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

Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-9505
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification is sought and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Amendment 11
Document Number: E8-9504
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule postpones from June 1, 2008, to July 1, 2008, the effective date of the limited access general category (LAGC) scallop permit requirements, and specified related requirements, that are included in the final rule for Amendment 11 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (Amendment 11). This final rule is intended to provide the industry with additional time to comply with the new LAGC scallop permit requirements.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Seabird-Fisheries Interaction Recovery Reporting
Document Number: E8-9477
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
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: E8-9476
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce
Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee
Document Number: E8-9474
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
A major activity of the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is the production of a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) that are designed to inform and aid decision making by policy makers, resource managers, stakeholders, the media, and the general public on issues related to global climate change. The Unified Synthesis Product (USP) Development Committee (USPDC), established by a Decision Memorandum on February 29, 2008, is the Federal Advisory Committee charged with responsibility to develop a draft USP that will synthesize the information contained in the 21 SAPs in the context of other recent climate and global change scientific studies and formal assessments. Please note that meeting location, times, and agenda topics described here are subject to change. Meeting information will be available online on the USPDC website: http://www.climate.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/unified_synth esis.jsp
U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product Draft Report 3.4 “Abrupt Climate Change”
Document Number: E8-9473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to announce a 45-day public comment period for the draft report titled, U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4 ``Abrupt Climate Change.'' This draft report is being released solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by NOAA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. After consideration of comments received on the draft report, a revised version along with the comments received will be published on the CCSP web site.
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of 2006-2007 Semi-Annual New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-9471
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from New-Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. (``New-Tec''), the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. We have preliminarily determined that sales have not been made below normal value (``NV'') by New-Tec. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which the importer- specific assessment rates are above de minimis. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments are requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue and a brief summary of the argument. We will issue the final results no later than 90 days from the date of this notice.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E8-9444
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement
Document Number: E8-9403
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a meeting of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on June 2, 2008. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries; American Samoa Longline Limited Entry Program
Document Number: E8-9392
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is soliciting applications for American Samoa longline limited entry permit upgrades. Nineteen (19) permit upgrades will be available in 2008 for Class A vessel (i.e., less than or equal to 40 ft, or 12.2 m, in length) permit holders to upgrade to larger vessel size classes. The permit upgrades are available only to Class A permit holders who participated in the fishery before March 22, 2002, and the highest priority for receiving a permit upgrade will be given to the person with the earliest date of documented participation.
Endangered Species; File No. 10022
Document Number: E8-9389
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Raymond Carthy, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, P.O. Box 110485, Gainesville, Florida 23611-0450, has been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), and Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery; Modification of the Yellowtail Flounder Landing Limit for the U.S./Canada Management Area
Document Number: E8-9383
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a decrease in the Georges Bank (GB) yellowtail flounder trip limit to 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) for NE multispecies days-at- sea (DAS) vessels fishing in the U.S./Canada Management Area. This action is authorized by the regulations implementing Amendment 13 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and is intended to prevent over-harvesting of the total allowable catch (TAC) for GB yellowtail flounder during the 2008 fishing year. This action is being taken to maintain opportunities for vessels to fully harvest the TACs for transboundary stocks of GB cod, haddock, and yellowtail flounder under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Scallop Dredge Exemption Areas; Addition of Monkfish Incidental Catch Trip Limits
Document Number: E8-9353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to modify the regulations implementing the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to create three Scallop Exemptions that are identical to the current scallop exemptions, except for the addition of an incidental monkfish catch limit. These new scallop exemptions would be restricted to vessels issued either a General Category Atlantic sea scallop permit or a limited access Atlantic sea scallop permit (when not fishing under a scallop days-at-sea (DAS) limitation), when fishing for scallops with small dredge gear (combined width not to exceed 10.5 ft (3.2 m)). Vessels that land an incidental catch of monkfish within these new scallop exemptions would be required to possess a valid monkfish Incidental Catch permit. The intent of this action is to allow small scallop dredge vessels to land monkfish that they are currently discarding consistent with the bycatch reduction objectives of the FMP and National Standard 9 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E8-9337
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Tropicana Products, Inc. (Tropicana) has requested that the Department initiate a changed circumstances review to consider partially revoking the order on certain orange juice from Brazil to exclude ultra low pulp orange juice (ULPOJ) pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.222(g)(1)(i). In response to this request, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Consent Motion To Terminate Panel Review
Document Number: E8-9296
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Notice of Consent Motion to Terminate the Panel Review by the case participants, the panel review is terminated as of April 18, 2008. A panel was appointed to this panel review and has been dismissed pursuant to Rule 71(2) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, effective April 18, 2008.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 08-1195
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring 28,045 lb (12,721 kg) of commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia from its 2008 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Shallow Hazard and Site Clearance Surveys in the Chukchi Sea in 2008
Document Number: E8-9264
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) Energy Services (AES) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting shallow hazard and site clearance surveys in the Chukchi Sea between July and November 2008. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposed IHA for these activities.
Marine Mammals; File No. 10080
Document Number: E8-9256
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Kathryn A. Ono, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 10080.
Sodium Nitrite from the People's Republic of China: Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: E8-9224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is aligning the final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of sodium nitrite from the People's Republic of China (PRC) with the final determination in the companion antidumping investigation.
Institution of a Fee To File on Paper a Request for Reconsideration of a Final Office Action in a Trademark Case
Document Number: E8-9216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
In response to objections raised, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') withdraws its prior proposal to amend the Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases to require a request for reconsideration of an examining attorney's final refusal or requirement to be filed through the Trademark Electronic Application System (``TEAS'') within three months of the mailing date of the final action. The USPTO instead proposes to require a fee of $50 for filing a request for reconsideration on paper, whereas no fee would be required for a request for reconsideration filed through TEAS. The proposed fee would cover the USPTO's added costs of processing a request for reconsideration filed on paper, rather than through TEAS. Currently, no fee is required in connection with a request for reconsideration, filed either on paper or through TEAS.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Permit Family of Forms
Document Number: E8-9213
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
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: E8-9212
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-9189
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Allocation Committee (GAC) and Ad Hoc Groundfish Trawl Individual Quota Committee (TIQC) will hold working meetings, which are open to the public.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish Fishery; Framework Adjustment 5 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: E8-9116
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS approves and implements new management measures for the monkfish fishery recommended in Framework Adjustment 5 (Framework 5) to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), which has been submitted jointly by the New England (NEFMC) and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils). This action approves and implements revised biological reference points in the FMP to be consistent with the recommendations resulting from the most recent stock assessment for this fishery (Northeast Data Poor Stocks Working Group (DPWG, July 2007)), and approves and implements revised management measures to ensure that the monkfish management program succeeds in keeping landings within the target total allowable catch (TAC) levels.
Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Notice of Amended Final Results Pursuant to Final Court Decision
Document Number: E8-9142
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 6, 2006, in Alloy Piping Products, Inc., Flowline Division, et al. v. United States, Slip Op. 06-47, (``Alloy Piping II''), the Court of International Trade (``CIT'') affirmed the Department of Commerce's (the ``Department'') Final Results of Determination Pursuant to Remand (``Remand Results''), dated August 16, 2004, and entered a judgment order. This litigation related to the Department's review of the antidumping order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan, covering the period of review (``POR'') June 1, 1998, through May 31, 1999. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 65 FR 81827, 81828 (December 27, 2000) (``Final Results''). On June 5, 2006, Ta Chen Stainless Steel Pipe, Ltd. (``Ta Chen'') appealed the CIT's decision to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC''). On September 21, 2006, the CAFC dismissed the appeal pursuant to the parties' dismissal agreement. See Ta Chen Stainless Steel Pipe, Ltd., v. United States, 208 Fed. Appx. 818, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 24777 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (``Ta Chen Stainless Steel''). Because Alloy Piping II constitutes a final and conclusive court decision in this action, we are amending the final results of review in this proceeding and we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to liquidate entries subject to this review.
Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Raw Flexible Magnets from Taiwan
Document Number: E8-9141
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that imports of raw flexible magnets from Taiwan are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. 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.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E8-9123
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with March anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Public Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-9120
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
On November 29, 1999, the President signed into law the Patent and Trademark Office Efficiency Act (the ``Act''), Pub. L. 106-113, which, among other things, established two Public Advisory Committees to review the policies, goals, performance, budget and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with respect to patents, in the case of the Patent Public Advisory Committee, and with respect to trademarks, in the case of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee, and to advise the Director on these matters (now codified at 35 U.S.C. 5). The USPTO is requesting nominations for three (3) members to each Public Advisory Committee for terms of three years that begin from date of appointment.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Modification of E-mail Addresses
Document Number: E8-9117
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council has modified email addresses for submitting public hearing comments for Amendment 16 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan and for the Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific details.
Marine Mammals; File No. 774-1714
Document Number: E8-9114
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (Jeremy Rusin, Principal Investigator), Protected Resources Division, 8604 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037 has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 774-1714-06.
Whaling Provisions; Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Quotas
Document Number: E8-9111
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the aboriginal subsistence whaling quota it has assigned to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC) for bowhead whales, and other limitations deriving from regulations adopted at the 59\th\ Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). For 2008, the quota is 75 bowhead whales struck. This quota and other limitations govern the harvest of bowhead whales by members of the AEWC.
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-9099
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminary determines that raw flexible magnets (``magnets'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Preliminary Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Implementation of Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics Established Under Title IV of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004
Document Number: E8-9098
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This Notice announces the availability of grant funds in calendar year 2008 for U.S. manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. The purpose of this notice is to provide the general public with a single source of program and application information related to the worsted wool grant offerings and it contains the information about the program required to be published in the Federal Register.
Draft Revision of the NOAA Hurricane Forecasting Improvement Project Plan
Document Number: E8-9062
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to announce the availability of the draft NOAA Hurricane Forecasting Improvement Project Plan for public comment. The Plan has been written to document NOAA's commitment to work with its partners in hurricane research and development to improve its capabilities to forecast hurricanes.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: E8-9049
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS has made a preliminary determination that an application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) warrants further consideration. The application was submitted to NMFS by a California-based commercial fisherman requesting an exemption for a single vessel from the longline fishing prohibitions within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the West Coast during the 2008 fishing year beginning mid-September 2008, or, if administrative delays occur, during the 2009 fishing year beginning mid-September 2009. The Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). However, further review and consultation is necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS proposes to review the EFP and requests public comment on the application. The application is available for review on the NMFS Southwest Region website: https://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: E8-9048
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application submitted by David Beutel and Laura Skrobe of the University of Rhode Island (URI) contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The EFP would enable researchers to test an experimental net that uses very large mesh panels to increase escapement of cod relative to haddock by granting exemption from the Gulf of Maine (GOM) Rolling Closure Areas II and III. The Assistant Regional Administrator has made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under this EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue an EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow two commercial fishing vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: E8-9047
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application submitted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under this EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue an EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow 11 commercial fishing vessels to conduct compensation fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. This EFP, which would enable vessels to harvest monkfish granted through the Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, would grant exemptions from the monkfish days-at-sea (DAS) possession limits in the Southern Fishery Management Area. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish Fishery; Quota Harvested for Part-time Category
Document Number: 08-1184
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the percentage of the tilefish annual total allowable landings (TAL) available to the tilefish Part-time permit category for the 2008 fishing year has been harvested. Therefore, commercial vessels fishing under the Part-time tilefish category may not harvest tilefish from within the Golden Tilefish Management Unit for the remainder of the 2008 fishing year (through October 31, 2008) as of April 25, 2008. Regulations governing the tilefish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the public of this closure.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: E8-9006
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish and Pelagic Shelf Rockfish for Trawl Catcher Vessels Participating in the Entry Level Rockfish Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-8990
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish and pelagic shelf rockfish for trawl catcher vessels participating in the entry level rockfish fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish and pelagic shelf rockfish allocated to trawl catcher vessels participating in the entry level rockfish fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-8953
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 15, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register its preliminary determination that circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (``CWP'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 73 FR 2445, 2451 (January 15, 2008) (``Preliminary Determination''). On April 7, 2008, Jiangsu Yulong Steel Pipe Co., Ltd, (``Yulong''), the only participating mandatory respondent remaining in this investigation, notified the Department that it was withdrawing from the proceeding. Based on the circumstances described below, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is amending the preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of CWP from the PRC. This amended preliminary determination results in revised antidumping rates.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-8940
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice advises the public that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene meetings of the Hawaii Archipelago Advisory Panel, the Hawaii Archipelago Plan Team and the Hawaii Archipelago Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee in Honolulu, HI.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-8939
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Ad Hoc Excessive Shares Committee will hold a public meeting.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-8938
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Multispecies (Groundfish) Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-8937
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a workgroup of its Socioeconomic Panel (SEP).