Department of Commerce April 5, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2013-08024
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Drill Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2011
Document Number: 2013-08023
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on drill pipe from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is March 3, 2011, through December 31, 2011. We preliminary determine that Shanxi Yida Special Steel Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. and its cross-owned affiliates received countervailable subsidies during the POR.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Commercial Trap Sectors of the Reef Fish and Spiny Lobster Fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean; Control Date
Document Number: 2013-07991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that it is establishing a control date of February 10, 2011, to control future access to the commercial trap sectors of the reef fish and spiny lobster fisheries operating in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the U.S. Caribbean. If changes to the management regime are developed and implemented under the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), a control date could be used to limit the number of participants in these sectors. This announcement is intended, in part, to promote awareness of the potential eligibility criteria for future access so as to discourage speculative entry into the trap sectors while the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS consider whether and how access to the commercial trap sectors of the reef fish and spiny lobster fisheries should be controlled.
Enhanced Document Requirements To Support Use of the Dolphin Safe Label on Tuna Products
Document Number: 2013-07990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to revise regulations under the Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act (DPCIA) to enhance the requirements for documentation to support labels on tuna products that represent the product as dolphin-safe. This proposed rule would modify the requirements for the certifications that must accompany the Fisheries Certificate of Origin (FCO); change storage requirements related to dolphin-safe and non-dolphin-safe tuna on board fishing vessels; create new requirements for processors, other than tuna canners, of tuna product labeled dolphin-safe; and modify the reporting requirements associated with tracking domestic tuna canning and processing operations. This proposed rule is intended to better ensure dolphin-safe labels comply with the requirements of the DPCIA and to ensure that the United States satisfies its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07979
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting on to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07954
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meeting of its Pelagics Plan Team (PPT) and Archipelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan Teams, in Honolulu, HI, to discuss fishery issues and develop recommendations for future management.
Customer Account Registration and Maintenance
Document Number: 2013-07933
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 this new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07877
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene an open public meeting of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered, Threatened, and Not Warranted Listing Determinations for Six Distinct Population Segments of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks
Document Number: 2013-07781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In response to a petition submitted by WildEarth Guardians and Friends of Animals to list the species as threatened or endangered, we, NMFS, have completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini). Based on the best scientific and commercial information available, including the status review report (Miller et al., 2013), and other information available since completion of the status review report, we have determined that the species is comprised of six distinct population segments (DPSs) that qualify as species under the ESA: Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (NW Atlantic & GOM DPS); Central and Southwest Atlantic (Central & SW Atlantic DPS); Eastern Atlantic DPS; Indo-West Pacific DPS; Central Pacific DPS; and Eastern Pacific DPS. After reviewing the best available scientific and commercial information on the DPSs, we have determined that two DPSs warrant listing as endangered, the Eastern Atlantic and Eastern Pacific DPSs; two DPSs warrant listing as threatened, the Central & SW Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific DPSs; and two DPSs do not warrant listing at this time, the NW Atlantic & GOM DPS and the Central Pacific DPS. Any protective regulations determined to be necessary and advisable for the conservation of the threatened DPSs under ESA section 4(d) would be proposed in a subsequent Federal Register announcement. Should the proposed listings be finalized, we would also designate critical habitat for the species, to the maximum extent prudent and determinable. We solicit information to assist these listing determinations, the development of proposed protective regulations, and designation of critical habitat in the event these proposed DPSs are finally listed.