Department of Commerce June 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Marine Mammals; File No. 16193
Document Number: 2012-16062
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Todd Robeck, D.V.M, Ph.D., Sea World Parks and Entertainment Corp, 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export specimens of marine mammals for scientific research.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Electronic Dealer Reporting System Workshop
Document Number: 2012-16061
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On June 28, 2011, NMFS published a proposed rule that considered requiring, among other things, Federal Atlantic swordfish, shark, and tunas dealers (except for dealers reporting Atlantic bluefin tuna) to report commercially-harvested Atlantic sharks, swordfish, and bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack (BAYS) tunas through one centralized electronic reporting system. This electronic reporting system will allow dealers to submit Atlantic sharks, swordfish, and BAYS tuna data on a more real-time basis and more efficiently, which will reduce duplicative data submissions from different regions. We proposed to delay the effective date of the electronic reporting requirements until 2013 in order to give sufficient time for dealers to adjust to implementation of the new system and the additional requirements. On December 14, 2011, we conducted an initial training workshop in the Caribbean area in order to introduce the new reporting system to HMS dealers. In this notice, we announce the date and location for additional training workshops in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic regions in order to continue introducing HMS dealers to the new electronic system.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-16020
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent No. 7,709,807 (Application No. 12/ 116,522), titled ``Magneto-Optical Trap Ion Source,'' NIST Docket No. 07-015 and U.S. Patent Application No. 13/369,008 titled ``Charged Particle Source from a Photoionized Cold Atom Beam,'' NIST Docket No. 11-018 to LoTIS Technologies LLC, having a place of business at 18026 Royal Bonnet Circle, Montgomery Village, Maryland 20886. The grant of the license would be for the field: Devices that produce or include a focused beam of electrons and/or ions.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-16018
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent No. 6,393,566 titled ``Timestamp Service for the National Information Network,'' NIST Docket No. 95-022 to RSIP LLC, having a place of business at 8 East Figueroa, Suite 220, Santa Barbara, California 93101. The grant of the license would be for the field of use of Digital Timestamping.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction
Document Number: 2012-16017
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the date of the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop originally scheduled for August 9, 2012, in Rosenberg, TX, has been changed to August 16, 2012. This workshop notice originally published on June 4, 2012. The August 16, 2012, workshop will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 28332 SW Freeway 59, Rosenberg, TX 77471. The July and September workshop dates remain unchanged. Atlantic Shark Identification workshops are mandatory for Atlantic Shark Dealer permit holders or their proxies. Additional free workshops will be held in 2012, and announced in the Federal Register.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-16016
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 13/346,999 titled ``Chirped-Pulse Terahertz Spectroscopy for Broadband Trace Gas Sensing,'' NIST Docket No. 11-016 to TerBAT Inc., having a place of business at 2400 Trade Centre Ave, Longmont, CO 80503. The grant of the license would be for the field of use of medical diagnostic devices and environmental/industrial monitoring devices.
Notice of Consortium on “nSoft Consortium”
Document Number: 2012-16015
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
On June 3, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a public meeting on its campus to explore the feasibility of establishing a NIST/Industry Consortium on Neutron Metrology for Soft Materials Manufacturing. The notice stated the membership fees would be on the order of Twenty Thousand ($20,000) per year. The initial term of the consortium was intended to be three years. As a result of the October 3, 2011, public meeting, revisions have been made to the membership fee structure and the initial period of time for the consortium. Also, the consortium is open to a limited number of for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.
97th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures
Document Number: 2012-16014
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 97th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held July 15-19, 2012. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas which will be considered at the meetings, but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Exempted Fishery for the Southern New England Skate Bait Trawl Fishery
Document Number: 2012-16013
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule modifies the regulations implementing the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to allow vessels issued a Federal skate permit and a Skate Bait Letter of Authorization to fish for skates in a portion of southern New England (SNE) from July 1 through October 31 of each year, outside of the NE multispecies days-at-sea (DAS) program. This action allows vessels to harvest skates in a manner that is consistent with the bycatch reduction objectives of the NE Multispecies FMP.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-16012
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The primary purposes of this meeting are to review updates on the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel transition plan, review the status of the research subcommittee and the August Smart Grid Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, and plan for a fall meeting. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Client Life-Cycle Multi-Purpose Forms
Document Number: 2012-15999
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995.
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: 2012-15995
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between October 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of December 31, 2011. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-15949
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet July 16-17, 2012, in Seattle, WA, 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Pacific time.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Precision Strike Weapon and Air-to-Surface Gunnery Training and Testing Operations at Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Document Number: 2012-15925
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the U.S. Department of the Air Force, Headquarters 96th Air Base Wing (U.S. Air Force), Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB) for authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to testing and training activities associated with Precision Strike Weapon (PSW) and Air-to-Surface (AS) gunnery missions, both of which are military readiness activities, at Eglin AFB, FL from approximately September 2012, to September 2017. Pursuant to Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) implementing regulations, NMFS announces receipt of the U.S. Air Force's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on the U.S. Air Force's application and request.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of New Shipper Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2012-15902
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 11, 2012,\1\ the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department) results of redetermination \2\ pursuant to the CIT's Hejia Remand Order 2.\3\
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 230 Under Alternative Site Framework; Piedmont Triad Area, NC
Document Number: 2012-15900
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2012-15892
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Dr. Chris Koenig (Florida State University) and Dr. Chris Stallings (University of South Florida). If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicants to use trained for-hire fishermen to be able to temporarily possess goliath grouper for non-lethal sampling during the course of their normal fishing activities. This non-lethal sampling would include measuring, tagging, and removing a portion of the goliath grouper dorsal fin rays before releasing the live fish. The intent of this study is to provide regional age structure of recovering goliath grouper populations for fish stock assessments.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Framework Adjustment 6
Document Number: 2012-15890
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes a change in the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's risk policy regarding stocks without an overfishing limit. The current risk policy does not allow increases of the acceptable biological catch for stocks that do not have an overfishing limit derived from the stock assessment. The modification will allow increases of the acceptable biological catch for stocks that have stable or increasing trends in abundance, and for which there is robust scientific information to suggest that an increased acceptable biological catch will not lead to overfishing.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Harbor Activities Related to the Delta IV/Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
Document Number: 2012-15889
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We have received an application from United Launch Alliance, for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting Delta Mariner operations, cargo unloading activities, and harbor maintenance activities at south Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. United Launch Alliance is requesting an Authorization per the Marine Mammal Protection Act. We are requesting comments on our proposal to issue an Incidental Harassment Authorization to United Launch Alliance to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, three species of marine mammals during their specified activities from September 2012, through August 2013.
Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-15867
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda for an open meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board). The agenda may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda and address of the meeting will be posted at least one week in advance of the meeting on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at https://tinet.ita.doc.gov/TTAB/TTAB_Home.html.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2012-15813
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) to review and discuss Amendment 9 to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP), and a workshop of the SSC to consider modifications to the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) control rule. The meeting and workshop will be held in North Charleston, SC. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Designation of Fishery Management Council Members and Application for Reinstatement of State Authority
Document Number: 2012-15810
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Domestic Client Life-Cycle Multi-Purpose Forms
Document Number: 2012-15809
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-15797
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-15794
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Israel-Clarification and Amendment
Document Number: 2012-15785
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is publishing this amendment to the Notice of the Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Israel, 77 FR 21748, April 11, 2012, to amend the Notice to revise the Commercial Setting to include new information regarding the shale oil industry in Israel. The revised notice will include information on a shale oil project initiated by Israel Energy Initiatives (IEI), a subsidiary of publicly-traded U.S. company, Genie Energy Ltd.
Multistakeholder Process To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Mobile Application Transparency
Document Number: 2012-15767
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene the first meeting of a privacy multistakeholder process concerning mobile application transparency on July 12, 2012.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14325
Document Number: 2012-15766
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 14325-01 has been issued to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Wildlife Conservation, Juneau, AK, (Principal Investigator: Michael Rehberg).
Proposed Modification to Regulation Concerning the Use of Market Economy Input Prices in Nonmarket Economy Proceedings
Document Number: 2012-15436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') proposes to modify its regulation which states that the Department normally will use the price that a nonmarket economy (``NME'') producer pays to a market economy supplier when a factor of production is purchased from a market economy supplier and paid for in market economy currency, in the calculation of normal value (``NV'') in antidumping proceedings involving NME countries. The rule, if adopted, would establish (1) a requirement that the input at issue be produced in one or more market economy countries, and (2) a revised threshold requiring that ``substantially all'' of an input be purchased from one or more market economy suppliers before the Department would use the purchase price paid to value the entire factor of production. Through this proposed modification, the Department is announcing its proposed definition of ``substantially all'' to be 85 percent of the total purchased volume of the particular input. The Department invites public comment on this proposed change.
Stainless Steel Bar From Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review, and Revocation of Order in Part
Document Number: 2012-15759
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 29, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation and preliminary results of the antidumping duty changed-circumstances review with intent to revoke in part the order on stainless steel bar (SSBar) from Japan (the Order).\1\ In the Initiation and Preliminary Results, we invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary determinations to exclude three products under Grades 304 and 440C, as described below, from the scope of the Order and to revoke the Order in part retroactively to February 1, 2010. The Department received no comments from interested parties. Therefore, the Department is revoking the Order in part to exclude the three products described below in New Scope Language, effective February 1, 2010.
Sea Turtle Conservation; Shrimp Trawling Requirements; Public Hearing
Document Number: 2012-15753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a seventh public hearing to be held in Port Orange, FL on July 6, 2012, to answer questions and receive public comments on the proposed rule to withdraw the alternative tow time restriction and require all skimmer trawls, pusher-head trawls, and wing nets (butterfly trawls) rigged for fishing to use turtle excluder devices (TEDs) in their nets, which was published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2012. In the proposed rule, we announced five public hearings to be held in Morehead City, NC, Larose, LA, Belle Chasse, LA, D'Iberville, MS, and Bayou La Batre, AL, and on June 22, 2012 we announced an additional public hearing in Miami, FL.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 100 under Alternative Site Framework; Dayton, OH
Document Number: 2012-15742
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 136 Under Alternative Site Framework; Brevard County, FL
Document Number: 2012-15739
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2012-15663
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Availability of Seats for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-15653
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following positions on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Citizen at LargeLower Keys (alternate), Citizen at LargeMiddle Keys (member), Citizen at LargeMiddle Keys (alternate), Conservation and Environment [2nd of 2] (member), Conservation and Environment [2nd of 2] (alternate), Education and Outreach (member), Education and Outreach (alternate), FishingCommercialShell/Scale (member), Fishing CommercialShell/Scale (alternate), South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (alternate), Submerged Cultural Resources (member), Submerged Cultural Resources (alternate), TourismUpper Keys (member), and TourismUpper Keys (alternate). 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 members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.
Science Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-15452
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, July 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page https://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/ meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, Washington 98115. Please check the SAB Web site https://www.sab.noaa.gov for directions to the meeting location. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15 minute public comment period on July 16 at 5:15 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the SAB Executive Director by July 9, 2012 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by July 9, 2012 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 9, 2012 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first- come, first-served basis. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on July 9, 2012, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group Report on Review of the Ocean Exploration Program; (2) Update from the SAB Research and Development Portfolio Review Task Force; (3) Update from the SAB Satellite Task Force (4) Update on the NOAA Response to SAB Report on Integrated Ecosystem Assessments: Draft Guidelines for Integrated Ecosystem Assessments; (5) Update on Use of the NOAA Logo; (7) Updates from SAB Working Groups; (8) Science Presentations from the NOAA Alaska and Northwest Fisheries Science Centers; the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Amendment 88; Correction
Document Number: 2012-15584
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action corrects the final rule published on December 27, 2011, that implemented Amendment 88 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. This correction clarifies that participants in the entry level trawl fishery may qualify for quota share (QS) under the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program only in proportion to the number of years that a person made rockfish legal landings to an entry level processor in 2007, 2008, or 2009. This clarification is administrative in nature and does not change the distribution of rockfish QS to entry level trawl participants.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Lifting Trade Restrictive Measures
Document Number: 2012-15582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to adjust the regulations governing the trade of tuna and tuna-like species in the North and South Atlantic Ocean to implement recommendations adopted at the 2011 meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (Commission). The proposed rule would lift the trade restrictions on importing bigeye tuna from Bolivia and Georgia. Additionally, the proposed rule would make administrative changes to the section containing species-specific harmonized tariff codes in support of the International Trade Program.
Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results and Notice of Amended Final Results
Document Number: 2012-15576
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 14, 2012, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) issued final judgment in Home Products International, Inc. v. United States, Court No., 11-00104, sustaining the Department of Commerce's (the Department) final results of redetermination pursuant to remand.\1\ Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co., v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final results and is amending the final results of floor standing metal-top ironing tables from the People's Republic of China with respect to the margin assigned to Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (Since Hardware) covering the period August 1, 2007, through July 31, 2008.\2\
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2012-15575
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the incidental Longline category northern area fishery for large medium and giant Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) for the remainder of 2012. Fishing for, retaining, possessing, or landing BFT in the Longline category northern area is prohibited for the remainder of 2012. The Longline fishery in the Northeast Distant gear restricted area (NED) remains open at this time. This action is being taken to prevent overharvest of the Longline category northern area BFT subquota.
Foreign-Trade Zone 70-Detroit, MI Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2012-15570
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
Document Number: 2012-15529
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to provisions under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of Commerce announces the reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (the Committee). The Committee shall advise the Secretary regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services, in accordance with applicable United States regulations. The Committee's work on energy efficiency will focus on technologies, services, and platforms that provide system-level energy efficiency to electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. For the purposes of this Committee, covered goods and services will not include vehicles, feedstock for biofuels, or energy efficiency as it relates to consumer goods. Non-fossil fuels that are considered renewable (e.g., liquid biofuels and pellets) are included. This notice also requests nominations for membership.
Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA)
Document Number: 2012-15528
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership on the Board of Directors of The Corporation for Travel Promotion (Board) (dba Brand USA). The purpose of the Board is to guide the Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the promotion of the U.S. travel and tourism industry, among other tasks.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-15525
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-15522
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-15515
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Regulation Strengthening Accountability of Attorneys and Non-Attorney Representatives Appearing Before the Department
Document Number: 2012-15381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to amend its regulations to add a subsection that strengthens the accountability of attorneys and non-attorney representatives who appear in proceedings before the Import Administration (IA). If this proposed rule is implemented, the Department will continue its long-standing practice of permitting attorneys and non-attorney representatives to appear before IA. The proposed rule provides that both attorneys and non-attorney representatives will be subject to disciplinary action for misconduct based upon good cause. The proposed rule will assist the Department in maintaining the integrity of its proceedings by deterring misconduct by those who appear before it in antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The Department is requesting comments on the proposed rule as discussed in more detail below.