Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Geographic Partnership Programs
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)).
Cancellation of Meeting of Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) meeting on April 28, 2015 is cancelled.
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2014 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect changes to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex that were agreed to by MTCR member countries at the September and October 2014 Plenary in Oslo, Norway, and pursuant to the 2014 Technical Experts Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. This rule also makes conforming changes to correlate the Commerce Control List (CCL) (Supplement No. 1 to Part 774 of the EAR) with the current MTCR Annex. This final rule revises six Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) to implement the changes that were agreed to at the meetings and to better align the MT controls on the CCL with the MTCR Annex.
Further Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) published a notice and request for comments in the Federal Register on March 13, 2015, titled ``Further Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012'' (Second Notice). The comment period for the Second Notice, which would have ended on April 13, 2015, is extended to April 28, 2015.
Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2013-2014
In response to a request from Petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014.\2\ The review covers ten producers or exporters of subject merchandise.\3\ We preliminarily find that three of the producers or exporters for which the Department initiated a review, Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland, had no shipments during the POR. Further, we preliminarily find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value by seven of the companies subject to this review. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.\4\
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's Whale as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) as an endangered distinct population segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Accordingly, we will conduct a review of the status of this species to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we solicit information pertaining to this species from any interested party.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Initial Finding on a Petition to Identify and Delist a Saint John River Distinct Population Segment of Shortnose Sturgeon Under the Endangered Species Act
We (NMFS) announce an initial finding on a petition to identify the Saint John River population of shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) as a distinct population segment (DPS) and delist this DPS from the Endangered Species Act. We have reviewed the petition, the references provided by the petitioner, and information readily available in our files, and we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, we will conduct a status review of the shortnose sturgeon to determine if the petitioned actions are warranted. To ensure that our review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information pertaining to this petition from any interested party.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order, in Part
On February 6, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its Preliminary Results of a changed circumstances review and intent to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') \1\ with respect to certain shoe cabinets.\2\ The Department preliminarily determined that the producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which the Order pertains lack interest in the relief provided by the Order with respect to certain shoe cabinets. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. As no parties submitted comments, the Department is making no changes to the Preliminary Results.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand. This review covers two producers or exporters of the subject merchandise, Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai), and Pacific Pipe Company Limited (Pacific Pipe). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014. The Department preliminarily determines that Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review.'' Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review
The Department of Commerce (the Department) received a timely request for a new shipper review of the countervailing duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate from the Republic of Korea. The Department has determined that the request meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation.
Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
On July 14, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the Preliminary Results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products from India.\1\ The Department preliminarily determined that Kokuyo Riddhi Paper Products Private Limited (Kokuyo) is the successor-in- interest to Riddhi Enterprises (Riddhi). We received comments from interested parties on the Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of these comments, for the final results, the Department continues to find that Kokuyo is the successor-in-interest to Riddhi.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC); Public Hearings
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of public hearings pertaining to Amendment 36 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South Atlantic. The amendment addresses the establishment of Spawning Special Management Zones (SMZs) to protect important spawning habitat for species in the snapper grouper management unit. The public is asked to provide input on areas for consideration as well as other actions in the amendment.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seabird Monitoring and Research in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, 2015
NMFS has received an application from Glacier Bay National Park (Glacier Bay NP) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting seabird research from May through September, 2015. The proposed dates for this action are May 15, 2015, through September 30, 2015. Per the Marine Mammal Protection Act, we are requesting comments on our proposal to issue an Authorization to the Glacier Bay NP to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, one species of marine mammal during the specified activity.
Commerce Data Advisory Council Meeting
The Economic and Statistics Administration (ESA) is giving notice of a meeting of Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC). The CDAC will address areas such as data management practices; common, open data standards; policy issues related to privacy, latency, and consistency; effective models for public-private partnership; external uses of Commerce data; and, methods to build new feedback loops between the Department and data users. The CDAC will meet in a plenary session on April 23-24, 2015. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Results of Scope Ruling on Antidumping Duty Order and Notice of Amended Final Results of Scope Ruling on Antidumping Duty Order
On September 22, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a decision that engineered steel coil rod (coil rod) imported by A.L. Patterson, Inc. (Patterson) was outside the scope of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod from the People's Republic of China on threaded rod from the PRC.\1\ On December 29, 2014, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or Court) issued an order for the Department to take action on remand in accordance with the CAFC's decision and to find that Patterson's engineered steel coil rod is outside the scope of the AD Order.\2\ On March 3, 2015, the CIT issued final judgment in A.L. Patterson, Inc. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 11-00192, affirming the Department of Commerce's (the Department) final results of redetermination pursuant to remand.\3\
Export Trade Certificate of Review
The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to WJIR on March 10, 2015.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with February anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
The SEDAR 43 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish will consist of one workshop and a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting on April 21-23, 2015 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 152nd meeting.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Access Rights Management Use Case for the Financial Services Sector
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for access rights management for the financial services sector. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the financial services sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order in Part
Based on a request from Pier 1 Imports (U.S.), Inc. (``Pier 1''), the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is initiating a changed circumstances review to consider the possible revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') with respect to jewelry armoires that have at least one front door.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2014.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA Marine Debris Program Performance Progress Report
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.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14856
Notice is hereby given that Bruce R. Mate, Ph.D., Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, Newport, OR 97365, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 14856-02.
Changes To Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs
Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (``PLTIA'') amends the United States patent laws to implement the provisions of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, July 2, 1999, (hereinafter ``Hague Agreement'') and is to take effect on the entry into force of the Hague Agreement with respect to the United States. Under the Hague Agreement, qualified applicants may apply for design protection in the Contracting Parties to the Hague Agreement by filing a single, standardized international design application in a single language. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is revising the rules of practice to implement title I of the PLTIA.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating the five-year review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping and countervailing duty (``AD/ CVD'') orders listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers the same orders.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-2015
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') received a timely request for a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on certain frozen fish fillets (``fish fillets'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). The Department determines that the request meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for this NSR is August 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015.
Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale 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 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2014, through June 30, 2014. The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. The final determination will be issued 75 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.