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

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Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-18851
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Pier Replacement Project
Document Number: 2016-18847
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities as part of a pier replacement project. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Navy to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B Harassment only, during the specified activity.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Bravo Wharf Recapitalization Project
Document Number: 2016-18846
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that we have issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to incidentally harass marine mammals during construction activities associated with the bravo wharf recapitalization project at Naval Station Mayport, FL.
U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-18842
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The U.S. IOOS office, National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has finalized a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) which analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with ocean observing activities including sensors and instrumentation; vessels (including personal watercraft) and sampling; autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), gliders, and drifters; moorings, marine stations, buoys, and fixed arrays; High Frequency radar (HF radar); and sound navigation and ranging (sonar) and light detection and ranging (lidar) and prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to the environmental resources within U.S. IOOS regions. In parallel with the preparation of the draft and final PEA, IOOS initiated and completed a technical review consultation with National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Habitat Conservation Essential Fish Habitat (EFH), regarding the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Furthermore, subsequent to extensive discussion with and training by NMFS Office of Protected Resources (OPR) under the National Marine Sanctuaries, Endangered Species and Marine Mammal Protection Acts, it has been determined that IOOS observing activities would have negligible or no impact to environmental resources under the proposed action. The IOOS proposed action provides a mitigation strategy to address any unique situations, on a site-specific basis, as more information becomes available. The final PEA and signed FONSI are posted on the IOOS Web site at https://ioos.noaa.gov/about/governance-and-management/environ mental- compliance/.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs
Document Number: 2016-18840
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
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 New Hampshire Coastal Management Program.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Waterfront Improvement Projects
Document Number: 2016-18815
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities as part of waterfront improvement projects at several berths. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting public comment on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Navy to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during the specified activity at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (the Shipyard) in Kittery, Maine.
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 225 Under Alternative Site Framework Springfield, Missouri
Document Number: 2016-18791
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 103 Under Alternative Site Framework Grand Forks, North Dakota
Document Number: 2016-18789
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 149 Under Alternative Site Framework Freeport, Texas
Document Number: 2016-18784
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-18776
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Electronic Monitoring Workgroup (EMWG) will hold a teleconference on August 25, 2016.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-18775
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 157th meeting.
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2016-18788
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 18, 2016, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (Department) final results of redetermination in which the Department determined, under protest, that certain kitchen appliance door handles are not covered by the scope of the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China.
Expansion of Subzone 116C, Premcor Refining Group Inc., Port Arthur, Texas
Document Number: 2016-18785
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Approval of Subzone Status, Barrett Distribution Centers, Inc., Franklin, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2016-18781
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Rescission of 2015 Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2016-18779
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The NSR covers merchandise exported by Linyi Yuqiao International Trade Co., Ltd. (Yuqiao) and produced by Linyi City Kangfa Drinkable Co., Ltd. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2015 through July 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily determines that Yuqiao did not make a bona fide sale during the POR. Because any weighted average dumping margin must be based solely on bona fide sales, we are preliminarily rescinding this NSR. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2016-18763
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Aleut Corporation pollock directed fishing allowance from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2016 total allowable catch of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2016-18755
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce, through the International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (OTEA), has received an application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate'') from Northwest Fruit Exporters. This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and seeks public comments on whether the amended Certificate should be issued.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska Management Area; Amendment 101
Document Number: 2016-18745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 101 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) to the Secretary of Commerce for review. Amendment 101 to the FMP would authorize the use of longline pot gear in the sablefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) fishery in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). Amendment 101 is necessary to improve efficiency and provide economic benefits for the sablefish IFQ fleet and minimize potential fishery interactions with whales and seabirds. Amendment 101 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to an Anchor Retrieval Program in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
Document Number: 2016-18738
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an IHA to Fairweather, LLC (Fairweather) to take, by harassment, small numbers of 12 species of marine mammals incidental to an anchor retrieval program in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, Alaska, during the open-water season of 2016.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Census Test
Document Number: 2016-18722
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
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.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Small-Mesh Multispecies Fishery; Adjustment to the Commercial Northern Red Hake Inseason Possession Limit
Document Number: 2016-18715
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We announce the reduction of the commercial possession limit for northern red hake for the remainder of the 2016 fishing year. This action is required to prevent the northern red hake total allowable landing limit from being exceeded. This announcement informs the public that the northern red hake possession limit is reduced.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings
Document Number: 2016-18692
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) has begun the five-year review of its groundfish trawl catch share program, as required by the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Management and Conservation Act. It will also begin a concurrent review of its groundfish inter- sector allocations. This document announces the dates and locations of Pacific Council public hearings that will inform Council decisions on the content and focus for the review (review plan).
Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2016 Recreational Accountability Measure and Closure for the South Atlantic Other Jacks Complex
Document Number: 2016-18677
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for the recreational sector for the other jacks complex (lesser amberjack, almaco jack, and banded rudderfish) in the South Atlantic for the 2016 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS projects that recreational landings of the other jacks complex will reach their combined recreational annual catch limit (ACL) by August 9, 2016. Therefore, NMFS closes the recreational sector for this complex on August 9, 2016, through the remainder of the fishing year in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. This closure is necessary to protect the lesser amberjack, almaco jack, and banded rudderfish resources.
Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations To Add Targets for the Production of Tritium and Related Development and Production Technology to the List of 0Y521 Series
Document Number: 2016-18070
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this interim final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make certain items subject to the EAR and to impose on those items a license requirement for export and reexport to all destinations, except Canada. Specifically, this rule classifies certain specified targets ``specially designed'' for the production of tritium and related ``development'' and ``production'' technology under Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 0A521 and 0E521, respectively, on the Commerce Control List (CCL). As described in the final rule that established the 0Y521 series and that was published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2012, items are added to the 0Y521 series upon a determination by the Department of Commerce, with the concurrence of the Departments of Defense and State, and other agencies as appropriate, that the items should be controlled for export because the items provide at least a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United States or foreign policy reasons justify control. In this matter, the Department of Energy also concurred in the control imposed. The items identified in this rule are controlled for regional stability (RS) Column 1 reasons. The only license exception available for these items is for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) made by or consigned to a department or agency of the U.S. Government.
Certain In-Shell (Raw) Pistachios From the Islamic Republic of Iran: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2016-18673
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain in-shell (raw) pistachios (pistachios) from the Islamic Republic of (Iran) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the rates identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-18669
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on monosodium glutamate (``MSG'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period of review (``POR'') May 8, 2014 through October 31, 2015. This review covers 38 manufacturers/exporters (``the companies'') of the subject merchandise. None of these companies have filed a separate rate application (``SRA'') and/or a separate rate certification (``SRC'') to establish its separate rate status. Therefore, the Department preliminarily finds that the companies are part of the PRC-wide entity. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 172 Under Alternative Site Framework, Oneida County, New York
Document Number: 2016-18667
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Aluminum Extrusions from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2016-18656
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2016-18649
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on aluminum extrusions from 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 Review'' section of this notice.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2016-18645
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Pursuant to Executive Order 13175, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal consultation meetings through calendar year 2016 with federally recognized tribes across the country as part of our ongoing government-to-government relations. The Census Bureau is planning to conduct tribal consultation meetings with federally recognized tribes across the country between September 2016 and December 2016. These meetings will provide a forum for tribes to share insights, make recommendations and discuss concerns related to the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice and consultation will ensure involvement of tribes, to the extent practicable and permitted by law, before making decisions or implementing policies, rules or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. The Census Bureau requests that interested members of the public comment with any questions or topics they would like to see considered in these meetings. For a list of dates, locations and times please check http://www.census.gov/aian/ census_2020/. These meetings are open to members of federally recognized tribes by invitation.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-18613
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Monkfish Advisory Panel 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; Correction
Document Number: 2016-18612
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
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 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2016-18611
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
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 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.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2016-18593
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the northern area Angling category fishery for large medium and giant (``trophy'' (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). This action is being taken to prevent any further overharvest of the Angling category northern area trophy BFT subquota.
Certain Steel Grating From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 2014-2015 Antidumping Administrative Review
Document Number: 2016-18541
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 13, 2016, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its Preliminary Results for the July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, administrative review of certain steel grating (``steel grating'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ Although invited to do so, interested parties did not comment on our Preliminary Results. We have adopted the Preliminary Results as the final results.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Dusky Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-18524
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for dusky rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2016 total allowable catch of dusky rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-18523
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2016 total allowable catch of northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-18522
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2016 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Plan for Periodic Review of Regulations
Document Number: 2016-18521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires that NMFS periodically review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, such as small businesses, small organizations, and small governmental jurisdictions. This plan describes how NMFS will perform this review and describes the regulations that are being proposed for review during the current review cycle.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Recreational Management Measures for the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Fishing Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-18485
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is implementing management measures for the 2016 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass recreational fisheries, changes to the commercial scup incidental possession limit, and two minor corrections to the summer flounder commercial fishery minimum mesh size regulations. The implementing regulations for these fisheries require NMFS to publish recreational measures for the fishing year. The intent of these measures is to constrain recreational catch to established limits and prevent overfishing of the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass resources, to reduce unnecessary commercial discards by allowing more incidentally caught scup to be retained by vessels, and to correct inaccuracies within the summer flounder mesh regulations.
Technical Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing-Underwater Acoustic Thresholds for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts
Document Number: 2016-18462
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the availability of its final Technical Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal HearingUnderwater Acoustic Thresholds for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts (Technical Guidance or Guidance) that provides updated received levels, or acoustic thresholds, above which individual marine mammals under NMFS' jurisdiction are predicted to experience changes in their hearing sensitivity (either temporary or permanent) for all underwater anthropogenic sound sources.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; 2016-2018 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications
Document Number: 2016-18424
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is implementing final specifications for the 2016-2018 bluefish fishery, including catch restrictions for commercial and recreational fisheries. This action is necessary to comply with the implementing regulations for the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan that require us to publish specifications. The intent of this action is to implement specifications necessary to constrain harvest of this species within scientifically sound recommendations to prevent overfishing.
Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA)
Document Number: 2016-18531
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA). The purpose of the Board is to guide the Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the promotion of the United States as a travel destination and communication of travel facilitation issues, among other tasks.