Department of Commerce May 2, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Fisheries Research
NMFS' Office of Protected Resources has received a request from the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries research, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of SWFSC's request under section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. We invite information, suggestions, and comments on SWFSC's application and request.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Fisheries Research Conducted and Funded by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center
NMFS announces the availability of the ``Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (DPEA) for Fisheries Research Conducted and Funded by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC).'' Publication of this notice begins the official public comment period for this DPEA. The purpose of the DPEA is to evaluate, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of conducting and funding fisheries and ecosystem research along the U.S. West Coast, throughout the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, and in the Scotia Sea area off Antarctica.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Implementation of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010
NMFS proposes a rule to implement the provisions of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 (SCA) and prohibit any person from removing any of the fins of a shark at sea, possessing shark fins on board a fishing vessel unless they are naturally attached to the corresponding carcass, transferring or receiving fins from one vessel to another at sea unless the fins are naturally attached to the corresponding carcass, landing shark fins unless they are naturally attached to the corresponding carcass, or landing shark carcasses without their fins naturally attached. NMFS proposes this action to amend existing regulations and make them consistent with the SCA.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice of Second Amended Final Results of Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision
On April 9, 2013, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department) January 2013 remand results.\1\ The January 2013 remand results explained how the Department corroborated, to the extent practicable, the adverse facts available (AFA) rate assigned to Essar Steel Limited (Essar) in connection with the State Government of Chhattisgarh Industrial Policy (CIP) in the countervailing duty (CVD) administrative review of certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India for the 2007 review period (the fifth review period or fifth administrative review).\2\ Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken,\3\ as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,\4\ the Department is notifying the public that the final CIT judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Amended Final Results \5\ and is, therefore, amending the Amended Final Results.
Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 265-Conroe, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Bauer Manufacturing Inc.; (Foundation Casings and Tools/Accessories for Pile Drivers and Boring Machinery); Conroe, Texas
Foreign-Trade Zone 99-Wilmington, Delaware; Application for Expansion of Subzone 99E; Delaware City Refining Company LLC; New Castle County, Delaware
1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012; and Intent to Revoke Order (in Part)
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 1- hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from India. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. The review covers one producer and exporter of the subject merchandise, Aquapharm Chemicals Pvt., Ltd. (Aquapharm). We have preliminarily determined that sales of subject merchandise have not been made at prices below normal value by Aquapharm. In addition, we determine that Aquapharm qualifies for revocation and, thus, we preliminarily intend to revoke the antidumping duty order, in part, with respect to HEDP produced and exported by Aquapharm.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; 2013 Sector Operations Plans and Contracts and Allocation of Northeast Multispecies Annual Catch Entitlements
We are partially approving 17 sector operations plans and contracts for fishing year (FY) 2013, providing allocations of Northeast (NE) multispecies to these sectors, and granting 23 regulatory exemptions. Approval of sector operations plans is necessary to allocate quotas to the sectors and for the sectors to operate. The NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) allows limited access permit holders to form sectors, and requires sectors to submit their operations plans and contracts to us, NMFS, for approval or disapproval. Approved sectors are exempt from certain effort control regulations and receive allocation of NE multispecies (groundfish) based on their members' fishing history. We are accepting additional public comment on the revised explanation of at-sea monitoring (ASM) coverage for FY 2013 for a 30-day period, and revisions to the exemption from the limits on the number of gillnets imposed on Day gillnet vessels for a 15-day period.