Department of Commerce August 13, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Marine Mammals; File No. 14682
Document Number: 2010-20084
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued a permit to Whitlow Au, Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Marine Mammal Research Program, PO Box 1106, Kailua, HI 96734, to conduct research on marine mammals.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amended Antidumping Duty Order in Accordance With Final Court Decision
Document Number: 2010-20078
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 14, 2010, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the final remand redetermination made by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') pursuant to the CIT's remand of the final determination in the antidumping investigation on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Bridgestone Americas Inc. v. United States, Consol. Ct. No. 08-00256, Slip Op. 10-55 (Ct. Int'l Trade May 14, 2010) (``Bridgestone''). This case arose out of the Department's final determination in the antidumping duty investigation on OTR tires from the PRC. See Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road-Tires from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 73 FR 40485 (July 15, 2008) (``Final Determination''); Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 73 FR 51624 (September 4, 2008) (``OTR Tires Order''). As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this action, we are amending our final determination and our antidumping duty order.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fisheries; 2010 Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Specifications In-season Adjustment
Document Number: 2010-20077
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule adjusts the target total allowable catch (TAC) and corresponding fleet days-at-sea (DAS) allocation for the Atlantic deep- sea red crab fishery that were implemented in May 2010. This adjustment is consistent with the most recent recommendation by the New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and the implementing regulations for the Atlantic Deep- Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan (FMP) allowing NMFS to make an in- season adjustment to the specifications, after consulting with the Council. In May 2010, NMFS finalized the fishing year (FY) 2010 specifications for the red crab fishery, including a target TAC and a fleet-wide DAS allocation.
Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Request for Comments on the Scope of the Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-20076
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 21, 2009, the Department solicited comments from the general public on the best method to consider whether novelty \1\ candles should or should not be included within the scope of the Order \2\ given the extremely large number of scope determinations requested by outside parties. See Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Request for Comments on the Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order and the Impact on Scope Determinations, 74 FR 42230 (August 21, 2009). The general public was given two options (as well as the choice to submit additional options and ideas):
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Taiwan: Preliminary Results and Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-20075
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSSC) from Taiwan with respect to 20 companies.\1\ The Department selected Chia Far Industrial Factory Co., Ltd. (Chia Far), as the mandatory respondent in this review. The respondents which were not selected for individual examination are listed in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-20074
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 3, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on chlorinated isocyanurates (``chlorinated isos'') from Spain and the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). Based on the notices of intent to participate and adequate responses filed by the domestic interested parties, and the lack of response from any respondent interested party, the Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on chlorinated isos from Spain and the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice, infra.
Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-20073
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 12, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the fourth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results. We find that certain exporters have not sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR''), February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 17A
Document Number: 2010-20070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed rule to implement Amendment 17A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would establish an annual catch limit (ACL) for red snapper of zero, which means all harvest and possession of red snapper in or from the South Atlantic EEZ would be prohibited, and for a vessel with a Federal commercial or charter vessel/headboat permit for South Atlantic snapper-grouper, harvest and possession of red snapper would be prohibited in or from state or Federal waters. To constrain red snapper harvest to the ACL, this rule would implement an area closure for South Atlantic snapper-grouper that extends from southern Georgia to northern Florida where all harvest and possession of snapper-grouper would be prohibited (except when fishing with black sea bass pots or spearfishing gear for species other than red snapper), and require the use of non-stainless steel circle hooks north of 28[deg] N. lat. Additionally, Amendment 17A would establish a rebuilding plan for red snapper, require a monitoring program as the accountability measure (AM) for red snapper, and specify a proxy for the fishing mortality rate that will produce the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and specify optimum yield (OY). The intended effects of this rule are to end overfishing of South Atlantic red snapper and rebuild the stock.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543
Document Number: 2010-20056
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is notifying the owners and operators of registered vessels of their assignments for the 2010 B season Atka mackerel fishery in harvest limit area (HLA) 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the harvest of the 2010 B season HLA limits established for area 542 and area 543 pursuant to the final 2010 and 2011 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-19995
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
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).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-19993
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
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).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-19992
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Herring Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Open Water Marine Seismic Survey in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska
Document Number: 2010-19962
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Statoil USA E&P Inc. (Statoil) to take, by harassment, small numbers of 12 species of marine mammals incidental to a marine seismic survey program in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska, during the 2010 Arctic open water season.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Open Water Marine Seismic Survey in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Alaska
Document Number: 2010-19950
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell) to take, by harassment, small numbers of 8 species of marine mammals incidental to a marine survey program, which includes site clearance and shallow hazards, ice gouge, and strudel scour surveys, in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Alaska, during the 2010 Arctic open water season.