Department of Commerce August 14, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Taiwan: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-19277
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 18, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan.\1\ The review covers Shin Yang Steel Co., Ltd. (Shin Yang). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2012, through April 30, 2013. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. No parties commented, and our final results remain unchanged from our Preliminary Results. The final results are listed in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review'' below.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Document Number: 2014-19256
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
This final rule amends regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to reinstate the reporting requirements for the BE-13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which was discontinued in 2009. This survey will better measure Commerce Department efforts through the ``Build It Here, Sell It Everywhere'' initiative to expand foreign business investment in the United States and ensure complete coverage of BEA's other foreign direct investment statistics. This survey collects information on the acquisition or establishment of U.S. business enterprises by foreign investors, which was collected on the previous BE-13 survey, and information on expansions by existing U.S. affiliates of foreign companies, which was not previously collected. This mandatory survey will be conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (the Act). Unlike other BEA surveys conducted pursuant to the Act, a response would be required from persons subject to the reporting requirements of the BE-13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, whether or not they are contacted by BEA, in order to insure that respondents subject to the requirements for foreign direct investments in the U.S. are identified.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-19254
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) and ad hoc Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Workgroup (LRC Workgroup) will hold a public work session. The meeting is open to the public, but is not intended as a public hearing. Public comments will be taken as time allows.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2014-19242
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the effective date for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) for goliath grouper research by Dr. Chris Koenig (Florida State University) and Dr. Chris Stallings (University of South Florida) is extended from August 28, 2014, to October 15, 2014. The issued EFP authorizes Drs. Koenig and Stallings to use trained for-hire fishermen to temporarily possess goliath grouper for non-lethal sampling during the course of their normal fishing activities.
Anticipated RESTORE Act Science Program Federal Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2014
Document Number: 2014-19238
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Ocean Service (NOS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) notifies the public and potential applicants of an anticipated upcoming Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) under the RESTORE Act Science Program, and of the short-term priorities for the program that NOS expects will be addressed in the FFO.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Vessel Logbooks and Cost-Earnings Data Reports
Document Number: 2014-19227
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
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: 2014-19222
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Fishing Vessel Cost and Earnings Data Collection Survey in the Northeast Region
Document Number: 2014-19213
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
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.
Revisions to Defense Priorities and Allocations System Regulations
Document Number: 2014-19168
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule clarifies existing standards and procedures by which the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) may require that certain contracts or orders that promote the national defense be given priority over other contracts or orders. It also sets new standards and procedures for such prioritization with respect to contracts or orders for emergency preparedness activities. Finally, this rule sets new standards and procedures by which BIS may allocate materials, services and facilities to promote the national defense. This rule implements provisions in the Defense Production Act Reauthorization of 2009 (September 30, 2009) (herein the Reauthorization Act) regarding publication of regulations providing standards and procedures for prioritization of contracts and orders and for allocation of materials, services, and facilities to promote the national defense under emergency and non-emergency conditions.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
Document Number: 2014-18623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to reinstate reporting requirements for the 2014 BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. Benchmark surveys are conducted every five years; the prior survey covered 2009. The benchmark survey covers the universe of U.S. direct investment abroad, and is BEA's most comprehensive survey of such investment in terms of subject matter. For the 2014 benchmark survey, BEA proposes changes in the data items collected. No changes are proposed to the reporting requirements for the survey. This mandatory survey would be conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (the Act). Unlike most other BEA surveys conducted pursuant to the Act, a response would be required from persons subject to the reporting requirements of the BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, whether or not they are contacted by BEA, in order to insure that respondents subject to the requirements for U.S. direct investment abroad are identified.