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

Announcement of Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve Revised Management Plan Including a Boundary Expansion
Document Number: E8-14818
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce has approved the revised management plan, which includes an expansion of the boundary of the reserve, for the Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve has three sites: Monie Bay, Jug Bay, and Otter Point Creek. Monie Bay was designated as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve in 1985 and Jug Bay and Otter Point Creek were designated in 1990 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461. The reserve has been operating under a management plan approved in 1990. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan brings the reserve into compliance and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. A boundary expansion, new facilities, and updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the 1990 approved management plan. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the education, stewardship, and research goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. Since 1990, the reserve has added a coastal training program that delivers science-based information to key decision makers in the Chesapeake Bay. The reserve has realized many aspects of the 1990 plan, including the completion of the Anita C. Leight Center in Harford County. This facility provides classrooms, lab space, exhibit space and office space and has allowed the implementation of research, education and volunteer activity at the Otter Point Creek component of the reserve. This management plan calls for a boundary expansion at two reserve sites: 1,345 acres are incorporated into the Jug Bay component site and approximately 32 acres will be incorporated into the Otter Point Creek site. The Otter Point Creek component will expand its land area from 443 to 475 acres. The land increase consists of two forested parcels adjacent to the current boundary that will serve as a buffer for core estuarine habitat and will also provide an important access point for monitoring and education programming. The expansion at Jug Bay includes land on both sides of the Patuxent River, increasing the acreage of this site from 491 to 1,836. The original boundary for this component site included a portion of the county-owned parks. This expansion incorporates a larger portion of those parks to become designated as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserves. West of the Patuxent River, the reserve will add 455 acres of wetlands and buffer lands that will enhance the protection of core reserve lands and will enhance the research and monitoring. East of the Patuxent River, the reserve will be expanded by 890 acres to increase the level of protection surrounding the river and expand the area available for reserve programming.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-14809
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a work session, which is open to the public.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-14808
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to convene its Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel (AP) via conference call.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-14807
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Ad Hoc Scientific and Statistical Committee will hold a public meeting.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: E8-14806
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene public hearings on Reef Fish Amendment 29, Spiny Lobster and Aquaculture Amendment.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Trawl Catcher Processors in the Amendment 80 Limited Access Fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 08-1397
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by trawl catcher processors participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Pacific cod allowable catch (TAC) specified for trawl catcher processors participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the BSAI.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E8-14648
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for scientific research from East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in Lodi, CA. The permit would affect the federally threatened Central Valley steelhead Distinct Population Segment (DPS), as identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment.
Notice of Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E8-14635
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The invention listed below is owned in whole by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Secretary of Commerce. The U.S. Government's interest in this invention is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14593
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine Debris Survey in the Coastal North Carolina Region
Document Number: E8-14592
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
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.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-14544
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters.
Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China
Document Number: E8-14536
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Gleason Industrial Products, Inc., and Precision Products, Inc. (collectively, petitioners), the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China for the companies listed below for the period December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. No other interested party requested a review for this period of review. For the reasons discussed below, the Department is rescinding this administrative review.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Annual Catch Limits; National Standard 1 Guidelines; Meeting Announcements
Document Number: E8-14517
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces three public meetings to solicit comments on the proposed revisions to the guidelines for National Standard 1 (NS1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members Date Extension
Document Number: E8-14494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by American Fisheries Act Catcher Processors Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 08-1390
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) specified for AFA trawl catcher processors in the BSAI.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order Pursuant to Second Five-Year (Sunset) Review
Document Number: E8-14421
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determination by the United States International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the existing antidumping duty (``AD'') order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is publishing this notice of revocation of the AD order.
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 155, Calhoun and Victoria Counties, Texas, Area
Document Number: E8-14419
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 1127-1921 and 10018
Document Number: E8-14415
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Hawaii Marine Mammal Consortium, P.O. Box 6107, Kamuela, HI 96743 [File No. 1127-1921] and Dr. Rachel Cartwright, 5277 West Wooley Rd., Oxnard, CA 93035 [File No. 10018] have each been issued a permit to conduct scientific research on several species of cetaceans found in Hawaiian waters.
Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seismic Surveys in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas
Document Number: E8-14393
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from Shell Offshore, Inc. (SOI) and its contractor WesternGeco for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting marine geophysical programs, including deep seismic surveys, on oil and gas lease blocks located on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) waters in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to SOI and WesternGeco to incidentally take, by Level B harassment, small numbers of several species of marine mammals during the Arctic Ocean open-water seasons between August 1, 2008 and July 31, 2009, incidental to conducting these seismic surveys.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-14371
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 18, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to AGLA Trade Link International (``ATLI''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14282
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14281
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-14280
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Technology Innovation Program
Document Number: E8-14083
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Deputy Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce, issues a final rule to implement the Technology Innovation Program (TIP). This rule prescribes the policies and procedures for the award of financial assistance (grants and/or cooperative agreements) under TIP.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Prohibited Species Donation Program
Document Number: E8-14275
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the renewal of permits to SeaShare (formerly Northwest Food Strategies) authorizing this organization to distribute Pacific salmon and Pacific halibut to economically disadvantaged individuals under the prohibited species donation (PSD) program. Salmon and halibut are caught incidentally during directed fishing for groundfish with trawl gear off Alaska. This action is necessary to comply with provisions of the PSD program and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: E8-14274
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the initial determination that the pelagic longline fishery has a high level of mortality and serious injury across a number of marine mammal stocks, and proposes regulations to implement the Atlantic Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan (PLTRP) to reduce serious injuries and mortalities of pilot whales and Risso's dolphins in the Atlantic pelagic longline fishery. The PLTRP is based on consensus recommendations submitted by the Atlantic Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Team (PLTRT). This action is necessary because current serious injury and mortality rates of pilot whales and Risso's dolphins incidental to the Atlantic pelagic longline component of a Category I fishery are above insignificant levels approaching a zero mortality and serious injury rate (zero mortality rate goal, or ZMRG), and therefore, inconsistent with the long-term goal of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The PLTRP is intended to meet the statutory mandates and requirements of the MMPA through both regulatory and non-regulatory measures, including a special research area, gear modifications, outreach material, observer coverage, and captains' communications.
Stainless Steel Bar from India: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-14268
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: E8-14266
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 31, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of laminated woven sacks (``LWS'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is October 1, 2006, to March 31, 2007. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. Based on our analysis of the comments we received, we have made changes to our calculations for the mandatory respondents. We determine that LWS from the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species; National Marine Fisheries Service File No. 10074; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service File No. PRT-165304
Document Number: E8-14260
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of the Interior, U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fish and Wildlife Service
Notice is hereby given that Michael Etnier, Ph.D., Box 353100, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98227 has been issued a permit to import marine mammal specimens for purposes of scientific research.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E8-14259
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received two scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts.
Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Determination, in Part, of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: E8-14256
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has reached a final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E8-14255
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 31, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from the Republic of Korea. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Light- Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From the Republic of Korea, 73 FR 5794 (January 31, 2008) (Preliminary Determination). We continue to find that light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from the Republic of Korea 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 Tariff Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation.''
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-14252
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWR) 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 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section below. The period covered by the investigation is October 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007 (the POI).
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Investigation Determination
Document Number: E8-14250
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has made a final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (``LWR'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). For information on the estimated countervailing duty rates, please see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section, below.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico
Document Number: E8-14249
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its preliminary determination in the investigation of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigation of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWR) from Mexico. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, 73 FR 5515 (January 30, 2008) (Preliminary Determination). The Department has determined that LWR from Mexico is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final margins of sales at less than fair value are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination of Investigation.''
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14246
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14245
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14244
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14242
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2008 Company Organization Survey
Document Number: E8-14241
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau, Census Bureau
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).