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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Individual Fishing Quotas for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in the Alaska Fisheries
Document Number: E7-21949
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-21947
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Billfish Tagging Report
Document Number: E7-21946
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southwest Region Gear Identification Requirements
Document Number: E7-21945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-21944
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-21932
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce
The President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: E7-21921
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council (PEC) will hold a full Council meeting to discuss topics related to export expansion. The meeting will include discussion of trade priorities and initiatives, PEC subcommittee activity, and proposed letters of recommendation to the President. The PEC was established on December 20, 1973, and reconstituted May 4, 1979, to advise the President on matters relating to U.S. trade. It was most recently renewed by Executive Order 13446. Date: December 4, 2007. Time: 10 a.m. (EST). Location: U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20230. Because of building security, all non-government attendees must pre-register. Please RSVP to the PEC Executive Secretariat no later than November 30, 2007, to J. Marc Chittum, President's Export Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone (202) 482-1124, or e-mail Marc.Chittum@mail.doc.gov. This program will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Requests for sign language interpretation, other auxiliary aids, or pre-registration, should be submitted no later than June 1, 2007, to J. Marc Chittum, President's Export Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone (202) 482-1124, or e-mail Marc.Chittum@mail.doc.gov.
Second Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E7-21955
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 22, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the amended final results of the first administrative review and concurrent new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Amended Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China, 72 FR 46957 (August 22, 2007) (``Final Results'') \1\ and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (August 8, 2007) (``Issues and Decision Memo''). The period of review (``POR'') covered June 24, 2004, through December 31, 2005. We are amending our Final Results to correct ministerial errors made in the calculation of the antidumping duty margin for Fujian Lianfu Forestry Co./Fujian Wonder Pacific Inc./Fuzhou Huan Mei Furniture Co., Ltd./Jiangsu Dare Furniture Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Dare Group''), Shanghai Aosen Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Shanghai Aosen''), and Kunwa Enterprise Company (``Kunwa''), pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act'').
Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order Pursuant to Court Decision: Certain Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E7-21877
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 10, 2007, the United States Court of International Trade (``Court'') sustained the Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd. et al., v. United States (February 15, 2006) (``Third Remand Redetermination'') made by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') pursuant to the Court's third remand of the final determination of the less-than-fair- value investigation of Certain Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 02-00282, Slip Op. 06-21 (CIT February 15, 2006) (``Fuyao Glass III''). As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this case, the Department is amending the final determination and antidumping duty order of this investigation.
Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order Pursuant to Court Decision: Certain Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E7-21876
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 28, 2007, the United States Court of International Trade (``Court'') entered a final judgement in Xinyi Automotive Glass v. United States, Ct. No. 02-00321, Judgment (CIT, June 28, 2007) (``Xinyi v. United States'') sustaining the third remand results made by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') pursuant to the Court's remand of the final determination with respect to Certain Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields from the People' Republic of China (``PRC'') in Slip Op. 06-21 (CIT, February 15, 2006). This case arises out of the Department's Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields from the People's Republic of China, 67 FR 16087 (April 4, 2002) (``AD Order''). As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this case, the Department is amending the final determination and antidumping duty order of this investigation.
Certain Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields from The People's Republic of China: Notice of Decision of the Court of International Trade Not in Harmony
Document Number: E7-21875
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 3, 2007, the United States Court of International Trade (``Court'') entered a final judgment sustaining the fourth remand results made by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') pursuant to the Court's remand of the antidumping duty order on Certain Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') in Changchun Pilkington Safety Glass Co., Ltd., et al. v. United States, consol. Ct. No. 02-00312, Slip Op 07-118 (August 3, 2007) (``Pilkington''). This case arises out of the Department's Antidumping Duty Order: Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields from the People's Republic of China, 67 FR 16087 (April 4, 2002) (``Order''). The final judgment in this case was not in harmony with the Department's Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields From the People's Republic of China, 67 FR 6482 (February 12, 2002) (``Final Determination''), and accompanying Issues and Decisions Memorandum (``Decision Memo''), as amended at 67 FR 11670 (March 15, 2002), covering the period of investigation (``POI''), July 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000.
Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-21874
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on certain welded carbon steel standard pipe from Turkey for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. We preliminarily find that the net subsidy rate for the company under review is de minimis. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice, infra. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. (See the ``Public Comment'' section, infra.)
Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Glycine From India
Document Number: E7-21873
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that imports of glycine from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. We will make our final determination within 75 days after the date of this preliminary determination.
Notice of Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Glycine From India
Document Number: E7-21872
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The purpose of this amended preliminary determination is to clarify an inadvertent error in the preliminary determination we issued on October 26, 2007, that imports of glycine from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Trinidad and Tobago: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-21871
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 6, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty (AD) administrative review on carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Trinidad and Tobago. This review covers one producer of subject merchandise. The period of review (POR) is October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006. See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Trinidad and Tobago; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 36955 (July 6, 2007) (Preliminary Results). Based on our analysis of comments received, these final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final results are listed below in the Final Results of Review section.
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico
Document Number: E7-21870
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
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 carbon and alloy steel wire rod (``wire rod'') from Mexico for the period of review (``POR'') October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006. We preliminarily determine that during the POR, Hylsa Puebla, S.A. de C.V. (``Hylsa'') made sales 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 equal to the difference between the export price (``EP'') and NV.
Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Canada
Document Number: E7-21869
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Canada for the period October 1, 2005, to September 30, 2006 (the POR). We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Ivaco Rolling Mills 2004 L.P. and Sivaco Ontario (a division of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 L.P.) (collectively referred to as ``Ivaco'') have been made below 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. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the publication of this notice. The Department recently concluded a changed circumstance review in which it determined that, as of the publication of that final changed circumstance review, ``(1) Ivaco Rolling Mills 2004 L.P. is the successor-in-interest to Ivaco Rolling Mills L.P.; and (2) Sivaco Ontario, a division of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 L.P., is the successor- in-interest to Ivaco Inc. for antidumping duty cash deposit purposes.'' See Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada, 72 FR 15102 (March 30, 2007) (Ivaco Changed Circumstances Review). Sivaco Ontario (a Division of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 L.P.) was also identified as the successor-in-interest to Sivaco Ontario. See CBP Message Number 7116210, April 26, 2007. The results of this administrative review, for cash deposit purposes, will apply to Ivaco Rolling Mills 2004 L.P. and to Sivaco Ontario (a division of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 L.P). Assessment instructions issued subsequent to the final results would apply to unliquidated entries of not only Ivaco Rolling Mills 2004 L.P. and Sivaco Ontario (a division of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 L.P.), but also those of Ivaco Rolling Mills L.P., Ivaco Inc., and Sivaco Ontario. Note that Ivaco Rolling Mills 2004 L.P. is referred to below as IRM, and Sivaco Ontario (a division of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 L.P.) is referred to below as Sivaco Ontario (even though ``Sivaco Ontario'' was the name of the predecessor company to Sivaco Ontario (a division of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 L.P.)).
Expanded Licensing Jurisdiction for QRS11 Micromachined Angular Rate Sensors
Document Number: E7-21840
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the transfer of licensing jurisdiction for QRS11-00100-100/101 and the QRS11-00050-443/ 569 Micromachined Angular Rate Sensors from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce (see Public Notice 5823, published in 72 FR 31452-31453, June 7, 2007) when the QRS11-00100-100/101 is integrated into a primary instrument system for use on civil aircraft or is exported solely for integration into such a system, or when the QRS11- 00050-443/569 is integrated into an automatic flight control system of the type described in ECCN 7A994 or aircraft of the type described in ECCN 9A991 that incorporates such systems, or are exported solely for integration into such a system.
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review and Determination To Revoke in Part
Document Number: E7-21808
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 4, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review and new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. These reviews cover six producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2005, through March 31, 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 margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.'' Finally, we have determined to revoke the antidumping duty order with respect to Turkish rebar produced and exported by Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. and Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively ``Colakoglu'') and Diler Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S., Yazici Demir Celik Sanayi ve Turizm Ticaret A.S., and Diler Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively ``Diler'').
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-21805
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 10, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise to the United States, Ege Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S./Ege Dis Ticaret A.S. (Ege Celik). The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2006, through September 30, 2006. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made no changes to the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Ege Celik is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E7-21798
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the existing antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch for Vessels Participating in the Rockfish Entry Level Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-5525
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch for 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 vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: 07-5524
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
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 2,031 nm\2\ (6,966 km\2\), southeast of Portland, Maine, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Notice; Preparation of a Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Natural Resources Science Plan
Document Number: 07-5502
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice advises the public that the Co-Trustees of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (Monument) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and surrounding marine areas intend to prepare a Natural Resources Science Plan (Science Plan) and associated environmental assessment (EA) for the Monument. The Science Plan is being developed concurrently with the comprehensive Monument Management Plan (MMP) [Notice of Intent to Prepare Monument Management Plan and EA, Federal Register April 4, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 64)]. The Science Plan will identify management needs, highlight priority thematic areas designed to meet these needs, and describe the current and proposed research projects housed under these themes. The Co- Trustees are seeking public input on the development of the plan. There will be a public scoping meeting to solicit comments on November 15, 2007.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: E7-21717
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia is transferring commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York from its 2007 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-21716
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request made on July 31, 2007, by Valdigrano Di Flavio Pagani SrL (``Valdigrano''), the Department of Commerce initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy covering the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 72 FR 48613 (August 24, 2007). As a result of a timely withdrawal of the request for review by Valdigrano, we are rescinding this review, in part.
Revocation Pursuant to Five-year (“Sunset”) Review of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Mexico
Document Number: E7-21712
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determination by the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain welded large diameter line pipe (``welded large diameter pipe'') from Mexico would not be likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is publishing this notice of revocation of this antidumping duty order pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). EFFECTIVE DATE: February 27, 2007
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E7-21707
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between July 1, 2007, and September 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 September 30, 2007. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan
Document Number: E7-21696
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
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 (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain welded large diameter line pipe (``welded large diameter pipe'') from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of this antidumping duty order.
December 2006 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Agreement Implementation: Categories 1, 2, 3, 5 Part I, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of the Commerce Control List; Wassenaar Reporting Requirements; Definitions; and Statement of Understanding on Source Code
Document Number: E7-21247
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies items subject to Department of Commerce export controls. This final rule revises the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement's List of Dual Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar List), and Statements of Understanding maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA). The Wassenaar Arrangement advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. To harmonize with the changes to the Wassenaar List, this rule revises the EAR by amending certain entries that are controlled for national security reasons in Categories 1, 2, 3, 5 Part I (telecommunications), 6, 7, 8, and 9; and adding new entries to the Commerce Control List (CCL), amending EAR Definitions, as well as adding new definitions to the EAR, and adding a new Statement of Understanding on source code. The purpose of this final rule is to make the necessary changes to the CCL, definitions of terms used in the EAR, and Wassenaar reporting requirements to implement Wassenaar List revisions that were agreed upon in the December 2006 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Meeting. This rule also adds and expands unilateral U.S. export controls and national security export controls on certain items to make them consistent with the amendments made to implement the Wassenaar Arrangement's decisions. In addition, this rule removes the remaining references to ``Composite Theoretical Performance (CTP)'' and ``Millions of Theoretical Operations Per Second (MTOPS)'' in the EAR, which is consistent with agreements made by the Wassenaar Arrangement with regard to microprocessors.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS); Pelagic Longline Research
Document Number: 07-5474
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the impacts of conducting research with pelagic longline (PLL) vessels in portions of the East Florida Coast (EFC) and Charleston Bump closed areas. Given the nearly rebuilt status of north Atlantic swordfish and recent bycatch reduction measures implemented throughout the U.S. PLL fishery, NMFS is proposing to collect baseline PLL fishery data in the closed areas to evaluate the effectiveness of existing bycatch reduction measures. The EA analyzes monthly and annual PLL logbook and pelagic observer program (POP) data on catch and bycatch rates of all species in the proposed research area from 1995- 2000 to determine potential impacts of the research fishery on target and non-target species. NMFS invites comments from interested parties on the EA.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Proposed Findings Document, Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 07-5473
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of the availability of the Proposed Findings Document, Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact for Indiana's Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program. Coastal states and territories are required to submit their coastal nonpoint programs to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval. The Findings Document was prepared by NOAA and EPA to provide the rationale for the agencies' decision to approve the state coastal nonpoint pollution control program. Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA), 16 U.S.C. 1455b, requires states and territories with coastal zone management programs that have received approval under section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint programs. The Environmental Assessment was prepared by NOAA, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. sections 4321 et seq., to assess the environmental impacts associated with the approval of the coastal nonpoint pollution control program submitted to NOAA and EPA by Indiana. NOAA and EPA have proposed to approve, with conditions, the coastal nonpoint program submitted by Indiana. The requirements of 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 (Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement the National Environmental Policy Act) apply to the preparation of these Environmental Assessments. Specifically, 40 CFR section 1506.6 requires agencies to provide public notice of the availability of environmental documents. This notice is part of NOAA's action to comply with this requirement. Copies of the proposed Findings Document, Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact may be found on the NOAA Web site at https://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/assessments/welcome.html or may be obtained upon request from: Allison Castellan, Coastal Programs Division (N/ORM3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone (301) 713-3155, extension 125, e-mail allison.castellan@noaa.gov.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Closure
Document Number: 07-5461
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial fishery for king mackerel in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the western zone of the Gulf of Mexico. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource.
The Continued Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System: Midterm Review of the Joint Project Agreement
Document Number: E7-21626
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The United States Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comments on the continued transition to the private sector of the technical coordination and management of the Internet's domain name and addressing system (DNS). NTIA and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed a Joint Project Agreement (JPA) on September 29, 2006. It called for a midpoint review of ICANN's progress towards becoming a more stable organization with greater transparency and accountability in its procedures and decision making. The Department of Commerce seeks comment regarding the progress achieved on the Responsibilities identified in the JPA.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Trinidad & Tobago: Notice of Court Decision Not In Harmony with Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: E7-21617
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 6, 2007, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') affirmed the remand results made by the U.S. International Trade Commission (``ITC'') pursuant to the CIT's remand of the final determination of the antidumping duty investigation of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Trinidad & Tobago. See Mittal Steel Point Lisas Ltd. v. United States, Slip Op. 07-106, (Ct. Int'l Trade) (July 6, 2007). This case arises out of the ITC's final determination in the antidumping duty investigation. See [Investigations Nos. 701-TA-417-419 and 731-TA-953, 954, 956-959, 961, and 962 (Final)] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Brazil, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine, 67 FR 66662 (November 1, 2002) (``Final Determination''). The judgment in this case was not in harmony with the ITC's Final Determination.
Announcing Request for Candidate Algorithm Nominations for a New Cryptographic Hash Algorithm (SHA-3) Family
Document Number: E7-21581
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice solicits nominations from any interested party for candidate algorithms to be considered for SHA-3, and specifies how to submit a nomination package. It presents the nomination requirements and the minimum acceptability requirements of a ``complete and proper'' candidate algorithm submission. The evaluation criteria that will be used to appraise the candidate algorithms are also described.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Plan Team Meetings
Document Number: E7-21543
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) groundfish plan teams will meet in Seattle.
Department of Commerce “Charting Our Energy Future” Conference
Document Number: 07-5449
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a one-day Conference during which experts from the federal government, U.S. industry, academia, and public interest groups will explore and discuss strategies to promote the rapid uptake of clean energy technologies in the United States, as set forth in the President's Advanced Energy Initiative and to follow up on the September 27-28 Major Economies Meeting.
Marine Mammals; File No. 1079-1828
Document Number: E7-21553
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that an application, submitted by Peter Scheifele, University of Connecticut, 3636 Horsebarn Hill Road, Unit 4040, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, to conduct research on cetaceans and pinnipeds has been withdrawn.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E7-21552
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating a five-year review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping duty order and suspended investigation listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers the same orders.