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

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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22200
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will conduct a question and answer session via webinar with NMFS's Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP).
Russian Sanctions: Addition of Persons to the Entity List and Restrictions on Certain Military End Uses and Military End Users
Document Number: 2014-22207
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to impose additional sanctions implementing U.S. policy toward Russia. Specifically, in this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the EAR by adding ten entries to the Entity List. 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 destination of Russia. BIS is also amending the EAR to impose license requirements for items destined to Russia when those items are intended for a military end use or military end user.
Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2014 Recreational Accountability Measure and Closure for the South Atlantic Porgy Complex
Document Number: 2014-22182
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the recreational porgy complex in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. In the South Atlantic, the porgy complex includes jolthead porgy, knobbed porgy, whitebone porgy, scup, and saucereye porgy. Because recreational landings for the porgy complex in the 2013 fishing year exceeded the recreational annual catch limit (ACL) for the complex NMFS monitored recreational landings in 2014 for a persistence in increased landings. Through this temporary rule NMFS now closes the recreational sector for the porgy complex in the South Atlantic EEZ on September 17, 2014, as the recreational ACL has been projected to have been met for the 2014 fishing year. This closure is necessary to protect the porgy complex resource.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility Project in Alameda, California
Document Number: 2014-22174
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to a proposed Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility Project. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to WETA to incidentally take, by Level B Harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2014-22090
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
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.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China; 2013-2014; Partial Rescission of the Seventh Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2014-22078
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 29, 2014, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') based on multiple timely requests for an administrative review. The review covers 190 companies. Based on a withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies from Calgon Carbon Corporation and Cabot Norit Americas Inc. (``Petitioners''), we are now rescinding this administrative review with respect to 165 companies.
Extension of the 2014 Application Deadline for Patents for Humanity Program
Document Number: 2014-22067
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
In April 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) renewed the Patents for Humanity Program which recognizes patent holders who use their technology for humanitarian purposes. In response to stakeholder feedback, the USPTO is extending the deadline for applications until October 31, 2014.
Performance Review Board (PRB)
Document Number: 2014-22066
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
In conformance with the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announces the appointment of persons to serve as members of its Performance Review Board.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2014-22050
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Scoping Process
Document Number: 2014-22040
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In cooperation with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council announces its intent to prepare an amendment to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan and to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the impacts of any proposed management measures. This notice also announces a public process for determining the scope of issues to be addressed and for identifying the significant issues related to summer flounder fisheries in the Greater Atlantic region. This notice is to alert the interested public of the scoping process, the development of the amendment and Environmental Impact Statement, and to provide for public participation in that process.
New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22018
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a 3-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine Technology and Services Enterprise Impact and Utilization Survey Sponsored by the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System
Document Number: 2014-22007
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Logbook Family of Forms
Document Number: 2014-22006
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce
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.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results and Notice of Amended Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2009-2010
Document Number: 2014-21990
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 28, 2014, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) issued final judgment in Xiamen International Trade and Industrial Co., Ltd. et al. v. United States, Court No. 11-00411, sustaining the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) final results of redetermination pursuant to remand.\1\ In the Remand Results, the Department recalculated the weighted-average dumping margin for Xiamen International Trade and Industrial Co., Ltd. (XITIC) using a revised surrogate value for lime and a revised calculation of labor and financial ratios.\2\ The Department also recalculated the dumping margin for two respondents not selected for individual examinationZhejiang Iceman Group Co., Ltd. (Iceman Group) and Fujian Golden Banyan Foodstuffs Industrial Co., Ltd. (Golden Banyan) because their dumping margin was based in part upon XITIC's dumping margin, which changed on remand.\3\ Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final results of the antidumping duty administrative review of certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period February 1, 2009, through January 31, 2010, and is amending the amended final results with respect to the weighted-average dumping margins assigned to XITIC, Iceman Group, and Golden Banyan.\4\
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination
Document Number: 2014-21989
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). For more information, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Turkey: Final Negative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2014-21986
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Turkey are not being, or are not likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. The Department also finds that critical circumstances do not exist for Turkey with regard to the two mandatory respondents, Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas) and Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas), but do exist for all other producers and exporters of subject merchandise.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2014-21982
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) 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 July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. The Department also determines that critical circumstances exist with respect to imports of rebar from Mexico from mandatory respondents Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. and Deacero USA, Inc. (collectively, Deacero) and Grupo Acerero S.A. de C.V. (Acerero), the voluntary respondent, Grupo Simec (Simec)/Orge S.A. de C.V. (Orge) (collectively Simec), and Mexican firms that are subject to the all others rate.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-21935
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Fisheries; California Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery; Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-Trip Notification Requirement
Document Number: 2014-21902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is issuing a proposed rule to require use of a NMFS- approved vessel monitoring system (VMS) and institute a 48-hour pre- trip call-in notification requirement for West Coast Large-mesh Swordfish Drift Gillnet (DGN) vessel owners. The DGN fishery operates under authority of the Federal Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). The VMS requirement is a mandatory term and condition in the 2013 Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 biological opinion (Opinion) that authorizes the DGN fishery to take certain threatened and endangered species incidental to fishing operations. Installing and operating VMS on vessels in this fishery would provide NMFS and law enforcement personnel the ability to monitor the fishery for compliance with time/ area closures, facilitate the deployment of agents to inspect vessels for compliance with conservation measures, and more closely examine and compare the distribution of observed and unobserved fishing effort in the fishery. The pre-trip notification would assist NMFS with timely and efficient placement of NMFS observers onboard DGN vessels.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-21892
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Navy Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore Training in Virginia and North Carolina
Document Number: 2014-21886
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS) training activities in Virginia and North Carolina, from June 2015 through June 2020. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing our receipt of the Navy's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on the Navy's application and request.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Program
Document Number: 2014-21879
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
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: 2014-21878
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2014-21837
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor Appointment
Document Number: 2014-21835
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for technical advisors to the Advisory Committee's species working groups.
Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Fall Meeting
Document Number: 2014-21832
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In preparation for the 2014 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT is announcing the convening of its fall meeting.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; American Fisheries Act; Amendment 106
Document Number: 2014-21829
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS adopts a final rule to implement Amendment 106 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP). Amendment 106 is necessary to bring the BSAI FMP into conformity with the amendments to the American Fisheries Act (AFA) in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Coast Guard Act). This rule allows the owner of an AFA vessel to rebuild or replace an AFA vessel without any limitation on the length, weight, or horsepower of the rebuilt or replacement vessel when the rebuilt or replacement vessel is operating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This rule also allows the owner of an AFA catcher vessel in an inshore cooperative to remove the vessel from the cooperative and assign the Bering Sea pollock catch history of the removed vessel to one or more vessels in the cooperative. This action is also intended to improve vessel safety and operational efficiency in the AFA fleet by allowing the rebuilding or replacement of AFA vessels with safer and more efficient vessels and by allowing the removal of inactive catcher vessels from the AFA fishery. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the AFA, the BSAI FMP, and other applicable laws.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2014-21828
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (``shrimp'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period of review (``POR'') from February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Reinstatement of Exemptions Related to Temporary Exports, Carnets, and Shipments Under a Temporary Import Bond
Document Number: 2014-21779
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) issues this interim final rule to amend its regulations to eliminate the reporting requirement for temporary exports, which includes carnets, and goods previously imported on a Temporary Importation Under Bond (TIB). In the Final Rule published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2013, the Census Bureau removed the exemptions for temporary exports, which includes carnets and goods imported under a TIB. This amendment reinstates exemptions for temporary exports/carnets and for goods that were imported under a TIB for return in the same condition as when imported. As a result, these types of shipments are exempt from filing, except as noted in the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2014-21778
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2014-21766
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Aleut Corporation's pollock directed fishing allowance from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed fisheries. These actions are necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2014 total allowable catch of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Extension of the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Recreational Red Grouper Season
Document Number: 2014-21765
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS extends the recreational fishing season for the red grouper component of the reef fish fishery in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) for the 2014 fishing year through this temporary rule. On April 30, 2014, NMFS published a temporary rule to implement accountability measures and a closure for the recreational sector for red grouper. That temporary rule reduced the red grouper bag limit in the Gulf EEZ to three fish (within the current four-fish grouper aggregate bag limit) and announced a recreational fishing season closure date of September 16, 2014, based on a recreational annual catch limit (ACL) overage in 2013 and the reduced bag limit. However, using updated landings information from 2014, NMFS has determined that the recreational fishing season for red grouper may be extended for an additional 18 days. The purpose of this action is to provide fishermen the opportunity to harvest the recreational annual catch target (ACT) for Gulf red grouper, and the opportunity to achieve the optimum yield for the fishery, thus enhancing social and economic benefits to the fishery.
The Federal Communications Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration: Coordination Procedures in the 1695-1710 MHz and 1755-1780 MHz Bands
Document Number: 2014-21748
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issue this joint public notice to provide information about Federal/non-Federal coordination in the AWS-3 bands in which Federal incumbents have spectrum assignments. We jointly refine certain AWS-3 Protection Zones, reducing them from nationwide scope to more specific geographic areas. We provide information and guidance on the overall coordination process, as contemplated by the AWS-3 R&O, including informal pre-coordination discussions and the formal process of submitting coordination requests and receiving results from relevant agencies. Also, we provide refined Protection Zones for AWS-3 licenses for which proximity to certain Federal satellite uplink stations could potentially cause harmful interference into AWS-3 licensee base stations along with a streamlined option for satisfying this coordination requirement.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-21716
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce
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.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From India and the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Orders and Amended Affirmative Final Countervailing Duty Determination for India
Document Number: 2014-21705
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on the amended affirmative final determination with respect to India and the affirmative final determination with respect to the Republic of Turkey (``Turkey'') by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing countervailing duty orders on certain oil country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from India and Turkey. The Department is amending its final determination with respect to India to correct certain ministerial errors as explained below.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From India, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, the Republic of Turkey, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Antidumping Duty Orders; and Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2014-21596
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Taiwan, the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination of sales at less than fair value (LTFV) from Vietnam as a result of ministerial errors.