Department of Commerce July 3, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee;
Document Number: 2013-16047
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Sensors And Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-16044
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 12-Month Finding on Petitions To List the Northeastern Pacific Ocean Distinct Population Segment of White Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2013-16039
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce
We, NMFS, announce a 12-month finding on two petitions to list the northeastern Pacific (NEP) population of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have completed a status review of the NEP white shark population in response to these petitions using the best available scientific and commercial data. Based on this review, we have determined that the NEP white shark population qualifies as a distinct population segment (DPS) under the ESA and does not warrant listing under the ESA. Based on the considerations described in this notice, we conclude that the NEP white shark DPS is neither in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range nor likely to become so within the foreseeable future.
Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-16028
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 6, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the affirmative preliminary determination of circumvention of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Determination. Based on our analysis of these comments and the facts of record, as verified, our final determination remains unchanged from the Preliminary Determination.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2013-16020
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Ngoc Ha Co. Ltd. Food Processing and Trading (``Ngoc Ha''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') covering the period August 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013.\1\ On May 23, 2013, Ngoc Ha withdrew its request for a new shipper review. Accordingly, the Department is rescinding the new shipper review with respect to Ngoc Ha.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 37; Correction
Document Number: 2013-16018
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action corrects the final rule implementing Amendment 37 to the FMP for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf Reef Fish Amendment 37), which was published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2013. This correcting amendment revises an amendatory instruction that precluded incorporation of new regulatory language in the final rule implementing Gulf Reef Fish Amendment 37 into the Code of Federal Regulations. The intent of this correcting amendment is to correct the amendatory instruction and regulatory text to eliminate confusion among interested persons.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-15990
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce
Implementation of the Understandings Reached at the 2012 Australia Group (AG) Plenary Meeting and the 2012 AG Intersessional Decisions; Changes to Select Agent Controls-Correction
Document Number: 2013-15970
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 (78 FR 33692), that amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the understandings reached at the June 2012 plenary meeting of the Australia Group (AG) and the 2012 AG intersessional decisions. That final rule also amended the EAR to reflect recent changes to the controls maintained by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on the possession, use, and transfer of select biological agents within the United States. The preamble of that final rule contained an error in its description of the amendments to Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 1C351 that were based on the understandings reached at the 2012 AG Plenary. The preamble also contained an error in its description of the amendments to ECCN 2B352 that were based on the 2012 AG intersessional decisions. In addition, that final rule contained errors affecting the control language in ECCN 2B352, which controls specified equipment capable of use in handling biological materials. This document corrects these errors.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Recovery Plan for Pacific Eulachon
Document Number: 2013-15965
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is announcing its intent to prepare a recovery plan for Pacific eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) (eulachon) and requests information from the public. NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended to develop plans for the conservation and survival of federally listed species, i.e., recovery plans.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-15953
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-15939
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Gear Identification Requirements
Document Number: 2013-15938
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Amendment 80 Economic Data Report for the Catcher/Processor Non-AFA Trawl Sector
Document Number: 2013-15937
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Revocation of Order (in Part); 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-15892
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 2, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from India.\1\ The review covers one manufacturer and exporter of the subject merchandise to the United States: Aquapharm Chemicals Pvt., Ltd. (Aquapharm). The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. We did not receive comments from any interested parties. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. We continue to find that sales of subject merchandise have not been made at prices below normal value (NV) by Aquapharm. Accordingly, we have determined to revoke the antidumping duty order, in part, with respect to HEDP produced and exported by Aquapharm.
Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; Amendment 5a
Document Number: 2013-15875
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes this final rule implementing the Final Amendment 5a to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). In developing Amendment 5a to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP, we examined a full range of management alternatives to maintain rebuilding of sandbar sharks; end overfishing and rebuild scalloped hammerhead and Atlantic blacknose sharks; and establish a total allowable catch (TAC) and commercial quota and recreational measures for Gulf of Mexico blacknose and blacktip sharks, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), and other applicable laws. This final rule implements the final conservation and management measures in Amendment 5a to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP for sandbar, scalloped hammerhead, blacknose, and Gulf of Mexico blacktip sharks. This final rule also announces the revised 2013 annual regional quotas for aggregated large coastal sharks (LCS), hammerhead, Gulf of Mexico blacktip, blacknose, and non-blacknose small coastal sharks (SCS). These changes could affect all commercial and recreational fishermen who fish for sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.