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

Approval of Subzone Status; Waterfront Enterprises, LLC; New Haven, Connecticut
Document Number: 2019-23815
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2019-23772
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from Taiwan for the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-23771
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain companies covered by the administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value for the period of review (POR) September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.
Request for Comments on FIPS 186-5 and SP 800-186
Document Number: 2019-23742
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-5, Digital Signature Standard. FIPS 186-5 specifies four techniques for the generation and verification of digital signatures that can be used for the protection of data: The Rivest-Shamir Adelman Algorithm (RSA), the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA), and the Edwards curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA). Elliptic curves recommended for government use with ECDSA and EdDSA are specified in draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-186, Recommendations for Discrete-Logarithm Based Cryptography: Elliptic Curve Domain Parameters. We are also requesting comments on draft SP 800-186.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustment to the 2019 Specifications
Document Number: 2019-23734
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS increases the 2019 Atlantic herring annual catch limit and Area 1A sub-annual catch limit by 1,000 mt. This action is required by the herring regulations when, based on data through October 1, the New Brunswick weir fishery lands less than 4,000 mt of herring. This notice is intended to inform the public of these catch limit changes.
Sugar From Mexico: Notice of Court Decision Regarding Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2019-23770
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 18, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) issued a final judgment in CSC Sugar LLC v. United States, Ct. No. 17-00214, Slip Op. 19-131 (CIT October 18, 2019) (CSC Sugar II). Commerce is notifying the public of the CIT's ruling that Commerce's 2017 amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (CVD Agreement) must be vacated. Commerce intends to take action to implement the CIT ruling by November 18, 2019.
Sugar From Mexico: Notice of Court Decision Regarding Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2019-23769
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 18, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) issued a final judgment in CSC Sugar LLC v. United States, Ct. No. 17-00215, Slip Op. 19-132 (CIT October 18, 2019) (CSC Sugar II). Commerce is notifying the public of the CIT's ruling that Commerce's 2017 amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (AD Agreement) must be vacated. Commerce intends to take action to implement the CIT ruling by November 18, 2019.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2019-23689
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill approximately one-third (10) of the seats on the HMS AP for 3-year appointments. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations are considered for membership on the HMS AP.
Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2019-23684
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018
Document Number: 2019-23683
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Circumvention
Document Number: 2019-23682
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Protech Diamond Tools Inc. (Protech) is circumventing the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (China).
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-23678
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Request for Comments on Developing State-Level Statistics for the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account
Document Number: 2019-23677
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is soliciting comments from the public about new prototype statistics on the economic activity generated by outdoor recreation in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Following the public comment period, BEA will evaluate feedback, finalize the methodology and related materials, and begin publishing this data series annually in the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA).
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23653
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Request for Comments on Intellectual Property Protection for Artificial Intelligence Innovation
Document Number: 2019-23638
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') is gathering information about the impact of artificial intelligence (``AI'') technologies on intellectual property law and policy. To assist in gathering this information, on August 27, 2019, the USPTO published questions related to the impact of artificial intelligence inventions on patent law and policy and asked the public for written comments. Those questions cover a variety of topics, including whether revisions to intellectual property protection are needed. The present notice extends this inquiry to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights impacted by AI.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Framework Adjustment 13 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2019-23636
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements the measures of Framework Adjustment 13 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. This action establishes a 5-year rebuilding program for Atlantic mackerel, sets 2019-2021 Atlantic mackerel specifications and a river herring and shad cap for the Atlantic mackerel fishery, modifies the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's risk policy, and modifies in-season closure measures. This action is necessary to prevent overfishing and rebuild the Atlantic mackerel stock based on a recent stock assessment that found the Atlantic mackerel stock to be overfished and subject to overfishing. The intended effect of this final rule is to sustainably manage the Atlantic mackerel fishery and achieve optimum yield on a continuing basis.
Aluminum Wire and Cable From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2019-23612
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that aluminum wire and cable from the People's Republic of China (China) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).
Aluminum Wire and Cable From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2019-23611
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of aluminum wire and cable from the People's Republic of China (China).
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-23610
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (RTAC), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti- circumvention inquiry to determine whether otherwise straight rebar bent at one or both ends produced and/or exported to the United States by Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V. (Deacero) is circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on rebar from Mexico.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23609
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar-based meeting with the public to provide information on options available to commercial fishing operators for electronically submitting required Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) in the Greater Atlantic Region. This is in support of the Council's joint action with the New England Fishery Management Council that could require electronic reporting of VTRs by operators holding commercial fishing permits for species managed by either council that require the submission of VTRs.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018
Document Number: 2019-23577
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018 (POR).
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-23534
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-23533
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Norma (India) Limited (Norma) and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd. (Gupta), producers/exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from India, sold subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2019 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Bigeye Tuna Fishery; Closure
Document Number: 2019-23526
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the U.S. pelagic longline fishery for bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) because the fishery will reach the 2019 allocation limit for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This action is necessary to comply with regulations managing this fish stock.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Regulatory Amendment 30
Document Number: 2019-23437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Regulatory Amendment 30 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper- Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). For red grouper, this proposed rule would modify the spawning season closures for the commercial and recreational sectors in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off North Carolina and South Carolina and establish a commercial trip limit. Additionally, Regulatory Amendment 30 would revise the rebuilding schedule for red grouper. The purpose of this proposed rule and Regulatory Amendment 30 is to modify the rebuilding schedule and extend protections for red grouper.
Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2019 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for American Samoa
Document Number: 2019-23470
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a valid specified fishing agreement that allocates up to 1,000 metric tons (t) of the 2019 bigeye tuna limit for the Territory of American Samoa to U.S. longline fishing vessels. The agreement supports the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and fisheries development in American Samoa.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Several Groundfish Species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2019-23469
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve, to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) of Bering Sea (BS) Pacific ocean perch, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Alaska plaice, and BSAI Kamchatka flounder; and to the to the total allowable catch (TAC) of BSAI arrowtooth flounder, BSAI northern rockfish, BSAI sharks, and Bering Sea and Eastern Aleutian Islands (BS/EAI) blackspotted/rougheye rockfish. This action is necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI management area.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment and Public Comment for a Proposed Boundary Expansion for the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Document Number: 2019-23466
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is considering a request to amend the boundary of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (Elkhorn Slough NERR or the Reserve) and is soliciting comments from the public on the proposed boundary expansion. The public is also invited to comment on the draft environmental assessment for the proposed boundary expansion. Any person wishing to comment on the proposed boundary expansion or the environmental assessment may submit comments as described under ADDRESSES below.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Revised Management Plan for the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve
Document Number: 2019-23465
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting comments from the public on a draft revised management plan for the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve. The revision of the existing plan is necessitated by the applicable requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The North Carolina Research Reserve revised plan is intended to replace the plan approved in 2009.
America Crece Industry Roundtable and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-23463
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) of the Department of Commerce seeks individual comments from industry on government programs aimed at catalyzing U.S. private sector participation in commercial opportunities in energy and other infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Through this notice, ITA announces a request for written public comments and announces a roundtable discussion with industry representatives and U.S. government staff. This notice serves as an initial step in improving ITA's understanding of private sector interests and programmatic and policy needs in energy and other infrastructure sectors in the LAC region under the new America Crece initiative. This notice further sets forth topics for discussion and comment.
Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-23462
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23460
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23447
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning (EOP) Committee will hold a meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23446
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC's) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee and Bluefish Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23445
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico (GMFMC) and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (SAFMC) will hold a joint meeting of its Spiny Lobster Advisory Panels (AP).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23444
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet November 12, 2019 through November 15, 2019.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23443
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Authorize the Retention of Halibut in Pot Gear in the BSAI; Amendment 118; Correction
Document Number: 2019-23310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is correcting the proposed rule that published on October 3, 2019, to implement Amendment 118 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and a regulatory amendment to revise regulations on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA). The proposed rule incorrectly stated the date of publication and the end of the comment period on the Notice of Availability, and this action corrects this error.
Marine Mammals; File No. 22678
Document Number: 2019-23383
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS' Marine Mammal Laboratory, Seattle Washington (Responsible Party: John Bengtson), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on pinnipeds.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2019 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Gray Triggerfish; July Through December Season
Document Number: 2019-23352
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures for commercial gray triggerfish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. NMFS projects commercial landings for gray triggerfish will reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL)(commercial quota) for the July through December season by October 27, 2019. Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for gray triggerfish in the South Atlantic EEZ on October 27, 2019. This closure is necessary to protect the gray triggerfish resource.
Stainless Steel Flanges From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2019-23342
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on stainless steel flanges from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period January 23, 2018, through December 31, 2018.
Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2019-23341
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that fresh tomatoes from Mexico are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The final estimated weighted- average dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (Over 41/2
Document Number: 2019-23340
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (over 4\1/2\ inches) from Japan for the period of review (POR) June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.