Department of Commerce April 19, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From Taiwan; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015
On October 14, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 2014-2015 administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (NWR) from Taiwan. The review covers four producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, of which the Department selected two companies for individual examination, Roung Shu Industry Corporation (Roung Shu) and A-Madeus Textile Ltd. (A-Madeus). The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results and, based upon our analysis of the comments, our final results remain unchanged from the preliminary results. The final dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Determination of Overfishing or an Overfished Condition
This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has found that the following stocks are subject to overfishing or overfished: South Atlantic golden tilefish and the Western and Central Pacific stock of Pacific bigeye tuna are subject to overfishing; South Atlantic blueline tilefish is still subject to overfishing; and Pacific bluefin tuna in the North Pacific Ocean and South Atlantic red snapper are still both overfished and subject to overfishing. NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, notifies the appropriate fishery management council (Council) whenever it determines that overfishing is occurring, a stock is in an overfished condition or a stock is approaching an overfished condition.
Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2017 Accountability Measure-Based Closures for Recreational Species in the U.S. Caribbean off Puerto Rico
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for two species groups in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the U.S. Caribbean off Puerto Rico for the 2017 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined that recreational sector annual catch limits (ACLs) in the EEZ off Puerto Rico were exceeded for wrasses and parrotfishes based on average landings during the 2013-2015 fishing years. This temporary rule reduces the lengths of the 2017 fishing seasons for these species groups by the amounts necessary to ensure that landings do not exceed the applicable recreational ACLs in 2017. NMFS closes the recreational sectors for these species groups beginning on the dates specified in the DATES section and continuing through the end of the current fishing year, December 31, 2017. These AMs are necessary to protect the Caribbean reef fish resources in the EEZ off Puerto Rico.
1,1,1,2 Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order
Based on an affirmative final determination by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing the antidumping duty order on 1,1,1,2 Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) (``R134a'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').
Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: Clarification of the Scope of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has issued numerous scope determinations finding that wood flooring products consisting of only two layers are outside the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on multilayered wood flooring (MLWF) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The products subject to these rulings typically (but not exclusively) consist of a single wood veneer layer, or ply, in combination with a base layer of various constructions and materials. Due to the large number of scope ruling requests concerning the aforementioned two-layer MLWF products since the imposition of the Orders, the Department finds it necessary to clarify the scope of the orders. Interested parties are invited to comment on this scope clarification.
Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations
Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations
Approval of Expansion of Subzone 20E; STIHL Incorporated, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38-Spartanburg County, South Carolina Authorization of Production Activity, Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., Subzone 38E, (Power Tools) Fort Mill, South Carolina
Approval of Subzone Status; Aceros de América, Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Recreational Management Measures for the Summer Flounder and Scup Fisheries; Fishing Year 2017
NMFS proposes management measures for the 2017 summer flounder and scup recreational fisheries. The implementing regulations for these fisheries require NMFS to publish recreational measures for the fishing year and to provide an opportunity for public comment. The intent of these measures is to constrain recreational catch to established limits and prevent overfishing of the summer flounder and scup resources. We are proposing the 2017 management measures and revised specifications for the recreational black sea bass fishery in separate actions.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST MEP Client Impact Survey
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2018 Panel
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 the proposed 2018 Survey of Income and Program Participation, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Foreign Trade Regulations: Clarification on Filing Requirements
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) issues this Final Rule amending the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) to reflect new export reporting requirements. Specifically, the Census Bureau is making changes related to the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. The ITDS was established by the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006. The changes also include the addition of the original Internal Transaction Number (ITN) data element in the Automated Export System (AES). Lastly, the Census Bureau is making remedial changes to improve clarity of the reporting requirements. These changes are discussed in detail in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.