Department of Commerce August 4, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Community Broadband Workshop
Document Number: 2014-18403
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold a one-day regional workshop, ``Building a Community Broadband Roadmap: Lessons in Implementation,'' to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The workshop will present best practices and lessons learned from network infrastructure build-outs and digital inclusion programs from Minnesota and surrounding states, including broadband projects funded by NTIA. It will also explore effective business and partnership models and will include access to regional policymakers, federal funders and industry providers.
Approval of Subzone Status HVPH Motor Corporation Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2014-18344
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Approval of Subzone Status Betteroads Asphalt Corporation Guayanilla, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2014-18341
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From Indonesia
Document Number: 2014-18340
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses (certain coated paper) from Indonesia for January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012 period of review (POR).
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2011
Document Number: 2014-18339
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) conducted an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\ On January 27, 2014, the Department published the Preliminary Results for this administrative review.\2\ The period of review (POR) is April 6, 2011, through December 31, 2011. This review covered multiple exporters/producers, two of which were individually reviewed as mandatory respondents, with another being individually reviewed as a voluntary respondent. The Department finds that the mandatory respondents, Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (also known as, ``Armstrong Wood Products Kunshan Co., Ltd.'') (Armstrong) and The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (also known as, ``Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.'') (Lizhong), as well as voluntary respondent, Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture), received countervailable subsidies during the POR. We are applying rates to the other firms subject to this review based on the countervailing duty rates calculated for the respondents individually examined. The Department also rescinds the review of one company, Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd., that timely certified that it had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
Endangered Species; File No. 16436-01
Document Number: 2014-18334
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 [Kathryn Hattala: Responsible Party], has been issued a permit modification (Permit No. 16436-01) to take to take Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) and shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research. Additionally, Permit No. 16439, issued to the same Permit Holder for study of shortnose sturgeon, is hereby terminated.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Progress Report on Cooperative Halibut Prohibited Species Catch Minimization
Document Number: 2014-18301
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18218
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet over two days to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Wassenaar Arrangement 2013 Plenary Agreements Implementation: Commerce Control List, Definitions, and Reports; and Extension of Fly-by-Wire Technology and Software Controls
Document Number: 2014-17975
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains, as part of its Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies certain of the items subject to Department of Commerce jurisdiction. This final rule revises the CCL to implement changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement's List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar List) maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA) at the December 2013 WA Plenary Meeting (the Plenary). The Wassenaar Arrangement advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. This rule harmonizes the CCL with the changes made to the WA List at the Plenary by revising Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) controlled for national security reasons in each category of the CCL, as well as amending the General Technology Note, WA reporting requirements, and definitions section in the EAR. However, BIS intends to publish a separate rule in September setting forth changes to the CCL resulting from the WA agreements for cybersecurity. These changes agreed to at the Plenary include raising the Adjusted Peak Performance (APP) for digital computers in ECCN 4A003. The President's report for High Performance Computers was sent to Congress on July 1, 2014 to set forth the new APP in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY1998. This rule also makes corresponding revisions to the de minimis rule, and post shipment verification reporting requirements in the Export Administration Regulations. This rule also extends the controls on specified fly-by-wire source code software and technology until June 20, 2015, as BIS continues to negotiate for multilateral controls for this software and technology. This rule also revises the license requirements for Mexico on the Commerce Country Chart, because of its recent membership in multiple multilateral export control regimes. In addition, this rule makes changes to the EAR resulting from previous rules issued as part of BIS's export control reform initiative and makes minor editorial corrections to the CCL.
Technical Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations: Update of Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series Supplement-Biosensor Systems and Related Software and Technology
Document Number: 2014-17961
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing certain entries from the supplement that identifies those items subject to the EAR that are not listed elsewhere in the Commerce Control List (CCL), but which the Department of Commerce, with the concurrence of the Departments of Defense and State, has determined should be controlled for export for foreign policy reasons or because the items provide a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United States. Within one calendar year from the date that such items are listed in the supplement, BIS must publish a rule reclassifying the items under an entry on the CCL. Otherwise, such items automatically become designated as EAR99 items, unless BIS publishes a rule amending the supplement to extend the period in which the items will be listed therein. In accordance with this requirement, this rule removes references to biosensor systems and related ``software'' and ``technology'' from the supplement, because these items automatically became designated as EAR99 items on March 28, 2014, and the references to them in the supplement are now obsolete.