,'' as defined in the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and its implementing regulations; and announces public scoping meetings.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16143
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16142
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) and Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) will hold a joint work session, which is open to the public.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16141
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to convene via conference call.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-16140
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Allocation Committee (GAC) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Specifications and Management Measures; Correction
Document Number: 06-8436
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On August 22, 2006, a temporary rule extension was published in the Federal Register intending to extend the 2006 optimum yield (OY) for darkblotched rockfish caught in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. This correction changes the ``ACTION'' and ``DATES'' sections of that rule to remove references to a temporary rule and make the amendments published on August 22, 2006, effective August 27, 2006.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 06-8401
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 610 of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 06-8400
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 of the GOA.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Recreational Atlantic Blue and White Marlin Landings Limit; Amendments to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish, and Sharks and the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Billfish
Document Number: 06-8304
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS finalizes the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This Final Consolidated HMS FMP changes certain management measures, adjusts regulatory framework measures, and continues the process for updating HMS essential fish habitat. This final rule could impact fishermen and dealers for all Atlantic HMS fisheries. The final rule will: establish mandatory workshops for commercial fishermen and shark dealers; implement complementary time/ area closures in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM); implement criteria for adding new or modifying existing time/area closures; address rebuilding and overfishing of northern albacore tuna and finetooth sharks; implement recreational management measures for Atlantic billfish; modify bluefin tuna (BFT) General Category subperiod quotas and simplify the management process of BFT; change the fishing year for tunas, swordfish, and billfish to a calendar year; authorize speargun fishing gear in the recreational fishery for bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack (BAYS) tunas; authorize buoy gear in the commercial swordfish handgear fishery; clarify the allowance of secondary gears (also known as cockpit gears); and clarify existing regulations. This final rule also announces the decision regarding a petition for rulemaking regarding closure areas for spawning BFT in the Gulf of Mexico.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Geophysical Surveys in South San Francisco Bay South of the Dumbarton Bridge
Document Number: E6-16089
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) has been issued to Fugro West, Inc. (Fugro), to take small numbers of California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals, harbor porpoises, and gray whales, by harassment, incidental to geographical seismic surveys being conducted in south San Francisco Bay (SFB or Bay) in California.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
Document Number: E6-16083
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the availability of the Proposed Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, and Bull Trout Recovery Plan (Plan) for public review and comment. The Plan addresses the Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), the Upper Columbia Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), and Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in the Upper Columbia region. The Plan was prepared by the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) in conjunction with NMFS. Bull trout, listed as threatened, are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and are the subject of a draft recovery plan published by the USFWS in 2002. NMFS is soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the spring Chinook salmon and steelhead portions of the Proposed Plan. If comments are received on the bull trout portion of the Plan, NMFS will pass them on to the USFWS.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E6-16070
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that a request to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received on August 31, 2006, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a new shipper review for Maoming Changxing Foods Co., Ltd. (``MCFC''). The period of review (``POR'') for this new shipper review is February 1, 2006, through July 31, 2006.\1\
Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan: Final Changed Circumstances Review and Determination to Revoke Finding in Part
Document Number: E6-16068
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 11, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review with intent to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty (AD) finding on polychloroprene rubber from Japan. See Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Finding in Part, 71 FR 46189 (August 11, 2006) (Initiation and Preliminary Results). We are now revoking this finding in part, with regard to certain polychloroprene rubber products from Japan, as described in the ``Scope of Changed Circumstances Review'' section of this notice, based on the fact that domestic parties have expressed no further interest in the relief provided by the finding with respect to the imports of such products.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E6-16067
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
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 August anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Partial Rescission of New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E6-16066
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding new shipper reviews of three companies for whom it had initiated new shipper reviews on April 6, 2006. See Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 71 FR 17439 (April 6, 2006). Our basis for rescinding these new shipper reviews is described below.
Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-16065
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 28, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register (71 FR 25145) a notice announcing the initiation of the antidumping duty administrative review on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is September 21, 2004, through February 28, 2006. This review is now being rescinded for Fujian Naoshan Paper Industry Group Co., Ltd. (Naoshan), Fuzhou Magicpro Gifts Co., Ltd. (Magicpro), Guilin Qifeng Paper Co., Ltd. (Guilin Qifeng), Goldwing Co., Ltd. (Goldwing), and AR Printing and Packaging (AR P&P), because the only requesting party withdrew its request in a timely manner.
Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3
Document Number: E6-16059
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and the General Services Administration (GSA) rule of Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR part 102-3, and after consultation with GSA, the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3 (CPDCS&A 3.3) is in the public interest, in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by law. The CPDCS&A 3.3 will advise the Secretary, through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, on CCSP Topic 3.3: ``Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate''. This advice will be provided in the form of a draft Synthesis and Assessment product intended to be used by NOAA to develop a final product in accordance with the Guidelines for Producing the CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Products, the OMB Peer Review Bulletin, and the Information Quality Act Guidelines. The CPDCS&A 3.3 will consist of no more than 35 members to be appointed by the Under Secretary to assure a balanced representation among preeminent scientists, educators, and experts reflecting the full scope of the scientific issues addressed in CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3. The CPDCS&A 3.3 will function solely as an advisory body, and in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Its charter will be filed under the Act, fifteen days from the date of publication of this notice. Following establishment of CPDC-S&A 3.3, the first committee meeting will be held. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public. Place: The first meeting of CPDCS&A 3.3.will be held at the International Pacific Research Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Time and Date: The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2006 and adjourn at 12 noon on Thursday, November 2, 2006. Meeting information will be available online on the CPDCS&A 3.3 Web site (https://www.climate.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/33.jsp). Please note that meeting times and agenda topics described below are subject to change. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation and will include a 60-minute public comment period on October 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (check Web site to confirm this time). The CPDCS&A 3.3 expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received by the CPDCS&A 3.3 Designated Federal Official (DFO) by October 20, 2006 to provide sufficient time for review. Written comments received after October 20 will be distributed to the CPDCS&A 3.3, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available to the public on a first-come, first- served basis. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will (1) work on an initial draft document based on detailed outline presented in the final Prospectus (2) review of plans for completion and submission of the First Draft of Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3 to the National Research Council for expert review.
Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Fall Meeting
Document Number: 06-8374
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In preparation for the 2006 ICCAT meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will meet in October 2006.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Amendment 16-4; Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery
Document Number: 06-8373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes a rule to implement Amendment 16-4 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and to set the 2007-2008 harvest specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. Amendment 16-4 would modify the FMP to implement revised rebuilding plans for seven overfished species: bocaccio, canary rockfish, cowcod, darkblotched rockfish, Pacific ocean perch (POP), widow rockfish, and yelloweye rockfish. Groundfish harvest specifications and management measures for 2007-2008 are intended to: achieve but not exceed optimum yields (OYs); prevent overfishing; rebuild overfished species; reduce and minimize the bycatch and discard of overfished and depleted stocks; provide harvest opportunity for the recreational and commercial fishing sectors; and, within the commercial fisheries, achieve harvest guidelines and limited entry and open access allocations as closely as possible. Together, Amendment 16-4 and the 2007-2008 harvest specifications and management measures are intended to rebuild overfished stocks as soon as possible, taking into account the status and biology of the stocks, the needs of fishing communities, and the interaction of the overfished stocks within the marine environment. In addition to the management measures implemented for directed and incidental groundfish fisheries, this proposed rule would implement a new Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area off Washington State, which will be closed to commercial salmon troll fishing.
Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Longline Catcher Processor Subsector of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Non-pollock Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: 06-8354
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule implementing the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Catcher Processor Capacity Reduction Program (Reduction Program) for the longline catcher processor subsector of the BSAI non-pollock groundfish fishery (Reduction Fishery), in compliance with the FY 2005 Appropriations Act. This program is voluntary and permit holders of the Reduction Fishery (Subsector Members) are eligible to participate. Subsector Members must sign and abide by the Capacity Reduction Agreement (Reduction Agreement) and, if their offers are selected, a Fishing Capacity Reduction Contract (Reduction Contract) with the U.S. Government. These key components of the Capacity Reduction Plan (Reduction Plan) were prepared by the Freezer Longline Conservation Cooperative (FLCC) and are implemented by the final regulations. The aggregate of all Reduction Agreements and those Reduction Contracts signed by Subsector Members whose offers were accepted by \2/3\ votes of the Subsector Members, will together with the FLCC's supporting documents and rationale that these offers represent the expenditure of the least money for the greatest capacity reduction, constitute the Reduction Plan to be submitted to the Secretary of Commerce for approval. Subsector Members participating in the Reduction Program will receive up to $36 million in exchange for relinquishing valid non-interim Federal License Limitation Program BSAI groundfish licenses endorsed for catcher processor fishing activity, Catcher/Processor (C/P), Pacific cod, and hook and line gear, as well as any present or future claims of eligibility for any fishing privilege based on such permit (the Groundfish Reduction Permit) and additionally, any future fishing privilege of the vessel named on the permit. Individual fishing quota (IFQ) quota shares would be excluded from relinquishment. Following submission of the Reduction Plan and approval by the Secretary, NMFS will conduct an industry referendum to determine the industry's willingness to repay a fishing capacity reduction loan to effect the Reduction Plan. A \2/3\ majority vote in favor would bind all parties and complete the reduction process. NMFS will issue a 30-year loan to be repaid by those harvesters remaining in the Reduction Fishery. The intent of this final rule is to permanently reduce harvesting capacity in the Reduction Fishery. This should result in increased harvesting productivity for post-reduction Subsector Members and help with conservation and management of the Reduction Fishery.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E6-15978
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received on August 21, 2006, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') of this new shipper review is February 1, 2006, through July 31, 2006.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #5 and #6 - Modifications of the Commercial Salmon Fishery from U.S.-Canada Border, to Cape Falcon, Oregon
Document Number: E6-15952
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the commercial fishery from the U.S.- Canada Border, to Cape Falcon, Oregon was modified by two inseason actions. Inseason action 5 increased the landing and possession limit to 60 Chinook per vessel per open period effective Saturday, July 29, 2006. Inseason action 6 increased the landing and possession limit for Chinook in the area north of Cape Falcon, OR to the US Canada border to 80 fish per vessel per open period, increased the number of fishing days to 4 days, Saturday through Tuesday, and eliminated the 6 inch (15.24 cm) plug gear restriction effective Saturday, August 19, 2006. All other restrictions remained in effect as announced for the 2006 Ocean Salmon Fisheries. These actions were necessary to conform to the 2006 management goals, and the intended effect was to allow the fishery to operate within the seasons and quotas specified in the 2006 annual management measures.