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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2021 Winter II Quota
Document Number: 2021-20902
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS adjusts the 2021 Winter II commercial scup quota and per- trip Federal landing limit. This action is necessary to comply with Framework Adjustment 3 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan that established the rollover of unused commercial scup quota from the Winter I to Winter II period. This notification is intended to inform the public of this quota and trip limit change.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2021-20799
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the General category fishery for large medium and giant (i.e., measuring 73 inches (185 cm) curved fork length or greater) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) for the September subquota time period until the General category reopens on October 1, 2021. Given that the General category September subquota will be closed by this action through the end of September, NMFS is also waiving previously- designated restricted-fishing days (RFDs) for the rest of September. The fishery will reopen on October 1, 2021, and the previously- designated RFDs will resume on October 1, 2021. This action applies to Atlantic Tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and HMS Charter/Headboat permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.
Meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-20782
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will meet the new Assistant Administrator for Fisheries and hear Administration priorities. They will also discuss building resilient fisheries, the seafood sector, and coastal communities reliant on marine resources; the Subcommittee on Aquaculture strategic plans; and climate science and the Next-Gen Data Acquisition Plan. Status updates will be provided on the fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget outlook, operations, facilities, and workforce management issues, as well as progress reports from MAFAC's Recreational Electronic Reporting Task Force and planning for the 2022 Recreational Fisheries Summit.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 7,524,879; Vernakalant Hydrochloride
Document Number: 2021-20765
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 7,524,879 (`879 patent).
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 7,259,184; Vernakalant Hydrochloride
Document Number: 2021-20764
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 7,259,184 (`184 patent).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfers From VA to NY and NJ to NC
Document Number: 2021-20763
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of New Jersey are transferring a portion of their 2021 commercial bluefish quota to the states of New York and North Carolina, respectively. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and New York.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 7,057,053; Vernakalant Hydrochloride
Document Number: 2021-20761
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 7,057,053 (`053 patent).
Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-20748
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has continued to base the dumping margin for the sole respondent under review, ARLANXEO Brasil S.A. (ARLANXEO Brasil), on total adverse facts available (AFA), pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020.
Permitting Additional Eligible Tribal Entities
Document Number: 2021-20633
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Through this final rule, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce, expands the definition of Tribal entities eligible to receive grants under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (PWEDA) to include for-profit Tribal corporations so long as they are wholly owned by, and established exclusively for the benefit of, a Tribe.
2021 Increase of the Annual Limit on Accepted Requests for Track One Prioritized Examination
Document Number: 2021-20530
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (America Invents Act) includes provisions for prioritized examination of patent applications that have been implemented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) in previous rulemakings. The America Invents Act provides that the Office may not accept more than 10,000 requests for prioritization in any fiscal year (October 1 to September 30) until regulations setting another limit are prescribed. The Office published an interim rule in 2019 expanding the availability of prioritized examination by increasing the limit on the number of prioritized examination requests that may be accepted in a fiscal year to 12,000. The current interim rule further expands the availability of prioritized examination by increasing the limit on the number of prioritized examination requests that may be accepted in a fiscal year to 15,000.
Increasing Transparency of 232 Investigations by Requiring a Public Submission for an Application for an Investigation
Document Number: 2021-20526
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule revises the regulations governing a request or application for an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (``Section 232''). The changes in this final rule will increase the transparency of Section 232 investigations by requiring the submission of a public version of an application for an investigation from an interested party. The changes made in this final rule still allow an interested party to submit classified national security information and/or business confidential information when submitting an application for an investigation.
Taking Additional Steps To Address the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities
Document Number: 2021-20430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Executive Order 13984 of January 19, 2021, Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,'' directs the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to implement regulations to govern the process and procedures that the Secretary will use to deter foreign malicious cyber actors' use of United States Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) products and assist in the investigation of transactions involving foreign malicious cyber actors. The Department of Commerce (the Department) is issuing this ANPRM to solicit public comments on questions pertinent to the development of regulations pursuant to this Executive Order.
Notice of Request for Public Comments on Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain
Document Number: 2021-20348
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') (Bureau of Industry (``BIS'')) led the 100-Day Supply Chain Review of semiconductors and advanced packaging that was mandated by Presidential Executive Order. On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on ``America's Supply Chains,'' which directs several federal agency actions to secure and strengthen America's supply chains. This review, included in the White House Report ``Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and Fostering Broad-Based Growth'', identified numerous areas of supply chain vulnerabilities. The ongoing shortages in the semiconductor product supply chain are having an adverse impact on a wide range of industry sectors. With the goal of accelerating information flow across the various segments of the supply chain, identifying data gaps and bottlenecks in the supply chain, and potential inconsistent demand signals, the Department is seeking responses from interested parties (including domestic and foreign semiconductor design firms, semiconductor manufacturers, materials and equipment suppliers, as well as semiconductor intermediate and end-users) to the questions set forth in this notice.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20598
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet via webinar to discuss the SEDAR stock assessment process and assessment schedule. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20597
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a webinar workshop to demonstrate electronic vessel trip reporting (eVTR) through an approved software application in preparation for required commercial electronic reporting.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20596
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's is convening its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-20595
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) will hold an online meeting that is not open to the public.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the Russian Federation: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-20540
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of certain aluminum foil from the Russian Federation (Russia) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the Republic of Armenia: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-20539
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the Republic of Armenia (Armenia) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation, January 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the Sultanate of Oman: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-20538
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) are being, or are likely to be, sold at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Certain Aluminum Foil From Brazil: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-20537
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from Brazil are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the Sultanate of Oman: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2021-20536
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) during the period of investigation, January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2021-20535
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) during the period of investigation, January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-20534
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation, July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20528
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting via webinar of its Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC), in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission's (GSMFC) Law Enforcement Committee (LEC).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20532
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Southern Oregon Northern California Coast (SONCC) Coho Workgroup (Workgroup) will host an online meeting that is open to the public.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20531
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) is holding a meeting, which is open to the public.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-20529
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will host a presentation on Tuna Management Strategy Evaluation via webinar October 12, 2021.
2022 Annual Determination To Implement the Sea Turtle Observer Requirement
Document Number: 2021-20522
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is providing notification that the agency will not identify additional fisheries to observe on the 2022 Annual Determination (AD), pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Through the AD, NMFS identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Ocean that will be required to take observers upon NMFS' request. The purpose of observing identified fisheries is to learn more about sea turtle bycatch in a given fishery, evaluate measures to prevent or reduce sea turtle bycatch, and implement the prohibition against sea turtle takes. Fisheries identified on the 2018 and 2020 ADs (see Table 1) remain on the AD for a 5-year period and are required to carry observers upon NMFS' request until December 31, 2022, and September 29, 2025, respectively.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Weather and Society Survey, and Using Quick Response Surveys To Build a Public Perception and Response Database
Document Number: 2021-20513
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission of Conservation Efforts To Make Listings Unnecessary Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2021-20488
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
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 a request for extension of a currently approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project, Phase III in Monterey County, California
Document Number: 2021-20466
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
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 NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during restoration activity associated with the Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project, Phase III, in Monterey Bay, California.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys Related to Oil and Gas Activities in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2021-20465
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, its implementing regulations, and NMFS' MMPA Regulations for Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys Related to Oil and Gas Activities in the Gulf of Mexico, notification is hereby given that a Letter of Authorization (LOA) has been issued to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Approved Monitoring Service Providers
Document Number: 2021-20463
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has approved an additional company to provide Northeast multispecies sector electronic monitoring services in fishing years 2021 and 2022. Regulations implementing the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan require at-sea and electronic monitoring companies to apply to, and be approved by, NMFS in order to be eligible to provide monitoring services to sectors. This action will allow sectors to contract for at-sea and electronic monitoring services with any of the approved service providers for fishing years 2021 and 2022.
Healthcare Services Sector Export Market Landscape
Document Number: 2021-20444
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) seeks to support U.S. private-sector businesses and organizations engaged in export activities. As technologies and global needs evolve, Commerce must stay apprised of trends and changes to provide effective support to the private sector. Additionally, knowledge of challenges and gaps in support provided is critical to strengthening the United States' export potential. This notice is a general solicitation of comments from the public to assist Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) in gaining a better understanding from the public about the current state of, and future prospects for, the healthcare services sector in international markets.
Administrative Updates to the General Requirements Bulletin for Admission to the Examination for Registration To Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Document Number: 2021-20378
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) previously published a notice requesting comments on the implementation of certain administrative updates to the General Requirements Bulletin for Admission to the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (GRB). The USPTO has considered the comments and, based on the support for the proposals, is implementing the updates to the GRB. There are three categories of technical and scientific qualifications that may typically make applicants eligible to sit for the registration examination: Category A for specified bachelor's degrees, Category B for other bachelor's degrees with technical and scientific training, and Category C for practical engineering or scientific experience, which may be demonstrated by passing the Fundamentals of Engineering test. Based on the USPTO's evaluation and comments received, the USPTO is changing the criteria to: Add common Category B degrees to Category A, accept advanced degrees (i.e., master's and doctor of philosophy degrees) under Category A, and accept a combination of core sciences under Category B, Options 2 and 4, so long as one of the core science courses has a lab component.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2021-20419
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod, except for the Community Development Quota program (CDQ), in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the non-CDQ allocation of the 2021 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI.
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2021-20398
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) 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.
Schedule of Fees for Access to NOAA Environmental Data, Information, and Related Products and Services
Document Number: 2021-20194
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In this final rule, NESDIS establishes a new schedule of fees for special access to NOAA data, information, and related products and services. NOAA continues to make its environmental data available to the public without any fee in most instances, primarily via NOAA's Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS). NESDIS is revising the fee schedule that has been in effect since 2019 to ensure that the fees accurately reflect the costs of providing access to the environmental data, information, and related products and services. NESDIS is authorized to assess fees, up to fair market value, depending upon the user and intended use, for access to environmental data, information, and products derived from, collected, and/or archived by NOAA.