Department of Commerce January 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

NOAA Commercial Space Policy
Document Number: 2016-01653
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA has released the final NOAA Commercial Space Policy (Policy). On September 1, 2015, NOAA released a draft Commercial Space Policy for a 30-day public comment period. During this comment period, 15 sets of comments were received (see www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2015-0109). All comments were reviewed, adjudicated and, where appropriate, incorporated or reflected in the final Policy.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2016-01646
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has conducted an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), for the period of review (``POR''), June 1, 2013, to May 31, 2014. On July 22, 2015, the Department published the preliminary results of this review, and received no comments from interested parties. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The Department continues to determine that Zhaoqing Tifo New Fibre Co., Ltd. (``Zhaoqing Tifo'') failed to establish its eligibility for a separate rate for the POR, and thus, is a part of the PRC-wide entity, and that Takayasu Industrial (Jiangyin) Co., Ltd. (``Takayasu'') had no reviewable entries during the POR.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-01644
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is initiating new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from the People's Republic of China for Jiangsu Keri Wood Co., Ltd. (``Keri Wood'') and Zhejiang Simite Wooden Co., Ltd. (``Simite Wooden''). The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale
Document Number: 2016-01633
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We (NMFS) are issuing this final rule to replace the critical habitat for right whales in the North Atlantic with two new areas. The areas being designated as critical habitat contain approximately 29,763 nm \2\ of marine habitat in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank region (Unit 1) and off the Southeast U.S. coast (Unit 2). We have considered positive and negative economic, national security, and other relevant impacts of the critical habitat. We are not excluding any particular area from the final critical habitat. A Biological Source Document provides the basis for our identification of the physical and biological features essential to the conservation of the species that may require special management considerations or protection. A report was also prepared pursuant to section 4(b)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in support of this rule.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-01624
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2016 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-01614
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), intends to grant to Handix, LLC of Boulder, Colorado, an exclusive global license to manufacture and distribute its ``OPEN PATH OPTICAL CELL''.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01607
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
Cuba Licensing Policy Revisions
Document Number: 2016-01557
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the exceptions to the general policy of denial in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports and reexports to Cuba by identifying additional types of exports and reexports that are subject to a general policy of approval: items for safety of civil aviation and safe operation of commercial aircraft engaged in international air transportation, certain telecommunications and agricultural items, items to human rights organizations or individuals and non-governmental organizations that promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba, and items for use by U.S. news bureaus. This rule also amends the exceptions to the general policy of denial in the EAR for exports and reexports to Cuba by identifying types of exports and reexports that will be reviewed to determine, on a case-by-case basis, whether such transactions meet the needs of the Cuban people, including exports and reexports for this purpose made to state-owned enterprises and agencies and organizations of the Cuban government that provide goods and services to the Cuban people. BIS is making these changes to further implement the Administration's policy of empowering and engaging the Cuban people. This rule retains the prohibition on the export or reexport of items subject to the EAR to Cuba without a license or applicable license exception.
Foreign-Trade Zone 30-Salt Lake City, Utah; Application for Subzone, Cabela's Inc.; Tooele, Utah
Document Number: 2016-01575
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Approval of Subzone Status; CNH Industrial America LLC; Benson, Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-01574
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2007-2008
Document Number: 2016-01573
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 21, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'' or ``Court'') issued its final judgment \1\ sustaining the Department of Commerce's (the ``Department'') final results of redetermination \2\ issued pursuant to the CIT's remand order in Peer Bearing CompanyChangshan v. United States, 914 F. Supp. 2d 1343 (CIT 2013) (``CPZ 07-08 II''), with respect to the Department's final results \3\ of the 2007-2008 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (``TRBs''), from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (``Timken''), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (``Diamond Sawblades''), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Final Results and is amending the Final Results with respect to the dumping margin determined for the sole mandatory respondent in the underlying review, Peer Bearing CompanyChangshan (``CPZ'').
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2016-01570
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce, through the International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (OTEA), has received an application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate'') from AARQ. This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and seeks public comments on whether the amended Certificate should be issued.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Taiwan: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-01566
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determination in the less-than-fair- value (``LTFV'') investigation of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (``corrosion-resistant steel'') from Taiwan.
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative; 2008-2009
Document Number: 2016-01509
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 21, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'' or ``Court'') issued its final judgment \1\ sustaining the Department of Commerce's (the ``Department'') final results of redetermination \2\ issued pursuant to the CIT's remand order in Peer Bearing Co.-Changshan v. United States, 986 F. Supp. 2d 1389 (CIT 2014) (``CPZ 08-09 II''), with respect to the Department's final results \3\ of the twenty-second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (``TRBs''), from People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (``Timken''), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (``Diamond Sawblades''), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Final Results and is amending the Final Results with respect to the dumping margins determined for Peer Bearing Company- Changshan and Changshan Peer Bearing Co., Ltd.\4\
Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People's Republic of China and Mexico: Preliminary Results of the Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2016-01498
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on seamless refined copper pipe and tube (``copper pipe and tube'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') and Mexico would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the ``Preliminary Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Bureau of Industry and Security
Document Number: 2016-01438
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
Document Number: 2016-01406
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule addresses how individual processing quota (IPQ) use caps apply to Bering Sea Chionoecetes bairdi Tanner crab fisheries: The eastern C. bairdi Tanner (EBT) and the western C. bairdi Tanner (WBT). This rule exempts EBT and WBT IPQ crab that is custom processed at a facility through contractual arrangements with the facility owners from being applied against the IPQ use cap of the facility owners. This rule applies to EBT and WBT IPQ crab received for custom processing during the 2015/2016 crab fishing year. Without this rule, substantial amounts of EBT and WBT Class A IFQ crab would remain unharvested, and fishermen, shoreside processors, and communities that participate in the EBT and WBT fisheries have no viable alternatives to mitigate the resulting significant, negative economic effects before the fisheries end for the season. This rule is necessary to temporarily relieve a restriction that is preventing the full harvest of EBT and WBT Class A IFQ crab. This rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs, and other applicable law.
Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Utah and Vermont
Document Number: 2016-01405
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites applications from eligible organizations in connection with NIST's funding up to thirteen (13) separate MEP cooperative agreements for the operation of an MEP Center in the designated States' service areas and in the funding amounts identified in the corresponding Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO). NIST anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement for each of the identified States. The objective of the MEP Center Program is to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium- sized manufacturers within the States designated in the corresponding FFO. The selected organization will become part of the MEP national system of extension service providers, currently located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for Southern Resident Killer Whales
Document Number: 2016-01400
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 5-year review of Southern Resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The purpose of these reviews is to ensure that the listing classification of a species is accurate. The 5-year review will be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we request submission of any such information on Southern Resident killer whales that has become available since their original listing as endangered in November 2005 or since the previous 5-year review completed in 2011. Based on the results of this 5-year review, we will make the requisite determination under the ESA.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01395
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01385
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01384
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Wireless Medical Infusion Pumps Use Case for the Health Care Sector
Document Number: 2016-01344
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Wireless Medical Infusion Pumps use case for the health care sector. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Health Care Sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
Pacific Island Fisheries; Special Coral Reef Ecosystem Fishing Permit for Offshore Aquaculture
Document Number: 2016-01343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to issue a Special Coral Reef Ecosystem Fishing Permit that would authorize Kampachi Farms, LLC, to stock, culture, and harvest fish that are part of the coral reef ecosystem management unit in a submerged net pen moored in Federal waters about 5.5 nm (10.2 km) off the west coast of the Island of Hawaii. This notice informs the public that NMFS prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) of the potential impacts of the proposed activity.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2016-01342
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces receipt of an exempted fishing permit (EFP) application from the Alaska Seafood Cooperative (AKSC) and co- applicants. If granted, this EFP would allow the applicants to remove halibut from a trawl codend on the deck, and release those fish back to the water in a timely manner to increase survivability. These halibut would be sampled by NMFS-trained observers for length and physical condition using standard International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) halibut mortality assessment methods. The objectives of the EFP application are to (1) test methods for sorting halibut on deck for suitability as an allowable fish handling mode for the non-pollock catcher/processor trawl fisheries (Amendment 80, community development quota (CDQ), and trawl limited access) in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands under an eventual regulated program; (2) simplify and improve on elements that worked under a 2015 deck sorting EFP project; and (3) address challenges and issues that arose in the 2015 EFP. This experiment has the potential to promote the objectives of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Northern Pacific Halibut Act.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Security and Critical Technology Assessments of the U.S. Industrial Base
Document Number: 2016-01338
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Red Snapper Management Measures; Amendment 28
Document Number: 2016-01279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 28 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) (Amendment 28). If approved and implemented by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), Amendment 28 would revise the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) red snapper commercial and recreational sector allocations of the stock annual catch limits (ACLs). As a result of the revised sector allocations proposed in Amendment 28, this proposed rule would revise the red snapper commercial and recreational quotas (which are equivalent to the ACLs) and the recreational annual catch targets (ACTs). This proposed rule would also set the Federal charter vessel/headboat and private angling component quotas and ACTs based on the revised recreational sector's ACL and ACT. The purpose of this proposed rule and Amendment 28 is to reallocate the Gulf red snapper harvest consistent with the 2014 red snapper assessment update while ensuring the allowable catch and recovery benefits from the rebuilding red snapper stock are fairly and equitably allocated between the commercial and recreational sectors.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery and Golden Crab Fishery of the South Atlantic, and Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic
Document Number: 2016-01258
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement management measures described in Amendment 34 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, Amendment 9 to the FMP for the Golden Crab Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, and Amendment 8 to the FMP for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic; collectively referred to as the Generic Accountability Measures (AM) and Dolphin Allocation Amendment (Generic AM Amendment), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule revises the commercial and recreational AMs for numerous snapper-grouper species and golden crab. This final rule also revises commercial and recreational sector allocations for dolphin in the Atlantic. The actions are intended to make the AMs consistent for snapper-grouper species addressed in the final rule and for golden crab, and revise the allocations between the commercial and recreational sectors for dolphin.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review and Notice of Intent To Update the Recovery Plan for the U.S. Distinct Population Segment of Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata)
Document Number: 2016-01239
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce the initiation of a 5-year review for the U.S. distinct population segment (DPS) of smalltooth sawfish (hereafter referred to as `smalltooth sawfish'), and our intent to update the smalltooth sawfish recovery plan. A 5-year review is a periodic process conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species is accurate. Recovery plans are guides to rebuild and assure the long-term viability of protected species in the wild. Each document is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review/update. Therefore, we are requesting submission of any information on the status of smalltooth sawfish that has become available since the previous iterations of these documents in 2010 and 2009 respectively.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01217
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Impacts of Diving and Snorkeling Expenditures in Southern Florida
Document Number: 2016-01195
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
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.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications and Management Measures
Document Number: 2016-01189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2016-2018 specifications for Atlantic mackerel and the river herring and shad catch cap for Atlantic mackerel. NMFS previously set specifications for butterfish, longfin squid, and Illex squid for 3 years in 2015 (2015-2017) and, therefore, new specifications will not be included in this year's specification rulemaking. This action also proposes to adjust the butterfish mesh requirement, clarify the use of strengtheners in the butterfish fishery, and suspend indefinitely the pre-trip notification system requirement in the longfin squid fishery. These proposed specifications and management measures are intended to promote the sustainable utilization and conservation of the Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish resources.
Implementation of OMB Guidance on Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
Document Number: 2016-01078
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is removing its regulation implementing the prior government-wide common rule on drug- free workplace requirements for financial assistance, and issuing a new regulation to adopt updated Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on the topic. This action implements OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate into one title of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) all Federal regulations on drug-free workplace requirements for financial assistance. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in Commerce's policy or procedures for drug-free workplace.
Approval of Subzone Status, MannKind Corporation, Danbury, Connecticut
Document Number: 2016-01178
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Coupeville Timber Towers Preservation Project
Document Number: 2016-01107
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for an authorization to take small numbers of 10 species of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to proposed construction activities for the Coupeville Timber Tower Preservation Project in Washington State. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to WDOT to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of marine mammals for a period of 1 year.
Implementing Certain Provisions of the Spectrum Pipeline Act With Respect to the Duties of the Technical Panel
Document Number: 2016-01047
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) amends its regulations with respect to the duties of the Technical Panel to include the new responsibility for review and approval of plans submitted by federal entities that request funding from the Spectrum Relocation Fund for the purposes set forth in Section 1005(a)(2) of the Spectrum Pipeline Act of 2015.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program
Document Number: 2016-01034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 109 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) for review. If approved, Amendment 109 would amend the FMP to support increased participation in local small-scale groundfish fisheries managed under the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. Specifically, Amendment 109 would amend the description of observer coverage requirements in the FMP to allow catcher vessels less than or equal to 46 feet (ft) (14.0 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear to be placed in the partial observer coverage category when groundfish CDQ fishing. In addition, Amendment 109 would exempt operators of registered catcher vessels greater than 32 ft (9.8 m) LOA and less than or equal to 46 ft LOA using hook-and-line gear from the requirement to obtain and carry a License Limitation Program (LLP) license when conducting groundfish CDQ fishing. Amendment 109 also would update descriptive information about the CDQ Program in the FMP and make several editorial revisions. The objective of Amendment 109 is to facilitate increased participation by residents of CDQ communities in the groundfish CDQ fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI), and to support economic development in western Alaska. This action would benefit the six CDQ groups and the operators of local small hook-and-line catcher vessels that the CDQ groups authorize to participate in the groundfish CDQ fisheries by reducing the costs of participating in those fisheries.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Chemical Weapons Convention Declaration and Report Handbook and Forms
Document Number: 2016-01030
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Trip Limit Adjustment for the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2016-00909
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action decreases the possession and trip limit for Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic yellowtail flounder for Northeast multispecies common pool vessels for the remainder of the 2015 fishing year. The most recent catch data indicates that the common pool is expected to reach its annual quota for this stock before the end of January. Decreasing the trip limit is intended to prevent the common pool fishery from exceeding its allocation for the stock in the 2015 fishing year, and from triggering an area closure for portions of Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Brazil: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-01028
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines that certain uncoated paper (``uncoated paper'') from Brazil is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 735(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2016-01026
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-20
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 certain uncoated paper from Indonesia. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination and Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice. The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Portugal: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2016-01024
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines that certain uncoated paper (``uncoated paper'') from Portugal is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 735(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-01023
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Indonesia is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.