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

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2019-03554
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas for 2019, as it has done annually since 2015. NMFS also is transferring 25 metric tons (mt) of BFT quota from the Reserve category to the General category January 2019 period (from January 1 through March 31, 2019, or until the available subquota for this period is reached, whichever comes first). The transfer to the General category is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.
Cast Iron Soil Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2019-03538
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of cast iron soil pipe (soil pipe) from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.
Cast Iron Soil Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2019-03531
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that cast iron soil pipe from the People's Republic of China (China) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is July 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03509
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Trawl Catcher Vessels in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2019-03492
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
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 Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to trawl catcher vessels in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Small-Mesh Multispecies Fishery; Inseason Adjustment to the Northern Red Hake Possession Limit
Document Number: 2019-03457
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action reduces that the commercial per-trip possession limit for northern red hake for the remainder of the 2018 fishing year. Regulations governing the small-mesh multispecies fishery require this action because the northern red hake fishery is projected to reach 37.9 percent of its total allowable landing limit for the year. This action is intended to prevent this limit from being exceeded. This announcement also informs the public of the reduced northern red hake possession limit.
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone-Grand Junction, Colorado Under Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2019-03425
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the Federal Republic of Germany: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2018
Document Number: 2019-03422
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminary determines that sales of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), November 14, 2016, through April 30, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Steel Nails From Taiwan: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-03421
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review, in part, of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from Taiwan for the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-03380
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting 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.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2019-03344
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey).
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2019-03324
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA''), issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to AGC on February 15, 2019.
Public Conference Call Regarding Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management Strategy Evaluation
Document Number: 2019-03323
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is holding a stakeholder meeting by conference call to provide information on recent progress related to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) bluefin tuna management strategy evaluation (MSE). NMFS will also receive input on issues to be considered at an upcoming intersessional meeting of ICCAT's Panel 2, which will focus on initial operational management objectives for the bluefin tuna MSE. The conference call is open to the public.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2019-03319
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) 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.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2019-03318
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2019-03317
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) are being, or are 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.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Canada: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2019-03316
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Canada is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Greece: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2019-03315
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Greece are being, or are 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.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Southeast Fisheries Science Center and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Fisheries Research
Document Number: 2019-02738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS' Office of Protected Resources has received a request from NMFS' Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in the Atlantic Ocean along the southeastern U.S. coast and select estuaries, the Gulf of Mexico and select estuaries, and the Caribbean Sea over the course of five years from the date of issuance. We have also received a request from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to fisheries research in Texas bay systems. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue regulations to the SEFSC and, separately, TPWD, to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Large Residential Washers From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-03309
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that LG Electronics, Inc. (LGE), a producer/exporter of large residential washers from the Republic of Korea (Korea), did not make sales at prices below normal value during the February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, period of review (POR).
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-03308
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that GGB Bearing Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (GGB) sold tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs) from the People's Republic of China (China) at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), June 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Generic Clearance for Community Resilience Data Collections
Document Number: 2019-03243
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
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.
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Taiwan: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-03240
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 20, 2018, the United States Court of International Trade (Court) issued a final judgment in Prosperity Tieh Enterprise Co., Ltd. et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16-00138; Slip Op. 18-175 (CIT Dec. 20, 2018), sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Commerce) remand results for the final determination of the antidumping investigation of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from Taiwan, covering the period of investigation (POI) April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015. Commerce is notifying the public that the Court has made a final judgment that is not in harmony with Commerce's amended final determination of the antidumping investigation, and that Commerce is amending the final determination.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Madrid Protocol”
Document Number: 2019-03224
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Practitioner Conduct and Discipline
Document Number: 2019-03223
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03200
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Small-Mesh Multispecies Fishery; Notice of Intent To Withdraw Existing Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Amendment 22 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2019-03199
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council initiated development of Amendment 22 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, which considered limited access alternatives for the small-mesh multispecies fishery, in 2015. At its December 2018 meeting, the Council voted to take no action on any of the limited access alternatives analyzed in the draft amendment and draft environmental impact statement. With this decision the Council and the National Marine Fisheries Service have completed all the necessary work on this action and hereby withdraw the draft environmental impact statement from further consideration.
Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-03196
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-03192
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms' workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm.
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; 2018-2019 Commercial Hook-and-Line Closure for King Mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone
Document Number: 2019-03190
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) to close the hook-and-line component of the commercial sector for king mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) southern zone. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource.
President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
Document Number: 2019-03171
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications for membership on the 2019-2021 term of the President's Advisory Council (Advisory Council) on Doing Business in Africa. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to advise the President through the Secretary of Commerce on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. This term, the Secretary is particularly interested in advice on advancing President Trump's new strategy for Africa.
Notification of Receipt of a Petition To Ban Imports of All Fish and Fish Products From New Zealand That Do Not Satisfy the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Document Number: 2019-03132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces receipt of a petition for emergency rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act. Sea Shepherd Legal, Sea Shepherd New Zealand Ltd., and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce and other relevant Departments to initiate emergency rulemaking under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (``MMPA''), to ban importation of commercial fish or products from fish that have been caught with commercial fishing technology that results in incidental mortality or serious injury of M[amacr]ui dolphin in excess of United States standards.
Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2019-03131
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this investigation received countervailable subsidies. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Taiwan: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-03130
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from Taiwan to correct a ministerial error.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Online Customer Relationship Management (CRM)/Performance Databases
Document Number: 2019-03117
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
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: 2019-03104
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-03013
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group will meet to discuss use of leading indicators as tool to assess inseason seabird bycatch risk, vessel-specific seabird bycatch mortality, and an update on studies examining seabird bycatch in the trawl fisheries.
American Workforce Policy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-03044
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs announces the March 6, 2019 inaugural meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board (Workforce Advisory Board). The Advisory Board advises the National Council for the American Worker (National Council) on how the Federal Government can encourage the private sector and educational institutions to combat the skills crisis by investing in and increasing demand-driven education, training, and re-training for American workers. The discussions for this inaugural meeting include a review of the National Council's priority areas and identification of areas of activity for the Workforce Advisory Board.
Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan; Closure of Southern Exclusion Zone
Document Number: 2019-02995
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the Southern Exclusion Zone (SEZ) to deep-set longline fishing for all vessels registered under the Hawaii longline limited access program, as a result of the fishery reaching the established annual trigger of two observed false killer whale mortalities or serious injuries (M&SI) in the fishery within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around Hawaii. This action is necessary to comply with False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan (Plan) regulations that establish the SEZ closure trigger and procedures to limit M&SI of false killer whales in the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery.
Pacific Island Fisheries; 2019 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Harvest Guideline
Document Number: 2019-02986
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS establishes the annual harvest guideline for the commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) for calendar year 2019 at zero lobsters.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-02984
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been made below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2019-02978
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee) will hold an open meeting via webinar on March 12, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.