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Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 125 Under Alternative Site Framework; South Bend, Indiana
Document Number: 2010-28163
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Secretarial India High Technology Business Development Mission; February 6-11, 2011
Document Number: 2010-28148
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Office of Education Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2010-28086
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-08
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.
List of Fisheries for 2011
Document Number: 2010-28073
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2011, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The final LOF for 2011 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must classify each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of serious injury and mortality of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.
National Saltwater Angler Registry Program Designation of Exempted States
Document Number: 2010-28058
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has designated the states of Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Washington, and Guam as exempted states for anglers, spear fishers and for-hire fishing vessels. NMFS has designated the state of Maryland as an exempted state for for-hire fishing vessels pursuant to 50 CFR 600.
Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area
Document Number: 2010-28085
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2010 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2010 Annual Surveys consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, the Business R&D and Innovation Survey, and the Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey. We have determined that annual data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions, and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from these surveys, most of which have been conducted for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Community Development Program Process
Document Number: 2010-28075
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In this rule, NMFS announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of collection-of-information requirements contained in regulations implementing Amendment 1 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plans for American Samoa, Hawaii, the Mariana Archipelago, and Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries, relating to the community development plan process. The intent of this final rule is to inform the public that OMB has approved the associated reporting requirements.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements; Public Workshops
Document Number: 2010-28065
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, Alaska Region, will present a workshop on seaLandings, a consolidated electronic means of reporting landings and production of commercial groundfish to multiple management agencies for Federal and State fisheries off Alaska, and 2011 recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the Alaska groundfish fisheries and Individual Fishing Quota fisheries.
Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes From India: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-28055
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain welded carbon steel standard pipes and tubes from India. The period of review is May 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010. As a result of withdrawal of the requests for review, the Department is rescinding this review.
Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-28025
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 53664 (September 1, 2010) (Initiation Notice). Because no interested domestic party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-27984
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce
Government Programs to Assist Businesses Protect Their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Foreign Markets; Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-27942
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a request for written submissions in the Federal Register of September 30, 2010 (ITA-2010-0006) concerning government programs for protecting the intellectual property rights of U.S. businesses in foreign markets. See 75 FR 60408, Sep. 30, 2010. The agency is conducting a comprehensive review of existing U.S. efforts and seeks public input. This document extends the comment period from October 29, 2010 to November 29, 2010. Comments may be submitted as instructed in the original Federal Register Notice. See ADDRESSES. ITA is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments.
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2010-27890
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1 through June 30, 2010.
National Institutes of Health, et al.;
Document Number: 2010-27889
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The University of Georgia (UGA), et al.;
Document Number: 2010-27888
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2010-27887
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2010-27885
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Piling and Structure Removal in Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area, Washington
Document Number: 2010-27883
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to derelict creosote piling and structure removal within the Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) has been issued to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Notice of Designation of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wisconsin
Document Number: 2010-27878
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce, has designated certain lands and waters of the St. Louis River freshwater estuary in Wisconsin as the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. On October 19, 2010, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Dr. Jane Lubchenco signed a record of decision pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and a findings of designation for the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wisconsin pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. Section 1461, and its implementing regulations at 15 CFR Part 921. The Reserve duly received certification from the State of Wisconsin Coastal Program that Reserve designation is consistent to the maximum extent practicable with its program. A copy of the official Record of Decision is available for public review from NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management at the address below.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-27874
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; U.S.-Canada Albacore Treaty Reporting System
Document Number: 2010-27859
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-27843
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine Recreational Information Program (Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey)
Document Number: 2010-27826
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
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.
Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-27800
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel bar from Brazil. The review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (VMSA). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2009, through January 31, 2010. The Department has preliminarily determined that VMSA made U.S. sales at prices less than normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. We intend to issue the final results of review no later than 120 days from the publication date of this notice.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2010-27798
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico
Document Number: 2010-27783
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from ArcelorMittal las Truchas, S.A. de C.V. (AMLT), an exporter of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico, and 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 is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. Based on the information received, we preliminarily determine that AMLT is the successor-in-interest to Siderurgica Lazaro Cardenas las Truchas S.A. de C.V. (Sicartsa) for purposes of determining antidumping duty liability. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Endangered Species; File No. 15566
Document Number: 2010-27776
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, Charleston, S.C. 29422- 2559, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-27744
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council's) Ad Hoc Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (EFHRC) will hold a work session, which is open to the public, to plan the periodic 5-year review of groundfish Essential Fish Habitat (EFH).
New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2010-27735
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting on Tuesday through Thursday, November 16-18, 2010 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: 2010-27702
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to extend the final application solicitation period for the Fiscal Year 2011 CRCP International Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements. The original solicitation, which was announced in the Federal Register on July 16, 2010, gave an incorrect final application due date of February 21, 2011. This notice corrects that error by extending the final application period for this program until February 22, 2011. As the original announcement states, final applications will be accepted ONLY from those pre-applicants who are invited to submit a final application.
Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: 2010-27700
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to provide the correct funding opportunity number for the NOAA Regional Ocean Partnership Funding ProgramFY2011 Funding Competition. The original solicitation, which was announced in the Federal Register on September 13, 2010, gave an incorrect funding opportunity numberNOAA-NOS-CSC-2011-2002718. This notice corrects that error by providing the correct funding opportunity numberNOAA-NOS-CSC-2011-2002721.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2011-2012 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Amendment 16-5; and Amendment 23
Document Number: 2010-26941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed action would establish the 2011-2012 harvest specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCGFMP). This action revises the collection of management measures in the groundfish fishery regulations that are intended to keep the total catch of each groundfish species or species complex within the harvest specifications. This action also includes regulations to implement Amendments 16-5 and 23 to the PCGFMP. Amendment 16-5 would revise existing rebuilding plans, create a new rebuilding plan for Petrale sole, which was declared overfished on February 9, 2010, and revise status determination criteria and a harvest control rule for flatfish. This action is consistent with and partially implements Amendment 23 to the PCGFMP. Amendment 23 would make the PCGFMP consistent with the revised National Standard 1 Guidelines (74 FR 3178, January 16, 2009).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Regulatory Amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2010-27661
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule that implements a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (FMP) prepared by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council). This rule modifies the Bajo de Sico seasonal closure from a 3-month closure to a 6-month closure, and prohibits fishing for and possession of Caribbean reef fish in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) portion of Bajo de Sico during the closure. The final rule also prohibits anchoring in the EEZ portion of Bajo de Sico year-round. In addition to the measures contained in the regulatory amendment, this final rule also adds spear to the list of allowable gears in the commercial sector of the Caribbean reef fish fishery and revises the title of the FMP in the list of authorized fisheries and gear. The intended effect of this rule is to provide further protection for red hind spawning aggregations and large snappers and groupers, and better protect the essential fish habitat (EFH) where these species reside.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14326
Document Number: 2010-27660
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), Seattle, WA (Responsible Party: John Bengton, Ph.D.), has been issued a minor amendment to Permit No. 14326.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Inseason Action To Close the Commercial Blacknose Shark and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Shark Fisheries
Document Number: 2010-27658
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the commercial blacknose shark and non- blacknose small coastal shark (SCS) fisheries. This action is necessary because landings for the 2010 blacknose shark fishing season are projected to have reached at least 80 percent of the available quota.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-27622
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-27516
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendments 20 and 21; Trawl Rationalization Program; Correction
Document Number: 2010-27536
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule corrects trip limits for commercial groundfish fisheries through the end of 2010 to reflect recent changes that were implemented on October 4, 2010. This final rule is necessary to ensure that the correct trip limit tables remain effective after November 1, 2010.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2010-27534
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that the subject exempted fishing permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The subject EFP would allow commercial fishing vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: 2010-27522
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating a five-year review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers the same orders.
Amendment to Existing Validated End-User Authorization in the People's Republic of China: Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
Document Number: 2010-27517
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In this action, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove one facility from the list of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) facilities that are authorized to receive certain items in the People's Republic of China (PRC) under SMIC's validated end-user (VEU) authorization. Specifically, BIS removes Cension Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (Cension) from SMIC's list of approved VEU facilities in the PRC due to a material change at SMIC. This amendment is not the result of prohibited activities by Cension or by SMIC, nor does it establish any new license requirements or more restrictive licensing policies for exports, reexports or transfers (in- country) of items to the facility identified in this rule; license requirements set forth in the EAR continue to apply to this facility.
Endangered and Threatened Species; 5-Year Review
Document Number: 2010-27450
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of a 5-year review of the U.S. DPS of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). The U.S. DPS of smalltooth sawfish is listed as endangered under the ESA. Based on the best available scientific and commercial data, our 5-year review indicates that the U.S. DPS of smalltooth sawfish should remain listed as endangered species because it is in danger of extinction throughout its range. Therefore, the 5-year review recommends no change in listing.
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Seeks Comments on White Papers
Document Number: 2010-27449
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announces that it is seeking comments on white papers prepared by TIP staff from any interested party, including academia; Federal, State, and local governments; industry; national laboratories; and professional organizations/ societies; and others. Comments will assist in the further refinement of areas of critical national need and the associated technical challenges that could be addressed in future TIP competitions.
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Seeks White Papers
Document Number: 2010-27435
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announces that it is seeking white papers from any interested party, including academia; Federal, State, and local governments; industry; national laboratories; professional organizations/societies, and others. White papers will be used to identify and select areas of critical national need and the associated technical challenges to be addressed in future TIP competitions.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Proposes To Revise Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2010-27434
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) proposes to revise some of its safety codes and standards and requests proposals from the public to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards. The publication of this notice of request for proposals by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of NFPA is being undertaken as a public service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the standards referenced in the notice. The NFPA process provides ample opportunity for public participation in the development of its codes and standards. All NFPA codes and standards are revised and updated every three to five years in Revision Cycles that begin twice each year and take approximately two years to complete. Each Revision Cycle proceeds according to a published schedule that includes final dates for all major events in the process. The code revision Process contains five basic steps that are followed for developing new documents as well as revising existing documents: Call for Proposals; Publishing the Report on Proposals (ROP); Call for Comments on the Committee's disposition of the Proposals and publication of these Comments in the Report on Comments (ROC); the Association Technical Meeting at the NFPA Conference & Expo; and finally, the Standards Council Consideration and Issuance of documents.