Department of Commerce November 21, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2017-25283
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017.
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2017-25174
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period of review (POR) March 1, 2016, through February 28, 2017. We preliminarily determine that mandatory respondent Global Key, Inc. (Global Key) is not eligible for a separate rate and, therefore, remains part of the PRC-wide entity. We also preliminarily determine that mandatory respondent Chung Rhy Special Paper Mill Co., Ltd. (Chung Rhy) had no shipments during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping (AD) duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Endangered Species; File No. 18688
Document Number: 2017-25163
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office, 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814 [Responsible Party: Michael Tosatto], has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 18688.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2017-25160
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces the receipt of an application and the public comment period for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Mr. John Gauvin of Gauvin and Associates, LLC. If granted, this permit would allow the applicant to continue the development and testing of a salmon excluder device for the Bering Sea pollock trawl fishery. The objective of the EFP application is to identify upgraded excluder design(s) and specific rigging configurations most likely to produce the greatest relative reduction in Chinook salmon bycatch rates on vessels from different horsepower and size classes of the Bering Sea pollock fishery. The most effective current salmon excluder designs and rigging configurations would be refined and tested systematically under conditions that approximate as closely as possible actual commercial fishing practices in that fishery. Testing will be conducted in 2018, 2019, and 2020, with results from each year guiding the device design for each vessel size class to be tested the subsequent year during the period of this EFP. This experiment has the potential to promote the objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 2017-25123
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, the Government of Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Ontario, the Government of Qu[eacute]bec, the Government of Saskatchewan, Alberta Softwood Lumber Trade Council (``ASLTC''), British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (``BCLTC''), Conseil de l'Industrie forestiere du Qu[eacute]bec (``CIFQ''), Ontario Forest Industries Association (``OFIA''), New Brunswick Lumber Producers (``NBLP''), Canfor Corporation (``Canfor''), J.D. Irving, Limited (``JDI''), Resolute FP Canada Inc. (``Resolute''), Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd. (``Tolko''), and West Fraser Mills Ltd. (``West Fraser'') with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on November 14, 2017, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the Department of Commerce's final countervailing duty determination regarding Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2017 (82 FR 51814). The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA-CDA-2017-1904-02 to this request.