Department of Commerce November 1, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23811
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Notice of Localization and Tracking System Testing Consortium
Document Number: 2017-23807
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
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, is establishing the Localization and Tracking System (LTS) Testing Consortium and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. Participants in this Consortium will have the opportunity to test their LTS leveraging a unique capability on the NIST Gaithersburg campus. The goals of the LTS Testing Consortium are to demonstrate and further develop standardized localization and tracking system testing procedures, and to assess current state of the art. The LTS Testing Consortium will not evaluate whether any individual system is commercially feasible. Participants in the Consortium will be required to sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews
Document Number: 2017-23763
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is automatically initiating the five-year reviews (Sunset Reviews) of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (the Commission) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Reviews which covers the same order(s).
Forged Steel Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2017-23759
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. 101/Chehalis River Bridge-Scour Repair in Washington State
Document Number: 2017-23748
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that we have issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to U.S. 101/ Chehalis River BridgeScour Repair in Washington State.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23727
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations for the Use of License Exceptions
Document Number: 2017-23712
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule makes clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to provide guidance based on existing agency understanding and practice on the use of two license exceptions. Specifically, this final rule makes three clarifications to License Exception Governments, International Organizations, International Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the International Space Station (GOV) and adds five notes, along with making other minor clarifications, to License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA). These revisions respond to questions BIS has received about the use of these two EAR license exceptions and provide the general public answers to frequently asked questions based on existing agency interpretive practice. Therefore, the clarifications in this final rule do not change the EAR requirements for the use of the license exceptions but are intended to assist exporters new to the EAR.