Department of Commerce February 23, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03506
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) Steering Committee will convene a public meeting to discuss and approve the 5- year calendar for stock assessments, and to address any other concerns related to the WPSAR process: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/peer_reviews/ wpsar/index.php. The steering committee consists of the Executive Director of the Council, the Director of the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, and the Regional Administrator of the NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2017-03505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). For these final results, we have treated Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.)/Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd./Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Fufeng''), Deosen Biochemical Ltd./Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd. (collectively, ``Deosen''), and A.H.A. International Co., Ltd. (``AHA'') as mandatory respondents. The period of review (``POR'') is July 19, 2013, through June 30, 2014. The Department published its Preliminary Results on August 7, 2015 and issued post-preliminary results on August 5, 2016. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results and post-preliminary results, and based upon our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to the dumping margin calculations for these final results of review.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, Final Partial Rescission; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2017-03504
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has conducted an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). For these final results, we have treated Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (a.k.a. Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.)/Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd./Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Fufeng''), Deosen Biochemical Ltd./Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd. (collectively, ``Deosen''), and A.H.A. International Co., Ltd. (``AHA'') as mandatory respondents. The period of review (``POR'') is July 01, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The Department published its Preliminary Results of review on August 15, 2016. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, and based upon our analysis of the comments received, we have not made any changes to the dumping margin calculations for these final results of review.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-03503
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 9, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the eleventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). We continue find that the mandatory respondents in this review do not qualify for a separate rate and are, therefore, considered part of the Vietnam-Wide Entity during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 2017-03497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to approve changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (Plan) and codified regulations for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's (IPHC or Commission) regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California (Area 2A). In addition, NMFS proposes to implement the portions of the Plan and management measures that are not implemented through the IPHC. These measures include the sport fishery allocations and management measures for Area 2A. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut, provide angler opportunity where available, and minimize bycatch of overfished groundfish species.
National Sunshine Week Public Event
Document Number: 2017-03481
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is announcing the following event, ``Strengthening Transparency through Open Data and Access to Information,'' in recognition of National Sunshine Week. In recognizing open government, the Census Bureau will hold public speaker sessions to educate and engage the public in open data and information efforts.