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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-25648
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce
Wassenaar Arrangement 2009 Plenary Agreements Implementation: Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Part I, 6, 7, and 9 of the Commerce Control List, Definitions, Reports; Correction
Document Number: 2010-25554
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 (75 FR 54271) that revised the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by amending entries for certain items that are controlled for national security reasons in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Part I (telecommunications), 6, 7, and 9; adding new entries to the Commerce Control List; revising reporting requirements; and adding and amending EAR Definitions. That final rule contained errors that affected Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 6A005, 6A008, and 9A001, as well as the definition of ``energetic materials.'' In addition, that final rule's preamble erroneously identified ECCN 6E993 as one of the ECCNs that was revised in the rule's text. This document corrects these errors.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Decision of the Court of International Trade Not in Harmony
Document Number: 2010-25689
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2010, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the second remand redetermination made by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') pursuant to the CIT's remand of the final determination in the countervailing duty investigation on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See GPX Int'l Tire Corp. v. United States, Consol. Ct. No. 08-00285, Slip Op. 10-112 (Ct. Int'l Trade October 1, 2010) (``GPX III''). This case arises out of the Department's final determination in the countervailing duty (``CVD'') investigation on OTR tires from the PRC. The final judgment in this case was not in harmony with the Department's July 2008 final determination.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Decision of the Court of International Trade Not in Harmony
Document Number: 2010-25688
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2010, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the remand redetermination made by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') pursuant to the CIT's remand of the final determination in the antidumping duty investigation on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See GPX Int'l Tire Corp. v. United States, Consol. Ct. No. 08-00285, Slip Op. 10-112 (Ct. Int'l Trade October 1, 2010) (``GPX III''). This case arises out of the Department's final determination in the antidumping investigation on OTR tires from the PRC. The final judgment in this case was not in harmony with the Department's July 2008 final determination.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 17B
Document Number: 2010-25643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed rule to implement Amendment 17B 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, for South Atlantic snapper-grouper, establish annual catch limits (ACLs), and accountability measures (AMs) for eight snapper- grouper species undergoing overfishing; modify management measures to limit total mortality of those species to the ACL; and add ACLs, annual catch targets (ACTs), and AMs to the management measures that may be amended via the framework procedure. This proposed rule is intended to address overfishing of eight snapper-grouper species while maintaining catch levels consistent with achieving optimum yield.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-25584
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA.
Correction: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Comprehensive Data Collection on Fishing Dependence of Alaska Communities
Document Number: 2010-25581
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On September 28, 2010, a notice was published in the Federal Register (75 FR 59687) on the proposed information collection, Comprehensive Data Collection on Fishing Dependence of Alaska Communities. Under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, the e-mail address is corrected to read Amber.Himes@noaa.gov. All other information in the notice is correct and remains unchanged.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Tuna Fisheries Logbook
Document Number: 2010-25553
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-25524
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/MPA/Ecosystem Committee and Plan Development Team in October 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: 2010-25523
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
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).
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Assessment Process Webinars for Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fisheries Sandbar, Dusky, and Blacknose Sharks; Webinars; Correction
Document Number: 2010-25493
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice updates information relative to 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.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-25467
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members
Document Number: 2010-25463
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Seven Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) advise the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls applicable to dual-use commodities and technology and on the administration of those controls. The TACs are composed of representatives from industry representatives, academic leaders and U.S. Government representing diverse points of view on the concerns of the exporting community. Industry representatives are selected from firms producing a broad range of goods, technologies, and software presently controlled for national security, non-proliferation, foreign policy, and short supply reasons or that are proposed for such controls, balanced to the extent possible among large and small firms. TAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve terms of not more than four consecutive years. The membership reflects the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. TAC members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. These clearances are necessary so that members may be permitted access to the classified information needed to formulate recommendations to the Department of Commerce. Each TAC meets approximately four times per year. Members of the Committees will not be compensated for their services. The seven TACs are responsible for advising the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls and the administration of those controls within the following areas: Information Systems TAC: Control List Categories 3 (electronics), 4 (computers), and 5 (telecommunications and information security); Materials TAC: Control List Category 1 (materials, chemicals, microorganisms, and toxins); Materials Processing Equipment TAC: Control List Category 2 (materials processing); Regulations and Procedures TAC: The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Procedures for implementing the EAR; Sensors and Instrumentation TAC: Control List Category 6 (sensors and lasers); Transportation and Related Equipment TAC: Control List Categories 7 (navigation and avionics), 8 (marine), and 9 (propulsion systems, space vehicles, and related equipment) and Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee: (1) The identification of emerging technologies and research and development activities that may be of interest from a dual-use perspective; (2) the prioritization of new and existing controls to determine which are of greatest consequence to national security; (3) the potential impact of dual-use export control requirements on research activities; and (4) the threat to national security posed by the unauthorized exports of technologies. To respond to this recruitment notice, please send a copy of your resume to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yspringer@bis.doc.gov. Deadline: This Notice of Recruitment will be open for one year from its date of publication in the Federal Register.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-25457
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information for Self-Certification Under FAQ 6 of the United States-European Union Safe Harbor Privacy Framework
Document Number: 2010-25454
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
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.
Additions to the List of Validated End-Users in the People's Republic of China: Hynix Semiconductor China Ltd., Hynix Semiconductor (Wuxi) Ltd. and Lam Research Corporation
Document Number: 2010-25438
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add three end-users, Hynix Semiconductor (China) Ltd., Hynix Semiconductor (Wuxi) Ltd. and Lam Research Corporation to the list of validated end-users in the People's Republic of China (PRC). With this rule, exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of certain items to one facility of Hynix Semiconductor (China) Ltd., one facility of Hynix Semiconductor (Wuxi) Ltd. and nine facilities of Lam Research Corporation in the PRC are now authorized under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU).
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fishing Capacity Reduction Framework
Document Number: 2010-25437
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS amends the framework regulations specifying procedures for implementing fishing capacity reduction programs (reduction programs) in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management (Magnuson-Stevens) Reauthorization Act of 2007. A reduction program pays harvesters in a fishery that has more vessels than capacity either to surrender their fishing permits including relevant fishing histories for that fishery, or surrender all their fishing permits and cancel their fishing vessels' fishing endorsements by permanently withdrawing the vessel from all fisheries. The cost of the program can be paid by post-reduction harvesters, taxpayers, or others. The intent of a program is to decrease the number of harvesters in the fishery, increase the economic efficiency of harvesting, and facilitate the conservation and management of fishery resources in each fishery in which NMFS conducts a reduction program.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2010-25435
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that an EFP application from the University of New England (UNE) contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The EFP would allow three commercial fishing vessels to possess spiny dogfish (dogfish) during Federal quota closures in support of a study on their reproductive biology. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on EFP applications.
Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-25412
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet in open session on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Eastern daylight savings time.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: 2010-25376
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of public hearings regarding Amendment 18A to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South Atlantic. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-25298
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 10, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan. See Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Taiwan, 75 FR 32911 (June 10, 2010) (Preliminary Results). This review covers one company, Yieh Phui Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Yieh Phui). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made no changes from the Preliminary Results. We have listed the final dumping margin below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2010-25343
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From South Africa: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review
Document Number: 2010-25305
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the second sunset review of the countervailing duty order (``CVD'') on stainless steel plate in coils from South Africa pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the CVD order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review
Document Number: 2010-25304
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the second sunset review of the countervailing duty order (``CVD'') on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from the Republic of Korea (``Korea'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the CVD order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: 2010-25303
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests for new shipper reviews (NSRs) of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Notice of Amendment of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China, 64 FR 8308 (February 19, 1999). In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating antidumping duty NSRs of Guangxi Hengyong Industrial & Commercial Dev. Ltd., (Hengyong) and Zhangzhou Hongda Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd. (Hongda). The period of review (POR) of these NSRs is February 1, 2010 through July 31, 2010.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-25300
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 15, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Mexico. See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 33775 (June 15, 2010) (Preliminary Results). The review covers one producer/exporter, Quimica Amtex, S.A. de C.V. (Amtex). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. The Department received comments concerning our Preliminary Results from Amtex only. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made one change in 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.''
Certain Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-25299
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews for the Germany, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan antidumping duty orders pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).\1\ 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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-25279
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) will convene public meetings.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: 2010-25278
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public hearings on development of community fishing association (CFAs) provisions for its groundfish trawl catch share plan, which was adopted through Amendments 20 and 21 to the groundfish FMP and is scheduled for implementation at the start of 2011. The Council will address this issue at its November 3-9, 2010 Council meeting, in Costa Mesa, CA.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Expanded Vessel Monitoring System Requirement in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: 2010-25243
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-25239
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received on August 20, 2010, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for this NSR is February 1, 2010, through July 31, 2010. The request was filed on behalf of Foshan Nanhai Jiujiang Quan Li Spring Hardware Factory (``Quan Li'') and Foshan Yongnuo Import & Export Co. Ltd (``Yongnuo''). Quan Li is the producer of subject merchandise and Yongnuo is the exporter. Therefore, subject merchandise that is produced by Quan Li and exported by Yongnuo is the subject of this NSR. In this instance, Yongnuo's sale of subject merchandise was made during the POR specified by the Department's regulations but the shipment entered four days after the end of that POR. The Department finds that extending the POR to capture this entry would not prevent the completion of the review within the time limits set by the Department's regulations. Therefore, the Department has extended the POR for the new shipper review of Yongnuo by four days.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-25234
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results for New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-25235
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)-Fall Meeting
Document Number: 2010-25232
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In preparation for the 2010 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT is announcing the convening of its fall meeting.
Foreign-Trade Zone 51-Duluth, MN; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2010-25225
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 113 Under Alternative Site Framework; Ellis County, TX
Document Number: 2010-25222
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand
Document Number: 2010-25218
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
A Foods 1991 Co., Limited (A Foods) has requested a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216(b). The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating this changed circumstances review and issuing this notice of preliminary results pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). We have preliminarily determined that A Foods is the successor-in-interest to May Ao Company Limited (May Ao).
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-25216
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel plate in coils (SSPC) from Belgium, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, and Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews for these orders pursuant to 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 the continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Designating Critical Habitat for the Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale
Document Number: 2010-25214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), announce our 90-day finding and 12-month determination on how to proceed with a petition to revise critical habitat for the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The petition seeks to revise the existing critical habitat designation by expanding the areas designated as critical feeding and calving habitat areas for the North Atlantic right whale. Additionally, the petition seeks to include a migratory corridor as part of the critical habitat designation for the North Atlantic right whale. Our 90-day finding is that the petition, in conjunction with the information readily available in our files, presents substantial scientific information indicating that the requested revision may be warranted. Our 12-month determination on how to proceed with the petition is that we intend to continue our ongoing rulemaking process with the expectation that a proposed critical habitat rule for the North Atlantic right whale will be submitted to the Federal Register for publication in the second half of 2011.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Modified Nonpelagic Trawl Gear and Habitat Conservation in the Bering Sea Subarea
Document Number: 2010-25211
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS hereby issues a final rule that implements Amendment 94 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP). Amendment 94 requires participants using nonpelagic trawl gear in the directed fishery for flatfish in the Bering Sea subarea to modify the trawl gear to raise portions of the gear off the ocean bottom. Amendment 94 also changes the boundaries of the Northern Bering Sea Research Area to establish the Modified Gear Trawl Zone (MGTZ) and to expand the Saint Matthew Island Habitat Conservation Area. Nonpelagic trawl gear also is required to be modified to raise portions of the gear off the ocean bottom if used in any directed fishery for groundfish in the MGTZ. This action is necessary to reduce potential adverse effects of nonpelagic trawl gear on bottom habitat, to protect additional blue king crab habitat near St. Matthew Island, and to allow for efficient flatfish harvest as the distribution of flatfish in the Bering Sea changes. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-25210
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated first sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from, inter alia, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden antidumping duty orders pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).\1\ 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.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Skate Management in the Groundfish Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; Groundfish Annual Catch Limits for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-25202
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule to implement Amendments 95 and 96 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) and Amendment 87 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), (collectively referred to as ``the FMPs''). Amendment 95 moves skates from the ``other species'' category to the ``target species'' category in the FMP. Amendments 96 and 87 revise the FMPs to meet the National Standard 1 guidelines for annual catch limits and accountability measures. These amendments move all remaining species groups from the ``other species'' category to the ``target species'' category, remove the ``other species'' and ``non- specified species'' categories from the FMPs, establish an ``ecosystem component'' category, and describe the current practices for groundfish fisheries management in the FMPs, as required by the guidelines. The final rule removes references to the ``other species'' category for purposes of the harvest specifications and adds skate species to the reporting codes for the BSAI groundfish fisheries. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMPs, and other applicable laws.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-25162
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues an inseason adjustment prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) 36 hours after opening directed fishing for pollock, effective 2400 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 2, 2010. This adjustment is necessary to manage the pollock total allowable catch limit in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Pan American Grain Co.
Document Number: 2010-25161
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that the decision record for an administrative appeal filed with the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) by Pan American Grain Co. (Pan American) has closed. No additional information, briefs, or comments (not previously submitted and made part of the decision record prior to closure) will be considered by the Secretary in deciding the appeal.
Request for Public Comments Regarding Small and Medium Enterprises' Understanding of and Compliance With the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2010-25152
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing a notice of inquiry to solicit comments from the public regarding small and medium enterprises' (SMEs) understanding of and compliance with export controls maintained pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). BIS anticipates that input from the public will help it administer and enforce export controls in a manner consistent with U.S. national security while facilitating and even increasing legitimate trade involving SMEs and the exporting community in general.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-25057
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR assessment of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico stock of goliath grouper consists of a Data Workshop, an Assessment Workshop, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.