Department of Commerce December 21, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China and Continuation of Suspended Antidumping Duty Investigations on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the Russian Federation and Ukraine
Document Number: 2015-32022
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the respective determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain cut- to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), and the termination of the suspension agreements and the underlying antidumping duty investigations on CTL plate from the Russian Federation (``Russia'') and Ukraine (collectively, ``the Agreements''), would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order on CTL plate from the PRC and continuation of the Agreements on CTL plate from Russia and Ukraine.
Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order and Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-32020
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on certain potassium phosphate salts (``salts'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order. As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on salts from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the CVD order.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2015-31999
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-31948
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 46 assessment of the Caribbean Data-limited Species will consist of one in-person workshop and a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2015-31947
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 41 assessments of the South Atlantic stocks of red snapper and gray triggerfish will consist of a series of workshop and webinars: Data Workshops; an Assessment Workshop and webinars; and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-31946
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is considering developing a comprehensive citizen science program. This workshop will be convened to consider program goals and design, and gather input from constituents and potential regional partners and collaborators. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Meeting of the United States Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2015-31945
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Manufacturing Council (Council) will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The Council was established in April 2004 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. manufacturing industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Council members to review and deliberate on a recommendation by the Innovation, Research and Development Subcommittee focused on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council at http://www.trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil/, at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Request for Submission of Topics for USPTO Quality Case Studies
Document Number: 2015-31897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is initiating a new pilot program as part of its Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative. Currently, the USPTO performs reviews of applications on target issues for internal quality purposes, referred to as ``case studies.'' The USPTO now seeks to leverage the experience of its stakeholders to expand the use of case studies to additional quality- related topics. Beginning immediately, stakeholders are invited to submit patent quality-related topics that they believe should be the subject of a case study. After considering the submitted topics, the USPTO will identify which topics will be the subject of upcoming case studies. The USPTO anticipates that the results of these case studies will help it to understand better the quality of its work products and, where appropriate, to take action to remediate quality issues or to formulate best practices to further enhance quality. Such public engagement is sought not only to broaden the scope of quality issues currently studied by the USPTO, but also to continue stakeholder involvement in the quality review process and to maintain a transparent quality enhancement process.