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Privacy Act of 1974, Altered System of Records
Document Number: 2015-23135
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552A(e)(4) and (11); and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130, Appendix I, ``Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,'' the Department of Commerce is issuing this notice to amend the system of records under, COMMERCE/ CENSUS-9, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics System, to update the categories of records, the authorities for maintenance of the system, the routine uses, the system manager(s) and address, and the policies and practices for storing, retaining, disposing, and safeguarding of the records, and to add three new sections to the system addressing the notification procedure, record access procedures, and contesting procedures. The purpose of Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics system of records is to enable the Census Bureau to undertake studies intended to improve the quality of its core demographic and economic censuses and surveys and to conduct policy-relevant research. By using administrative record data from other agencies, the Census Bureau will be able to improve the quality and usefulness of its data, while reducing costs and respondent burden. We invite public comment on the system amendment announced in this publication.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amended System of Records
Document Number: 2015-23133
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), the Department of Commerce proposes to amend the system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/NOAA-14, Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program'' to update the routine uses to include (1) disclosure for breach notifications, (2) disclosure to the appropriate agency (whether Federal, state, local, or foreign) for law enforcement purposes, (3) disclosure to the medical advisor if disclosure to the individual could have an adverse effect upon the individual, (4) disclosure pursuant to an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) request in connection to private relief legislation as set forth in OMB Circular No. A-19, and (5) disclosure to a contractor of the Department having need for the information in performance of the contract; and to change the system name to ``Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program; Office of Education, Educational Partnership Program (EPP); Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program and National Marine Fisheries Service Recruitment, Training, and Research Program.'' We invite public comment on the amended information collection announced in this publication.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Trip Limit Adjustment for the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2015-23277
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action increases the trip limit for Gulf of Maine cod for Northeast multispecies common pool vessels for the remainder of the 2015 fishing year. The regulations authorize the Regional Administrator to adjust the trip limits for common pool vessels in order to facilitate harvest of, or prevent exceeding, the pertinent common pool quotas during the fishing year. Increasing the trip limit is intended to provide additional fishing opportunities and help allow the common pool fishery to catch its allowable quota for this stock.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-23276
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is exchanging unused Community Development Quota (CDQ) for CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves. This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-23261
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a work session that is open to the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-23256
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee
Document Number: 2015-23253
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark Office) is requesting nominations of individuals to serve on the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee. The United States Patent and Trademark Office will consider all timely nominations received in response to this notice as well as from other sources.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2015-23223
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Wharf Recapitalization Project
Document Number: 2015-23174
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that we have issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to incidentally harass marine mammals during construction activities associated with a wharf recapitalization project at Naval Station Mayport, FL.
Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2014
Document Number: 2015-23156
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 9, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on large residential washers (LRWs) from the Republic of Korea (Korea).\1\ The review covers three producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise: Daewoo Electronics Corporation (Daewoo), LG Electronics, Inc. (LGE), and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung). The period of review (POR) is August 3, 2012, through January 31, 2014. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. After reviewing the comments received and making corrections to the margin calculations, where appropriate, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise to the United States have been made at prices below normal value. The final dumping margins for the reviewed companies are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2015-23052
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 27, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'' or ``Court'') sustained the Department of Commerce's (the ``Department'') final results of redetermination,\1\ in which the Department determined that three dock ladder kit models imported by Asia Sourcing Corporation (``ASC'') meet the description of excluded finished goods kits, and are therefore not covered by the scope of the Orders,\2\ pursuant to the CIT's remand order in Asia Sourcing Corp v. United States, No. 13-00161 (CIT June 30, 2015) (``Remand Order'').
Texas A&M University; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2015-23048
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2015-23163
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 11, 2015, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on large residential washers from Korea.\1\ The review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung) and Daewoo Electronics Corporation (Daewoo). The period of review (POR) is June 5, 2012, through December 31, 2013. Based on an analysis of the comments received, the Department has not made changes to the subsidy rates calculated for Daewoo and Samsung in the Preliminary Results. The final subsidy rates are listed in the ``Final Results of Administrative Review'' section below.
Stainless Steel Bar From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-23161
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 9, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from India.\1\ The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. Based on comments received from Bhansali Bright Bars Pvt. Ltd., (Bhansali) and the petitioner,\2\ we have made certain changes to our preliminary results. The final dumping margin for this review is listed in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section below.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-23159
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 9, 2015, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the ninth administrative review of the antidumping duty Order \1\ on certain warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'').\2\ Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we determine that Minh Phu Group \3\ and Thuan Phuoc \4\ sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR''), February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. The Department determines that sales of subject merchandise by Fimex VN \5\ were not made below NV.
Large Residential Washers From Mexico: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2014
Document Number: 2015-23158
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 9, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on large residential washers (LRWs) from Mexico.\1\ The review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: Electrolux Home Products Corp. N.V. and Electrolux Home Products de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (collectively, Electrolux) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung). The period of review (POR) is August 3, 2012, through January 31, 2014. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. After reviewing the comments received and making corrections to the margin calculation, we continue to find that Electrolux made sales of subject merchandise to the United States at prices below normal value. We also find that Samsung made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Electrolux's final dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Utility Scale Wind Towers From the Socialist Republic Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-23155
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 9, 2015, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on utility scale wind towers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'').\1\ The period of review is February 13, 2013, through January 31, 2014. The review covers one respondent, CS Wind Vietnam and CS Wind Corporation (collectively, ``CS Wind Group''). We continue to find that CS Wind Group has sold subject merchandise in the United States at below normal value during the POR.
Privacy Act of 1974, Amended System of Records
Document Number: 2015-23131
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled Notice of Proposed Amendment to Privacy Act System of Records: COMMERCE/NOAA-19, Permits and Registrations for United States Federally Regulated Fisheries.
Privacy Act of 1974, New System of Records
Document Number: 2015-23127
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled COMMERCE/NOAA-23; Economic Data Collection Program for West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and California.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-23107
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Streamlined, Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot for Small Entities
Document Number: 2015-23090
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a procedure under which an application will be advanced out of turn (accorded special status) for examination if the applicant files a petition to make special with the appropriate showing. The USPTO is providing a temporary basis (the Streamlined, Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot for Small Entities) under which a small or micro entity appellant may have an ex parte appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) accorded special status if the appellant has only a single appeal pending before the Board and the appellant agrees to streamline the appeal. Specifically, the appeal must not involve any claim subject to a rejection for lack of written description, enablement, or best mode, or for indefiniteness, and the appellant must agree to the disposition of all claims subject to each ground of rejection as a single group and waive any request for an oral hearing. The Streamlined, Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot for Small Entities will allow small or micro entity appellants who streamline their appeals to have greater control over the priority with which their appeals are decided.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2015-23081
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, October 23, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Fall Meeting
Document Number: 2015-23066
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In preparation for the 2015 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT is announcing the convening of its fall meeting.
Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2015-23051
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large residential washers (LRW) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015 (POR).
Low-Enriched Uranium From France: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-23050
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 9, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on low-enriched uranium (LEU) from France.\1\ The review covers one producer or exporter of the subject merchandise, Eurodif S.A., AREVA NC, and AREVA NC, Inc. (collectively AREVA). The Department determines that AREVA made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. The Department also determines that we will issue revised certifications required from the importer and end-user.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-23049
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its Preliminary Rescission for the new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on April 21, 2015.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2013, through May 31, 2014. As discussed below, we preliminarily found that the sale made by Hengdian Group DMEGC Magnetics Co., Ltd. (``DMEGC'') was non-bona fide, and announced our preliminary intent to rescind its NSR. For the final results of this review, we continue to find DMEGC's sale to be non-bona fide. Therefore, we are rescinding this NSR.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; A Creel Survey of the Recreational (Non-Commercial), Boat Ramp Based Fisheries in the United States Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2015-23028
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
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 Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2015-23019
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-23014
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce
Endangered Species; File No. 19528
Document Number: 2015-23008
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Michael Bresette, Inwater Research Group Inc., 4160 NE Hyline Dr., Jensen Beach, FL 34957, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Endangered Species; File No. 18926
Document Number: 2015-23007
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Jane Provancha, Mail Code: IHA-005 OHF, Room 1104, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32815 has applied in due form for a permit to take green sea (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Billfish Angler Survey
Document Number: 2015-22991
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
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.
Effects of Extending Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
Document Number: 2015-22982
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the effect of existing foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations. Section 6 of the Export Administration Act requires BIS to consult with industry on the effect of such controls and to report the results of the consultations to Congress. BIS is conducting the consultations through this request for public comments. Comments from all interested persons are welcome. All comments will be made available for public inspection and copying and included in a report to be submitted to Congress.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-22958
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-22952
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-22858
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting the 11th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (``fish fillets'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'').\1\ The Department preliminarily determines that the Hung Vuong Group (``HVG'') \2\ and Thuan An Production Trading and Service Co., Ltd. (``TAFISHCO'') sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR'') August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.