Privacy Act of 1974; Amended System of Records
This notice announces the Department of Commerce's (Department's) proposal to amend and combine the systems of records entitled ``COMMERCE NBS-1'' and ``COMMERCE NBS-3'' into the system of records entitled ``NIST-1, NIST Associates.'' The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is amending these systems of records to combine and update these two prior SORNs, and to facilitate the processing, tracking, management, planning, control, support of, and reporting about NIST Associates (NA) during their tenure at NIST. The system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/NBS-3, Research Associates,'' will be abolished upon final publication of the Federal Register notice for the newly amended and renamed system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/NIST-1, NIST Associates.'' The system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/NBS-1, Guest Workers'' is being amended to create the system of records entitled ``NIST-1, Research Associates.'' We invite public comment on the system amendment announced in this publication.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews; 2013-2014
On October 7, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review and new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (the PRC).\1\ The period of review (POR) for the administrative review and the new shipper reviews is September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014. These reviews cover five producers/exporters of subject merchandise: China Kingdom (Beijing) Import & Export Co., Ltd. (China Kingdom), Deyan Aquatic Products and Food Co., Ltd. (Deyan Aquatic), Shanghai Ocean Flavor International Trading Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Ocean), Hubei Yuesheng Aquatic Products Co., Ltd. (Hubei Yuesheng), and Weishan Hongda Aquatic Food Co., Ltd., (Hongda). We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our margin calculations. Therefore, these final results differ from the Preliminary Results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews.''
Certain Steel Grating From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel grating (``steel grating'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. This review covers two PRC companies.\1\ The Department preliminarily finds that Ningbo Haitian has not demonstrated its eligibility for separate rate status and is, thus, part of the PRC-wide entity. The Department preliminarily finds that Yantai Xinke made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.
United States Investment Advisory Council
The Secretary of Commerce has established the first-ever federal advisory committee to solicit input on strategies to attract and retain foreign direct investment to the United States, the United States Investment Advisory Council (IAC). The establishment of this federal advisory committee is necessary to provide input to the Secretary of Commerce on the development and implementation of strategies and programs to attract and retain foreign investment in the United States and to support the position of the United States as the world's preeminent destination for foreign direct investment. The Department of Commerce is seeking applications for membership on the IAC.
Manufacturing Council: Renewal of the Manufacturing Council Charter
On March 25, 2016, the Department of Commerce Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration renewed the charter for the Manufacturing Council (Council) for a two-year period, ending March 24, 2018. The Council is a federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the B season apportionment of the 2016 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod allocated to trawl catcher vessels in the BSAI.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to review recent fishery performance and develop Fishery Performance Reports for the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish fisheries in preparation for the Council's review of existing 2015-2017 multi-year MSB specifications.
Ocean Exploration Advisory Board
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) activities; federal ocean exploration partners, including the National Science Foundation and the National Atmospheric and Space Administration; advising NOAA on out-year budget development with respect to ocean exploration; and other matters as described in the agenda found on the OEAB Web site at http://oeab.noaa.gov. Time and Dates: The announced meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. EDT, and Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT.
Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Assessing Alkali-Silica Reaction Degradation of Concrete Consortium
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is establishing the Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques for Assessing alkali-silica reaction (ASR) Degradation of Concrete Consortium (``Consortium'') and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. The Consortium will examine non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies that can be used to determine the presence and the evolution of ASR in concrete members. This notice is the initial step for the Consortium to provide participants' access to NIST concrete specimens constructed as large reinforced concrete blocks with ASR reactive aggregates (``NIST ASR Specimens''). Participants will use NIST ASR Specimens to determine whether NDE technologies are effective in identifying and quantifying degree of expansion and degradation of concrete members due to ASR. Participation in this Consortium is open to all eligible organizations, as described below.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).