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

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-13898
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings
Document Number: 2019-13897
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold 4 public hearings, including one webinar hearing, to solicit public comments on the Draft Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-13896
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) District Advisory Panels (DAPs) of Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix, USVI, will hold a one-day meeting in July for each of its panels to discuss the items contained in the agenda SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-13895
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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 August to discuss the items contained in the agenda in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-13894
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar-based meeting with its Advisory Panel members and the public to provide information and gather input regarding an upcoming Council Omnibus Framework action that could require electronic reporting of Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) for all Council-managed commercial fisheries.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2019-13878
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the northern area Angling category fishery for large medium and giant (``trophy'' (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). This action is being taken to prevent further overharvest of the Angling category northern area trophy BFT subquota.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Site Characterization Surveys Off the Coast of North Carolina
Document Number: 2019-13874
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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 Avangrid Renewables, LLC (Avangrid) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, 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.
Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium From the Russian Federation: Final Results of the 2016-2017 Administrative Review
Document Number: 2019-13867
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that the State Atomic Energy Corporation ``ROSATOM'' (ROSATOM), its affiliates Joint Stock Company ``TENEX'' (TENEX) and TENAM Corporation (TENAM), and TENEX's unaffiliated reseller, Centrus Energy Corp. and United States Enrichment Corporation (collectively, Centrus), are in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Agreement) during the period of review (POR) from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-13866
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico was sold in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-13863
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain hot-rolled steel flat products from Japan were sold at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), March 22, 2016 through September 30, 2017.
Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-13860
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded line pipe from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) for the period December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018.
Request for Comment; Notice of Development of Gross Domestic Product by County Statistics
Document Number: 2019-13858
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is soliciting comments from the public on its new prototype Gross Domestic Product by County statistics, including comments on the methodology, presentation, granularity, and scope. Following the public comment period, BEA will incorporate feedback, finalize the methodology and related materials, and begin publishing this data series as an official series annually. Gross Domestic Product by County statistics will provide information on the economic activity generated in each of the nation's counties or county equivalents.
United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-13851
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to discuss key issues related to the importance of international travel and tourism to the United States and for the Secretary of Commerce to provide information on the Administration's priorities in travel and tourism. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce website for the Board at http://trade.gov/ttab at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2019-13762
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received four plans for hatchery operations rearing and releasing Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and chum salmon in the Stillaguamish River basin, Washington. The four plans are submitted pursuant to the Section 4(d), Limit 6. The plans describe programs operated by the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians (STI). This document serves to notify the public of the availability and opportunity to comment on a draft Environmental Assessment and proposed evaluation and pending determination (PEPD) on the proposed Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs).
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2019-13759
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received 16 plans for hatchery programs rearing and releasing Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and summer steelhead in the Snake River basin. The plans describe hatchery programs operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), Nez Perce Tribe (NPT), and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). This document serves to notify the public of the availability and opportunity to comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA), four Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs), and three Proposed Evaluation and Determination Documents (PEPDs) on the proposed hatchery programs.
Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Electronic Monitoring Program
Document Number: 2019-13324
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement an electronic monitoring (EM) program for two sectors of the limited entry trawl fishery, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The action allows catcher vessels in the Pacific whiting fishery and fixed gear vessels in the shorebased Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery to use EM in place of observers to meet the requirements of the Trawl Rationalization Program for 100-percent at- sea observer coverage. This action is necessary to increase operational flexibility and reduce monitoring costs for vessels in the trawl fishery by providing an alternative to observers. Data from the EM program will be used to debit discards of IFQ species from IFQs and mothership cooperative allocations. Through this action, NMFS has also approved and is implementing the following measures: An application process for interested vessel owners; performance standards for EM systems; requirements for vessel operators; a permitting process and standards for EM service providers; and, requirements for processors (first receivers) for receiving and disposing of prohibited and protected species from EM trips.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project in Cook Inlet
Document Number: 2019-12568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Alaska LNG Project in Cook Inlet, over the course of five years (2020-2025). Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is proposing regulations to govern that take, and requests comments on the proposed regulations. 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.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2019-13740
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received 13 scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon, steelhead, and green sturgeon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/ preview/preview_open_for_comment.cfm.
Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-India CEO Forum
Document Number: 2019-13737
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice announces membership opportunities for the appointment of two additional U.S. representatives to the existing U.S. Section of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking applicants from the aerospace/defense and healthcare sectors. On April 20, 2018, the Department of Commerce published through a Federal Register Notice a ``Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-India CEO Forum'' (FR Doc. 2018-07236), which announced membership opportunities for the appointment of up to 20 representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum, and the Secretary of Commerce subsequently appointed 19 members to the U.S. Section for a two-year term beginning on October 11, 2018. With an additional two appointments, the U.S. Section will have up to 21 members. The newly recruited members will serve for the remainder of the original two-year term.
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-13728
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain hot-rolled steel flat products from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) were not sold at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), March 22, 2016 through September 30, 2017.
Revisions to the Unverified List (UVL)
Document Number: 2019-13639
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing eight (8) persons from the Unverified List (``UVL'') and correcting the name for one (1) person currently listed on the UVL. The eight persons are removed from the UVL on the basis that BIS was able to verify their bona fides because of an end-use check.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2019-13617
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
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) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the People's Republic of China (China) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD and CVD orders.
Announcement of Hearing and Final Agenda Regarding Proposed Waiver and Regulations Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals
Document Number: 2019-13613
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces the final agenda for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and the process by which interested persons can participate in the hearing on issues not previously included in the notice of hearing published on April 5, 2019. The hearing involves a proposed waiver under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and proposed regulations governing the hunting of eastern North Pacific (ENP) gray whales by the Makah Indian Tribe in northwest Washington State. During the prehearing conference, the following new issue of fact was identified: ``Is the ENP stock currently undergoing an Unusual Mortality Event (UME)? If so, does this merit further consideration before a waiver may be granted?''
Marine Mammals; File No. 20430
Document Number: 2019-13594
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that James Harvey, Ph.D., Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 20430.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2019-13568
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2019 total allowable catch of pollock in the West Yakutat District of the GOA has been reached.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Closed Area I Scallop Access Area to General Category Individual Fishing Quota Scallop Vessels
Document Number: 2019-13567
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Closed Area I Scallop Access Area is closed to Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. Regulations require this action once it is projected that 100 percent of trips allocated to the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the Closed Area I Scallop Access Area will be taken.
Marine Mammals; File No. 21163
Document Number: 2019-13565
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research, 2468 Camp McKenzie Trl NW, Seabeck, WA 98380 (Responsible Party: Greg Schorr), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on and import specimens of 38 marine mammal species including the following endangered species and Distinct Population Segments (DPSs): Cook Inlet DPS of beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas), blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Main Hawaiian Islands Insular DPS of false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens), fin whale (B. physalus), Western North Pacific DPS and Central America DPS of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Southern resident DPS of killer whale (Orcinus orca), North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica), sei whale (B. borealis), and sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Region Federal Fisheries Permits-Northwest
Document Number: 2019-13484
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Group Retention Limit Adjustment
Document Number: 2019-13483
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the commercial aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and hammerhead shark management group retention limit for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region from 3 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip to 36 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments. The retention limit will remain at 36 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip in the Atlantic region through the rest of the 2019 fishing season or until NMFS announces via a notice in the Federal Register another adjustment to the retention limit or a fishery closure. This retention limit adjustment affects anyone with a directed shark limited access permit fishing for LCS in the Atlantic region.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Permit Family of Forms
Document Number: 2019-13482
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Second Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2019-13479
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 23, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the CAFC) reversed and vacated, in part, the Court of International Trade's (the CIT) earlier decisions, vacated Commerce's remand determination, and reinstated Commerce's original scope ruling, in part. In Commerce's original scope ruling, Commerce found that Whirlpool Corporation's (Whirlpool) kitchen appliance door handles with plastic end caps were covered by the general scope language of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (China). On May 1, 2019, the CIT granted Whirlpool's request to dismiss the litigation concerning its handles. Accordingly, Commerce is issuing a second amended final scope ruling.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Oman: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2019-13478
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG (Al Jazeera) made sales of certain welded carbon quality steel pipe from Oman at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) June 8, 2016 through November 30, 2017.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-13469
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-13448
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-13447
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-13446
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Monitoring Committee will meet via webinar to develop recommendations for 2020 MSB specifications, focusing on the river herring and shad cap for the mackerel fishery.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Delivery Verification Procedure for Imports
Document Number: 2019-13445
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
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.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 104th Annual Meeting
Document Number: 2019-13375
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 104th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from Sunday, July 14, 2019, through Thursday, July 18, 2019. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-13363
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on honey from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-13353
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a public hearing via webinar to discuss Reef Fish Amendment 51Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and Annual Catch Limits.
Endangered Species; File No. 22281
Document Number: 2019-13326
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Kristen Hart, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Davie Field Office, 3321 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Addition of Entities to the Entity List and Revision of an Entry on the Entity List
Document Number: 2019-13245
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding five entities to the Entity List. These five entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These entities will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of China. This rule also modifies one entry on the Entity List under the destination of China.