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

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Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results and Rescission, in Part, of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15215
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film from India for the period January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. We preliminarily determine that subsidies are being provided on the production and export of PET film from India. See the ``Preliminary Results of Administrative Review'' section, below. If the final results remain the same as the preliminary results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this administrative review. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice, below.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Framework Adjustment 7
Document Number: E7-15211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement Framework Adjustment 7 (Framework 7) to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP), developed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). Framework 7 would broaden the FMP stock status determination criteria for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass, while maintaining objective and measurable criteria for identifying when the FMP stocks are overfished or approaching an overfished condition. The framework action would also establish acceptable categories of peer review for providing new or revised stock status determination criteria for the Council to use in its annual management measures for each species. This action is necessary to ensure that changes or modification to the stock status determination criteria constituting the best available peer reviewed scientific information are accessible for the management of these three species in as timely a manner as is possible. The intended effect of this action is to improve the timeliness and efficiency of incorporating the best available scientific information, consistent with National Standards 1 and 2 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act), into the management processes for the three species covered by the FMP.
Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: E7-15207
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this notice to increase the fee rate for the Oregon pink shrimp fee-share fishery to repay the $2,228,845 sub-loan of the $35,662,471 reduction loan to finance the Pacific Coast groundfish fishing capacity reduction program.
Fishing Capacity Reduction Program; Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs
Document Number: E7-15205
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this notice to increase the fee rates for the Bristol Bay red king and Aleutian Islands brown king crab reduction endorsement fisheries to repay the $17,129,957.23 and $6,380,837.19 sub-loans, respectively, of the $97,399,357.11 reduction loan to finance the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) King and Tanner Crab fishing capacity reduction program.
Stainless Steel Bar from the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15204
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 30, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from the United Kingdom. See Stainless Steel Bar from the United Kingdom: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 15106 (March 30, 2007) (Preliminary Results). This review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.'' In addition, the Department received information sufficient to warrant a successor-in-interest analysis in this administrative review. Based on this information, we determine that Enpar is the successor-in-interest to Firth Rixson Special Steels Ltd. for purposes of determining antidumping duty liability.
Notice of Initiation of the Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E7-15203
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) received a timely request to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The anniversary month of this order is June. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating this administrative review.
Mission Statement; Afghanistan International Carpet Fair; August 26-28, 2007
Document Number: E7-15202
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15201
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from respondent ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. (Mexinox S.A.) and Mexinox USA, Inc. (Mexinox USA) (collectively, Mexinox) and petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (S4 in coils) from Mexico. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise from Mexinox S.A. during the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-15187
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Ecosystem Committee will meet at the Auke Bay Laboratory Lena Point facility, in Juneau, AK, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-15167
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economics & Statistics Administration, Economics and Statistics Administration
The Department of Commerce (DOC) is announcing the second 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: https:// www.innovationmetrics.gov. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
Technical Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: E7-15099
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by making the following changes: Correcting citations in several sections of the EAR, removing an endnote to the Entity List, reinserting the grace period provision for support documents, clarifying when an Automated Export System or Shipper's Export Declaration record must be filed, adding omitted information to certain Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs), removing references to the International Munitions List, and removing or editing references to ECCNs that have either changed or do not exist.
Certain Pasta from Italy: Preliminary Results of the Tenth Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 07-3832
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy for the period January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. We preliminarily find that Pastificio Antonio Pallante S.r.L. (``Pallante'') and De Matteis Agroalimetare S.p.A. (``De Matteis'') received countervailable subsidies in this review, and Atar S.r.L. (``Atar'') did not receive any countervailable subsidies in this review and its rate is, consequently, zero. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section, below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch for Trawl Catcher Vessels Participating in the Rockfish Entry Level Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-3829
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch for trawl catcher vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central 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 allocated to trawl catcher vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch and Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-3828
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch and pelagic shelf rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch and pelagic shelf rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area in the GOA.
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E7-15159
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between April 1, 2007, and June 30, 2007. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of June 30, 2007. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan: Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 2, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register a notice of intent to rescind the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) from Japan. See Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind Administrative Review, 72 FR 24275 (May 2, 2007) (Preliminary Results). This review covers four manufactures/exporters: JFE Steel Corporation (JFE), Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon), NKK Tubes (NKK) and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI). The period of review (POR) covers sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the period August 1, 2005 through July 31, 2006. We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the notice of intent to rescind this administrative review. However, we received no comments from interested parties. Consequently, we are rescinding this administrative review.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Taiwan: Preliminary Results and Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15155
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSSC) from Taiwan with respect to three companies.\1\ There is only one respondent participating in this review, Chia Far Industrial Factory Co., Ltd. (Chia Far). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006.
Sea Turtle Conservation; Observer Requirement for Fisheries
Document Number: E7-15145
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), NMFS issues this final regulation to require fishing vessels subject to the jurisdiction of the United States that are identified through the annual determination process specified in the rule to take observers upon NMFS' request. The purpose of this measure is to learn more about sea turtle interactions with fishing operations, to evaluate existing measures to reduce sea turtle takes, and to determine whether additional measures to address prohibited sea turtle takes may be necessary. NMFS and/or interested cooperating entities will pay the direct costs of the observer. Through this rule, NMFS also extends the number of days from 30 to 180 (with a possible 60-day extension) that the agency may place observers in response to a determination by the Assistant Administrator that the unauthorized take of sea turtles may be likely to jeopardize their continued existence under existing regulations. This extension will help the agency address immediate observer needs in response to an emergency sea turtle-related event.
Certain Cased Pencils: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15137
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Fisheries; Regulatory Amendment to Reconcile State and Federal Commercial Fishing Vessel Permit Programs
Document Number: E7-15135
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is implementing regulations to modify the permitting and vessel replacement provisions for Federal limited access permit programs of the Northeastern United States, excluding American lobster. This action is intended to prevent fishing effort beyond what is accounted for in the fishery management plans (FMPs) for each fishery and to reinforce efforts undertaken by state fishery management agencies at targeting regulations specifically for vessels that participate wholly in state water fisheries. These measures are necessary to meet the conservation and management requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments; Correction
Document Number: 07-3811
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule corrects publication errors in the final rule announcing inseason changes to management measures in the commercial Pacific Coast groundfish fishery, which were published in the Federal Register on July 5, 2007, and are effective August 1, 2007. This correction reinstates several trip limits in the limited entry commercial groundfish trawl fishery that were inadvertently omitted in the final rule. These changes ensure that the trip limits, intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks, remain in place.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: 07-3810
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's (ALWTRP) implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 3,530 nm\2\ (12,108 km\2\), southeast of Chatham, Massachusetts, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Endangered Species; File No. 1526-01
Document Number: E7-15050
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Andre Landry, Sea Turtle and Fisheries Ecology Research Lab, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 5007 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77553 has been issued a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1526.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish, Crab, Salmon, and Scallop Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Gulf of Alaska, Essential Fish Habitat Rule Correction
Document Number: E7-15045
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On June 19, 2007, NMFS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to correct certain provisions of a June 28, 2006, essential fish habitat (EFH) rule for Alaska fisheries. The comment period deadline for written comments for the proposed rule was June 19, 2007. NMFS is reopening the comment period on this proposed rule because the E-mail account listed in the proposed rule for the submission of comments was in error and did not accept comments as intended. The proposed rule would clarify that portions of EFH management areas in the vicinity of the Aleutian Islands are located in State of Alaska waters. The proposed action also would apply EFH vessel monitoring system and closure requirements to federally permitted vessels operating in State of Alaska waters adjacent to the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Aleutian Islands subarea. This action is necessary to ensure federally permitted vessels operating in State of Alaska waters comply with EFH protection measures.
Stainless Steel Bar from Spain: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15039
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 28, 2007, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the 2005/2006 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Spain. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received we did not make changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for a single respondent is listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative and New Shipper Reviews and Partial Rescission of the 2005-2006 Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-15037
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 15, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2005 2006 Administrative and New Shipper Reviews and Partial Rescission of the 2005 2006 Administrative Review, 72 FR 7405 (February 15, 2007) (``Preliminary Results''). The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006. The administrative review covers three mandatory respondents and 12 separate-rate respondents. The new shipper review covers one new shipper. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to our calculations. The final dumping margins for the administrative and new shipper reviews are listed in the ``Final Results of the Reviews'' section, below.
Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Imports of Certain Cotton Shirting Fabric to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Cotton Shirts in the United States
Document Number: E7-15035
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men's and boys' cotton shirts in the United States for an allocation of the 2007 tariff rate quotas on certain cotton woven fabric. Interested persons must submit ITA Form 4156P to the address listed below. After the Department has made its allocations of the 2007 tariff rate quotas, the Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice informing the public of this action.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Germany: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony
Document Number: E7-15031
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 29, 2007, the United States Court of International Trade affirmed the Department of Commerce's redetermination on remand of the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Germany. See Paul Mueller Industrie GmbH & Co. v. United States, Court No. 04-00522, slip op. 07-100 (CIT 2007) (Paul Mueller). The Department is now issuing this notice of court decision not in harmony with the Department's determination.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From The People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-14953
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 7, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. See Notice of Initiation of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China, 72 FR 10159 (March 7, 2007) (``Initiation Notice'').\1\ Between March 7 and June 6, 2007, several parties withdrew their requests for review. Therefore, the Department is rescinding the administrative review of sales of wooden bedroom furniture with respect to the entities for whom all review requests have been withdrawn.
Silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela: Final Results of Expedited Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E7-14947
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 2, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the first five-year sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 72 FR 15652 (April 2, 2007) (``Notice of Initiation''). On the basis of notices of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, and inadequate responses from respondent interested parties, the Department has conducted expedited sunset reviews of these orders pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
2007 Monkfish Research Set-aside Program
Document Number: E7-14934
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS notifies the public of the reallocation of monkfish research days-at-sea (DAS) as exempted DAS. These are DAS that were set aside under the 2007 Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, but were not distributed through the NOAA grant process. These exempted DAS may be used for the conduct of monkfish related research activities during fishing year (FY) 2007 (May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008). Requests for a monkfish DAS exemption must be submitted with a complete application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP).
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-14923
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has determined that the request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof (``Hand Trucks'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received July 2, 2007, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') of this new shipper review is December 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Honey From Argentina and the People's Republic of China, and Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order on Honey From Argentina
Document Number: E7-14918
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the Commission) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on honey from Argentina and the People's Republic of China (PRC) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping; that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on honey from Argentina would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy; and, that revocation of these AD and CVD orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders.
Furfuryl Alcohol from Thailand: Preliminary Results of the 2005-2006 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 07-3764
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commence is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on furfuryl alcohol from Thailand. The period of review is July 1, 2005, through May 3, 2006. This review covers imports of furfuryl alcohol from one producer/exporter. We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise have not been made at less than normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to liquidate entries of furfuryl alcohol from Indorama Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd. without regard to antidumping duties. We invite interested parties 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.
Establishment of Marine Reserves and a Marine Conservation Area Within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary; Correction
Document Number: 07-3754
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA published a final rule on May 24, 2007 that established marine reserves and a marine conservation area in the Channel Islands Natioal Marine Sanctuary. That document contained a few clerical and printing errors. This document corrects and clarifies those three errors.