Department of Commerce February 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01608
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Trawl Electronic Monitoring Committee will meet March 4, 2019 through March 5, 2019.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01607
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Habitat Committee (HC) to discuss items on the Pacific Council's March 2019 meeting agenda. The meeting is open to the public.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01606
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council's) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting, jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01605
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC's) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01604
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Tilefish Monitoring Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01560
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC or the Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; SURF Fellow Housing Application
Document Number: 2019-01554
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Pacific Island Fisheries; Reclassifying Management Unit Species to Ecosystem Component Species
Document Number: 2019-01294
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule reclassifies certain management unit species in the Pacific Islands as ecosystem component species. The rule also updates the scientific and local names of certain species. The intent of this final rule is to prioritize conservation and management efforts and to improve efficiency of fishery management in the region.
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Commercial Trip Limit Increase for King Mackerel in the Atlantic Southern Zone
Document Number: 2019-01234
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS increases the commercial trip limit for king mackerel in or from Federal waters in an area off the Florida east coast between the border of Flagler and Volusia Counties and the border of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties in the Atlantic southern zone to 75 fish per day. This commercial trip limit increase is necessary to maximize the socioeconomic benefits associated with harvesting the commercial quota of Atlantic migratory group king mackerel.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2019-01218
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Community Development Quota (CDQ) pollock directed fishing allowances (DFA) from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed fishery. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2019 total allowable catch of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Retroactive Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2019-01515
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a retroactive commercial summer flounder quota transfer for the 2018 fishing year. The State of North Carolina is transferring quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. 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 2018 commercial quotas for North Carolina and Virginia.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-01478
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain exporters subject to this administrative review and new shipper reviews did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value.
Office of the Secretary, Office of Security; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign National Request Form
Document Number: 2019-01435
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce
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: 2019-01394
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Endangered Species; Take of Steelhead
Document Number: 2019-01375
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS received an application from NMFS' California Coastal Office in Long Beach, California to renew their U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) scientific enhancement permit (permit 14159-2R). The purpose of this permit is to enhance the survival of the endangered Southern California Distinct Population Segment of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) through rescue and relocation of at-risk steelhead, ecological research, and invasive species management. The public is hereby notified that the application for Permit 14159-2R is available for review and comment before NMFS either approves or disapproves the application.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-01362
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold eight in-person workshops to inform stakeholders about new reporting requirement for federally permitted for-hire operators in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01361
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 61 stock assessment process for Gulf of Mexico red grouper will consist of an In-person Workshop, and a series of data and assessment webinars.
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2019-00603
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
This final rule is being issued to adjust for inflation each civil monetary penalty (CMP) provided by law within the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Commerce (Department of Commerce). The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, required the head of each agency to adjust for inflation its CMP levels in effect as of November 2, 2015, under a revised methodology that was effective for 2016 which provided for initial catch up adjustments for inflation in 2016, and requires adjustments for inflation to CMPs under a revised methodology for each year thereafter. The 2018 adjustments for inflation to CMPs to the Department of Commerce's CMPs were published in the Federal Register on January 8, 2018, and became effective January 15, 2018. The annual methodology provides for the improvement of the effectiveness of CMPs and to maintain their deterrent effect. Agencies' annual adjustments for inflation to CMPs shall take effect not later than January 15. The Department of Commerce's 2019 adjustments for inflation to CMPs apply only to CMPs with a dollar amount, and will not apply to CMPs written as functions of violations. The Department of Commerce's 2019 adjustments for inflation to CMPs apply only to those CMPs, including those whose associated violation predated such adjustment, which are assessed by the Department of Commerce after the effective date of the new CMP level.
Nominations for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Permanent Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-01303
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the advisory committee established under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (Act). The Permanent Advisory Committee, composed of individuals from groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention (Convention), will be given the opportunity to provide input to the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (Commission) regarding the deliberations and decisions of the Commission.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01291
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a methodology review meeting to evaluate and review fishery independent visual survey methodologies, using remotely operate vehicles (ROVs), for nearshore groundfish species off the states of Oregon and California. The meeting is open to the public.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01290
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a 2-day meeting in March to discuss the items contained in the agenda in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01289
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01288
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Committee will hold a public meeting via webinar.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01287
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting via webinar.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01286
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to discuss items on the Pacific Council's March 2019 meeting agenda. The meeting is open to the public.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01285
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 64 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic yellowtail snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Approval of Subzone Status; Future Electronics Distribution Center, L.P.; Southaven, Mississippi
Document Number: 2019-01281
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Approval of Subzone Status; Albany Safran Composites LLC; Rochester, New Hampshire
Document Number: 2019-01279
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-01273
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing a countervailing duty order on common alloy aluminum sheet (common alloy sheet) from the People's Republic of China (China).
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2019-01270
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Magnesium From Israel: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2019-01266
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2019-01239
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the Pacific cod allocation of the total allowable catch for the Bering Sea Trawl Catcher Vessel A-Season Sector Limitation in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-01214
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Executive Finance Committee via webinar to discuss development of the Council's annual budget.
Endangered Species; File No. 20315
Document Number: 2019-01203
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Kristen Hart, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey, 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314 has requested a permit modification to Permit No. 20315.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2019-01119
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the A season apportionment of the 2019 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews
Document Number: 2019-01271
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
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).
Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews
Document Number: 2019-01269
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
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).
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: 2019-01117
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for commercial Spanish mackerel in the Atlantic southern zone of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined that the commercial quota for Spanish mackerel in the Atlantic southern zone will be reached by February 5, 2019. Therefore, NMFS closes the Atlantic southern zone of the EEZ to commercial harvest of Spanish mackerel on February 5, 2019. This closure is necessary to protect the Spanish mackerel resource in the Atlantic.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01053
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Recreational Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01052
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01051
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Scallop Plan Team will meet on February 20, 2019 in Kodiak, AK.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-01050
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Tilefish Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 7,534,790; Vernakalant Hydrochloride
Document Number: 2019-01049
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under for a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 7,534,790.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program
Document Number: 2019-00995
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes the standard ex-vessel prices and fee percentage for cost recovery under the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program. This action is intended to provide participants in a rockfish cooperative with the standard prices and fee percentage for the 2018 fishing year, which was authorized from May 1 through November 15. The fee percentage is 2.86 percent. The fee payments are due from each rockfish cooperative on or before February 15, 2019.
Revisions to Framework Adjustment 57 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and Sector Annual Catch Entitlements; Updated Annual Catch Limits for Sectors and the Common Pool for Fishing Year 2018
Document Number: 2019-00979
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), this final rule adjusts the 2018 fishing year allocations to sectors and the common pool specified in Framework Adjustment 57 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan; makes other minor adjustments based on final 2017 catch information; and distributes sector allocation carried over from fishing year 2017 into fishing year 2018 as required by the sector regulations. The revisions are necessary to account for changes to 2018 sub-annual catch limits based on final 2018 sector rosters. These adjustments are routine and formulaic and are intended to ensure that final allocations are based on the best scientific information available.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
Document Number: 2019-00941
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce the extension of the comment period for the Proposed Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan for Puget Sound Steelhead (Proposed Plan) published on December 13, 2018. The Proposed Plan addresses the Puget Sound steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), which was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on May 11, 2007 (72 FR 26722). The geographic area covered by the Proposed Plan is the Puget Sound basin, from the Elwha River (inclusive) eastward, including rivers in Hood Canal, South Sound, and North Sound. As required under the ESA, the Proposed Plan contains objective, measurable delisting criteria, site- specific management actions necessary to achieve the Proposed Plan's goals, and estimates of the time and costs required to implement recovery actions. We are soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Proposed Plan. The close of the comment period is being extended from February 11, 2019, to March 28, 2019to provide additional opportunity for public comment.