Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; 2011 Sector Operations Plans and Contracts, and Allocation of Northeast Multispecies Annual Catch Entitlements
As part of the process for the NMFS Northeast Regional Administrator approval of proposed sector operations established under Amendment 16 to the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP), sectors are required to submit operations plans and sector contracts, and request an allocation of stocks regulated under the FMP for each fishing year (FY). This action is to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on 19 FY 2011 proposed sector operations plans and contracts. Although NMFS received 22 proposed sector operations plans and contracts for approval, only 19 of the 22 sector operations plans and contracts are being considered for approval because 3 sectors, the Massachusetts Permit Bank Sector, the New Hampshire Permit Bank Sector, and the Rhode Island Permit Bank Sector, were unable to fulfill the roster requirements, and, therefore, were excluded from consideration.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat (crawfish tail meat) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) with respect to various exporters. The period of review is September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010. The Department is rescinding the review with respect to Yancheng Hi-King Agriculture Developing Co., Ltd. (Yancheng Hi-King).
Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
On October 21, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review for certain lined paper products from India (CLPP). See Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 64988 (October 21, 2010) (Preliminary Results). This review covers 31 manufacturers and exporters of the subject merchandise.\1\ On October 26, 2009, petitioner timely withdrew its request for a review of Blue Bird (India) Limited (Blue Bird). Therefore, we are rescinding this review with respect to Blue Bird.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Bering Sea subarea and Eastern Aleutian district (BS/EAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2011 Atka mackerel total allowable catch (TAC) in these areas allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the A season allowance of the 2011 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Closure
NMFS closes the commercial sector for king mackerel in the Florida east coast subzone. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource.
Science Advisory Board (SAB); Notice of Open Meeting
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
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 South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
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, review stock assessments of spiny lobster and Goliath grouper, and discuss data available for supporting fishing level recommendations. The meeting will be held in North Charleston, SC.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
The Office of Competition and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate'') on February 3, 2011. This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification is sought and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Initiation of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China
The Department of Commerce (the Department) received requests to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (PRC). In addition, the Department received a request to defer the administrative review of one company for one year. The anniversary month of this order is January. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating this administrative review.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
The SEDAR 21 assessments of the HMS 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.
Nominations for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Advisory Committee
NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the advisory committee established under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (Act). The advisory committee, to be composed of individuals from groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention (Convention), will be given the opportunity to provide input to the United States Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (Commission) regarding the deliberations and decisions of the Commission.
Hawaii Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; Fishery Closure
NMFS is closing the commercial and non-commercial fisheries in the main Hawaiian Islands fishery for seven deepwater bottomfish species (``Deep 7'' bottomfish) as a result of reaching the total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2010-11 fishing year.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15530
Notice is hereby given that Robin Baird, PhD, Cascadia Research, 218 [frac12] W. 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501, has applied in due form for a permit to take marine mammals in the Pacific Ocean for the purposes of scientific research.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; St. George Reef Light Station Restoration and Maintenance at Northwest Seal Rock, Del Norte County, CA
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society (SGRLPS) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, four species of marine mammals during aircraft operations, and lighthouse renovation and light maintenance activities on the St. George Reef Light Station on Northwest Seal Rock (NWSR) in the northeast Pacific Ocean, from the period of February 18, 2011, through April 30, 2011, or during the period of November 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011.
Notice of Scope Rulings
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between July 1, 2010, and September 30, 2010. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of September 30, 2010. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for the new shipper review is January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission's Law Enforcement Committee.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee (Committee), in March, 2011, 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.
Request for Comments on the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions
The United States Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) remains committed to preserving a stable and secure Internet Domain Name System (DNS). Critical to the DNS is the continued performance of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions. The IANA functions have historically included: (1) The coordination of the assignment of technical Internet protocol parameters; (2) the administration of certain responsibilities associated with Internet DNS root zone management; (3) the allocation of Internet numbering resources; and (4) other services related to the management of the .ARPA and .INT top- level domains. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) currently performs the IANA functions, on behalf of the United States Government, through a contract with NTIA. Given the September 30, 2011 expiration of this contract, NTIA is seeking public comment to enhance the performance of the IANA functions in the development and award of a new IANA functions contract.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with January anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Germany: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review
Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed-circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Germany with respect to Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG (Schaeffler Technologies).
National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises; Meeting
The National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its inaugural meeting to provide an orientation of new committee members and future work products to fulfill the NACMBE's charter mandate. The meeting was originally scheduled on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 but was postponed due to inclement weather.
Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Membership to National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE)
In March 2010, the Department of Commerce established the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (Council) in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on key issues pertaining to the growth and competitiveness of the nation's Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The Council's charter provides for not more than 25 members. In October 2010, 21 individuals accepted appointments from the Secretary to serve on the Council. The Department of Commerce is publishing this notice to solicit nominations for the four open Council membership positions for the 2-year charter term, which began in April 2010.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves
The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Mission-Aransas (Texas) National Estuarine Research Reserve. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations at 15 CFR part 921, subpart E and part 923, subpart L. Evaluation of a National Estuarine Research Reserve requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. The evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as part of the site visit. When the evaluation is completed, OCRM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visit for the listed evaluation and the date, local time, and location of the public meeting during the site visit. Date and Time: The Mission-Aransas (Texas) National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held April 11-15, 2011. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 5 p.m. local time at the Bay Education Center, 121 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport, Texas.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) will meet at the Council office in the Old Federal Building.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Scallop Plan Team will meet March 7-8, 2011 in the Council Office at the Old Federal Building.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
The SEDAR 25 assessment of the South Atlantic black sea bass (Centropristis striata) and golden tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: This notice is for a webinar associated with the Data portion of the SEDAR process. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Surveys of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Small Boat-Based Fisheries
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.
North American Free Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
On February 11, 2011, ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. and Mexinox USA, Inc. (collectively ``Mexinox'') filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel Review was requested of the final determination of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration regarding Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico. This determination was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 2332), on January 13, 2011. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA- MEX-2011-1904-01 to this request.
Reporting for Calendar Year 2010 on Offsets Agreements Related to Sales of Defense Articles or Defense Services to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms
This notice is to remind the public that U.S. firms are required to report annually to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) on contracts for the sale of defense articles or defense services to foreign countries or foreign firms that are subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. U.S. firms are also required to report annually to Commerce on offsets transactions completed in performance of existing offsets commitments for which offsets credit of $250,000 or more has been claimed from the foreign representative. This year, such reports must include relevant information from calendar year 2010 and must be submitted to Commerce no later than June 15, 2011.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
On August 16, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (``PET film'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculation for the final results. We find that the participating respondents in this review, the two mandatory respondents Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. (``Fuwei Films''), Shaoxing Xiangyu Green Packing Co., Ltd. (``Green Packing''), and Tianjin Wanhua Co., Ltd. (``Wanhua'') (collectively, ``Respondents''), sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (``POR''), November 6, 2008, through October 31, 2009.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
On November 26, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the preliminary results of the new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture (``WBF'') 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'').\1\ In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii), we gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, the Department has made changes to the Preliminary Results. The final dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the New Shipper Reviews.''