Department of Commerce September 19, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
Document Number: E8-21989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 27 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP). These proposed regulations would amend the Crab Rationalization Program to: implement the statutory requirements of section 122(e) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act that specifically directs NMFS to modify how individual processing quota (IPQ) use caps apply to a person who is custom processing Chionoecetes opilio crab in the North Region, clarify that for other crab fisheries, IPQ crab that is processed at a facility through contractual arrangements with the facility owners would not be applied against the IPQ use cap of the facility owners provided specific conditions are met, and modify IPQ use caps that limit the amount of IPQ that may be used at a facility by persons processing Eastern Aleutian Islands golden king crab and Western Aleutian Islands red king crab. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable law.
Marine Mammals; File No. 782-1702
Document Number: E8-21988
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98115-0070 has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 782-1702.
Honey From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Results Pursuant to Final Court Decision
Document Number: E8-21979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 29, 2008, the Court of International Trade (``CIT'') affirmed the Department's remand determination and entered judgment in Wuhan Bee Healthy Co., Ltd., and Presstek Inc., v. United States, Court No. 05-00438, Slip Op. 08-61 (Ct. Int'l Trade) (May 29, 2008) (``Wuhan v. U.S.''), which challenged certain aspects of the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') findings in Honey from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 38873 (July 6, 2005) (``Final Results'') and the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. As explained below, in accordance with the order contained in the CIT's May 29, 2008, Wuhan v. U.S., the Department is amending the Final Results of the review to apply the recalculated surrogate value for labor in the Department's normal value calculation.
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: E8-21949
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of citric acid and certain citrate salts from the People's Republic of China. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Cancellation
Document Number: E8-21900
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council has cancelled the public meeting of its Groundfish Committee that was scheduled for Monday, September 29, 2008 beginning at 9 a.m., in Peabody, MA.
Household Eligibility and Application Process of the Coupon Program for Individuals Residing in Nursing Homes, Intermediate Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities and Households that Utilize Post Office Boxes
Document Number: E8-21892
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In this document, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) adopts certain changes affecting section 301.3 of its Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program regulations. See 47 CFR Sec. 301.3. Specifically, NTIA waives the ``eligible household'' and application requirements in subsection 301.3(a) and subsection 301.3(e), respectively, for individuals residing in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and assisted living facilities, subject to alternative application requirements specified herein. NTIA also amends paragraph 301.3(a)(2) to permit an otherwise eligible household that utilizes a post office box for mail receipt to apply for and receive coupons.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Essential Fish Habitat
Document Number: E8-21846
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of an draft integrated environmental impact statement and fishery management plan amendment pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that examines alternatives to revise existing Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Essential Fish Habitat (EFH); considers additional Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs); and analyzes fishing and non-fishing impacts on EFH consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and other relevant Federal laws.