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

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-21031
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-21030
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce
Availability of Seats for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-21021
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Conservation Primary; Conservation Alternate, and Community-at-Large Marin/Sonoma Alternate. 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. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-3 year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.
Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany: Amended Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-21027
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice: Request for Applications, Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-21025
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two year terms to commence in December 2008. This Notice reopens the application period in order to provide the public with an additional opportunity to submit applications. The evaluation criteria for selecting members contained in the August 1, 2008 notice shall continue to apply.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish Fishery; Framework Adjustment 6 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: E8-21019
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS approves and implements new management measures for the monkfish fishery recommended in Framework Adjustment 6 (Framework 6) to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), which has been submitted jointly by the New England (NEFMC) and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils). This action eliminates the backstop provision adopted in Framework Adjustment 4 (Framework 4) to the FMP, which was implemented in October 2007. This provision would have adjusted, and possibly closed, the directed monkfish fishery in fishing year (FY) 2009 if the landings in FY 2007 exceeded the target total allowable catch (TTAC) by more than 30 percent. Given that both stocks are rebuilt according to the most recent assessment, the backstop provision is no longer deemed necessary.
Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-21001
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the Russian Federation. The review covers two manufacturers/exporters, PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation (AVISMA) and Solikamsk Magnesium Works (SMW). The period of review is April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007. Based on our analysis of the comments received we have made changes in the margin calculations for AVISMA. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-21000
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for Massachusetts
Document Number: E8-20996
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Atlantic bluefish commercial quota available to Massachusetts has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the Atlantic bluefish fishery may not land bluefish in Massachusetts for the remainder of calendar year 2008, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer. Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish 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 bluefish in Massachusetts.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-20994
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E8-20976
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20916
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind in Part
Document Number: E8-20928
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Thailand. The review covers five exporters/producers. The period of review is August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made at prices below normal value by various companies subject to this review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20927
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 6, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results, Preliminary Partial Rescission and Final Partial Rescission of the Second Administrative Review, 73 FR 12127 (March 6, 2008) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results. We find that certain manufacturers/exporters have not sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (``POR'') February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007.
Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2009
Document Number: E8-20926
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, publishes this notice on the Modeling the Causes of Hypoxia component of the Northern Gulf of Mexico program to provide clarification regarding funding availability.
Stainless Steel Bar From India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20925
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (``SSB'') from India. This review covers sales of SSB from India with respect to two producers/exporters: D.H. Exports Pvt. Ltd. (``DHE'') and Sunflag Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (``Sunflag''), during the period February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007. We have noted the changes made since the preliminary results in the ``Changes Since the Preliminary Results'' section, below. The final results are listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Nomenclature Change to Rename the “Haddock Rope Trawl” the “Ruhle Trawl”; Final Rule
Document Number: E8-20924
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS changes the name of a previously approved trawl gear referred to as the ``Haddock Rope trawl'' to the ``Ruhle Trawl.'' The intent of this action is to recognize the effort of Captain Phil Ruhle, Sr., who was instrumental in the development of this gear.
Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E8-20922
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe (line pipe) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20921
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on floor-standing, metal-top ironing tables and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007. We have preliminarily determined that Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (``Since Hardware''), has made sales to the United States of the subject merchandise at prices below normal value and that Forever Holdings Limited (``Forever Holdings'') has not sold merchandise to the United States at prices below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties filing comments are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument(s).
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Notice of Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20920
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting the fourteenth administrative review of the antidumping order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from the Republic of (Korea). This review covers seven manufacturers and exporters (collectively, the respondents) of the subject merchandise: LG Chem., Ltd. (LG), Haewon MSC Co. Ltd. (Haewon), Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd. (Dongkuk), Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd., (Dongbu); Hyundai HYSCO (HYSCO); Pohang Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (POSCO) and Pohang Coated Steel Co., Ltd. (POCOS) (collectively, the POSCO Group); and Union Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Union). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007. We preliminarily determine that during the POR, Dongbu, HYSCO, the POSCO Group, and Union, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). In addition, based on the preliminary results for the respondents selected for individual review, we have preliminarily determined a weighted-average margin for those companies that were not selected for individual review. 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.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20919
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The review covers various exporters. The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made at prices below normal value by companies subject to this review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20918
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. For information on the net subsidy for each of the reviewed companies, see the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
Notice of 2nd Afghanistan International Carpet Fair
Document Number: E8-20917
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E8-20904
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-20897
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Protocol for Access to Tissue Specimen Samples from the National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank
Document Number: E8-20792
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Report of Whaling Operations
Document Number: E8-20791
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
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.
Federal Register Notice Calling for Nominations to Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-20790
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for membership on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee was established to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of the Interior in implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, specifically on strategies and priorities for developing the national system of marine protected areas (MPAs) and on practical approaches to further enhance and expand protection of new and existing MPAs. Nominations are sought for highly qualified non-Federal scientists, resource managers, and people representing other interests or organizations involved with or affected by marine conservation including in the Great Lakes. Fifteen members of the Committee have terms that expire October 31, 2009, and nominations are sought to fill these vacancies. Individuals seeking membership on the Advisory Committee should possess demonstrable expertise in a related field or represent a stakeholder interest affected by MPAs. Nominees also will be evaluated based on the following factors: Marine policy experience, leadership and organization skills, region of country represented, and diversity characteristics. The membership reflects the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. The full text of the Advisory Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the Agency's Web page at http://mpa.gov.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-20782
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-20781
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-20780
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-20545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-20541
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the Peoples Republic of China (``PRC''), received on July 11, 2008, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') of this new shipper review is January 1, 2008, through June 30, 2008.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; Management Measures for the Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: E8-20774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would establish Federal permitting and reporting requirements for all commercial bottomfish vessels fishing in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The proposed rule would also close certain EEZ waters around the CNMI to bottomfish fishing by vessels over 40 ft (12.2 m) long. Vessel monitoring system units would be installed on these vessels, and the operators of these vessels would be required to submit Federal sales reports in addition to catch reports. This proposed rule is intended to ensure adequate collection of information about the CNMI commercial bottomfish fishery, provide for sustained community participation, and maintain a consistent supply of locally-caught bottomfish to CNMI markets and seafood consumers. Combined, these measures are intended to prevent the depletion of bottomfish stocks in the CNMI, and to sustain the fisheries that depend on them.
Marine Mammals; File No. 13430
Document Number: E8-20773
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, (Responsible Party: Dr. John Bengtson, Director), Seattle, WA, has applied for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals.
Notice and Call for Applications for the International Buyer Program for the Period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010
Document Number: E8-20756
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the International Buyer Program (IBP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). This announcement covers selection for International Buyer Program participation for calendar year 2010 (January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010). The International Buyer Program was established to bring international buyers together with U.S. firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential. The International Buyer Program emphasizes cooperation between the DOC and trade show organizers to benefit U.S. firms exhibiting at selected events and provides practical, hands-on assistance such as export counseling and market analysis to U.S. companies interested in exporting. The assistance provided to show organizers includes worldwide overseas promotion of selected shows to potential international buyers, end- users, representatives and distributors. The worldwide promotion is executed through the offices of the DOC U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (hereinafter referred to as the Commercial Service) in more than 70 countries representing the United States' major trading partners, and also in U.S. Embassies in countries where the Commercial Service does not maintain offices. The DOC expects to select approximately 40 trade shows for the January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010 period from among applicants to the program. Shows selected for the International Buyer Program will provide a venue for U.S. companies interested in expanding their sales into international markets. Successful show organizer applicants will be required to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the DOC. The MOA constitutes an agreement between the DOC and the show organizer specifying which responsibilities are to be undertaken by the DOC as part of the International Buyer Program and, in turn, which responsibilities are to be undertaken by the show organizer. Anyone requesting application information will be sent a sample copy of the MOA along with the application and a copy of this Federal Register Notice. The responsibilities to be undertaken by the DOC will be carried out by the Commercial Service.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review and Fourth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of the Fourth Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20755
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 68 FR 47909 (August 12, 2003) (``Order''). We preliminarily find that QVD Food Company Ltd. (``QVD'') and Binh An Seafood Joint Stock Co. (``Binh An'') did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR''), August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20752
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 from India. The review covers two manufacturers/exporters, Alpanil Industries and Pidilite Industries Limited. The period of review is December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. We have preliminarily determined that Alpanil Industries and Pidilite Industries Limited made sales below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument a statement of each issue and a brief summary of the argument.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20750
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP 23) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. We preliminarily determine that 11 companies have failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of their ability to comply with our requests for information and, as a result, should be assigned a rate based on adverse facts available (AFA). We are also rescinding this administrative review with respect to three companies. 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 on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Porcelain-on-Steel Cooking Ware from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20748
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on porcelain-on- steel cooking ware from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period December 1, 2006, to November 30, 2007. The Department has preliminarily determined to apply adverse facts available to the PRC-wide entity, which includes Xiamen Songson Plastic Hardware Co., Ltd. (``Songson''), the only respondent in this review. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR''). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: E8-20738
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 29, 2008, Nacional de Acero S.A. de C.V. (``Nacional'') 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 Injury Determination made by the United States International Trade Commission respecting Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from China, Korea, and Mexico. The determination was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 45244) on August 4, 2008. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2008-1904-04 to this request.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-20695
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-20679
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Council's (MAFMC) Dogfish Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.
Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
Document Number: E8-20672
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is reviewing the foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to determine whether they should be modified, rescinded or extended. To help make these determinations, BIS is seeking comments on how existing foreign policy-based export controls have affected exporters and the general public. Additionally, BIS is particularly interested in comments regarding the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of the EAR), including on its usefulness and format, as well as on the specific entities listed and the licensing policies and requirements assigned to each.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Proposed Rulemaking To Designate Critical Habitat for the Threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American Green Sturgeon
Document Number: E8-20632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose to designate critical habitat for the threatened Southern distinct population segment of North American green sturgeon (Southern DPS of green sturgeon) pursuant to section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Specific areas proposed for designation include: coastal U.S. marine waters within 110 meters (m) depth from Monterey Bay, California (including Monterey Bay), north to Cape Flattery, Washington, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington, to its United States boundary; the Sacramento River, lower Feather River, and lower Yuba River in California; the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun, San Pablo, and San Francisco bays in California; the lower Columbia River estuary; and certain coastal bays and estuaries in California (Humboldt Bay), Oregon (Coos Bay, Winchester Bay, and Yaquina Bay), and Washington (Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor). The areas proposed for designation comprise approximately 325 miles (524 km) of freshwater river habitat, 1,058 square miles (2,739 sq km) of estuarine habitat, 11,927 square miles (30,890 sq km) of marine habitat, and 136 square miles (352 sq km) of habitat within the Yolo and Sutter bypasses (Sacramento River, CA). We propose to exclude the following areas from designation because the benefits of exclusion outweigh the benefits of inclusion and exclusion will not result in the extinction of the species: coastal U.S. marine waters within 110 m depth from the California/Mexico border north to Monterey Bay, CA, and from the Alaska/Canada border northwest to the Bering Strait; and certain coastal bays and estuaries in California (Tomales Bay, Elkhorn Slough, Noyo Harbor, and the estuaries to the head of the tide in the Eel and Klamath/Trinity rivers), Oregon (Tillamook Bay and the estuaries to the head of the tide in the Rogue, Siuslaw, and Alsea rivers), and Washington (Puget Sound). The areas excluded from the proposed designation comprise approximately 1,057 square miles (2,738 sq km) of estuarine habitat and 396,917 square miles (1,028,015 sq km) of marine habitat. We acknowledge that there may be costs incurred by those planning to undertake activities in certain areas, in particular Coo Bay, OR, or other areas along the lower Columbia River estuary, as a result of this proposed critical habitat designation for the Southern DPS of green sturgeon that were not captured in our draft economic report. These activities include, but are not limited to, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, hydropower activities, and alternative energy projects. We solicit comment on what these additional costs might be and will consider any additional information received in developing our final determination to designate or exclude areas from critical habitat for the Southern DPS of green sturgeon.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-20605
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Council's Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Committee will hold a public meeting on Amendment 10 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan and if time allows, also on Amendment 11.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-20604
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, September 29 - October 7, 2008 at Sheraton Hotel, 401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Critical Habitat for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Salmon
Document Number: E8-20603
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose to designate critical habitat for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment (GOM DPS) of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). We previously determined that naturally spawned and several hatchery populations of Atlantic salmon which constituted the GOM DPS warrant listing as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). We are required to designate critical habitat for the GOM DPS as a result of this listing. We propose to designate as critical habitat 45 specific areas occupied by Atlantic salmon at the time of listing that comprise approximately 203,781 km of perennial river, stream, and estuary habitat and 868 square km of lake habitat within the range of the GOM DPS and on which are found those physical and biological features essential to the conservation of the species. The entire occupied range of the GOM DPS in which critical habitat is being proposed is within the State of Maine. We propose to exclude approximately 1,463 km of river, stream, and estuary habitat and 115 square km of lake habitat from critical habitat pursuant to section 4(b)(2) of the ESA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the Directed Butterfish Fishery
Document Number: E8-20600
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the directed fishery for butterfish in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) will be closed effective 0001 hours, September 5, 2008. Vessels issued a Federal permit to harvest butterfish may not retain or land more than 250 lb (0.11-mt) of butterfish per trip for the remainder of the year (through December 31, 2008). This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its domestic annual harvest (DAH) of 500 mt and to allow for effective management of this stock.