Department of Commerce January 4, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List
Document Number: 2016-31969
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding five entities to the Entity List. These five entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS is taking this action in conjunction with the designations made by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls, Department of the Treasury, under amended Executive Order 13694. This final rule lists these entities on the Entity List under the destination of Russia.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Amendment to Regulations Implementing the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan; Change to Pacific Mackerel Management Cycle From Annual to Biennial
Document Number: 2016-31900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) states that each year the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register the final specifications for all stocks in the actively managed stock category, which includes Pacific mackerel. NMFS is proposing to change the management framework for Pacific mackerel to set specifications biennially instead of on an annual basis from the 2017 fishing season forward.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Amendment 36
Document Number: 2016-31896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 36 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper- Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP) for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, Amendment 36 would modify the special management zone (SMZ) procedure in the FMP to allow for the designation of spawning SMZs; modify the FMP framework procedures to allow spawning SMZs to be established or modified through the framework process; establish spawning SMZs off North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida; establish transit and anchoring provisions in the spawning SMZs; and establish a sunset provision for most of the spawning SMZs. Amendment 36 would also move the boundary of the existing Charleston Deep Artificial Reef Marine Protected Area (MPA). The purpose of Amendment 36 is to protect spawning snapper-grouper species and their spawning habitat, and to reduce bycatch and bycatch mortality for snapper- grouper species, including speckled hind and warsaw grouper.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part
Document Number: 2016-31890
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has initiated a changed circumstances review of, and is preliminarily revoking, in part, the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Pasta From Italy: Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015
Document Number: 2016-31886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain pasta from Italy, in part, for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, based on the timely withdrawal of requests for review by seven companies; the administrative review continues for Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A. (Liguori).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex Fishery; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Process; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-31864
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council announces its intent to prepare, in cooperation with NMFS, a draft environmental impact statement consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act. A draft environmental impact statement may be necessary to provide analytic support for Amendment 5 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. This notice alerts the interested public of the scoping process for a potential draft environmental impact statement and outlines opportunity for public participation in that process.
Privacy Act of 1974, New System of Records
Document Number: 2016-31315
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce (Department) is issuing this notice of its intent to establish a new system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/ DEPARTMENT-27, Investigation and Threat Management Records.'' This action is being taken to update the Privacy Act notice and Department Notice to Amend All Privacy Act System of Records. We invite the public to comment on the items noted in this publication. This system allows the Department of Commerce to conduct investigations and analyses to identify and/or assess critical threats to the Department's mission, operations, or activities; prevent or mitigate such threats from adversely affecting Department personnel, facilities, property, or assets through strategic and tactical approaches; and collaborate with other national security and law enforcement entities as appropriate.