Department of Commerce October 18, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

The U.S. Travel & Tourism Advisory Board: Information-Gathering Session of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-26207
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (``Board'') will convene a public information-gathering session in Las Vegas, where the members will hear presentations made by various government officials on issues related to the travel & tourism sector. The agenda for the event includes updates regarding implementation of the Travel Promotion Act, the Administration's travel and tourism initiatives, implementation of the National Export Initiative, and the programs and activities of the Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Transportation impacting the travel and tourism sector. During this information-gathering session, the Board will also receive an update on the work of the Board's subcommittees on Marketing, Outreach & Coordination; Travel Facilitation; Research; and Advocacy. The Board will not deliberate on any advice or recommendations during this session. This event is strictly an information-gathering session. The Board was re-chartered in September 2009 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industries. Date: October 26, 2010. Time: 9 a.m. (PT).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Grouper Management Measures
Document Number: 2010-26198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed temporary rule that would implement interim measures to reduce overfishing of gag in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). This proposed rule would reduce the commercial quota for gag and, thus, the combined commercial quota for shallow-water grouper species (SWG), prohibit recreational harvest of gag, and suspend red grouper multi-use allocation in the Gulf grouper and tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) program, as requested by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). The intended effect of this proposed rule is to reduce overfishing of the gag resource in the Gulf.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Red Grouper Management Measures
Document Number: 2010-26197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed rule that would implement actions identified in a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would reduce the commercial quota for red grouper and, thus, the combined commercial quota for shallow water grouper (SWG) species, and require vessels with valid commercial Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish permits to mark their buoy gear with the official vessel number. This rule also proposes minor revisions to codified text, including a revised definition of buoy gear, re-codification of the commercial and recreational quotas for greater amberjack, revision of the recreational accountability measure for greater amberjack, and removal of outdated language for the red snapper individual fishing quota (IFQ) program. The intended effect of this proposed rule is to help prevent overfishing of red grouper while achieving optimum yield (OY) by reducing red grouper harvest consistent with the findings of the recent stock assessment for this species, and to implement technical corrections to the regulations.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Framework Adjustment 21; Correction
Document Number: 2010-26196
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On June 28, 2010, NMFS published in the Federal Register the final rule to implement Framework Adjustment 21 (Framework 21) to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (Scallop FMP), which established management measures for the 2010 scallop fishing year (FY). Following publication, NMFS identified errors, omissions, and possible need for clarification of some provisions. In addition to certain technical and wording clarifications, the Framework 21 final rule inadvertently did not incorporate a proposed regulatory provision pertaining to how scallop access area trip overages incurred during the interim period between the March 1, 2010, start of the fishing year (FY) and the implementation of Framework 21 FY 2010 management measures would be applied to FY 2011. This provision was described in the proposed rule and NMFS subsequently responded to specific comments on this provision and provided greater detail of this measure in the preamble of the final rule. However, the regulatory text was inadvertently excluded. In addition, the Framework 21 final rule inadvertently deleted regulations pertaining to limited access general category (LAGC) possession and landing limits promulgated in the final rule implementing Amendment 11 to the Scallop FMP that published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2008. This correcting amendment corrects these errors.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Amendment 4
Document Number: 2010-26195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement measures in Amendment 4 to the Atlantic Herring (Herring) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Amendment 4 was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) to bring the FMP into compliance with new Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) requirements by: Revising definitions and the specifications-setting process, consistent with annual catch limit (ACL) requirements; and establishing fishery closure thresholds, a haddock incidental catch cap, and overage paybacks as accountability measures (AMs). In addition, the amendment designates herring as a ``stock in the fishery''; establishes an interim acceptable biological catch (ABC) control rule; and makes adjustments to the specification process by eliminating consideration of total foreign processing (JVPt), including joint venture processing (JVP) and internal waters processing (IWP), and reserve from the specification process, and eliminates the Council's consideration of total allowable level of foreign fishing (TALFF).
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 2008-2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26194
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 13, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 2008-2009 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009. This administrative review covers two exporters of the subject merchandise: Max Fortune Industrial Limited (Max Fortune) and Seaman Paper Asia Co., Ltd. (Seaman Paper Asia). We invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the margin calculations. The weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Certain Lined Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26186
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products (``CLPP'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') with respect to four producers/exporters for the period September 1, 2008, through August 31, 2009. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the period of review. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2010-26181
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Membership of the Bureau Industry Security Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2010-26168
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau Industry Security
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Bureau Industry Security (BIS), Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of BIS's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Membership of the Economic Development Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2010-26167
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S. C. 4314 (c) (4), the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of EDA's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Annual Wholesale Trade Survey
Document Number: 2010-26149
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The United States Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that the Director of the Census Bureau has determined the need to conduct the 2010 Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS). AWTS covers firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in the Wholesale Trade Sector as defined by the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Specifically, AWTS includes wholesale distributors; manufacturers' sales branches and offices; and agents, brokers, and electronic markets. Through this survey, the Census Bureau will collect data on annual sales, e-commerce sales, purchases, total operating expenses, year-end inventories held both inside and outside the United States, commissions, total operating revenue, and gross selling value. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. These data will be available for use for a variety of public and business needs such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demand.
Annual Retail Trade Survey
Document Number: 2010-26145
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The United States Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that the Director of the Census Bureau has determined the need to conduct the 2010 Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS). ARTS covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in the Retail Trade and/or Accommodation and Food Services sectors as defined by the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Through this survey, the Census Bureau will collect data covering annual sales, annual e-commerce sales, year-end inventories held inside and outside the United States, total operating expenses, purchases, accounts receivables, and, for selected industries, merchandise line sales, percent of sales by class of customer, and percent of e-commerce sales to customers located outside the United States. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. Results will be available for use for a variety of public and business needs such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demand.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-26141
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee in November 2010 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-26140
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel, in November, 2010, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Assessment Webinar 8 for SEDAR 22 Yellowedge Grouper and Tilefish
Document Number: 2010-26126
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 22 assessments of the Gulf of Mexico stocks of yellowedge grouper and tilefish will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: A Data Workshop, a series of Assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-26125
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) to review fishery management plan (FMP) amendments under development and provide fishing level recommendations for South Atlantic red snapper. The meeting will be held in North Charleston, SC. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Joseph Piquet and Related Person Alphatronx, Inc.
Document Number: 2010-26118
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Parto Abgardan Cooling Towers Co.
Document Number: 2010-26117
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security