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Honey From Argentina: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E6-19899
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by the respondent Patagonik S.A. (Patagonik), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping order of honey from Argentina. The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2004, through December 31, 2005. We preliminarily determine a zero margin in the case of sales of honey from Argentina from Patagonik. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this new shipper review, we will instruct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between the export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP) and normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2007, Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program
Document Number: E6-19897
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes this notice to re-open the solicitation period for the Chesapeake Bay to provide the public more time to submit proposals.
Implementation of the Understandings Reached at the June 2006 Australia Group (AG) Plenary Meeting; Clarifications and Corrections; Additions to the List of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
Document Number: E6-19825
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the understandings reached at the June 2006 plenary meeting of the Australia Group (AG). Specifically, this final rule amends the EAR to reflect changes to the AG ``Control List of Biological Agents'' by revising the Commerce Control List (CCL) entry that controls certain human and zoonotic pathogens and toxins to add certain fungi (i.e., Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii) and toxins (i.e., Shiga-like ribosome inactivating proteins other than verotoxin). Verotoxin continues to be listed under this CCL entry. Prior to the publication of this rule, the fungi Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii and Shiga-like ribosome inactivating proteins other than verotoxin were listed under the CCL entry containing unilaterally controlled select agents and toxins not included on any of the AG Common Control Liststhis rule removes these items from that CCL entry. As a result of the addition of Shiga-like ribosome inactivating proteins other than verotoxin to the CCL entry that controls certain human and zoonotic pathogens and toxins, this rule makes conforming changes to two additional CCL entries (i.e., the CCL entry that controls certain AG-listed genetic elements and genetically modified organisms and the CCL entry that controls vaccines, immunotoxins, medical products, and diagnostic and food testing kits). This rule also amends the EAR to reflect changes to the AG ``Control List of Dual-Use Chemical Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment and Related Technology'' by expanding the scope of the CCL entry that controls certain chemical manufacturing facilities and equipment to include equipment in which all surfaces that come in direct contact with the chemical(s) being processed or contained are made from niobium (columbium) or niobium alloys. In addition, this final rule corrects errors in two CCL entries that were amended by a final rule that BIS published on December 29, 2004. This rule corrects a typographical error involving a Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number in the CCL entry that controls AG-listed precursor chemicals. This rule also corrects an error in the CCL entry that controls certain Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Schedule 2 or Schedule 3 chemicals not included on any of the AG Common Control Lists by removing the Schedule 3 chemical ethyldiethanolamine. The December 29, 2004, final rule added ethyldiethanolamine to the CCL entry that controls AG-listed precursor chemicals, but failed to remove it from the aforementioned entry. This rule also amends the EAR provisions describing AG-related license requirements and licensing policies to remind applicants that, even if an AG-related item is licensed by ``$ value'' (e.g., human and zoonotic pathogens and toxins, plant pathogens, genetic elements and genetically modified organisms, and select agents and toxins), the EAR still require that the unit of quantity commonly used in the trade be shown on the license application. Finally, this rule updates the list of countries that currently are States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) by adding the Central African Republic and Comoros, which recently became States Parties. As a result of this change, the CW (Chemical Weapons) license requirements and policies in the EAR that apply to these countries now conform with those applicable to other CWC States Parties.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Work Session
Document Number: E6-19817
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Conducting Precision Strike Weapons Testing and Training by Eglin Air Force Base in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 06-9380
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, upon application from Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB), is issuing regulations to govern the unintentional takings of marine mammals incidental to conducting Precision Strike Weapons (PSW) testing and training in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Issuance of regulations and Letters of Authorization (LOAs) under these regulations governing the unintentional incidental takes of marine mammals in connection with particular activities is required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) when the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), after notice and opportunity for comment, finds, as here, that such takes will have a negligible impact on the species and stocks of marine mammals and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of them for subsistence uses. These regulations do not authorize Eglin AFB's PSW activities as such authorization is not within the jurisdiction of the Secretary. Rather, NMFS' regulations together with a Letter of Authorization (LOA) authorize the unintentional incidental take of marine mammals in connection with this activity and prescribe methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species and their habitat, and on the availability of the species for subsistence uses.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Boyer Towing, Inc. From an Objection by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Document Number: 06-9379
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that Boyer Towing, Inc. (``Boyer Towing'') has filed an administrative appeal with the Department of Commerce asking that the Secretary override the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR) objection to the construction of two proposed log raft mooring buoys inside of the small cover locally referred to as the ``Pothole,'' on the eastern shore of Woewodski Island in Wrangell Narrows, near Ketchikan, Alaska.
Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in Feet in Kansas
Document Number: 06-9362
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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 Kansas, 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 Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors, and the Kansas Information technology Office.
Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2007; Reopening of Application Deadline
Document Number: E6-19800
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to reopen the solicitation period on the ``NOAA Office of Hydrologic Development Hydrologic Research Announcement of Opportunity, FY 2007,'' which was originally announced in the Federal Register on June 12, 2006. This notice is being modified to more fully explain ensemble streamflow forecasting. This notice applies to only those applicants who have already submitted pre- proposals. The solicitation period is being extended from June 12, 2006, to December 15, 2006, to provide pre-proposal applicants the opportunity to submit revised proposals.
Certain Pasta from Italy: Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-19766
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Endangered Species; File No. 1540-03
Document Number: E6-19760
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
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 been issued a modification to scientific research Permit No.1540-01.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Operator's Annual Report (COAR)
Document Number: E6-19710
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
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.
Generic Clearance for Master Address File (MAF) and Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) Update Activities
Document Number: E6-19709
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
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)).
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee, Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 06-9345
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 26
Document Number: 06-9342
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 26 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP). Amendment 26 establishes an individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the commercial red snapper sector of the reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. Initial participants in the IFQ program will receive percentage shares of the commercial quota of red snapper based on specified historical landings criteria. The percentage shares of the commercial quota will equate to annual IFQ allocations. Both shares and IFQ allocations will be transferable. In addition, NMFS informs the public of the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the collection-of-information requirements contained in this final rule and publishes the OMB control numbers for those collections. The intended effect of this rule is to manage the commercial red snapper sector of the reef fish fishery to preserve its long-term economic viability and to achieve optimum yield from the fishery.
Construction Progress Reporting Surveys (CPRS)
Document Number: E6-19671
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau, Census 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 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)).
Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Waves 10, 11, and 12 of the 2004 Panel
Document Number: E6-19670
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau, Census 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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed 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)).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Vessels Operating in Internal Waters
Document Number: E6-19669
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
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: E6-19668
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-19667
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 231, Stockton, California, Area
Document Number: E6-19665
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Approval for Expansion of Subzone 149C, ConocoPhillips Company (Oil Refinery), Sweeny, Texas
Document Number: E6-19663
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Endangered Species; File No. 1578
Document Number: E6-19652
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Maine Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) (Gail S. Wippelhauser, Principal Investigator), 21 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333 has been issued a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research.
Marine Mammals; File No. 116-1843
Document Number: E6-19651
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Sea World, Inc., 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821 [Brad Andrews, Responsible Party] has been issued a permit to import three beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) for public display.
Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2007; Reopening of Application Deadline
Document Number: E6-19650
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to reopen the solicitation period on the ``Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) Opportunities for Transfer of Research and Technology Into Tropical Cyclone Analysis and Forecast Operations,'' which was originally announced in the Federal Register on June 12, 2006. This notice is being reopened to permit a wider range of applications and revised proposals and to more fully explain the application process for federal applicants. The solicitation period is reopened from November 21, 2006 to December 6, 2006.
Notice of Final Results and Final Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan
Document Number: E6-19611
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 13, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt- Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent To Rescind in Part, 71 FR 39663 (July 13, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). The merchandise covered by this order is certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan as described in the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice. The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based upon our analysis of the comments received, we made one change to the margin calculation. The final weight-averaged dumping margin is listed below in the section titled ``Final Results of Review.''
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 163, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Area
Document Number: E6-19599
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Correction to Notice of Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Final Court Decision and Partial Revocation of Order on Certain Cut-To-Length Plate from Italy
Document Number: E6-19597
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 29, 2005, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register its Notice of Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Final Court Decision and Partial Revocation of Order on Certain Cut- To-Length Plate from Italy, 70 FR 51013 (Amended Final Determination). Due to an error in the Amended Final Determination pertaining to the effective date of the amended final determination, the Department is issuing a correction.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 782-1719, 1071-1770
Document Number: E6-19589
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS, National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), 7600 Sand Point Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98102 has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 782-1719-03 and that The Dolphin Institute (Adam A. Pack, Ph.D., Principal Investigator), 420 Ward Avenue, Suite 212, Honolulu, HI 96814 has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 1071-1770-01.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; 2007 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs
Document Number: E6-19586
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is announcing that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2007 remain status quo. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to notify the public of the allowable harvest levels for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone in the Federal Register if the previous year's quota specifications remain unchanged.
Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order/Pursuant to Court Decision: Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E6-19585
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 31, 2006, the United States Court of International Trade (``Court'') entered a stipulated judgment in the consolidated case of Dorbest Limited, et. al. v. United States, Consol. Ct. No. 05- cv-00003 (``Court Order''). This litigation arises out of the Department's Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China, 69 FR 67313 (November 17, 2004) (``Final Determination''), as amended, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005) (``Amended Final Determination and Order''). The court case filed by Lacquer Craft Manufacturing Company Ltd. (``Lacquer Craft'') (Lacquer Craft Manufacturing Company Ltd. v. United States, Court No. 05-00083), was consolidated into the case filed by Dorbest Limited, et. al. (Court No. 05-00003). Pursuant to the Court's Order, Lacquer Craft's court case (Court No. 05-00083) has been severed from the consolidated litigation (Court No. 05-00003), and Lacquer Craft's claims against the government dismissed. Because the litigation in Lacquer Craft's case is now concluded, the Department is issuing an amended final determination in accordance with the Stipulated Judgement in this action.
Business Size Standard for Purposes of United States Patent and Trademark Office Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Patent-Related Regulations
Document Number: E6-19573
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The Regulatory Flexibility Act permits an agency head to establish, for purposes of Regulatory Flexibility Act analysis and certification, one or more definitions of ``small business concern'' that are appropriate to the activities of the agency. Pursuant to this authority, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is establishing the Small Business Administration (SBA) business size standard for the purpose of paying reduced patent fees as the size standard for conducting an analysis or making a certification under the Regulatory Flexibility Act for patent-related regulations.
International Services Surveys: BE-125, Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intangible Assets With Foreign Persons
Document Number: E6-19565
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-125, Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intangible Assets with Foreign Persons. This rule would replace the rule for a similar but more limited survey, the BE-25, Quarterly Survey of Transactions with Unaffiliated Foreign Persons in Selected Services and in Intangible Assets. A new agency form number and survey title are being introduced because the survey program is being reconfigured to begin collection of data on transactions with affiliated foreigners using the same survey instruments as are used to collect information on transactions with unaffiliated foreigners and because services once collected on an annual basis would now be collected quarterly. This change will allow respondents to report transactions in services and intangible assets with foreign persons on one quarterly survey, rather than on as many as three different quarterly surveys and one annual survey. If adopted the BE-125 survey would be conducted quarterly beginning with the first quarter of 2007. The proposed BE-125 survey data are used to update universe estimates from similar data reported on the BE-120, Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intangible Assets with Foreign Persons and on the benchmark and quarterly direct investment surveys that were administered to collect data on transactions with affiliated foreign persons.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-19531
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Trawl Survey Advisory Panel, composed of representatives from the National Marine Fisheries Service's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), and several independent scientific researchers, will hold a public meeting.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: E6-19530
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from the American Fisheries Act (AFA) Catcher Vessel Intercooperative, and the Pollock Conservation Cooperative. If granted, the EFP would allow the applicants to use a salmon bycatch reduction intra-cooperative agreement (ICA) in the 2007 Bering Sea pollock fishery, and be exempt from closures of the salmon savings areas. This project is intended to promote the objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) and National Standard 9 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-19526
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-19525
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a workshop on potential gear modification regulations as a part of the analysis for the Bering Sea Habitat Conservation analysis.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-19524
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a work session via conference call, which is open to the public.
Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3; Meeting
Document Number: E6-19515
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3 (CPDCS&A 5.3) was established by Charter on October 12, 2006. CPDCS&A 5.3 is the Federal Advisory Committee charged with responsibility to develop a draft Synthesis and Assessment Product that addresses CCSP Topic 5.3: ``Decision-Support Experiments and Evaluations Using Seasonal to Interannual Forecasts and Observational Data''. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, December 11, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This time and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page http:// www.climate.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/53.jsp for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held via teleconference. Please contact Dr. Nancy Beller-Simms for further information (contact information follows). Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30- minute public comment period on December 11 from 12:30-1 p.m. (times are dependent on number of participants; check Web site to confirm this time). 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 CPDC S&A 5.3 Designated Federal Official by December 5, 2006 to provide sufficient time for review. Written comments received after that date will be distributed to the CPDCS&A 5.3, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Matters to Be Considered: The meeting will include, but not be limited to, the following topics: (1) Discussion of procedures for completion of the first draft of the Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3; (2) Discussion of plans for completion and submission of future drafts and procedures; (3) Discussion of a stakeholder workshop to be held in early January.
Imposition of Foreign Policy Controls on Surreptitious Communications Intercepting Devices
Document Number: E6-19509
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by imposing new foreign policy export and reexport controls on devices primarily useful for the surreptitious interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications classified under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 5A980. In this rule, BIS also imposes controls on related software and technology by creating ECCNs 5D980 and 5E980. BIS is taking this action in order to prevent the unlawful interception of oral, wire, or electronic communications by terrorists and others who may put the information gained through intercepted communications to an unlawful use, to promote the protection of privacy of oral, wire, or electronic communications; and to protect against threats of terrorism around the world.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Allocating Gulf of Alaska Fishery Resources
Document Number: 06-9229
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule to implement Amendment 68 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP). This action implements statutory provisions for the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Pilot Program (hereafter referred to as the Program). This action is necessary to enhance resource conservation and improve economic efficiency for harvesters and processors who participate in the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) rockfish fishery. This action 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 law.
Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act) Notice
Document Number: E6-19490
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce publishes this notice to inform current employees, former employees and applicants for Commerce employment of the rights and protections available to these individuals under Federal antidiscrimination, whistleblower protection and retaliation laws. The Department takes this action pursuant to the notification requirements contained in the Office of Personnel Management regulations. The intent of this action is to ensure that Federal agencies are accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protections laws. Additional Information: For further information regarding the No FEAR Act regulations, refer to 5 CFR part 724. Additional information regarding Federal antidiscrimination, whistleblower protection and retaliation laws can be found at the EEOC Web site at http:// www.eeoc.gov and the OSC Web site at http://www.osc.gov.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Conducting Oil and Gas Exploration Activities in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska
Document Number: E6-19485
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS and the Minerals Management Service (MMS) announce their intention to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This PEIS is being prepared to assess the impacts of MMS' annual authorizations under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) to the U.S. oil and gas industry to conduct offshore geophysical seismic surveys in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska, and NMFS' authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to incidentally harass marine mammals while conducting those surveys. Publication of this notice begins the official scoping period that will help clarify previously identified issues and alternatives to be considered in the PEIS. The NMFS and MMS will consider comments received in response to this notice in determining the scope of the PEIS. The public will have additional opportunities to comment on the draft PEIS and any applications received under the MMPA as part of this action.
Marine Mammals; File No. 775-1600; Correction
Document Number: E6-19483
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On November 2, 2006, a notice was published in the Federal Register announcing that NMFS had received an application for an amendment to Permit No. 775-1600 from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA. That document inadvertently omitted the DATES section informing the public of when comments would be accepted on the action. This document corrects that oversight. All other information is unchanged.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico Recreational Grouper Fishery Management Measures
Document Number: E6-19481
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement the seasonal closure provisions of a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule establishes a seasonal closure of the recreational fishery for gag, red grouper, and black grouper in or from the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The intended effect of this final rule is to help maintain recreational landings at levels consistent with the red grouper rebuilding plan while minimizing potential shift of fishing effort to associated grouper species.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Allocating Gulf of Alaska Fishery Resources; Notification of Rockfish Pilot Program Public Workshop
Document Number: E6-19479
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will present a public workshop on the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Pilot Program (Program) for potentially eligible participants and other interested parties. NMFS will provide an overview of the Program, discuss the key Program elements and answer questions. NMFS is conducting this public workshop to provide assistance to fishery participants in understanding and reviewing this new Program.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-19478
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel, Snapper Grouper Committee, Controlled Access Committee, a joint meeting of its Habitat Committee and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Southeastern Data Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee, a joint meeting of its Executive Committee and Finance Committee, a joint meeting of its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel and Committee, King and Spanish Mackerel Committee, Economics Committee, Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session), Personnel Committee (Closed Session), and a meeting of the full Council. In addition, the Council will also hold a public scoping meeting regarding gag grouper management and a general public input session.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E6-19471
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 7, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for Guangxi Eastwing Trading Co., Ltd. (``Eastwing''). See Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 71 FR 38617 (July 7, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Although no party submitted a case brief, additional surrogate value information has been placed on the record subsequent to the Preliminary Results by both Eastwing and the Department. Based on our analysis of the surrogate value information, we made changes to the antidumping duty margin calculations for the final results. We continue to find that Eastwing sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (``POR'') February 1, 2005, through August 15, 2005.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: E6-19427
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from the Aleut Enterprise Corporation (AEC). If granted, this permit would be used to support a project to assess pollock abundance in a portion of the Aleutian Islands subarea and to test the feasibility of managing pollock harvest at a finer temporal and spatial scale using near real-time acoustic surveying. The project is intended to promote the objectives of the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) by improving the use of pollock in the Aleutian Islands subarea.
International Services Surveys: BE-185, Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons
Document Number: E6-19409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-185, Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons. This rule would replace the rule for a similar but more limited survey, the BE-85, Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Unaffiliated Foreign Persons. A new agency form number and survey title are being introduced because the survey program is being reconfigured to begin collection of data on transactions with affiliated foreigners using the same survey instruments as are used to collect information on transactions with unaffiliated foreigners. This change will allow respondents to report financial services transactions with foreign persons on one quarterly survey, rather than on as many as three different quarterly surveys. If adopted the BE-185 survey would be conducted quarterly beginning with the first quarter of 2007. The proposed BE-185 survey data would be used to update universe estimates from similar data reported on the BE-80, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Unaffiliated Foreign Persons and on the benchmark and quarterly direct investment surveys that were administered to collect data on transactions with affiliated foreign persons.