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

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Antidumping Duty Investigations of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Australia, Brazil, Japan, and the Netherlands and Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Preliminary Determinations of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2015-31083
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 11, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received antidumping duty (AD) petitions concerning imports of certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Australia, Brazil, Japan, and the Netherlands, and a countervailing duty (CVD) petition concerning hot-rolled steel from Brazil.\1\ On October 23, 2015, the Department received timely allegations, pursuant to sections 703(e)(1) and 733(e)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.206, that critical circumstances exist with respect to imports of the merchandise under investigation.\2\ Based on information provided by the petitioners, data placed on the record of these investigations by the mandatory respondents, and data collected by the Department from Global Trade Atlas (GTA), the Department preliminarily determines that critical circumstances exist for imports of hot-rolled steel from certain producers and exporters from Brazil and Japan.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys Along the Oregon and California Coasts
Document Number: 2015-31036
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring surveys. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to PISCO to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; 2016 and 2017 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: 2015-31003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2016 and 2017 harvest specifications, apportionments, and prohibited species catch allowances for the groundfish fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2016 and 2017 fishing years, and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the BSAI in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; 2016 and 2017 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: 2015-31002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2016 and 2017 harvest specifications, apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2016 and 2017 fishing years and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the GOA in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
Document Number: 2015-30956
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce the extension of the comment period for the Proposed Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan for Oregon Coast Coho Salmon (Proposed Plan) published on October 13, 2015. The Proposed Plan addresses the Oregon Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) evolutionarily significant unit (ESU) listed as threatened under the ESA. The geographic area covered by the Proposed Plan is the Pacific Ocean and freshwater habitat (rivers, streams and lakes) from the Necanicum River near Seaside, Oregon, on the northern end to the Sixes River near Port Orford, Oregon on the south. As required under the ESA, the Proposed Plan contains objective, measurable delisting criteria, site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the Proposed Plan's goals, and estimates of the time and costs required to implement recovery actions. We are soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Proposed Plan. The comment period is being extendedfrom December 14, 2015, to December 31, 2015to provide additional opportunity for public comment.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2015-30753
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations 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.
Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From the People's Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2015-30898
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
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 narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (``NWRs'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Silicomanganese from India: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2015-30895
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
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 silicomanganese from India for the period of review (POR) May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2015-30886
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to eight existing Federal Advisory Committees: Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board, National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction, NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee, and Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Several Groundfish Species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-30875
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) and total allowable catch (TAC) of Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) northern rockfish, BSAI octopus, BSAI sculpins, and BSAI skates in the BSAI management area. This action is necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI management area.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-30872
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-30862
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from catcher vessels greater than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot gear, American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher processors (C/Ps), and catcher vessels using trawl gear to C/Ps using hook-and-line gear and C/Ps using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Privacy Act of 1974, Amended System of Records
Document Number: 2015-30860
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
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 COMMERCE/ITA-1, Individuals Identified in Export Transactions.
Marine Mammals; File No. 17157
Document Number: 2015-30843
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Stephen John Trumble, Ph.D., Baylor University, 101 Bagby Ave., Waco, TX 76706, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 17157-01.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15510
Document Number: 2015-30842
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Jennifer Burns, Ph.D., University of Alaska Anchorage, Biology Department, 3101 Science Circle, Anchorage, AK, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 15510.
Marine Mammals; File No. 19439
Document Number: 2015-30841
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
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 pinnipeds in Antarctica.
Marine Mammals; File No. 16193
Document Number: 2015-30840
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Todd Robeck, D.V.M, Ph.D., Sea World Parks and Entertainment Corp, 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 16193.
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-30793
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea).\1\ The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2013, through October 31, 2014. This review covers three producers or exporters of the subject merchandise: Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel), Hyundai HYSCO (HYSCO), and SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH). We preliminarily find that Husteel and HYSCO have made sales of the subject merchandise at prices below normal value. We also preliminarily find that SeAH did not make sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-30794
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-30792
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting the fourth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period November 1, 2013, through October 31, 2014. The Department preliminarily determines that, during the period of review (``POR''), respondent Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc., Hong Kong GD Trading Co., Ltd., and Golden Dragon Holding (Hong Kong) International, Ltd. and eight affiliated producers that comprise the GD Single Entity \1\ have made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results, Preliminary Intent To Rescind, and Partial Rescission of the 20th Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-30791
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting the 20th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2013, through October 31, 2014.\1\ This review covers 161 manufacturers/exporters of subject merchandise.\2\ We preliminarily find that mandatory respondent Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd. (Xinboda) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). In addition, the Department preliminarily finds that the other mandatory respondents, Hebei Golden Bird Trading Co., Ltd. (Golden Bird) and Qingdao Tiantaixing Foods Co., Ltd. (QTF), are part of the PRC-wide entity. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-30790
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order (CVD) order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (ribbons) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-30789
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 11, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review (``AR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2013, through October 31, 2014. The Department invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. Only Nucor Corporation (``Petitioner'') submitted comments to the Department. After considering the comments received, the Department made no changes to the Preliminary Results in these final results of review.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Document Number: 2015-30770
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in January, February, and March of 2016. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2016 and will be announced in a future notice.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Fisheries Research
Document Number: 2015-30760
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS' Office of Protected Resources has received a request from the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries research, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the PIFSC's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the PIFSC's application and request.
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2015-30757
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness on November 17, 2015.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Bravo Wharf Recapitalization Project
Document Number: 2015-30745
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities as part of a wharf recapitalization project. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting public comment on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Navy to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during the specified activity.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Recreational Landings and Bluefin Tuna Catch Reports
Document Number: 2015-30692
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding for 7 Foreign Species of Elasmobranchs Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2015-30660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, have completed comprehensive status reviews under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for seven foreign marine elasmobranch species in response to a petition to list those species. These seven species are the daggernose shark (Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus), Brazilian guitarfish (Rhinobatos horkelii), striped smoothhound shark (Mustelus fasciatus), narrownose smoothhound shark (Mustelus schmitti), spiny angel shark (Squatina guggenheim), Argentine angel shark (Squatina argentina), and graytail skate (Bathyraja griseocauda). Based on the best scientific and commercial information available, and after taking into account efforts being made to protect these species, we have determined that the daggernose shark (I. oxyrhynchus), Brazilian guitarfish (R. horkelii), striped smoothhound shark (Mustelus fasciatus), and Argentine angel shark (S. argentina) meet the definition of an endangered species under the ESA. We have determined that the narrownose smoothhound shark (M. schmitti) and spiny angel shark (S. guggenheim) meet the definition of a threatened species under the ESA. Therefore, we propose to list these six species under the ESA. Additionally, we have determined that the graytail skate (B. griseocauda) does not warrant listing under the ESA at this time. We are not proposing to designate critical habitat for any of the species proposed for listing because the geographical areas occupied by these species are entirely outside U.S. jurisdiction, and we have not identified any unoccupied areas within U.S. jurisdiction that are currently essential to the conservation of any of these species. We are soliciting comments on our proposal to list these six foreign marine elasmobranch species.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-30715
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2013, through October 31, 2014. The Department has preliminarily determined that certain companies covered by this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order, in Part
Document Number: 2015-30710
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 9, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its Preliminary Results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) and intent to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') \1\ with respect to certain bed bases.\2\ The Department preliminarily determined that the producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which the Order pertains lacked interest in the relief provided by the Order with respect to certain bed bases described below. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. No party submitted comments. For the final results, the Department is revoking, in part, the Order as to certain bed bases.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted and Funded by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Document Number: 2015-30674
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of the ``Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (DPEA) for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted and Funded by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC).'' Publication of this notice begins the official public comment period for this DPEA. The purpose of the DPEA is to evaluate, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of conducting and funding fisheries and ecosystem research in NOAA's Pacific Islands Region.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sculpins in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-30651
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of sculpins in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2015 initial total allowable catch of sculpins in the BSAI has been reached.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2015-30650
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Gulf of Alaska Trawl Fishery, Rationalization Sociocultural Study
Document Number: 2015-30622
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
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.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2015-30604
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-30583
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Silicomanganese From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-30546
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 4, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Department) published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicomanganese from India covering the period of review (POR) May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014.\1\ This review covers one producer/exporter of subject merchandise, Nava Bharat Ventures Limited (Nava). For the final results, we continue to determine that Nava did not sell subject merchandise to the United States at below normal value (NV) during the POR. The final results are listed in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review'' below.
Wassenaar Arrangement 2014 Plenary Agreements Implementation and Country Policy Amendments; Correction
Document Number: 2015-30253
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains, as part of its Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies certain of the items subject to Department of Commerce jurisdiction. This correction rule revises the Commerce Country Chart by implementing revisions that BIS inadvertently omitted from the ``Wassenaar Arrangement 2014 Plenary Agreements Implementation and Country Policy Amendments'' rule published on May 21, 2015 (80 FR 29442) (``May 21 rule''), for Argentina and South Africa. This rule also implements the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) agreement to make a clarification to the control text for rebreathing equipment that BIS inadvertently did not make in the May 21 rule. A license requirement note indicating jurisdiction is corrected and a related control note is clarified in an entry on the CCL controlling space launch vehicles and ``spacecraft,'' ``space buses,'' ``spacecraft payloads,'' etc., as the range of the reference was incorrectly stated in the May 21 rule. The reference concerning jurisdiction for ``specially designed'' parts, components, systems and structures, for launch vehicles, launch vehicle propulsion systems or ``spacecraft'' is corrected in the CCL entry controlling such items in this rule. In addition, this rule makes one minor correction to remove Fiji from Column D:5 ``U.S. Arms Embargoed Countries,'' as well as from Country Group D, because Fiji is not listed under any other column within Country Group D and because the Department of State published a final rule that revised the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to rescind the previous policy of denying the export of defense articles and defense services to Fiji. Lastly, this rule removes an outdated reference in the Definitions part of the EAR.
Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2015 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for Guam
Document Number: 2015-30544
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a valid specified fishing agreement that allocates 1,000 mt of the 2015 Guam bigeye tuna limit to U.S. longline fishing vessels. The agreement supports the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Greater Amberjack Management Measures
Document Number: 2015-30543
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule revises the commercial and recreational annual catch limits (ACLs) and annual catch targets (ACTs), the commercial trip limit, and the recreational minimum size limit for greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone. Additionally, this rule corrects an error in the Gulf gray triggerfish recreational accountability measures (AMs). The purpose of this rule is to modify Gulf greater amberjack management measures to end overfishing and achieve optimal yield for the greater amberjack resource.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region
Document Number: 2015-30540
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the fishery for commercial non-blacknose small coastal sharks (SCS) in the Gulf of Mexico region. This action is necessary because the commercial landings of Gulf of Mexico non- blacknose SCS for the 2015 fishing season are projected to exceed 80 percent of the available commercial quota as of November 27, 2015.
Export Control Reform: Conforming Change to Defense Sales Offset Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2015-30421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This proposed rule would require reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled in ``600 series'' Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) on the Commerce Control List (CCL) except for certain submersible and semi-submersible cargo transport vessels and related items that are not on control lists of any of the multilateral export control regimes of which the United States is a member. Since the early 1990s, BIS has required reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled on the United States Munitions List (USML). Those reporting requirements would continue, unchanged by this rule. Beginning on October 15, 2013, some items have been removed from the USML and added to 600 series ECCNs as part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative. These items were subject to offsets reporting requirements prior to being added to 600 series ECCNs. In addition, as part of that same initiative, some items that were subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) have also been added to 600 series ECCNs. These items were not subject to offsets reporting requirements prior to being added to 600 series ECCNs. This proposed rule would require reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled in 600 series ECCNs regardless of whether the item was added to a 600 series ECCN simultaneously with its removal from the USML or was subject to the EAR prior to its inclusion in a 600 series ECCN. BIS is proposing this action because, except for the vessels and related items noted above, items controlled in 600 series ECCNs are of a military nature. BIS believes that collecting information regarding offsets requirements in connection with the sale of such items is necessary to make a report to Congress mandated by the Defense Production Act complete.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-30339
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 29, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from Taiwan in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ This review covers Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Nan Ya) and Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation (SMTC). We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by Nan Ya were not made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR). We continue to find that SMTC had no shipments during the POR.