Department of Commerce January 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-327
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date
Document Number: E8-278
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110-161, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, announces the solicitation of applications for planning and construction grants for public telecommunications facilities under the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). The PTFP assists, through matching grants, in the planning and construction of public telecommunications facilities in order to: (1) Extend delivery of services to as many citizens as possible by the most cost-effective means, including use of broadcast and non-broadcast technologies; (2) increase public telecommunications services and facilities available to, operated by, and controlled by minorities and women; (3) strengthen the capability of existing public television and radio stations to provide public telecommunications services to the public.
Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Document Number: E8-272
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA announces the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program for FY 2008, and sets forth eligibility criteria and selection guidelines for the program. The Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program was established through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Pub. L. 108-447). This Scholarship Program will provide approximately 100 undergraduate applicants selected for the program with scholarships to participate in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. There is no guarantee that funds will be available to make awards to all qualified applicants.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2008 Gulf of Alaska Pollock Total Allowable Catch Amount
Document Number: 08-63
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for pollock in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because NMFS has determined these TACs are incorrectly specified. This action will ensure the GOA pollock TACs do not exceed the appropriate amount based on the best available scientific information for pollock in the GOA. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Area (FMP).
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Notice of Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-179
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-09
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 hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, the period of review (POR). For information on the net subsidy rate for each reviewed company, see the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section, infra. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results, see the ``Public Comment'' section, infra.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chiniak Gully Research Area for Vessels Using Trawl Gear
Document Number: E8-172
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is rescinding the trawl closure in the Chiniak Gully Research Area. This action is necessary to allow vessels using trawl gear to participate in directed fishing for groundfish in the Chiniak Gully Research Area.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Vessel and Gear Identification Requirements
Document Number: E8-169
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-09
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; High Seas Fishing Vessel Identification Requirements
Document Number: E8-168
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-09
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; High Seas Fishing Vessel Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E8-167
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-09
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; High Seas Fishing Permit Application Information
Document Number: E8-166
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-09
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 of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2008 Gulf of Alaska Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amount
Document Number: 08-37
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Pacific cod fishery. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined this TAC is incorrectly specified. This action will ensure the GOA Pacific cod TAC does not exceed the appropriate amount based on the best available scientific information for Pacific cod in the GOA. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area (FMP).
Brake Rotors from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-116
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 2, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of initiation of a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 72 FR 35968 (July 2, 2007) (``Initiation Notice''). On the basis of the notices of intent to participate, an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of a domestic interested party and an inadequate substantive response filed on behalf of a respondent interested party (i.e., a U.S. importer), the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the antidumping duty order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department's regulations. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E8-115
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 4, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the five-year sunset review of the countervailing duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (``wire rod'') from Brazil, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The Department has conducted an expedited sunset review of this order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E8-114
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 4, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (``wire rod'') from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews for these orders pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Foreign-Trade Zone 202-Los Angeles, California, Area Application for Reorganization/Expansion
Document Number: E8-113
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 38--Spartanburg County, SC; Application for Expansion
Document Number: E8-112
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Notice of Final Results and Final Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan
Document Number: E7-25644
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 2, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt- Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent To Rescind in Part, 72 FR 35970 (July 2, 2007) (``Preliminary Results''). The merchandise covered by this order is certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan as described in the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice. The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based upon our analysis of the comments received, we did not make any changes to the margin calculation. The final weight-averaged dumping margin is listed below in the section titled ``Final Results of Review.''
Endangered and Threatened Species; “Not Warranted” Endangered Species Act Listing Determination for the Atlantic White Marlin
Document Number: E7-25643
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce our finding that listing the Atlantic white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is not warranted, and we announce the availability of the status review document.
93rd Interim Meeting Notification of the National Conference on Weights and Measures
Document Number: E7-25609
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Interim Meetings of the 93rd National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held January 27 to 30, 2008, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The majority of the meetings are open to the public, but registration is required. The NCWM is an organization of weights and measures officials of the states, counties, and cities of the United States, federal agencies, and private sector representatives. These meetings bring together government officials and representatives of business, industry, trade associations, and consumer organizations on subjects related to the field of weights and measures technology, administration and enforcement. Pursuant to (15 U.S.C. 272(b)(6)), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) supports the NCWM as one of the means it uses to solicit comments and recommendations on revising or updating a variety of publications related to legal metrology. NIST participates to promote uniformity among the states in laws, regulations, methods, and testing equipment that comprise the regulatory control of commercial weighing and measuring devices and other practices used in trade and commerce. Publication of this notice on the NCWM's behalf is undertaken as a public service; NIST does not endorse, approve, or recommend any of the proposals contained in this notice or in the publications of the NCWM mentioned below. Please see NCWM Publication 15, which contains detailed meeting agendas and schedules, registration and hotel reservation information at http://www.ncwm.net.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2008 Bering Sea Pollock Total Allowable Catch Amount
Document Number: 07-6309
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2008 total allowable catch amount (TAC) for the Bering Sea pollock fishery. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined this TAC is incorrectly specified. This action will ensure the Bering Sea pollock TAC does not exceed the appropriate amount based on the best available scientific information for pollock in the Bering Sea subarea. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; Final 2008-2010 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs
Document Number: 07-6307
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is specifying the final quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2008, 2009, and 2010. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to publish the final quota specifications for the 2008-2010 fishing years. The intent of this action is to implement final specifications for allowable harvest levels of Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela
Document Number: 07-6106
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-04
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 orders on silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico Vermilion Snapper Fishery Management Measures
Document Number: E7-25584
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule reduces the minimum size limit for vermilion snapper to 10 inches (25.4 cm) total length (TL), eliminates the 10-fish recreational bag limit for vermilion snapper within the existing 20-fish aggregate reef fish bag limit, and eliminates the 40-day commercial closed season for vermilion snapper (from April 22 through May 31 each year). NMFS is also implementing through this rule clarifications for the Gulf of Mexico red snapper individual fishing quota (IFQ) program, as well as non-substantive changes to codified text, including removing obsolete language regarding the use of fish traps in the Gulf of Mexico, removing outdated and redundant language, revising phone numbers and an outdated definition, and revising incorrect references. The intended effects of this final rule are to help achieve optimum yield (OY) by reducing vermilion snapper harvest limitations consistent with the findings of the recent stock assessment and to clarify and update existing regulations.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Atlantic Group Spanish Mackerel Commercial Trip Limit in the Southern Zone; Change in Start Date
Document Number: E7-25583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the framework procedure for adjusting management measures of the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (FMP), NMFS proposes to change the start date for the commercial trip limit for Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel in the southern zone to March 1. The intended effect of this proposed rule is to conform the trip limit to the beginning of the fishing year for Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel.
Marine Mammals; File No. 782-1676
Document Number: E7-25582
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA, 98115 has been issued an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 782-1676-01, for research on marine mammals.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Total Allowable Catches for Eastern Georges Bank Cod, Eastern Georges Bank Haddock, and Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder in the U.S./Canada Management Area for Fishing Year 2008
Document Number: E7-25580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2008 fishing year (FY) Total Allowable Catches (TACs) for Eastern Georges Bank (GB) cod, Eastern GB haddock, and GB yellowtail flounder in the U.S./Canada Management Area, as recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council). These TACs may be adjusted during FY 2008, if NMFS determines that the harvest of these stocks in FY 2007 exceeded the TACs specified for FY 2007. NMFS is also considering for the Eastern U.S./Canada Area, postponing the FY 2008 opening until August 1, 2008, allowing longline gear vessels during the May through July period, and setting a cap on the cod caught by such vessels during this period at 5 percent of the cod TAC. The intent of this action is to provide for the conservation and management of those three stocks of fish.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Pelagic Longline Research
Document Number: 07-6290
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a final decision to issue an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to conduct research in portions of the East Florida Coast (EFC) and Charleston Bump closed areas using a limited number of pelagic longline (PLL) vessels. Given the nearly rebuilt status of north Atlantic swordfish (B = 0.99BMSY) and bycatch reduction measures that were implemented throughout the U.S. PLL fishery in 2004, NMFS is authorizing the collection of baseline PLL fishery data in the closed areas to evaluate the effectiveness of existing bycatch reduction measures. The Final 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 programfishery on target and non-target species. The Final EA includes additional analyses of catch rates for all species based on 18/0 circle hooks. NMFS will require the use of 18/0 non-offset circle hooks in the research project to minimize bycatch and bycatch mortality and 100 percent observer coverage to ensure scientific rigor.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 07-6289
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of Florida 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.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Low Enriched Uranium From France
Document Number: 07-6279
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determination by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) from France would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation for this antidumping duty order.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: E7-25535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to approve and implement changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (Plan) for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's (IPHC or Commission) regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California (Area 2A). NMFS proposes to implement the portions of the Plan and management measures that are not implemented through the IPHC, which includes the sport fishery management measures for Area 2A. These actions are intended to enhance the conservation of Pacific halibut, to provide greater angler opportunity where available, and to protect yelloweye rockfish and other overfished groundfish species from incidental catch in the halibut fisheries.
Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E7-25499
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that three requests for new shipper reviews (``NSRs'') of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received on November 20 and November 30, 2007, respectively, meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for the three NSRs which the Department is initiating is November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-25498
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (``chlorinated isos'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period December 16, 2004, through May 31, 2006. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results.
Notice: TV Converter Box Coupon Program Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-25494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIA will hold a public meeting on January 24, 2008, in connection with its TV Converter Box Coupon Program described in the Final Rule that was released on March 12, 2007.\1\
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-25493
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a Privacy Act System of Records entitled COMMERCE/NTIA-1, Applications Related to Coupons for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes. NTIA is creating a new system of records for applications related to coupons for the Digital-to- Analog Converter Box program. Information will be collected from individuals under the authority of Title III of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-171, 120 Stat. 4, 21 (Feb. 8, 2006) (hereinafter ``the Act'') and pursuant to regulations published by NTIA in 47 C.F.R. Sec. 301. This new system of records is necessary to identify those households that qualify for and receive coupons towards the purchase of a digital-to-analog converter box.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-25492
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction
Document Number: E7-25476
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Ad Hoc Recreational Red Snapper Advisory Panel (AP).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-25475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene public meetings.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-25474
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Trawl Rationalization Tracking and Monitoring Committee (TRTMC) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-25473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a one-day Council meeting, on January 24, 2008, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-25472
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee in January, 2008 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-25437
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings
Document Number: E7-25436
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has begun its annual preseason management process for the 2008 ocean salmon fisheries. This document announces the availability of Council documents as well as the dates and locations of meetings and public hearings comprising a portion of the Council's schedule of events for determining the annual proposed and final modifications to ocean salmon fishery management measures. The dates and agendas for the March and April 2008 Council meetings, which are another component of the process, will be published in subsequent Federal Register documents prior to the actual meetings.
Revisions and Technical Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations and the Defense Priorities and Allocations System Regulation
Document Number: E7-25423
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
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: Removing the post office box address for the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), updating the contact information for the San Jose field office, reinserting missing footnotes in sections describing License Exceptions, removing certain non-Country Group D countries from Country Group D, correcting formatting in the supplement listing items subject to the military end- use license requirement for the People's Republic of China (PRC), correcting the Code of Federal Regulations legal authority citation for part 745 of the EAR, removing a reference to Libya under embargoed destinations, adding fax information for submitting a request for approval to submit applications electronically, clarifying the requirements for obtaining an Import Certificate or an End-User Statement, changing Validated End-User report requirements, amending the contact information for the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, making a technical correction to shipping tolerances, and removing references to certain entries on the Commerce Control List. In addition, this rule amends the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) Regulation by updating an office name and by removing a reference to a form.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
Document Number: E7-25401
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the availability of the Proposed Columbia River Estuary Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan Module for Salmon and Steelhead (Estuary Module) for public review and comment. The Estuary Module was developed to meet the estuary recovery needs of all ESA-listed salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. The Estuary Module will be incorporated by reference into all Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead recovery plans to guide salmon and steelhead recovery in the Columbia River estuary. The Estuary Module was prepared by the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, under contract to NMFS. At this time, NMFS is soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the proposed Estuary Module.