Department of Commerce February 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Consistency Appeal by Pan American Grain Co.
Document Number: 2010-4076
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that Pan American Grain Co., has filed an administrative appeal with the Department of Commerce (Department), requesting that the Secretary override an objection by the Puerto Rico Planning Board (Board) to the proposed improvement of port facilities located in San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico.
Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2010-4074
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued one-year Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to take marine mammals incidental to the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures (EROS) in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pressure Sensitive Plastic Tape from Italy: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2010-4072
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty finding on pressure sensitive plastic tape from Italy 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). We preliminarily determine that Evotape S.p.A was the successor-in-interest to Tyco Adhesives Italia S.p.A. (Tyco), and that Evotape Packaging S.r.l. (Evotape Packaging) and Evotape Masking S.r.l. (Evotape Masking) are both successors-in-interest to Evotape S.p.A for purposes of determining antidumping liability. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Grant of Authority; Establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone, Kern County, CA
Document Number: 2010-4051
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher/Processors Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2010-4018
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by pot catcher/processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2010 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) specified for pot catcher/processors in the BSAI.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-4017
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) and the New England Fishery Management Council's Joint Spiny Dogfish Committee will hold a public meeting.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Offshore Component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-4015
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-26
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 catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2010 Pacific cod sideboard limits apportioned to non-AFA crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Reopening of the Gulf Group King Mackerel East Coast Subzone
Document Number: 2010-4014
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reopens the commercial fishery for Gulf group king mackerel in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the east coast subzone. NMFS previously determined the quota for this commercial fishery would be reached by February 4, 2010. The latest estimates for landings indicate the quota was not reached by that date. Consequently, NMFS will reopen this fishery for 5 days. The purpose of this action is to allow the fishery to maximize harvest benefits and at the same time protect the king mackerel resource.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Offshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-4013
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allocation of the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod apportioned to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component of the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Less Than 60 feet (18.3 m) Length Overall Using Jig or Hook-and-Line Gear in the Bogoslof Pacific Cod Exemption Area in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2010-4011
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) length overall (LOA) using jig or hook-and-line gear in the Bogoslof Pacific cod exemption area of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the limit of Pacific cod for catcher vessels less than 60 ft LOA using jig or hook-and-line gear in the Bogoslof Pacific cod exemption area in the BSAI.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Afshin Rezaei
Document Number: 2010-3994
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-3985
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
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
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2010-3962
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-3940
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the first meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). The members will discuss issues outlined in the following agenda.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: 2010-3892
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces inseason changes to management measures in the commercial, recreational and tribal Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seabird and Pinniped Research Activities in Central California
Document Number: 2010-3893
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO), to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, four species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2010-3890
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
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 Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application for the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's (NEFSC) Study Fleet Program contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The EFP would exempt fishing vessels from minimum fish sizes and possession and landing limits for the purpose of collecting fishery dependent catch data and biological samples.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-3885
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Trinidad and Tobago; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-3884
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Trinidad and Tobago. See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Trinidad and Tobago; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 57648 (November 9, 2009) (Preliminary Results). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, and received no comments.
Request for Comments on Methodology for Conducting an Independent Study of the Burden of Patent-Related Paperwork
Document Number: 2010-3882
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) retained ICF International (ICF) to perform an independent study of the burden of patent-related paperwork, beginning with a report describing the methodologies for performing such a study (Methodology Report). ICF has now provided the USPTO with its Methodology Report, in which ICF
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, April to June 2010
Document Number: 2010-3869
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO), a part of Columbia University, for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) during April to June 2010. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS requests comments on its proposal to authorize L-DEO to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, small numbers of marine mammals during the aforementioned activity.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2010-3867
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is announcing the opening and closing dates of the Atka mackerel directed fisheries within the harvest limit area (HLA) in Statistical Area 542 (area 542) and Statistical Area 543 (area 543). This action is necessary to fully use the 2010 A season HLA limits of Atka mackerel in areas 542 and 543 of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-3806
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold the following meetings in the Mariana islands: Rota Community Meeting; Tinian Community Meeting, Saipan Community Meeting, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Student Symposium, Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team (PT) Meeting, CNMI Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), Guam REAC, Mariana Archipelago Advisory Panel (AP) Meeting, Guam Student Symposium, 103rd Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and 147th Council meetings to take recommendations and action on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-3805
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will conduct an educational workshop on catch shares in cooperation with the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum (FLSF), the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The intent of this workshop is to share information and concerns about the use of catch shares by the MAFMC in managing fisheries within its jurisdiction and help decision makers learn from catch share management successes, failures, and challenges in other regions.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves
Document Number: 2010-3793
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces a rescheduled site visit and time for a public meeting previously included in an announcement of intent to evaluate the performance of the Rhode Island Coastal Management Program. Notice was previously given in the Federal Register on Monday, December 7, 2009, of the date of the site visit for the evaluation of the Rhode Island Coastal Management Program and the date, local time, and location of the public meeting. Notice is hereby given of the rescheduled date for the site visit and local time of the public meeting during the site visit.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-3781
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-3776
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-3761
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Notice of Public Scoping Meetings for the Environmental Impact Statement on the Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean
Document Number: 2010-3750
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will hold five public scoping meetings in March 2010 to receive public comments on NMFS' intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the effects of oil and gas activities (e.g., seismic surveys and exploratory drilling) in the Arctic Ocean (U.S. Chukchi and Beaufort Seas).
Taking of Threatened or Endangered Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Proposed Permit
Document Number: 2010-3746
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to issue a permit for a period of three years to authorize the incidental, but not intentional, taking of individuals from the Central North Pacific (CNP) stock of endangered humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) by the Hawaii-based longline fisheries (deep-set and shallow-set). In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS has made a preliminary determination that incidental taking from commercial fishing will have a negligible impact on CNP humpback whales; a recovery plan was completed in 1991; and vessels have been registered, a monitoring plan is in place, and a NMFS has insufficient funds to develop a Take Reduction Plan (TRP) at this
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 2007-2008 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-3743
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 10, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 39921 (August 10, 2009) (``Preliminary Results''). The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. The administrative review covers one respondent, Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (``Valin Xiangtan'').
Marine Mammals; File No. 13430
Document Number: 2010-3742
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, (Responsible Party: Dr. John Bengtson, Director), Seattle, WA, has been issued a permit to conduct research on marine mammals.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction
Document Number: 2010-3733
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Due to an unanticipated temporary closure of the Princess Bayside Hotel in Ocean City, MD, NMFS is changing the location of its March 24, 2010, Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop that was announced in the Federal Register on December 8, 2009. The locations of the remaining workshops in February and March 2010 remain unchanged. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops are mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be held in 2010 and announced in the Federal Register.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-3682
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Non-Tariff Trade Barriers to the U.S. Environmental Industry
Document Number: 2010-3638
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
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.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod for American Fisheries Act Catcher-Processors Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2010-3569
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher-processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2010 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) specified for AFA trawl catcher-processors in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-3568
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allocation of the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod apportioned to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component of the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program Extension of Due Date for Proposals
Document Number: 2010-3507
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Due to extreme weather conditions in the Mid-Atlantic United States, NIST is extending the deadline for proposal submission for its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program competition to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, February 19, 2010, for SURF Gaithersburg, and noon Mountain Time, Friday, February 19, 2010, for SURF Boulder.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2010-3505
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a meeting on Monday, March 15, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to develop the Committee's draft report to the NIST Director. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: 2010-3501
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent No. 6,088,679 (Application No. 08/ 980,908), titled ``Workflow Management Employing Role-based Access Control,'' NIST Docket No. 96-052 to Rockwise, Inc., having a place of business at 223 Surnac Circle, Morgantown, WV 26508. The grant of the license would be for the field of use: HealthCare Information Technology.
Announcement of the American Petroleum Institute's Standards Activities
Document Number: 2010-3500
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The American Petroleum Institute (API), with the assistance of other interested parties, continues to develop standards, both national and international, in several areas. This notice lists the standardization efforts currently being conducted by API committees. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of API is being undertaken as a public service. NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend the standards referenced.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-3481
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office