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

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2017-2018 Summer Flounder Specifications and Announcement of 2017 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Commercial Accountability Measures
Document Number: 2016-30876
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In this rule, NMFS issues revised final 2017 and 2018 specifications for the summer flounder fishery, which include commercial and recreational catch limits and prohibit federally permitted commercial fishing vessels from landing summer flounder in Delaware in 2017 due to continued quota repayment from previous years' overages. NMFS also announces a black sea bass commercial accountability measure that revises the 2017 annual catch target and commercial quota to account for a catch overage in 2015. These actions are necessary to comply with regulations implementing the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, and to ensure compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The intent of this action is to establish harvest levels and other management measures based on updated scientific information to ensure that summer flounder are not overfished or subject to overfishing in 2017 and 2018, and to enact the catch limit adjustments that are required by the fishery management plan.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-30854
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (``solar cells''), from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2014 through November 30, 2015. The administrative review covers two mandatory respondents: (1) Canadian Solar International Limited, which we have preliminarily treated as a single entity with five affiliated companies identified below, and (2) the collapsed entity Trina Solar, consisting of Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. and Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd., which we have preliminarily continued to treat as a single entity with five additional affiliated companies identified below. The Department preliminarily finds that both mandatory respondents sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2016-30780
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2016-30774
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-30722
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a week-long work session that is open to the public.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for the Endangered Black Abalone and the Endangered White Abalone
Document Number: 2016-30710
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces its intent to conduct 5-year reviews for the black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii) and the white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). Both the black abalone and white abalone are listed as endangered under the ESA. NMFS is required by the ESA to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of the species are accurate. The 5-year reviews must be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time. We request submission of any such information on black abalone and white abalone, particularly information on the status, threats, and recovery of the species that has become available since the final listing decision for white abalone in May 2001 and black abalone in January 2009.