Department of Commerce 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-23860
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-23859
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Proposed Rule To Expand the Scallop Dredge Exemption Areas Under the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2018-23790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement modifications to the regulations implementing the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan to allow vessels issued a limited access general category individual fishing quota sea scallop permit to fish for scallops with small dredges in an expanded area. In addition, NMFS also proposes to modify open area days-at-sea trip reporting procedures for limited access scallop vessels. This action is intended to provide consistency, flexibility, and potential economic benefit to the scallop fleet. This rule notifies the public of these proposed measures and solicits comments on the potential scallop fishery management changes.
Commerce Alternative Personnel System
Document Number: 2018-23832
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce
This notice announces the expansion of employee coverage under the Commerce Alternative Personnel System (CAPS), formerly the Department of Commerce Personnel Management Demonstration Project, published in the Federal Register on December 24, 1997. This coverage is extended to include employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR) located in the Earth Systems Research Laboratory, the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, and the Pacific Marine Environmental Research Laboratory. This notice also serves to modify the plan to add the Investigative Analysis Series, 1805 to the Administrative (ZA) career path.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-23830
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-23829
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Endangered and Threatened Species: Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2018-23812
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application for a new Enhancement of Survival Permit and a request for entry into an associated proposed Safe Harbor Agreement (Agreement) between the applicant and NMFS. The proposed Enhancement of Survival Permit and Agreement are intended to promote the survival and recovery of Central California Coast (CCC) Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and CCC Steelhead (O. mykiss) listed as endangered and threatened, respectively, under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Information NMFS received as a part of the application is available upon request by contacting the NMFS West Coast Region (WCR) at its California Coastal Office in Santa Rosa, California (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB); Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-23810
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 29 Under Alternative Site Framework; Louisville, Kentucky
Document Number: 2018-23795
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 15; Under Alternative Site Framework Kansas City, Missouri
Document Number: 2018-23794
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2018-23792
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that the sole exporter subject to this administrative review has made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017, through August 8, 2017. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Exempted Fishing, Scientific Research, Display, and Shark Research Fishery Permits; Letters of Acknowledgment
Document Number: 2018-23791
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces its intent to issue exempted fishing permits (EFPs), scientific research permits (SRPs), display permits, letters of acknowledgment (LOAs), and shark research fishery permits for Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) in 2019. EFPs and related permits would authorize collection of a limited number of HMS, including tunas, swordfish, billfishes, and sharks, from Federal waters in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico for the purposes of scientific research, data collection, the investigation of bycatch, and public display, among other things. LOAs acknowledge that scientific research activity aboard a scientific research vessel is being conducted. Generally, EFPs and related permits would be valid from the date of issuance through December 31, 2019, unless otherwise specified, subject to the terms and conditions of individual permits. This notice also schedules a public webinar/conference call for applicants, during which NMFS will provide a general overview of the EFP program and hold a question and answer session.
Glycine From Japan: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2018-23720
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that glycine from Japan is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Glycine From Thailand: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2018-23719
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that glycine from Thailand is not being, or is not likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Glycine From India: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2018-23718
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that glycine from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Addition of an Entity to the Entity List
Document Number: 2018-23693
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding one entity to the Entity List. The entity that is added to the Entity List has been determined by the U.S. Government to pose a significant risk of becoming involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. This entity will be listed under the destination of China.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015
Document Number: 2018-23667
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the countervailing duty administrative review of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People's Republic of China (China) to correct a ministerial error.
Approval of Subzone Status; Digi-Key Corporation; Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Document Number: 2018-23662
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Certain Steel Wheels From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less-Than-Fair-Value
Document Number: 2018-23661
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that steel wheels from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less-than- fair-value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) July 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2018-23653
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that individuals and institutions have been issued Letters of Confirmation for activities conducted under the General Authorization for Scientific Research on marine mammals. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a list of names and address of recipients.
Marine Mammals; File No. 22095
Document Number: 2018-23652
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that SeaWorld, LLC., 9205 Southpark Center Loop, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32819 (Responsible Party: Christopher Dold, DVM), has applied in due form for a scientific research and enhancement permit for one non-releasable beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) from the Cook Inlet distinct population segment (DPS).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-23640
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nominations for the 2019-2022 General Advisory Committee and the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the United States Delegation to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Document Number: 2018-23634
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. delegation to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, as well as to a Scientific Advisory Subcommittee of the General Advisory Committee. The purpose of the General Advisory Committee and its Scientific Advisory Subcommittee is to provide public input and advice to the U.S. delegation in the formulation of policy and positions at meetings of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and its subsidiary bodies. The Scientific Advisory Subcommittee shall also function as the National Scientific Advisory Committee provided for in the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program.
Public Meeting for Recommending a National Estuarine Research Reserve Site in Connecticut's Lower Connecticut River and Eastern Long Island Sound
Document Number: 2018-23607
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a public meeting will be held for the purpose of providing information and receiving comments on the preliminary recommendation by the State of Connecticut that portions of the Lower Connecticut River and Eastern Long Island Sound be proposed to NOAA for designation as a National Estuarine Research Reserve. The public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on November 13, 2018 in the Academic Building Auditorium at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus, located at 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340. The state agencies holding the meeting: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Coastal Management Program; the University of Connecticut; and Connecticut Sea Grant. NOAA's Office for Coastal Management will assist with the meeting. The proposed research reserve site is comprised of the following state-owned properties: Lord Cove Wildlife Management Area; Great Island Wildlife Management Area; Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve and Natural Area Preserve; Haley Farm State Park; and the public trust portions of waterbodies defined by: (a) Long Island Sound ranging approximately west to east from the mouth of the Connecticut River to Mason's Island and north to south waterward of the mean high water shoreline to just shy of the Connecticut state boundary in Long Island Sound; (b) the area waterward of the mean high shoreline of the lower Thames River from approximately the Gold Star Bridge south to the area described in (a); (c) the area waterward of the mean high shoreline of the lower Connecticut River from approximately Lord Cove south to the area described in (a). The views of interested persons and organizations regarding the proposed site recommendation are solicited. This information may be expressed orally and in written statements. A presentation about the proposed site and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System will be provided. Written comments may be also be sent to: Kevin O'Brien, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionLand & Water Resources Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127 or to: kevin.obrien@ct.gov. All written comments must be received no later than seven calendar days following the public meeting. All comments received will be considered by the State in formally nominating a site to NOAA. The research reserve system is a federal and state partnership program administered by the federal government, specifically the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The research reserve system currently has 29 sites and protects more than 1.3 million acres of estuarine and Great Lakes habitat for long-term research, monitoring, education, and stewardship. Established by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, each reserve is managed by a lead state agency or university, with input from local partners. NOAA provides partial funding and national programmatic guidance. This particular site selection effort is a culmination of several years of local, grassroots-support for a research reserve site in Connecticut. The preliminary site recommendation follows a comprehensive evaluation process that sought the views of the public, affected landowners, and other interested parties. State and local agency representatives, as well as estuarine experts, served as committee members and evaluated site proposals. The committee is recommending the Lower Connecticut River and Eastern Long Island Sound as the preferred site for the state to nominate to NOAA.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23609
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) Nomination Evaluation Committee will meet in closed session on November 9, 2018. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the relative merits of persons, teams, and companies nominated for the NMTI.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2018-23578
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA''), issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to GHC on October 16, 2018.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2018-23571
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2018 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of New York. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina and New York.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23557
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; USPTO Websites Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2018-23553
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Value of the Reduction in the Risk of Whale Strikes in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 2018-23546
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Value of Non-Consumptive Recreation Use From Those Accessing the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary via For Hire Operation Boats
Document Number: 2018-23545
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-23544
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Request for Comments on Motion To Amend Practice and Procedures in Trial Proceedings Under the America Invents Act Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Document Number: 2018-23187
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
This Request for Comments seeks public input on certain practices and procedures that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (``PTAB'' or ``Board'') of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (``Office'' or ``USPTO'') proposes regarding motions to amend filed in inter partes reviews (``IPR''), post-grant reviews (``PGR''), and covered business method patent reviews (``CBM'') pursuant to the provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (``AIA'') providing for trial proceedings before the Office. Specifically, the Office seeks input on a proposed amendment process that would involve a preliminary non-binding decision by the Board that provides information to the parties regarding the merits of a motion to amend, and an opportunity for a patent owner to revise its motion to amend thereafter. In addition, the Office seeks input on a proposed pilot program implementing the new amendment process. The Office also seeks input regarding whether the Office should continue to allocate the burden of persuasion regarding patentability of substitute claims as set forth in a recent informative Board decision, as well as any suggestions the public may have as to motion to amend practice before the Board generally.
Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board; Correction
Document Number: 2018-23460
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On October 17, 2018, NOAA published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The closing date for receiving nominations in that notice was incorrect. This document corrects that date to November 30, 2018.
Approval of Subzone Status; Liquilux Gas Corporation; Ponce, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2018-23456
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Approval of Subzone Status; MAS US Holdings, Inc.; Siler City and Asheboro, North Carolina
Document Number: 2018-23455
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2018-23454
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017.
Steel Propane Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2018-23453
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of steel propane cylinders from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of investigation December 1, 2017, through January 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23446
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Social Science Planning Team will hold a teleconference on November 9, 2018.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23445
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet November 13, 2018 through November 16, 2018.