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

Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-17363
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on certain steel nails (nails) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam).
Release of the Draft 2015 Edition of the U.S. Arctic Nautical Charting Plan
Document Number: 2015-17243
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA Office of Coast Survey has released a draft of the 2015 edition of the U.S. Arctic Nautical Charting Plan. The plan provides information about three topics: NOAA electronic navigational chart (NOAA ENC[supreg]) coverage in U.S. Arctic waters, progress on publishing new Arctic charts, and specifications for eleven proposed new charts. The primary purpose of the plan is to propose new chart coverage in the U.S. Arctic and to encourage feedback from stakeholders on the extent, scale, and other aspects of the proposed new coverage. Coast Survey invites written comments about this latest edition which is available from http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/arcticplan.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012
Document Number: 2015-17241
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) for the period of review (POR) covering March 26, 2012, through December 31, 2012. On January 8, 2015, we published the preliminary results of this review and the post-preliminary results were completed on April 21, 2015.\1\
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2015-17238
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 8, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its Preliminary Results in the 2012-2013 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'').\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is May 25, 2012, through November 30, 2013. This administrative review covers two mandatory respondents, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited and Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (``Wuxi Suntech''), which was found to be ineligible for a separate rate in the Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to our margin calculations for Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited. Additionally, we now find that Wuxi Suntech is eligible for a separate rate, and have calculated a dumping margin for Wuxi Suntech. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results'' section below.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-17216
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Atlantic Bluefish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting.
Multistakeholder Process To Develop Best Practices for Privacy, Transparency, and Accountability Regarding Commercial and Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2015-17206
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene meetings of a multistakeholder process concerning privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems. This Notice announces the meetings to be held in August, September, October, and November 2015. The first meeting is scheduled for August 3, 2015.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Amendment 80 Permits and Reports
Document Number: 2015-17194
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
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.
Notice of Intent To Conduct Public Scoping and Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Five Early Winter Steelhead Hatchery Programs in Puget Sound
Document Number: 2015-17156
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), this notice announces that NMFS intends to obtain information necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for five Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs) for early winter steelhead hatchery programs jointly submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Lummi Nation, the Nooksack Tribe, the Stillaguamish Tribes, and the Tulalip Tribes (referred to as the co-managers) for NMFS's evaluation and determination under Limit 6 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) 4(d) Rule for threatened salmon and steelhead. The HGMPs specify the propagation of early-returning (``early'') winter steelhead in the Dungeness, Nooksack, Stillaguamish, Skykomish, and Snoqualmie River watersheds in Washington State. NMFS provides this notice to advise other agencies and the public of its plans to analyze effects related to the action, and obtain suggestions and information that may be useful to the scope of issues and alternatives to include in the EIS. Two public workshops will be held in July 2015 for this action.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012
Document Number: 2015-17079
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) has conducted an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\ On January 7, 2015, we published the Preliminary Results for this administrative review.\2\ The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. We find that 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.), the individually examined companies in this administrative review, received countervailable subsidies during the POR. The Department is also rescinding the review of Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd. (Changzhou) because it had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
Certain Steel Nails From the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2015-17239
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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 antidumping duty orders on certain steel nails (``steel nails'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea''), Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman (``Oman''), Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'').
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2015-17081
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 12, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review \1\ of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on multilayered wood flooring (``MLWF'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\2\ The Department preliminarily determined that Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd. (``Zhejiang Fuma'') is the successor-in-interest to Huzhou Fuma Wood Bus. Co., Ltd. (``Huzhou Fuma'') for purposes of the AD order on MLWF from the PRC and, as such, is entitled to Huzhou Fuma's cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. As no parties submitted comments, and there is no other information or evidence on the record calling into question our Preliminary Results, the Department is making no changes to the Preliminary Results.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Indonesia, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2015-17071
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Indonesia, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Post Patent Public Submissions”
Document Number: 2015-17056
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2015-17035
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2015-17029
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Pursuant to Executive Order 13175, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) plans to conduct eight tribal consultation meetings and one national webinar with federally recognized tribes across the country between October 2015 and April 2016. These meetings will provide a forum for tribes to share insights, make recommendations and discuss concerns related to the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice and consultation will ensure involvement of tribes, to the extent practicable and permitted by law, before making decisions or implementing policies, rules or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. The Census Bureau requests that interested members of the public comment with any questions or topics they would like to see considered in these meetings. For a list of dates, locations and times please check http:// webdev.ssd.census.gov/aian/census_2020/. These meetings are open to members of federally recognized tribes by invitation.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Seismic Survey in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska
Document Number: 2015-16966
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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 2015 Arctic open-water season.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Construction Activities at the Children's Pool Lifeguard Station at La Jolla, California
Document Number: 2015-16965
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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 City of San Diego for an IHA to take small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to construction activities at the Children's Pool Lifeguard Station in La Jolla, California.
Clarifications and Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)
Document Number: 2015-16904
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule makes additional clarifications and corrections to the interim final rule that was published on May 13, 2014. The May 13 rule added controls to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for spacecraft and related items that the President has determined no longer warrant control under United States Munitions List (USML) Category XVspacecraft and related items. The changes included in this final rule are limited to corrections and clarifications to what was included in the interim final rule. This is the second corrections and clarifications rule BIS has published for the May 13 rule. These corrections and clarifications were also informed by comments received in response to the May 13 rule that included a request for comments. The corrections and clarifications to the May 13 rule are also part of Commerce's retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563 (see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this rule for information on the availability of the plan).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Revise Maximum Retainable Amounts for Skates in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2015-16935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to reduce the maximum retainable amount (MRA) of skates using groundfish and halibut as basis species in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) from 20 percent to 5 percent. Reducing skate MRAs is necessary to decrease the incentive for fishermen to target skates and slow the catch rate of skates in these fisheries. This proposed rule would enhance conservation and management of skates and minimize skate discards in GOA groundfish and halibut fisheries. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska, and other applicable laws.
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-16932
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof (hand trucks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16930
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the CINTAC.
Approval of Subzone Status, Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, St. Gabriel and Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Document Number: 2015-16928
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Marine Mammals; File No. 14186
Document Number: 2015-16915
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Sea World LLC, 9205 South Park Center Loop, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32819 [Brad Andrews, Responsible Party] has been issued a minor amendment to Enhancement Permit No. 14186.
Marine Mammals; File No. 19108
Document Number: 2015-16914
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, to conduct research on northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) throughout their range in the U.S.
Marine Mammals; File No. 19526
Document Number: 2015-16913
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Adam White, BBC Natural History Unit, The Limes, Lea, Malmesbury Wiltshire, SN16 9PG United Kingdom, to conduct commercial or educational photography on four species of cetaceans and five species of pinnipeds.
Marine Mammals; File No. 17967
Document Number: 2015-16912
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Minnesota Zoological Gardens (MZG), 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124, to conduct research on and enhancement of Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) in captivity.
Marine Mammals; File No. 17670
Document Number: 2015-16911
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543 (Responsible Party: William Karp, Ph.D.), has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 17670-02.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Groundfish Fishery; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking for Gulf of Maine Cod
Document Number: 2015-16891
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In response to the most recent stock assessment for Gulf of Maine cod, which indicated that the stock is at historically low abundance levels, a group of environmental organizations have requested that NMFS initiate rulemaking to make the following changes: prohibit commercial and recreational fishing for Gulf of Maine cod until the incidental fishing mortality does not exceed the acceptable biological catch limit; and limit catch, including discards, to the level that achieves the fishing mortality that meets rebuilding requirements, in accordance with Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. After reviewing the petition and considering recent management measures we have implemented to prevent overfishing of Gulf of Maine cod and promote Gulf of Maine cod rebuilding efforts, we are denying the Petition for Rulemaking request.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-16872
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2015 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack
Document Number: 2015-16863
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery for the 2015 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS projects commercial landings for greater amberjack, will reach the commercial ACT (commercial quota) by July 19, 2015. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for greater amberjack in the Gulf on July 19, 2015, and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing season on January 1, 2016. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf greater amberjack resource.
United States Patent and Trademark Office and Japan Patent Office Collaborative Search Pilot Program
Document Number: 2015-16846
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is initiating a joint Work Sharing Pilot Program with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) to study whether the exchange of search results between offices for corresponding counterpart applications improves patent quality and facilitates the examination of patent applications in both offices. In the pilot program, each office will conduct a prior art search for its corresponding counterpart application and exchange the search results with the other office before either office issues a communication concerning patentability to the applicant. As a result of this exchange of search results, the examiners in both offices may have a more comprehensive set of references before them when making their initial patentability determinations. Each office will accord special status to its counterpart application to first action. First Action Interview (FAI) pilot program procedures will be applied during the examination of the U.S. application and make the search results of record in the form of a Pre-Interview Communication.
Guidance on MBDA Applications for Federal Funding; Correction
Document Number: 2015-16836
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a notice in the Federal Register of July 1, 2015, a document announcing a public meeting to be held during the MBDA National Training Conference on July 23, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The document contained an incorrect time.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #7 Through #13
Document Number: 2015-16829
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces seven inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modified the commercial salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to the U.S./Mexico border.
Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve
Document Number: 2015-16768
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) National Estuarine Research Reserve. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) and regulations at 15 CFR part 921, subpart E and part 923, subpart L. Evaluation of a National Estuarine Research Reserve requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. The evaluation will include a public meeting, consideration of written and oral public comments and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. When the evaluation is completed, OCM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Notice is hereby given of the date, local time, and location of the public meeting.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from Chile, India, Indonesia and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2015-16747
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain preserved mushrooms (mushrooms) from Chile, India, Indonesia and the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Pressure Sensitive Plastic Tape from Italy: Final Results of Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Finding
Document Number: 2015-16745
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty finding on pressure sensitive plastic tape (PSP tape) from Italy would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-16733
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (chlorinated isos) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2013, through May 31, 2014. This administrative review covers three producers/exporters: (1) Heze Huayi Chemical Co. Ltd. (Heze Huayi); (2) Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd.(Jiheng); and (3) Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. (Kangtai). We preliminarily determine that Jiheng made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (NV), and that Heze Huayi and Kangtai did not. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Science Advisory Board (SAB); Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2015-16732
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App., and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration has determined that renewal of the NOAA Science Advisory Board is in the public interest. The committee has been a successful undertaking and has provided advice to the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. The committee will continue to provide such advice and recommendations in the future. The structure and responsibilities of the Committee are unchanged from when it was originally established in September 1997. The Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-16724
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWR pipe and tube) from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Perfiles y Herrajes LM, S.A. de C.V. (Perfiles). We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Perfiles were made at less than normal value during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-16723
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 7, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 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 Beyond Packaging Co., Ltd. (Beyond Packaging) during the period of review (POR).
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Finland: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-16722
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by Ashland Specialty Ingredients, G.P. (Ashland), and pursuant to section 782(h)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland. Based on the information received, we preliminarily intend to revoke the Order.\1\ Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; 2015 and 2016 Commercial Fishing Restrictions for Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 2015-16720
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is issuing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement Resolution C- 14-06 of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC or the Commission) by establishing limits on U.S. commercial catch of Pacific bluefin tuna from waters of the IATTC Convention Area for 2015 and 2016. This action is necessary for the United States to satisfy its obligations as a member of the IATTC.
Science Advisory Board (SAB)
Document Number: 2015-16680
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday August 3 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. PDT and Tuesday August 4 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/ meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting times and agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California, 92037. Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/ meetings.html for directions to the meeting location. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15- minute public comment period on August 3 from 5:30-5:45 p.m. PDT (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two (2) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the Acting SAB Executive Director by July 27, to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the Acting SAB Executive Director's, Office Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824 by July 27, 2015, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the Acting SAB Executive Director after July 27, 2015, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on July 27, 2015, to Dr. Elizabeth Turner, Acting SAB Executive Director, Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824; Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) NOAA Response to the SAB Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Report; (2) Review Report for the Cooperative Institute on Marine Resource Studies (CIMRS); (3) SAB strategy discussion; (4) Updates from the NOAA Administrator and Chief cientist; and (5) Working group updates.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and Professional Classification Report
Document Number: 2015-16678
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
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.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16671
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-16670
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) of Issuance of Scientific Research and Enhancement Permits for Use of Unmanned Vehicle Systems on Protected Species
Document Number: 2015-16669
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to issue permits and permit amendments for take of protected species in the wild, pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended; the Endangered Species Act of 1973; and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended, as applicable. This may impact multiple species and taxa groups of protected species (marine mammals and sea turtles) by authorizing the use of unmanned vehicle systems (UVS), mainly small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The objectives of using UVS for research and enhancement may include determining the abundance, distribution, movement patterns, behavior, health and fitness, and stock structure of protected species found in U.S. territorial and international waters and coastal areas.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-16668
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Information on Assertions Raised About State-Owned Airlines in Qatar and the UAE
Document Number: 2015-16648
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of State, Department of Transportation
This notice supplements the Federal Register notice published on May 5, 2015 by the Departments of Commerce, State, and Transportation announcing their interest in obtaining information and views on assertions that three foreign airlinesEmirates Airline, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airwayshave received and are benefitting from subsidies from their respective governments that are distorting the global aviation market. This notice establishes deadlines for submission of information and provides additional guidance for submission of information that the submitter believes to be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (hereafter ``Confidential Information'') (such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person that is privileged or confidential).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-16625
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce