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

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Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 83 Under Alternative Site Framework, Huntsville, Alabama
Document Number: 2021-25068
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Review of Nomination for St. George Unangan Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 2021-24998
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is requesting written comments to facilitate ONMS' review of the nomination for St. George Unangan Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) at the five- year interval. In particular, NOAA is requesting relevant information as it pertains to its 11 evaluation criteria for inclusion in the inventory. In this five-year review, NOAA will pay particular attention to any new information about the significance of the area's natural or cultural resources, changes to any threats to these resources, and any updates to the management framework of the area. NOAA has provided the original nominating party, the City of St. George, an opportunity to share its views on these same questions. Following this information gathering and internal analysis, NOAA will make a final determination on whether or not the St. George Unangan Heritage NMS nomination will remain in the inventory for another five year period.
Changes To Implement Provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020
Document Number: 2021-24926
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) amends the rules of practice in trademark cases to implement provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA). This rule establishes ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings for cancellation of a registration when the required use in commerce of the registered mark has not been made; provides for a new nonuse ground for cancellation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or Board); establishes flexible Office action response periods; and amends the existing letter-of-protest rule to indicate that letter-of-protest determinations are final and non-reviewable. The rule also sets fees for petitions requesting institution of ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings, and for requests to extend Office action response deadlines. The rules governing the suspension of USPTO proceedings and attorney recognition in trademark matters are also amended. Finally, a new rule is added to address procedures regarding court orders cancelling or affecting registrations.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-24964
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 142nd Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Executive and Budget Standing Committee, and 189th Council meetings to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24963
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following: Mackerel Cobia Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Citizen Science Committee; and Outreach and Communications Committee. The meeting week will also include a formal public comment session and a meeting of the Full Council (partially Closed Session).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24962
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Committee 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.
Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From the People's Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2021-24961
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
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 narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from the People's Republic of China (China) and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Baldrige Executive Fellow Program
Document Number: 2021-24955
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
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.
Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Order: Delayed Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-24954
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce
This document delays the effective date of the final rule published on September 15, 2021, setting 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. The effective date is delayed from November 29, 2021, to December 18, 2021. There have been longer-than-expected delays in delivery of timely completed ballots, and the Department wants to ensure it has time to adequately review and process all ballots received. The change in the effective date of the Order does not affect the referendum period which ends on November 15. If the referendum fails, the Department will publish a document in the Federal Register to withdraw the final rule before the effective date.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2021-24927
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued one Incidental Take Permit and one Enhancement of Survival Permit to Sierra Pacific Land & Timber Company (SPL&T) for the Sierra Pacific Industries Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA). The HCP/SHA was submitted pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. NMFS has also prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) associated with NMFS' issuance of the Permits for the HCP/SHA. The Permits authorize incidental take of ESA- listed species as set forth in the HCP/SHA for a 50-year period.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24899
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Committee and Advisory Panel will hold a joint, public meeting.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24898
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Scallop Committee 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.
United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2021-24891
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) will hold a meeting on Friday, December 3, 2021. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to discuss and potentially adopt recommendations for the Secretary in the areas of (1) top issues facing the sector related to climate change and (2) actions to provide for employment in the sector. 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24890
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel 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.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Common Angelshark (Squatina squatina)
Document Number: 2021-24863
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the initiation of a 5-year review for the common angelshark (Squatina squatina). NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of species are accurate. The 5-year review must be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we request submission of any such information on the common angelshark that has become available since the species was listed in 2016.
Certain Pasta From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2021-24857
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Bessan Makarna Gida San. Ve Tic. A.S. (Bessan), a producer/exporter of certain pasta from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) did not receive countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24846
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24845
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Charter Halibut Management Committee will meet December 6, 2021.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24844
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Recreational Advisory Panel 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24843
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee will hold a public meeting.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24842
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar meeting of its Private Recreational Reporting Work Group evaluating reporting alternatives for the private recreational snapper grouper fishery.
Pacific Island Fisheries; Amendment 6 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the Mariana Archipelago; Rebuilding Plan for Guam Bottomfish
Document Number: 2021-24837
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) proposes to amend the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the Mariana Archipelago (FEP). If approved, Amendment 6 would establish a rebuilding plan for the Guam bottomfish stock complex. The Council recommended Amendment 6 to rebuild the Guam bottomfish stock, which is overfished.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; 2021 Management Area 1A Closure Possession Limit
Document Number: 2021-24828
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is implementing a 2,000-lb (907.2-kg) possession limit for Atlantic herring for Management Area 1A. This is required because NMFS projects that herring catch from Area 1A will reach 92 percent of the Area's sub-annual catch limit before the end of the fishing year. This action is intended to prevent overharvest of herring in Area 1A, which would result in additional catch limit reductions in a subsequent year.
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Colombia: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-24823
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Sucroal S.A. (Sucroal), a producer/exporter of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Colombia, sold subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Belgium: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-24822
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that S.A. Citrique Belge N.V. (Citrique Belge), a producer/exporter of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Belgium, did not sell subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR), July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Certain Pasta From Italy: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-24821
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain pasta (pasta) from Italy was sold in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Pure Magnesium From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2020-2021
Document Number: 2021-24820
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on pure magnesium from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2020, through April 30, 2021. Commerce preliminarily determines that Tianjin Magnesium International Co., Ltd. (TMI) and Tianjin Magnesium Metal Co., Ltd. (TMM) (collectively, TMI/ TMM) did not have any shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2021-24808
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Regulations
Document Number: 2021-24646
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issues final regulations, a final management plan, and a final environmental assessment (EA) for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or sanctuary). The final rule includes modifications to three provisions of the MBNMS regulations, the modification of an appendix to the MBNMS regulations that describes sanctuary zone boundaries, and the addition of one new definition to the MBNMS regulations. A final EA and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) have been prepared for this action.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the Republic of Armenia, Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2021-24859
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
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 certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the Republic of Armenia (Armenia), Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman (Oman), the Russian Federation (Russia), and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey).
Certain Aluminum Foil From the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2021-24858
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
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 the countervailing duty orders on certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey).
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2022 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Year
Document Number: 2021-24721
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule establishes the 2022 opening date for all Atlantic shark fisheries, including the fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. This final rule also establishes the shark fisheries quotas for the 2022 fishing year, with adjustments based on harvest levels during 2021 and establishes the large coastal shark (LCS) initial retention limits for directed shark limited access permit holders. NMFS may increase or decrease these retention limits for directed shark limited access permit holders during the year, in accordance with existing regulations, to provide equitable fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in all regions and areas, to the extent practicable. These actions could affect fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
Fisheries of the US Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting; Cancellation
Document Number: 2021-24716
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 80 assessment process of U.S. Caribbean Queen Triggerfish will consist of a series of webinars.
Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting; Cancellation
Document Number: 2021-24715
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
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 data webinars.
Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2021-24706
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain producers/exporters of certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter (steel wheels) from the People's Republic of China (China) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) February 25, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2019
Document Number: 2021-24705
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to determine that 24 exporters of certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People's Republic of China (China) under review had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Commerce also continues to determine that Lianyungang Yuantai International Trade Co., Ltd. (Yuantai) and 33 additional companies subject to this review are part of the China-wide entity because they failed to demonstrate their eligibility for separate rates.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-24649
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the sole producer or 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), September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020.
Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Recission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2020
Document Number: 2021-24647
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Dalian Hualing Wood Co., Ltd. (Hualing) does not qualify as a new shipper. Therefore, we are rescinding this new shipper review (NSR).
Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-24642
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) assigned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), the sole respondent subject to this antidumping duty (AD) administrative review, a dumping margin based on total adverse facts available (AFA). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Notice of Intent To Conduct Scoping and To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 2021-24609
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a process to consider designating a portion of waters along and offshore of the central coast of California as a national marine sanctuary. NOAA is initiating this process based on the area's qualities and boundaries as described in the community-based nomination \1\ submitted on July 17, 2015, excluding any geographical overlap of the boundaries proposed for the Morro Bay 399 Area as described in the July 29, 2021 Federal Register notice.\2\ The designation process will be conducted concurrently with a public process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to prepare an environmental impact statement. NOAA is initiating this public scoping process to invite comments on the scope and significance of issues to be addressed in the environmental impact statement that are related to designating this area as a national marine sanctuary. The results of this scoping process will assist NOAA in moving forward with the designation process, including preparation and release of draft designation documents, and in formulating alternatives for the draft environmental impact statement, including developing national marine sanctuary boundaries, regulations, and a management plan. This scoping process will also inform the initiation of any consultations with federal, state, or local agencies, tribes, and other interested parties, as appropriate.