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

Marine Mammals; File No. 15271
Document Number: 2010-21715
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that James T. Harvey, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, California 95039, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on blue (Balaenoptera musculus), fin (B. physalus), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), and gray (Eschrichtius robustus) whales.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex Fishery; Reduction of Skate Wing Fishery Possession Limit
Document Number: 2010-21714
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the reduction of the skate wing fishery possession limit for the Skate Management Unit for the remainder of the 2010 fishing year. Regulations governing the skate fishery require publication of this notification to advise skate-permitted vessels that 80 percent of the annual total allowable landings (TAL) of skate wings is projected to be harvested and to announce that the skate wing possession limit is reduced.
Federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Risk Analysis Protocol
Document Number: 2010-21712
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces the availability of the draft revised Federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Risk Analysis Protocol (Protocol), developed by the Research Protocol Committee, a committee of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF). The Protocol is available for public review and comment.
Endangered Species; File No. 14759
Document Number: 2010-21709
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Joseph Hightower, Ph.D., North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, has been issued a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for scientific research.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review of the Eastern Distinct Population Segment of the Steller Sea Lion
Document Number: 2010-21708
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS published a notice in the Federal Register on June 29, 2010, announcing the initiation of a 5-year review of the eastern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA) and requesting information related to that review. A notice correcting the
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Initiation of Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-21702
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
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 July anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to defer the initiation of administrative review for one antidumping duty order.
Notice of Workshop on Polymers for Photovoltaic Systems
Document Number: 2010-21700
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology announces a Workshop on Polymers for Photovoltaic Systems.
Notice of Intent To Terminate Selected National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Services
Document Number: 2010-21698
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology announces its intention to terminate the Commercial Products Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program offered by NVLAP. The Commercial Products Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program includes the following areas of testing: paints and related coatings, paper and related products, building seals and sealants, plastics, plumbing, roofing, and mattresses.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2010-21559
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendments 20 and 21; Trawl Rationalization Program
Document Number: 2010-21124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes specific measures for the implementation of Amendments 20 and 21 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Amendment 20 would establish a trawl rationalization program for the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery, which would consist of: An individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the shorebased trawl fleet (including whiting and non-whiting); and cooperative (coop) programs for the at-sea (whiting only) mothership (MS) and catcher/ processor (C/P) trawl fleets. The trawl rationalization program is intended to increase net economic benefits, create individual economic stability, provide full utilization of the trawl sector allocation, consider environmental impacts, and achieve individual accountability of catch and bycatch. Amendment 21 would establish fixed allocations for limited entry (LE) trawl participants. These allocations are intended to improve management under the rationalization program by streamlining its administration, providing stability to the fishery,
President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: 2010-21641
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council will hold a meeting to discuss topics related to the National Export Initiative, and advice from the President's Export Council as to how to promote U.S. exports, jobs, and growth.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2010-21577
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
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), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a changed-circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 from India to determine whether Meghmani Pigments (Meghmani) is the successor-in-interest to Alpanil Industries (Alpanil) for determining antidumping duty liability. Because Meghmani did not respond to the Department's questionnaire, we have preliminarily determined that the use of facts available is appropriate to find that Meghmani is the successor-in-interest to Alpanil. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 126 Under Alternative Site Framework; Reno, NV
Document Number: 2010-21573
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 43-Battle Creek, MI; Site Renumbering Notice
Document Number: 2010-21572
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Hawaii Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish; Management Measures for Hancock Seamounts to Rebuild Overfished Armorhead
Document Number: 2010-21537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would continue a moratorium on fishing for bottomfish and seamount groundfish at the Hancock Seamounts until the overfished U.S. stock of pelagic armorhead (Pseudopentaceros wheeleri) is rebuilt. This proposed rule would also reclassify the management area around the Hancock Seamounts as an ecosystem management area. The intent of the continued moratorium is to facilitate rebuilding of the armorhead stock, and the intent of the ecosystem management area is to facilitate research on armorhead and other seamount groundfish.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 90-Day Finding for a Petition to List Georgia Basin Populations of China Rockfish and Tiger Rockfish as Endangered or Threatened
Document Number: 2010-21536
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We (NMFS) received a petition to list Georgia Basin populations of China rockfish (Sebastes nebulosus) and tiger rockfish (S. nigrocinctus) as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We determine that the petition does not present substantial evidence to indicate that the petitioned action may be warranted.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Document Number: 2010-21531
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2010 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in Massachusetts for the remainder of calendar year 2010, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise Massachusetts that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in Massachusetts.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-21528
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chinook Salmon Bycatch Management in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery
Document Number: 2010-20618
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement Amendment 91 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP). Amendment 91 is an innovative approach to managing Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery that combines a prohibited species catch (PSC) limit on the amount of Chinook salmon that may be caught incidentally with an incentive plan agreement and performance standard designed to minimize bycatch to the extent practicable in all years. This action is necessary to minimize Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery to the extent practicable while maintaining the potential for the full harvest of the pollock total allowable catch. Amendment 91 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2010-21418
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 28, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of preliminary results of changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 75 FR 44229 (July 28, 2010) (Preliminary Results). In that notice, we preliminarily determined that Srikanth International (Srikanth) is the successor-in-interest to NGR Aqua International (NGR) for purposes of determining antidumping liability. No interested party submitted comments on, or requested a public hearing to discuss, the Preliminary Results. Therefore, for these final results, the Department continues to find that Srikanth is the successor-in-interest to NGR.
Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-21412
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Jingzhou Meihou Flexible Magnet Company, Ltd. (Jingzhou Meihou), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a new shipper review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on raw flexible magnets from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period January 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010.
Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals
Document Number: 2010-21409
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS, (Assistant Administrator) has granted a request for an affirmative finding to the Government of Spain under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This affirmative finding will allow yellowfin tuna harvested in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) in compliance with the International Dolphin Conservation Program (IDCP) by Spanish flag purse seine vessels or purse seine vessels operating under Spanish jurisdiction to be imported into the United States. The affirmative finding was based on review of documentary evidence submitted by the Government of Spain and obtained from the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the U.S. Department of State.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15471
Document Number: 2010-21407
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Michael Adkesson, D.V.M., Chicago Zoological Society, 3300 Golf Rd., Brookfield, IL 60527, has been issued a permit to import specimens from South American fur seals for scientific research.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Commercial Period 1 Quota Harvested
Document Number: 2010-21382
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-27
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, 2010 October 31, 2010, has been harvested. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, August 27, 2010, federally permitted spiny dogfish vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, or land spiny dogfish until November 1, 2010, 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.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC)
Document Number: 2010-21370
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) will hold its quarterly meeting to discuss environmental technologies industry competitiveness issues, the National Export Initiative, and general Committee administrative items.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-21340
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Spiny Lobster Committee, King and Spanish Mackerel Committee, Personnel Committee (Closed Session), Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Law Enforcement Committee, Joint Executive and Finance Committees, Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Committee, Snapper Grouper Committee, Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session), Golden Crab Committee, Standard Operating, Policy and Procedures (SOPPs) Committee and a meeting of the Full Council. The Council will take action as necessary.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 176 Under Alternative Site Framework, Rockford, IL
Document Number: 2010-21291
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Potassium Permanganate from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-21288
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 3, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on potassium permanganate 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 a 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.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2010-21260
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear specified for the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2010-21259
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from trawl catcher vessels to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the C season apportionment of the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod established for trawl catcher vessels to be harvested.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review for Highly Migratory Species Fisheries Sandbar, Dusky, and Blacknose Sharks
Document Number: 2010-21237
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 21 assessments of the HMS stocks of sandbar, dusky, and blacknose sharks will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: a Data Workshop, a series of Assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-21236
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The CPT will meet September 13-16, 2010, at the Alaska Fishery Science Center. The agenda of these meetings are discussed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Capital Expenditures Survey
Document Number: 2010-21205
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
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)).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information and Communication Technology Survey
Document Number: 2010-21204
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
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)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-21183
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-21153
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-21150
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Merchant Marine Act and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fishing Vessel, Fishing Facility and Individual Fishing Quota Lending Program Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2010-21135
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS published a proposed rule on May 5, 2010, amending the Fisheries Finance Program's programmatic regulations. The proposed rule was published with an incorrect Regulatory Identification Number (RIN)
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-21101
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-21093
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2010-21088
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Tule Chinook Workgroup Meeting
Document Number: 2010-21081
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Tule Chinook Workgroup (TCW) will hold a meeting to discuss issues and make assignments relative to developing an abundance-based harvest management approach for Columbia River natural tule chinook . This meeting of the TCW is open to the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-21061
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: 2010-21018
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between January 1, 2010, and March 31, 2010. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of March 31, 2010. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.