Department of Commerce January 27, 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.