Department of Commerce October 20, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2015-26634
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of supercalendered paper (SC paper) from Canada. The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
Final Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-26622
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Notice to issue final interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, forthcoming requests for proposals, interpretive rules, and network policies. The purpose of this Notice is to provide stakeholders FirstNet's interpretations on many of the key preliminary interpretations presented in the proposed interpretations published on March 13, 2015.
First Responder Network Authority; Final Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-26621
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Notice to issue final interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, forthcoming requests for proposals, interpretive rules, and network policies. The purpose of this Notice is to provide stakeholders FirstNet's interpretations on many of the key preliminary interpretations presented in the proposed interpretations published on September 24, 2014.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-26605
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to the 2020 Census Operational Plan. The C-SAC will meet via teleconference on November 2, 2015. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/ cac/.
Final Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, Wheatland Tube Co. v. United States
Document Number: 2015-26601
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2015-26586
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration
Below is a listing of individuals who are eligible to serve on the Performance Review Board (PRB) in accordance with the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) Senior Executive Service and Senior Professional performance management systems:
Membership of the Bureau of Industry and Security Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2015-26583
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of BIS's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Membership of the Economic Development Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2015-26582
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. Sec. 4314(c)(4), the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of EDA's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Membership of the International Trade Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2015-26576
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. Sec. 4314(c)(4), the International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of ITA's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Membership of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2015-26575
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. Sec. 4314(c)(4), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of NTIA's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Patent Public Advisory Committee Public Hearing on the Proposed Patent Fee Schedule
Document Number: 2015-26574
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
Under Section 10 of the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may set or adjust by rule any patent or trademark fee established, authorized, or charged under Title 35 of the United States Code or the Trademark Act of 1946, respectively. The USPTO currently is planning to set or adjust patent fees pursuant to its Section 10 fee setting authority. As part of the rulemaking process to set or adjust patent fees, the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) is required under Section 10 of the AIA to hold a public hearing about any proposed patent fees, and the USPTO is required to assist PPAC in carrying out that hearing. To that end, the USPTO will make its proposed patent fees available as set forth in the Supplementary Information section of this Notice before any PPAC hearing and will help the PPAC to notify the public about the hearing. Accordingly, this document announces the dates and logistics for the PPAC public hearing regarding USPTO proposed patent fees. Interested members of the public are invited to testify at the hearing and/or submit written comments about the proposed patent fees and the questions posed on PPAC's Web site about the proposed fees.
Trademark Public Advisory Committee Public Hearing on the Proposed Trademark Fee Schedule
Document Number: 2015-26572
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
Under Section 10 of the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may set or adjust by rule any patent or trademark fee established, authorized, or charged under Title 35 of the United States Code or the Trademark Act of 1946, respectively. The USPTO currently is planning to set or adjust trademark fees pursuant to its Section 10 fee setting authority. As part of the rulemaking process to set or adjust trademark fees, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) is required under Section 10 of the AIA to hold a public hearing about any proposed trademark fees, and the USPTO is required to assist TPAC in carrying out that hearing. To that end, the USPTO will make its proposed trademark fees available as set forth in the Supplementary Information section of this Notice before any TPAC hearing and will help the TPAC to notify the public about the hearing. Accordingly, this document announces the dates and logistics for the TPAC public hearing regarding USPTO proposed trademark fees. Interested members of the public are invited to testify at the hearing and/or submit written comments about the proposed trademark fees and the questions posed on the USPTO TPAC Web site page about the proposed fees.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-26566
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4, Digital Signature Standard; Request for Comments on the NIST-Recommended Elliptic Curves
Document Number: 2015-26539
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4, Digital Signature Standard, which has been in effect since July 2013. FIPS 186-4 specifies three techniques for the generation and verification of digital signatures that can be used for the protection of data: the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman Algorithm (RSA), the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), and the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA), along with a set of elliptic curves recommended for government use. NIST is primarily seeking comments on the recommended elliptic curves specified in Appendix D of the FIPS, but comments on other areas of the FIPS will also be considered. FIPS 186-4 is available at http:// dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.FIPS.186-4.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-26526
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-26508
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-26495
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce