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

Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey
Document Number: E8-12243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (The ITC), the Department is issuing this antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Turkey. On May 23, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of injury to a U.S. industry. See letter from the ITC to the Secretary of Commerce (Investigation No. 731-TA-1121 (Final)), dated May 23, 2008. See also Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey, USITC Publication 4001, May, 2008 (Investigation No. 731-TA-1121 (Final)).
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans; Recovery Plan for the Northwest Atlantic Population of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Document Number: E8-12132
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, NMFS and USFWS, announce the availability for public review of the draft Recovery Plan (Plan) for the Northwest Atlantic Population of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta). We are soliciting review and comment on the Plan from the public and all interested parties, including state and local governments, and national governments beyond the U.S. whose actions may contribute to the conservation and recovery of the loggerhead turtle in the Northwest Atlantic. We will consider all substantive comments received during the review period before submitting the Plan for final approval.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Intent
Document Number: E8-12129
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) announce their intent to prepare an EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 to analyze fishing conducted under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Precious Corals Fisheries; Black Coral Quota and Gold Coral Moratorium
Document Number: E8-12127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would designate the Au`au Channel, Hawaii, black coral bed as an ``Established Bed'' with a harvest quota of 5,000 kg every two years that applies to Federal and State of Hawaii waters, and would establish a 5-year moratorium on the harvest of gold coral throughout the U.S. western Pacific. The proposed rule is intended to prevent overfishing and achieve optimum yields of black coral resources, and to prevent overfishing and stimulate research on gold corals.
Silicon Metal From the Russian Federation: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-12104
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the Russian Federation (Russia), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 73 FR 6128 (February 1, 2008) (Sunset Initiation); see also Antidumping Duty Order: Silicon Metal from Russia, 68 FR 14578 (March 26, 2003); and Silicon Metal from the Russian Federation: Notice of Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Court Decision, 71 FR 8277 (February 16, 2006). Based on the notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of a domestic interested party, and the lack of a response from any respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the antidumping duty order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) 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 antidumping duty order would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice, infra.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea: Preliminary Results of the 2006/2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-12100
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea. The period of review is May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007. This review covers imports of certain polyester staple fiber from one producer/exporter. We preliminarily find that sales of the subject merchandise have been made below normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results not later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: E8-12094
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold public hearings to allow for input on Amendment 10 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery (FMP).
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-12090
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') received a timely request to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In accordance with Section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''), and 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), we are initiating a new shipper review for Longkou Zhongkai Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. (``Longkou Zhongkai'').
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Certified Trade Fair Program: Application
Document Number: E8-12082
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade 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; Export Trading; Companies Contact Facilitation Service
Document Number: E8-12081
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade 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: E8-12080
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); SEDAR 16 King Mackerel Assessment Panel; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-12045
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 16 Assessment Panel will meet via conference call to review assessment model results and discuss future documentation needs. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-12043
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 142nd meeting to consider and take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish Fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-12010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted proposed Amendment 79 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) for Secretarial review. If approved, Amendment 79 would amend the FMP and require the Council to annually recommend an aggregate overfishing level (OFL) and acceptable biological catch (ABC) for the ``other species'' category in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). The ``other species'' category consists of sharks, sculpins, squid, and octopus. Currently, the Council only sets total allowable catch (TAC) for the ``other species'' category, which is intended to accommodate the directed catch of ``other species'' and incidental catch in other groundfish fisheries. The revised process would allow the Council to incorporate the best and most recent scientific and socio-economic information and public testimony in its recommendation for an annual ``other species'' TAC. The purpose of this amendment is to provide a sound biological basis for the setting of the ``other species'' TAC, ABC, and OFL, and is necessary to comply with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Recordkeeping and Reporting
Document Number: E8-12009
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to exempt groundfish catcher/ processors and motherships equipped with an operational vessel monitoring system (VMS) transmitter from check-in/check-out requirements. This action does not repeal the requirement for submission of a check-in/check-out report by catcher/processors and motherships. This action would reduce the paperwork submissions required from catcher/processors and motherships and change the definitions for ``active'' period for motherships and trawl, hook-and- line, and pot gear catcher/processors. This action would reduce administrative costs for both the fishing industry and NMFS.
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission in Part
Document Number: E8-11996
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges (stainless steel flanges) from India manufactured by Shree Ganesh Forgings, Ltd. (Shree Ganesh) and Nakshatra Enterprises Pvt., Ltd. (Nakshatra) covering the period February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007. See Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind Administrative Review in Part, 73 FR 11863 (March 5, 2008) (Preliminary Results). Based on further analysis of our computations for Shree Ganesh, we have made changes in the margin calculation; therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results for Shree Ganesh. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Shree Ganesh is listed below in the section entitled, ``Final Results of Review.'' We are also rescinding the review for Nakshatra because we have determined that it had no bona fide U.S. sales during the period of review.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Annual Specifications
Document Number: 08-1304
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement the annual harvest guideline (HG) for Pacific sardine in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the Pacific coast for the fishing season of January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008. This HG has been determined according to the regulations implementing the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and establishes allowable harvest levels for Pacific sardine off the Pacific coast. NMFS also announces that based on the best available information recently obtained from the fishery, the directed fishing harvest total for the first allocation period (January 1 - June 30) has been reached and therefore directed fishing for Pacific sardine is now closed until July 1, 2008.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Framework Adjustment 19
Document Number: 08-1300
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is implementing measures included in Framework Adjustment 19 (Framework 19) to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP), which was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council). Framework 19 was developed to achieve the following management measures for the scallop fishery: Limited access scallop fishery specifications for 2008 and 2009 (open area days-at-sea (DAS) and Sea Scallop Access Area (access area) trip allocations); Elephant Trunk Access Area (ETAA) and Delmarva Access Area (Delmarva) in-season trip adjustment procedures; new Hudson Canyon Access Area (HCAA) measures; DAS allocation adjustment measures if an access area yellowtail flounder (yellowtail) total allowable catch (TAC) is caught; adjustments to the scallop overfishing definition; a prohibition on deckloading of scallops on access area trips; adjustments to the industry-funded observer program; a 30-day vessel monitoring system (VMS) power down provision; general category access area specifications for 2008 and 2009; and general category measures dependent on the implementation of Amendment 11 to the FMP, including a quarterly TAC, 2008 and 2009 general category quota allocations, and individual fishing quota (IFQ) permit cost recovery program requirements. NMFS has disapproved the Council's recommendation to eliminate the September 1 through October 31 ETAA seasonal closure, which was implemented under Framework 18 to the FMP to reduce sea turtle interactions with the scallop fishery. NMFS determined that the Council's recommendation would not be consistent with National Standards 2 and 9 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
Endangered Species; File No. 10037
Document Number: E8-11884
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Douglas Peterson, Warnell School of Forest Resources (Fisheries Division), University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, has been issued a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research.
Endangered Species; File No. 1595-02
Document Number: E8-11883
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Mr. Michael M. Hastings, University of Maine, 5717 Corbett Hall, Orono, ME 04469, has been issued a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1595-01.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Guideline Harvest Levels for the Guided Recreational Halibut Fishery; Correction
Document Number: E8-11881
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action corrects the regulatory text of a final rule published on August 8, 2003 (68 FR 47256), that implemented guideline harvest levels (GHLs) for the guided sport charter vessel fishery in the International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A. The table of GHLs as they relate to the total constant exploitation yield contains errors in the conversions from pounds to metric tons, and rounding errors for some metric equivalents. This action is necessary to correct the errors in that table.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Improved Retention/Improved Utilization
Document Number: E8-11880
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 72 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) to NMFS for review. If approved, Amendment 72 would revise the FMP to state that the Council will annually review information on the discard of shallow-water flatfish in Gulf of Alaska (GOA) groundfish fisheries. After review of this annual information, the Council may recommend revisions to retention and utilization requirements if the discard rate for shallow-water flatfish falls above or below a specified threshold. This action is necessary to support the Council's initiatives to monitor and reduce bycatch in the GOA groundfish fisheries. The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resource in the GOA in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Sodium Metal from France: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: E8-11876
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that sodium metal from France (sodium metal) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margin of sales at LTFV is listed in the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. Pursuant to requests from interested parties, we are postponing for 60 days the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to not more than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final determination not later than 135 days after publication of the preliminary determination.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11860
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11859
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11858
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Guided Sport Charter Vessel Fishery for Halibut
Document Number: 08-1301
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements regulations to limit the harvest of Pacific halibut by guided sport charter vessel anglers in International Pacific Halibut Commission Area 2C of Southeast Alaska to the guideline harvest level (GHL) of 931,000 lb (422.3 mt). The intended effect of this action is to reduce the poundage of halibut harvested by the guided sport charter vessel sector in Area 2C to the GHL while minimizing adverse impacts on the charter fishery, its sport fishing clients, the coastal communities that serve as home ports for this fishery, and fisheries for other species. This final rule implements three restrictions for the guided sport charter vessel fishery for halibut in Area 2C: a one-fish daily bag limit, no harvest by the charter vessel guide and crew, and a line limit equal to the number of charter vessel anglers onboard, not to exceed six lines.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole by Vessels Participating in the Amendment 80 Limited Access Fishery in Bycatch Limitation Zone 1 of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 08-1299
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for yellowfin sole by vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in Bycatch Limitation Zone 1 (Zone 1) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 bycatch allowance of red king crab in Zone 1 specified for the trawl yellowfin sole fishery category by vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Allocating Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab Fishery Resources; Correction
Document Number: E8-11780
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule, a correcting amendment to the regulations governing the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab fisheries. This action is necessary to correct a rule that was published on March 2, 2005 (70 FR 10173). This final rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and other applicable law.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Environmental Impact Statement for Amendment 4 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: E8-11779
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to assess the potential effects on the human environment of proposed alternatives and actions under Amendment 4 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (Consolidated HMS FMP). The EIS is intended to address issues regarding authorized fishing gear and fishing vessel and dealer permitting in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), as well as examine management alternatives to improve vessel and dealer reporting and data collection in Puerto Rico and the USVI consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and other relevant Federal laws. NMFS is requesting comments on the above measures including, but not limited to, permitting, revisions to the limited access permit (LAP) program, and reporting.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-11761
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from the United Kingdom: Preliminary Results of Changed-Circumstances Review
Document Number: E8-11744
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting a changed- circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from the United Kingdom pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. We preliminarily determine that SKF (UK) Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to SNFA Bearings Ltd. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Construction Grant Program Notice of Availability of Funds
Document Number: E8-11719
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce (DoC), is soliciting grant proposals for construction of research science buildings. Grant funding is available to institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations on a competitive basis.
Definition of Marine Debris for Purposes of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Pollution Act
Document Number: E8-11700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA and the Coast Guard propose to define marine debris for purposes of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act. NOAA and the Coast Guard propose a joint definition of marine debris. Interested parties may submit comments on this proposed rule.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11599
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-11563
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-11561
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Shallow-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 08-1297
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the second seasonal apportionment of the 2008 Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the shallow-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached.
Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)-FY 2009 Competition
Document Number: E8-11677
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The purpose of this document is to advise eligible coastal states and territories (requirements described below) that OCRM is soliciting coastal and estuarine land conservation project proposals for competitive funding under the CELCP. States and territories must have submitted to NOAA a draft CELCP plan on or before May 1, 2008 in order to be eligible to participate in the FY2009 funding opportunity (see Final Guidelines for Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program for more information on CELCP plan requirements, available at http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/ media/CELCPfinal02Guidelines.pdf. Funding is contingent upon the availability of FY 2009 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a grant start date between March 1, 2009 and October 1, 2009. The program authority is 16 U.S.C. 1456d. Applicants must comply with all requirements contained in the full funding opportunity announcement (see ADDRESSES).
Establishment of the Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-11638
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is announcing the creation of and recruiting individuals for a technical advisory committee that will review and provide recommendations to the Department of Commerce on emerging technology and research issues. The Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC) will advise the Department and other agency officials on (i) identifying emerging technologies and research and development activities that may be of interest from a dual-use perspective; (ii) prioritizing new and existing controls to determine which are of greatest consequence to national security from a deemed export perspective; and (iii) addressing the implications of dual-use export control requirements on research activities.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-11635
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Request for Technical Input-Standards in Trade Workshops
Document Number: E8-11627
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to submit recommendations for workshops covering specific sectors and targeted countries or regions of the world where training in the U.S. system of standards development, conformity assessment, and metrology may facilitate trade. Prospective workshops will be scheduled for a 3 to 5 day period. This notice is not an invitation for proposals to fund grants, contracts or cooperative agreements of any kind. NIST will offer a limited number of workshops, based upon the availability of resources. Recommenders are encouraged to consider Administration priorities outlined in the 2007 National Export Strategy. NIST will consider recommendations based upon which workshops would be most useful to intended audiences.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-11625
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 31, 2008, Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai), a Thai manufacturer/exporter, requested that the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) conduct an administrative review of its sales during the POR. On April 25, 2008, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Saha Thai. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2007 through February 29, 2008. Saha Thai withdrew its request on April 23, 2008.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from India: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony with Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-11622
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 8, 2008, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the results of redetermination made by the Department of Commerce (the Department) pursuant to the CIT's remand in Agro Dutch Industries Limited v. United States, Slip Op. 07-185 (December 26, 2007) (Agro Dutch II). See Agro Dutch Industries Limited v. United States, Slip Op. 08-50 (May 8, 2008) (Agro Dutch III). Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from India covering the period of review (POR) of February 1, 2000, through January 31, 2001. See Certain Preserved Mushrooms From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 67 FR 46172 (July 12, 2002), and accompanying Issues and Decisions Memorandum (Final Results).
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-11620
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is currently conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period February 1, 2007, through July 31, 2007. We preliminarily determine that the sale made by Dujiangyan Xingda Foodstuff Co., Ltd. (``Xingda''), was not made below normal value (``NV''). 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 period of review (``POR'') for any importer- specific assessment rates that are above de minimis.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Trinidad and Tobago: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E8-11618
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that Arcelor Mittal Point Lisas Limited (AMPL) is the successor-in- interest to Mittal Steel Point Lisas Limited (MSPL) and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to MSPL in regard to the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Trinidad and Tobago as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.