Department of Commerce July 7, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2016-16145
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
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 May anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-16137
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 11, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on brass sheet and strip from Germany.\1\ The review covers ten producers or exporters of subject merchandise.\2\ We received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that three of the producers or exporters for which the Department initiated a review, Schwermetall, ThyssenKrupp, and Wieland, had no shipments during the POR. Further, we find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value by seven of the companies subject to this review.\3\
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Air Force 86 Fighter Weapons Squadron Conducting Long Range Strike Weapon Systems Evaluation Program at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii
Document Number: 2016-16114
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS (hereinafter, ``we'' or ``our'') received an application from the U.S. Department of the Air Force, 86 Fighter Weapons Squadron (86 FWS), requesting an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to a Long Range Strike Weapon Systems Evaluation Program (LRS WSEP) in the Barking Sands Underwater Range Extension (BSURE) area of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Kauai, Hawaii. 86 FWS's activities are military readiness activities per the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2004. Pursuant to the MMPA, NMFS requests comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to 86 FWS to incidentally take, by Level A and Level B harassment, two species of marine mammals, the dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) and pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) during the specified activity.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-16087
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-16060
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (``fish fillets'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') on January 21, 2016.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2014, through January 1, 2015. We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results. The final dumping margin is listed below in the ``Final Results of the New Shipper Review'' section of this notice.
Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2016-16059
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on carbon butt-weld pipe fittings (BWPF) from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, India, the People's Republic of China and Thailand: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2016-16053
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ``Final Results of Reviews'' section of this notice.
Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2016 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits
Document Number: 2016-16013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes a 2016 limit of 2,000 metric tons (mt) of longline-caught bigeye tuna for each U.S. Pacific territory (American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands). NMFS would allow each territory to allocate up to 1,000 mt each year to U.S. longline fishing vessels in a specified fishing agreement that meets established criteria. As an accountability measure, NMFS would monitor, attribute, and restrict (if necessary) catches of longline-caught bigeye tuna, including catches made under a specified fishing agreement. The proposed catch limits and accountability measures would support the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
Marine Mammals; Pinniped Removal Authority; Approval of Application
Document Number: 2016-16006
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces approval of an application for a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho for lethal removal of individually identifiable predatory California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) in the vicinity of Bonneville Dam to minimize pinniped predation on Pacific salmon and steelhead (Oncorhynchus spp.) listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon. This authorization is pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). NMFS also announces availability of decision documents and other information relied upon in making this determination.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Observer Coverage Requirements for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area Trawl Catcher Vessels
Document Number: 2016-15912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is proposing regulations to modify observer coverage requirements for catcher vessels participating in the trawl limited access fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). If approved, this proposed rule would allow the owner of a trawl catcher vessel to request, on an annual basis, that NMFS place the vessel in the full observer coverage category for all directed fishing for groundfish using trawl gear in the BSAI in the following calendar year. This action is necessary to relieve vessel owners who request full observer coverage of the reporting requirements and observer fee liability associated with the partial observer coverage category. In addition, this proposed rule makes minor technical corrections to observer program regulations. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP), and other applicable laws.
Cyber Security Trade Mission to Turkey
Document Number: 2016-15842
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is amending the Notice published at 80 FR 76670 (December 10, 2015), regarding the Information and Communication Technology Trade Mission to Turkey, scheduled for November 28-December 1, 2016, to amend the title, dates, and deadline for submitting applications for the event.