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Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery; Amendment 16
Document Number: E9-25546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amdnement 16 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and its associated draft Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Secretarial review and is requesting comments from the public. Amendment 16 was developed by the Council as part of the biennial adjustment process in the FMP to update status determination criteria for all regulated NE multispecies or ocean pout stocks; to adopt rebuilding programs for NE multispecies stocks newly classified as being overfished and subject to overfishing; and to revise management measures, including significant revisions to the Sector management and allocation measures, necessary to end overfishing, rebuild overfished regulated NE multispecies or ocean pout stocks, and mitigate the adverse economic impacts of increased effort controls. Amendment 16 would also implement new requirements for establishing allowable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limits (ACLs), and accountability measures (AMs) for each stock managed by the FMP, pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Finally, this action would add Atlantic wolffish to the list of species managed by the FMP. This
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; Notice that Vendor Will Provide Year 2010 Cage Tags
Document Number: E9-25468
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS informs surfclam and ocean quahog allocation owners that they will be required to purchase their year 2010 cage tags from the National Band and Tag Company. The intent of this notice is to comply with regulations for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries and to promote efficient distribution of cage tags.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; 2010 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs
Document Number: E9-25466
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is announcing that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2010 remain status quo. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to notify the public in the Federal Register of the allowable harvest levels for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone if the previous year's quota specifications remain unchanged.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Closure
Document Number: E9-25450
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial fishery for king mackerel in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the northern Florida west coast subzone of the Gulf of Mexico. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Closure of the 2009 Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fishery for Greater Amberjack
Document Number: E9-25449
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the recreational fishery for greater amberjack in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). During the closure, the bag and possession limit for greater amberjack in or from the Gulf EEZ is zero. In addition, a person aboard a vessel for which a Federal charter vessel/headboat permit for Gulf reef fish has been issued must also abide by these closure provisions in state waters. NMFS has determined this action is necessary to prevent the recreational fishery for greater amberjack from exceeding its quota for the fishing year. This closure is necessary to prevent overfishing of Gulf greater amberjack.
Broadband Data Transparency Workshop
Document Number: E9-25447
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host a public meeting regarding data related to broadband Internet access that the agency collects, data needs of researchers, and future broadband research.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Commodity Matchbooks from India
Document Number: E9-25446
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We determine that imports of commodity matchbooks are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Commodity Matchbooks From India: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E9-25445
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of commodity matchbooks from India. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Sea Turtle Conservation; Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic
Document Number: E9-25359
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule implements an area closure and associated gear restrictions applicable to the bottom longline component of the reef fish fishery in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico to reduce incidental take and mortality of sea turtles. Specifically, this rule prohibits the use of bottom longline gear for the harvest of reef fish shoreward of a line approximating the 35-fathom depth contour in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and limits bottom longline vessels operating in the reef fish fishery east of longitude 85[deg]30'W to 1,000 hooks onboard, of which only 750 may be actively fished or rigged for fishing.
Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-25350
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Endangered Species; File No. 14726
Document Number: E9-25349
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Blair Witherington, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 9700 South A1A, Melbourne Beach, Florida, 32951, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Certain Pasta From Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E9-25344
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 28, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of initiation of a changed circumstances review (``CCR'') of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on certain pasta from Turkey as requested by Marsan Gida Sanayi ve Ticret A.S. (``Marsan''). See Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Pasta from Turkey, 74 FR 4938 (January 28, 2009) (``Initiation Notice''). On September 15, 2009, we published our preliminary results of the CVD CCR. See Certain Pasta From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 47225 (September 15, 2009) (``Preliminary Results''). Pursuant to the new criteria outlined in the Preliminary Results, we preliminarily found that Marsan is not the successor to Gidasa Sabanci Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (``Gidasa'') for purposes of the CVD cash deposit rates. We invited interested parties to comment on these preliminary results and we received comments from Marsan. For the final results, we continue to find that Marsan is not the successor to Gidasa, for purposes of the CVD cash deposit rates, and therefore its merchandise should continue to enter under the ``all others'' cash deposit rate.
Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-25336
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding in part the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period March 1, 2008, to February 28, 2009, with respect to Sunlake D[eacute]cor Co., Ltd. (Sunlake). This partial rescission is based on the withdrawal of the request for review of Sunlake by the only interested party that requested the review the petitioner.\1\
Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable on Work Sharing for Patent Applications
Document Number: E9-25262
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
In an effort to avoid duplication of work and to expedite the patent examination process, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been developing work-sharing initiatives in which an office uses, to the maximum extent practicable, the work already done by another office. The USPTO is conducting a roundtable to obtain input from diverse sources in the patent community and/or the public sector to evaluate views on work sharing. The roundtable is open to the public. The USPTO plans to invite a number of roundtable participants from patent user groups, practitioners, industry, independent inventor organizations, academia, and Government. To ensure that the USPTO is receiving a balanced array of views on work sharing, the USPTO also plans to have a few ``at-large'' participants based upon requests received in response to this notice. To ensure that all who are speaking will have a meaningful chance to do so, the number of participants in the roundtable is limited. Those who wish to participate in the roundtable must do so by written request. Members of the public who wish solely to attend and observe the roundtable need not submit a request.
Marine Mammals; File No. 87-1851-02
Document Number: E9-25212
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 87-1851-01.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-25209
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 15, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the final results and final partial rescission of the antidumping duty administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') covering the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 47191 (September 15, 2009) (``Final Results''). Pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final Results to correct a ministerial error in the name assigned to a respondent not selected for individual examination, Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading Corporation, that received a separate rate.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-25200
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Threatened and Not Warranted Status for Distinct Population Segments of the Spotted Seal
Document Number: E9-25198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, have completed a comprehensive status review of the spotted seal (Phoca largha) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Based on the findings from the status review and consideration of the factors affecting this species, we conclude the spotted seal exists as three (3) distinct population segments (DPS) within the North Pacific Ocean. These are the southern, Okhotsk, and Bering DPSs. Based on consideration of information presented in the Status Review, an analysis of the extinction risk probabilities for each of these DPSs, and assessment of the factors in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA, we have determined the southern DPS is likely to become endangered throughout all or a significant portion of its range in the foreseeable future, and should be listed as a threatened species. The Okhotsk and Bering Sea DPSs are not in danger of extinction nor likely to become endangered throughout all or a significant portion of their ranges in the foreseeable future. Accordingly, we are now issuing a proposed rule to list the southern DPS of the spotted seal as a threatened species. No listing action is proposed for the Okhotsk and Bering Sea DPSs. Because the southern DPS occurs outside the United States, no critical habitat can be designated. We request comments and information related to this proposed rule and finding.
Transportation and Related Equipment; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-25191
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Bureau of Industry and Security
Document Number: E9-25189
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Industry and Security Bureau
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: E9-25188
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that the 25-mt quota available for the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Longline category Northeast Distant gear restricted area (NED) fishery has been attained. NMFS announces that the Longline category incidental BFT retention limits will apply in the NED for the remainder of the fishing year. This action applies to Atlantic Tunas Longline category permitted vessels that fish in the NED.
Certain Coated Paper From Indonesia: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: E9-25187
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting
Document Number: E9-25163
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Dealer Purchase Reports
Document Number: E9-25141
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Processed Products Family of Forms
Document Number: E9-25134
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-25132
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Herring Advisory Panel and Oversight Committee along with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Section will hold two meetings to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-25131
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-25130
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Ad Hoc Salmon Amendment Committee (SAC) will hold a meeting to develop draft alternatives and plan analyses for an amendment to the Pacific Coast
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-25129
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries Service's Southeast Fisheries Science Center are convening a workshop to develop a fishery independent monitoring program for the fisheries resources of the South Atlantic. The workshop will be held in Beaufort, NC.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC)
Document Number: E9-25125
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) will hold a plenary meeting on October 29, 2009 at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, in Room 3407. The ETTAC will discuss environmental goods and services trade liberalization efforts in the World Trade Organization, United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, and other administrative items. This is the first time this ETTAC will meet since its re-chartering in September 2009. The meeting is open to the public and time will be permitted for public comment.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Military Training Activities and Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation Conducted Within the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC)
Document Number: E9-24837
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization for the Department of Defense (including the Navy, the U.S. Air Force (USAF), and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)) to take marine mammals incidental to training activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) study area for the period of March 2010 through February 2015 (amended from the initial request for January 2010 through December 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-25105
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Ecuador: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-25092
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 15, 2009, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from Ecuador for the period of review (POR) of February 1, 2007, through August 14, 2007. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Ecuador: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 47201 September 15, 2009) (Final Results), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. Based on the correction of a ministerial error with respect to the calculation of the indirect selling expense ratio for the respondent Sociedad Nacional de Galapagos, S.A. (Songa), we have changed the final results margin for Songa and, as a result, the final results margins for the respondents not selected for individual examination in this administrative review.
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Fishing Restrictions in the Longline and Purse Seine Fisheries in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in 2009, 2010, and 2011
Document Number: E9-25064
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 (Act) to implement a decision of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). That decision requires, among other things, that members of the IATTC, including the United States, ensure that catches in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) by longline vessels greater than 24 meters in length do not exceed specified levels in each of the years 2009, 2010, and 2011, and that purse seine vessels class sizes 4-6 do not fish in the EPO during an established closure period. This action is necessary for the United States to satisfy its obligations under the 1949 Convention for the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party.
Protective Regulations for Killer Whales in the Northwest Region Under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act
Document Number: E9-25063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), are issuing this notice to advise the public that NMFS is extending the public comment period for proposed regulations under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act to prohibit vessels from approaching killer whales within 200 yards and from parking in the path of whales for vessels in inland waters of Washington State. The proposed regulations would also prohibit vessels from entering a conservation area during a defined season. The proposed rule was published July 29, 2009, opening a 90-day public comment period and noticing two public meetings. In response to requests from the public, on September 17, 2009, we published a notice in the Federal Register announcing an additional public meeting. We are issuing this notice to announce an 80-day extension of the public comment period in response to requests to provide more time for the public to review the proposed regulation and provide comments.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14450
Document Number: E9-25062
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the National Marine Fisheries Service's Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149 [Principal Investigator: Dr. Keith Mullin], has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E9-25036
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-25025
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Texas Habitat Protection Advisory Panel (AP).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-25024
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Eight Regional Fishery Management Councils will convene a meeting of representatives of their respective Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSCs) at the Wyndam Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, November 10-13, 2009.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Conducting Air-to-Surface Gunnery Missions in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E9-24842
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS received an application from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB), for renewal of an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting air-to-surface (A-S) gunnery missions in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The USAF's activities are considered military readiness activities. Pursuant to the MMPA, NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to Eglin AFB to take, by Level B harassment only, several species of marine mammal during the specified activity for a period of 1 year.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-24699
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 8, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel plate in coils (SSPC) from Belgium. See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 27097 (June 8, 2009) (Preliminary Results). This review covers one manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise: ArcelorMittal Stainless Belgium N.V. (AMS Belgium). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008.