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Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-23234
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 30, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the preliminary results of the new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering sales of subject merchandise made by Shanghai Fangjia Industry Co., Ltd. (``Fangjia''). See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review, 74 FR 31244 (June 30, 2009) (``Preliminary Results''). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii), we gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results and received none. Accordingly, we have not made changes to the Preliminary Results and continue to determine that Fangjia has not made sales at less than normal value (``NV'').
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Commercial Period 1 Quota Harvested
Document Number: E9-23215
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the spiny dogfish commercial quota available to the coastal states from Maine through Florida for the first semi-annual quota period, May 1, 2009 - October 31, 2009, has been harvested. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, September 26, 2009, federally permitted spiny dogfish vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, or land spiny dogfish until November 1, 2009, when the Period 2 quota becomes available. Regulations governing the spiny dogfish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the coastal states from Maine through Florida that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing spiny dogfish in these states. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its Period 1 quota and to allow for effective management of this stock.
Catch Share Workshop; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-23210
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) will hold a Catch Share Workshop for Council members, staff, its Advisory Panel Chairmen, the Science and Statistical Committee Chairman and Mid- Atlantic Council members. The intent of this meeting is to share information and concerns about the use of catch shares in NEFMC managed fisheries; help decision makers learn from successes, failures and challenges in other regions and place catch shares in context with what has already been approved in New England with an eye toward future direction and action.
Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-23069
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463 as amended by Pub. L. 94-409, Pub. L. 96-523, Pub. L. 97-375 and Pub. L. 105-153), we are announcing a meeting of the Bureau of Economic
Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-23120
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E9-23116
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 30, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published a notice of initiation of changed circumstance review (``CCR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 19934 (April 30, 2009) (``Initiation''). The Department is now rescinding this CCR because Hebei Foreign Trade and Advertising Corporation (``Hebei Foreign'') because the factual information upon which the Department relied in the initiation of this change circumstances review was later found to be false, and we find there was not a change in circumstances to warrant this review.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind Administrative Review in Part
Document Number: E9-23112
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 24, 2009, in response to a request from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). The review covers four manufacturers/exporters. The period of review is February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value by certain companies subject to this review. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue and a brief summary of the argument.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch for Vessels in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Trawl Limited Access Fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E9-23070
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch for vessels participating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2009 Pacific ocean perch total allowable catch (TAC) specified for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI.
Marine Mammals; File No. 605-1904
Document Number: E9-23065
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Whale Center of New England (WCNE), [Mason Weinrich, Principal Investigator], P.O. Box 159, Gloucester, MA 01930, has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 605-1904.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs)
Document Number: E9-23064
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that the subject EFP application that was submitted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program (CCE) warrants further consideration and should be issued for public comment. The EFP would exempt participating vessels from summer flounder size restrictions and summer flounder mesh-size restrictions. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Modification to the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank Herring Midwater Trawl Gear Authorization Letter
Document Number: E9-23063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reopens for 6 days the comment period on the proposed rule to modify the requirements of the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank (GOM/ GB) Herring Midwater Trawl Gear Letter of Authorization (LOA) for midwater trawl vessels issued All Areas and/or Areas 2 and 3 Atlantic herring limited access permits fishing in Northeast (NE) multispecies Closed Area I (CA I).
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-23054
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Executive Committee, its Law Enforcement Committee, its Protected Resources Committee, and its Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Committee will hold public meetings.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-23033
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-23020
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-23019
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council(s (Council) Habitat Committee and Habitat Advisory Panel will hold meetings to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; 2009-10 Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Total Allowable Catch
Document Number: E9-22913
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS specifies a total allowable catch (TAC) of 254,050 lb (115,235 kg) of Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) for the 2009-10 fishing year.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Closure
Document Number: E9-22910
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific sardine off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. This action is necessary because the directed harvest allocation total for the third seasonal period (September 15- December 31) is projected to be reached by the effective date of the rule. From the effective date of this rule until December 31, 2009, Pacific sardine can only be harvested as part of the live bait fishery or incidental to other fisheries; the incidental harvest of Pacific sardine is limited to 20-percent by weight of all fish per trip. Fishing vessels must be at shore and in the process of offloading at 12:01 am Pacific Daylight Time on date of closure.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E9-22865
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 16, 2009, the Export Trading Company Affairs Office, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate'') to Northwest Fruit Exporters (``NFE'').
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E9-22839
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
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 August 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.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: E9-22821
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear, catcher vessels using pot gear, and vessels using jig gear to American Fisheries Act (AFA) catcher processors, the Amendment 80 cooperative, catcher processors using pot gear, and catcher processors using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). These actions are necessary to allow the 2009 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: E9-22818
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Monday, November 23, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, November 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss and develop the 2010 Annual Report of the Effectiveness of the NEHRP Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazard Reduction. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at https://nehrp.gov/.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-22735
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: E9-22677
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include the citation to the President's Notice of August 13, 2009 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E9-22655
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of the availability of a Routine Road Maintenance Program (RMP) that Clackamas County, Oregon, has submitted pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). NOAA Fisheries promulgated a protective rule for 14 threatened salmon and steelhead Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs). The RMP would affect four ESUs of threatened salmonids identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The 4(d) rule provides for limits on ESA take prohibitions for the
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E9-22652
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received three scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https:/ /apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/previewopenforcomment.cfm.
Ni-Resist Piston Inserts from the Republic of Korea: Final Negative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E9-22647
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers and exporters of Ni-resist piston inserts from the Republic of Korea (Korea).
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-22644
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet October 8, 2009.
Membership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: E9-22598
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), NOAA announces the appointment of three new members to serve with the current membership on the NOAA Performance Review Board (PRB). The NOAA PRB is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service and Senior Professional members and making written recommendations to the appointing authority on retention and compensation matters, including performance-based pay adjustments, awarding of bonuses and reviewing recommendations for potential Presidential Rank Award nominees. The appointment of members to the NOAA PRB will be for a period of 12 months.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of State Research and Development
Document Number: E9-22509
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Department of Commerce: National Webinar for Industry on Climate Change Negotiations Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Document Number: E9-22586
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will host a Webinar (online presentations and audio conference) for industry participants on September 22, 2009. Participants will learn from U.S. government officials about the status of current negotiations and hear about key issues for U.S. industry, as well as potential commercial opportunities. The Webinar will also 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.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: E9-22549
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration
Below is a listing of individuals who are eligible to serve on the Performance Review Board in accordance with the Economics and Statistics Administration's Senior Executive Service and Senior Professional Performance Management Systems:
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Mahan Airways
Document Number: E9-22547
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Port of Anchorage Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project
Document Number: E9-22501
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that a Letter of Authorization (LOA) has been issued to the Port of Anchorage (POA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MAARD), to take four species of marine mammals incidental to the POA's Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project.
Marine Mammals; File No. 13430
Document Number: E9-22500
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, (Responsible Party: Dr. John Bengtson, Director), Seattle, WA, has submitted a revised application for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review
Document Number: E9-22497
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from SNR Roulements S.A., the Department of Commerce is initiating a changed-circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France.
Foreign-Trade Zone 272 - Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Application for Expansion
Document Number: E9-22495
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Antidumping: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E9-22494
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
Ni-Resist Piston Inserts from Argentina: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E9-22493
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to a producer and exporter of Ni-resist piston inserts from Argentina. For information on the estimated subsidy rate, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-22491
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Herring Oversight Committee along with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Herring Section will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-22490
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 6 of the 2008 Panel
Document Number: E9-22482
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Request for Nominations of Member Organizations To Serve on the 2010 Census Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-22448
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) invites and requests nominations of organizations for appointment to the 2010 Census Advisory Committee (2010 CAC). The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for this notice provides information about the objectives and duties of the advisory committee and membership criteria.
Request for Comments on Interim Examination Instructions for Evaluating Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
Document Number: E9-22420
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has prepared interim examination instructions for evaluating patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 (Interim Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Instructions) pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bilski v. Kappos. The Interim Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Instructions will be for use by USPTO personnel in their review of patent applications to determine whether the claims in a patent application are directed to patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101. The USPTO is requesting comments from the public regarding the Interim Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Instructions.