Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer Program Standard Ex-Vessel Prices
NMFS publishes standard ex-vessel prices for groundfish and halibut for the calculation of the observer fee under the North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer Program (Observer Program). This notice is intended to provide information to vessel owners, processors, registered buyers, and other participants about the standard ex-vessel prices that will be used to calculate the observer fee liability for landings of groundfish and halibut made in 2014. NMFS will send invoices to processors and registered buyers subject to the fee by January 15, 2015. Fees are due to NMFS on or before February 15, 2015.
Endangered Fish and Wildlife; Final Rule To Remove the Sunset Provision of the Final Rule Implementing Vessel Speed Restrictions To Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions With North Atlantic Right Whales
NMFS is eliminating the expiration date (or ``sunset clause'') contained in regulations requiring vessel speed restrictions to reduce the likelihood of lethal vessel collisions with North Atlantic right whales. The regulations restrict vessel speeds to no more than 10 knots for vessels 65 ft (19.8 m) or greater in overall length in certain locations and at certain times of the year along the east coast of the U.S. Atlantic seaboard. The purpose of the regulation is to reduce the likelihood of deaths and serious injuries to endangered North Atlantic right whales that result from collisions with ships. The speed regulations will expire December 9, 2013, unless the sunset clause is removed. With this final rule, NMFS is removing the rule's sunset provision. All other aspects of the rule remain in place until circumstances warrant further changes to the rule.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
The Department of Commerce (Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period May 1, 2012, through April 30, 2013, based on the timely withdrawal of the review request by United States Steel Corporation (Petitioner). No other interested party requested the instant review.
Suspension Agreement on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the Russian Federation; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
On October 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of an administrative review of the suspension agreement on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from the Russian Federation covering Joint Stock Company Severstal (Severstal). See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the Russian Federation; 2012; Preliminary Results of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Suspension Agreement, 78 FR 61333 (October 3, 2013) and accompanying Decision Memorandum (Preliminary Results). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. We received no comments from interested parties. For these final results, we have made no changes to our preliminary results.
Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2012
On August 23, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its Preliminary Rescission for the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review March 1, 2012, through August 31, 2012, for Hebei Donghua Jiheng Fine Chemical Company, Ltd. (Donghua Fine Chemical).\1\ For these final results, we continue to find that, because Donghua Fine Chemical appears to be affiliated with PRC-companies that have had prior shipments of subject merchandise to the United States, it has therefore failed to certify to its first U.S. entry, U.S. shipment, and U.S. sale, as required under 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv)(A) and (C). We also continue to find that Donghua Fine Chemical failed to report its first U.S. entry and/or U.S. shipment within one year of its request for a new shipper review, thus failing to satisfy the deadline requirements of 19 CFR 351.214(c). Because Donghua Fine Chemical's request did not satisfy the regulatory requirements for a new shipper review, we are rescinding the new shipper for Donghua Fine Chemical.
Frontseating Service Valves From the People's Republic of China; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
On May 13, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty on frontseating service valves from the People's Republic of China.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. The review covers two exporters of subject merchandise, Zhejiang DunAn Hetian Metal Co., Ltd. (``DunAn'') and Zhejiang Sanhua Co., Ltd. (``Sanhua''). The Department continues to find that DunAn did not have reviewable entries during the POR. Additionally, we find that Sanhua made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV''). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our margin calculations for Sanhua. The final weighted-average dumping margin for this review is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) has begun its annual preseason management process for the 2014 ocean salmon fisheries. This document announces the availability of Pacific Council documents as well as the dates and locations of Pacific Council meetings and public hearings comprising the Pacific Council's complete schedule of events for determining the annual proposed and final modifications to ocean salmon fishery management measures. The agendas for the March and April 2014 Pacific Council meetings will be published in subsequent Federal Register documents prior to the actual meetings.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Air Force Launches, Aircraft and Helicopter Operations, and Harbor Activities Related To Launch Vehicles From Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for authorization to take marine mammals, specifically pinnipeds, by harassment, incidental to launches, aircraft and helicopter operations from VAFB launch complexes and Delta Mariner operations, cargo unloading activities, and harbor maintenance dredging in support of the Delta IV/Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch activity on south VAFB from February 2014 to February 2019. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue regulations and subsequent Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to the USAF to incidentally harass marine mammals.