Department of Commerce September 29, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Revision of Bycatch Reduction Device Testing Manual
Document Number: 2016-23600
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the framework procedure for adjusting management measures of the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf FMP), NMFS proposes to make administrative revisions to the Bycatch Reduction Device Testing Manual (BRD Manual). The BRD Manual contains procedures for the testing and certification of BRDs for use in shrimp trawls in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and South Atlantic. The proposed changes to the BRD Manual remove outdated or obsolete data collection forms currently appended to the BRD Manual and revise the text to make several procedural steps outlined in the BRD Manual clearer and easier to understand. The intended effect of these revisions is to increase understanding of the BRD certification protocols.
Welded Stainless Pressure Pipe From India: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-23577
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') determines that welded stainless pressure pipe (``WSPP'') from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Welded Stainless Pressure Pipe From India: Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: 2016-23575
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of welded stainless pressure pipe from India. For information on the subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice. The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-23567
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board) will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The Board was re-chartered in August 2015 and advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to deliberate on proposed recommendations related to travel security and the customer experience, visa facilitation, and the collection of international visitation data to the United States. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http://trade.gov/ttab, at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Nominations to the Marine Mammal Scientific Review Groups
Document Number: 2016-23540
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Secretary of Commerce established three independent regional scientific review groups (SRGs) to provide advice on a range of marine mammal science and management issues. NMFS has conducted a membership review of the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific SRGs, and is soliciting nominations for new members to fill vacancies and gaps in expertise. Nominees should possess demonstrable expertise in the areas specified in this notice, be able to conduct thorough scientific reviews of marine mammal science, and be able to fulfill the necessary time commitments associated with a thorough review of documents and to attend one annual meeting.
Marine Mammals; File No. 20599
Document Number: 2016-23532
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division, La Jolla, California, (Responsible Party: George Watters, Ph.D., Director), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals in the Antarctic.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Designation of Critical Habitat for Five Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic Sturgeon; Reopening of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-23530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS hereby reopens the comment period on the proposed designation of critical habitat for five distinct population segments (DPSs) of Atlantic sturgeon. Critical habitat for the five DPSs was proposed in two separate proposed rules, published on June 3, 2016, with a 90-day comment period.
Fisheries of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); U.S. Gulf of Mexico Data-Limited Species
Document Number: 2016-23520
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 49 assessment of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Data- Limited Species will consist of a Data Workshop; a series of Assessment Webinars; and a Review Workshop, to view the agenda.
Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee
Document Number: 2016-23501
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce, as Chair of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), announces the establishment of the State and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group as a subcommittee of the TPCC. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (the Act) requires the President to establish this Working Group as a subcommittee of the TPCC to identify issues related to the coordination of Federal resources relating to export promotion and export financing with such resources provided by State and local governments.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-23474
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2016-23469
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces its approval of a transfer of a portion of the 2016 commercial bluefish quota from the State of North Carolina to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This approval of the transfer complies with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement also informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina and Massachusetts.