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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska Groundfish; Limited Access Privilege Programs
Document Number: E8-29927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Amendment 90 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 78 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska would modify the Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) to allow unlimited post- delivery transfers of cooperative quota. This action is necessary to mitigate potential overages, reduce enforcement costs, and provide for more precise total allowable catch management. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the FMPs, and other applicable laws.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System
Document Number: E8-29922
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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; American Fisheries Act: Vessel and Processor Permits Applications
Document Number: E8-29921
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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; International Billfish Angler Survey
Document Number: E8-29912
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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; Reporting of Sea Turtle Incidental Take in Virginia Chesapeake Bay Pound Net Operations
Document Number: E8-29911
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy Training in the Jacksonville Range Complex
Document Number: E8-29761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to training activities conducted within the Jacksonville (JAX) Range Complex for the period of April 2009 through April 2014. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is proposing regulations to govern that take and requesting information, suggestions, and comments on these proposed regulations.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Service-Client Focus Groups
Document Number: E8-29621
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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.
Changes in Procedures for Florence Agreement Program
Document Number: E8-29128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This action invites public comment on a proposal to amend the regulations that govern the duty-free entry of scientific instruments and apparatus into the United States by educational and nonprofit institutions. The amendments are being proposed for the purpose of making technical changes required by the passage of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, updating the regulations to comport with current Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') practices and changes made in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') and adding a Web site address for Statutory Import Programs Staff (``SIPS''). We also propose amending the regulations to reflect the new nomenclature changes made necessary by the transfer of the legacy Customs Service of the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security (``DHS'').
NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program
Document Number: E8-29797
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA B-WET is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment. Funded projects provide meaningful watershed educational experiences for students, related professional development for teachers, and helps to support regional education and environmental priorities in the Pacific Northwest, the northern Gulf of Mexico and New England.
Pure Magnesium from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-29775
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 9, 2008, the Department published its preliminary results in the antidumping duty administrative review of pure magnesium from the PRC.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') for the administrative review is May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007. We have determined that both mandatory respondents, Shanxi Datuhe Coke & Chemicals, Co., Ltd. (``Datuhe'') and Tianjin Magnesium International Co., Ltd.(``TMI''), made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV''). There are no other respondents covered by this review. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results in this review. Based on our analysis of the comments we received in the administrative review, we made certain changes to our calculations for both mandatory respondents. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results Margins'' section below.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: E8-29748
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's (ALWTRP) implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen for 15 days in an area east of Portsmouth, New Hampshire ranging from 1,284 nm\2\ to 1,354 nm\2\ (4,404 km\2\ to 4,644.1 km\2\), depending on the temporal and spatial overlap with another previously established DAM zone. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: E8-29746
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The inventions listed below are owned in whole or part by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Secretary of Commerce. The U.S. Government's interest in these inventions is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR Part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Seeks White Papers
Document Number: E8-29745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announces that it is seeking white papers from any interested party, including academia; federal, state, and local governments; industry; national laboratories; and professional organizations/societies. White papers will be used to identify and select areas of critical national need to be addressed in future TIP competitions.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey
Document Number: E8-29734
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau, Census Bureau
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Revisions to the EDA Regulations
Document Number: E8-29708
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
On October 22, 2008, the Economic Development Administration (``EDA'') published an interim final rule in the Federal Register. This document extends the deadline for submitting public comments on the interim final rule from December 22, 2008 until January 22, 2009. The extension of the public comment period is necessary to provide additional time for the submission of public comments and to allow for EDA's additional consideration of matters pertaining to the effective implementation of the interim final rule.
Interagency Cooperation Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: E8-29701
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
With this final rule, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, ``Services'' or ``we'') amend regulations governing interagency cooperation under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). This rule clarifies several definitions, provides assistance as to when consultation under section 7 is necessary, and establishes time frames for the informal consultation process.
Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area
Document Number: E8-29687
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2008 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2008 Annual Surveys consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, and the Business Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation Survey. We have determined that annual data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from these surveys, most of which have been conducted for many years, are not publicly available from non-governmental or other governmental sources.
Availability of Seats for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-29651
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following three vacant seats on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Research, Marine Business/Ports/Industry, and Conservation/ Environmental. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members and alternates should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.
Availability of Seats for the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-29649
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Conservation Alternate and Primary, Maritime Activities Alternate and Primary. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-3 year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Availability of Seats for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-29648
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Business and Industry (Alternate). Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve two-to-three-year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, and #12
Document Number: E8-29680
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces six inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. Inseason actions 7, 8, and 11 modified the commercial fishery in the area from U.S./ Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon. Inseason action 9 modified the recreational fishery in the area from Cape Falcon, Oregon to the Oregon/California Border. Inseason action 10 modified the recreational fishery in the area from Leadbetter Point, Washington to Cape Falcon, Oregon. Inseason Action 12 modified the recreational fishery in the area from the U.S./Canada Border to Leadbetter Point, Washington.
Notification of Receipt of a Petition for Rulemaking to Implement the Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act for Swordfish Imports
Document Number: E8-29653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces receipt of a petition for rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act. Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network, non-governmental organizations, have petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce and other relevant Departments to initiate rulemaking to ban importation of commercial fish or products from fish that have been caught with commercial fishing technology that results in incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals in excess of United States standards.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Limited Access Privilege Programs; Individual Fishing Quota Referenda Guidelines and Procedures for the New England Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and the National Marine Fisheries Service
Document Number: E8-29650
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule implementing guidelines and procedures for the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC)(collectively the Councils) and NMFS to follow in determining procedures and voting eligibility requirements for referenda on Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program proposals in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as amended (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The intended effect of these procedures and guidance is to help develop IFQ program referenda in the New England and Gulf of Mexico fisheries that are fair and equitable.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-29636
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed Pilot Program
Document Number: E8-29631
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice describes and seeks comment on the types and depth of testing that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) intends to conduct in Phase I of the Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed pilot program to assess whether devices employing Dynamic Spectrum Access techniques can share the frequency spectrum with land mobile radio systems.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab Fisheries; Groundfish Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Individual Fishing Quota Program; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program; Recordkeeping and Reporting; Permits
Document Number: E8-29625
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule that implements new recordkeeping and reporting requirements; a new electronic groundfish catch reporting system, the Interagency Electronic Reporting System, and its data entry component, eLandings; the integration of eLandings with existing logbook requirements and future electronic logbooks; a variety of fisheries permits provisions and revisions to regulations governing the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area Crab Rationalization Program, including fee calculations; a revision to a Sitka Pinnacles Marine Reserve closure provision; and a revision to a groundfish observer provision regarding at-sea vessel-to-vessel transfers. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and other applicable law.
Export Administration Regulations: Authority Citations Updates and Technical Corrections
Document Number: E8-29604
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule revises the authority citation paragraphs for 14 parts of the Export Administration Regulations to include citations to the most recent presidential notices that extend authority for those parts or to remove an outdated citation or both. This rule also updates addresses, telephone numbers, procedures and a definition, removes some potentially confusing language, makes a necessary conforming change to one Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) and restores some language that was dropped during a Code of Federal Regulations compilation. BIS is making these changes to clarify the regulations and to provide accurate authority citations for the Code of Federal Regulations edition that is to be compiled as of January 1, 2009.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Broadwater Energy LLC and Broadwater Pipeline LLC
Document Number: E8-29595
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that the Department of Commerce has stayed, for a period of 60 days, closure of the decision record in an administrative appeal filed by Broadwater Energy LLC and Broadwater Pipeline LLC (collectively, Broadwater) under the Coastal Zone Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1456 (hereinafter, Broadwater Federal Consistency Appeal).
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-29538
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Low-Power Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program Application Form
Document Number: E8-29529
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-29528
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 6, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on stainless steel plate in coils from Belgium for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. On November 6, 2008, the Department issued a post-preliminary interim analysis regarding certain additional information placed on the record of this administrative review shortly before and after the preliminary results were issued. The final results do not effectively differ from the preliminary results, where we found the net subsidy rate to be de minimis. See section below entitled ``Final Results of Review'' for further discussion.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; Management Measures for the Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: E8-29512
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule establishes Federal permitting and reporting requirements for all commercial bottomfish vessels fishing in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The final rule also closes certain EEZ waters around the CNMI to bottomfish fishing by vessels over 40 ft (12.2 m) in length. Vessel monitoring system units must be installed on those larger vessels when fishing in EEZ waters around the CNMI, and the operators of those larger vessels will be required to submit Federal sales reports in addition to catch reports. This final rule is intended to ensure adequate collection of information about the CNMI commercial bottomfish fishery, provide for sustained community participation, and maintain a consistent supply of locally-caught bottomfish to CNMI markets and seafood consumers. Combined, these measures are intended to prevent the depletion of bottomfish stocks in the CNMI, and to sustain the fisheries that depend on them.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy Training in the Virginia Capes Range Complex
Document Number: E8-29498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to training activities conducted within the Virginia Capes (VACAPES) Range Complex for the period of April 2009 through April 2014. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is proposing regulations to govern that take and requesting information, suggestions, and comments on these proposed regulations.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Gulf of Alaska License Limitation Program
Document Number: E8-29497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Amendment 92 to the Fishery Management Plans for Groundfish of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 82 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMPs) would remove trawl gear endorsements on licenses issued under the license limitation program in specific management areas if those licenses have not been used on vessels that meet minimum recent landing requirements using trawl gear. This action would provide exemptions to this requirement for licenses that are used in trawl fisheries subject to quota-based management. This action would issue new area endorsements for trawl catcher vessels in the Aleutian Islands if minimum recent landing requirements in the Aleutian Islands were met. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Crustacean Fisheries; Deepwater Shrimp
Document Number: E8-29496
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document contains a correction to the final regulations that were published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008. This correction revises the amendatory instruction in the final rule to accurately reflect paragraph designation in the section on permit fees.
U.S. Climate Change Science Program Draft Unified Synthesis Product: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States
Document Number: E8-29495
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publish this notice to announce plans to add a second public comment period for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Unified Synthesis Product (USP). The peer review and first public comment period that ended on August 14, 2008 produced a large number of suggestions for improvements in the scientific completeness and readability of the USP. These comments have resulted in substantial revisions to the document, and a second draft is now being prepared for release in January 2009 for a 45-day public comment period. Another Federal Register Notice will be published announcing the start of the public comment period and will provide detailed instructions for accessing the revised document and submitting comments.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
Document Number: E8-29494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations implementing Amendment 28 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP). This proposed regulation would amend the Bering Sea/ Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program to allow post-delivery transfers of all types of individual fishing quota and individual processing quota to cover overages. This action is necessary to improve flexibility of the fleet, reduce the number of violations for overages, reduce enforcement costs, and allow more complete harvest of allocations. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable law.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: E8-29493
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's (ALWTRP) implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 1,575 nm\2\ (5,402.3 km\2\), east of Portland, Maine, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: E8-29492
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's (ALWTRP) implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 1,650 nm\2\ (5,659.5 km\2\), east of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the proximity of Jeffreys Ledge, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E8-29490
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
High and Ultra-High Voltage Ceramic Station Post Insulators from Japan: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order
Document Number: E8-29487
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 3, 2008, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on high and ultra-high voltage ceramic station post insulators from Japan. Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in this sunset review, the Department is revoking this antidumping duty order.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-29482
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India for the period January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 45956 (August 7, 2008) (Preliminary Results). Based on the results of our analysis of the comments received, the Department has revised the subsidy rates for the respondent, MTZ Polyfilms, Ltd. (MTZ). The final subsidy rate for the reviewed company is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Adjustment to Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: E8-29441
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an amendment to an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application submitted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has made a preliminary determination that the adjusted activities authorized under this amended EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies and Monkfish Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to reissue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be reissued that would allow one commercial fishing vessel to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. This EFP, which would continue to enable researchers to study the effects of climate on the distribution and catch rates of monkfish, would adjust the exemptions from the NE multispecies regulations as follows: Gulf of Maine (GOM) Rolling Closure Area (RCA) I, rather than RCA III. The exemption from NE multispecies effort control measures will remain the same as with the original EFP. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System
Document Number: E8-28683
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce publishes this proposed rule to request public comment on modifications to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System. These modifications are proposed to extend the current SIMA system until March 21, 2013. This extension would continue the Department's ability to track steel imports and make them publicly available in advance of the full trade data release.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony with Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-29486
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 18, 2008, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the remand redetermination issued by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') pursuant to the CIT's remand order in the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China. See Shanghai Eswell Enterprise Co., Ltd., et. al. v. United States, Court No. 05-00439, Slip Op. 08-124 (CIT November 18, 2008) (``Eswell II''). This case arose from the Department's final results for the period of review (``POR'') December 1, 2002, through November 30, 2003. See Honey from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 38873 (July 6, 2005) (``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 Eswell II is not in harmony with the Department's Final Results.
Antidumping Duty Order: Uncovered Innerspring Units From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Document Number: E8-29484
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.