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Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2013-31280
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (``PET film'') 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 November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2013-31271
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys Along the Oregon and California Coasts: Correction
Document Number: 2013-31201
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS incorrectly published a second notice in the Federal Register on December 23, 2013, requesting comments on the proposed issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). NMFS had published the first notice in the Federal Register on October 30, 2013, requesting comments from the public for 30 days. The comment period closed on November 29, 2013. The notice that should have published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2013, was the notice of issuance of an IHA.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys Along the Oregon and California Coasts
Document Number: 2013-31196
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring surveys.
Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries; Catch and Effort Limits for the U.S. Participating Territories
Document Number: 2013-31195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council proposes to amend the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region. If approved, Amendment 7 would establish a management framework and process for specifying fishing catch and effort limits and accountability measures for pelagic fisheries in the U.S. Pacific territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The framework would authorize the government of each territory to allocate a portion of its specified catch or effort limit to a U.S. fishing vessel or vessels through a specified fishing agreement, and establish criteria, which a specified fishing agreement must satisfy. The framework also includes measures to ensure accountability for adhering to fishing catch and effort limits.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-31174
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Joint VMS/Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-31173
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Ad Hoc SBRM Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2013-31142
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (OPEI) on December 20, 2013.
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2013-31139
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness on November 20, 2013.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2013-31141
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Independent Film and Television Alliance (``IFTA'') on December 20, 2013.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2013-31140
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Emporia Trading LLC on December 16, 2013.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2013-31117
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Zhongce Rubber Group Company Limited (``Zhongce'') requested a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'') and 19 CFR 351.216(b). The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is initiating this changed circumstances review and preliminarily determining, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) that Zhongce is the successor-in-interest to Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd. (``Hangzhou'').
Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks from the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2013-31116
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2013. This rescission is based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review by the only interested party that requested a review.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final No Shipment Determination; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-31114
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 9, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review and preliminary no shipment determination of the antidumping duty (AD) order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from the Netherlands. For the final results, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals, B.V. (Akzo Nobel) were made at less than normal value, and that CP Kelco, B.V. (CP Kelco) had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-31099
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 99th Interim Meeting
Document Number: 2013-31092
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 99th Interim Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 19 to 22, 2014. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas, but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; 2014 Commercial Summer Flounder Quota Adjustments
Document Number: 2013-31070
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is announcing the commercial summer flounder state quotas for fishing year 2014. The 2014 summer flounder specifications were established in December 2012. This notice incorporates any previously unaccounted for overages from fishing year 2012 and any known overages to date from fishing year 2013. These commercial state quotas may change as a result of a recent stock assessment and a recommendation by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Revisions to Headboat Reporting Requirements for Species Managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Document Number: 2013-31069
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico Generic Charter Vessel/Headboat Reporting in the South Atlantic Amendment (For-Hire Reporting Amendment). The For- Hire Reporting Amendment amends the following Fishery Management Plans (FMPs): the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region and the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic, as prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council); and the Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Resources of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) and the South Atlantic Council. This final rule modifies the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for headboat owners and operators who fish for species managed by the South Atlantic Council through the previously mentioned FMPs. These revisions require fishing records to be submitted electronically (via computer or internet) on a weekly basis or at intervals shorter than a week if notified by the NMFS' Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Science and Research Director (SRD), and prohibits headboats from continuing to fish if they are delinquent in submitting reports. The purpose of this final rule is to obtain timelier fishing information from headboats to better monitor recreational annual catch limits (ACLs), improve stock assessments, and to help obtain 100 percent compliance with reporting in South Atlantic fisheries.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project off New York, January 2013 through January 2014
Document Number: 2013-31065
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We have received an application from Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to expanding a natural gas pipeline system off the coast of New York from April 2014 through August 2014. Per the Marine Mammal Protection Act, we are requesting comments on our proposal to issue an Incidental Harassment Authorization to Transco to incidentally harass by Level B harassment only, seven species of marine mammals during pile driving and removal operations.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-31043
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Skate Oversight Committee and Skate Advisory Panel on January 15, 2014 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.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-31039
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The workshop will be held January 14-17 at the Hilton Hotel, 500 West Third Avenue, Katmai/King Salmon, Anchorage, AK.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-31038
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar of the Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee (SESSC).
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2014 Nominations
Document Number: 2013-31019
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark Office) is accepting nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of the United States has awarded the annual National Medal of Technology and Innovation (initially known as the National Medal of Technology) to our nation's leading innovators. If you know of a candidate who has made an outstanding contribution to the nation's economic, environmental or social well-being through the promotion of technology, technological innovation, or the development of technological manpower, you may obtain a nomination form from: http://www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/ index.jsp.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,496,801; Recombinant Human Parathyroid Hormone
Document Number: 2013-31017
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one- year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,496,801.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-31006
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals-Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts
Document Number: 2013-30951
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on behalf of NMFS and the National Ocean Service (referred collectively here as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)), announces the availability of draft guidance for assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammal species under NOAA's jurisdiction. The guidance provides updated received levels, or thresholds, above which individual marine mammals are predicted to experience changes in their hearing sensitivity (either temporary or permanent) for all underwater anthropogenic sound sources. NOAA solicits public comment on the draft guidance.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Establish Funding Responsibilities for the Electronic Logbook Program
Document Number: 2013-30949
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS establishes funding responsibilities for an upgrade to the shrimp electronic logbook (ELB) program as described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Council). Newer and more efficient ELB units have been purchased by NMFS for the Gulf shrimp fleet and are available for installation on Gulf shrimp vessels. Therefore, NMFS establishes a cost-sharing program to fund the ELB program. NMFS will pay for the software development, data storage, effort estimation analysis, and archival activities for the new ELB units, and selected vessel permit holders in the Gulf shrimp fishery will pay for installation and maintenance of the new ELB units and for the data transmission from the ELB units to a NOAA server. The purpose of these changes is to ensure that management of the shrimp fishery is based upon the best scientific information available and that bycatch is minimized to the extent practicable.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Extension of Emergency Fishery Closure Due to the Presence of the Toxin That Causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Document Number: 2013-30945
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This temporary rule extends a closure of Federal waters for one year, through December 31, 2014. It also expands the list of species prohibited for harvest under this closure to include gastropods, commonly referred to as whelks, conchs, and snails. This temporary rule, first published in 2005, has been subsequently extended several times at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This action also includes a correction to exclude the Federal waters west of 70 degrees West longitude.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 27
Document Number: 2013-30943
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 27 (Amendment 27) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council). Amendment 27 and this final rule extend the South Atlantic Council's management responsibility for Nassau grouper into the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ); increase the number of allowable crew members to four on dual-permitted snapper-grouper vessels (i.e., vessels holding a South Atlantic Charter Vessel/Headboat Permit for Snapper-Grouper and a commercial South Atlantic Unlimited or a 225-Pound Trip Limit Snapper-Grouper Permit) that are fishing commercially; remove the prohibition on retaining any fish under the aggregate bag limit for grouper and tilefish or the vermilion snapper bag limit by captains and crew of federally permitted for-hire vessels; modify the snapper-grouper framework procedures to allow acceptable biological catch levels (ABCs), annual catch limits (ACLs), and annual catch targets (ACTs) to be adjusted via an abbreviated framework process; and remove blue runner from the FMP. The purposes of this final rule are to streamline management of Nassau grouper, improve vessel safety for dual-permitted vessels, implement consistent regulations regarding captains and crew retention limits for snapper- grouper species, expedite adjustments to snapper-grouper catch limits when new scientific information becomes available, and minimize socio- economic impacts to fishermen who harvest and sell blue runner.
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-30935
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea).\1\ The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. This review covers eight producers or exporters of the subject merchandise, Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel), Hyundai HYSCO (HYSCO), Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd., SeAH Steel Corporation, A-JU Besteel Co., Ltd., Kumkang Industrial Co., Ltd., Nexteel Co., Ltd., and Union Steel Co., Ltd. We have preliminarily found that HYSCO has made sales of the subject merchandise at prices below normal value, and that Husteel did not make sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value. We are rescinding this review for the other six producers or exporters. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-30919
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
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 the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. The review covers two mandatory respondents (Shaoxing Xiangyu Green Packing Co., Ltd. and Tianjin Wanhua Co., Ltd.) and three separate rate respondents. We have preliminarily found that the respondents have made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV''). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2013-30918
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) covering the period of review from March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. The Department has preliminarily applied facts otherwise available with an adverse inference to the PRC-wide entity because an element of the entity, Hebei Donghua Jiheng Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (Donghua Fine Chemical), failed to act to the best of its ability in complying with the Department's request for information in this review and, consequently, significantly impeded the proceeding. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Japan-U.S. Decommissioning and Remediation Fukushima Recovery Forum Tokyo, Japan February 18-19, 2014
Document Number: 2013-30751
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-30725
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will meet via conference call on January 23, 2014 to consider and vote on proposed recommendations from the U.S. Competitiveness, Trade Policy, Finance and Trade Promotion Subcommittees that address issues affecting U.S. competitiveness in exporting renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) products and services.
Extension of Comment Period for Public Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy
Document Number: 2013-30690
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office
On October 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) published a notice of public meeting and a request for public comments on five separate copyright policy issues critical to economic growth, job creation, and cultural development that were identified in the Department's Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). The purpose of this notice is to announce an extension of the period for filing post-meeting comments.
Lightweight Thermal Paper from Germany: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-30658
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from Germany. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. The review covers one producer and exporter of the subject merchandise, Papierfabrik August Koehler SE (formerly Papierfabrik August Koehler AG) (Koehler). We have preliminarily determined that sales of subject merchandise by Koehler have not been made at prices below normal value. In addition, we have preliminarily determined that Papierfabrik August Koehler SE is the successor-in-interest to Papierfabrik August Koehler AG.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 7
Document Number: 2013-30643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On August 22, 2013, NMFS published a notice of public hearings for Draft Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP), which included 10 public hearings. Due to the government shut down and NMFS' inability to respond to constituents on this complex rule during that time frame and based on the comments received to date requesting an extension due to the complexity and interplay of the measures covered in the DEIS, NMFS extended the comment period for this action until January 10, 2014. To provide an additional opportunity for interested members of the public from all geographic areas to submit verbal comments, NMFS will host a public hearing conference call and webinar. In this notice, NMFS announces the date, time, and call-in information for the conference call and webinar for management measures proposed in Draft Amendment 7. On August 21, 2013, NMFS published the proposed rule for Draft Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan to control bluefin incidental catch (landings and dead discards) in the pelagic longline fishery, enhance reporting in all categories, and ensure U.S. compliance with the ICCAT- recommended quota.
Forum To Discuss Proposed Changes To Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs
Document Number: 2013-30785
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'' or ``Office'') is convening a forum to discuss implementation of title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (``PLTIA''). The PLTIA amends the patent laws to implement the provisions of the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs (``Hague Agreement'') and is to take effect on the entry into force of the Hague Agreement with respect to the United States. On November 29, 2013, the Office published a proposed rule in the Federal Register proposing changes to the rules of practice to implement title I of the PLTIA and seeking written comments on the proposals. The forum is an additional way for the public to learn about the Office's proposals in advance of the written comment deadline.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the United Arab Emirates; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-30749
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
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 the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. The review covers two producer/exporters of the subject merchandise, JBF RAK LLC (JBF) and FLEX Middle East FZE (FLEX). The Department preliminarily determines that sales of subject merchandise have been made below normal value by JBF and FLEX. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Low Enriched Uranium From France: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-30737
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (the ``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on low enriched uranium (``LEU'') from France would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-30730
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Amendment 40 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2013-30694
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) intends to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in Amendment 40 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 40). Amendment 40 will consider alternatives to define private and for-hire components of the recreational red snapper fishery and allocate red snapper resources between these components. The purpose of Amendment 40 is to increase the stability for the for-hire component, provide a basis for increased flexibility in future management of the recreational sector, and reduce the chance for recreational quota overruns which could affect rebuilding of the red snapper stock. The purpose of this NOI is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS, as specified in this notice. The Council will continue to take comments on this action as it develops Amendment 40. The next Council meeting where public comment is scheduled will be February 3-7, 2014, at the Westin Galleria Houston, 5060 W. Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77056.
Aerosols and Similar Pressurized Containers-Meeting To Discuss the Method of Sale for Packages Utilizing Bag on Valve Technology (BOV)
Document Number: 2013-30672
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is facilitating a meeting on January 9, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the method of sale (quantity statement) for products sold in pressurized containers using Bag on Valve (BOV) technology.
Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-30664
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Mexico.\1\ The review covers two producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise, GD Affiliates S. de R.L. de C.V. (Golden Dragon) \2\ and Nacional de Cobre, S.A. de C.V. (Nacobre). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. We have preliminarily found that sales of subject merchandise have been made at prices below normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the 18th Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-30660
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting the 18th administrative review (AR) of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012.\1\ The mandatory respondents in this review are: Hebei Golden Bird Trading Co., Ltd. (Golden Bird) and Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd. (Xinboda). The Department has preliminarily determined that, during the POR, the respondents in this proceeding have made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). The Department is also preliminarily determining that 13 companies made no shipments.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30645
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Monkfish Committee and Monkfish Advisory Panel on January 10, 2014 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.