Department of Commerce August 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Grant of Authority; Establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone, Lansing, MI
Document Number: E9-20990
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews and Revocation of an Order in Part
Document Number: E9-20980
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 27, 2009, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The reviews cover 15 manufacturers/exporters. The period of review is May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-20978
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a semiannual new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (Pipes and Tubes) from Thailand in response to a request from Pacific Pipe Public Company, Limited (Pacific Pipe). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008. The domestic interested parties for this proceeding are Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation and Wheatland Tube Company (petitioners).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 29
Document Number: E9-20954
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule implements a multi- species individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the grouper and tilefish component of the commercial sector of the reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone. In addition, the final rule allows permit consolidation and dual classifications to the shallow-water grouper (SWG) and deep-water grouper (DWG) management units for speckled hind, warsaw grouper, and scamp, and modifies some provisions of the Gulf red snapper IFQ program for consistency with this final rule. NMFS also informs the public of the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the collection-of-information requirements contained in this final rule and publishes the OMB control numbers for those collections. This rule is intended to reduce effort in the grouper and tilefish component of the commercial Gulf reef fish fishery.
Fraser River Sockeye and Pink Salmon Fisheries; Notification of Inseason Orders; Correction
Document Number: E9-20953
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate salmon fisheries in U.S. waters. NMFS maintains a telephone hotline to notify the public of these inseason orders. The telephone number for the hotline that is specified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is obsolete. This action corrects the language in the CFR to remove that number and specify that the correct telephone number for the hotline is included in the annual management measures for West Coast Salmon Fisheries, published in the Federal Register.
Marine Mammals; Record of Decision; File Nos. 14324 through 14337, Except 14333
Document Number: E9-20951
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS issued a new Record of Decision (ROD) on August 10, 2009, for the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Steller Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Research. Subsequently, 12 permits were issued to conduct research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) throughout their ranges in the United States.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E9-20933
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2009 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: E9-20930
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia is transferring commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York from its 2009 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for New York and Virginia.
Department of Commerce: Industry Outreach in San Francisco, CA, for Climate Change Negotiations Under the UNFCCC
Document Number: E9-20904
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will host a half-day roundtable for industry participants on September 10, 2009, in San Francisco, California, during which senior U.S. government officials will outline the draft negotiation text of a new agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), provide updates on recent developments, and solicit individual input from participants. The purpose of the industry roundtable is to allow private sector stakeholders, particularly industry and trade associations, to advise U.S. officials on the impact a new UNFCCC agreement could have on their respective operations and on associated commercial opportunities. The DOC anticipates additional outreach events will be held throughout the United States.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-20855
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: E9-20837
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Wednesday, October 14, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, October 15, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Call for Applications for the International Buyer Program Calendar Year 2011
Document Number: E9-20825
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the International Buyer Program (IBP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). This announcement covers selection for International Buyer Program participation for calendar year 2011 (January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011). The purpose of the IBP program is to bring international buyers together with U.S. firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-20824
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-20823
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: E9-20806
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that the Atlantic tunas General category daily Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) retention limit should be adjusted for the September, October-November, and December time periods of the 2009 fishing year, based on consideration of the determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments. This action applies to Atlantic Tunas General category permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels (when fishing commercially for BFT). NMFS has also determined that a quota transfer to allow continued fishing in the Harpoon category is appropriate, and therefore transfers 25 metric tons (mt) from the Reserve to the Harpoon category for the remainder of the 2009 fishing year. This action applies to Atlantic Tunas Harpoon category permitted vessels.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E9-20802
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2009 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-20709
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold Meetings of its Limited Access Privilege Program (LAPP) Committee, Spiny Lobster Committee, Mackerel Committee, a joint meeting of its Executive and Finance Committees, Law Enforcement Committee, Snapper Grouper Committee, joint Ecosystem-Based Management and Habitat Committees, Golden Crab Committee, and Dolphin Wahoo Committee, and a meeting of the full Council. There will also be a swearing in of new Council members. The Council will hold an informal public question and answer session with NMFS Regional Administrator and Council Chairman as well as open public comment periods relative to agenda items. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-20696
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Applications for the FY 2010 Ocean Exploration (OE) Program
Document Number: E9-20740
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa)
OER is seeking pre-proposals and full proposals to support its mission, consistent with NOAA's Strategic Plan to search, investigate, and document poorly-known and unknown areas of the ocean and Great Lakes through interdisciplinary exploration, and to advance and disseminate knowledge of the ocean environment and its physical, chemical, and biological resources.
Endangered Species; File Nos. 14344 and 14400
Document Number: E9-20729
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the University of California, Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory and the Channel Islands National Park have applied in due form for permits to take endangered abalone species for purposes of scientific research and enhancement.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chinook Salmon Bycatch Management Measures Workshop
Document Number: E9-20728
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a workshop to solicit comments from owners and operators of trawl catcher/processors and motherships in the Bering Sea pollock fishery about proposed equipment and operational requirements to monitor salmon bycatch. The workshop is open to the public, but NMFS is particularly seeking participation by people who are knowledgeable about the operations of the catcher/processors and motherships and who can discuss with NMFS the potential operational impacts of proposed monitoring requirements.
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E9-20721
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between January 1, 2009, and March 31, 2009. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of March 31, 2009. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-20691
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) will meet at the Alaska Fishery Science Center (AFSC), Traynor Conference Center.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-20690
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet September 14-16, 2009. The Crab Plan Team will meet jointly with the Council's Groundfish Plan Teams on September 16.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-20689
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Non- Target Species Committee will meet in Seattle, WA.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-20688
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) groundfish plan teams will meet in Seattle.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-20687
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Highly Migratory Species Committee and its Spiny Dogfish Committee will hold a public meeting.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-20686
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scallop Advisory Panel and Scallop Oversight Committee will hold two meetings to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-20663
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-20662
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-20658
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. September 11-17, 2009 Pacific Council meeting, which includes advisory body meetings during this time period as listed in this notice, as well as a September 8, 2009 Pacific Council Enforcement Consultants Telephone Conference.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-20625
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined that two timely requests for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (PRC) meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. For one of the two new shipper reviews that the Department is initiating, the period of review (POR) is January 1, 2009, through June 30, 2009. For the other new shipper review where the shipment entered after the period January 1, 2009, through June 30, 2009, the Department is initiating and extending the POR by thirty days, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii). The POR for this new shipper review is January 1, 2009, through July 30, 2009.
Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-20611
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 27, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The review covers 86 producers/exporters of glycine from the PRC, including mandatory respondent Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., Ltd. (Baoding Mantong). Based on a withdrawal of request from GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (GEO), a domestic producer of glycine, we are now rescinding this administrative review in full.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish Fishery; Quota Harvested for Part-time Category
Document Number: E9-20580
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the percentage of the tilefish annual total allowable landings (TAL) available to the tilefish Part-time permit category for the 2009 fishing year has been harvested. Therefore, commercial vessels fishing under the Part-time tilefish category may not harvest tilefish from within the Golden Tilefish Management Unit for the remainder of the 2009 fishing year. Regulations governing the tilefish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the public of this closure.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-20524
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet Thursday, September 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This meeting is being held in conjunction with MEP's Quarterly Update meeting in Dallas, TX. The MEP Advisory Board is composed of 10 members appointed by the Director of NIST who were selected for their expertise in the area of industrial extension and their work on behalf of smaller manufacturers. The Board was established to fill a need for external input on MEP. MEP is a unique program consisting of centers across the United States and Puerto Rico, with partnerships at the state, federal, and local levels. The Board works closely with MEP to provide input and advice on MEP's programs, plans, and policies. For this meeting, discussions will focus on a review of key findings and policy implications from the MEP Advisory Board's Future of Manufacturing paper. In addition, MEP will provide an overview of its strategy for technology acceleration and gather Board input and advice on open source innovation, including methods and tools for fostering technology adoption by smaller manufacturers. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: E9-20523
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Thursday, September 10, 2009. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to review applicant consensus scores and select applicants for site visit review. The applications under review by Judges contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E9-20500
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with July anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: E9-20493
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, August-October, 2009
Document Number: E9-20492
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
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 Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO), a part of Columbia University, to take small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the northeast Pacific Ocean.
Endangered Species; File No. 14396
Document Number: E9-20491
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control-Division of Fish and Wildlife, Dover, Delaware, has applied in due form for a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #1, #2, and #3
Document Number: E9-20490
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces three inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. Inseason action 1 modified the commercial fishery in the area from Cape Falcon, Oregon to Humbug Mountain, Oregon, and from Humbug Mountain, Oregon to the Oregon/California Border. Inseason action 2 modified the recreational fishery in the area from Cape Falcon, Oregon to Humbug Mountain, Oregon. Inseason action 3 modified the commercial fishery in the area from U.S./Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Experimental Permitting Process, Exempted Fishing Permits, and Scientific Research Activity
Document Number: E9-20489
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues new and revised definitions for certain regulatory terms, and procedural and technical changes to the regulations
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E9-20422
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by non- American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels that are subject to sideboard limits catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2009 Pacific cod sideboard limit established for non-AFA crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Importation of Supplies for Use in Emergency Relief Work
Document Number: E9-20346
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
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.
Broadband Initiatives Program; Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: E9-20372
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
RUS and NTIA announce additional measures to ensure that any pending electronic applications experiencing difficulties uploading attachments into the Easygrants[reg] System for the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) can be submitted by the extended application deadline of August 20, 2009. The Easygrants[reg] System will not accept applications after 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on August 20, 2009. In order to ensure that all pending electronic applications experiencing difficulties uploading attachments can be completed, the core application must be electronically submitted using the Easygrants[reg] System by 5 p.m. ET on August 20, 2009. The extension described herein pertains only to the attachments listed in the ``Uploads Checklist'' of the ``Uploads'' page of the Easygrants[reg] System, including documents submitted as Supplemental Information. The core application is defined as all fields and questions in the application, not including the attachments listed in the ``Uploads Checklist'' of the ``Uploads'' page. Any attachments that the applicant is unable to upload to the Easygrants[reg] System must be submitted by August 24, 2009, using one of the following methods of delivery: hand-delivery, overnight express, or regular mail.