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

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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: E8-24415
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of Florida is transferring commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York from its 2008 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 3 of the 2008 Panel
Document Number: E8-24351
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau, Census Bureau
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)).
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: E8-24368
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces inseason changes to management measures in the Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries including: trip limit adjustments; the reopening of the Pacific whiting primary seasons for the shore-based, catcher/processor, and mothership sectors; bycatch limit increases; and modifications to the trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas. These routine actions, are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), and are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.
Foreign-Trade Zone 26-Atlanta, GA, Area; Application for Reorganization/Expansion
Document Number: E8-24326
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Geographic Partnership Programs
Document Number: E8-24322
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau, Census Bureau
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)).
Sea Turtle Conservation; Shrimp Trawling Requirements
Document Number: E8-24280
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this temporary rule for a period of 30 days, to allow shrimp fishermen to use limited tow times as an alternative to Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in state and Federal waters offshore of Texas (from the Texas/Louisiana boundary southward to the boundary shared by Matagorda and Brazoria Counties; approximately 95[deg] 32'W. long.) extending offshore 20 nautical miles. This action is necessary because environmental conditions resulting from Hurricane Ike are preventing some fishermen from using TEDs effectively.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: E8-24272
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's (ALWTRP) implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 1,445 nm\2\ (4,956 km\2\), southeast of Portland, Maine for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Offsets in Military Exports
Document Number: E8-24229
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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: E8-24225
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-24224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) will hold a work session by telephone conference, which is open to the public, to develop recommendations for the November 2008 Council meeting.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-24215
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-24214
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy Training in the Southern California Range Complex
Document Number: E8-23618
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to training activities conducted in the Southern California Range Complex (SOCAL), which extends south and southwest off the southern California coast, for the period of January 2009 through January 2014. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is proposing regulations to govern that take and requesting information, suggestions, and comments on these proposed regulations.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training (AFAST)
Document Number: E8-23617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to training activities conducted off the U.S. Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico for the period of January 2009 through January 2014. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is proposing regulations to govern that take and requesting information, suggestions, and comments on these proposed regulations.
Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Agreements Implementation: December 2007 Categories 1, 2, 3, 5 Parts I and II, 6, 7, and 9 of the Commerce Control List, Definitions; December 2006 Solar Cells
Document Number: E8-23278
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies items subject to Department of Commerce export controls. This final rule revises the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement's List of Dual Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar List) maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA). The Wassenaar Arrangement advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. To harmonize with the changes to the Wassenaar List, this rule revises the EAR by amending certain entries that are controlled for national security reasons in Categories 1, 2, 3, 5 Part I (telecommunications), 5 Part II (information security), 6, 7, and 9; adding new entries to the Commerce Control List (CCL), and amending EAR Definitions, as well as adding definitions. The purpose of this final rule is to revise the CCL and definitions of terms used in the EAR to implement Wassenaar List revisions that were agreed upon in the December 2007 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Meeting and the Wassenaar List provisions regarding solar cells agreed upon in the December 2006 plenary meeting. This rule also adds or expands unilateral U.S. export controls and national security export controls on certain items to make them consistent with the amendments made to implement the Wassenaar Arrangement's decisions.
Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Intent Not to Revoke, In Part
Document Number: E8-24205
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 29, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain orange juice from Brazil to consider partially revoking the order to exclude ultra low pulp orange juice (ULPOJ) pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.222(g)(1)(i). See Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 73 FR 23182 (Apr. 29, 2008) (Initiation Notice). Upon analyzing the industry support information provided by the interested parties participating in this review, we preliminarily determine there is not sufficient industry support for the Department to partially revoke the order on certain orange juice from Brazil to exclude ULPOJ.
Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Notice of Intent to Rescind Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, In Part
Document Number: E8-24204
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 1, 2008, we published the notice of initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review with respect to the Borusan Group (and affiliates, Borusan Mannesmann, Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S.) and Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. (``Toscelik''). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 37409 (July 1, 2008). We have preliminarily determined that the review of Toscelik should be rescinded.
Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E8-24203
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Stanford University; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscopes
Document Number: E8-24202
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Reporting Requirements and Conservation Measures
Document Number: E8-24201
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is announcing that the information collection and reporting requirement was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Endangered Fish and Wildlife; Final Rule To Implement Speed Restrictions to Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions With North Atlantic Right Whales
Document Number: E8-24177
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS establishes regulations to implement speed restrictions of no more than 10 knots applying to all vessels 65 ft (19.8 m) or greater in overall length in certain locations and at certain times of the year along the east coast of the U.S. Atlantic seaboard. The purpose of the regulations is to reduce the likelihood of deaths and serious injuries to endangered North Atlantic right whales that result from collisions with ships.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: E8-24165
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold four public hearings to solicit comments on proposals to be included in the Draft Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Coral Reef Ecosystems Permit Form
Document Number: E8-24023
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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; Coastal Zone Management Program Administration
Document Number: E8-24018
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Performance Review Board (PRB)
Document Number: E8-24065
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
In conformance with the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the United States Patent and Trademark Office announces the appointment of persons to serve as members of its Performance Review Board.
Saccharin from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-24030
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on saccharin from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, as well as a lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result of the sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Termination of Foreign-Trade Subzone 61G, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Document Number: E8-24026
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E8-24015
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that individuals and institutions have been issued Letters of Confirmation for activities conducted under the General Authorization for Scientific Research on marine mammals. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a list of names and address of recipients.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-24000
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
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 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.
Enhancing the Security and Stability of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System
Document Number: E8-23974
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) notes the increase in interest among government, technology experts and industry representatives regarding the deployment of Domain Name and Addressing System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) at the root zone level. The Department remains committed to preserving the security and stability of the DNS and is exploring the implementation of DNSSEC in the DNS hierarchy, including at the authoritative root zone level. Accordingly, the Department is issuing this notice to invite comments regarding DNSSEC implementation at the root zone.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Documentation of Fish Harvest
Document Number: E8-23961
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
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; Gear-Marking Requirement for Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: E8-23960
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
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; Applications and Reports for Registration as a Tanner or Agent
Document Number: E8-23943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Revision
Document Number: E8-23941
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee (Committee), in October, 2008, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Document Number: E8-23908
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 14, 2008, adopting new rules governing the conduct of disciplinary investigations, issuing warnings when closing such investigations, disciplinary proceedings, non-disciplinary transfer to disability inactive status and reinstatement to practice before the Office. This document corrects omissions in that final rule and amends the Rules of Practice for consistency with the final rule.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23890
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce
Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Noramco, Inc. (Pharmaceutical Intermediates), Athens, GA
Document Number: E8-23888
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-23841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Section 3009 of the Deficit Reduction Act (Act) requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to implement and administer a program through which each eligible low- power television broadcast station, Class A television station, television translator station, or television booster station may receive reimbursement for equipment to upgrade from analog to digital in eligible rural communities. NTIA will hold public meetings regarding the implementation of this Low-power Television Upgrade Program (Upgrade Program) \1\ in Washington, DC and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Philip Cheng
Document Number: E8-23795
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Galaxy Aviation Trade Co. Ltd., et al.; Final Decision and Order
Document Number: E8-23726
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-23896
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that certain steel threaded rod (``CSTR'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is 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.
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Lansing, MI; Application and Public Hearing
Document Number: E8-23886
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board