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U.S.-European Union (EU) Safe Harbor Framework-Notice of Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E8-28906
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) is proposing implementation of a cost recovery program to support the operation of the U.S.-European Union (EU) Safe Harbor Framework. The Framework allows U.S. companies to satisfy the requirements of the EU's Directive on Data Protection when transferring personal information from the EU, thereby ensuring uninterrupted data transfers worth billions of dollars in trade between the EU and the United States. As the program has grown from 6 companies to nearly 1,700, so too have the requests from these U.S. companies for Safe Harbor-related services, including education, outreach, and counseling. ITA is responsible for managing the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework for the Administration. In order to better serve ITA's clients, ITA is proposing to establish a two-tiered fee structure in which new clients would be required to pay a $200 registration (processing) fee and existing clients who renew their certification commitment to Safe Harbor would pay $100 each year following their initial certification.
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 235
Document Number: E8-28877
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From Korea: Final Results of the 2006-2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28875
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the seventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea. The review covers the shipments of subject merchandise to the United States by Huvis Corporation. Based on our analysis of the comments received from interested parties, we have made certain changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Endangered Fish and Wildlife; Final Rule To Implement Speed Restrictions To Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions With North Atlantic Right Whales
Document Number: E8-28874
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of collection-of-information requirements contained in regulations implementing speed restrictions to reduce the incidence and severity of ship collisions with North Atlantic right whales.
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List: Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States
Document Number: E8-28872
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding additional persons to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of Section 744.11 of the EAR. This rule is the second rule to add persons to the Entity List on the basis of Section 744.11 of the EAR. These additional persons being added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The first rule that added persons to the Entity List on the basis of Section 744.11 of the EAR was published on September 22, 2008 (73 FR 54499). The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports and reexports to parties identified on the Entity List require a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and that availability of License Exceptions in such transactions is limited.
Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-28863
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut- to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, as well as a lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result of the sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 231
Document Number: E8-28859
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28856
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 8, 2008, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 from India. The review covers two manufacturers/exporters, Alpanil Industries and Pidilite Industries Limited. The period of review is December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results but no interested parties did so. We have made no changes in the margin calculations for the final results of review. The final weighted-average margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
2008 Company Organization Survey
Document Number: E8-28849
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is conducting the 2008 Company Organization Survey. The survey's data are needed, in part, to update the multilocation companies in the Business Register. The survey, which has been conducted annually since 1974, is designed to collect information on the number of employees, payroll, geographic location, current operational status, and kind of business for the establishments of multilocation companies. We have determined that annual data collected from this survey 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 this survey are not available from any other source.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28794
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28793
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT): Closing Date
Document Number: E8-28749
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009, Public Law 110-329 (2008), the U.S. Department of Commerce announces the solicitation of applications for a grant for the Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) Program. Projects funded pursuant to this Notice are intended to support the PEACESAT Program's acquisition of satellite communications to service Pacific Basin communities and to manage the operations of this network. Applications for the PEACESAT Program grant will compete for funds from the Public Broadcasting, Facilities, Planning and Construction Funds account.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
Document Number: E8-28015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-28724
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification is sought and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Marine Mammals; File No. 881-1758
Document Number: E8-28722
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 881-1758-00 has been issued to the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), 301 Railway Avenue, Seward, AK 99664 (Dr. Ian Dutton, Responsible Party).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Programs
Document Number: E8-28721
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes IFQ standard prices for the individual fishing quota (IFQ) cost recovery program in the halibut and sablefish fisheries of the North Pacific. This action is intended to provide holders of halibut and sablefish IFQ permits with the 2008 standard prices and fee percentage to calculate the required payment for IFQ cost recovery fees due by January 31, 2009.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Beach Boulevard AICWW Bridge Blasting Project, Duval County, FL
Document Number: E8-28720
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) for the take of small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to the removal and replacement of support structures for the Beach Boulevard Bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICWW) in Duval County, FL.
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of The Manufacturing Council
Document Number: E8-28723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate for approval a proposed letter of recommendation regarding manufacturing priorities for the incoming Secretary.
Clarification of Export Control Jurisdiction for Civil Aircraft Equipment Under the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: E8-28654
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to clarify how Section 17(c) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (EAA) is implemented in the EAR in accordance with the Department of Commerce's authority under the EAA. On August 14, 2008, the Department of State published a final rule amending Part 121 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify how Section 17(c) of the EAA is implemented in relation to the ITAR (73 FR 47523). This final rule provides guidance to assist the regulated public in determining what civil aircraft equipment (including parts, accessories, attachments, and components) is subject to the EAR based upon the statutory criteria of the EAA.
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Proclamation Provisions
Document Number: E8-28245
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
NOAA and the USFWS are publishing final regulations to establish a ship reporting system for the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. This action implements measures adopted by the International Maritime Organization requiring notification by ships passing through the Monument without interruption.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-28633
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552a(e)(4) and (11), the Department of Commerce is issuing a notice of its intent to amend the system of records entitled COMMERCE/NTIA-1, ``Applications Related to Coupons for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes.'' We invite public comment on the proposed change in this publication.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Proposed 2009 and 2010 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: E8-28617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2009 and 2010 harvest specifications, reserves and apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2009 and 2010 fishing years and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the GOA in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gulf of Mexico Gag Grouper Management Measures
Document Number: E8-28616-2
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements temporary measures to reduce overfishing of gag in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). This final rule reduces the commercial quota for gag, establishes a gag bag limit within the grouper aggregate bag limit, and extends the recreational closed season for gag. In addition, if Federal regulations applicable to gag, red snapper, gray triggerfish, or greater amberjack are more restrictive than state regulations, this rule requires vessels with Federal reef fish permits to comply with Federal regulations regardless of where such fish are harvested. The intended effect is to reduce overfishing of gag and increase compliance with Federal regulations designed to end overfishing or rebuild overfished reef fish stocks in the Gulf.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gulf of Mexico Gag Grouper Management Measures
Document Number: E8-28616
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements temporary measures to reduce overfishing of gag in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). This final rule reduces the commercial quota for gag, establishes a gag bag limit within the grouper aggregate bag limit, and extends the recreational closed season for gag. In addition, if Federal regulations applicable to gag, red snapper, gray triggerfish, or greater amberjack are more restrictive than state regulations, this rule requires vessels with Federal reef fish permits to comply with Federal regulations regardless of where such fish are harvested. The intended effect is to reduce overfishing of gag and increase compliance with Federal regulations designed to end overfishing or rebuild overfished reef fish stocks in the Gulf.
Foreign-Trade Zone 122 - Corpus Christi, Texas
Document Number: E8-28592
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E8-28475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating a five-year review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping duty orders listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-year Review which covers the same orders.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Document Number: E8-28471
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops to be held in January, February, and March 2009. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. Also, the Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be held in 2009 and announced in the Federal Register.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Pacific Whiting Allocation
Document Number: E8-28468
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that 35,000 metric tons (mt) of the 97,669 mt shore-based sector allocation would not be used by December 31, 2008. Therefore, NMFS has reapportioned the surplus whiting to the other sectors in the fishery.
Marine Mammals; File No. 10028
Document Number: E8-28467
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355 (Dr. Lisa Mazzaro, Principal Investigator) has been issued a permit to obtain stranded, releasable pinnipeds (up to eight otariids and 20 phocids) from the National Marine Mammal Stranding Response Program for the purposes of public display.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Subsistence Fishing
Document Number: E8-28461
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule to amend the subsistence fishery rules for members of an Alaska Native tribe eligible to harvest Pacific halibut in waters in and off Alaska for customary and traditional use. The action correctly defines the location of Village of Kanatak tribal headquarters and International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) halibut regulatory area (Area) in which the tribe's members may subsistence fish. The action would change the tribe's headquarters from Egegik to Wasilla and the corresponding Area from 4E to Area 3A. The intent of this action is to remove restrictions on participation of Village of Kanatak tribal members in traditional subsistence fisheries for Pacific halibut by correcting the tribe's headquarters to its actual location in Wasilla.
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E8-28459
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between July 1, 2008, and September 30, 2008. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of September 30, 2008. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28458
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting the 2006-2007 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on refined brown aluminum oxide (RBAO) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The review covers one exporter, Qingdao Shunxingli Abrasives Co. Ltd. (Qingdao Shunxingli). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2006, to October 31, 2007. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made at prices below normal value by Qingdao Shunxingli. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: E8-28457
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces inseason changes to management measures in the commercial Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-28403
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
List of Fisheries for 2009
Document Number: E8-28378
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2009, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The final LOF for 2009 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must categorize each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of serious injury and mortality of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The categorization of a fishery in the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.
Announcement of the Establishment of a Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) for Laboratories Performing Interoperability, Performance, and Conformance Biometrics Testing Under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program and Technical Requirements for Such a LAP
Document Number: E8-28376
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the establishment of a laboratory accreditation program and the availability of applications for accreditation of laboratories that perform biometric testing including interoperability, performance, and conformance testing using internationally recognized standards developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), NIST, and by the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS). Additional standards may be identified throughout the development of the accreditation program technical requirements.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results Pursuant to Final Court Decision
Document Number: E8-28321
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 16, 2008, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) results of redetermination pursuant to the CIT's remand, whereby the Department, in accordance with the CIT's instructions: (1) recalculated the assessment rate for Gerber Food (Yunnan) Co., Ltd. (Gerber) using a rate other than the PRC-wide rate as partial adverse facts available (AFA) with respect to certain period of review (POR) sales of subject merchandise produced by Gerber for which the customs entry documentation identified Green Fresh (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd. (Green Fresh) as the exporter; and (2) recalculated the assessment rate for Green Fresh based on the data it reported, exclusive of the aforementioned transactions, without resorting to facts available or adverse inferences. As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this case, the Department is amending the final results of the 2001-2002 administrative review of certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers
Document Number: E8-28312
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on December 11, 2008. The Board of Overseers is composed of eleven members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Report from the Judges' Panel, Baldrige Program (BNQP) Update, BNQP Strategic Plan, Potential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Program, Use of the Consumer Price Index as an Inflator for the Baldrige Award Application fees, and Recommendations for the NIST Director.