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

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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Haddock Size Limit Change
Document Number: E7-15693
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements this final rule pursuant to its authority to issue emergency measures under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This emergency action implements measures intended to reduce immediately discards of Georges Bank (GB) and Gulf of Maine (GOM) haddock to prevent excessive waste and comply with the goals of reducing discards and maintaining the rebuilding programs of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP), while helping to achieve optimum yield at the same time. Specifically, this emergency action reduces the commercial minimum haddock size to 18 inches (45 cm) from the current minimum size of 19 inches (48.3 cm). This action is intended to reduce discarding and maintain consistency with the FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Open Water Seismic Operations in Cook Inlet, Alaska
Document Number: E7-15688
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Union Oil Company of California (UOCC) to change the effective date of its Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) covering the period between May 1 and June 15 to between September 4 and November 15, 2007. NMFS has received a request from Marathon Oil Company (MOC) for an authorization to take small numbers of five marine mammal species incidental to seismic operations in portions of Cook Inlet, Alaska. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to modify the effective dates of the IHA which was issued to UOCC, and to issue a new authorization to MOC to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of these species between October 1 and November 30, 2007.
Marine Mammals; File No. 10019
Document Number: E7-15685
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Jonathon Millman, 268 Mast Road, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial/educational photography of harbor (Phoca vitulina) and gray (Halichoerus grypus) seals.
Marine Mammals; File No. 1120-1898
Document Number: E7-15684
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Eye of the Whale Research (Olga von Ziegesar, Principal Investigator), P.O. Box 15191, Fitz Creek, Alaska, 99603, has been issued a permit to conduct research on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).
Marine Mammals; File No. 782-1719
Document Number: E7-15683
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), Alaska Fisheries Science Center, (Dr. John L. Bengston, Principal Investigator), 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., Seattle, Washington 98115-6349 has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 782-1719-04.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-15620
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Salmon Bycatch Workgroup will meet August 29, 2007, in Anchorage, Alaska at the Hawthorn Suites, 1110 West 8th Avenue, Anchorage Alaska.
Examination of Patent Applications That Include Claims Containing Alternative Language
Document Number: E7-15591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is proposing to revise the rules of practice pertaining to any claim using alternative language to claim one or more species. The search and examination of such claims often consume a disproportionate amount of Office resources as compared to other types of claims, because determining the patentability of these claims often requires a separate examination of each of the alternatives within the claims. The Office expects that requiring applicants who choose to draft claims that read on multiple species using alternative language to maintain a certain degree of relatedness among the alternatives will enable the Office to do a more thorough and more reliable examination of such claims.
Availability of Seats for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 07-3914
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for both primary and alternate members of the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Education, Fishing, Hawaii County, Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Native Hawaiian, and Research. 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. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Donald Williams
Document Number: 07-3908
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that Donald Williams has filed an administrative appeal with the Department of Commerce asking that the Secretary override the State of New York's objection to his proposed erosion-control project along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Niagara County, New York.
Mission Statement; Secretarial Business Development Mission to Vietnam, November 2007
Document Number: E7-15576
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15575
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 6, 2006, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the 2005-2006 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). This review covers three exporters.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is February 1, 2005, through January 31, 2006.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Romania: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15573
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot- rolled carbon steel flat products from Romania. The period of review is November 1, 2005, through October 31, 2006. We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Mittal Steel Galati, S.A. (MS Galati), have been made below normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties that submit comments are requested to submit with each argument (1) A statement of the issue(s) and (2) a brief summary of the argument(s). We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the publication of this notice.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E7-15572
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (``AD'') orders on steel concrete reinforcing bars (``rebar'') from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine. As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on steel concrete reinforcing bars (``rebar'') from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from South Korea: Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E7-15571
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on steel concrete reinforcing bars (``rebar'') from South Korea. Pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') determined that revocation of this order would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Therefore, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(iii), the Department is revoking the AD order on rebar from South Korea.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Malaysia: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15570
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 10, 2007, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Malaysia. The review covers exports of this merchandise to the United States by Euro Plastics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Euro Plastics) for the period of review August 1, 2005, through July 31, 2006. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments and the revised cost information we received from Euro Plastics, we have made changes in the margin calculation for the final results of this review. The final weighted- average margin is listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Marine Mammals; Pinniped Removal Authority
Document Number: E7-15516
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the establishment of a Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force (Task Force) under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) in response to an application from 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. The Task Force will be convened at its first meeting, which is open to the public.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS); Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: E7-15511
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is not issuing, at this time, an exempted fishing permit (EFP) requested by Blue Water Fishermen's Association to collect data on the performance of circle hooks with regard to target catch and bycatch rates, among other variables, associated with pelagic longline (PLL) fishing activities inside the existing Charleston Bump and Florida East Coast PLL closed areas. NMFS is investigating additional means of obtaining this data.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Individual Fishing Quota Program; Community Development Quota Program
Document Number: E7-15341
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS adopts a rule that modifies the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for the fixed-gear commercial Pacific halibut fishery and sablefish fishery by revising regulations specific to those fisheries. This action is intended to improve the effectiveness of the Halibut and Sablefish IFQ Program (IFQ Program) and is necessary to promote the objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (Halibut Act) with respect to the IFQ fisheries.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Rock Sole, Flathead Sole, and “Other Flatfish” by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 07-3894
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing directed fishing for rock sole, flathead sole, and ``other flatfish'' by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the third seasonal allowance of the 2007 halibut bycatch allowance specified for the trawl rock sole, flathead sole, and ``other flatfish'' fishery category in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-3893
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 07-3892
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing directed fishing for yellowfin sole by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 halibut bycatch allowance specified for the trawl yellowfin sole fishery category in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Processor Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 07-3889
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher processor vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for trawl catcher processors in the BSAI.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Maurice Subilia; Correction
Document Number: 07-3888
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Walter L. Lachman; Correction
Document Number: 07-3887
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Membership of the Departmental Performance Review Board
Document Number: 07-3886
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
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.
Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15489
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand for the period of review (POR) July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. The review covers two respondents, Vita Food Factory (1989) Ltd. (Vita) and Tropical Food Industries Co. Ltd. (Trofco). The domestic interested party for this proceeding is Maui Pineapple Company Ltd. (petitioner). The Department preliminarily determines that Vita and Trofco made sales to the United States at less than normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on entries of Vita's and Trofco's merchandise during the POR. The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review.''
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves
Document Number: E7-15487
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Alaska Coastal Management Program. The Coastal Zone Management Program evaluation will be conducted pursuant to section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (CZMA) and regulations at 15 CFR part 923, subpart L. The CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states with respect to coastal program implementation. Evaluation of a Coastal Management Program requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Coastal Management Program document approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. Each evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as part of the site visit. Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visit for the listed evaluation, and the date, local time, and location of the public meeting during the site visit. Date and Time: The Alaska Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit will be held August 13-18, 2007. The public meeting will be held on Monday, August 13, 2007, at 4 p.m. at the Department of Natural Resources Office of Project Management and Permitting, 302 Gold Street, Suite 202, Juneau, Alaska. Members of the public may also participate in the public meeting via teleconference by calling 1-800-315-6338. The call-in code is 1111.
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Document Number: E7-15483
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty day public comment period on the revised Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan which will begin on the day this announcement is published. Comments should be sent within the comment period in hard copy or e- mail to Doris Grimm at Doris.Grimm@noaa.gov or NOAA's Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was designated in October 1989 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise its management plan every five years. The reserve has been operating under a management plan approved in 1989. The submission of this plan fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. Since the last management plan, the Great Bay Reserve has constructed needed facilities, increased its staff, changed its boundary, implemented several system-wide programs, and acquired key parcels of land. The original boundary included 4,471 acres of open water and salt marsh in Great Bay proper and 1,882 acres of upland. The boundary expansion includes 2,830 acres of additional open and salt marsh in Little Bay and several tidal rivers as well as 1,052 acres of upland. This expansion also includes all of the Federal lands under the Great Bay National Wildlife refuge that was established in 1992. The expanded boundary is a more comprehensive representation of the natural communities within the Southern Gulf of Maine province of the Acadian bio-geographic region of the United States. Great Bay serves as a natural field laboratory for researchers and the boundary expansion will increase and diversify the areas capable of supporting NERRS long- term research and monitoring, including opportunities for extensive upland research. The boundary expansion also increases the Reserve's opportunities for educating the public about the estuarine system. This new management plan serves as the primary guidance document for the operation of the Great Bay Reserve's core and system-wide programs in research and monitoring, education and coastal training, and resource management and stewardship. The plan provides guidance on the acquisition of land to be added to the Reserve and on the construction and renovation of buildings and exhibits that support NERR programs. It also guides the Reserve in important related programs, such as volunteerism and outreach to communities to encourage stewardship of coastal resources in the Great Bay area. The Great Bay Reserve is administered through the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The Reserve is a part of the Marine Fisheries Division, which is based in Durham, New Hampshire. The Reserve also works closely with the New Hampshire Coastal Program and the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, as well as many other partners, such as the University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, to meet its goals and objectives.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Document Number: E7-15464
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, acting as the lead administrative trustee on behalf of itself and the U.S. Department of the Interior, collectively acting as Federal natural resource trustees (Federal Trustees), have concluded their preliminary investigation of potential injuries to natural resources under their trusteeship that may have occurred as the result of releases of hazardous substances at or from the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site (ASite@). Pursuant to 43 CFR 11, the Federal Trustees have completed a Preassessment Screen (``PAS''). The Federal Trustees made the determination to perform a natural resource damage assessment for the Site. Notice letters have been issued to potentially responsible parties (PRPs) to participate in the development and performance of this assessment, and in its funding.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Institutional Remittances to Foreign Countries
Document Number: E7-15400
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15399
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Technical Data Letter of Explanation
Document Number: E7-15398
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15395
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA Public Awareness and Outreach Evaluation Program
Document Number: E7-15394
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
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.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Vessel Monitoring System; Open Access Fishery
Document Number: E7-15339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed rule to require all vessels fishing pursuant to the harvest guidelines, quotas, and other management measures governing the open access groundfish fishery, and all trawl vessels to provide declaration reports and to activate and use a vessel monitoring system (VMS) transceiver while fishing off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. NMFS has implemented a series of large-scale geographically-defined closed areas intended to: Minimize the bycatch of overfished groundfish species, minimize the bycatch of protected salmon species, and protect Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) from harm through contact with fishing gear. This action is intended to improve the monitoring of compliance with those closed areas through regular VMS transmissions of vessel locations for those vessel subject to groundfish closed area restrictions.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland; Notice of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Inc., (Petitioner) and respondents Noviant OY, CP Kelco OY; Noviant Inc., and CP Kelco U.S. Inc. (collectively, CP Kelco), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland. The review covers exports of the subject merchandise to the United States produced by CP Kelco. The period of review (POR) is December 27, 2004, through June 30, 2006. We preliminarily find that CP Kelco made sales at less than normal value during the POR. 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 based on differences between the export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP) and normal value (NV).
Certain Pasta from Italy; Notice of Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Tenth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review:
Document Number: E7-15340
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests by interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (``pasta'') from Italy for the period of review (``POR'') July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006. We preliminarily determine that during the POR, Rummo S.p.A. Molino e Pastificio (``Rummo'') sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV''). We also preliminarily determine that Atar, S.r.L. (``Atar'') is not the producer of subject merchandise and are preliminarily rescinding the review of Atar. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties equal to the difference between the export price (``EP'') and NV for entries of subject merchandise produced by Rummo and to the All Others rate for entries of subject merchandise claimed to be produced by Atar. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results and partial rescission.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from the Netherlands; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15337
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from petitioner Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Incorporated (Aqualon), a U.S. manufacturer of purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CMC from the Netherlands. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise produced and exported by Noviant B.V. and CP Kelco B.V. (collectively, CP Kelco). The period of review (POR) is December 27, 2004, through June 30, 2006. We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by CP Kelco have been made at less than normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries based on the difference between the export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP) and NV. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Notice of Intent to Revoke in Part: Certain Individually Quick Frozen Red Raspberries from Chile
Document Number: E7-15327
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain individually quick frozen (IQF) red raspberries from Chile. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006. This review covers sales of IQF red raspberries by six producers/exporters. We preliminarily find that, during the POR, sales of IQF red raspberries were made below normal value. Also, we intend to revoke the antidumping duty order with respect to Fruticola Olmue S.A. (Olmue) and Vital Berry Marketing S.A. (VBM). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results not later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15324
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Quimica Amtex S.A. de C.V. (Amtex), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Mexico. The review covers exports of the subject merchandise to the United States produced and exported by Amtex. We preliminarily find that Amtex made sales at less than fair value during the POR. 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 based on differences between the export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP) and normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit arguments in this proceeding are requested to submit with the arguments: (1) a statement of the issues, (2) a brief summary of the arguments (no longer than five pages, including footnotes) and (3) a table of authorities.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Sweden: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15323
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from petitioner Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Incorporated (Aqualon), a U.S. manufacturer of purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CMC from Sweden. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise produced and exported by Noviant AB and CP Kelco AB (collectively, CP Kelco). The period of review is December 27, 2004, through June 30, 2006. We preliminarily determine that sales of CMC by CP Kelco have not been made at less than normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue and a brief summary of the argument.
Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15322
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests for review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET Film) from India for the period of review (POR) July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. The review covers one respondent, MTZ Polyfilms, Ltd. (MTZ). The Department preliminarily determines that MTZ did not sell subject merchandise to the United States at less than normal value during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries during the POR without regard to antidumping duties. The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review.''
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Precious Corals Fisheries
Document Number: E7-15209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Black coral resources in the Au'au Channel, Hawaii, have declined, possibly due to fishing pressure and alien invasive species. Current fishing regulations impose size requirements for the harvest of living black coral colonies of 48 inches (122 cm) in height or one inch (2.54 cm) in stem diameter. Current regulations also exempt certain fishermen from the minimum stem diameter requirement, allowing the harvest of black coral with a 3/4 inch (1.91 cm) stem diameter by anyone who reported black coral harvests to the State of Hawaii within the five years prior to April 17, 2002. This proposed rule would remove that exemption, and is intended to reduce the impacts of fishing on Au'au Channel black coral resources.
Marine Mammals; File No. 10018
Document Number: E7-15232
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Rachel Cartwright, 5277 West Wooley Road, Oxnard, CA 93035, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Revision of Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Requirements for Commercial Gulf Reef Fish Vessels
Document Number: E7-15231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed rule to revise VMS requirements applicable to the commercial reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and to revise the allowable methods for complying with the advance notification of landing requirement in the Gulf red snapper individual fishing quota (IFQ) program. Regarding the VMS program, this proposed rule would allow commercial reef fish vessel owners or operators to reduce the frequency of VMS transmissions while in port; extend the existing power-down exemption to include reef fish vessels while in port; and add a grandfather clause to address VMS units approved for use in the Gulf reef fish fishery. Regarding the IFQ program, this proposed rule would expand the allowable methods for communicating the required advance notification of landing. The intended effects of this proposed rule are to resolve an unanticipated technological problem with the VMS draining power from vessels that are in port without access to external power sources; provide a grandfather clause for previously approved Gulf reef fish VMS units; and facilitate compliance with the advance notification of landing requirement in the IFQ program.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E7-15229
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received two scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and help guide management and conservation efforts.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Species Fisheries
Document Number: E7-15227
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule to amend vessel identification regulations of the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS). The current regulatory text requires all commercial fishing vessels and recreational charter vessels fishing under the HMS FMP to display their official numbers on the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on an appropriate weather deck (horizontal or flat surface) so as to be visible from enforcement vessels and aircraft. The final rule exempts HMS recreational charter vessels from complying with the vessel identification requirements. The regulation is intended to relieve a restriction for which the costs outweigh the benefits. Current state and Federal (U.S. Coast Guard) marking requirements are sufficient for law enforcement personnel to adequately identify HMS recreational charter vessels at-sea and the added burden to vessel owners of additional vessel marking requirements was deemed unnecessary.