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

Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 181-Site 2, Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio
Document Number: E7-17364
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E7-17350
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Permits1564, 1565, 1566, and 1567 were issued on November 29, 2006; all other permits in this notice were issued on June 30, 2007. All the research actions and the species they affect are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries, Hawaii-based Longline Swordfish Fishery; Scoping Process
Document Number: E7-17349
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) and NMFS have announced their intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the Federal management of the Hawaii-based shallow-set pelagic longline fishery in the western Pacific. This notice corrects the location of an additional opportunity for public involvement.
Fisheries of the Southeast Region; Overfishing Determination of South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper and South Atlantic Gag; Determination of South Atlantic Gag Approaching an Overfished Condition
Document Number: E7-17335
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that South Atlantic gag is undergoing overfishing and is approaching an overfished condition and that South Atlantic vermilion snapper is also experiencing overfishing. NMFS notified the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) of its determination by letter. The Council is required to take action within 1 year following notification by NMFS that overfishing is occurring, a stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or existing remedial action taken to end overfishing or rebuild an overfished stock has not resulted in adequate progress.
Application for Subzone Status Not Approved
Document Number: E7-17328
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Marine Mammals; File No. 782-1708
Document Number: E7-17320
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 4, Seattle, WA 98115-0070 (Principal Investigator: Dr. John Bengtson), has requested a major amendment to scientific research Permit No. 782-1708.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 07-4283
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that the Atlantic tunas General category daily Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) retention limit should be adjusted for the September and October time period of the 2007 fishing year. The adjustment will allow for maximum utilization of the General category quota. Therefore, NMFS increases the daily BFT retention limits to provide enhanced commercial fishing opportunities without risking overharvest of the General category quota.
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-4281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
National Sea Grant Review Panel
Document Number: E7-17193
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the Sea Grant Review Panel. This advisory committee provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E7-17185
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to International Trading Group, LLC on September 26, 2001. Because this Certificate Holder has failed to file an annual report as required by law, the Secretary is revoking the certificate. This notice summarizes the notification letter sent to International Trading Group, LLC.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E7-17152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 24, 2007, The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to the American Sugar Alliance (``ASA'').
Marine Mammals; File No. 774-1847-02
Document Number: E7-17131
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
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. 774-1847-01.
Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico: Notice of NAFTA Panel Decision Not In Harmony With Final Results of Sunset Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-17115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 19, 2007, a Bi-National Panel (``Panel'') constituted under the North American Free Trade Agreement (``NAFTA'') affirmed the Department of Commerce's (``the Department's'') redetermination on remand of the final results of the sunset review on oil country tubular goods from Mexico. See In the Matter of: Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Final Results of Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, USA-MEX-2001-1904-03 (July 19, 2007) (``NAFTA Final Decision''). The Panel issued its Notice of Final Panel Action in the above-referenced matter on July 30, 2007. This case arises out of the Department's determination in the final results of the first sunset review covering entries for the five years after August 11, 1995. See Oil Country Tubular Goods (``OCTG'') from Mexico: Final Results of Sunset Review of Antidumping Order, 66 FR 14131 (March 9, 2001) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (``Final Results''). Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (``Timken''), the Department is notifying the public that the NAFTA Final Decision and the Notice of Final Panel Action are not in harmony with the Department's Final Results.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-17088
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/MPA/Ecosystem Committee, in September, 2007, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-17087
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS will hold a Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel workshop to review assessment methods for Pacific mackerel and Pacific Sardine.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-17086
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet in Seattle, WA.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Norman Spector; In the Matter of: Norman Spector, 27 Bethpage Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831, Respondent
Document Number: 07-4228
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone off Alaska; Shallow-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E7-17035
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 2400 hrs, Alaska local time, September 1, 2007. This adjustment is necessary to allow a 12-hour fishery for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery without exceeding the fourth seasonal apportionment of the 2007 Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the shallow-water species fishery in the GOA.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
Document Number: E7-17016
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will hold a 3-day Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in October 2007. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. This meeting will also double as a scoping meeting to consider options for updating HMS essential fish habitat (EFH). The meeting is open to the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16976
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16975
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16974
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Technical Data Letter of Explanation
Document Number: E7-16973
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security 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.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16966
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Expenditures Incurred by Recipients of Bio-Medical Research and Development Awards From the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Document Number: E7-16965
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
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)).
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E7-16921
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Refined Sugar Trading Institute on May 3, 1993. Because this Certificate Holder has failed to file a complete annual report as required by law, the Secretary is modifying the certificate. This notice summarizes the notification letter sent to Refined Sugar Trading Institute.
American Community Survey Data Products
Document Number: E7-16850
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
Beginning in 2008, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) will introduce multyear estimates into the American Community Survey (ACS) data products. The Census Bureau is proposing to modify its current line of data products to accommodate the multiyear estimates and is requesting comments from current and potential users of ACS data products to help guide this modification. The ACS data products are currently only available in the form of single-year estimates for years 2005 and 2006.
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: 07-4225
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to amend the agency's solicitation for applications published on July 2, 2007 in an action entitled ``Omnibus Notice Announcing the Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2008''.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E7-16914
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-27
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 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 of the GOA.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings (Addendum)
Document Number: E7-16877
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In addition to the items noted in the earlier Notice for the September 17-21, 2007 meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), the full Council will also consider a control date for the commercial dolphin/wahoo sector and the Council will take action as appropriate.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for Connecticut
Document Number: 07-4189
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2007 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the State of Connecticut has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in Connecticut for the remainder of calendar year 2007, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise Connecticut that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in Connecticut.
Deemed Export Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-4185
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Comprehensive Review of Findings of Reciprocity Eligibility
Document Number: E7-16823
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), the Department of Commerce is undertaking to determine whether the governments of the countries or economies listed herein allow or will allow substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions currently granted to or available to aircraft of those countries or economies by the United States under the aforementioned statute. The basis for this undertaking is a request from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for a comprehensive review of the existing findings to determine whether those countries or economies previously subject to exemptions from certain U.S. internal revenue taxes continue to allow substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry. The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country allows, or will allow, ``substantially reciprocal privileges'' to aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in that country. The Department of Commerce proposes that aircraft registered in the following countries or economies be provided exemptions as allowed by section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221). Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burma, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (only aircraft fuel and lubricants), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt (only aircraft fuel and lubricants), El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Federal Republic of Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya (only aircraft fuel and lubricants), Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and supporting documentation in writing, both in regards to countries and economies listed as well as those that may be not recorded above, concerning this matter to Ms. Ana Guevara, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Room 1128, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Submissions should be sent electronically to OSImail@ita.doc.gov. All submissions should be received no later than thirty days from the date of publication of this notice. Comments received, with the exception of information marked ``business confidential,'' will be available for public inspection upon request. Information marked ``business confidential'' shall be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, Room 1104, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202-482- 5071.
Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: E7-16817
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Thursday, September 6, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m., and Friday, September 7, 2007, from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public. The Advisory Board was established by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-235) and amended by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-347) to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NIST on security and privacy issues pertaining to federal computer systems. Details regarding the Board's activities are available at https://csrc.nist.gov/ispab/.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Ecuador; Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-16812
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Solid Urea From Russia: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-16810
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration