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

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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: 2021-20288
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-20
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 2021 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. This action is intended to prevent the number of trips in the Closed Area I Scallop Access Area from exceeding what is allowed under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan.
Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2021 Recreational Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Golden Tilefish
Document Number: 2021-20287
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) applicable to recreational harvest of golden tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic for the 2021 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS estimates that recreational landings of golden tilefish in 2021 have exceeded the recreational annual catch limit (ACL). Therefore, NMFS closes the golden tilefish recreational sector in the South Atlantic EEZ on September 20, 2021. This closure is necessary to protect the golden tilefish resource.
Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; 2021 Commercial and Recreational Closure of Silk Snapper, Queen Snapper, Blackfin Snapper, and Wenchman
Document Number: 2021-20285
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) applicable to all harvest of species in the mid-water snapper stock complex, consisting of silk snapper, queen snapper, blackfin snapper, and wenchman in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ). NMFS determined that combined commercial and recreational landings of the species in the mid-water snapper complex in the 2021 fishing year have exceeded the annual catch limit (ACL). Therefore, NMFS closes the Gulf EEZ to all harvest of species in the mid-water snapper complex on September 18, 2021, for the remainder of the 2021 fishing year. This closure is necessary to protect the species in the mid-water snapper complex.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE-30, Quarterly Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of U.S. Carriers, and the BE-37, Quarterly Survey of U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses
Document Number: 2021-20282
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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.
Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-20267
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics for a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve; Public Meeting; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-20256
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Notice of Request for Public Comments on Risks in the Information Communications Technology Supply Chain
Document Number: 2021-20229
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14017 (E.O. 14017) on ``America's Supply Chains,'' which directs several federal agency actions to secure and strengthen America's supply chains. One of these directions is for the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies, to submit, within one year of the date of E.O. 14017, a report on supply chains for critical sectors and subsectors of the information and communications technology (ICT) industrial base (as determined by the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Homeland Security), including the industrial base for the development of ICT software, data, and associated services. This notice requests comments and information from the public to assist the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Homeland Security in preparing the report required by E.O. 14017.
Regulations To Improve Administration and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws
Document Number: 2021-17861
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to its authority under Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is modifying its regulations to improve administration and enforcement of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) laws. Specifically, Commerce is modifying its regulation concerning the time for submission of comments pertaining to industry support in AD and CVD proceedings; modifying its regulation regarding new shipper reviews; modifying its regulation concerning scope matters in AD and CVD proceedings; promulgating a new regulation concerning circumvention of AD and CVD orders; promulgating a new regulation concerning covered merchandise referrals received from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); promulgating a new regulation pertaining to Commerce requests for certifications from interested parties to establish whether merchandise is subject to an AD or CVD order; and is modifying its regulation regarding importer reimbursement certifications filed with CBP. Finally, Commerce is modifying its regulations regarding service lists, entries of appearance, and importer filing requirements for access to business proprietary information in AD and CVD proceedings.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-20180
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-20176
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold eight in-person public hearings and one webinar to solicit public comments on Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) Amendment 32 Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession Limits, Size Limits, and Framework Procedure.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20175
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will host informational webinars on behalf of NOAA Fisheries regarding the implementation of the Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting Program.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20174
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 74 assessment of Gulf of Mexico red snapper will consist of a Data workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a Review workshop, and. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20173
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 80 stock assessment of U.S. Caribbean queen triggerfish will consist of a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 99cc and up to 225cc, and Parts Thereof, From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders-60cc up to 99cc Engines
Document Number: 2021-20170
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to allegations of circumvention from Briggs & Stratton, LLC, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether imports of small vertical shaft engines with displacements between 60cc and up to 99cc (60cc up to 99cc engines) from the People's Republic of China (China) are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain vertical shaft engines between 99cc and up to 225cc, and parts thereof (small vertical engines) from China.
Request for Nominations for the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-20139
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) requests nominations of individuals to the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee (BEAAC). The Director will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20130
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team will hold two public meetings.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2021-20124
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs (OUSEA) announces the appointment of members who will serve on the OUSEA Performance Review Board (PRB). The PRB is responsible for reviewing the appraisals and ratings recommended by the senior employees' supervisors and written responses from the senior employee, if any, as well as any other reviews requested, to ensure that recommended ratings are supported and appropriate in the OUSEA, Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The PRB provides recommendations to the Appointing Authority regarding the objectives and operation of the SES and ST performance appraisal and reward systems, as required. The purpose of the PRB is to provide fair and impartial review of senior executive service and senior professional performance ratings, bonus and pay adjustment recommendations and Presidential Rank Award nominations. The term of each PRB member will expire on December 31, 2023.
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-20106
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for the upcoming public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).
Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2021-20102
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings (CSBW pipe fittings) from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology Amendments to the Fishery Management Plans for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs, Scallops, and Salmon
Document Number: 2021-20089
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the approval of Amendment 51 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP), Amendment 17 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska (Scallop FMP), and Amendment 15 to the FMP for the Salmon Fisheries in the EEZ Off Alaska (Salmon FMP) (collectively Amendments). These Amendments add to or modify language in the Crab, Scallop, and Salmon FMPs to more transparently reflect and align the FMPs with the way bycatch is currently reported in the fisheries managed by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council). These Amendments are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act); the Crab, Scallop, and Salmon FMPs; and other applicable laws.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20086
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
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.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulations; Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; American Lobster Fishery
Document Number: 2021-19040
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is amending the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury to North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in northeast commercial lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot fisheries to meet the goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. In addition, this action also makes a small revision to Federal regulations implemented under the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission's Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster to increase the maximum length of a lobster trap trawl groundline. This action is necessary to reduce the risks to North Atlantic right whales and other large whales associated with the presence of fishing gear in waters used by these animals.
Extension of the Motion To Amend Pilot Program in Trial Proceedings Under the America Invents Act Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Document Number: 2021-20037
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is extending the Motion to Amend (MTA) Pilot Program, which was initiated on March 15, 2019, and provides additional options for a patent owner who files an MTA before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In particular, the MTA Pilot Program provides a patent owner who files an MTA with options to request preliminary guidance from the PTAB on the MTA and to file a revised MTA. The program also provides timelines for briefing to accommodate these options.
Notice of Postponement for the Asia EDGE Business Development Mission to Southeast Asia
Document Number: 2021-20028
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is announcing the indefinite postponement of the Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Business Development Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam, with an optional stop to Thailand, which was previously announced in the Federal Register and scheduled for September 16-24, 2021. ITA remains committed to hold the Mission at the soonest possible dates keeping in mind COVID-19 developments.
Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2021-20009
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on magnesium metal from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Management Track Assessment for Georges Bank Atlantic Cod and Gulf of Maine Atlantic Cod
Document Number: 2021-19949
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS and the Assessment Oversight Panel (AOP) will convene the Management Track Assessment Peer Review Meeting for the purpose of reviewing both Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine Atlantic cod stocks. The Management Track Assessment Peer Review is a formal scientific peer- review process for evaluating and presenting stock assessment results to managers for fish stocks in the offshore U.S. waters of the northwest Atlantic. Assessments are prepared by the lead stock assessment analyst and reviewed by an independent panel of stock assessment experts called the AOP. The public is invited to attend the presentations and discussions between the review panel and the scientists who have participated in the stock assessment process.
Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-19912
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the sole producer/exporter subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), May 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Blueline Tilefish Fishery; Inseason Adjustment to the Blueline Tilefish Commercial Possession Limit
Document Number: 2021-19834
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the commercial per-trip possession limit for blueline tilefish has been reduced for the remainder of the 2021 fishing year. This announcement informs the public of the reduced blueline tilefish possession limit. This action is intended to prevent over-harvest of blueline tilefish for the fishing year.
Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; 2021 Recreational Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper
Document Number: 2021-19825
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for the red grouper recreational sector in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) for the 2021 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has projected that the 2021 recreational annual catch limit (ACL) for Gulf red grouper has been met. Therefore, NMFS closes the recreational sector for Gulf red grouper on September 15, 2021, and it will remain closed through the end of the fishing year on December 31, 2021. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf red grouper resource.
Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; 2021 Recreational Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish
Document Number: 2021-19823
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for the gray triggerfish recreational sector in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) for the 2021 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has projected that the 2021 recreational annual catch target (ACT) for Gulf gray triggerfish will be reached by September 10, 2021. However, because there is uncertainty in the projection and to provide additional notice to fishery participants, NMFS closes the recreational sector for Gulf gray triggerfish on September 15, 2021, and it will remain closed through the end of the fishing year on December 31, 2021. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf gray triggerfish resource.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms
Document Number: 2021-19815
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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.
Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Order
Document Number: 2021-18352
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce
This final rule sets forth the proposed Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Order, as authorized by the Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2018, which establishes a Concrete Masonry Products Board (Board) composed of industry members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to develop and implement programs of research, education, and promotion in the concrete masonry products industry. This final rule: Defines the purpose of the program; provides for a national Board, outlining its basic structure and defining its responsibilities; establishes an assessment and provides for its collection; outlines program funding and its limits to program activities; establishes recordkeeping requirements; sets out the Department's authority to review and approve program activities; outlines the Department's enforcement authority; and sets up a referendum to determine whether the Department will rescind this Order.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Analysis of Exoskeleton-Use for Enhancing Human Performance Data Collection
Document Number: 2021-19806
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; American Community Survey
Document Number: 2021-19805
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 on the proposed extension of the American Community Survey, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.