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Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-26992
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is currently conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on cut- to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL Steel Plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. This new shipper review covers one producer/ exporter. We preliminarily determine that the new shipper has made sale(s) below normal value (``NV''), and the producer/exporter combination is entitled to a separate rate in this new shipper review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this new shipper review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR'') for which the importer specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results. We intend to issue the final results no later than 90 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Large Newspaper Printing Presses and Components Thereof, Whether Assembled or Unassembled, from Japan: Final Results of Reconsideration of Sunset Review
Document Number: E8-26987
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 6, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of preliminary results of the reconsideration of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on large newspaper printing presses and components thereof, whether assembled or unassembled (LNPP), from Japan (71 FR 64927), following the requirements of section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on our preliminary results. We received case and rebuttal briefs from domestic and foreign interested parties, and we held a public hearing. As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the order on LNPP from Japan after the original sunset review period of 1996-2001 would have likely led to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-26976
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 10, 2008, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the Department of Commerce's (``Department'') final results of redetermination pursuant to the Department's voluntary remand. See Macau Youcheng Trading Co. and Zhongshan Youcheng Wooden Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd. v. United States Court No. 07-00322: Final Results Of Redetermination Pursuant To Voluntary Remand, dated October 3, 2008 (``Youcheng v. United States''). 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 wooden bedroom furniture (``WBF'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period of review (``POR'') of June 24, 2004, through December 31, 2005. See Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews: Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China, 72 FR 46957 (August 22, 2007) (``Final Results''); and Second Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China, 72 FR 62834 (November 7, 2007) (``Amended Final Results'').
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26874
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26873
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Fisheries Observer Program Fishermen's Comment Card
Document Number: E8-26872
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-26854
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in February 2009. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public.
Initiation of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Review: Notice of Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E8-26792
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended (NMSA), NOAA is holding scoping meetings to: 1. Solicit public comments and identify issues on the continued management of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary; and 2. Help determine the scope of issues to be addressed in the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), if warranted.
Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico
Document Number: E8-26954
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Ternium), a producer of steel wire rod, and Hylsa S.A. de C.V. (Hylsa), a service company that provides services to Ternium on a contract basis, and pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3), the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. This review will determine whether Ternium is the successor-in- interest to Hylsa.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-26871
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Essential Fish Habitat
Document Number: E8-26852
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In order to provide additional opportunities for the public, the Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Councils, the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, and other interested parties to comment on the Essential Fish Habitat Draft Amendment 1 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP), NMFS is extending the comment period for this action. On September 19, 2008, NMFS published a Notice of Availability (NOA) of a draft environmental impact statement and a fishery management plan amendment. Based on the September 19, 2008, notice, the comment period was scheduled to conclude on November 18, 2008. NMFS is now extending the comment period until December 12, 2008. Comments received by NMFS on the Draft Amendment will be used in the development of Final Amendment 1 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP.
Sea Turtle Conservation; Shrimp Trawling Requirements
Document Number: E8-26850
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this temporary rule for a period of 30 days, to allow shrimp fishermen to use limited tow times as an alternative to Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in state waters off of Texas (extending offshore 9 nautical miles from the Texas/Louisiana boundary southward to the boundary shared by Matagorda and Brazoria Counties; approximately 95[deg] 32' W. long.). The previous 30-day variance of the TED requirements was from October 8 through November 7, 2008. This action is necessary because environmental conditions resulting from Hurricane Ike persist on the fishing grounds, preventing some fishermen from using TEDs effectively.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Processors Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E8-26847
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher processors using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to catcher processors using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI.
Announcing DRAFT Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 186-3, Digital Signature Standard (DSS) and Request for Comments
Document Number: E8-26841
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces a second public review and comment period for Draft Federal Information Processing Standard 186-3, Digital Signature Standard. The draft standard, designated ``Draft FIPS 186- 3,'' is proposed to revise and supersede FIPS 186-2. Draft FIPS 186-3 is a revision of FIPS 186-2, the Digital Signature Standard. The Draft FIPS specifies three techniques for the generation and verification of digital signatures that can be used for the protection of data: the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) and the Rivest-Shamir-Adelman (RSA) algorithm. Although all three of these algorithms were approved in FIPS 186-2, this revision increases the key sizes allowed for DSA, provides additional requirements for the use of RSA and ECDSA, and includes requirements for obtaining the assurances necessary for valid digital signatures. FIPS 186-2 contained specifications for random number generators (RNGs); this revision does not include such specifications, but refers to NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-90 for obtaining random numbers. Prior to the submission of this proposed standard to the Secretary of Commerce for review and approval, it is essential that consideration is given to the needs and views of the public, users, the information technology industry, and Federal, State and local government organizations. The purpose of this notice is to solicit such views.
Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: E8-26840
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 8:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., Thursday, December 4, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday, December 5, 2008 from 8 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public. The Advisory Board was established by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-235) and amended by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107- 347) to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NIST on security and privacy issues pertaining to federal computer systems. Details regarding the Board's activities are available at http:// csrc.nist.gov/groups/SMA/ispab/index.html/.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-26836
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from respondent Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals, B.V. (``Akzo Nobel'') and Aqualon Company (``Petitioner''), the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (``CMC'') from the Netherlands. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 73 FR 50308 (August 26, 2008) (``Initiation Notice''). This administrative review covers the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. Due to the withdrawal of the requests for the administrative review by both parties, we are rescinding this review with respect to Akzo Nobel.
Fiscal Year 2009 Changes to Patent Cooperation Treaty Transmittal and Search Fees
Document Number: E8-26711
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is amending the rules of practice to adjust the transmittal and search fees for international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The Office is adjusting the PCT transmittal and search fees to recover the estimated average cost to the Office of processing PCT international applications and preparing international search reports and written opinions for PCT international applications.
Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-26811
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) in Monterey, California.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Brazil, the People's Republic of China and the United Arab Emirates: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value for the United Arab Emirates
Document Number: E8-26802
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from Brazil, the People's Republic of China (PRC), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). On October 31, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its determination that the U.S. industry is threatened with material injury. See PET Film from Brazil, the PRC, and the UAE (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1131-1134 (Final), USITC Publication 4040, October 2008). In addition, the Department is amending the final dumping margins for the UAE.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Low-Energy Marine Geophysical Survey in the Santa Barbara Channel, November 2008
Document Number: E8-26721
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), for the take of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the Santa Barbara Channel, California, during November 2008.
Solicitation of Applications for the National Technical Assistance, Training, Research and Evaluation Program: Economic Development Research Project: Regional Innovation Systems
Document Number: E8-26705
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) publishes this notice to extend the closing date for the submission of applications for a regional innovation systems research project under FY 2009 National Technical Assistance, Training, Research and Evaluation program (NTA Program) funding.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E8-26701
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), except for directed fishing for pollock by vessels using pelagic trawl gear in those portions of the GOA open to directed fishing for pollock. This closure also does not apply to fishing by vessels participating in the cooperative fishery in the Rockfish Pilot Program for the Central GOA. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limit specified for vessels using trawl gear in the GOA.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26697
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E8-26693
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Determination To Revoke in Part
Document Number: E8-26623
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. This review covers four producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007. Based on our analysis of the comments received and on our verification findings, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.'' Finally, we have determined to revoke the antidumping duty order with respect to Turkish rebar produced and exported by Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas).
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting; Date Correction
Document Number: E8-26622
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Sixth Administrative Review of Honey From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-26616
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period of review (``POR'') of December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. As discussed below, we preliminarily determine that certain respondents in this review made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV''). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-26576
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Outreach group will meet in Anchorage at the North Pacific Research Board office.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Investment Assistance
Document Number: E8-26557
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development 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.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Status Review of Southeast Alaska Population of Pacific Herring; Request for Information
Document Number: E8-26543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, request information, data, and comments pertinent to a risk assessment as part of a status review of the Southeast Alaska population of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi). On April 11, 2008, we initiated a status review of this herring stock under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In conducting this status review, we now seek information regarding the stock's population structure and trends, current conditions of its habitat, known and anticipated threats to the viability of the population, and efforts being made to protect the species.
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of the Final Determination: Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E8-26504
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe (welded line pipe) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) 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 ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination in accordance with the time frame explained in the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: E8-26503
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain circular welded carbon quality steel welded line pipe (``welded line pipe'') 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'' section of this notice.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Vessel Monitoring System for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species
Document Number: E8-26490
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
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; Miscellaneous Short-Supply Activities
Document Number: E8-26446
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Stainless Steel Bar From India: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review
Document Number: E8-26393
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), that India Steel Works Limited (``India Steel'') is the successor-in-interest to Isibars Limited (``Isibars''). As a result, India Steel will be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Isibars with regard to the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (``SSB'') from India as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seismic Surveys in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas
Document Number: E8-26269
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical program, including deep seismic surveys, on oil and gas lease blocks located on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) waters in the mid- and eastern-Beaufort Sea and in the Northern Chukchi Sea has been issued to Shell Offshore, Inc. (SOI) and WesternGeco.
Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review
Document Number: E8-26411
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that India Steel Works Limited (India Steel) is the successor-in- interest to Isibars Limited (Isibars). As a result, India Steel will be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Isibars with regard to the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rods from India as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Trinidad and Tobago; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-26395
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 26, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Trinidad and Tobago for the period of review (POR) October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007. We preliminarily determine that during the POR, ArcelorMittal Point Lisas Limited,\1\ and its affiliate Mittal Steel North America Inc. (MSNA) (collectively, AMPL) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-26394
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (PRC) pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this order. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population
Document Number: E8-26383
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee (CAC) on the Hispanic Population. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Document Number: E8-26338
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty day public comment period on the Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan Revision. Four sites along the York River comprise the Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve; Sweet Hall Marsh, Taskinas Creek, the Catlett Islands, and the Goodwin Islands. The fours sites were designated as the Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve in 1991 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461. The reserve has been operating in partnership with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science under a management plan approved in 1991. Pursuant to 15 CFR section 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. A boundary expansion, a revised geographic vision for the reserve, new facilities, and updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the 1991 approved management plan. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the education, stewardship, and research goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. This management plan describes how the strengths of the reserve will focus on four areas relevant to the Chesapeake Bay: functions and linkages of land-margin ecosystems; ecosystem vulnerability to climate and human-induced stressors; water quality and aquatic stressors; and integrated ocean observing systems. Since 1991, the reserve has added a coastal training program that delivers science-based information to key decision makers in the Chesapeake Bay; has completed a site profile that characterizes the reserve; and has expanded the monitoring, stewardship and education programs significantly. A new administrative building (2003) and a new science and education lab (2005) have been built to support the growth of reserve programs. With the approval of this management plan, the Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve will change their total acreage from 2,849 acres to a new total of 2,705 acres. This change is attributable to boundary modifications at two of the reserve sites. At Sweet Hall Marsh, 189 acres of reserve property are being removed from the reserve boundary due to a change in ownership. At the Taskinas Creek site, 44.5 acres are being added to the reserve boundary to provide a deciduous and hardwood forest buffer to protect the estuarine areas used for research and education. The 1991 Management Plan proposed a multi-phased expansion of the reserve that started with the four sites on the York River and planned to incorporate over 20 sites throughout Virginia to ensure adequate representation of Virginian estuarine areas important to the Chesapeake Bay. This expansion has not occurred since 1991. Due to the anticipated logistical, economic, and programmatic difficulties of having over 20 sites administered as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve, the 2008 Management Plan focuses on the York River for the next five years.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film Sheet and Strip from India: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-26287
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Foreign-Trade Zone 57 - Charlotte, North Carolina, Application for Expansion
Document Number: E8-26286
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 163 - Ponce, Puerto Rico, Application for Expansion
Document Number: E8-26285
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board