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Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Unverified List (UVL)
Document Number: 2013-30117
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by: Requiring exporters to file an Automated Export System (AES) record for all exports subject to the EAR involving a party or parties to the transaction who are listed on the Unverified List (the ``Unverified List'' or UVL); suspending the availability of license exceptions for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) involving a party or parties to the transaction who are listed on the UVL; requiring exporters, reexporters, and transferors to obtain a UVL statement from a party or parties to the transaction who are listed on the UVL before proceeding with exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) involving items subject to the EAR, but where the item does not require a license, i.e., No License Required (NLR); publishing the UVL in the EAR; and adding to the EAR the procedures to request removal or modification of a UVL entry. These changes to the UVL enhance the U.S. Government's ability to verify the bona fides of parties to exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) of items subject to the EAR and provide the U.S. Government increased visibility into such exports, reexports, and transfers involving persons whose bona fides could not be verified.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2013-30116
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include the citations to five Presidential notices extending emergencies declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a procedural rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Trimester Closure for the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2013-30114
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action closes the Gulf of Maine (GOM) haddock Trimester Total Allowable Catch (TAC) Area for Trimester 3, from January 1, 2014, through April 30, 2014, to common pool vessels, because the Trimester 3 TAC for GOM haddock has already been exceeded due to an overage in Trimester 1. This action is intended to prevent the overharvest of the common pool's allocation of GOM haddock.
Steel Threaded Rod From India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Determination
Document Number: 2013-30113
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of steel threaded rod from India. The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 52 Under Alternative Site Framework; Suffolk County, New York
Document Number: 2013-30107
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30076
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Committee on January 14, 2014 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Data Webinar for Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King Mackerel
Document Number: 2013-30063
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR assessment of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King Mackerel will consist of several workshops and a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Pacific Whiting and Non-Whiting Allocations; Pacific Whiting Seasons
Document Number: 2013-30031
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document announces the reapportionment of 30,000 mt of Pacific whiting from the tribal allocation to the non-tribal commercial fishery allocations. This action is intended to allow for full utilization of the resource.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-29995
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that imports of unfinished polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are circumventing the antidumping duty order on PRCBs from the PRC.\1\
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final No Shipments Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-29994
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 24, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the 2011-2012 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to- length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. This review covers three PRC companies: Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (``Hunan Valin''), Shanghai Pudong Iron and Steel Co. (``Shanghai Pudong''), and the company grouping Bao/Baoshan Iron and Steel Corp., Baoshan International Trade Corp. and Bao Steel Metals Trading Corp. (``Baosteel''). The Department gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but no comments were received. In these final results of review, we continue to find that Hunan Valin did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR, and that Baosteel and Shanghai Pudong did not establish their eligibility for separate rate status and, thus, are part of the PRC-wide entity.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Greenland Turbot in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2013-29924
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Greenland turbot in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2013 Greenland turbot initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Several Groundfish Species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2013-29916
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve to the initial total allowable catch of Bering Sea Greenland turbot and Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Alaska plaice and the total allowable catch of BSAI sculpins and BSAI skates in the BSAI management area. This action is necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI management area.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Panel Member Survey To Develop Indicators of Resilient Coastal Tourism
Document Number: 2013-29905
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29904
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the South Atlantic States; Regulatory Amendment 17
Document Number: 2013-29852
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), is publishing this supplemental NOI to announce that scoping meetings for Regulatory Amendment 17 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery in the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 17) will be postponed and will be announced at a later date in the Federal Register.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Final Rule To Allow Northeast Multispecies Sector Vessels Access to Year-Round Closed Areas
Document Number: 2013-29857
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule allows fishing access for Northeast multispecies sectors to two portions of the Southern New England Nantucket Lightship Closed Area for the remainder of the 2013 fishing year under specified conditions. Although NMFS considered and proposed exemption requests that would allow sector vessels access to portions of Georges Bank Closed Areas I and II, NMFS is not granting access to those areas at this time. The intent of this rule is to allow sector vessels increased opportunities to harvest non-groundfish stocks such as monkfish, dogfish, and skates while minimizing impacts to overfished groundfish stock such as Georges Bank cod and yellowtail flounder.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Notice of Reinstatement of Antidumping Duty Orders, Resumption of Administrative Reviews, and Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews
Document Number: 2013-29839
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 15, 2011, pursuant to a decision of the Court of International Trade (CIT) that affirmed the International Trade Commission's (ITC's) negative injury determinations on remand in the second sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on bearings from Japan and the United Kingdom, the Department of Commerce (the Department) revoked the Orders.\1\ On May 16, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) reversed the CIT's decision and ordered the CIT to reinstate the ITC's affirmative material injury determinations.\2\ Subsequently, on November 18, 2013, the CIT issued final judgment reinstating the ITC's affirmative injury determinations.\3\ Therefore, the Department is now reinstating the Orders. Additionally, the Department is resuming the administrative reviews of these orders for the periods May 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010, and May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Reconsideration of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2013-29838
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has received information sufficient to warrant reconsideration of a completed changed circumstances review (``CCR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') originally conducted in 2007.\1\ Based on evidence uncovered in the sixth administrative review (``AR6'') of this proceeding,\2\ we find the information submitted by Hilltop International (``Hilltop'') \3\ in this CCR contains material misrepresentations and, consequently, is unusable for any purposes. Accordingly, our original determination that Hilltop is the successor-in-interest to Yelin Enterprise Co. Hong Kong (``Yelin'') is reversed such that Hilltop should properly be considered part of the PRC-wide entity, absent a determination of its own rate separate from the PRC-wide entity.\4\
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-29774
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SAFMC and the GMFMC will hold a meeting of the Joint Council Committee on South Florida Management Issues and the Goliath Grouper Joint Council Steering Committee in Key Largo, FL.
Bay Delta Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan, Sacramento, CA; Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, Receipt of Applications, and Announcement of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2013-29779
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
This notice announces the availability of the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan (BDCP, or the Plan) and Draft BDCP Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for public review and comment. In response to receipt of an application from the California Department of Water Resources and certain State and Federal water contractors (the Applicants), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), are considering the proposed action of issuing 50-year incidental take permits (ITPs) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. The proposed ITPs would authorize the take of individual species listed under the ESA. The permits are needed because take of species could occur as a result of implementation of activities, including those associated with water operations of the California State Water Project by the California Department of Water Resources. Covered activities in the Plan include the construction, operation, monitoring, and maintenance associated with water conveyance, ecosystem restoration, and other activities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and vicinity as described in the BDCP. The Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation's) proposed Federal action is to change operation of Central Valley Project (CVP) facilities in the Delta consistent with the BDCP; this operations change would support implementation of coordinated operation of the CVP with the California State Water Project. Reclamation may also make decisions regarding wheeling CVP water through new Delta conveyance facilities, and implementing habitat restoration and monitoring actions proposed by the BDCP that are consistent with Reclamation's regulatory requirements, programs, authorities, and appropriations. These three Federal co-lead agencies have not selected a preferred alternative at this time.
Impact of the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Legitimate Commercial Chemical, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals (Including Schedule 1 Chemicals Produced as Intermediates) Through Calendar Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-29736
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the impact that implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (CWCIA) and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR), has had on commercial activities involving ``Schedule 1'' chemicals during calendar year 2013. The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in its preparation of the annual certification to the Congress on whether the legitimate commercial activities and interests of chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical firms are being harmed by such implementation. This certification is required under Condition 9 of Senate Resolution 75, April 24, 1997, in which the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the CWC.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Mexico: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2013-29693
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire (``PC tie wire'') from Mexico is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. The final determination will be issued 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From Thailand: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2013-29692
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel rail tire wire (``PC tie wire'') from Thailand is not being, or likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. The final determination will be issued 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2013-29690
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire (``PC tie wire'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013. The weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. The final determination will be issued 135 days after the publication date of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From Mexico: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2013-29689
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Document Number: 2013-29673
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce approves the Wells, Maine National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the research, education, training, and stewardship goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. The Wells Reserve Management Plan revision will replace the plan approved in 2007. The Wells, Maine National Estuarine Research Reserve takes an integrated approach to management, linking research, education, training and stewardship functions to address high priority issues including the impact of climate change of coastal ecosystems and communities, development pressures, population growth, land-use change, habitat fragmentation, and water quality degradation. Since the last management plan, the reserve implemented its core programs and expanded its monitoring infrastructure to include capabilities for understanding climate impacts; enhanced its facilities, including new Visitor Center exhibits and interpretive trail signs; constructed an environmental chamber for year-round research; and furthered land conservation in the reserve's targeted watersheds. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the 2,250 acre Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve for the next five years. The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision can be viewed at www.wellsreserve.org. Comments can be provided to Paul Dest, Reserve Director at dest@wellsnerr.org.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29626
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan for Guided Sport and Commercial Fisheries in Alaska
Document Number: 2013-29598
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement a catch sharing plan for the guided sport (charter) and commercial fisheries for Pacific halibut in waters of International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska). This catch sharing plan replaces the Guideline Harvest Level program, defines an annual process for allocating halibut between the charter and commercial fisheries in Area 2C and Area 3A, and establishes allocations for each fishery. The commercial fishery will continue to be managed under the Individual Fishing Quota system. To allow flexibility for individual commercial and charter fishery participants, the catch sharing plan also authorizes annual transfers of commercial halibut quota to charter halibut permit holders for harvest in the charter fishery. This action is necessary to achieve the halibut fishery management goals of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Operation of Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities in the U.S. Beaufort Sea
Document Number: 2013-29553
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, upon application from BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. (BP), is issuing regulations pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to operation of offshore oil and gas facilities in the U.S. Beaufort Sea, Alaska, for the period January 2014-January 2019. These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOAs) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; Amendment of Entity List Entries; and Removal of One Person From the Entity List Based on a Removal Request
Document Number: 2013-28663
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding thirty-six persons under forty-six entries to the Entity List, revising three existing entries, and removing one entry. The persons who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These persons will be listed on the Entity List under the following destinations: Armenia, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iran, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). This rule is also revising one existing entry under Sweden to correct the entry by providing an address for this listed person under the destination of Estonia, and revising two entries in Canada, the first by removing two addresses, and the second by updating an address. Lastly, this rule removes one person in Russia from the Entity List. This person is being removed from the Entity List as a result of a request for removal submitted by the person, a review of information provided in the removal request in accordance with the procedures for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity, and further review conducted by the ERC.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 7; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-29549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On August 21, 2013, NMFS published the proposed rule for Draft Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to control bluefin incidental catch (landings and dead discards) in the pelagic longline fishery, enhance reporting in all categories, and ensure U.S. compliance with the ICCAT- recommended quota. As described in the proposed rule, the proposed measures include Allocation measures, Area-Based measures, Bluefin Quota Controls, Enhanced Reporting measures, and other measures that modify rules with respect to how the various quota categories utilize quota. In the proposed rule, NMFS announced the end of the comment period as October 23, 2013, which would allow an approximately 60-day comment period. On September 18, 2013, NMFS extended the comment period through December 10, 2013, in order to provide additional opportunities for the public and other interested parties to comment on the proposed rule, and to provide adequate time for constituents to consider potential changes to the regulatory environment resulting from any new recommendations by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas at its November 2013 meeting. However, due to the government shutdown and NMFS' inability to respond to constituents on this complex rule during that time frame and based on the comments received to date requesting an extension due to the complexity and interplay of the measures covered in the DEIS, NMFS is reopening the comment period for this action until January 10, 2014, to provide additional opportunity for informed public comment.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Trawl Rationalization Program; Cost Recovery
Document Number: 2013-29546
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action implements a cost recovery program for the Pacific coast groundfish trawl rationalization program, as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). This action includes regulations that affect all trawl rationalization program sectors (Shorebased Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program, Mothership Cooperative Program, and Catcher/Processor Cooperative Program) managed under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-29536
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Available for the State of New Jersey
Document Number: 2013-29525
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2013 summer flounder commercial fishery in the State of New Jersey will be reopened to provide the opportunity for the fishery to fully harvest the available quota. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may land summer flounder in New Jersey until the quota is fully harvested. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise New Jersey that quota remains available, and the summer flounder fishery is open to vessel permit holders for landing summer flounder in New Jersey, and to inform dealer permit holders in New Jersey that they may purchase summer flounder.
Changes To Implement the Patent Law Treaty; Correction
Document Number: 2013-29523
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2013, a final rule revising the rules of practice in patent cases for consistency with the changes in the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) and provisions of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) that implement the PLT (PLT Final Rule). The PLT Final Rule as published in the Federal Register inadvertently omits the small and micro entity fee amounts for certain petitions and contains a cross-reference to a section that has been removed. This document corrects the omission and removes the cross- reference in the PLT Final Rule as published in the Federal Register.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29502
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; California Central Valley Angler Survey
Document Number: 2013-29459
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29443
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce
Announcement of Federal Interagency Competition, Fiscal Year 2014 Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership
Document Number: 2013-29422
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
This notice outlines a competition to designate up to 12 communities as manufacturing communities (Manufacturing Communities) through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP), including proposal submission requirements and instructions, and eligibility and selection criteria that will be used to evaluate proposals. Manufacturing Communities will receive preference for a range of future Federal economic development funding and technical assistance offered by IMCP participating agencies. Some Manufacturing Communities, as discussed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice and subject to the availability of funds, may receive financial assistance awards from IMCP participating agencies to assist in cultivating an environment for businesses to create well-paying manufacturing jobs in regions across the country.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Assessments of Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis) and Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2013-29418
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 33 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico stocks of gag and greater amberjack will consist of two workshops and a series of webinars: a Data Workshop, an Assessment process conducted via webinars, and a Review Workshop. This series of workshops and webinars will be referred to as SEDAR 33. This notice is for additional Assessment Workshop webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.