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

Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2010-13049
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
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 April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Department of Commerce: Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Strategy To Support the National Export Initiative
Document Number: 2010-12982
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In order to support President Obama's National Export Initiative (NEI), the interagency Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group is developing a U.S. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Strategy (the Strategy) to guide U.S. government programs supporting U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency companies wishing to compete for sales abroad. The Strategy focuses on increasing exports of goods and services related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. Not included in this initiative are all goods and services that relate to the transport sector, including biofuels and biofuel feedstock.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2010-12962
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2010-12960
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that it made certain significant ministerial errors in the preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigation of certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe (``seamless pipe'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). As a result, we are amending our preliminary determination to correct certain significant ministerial errors with respect to the antidumping duty margins for a mandatory respondent and for exporters eligible for a separate rate.
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 272; Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2010-12958
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Implementation of Changes from the 2009 Annual Review of the Entity List
Document Number: 2010-12956
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement changes to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of the 2009 annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee. The changes from the annual review will be implemented in two rules. The first rule published today implements the results of the annual review for listed entities under eleven destinations on the Entity List: Canada, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-12935
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) VMS/ Enforcement Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Document Number: 2010-12919
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in July, August, and September of 2010. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be held in 2010.
Taking of Threatened or Endangered Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Issuance of Permit
Document Number: 2010-12916
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS hereby issues a permit for a period of three years to authorize the incidental, but not intentional, taking of individuals of the Central North Pacific (CNP) stock of endangered humpback whales by the Hawaii-based longline fisheries (deep-set and shallow-set). This authorization is based on determinations that mortality and serious injury of humpback whales incidental to commercial fishing will have a negligible impact on the CNP stock of humpback whales, that a recovery plan has been developed, that a monitoring program is established, that vessels in the fisheries are registered, and that the MMPA does not require a take reduction plan (TRP) at this time.
Marine Mammals; receipt of application for permit amendment
Document Number: 2010-12824
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Peter Tyack, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA has applied for an amendment to Permit No. 14241 to conduct research on marine mammals.
Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-12814
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the next meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). The members will discuss issues outlined in the following agenda.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-12803
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
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).
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India and the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-12822
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP-23) from India and the People's Republic of China (PRC) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation for the antidumping duty orders.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-12820
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on CVP-23 would likely lead to continuation of countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of this CVD order.
Certain Helical Spring Lock Washers From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-12812
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain helical spring lock washers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008. See Certain Helical Spring Lock Washers From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 57653 (November 9, 2009) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave the interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. After reviewing the interested parties' comments, we made changes to our calculations for the final results of the review. The final dumping margin for this review is listed in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section below.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Partial Rescission of the Sixth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-12811
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 68 FR 47909 (August 12, 2003). On September 22, 2009, the Department initiated the August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2009, antidumping duty administrative review on certain frozen fish fillets from Vietnam. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Administrative Review, 74 FR 48224, (September 22, 2009). The Department initiated this review with respect to 22 companies.\1\
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 37 Under Alternative Site Framework Orange County, NY
Document Number: 2010-12806
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 138-Columbus, OH Area; Site Renumbering Notice
Document Number: 2010-12801
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Reductions to Trip Limits for Five Groundfish Stocks
Document Number: 2010-12785
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action decreases the landing limit for Gulf of Maine (GOM) haddock, Georges Bank (GB) haddock, GOM winter flounder, GB winter flounder, and GB yellowtail flounder for Northeast (NE) multispecies vessels fishing under common pool regulations for the 2010 fishing year (FY). This action is authorized by the regulations implementing Amendment 16 and Framework Adjustment 44 (FW 44) to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and is intended to decrease the likelihood of harvest exceeding the subcomponent of the annual catch limit (ACL) allocated to the common pool (common pool sub-ACL) for each of these five stocks during FY 2010 (May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011). This action is being taken to optimize the harvest of NE regulated multispecies under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-12777
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene public meetings.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: 2010-12776
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold scoping hearings for an amendment (Amendment 14) to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-12695
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Revisions to Framework Adjustment 44 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and Sector Annual Catch Entitlements: Updated Annual Catch Limits for Sectors and the Common Pool for Fishing Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-12657
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Based on finalized Northeast (NE) multispecies sector rosters submitted on April 30, 2010, NMFS announces adjustments to the NE multispecies fishing year (FY) 2010 specification of annual catch limits (ACLs) for common pool vessels (common pool sub-ACLs), ACLs for sector vessels (sector sub-ACLs), and sector Annual Catch Entitlements (ACEs) for each of the 20 groundfish stocks managed under the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This revision to catch levels is necessary because some vessel owners have chosen to drop out of sectors and fish in the common pool for FY 2010.
Broadband Researchers' Data Workshop
Document Number: 2010-12642
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host a public meeting concerning the nature of data related to broadband Internet access and use that the agency collects, data needs of researchers, and future broadband research.
Listing Endangered and Threatened Species: Completion of a Review of the Status of the Oregon Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon; Proposal to Promulgate Rule Classifying Species as Threatened
Document Number: 2010-12635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose to affirm the Endangered Species Act (ESA) status for the Oregon Coast (OC) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) by promulgating a rule that will supersede our February 11, 2008, listing determination for this ESU. This proposal will also serve as our announcement of the outcome of a new review of the status of this ESU and request for public comment on the proposal to promulgate the OC coho salmon ESU listing determination. On February 11, 2008, we listed the OC coho salmon ESU as threatened, designated critical habitat, and issued final protective regulations under section the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (February 11, 2008). The ESA listing status of the OC coho salmon ESU has been controversial and has attracted litigation in the past. This listing determination is the result of a settlement agreement. This new listing determination will supersede our February 11, 2008, listing determination for this ESU. Our February 11, 2008, determination establishing protective regulations under the ESA and designating critical habitat for this ESU will remain in effect.
Developing a Supplemental Poverty Measure
Document Number: 2010-12628
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) issues this notice to request comments on the approach to developing a Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) presented in a report entitled ``Observations from the Interagency Technical Working Group on Developing a Supplemental Poverty Measure,'' which was recently released by the Interagency Technical Working Group on Developing a Supplemental Poverty Measure (Working Group). This report was produced as part of an effort by the Working Group to suggest how the Census Bureau, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), should develop a new Supplemental Poverty Measure. The report provides observations about how to make a series of initial choices in the development of the SPM. The eventual publication of the SPM will not replace the official poverty measure, nor will it have any impact on allocations determined by the poverty measurement. Rather, it is part of the Census Bureau's ongoing effort to more accurately measure poverty levels in the United States.
The 2010 Census Count Question Resolution Program
Document Number: 2010-12626
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-26
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)).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-12623
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2010-12594
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 13, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to the Alaska Longline Cod Commission (``ALCC''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted.
Hand Trucks and Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-12565
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 11, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The review covers one exporter. The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2008. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Marine Mammals; File No. 13599
Document Number: 2010-12561
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the National Ocean Service Marine Forensic Lab (NOS Lab, Julie Carter, Principal Investigator), 219 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 13599.
U.S. Department of Commerce Implementation of OMB Guidance on Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
Document Number: 2010-12536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce is proposing to remove its regulation implementing the Governmentwide common rule on drug-free workplace requirements for financial assistance, and issuing a new regulation to adopt the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. This regulatory action implements the OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate into one title of the CFR all Federal regulations on drug-free workplace requirements for financial assistance. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in U.S. Department of Commerce policy or procedures for drug-free workplace.
Streamlined Procedure for Appeal Brief Review in Ex Parte Reexamination Proceedings
Document Number: 2010-12534
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is streamlining the procedure for the review of appeal briefs in ex parte reexamination proceeding appeals to increase the efficiency of the appeal process and reduce pendency of appeals. The Chief Judge of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) or his designee (collectively, ``Chief Judge''), will have the sole responsibility for determining whether appeal briefs filed in ex parte reexamination proceeding appeals comply with the applicable regulations, and will complete the determination before the appeal brief is forwarded to the examiner for consideration. The examiner will no longer review appeal briefs for compliance with the applicable regulations. The USPTO expects to achieve a reduction in ex parte reexamination proceeding appeal pendency as measured from the filing of a notice of appeal to docketing of the appeal by eliminating duplicate reviews by the examiner and the BPAI. We are expecting further reduction in pendency because the streamlined procedure will increase consistency in the determination, and thereby reduce the number of notices of noncompliant appeal brief and non-substantive returns from the BPAI that require appellants to file corrected appeal briefs in ex parte reexamination proceeding appeals.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-12517
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Notice Regarding the Elimination of the Fee for Petitions To Make Special Filed Under the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Programs
Document Number: 2010-12471
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is eliminating the fee for the petition to make special under the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs. Currently, applicants must pay a petition fee under 37 CFR 1.17(h) to have an application to enter into the PPH program. With the elimination of the fee, applicants will no longer have to pay the petition to make special fee in order to request an application enter all current pilot and fully implemented PPH programs. The elimination of the petition fee will simplify the PPH requirements and is expected to encourage greater PPH participation.
Response to Comments on the Second Round of Nominated Sites to the National System of MPAs
Document Number: 2010-12452
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA and the Department of the Interior (DOI) invited federal, state, commonwealth, and territorial MPA programs with potentially eligible existing MPAs to nominate their sites to the national system of MPAs (national system). This was the second round of nominations, following the nomination of 225 sites in the initial round of nominations, completed in April 2009. For the second round, a total of 32 nominations were received. Following a 45-day public review period, 114 public comments were received by the National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPA Center) and forwarded to the relevant managing agencies. After review of the public comments, managing agencies were asked to make a final determination of sites to nominate to the national system. All the nominations were confirmed by the managing agencies. Finding them to be eligible for the national system, the MPA Center has accepted the nominations for 29 sites and placed them on the List of National System MPAs.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2010-12411
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, June 8, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, June 9, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.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.
Extension of Period for Nominations to the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee
Document Number: 2010-12400
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark Office) previously published a notice in the Federal Register requesting nominations of individuals to serve on the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee. The USPTO is extending the deadline until August 1, 2010. The United States Patent and Trademark Office will consider nominations received in response to the original notice as published on February 1, 2010, as well as from this notice of extension and from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Amendment 10; Correction
Document Number: 2010-12388
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On March 11, 2010, a final rule to implement Amendment 10 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was published in the Federal Register. The regulatory text specifying gear restrictions did not reflect the increase in the minimum mesh size requirement for net strengtheners in the Loligo fishery from 4 \1/2\ inches (11.43 cm) to 5 inches (12.7 cm) that was enacted in the MSB specifications and management measures for the 2010 fishing year. This document corrects that error.