Application Deadline Extended; Secretarial Business India High Technology Mission
Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will lead a senior-level business development trade mission to New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, India, February 6-11, 2011. The overall focus of the trip will be commercial opportunities for U.S. companies, including joint ventures and export opportunities. In each city participants will have a market briefings followed by one-on-one appointments with potential buyers/ partners and meetings with high level government officials.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Herring Committee will meet jointly with its Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission and Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of 2009-2010 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding in part the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period of review (POR) of March 1, 2009, to February 28, 2010, with respect to Max Fortune Industrial Limited (Max Fortune Industrial), Max Fortune (FZ) Paper Products Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Max Fortune (FETDE) Paper Products Co., Ltd.) (Max Fortune Fuzhou), and Fujian Provincial Shaowu City Huaguang Special Craft Co., Ltd. (Huaguang Special Craft). This partial rescission is based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review by the only interested parties that requested the review of these companies. The Department is also fully extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review with respect to Max Fortune (Vietnam) Paper Products Company Limited (Max Fortune Vietnam) to no later than March 31, 2011.
Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
On May 28, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ The review covers one manufacturer/exporter of subject merchandise from the PRC, Tianjin Magnesium International Co., Ltd. (``TMI''). The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2009, through March 31, 2010. Following the receipt of a certification of no shipments from TMI, we notified all interested parties of the Department's intent to rescind this review and provided an opportunity to comment on the rescission.\2\ We received no comments. Therefore, we are rescinding this administrative review.
1-Hydroxyethylidene-1,1-Diphosphonic Acid From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
In response to a timely request by one manufacturer/exporter, Aquapharm Chemicals Pvt., Ltd. (Aquapharm), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from India with respect to Aquapharm. The review covers the period April 23, 2009, through March 31, 2010. We preliminarily determine that Aquapharm did not make sales below normal value (NV). If the preliminary results are adopted in our final results of the administrative review, we will issue appropriate assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Finland; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
On August 9, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose from Finland. See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland; Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 47788 (August 9, 2010) (Preliminary Results). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results and received no comments.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC)
The U.S. Department of Commerce published a document in the Federal Register of November 17, 2010 concerning a notification of an open meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) on December 7, 2010. The document contained an incorrect e-mail address and an incorrect mailing address.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
On March 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') initiated three new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering sales of subject merchandise made by Dongguan Huansheng Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Huansheng''); Hangzhou Cadman Trading Co., Ltd. (``Cadman''); and Wanvog Furniture (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (``Wanvog'') (collectively ``respondents'').\1\
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results Pursuant to a Final Court Decision
On September 17, 2010, the United States Court of International Trade (the ``Court'' or ``CIT'') sustained the U.S. Department of Commerce's (the ``Department's'') final results of redetermination pursuant to remand, wherein the Department determined to rescind the administrative review (``AR'') with respect to Dongguan Bon Ten Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Bon Ten'') pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(j) and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. As the Court's decision is now final and conclusive, the Department is amending the final results of the 2007 AR of wooden bedroom furniture (``WBF'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') to reflect the Department's redetermination to rescind the AR with respect to Bon Ten.\2\
Marine Mammals; File No. 14628
Notice is hereby given that National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Charles W. Potter, Responsible Party), P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013, has been issued a permit to salvage, collect, receive/possess, and import/export parts from cetaceans and pinnipeds (except for walrus) for scientific research.
National Saltwater Angler Registry Program
NMFS has established an annual fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for registration of anglers, spear fishers and for-hire fishing vessels to register under the National Saltwater Angler Registry Program.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Marine Corps Training Exercises at Air Station Cherry Point
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to military training exercises at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Range Complex, North Carolina. The USMC's activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2004.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Temporary Removal of 2,000-lb (907.2-kg) Herring Trip Limit in Atlantic Herring Management Area 1A
NMFS announces a temporary removal of the 2,000-lb (907.2 kg) trip limit for the Atlantic herring fishery in Management Area 1A (Area 1A) because catch data indicate that 95 percent of the total allowable catch (TAC) threshold in Area 1A has not been fully attained. Vessels issued a Federal permit to harvest Atlantic herring may resume fishing for and landing herring in amounts greater than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg), consistent with their respective Atlantic herring permit categories, effective 0001 hrs, November 29, 2010, through 0001 hrs, December 3, 2010. At 0001 hrs, December 3, 2010, vessels will again be prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring, or landing more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring per trip or calendar day.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Less Than 60 Feet (18.3 m) Length Overall Using Hook-and-Line or Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) 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 prevent exceeding the 2010 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI.
Solicitation of Applications for the Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs
Pursuant to the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended, EDA announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs. These programs will help communities develop the planning and technical expertise to support communities and regions in their comprehensive, entrepreneurial, and innovation-based economic development efforts. Resulting in increased private investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs in areas experiencing substantial and persistent economic distress, these programs are designed to enhance the competitiveness of regions. Applicants are advised to read carefully the federal funding opportunity (FFO) announcement for this notice and request for applications. For a copy of the FFO announcement, please see the Web sites listed below under ``Electronic Access.''
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and its River Herring and Shad Committee, its Joint Spiny Dogfish Committee, and its Executive Committee will hold public meetings.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Dam Owner Survey to Support Management of Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment (GOM DPS) of Atlantic Salmon
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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a public meeting of the Louisiana/Mississippi Habitat Protection Advisory Panel (AP).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees.
Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy
The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force announces that the closing deadline for submission of comments responsive to the October 5, 2010 Notice of Inquiry on copyright policy and innovation in the Internet economy has been reopened and will extend until 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 10, 2010.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee), which will take place through a telephone conference call (teleconference). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management policy matters.
Marine Sanitation Device Discharge Regulations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
NOAA is amending the regulations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS or sanctuary) by eliminating the exemption that allows discharges from within the boundary of the sanctuary of biodegradable effluent incidental to vessel use and generated by marine sanitation devices (MSDs) approved under the Clean Water Act (CWA), and by requiring that MSDs be secured to prevent discharges of treated and untreated sewage. This action builds upon the Environmental Protection Agency's creation of a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) for the state waters of the FKNMS, and will help protect the Florida Keys ecosystem from potentially harmful vessel sewage discharges. An environmental assessment has been prepared for this action pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. The environmental assessment includes a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding the impacts of this rulemaking.
Endangered Species; File No. 15606
Notice is hereby given that Andre Landry, Ph.D., Texas A&M University at Galveston, Department of Marine Biology, 5007 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77553, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; Reopening of the 2010-2011 Commercial Sector for Black Sea Bass in the South Atlantic
NMFS reopens the 2010-2011 commercial sector for South Atlantic black sea bass in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). NMFS previously determined the quota for the commercial sector would be reached by October 7, 2010, and closed the commercial sector for black sea bass in the South Atlantic. The latest estimates for landings indicate the quota was not reached by that date. Consequently, NMFS will reopen the commercial sector for 14 days. The purpose of this action is to allow the commercial sector to maximize harvest benefits and at the same time protect the black sea bass resource.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Missile Launch Operations From San Nicolas Island, CA
In June, 2009, pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS issued regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to U.S. Navy (Navy) missile launch operations, a military readiness activity, from San Nicolas Island (SNI), California, for the period of June 2009 through June 2014. The second Letter of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes is effective from June 4, 2010, through June 3, 2011. Following issuance of the LOA, the Navy submitted a revised monitoring plan for their activities at SNI. NMFS has issued a revised LOA, which incorporates the revised monitoring plan, to replace the one that was previously in effect.
Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The National Advisory Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will hold a meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. The meeting will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and will be opened to the public. The Council was chartered on November 10, 2009, to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee will advise the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Bureau of the Census, and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Draft Report on the Technical Study of the Sofa Super Store Fire-South Carolina, June 18, 2007.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks public comments on the draft report of its Technical Study of the Sofa Super Store FireSouth Carolina, which took place on June 18, 2007.
Manufacturing Council Membership
The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications to fill one vacant position on the Manufacturing Council (Council). The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and to provide regular communication between Government and the manufacturing sector.
Simplified Network Application Processing System, On-Line Registration and Account Maintenance
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is proposing to implement an on-line registration process for obtaining an account to submit license applications and similar documents electronically. The current registration process requires paper and facsimile submissions. This proposed rule sets forth the information that parties registering on-line would be required to provide to BIS and sets forth the duties that registered parties would have with respect to keeping information in their accounts current.
2010 Company Organization Survey
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2010 Company Organization Survey. The survey's data are needed, in part, to update the multilocation companies in the Business Register. The survey, which has been conducted annually since 1974, is designed to collect information on the number of employees, payroll, geographic location, current operational status, and kind of business for each establishment of companies with more than one location. We have determined that annual data collected from this survey are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions, and that these data have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from this survey are not available from any other source.
Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico and the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value From Mexico
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on seamless refined copper pipe and tube (``copper pipe and tube'') from Mexico and the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') from Mexico as a result of a ministerial error.
Adopted Adjustments to Alternative Site Framework
The Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board has adopted minor adjustments to its practice pertaining to the alternative site framework (ASF) originally adopted by the Board in December 2008 (74 FR 1170, 01/12/09; correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/09) as an option for grantees to designate and manage their general-purpose FTZ sites. The adjustments stem from a staff proposal published in August 2010 (75 FR 46916, 8/4/2010). The adopted adjustments take into account comments received on the staff proposal. The comments received on the staff proposal and the FTZ Staff's analysis pertaining to the comments and the proposed adjustments are contained in a staff report available in the ``Reading Room'' section of the FTZ Board's Web site, which can be accessed via http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. The two adjustments proposed by the staff and adopted by the Board are summarized as follows: (1) Eliminate the site-specific allotment of a given grantee's 2,000-acre activation limit (including for FTZs already reorganized or with applications pending for reorganization under the ASF). Replace the site-specific allotment with a procedureonce the Online FTZ Information System (OFIS) currently under development is available and appropriate training has been provided to granteeswhereby the grantees use the OFIS online system to update information on each site's activated space. (2) For ASF applications, allow two general options for documentation pertaining to jurisdictions (ordinarily counties) within the service area: (a) Submitting letters from appropriate county officials acknowledging the proposed inclusion of their counties in the service area of the zone, and presenting their views on the proposal; or, (b) In the absence of letters from appropriate county officials, submission of evidence that appropriate officials of the affected counties were notified of the proposal and were provided information on how they could submit comments to the FTZ Board regarding the proposal. For this option, a grantee should be required to use standard language provided by the FTZ Board staff, thereby ensuring that clear explanation and instructions were given to appropriate officials of the affected counties. In the absence of governments at the county level, the publication of local public notice regarding the application should allow a full range of appropriate local public officials to be informed of the application and to submit comments if they wish to do so. However, if a grantee will be relying on the publication of local public notice due to an absence of governments at the county level, the grantee should explain that situation within the body of the ``application letter'' signed by an authorized grantee official. In response to a comment received, the FTZ Board has also adopted a recommendation to clarify that a site can be designated as Usage-Driven so long at the site falls within the grantee's service area (i.e., meets the standard general-purpose FTZ adjacency requirement), has appropriate zoning (i.e., can accommodate the types of uses ordinarily associated with general-purpose FTZ activity) and is tied to a single operator's or user's use.
Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico
In response to a request for an expedited changed circumstances review from Tuberia Nacional, S.A. de C.V. (TUNA) and Lamina y Placa Comercial, S.A. de C.V. (Lamina y Placa), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non- alloy steel pipe (CWP) from Mexico 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). We have preliminarily concluded that Lamina y Placa is the successor-in-interest to TUNA and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously given to TUNA with respect to the antidumping duty order on CWP from Mexico. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). NMFS is requiring that catch of Pacific cod in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury. This action is necessary because the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod apportioned to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in this area has been reached.