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

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to National Wildlife Refuge Complex Research, Monitoring, and Maintenance Activities in Massachusetts
Document Number: 2019-08744
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Eastern Massachusetts (MA) National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting biological research, monitoring, and maintenance at the Eastern MA NWR Complex (Complex). The USFWS's activities are similar to activities previously analyzed and for which take was authorized by NMFS. 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.
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Australia: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-08707
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that BlueScope Steel Ltd., BlueScope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd., and BlueScope Steel Distribution Pty Ltd. (collectively, BlueScope) made sales of certain hot-rolled steel flat products from Australia at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), March 22, 2016, through September 30, 2017.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints”
Document Number: 2019-08674
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-08667
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its System Management Plan (SMP) Workgroup via webinar.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Construction of the Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Project
Document Number: 2019-08666
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Vineyard Wind, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to construction of a commercial wind energy project offshore Massachusetts. 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.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08665
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet to discuss the SEDAR process and assessment schedule. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08664
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) ad hoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee (SaMTAAC) will hold a meeting.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08663
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 62 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish will consist of one in-person workshop and a series of webinars.
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08661
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public and public comments are requested in advance and/or during the meeting. Information about the HSRP meeting, agenda, presentations, webinar registration, and other background documents will be posted online at: https:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm and https:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/meetings.htm Date and Location: The meeting is planned for two and a half days during August 27-29, 2019, in New Orleans, LA. The agenda, speakers and times are subject to change. The agenda and location will be posted online at the end of June 2019. For updates, please check online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm. To receive notice of the venue and meeting announcements by email, and to inform the participant list, please email your name, organization and email address to: Virginia.Dentler@noaa.gov and Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs
Document Number: 2019-08658
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the South Carolina Coastal Management Program.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines
Document Number: 2019-08656
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce final revisions to the Recovery Plan Preparation and Implementation Priorities and the Recovery Plans sections of the 1990 Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines. The revised guidelines prioritize limited agency resources to advance the recovery of threatened and endangered species by focusing on the immediacy of the species' overall extinction risk; the extent of information regarding major threats; the extent to which major threats are primarily under U.S. authority, jurisdiction, or influence; and the certainty that management or protective actions can be implemented successfully. We did not revise the Listing, Reclassification, and Delisting Priorities section of the 1990 Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines. We determined those guidelines, which are repeated herein (with minor editorial and format changes for consistency), are sufficient to prioritize listing actions.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-08654
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 2019-08611
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. In addition, this final rule implements portions of the Catch Sharing Plan and management measures that are not implemented through the International Pacific Halibut Commission. These measures include the recreational fishery seasons and management measures for Area 2A. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide angler opportunity where available.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results, and Final Results of No Shipments of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-08576
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain frozen fish fillets (fish fillets) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017.
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea; 2017-2018; Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part
Document Number: 2019-08575
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
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 hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018.
Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017
Document Number: 2019-08574
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses (coated paper) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review.
Approval of Subzone Status; Lexmark International, Inc., Longmont, Colorado
Document Number: 2019-08569
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-08550
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-08546
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Greenland Turbot in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2019-08545
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Greenland turbot in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Greenland turbot initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI.
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-08454
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that manufacturers/exporters of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (China), sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017.
Rubber Bands From Thailand: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-08450
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
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 (AD) order on rubber bands from Thailand.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08447
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee advises the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, the Directors of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register by Friday, June 7, 2019. You may access the online registration form with the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/ e/federal-economic-statistics-advisory-committee-fesac-meetin g-tickets- 59113500070. Seating is available to the public on a first-come, first- served basis. An agenda will be accessible before the meeting at the following link: https://www.census.gov/fesac.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; 2019 Closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area to the Limited Access General Category Fishery
Document Number: 2019-08444
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year for Limited Access General Category vessels. Regulations require this action once NMFS projects that 100 percent of the Limited Access General Category total allowable catch for the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area will be harvested. This action is intended to prevent the overharvest of the 2019 total allowable catch allocated to the Limited Access General Category Fishery.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Common Pool Measures for Fishing Year 2019
Document Number: 2019-08441
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action implements measures for Northeast multispecies common pool vessels for the 2019 fishing year. This action is necessary to ensure that the Northeast multispecies common pool fishery may achieve the optimum yield (OY) for the relevant stocks, while controlling catch to help prevent inseason closures or quota overages. These measures include possession and trip limits and the allocation of zero trips into the Closed Area II Yellowtail Flounder/Haddock Special Access Program for common pool vessels to target yellowtail flounder.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; 2019 and 2020 Sector Operations Plans and 2019 Allocation of Northeast Multispecies Annual Catch Entitlements
Document Number: 2019-08440
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule approves Northeast multispecies sector operations plans and grants regulatory exemptions for fishing years 2019 and 2020, approves the formation of a new sector, and allocates annual catch entitlements to approved sectors for fishing year 2019. Approval of sector operations plans and contracts and allocation of annual catch entitlements is necessary for sectors to operate. This action is intended to allow limited access permit holders to form sectors, as authorized under the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, and to exempt them from certain effort control regulations to improve the efficiency and economics of sector vessels.
Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearings on the Report Required by the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018
Document Number: 2019-08437
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') is interested in gathering information on the participation of women, minorities, and veterans in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system for purposes of preparing a study on the subject as required by the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science (SUCCESS) Act. To assist in gathering this information, the USPTO invites the public to provide comments and to attend public hearings addressing the participation of women, minorities, and veterans in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Chevron Richmond Refinery Long Wharf Maintenance and Efficiency Project in San Francisco Bay, California
Document Number: 2019-08415
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Chevron for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to pile driving and removal associated with the Long Wharf Maintenance and Efficiency Project (LWMEP) in San Francisco Bay, California. 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.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys Along the Oregon and California Coasts
Document Number: 2019-08392
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) Renewal to the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) to harass marine mammals incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring surveys along the Oregon and California Coasts.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Biorka Island Dock Replacement Project
Document Number: 2019-08391
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that we have issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the Biorka dock replacement project in Symonds Bay, Alaska.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Site Characterization Surveys off the Coast of North Carolina
Document Number: 2019-08361
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Avangrid Renewables, LLC for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to high-resolution geophysical (HRG) survey investigations associated with marine site characterization activities off the coast of North Carolina in the area of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS-A 0508) (the Lease Area) and the coastal waters off North Carolina and Virginia where one or more cable route corridors will be established. 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.
Hydrofluorocarbon Blends From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-08348
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that T.T. International Co., Ltd. (TTI) sold hydrofluorocarbon blends (HFCs) from the People's Republic of China (China) at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017.
Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016
Document Number: 2019-08347
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People's Republic of China (China) during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08335
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08334
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08297
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Social Science Planning Team will meet May 7, 2019 through May 9, 2019.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08296
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting via webinar of its Reef Fish Advisory Panel (AP).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08295
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat Committee 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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08294
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting via webinar of its Standing, Reef Fish, Red Drum and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08293
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will host a meeting of the RFMC CCC, in Charleston, SC.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08292
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2019-08286
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
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 Certificate to DFA on April 12, 2019.
Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-08273
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain steel nails (nails) from the People's Republic of China (China) were sold in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017.
Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous From Canada: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2019-08272
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017
Document Number: 2019-08271
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain steel nails (steel nails) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.