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High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2011-32195
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that high pressure steel cylinders (``steel cylinders'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-32144
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
U.S. Automotive Parts and Components Business Development Mission to Russia
Document Number: 2011-32130
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Sunset of the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan and a Limited Extension of the Green Technology Pilot Program
Document Number: 2011-32115
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) has provided two procedures under which an applicant may have an application accorded special status for examination. The Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan is available if the applicant expressly abandons another copending unexamined application. The Green Technology Pilot Program is available to patent applications pertaining to environmental quality, energy conservation, development of renewable energy resources, and greenhouse gas emission reduction. In view of the trend in filings under the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan, this plan has fulfilled its purpose and will not be extended. In view of the success of the Green Technology Pilot Program, this plan will be extended until 500 additional applications have been accorded special status under this program or until March 30, 2012, whichever occurs earlier. Following the expiration of this extension, the program will be eliminated, and applicants may instead use the newly enacted Prioritized Examination (Track I) program. The Track I program not only provides advancement of examination, but sets a target of reaching final disposition within 12 months from the time advancement is initiated. Furthermore, the advancement in the Track I program is available to all technologies and is not restricted to certain categories of invention as in the Pilot Program.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Amended Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2011-32103
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 29, 2011, the Court of International Trade (CIT) issued an order in Tata Steel Limited v. United States, and United States Steel Corporation and Nucor Corporation, Court No. 10-00219, Order of Judgment By Stipulation of the Parties (November 29, 2011) (Tata) pertaining to the Department's agreement with Tata Steel Limited (Tata), setting the final countervailing rate for the period of review (POR) of January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008 (2008 POR) to 102.74 percent, and specifying the future countervailing duty cash deposit rate to 102.74 percent for that company. The Department is amending the final results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (HRCS) from India covering the 2008 POR, to reflect the CIT's order in Tata.
Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2011-32102
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 10, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non- alloy steel pipe from Mexico.\1\ This administrative review covers mandatory respondents Mueller Comercial de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Mueller), Southland Pipe Nipples Company, Inc. (Southland), Lamina y Placa Comercial, S.A. de C.V. (Lamina), and Tuberia Nacional, S.A. de C.V. (TUNA).\2\
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-32101
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, February to March 2012
Document Number: 2011-32100
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (L-DEO) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical (seismic) survey in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a commonwealth in a political union with the U.S., February to March, 2012. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to L-DEO to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, 22 species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
International Affairs; U.S. Fish Quotas in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Regulatory Area
Document Number: 2011-32099
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that fish quotas are available for harvest in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area. This action is necessary to make fishing privileges available on an equitable basis.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-32098
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the First Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2011-32097
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 10, 2011, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the preliminary results of the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts (``citric acid'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period November 20, 2008, through April 30, 2010. See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the First Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order; and Partial Rescission of Administrative Review, 76 FR 34048 (June 10, 2011) (``Preliminary Results''). We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our findings from on-site verifications and analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to our margin calculations for the respondents. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section below.
Amendment to Notice of Establishment of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
Document Number: 2011-32096
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade announced in the November 3, 2011, Federal Register the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (the Committee) by the Secretary of Commerce and the solicitation of nominations for membership on the Committee (see 76 FR 68159). This amendment clarifies the scope of the Committee's work and the nominations being sought for the Committee, and extends the deadline for nominations. The Committee shall advise the Secretary on the necessary elements of a comprehensive, holistic national freight infrastructure and a national freight policy designed to support U.S. export growth and competitiveness, foster national economic competitiveness, and improve U.S. supply chain competitiveness in the domestic and global economy.
Endangered Species; File No. 10022
Document Number: 2011-32091
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Raymond Carthy, University of Florida, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 117 Newins-Ziegler Hall, P.O. Box 110450, Gainesville, FL 32611, has been issued a modification to scientific research Permit No. 10022- 01.
Foreign-Trade Zone 49-Newark/Elizabeth, NJ; Application for Expansion
Document Number: 2011-32090
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Endangered Species; File No. 15802
Document Number: 2011-32089
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 100 Eighth Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 [Gregg Poulakis, Responsible Party], has requested a change to the application for a permit (File No. 15802).
Marine Mammals; File No. 781-1824
Document Number: 2011-32084
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 781-1824-01 has been issued to the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC, Dr. M. Bradley Hanson, Principal Investigator), 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, Washington 98112-2097.
University of Florida, et al.;
Document Number: 2011-32081
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review
Document Number: 2011-32013
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to Rule 71(3) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, ``A panel review is deemed to be terminated on the day after the expiration of the limitation period established pursuant to subrule 39(1) if no Complaint has been filed in a timely manner.'' Pursuant to Rule 39(1), no Complaint was filed on January 21, 2011. No panel was appointed to this panel review. The panel review terminated effective January 22, 2011.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Termination of Panel Review
Document Number: 2011-32011
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Motion to Terminate Panel Review by a participant and consented to by all the participants, the panel review is terminated as of December 6, 2011. A panel has not been appointed to this panel review. Pursuant to Rule 71(2) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, this panel review is terminated.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chinook Salmon Bycatch Management in the Gulf of Alaska Pollock Fishery; Amendment 93
Document Number: 2011-31973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 93 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP). The proposed regulations would apply exclusively to the directed pollock trawl fisheries in the Central and Western Reporting Areas of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) (Central and Western GOA). If approved, Amendment 93 would establish separate prohibited species catch (PSC) limits in the Central and Western GOA for Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), which would cause NMFS to close the directed pollock fishery in the Central or Western regulatory areas of the Gulf of Alaska, if the applicable limit is reached. This action also would require retention of salmon by all vessels in the Central and Western GOA pollock fisheries until the catch is delivered to a processing facility where an observer is provided the opportunity to count the number of salmon and to collect scientific data or biological samples from the salmon. Amendment 93 would increase observer coverage on vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) length overall that participate in the directed pollock fishery in the Central or Western regulatory areas of the GOA by January 2013, unless the restructured North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program is in place by this time. Amendment 93 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Research Area Within Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary; Notice of Effective Date
Document Number: 2011-31918
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA published a final rule for the establishment of a research area within the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary on October 14, 2011 (76 FR 63824). Pursuant to Section 304(b) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1434(b)) the final regulations take effect after 45 days of continuous session of Congress beginning on October 14, 2011. Through this notice, NOAA is announcing the regulations became effective on December 4, 2011.
Availability of Seats for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-31915
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council: Native Hawaiian Representative, Ocean Related Tourism Representative, Conservation Alternate, Native Hawaiian (Elder) Alternate, and, two Native Hawaiian Alternates. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; and philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine and cultural resources. Applicants, who are chosen as members, should expect to serve 2 year terms, pursuant to the council's charter, or until a Monument Alliance is formed in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Availability of Seats for the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-31913
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Community-at-Large: West Side of Tutuila, Community-at-Large: East Side of Tutuila, and Student (including youth). Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as Community-at-Large members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter. Applicants who are chosen as Student members should expect to serve 2- year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2012 Specifications and Management Measures and Secretarial Amendment 1
Document Number: 2011-31975
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule establishes the 2012 harvest specifications and management measures for certain groundfish species 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 includes regulations to implement Secretarial Amendment 1 to the PCGFMP. Secretarial Amendment 1 contains the rebuilding plans for overfished species and new reference points for assessed flatfish species.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for Subspecies of the Ringed Seal
Document Number: 2011-31969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 6-month extension of the deadline for a final determination regarding the December 10, 2010, proposed rule to list four subspecies of the ringed seal (Phoca hispida) as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). We are taking this action because there is substantial disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the available data relevant to the proposed listing rule. An additional 6 months will allow us to solicit additional data, evaluate and assess special independent peer review of the aspects of the status review report over which there is substantial disagreement, and better inform our final determination on the proposed listing rule.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for Distinct Population Segments of the Bearded Seal
Document Number: 2011-31967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 6-month extension of the deadline for a final determination regarding the December 10, 2010, proposed rule to list two distinct population segments (DPS) of the bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). We are taking this action because there is substantial disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the available data relevant to the proposed listing rule. An additional 6 months will allow us to solicit additional data, evaluate and assess special independent peer review of those aspects of the status review report over which there is substantial disagreement, and better inform our final determination on the proposed listing rule.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of Status Review for Ribbon Seal
Document Number: 2011-31959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), announce the initiation of a status review for the ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata). We conduct status reviews to determine whether the entity should be listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information regarding this species (see below).
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-31956
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for scientific research from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) in Sacramento, CA. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anticircumvention Inquiry
Document Number: 2011-31937
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from the American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association (collectively ``Petitioners''), the Department of Commerce (``Department'') is initiating an anticircumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports are circumventing the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').
Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Taiwan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2011-31936
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from United States Steel Corporation, an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan. The period of review is May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011. Based on the withdrawal of request for review submitted by United States Steel Corporation (the Petitioner), we are now rescinding this administrative review.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2011-31934
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). The Department preliminarily determines that Thuan An Production Trading & Services Co., Ltd. (``TAFISHCO'') did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV''). Upon completion of the final results of this NSR, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR''), August 1, 2010, through January 31, 2011, for which the importer- specific assessment rates are above de minimis.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-31933
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Whiting Oversight and Advisory Panel, in January, 2012, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-31886
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 28 assessments of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic stocks of Spanish mackerel and cobia will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: A Data Workshop and webinar, an Assessment Workshop and webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2011-31838
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period September 19, 2008 through December 31, 2009. On June 8, 2011, we published the preliminary results of this review. See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 33219 (June 8, 2011) (``Preliminary Results''). We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Our analysis of the comments submitted as well as incorporation of our post-preliminary analyses led to a change in the net subsidy rates. The final net subsidy rates for RZBC Co., Ltd.; RZBC Import & Export Co., Ltd.; RZBC (Juxian) Co., Ltd.; and RZBC Group Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``RZBC''), and Yixing- Union Biochemical Co., Ltd. (``Yixing-Union'') and Yixing-Union Cogeneration Co., Ltd. (``Cogeneration'') (collectively, ``Yixing'') are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Programs
Document Number: 2011-31817
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes individual fishing quota (IFQ) standard prices and fee percentage for the IFQ cost recovery program in the halibut and sablefish fisheries of the North Pacific. The fee percentage for 2011 is 1.6%. This action is intended to provide holders of halibut and sablefish IFQ permits with the 2011 standard prices and fee percentage to calculate the required payment for IFQ cost recovery fees due by January 31, 2012.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies; Amendment 17
Document Number: 2011-31813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 17 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan for review by the Secretary of Commerce. NMFS is requesting comments from the public on Amendment 17, which was adopted by the Council, including an Environmental Assessment prepared by NMFS, to explicitly define and facilitate the effective operation of state-operated permit banks.
Hawaii Crustacean Fisheries; 2012 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Harvest Guideline
Document Number: 2011-31809
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS establishes the annual harvest guideline for the commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) for calendar year 2012 at zero lobsters.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Document Number: 2011-31805
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in January, February, and March of 2012. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2012.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-31784
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Oversight Committee, in January, 2012, 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.
Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations: Facilitating Enhanced Public Understanding of the Provisions That Implement the Comprehensive U.S. Sanctions on Syria
Document Number: 2011-31682
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by moving the substantive provisions of the comprehensive sanctions on Syria from General Order No. 2 in Supplement No. 1 to part 736 to a revised Sec. 746.9. This rule also includes conforming changes to the EAR. This rule will facilitate compliance with the comprehensive sanctions on Syria.
Affirmation of Vertical Datum for Surveying and Mapping Activities for the Islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2011-31592
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This Notice announces a decision by the Federal Geographic Data Committee's Federal Geodetic Control Subcommittee in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget; Circular A-16 (http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a016/a016.html), to affirm the Virgin Islands Vertical Datum of 2009 (VIVD09) as the official civilian vertical datum for surveying and mapping activities for the islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas of the United States Virgin Islands, and to the extent practicable, legally allowable and feasible, require that all Federal agencies, with the exception of those with specific military related applications, using or producing vertical height information undertake an orderly transition to VIVD09.
Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2011-31161
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Draft Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase “Significant Portion of Its Range” in the Endangered Species Act's Definitions of “Endangered Species” and “Threatened Species”
Document Number: 2011-31782
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively, the Services), announce a draft policy to provide our interpretation of the phrase ``significant portion of its range'' in the Endangered Species Act's (Act's) definitions of ``endangered species'' and ``threatened species.'' The purpose of this notice is to provide a draft interpretation and application of ``significant portion of its range'' that reflects a permissible reading of the law and its legislative history and minimizes undesirable policy outcomes, while fulfilling the conservation purposes of the Act. We seek public comments on this draft policy. It is our intent to publish a final policy that will provide a consistent standard for interpretation of the phrase and its role in listing determinations that will be accorded deference by the federal courts.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2011-31695
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET Film) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) for this administrative review is July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. This review covers the following producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, Ltd. (Nan Ya), and Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation and Shinkong Materials Technology Co., Ltd. (collectively, Shinkong). We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results.\1\ Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the margin applied to Nan Ya, which are discussed in the ``Changes Since the Preliminary Results'' section, below. Therefore, the final results for Nan Ya differ from the Preliminary Results. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section, below.