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

Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-17585
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 3, 2007, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 from India. On December 31, 2007, Nation Ford Chemical Company and Sun Chemical Corporation, the petitioners, requested that the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) conduct an administrative review of two manufacturer/ exporters of subject merchandise, Alpanil Industries Limited (Alpanil) and Pidilite Industries Limited (Pidilite). The petitioners were the only party to request this administrative review. The review was initiated on January 28, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 4829 (January 28, 2008). The period of review (POR) is from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. Petitioners withdrew their request for administrative review on April 25, 2008.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E8-17570
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), for a direct take permit pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The duration of the proposed Permit is ten years. This document serves to notify the public of the availability for comment of the permit application. All comments received will become part of the public record and will be available for review pursuant to the ESA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pelagic Shelf Rockfish for Catcher Processors Participating in the Rockfish Limited Access Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-17567
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish by catcher processors participating in the rockfish limited access 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 pelagic shelf rockfish allocated to catcher processors participating in the rockfish limited access fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review.
Document Number: E8-17534
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 23, 2008, Productos Laminados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V. and Prolamsa, Inc. (collectively, ``Prolamsa'') filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value made by the International Trade Administration respecting Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico. The determination was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 35649) on June 24, 2008. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2008-1904-03 to this request.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of the Finances of Public-Employee Retirement Systems
Document Number: E8-17491
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: U.s. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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)).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; List of Gear by Fisheries and Fishery Management Council
Document Number: E8-17490
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
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.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: E8-17486
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 4, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (``AD'') orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (``wire rod'') from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine; and the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on wire rod from Brazil. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 72 FR 50659 (September 4, 2007). As a result of the determinations by the Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the AD orders on wire rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine, and the CVD order on wire rod from Brazil would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for Revocation in Part, and Deferral of Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-17485
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with June 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 and to defer the initiation of an administrative review for another antidumping duty order.
Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order on Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada
Document Number: E8-17481
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 4, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (``wire rod'') from Canada. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 72 FR 50659 (September 4, 2007). Pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the U.S. International Trade Commission (``ITC'') determined that revocation of the existing AD order on wire rod from Canada 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. See ITC Final Determination: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine, 73 FR 41116 (July 17, 2008) (``ITC Wire Rod Final Determination''). Therefore, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(iii), the Department is revoking the AD order on wire rod from Canada.
Endangered Species; File No. 1551
Document Number: E8-17469
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 75 Virginia Beach Drive Miami, Florida 33149, has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Amendment 9; Correction
Document Number: E8-17468
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On July 1, 2008, a final rule to implement Amendment 9 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was published in the Federal Register. The final rule was published with one error. Instead of revising the introductory text for the regulations describing squid and butterfish moratorium permits, the amendatory instructions of the final rule inadvertently revised the entire section. This document corrects that error.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-17466
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2008 incidental catch allowance (ICA) of Atka mackerel to the B season allowance of Atka mackerel for the Amendment 80 cooperative in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2008 total allowable catch of Atka mackerel to be fully harvested.
Endangered Species; File No. 10027
Document Number: E8-17465
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, New York 10024, has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States
Document Number: E8-17405
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Tom Burgess of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicant, with certain conditions, to collect limited numbers of snapper and grouper using chevron traps, a prohibited gear type, and compare results from inside and outside a proposed marine protected area (MPA). Acoustic sonar would be utilized to collect catch-per unit-effort (CPUE) data. This study is intended to collect data to develop a model for estimating deep-water snapper-grouper abundance in South Atlantic Federal waters.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish for Catcher Processors Participating in the Rockfish Limited Access Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 08-1477
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish by catcher processors participating in the rockfish limited access 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 allocated to catcher processors participating in the rockfish limited access fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch for Trawl Catcher Vessels Participating in the Rockfish Entry Level Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 08-1474
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch by trawl catcher vessels participating in the rockfish entry level 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 Pacific ocean perch allocated to trawl catcher vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Announcing Approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 198-1, The Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC), a Revision of FIPS 198
Document Number: E8-17363
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 198-1, The Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC), a revision of FIPS 198. The FIPS specifies a mechanism for message authentication using cryptographic hash functions in federal information systems. The technical information about the security provided by the HMAC algorithm, and the length limit and security implications of truncated HMAC outputs have been removed from the revised standard. This information may need frequent updating, and its removal from the specification will enable NIST to employ a more effective process for keeping the information current. NIST will provide specific guidelines about the security provided by the HMAC and the use of truncation techniques for it in Special Publication (SP) 800-17, which can be updated in a timely manner as the technical conditions change.
Draft Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Notice of Public Comment Period Extension
Document Number: E8-17193
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
A 90-day public comment period was announced in the May 6, 2008 Federal Register, Volume 73, No. 88, to end on August 4, 2008. To accommodate receipt of additional comments NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has extended the period for public comments on the draft management plan and draft environmental assessment for the Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to October 3, 2008.
Availability of Diving Operations, Recreational Fishing, Research and Conservation Seats for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-17192
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the Diving Operations, Recreational Fishing, Research and Conservation seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council). Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. The Applicant chosen as a member should expect to serve a 3-year term, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Construction Grant Program Extension of Due Date for Proposals
Document Number: 08-1475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Due to technical difficulties, NIST is extending the deadline for proposal submission for its Construction Grant Program competition to 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, August 1, 2008. NIST will accept only paper submissions during the extended time period.
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China; Final Results of 2005-2006 Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-17252
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published its preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof (``hand trucks'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on January 14, 2008. The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our preliminary results. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final dumping margin for this review is listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-17239
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a work session, which is open to the public, to develop recommendations for the September 2008 Council meeting.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-17238
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Rescission of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-17234
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
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 July 31, 2007. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 68 FR 47909 (August 12, 2003) (``Order''). On September 26, 2007, the Department initiated a new shipper review for Southern Fishery Industries Co., Ltd. (``South Vina''). See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 15653 (October 9, 2007). We preliminarily determine that South Vina's sales to the United States were made on a non-bona fide basis. Therefore, we have preliminarily rescinded the review with regard to South Vina. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR as listed below.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-17164
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-17163
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-17144
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule that implements Amendment 89 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) to establish Bering Sea habitat conservation measures. Amendment 89 prohibits nonpelagic trawling in certain waters of the Bering Sea subarea to protect bottom habitat from the potential adverse effects of nonpelagic trawling. Amendment 89 also establishes the Northern Bering Sea Research Area for studying the impacts of nonpelagic trawling on bottom habitat. This rule is necessary to protect portions of the Bering Sea subarea bottom habitat from the potential effects of nonpelagic trawling and to provide the opportunity to further study the effects of nonpelagic trawling on bottom habitat. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Space Vehicle and Test Flight Activities from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California
Document Number: E8-17112
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for authorization for the take of marine mammals incidental to launching space launch vehicles, intercontinental ballistic and small missiles, and aircraft and helicopter operations at VAFB for the period of February 2009 through February 2014. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the USAF's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on the USAF's application and request.
Brake Rotors from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-17099
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (PRC) with respect to Longkou Zhongkai Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. (Longkou Zhongkai), an exporter of the subject merchandise from the PRC. The period of review (POR) covers April 1, 2007, through March 31, 2008. This order was revoked as a result of a sunset proceeding and the effective date of revocation is prior to the date of the U.S. entry made by Longkou Zhongkai, the subject of this new shipper review.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census Coverage Measurement Independent Listing Operation
Document Number: E8-17067
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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)).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Insular Watch and Jewelry Program Benefits
Document Number: E8-17066
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
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; Application To Shuck Surf Clams/Ocean Quahogs at Sea
Document Number: E8-17065
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
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: E8-17061
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-17060
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-17059
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-17026
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 21, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Global Trade International LLC (``GTI''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted.
Additional Protocol Regulations
Document Number: E8-16815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This proposed rule would implement the provisions of the Protocol Additional to the Agreement Between the United States of America and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the Application of Safeguards in the United States of America (the ``Additional Protocol''). The Additional Protocol is an agreement between the United States and the IAEA to allow monitoring and reporting of certain civil nuclear fuel cycle-related activities. The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is proposing these Additional Protocol Regulations (APR) to implement the provisions of the Additional Protocol affecting U.S. industry and other U.S. persons engaged in certain civil nuclear fuel cycle-related activities, which are not regulated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or its domestic Agreement States and are not located on certain U.S. government locations. The proposed APR describe the requirement to report such activities to BIS, the scope and conduct of IAEA complementary access to locations at which such civil nuclear fuel cycle-related activities take place, and the role of BIS in implementing the Additional Protocol in the United States. The impact of the APR on U.S. industry and other U.S. persons will involve the submission of initial reports, annual update reports, and other reporting requirements, as well as on-site activities in conjunction with complementary access. Other U.S. government agencies issuing regulations implementing other provisions of the Additional Protocol include the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-16999
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China for the period February 1, 2007 to January 31, 2008.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fishery; Inseason Action #1 and #2
Document Number: E8-16996
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces two inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. Inseason action 1 modified the commercial fishery from Cape Falcon, Oregon, to the Oregon/California Border, and from Horse Mountain, California, to Point Arena, California. Inseason action 2 modified the recreational fishery from Cape Falcon, Oregon, to Humbug Mountain, Oregon and from Horse Mountain, Oregon, to the U..S./Mexico Border.
Endangered Species; File No. 13544
Document Number: E8-16994
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Jeffrey Schmid, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, FL 34102, has applied in due form for a permit to take Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles for purposes of research.
Marine Mammals; File No. 373-1868
Document Number: E8-16988
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, 3820 Cypress Drive 11, Petaluma, California 94954, has withdrawn an application for an amendment to Permit No. 373-1868 for takes of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) incidental to research.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: E8-16986
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces inseason changes to management measures in the commercial Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.
Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members
Document Number: E8-16960
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Six Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) advise the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls applicable to dual-use commodities and technology and on the administration of those controls. The TACs are composed of representatives from industry and Government representing diverse points of view on the concerns of the exporting community. Industry representatives are selected from firms producing a broad range of goods, technologies, and software presently controlled for national security, non-proliferation, foreign policy, and short supply reasons or that are proposed for such controls, balanced to the extent possible among large and small firms. TAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve terms of not more than four consecutive years. The membership reflects the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. TAC members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. These clearances are necessary so that members may be permitted access to the classified information needed to formulate recommendations to the Department of Commerce. Each TAC meets approximately four times per year. Members of the Committees will not be compensated for their services. The six TACs are responsible for advising the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls and the administration of those controls within the following areas: Information Systems TAC: Control List Categories 3 (electronics), 4 (computers), and 5 (telecommunications and information security); Materials TAC: Control List Category 1 (materials, chemicals, microorganisms, and toxins); Materials Processing Equipment TAC: Control List Category 2 (materials processing); Regulations and Procedures TAC: The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Procedures for implementing the EAR; Sensors and Instrumentation TAC: Control List Category 6 (sensors and lasers); and Transportation and Related Equipment TAC: Control List Categories 7 (navigation and avionics), 8 (marine), and 9 (propulsion systems, space vehicles, and related equipment). To respond to this recruitment notice, please send a copy of your resume to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yspringer@bis.doc.gov. Deadline: This Notice of Recruitment will be open for one year from its date of publication in the Federal Register. For Further Information Contact: Ms. Yvette Springer on (202) 482- 2813.
Materials Processing Equipment, Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-16959
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E8-16939
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Instructions to Assist Manufacturers Submitting Notices of Intent (NOI) for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes
Document Number: E8-16903
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces that manufacturers that intend to submit, for the first time, digital-to-analog converter boxes to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for certification as part of the TV Converter Box Coupon Program (Coupon Program) must submit their Notice of Intent (NOI) before September 1, 2008. Manufacturers who have to date received a certification notice for one or more converters (repeat manufacturers) have until September 30, 2008 to submit their NOI for any additional digital-to-analog converter boxes for certification under the Coupon Program. The intent of this notice is to allow NTIA to better plan and anticipate resource needs to process a finite group of converters.