Department of Commerce December 20, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-30350
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (OTR Tires) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Department finds that revocation of this countervailing duty order (CVD) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies at the rates in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2013-30343
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a series of recreational angler participation sessions around the Gulf coast.
United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-30340
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 25, 2013, the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 70275) soliciting applications for membership on the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board). The November 25, 2013 notice provided that all applications must be received by the Office of Advisory Committees of the Department of Commerce by close of business on December 18, 2013. This notice extends the deadline for application for membership on the Board through close of business on January 17, 2014. The eligibility and evaluation criteria contained in the November 25, 2013 notice shall continue to apply.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-30338
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. The Department has preliminarily determined that certain companies covered by this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; 2014-2016 Fishing Quotas
Document Number: 2013-30313
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements the commercial quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The quotas are unchanged from the quotas for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 fishing years. This action sets allowable harvest levels of Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs, prevents overfishing, and allows harvesting of optimum yield. This action also continues to suspend the minimum shell size for Atlantic surfclams for the 2014 fishing year.
Pacific Island Fisheries; 2014 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
Document Number: 2013-30312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes annual catch limits for 2014 Pacific Island bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral, and coral reef ecosystem fisheries, and accountability measures to correct or mitigate any overages of catch limits. The proposed catch limits and accountability measures support the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Intent To Find That Oregon Has Failed To Submit an Approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
Document Number: 2013-30297
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite public comment on the intent of the two agencies to find that Oregon has failed to submit an approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program. The Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA) directs states and territories with coastal zone management programs previously approved under Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint programs, which must be submitted to NOAA and EPA for approval. Prior to making such a finding, NOAA and EPA invite public input on the two federal agencies' reasoning particularly because, among other things, a finding that a state has failed to submit an approvable program would lead to adverse financial consequences for the State in terms of federal grant funding.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30296
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30275
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2013-30218
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina are both transferring a portion of their 2013 commercial summer flounder quotas to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. NMFS is adjusting the quotas and announcing the revised commercial quota for each state involved.