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

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U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product Draft Report 1.2 “Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes”
Document Number: E8-18405
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
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 1.2 ``Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes.''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.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Pelagic Fisheries; Squid Jig Fisheries
Document Number: E8-18404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council proposes to amend the Fishery Management Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region. If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, Amendment 15 would add three species of pelagic squid to the management unit, and establish Federal permitting and reporting requirements for squid jig fishing vessels over 50 ft in length. These vessels would also be required to carry observers if requested by NMFS. Combined, these measures are intended to enable the Council and NMFS to better monitor and manage the U.S. domestic pelagic squid fisheries.
Cutoff Dates for Recognition of Boundary Changes for the 2010 Census
Document Number: E8-18305
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is amending its regulations to establish cutoff dates for the recognition of boundary changes for the 2010 Census. This amendment is necessary, as the existing cutoff dates are out of date. Upon effectiveness of this rule, the Census Bureau will recognize only those boundaries legally in effect on January 1, 2010, that have been reported officially to the Census Bureau no later than March 1, 2010.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Shallow Hazard and Site Clearance Surveys in the Chukchi Sea in 2008
Document Number: E8-18199
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by Level-B harassment, incidental to conducting open water shallow hazard and site clearance surveys by ASRC Energy Service (AES) in the Chukchi Sea, has been issued for a period of one year from the IHA effective date.
Foreign-Trade Zone 272-Lehigh and Northampton Counties, PA; Application for Expansion
Document Number: E8-18343
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: E8-18340
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Thursday, September 11, 2008. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to review applicant consensus scores and select applicants for site visit review. The applications under review by Judges contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E8-18295
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2009
Document Number: E8-18000
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to change the full proposal submission deadline for the solicitation ``Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Hawaii Program,'' to August 29, 2008 to give the public more time to respond. The solicitation, which was originally announced in the Federal Register on July 11, 2008, gave a proposal due date of August 15, 2008.
Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E8-18249
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 10, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the notice of preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determination in the investigation of circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (CWASPP) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). We are amending our preliminary determination to correct ministerial errors discovered with respect to the countervailing duty rate calculated for Winner Stainless Steel Tube Co., Ltd. (Winner), Winner Machinery Enterprise Company Ltd. (Winner HK), and Winner Steel Products (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (WSP) (collectively the Winner Companies). This correction also affects the countervailing duty rate applied to Froch Enterprises Co. Ltd. (Froch) (also known as Zhangyuan Metal Industry Co. Ltd.) as well as the rate applied to all other companies not individually investigated.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Finland; Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18246
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Inc. (the petitioner) and respondents CP Kelco OY and CP Kelco U.S., Inc. (collectively, CP Kelco), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland. The review covers exports of the subject merchandise to the United States produced by CP Kelco. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We preliminarily find that CP Kelco made sales at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. 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 based on differences between the export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP) and NV.
Clarification of Patent Regulations Currently in Effect, and Revision in Applicability Date of Provisions Relating to Patent Applications Containing Patentably Indistinct Claims
Document Number: E8-18224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is publishing this notice to clarify which patent-related regulations are currently in effect. The USPTO is identifying the applicability date of those regulatory provisions relating to applications containing patentably indistinct claims which are enjoined in Tafas v. Dudas, 530 F. Supp. 2d 786 (E.D. Va. 2008). Should the injunction be lifted, those regulations will apply only to applications filed on or after any new effective date that would be published by the USPTO in the future.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18220
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, sheet and strip from India for the period January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. We preliminarily determine that subsidies are being provided on the production and export of PET film from India. See the ``Preliminary Results of Administrative Review'' section, below. If the final results remain the same as the preliminary results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this administrative review. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice, below.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18218
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from petitioner Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Incorporated (Aqualon), a U.S. manufacturer of purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and CP Kelco B.V., CP Kelco U.S. Inc., Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) and J.M. Huber Corporation (CP Kelco B.V. is a producer of CMC in the Netherlands \1\ and is referred to as ``CP Kelco'' for purposes of these preliminary results), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CMC from the Netherlands. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise produced and exported by CP Kelco (formerly known as Noviant B.V.).\2\ The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18217
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Quimica Amtex S.A. de C.V. (Amtex), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Mexico. The review covers exports of the subject merchandise to the United States produced and exported by Amtex and the period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We preliminarily find that Amtex made sales at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. 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 based on differences between the export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP) and NV. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit arguments in this proceeding are requested to submit with the arguments: (1) a statement of the issues, (2) a brief summary of the arguments (no longer than five pages, including footnotes) and (3) a table of authorities.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Shortraker Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-18204
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of shortraker rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) of shortraker rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Closure
Document Number: E8-18198
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific sardine. This action is necessary because the directed harvest allocation total for the second seasonal period (July 1 - September 14) is projected to be reached. From date of closure until September 15, 2008, Pacific sardine may only be harvested incidental to other fisheries, with incidental harvest constrained by a 20-percent by weight incidental catch rate.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Cost Recovery Program
Document Number: E8-18197
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes a notification of a one and five one-hundredths (1.05) percent fee for cost recovery under the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program (Program). This action is intended to provide holders of crab allocations with the fee percentage for the 2008/2009 crab fishing year so they can calculate the required payment for cost recovery fees that must be submitted by July 31, 2009.
Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-18196
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on laminated woven sacks from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On July 30, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Laminated Woven Sacks from China, Investigation No. 731-TA-1122 (Final), USITC Publication 4025 (July 2008).
Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E8-18195
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on an affirmative final determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is issuing a countervailing duty order on Laminated Woven Sacks (LWS) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). On July 30, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry and its negative determination of critical circumstances. See Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China, USITC Pub. 4025, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-450 (Final) (July 2008).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-18161
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will host a public workshop on proposed gear modifications to trawl sweeps used in the BSAI flatfish fisheries, at Dantrawl, in Seattle.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Surf Zone Testing/Training and Amphibious Vehicle Training and Weapons Testing
Document Number: E8-18136
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting surf zone testing/training and amphibious vehicle training and weapons testing off the coast of Santa Rosa Island (SRI), has been issued to the Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB) for a period of 1 year.
Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species
Document Number: E8-18106
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces its intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) on Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). An environmental impact statement (EIS) was prepared for the HMS FMP and finalized in August 2003; however, the HMS FMP was only partially approved and the West Coast-based shallow-set longline (SSLL) fishery was not implemented. Amendment 2 would establish a management framework for a West Coast-based SSLL fishery outside of the West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The amendment is needed in order to provide high seas SSLL fishing opportunity for historic and/or current West Coast- based fishermen who have participated in fisheries targeting swordfish and landed swordfish in West Coast ports. NMFS provides this notice to describe the proposed action and possible alternatives; advise other Federal and State agencies, affected Tribes, and the public of our intent to prepare an EIS; announce the initiation of a public scoping period; and obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be included in the EIS.
Endangered Species; File No. 13543
Document Number: E8-18105
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 217 Ft. Johnson Rd., Charleston, SC 29412, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seismic Survey in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska, Summer and Early Fall 2008
Document Number: E8-18104
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to PGS Onshore, Inc. (PGS) to take, by harassment, small numbers of six species of marine mammals incidental to an exploratory three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska, utilizing an ocean bottom cable/ transition zone (OBC/TZ) technique in summer and early fall 2008.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Greenland Turbot in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-18068
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Greenland turbot in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Greenland turbot total allowable catch (TAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Document Number: E8-18066
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2008 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in Massachusetts for the remainder of calendar year 2008, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise Massachusetts that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in Massachusetts.
Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, Baker Hughes, Inc., (Barite Milling), Morgan City, LA
Document Number: E8-18121
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-18077
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Uncovered Innerspring Units from South Africa
Document Number: E8-18033
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that imports of uncovered innerspring units from South Africa 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 (the Act). Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. We intend to make our final determination within 75 days of the date of publication of this preliminary determination pursuant to section 735 of the Act.
Uncovered Innerspring Units from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-18032
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that uncovered innerspring units (``innersprings'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') 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 margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. We intend to make our final determination within 75 days after the date of this preliminary determination pursuant to section 735 of the Act.
Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-18031
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that uncovered innerspring units (``innersprings'') 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 margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Pasta from Italy: Preliminary Results of the 11th (2006) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18030
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. We preliminarily find that De Matteis Agroalimentare S.p.A. (``De Matteis''), Pastificio Lucio Garofalo S.p.A. (``Garofalo''), and F.lli De Cecco di Filippo Fara San Martino S.p.A. (``De Cecco'') received countervailable subsidies, and that Pastificio Felicetti SrL (``Felicetti'') did not receive any countervailable subsidies. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section, below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Sweden: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18029
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Sweden, in response to timely received requests for review, submitted by CP Kelco AB (respondent), and the Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Incorporated (Aqualon), a U.S. manufacturer of CMC (petitioner). This review covers the period July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We preliminarily determine that U.S. sales of subject merchandise have been made by CP Kelco AB (CP Kelco) below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between the export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP) and the NV. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18028
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests for review by respondents, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephtalate film, sheet and strip (PET Film) from India for the period of review (POR) July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. The review covers one respondent, Jindal Poly Film, Ltd. (Jindal). The Department preliminarily determines that Jindal did not make sales at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries during the POR without regard to antidumping duties. The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review.''
Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18027
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a timely request, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand for the period of review (POR) July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. The review covers one respondent, Vita Food Factory (1989) Ltd. (Vita). The Department preliminarily determines that Vita made sales to the United States at less than normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on entries of Vita's merchandise during the POR. The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review.''
Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Preliminary Results of Eleventh Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18026
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests by interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (``pasta'') from Italy for the period of review (``POR'') July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. This review covers four producers/exporters of subject merchandise. We preliminarily determine that during the POR, respondents sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV''). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Changes to Practice for Documents Submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Document Number: E8-18025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is proposing to revise the rules of practice to limit the types of correspondence that may be submitted to the Office by facsimile. The Office is also proposing an increased minimum font size for use on papers submitted to the Office for a patent application, patent or reexamination proceeding. The proposed changes will improve the legibility of documents in the Office's files of patent applications and reexamination proceedings.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Mexico; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-17987
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from respondent ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. (Mexinox S.A.) and Mexinox USA, Inc. (Mexinox USA) (collectively, Mexinox) and petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (S4 in coils) from Mexico. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise from Mexinox S.A. during the period July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E8-18016
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRP) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). On July 28, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from China, USITC Pub. 4024, Investigation Nos. 701-TA-449 and 731-TA-1118 (Final) (July 2008).
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, the People's Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders; Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-18013
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the Commission), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico, the People's Republic of China (the PRC), and the Republic of Korea (Korea). On July 28, 2008, the Commission notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry and its negative determination of critical circumstances. See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from China, Korea and Mexico (Investigation Nos. 731-TA- 1118-1120 (Final), USITC Publication 4024, July 2008).
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-17969
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 23, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for Dujiangyan Xingda Foodstuff Co., Ltd. (``Xingda''). See Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 73 FR 30054 (May 23, 2008) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we did not receive any comments. Therefore, we made no changes to the dumping margin calculations for these final results.
Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee
Document Number: E8-17960
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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 twenty-one 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 these 21 SAPs in the context of other recent climate and global change scientific studies and formal assessments.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Gulf of Alaska, September 2008
Document Number: E8-17949
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO), a part of Columbia University, for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the Gulf of Alaska during September 2008. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to L-DEO to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, small numbers of several species of marine mammals during the aforementioned activity.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Nantucket Lightship Scallop Access Area to Scallop Vessels
Document Number: E8-17947
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the closure of the Nantucket Lightship Scallop Access Area (NLCA) to scallop vessels until June 15, 2010. This closure is based on a determination by the Northeast Regional Administrator (RA) that scallop vessels will have caught the yellowtail flounder (yellowtail) total allowable catch (TAC) for the NLCA on August 3, 2008. Effective 0001 hours, August 4, 2008, vessels may not fish for scallops in the NLCA. Vessels on a NLCA scallop trip at the time of this announcement must leave the NLCA prior to 0001 hour, August 4, 2008. This action is being taken to prevent the scallop fleet from exceeding the yellowtail TAC allocated to the NLCA for the 2008 scallop fishing year in accordance with the regulations implementing the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP), Northeast (NE) Multispecies FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Taiwan: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-17935
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSSC) from Taiwan with respect to three companies. Only one respondent, Chia Far Industrial Factory Co., Ltd. (Chia Far), is participating in this review. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We preliminarily determine that Chia Far made sales below normal value (NV). If the preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results.
Endangered Species; File No. 1549
Document Number: E8-17818
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Boyd Kynard, S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (USGS-BRD), Box 796, One Migratory Way, Turners Falls, MA 01376, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1549.