Department of Commerce August 15, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-19410
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The Department preliminarily: Found that mandatory respondent Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.)/Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd./Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (``Fufeng'') did not make sales of subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the POR; applied total adverse facts available to A.H.A. International Co., Ltd. and Deosen Biochemical Ltd./Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd. (``Deosen''); granted separate rates to CP Kelco (Shandong) Biological Company Limited and Shanghai Smart Chemicals Co., Ltd.; included Hebei Xinhe Biochemical Co., Ltd. as part of the PRC- wide entity; and determined that three companies, Meihua Group International Trading (Hong Kong) Limited; Langfang Meihua Bio- Technology Co., Ltd.; and Xinjiang Meihua Amino Acid Co., Ltd., had no reviewable U.S. sales during the POR. Additionally, the Department is preliminarily rescinding this administrative review with respect to Inner Mongolia Jianlong Biochemical Co., Ltd (``Inner Mongolia Jianlong''). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19392
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19357
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR Data Best Practices Panel will develop, review, and evaluate best practice recommendations for SEDAR Data Workshops. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
List of Fisheries for 2017
Document Number: 2016-19346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2017, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The proposed LOF for 2017 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must classify each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan (TRP) requirements.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; 2016-2018 Specifications
Document Number: 2016-19342
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements catch limits, commercial quotas, and possession limits for the spiny dogfish fishery for fishing years 2016-2018. This action reduces catch limits for fishing years 2016- 2018, but increases the spiny dogfish trip limit. This action is necessary to ensure that overfishing does not occur and is intended to help the spiny dogfish fishery better achieve optimum yield.
Marine Mammals; File No. 19706
Document Number: 2016-19296
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to the California State University, Bakersfield [Responsible Party: Antje Lauer, Ph.D.], 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022, to conduct research on pinnipeds.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19289
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-19288
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Endangered Species; File No. 20339
Document Number: 2016-19271
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Center (SEFSC), 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149 [Responsible Party: Bonnie Ponwith], has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) and unidentified sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-19264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on drawn stainless steel sinks from the People's Republic of China. We invited interested parties to comment but received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, the final results remain unchanged from the preliminary results.
Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Spain, and Taiwan: Continuation and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2016-19256
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping (AD) duty orders on stainless steel wire rod (SSWR) from Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty orders. In addition, as a result of the ITC's determination that revocation of the AD duty orders on SSWR from Italy and Spain is not likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is revoking the AD orders on SSWR from Italy and Spain.
Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Document Number: 2016-19158
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final action implements the import provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This rule establishes conditions for evaluating a harvesting nation's regulatory program to address incidental and measures to address intentional mortality and serious injury of marine mammals in fisheries that export fish and fish products to the United States. Under this rule, fish and fish products from fisheries identified by the Assistant Administrator in the List of Foreign Fisheries can only be imported into the United States if the harvesting nation has applied for and received a comparability finding from NMFS. The rule establishes procedures that a harvesting nation must follow and conditions to meet, to receive a comparability finding for a fishery. The rule also establishes provisions for intermediary nations to ensure that intermediary nations do not import, and re- export to the United States, fish or fish products subject to an import prohibition. Agency actions and recommendations under this rule will be in accordance with U.S. obligations under applicable international law, including, among others, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement.