Department of Commerce January 27, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Lightweight Thermal Paper From Germany: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results and Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2015-01505
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 31, 2014, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) entered its final judgment in Papierfabrik August Koehler AG v. United States, Court No. 11-00147, affirming the Department of Commerce's (the Department) final results of redetermination pursuant to remand of the 2008-2009 antidumping duty administrative review of lightweight thermal paper from Germany (Remand Redetermination).\1\ Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) 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 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on lightweight thermal paper from Germany covering the period of review (POR) November 20, 2008, through October 31, 2009,\2\ and is amending the Final Results with respect to the weighted-average dumping margin assigned to Papierfabrik August Koehler AG (Koehler).
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances; In Part and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2015-01504
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are being, or are 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 October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2015-01502
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 30, 2014, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary intent to rescind the new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on drawn stainless steel sinks (``drawn sinks'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period of review (``POR'') of October 4, 2012 through October 14, 2013 for Hubei Foshan Success Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd. (``Foshan Success'').\1\ Based on our analysis of comments received subsequent to the Preliminary Rescission, the Department continues to find that Foshan Success' sale was not bona fide. As a result, the Department is rescinding this NSR.
International Services Surveys: BE-180, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2015-01491
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, to reinstate reporting requirements for the BE-180, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons. Benchmark surveys are conducted every five years; the prior survey covered 2009. For the 2014 benchmark survey, BEA proposes one change in the data items collected. 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-180, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons, whether or not they are contacted by BEA, to ensure complete coverage of financial services transactions between U.S. financial services providers and foreign persons.
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Results of the New Shipper Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2015-01489
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 23, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results and partial rescission of the 26th administrative review and the preliminary results of one new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\ The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted- average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Reviews.''
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2015-01481
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 23, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom.\1 2\ The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011. For these final results, we continue to find that sales of the subject merchandise have been made at prices below normal value.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Amendment 20B
Document Number: 2015-01442
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 20B to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources (CMP) in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP) (Amendment 20B), as prepared and submitted by the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils). This rule modifies Gulf migratory group king mackerel trip limits and fishing years, allows transit through areas closed to king mackerel fishing, creates zones and quotas for Atlantic migratory group king and Spanish mackerel, modifies the framework procedures for the FMP, increases annual catch limits (ACLs) and annual catch targets (ACTs) for cobia, and creates an east coast zone and quotas for Gulf migratory group cobia. In addition, this rule reorganizes the description of CMP zones in the regulations and clarifies that spearguns and powerheads are allowable gear for cobia in Federal waters of the South Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic regions. The purpose of this rule is to help achieve optimum yield (OY) for the CMP fishery while ensuring allocations are fair and equitable and fishery resources are utilized efficiently.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program
Document Number: 2015-01392
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Red Grouper Recreational Management Measures
Document Number: 2015-01339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this rule would revise the daily bag limit for red grouper in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and remove the recreational post-season bag-limit reduction accountability measure (AM) for Gulf red grouper. Additionally, this rule would correct an error in the Gulf individual fishing quota (IFQ) multi-use provisions for the Grouper/Tilefish IFQ program. The purpose of this rule is to modify the Gulf red grouper recreational management measures to improve recreational fishing opportunities by achieving optimal yield for the red grouper resource.