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

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Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-04062
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 59 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Greater Amberjack will consist of a series of webinars.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-04050
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
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 an antidumping duty order on large diameter welded carbon and alloy steel line and structural pipe from the People's Republic of China (China).
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-04049
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
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 large diameter welded carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from the People's Republic of China (China).
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From India: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-04048
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
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 an antidumping duty order on large diameter welded carbon and alloy steel line pipe from India.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From India: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-04047
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
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 large diameter welded carbon and alloy steel line pipe from India.
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-04046
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Sol-lite Manufacturing Company Limited (Sol-lite), Ri Shen Products (SZ) (Ri Shen), and Shenzhen Sungold Solar Co., Ltd. (Sungold) have not demonstrated their eligibility for a separate rate during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: 2019-04045
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 19, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or Court) issued its final judgment, sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Commerce's) final remand results pertaining to the tenth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) covering the period of review (POR) of February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015. Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the tenth administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to the surrogate value used to value frozen shrimp in the administrative review, which results in amended antidumping duties.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Security and Critical Technology Assessments of the U.S. Industrial Base
Document Number: 2019-04023
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-04013
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The CSAC will meet in a plenary session on March 28-29, 2019. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees website for the most current meeting agenda at: https://www.census.gov/ about/cac/sac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html. Topics of discussion will include the following items:
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Document Number: 2019-03969
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty-day public comment period for the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. The revision of the existing management plan is necessitated by the applicable requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The Hudson River Reserve revised plan will replace the plan approved in 2009.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Resources of the South Atlantic; 2019 Red Snapper Commercial and Recreational Fishing Seasons
Document Number: 2019-03933
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the limited opening of commercial and recreational red snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic for the 2019 fishing year. This notice announces the red snapper commercial season opening date and the opening and closing dates for the red snapper recreational season, according to the accountability measures (AMs). This season announcement for South Atlantic red snapper allows fishers to maximize their opportunity to harvest the commercial and recreational annual catch limits (ACLs) while also managing harvest to protect the red snapper resource.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to City of Juneau Waterfront Improvement Project
Document Number: 2019-03930
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Juneau Dock and Harbor waterfront improvement project in Juneau, Alaska. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. 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.
Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico: Intent To Terminate Suspension Agreement, Rescind the Sunset and Administrative Reviews, and Resume the Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2019-03928
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) intends to terminate the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico (2013 Agreement), rescind the five-year sunset review of the suspended investigation and the administrative review of the 2013 Agreement, and to resume the antidumping duty (AD) investigation initiated in 1996.
Approval of Subzone Status; Gulf Coast Growth Ventures LLC, San Patricio County, Texas
Document Number: 2019-03926
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review
Document Number: 2019-03924
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-03923
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd. (Zhongwei) sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Revisions to Red Snapper and Hogfish Management Measures
Document Number: 2019-03900
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement management measures described in two framework actions to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). The framework actions are titled ``Modify the Annual Catch Limit (ACL) for the Gulf Red Snapper and Hogfish Stocks'' (ACL Framework Action) and ``Modify the Red Snapper Recreational Annual Catch Targets (ACT)'' (ACT Framework Action). This final rule modifies Gulf red snapper commercial and recreational ACLs (quotas) and ACTs, as well as the Gulf hogfish (West Florida stock) stock ACL, as a result of recent stock assessments for each species. Additionally, this final rule reduces the Federal charter vessel/headboat (for-hire) component's red snapper ACT buffer to a level that will allow a greater harvest in 2019 while continuing to constrain landings to the component and total recreational ACLs. The purposes of this final rule are to respond to updated stock assessment information, maximize socio-economic opportunities for red snapper in the Federal for-hire component, and to continue to achieve optimum yield (OY) for each stock.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Region Trawl Logbook Requirement
Document Number: 2019-03895
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-05
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Generic Clearance for Program Evaluation Data Collections
Document Number: 2019-03894
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-05
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.
Temporary Rule To Establish Management Measures for Red Grouper in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2019-03829
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to issue an emergency rule as requested by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to address concerns regarding the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) red grouper stock. The Council made this request after receiving new information that indicates the stock may be in decline. This proposed emergency rule would reduce the commercial and recreational annual catch limits (ACLs) and annual catch targets (ACTs). This emergency rule would be effective for 180 days, although NMFS may extend the emergency rule's effectiveness for a maximum of an additional 186 days. The intended effect of this emergency rule is to provide a temporary rapid reduction in Gulf red grouper harvest levels to protect the stock from overharvest while the Council develops permanent rulemaking.
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Austria: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination in Less Than Fair Value Investigation and Notice of Amended Final Determination and Order Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2019-03822
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 12, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or the Court) sustained the final results of redetermination pertaining to the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from Austria for the period of investigation from April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. 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 cash deposit rate assigned to voestalpine Grobblech GmbH, voestalpine Steel Service Center GmbH, Bohler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, Bohler Bleche GmbH & Co KG, and Bohler International GmbH, (collectively, voestalpine) and the all-others rate.
Polyvinyl Alcohol From the People's Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2019-03821
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review and preliminarily determining that Sinopec Chongqing SVW Chemical Co., Ltd. (SVW) is the successor-in-interest to Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works (Sichuan SVW) for the purposes of the antidumping duty order on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) from the People's Republic of China (China).
Steel Racks and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2019-03820
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that steel racks and parts thereof (steel racks) 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) October 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018.
Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe (Under 4.5 Inches) From Romania: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-03817
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-04
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 carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe (under 4.5 inches) (small diameter seamless pipe) from Romania for the period August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2019-03816
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the General category fishery for large medium and giant (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) for the January subquota time period and thus until the General category reopens on June 1, 2019. The intent of this closure is to prevent overharvest of the available General category January 2019 BFT subquota of 100 metric tons (mt).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Greater Than or Equal to 50 Feet Length Overall Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2019-03813
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
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 50 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear in the Central 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 catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet LOA using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-03755
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2019-03754
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference and/or webinar.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-03753
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on March 29, 2019.
Fisheries off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Fisheries; Amendment 6 to Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Authorization of Deep-Set Buoy Gear
Document Number: 2019-03493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) announce their intent to prepare an EIS, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, to analyze the potential short- and long-term impacts of the proposed action to authorize deep-set buoy gear under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP) on the human (biological, physical, social, and economic) environment. This notice of intent to prepare an EIS invites interested parties to provide comments on alternatives to be considered in an EIS and to identify potential issues, concerns, and any reasonable additional alternatives that should be considered.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Process; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-03782
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council announces its intention to prepare, in cooperation with NMFS, an environmental impact statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. An environmental impact statement may be necessary to provide analytic support for Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 21 would consider measures related to the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area, Limited Access General Category individual fishing quota possession limits, and the ability of Limited Access vessels with Limited Access General Category individual fishing quota permits to transfer quota to Limited Access General Category individual fishing quota-only vessels. The purpose of this notice is to announce a public process for determining the scope of issues to be addressed, to alert the interested public of the scoping process, the potential development of a draft environmental impact statement, and the opportunity for participation in that process.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the O'Connell Bridge Lightering Float Pile Replacement Project in Sitka, Alaska
Document Number: 2019-03684
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from City and Borough of Sitka (CBS) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the O'Connell Bridge Lightering Float Pile Replacement Project in Sitka, Alaska. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. 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.
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone-Jefferson County, Colorado; Under Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2019-03683
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Sodium Hexametaphosphate From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-03682
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) from the People's Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order.
Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon From the People's Republic of China: Corrected Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2019-03681
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 1, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published in the Federal Register the final determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on certain plastic decorative ribbon (plastic ribbon) from the People's Republic of China (China). Commerce is now amending the Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM) referred to in the final determination Federal Register notice to correct the inadvertent omission of certain pages in the IDM.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2019-03671
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 total allowable catch of pollock in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa; Correction
Document Number: 2019-03612
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce published a document in the Federal Register of February 25, 2019, concerning the notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. The document contained an incorrect date.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar Training and Testing in the Central and Western North Pacific Ocean and Eastern Indian Ocean
Document Number: 2019-03298
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the use of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar systems onboard U.S. Navy surveillance ships for training and testing activities conducted under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy in the western and central North Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean (SURTASS LFA sonar activities) beginning August 2019. Pursuant to section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA, NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue regulations to govern the incidental take of marine mammals by Level B harassment during SURTASS LFA sonar activities. The Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed on August 13, 2018, amended the Marine Mammal Protection Act to extend the maximum authorization period of permitted incidental takings of marine mammals under section 101(a)(5)(A) in the course of specified military readiness activities by the Department of Defense from five to seven years. Therefore, the authorization, if issued, would be in effect from August 2019 to August 2026. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorization and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. The Navy's activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (FY 2004 NDAA).
Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews
Document Number: 2019-02587
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
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).