Department of Commerce January 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India; Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-1575
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges (stainless steel flanges) from India manufactured by Kunj Forgings (Kunj). The period of review (POR) covers February 1, 2005, through January 31, 2006. We preliminarily determine that Kunj made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) in the United States during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this new shipper review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on entries of the subject merchandise for which the importer- specific assessment rates are above de minimis. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in these proceedings are requested to submit with the argument 1) a statement of the issues; 2) a brief summary of the argument; and 3) a table of authorities cited.
Clad Steel Plate from Japan; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review (Second Review) of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E7-1571
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 2, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan 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 a complete substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties, and no response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the antidumping duty order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Annual Specifications
Document Number: E7-1546
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement the annual harvest guideline for Pacific mackerel in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the Pacific coast for the fishing season of July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. This harvest guideline has been calculated according to the regulations implementing the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and establishes allowable harvest levels for Pacific mackerel off the Pacific coast.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fisheries; 2007 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications; Quota Adjustment; 2007 Research Set-Aside Project
Document Number: E7-1544
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues final specifications for the 2007 Atlantic bluefish fishery, including state-by-state commercial quotas, a recreational harvest limit, and recreational possession limits for Atlantic bluefish off the east coast of the United States. The intent of these specifications is to establish the allowable 2007 harvest levels and possession limits to attain the target fishing mortality rate (F), consistent with the stock rebuilding program contained in Amendment 1 to the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), as well as ensuring compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This action will publish final specifications that are modified from those contained in the proposed rule.
Public Meeting on the Influence of European Standards in the Middle East and North Africa
Document Number: E7-1521
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The use of European standards in the Middle East and North Africa is growing. The European Union (EU) is providing technical assistance and building ties to harmonize regulations and standards so as to facilitate trade between the EU and these regions. This meeting will provide U.S. industry an opportunity to exchange their experiences and express their views on this subject.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From the Republic of Korea; Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part
Document Number: E7-1462
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 10, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSSC) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) (71 FR 18074). This review covers five producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. We are rescinding the review with respect to eight companies because they had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculation for DaiYang Metal Co., Ltd. (DMC), a respondent in this review. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review: Honey from Argentina
Document Number: E7-1461
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 07-427
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration
The Department of Commerce (DOC) is announcing the first meeting of the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee. The meeting is open to the public. Seating at the meeting will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties may register on the Advisory Committee Web site: http:// www.innovationmetrics.gov.
Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 07-411
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seat on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Education Primary. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. The Education Primary seat, which was vacated by the previously appointed representative before the end of the term, should expect to serve until February 2008.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Species Fisheries
Document Number: E7-1450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a proposed rule to amend text in the regulations governing closures of the drift gillnet fishery in the Pacific Loggerhead Conservation Area during El Nino events under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). The regulation is necessary to avoid jeopardizing loggerhead sea turtles, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, by clarifying the time period in which the area is to be closed and the methods that NMFS will use to determine if an El Nino event is occurring or forecast to occur. NMFS also proposes to correct an inaccurate cross-reference in the regulations governing special requirements for fishing activities to protect endangered sea turtles under the HMS FMP.
Marine Mammals; Pinniped Removal Authority
Document Number: E7-1447
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS received an application under Section 120 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) from the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho requesting authorization to intentionally take, by lethal methods, individually identifiable California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) that prey on Pacific salmon and steelhead (Onchorhynchus spp.) listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon. This authorization is requested as part of a larger effort to protect and recover listed salmonid stocks in the river. NMFS has determined that the application contains sufficient information to warrant convening a Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force (Task Force), which will be established after the close of the public comment period. NMFS solicits public comments on the application, other information related to pinniped predation on salmonids at Bonneville Dam, and nominations for potential members of the Task Force.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications and Management Measures
Document Number: E7-1445
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action implements 2007 specifications and management measures for Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish (MSB) and modifies existing management measures. Specifically, it implements trimester quota allocations for the Loligo squid fishery and establishes the protocol for an inseason adjustment to increase the mackerel harvest, if landings approach harvest limits. Lastly, this final rule clarifies, updates, and corrects existing regulatory language that is misleading or incorrect. This action promotes the utilization and conservation of the MSB resource.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Observer Health and Safety
Document Number: E7-1444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would enhance the safety of observers and the efficiency of their deployment. The proposed rule would clarify prohibited actions regarding observers, reinforce that an observer may not be deployed or stay aboard an unsafe vessel, clarify when a fishing vessel is inadequate for observer deployment and how an owner or operator can resolve discrepancies, improve communications between observer programs and fishing vessel owners and operators, and provide for an alternate safety equipment examination of certain small fishing vessels. This proposed rule is necessary to maintain and improve the safety and effectiveness of fishing vessel observers in carrying out their duties as authorized by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the fishery management plans and regulations adopted under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-1434
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The 94th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene Tuesday, February 20, 2007, through Thursday February 22, 2007. The meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific times, dates, and agenda items.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1430
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1429
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce
2008 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey
Document Number: E7-1427
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
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)).
Census Coverage Measurement Housing Unit Followup Operation
Document Number: E7-1422
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
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)).
2008 Census Dress Rehearsal
Document Number: E7-1410
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
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)).
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-1389
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Bycatch/Limited Access Privilege Program (LAPP) Committee, its Ecosystem Committee, its Tilefish Committee, its Executive Committee, and its Law Enforcement Committee will hold public meetings.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels 60 Feet (18.3 Meters) Length Overall and Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 07-391
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) and longer using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2007 Pacific cod allowable catch (TAC) specified for catcher vessels using pot gear in the BSAI.
Acting Affecting Export Privileges; Fernando Sero, a/k/a Ferdie Resada; Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 07-390
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Technical Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations and to the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) Regulation
Document Number: E7-1336
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-29
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), in Subchapter C, to remove an outdated reference to another agency's schedule that is no longer used by that other agency; to remove an outdated reference to another department's regulations and replace it with the department name and regulatory reference that is currently in use; to correct two references in the EAR that inadvertently directed the public to the wrong sections of the EAR for further information; and to correct contact information listed in the EAR for one (1) telephone number; one (1) fax number; one (1) e-mail address; and two (2) addresses to this rule adds an e-mail address, fax number, and address to clarify for the public where de minimis reports should be sent, when required by the EAR. BIS is also correcting a typographical error in a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2006 (71 FR 39526) that made administrative and technical corrections to the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) Regulation (15 CFR part 700).
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2007
Document Number: E7-1314
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, publishes this notice to amend the competitive solicitation for the Social Science Fellowship in the National Estuarine Research Reserve Program to modify the eligibility criteria to allow part-time students to apply for the program. In addition, two National Estuarine Research Reserves are being added to the list of eligible reserves where candidates can propose their research including the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve in Huron, Ohio and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Watsonville, California. Due to these amendments, the solicitation period is extended to allow eligible candidates time to submit applications.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: E7-1298
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 22, 2007, ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the Notice of Final Results of the 2004/2005 Administrative Review made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Stainless Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico. This determination was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 76978) on December 22, 2006. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2007-1904-01 to this request.
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: 07-351
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial run-around gillnet fishery for king mackerel in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the southern Florida west coast subzone. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource.
Measurement, Science and Engineering Grants Programs; Availability of Funds
Document Number: E7-1285
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the following programs are soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2007: (1) The Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (2) the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (3) the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (4) the Physics Laboratory Grants Program; (5) the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (6) the Building Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program; (7) the Fire Research Grants Program; (8) the Information Technology Laboratory Grants Program; and (9) the NIST Center for Neutron Research Grants Program. Each program will only consider applications that are within the scientific scope of the program as described in this notice and in the detailed program descriptions found in the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement for these programs. Prior to preparation of a proposal, it is strongly suggested that potential applicants contact the Program Manager for the appropriate field of research, as specified in the FFO announcement found at http://www.grants.gov, for clarification of the program objectives and to determine whether their proposal is responsive to this notice.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 1022-1659 and 482-1653
Document Number: E7-1281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Doyle Hanan has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No.1022-1659, and James Gilbert has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 482- 1653.
Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margins in Antidumping Investigations; Change in Effective Date of Final Modification
Document Number: E7-1276
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 27, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a modification concerning the calculation of the weighted-average dumping margin in antidumping investigations (71 FR 77722). On January 16, 2007, the Department delayed the effective date of the modification until January 23, 2007 (72 FR 1704). The Department is again delaying the effective date of the modification until February 22, 2007.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E7-1206
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: E7-1194
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for an exemption from Gulf of Maine (GOM) Rolling Closure Areas III and IV and the days-at-sea (DAS) requirements of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP), for the purpose of testing the ability of specific fish traps to catch haddock, contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The EFP is intended to facilitate research that would lead to the development of a viable alternative to traditional fishing gear for landing Atlantic haddock of a size and condition for use in the live fish market. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the FMP. However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to issue an EFP that would allow vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2006
Document Number: E7-1192
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce
This notice announces the voting age population estimates, as of July 1, 2006, for each state and the District of Columbia. We are providing this notice in accordance with the 1976 amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act, Title 2, United States Code 441a(e).
North Korea: Imposition of New Foreign Policy Controls
Document Number: E7-1180
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In accordance with recent United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions and the foreign policy interests of the United States, the United States Government is imposing restrictions on exports and reexports of luxury goods to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), and is continuing to restrict exports and reexports of nuclear or missile-related items and other items included on the Commerce Control List (CCL). To this end, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to impose license requirements for the export and reexport of virtually all items subject to the EAR to North Korea, except food and medicines not listed on the CCL. BIS will generally deny applications to export and reexport luxury goods, e.g., luxury automobiles; yachts; gems; jewelry; other fashion accessories; cosmetics; perfumes; furs; designer clothing; luxury watches; rugs and tapestries; electronic entertainment software and equipment; recreational sports equipment; tobacco; wine and other alcoholic beverages; musical instruments; art; and antiques and collectible items including but not limited to rare coins and stamps. BIS will continue to generally deny applications to export and reexport arms and related materiel controlled on the CCL and items controlled under the multilateral export control regimes (the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Australia Group, and the Wassenaar Arrangement). This includes items specified in UN documents S/2006/814, S/2006/815 and S/2006/853. BIS will also generally deny applications to export and reexport other items that the UN determines could contribute to North Korea's nuclear-related, ballistic missile-related, or other weapons of mass destruction-related programs. BIS will also generally approve applications to export or reexport: non-food, non-medical humanitarian items (e.g., blankets, basic footwear, heating oil, and other items meeting subsistence needs) intended for the benefit of the North Korean people; items in support of United Nations humanitarian efforts; and agricultural commodities and medical devices that are determined not to be luxury goods. BIS will review on a case-by-case basis applications to export and reexport all other items subject to the EAR.
Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-1097
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a meeting via web conference call of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The web conference call is open to the public, and participants can dial in to the call. Participants who choose to use the web conferencing feature in addition to the audio will be able to view the presentation as it is being given. Members of the public wishing to listen should contact Lauren Wenzel at the email or telephone number below for the call-in number and passcode.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-342
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for the A season allowance of the 2007 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non-American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2007 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non-AFA crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Draft (2007) Strategic Plan for Fisheries Research
Document Number: E7-1017
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of and seeks public comment on the draft (2007) Strategic Plan for Fisheries Research. The Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) requires the Secretary of Commerce to develop, triennially, a strategic plan for fisheries research for the subsequent years. Any written comments on the draft plan will be considered by NMFS in the development of the final 2007 Strategic Plan for Fisheries Research.
Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews; Request for Comment on Agency Practice
Document Number: E7-1015
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
When conducting a countervailing duty changed circumstances review for purposes of determining the appropriate cash deposit rate in light of a change in a company's name, structure, or ownership, the Department's general approach has been to apply the ``successor in interest'' analysis that it uses for considering similar types of changes in antidumping duty changed circumstances reviews. The Department has conducted relatively few changed circumstances reviews involving the successorship of companies in the context of countervailing duty measures. However, based on recent experience, the Department is now considering whether its practice regarding such reviews should be revised or clarified. This notice highlights various considerations relevant to this issue, and provides an opportunity for public comment on whether any changes to the Department's current practice regarding countervailing duty changed circumstances reviews would be warranted and, specifically, what those changes should entail.
Endangered Species; File No. 1596
Document Number: E7-1014
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037-1508 has been issued a permit to take leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Document Number: E7-1010
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA announces the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program for FY 2007, and sets forth eligibility criteria and selection guidelines for the program. The Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program was established through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108-447). This Scholarship Program will provide approximately 100 undergraduate applicants selected for the program with scholarships to participate in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. There is no guarantee that funds will be available to make awards to all qualified applicants.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787; Sanvar®
Document Number: E7-1008
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a certificate under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a second one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787.
Changes in the Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs 2006
Document Number: 07-294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior
The Departments of Commerce and the Interior (the Departments) propose amending their regulations governing watch duty-exemption allocations and the watch and jewelry duty-refund benefits for producers in the United States insular possessions (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The proposed rule would amend certain regulations by updating the maximum total value of watch components per watch that are eligible for duty-free entry into the United States under the insular program, further clarifying the definition of creditable and non- creditable wages and fringe benefits, providing more details about the calculation of mid-year and annual duty-refund and verification process, and making minor editorial changes.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Trip Limit Increase
Document Number: E7-945
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS increases the trip limit in the commercial hook-and-line fishery for king mackerel in the Florida east coast subzone to 75 fish per day in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This trip limit increase is necessary to maximize the socioeconomic benefits of the quota.
Marine Mammals; File No. 774-1847-01
Document Number: E7-944
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program (Rennie Holt, Ph.D., Principal Investigator), 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037, has requested an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 774-1847.
Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat: Petition to List Copper and Quillback Rockfishes in Puget Sound (Washington) as Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: E7-943
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, have received a petition to list copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus) and quillback rockfish (S. maliger) in Puget Sound (Washington) as threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted.
Proposed Data Sharing Activity
Document Number: E7-938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) proposes to provide to the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) data collected from several surveys that it conducts on U.S. direct investment abroad, foreign direct investment in the United States, and U.S. international services transactions for statistical purposes exclusively. In accordance with the requirement of Section 524(d) of the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), we are providing the opportunity for public comment on this data-sharing action. The data provided to the Census Bureau will be used for two purposes: (1) Data from BEA surveys of U.S direct investment abroad and foreign direct investment in the United States will be linked with data from the Survey of Industrial Research and Development conducted by the Census Bureau under a joint partnership agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The linked data will be used to produce aggregate tabulations for the NSF, which will provide an integrated data set on R&D performance and funding with domestic and foreign ownership detail. BEA will use the linked data to augment its existing R&D-related data, identify data quality issues arising from reporting differences in BEA and Census Bureau surveys, and improve its survey sample frames. The Census Bureau will identify unmatched companies on BEA files that conduct R&D activities and add them to the R&D survey to improve the survey's sample. The NSF will be provided non-confidential aggregate data (public use) and reports that have cleared BEA and Census Bureau disclosure review. Disclosure review is a process conducted to verify that the data to be released do not reveal any confidential information. (2) BEA will also provide data to the Census Bureau in order to link records from its surveys of U.S. international services transactions, U.S. direct investment abroad, and foreign direct investment in the United States with information from the Census Bureau's Business Register and with data from the 2002 Economic Census. This linked information will be used by the BEA to evaluate the feasibility of developing state-level estimates of service exports.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-934
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day Council meeting on February 6-8, 2007, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-933
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
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 work sessions, which are open to the public.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-932
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS)/Enforcement Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).