Department of Commerce September 17, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Commercial Shark Fisheries
NMFS is transferring 5 metric tons (mt) dressed weight (dw) of blacktip quota, 50 mt dw of aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) quota, and 8 mt dw of hammerhead shark management group quota from the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region to the eastern Gulf of Mexico sub-region for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason quota transfers and applies to commercial Atlantic shark permitted vessels.
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the Court of International Trade's (CIT) final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce's final scope ruling and is, therefore, finding that certain finished components of refrigerated merchandising and display structures imported by Stein Industries Inc., d/b/a Carlson AirFlo Merchandising Systems (Carlson) are not within the scope of the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from the People's Republic of China (China).
Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017-2018
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Biodiesel From the Republic of Indonesia: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on biodiesel from the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia) for the period of review (POR) August 28, 2017, through December 31, 2018.
Certain Aluminum Foil and Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) and preliminarily determines that Shanghai Huafon Aluminium Corporation (Shanghai Huafon) is the successor-in- interest to Huafon Nikkei Aluminium Corporation (Huafon Nikkei) and, accordingly, that Shanghai Huafon should be assigned the cash deposit rates established for Huafon Nikkei for purposes of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) and common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from the People's Republic of China (China).
Establishing an Advisory Council Pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and Solicitation for Applications for the Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Notice is hereby given that NOAA is establishing a national marine sanctuary advisory council for the proposed sanctuary in eastern Lake Ontario. The council will provide advice and recommendations to ONMS regarding the sanctuary's designation. ONMS is soliciting applications to fill seats on the Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. This notice contains web page links and contact information for the Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary and application materials to apply for the newly established advisory council.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Construction at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities related to construction of an ammunition pier and turning basin at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the Navy's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the Navy's application and request.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Amendment 42
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 42 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper- Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 42), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council). This proposed rule would add three new devices to the Federal regulations as options for fishermen with Federal commercial or charter vessel/headboat permits for South Atlantic snapper-grouper to meet existing requirements for sea turtle release gear, and would update the regulations to simplify and clarify the requirements for other sea turtle release gear. This proposed rule would also modify 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 proposed 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 changes to the release devices and handling procedures for sea turtles and other protected species.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework
NMFS proposes to implement the New England Fishery Management Council's Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework Adjustment to its Fishery Management Plans. The proposed action is intended to establish areas within the Great South Channel Habitat Management Area where vessels could fish for Atlantic surfclams or mussels with dredge gear, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2. This action is necessary in order for the fishing industry to access part of the surfclam and mussel resource within the Habitat Management Area.