Department of Commerce November 19, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27438
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee will advise the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Impact of the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Legitimate Commercial Chemical, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals (Including Schedule 1 Chemicals Produced as Intermediates) Through Calendar Year 2014
Document Number: 2014-27425
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the impact that implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (CWCIA) and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR), has had on commercial activities involving ``Schedule 1'' chemicals during calendar year 2014. The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in its preparation of the annual certification to the Congress on whether the legitimate commercial activities and interests of chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical firms are being harmed by such implementation. This certification is required under Condition 9 of Senate Resolution 75, April 24, 1997, in which the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the CWC.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part
Document Number: 2014-27412
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (steel wire rod) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are being, or 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 period of investigation is July 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. The final weighted-average dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section below.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination
Document Number: 2014-27410
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
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 carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (steel wire rod) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) as provided in section 705 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2014 Gulf of Alaska Pollock Seasonal Apportionments
Document Number: 2014-27408
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2014 seasonal apportionments of the total allowable catch (TAC) in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) by re- apportioning unharvested pollock TAC from Statistical Areas 610 to Statistical Areas 620 and 630 of the GOA. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2014 pollock TAC, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska.
Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2014-27404
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the People's Republic of China (PRC), covering the period February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. The Department preliminarily determines that during the period of review (POR) one company covered by this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Ports and Marine Technology Trade Mission to India
Document Number: 2014-27401
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Industry and Analysis is amending the notice published at 79 FR 24674, May 1, 2014, for the India Ports and Marine Technology Trade Mission to India to notify potential U.S. delegates that the trade mission application deadline is extended to November 21, 2014 and to add a second optional stop to an Eastern port, Visakhapatnam (Vizag), India. The fee for the optional stop to Vizag will be $700 per participant for the first representative and $200 for any additional representative, provided there are a number of 5 participants traveling to Vizag.
Automotive Trade Mission to Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru, April 26-30, 2015
Document Number: 2014-27399
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27376
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Coral Working Group.
President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: 2014-27373
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council (Council) will hold a meeting to deliberate on recommendations related to promoting the expansion of U.S. exports and to convey a report to the President on the September 2014 fact-finding trip to Poland and Turkey by some members of the Council. Topics may include: the National Export Initiative; trade promotion authority; trade negotiations; reauthorization of the Export- Import Bank of the United States; innovation; education, skills development and workforce readiness; infrastructure; tax reform; and export control reform. The final agenda will be posted at least one week in advance of the meeting on the President's Export Council Web site at http://trade.gov/pec.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-27371
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27329
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet December 5, 2014.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Framework Action
Document Number: 2014-27280
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP) (Framework Action), as prepared by the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils (Councils). This final rule allows transfer of Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel caught in excess of the trip limit with gillnet gear from one vessel with a Federal Spanish mackerel commercial permit to another vessel with a Federal Spanish mackerel commercial permit that has not yet harvested the trip limit; allows the receiving vessel involved in a Spanish mackerel transfer-at-sea to have three gillnets onboard instead of two; and modifies the commercial trip limits for king mackerel in the Florida east coast subzone. This rule also implements an administrative change to correct an inadvertent error in a prior rulemaking unrelated to this Framework Action. The purpose of this final rule is to modify the restrictions on transfer-at-sea and gillnet allowances for Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel to minimize dead discards of Spanish mackerel and modify the king mackerel trip limit in the Florida east coast subzone to optimize utilization of the resource.