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

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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2014-21061
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-21054
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management Working Group.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-21048
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-21047
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-21044
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-21039
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
Document Number: 2014-21030
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
BIS is seeking public comments on the effect of existing foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations. BIS is requesting public comments to conduct consultations with U.S. industries. Section 6 of the Export Administration Act (EAA) requires BIS to consult with industry on the effect of such controls and to report the results of the consultations to Congress. Comments from all interested persons are welcome. All comments will be made available for public inspection and copying and included in a report to be submitted to Congress.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-21017
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) sub- Working Group to review and discuss the 2014 draft Stock Assessment Update for the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep-7 Bottomfish Complex through 2013 with Projected Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) through 2016. The sub- group would also review the comments of the Center for Independent Experts (CIE) on the Biomass-Augmented Catch-Maximum Sustainable Yield (BAC-MSY) model used for developing reference points for ACL specification.
Marine Mammals; File No. 18438
Document Number: 2014-21016
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC; Responsible Party, Tara Jones, Ph.D.) 301 Railway Avenue, P.O. Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664, to conduct research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2014-20966
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule changes on-reel trawl gear stowage requirements when fishing vessels are transiting closed areas or fishing in areas with mesh size restrictions. Specifically, this action allows a vessel to use a highly visible orange or yellow mesh material as an alternative to the current requirement to use a tarp or similar canvas material. In addition, this action removes the requirement to detach the towing wires from the doors for all on-reel gear stowage and removes the requirement to detach the towing wires from the net. Finally, to help streamline the gear stowage requirements, this action also reorganizes the current gear stowage regulations. This action is being implemented under authority delegated to the NMFS Regional Administrator. This action is intended to improve safety of fishing operations while at sea.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From India: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2014-20985
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms (mushrooms) from India for the period February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014 (POR).
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012
Document Number: 2014-20984
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has conducted an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). On February 25, 2014, the Department published the Preliminary Results for this administrative review.\1\ The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. We find that Wuxi Seamless Oil Pipe Co., Ltd. (Wuxi) and Jiangsu Chengde Steel Tube Share Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Chengde) received countervailable subsidies during the POR.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2014-20983
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice lists the membership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board (NIST PRB) and supersedes the list published on August 30, 2013.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From Ukraine: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2014-20975
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending the final determination of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigation of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Ukraine covering the period of investigation (POI) July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. For information on the amended weighted-average dumping margins, see the ``Amended Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish Fishery; 2015-2017 Specifications
Document Number: 2014-20963
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes specifications for the commercial tilefish fishery for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 fishing years. This action would set the acceptable biological catch, annual catch limit, total allowable landings, and harvest allocations for the individual fishing quota and incidental fishery components of the commercial tilefish fishery. The intent of this action is to establish allowable harvest levels and other management measures to prevent overfishing while allowing optimum yield, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Seven Indo-Pacific Species of Pomacentrid Reef Fish as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2014-20955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We (NMFS) announce a 90-day finding on seven Indo-Pacific species included in a petition to list eight species of pomacentrid reef fish as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These are the orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) and six other damselfishes: The Hawaiian dascyllus (Dascyllus albisella), blue- eyed damselfish (Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus), black-axil chromis (Chromis atripectoralis), blue-green damselfish (Chromis viridis), reticulated damselfish (Dascyllus reticulatus), and blackbar devil or Dick's damselfish (Plectroglyphidodon dickii). Another of our regional offices is leading the response to the petition to list the yellowtail damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus) and a separate 90-day finding will be issued later for this species. We find that the petition presents substantial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for the orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula). We will conduct a status review for this species to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information pertaining to Amphiprion percula from any interested party. We find that the petition fails to present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for the remaining six petitioned Indo-Pacific species: The Hawaiian dascyllus (Dascyllus albisella), reticulated damselfish (Dascyllus reticulatus), blue-eyed damselfish (Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus), black-axil chromis (Chromis atripectoralis), blue-green damselfish (Chromis viridis), and blackbar devil or Dick's damselfish (Plectroglyphidodon dickii).
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Document Number: 2014-20916
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in October, November, and December of 2014. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2015 and will be announced in a future notice.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-20862
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 11, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Thailand.\1\ For these final results, we continue to find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value by the companies subject to this review.
Sugar From Mexico: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2014-20834
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
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 sugar from Mexico. The period of investigation is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; 2012
Document Number: 2014-20827
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 26, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the preliminary results of the eighth administrative review (``AR'') and new shipper review (``NSR'') of wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period of review (``POR'') January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. After reviewing interested parties' comments, we made certain changes to our dumping margin calculations for the only participating mandatory respondent in the AR, Hualing Furniture (China) Co., Ltd., Tony House Manufacture (China) Co., Ltd., Buysell Investments Ltd., and Tony House Industries Co., Ltd. (collectively ``Tony House Group'') and the new shipper Dongguan Chengcheng Co., Ltd. (``Dongguan Chengcheng''). For these final results of the AR, we continue to find that 46 companies, including two of the three mandatory respondents,\2\ failed to establish eligibility for separate-rate status and, thus, we treated these companies as part of the PRC-wide entity. We also continue to find that 12 companies, which made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR and timely filed certifications to that effect, will retain their separate-rate status. The final antidumping duty margins for these reviews are listed below in the ``Final Results of the 2012 Administrative Review'' and ``Final Results of the 2012 New Shipper Review'' sections of this notice.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Notice of 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Nassau Grouper as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Document Number: 2014-20811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 12-month finding and listing determination on a petition to list the Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have completed a status review of the Nassau grouper in response to a petition submitted by WildEarth Guardians. After reviewing the best scientific and commercial data available, we have determined that the Nassau grouper meets the definition of a threatened species. While the species still occupies its historical range, spawning aggregations have been reduced in size and number due to fishing pressure. The lack of adequate management measures to protect these aggregations increases the extinction risk of Nassau grouper. Based on these considerations, described in more detail in this proposed rule, we conclude that the Nassau grouper is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, but is likely to become so within the foreseeable future. We are soliciting information that may be relevant to inform the final listing and designation of critical habitat.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20752
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) will meet in Seattle, WA.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2014-20751
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Oversight Committee 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20750
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20746
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, as amended, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. Date and Time: The public meeting will be held on September 16-18, 2014. September 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., September 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and September 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT. Location: Courtyard Marriott, 125 Calhoun St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, tel: (843) 805-7900.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14327
Document Number: 2014-20727
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 14327 has been issued to the National Marine Fisheries Service's National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), 7600 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA 98115 [Principal Investigator: Thomas Gelatt, Ph.D.].
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Seismic Survey in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska
Document Number: 2014-20726
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to SAExploration, Inc. (SAE) to take, by harassment, small numbers of marine mammals incidental to a marine 3-dimensional (3D) ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic survey program in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska, during the 2014 Arctic open-water season.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Trimester Closure for the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2014-20685
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action closes the Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic yellowtail flounder Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area for the remainder of Trimester 1, through August 31, 2014. Based on our projection, the common pool fishery has caught over 90 percent of its Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic yellowtail flounder Trimester 1 total allowable catch, triggering the regulatory requirement to close the area for the remainder of the trimester. This action is intended to prevent further overages of the common pool's annual quota of Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic yellowtail flounder.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Center for Economic Studies Research Project Management System
Document Number: 2014-20680
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau
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; 2015 Optimizing Self-Response and Census Tests
Document Number: 2014-20661
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Marine Geophysical Survey in the Atlantic Ocean Off the Eastern Seaboard, August to September 2014 and April to August 2015
Document Number: 2014-20475
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an IHA to the United States (U.S.) Geological Survey (USGS), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (L-DEO), and National Science Foundation (NSF) to take marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical (seismic) survey in the Atlantic Ocean off the Eastern Seaboard, August to September 2014 and April to August 2015.