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

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-18037
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce
Opportunity To Enter Into a Joint Venture With the National Technical Information Service for Data Innovation Support; Extension of Proposal Submission Period
Document Number: 2016-18034
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is extending the period during which it will accept proposals from organizations interested in entering into a Joint Venture Partnership with NTIS to assist Federal agencies to develop and implement innovative ways to collect, connect, access, analyze, or use Federal data and data services.
University of Pittsburgh, et al.; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2016-18016
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for North Atlantic Right Whale
Document Number: 2016-18004
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a 5-year review of the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) 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 the North Atlantic right whale that has become available since the last 5-year review in 2012. Based on the results of this 5- year review, we will make the requisite determination under the ESA.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17970
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17969
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Committee on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: 2016-17952
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
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 cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel, or CRS) from Brazil. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-17951
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from Brazil is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From India: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-17950
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines that imports of certain cold-rolled steel flat products (``cold-rolled steel'') from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''). The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination Margins.'' The period of investigation (``POI'') is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From India: Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: 2016-17948
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
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 cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from India as provided in section 705 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For information on the subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. The period of investigation is January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for NATO International Competitive Bidding
Document Number: 2016-17947
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
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.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-17941
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (``cold-rolled steel'') from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''). The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. The period of investigation (``POI'') is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the United Kingdom: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-17940
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the United Kingdom is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: 2016-17939
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) as provided in section 705 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For information on the subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Russian Federation: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part
Document Number: 2016-17938
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') determines that cold-rolled steel flat products (``cold-rolled steel'') from the Russian Federation (``Russia'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is July 31, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Russian Federation: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Negative Critical Circumstances Determination
Document Number: 2016-17937
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
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 cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the Russian Federation (Russia). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14245
Document Number: 2016-17919
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115-6349, (Dr. John Bengtson, Responsible Party), has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 14245- 03.
In the Matter of: Donald V. Bernardo, a/k/a Don Bernardo, 8930 Houston Ridge Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Order
Document Number: 2016-17681
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Clarification and Update of the Trade Fair Certification Program
Document Number: 2016-17414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is intending to update the Trade Fair Certification Program, which recognizes and endorses U.S. participation in selected, privately organized, foreign trade fairs, in the coming months. Proposed changes will be announced through the Federal Register and comments will be solicited and reviewed before a final rule is issued. This ANPRM solicits feedback on some of the concepts Commerce is considering for the update, and reiterates the requirements, procedures, and application review criteria of the current Trade Fair Certification Program, originally published April 30, 1993. The purpose of this document is to reiterate existing terms in the 1993 document in order to inform the public of proposed guidelines. The concepts being considered for updating the program can be found in the last section of the Supplementary Information section of this document.
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India, Italy, and Spain: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations
Document Number: 2016-17931
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Scientific Integrity Office; Notice of Availability and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-17930
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Research (OAR) publishes this notice on behalf of the NOAA Scientific Integrity Office to announce the availability of the draft Procedural Handbook to accompany NOAA Administrative Order 202- 735D, the scientific integrity policy, for public comment. The draft procedural handbook provides revised NOAA procedures to respond to allegations of scientific and research misconduct.
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2016-17929
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Approval of Subzone Status-Flemish Master Weavers-Sanford, Maine
Document Number: 2016-17891
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements for Sea Otter Interactions With the Pacific Sardine Fishery; Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2016-17880
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
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 Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish Fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-17879
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, in consultation with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), announces its intent to expand the scope of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new bycatch management program for trawl groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). The bycatch management program for the GOA trawl groundfish fisheries would provide participants with incentives to effectively manage and reduce Chinook salmon and Pacific halibut bycatch and promote increased utilization of groundfish harvested in the GOA. NMFS previously published a notice of intent to prepare an EIS for the new bycatch management program on July 14, 2015. In June 2016, NMFS and the Council decided to reopen the comment period on the notice of intent to prepare an EIS because the Council and NMFS expanded scope of the EIS. NMFS will accept written comments from the public to identify issues of concern and assist the Council in determining the appropriate range of management alternatives for the EIS.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Assessment Webinar for Gulf of Mexico Data-Limited Species
Document Number: 2016-17812
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 49 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico Data-limited Species will consist of a data workshop, a review workshop, and a series of assessment Webinars.
Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2016-17806
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Commerce Control List: Addition of Items Determined To No Longer Warrant Control Under United States Munitions List Category XIV (Toxicological Agents) or Category XVIII (Directed Energy Weapons)
Document Number: 2016-17506
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule implements changes described in a proposed rule that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published on June 17, 2015. Specifically, this final rule describes how articles the President has determined no longer warrant control under Category XIV (Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and Associated Equipment) or Category XVIII (Directed Energy Weapons) of the United States Munitions List (USML) are now controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL). The affected Category XIV articles consist primarily of dissemination, detection, and protection ``equipment'' and related articles, such as production and test ``equipment,'' and are controlled under new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 1A607, 1B607, 1C607, 1D607, and 1E607, as added to the CCL by this final rule. The affected Category XVIII articles consist primarily of tooling, production ``equipment,'' test and evaluation ``equipment,'' test models, and related articles and are controlled under new ECCNs 6B619, 6D619 and 6E619, as added to the CCL by this final rule. This final rule is one in a series of rules describing how various types of articles that the President has determined no longer warrant control on the USML, as part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative, are controlled on the CCL in accordance with the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This final rule is being published by BIS in conjunction with a final rule from the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, which amends the list of articles controlled by USML Categories XIV and XVIII. The citations in this BIS rule to USML Categories XIV and XVIII reflect the amendments contained in the Department of State's rule. The revisions made by BIS in this rule are part of Commerce's retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order 13563 completed in August 2011.
Community Broadband Summit
Document Number: 2016-17734
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a regional broadband summit, ``Big Sky Broadband Workshop,'' to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The summit will present best practices and lessons learned from broadband network infrastructure build-outs and digital inclusion programs from Montana and surrounding states, including projects that NTIA awarded through its Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant programs and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.\1\ The summit will also explore effective business and partnership models and will include access to regional policymakers, federal funders, and industry providers.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patent Processing
Document Number: 2016-17699
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Materials Technical Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17695
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee: Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17694
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Large Residential Washers From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2016-17680
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that large residential washers (LRWs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015. The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Data Scoping Webinar for South Atlantic Red Grouper
Document Number: 2016-17647
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 53 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of red grouper will consist of a series Webinars.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Removal of Vessel Upgrade Restrictions for Swordfish Directed Limited Access and Atlantic Tunas Longline Category Permits
Document Number: 2016-17646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would remove vessel upgrading restrictions for vessels issued swordfish directed and Atlantic tunas Longline category limited access permits (LAPs). Currently, regulations allow for upgrading vessels or transferring permits to another vessel only if the vessel upgrade or permit transfer results in an increase of no more than 35 percent in length overall, gross registered tonnage, and net tonnage, as measured relative to the baseline vessel specifications (i.e., the specifications of the vessel first issued an HMS LAP). The proposed rule eliminates these restrictions on upgrades and permit transfers. This action could affect vessel owners issued swordfish directed and Atlantic tunas Longline category LAPs and fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Swordfish handgear LAP upgrade restrictions are not being addressed in this proposed rule.
Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; 2016 Recreational Accountability Measures and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack
Document Number: 2016-17633
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the greater amberjack recreational sector in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) for the 2016 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined that the 2015 recreational annual catch limit (ACL) for Gulf greater amberjack was exceeded; therefore, NMFS reduces the greater amberjack recreational ACL and annual catch target (ACT) in 2016. NMFS has also determined that the recreational ACT for Gulf greater amberjack was reached prior to the June 1 annual season closure. Therefore, the greater amberjack recreational season in the Gulf EEZ will remain closed and will not be re-opening on August 1, 2016. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf greater amberjack resource.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; North and South Atlantic 2016 Commercial Swordfish Quotas
Document Number: 2016-17630
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule adjusts the 2016 fishing season quotas for North and South Atlantic swordfish based upon 2015 commercial quota underharvests and international quota transfers consistent with the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Recommendations 13-02 and 13-03. This final rule also simplifies the annual North and South Atlantic quota adjustment process when the adjustment simply applies a previously-adopted formula or measure. Finally, this final rule removes extraneous regulatory text about the percentage of the annual baseline quota allocation that may be carried over in a given year. This final rule could affect commercial and recreational fishing for swordfish in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. This action implements ICCAT recommendations, consistent with the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and furthers domestic management objectives under the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Construction of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Document Number: 2016-17617
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) for an incidental take authorization to take small numbers of seven species of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to construction activities associated with the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) in the San Francisco Bay (SFB), California. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to CALTRANS to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of marine mammals for a period of 1 year.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2016-17593
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is exchanging unused flathead sole Community Development Quota (CDQ) for rock sole CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total allowable catch of flathead sole and rock sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17536
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad hoc Sacramento River Winter Chinook Workgroup (SRWCW) will hold a meeting, which is open to the public, to discuss progress on development of potential harvest control rule options.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Red Grouper Management Measures
Document Number: 2016-17518
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this action would revise the commercial quota and annual catch limit (ACL) and the recreational annual catch target (ACT) and ACL for red grouper in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone. The purpose of this proposed rule is to adjust the allowable red grouper harvest to achieve optimum yield based upon an updated Gulf red grouper stock assessment.
Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products From the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2016-17565
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 24, 2016, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') investigation on certain biaxial integral geogrid products (``geogrids'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The Department is amending the Preliminary Determination of the investigation to correct three ministerial errors.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India, Italy, Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2016-17563
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on certain corrosion-resistant steel products (``corrosion-resistant steel'') from India, Italy, Republic of Korea (``Korea''), and the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').