Department of Commerce December 20, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Notice of 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's Whale as Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); Correction
Document Number: 2016-30659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2016, a document proposing to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). This document corrects an error regarding the January 30, 2017, scheduled close date of the public comment period and identifies that comments must be received by February 6, 2017. This document also corrects the reference number used to identify public comments submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking portal.
Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-30626
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is amending the final results of the new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on certain cased pencils from the People's Republic of China (PRC) to correct ministerial errors. The Department has reviewed Wah Yuen's allegation and determined that there were errors in the calculation of Wah Yuen's weighted-average dumping margin.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2016-30625
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order (AD) orders on certain cased polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee: Cancellation of the Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-30616
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice announces cancellation of the December 21 meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Announcing Request for Nominations for Public-Key Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms
Document Number: 2016-30615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice solicits nominations from any interested party for candidate algorithms to be considered for public-key post-quantum standards. The submission requirements and the minimum acceptability requirements of a ``complete and proper'' candidate algorithm submission, as well as the evaluation criteria that will be used to appraise the candidate algorithms, can be found at http://www.nist.gov/ pqcrypto.
Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-30606
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is hereby giving notice that the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body and in compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Copies of the charter will be filed with the appropriate Committees of the U.S. Congress and with the Library of Congress.
Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-30605
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of organizations to the Census Bureau 2020 Advisory Committee. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms
Document Number: 2016-30594
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
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 (PRA) of 1995.
Aluminum Extrusions from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014
Document Number: 2016-30581
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 period of review (POR). We have determined that mandatory respondents Jangho and Zhongya received countervailable subsidies during the POR. The final net subsidies are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Administrative Review.''
Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products From Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-30541
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 13, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded carbon steel standard pipe and tube products (welded pipe and tube) from Turkey. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled, ``Final Results of the Review.'' Further, we continue to find that Erbosan and Yucel Group had no reviewable shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-30536
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Secrecy and License To Export
Document Number: 2016-30506
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-30500
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Pulley Ridge Working Group via webinar.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2016-30492
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a revised application for ITRs from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), on behalf of oil and gas industry operators. The specified activity considered in the application is geophysical survey activity conducted in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of BOEM's request for the development of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on BOEM's application. The original notice announcing receipt of the revised application (81 FR 88664; December 8, 2016) indicated that comments and information must be received no later than January 9, 2017, which allowed 30 days for public input. We subsequently received a request to extend the comment period by a period of 14 days and have granted that request.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Amendment 18 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2016-30356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We are proposing regulations to implement Amendment 18 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 18 was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council to promote fleet diversity in the groundfish fishery and enhance sector management. This action proposes to limit the number of permits and annual groundfish allocation that an entity could hold. This action also removes several effort restrictions to increase operational flexibility for limited access handgear vessels.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
Document Number: 2016-30068
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement Amendment 47 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP) and to make minor clarifications to regulations implementing the Crab FMP. This final rule addresses how individual processing quota (IPQ) use caps apply to the Bering Sea Chionoecetes bairdi Tanner crab fisheries: the eastern C. bairdi Tanner (EBT) and the western C. bairdi Tanner (WBT). This regulation exempts EBT and WBT IPQ crab that is custom processed at a facility through contractual arrangements with the processing facility owners from being applied against the IPQ use cap of the processing facility owners, thereby allowing a facility to process more crab without triggering the IPQ use cap. This exemption is necessary to allow all of the EBT and WBT Class A individual fishing quota crab to be processed at the facilities currently processing EBT and WBT crab, and will have significant positive economic effects on the fishermen, processors, and communities that participate in the EBT and WBT fisheries. This final rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Crab FMP, and other applicable law.