Patent and Trademark Office Acquisition Guidelines (PTAG)
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has updated the Patent and Trademark Office Acquisition Guidelines (PTAG), which are the agency's internal operating procedures for procurement.
Request for Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy
Consistent with the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper) released on July 31, 2013, the Task Force seeks public comment from all interested stakeholders on the following copyright policy issues critical to economic growth, job creation, and cultural development: The legal framework for the creation of remixes; the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment; the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of individual file sharers and of secondary liability for large-scale infringement; whether and how the government can facilitate the further development of a robust online licensing environment; and establishing a multistakeholder dialogue on improving the operation of the notice and takedown system for removing infringing content from the Internet under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Task Force will also hold an initial public meeting on October 30, 2013, to discuss these topics.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
On June 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (``CWP'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). Based on the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive response filed by the domestic interested party, and the lack of response from any respondent interested party, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the antidumping duty order on CWP from the PRC, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice, infra.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the Russian Federation; 2012; Preliminary Results of Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Suspension Agreement
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that Joint Stock Company Severstal (Severstal) is in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation of Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the Russian Federation (Agreement) for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, and that the Agreement is functioning as intended. The preliminary results are set forth in the section titled ``Methodology and Preliminary Results,'' infra. We intend to issue the final results within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register.
Silicon Metal From the Russian Federation: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
On June 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the Russian Federation.\1\ The Department finds that revocation of this antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the rates identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; 2011-2012
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review and new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) for the administrative review is September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012, and the POR for the new shipper review is September 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. The Department preliminarily determines that Deyan Aquatic Products and Food Co., Ltd. (Deyan Aquatic) (the new shipper), Nanjing Gemsen International Co., Ltd. (Nanjing Gemsen), Xiping Opeck Food Co., Ltd. (Xiping Opeck), and Yancheng Hi-King Agriculture Developing Co., Ltd., (Yancheng Hi-King) have not made sales of subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value.
National Technical Information Service Advisory Board
This notice announces the next meeting of the National Technical Information Service Advisory Board (the Advisory Board), which advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) on policies and operations of the Service.
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform; Correction
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 16, 2013. As part of the Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Department of State, have published multiple proposed amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), respectively, to strengthen national security by fundamentally reforming the export control system. The final rule implements the initial ECR changes by adding a structure and related provisions to control munitions items that the President has determined no longer warrant export control on the U.S. Munitions List (USML) on the Commerce Control List (CCL), specifically aircraft, gas turbine engines, and related items. The final rule was published in conjunction with a Department of State document that revises the USML so that upon the effective date of both documents, the USML and CCL and corresponding regulatory structures will be complementary. The Department of State is also correcting their final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 16, 2013, in a document published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.