Department of Commerce July 20, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Amendment 19 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2016-17158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council has submitted to NMFS Amendment 19 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan which proposes to incorporate a specifications process into the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan and to change the start of the fishing year from March 1 to April 1. The ability to develop specifications to set annual or biennial allocations would allow for a more timely process for setting annual allocations than currently possible with framework adjustments. By adjusting the start of the scallop fishing year from March 1 to April 1, NMFS would be able to implement simple specification actions at the start of the fishing year on a more consistent basis. NMFS requests public comments on whether NMFS should approve this amendment and the draft Environmental Assessment incorporated in the amendment.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17134
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee will hold a public meeting.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Annual Specifications; Correction
Document Number: 2016-17130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document corrects a typographical error in the ADDRESSES section to a proposed rule published on June 23, 2016.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2016-17106
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 15/188,211, titled ``Acousto-Microwave System for Determining Mass or Leak of Gas in a Vessel and Process for Same,'' (NIST Docket No. 15-010US1) to Western Energy Support & Technology, Inc. The grant of the license would be for leak rate testing and gas flow standards fields of uses.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Capital Expenditures Survey
Document Number: 2016-17077
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-16948
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 14, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the preliminary results of the 2014-2015 administrative review (``AR'') of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015, 81 FR 13326 (March 14, 2016) (``Preliminary Results''). The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. The AR covers two PRC exporters of subject merchandise, Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co. Ltd. (``Shanghai Jinneng'') and Shanghai Jinfeng Hardware Plastics Co. Ltd. (``Shanghai Jinfeng''). The Department invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received comments from Globe Metallurgical Inc. (``Petitioner'') which agreed with our Preliminary Results in the administrative review. No other party commented. Accordingly, our final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Seismic Surveys in Cook Inlet, Alaska
Document Number: 2016-16695
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is issuing regulations governing related Letters of Authorization (LOAs) in response to a request from Apache Alaska Corporation (Apache) for authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to its oil and gas exploration seismic survey program in Cook Inlet, Alaska. This action will put the applicant into compliance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and minimize impacts to marine mammals in Cook Inlet.