Department of Commerce August 22, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2016 Winter II Quota
Document Number: 2016-20031
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS adjusts the 2016 Winter II commercial scup quota. This action complies with Framework Adjustment 3 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which established a process to allow the rollover of unused commercial scup quota from the Winter I period to the Winter II period.
Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2016-20024
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain biaxial integral geogrid products (``geogrids'') 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''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2016-20023
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 8, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). In that notice, we preliminarily determined that Sailun Jinyu Group (HONG KONG) Co., Limited (Sailun Jinyu HK) is the successor-in-interest to Jinyu International Holding Co., Limited (Jinyu HK) for purposes of determining antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities. No interested party submitted comments regarding the initiation and preliminary results. For these final results, the Department continues to find that Sailun Jinyu HK is the successor-in-interest to Jinyu HK.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of 2014-2015 Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2016-20014
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') finds that the sale made by Inner Mongolia Jianlong Biochemical Co., Ltd. (``IMJ'') is a non-bona fide sale. Therefore, we are rescinding this new shipper review (``NSR'').
Silicomanganese From India: Final Results No Shipment Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-20009
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 10, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the Preliminary Results of the 2014-2015 administrative review (AR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on silicomanganese from India. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. We received no comments from interested parties. Therefore, the Department continues to find that Universal Ferro and Allied Chemicals Ltd. (Universal) had no reviewable transactions of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2016-19997
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the states of Florida and Delaware and the Commonwealth of Virginia are transferring portions of their 2016 commercial bluefish quota to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; Horseshoe Crabs; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit, 2016
Document Number: 2016-19996
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, has made a preliminary determination that the subject exempted fishing permit (EFP) application submitted by Limuli Laboratories (Limuli) of Cape May Court House, NJ, contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The application seeks harvest of up to 10,000 horseshoe crabs from the Carl N. Shuster Jr. Horseshoe Crab Reserve (Reserve) for biomedical purposes and requires, as a condition of the EFP, the collection of data related to the status of horseshoe crabs within the reserve. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (Commission) Horseshoe Crab Technical Committee and Delaware Bay Ecosystem Technical Committee were consulted on the scientific merits of the application. The Director has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Commission's Horseshoe Crab Interstate Fisheries Management Plan. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Director proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow up to two commercial fishing vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations promulgated under the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act (Atlantic Coastal Act). The EFP would allow for an exemption from the Reserve. Regulations under the Atlantic Coastal Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Document Number: 2016-19995
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2016 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in Massachusetts for the remainder of calendar year 2016, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise Massachusetts that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in Massachusetts.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Licensing of Private Remote-Sensing Space Systems
Document Number: 2016-19984
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
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 Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Gulf of Maine Cod Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closure for the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2016-19983
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action closes the Gulf of Maine Cod Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area to Northeast multispecies common pool vessels fishing with trawl gear, sink gillnet gear, and longline/hook gear for the remainder of Trimester 1, through August 31, 2016. The closure is required by regulation because the common pool fishery has caught 90 percent of its Trimester 1 quota for Gulf of Maine cod. This closure is intended to prevent an overage of the common pool's quota for this stock.
Indirect Cost Rates for the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program for Fiscal Year 2015
Document Number: 2016-19953
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) is announcing new indirect cost rates on the recovery of indirect costs for its component organizations involved in natural resource damage assessment and restoration activities for fiscal year (FY) 2015. The indirect cost rates for this fiscal year and date of implementation are provided in this notice. More information on these rates and the DARRP policy can be found at the DARRP Web site at www.darrp.noaa.gov.
Requesting Nominations for the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19952
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is seeking nominations for membership on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee advises the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior on implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, specifically on strategies and priorities for developing the national system of marine protected areas (MPAs) and on practical approaches to further enhance and expand protection of new and existing MPAs. Nominations are sought for highly qualified non- Federal scientists, resource managers, and people representing other interests or organizations involved with or affected by marine protected areas, including in the Great Lakes. Ten of the 20 members of the Committee have terms that expire November 15, 2016, and nominations are sought to fill these vacancies. Additionally, notice is hereby given of a Committee meeting to be held via webinar on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. ET. The Webinar is open to members of the public.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19951
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet September 13 through September 16, 2016.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19950
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Abundance- based Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) workshop will meet September 12, 2016.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-19949
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Social Science Planning Committee (SSPC) to discuss and make recommendations on relevant issues in Hawaii and the Western Pacific region.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs
Document Number: 2016-19946
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Guam Coastal Management Program.
Post Allowance and Refiling
Document Number: 2016-19921
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2016-19891
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued scientific research Permit 14808-2M and enhancement Permit 18181-2M to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The authorized research and monitoring activities are intended to increase knowledge of the species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. Rescue and relocation efforts are conducted in order to enhance the survival of ESA-listed species.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2016-19890
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received one permit application from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to enhance the propagation and survival of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended, for a 10 year period. As part of this permit application, USFWS has submitted two HGMPs. The HGMPs specify methods for the operation of two hatchery programs at Livingston Stone National Fish Hatchery (LSNFH); the Winter Chinook Integrated-Recovery Supplementation Program, and the Winter Chinook Captive Broodstock Program. LSNFH is located on the Upper Sacramento River in California's Central Valley. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application and associated HGMPs for review and comment, prior to a decision by NMFS whether to issue the permit. The permit application and associated HGMPs may be viewed online at: https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/preview_open_for_comment.cfm.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Site Characterization Surveys off the Coast of Massachusetts
Document Number: 2016-19889
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Bay State Wind LLC (Bay State Wind) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to high-resolution geophysical (HRG) and geotechnical survey investigations associated with marine site characterization activities off the coast of Massachusetts in the area of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS-A 0500) (the Lease Area).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Pro Bono Survey”
Document Number: 2016-19865
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Term Extension
Document Number: 2016-19864
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the extension of a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Patent Law Treaty
Document Number: 2016-19863
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the extension of a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).