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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements; Public Workshops
Document Number: E8-25706
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, Alaska Region, and the U.S. Coast Guard, North Pacific Fisheries Training Center, will present workshops on eLandings, a consolidated electronic means of reporting production of commercial groundfish to multiple management agencies for Federal and State fisheries off the coast of Alaska, and 2009 recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the Alaska groundfish fisheries and Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fisheries.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Final Rule to Remove the Caribbean Monk Seal From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: E8-25704
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), publish this final rule to remove the Caribbean monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) from the list of endangered marine and anadromous species at 50 CFR 224.101 due to extinction of the species. We have reviewed the status of this species and determined that removal of the protections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the Caribbean monk seal is warranted. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) concurred with our recommendation to delist this species in a letter dated October 17, 2008.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-25699
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Summer Flounder Monitoring Committee, Scup Monitoring Committee, Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee, and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council's and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisors will hold public meetings.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Proposes To Revise Codes and Standards
Document Number: E8-25698
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) proposes to revise some of its safety codes and standards and requests proposals from the public to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards. The publication of this notice of request for proposals by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of NFPA is being undertaken as a public service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the standards referenced in the notice. The NFPA process provides ample opportunity for public participation in the development of its codes and standards. All NFPA codes and standards are revised and updated every three to five years in Revision Cycles that begin twice each year and that takes approximately two years to complete. Each Revision Cycle proceeds according to a published schedule that includes final dates for all major events in the process. The process contains five basic steps that are followed both for developing new documents as well as revising existing documents. These steps are: Calling for Proposals; Publishing the Proposals in the Report on Proposals; Calling for Comments on the Committee's disposition of the proposals and these Comments are published in the Report on Comments; having a Technical Report Session at the NFPA Annual Meeting; and finally, the Standards Council Consideration and Issuance of documents.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: E8-25697
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
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 the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Monday, November 17, 2008, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 20 2008, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, November 21, 2008, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct final judging of the 2008 applicants. The review process involves examination of records and discussions of applicant data, and will be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Request for Comments on NFPA's Codes and Standards
Document Number: E8-25695
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Since 1896, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has accomplished its mission by advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, and education for safety related issues. NFPA's National Fire Codes[supreg], which holds over 270 documents, are administered by more than 225 Technical Committees comprised of approximately 7,000 volunteers and are adopted and used throughout the world. NFPA is a nonprofit membership organization with approximately 80,000 members from over 70 nations, all working together to fulfill the Association's mission. The NFPA process provides ample opportunity for public participation in the development of its codes and standards. All NFPA codes and standards are revised and updated every three to five years in Revision Cycles that begin twice each year and that take approximately two years to complete. Each Revision Cycle proceeds according to a published schedule that includes final dates for all major events in the process. The process contains five basic steps that are followed both for developing new documents as well as revising existing documents. These steps are: Calling for Proposals; Publishing the Proposals in the Report on Proposals; Calling for Comments on the Committee's disposition of the Proposals and these Comments are published in the Report on Comments; having a Technical Report Session at the NFPA Annual Meeting; and finally, the Standards Council Consideration and Issuance of documents.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-25647
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/MPA/Ecosystem Committee, in November, 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.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR)
Document Number: E8-25607
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The dates for the SEDAR Catchability Procedural Workshop, originally scheduled for November 17 20, 2008, have been changed to February 9-12, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Announcement of Notice To Re-Solicit Proposals for the National Coastal and Estuarine Research and Technology Program (NCERT)
Document Number: E8-25578
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to re-solicit proposals for the National Coastal and Estuarine Research and Technology Program (NCERT). This notice provides further information regarding the Summary Description, Program Priorities, Funding Availability, and the Review and Selection Process for the program. Any proposals that were submitted to the initial solicitation must be re-submitted by the new deadline to be considered for an award. New proposals are also eligible for funding.
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: E8-25688
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1 through June 30, 2008.
Interagency Cooperation Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: E8-25678
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Department of Commere, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively, ``Services'' or ``we'') previously proposed to amend regulations governing interagency cooperation under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act) (73 FR 47868-47875; August 15, 2008). The Services proposed these regulatory changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the section 7(a)(2) consultation process. This Federal Register notice advises the public that we (FWS and NOAA) have prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that assesses the potential environmental effects of the proposed regulatory changes currently under consideration. The Draft EA is available for public review at the following Web site: http://www.doi.gov/issues/esa.html.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Modification of the Yellowtail Flounder Landing Limit for the U.S./Canada Management Area
Document Number: E8-25593
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action decreases the Georges Bank (GB) yellowtail flounder trip limit to 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) for NE multispecies days-at- sea (DAS) vessels fishing in the U.S./Canada Management Area. This action is authorized by the regulations implementing Amendment 13 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and is intended to prevent over-harvesting of the total allowable catch (TAC) for GB yellowtail flounder during the 2008 fishing year. This action is being taken to maintain opportunities for vessels to fully harvest the TACs for transboundary stocks of GB cod, haddock, and yellowtail flounder under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; 2009 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs
Document Number: E8-25585
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is announcing that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2009 remain status quo. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to notify the public of the allowable harvest levels for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone in the Federal Register if the previous year's quota specifications remain unchanged.
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Anti-circumvention Inquiry
Document Number: E8-25584
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc. (the petitioner), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports of tissue paper from Thailand are circumventing the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 16223 (March 30, 2005) (Tissue Paper Order).
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 38; Spartanburg County, SC
Document Number: E8-25580
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 227; Durant, OK
Document Number: E8-25579
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 26-Atlanta, GA, Area; Application for Reorganization/Expansion; Correction
Document Number: E8-25576
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Impact of Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention on Commercial Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals Through Calendar Year 2008
Document Number: E8-25561
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the impact that implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations, has had on commercial activities involving ``Schedule 1'' chemicals during calendar year 2008. The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in its preparation of the annual certification to the Congress, which is required under Condition 9 of Senate Resolution 75, April 24, 1997, in which the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Marine Mammals; File No. 10080
Document Number: E8-25560
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Kathryn A. Ono, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 10080-02.
Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order on Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-25558
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that imports from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') of folding metal tables with legs connected by cross-bars, so that the legs fold in sets, and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, are within the class or kind of merchandise subject to the order on folding metal tables and chairs (``FMTCs'') from the PRC.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Commercial Shark Management Measures
Document Number: E8-25557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would adjust quotas for the 2009 fishing season for sandbar sharks, non-sandbar large coastal sharks (LCS), small coastal sharks (SCS), and pelagic sharks managed under Amendment 2 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) based on any over- and/or underharvests experienced during the 2008 Atlantic commercial shark fishing season. The purpose of this proposed action is to provide advance notice of quotas for the Atlantic commercial shark fishery and address any over- and/or underharvests that may have occurred in the Atlantic shark fishery during the 2008 fishing season.
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico
Document Number: E8-25554
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Ternium M[eacute]xico, S.A. de C.V. (``Ternium Mexico''), and pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'') and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3), the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (``LWRPT'') from Mexico. This review will determine whether Ternium Mexico is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa, S.A. de C.V. (``Hylsa'').
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico
Document Number: E8-25553
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Ternium M[eacute]xico, S.A. de C.V. (``Ternium Mexico''), and pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'') and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3), the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (``standard pipe'') from Mexico. This review will determine whether Ternium Mexico is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa, S.A. de C.V. (``Hylsa'').
Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: E8-25549
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 8, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of certain steel threaded rod from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 73 FR 58931 (October 8, 2008) (``Preliminary Determination''). We are amending our Preliminary Determination to correct certain ministerial errors with respect to the antidumping duty margin calculation for RMB Fasteners Ltd. and IFI and Morgan Ltd. (collectively, ``RMB & IFI Group''). The corrections to the RMB & IFI Group margin also affect the margin assigned to the companies receiving a separate rate.
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India; Rescission of Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-25548
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary intent to rescind and rescission in part for the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges (stainless steel flanges) from India manufactured by Pradeep Metals Limited (Pradeep) and covering the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India; Preliminary Intent to Rescind Administrative Review and Rescission in Part, 73 FR 44969 (August 1, 2008) (Preliminary Intent). We are rescinding the review for Pradeep because we have determined that it had no bona fide U.S. sales during the period of review.
In the Matter of: NEAZ Trading Corporation 612 Business Centre, Mumtaz Hasan Road, Off I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan, Respondent
Document Number: E8-25353
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In the Matter of: Yasmin Ahmed, 612 Business Centre, Mumtaz Hasan Road, Off I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan, Respondent
Document Number: E8-25351
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-25448
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-25437
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Beach Boulevard AICWW Bridge Blasting Project, Duval County, FL
Document Number: E8-25414
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the removal and replacement of support structures for the Beach Boulevard Bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICWW) in Duval County, FL. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposed IHA for these activities.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gulf Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program
Document Number: E8-25413
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the commercial red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico, the Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS (RA) has determined that catastrophic conditions still exist in certain parts of Louisiana and Texas, specifically from Cameron, Louisiana southwest to Galveston Island, Texas, as a result of recent hurricanes. The RA, therefore, is extending authorization for the use of paper-based forms for basic required IFQ administrative functions, e.g., landing transactions, through December 31, 2008. Although electronic transactions are to be used if power to the affected area has been restored, paper-based forms will be authorized in the areas from Cameron, Louisiana southwest to Galveston Island, Texas. The determination of catastrophic conditions and allowance of alternative methods for completing required IFQ administrative functions is intended to facilitate continuation of IFQ operations during the period of catastrophic conditions.
National Sea Grant Review Panel
Document Number: E8-25370
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Review Panel. Panel members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the Agenda below.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Yellowfin Sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-25332
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2008 yellowfin sole total allowable catch (TAC) assigned to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands trawl limited access sector to the Amendment 80 cooperative in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2008 total allowable catch of yellowfin sole to be fully harvested.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel by Vessels in the Amendment 80 Limited Access Fishery in the Eastern Aleutian District and Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-25331
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel for vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the Eastern Aleutian District and Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Atka mackerel allowable catch (TAC) specified for vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the Eastern Aleutian District and Bering Sea Subarea of the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch by Vessels in the Amendment 80 Limited Access Fishery in the Eastern Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-25330
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch for vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the Eastern Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Pacific ocean perch allowable catch (TAC) specified for vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the Eastern Aleutian District of the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-25327
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to fully use the 2008 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in these areas specified for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Investigations Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act
Document Number: E8-25297
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
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.
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form
Document Number: E8-25280
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-25279
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is amending the system of records currently listed under ``COMMERCE/ PAT-TM-18 USPTO Identification and Security Access Control Systems.'' This action is being taken to revise the Privacy Act Notice to include the information necessary for identification cards that meet the standards set by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) ``Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors'' (August 27, 2004). The system of records will also be renamed ``COMMERCE/PAT-TM-18 USPTO Personal Identification Verification (PIV) and Security Access Control Systems.'' We invite the public to comment on the amended system noted in this publication.
Meeting With Interested Public on the Proposed Rule: Export Administration Regulations: Establishment of License Exception Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)
Document Number: E8-25180
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will hold a public meeting on October 27, 2008 for those companies, organizations, and individuals that have an interest in learning about the new license exception entitled ``Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)'' that would be established under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as presented in the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2008. U.S. Government officials will explain the amendments to the EAR proposed in the rule and answer questions from the public.
Information Systems; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-25179
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Frontseating Service Valves from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: E8-25178
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that frontseating service valves (``FSVs'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are 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. Pursuant to a request from an interested party, we are postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to not more than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final determination not later than 135 days after publication of the preliminary determination. See the ``Postponement of the Final Determination'' section below.
Changes in the Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs 2008
Document Number: E8-25167
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior
The Departments of Commerce and the Interior (the Departments) amend their regulations governing watch duty-exemption allocations and watch and jewelry duty-refund benefits for producers in the United States insular possessions (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The rule amends the regulations by updating the formula that is used to calculate the combined amount of individual and family health and life insurance per year that is creditable towards the duty refund benefit.
Marine Mammal Protection Act; Final Conservation Plan for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale
Document Number: E8-25101
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of the final conservation plan for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA). NMFS incorporated into this document new information on Cook Inlet beluga whales and comments received on the draft conservation plan released for public review and comment on March 16, 2005.