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

Announcement of the Establishment of a Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) for Laboratories Performing Interoperability, Performance, and Conformance Biometrics Testing Under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program and Technical Requirements for Such a LAP
Document Number: E8-28376
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the establishment of a laboratory accreditation program and the availability of applications for accreditation of laboratories that perform biometric testing including interoperability, performance, and conformance testing using internationally recognized standards developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), NIST, and by the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS). Additional standards may be identified throughout the development of the accreditation program technical requirements.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results Pursuant to Final Court Decision
Document Number: E8-28321
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 16, 2008, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) results of redetermination pursuant to the CIT's remand, whereby the Department, in accordance with the CIT's instructions: (1) recalculated the assessment rate for Gerber Food (Yunnan) Co., Ltd. (Gerber) using a rate other than the PRC-wide rate as partial adverse facts available (AFA) with respect to certain period of review (POR) sales of subject merchandise produced by Gerber for which the customs entry documentation identified Green Fresh (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd. (Green Fresh) as the exporter; and (2) recalculated the assessment rate for Green Fresh based on the data it reported, exclusive of the aforementioned transactions, without resorting to facts available or adverse inferences. As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this case, the Department is amending the final results of the 2001-2002 administrative review of certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers
Document Number: E8-28312
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
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 there will be a meeting of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on December 11, 2008. The Board of Overseers is composed of eleven members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Report from the Judges' Panel, Baldrige Program (BNQP) Update, BNQP Strategic Plan, Potential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Program, Use of the Consumer Price Index as an Inflator for the Baldrige Award Application fees, and Recommendations for the NIST Director.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: E8-28311
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Wednesday, December 17, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, December 18, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to have an overview of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center and have roundtable discussions on social sciences and lifelines. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-28254
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) Nomination Evaluation Committee will meet in closed session on Monday, December 15, 2008. The primary purpose of the meeting is the discussion of relative merits of persons and companies nominated for the NMTI award.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of State and Local Tax Revenues
Document Number: E8-28216
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
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; Internet Web Site Forms
Document Number: E8-28215
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade 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.
Marine Mammals; File No. 764-1703-02
Document Number: E8-28182
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20008-2598 [Principal Investigator: Charles Potter], has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 764-1703-01.
Endangered Species; File No. 1506
Document Number: E8-28181
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Blair E. Witherington, Ph D., Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Melbourne Beach Field Laboratory, 9700 South A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951, has requested an modification to scientific research Permit No. 1506-01.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for 2008 Winter II Period
Document Number: E8-28165
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the closure of the scup commercial coastwide fishery from Maine through North Carolina for the Winter II Period. Regulations governing the scup fishery require publication of this notification to advise the coastal states from Maine through North Carolina that this quota has been harvested and to advise Federal vessel permit holders and Federal dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing scup in these states. Federally permitted commercial vessels may not land scup in these states for the remainder of the 2008 Winter II quota period (through December 31, 2008).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole by Vessels Participating in the Amendment 80 Limited Access Fishery in Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-28160
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing directed fishing for yellowfin sole by vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 halibut bycatch allowance specified for the trawl yellowfin sole fishery category by vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Rock Sole, Flathead Sole, and “Other Flatfish” by Vessels Participating in the Amendment 80 Limited Access Fishery in Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-28157
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for rock sole, flathead sole, and ``other flatfish'' by vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 halibut bycatch allowance specified for the trawl rock sole, flathead sole, and ``other flatfish'' fishery category by vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the BSAI.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28143
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico. See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 45937 (August 7, 2008) (Preliminary Results). The review covers one producer/ exporter, Quimica Amtex S.A. de C.V. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. The Department received no comments concerning our Preliminary Results; therefore, our final results remain unchanged from our Preliminary Results. The final results are listed in the section ``Final Results of Review'' below.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for the State of New Jersey
Document Number: E8-28116
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2008 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the State of New Jersey has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-28060
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-28059
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Endangered and Threatened Species; Critical Habitat for Threatened Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals
Document Number: E8-27748
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), issue a final rule designating critical habitat for elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and staghorn (A. cervicornis) corals, which we listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), on May 9, 2006. Four specific areas are designated: the Florida area, which comprises approximately 1,329 square miles (3,442 sq km) of marine habitat; the Puerto Rico area, which comprises approximately 1,383 square miles (3,582 sq km) of marine habitat; the St. John/St. Thomas area, which comprises approximately 121 square miles (313 sq km) of marine habitat; and the St. Croix area, which comprises approximately 126 square miles (326 sq km) of marine habitat. We are excluding one military site, comprising approximately 5.5 square miles (14.3 sq km), because of national security impacts.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Revise Maximum Retainable Amounts of Groundfish Using Arrowtooth Flounder as a Basis Species in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-28020
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes a regulatory amendment to revise the maximum retainable amounts (MRAs) of groundfish using arrowtooth flounder as a basis species in the Gulf of Alaska. This action would increase the MRAs from 0 percent to 20 percent for deep-water flatfish, rex sole, flathead sole, shallow-water flatfish, Atka mackerel, and skates; from 0 percent to 5 percent for aggregated rockfish; and from 0 percent to 1 percent for sablefish. The intended effect of this action is to reduce regulatory discards of otherwise marketable groundfish in the arrowtooth flounder fishery. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska, and other applicable law.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From Ukraine; Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review of the Suspension Agreement
Document Number: E8-28019
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') from Ukraine pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Review, 73 FR 44968 (August 1, 2008) (``Initiation Notice''). On the basis of notices of intent to participate filed on behalf of domestic interested parties and adequate substantive comments filed on behalf of domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting a full (240-day) review. As a result of this review, the Department preliminarily finds that termination of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on CTL plate from Ukraine would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the Preliminary Results of Review section of this notice.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28018
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 6, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register, the preliminary results of this administrative review of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film). See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Preliminary Results of and Partial Recession the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 45699 (August 6, 2008) (Preliminary Results). The review covers one respondent, Jindal Poly Films Limited (Jindal). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We invited interested parties to submit comments on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comment received, we have made a change to our calculations with respect to the treatment of duty drawback. For the final dumping margins see the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Regulatory Amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E8-28017
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council), intends to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in a regulatory action taken under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Reef Fish FMP). These alternatives will consider measures to reduce the incidental take of sea turtles by the bottom longline component of the reef fish fishery. The purpose of this NOI is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
Document Number: E8-28015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Congress amended the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) to require the Secretary of Commerce to approve the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program (CR Program). The CR Program allocates Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab resources among harvesters, processors, and coastal communities. Amendment 28 would modify the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP) and the CR Program to allow unlimited post-delivery transfers of all classes of individual fishing quota and individual processing quota. This action is necessary to improve the flexibility to the fleet, reduce the number of violations for overages, reduce enforcement costs, and allow for more complete harvest of allocations. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Science Advisory Board (SAB); Draft Report of the NOAA Science Advisory Board Social Science Working Group
Document Number: E8-28008
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Research (OAR) publishes this notice on behalf of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to announce the availability of the draft report of the SAB Social Science Working Group (here called SSWG) for public comment. The draft report of the SSWG has been prepared pursuant to the request initiated from the NOAA for an external panel of experts to carry out an independent review of current social science research conducted by NOAA and examine how the results of the research are being developed and incorporated into the operations of NOAA.
National Weather Service (NWS); NOAA Science Advisory Board's Environmental Information Services Working Group
Document Number: E8-27973
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere requested the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to obtain input from a standing working group, the Environmental Information Services Working Group (EISWG), as a mechanism to address interactions between NOAA and its Partners. The initial focus of the EISWG is to advise on issues raised and enhance effective collaboration between the National Weather Service and its partners. The composition of the Working Group will reflect those interests. The EISWG will be composed of 15-18 members, who, by reason of knowledge, experience or training, are especially qualified to represent users of NOAA environmental information services, including, but not limited to, the commercial weather industry (both value-added and end-users), academia, and the media. Membership may also include representatives of federal, state and regional government agencies and non-governmental agencies. NOAA is requesting nominations for membership in the SAB EISWG.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Marine Seismic Surveys in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, January-February, 2009
Document Number: E8-27895
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a seismic survey in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS requests comments on its proposal to authorize L-DEO to take, by Level B harassment only, small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey during January through February, 2009.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: E8-27890
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of Connecticut, the State of Rhode Island, the State of Delaware, and the State of Maryland are transferring commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York from their 2008 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E8-27978
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on an affirmative final determination by the International Trade Commission (ITC) and an amended affirmative final determination by the Department of Commerce (the Department), the Department is issuing this countervailing duty order on lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Department is amending its final determination to correct certain ministerial errors as explained below.
Antidumping Duty Orders: Lightweight Thermal Paper From Germany and the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-27977
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
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 antidumping duty orders on lightweight thermal paper (``LWTP'') from Germany and the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').
Commodity Matchbooks from India: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: E8-27893
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Certain Parts Thereof 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: E8-27891
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
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 certain tow-behind lawn groomers (lawn groomers) and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (PRC). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice. This notice also serves to align the final countervailing duty (CVD) determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty investigation of lawn groomers from the PRC.
Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E8-27889
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) 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.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-27888
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E8-27885
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Commodity Matchbooks From India: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: E8-27875
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-27856
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-27830
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council(s (Council) Herring Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Replacement of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Southwest Fisheries Science Center Located in La Jolla, CA
Document Number: E8-27788
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA announces the availability for comment a joint Draft EIS/ EIR analyzing the environmental impacts of replacing its Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) near the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) within the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla, California. Publication of this notice is to request public comment on the Draft EIS/EIR and its associated environmental findings and to provide information as to how to participate.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-27683
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene scoping meetings to address loggerhead sea turtle interactions with reef fish bottom longlines.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not In Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-27874
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 5, 2008, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the remand redetermination issued by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') pursuant to the CIT's remand order in the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Laizhou Auto Brake Equipment Co., et al. v. United States, Court No. 06-00430, Slip Op. 08-120 (CIT November 5, 2008) (``Laizhou II''). This case arises out of the Department's Final Results for the period of review (``POR'') April 1, 2005 through May 31, 2006. See Brake Rotors from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of the 2004/2005 Administrative Review and Notice of Rescission of 2004/2005 New Shipper Review, 71 FR 66304 (November 14, 2006) (``Final Results''). Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (``Timken''), the Department is notifying the public that Laizhou II is not in harmony with the Department's Final Results.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Pelagic Fisheries; Squid Jig Fisheries
Document Number: E8-27775
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule designates three species of pelagic squid as management unit species, and establishes permitting and reporting requirements for squid jig fishing vessels over 50 ft (15.4 m) in length. These vessels will also be required to carry Federal observers if requested by NMFS. The final rule is intended to improve information on squid jig fisheries and their ecosystem impacts, and to provide a basis for future management of the fishery, if needed.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Crustacean Fisheries; Deepwater Shrimp
Document Number: E8-27773
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements Amendment 13 to the Fishery Management Plan for Crustacean Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region (Crustacean FMP). The rule designates deepwater shrimp of the genus Heterocarpus as management unit species (MUS), and requires Federal permits and data reporting for deepwater shrimp fishing in Federal waters of the western Pacific. The final rule is intended to improve information on deepwater shrimp fisheries and their ecosystem impacts, and to provide a basis for future management of the fisheries, if needed.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E8-27770
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received applications for scientific research from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS- Stockton) in Stockton, CA (13791), and from FISHBIO Environmental, LLC (FISHBIO) in Chico, CA (14092). Notice is also given that NMFS has received an application to modify a permit for scientific research from the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), in Stockton, CA (1440). These permits would affect the federally endangered Sacramento River winter- run Chinook salmon and the threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs), the federally threatened Central Valley steelhead Distinct Population Segment (DPS), and the federally threatened southern Distinct Population of North American green sturgeon (southern DPS of green sturgeon). Permit 1440 would also affect threatened Central California Coast steelhead. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit applications for review and comment.
Mission Statement: Building for the Future: U.S. Building Products Trade Mission to Asia, April 20-28, 2009
Document Number: E8-27761
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of the 13th
Document Number: E8-27754
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration