Department of Commerce September 11, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-21708
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 10, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate products (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). For these final results, we continue to find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value.
Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-21707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 13, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber (PSF) from Taiwan.\1\ For these final results, we continue to find that Far Eastern New Century Corporation (FENC) has not sold subject merchandise at less than normal value, and that Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Nan Ya) had no shipments during the period of review (POR).
President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
Document Number: 2014-21701
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as directed by the President in Executive Order No. 13675 Establishing the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa of August 5, 2014, has recently established the President's Advisory Council (Advisory Council) on Doing Business in Africa and is seeking applications for membership. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to advise the President through Secretary of Commerce on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa, with a focus on advancing the President's Doing Business in Africa Campaign as described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa of June 14, 2012.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Transshipment, Port Inspection, and Vessel Identification
Document Number: 2014-21694
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to revise the regulations governing transshipment and international port inspection for vessels with Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) permits to implement recommendations adopted at recent meetings of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The proposed rule would expand the current prohibition on transfer at sea to include any tuna, tuna-like species, or other Atlantic HMS both at sea and in port inside the Atlantic Ocean, and also prohibit the transfer of Atlantic HMS by U.S. vessels outside of the Atlantic Ocean and its surrounding seas. However, tuna purse seine vessels would still be allowed to transfer Atlantic bluefin tuna from the catcher vessel to the receiving vessel in certain limited circumstances. Additionally, the proposed rule would revise current regulations for U.S.-permitted vessels landing tuna, tuna-like species, or other HMS in foreign ports or making port calls in foreign ports to update information and reporting procedures. NMFS is also notifying vessels with HMS permits of a proposed requirement that they provide an International Maritime Organization (IMO)/Lloyd's Registry (LR) number on their permit application by no later than January 1, 2016. The purpose of this proposed rule is to ensure U.S. compliance with ICCAT recommendations and to facilitate implementation of international monitoring, control, and surveillance measures for Atlantic HMS.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
Document Number: 2014-21692
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would establish opening dates and adjust quotas for the 2015 fishing season for the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. Quotas would be adjusted as allowable based on any over- and/or underharvests experienced during 2014 and previous fishing seasons. In addition, NMFS proposes season openings based on adaptive management measures to provide, to the extent practicable, fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in all regions and areas. The proposed measures could affect fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-21691
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Spiny Dogfish Advisory Panel will meet to develop comments relative to the 2015 spiny dogfish fishing year. Comments will be reviewed by the Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee and the Council in their consideration of alternative management measures for the 2015 fishing year.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-21690
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee will meet to consider developing alternative management measures for the 2015 fishing year based on existing or revised acceptable biological catch (ABC) as determined by the Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Bluecrest Alaska Operating LLC Drilling Activities in Lower Cook Inlet, 2015
Document Number: 2014-21662
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from Bluecrest Alaska Operating, LLC (Bluecrest) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting an offshore exploratory drilling program in lower Cook Inlet, AK, during the 2015 open water season. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to Bluecrest to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity.