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Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board
Document Number: 2015-25681
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce
This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128), which requires the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) . To apply for membership to the Board, applicants should submit a current resume as indicated in the Contact Information section. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. This notice also sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Board. Board members will discuss and provide advice on the NSGCP in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the National Sea Grant College Program Web site at http:// seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisor yBoard/ UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx.
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.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Final Rescission of the Semiannual Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Jinxiang Kaihua Imp & Exp Co., Ltd.
Document Number: 2015-25705
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of Jinxiang Kaihua Imp & Exp Co., Ltd. (Kaihua) regarding the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (``the PRC''). On June 5, 2015, the Department published the preliminary results in which it found that Kaihua's new shipper sale is not bona fide. As a result, we preliminarily rescinded the NSR of Kaihua\1\ and we invited interested parties to comment. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we continue to find Kaihua's new shipper sale is not bona fide. Consequently, the Department is rescinding this NSR.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2015-25704
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms (mushrooms) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) involving Linyi Yuqiao International Trade Co., Ltd. (Yuqiao). The period of review (POR) of this new shipper review is February 1, 2015, through July 31, 2015.
Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2015-25684
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding its administrative review of utility scale wind towers (``wind towers'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015 (``POR''), based on the withdrawal of request for review.
Utility Scale Wind Towers From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2015-25683
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding its administrative review of utility scale wind towers (``wind towers'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') for the period February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015 (``POR''), based on the withdrawal of request for review.
Science Advisory Board (SAB)
Document Number: 2015-25679
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Thursday, October 29, 9:45 a.m. EDT to 5:45 p.m. EDT and on Friday, October 30, from 8:15 a.m. EDT to 1:00 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting times and agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at the Hamilton Hotel Ballroom, 1001 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC. Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for directions to the meeting location. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15- minute public comment period on October 29 from 5:30-5:45 p.m. EDT (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two (2) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the SAB Acting Executive Director by October 22, 2015 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by October 22, 2015, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after October 22, 2015, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first-come, first- served basis. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on October 22, 2015, to Dr. Elizabeth Turner, Acting SAB Executive Director, Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824; Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Review Report for the Joint Institute on Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR); (2) Review Report for the Cooperative Institute on Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS); (3) Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Program Advisory Working Group Report on the RESTORE Act Science Program's Performance Metrics Plan and Coordination Plan; (4) SAB Strategy Discussion; (5) Updates from the NOAA Administrator and Chief Scientist; (6) Discussion on Optimizing SAB Working Group Operations and (7) Working Group Issues for Discussion.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-25676
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2015 Atka mackerel incidental catch allowance (ICA) for the Bering Sea subarea and Eastern Aleutian district (BS/EAI) to the Amendment 80 cooperative allocations in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of Atka mackerel in the BSAI to be fully harvested.
Meeting of the United States Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2015-25671
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Manufacturing Council (Council) will hold an open meeting on Friday, October 23, 2015. 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 recommendations developed by the Workforce Development subcommittee looking at issues of shifting the image of manufacturing and high school educational approach enhancements for consideration by the Manufacturing Council. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council at http:/ /trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil, at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-25572
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products (CLPP) from India.\1\ The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014.\2\ We preliminarily determine that during the POR, mandatory respondent Kokuyo Riddhi \3\ made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) and mandatory respondent SAB International (SAB) did not. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge from Taiwan; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-25571
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from Taiwan. The review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise. The Department selected one mandatory respondent for individual examination, Roung Shu Industry Corporation (Roung Shu). The POR is September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014. We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise to the United States have been made at prices below normal value (NV). We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; Horseshoe Crabs; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit, 2015
Document Number: 2015-25540
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, has made a preliminary determination that the subject exempted fishing permit (EFP) application submitted by Limuli Laboratories of Cape May Court House, NJ, contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The proposed EFP would allow the harvest of up to 10,000 horseshoe crabs from the Carl N. Shuster Jr. Horseshoe Crab Reserve (Reserve) for biomedical purposes and require, as a condition of the EFP, the collection of data related to the status of horseshoe crabs within the reserve. The Director has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (Commission) Horseshoe Crab Interstate Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow up to two commercial fishing vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations promulgated under the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act (Atlantic Coastal Act). The EFP would allow for an exemption from the Reserve. Regulations under the Atlantic Coastal Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Notice of Intent to Conduct Scoping and to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 2015-25510
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with section 304(a) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.) and based on the resources and boundaries described in the community-based nomination submitted to NOAA on September 16, 2014 (nominate.noaa.gov/ nominations) NOAA is initiating a process to consider designating Mallows Bay-Potomac River as a national marine sanctuary. The designation process, as required by the NMSA, will be conducted concurrently with a public process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). This notice also informs the public that NOAA will coordinate its responsibilities under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470) with its ongoing NEPA process, pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(a), including the use of NEPA documents and public and stakeholder meetings to also meet the requirements of section 106. The public scoping process is intended to solicit information and comments on the range of issues and the significant issues to be analyzed in depth in an environmental impact statement related to designating this area as a national marine sanctuary. The results of this scoping process will assist NOAA in moving forward with the designation process and in formulating alternatives for the draft environmental impact statement and proposed regulations, including developing sanctuary boundaries. It will also inform the initiation of any consultations with federal, state, or local agencies and other interested parties, as appropriate.
Notice of Intent To Conduct Scoping and To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 2015-25509
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with section 304(a) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), and based on the resources and boundaries described in the community-based nomination submitted to NOAA on December 2, 2014 (www.nominate.noaa.gov/nominations), NOAA is initiating a process to consider designating an area of Wisconsin's Lake Michigan as a national marine sanctuary. The designation process, as required by the NMSA, will be conducted concurrently with a public process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). This notice also informs the public that NOAA will coordinate its responsibilities under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470) with its ongoing NEPA process, pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(a), including the use of NEPA documents and public and stakeholder meetings to also meet the requirements of section 106. The public scoping process is intended to solicit information and comments on the range of issues and the significant issues to be analyzed in depth in an environmental impact statement related to designating this area as a national marine sanctuary. The results of this scoping process will assist NOAA in moving forward with the designation process and in formulating alternatives for the draft environmental impact statement and proposed regulations, including developing national marine sanctuary boundaries. It will also inform the initiation of any consultations with federal, state, or local agencies and other interested parties, as appropriate.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Master Address File (MAF) and Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) Update Activities
Document Number: 2015-25506
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Community Broadband Workshop
Document Number: 2015-25505
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as part of its BroadbandUSA initiative will hold a one-day regional broadband Workshop, ``California Broadband Workshop,'' to help communities expand their broadband capacity and increase utilization of broadband. The Workshop will put forward best practices and lessons learned from network infrastructure build-outs and digital inclusion programs from California and surrounding states, including projects funded by NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant programs. It also will include access to regional policymakers, federal funders and industry providers. The California Broadband Workshop will also explore the impact of municipal networks on local and regional economic development and discuss effective business and public-private partnership models, as well as lessons learned in the implementation of networks, adoption and use of broadband.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14450
Document Number: 2015-25502
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 14450-03 has been issued to the National Marine Fisheries Service's Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149 [Responsible Party: Bonnie Ponwith, Ph.D.].
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Age Search Service
Document Number: 2015-25493
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hard Bottom Habitats of the South Atlantic Region; Amendment 8; Correction
Document Number: 2015-25488
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS corrects the final rule that implemented management measures described in Amendment 8 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hard Bottom Habitats of the South Atlantic Region (FMP)(Amendment 8), which published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2015. The Amendment 8 final rule contained some incorrect waypoints for the Oculina Bank Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC)(Oculina Bank HAPC) as well as incorrect language regarding the gear stowage requirements for vessels with rock shrimp onboard transiting through the Oculina Bank HAPC. The purpose of this correcting amendment is to fix these errors.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery Off the Atlantic States and Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Amendments 7/33
Document Number: 2015-25487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic States (Dolphin and Wahoo FMP) and Amendment 33 to the FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper- Grouper FMP) (Amendments 7/33), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this rule would revise the landing fish intact provisions for vessels that lawfully harvest dolphin, wahoo, or snapper-grouper in or from Bahamian waters and return to the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The U.S. EEZ as described in this proposed rule refers to the Atlantic EEZ for dolphin and wahoo and the South Atlantic EEZ for snapper-grouper species. The purpose of this proposed rule is to improve the consistency and enforceability of Federal regulations with regards to landing fish intact provisions for vessels transiting from Bahamian waters through the U.S. EEZ and to increase the social and economic benefits related to the recreational harvest of these species, in accordance with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Framework Amendment 3
Document Number: 2015-25486
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Framework Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources (CMP) in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP) (Framework Amendment 3), as prepared and submitted by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would modify the trip limit, accountability measures (AMs), dealer reporting requirements, and gillnet permit requirements for commercial king mackerel landed by run- around gillnet fishing gear in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). The purpose of this proposed rule is to increase the efficiency, stability, and accountability, and to reduce the potential for regulatory discards of king mackerel in the commercial gillnet component of the CMP fishery.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; State Waters Exemption
Document Number: 2015-25485
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS approves and implements an exemption for Northern Gulf of Maine federally permitted vessels with state-waters permits issued from the State of Maine to continue fishing in the Maine state-waters portion of the Northern Gulf of Maine management area once NMFS has announced that the Federal total allowable catch has been fully harvested in a given year. Maine requested this exemption as part of the Scallop State Water Exemption Program, which specifies that a state may be eligible for a state waters exemption to specific Federal regulations if it has a scallop fishery and a scallop conservation program that does not jeopardize the biomass and fishing mortality/ effort limit objectives of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan. Based on the information that Maine has submitted, NMFS has determined that Maine qualifies for this exemption and that this exemption will not have an impact on the effectiveness of Federal management measures for the scallop fishery overall or within the Northern Gulf of Maine management area.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule To List the Dusky Sea Snake and Three Foreign Corals Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2015-25484
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, issue a final rule to list three foreign corals and the dusky sea snake under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We considered comments submitted on the proposed listing rule and have determined that the three foreign corals (Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, and Tubastraea floreana) and the dusky sea snake (Aipysurus fuscus) should be listed as endangered species. We will not designate critical habitat for any of the species 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.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Technical Amendment to Regulations
Document Number: 2015-25477
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is hereby making technical amendments to the regulations for Atlantic highly migratory speciesspecifically, to several restricted fishing areaswithout altering the substance of the regulations. Also, this action re-inserts the longstanding statutorily required limit on length of gillnets that was erroneously removed from the regulations in late 2012, and corrects the end date of the Spring Gulf of Mexico gear restricted areas from May 30 to May 31. These changes will make the cross-references in regulations accurate, the gillnet length limit consistent with statutory requirements, and the dates on restrictions consistent with the supporting analyses and management goals. The rule is administrative in nature and does not make any change with substantive effect to the regulations governing Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) fisheries.
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Establishment of Tuna Vessel Monitoring System in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 2015-25474
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is issuing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement Resolution C-14-02 of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) by establishing requirements for any U.S. commercial fishing vessel that is 24 meters (78.74 feet) or more in overall length engaging in fishing activities for either tuna or tuna-like species in the eastern Pacific Ocean. This rule is necessary to ensure full U.S. compliance with its international obligations under the IATTC Convention.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Kodiak Ferry Terminal and Dock Improvements Project
Document Number: 2015-25452
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
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 Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) to incidentally harass four species of marine mammals during activities related to the reconstruction of the existing ferry terminal at Pier 1 in Kodiak, AK.
Revisions to the Unverified List (UVL)
Document Number: 2015-25450
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twelve (12) persons to the Unverified List (the ``Unverified List'' or UVL), adding additional addresses for four (4) persons currently listed on the UVL, and removing two (2) persons from the UVL. The 12 persons are being added to the UVL on the basis that BIS could not verify their bona fides because an end-use check could not be completed satisfactorily for reasons outside the U.S. Government's control. New addresses are added for four current UVL persons because BIS has determined they are receiving U.S. exports at addresses not previously included in their UVL listings. Finally, two persons are removed from the UVL based on BIS's ability to verify those person's bona fides through the successful completion of end-use checks.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2015-25449
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to DFA of California on September 17, 2015. The original Certificate was issued on March 2, 2015.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-25412
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review and new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) for the administrative review and new shipper reviews is September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014. The Department preliminarily determines that China Kingdom (Beijing) Import & Export Co., Ltd. (China Kingdom), Deyan Aquatic Products and Food Co., Ltd. (Deyan Aquatic), Hubei Yuesheng Aquatic Products Co., Ltd. (Hubei Yuesheng), and Weishan Hongda Aquatic Food Co., Ltd (Weishan Hongda) have not made sales of subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value. With respect to Shanghai Ocean Flavor International Trading Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Ocean), see section below entitled ``Separate Rate for a Non-Selected Company.''
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2015-25414
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
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 August anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Change in Practice Regarding Correction of Foreign Priority Claims
Document Number: 2015-25407
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce
The American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 (AIPA) provided for publication of patent applications at eighteen months from the earliest filing date for which a benefit is claimed. Thus, the patent laws and regulations require that foreign priority or domestic benefit claims, specifying the application number, country (or intellectual property authority), and filing date of any foreign application for which priority is claimed and the application number of any domestic application for which benefit is claimed, be submitted in a timely manner to allow for publication at eighteen months from the earliest filing date for which a benefit is claimed. It has been United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) practice to require that any correction of the application number in a domestic benefit claim after the time period for filing a priority or benefit claim be via a petition to accept an unintentionally delayed benefit claim, but to permit correction of the application number in a foreign priority claim after the time period for filing a priority or benefit claim without such a petition. This dissimilar treatment of the correction of foreign priority claims and domestic benefit claims results in the publication of a corrected patent application publication reflecting the accurate domestic benefit claim information whenever an applicant corrects the application number in a domestic benefit claim in a pending application, but not whenever an applicant corrects the application number of the foreign application in a foreign priority claim. The rationale for the practice of permitting correction of the application number in a foreign priority claim without a petition was because the filing date of a prior foreign patent application did not affect the effective prior art date of a U.S. patent application publication and because the USPTO schedules publication of an application with the filing date provided by applicant in a foreign priority claim. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), however, now provides that the filing date of an earlier foreign patent application may now be the effective prior art date for subject matter disclosed in a U.S. patent or a U.S. patent application publication. Therefore, U.S. patent application publications should reflect accurate foreign priority information to minimize the burden on examiners and members of the public in assessing the effective prior art date for subject matter disclosed in such U.S. patent application publications. The USPTO will thus now require that any correction of the identification of the foreign application (by application number, country (or intellectual property authority), and filing date) in a foreign priority claim after the time period for filing a priority or benefit claim be via a petition to accept an unintentionally delayed priority claim, and once the petition is granted in a pending application, will now publish a corrected patent application publication reflecting the accurate foreign priority claim information. Requiring a petition and publishing a corrected patent application publication whenever an applicant corrects the application number in a foreign priority claim or a domestic benefit claim will provide for common treatment of the correction of the identification of a foreign or domestic application in a priority or benefit claim. The publication of a corrected patent application publication by the USPTO will result in corrected patent application publications with accurate foreign priority information which will benefit examiners, applicants and members of the public in assessing the effective prior art date for subject matter disclosed in a U.S. patent application publication.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-25378
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-25368
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-25338
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce