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

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Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-2273
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 23, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of certain steel nails from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances and Postponement of Final Determination, 73 FR 3928 (January 23, 2008) (``Preliminary Determination''). We are amending our preliminary determination to correct certain ministerial errors with respect to the antidumping duty margin calculation for Illinois Tool Works Inc. and Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Paslode''). The corrections to Paslode's margin also affect the margin applied to companies granted separate-rate status.
Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-2270
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 7, 2007, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET film) from India. See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 44086 (August 7, 2007) (Preliminary Results). The review covers one respondent, MTZ Polyfilms, Ltd. (MTZ). Based on our analysis of comments received on the Preliminary Results, we have made changes to our calculations for MTZ. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results of review. The final weighted-average dumping margin for MTZ is listed in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section below.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-2250
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice advises the public that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public meeting in Pago Pago, American Samoa to discuss potential management actions pertaining to pelagic longline and pelagic purse seine fishing in offshore waters around American Samoa.
Announcement of a Public Meeting To Discuss the USG IPv6 Testing Program
Document Number: E8-2223
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties, including accreditors, testing laboratories and test equipment suppliers, to attend a meeting regarding the conformity assessment scheme proposed for the evaluation of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) products to be purchased by federal agencies. The purpose of the meeting is to announce details of the proposed testing program for IPv6 devices, and specifically, to identify potential accreditation bodies to participate in the program.
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: 08-554
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial run-around gillnet fishery for king mackerel in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the southern Florida west coast subzone. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 08-553
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for the A season allowance of the 2008 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non- American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2008 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non-AFA crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Taiwan: Final Results and Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-2181
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 3, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSSC) from Taiwan (72 FR 43236). This review covers three producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006. We are rescinding the review with respect to nine companies because these companies had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. 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.''
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the Russia; Preliminary Results of Administrative Review of the Suspension Agreement
Document Number: E8-2176
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Nucor Corporation (Nucor), a domestic interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation of Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the Russian Federation (the Agreement) for the period January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006, to review the current status of the Agreement and compliance with the Agreement by Joint Stock Company Severstal (Severstal). For the reasons stated in this notice, the Department preliminarily determines that Severstal is in compliance with the Agreement. The preliminary results are set forth in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review,'' infra. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments are requested to provide: (1) a statement of the issues, and (2) a brief summary of the arguments.
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-2150
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Program Announcement for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program
Document Number: E8-2133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. As part of this mission, EDA administers the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) Program under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, through a national network of eleven Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (each, a TAAC) to provide technical assistance to firms that have lost domestic sales and employment due to increased imports of similar or competitive goods. This program announcement applies only to the current eleven EDA-funded TAACs, and provides information necessary to clarify the requirements for operating and providing technical assistance to trade- impacted firms as a TAAC under a cooperative agreement with EDA for fiscal years 2008-2010. This notice does not solicit new applications for TAAC operators.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-2119
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scallop Plan Team will meet in Anchorage, AK.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-2105
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce
Endangered and Threatened Species; Critical Habitat for Threatened Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals
Document Number: 08-497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose to designate critical habitat for elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and staghorn (A. cervicornis) corals, which we listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), on May 9, 2006. Four specific areas are proposed for designation: the Florida unit, which comprises approximately 3,301 square miles (8,671 sq km) of marine habitat; the Puerto Rico unit, which comprises approximately 1,383 square miles (3,582 sq km) of marine habitat; the St. John/St. Thomas unit, which comprises approximately 121 square miles (313 sq km) of marine habitat; and the St. Croix unit, which comprises approximately 126 square miles (326 sq km) of marine habitat. We propose to exclude one military site, comprising approximately 47 square miles (123 sq km), because of national security impacts. We are soliciting comments from the public on all aspects of the proposal, including our identification and consideration of the positive and negative economic, national security, and other relevant impacts of the proposed designation, and the areas we propose to exclude from the designation. A draft impacts report prepared pursuant to section 4(b)(2) of the ESA in support of this proposal is also available for public review and comment.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2006-2007 Administrative and New Shipper Reviews and Partial Rescission of the 2006-2007 Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-2081
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is currently conducting the 2006-2007 administrative and new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). We preliminarily determine that sales have not been made below normal value (``NV'') with respect to certain exporters who participated fully and are entitled to a separate rate in the administrative or new shipper reviews. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of these reviews, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR'') for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
International Code Council: The Update Process for the International Codes
Document Number: E8-2077
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The International Code Council (ICC), under whose auspices the International Codes (``I-Codes'') are developed, maintains a process for updating these model codes based on receipt of proposals from interested individuals and organizations. Each of the I-Codes are comprehensively updated and re-published every three years with a supplement released between each edition. The most current versions of the I-Codes are the 2006 editions and the 2007 supplements to the 2006 editions. The 2009 editions of the I-Codes, the subject of this notice, will be released in the first quarter of 2009. The purpose of this notice is to invite public participation in the Code Development Hearings. At this session, all proposed changes submitted for the family of the 2009 I-Codes will be considered by the respective Code Development Committees, with the assembled body of the International Code Council members also afforded the opportunity to vote via an assembly action. Proposals for consideration at these hearings were received by the August 20, 2007, deadline and were made publically available as an electronic document on November 7, 2007, and as a printed Monograph on December 18, 2007. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of ICC is being undertaken as a public service. NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the codes or standards referenced in the notice. Session Dates: The Code Development Hearings of the 2007/2008 Code Development Cycle will occur between February 18 and March 1, 2008, at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. The agenda for the hearing as well as updates to the schedule are also posted on the ICC Web site at: http://www.iccsafe.org.
Pacific Halibut Fishery; Guideline Harvest Levels for the Guided Recreational Halibut Fishery
Document Number: E8-2057
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS provides notice of Pacific halibut guideline harvest levels (GHLs) for the guided sport charter vessel fishery in the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) regulatory areas 2C and 3A. The GHLs provide a benchmark harvest level for participants in the charter fishery. This notice is necessary to meet the management and regulatory requirements for the GHLs and to inform the public about the 2008 GHLs for the charter halibut fishery.
Marine Mammals; File No. 1021-1658
Document Number: E8-2056
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Jenifer A. Zeligs-Hurley, Ph.D., Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039, has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 1021-1568, for research on California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) and Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) maintained at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.
Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed
Document Number: E8-2050
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On June 8, 2006, the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice of Inquiry in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the implementation of the Presidential Spectrum Policy Initiative Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed (Test-Bed). This Notice of Solicitation of Participation seeks expressions of interest from parties that may be willing to participate in the Test-Bed.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-1973
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Trawl Survey Advisory Panel, composed of representatives from the National Marine Fisheries Service's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), and several independent scientific researchers, will hold a public meeting.
December 2006 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Agreement Implementation: Categories 1, 3, 6, and 7 of the Commerce Control List; Wassenaar Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 08-480
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
On November 5, 2007, the Bureau of Industry and Security published a final rule that amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the agreement reached at the December 2006 plenary meeting of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies. The November 5 final rule contained errors in Parts 742 and 744, and Categories 1, 3, 6 and 7 on the Commerce Control List. This rule corrects those errors. In addition, the November 5th rule indirectly affected an item of the list of eligible items for Authorized Validated End-User (VEU) Applied Materials China, Ltd. This rule corrects that item listing to harmonize with revisions of the November 5th rule.
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sodium Hexametaphosphate From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-1971
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 14, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of sodium hexametaphosphate (``SHMP'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is July 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section below.
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
Document Number: E8-1965
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) was established by the Secretary of Commerce to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, its amendments, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. Date and Time: The meeting will be held Friday, March 7, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: The Doubletree Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida 33132, telephone: 305-372-0313. The times and agenda topics are subject to change. Refer to the HSRP Web site listed below for the most current meeting agenda.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey
Document Number: E8-1885
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-04
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; Northwest Region Gear Identification Requirements
Document Number: E8-1884
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-04
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; Northwest Region Vessel Identification Requirements
Document Number: E8-1883
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-04
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 in the Western Pacific; Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; Management Measures in the Main Hawaiian Islands
Document Number: E8-1900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would implement management measures for the vessel-based bottomfish fishery in the Main Hawaiian Islands, including requirements for non-commercial (recreational and subsistence) permits and data reporting, a closed season, annual total allowable catch limits, and non-commercial bag limits. The proposed action is intended to end the overfishing of bottomfish in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Partial Rescission and Preliminary Results of the First New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E8-1899
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting new shipper reviews (``NSRs'') of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') that cover the period of review (``POR'') of August 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007.\1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 68 FR 47909 (August 12, 2003) (``Order''). On March 22, 2007, the Department initiated the semi-annual new shipper reviews for Vinh Quang Fisheries Corporation (``Vinh Quang''), Ngoc Thai Company (``Ngoc Thai''), and Anvifish Co., Ltd. (``Anvifish''). See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 15653 (April 2, 2007).
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E8-1896
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
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 orders 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.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India; Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-1895
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007, for 114 companies, based on: 1) timely withdrawals of the review requests; 2) confirmed statements of no shipments during the period of review (POR); 3) our inability to locate certain companies; and/or 4) duplicated names in our notice of initiation.
Solicitation of Applications for the University Center Economic Development Program
Document Number: E8-1836
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
EDA is soliciting competitive applications from accredited institutions of higher education and from consortia of accredited institutions of higher education for FY 2008 University Center Economic Development Program funding in the geographic areas served by its Chicago and Philadelphia regional offices. EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Institutions of higher education have many assets and in partnership with EDA, they are able to establish and operate University Centers. These EDA-sponsored University Centers conduct applied research, provide technical assistance to public and private sector organizations, and conduct other activities with the goal of enhancing regional economic development by promoting a favorable business environment to attract private capital investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-1831
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of Commerce
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-1814
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet March 27, 2008.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Shallow-Water Species Fishery by Amendment 80 Vessels Subject to Sideboard Limits in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 08-458
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery by Amendment 80 vessels subject to sideboard limits in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the first seasonal apportionment of the 2008 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limit specified for the shallow- water species fishery by Amendment 80 vessels subject to sideboard limits in the GOA.