Department of Commerce May 17, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Marine Mammals; File No. 21482
Document Number: 2019-10330
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dan T. Engelhaupt, Ph.D., HDR, Inc., 4173 Ewell Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct scientific research on 83 species of marine mammals.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Modifications and Improvements Project in Juneau, Alaska
Document Number: 2019-10326
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Modifications and Improvements Project in Juneau, 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.
Temporary Rule To Establish Management Measures for Red Grouper in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2019-10322
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues an emergency rule as requested by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to address concerns that the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) red grouper stock may be in decline. This emergency rule reduces the commercial and recreational annual catch limits (ACLs) and annual catch targets (ACTs). This emergency rule is effective for 180 days, although NMFS may extend this emergency rule's effectiveness for a maximum of an additional 186 days. The intended effect of this emergency rule is to provide a temporary reduction in Gulf red grouper harvest levels to protect the stock from overharvest while the Council develops a framework action to reduce the red grouper catch limits on a more long-term basis.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Portugal: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-10284
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Portugal is being, or is likely to be sold, at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), March 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018.
Strontium Chromate From Austria: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2019-10283
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that strontium chromate from Austria is not being, or is not likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Strontium Chromate From France: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2019-10282
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that strontium chromate from France is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2019-10275
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that extruded aluminum products that are made from aluminum previously extruded in the People's Republic of China (China) and are exported from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam), regardless of producer, exporter, or importer, constitute merchandise completed or assembled in other foreign countries and are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from China. Commerce also preliminarily intends to rescind its minor alterations anti-circumvention inquiry.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-10274
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Brazil is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016
Document Number: 2019-10273
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
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 magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-10272
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails (nails) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-10271
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders and Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-10270
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
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 (AD) orders on utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the People's Republic of China (China) and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam), and revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on wind towers from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD orders and the CVD order.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Revised 2019 Summer Flounder Specifications
Document Number: 2019-10250
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues revised specifications for the 2019 summer flounder fishery. Due to recently available information from a benchmark stock assessment, changes to the specifications are necessary to better achieve optimum yield within the fishery while controlling overfishing, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This rule is also intended to inform the public of the changes to the specifications for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Recreational Management Measures for the Summer Flounder Fishery; Fishing Year 2019
Document Number: 2019-10249
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes management measures for the 2019 summer flounder recreational fishery. The implementing regulations for this fishery require NMFS to publish recreational measures for the fishing year and to provide an opportunity for public comment. The intent of this action is to constrain recreational catch to the summer flounder recreational harvest limit and thereby, prevent overfishing on the summer flounder stock.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Revisions to Sea Turtle Release Gear; Amendment 49
Document Number: 2019-10052
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements management measures described in Amendment 49 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) (Amendment 49), as prepared and submitted by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule adds three new devices to the Federal regulations as options for fishermen with Federal commercial or charter vessel/headboat permits for Gulf reef fish to meet existing requirements for carrying sea turtle release gear on board vessels, and updates the regulations to simplify and clarify the requirements for other sea turtle release gear. This final rule also modifies the FMP framework procedure to allow for future changes to release gear and handling requirements for sea turtles and other protected resources. The purpose of this final rule is to allow the use of new devices to safely handle and release incidentally captured sea turtles, clarify existing requirements, and streamline the process for making any future changes to the release devices and handling procedures for sea turtles and other protected species.