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

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Marine Mammals; File No. 1121-1900
Document Number: E7-16227
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology (Principal Investigator: Dr. Brandon Southall), Silver Spring, MD, has been issued a permit to conduct research marine mammals.
Amendment to Final Guidelines for the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program
Document Number: 07-4050
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service publishes this notice to amend the Final Guidelines for the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP). For those grants issued in fiscal years 2002 and 2004 only, and that have one or more project proposals submitted to NOAA, but not approved, as of August 17, 2007, the CELCP may extend the financial assistance award period. For grants issued in fiscal year 2002, they may be extended for up to 3 additional months, providing for a potential maximum award duration of five years and three months. For grants issued in fiscal year 2004, they may be extended for up to one additional year, providing for a potential maximum award duration of four years. This extension is intended solely to give the CELCP sufficient time to review and make a determination on the documentation supporting the project proposals that it has received but does not have time to complete before the awards' currently scheduled end date of September 30, 2007.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Mr. Qing Chang Jiang; In the Matter of:
Document Number: 07-4035
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in Feet in West Virginia
Document Number: 07-4021
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
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 West Virginia, 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 West Virginia Department of Transportation, the West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors, the West Virginia GIS Coordinator, and the West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543
Document Number: E7-16166
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is notifying the owners and operators of registered vessels of their assignments for the 2007 B season Atka mackerel fishery in harvest limit area (HLA) 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the harvest of the 2007 B season HLA limits established for area 542 and area 543 pursuant to the 2007 and 2008 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI.
Stainless Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-16156
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 11, 2007, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod from the Republic of Korea. The period of review is September 1, 2005, through August 31, 2006. We did not receive comments from interested parties, nor did we make any changes to the margin for the final results. The final margin for the respondent is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E7-16153
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E7-16152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Proposed Data Sharing Activity
Document Number: E7-16141
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) conducts the Survey of Industrial Research and Development (R&D) under a joint partnership agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The U.S. Census Bureau proposes to provide data collected from the 2004-2009 R&D surveys to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) 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. Through the use of these shared data, the BEA will augment its existing R&D-related data, identify data quality issues arising from reporting differences in the BEA and Census Bureau surveys, and improve its survey sample frames. The NSF will be provided non-confidential aggregate data (public use) and reports that have cleared Census Bureau disclosure review. Disclosure review is a process conducted to verify that the data to be released do not reveal any confidential information.
Deemed Export Advisory Committee; Notice To Solicit Meeting Speakers and Presentations
Document Number: 07-4011
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-16048
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) would like to raise awareness about the importance of identity management to innovation, economic growth, and international trade. Toward that end, ITA will host a roundtable discussion on identity management and international business competitiveness on Tuesday, September 18, 2007. The roundtable is intended to facilitate a candid discussion of individual views by a representative group of experts on this important issue.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Seismic Testing and Calibration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E7-16013
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B Harassment only, incidental to conducting an acoustic calibration and seismic testing program in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Movement of Barges Through the Beaufort Sea Between West Dock and Cape Simpson or Point Lonely, Alaska
Document Number: E7-16011
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a barging operation within the U.S. Beaufort Sea has been issued to FEX L.P. (FEX) for a period of 1 year.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the South Atlantic States; Amendment 16
Document Number: E7-16010
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) intends to prepare a DEIS to assess the impacts on the natural and human environment of the management measures proposed in its draft Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP).
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-15982
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet September 20, 2007. Date and Time: The meeting is scheduled as follows: September 20, 2007, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The first part of this meeting will be closed to the public. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-15672
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is currently conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period February 1, 2006, through September 12, 2006. We preliminarily determine that sales have not been made below normal value (``NV'') with respect to Guangxi Jisheng Foods, Inc. (``Jisheng''), which participated fully and is entitled to a separate rate in this review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR'') for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-3995
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the third seasonal apportionment of the 2007 Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Shallow-water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-3994
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
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). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the third seasonal apportionment of the 2007 Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the shallow-water species fishery in the GOA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Commercial Period 1 Quota Harvested
Document Number: 07-3993
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the spiny dogfish commercial quota available to the coastal states from Maine through Florida for the semi-annual quota period, May 1, 2007 - October 31, 2007, has been harvested. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, August 14, 2007, federally permitted commercial vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, or land spiny dogfish until November 1, 2007, when the Period 2 quota becomes available. Regulations governing the spiny dogfish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the coastal states from Maine through Florida that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing spiny dogfish in these states. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its Period 1 quota and to allow for effective management of this stock.
Membership of the Departmental Performance Review Board
Document Number: 07-3992
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with 5 U.S.C., 4314(c)(4), Department of Commerce (DOC) announces the appointment of persons to serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board (DPRB). The DPRB provides an objective peer review of the initial performance ratings, performance-based pay adjustment and bonus recommendations, higher-level review requests and other performance-related actions submitted by appointing authorities for Senior Executive Service (SES) members whom they directly supervise, and makes recommendations based on its review. The term of the new members of the DPRB will expire December 31, 2009. Effective Date: The effective date of service of appointees to the Departmental Performance Review Board is upon publication of this notice.
Membership of the Office of the Secretary Performance Review Board
Document Number: 07-3990
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with 5 U.S.C., 4314(c)(4), Department of Commerce (DOC) announces the appointment of persons to serve as members of the Office of the Secretary (OS) Performance Review Board (PRB). The OS PRB is responsible for reviewing performance Ratings, pay adjustments and bonuses of Senior Executive Service (SES) members. The term of the new members of the OS PRB will expire December 31, 2009. Effective Date: The effective date of service of appointees to the Office of the Secretary Performance Review Board is upon publication of this notice.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-3975
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Marine Mammals; File No. 1070-1783
Document Number: E7-15927
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Alejandro Acevedo- Guti[eacute]rrez has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 1070-1783-01.
Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Summer Meeting
Document Number: E7-15920
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In preparation for the 2007 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will have a summer meeting.
Notice of a Public Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, Steering Committee on Automatic Temperature Compensation
Document Number: E7-15903
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
A meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) Steering Committee on Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) will be held August 27, 2007, beginning at 1 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois, and will end at noon on August 29, 2007. The ATC meeting is open to the public; however, advance registration with the NCWM is required. The NCWM is an organization of state, county, and city weights and measures officials and includes representatives of business, federal agencies, and members of the private sector which come together to develop standards related to weights and measures technology, administration, and enforcement. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 272(b)(6), the Weights and Measures Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) supports the NCWM as one of the forums it uses to solicit comments and recommendations on revising or updating a variety of publications related to legal metrology. NIST promotes uniformity among the states in laws, regulations, methods of sale, and testing equipment that comprise the regulatory control of commercial weighing and measuring devices and other practices used in trade and commerce. Publication of this notice on the NCWM's behalf is undertaken as a public service; NIST does not endorse, approve, or recommend any of the proposals contained in this notice or in NCWM publications.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-15886
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel; Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session); Standard Operations, Policy, and Procedures (SOPPs) Committee; Finance Committee; Scientific and Statistical Selection Committee (Closed Session); Information and Education Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Shrimp Committee; Mackerel Committee; Limited Access Privilege (LAP) Program Committee; Ecosystem-based Management Committee; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Committee; and a meeting of the full Council. The Council will also hold a meeting of the LAP Program Exploratory Workgroup and a public scoping meeting regarding Amendment 16 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan to address overfishing for gag grouper and vermilion snapper. The scoping meeting is included in an earlier Federal Register Notice.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-15885
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a work session by telephone conference, which is open to the public, to develop recommendations for the September, 2007 Council meeting.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-15884
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a series of public scoping meetings regarding Amendment 16 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 16 will end overfishing for gag (grouper) and vermilion snapper. During its June 2007 meeting, the Council received a report from its Scientific and Statistical Committee stating its approval of the Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) stock assessments for gag and vermilion snapper. The Council is charged to end overfishing within a one year period. The scoping meetings and public comment period are being held to receive input regarding possible measures to end overfishing, including modifications to current regulations and potential new measures (closed seasons, recreational boat limits, commercial trip limits, etc.) to achieve the necessary reductions.
U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 07-3947
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board) will hold a meeting to discuss topics related to the travel and tourism industry. The Board was established on October 1, 2003, and reconstituted October 1, 2005, to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry.
Establishment of Marine Reserves and a Marine Conservation Area Within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary; Announcement of Effective Date
Document Number: 07-3915
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA published a final rule on May 24, 2007 (72 FR 29208) that established marine reserves and a marine conservation area in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the final regulations would automatically take effect at the end of 45 days of continuous session of Congress beginning on May 24, 2007. The 45-day review period ended on Sunday, July 29, 2007. This document confirms the effective date as July 29, 2007.
National Sea Grant Review Panel
Document Number: E7-15812
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Review Panel. Panel members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the Agenda below.
Approval for Manufacturing Authority, Motorola Inc. (Mobile Phone Kitting), Fort Worth, Texas
Document Number: E7-15811
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15810
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 7, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges from India. This administrative review covers imports from Echjay Forgings Pvt., Ltd. (Echjay) and Rollwell Forge, Ltd. (Rollwell), manufacturers/ exporters of the subject merchandise; we are rescinding this review with respect to Shree Ganesh Forgings, Ltd. (Shree Ganesh). The period of review is February 1, 2005, through January 31, 2006. As a result of our analysis of Echjay's comments we have made no changes to our calculations. With respect to Rollwell, we have calculated a margin rather than use adverse facts available as in the preliminary results. We disclosed the post-preliminary calculated margin to Rollwell on June 6, 2007. In these final results we have made one change to our June 6, 2007 analysis for Rollwell. The final results for both Echjay and Rollwell are listed below in the Final Results of Review section.
Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, M-I L.L.C. (Barite Grinding and Milling), Amelia, Louisiana
Document Number: E7-15808
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, M-I L.L.C. (Barite Grinding and Milling), Galveston, Texas
Document Number: E7-15807
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Stainless Steel Bar from Italy: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15805
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Correction: Compliance of National Marine Fisheries Service Permits With the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996
Document Number: E7-15789
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
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: E7-15788
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Sea Grant Program Application Requirements for Grants, for Sea Grant Fellowships, and for Designation as a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant Institute
Document Number: E7-15787
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
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: E7-15786
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce
The President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: 07-3946
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate a draft letter of recommendation to the President.
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
Document Number: E7-15700
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce
In accordance with the President's Identity Theft Task Force's Strategic Plan, the Department of Commerce is issuing notice of intent to establish a new routine use to be added to all Privacy Act System of Records. We invite public comment on the proposed new routine use.
Public Safety Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Roundtable for Organizations Interested in Utilization of VoIP for Communication Between Public Safety Personnel
Document Number: E7-15696
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES), in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Interoperability and Compatibility (DHS/OIC) and representatives of the public safety community, will hold a public roundtable on September 11- 12, 2007, at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in Boulder, CO. The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss the development of an implementation profile for VoIP between radio system bridging solutions. The results of this and subsequent roundtable discussions will be used in the development of specific implementation profiles for VoIP usage in public-safety owned systems. There is no charge for the roundtable; however, because of meeting room restrictions, advance registration is mandatory and limited to three representatives from any one organization. There will be no on- site, same-day registration. The registration deadline is September 4, 2007. Please note registration and admittance instructions and other additional information under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.