Department of Commerce October 9, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

International Work Sharing
Document Number: 2015-25828
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce
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 comment on the extension of a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Patents External Quality Survey
Document Number: 2015-25826
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States 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 this extension of a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Implementation of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Documentation System
Document Number: 2015-25814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to revise the regulations governing international trade documentation and tracking programs for Atlantic bluefin tuna to implement recommendations adopted at recent meetings of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The proposed rule would transition the current ICCAT paper- based bluefin tuna catch documentation program (BCD program), used in the United States by highly migratory species (HMS) international trade permit (ITP) holders, to use of the ICCAT electronic bluefin tuna catch documentation system (eBCD system).
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Antidumping Duty Order in Part
Document Number: 2015-25812
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 10, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') received a request for revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') \1\ with respect to certain bed bases. We preliminarily determine 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 certain bed bases described below. Accordingly, we intend to revoke, in part, the Order as to certain bed bases. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-25810
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its Preliminary Results of the seventh antidumping duty administrative review on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on May 5, 2015.\1\ Based upon our analysis of the comments received, we made changes to the margin calculations for these final results of the antidumping duty administrative review. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice. The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-25804
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014. The review covers twelve exporters of subject merchandise.\1\ The Department preliminarily finds that two mandatory respondents, Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co., Ltd. (``Qihang'') and Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd. (``Xugong'') \2\, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') and an additional four companies, Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International Trading Co., Ltd. (``Full-World''), Trelleborg Wheel Systems (Xingtai) China, Co. Ltd. (``TWS Xingtai'') and Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd. (``Zhongwei''), and Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co., Ltd. (``Leviathan''), demonstrated eligibility for separate rates status. Further, the Department preliminarily determines that two firms listed in the Initiation Notice had no shipments during the POR and one company failed to demonstrate eligibility for separate rate status. Finally, the remaining three firms timely withdrew their requests for review, and the Department previously rescinded the review for these companies.\3\ Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations To Include Continuation of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 13224
Document Number: 2015-25756
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing an emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a non-substantive rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.
Commerce Control List: Request for Comments Regarding Controls on Military Vehicles, Vessels of War, Submersible Vessels, Oceanographic Equipment, and Auxiliary and Miscellaneous Military Equipment
Document Number: 2015-25752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, maintains the Export Administration Regulations, including the Commerce Control List (CCL). The Export Control Reform Initiative, a fundamental reform of the U.S. export control system, has resulted in transfer to the CCL of items that the President has determined do not warrant control on the United States Munitions List (USML), including certain military vehicles, vessels of war, submersible vessels, oceanographic equipment, auxiliary and miscellaneous military equipment, and related items therefor. The USML is part of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations maintained by the Department of State. Through this notice, BIS is seeking public comments to perform a complementary review of the aforementioned items on the CCL, concurrent with the Department of State's review of the controls implemented in its recent revisions to Categories VI, VII, XIII, and XX of the USML (which control surface vessels of war and special naval equipment, military ground vehicles, miscellaneous military articles and materials, submersible vessels, and related items therefor), to ensure that the descriptions of these items on the CCL are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, account for technological developments, and properly implement the national security and foreign policy objectives of the reform effort. This notice also furthers the retrospective regulatory review directed by the President in Executive Order 13563.
Privacy Act of 1974, Amended System of Records
Document Number: 2015-25747
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce
This notice announces the Department of Commerce's (Department) intention to amend the system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/NOAA-16, Crab Economic Data Report (EDR) for BSAI off the Coast of Alaska,'' by updating the routine uses to include: (1) Disclosure for breach notifications, (2) disclosure to Federal, state, or local agencies for licensing and human resources decisions; (3) disclosure pursuant to Federal, state, local, or international requests, in connection to decisions to grant a benefit to an individual; (4) disclosure to the medical advisor if, in the judgment of the Department, disclosure to the individual could have an adverse effect upon the individual; (5) 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; (6) disclosure pursuant to an OMB request, for statistical purposes; and (7) disclosure to the Administrator of the General Services Administration, or a designee thereof, for the purpose of inspection of agency records management practices; and by renaming the system from ``Crab Economic Data Report (EDR) for BSAI off the Coast of Alaska'' to ``Economic Data Reports for Alaska Federally Regulated Fisheries off the coast of Alaska.'' The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region, is also revising its system of records for the mandatory collections of economic data reports (EDRs) in the Alaska Region consisting of the Crab Rationalization (CR) Program, to include the Amendment 80 EDR and the Chinook Salmon EDR, for use with a variety of fisheries management programs. We invite public comment on the amended system announced in this publication.
Privacy Act of 1974, New System of Records
Document Number: 2015-25746
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce
This notice announces the Department of Commerce's (Department's) proposal for a new system of records under the Privacy Act. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is creating a new system of records for contact information for members of the public requesting information and non-Federal providers' of information (e.g. academic researchers'). Information will be collected from individuals under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations, and 15 U.S.C. 1512, Powers and duties of Department [of Commerce]. This record system is necessary to facilitate provision of information to the requesting public and to post researchers' contact information on applicable Web sites.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amended System of Records
Document Number: 2015-25742
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5 United States Code (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 proposes to amend the system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/DEPT-5, Freedom of Information and Privacy Request Records'', to change the system name to ``Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Request Records'' and to update: The category of individuals covered by the system; the categories of records in the system to include databases and electronic files; the system location; the safeguards, retrievability, and storage to include electronic records; the system manager(s) and addresses; the notification procedure; the records access procedures; and the contesting records procedures. Other updates to incorporate are to the routine uses to include: Disclosure to a contractor of the Department having need for the information in the performance of the contract, but not operating a system of records within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552a (m); disclosure to appropriate agencies, entities and persons for breach notifications; and disclosure to the National Archives and Records Administration, Office of Government Information Services. We invite public comment on the amended system announced in this publication.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-25692
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
Document Number: 2015-25677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 44 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP) for review by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary). Amendment 44 would modify required right of first refusal (ROFR) contract terms that provide eligible crab community entities with the opportunity to purchase certain processor quota shares and other associated assets when they are proposed for sale. Specifically, Amendment 44 would: extend the amount of time allowed for eligible crab community entities to exercise and perform under a ROFR contract; remove or modify provisions that currently allow a ROFR to lapse under specific conditions; provide flexibility for eligible crab community entities and processor quota shareholders to apply a ROFR to mutually-agreed upon assets; and add new reporting requirements for holders of processor quota shares subject to a ROFR. Amendment 44 is necessary to enhance the ability of eligible crab communities to maintain their historical processing interests in the crab fisheries. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the FMP, and other applicable laws.