Department of Commerce April 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gray Triggerfish Management Measures
Document Number: 2021-08248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this proposed rule would modify catch limits in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for gray triggerfish. The purpose of this proposed rule and the framework action is to modify the catch limits, as applicable, consistent with the most recent interim analysis for gray triggerfish and to achieve optimum yield (OY) for the stock.
Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs From the People's Republic of China; Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2021-08243
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the first administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on refillable stainless steel kegs from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) December 13, 2019, through December 31, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 2021-08242
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
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 of Washington, Oregon, and California. In addition, this final rule implements management measures governing the 2021 recreational fisheries that are not implemented through the International Pacific Halibut Commission. These measures include the recreational fishery seasons, allocations, and management measures for Area 2A. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide angler opportunity where available.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-08176
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Designating Critical Habitat for the Central America, Mexico, and Western North Pacific Distinct Population Segments of Humpback Whales
Document Number: 2021-08175
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the NMFS, issue this final rule to designate critical habitat for the endangered Western North Pacific distinct population segment (DPS), the endangered Central America DPS, and the threatened Mexico DPS of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) pursuant to section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Specific areas designated as critical habitat for the Western North Pacific DPS of humpback whales contain approximately 59,411 square nautical miles (nmi\2\) of marine habitat in the North Pacific Ocean, including areas within the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Specific areas designated as critical habitat for the Central America DPS of humpback whales contain approximately 48,521 nmi\2\ of marine habitat in the North Pacific Ocean within the portions of the California Current Ecosystem off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. Specific areas designated as critical habitat for the Mexico DPS of humpback whales contain approximately 116,098 nmi\2\ of marine habitat in the North Pacific Ocean, including areas within portions of the eastern Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and California Current Ecosystem.
Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-08119
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that neither of the mandatory respondents subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.
Potential New Turtle Exclusion Device Requirements for Skimmer Trawl Vessels Less Than 40 Feet (12.2 Meters) in Length
Document Number: 2021-08108
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS hereby publishes an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit comments on the possibility of modifying the turtle excluder device (TED) related requirements for skimmer trawl vessels less than 40 feet (12.2 meters) in length operating in the southeast U.S. shrimp fisheries. NMFS is requesting comments on this possible action.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-08060
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) will conduct a 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) tribal consultation meeting on May 19, 2021, via a national webinar. The tribal consultation meeting reflects the Census Bureau's continuous commitment to strengthen government-to-government relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice, and consultation ensure involvement of tribes, to the extent practicable and permitted by law, before making decisions or implementing policies, rules, or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. These meetings are open to citizens of federally recognized tribes by invitation.
United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2021-08051
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) will hold a meeting on Friday, April 23, 2021. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to discuss and vote on recommendations for the Secretary on how to distribute the economic adjustment assistance funding appropriated in section 6001 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for ``assistance to States and communities that have suffered economic injury as a result of job and gross domestic product losses in the travel, tourism, or outdoor recreation sectors.'' The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce website for the Board at https://www.trade.gov/ttab-meetings at least two days prior to the meeting.
Silicon Metal From Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2021-08112
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
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 antidumping duty orders on silicon metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia) and Iceland.
Silicon Metal From the Republic of Kazakhstan: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2021-08111
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
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 a countervailing duty order on silicon metal from the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan).
Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building
Document Number: 2021-07984
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs is providing notice of three upcoming meetings of the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (ACDEB or Committee). These will constitute the eighth, ninth, and tenth meeting of the Committee in support of its charge to review, analyze, and make recommendations on how to promote the use of Federal data for evidence building purposes. At the conclusion of the Committee's first and second year, it will submit to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, an annual report on the activities and findings of the Committee. This report will also be made available to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Safety and Health Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-07972
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-07965
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announces a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee. The meeting will address proposed improvements, extensions, and research related to BEA's economic accounts. In addition, the meeting will include an update on recent statistical developments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Evaluation of Public Visitors' Experience at the National Marine Sanctuaries Visitor Centers and Exhibits
Document Number: 2021-07904
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2021-07901
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit renewal application from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require publication of this notice to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2021-07876
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2021 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-07873
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting via webinar of its Standing, Reef Fish, Socioeconomic, Mackerel, Shrimp and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-07872
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene three Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panels this year to review new stock assessments for Dover sole, spiny dogfish, lingcod, and vermilion and sunset rockfishes. These STAR Panel meetings are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program
Document Number: 2021-07857
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651-0058 (Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Recording Assignments
Document Number: 2021-07854
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651-0027 (Recording Assignments). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Public Search Facility User ID and Badging
Document Number: 2021-07851
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651- 0041 (Public Search Facility User ID and Badging). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2021-07832
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on lightweight thermal paper from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-07728
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. and Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. (collectively, Wah Yuen) had no shipments of certain cased pencils from the People's Republic of China (China) during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. Commerce also preliminarily determines that Tianjin Tonghe Stationery Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Tonghe) and Ningbo Homey Union Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Homey) are part of the China-wide entity. Finally, we are rescinding the review with respect to Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. (SFTC). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Shortfin Mako Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2021-07714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to designate critical habitat concurrent with the listing. We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, we are initiating a status review of the species to determine whether listing under the ESA is warranted. To ensure this status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information regarding this species.
Fast-Track Pilot Program for Appeals Related to COVID-19
Document Number: 2021-07704
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is initiating the Fast-Track Pilot Program for Appeals Related to COVID-19 to provide for the advancement of applications out of turn in ex parte appeals related to COVID-19 before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). An appellant who has filed an ex parte appeal of an application with claim(s) that cover a product or process related to COVID-19 (such product or process must be subject to an applicable U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for COVID-19 use) and received a notice that the appeal has been docketed may file a petition at no cost to expedite the review of his or her appeal without paying a petition fee. The Fast-Track Pilot Program for Appeals Related to COVID-19 sets a target of reaching a decision on an ex parte appeal within six months from the date the appeal is entered into the pilot program.
Science Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-07645
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for two meetings of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.
Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018
Document Number: 2021-07631
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. (Ozdemir), exporter/producer of heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), received de minimis net countervailable subsidies during the period of review, January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. Commerce is also rescinding this review with regard to eight companies for which timely requests for withdrawal of the request for review were filed by Independence Tube Corporation and Southland Tube, both Nucor Pipe Mills companies (collectively, the petitioners).
Twist Ties From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2021-07630
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on twist ties from the People's Republic of China (China).
Oil Country Tubular Goods From India: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-07547
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India for the period of review (POR) covering September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2021-07541
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2021-07538
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-07532
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan (BS FEP) Team will meet May 3, 2021, and from May 24, 2021, through May 25, 2021.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-07530
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) via webinar. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 2021-07520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed rule to revise regulations for the commercial individual fishing quota (IFQ) Pacific halibut (halibut) fisheries for the 2021 IFQ fishing year. This proposed rule would remove limits on the maximum amount of halibut IFQ that may be harvested by a vessel, commonly known as vessel use caps, in IFQ regulatory areas 4A (Eastern Aleutian Islands), 4B (Central and Western Aleutian Islands), 4C (Central Bering Sea), and 4D (Eastern Bering Sea). This action is needed to provide additional flexibility to IFQ participants in 2021 to ensure allocations of halibut IFQ can be harvested by the limited number of vessels operating in these areas. This action is within the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to establish additional regulations governing the taking of halibut which are in addition to, and not in conflict with, those adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the IFQ Program, the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, and other applicable laws.
National Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-07508
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC addresses policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including decennial, economic, field operations, information technology, and statistics. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees website at https://www.census.gov/cac for the NAC meeting information, including the agenda, and how to join the meeting.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2021-07504
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to seven existing Federal Advisory Committees (Committees): Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board; Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board; National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee; Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction; and Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Oil and Gas Activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska
Document Number: 2021-07479
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, NMFS issued a Letter of Authorization (LOA) to Hilcorp Alaska LLC (Hilcorp) to take marine mammals incidental to oil and gas activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska.
Broadband Grant Programs Webinar Series
Document Number: 2021-07451
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On March 19, 2021, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a webinar series in connection with the three new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This Notice announces changes to the dates on which the webinars will be held.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2021-07450
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD order.