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Endangered And Threatened Species; Endangered Status for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale
Document Number: E8-25100
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, issue a final determination to list a Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas, found in Cook Inlet, Alaska, as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). Following completion of a Status Review of this DPS (the Cook Inlet beluga whale) under the ESA, we published a proposed rule to list this DPS as an endangered species on April 20, 2007. We subsequently extended the date for final determination on the proposed action by 6 months, until October 20, 2008, as provided for by the ESA. After consideration of public comments received on the proposed rule and other available information, we have determined that the Cook Inlet beluga whale is in danger of extinction throughout its range, and should be listed as an endangered species. We will propose to designate critical habitat for the Cook Inlet beluga whale in a future rulemaking.
Revisions to the EDA Regulations
Document Number: E8-25004
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (``EDA'') published final regulations in the Federal Register on September 27, 2006. In March 2007, the Office of the Inspector General (``OIG'') published a report titled Aggressive EDA Leadership and Oversight Needed to Correct Persistent Problems in the RLF Program. In the time since the publication of this report, EDA has made significant improvements in the management and oversight of its revolving loan fund (``RLF'') program, including the issuance of written guidance that provides EDA staff with reasonable steps to help better ensure grantee compliance with RLF requirements. EDA is publishing this interim final rule (this ``IFR'') to synchronize the RLF regulations with that guidance. Additionally, EDA is publishing this IFR to make changes to certain definitions in the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program regulations set out in 13 CFR part 315. This IFR also provides notice of other substantive and non-substantive revisions made to the EDA regulations.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-25078
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill one-third (10) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership in the AP.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Commercial Period 2 Quota Harvested
Document Number: E8-25077
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the spiny dogfish commercial quota available to the coastal states from Maine through Florida for the semi-annual quota period, November 1, 2008April 30, 2009, has been harvested and will not open for the Period 2 fishery. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, November 1, 2008, federally permitted spiny dogfish vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, or land spiny dogfish until May 1, 2009, when the Period 1 quota becomes available. Regulations governing the spiny dogfish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the coastal states from Maine through Florida that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing spiny dogfish in these states. This action is necessary because the fishery has exceeded its annual quota.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Endangered Status for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Salmon; Proposed Critical Habitat for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Salmon
Document Number: E8-25076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We (NMFS) will hold two public hearings in Maine in November 2008 for the purposes of answering questions on the proposal to list the Gulf of Maine (GOM) Atlantic salmon distinct population segment (DPS) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA) and the NMFS proposal to designate critical habitat for the GOM DPS of Atlantic salmon. NMFS also extends the public comment period for the proposed critical habitat designation.
1-Hydroxyethylidene-1,1-Diphosphonic Acid From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: E8-25032
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily determines that 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (``HEDP'') 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 dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Uncovered Innerspring Units from South Africa
Document Number: E8-25028
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce determines that imports of uncovered innerspring units from South Africa are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination of Investigation.''
Uncovered Innerspring Units from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-25027
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines that imports of uncovered innerspring units from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The final weighted- average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination of Investigation.''
1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from India: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: E8-25026
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. Pursuant to requests from interested parties, we are postponing for 60 days the final determination and extending 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.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Subsistence Fishing; Correction
Document Number: E8-25021
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2008, amending the subsistence fishery rules for Pacific halibut. This correcting amendment corrects the headings in two tables.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-25013
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Louisiana/Mississippi Habitat Protection Advisory Panel (AP).
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-25012
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Eight Regional Fishery Management Councils will convene a meeting of representatives of their respective Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs) in Honolulu, HI.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-25011
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a joint meeting of its Habitat and Environmental Protection Advisory Panel and Coral Advisory Panel in Charleston, SC. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-25010
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate 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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-25009
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Texas Habitat Protection Advisory Panel (AP).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-25008
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) ad hoc groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (EFHRC) will hold a work session, which is open to the public, to develop terms of reference (TOR) for proposals to change areas closed to bottom contact fishing gear and for modifications to groundfish Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC).
Membership of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: E8-24943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), Department of Commerce (DOC) announce the appointment of persons to serve as members of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Performance Review Board (PRB). The NTIA PRB is responsible for reviewing performance ratings, pay adjustments and bonuses of Senior Executive Service (SES) members, and Presidential Rank Awards. The appointment of these members will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Membership of the Economic Development Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: E8-24942
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with 5 U.S.C., 4314(c)(4), Department of Commerce (DOC) announce the appointment of persons to serve as members of the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Performance Review Board (PRB). The EDA PRB is responsible for reviewing performance ratings, pay adjustments and bonuses of Senior Executive Service (SES) members, Presidential Rank Awards. The appointment of these members will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-24903
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 17, 2008, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. The period of review is May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received and an examination of our calculations, we have made certain changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Far Eastern Textile Limited is listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Revisions to the Pollock Trip Limit Regulations in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-24923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to revise pollock trip limit regulations to prohibit a catcher vessel from landing more than 300,000 lb (136 mt) of unprocessed pollock during a calendar day. NMFS also proposes to prohibit a catcher vessel from landing a cumulative amount of unprocessed pollock from any Gulf of Alaska (GOA) reporting area that exceeds 300,000 lb multiplied by the number of calendar days the pollock fishery is open to directed fishing in a season. The objective of this proposed rule is to prevent catcher vessels from circumventing the intent of current trip limit regulations when making deliveries of pollock. Amending the current trip limit regulation to limit legal opportunities for a vessel to exceed 300,000 lb of pollock caught in a day, would continue to disperse catches of pollock in a manner that is consistent with the intent of Steller sea lion protection measures in the GOA.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plan for White Abalone
Document Number: E8-24921
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the availability of a final recovery plan for the white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni). This endangered gastropod is a long-lived, slow moving bottom dweller and is a member of the California Haliotids. Currently, isolated survivors have been identified along the mainland coast in Santa Barbara County and at some of the offshore islands and banks along the central California coast. NMFS' ultimate goal is to increase white abalone abundance to viable and self-sustaining levels such that the species can be downlisted to threatened status and eventually removed from the Endangered Species List.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24915
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
Sodium Metal from France: Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Negative Critical Circumstances
Document Number: E8-24912
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that sodium metal from France is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation.''
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Circumvention Inquiry
Document Number: E8-24910
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Nucor Corporation, SSAB N.A.D., Evraz Claymont Steel, and Evraz Oregon Steel Mills, domestic interested parties in the above-mentioned proceeding (collectively ``certain domestic producers''), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an antidumping circumvention inquiry pursuant to section 781(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). This inquiry will determine whether the inclusion of 0.0008 percent or more, by weight, of boron in certain steel plates results in those steel plates having been ``altered in form or appearance in minor respects'' from the subject merchandise such that the plates can be considered subject to the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from the People's Republic of China (PRC) under the minor alterations provision. See Suspension Agreement on Certain Cut-to- Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China; Termination of Suspension Agreement and Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 68 FR 60081 (October 21, 2003).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Hook-and-Line Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-24905
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), except for demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limit specified for vessels using hook-and-line gear targeting groundfish other than demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA.
Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-24902
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 10, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the final results of the second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 52645 (September 10, 2008) (``Final Results''), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. The period of review covered is June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. We are amending our Final Results to correct ministerial errors made in the calculation of the antidumping duty margins of Hebei Jiheng Chemical Company Ltd. (``Jiheng'') and Nanning Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (``Nanning'') pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').
Approval for Expansion of Subzone 50I, Ultramar Inc. (Oil Refinery), Wilmington, California
Document Number: E8-24901
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application and Reports for Scientific Research and Enhancement Permits Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: E8-24888
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
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; Alaska Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Program Requirements
Document Number: E8-24887
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
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.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,919,140; AndaraTM
Document Number: E8-24881
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a certificate under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,919,140.
Notice of Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E8-24880
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) is seeking U.S. academic institutions, training centers, and other interested parties who would like to organize joint activities with their counterparts in Vietnam in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In 2007, the ITA launched the U.S.-Vietnam ICT Commercial Dialogue with the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in Vietnam to discuss various ICT issues that have an impact on trade between our two countries. The U.S. and Vietnamese companies that participated in the meeting recommended the establishment of a ``public/private partnership for the development of human resources through technical training programs.'' Therefore MIC has proposed that an Academic Advisory Group be created in addition to a Business Advisory Group under the Dialogue. The objective of the Academic Advisory Group would be to facilitate an exchange of ideas on the best curriculum to meet the needs of ICT growth, and to increase opportunities for Vietnamese citizens to study in the ICT field in Vietnam through distance learning mechanisms, or at United States institutions. The initial meeting of the Academic Advisory Group, to be held via videoconference, is tentatively scheduled for November 12, 2008. A representative of the group would make a brief report at the ICT Dialogue Working Group meeting on November 13 in Washington, DC. A follow-up meeting is anticipated in January 2009 in Hanoi.
Notice of Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E8-24878
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) is seeking U.S. companies and industry associations in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) who are interested in the Vietnam's business climate for U.S. products or services and how policy issues may have an impact on trade and investment in this sector. In 2007, the ITA launched the U.S.- Vietnam ICT Commercial Dialogue with the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in Vietnam to discuss various ICT issues that have an impact on trade between our two countries. The U.S. and Vietnamese companies that participated in the meeting made several recommendations for future areas of cooperation. To continue facilitating input from the private sector, ITA and MIC agreed to create a Business Advisory Group under the Dialogue and encourage wide participation from both countries. The main objectives of the Business Advisory Group are to identify areas of mutual concern to be potentially addressed by the Working Group of the U.S.-Vietnam ICT Commercial Dialogue, and to coordinate activities that could be considered deliverables for the Dialogue. Examples of issues that have been covered so far include advancement of telecom infrastructure, protection of intellectual property rights for software, and supporting electronic commerce by developing legal frameworks for data privacy.
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date
Document Number: E8-24849
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009. Public Law No. 110-329 (2008), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, announces the solicitation of applications for planning and construction grants for public telecommunications facilities under the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). The PTFP assists, through matching grants, in the planning and construction of public telecommunications facilities in order to: (1) Extend delivery of services to as many citizens as possible by the most cost-effective means, including use of broadcast and non-broadcast technologies; (2) increase public telecommunications services and facilities available to, operated by, and controlled by minorities and women; and (3) strengthen the capability of existing public television and radio stations to provide public telecommunications services to the public.
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E8-24834
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and existing members of the International Trade Administration's Performance Review Board.
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E8-24831
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and existing members of the Bureau of Industry and Security's Performance Review Board.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E8-24800
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), 1 Winemasters Way, Lodi, CA 95240, has been issued a permit to take Central Valley, California steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) for purposes of scientific research.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E8-24799
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice advises the public that a scientific research permit has been issued to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, pursuant of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), and that the decision documents are available upon request.
Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act; Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act; Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; Executive Order 13449; Protection of Striped Bass and Red Drum Populations
Document Number: E8-24795
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces that NMFS has determined that the regulatory requirements of Executive Order (E.O.) 13449, ``Protection of Striped Bass and Red Drum Fish Populations'' are fulfilled. The E.O. authorized the Secretary of Commerce to revise regulations as appropriate, to include the prohibition of sale of striped bass and red drum caught within the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Upon review of existing regulations, NMFS has determined that current prohibitions on the possession and sale of striped bass and red drum caught in the EEZ achieve the intent of the E.O., thus no further action is warranted at this time.
Federal Consistency Appeal by the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District
Document Number: E8-24788
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District (the District) has filed an administrative appeal with the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department), asking that the Department override an objection by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (Massachusetts). Massachusetts objects to the District's proposed Open Marsh Water Management (OMWM) program.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-24760
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 12, 2008, Export Trading Company Affairs published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 3394) of an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review submitted by the American Sugar Export Company LLC (ASEC). On October 8, 2008, ASEC withdrew its application.
Foreign-Trade Zone 163-Ponce, PR; Application for Expansion
Document Number: E8-24759
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 64-Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: E8-24750
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Voluntary Relinquishment of The Grant of Authority; Foreign-Trade Zone 48; Tuscon, AZ
Document Number: E8-24748
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony with Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-24745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 12, 2008, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department) results of redetermination pursuant to the CIT's remand in China Kingdom Import & Export Co., Ltd.; Yancheng Yaou Seafood Co., Ltd.; and Qingdao Zhengri Seafood Co., Ltd. v. United States, Consol. Ct. No. 03-00302, Slip Op. 08-96 (CIT September 12, 2008) (China Kingdom v. United States II). See Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand, dated March 3, 2008 (available at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/ remands). 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 the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) of September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001. See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 68 FR 19504 (April 21, 2003) (Final Results).
Announcing Approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 180-3, Secure Hash Standard, a Revision of FIPS 180-2, Secure Hash Standard
Document Number: E8-24743
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces the Secretary of Commerce's approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 180-3, Secure Hash Standard, a revision of FIPS 180-2, Secure Hash Standard. The FIPS specifies five secure hash algorithms for use in computing a condensed representation of electronic data, or a message digest. Secure hash algorithms are used with other cryptographic algorithms, such as digital signature algorithms and keyed hash message authentication codes. The revised FIPS incorporates the four hash algorithms that had been specified in FIPS 180-2, and includes an additional algorithm that had been specified in Change Notice 1 to FIPS 180-2. In addition, a basic description of a truncation method that was provided in the Change Notice has been incorporated into the standard. Some technical information in FIPS 180-2 about the security of the hash algorithms may no longer be accurate, as shown by recent research results, and it is possible that further research may indicate additional changes. Therefore, the technical information has been removed from the revised standard, and will be provided in Special Publications (SPs) 800-107 and 800-57, which can be updated in a timely fashion as the technical conditions change.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-24716
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-24715
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) Dogfish Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.