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General Advisory Committee to the United States Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures
Document Number: 2016-27294
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On May 27, 2016, the General Advisory Committee to the United States Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission adopted the Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures (SOPP) as set forth. The General Advisory Committee may revise or amend the SOPP in future meetings.
Webinar on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Revolving Loan Fund Program Changes and General Updates to PWEDA Regulations
Document Number: 2016-27293
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (``EDA''), U.S. Department of Commerce (``DOC''), will hold a webinar to discuss proposed updates to the agency's regulations implementing the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended (``PWEDA''). On October 3, 2016, EDA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') in the Federal Register at 81 FR 68186. Through this NPRM, EDA is proposing important changes to the regulations governing the Revolving Loan Fund (``RLF'') program that are intended to reflect current best practices and strengthen EDA's efforts to evaluate, monitor, and improve RLF performance by establishing the Risk Analysis System, a risk-based management framework, to evaluate and manage the RLF program. EDA also proposes to reorganize the RLF regulations to improve their readability and clarify the requirements that apply to the distinct phases of an RLF award. In addition, EDA proposes specific changes to RLF requirements to make RLF awards more efficient for Recipients to administer and for EDA to monitor. Through this NPRM EDA proposes important, but less comprehensive updates to other parts of its regulations, including revising definitions, replacing references to superseded regulations to reflect the promulgation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements (2 CFR part 200) (``Uniform Guidance''), streamlining the provisions that outline EDA's application process, and clarifying EDA's property management regulations. Given the more comprehensive nature of the changes being proposed to the RLF program, EDA will use this webinar to focus on the proposed RLF changes and explain both the rationale behind those changes and their potential impact. All members of the public are invited to participate.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; Draft Amendment 5b
Document Number: 2016-27287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On October 18, 2016, NMFS published a proposed rule for Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) based on the results of the 2016 stock assessment update for Atlantic dusky sharks. Based on the assessment update, NMFS determined that the stock remains overfished and is experiencing overfishing. As described in the proposed rule, NMFS proposed management measures that would reduce fishing mortality on dusky sharks and rebuild the dusky shark population, consistent with legal requirements. The proposed rule included times and locations of several public hearings. This notice announces that we are changing the location of the Florida public hearing.
Notice of Roundtables and Request for Comments Related to Patent Subject Matter Eligibility; Addition of USPTO HQ Location for Roundtable 2
Document Number: 2016-27279
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes this notice to announce that interested persons may participate at the USPTO's Alexandria, VA office for its Roundtable to be held on December 5, 2016.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27278
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Electronic Monitoring Workgroup (EMWG) will hold public meetings on November 28 and 29, 2016.
Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2016-27258
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will meet Monday, November 21, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time as a virtual meeting with dial-in audio conferencing participation only. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities for organizations and consumers in securing the digital economy. In particular, the meeting will address: (1) Approval of public meeting minutes; (2) briefing and readout of working group meeting minutes; and (3) public comment. The meeting will support detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Witch Flounder Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closure for the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2016-27319
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action closes the Witch Flounder Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area to Northeast multispecies common pool vessels fishing with trawl gear for the remainder of Trimester 2, through December 31, 2016. The common pool fishery is projected to have caught 90 percent of its Trimester 2 quota for witch flounder. The closure is intended to prevent an overage of the common pool's quota for this stock.
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; 2016-2017 Commercial Accountability Measures and Closure for King Mackerel in the Florida West Coast Northern Subzone
Document Number: 2016-27200
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercially harvested king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern subzone of the eastern zone of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ) through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined that the commercial quota for king mackerel in the eastern zone, Florida west coast northern subzone of the Gulf EEZ will be reached by November 10, 2016. Therefore, NMFS closes the Florida west coast northern subzone to commercial fishing for king mackerel on November 10, 2016, to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource.
New Policy and Procedures Documents Announcing a Change in the Calibration Base Line Program
Document Number: 2016-27164
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) conducts a Calibration Base Line (CBL) program for electronic distance measuring instrumentation, hereafter referred to as the CBL Program. The CBL Program provides the surveying and engineering community with a locally accessible standard for measuring length and a means for quantifying and correcting for errors associated with this type of instrumentation. Currently, the CBL Program requires use of NGS equipment and direct participation by NGS personnel when establishing and reestablishing CBLs. NGS is considering changes to the CBL Program which will enable our partners to establish and reestablish their local CBLs using their own instrumentation, with NGS providing a quality review function. NGS invites written comments on the CBL Program draft policy (http:// www.ngs.noaa.gov/CBLINES/For_review_CBL_Program_Policy.pdf) and draft procedures (http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/CBLINES/ For_review_CBL_Program_Procedures.pdf) documents.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Kodiak Transient Float Replacement Project
Document Number: 2016-27126
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the City of Kodiak Port and Harbors (the City) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the Kodiak transient float replacement project in Kodiak, Alaska. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to the City to incidentally take, by Level B Harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity. The City requests that the IHA be valid for one year, from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Pursuant to NEPA, NMFS is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and will consider comments submitted in response to this notice as part of that process. The EA will be posted at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/incidental/construction.h tm once it is finalized.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Dock Replacement Project in Unalaska, Alaska
Document Number: 2016-27119
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the City of Unalaska (COU), for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities as part of a dock expansion project at the existing Unalaska Marine Center (UMC) Dock in Unalaska, Alaska. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the COU to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B Harassment only, during the specified activity.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fireworks Displays at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California
Document Number: 2016-27094
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or Sanctuary) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to professional fireworks displays permitted within the Sanctuary in California waters, over the course of five years, from July 4, 2017 through July 3, 2022. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of MBNMS's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on MBNMS's application and request.
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China and From Taiwan: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part
Document Number: 2016-26985
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on a request from PulseTech Products Corporation (``PulseTech'') the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is initiating changed circumstances reviews to consider the possible revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from Taiwan and the AD and countervailing duty (``CVD'') orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') (together, the ``Orders'') with respect to solar panels incorporated in certain battery charging and maintaining units, as described below.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2016-27081
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel plate in coils (SSPC) from Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2016-27079
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
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 orders on heavy forged hand tools, finished or unfinished, with or without handles (``HFHTs'') 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 Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2016-27071
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that none of the mandatory respondents in this review qualify for a separate rate and are, therefore, considered part of the Vietnam-Wide Entity for their exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection for Self-Certification to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
Document Number: 2016-27053
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade 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 of 1995.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Framework Adjustment 9
Document Number: 2016-27020
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action changes the southern and eastern boundaries of the Southern Gear Restricted Area, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This rule is intended to increase access to traditional squid fishing areas, while maintaining protection for juvenile scup.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2016-27017
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing an emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a non-substantive rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-27012
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2016-27004
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Notice of Availability for Licensing-NIST's Patented Microfluidic Apparatus and Method To Control Liposome Formation
Document Number: 2016-26995
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, owns two patents related to controlled liposome formation using microfluidic channels: U.S. Patent 9,198,645, titled ``Controlled Vesicle Self-Assembly in Continuous Two Phase Flow Microfluidic Channels'' (NIST Docket 04-003); and U.S. Patent 8,715,591, title ``Microfluidic Apparatus to Control Liposome Formation'' (NIST Docket 09-017). Further details about these patents are provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, below.
Ammonium Sulfate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2016-26984
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that ammonium sulfate from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is October 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2016-26943
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill approximately one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations are considered for membership on the HMS AP.
Changes to the Coastal Zone Management Act Program Change Procedures
Document Number: 2016-26680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants to provide states and NOAA with a more efficient process for making changes to state coastal management programs (``management programs''). NOAA proposes to revise the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) program change regulations and associated guidance (Program Change Guidance (July 1996) and Addendum (November 2013)) within our regulations. Under the CZMA, a coastal state may not implement any amendment, modification, or other change as part of its approved management program unless the amendment, modification, or other change is approved by the Secretary of Commerce under this subsection. Once NOAA approves the incorporation of a change into a management program, any new or amended management program enforceable policies are applied to federal actions through the CZMA federal consistency provision. This proposed rule addresses the issues raised in NOAA's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 73 FR 29093 (May 20, 2008) (ANPR) to: Provide a more efficient process for states and NOAA to make changes to state management programs; remove unnecessary requirements in the current regulations; establish program change documentation that all states would adhere to; continue to ensure that federal agencies and the public have an opportunity to comment to NOAA on a state's proposed change to its management program; and comply with the requirements of the CZMA and other applicable federal law. The proposed rule also addresses comments submitted on the ANPR.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-26857
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold eight public hearings and one webinar to solicit public comments on Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) Amendment 29Allocation Sharing and Accountability Measures for the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group of King Mackerel.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-26856
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Mackerel Advisory Panel.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-26855
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC) via webinar.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From South Africa: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2016-26851
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on stainless steel plate in coils (SSPC) from South Africa 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.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2016-26850
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (sheet and strip) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) 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.
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2016-26849
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units (``innerspring units'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. The Department preliminarily determines that the sole respondent, Enchant Privilege Sdn Bhd (``Enchant Privilege''), did not cooperate to the best of its ability and is, therefore, basing its margin on adverse facts available (``AFA''). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2016-26848
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on stainless steel sheet and strip (SSSS) in coils from Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Australia, Brazil, the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry
Document Number: 2016-26847
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union; Domtar Corporation; Finch Paper LLC; P.H. Glatfelter Company; and Packaging Corporation of America (collectively, the petitioners), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry pursuant to section 781(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to determine under the minor alterations provision whether uncoated paper with a GE brightness of 83 +/- 1% (83 Bright paper) is ``altered in form or appearance in minor respects'' from in-scope merchandise such that it may be considered subject to the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain uncoated paper.
Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery
Document Number: 2016-26846
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this notice to inform persons of their eligibility to vote and referendum voting period in the fishing capacity reduction program referendum for a second loan in the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery. NMFS will hold a series of public meetings with Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon permit holders and interested individuals.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2016-26833
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to NFE on October 24, 2016.
Notice and Request for Comments: Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Tribal Consultations
Document Number: 2016-26832
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) plans to conduct five tribal consultation meetings with federally recognized tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native business/trade/economic organizations, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms, between November 2016 and February 2017. The purpose of these tribal consultations is to provide a venue for tribal leaders share insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns regarding MBDA's business development and entrepreneurial services in Indian Country. MBDA is also accepting written comments related to the business development issues stated in this notice.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26778
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Voluntary Self-Disclosure of Antiboycott Violations
Document Number: 2016-26776
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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.
Trademark Fee Adjustment; Correction
Document Number: 2016-26684
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
This document contains corrections to tables included in the preamble of the final rule implementing changes to trademark fees published in the Federal Register of Friday, October 21, 2016.
Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions
Document Number: 2016-25325
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on proposed revisions to regulations. The proposed revisions make technical corrections, update certain sections to conform with changes in the patent laws, clarify the role of provisional patent application filing, create a new Determination of Exceptional Circumstances, increase the role of Funding Agencies in the Bayh-Dole process, address subject inventions as to which a Federal laboratory employee is a co-inventor, and streamline the licensing application process for some Federal laboratory collaborators. NIST will hold a public meeting and simultaneous webinar regarding the proposed changes on November 21, 2016.
1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2016-26755
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (``HEDP'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Approval of Subzone Status; Westlake Chemical Corporation; Sulphur, Louisiana
Document Number: 2016-26748
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board