Department of Commerce October 28, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Pakistan: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2016-26114
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to exporters and producers of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from Pakistan. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Pakistan: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-26113
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from Pakistan is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-26112
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-26108
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-26107
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From Canada: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-26106
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') determines that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (``IMTDCs'') from Canada are being, or likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''). Baldor Electric Company Canada (``Baldor'') is the sole mandatory respondent in this investigation. The period of investigation (``POI'') is October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. The final estimated dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: 2016-26105
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (``IMTDCs'') from the People's Republic of China (the ``PRC''). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination and Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-26104
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') determines that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (``IMTDC'') 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 April 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Final Determination Dumping Margins'' section of this notice.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2016-26081
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board) will meet in open session on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work of the private sector contractor, which assists the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award), and information received from NIST and from the Chair of the Judges' Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in order to make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as the Board deems necessary. Details on the agenda are noted in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-26074
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a meeting via web conference call of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The web conference call is open to the public; participants can dial in to the call. Participants who choose to use the web conferencing feature in addition to the audio will be able to view the presentations as they are being given.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Swordfish Fishery Survey
Document Number: 2016-26051
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
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, offers the general public and other Federal agencies this opportunity to comment on proposed and/ or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Revival of Abandoned Applications, Reinstatement of Abandoned Applications and Cancelled or Expired Registrations, and Petitions to the Director
Document Number: 2016-26035
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) proposes to amend its rules regarding petitions to revive an abandoned application and petitions to the Director of the USPTO (Director) regarding other matters, and to codify USPTO practice regarding requests for reinstatement of abandoned applications and cancelled or expired registrations. The proposed changes will permit the USPTO to provide more detailed procedures regarding the deadlines and requirements for requesting revival, reinstatement, or other action by the Director. These rules will thereby ensure that the public has notice of the deadlines and requirements for making such requests, facilitate the efficient and consistent processing of such requests, and promote the integrity of application/registration information in the trademark electronic records system as an accurate reflection of the status of applications and registrations.
Revision of the Duty To Disclose Information in Patent Applications and Reexamination Proceedings
Document Number: 2016-25966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or PTO) is proposing revisions to the materiality standard for the duty to disclose information in patent applications and reexamination proceedings (duty of disclosure) in light of a 2011 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit). The Office previously issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on July 21, 2011, and due to the passage of time since the comment period closed in 2011, the Office considers it appropriate to seek additional comments from our stakeholders before issuing a final rulemaking. In the current notice of proposed rulemaking, the Office is seeking public comments on the rules of practice, as revised in response to the comments received from our stakeholders.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2017-2018 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Amendment 27
Document Number: 2016-25517
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would establish the 2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCGFMP). This proposed rule would also revise the management measures that are intended to keep the total catch of each groundfish species or species complex within the harvest specifications. This action also includes regulations to implement Amendment 27 to the PCGFMP, which adds deacon rockfish to the PCGFMP, reclassifies big skate as an actively managed stock, add a new inseason management process for commercial and recreational in California, and makes several clarifications.