Department of Commerce March 29, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Notice of the Establishment of a National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise and the Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, the Department of Commerce is announcing the establishment of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE). Pursuant to this notice, the Department of Commerce is also soliciting nominations for membership on the NACMBE for the upcoming 2-year charter term beginning in April 2010. The purpose of the NACMBE is to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on key issues pertaining to the growth and competitiveness of the nation's Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).
Approval for Processing Authority, Foreign-Trade Zone 196, ATC Logistics & Electronics (Personal Navigation Devices), Fort Worth, Texas
Public Advisory Committees
On November 29, 1999, the President signed into law the Patent and Trademark Office Efficiency Act (the ``Act''), Public Law 106-113, which, among other things, established two Public Advisory Committees to review the policies, goals, performance, budget and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with respect to patents, in the case of the Patent Public Advisory Committee, and with respect to trademarks, in the case of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee, and to advise the Director on these matters (now codified at 35 U.S.C. 5). The USPTO is requesting nominations for three (3) members to each Public Advisory Committee for terms of three years that begin from date of appointment.
Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period December 3, 2007 to December 31, 2008, with respect to Zibo Aifudi Plastic Packaging Co., Ltd. (Zibo Aifudi). Since Zibo Aifudi was the only remaining producer/exporter subject to review, this notice also serves to rescind the entire administrative review. This rescission is based on Zibo Aifudi's withdrawal of its request for review.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that two requests for a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (``fish fillets'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''), received on February 19, 2010, and February 24, 2010, meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for the two NSRs is August 1, 2009, through February 15, 2010.
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 26, Atlanta, Georgia, Area
Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Results of New Shipper Reviews Pursuant to Court Decision
On May 5, 2009, the Court of International Trade (``CIT'') affirmed the Department's remand determination issued pursuant to the Court's remand order in Globe Metallurgical, Inc. v. United States, Court No. 07-00386, Slip Op. 08-105 (CIT October 1, 2008) (``Remand Order''), which concerned the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') determination of the appropriate surrogate value for silica fume in Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of 2005/2006 New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 58,641 (October 16, 2007) (``Final Results'') and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. See Globe Metallurgical, Inc. v. United States, Court No. 07-00386, Slip Op. 09-137 (CIT May 5, 2009) (``May 5th Order''). On February 23, 2010, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') dismissed the appeal of Globe Metallurgical, Inc. v. United States, Court No. 2009-1436 (``Dismissal Order''). As explained below, in accordance with the CIT's May 5th Order and the CAFC's Dismissal Order, the Department is amending the Final Results of the new shipper reviews to apply the recalculated surrogate value for the by-product silica fume in the Department's normal value calculation.
Certain Crepe Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
On December 1, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain crepe paper products from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On the basis of a timely notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested party, as well as a lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review. As a result of the sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.