Department of Commerce 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2018-24375
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Eastern Aleutian district (EAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2018 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the EAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery.
Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders
Document Number: 2018-24371
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate treaty and non-treaty (all citizen) commercial salmon fisheries in U.S. waters. The orders were issued by the Fraser River Panel (Panel) of the Pacific Salmon Commission (Commission) and subsequently approved and issued by NMFS during the 2018 salmon fisheries within the U.S. Fraser River Panel Area. These orders established fishing dates, times, and areas for the gear types of U.S. treaty Indian and all citizen commercial fisheries during the period the Panel exercised jurisdiction over these fisheries.
Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; 2019 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs; and Suspension of Minimum Atlantic Surfclam Size Limit
Document Number: 2018-24368
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS suspends the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams for the 2019 fishing year. NMFS also announces that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2019 will remain status quo. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to notify the public of the allowable harvest levels for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone if the previous year's quota specifications remain unchanged.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Affirmative Final Determination and Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2018-24355
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 23, 2018, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or the Court) sustained the final results of redetermination pertaining to the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from India for the period of investigation from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Final Determination and Order of the investigation and that Commerce is amending the Final Determination and Order with respect to the CVD cash deposit rate assigned to JSW Steel Limited and JSW Steel Coated Products Limited (collectively JSW).
Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2018-24350
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating, and issuing expedited preliminary results of, a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and the United Kingdom.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2018-24333
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the sole producer/exporter subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-24279
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce
Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2018 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: 2018-24278
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a valid specified fishing agreement that allocates up to 1,000 metric tons (t) of the 2018 bigeye tuna limit for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to identified U.S. longline fishing vessels. The agreement supports the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and fisheries development in the CNMI.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluation of the Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Area Community (PIMPAC)
Document Number: 2018-24276
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Group Retention Limit Adjustment
Document Number: 2018-24274
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the commercial aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and hammerhead shark management group retention limit for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region from 36 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip to 45 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments. The retention limit will remain at 45 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip in the Atlantic region through the rest of the 2018 fishing season or until NMFS announces via a notice in the Federal Register another adjustment to the retention limit or a fishery closure. This retention limit adjustment affects anyone with a directed shark limited access permit fishing for LCS in the Atlantic region.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Industry-Funded Monitoring
Document Number: 2018-24087
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action proposes regulations to implement the New England Fishery Management Council's Industry-Funded Monitoring Omnibus Amendment. The New England Council is considering ways to increase monitoring in certain fisheries to assess the amount and type of catch and reduce uncertainty around catch estimates. This amendment would implement a process to standardize future industry-funded monitoring programs in New England Council fishery management plans and industry- funded monitoring in the Atlantic herring fishery. This action would ensure consistency in industry-funded monitoring programs across fisheries and increase monitoring in the Atlantic herring fishery.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-24263
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2018-24262
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has submitted a Fishery Management and Evaluation Plan (FMEP) pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Pacific salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The FMEP specifies the implementation of fisheries targeting adipose-fin- clipped, hatchery-origin Snake River steelhead within the State of Idaho and in boundary waters with Oregon and Washington. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the FMEP for comment prior to a decision by NMFS whether to approve the proposed fisheries.
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016
Document Number: 2018-24252
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd. (Hyundai Steel), a producer/exporter of certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), and POSCO, a producer/exporter of hot-rolled steel from Korea, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), August 12, 2016, through December 31, 2016. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Results of Review and Amended Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2018-24251
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 23, 2018, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the final remand redetermination pertaining to the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from the People's Republic of China covering the period November 1, 2012, through October 31, 2013. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the CIT's final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the administrative review and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to the respondents eligible for separate rates.
Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-24237
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of two forthcoming meetings of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's (MAFAC's) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-24229
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2018-24220
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the application and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Document Number: 2018-24196
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Under applicable Federal regulations, notice is hereby given that the Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce approves the revised Management Plan for the Jacques Cousteau, New Jersey National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan. In accordance with applicable Federal regulations, the Jacques Cousteau Reserve revised its Management Plan, which will replace the plan previously approved in 2009. The revised Management Plan outlines the administrative structure; the research/monitoring, stewardship, education, and training programs of the Reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support Reserve operations. The Jacques Cousteau Reserve takes an integrated approach to management, linking research, education, coastal training, and stewardship functions. The Reserve has outlined how it will manage administration and its core program providing detailed actions that will enable it to accomplish specific goals and objectives. Since the last management plan, the reserve has: Developed core programs; expanded monitoring programs within Jacques Cousteau and its watershed; enhanced exhibits and trails; provided technical assistance to coastal communities throughout the state of New Jersey, conducted training workshops; implemented K-12 education programs; and built new and innovative partnerships with local, state, regional, and U.S. organizations and universities. On January 9, 2018, NOAA issued a notice of a thirty day public comment period for the Jacques Cousteau Reserve revised plan (83 FR 1027). Responses to the written and oral comments received, and an explanation of how comments were incorporated into the final revised plan, are available in Appendix D of the revised plan. The revised Management Plan will serve as the guiding document for the Jacques Cousteau Reserve. View the Jacques Cousteau Reserve Management Plan at URL: https://jcnerr.org/ JCNERR_REVISEDMGMTPLAN%202018.2022.pdf. The impacts of the revised management plan have not changed and the initial Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared at the time of designation is still valid. NOAA has made the determination that the revision of the management plan will not have a significant effect on the human environment and therefore qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NOAA Administrative Order 216-6. An environmental assessment will not be prepared.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2018 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Red Snapper
Document Number: 2018-24182
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures for commercial red snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. NMFS projects commercial landings for red snapper will reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) for the 2018 fishing year. Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for red snapper in the South Atlantic EEZ on November 7, 2018. This closure is necessary to protect the red snapper resource.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2018 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Gray Triggerfish; July Through December Season
Document Number: 2018-24180
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures for commercial gray triggerfish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. NMFS indicates that commercial landings for gray triggerfish are projected to reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL)(commercial quota) for the period of July through December and commercial harvest should close to prevent the quota from being exceeded. Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for gray triggerfish in the South Atlantic EEZ on November 6, 2018. This closure is necessary to protect the gray triggerfish resource.
Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2018-24144
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that LG Electronics, Inc. (LGE) did not make sales of large residential washers at prices below normal value (NV) during the February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, period of review. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Gustavus Ferry Terminal Improvements Project
Document Number: 2018-24064
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
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 take small numbers of animals, by Level A and Level B harassment, incidental to the Gustavus Ferry Terminal Improvements project in Gustavus, Alaska
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-24063
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee advises the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, the Directors of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Friday, December 7, 2018. You may access the online registration form with the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/ e/federal-economic-statistics-advisory-committee-fesac-meetin g-tickets- 51549926217. Seating is available to the public on a first-come, first- served basis. An agenda will be accessible before the meeting at the following link: https://www.census.gov/fesac.
Wassenaar Arrangement 2017 Plenary Agreements Implementation
Document Number: C1-2018-22163
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2018-24041
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that a reopening of the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category fishery is warranted. This action is intended to provide a reasonable opportunity to harvest the full annual U.S. BFT quota without exceeding it, while maintaining an equitable distribution of fishing opportunities across time periods; help achieve optimum yield in the BFT fishery; and optimize the ability of all permit categories to harvest their full BFT quota allocations. This action applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/ Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.
Marine Mammals; File No. 21636
Document Number: 2018-24039
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Joshua Schiffman, M.D., University of Utah, 2000 Circle of Hope Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 has applied in due form for a permit to import, export, and receive marine mammal parts for scientific research.
Marine Mammals; File No. 22183
Document Number: 2018-24038
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Michelle Shero, Ph.D., 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on Weddell seals (Leptoncychotes weddellii).
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2018-24013
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that, for the two companies subject to this review, Foshan Nanhai Jolyspring (Foshan Nanhai) is a part of the China-wide entity and Comfort Coil Technology Sdn. Bhd. (Comfort Coil) had no shipments during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Interim Procedure for Requesting Recalculation of the Patent Term Adjustment With Respect to Information Disclosure Statements Accompanied by a Safe Harbor Statement
Document Number: 2018-24004
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The patent laws provide for patent term adjustment in the event that the issuance of the patent is delayed due to certain enumerated administrative delays. The USPTO makes the patent term adjustment determination included on the patent by a computer program that uses the information recorded in the USPTO's Patent Application Locating and Monitoring (PALM) system. The USPTO will be modifying its computer program that calculates patent term adjustment to recognize when an applicant files an information disclosure statement concurrently with a safe harbor statement. In order to assist both applicants and the USPTO, the USPTO is providing a new form for applicants to use when making a safe harbor statement. The USPTO is also establishing an interim procedure and providing a form for patentees to request a recalculation of their patent term adjustment determination for alleged errors due to the USPTO's failure to recognize that an information disclosure statement was accompanied by a safe harbor statement.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Several Groundfish Species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2018-23990
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) and total allowable catch (TAC) of Aleutian Islands (AI) Greenland turbot, Bering Sea (BS) sablefish, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Alaska plaice, BSAI northern rockfish, BSAI ``other flatfish,'' BSAI shortraker rockfish, BSAI sculpins, BSAI skates, and Central and Western Aleutian Islands (CAI/ WAI) blackspotted/rougheye rockfish in the BSAI management area. This action is necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI management area.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23982
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting via webinar, jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23981
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Working Group of the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a public meeting.
Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23980
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 57 stock assessment process for Caribbean spiny lobster will consist of a Data Workshop, a series of data and assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23979
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Electronic Monitoring Committee will meet November 19, 2018 through November 20, 2018.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23978
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee Subgroup will meet on November 19, 2018.
Shipping Act, Merchant Marine, and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) Provisions; Fishing Vessel, Fishing Facility and Individual Fishing Quota Lending Program
Document Number: 2018-23956
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NMFS' Fisheries Finance Program (FFP or Program) proposes to revise the operating rules of the Program and set forth procedures, eligibility criteria, loan terms, and other requirements to add FFP financing to construct fishing vessels or reconstruct fishing vessels in limited access fisheries that are neither overfished or subject to overfishing. NMFS believes that this change will help preserve the economic benefits the nation derives from its commercial fishing fleets. Aging fishing vessels will need to be replaced. This will allow the FFP to play a small role in this process. Additionally, new fishing vessels will provide a safer environment for fishing crews and will be more fuel efficient. The rule provides for controls over the uses of replaced vessels that might otherwise contribute to additional harvesting efforts that could lead to overfishing. Currently, the Program provides loans to purchase, refurbish, or refinance fishing vessels, fish processing facilities, aquaculture facilities and individual fishing quota (IFQ) permits. The program also offers loans to community development quota (CDQ) groups to borrow for traditional loan purposes. NMFS also recently amended its regulations to add the purchase or refinancing of federally managed harvesting rights in limited access fisheries.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Commercial Closure for Spanish Mackerel
Document Number: 2018-23950
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for commercial Spanish mackerel in the northern zone of the Atlantic exclusive economic zone (EEZ) through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined that the commercial quota for Spanish mackerel in the northern zone of the Atlantic EEZ will be reached by November 4, 2018. Therefore, NMFS closes the northern zone of the Atlantic EEZ to commercial harvest of Spanish mackerel on November 4, 2018. This closure is necessary to protect the Spanish mackerel resource in the Atlantic.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Greater Than or Equal to 60 Feet Length Overall Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2018-23909
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3m) LOA using pot gear in the BSAI.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; 2019 Research Fishery
Document Number: 2018-23901
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces its request for applications for the 2019 shark research fishery from commercial shark fishermen with directed or incidental shark limited access permits. The shark research fishery allows for the collection of fishery-dependent and biological data for future stock assessments and to meet the research objectives of the Agency. The only commercial vessels authorized to land sandbar sharks are those participating in the shark research fishery. Shark research fishery permittees may also land other large coastal sharks (LCS), small coastal sharks (SCS), smoothhound, and pelagic sharks. Commercial shark fishermen who are interested in participating in the shark research fishery need to submit a completed Shark Research Fishery Permit Application in order to be considered.
Meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-23884
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building (Rm. 1894, Commerce Research Library) in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review
Document Number: 2018-23876
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews
Document Number: 2018-23875
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 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).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements for Commercial Fisheries Authorization Under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Document Number: 2018-23864
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.