Department of Commerce September 24, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: Z8-21719
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-22494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from Thailand
Document Number: E8-22472
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its preliminary determination in the investigation of sales at less than fair value of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from Thailand. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from Thailand, 73 FR 24565 (May 5, 2008) (Preliminary Determination). The Department has determined that PET Film 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 weighted-average dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination of Investigation.''
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-22454
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (``PET Film'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2007, through June 30, 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 calculation for the mandatory respondent. The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section below.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the United Arab Emirates: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-22453
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (Department) published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (LTFV) in the antidumping investigation of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET film) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). On August 4, 2008, the Department issued a decision memorandum concerning the targeted dumping allegation by petitioners. See Memorandum to Stephen Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, from Barbara E. Tillman, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Antidumping Duty Investigation of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) from the United Arab Emirates: Analysis of Petitioners' Allegation of Targeting Dumping, dated August 4, 2008 (Targeted Dumping Memorandum). In that memorandum, we found that petitioners had not provided sufficient information to warrant a targeted dumping analysis. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary determination of sales at LTFV and on our targeted dumping decision. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our calculations for the sole respondent. See ``Changes Since the Preliminary Determination'' section below. We determine that PET film from the UAE is being, or is 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 final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section below.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from Brazil
Document Number: E8-22449
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET film) from Brazil are being, or are 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 dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination of Investigation.''
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Revised Management Authority for Dark Rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-22441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a proposed rule that would implement Amendment 73 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 77 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (collectively, Amendments 73/77). If approved, Amendments 73/77 would remove dark rockfish (Sebastes ciliatus) from both fishery management plans (FMPs). The State of Alaska (State) would then assume management of dark rockfish catch by State-permitted vessels in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and the Gulf of Alaska. This action is necessary to allow the State of Alaska to implement more responsive, regionally based management of dark rockfish than is currently possible under the FMPs. This action would improve conservation and management of dark rockfish and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMPs, and other applicable laws.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the 2010 Census Program for Evaluations and Experiments
Document Number: E8-22417
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
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; 2010 Coverage Follow-up Telephone Operation
Document Number: E8-22414
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
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; Feedback Survey for Annual Tsunami Warning Communications Tests
Document Number: E8-22413
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
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: E8-22412
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Subsistence Fishing
Document Number: E8-22411
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule to amend the subsistence fishery rules for Pacific halibut in waters in and off Alaska. These regulations are necessary to address subsistence halibut management concerns, particularly in densely populated areas. This action is intended to support the conservation and management provisions of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gulf Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program
Document Number: E8-22406
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the commercial red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico, the Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS (RA) has determined that catastrophic conditions exist in those parts of Texas and Louisiana from the mouth of the Mississippi River west to Freeport, Texas as a result of recent hurricanes. Consistent with those regulations, the RA has authorized IFQ participants within this affected area to use paper-based forms, if necessary, for basic required IFQ administrative functions, e.g., landing transactions, until October 24, 2008. This determination of catastrophic conditions and allowance of alternative methods for completing required IFQ administrative functions is intended to facilitate continuation of IFQ operations during the period of catastrophic conditions.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22234
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22233
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22232
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22231
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22230
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab Fisheries; Groundfish Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Individual Fishing Quota Program; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program; Recordkeeping and Reporting; Permits
Document Number: E8-21722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This supplemental proposed rule provides specific information and further explanation regarding a June 29, 2007 (72 FR 35748) NMFS proposed rule that set out new recordkeeping and reporting requirements; a new electronic groundfish catch reporting system, Interagency Electronic Reporting System, and its data entry component, eLandings; the integration of eLandings with existing logbook requirements and future electronic logbooks; a variety of fisheries permits provisions and revisions to regulations governing the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area Crab Rationalization Program, including fee calculations; a revision to a Sitka Pinnacles Marine Reserve closure provision; and a revision to a groundfish observer provision regarding at-sea vessel-to-vessel transfers.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
Document Number: E8-21600
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the availability of the Proposed Middle Columbia River Steelhead Recovery Plan (Plan) for public review and comment. The Plan addresses the Middle Columbia River Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), which spawns and rears in tributaries to the Columbia River in central and eastern Washington and Oregon. NMFS is soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Proposed Plan.