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

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Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2015-00098
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (``solar cells''), from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is May 25, 2012, through November 30, 2013. The administrative review covers two mandatory respondents, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited and Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. The Department preliminarily finds that the mandatory respondent Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the POR and that Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd., is not eligible for a separate rate. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-00096
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-08
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 an antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (steel wire rod) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-00095
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty (CVD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (steel wire rod) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). Also, as explained in this notice, the Department is amending its final determination to correct an error with respect to the identification of an affiliate of one of the respondents.
Marine Mammals
Document Number: 2015-00072
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Allyson Hindle, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Thier 503, Boston, MA 02114, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export specimens of marine mammals for scientific research purposes.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2012
Document Number: 2015-00037
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. We preliminarily find that the mandatory respondents Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture) and The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (Lizhong) (also known as ``Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.'') received countervailable subsidies during the POR. We also intend to rescind the review of one company, Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd. (Changzhou), which timely certified that it had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 100th Interim Meeting
Document Number: 2015-00020
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 100th Interim Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, from Sunday, January 18, 2015 through Wednesday, January 21, 2015. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas, but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-30852
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2012, through November 30, 2013. As discussed below, during the review, because the single mandatory respondent, Kunshan Xinlong Food Co., Ltd. (``Kunshan Xinlong''), did not cooperate, the Department preliminarily determines to treat this company as part of the PRC-wide entity. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR.
Certain Pasta From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2014-30848
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from respondent Be[scedil]san Makarna Gida San. Ve Tic. A.S. (Be[scedil]san), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (pasta) from Turkey. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. We preliminarily find that Be[scedil]san did not sell subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries of merchandise produced by Be[scedil]san without regard to antidumping duties. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; New Cost Recovery Fee Programs
Document Number: 2014-30841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement cost recovery fee programs for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program for groundfish and halibut, and three limited access privilege programs: The American Fisheries Act (AFA), Aleutian Islands Pollock, and Amendment 80 Programs. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) authorizes and requires the collection of cost recovery fees for the CDQ Program and limited access privilege programs. Cost recovery fees recover the actual costs directly related to the management, data collection, and enforcement of the programs. The Magnuson-Stevens Act mandates that cost recovery fees not exceed 3 percent of the annual ex-vessel value of fish harvested by a program subject to a cost recovery fee. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP), and other applicable laws.
Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Second Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amended Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2014-30957
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 26, 2014, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the First Amended Final Determination in the Federal Register. We are amending our First Amended Final Determination to correct a ministerial error and amending the order to reflect the rates in the second amended final determination.\1\
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,593,823; INTERCEPT® Blood System for Plasma
Document Number: 2014-30945
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting a second interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,593,823.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30934
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Recreational Advisory Panel 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30933
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Observer Policy Committee will meet to review scientific information affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Vessel Logbooks and Cost-Earnings Data Reports
Document Number: 2014-30924
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-06
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: 2014-30923
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30872
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2015-2016 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Amendment 24
Document Number: 2014-30114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would establish the 2015-2016 harvest specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCGFMP). This proposed rule would also revise the management measures that are intended to keep the total catch of each groundfish species or species complex within the harvest specifications. This action also includes regulations to implement Amendment 24 to the PCGFMP, which establishes default harvest control rules for setting harvest specifications after 2015-2016.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30925
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Commerce
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-30849
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2014-30842
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
To correct a ministerial error, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending the rescission of the new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (``fish fillets'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') concerning Thanh Hung Co., Ltd. D/B/A Thanh Hung Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Co., Ltd. (``Thanh Hung'').\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2012, through July 31, 2013.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2015 Gulf of Alaska Pollock and Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts
Document Number: 2014-30835
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2015 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) pollock and Pacific cod fisheries. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined these TACs are incorrectly specified, and will ensure the GOA pollock and Pacific cod TACs are the appropriate amounts based on the best available scientific information for pollock and Pacific cod in the GOA. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-30820
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2015 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pollock, Atka Mackerel, and Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts
Document Number: 2014-30819
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2015 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) pollock, Atka mackerel, and Pacific cod fisheries. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined these TACs are incorrectly specified, and will ensure the BSAI pollock, Atka mackerel, and Pacific cod TACs are the appropriate amounts based on the best available scientific information. This action is 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 Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Establishing Transit Areas Through Walrus Protection Areas at Round Island and Cape Peirce, Northern Bristol Bay, Alaska; Amendment 107
Document Number: 2014-30817
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 107 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP), as prepared and submitted by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), and approved by the Secretary of Commerce. This final rule allows vessels designated on Federal Fisheries Permits (FFPs) to transit through Walrus Protection Areas in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) near Round Island and Cape Peirce from April 1 through August 15, annually. These actions are necessary to restore the access of federally permitted vessels to transit through Walrus Protection Areas that was unintentionally limited by regulations implementing Amendment 83 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP) and to maintain suitable protection for walruses on Round Island and Cape Peirce. This final rule maintains an existing prohibition on deploying fishing gear in Walrus Protection Areas by vessels designated on an FFP. This final rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the BSAI FMP, and other applicable law.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2014-30781
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the receipt of exempted fishing permit (EFP) applications, and is considering issuance of EFPs for vessels participating in the EFP fisheries. The EFPs are necessary to allow activities that are otherwise prohibited by Federal regulations. The EFPs will be effective no earlier than April 1, 2015, and will be for a minimum duration of two years unless there is a need to extend the EFP to collect more information or the need for the EFP no longer exists because appropriate regulations have been implemented. These EFPs can be terminated earlier under terms and conditions of the EFPs and other applicable laws.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-30780
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, February 11, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, February 12, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, February 13, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30765
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce
Commerce Alternative Personnel System
Document Number: 2014-30754
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of Administration
This notice announces the expansion of employee coverage under the Commerce Alternative Personnel System, formerly the Department of Commerce Personnel Management Demonstration Project, published in the Federal Register on December 24, 1997. This coverage is extended to include employees located in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), employed under the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). FirstNet was created as an independent authority within the NTIA, Department of Commerce, to provide emergency responders with the first high-speed, nation-wide network dedicated to public safety. This notice also serves to make changes to the plan to accommodate the expansion of and modification to the Commerce Alternative Personnel System. These changes include the addition of specific occupational series, Commerce Alternative Personnel System Board composition, and the implementation of direct-hire authority on a limited basis for certain FirstNet positions in the ZP career path at the Pay Band IV and above.
Public Key Infrastructure Certificate Action Form
Document Number: 2014-30682
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, 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 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: 2014-30680
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Applications for Trademark Registration
Document Number: 2014-30678
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office