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

Request for Public Comments Regarding Areas and Priorities for U.S. and EU Export Control Cooperation Under the Trade and Technology Council
Document Number: 2021-26106
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) requests public comments regarding areas and priorities for U.S. and EU export control cooperation to help inform the work of the U.S-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) Export Control Working Group. Comments should address ways in which existing U.S. and/or European Union dual-use export control policies and practices may be more transparent, more efficient and effective, more convergent, and fit for today's challenges, in particular with regards to the control of emerging technologies.
Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-26078
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a partially closed meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2021-26064
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from pot catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) and trawl catcher vessels to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear, pot catcher/processors, and American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher/ processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2021 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; 2021 Closure of the Atlantic Herring Fishery
Document Number: 2021-26059
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the Atlantic herring fishery and implementing a 2,000-lb (907.2-kg) possession limit for herring in all Herring Management Areas. This is required because NMFS projects that herring catch will reach 95 percent of the annual catch limit before the end of the fishing year. This action is intended to prevent overharvest of herring, which would result in additional catch limit reductions in a subsequent year.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2021-26057
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Bering Sea subarea and Eastern Aleutian District (BS/EAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2021 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in the BS/EAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery.
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2021-26050
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (steel flanges) from India during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-26023
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (China) were sold at less than normal value by certain exporters during the period of review (POR) November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results, Preliminary Rescission, and Final Rescission, In Part, of the 26th Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-26022
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting the 26th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) for the administrative review is November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020. Commerce preliminarily determines that the only mandatory respondent for which a request for review remains, Jining Shunchang Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Shunchang), failed to establish its eligibility for a separate rate and therefore is part of the China-wide entity. We also preliminarily find that the review request made by The Roots Farm Inc. (Roots Farm) was not valid, and accordingly, because it was the sole remaining request for the other mandatory respondent, Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd. (Harmoni), we have preliminarily rescinded the review with respect to Harmoni. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2021-26021
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
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 heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Monosodium Glutamate From the Republic of Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-26019
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia) have been made below normal value during the period of review (POR), November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Superabsorbent Polymers From the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2021-26017
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Privacy, Equity, and Civil Rights Listening Sessions
Document Number: 2021-25999
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene three virtual Listening Sessions about issues and potential solutions at the intersection of privacy, equity, and civil rights. The sessions will help to provide the data for a report on the ways in which commercial data flows of personal information can lead to disparate impact and outcomes for marginalized or disadvantaged communities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patents for Humanity Program
Document Number: 2021-25995
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
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- 0066 (Patents for Humanity Program). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Establishment of the Industrial Advisory Committee and Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2021-25986
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Energy, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, announces the establishment of the Industrial Advisory Committee (the Committee) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, as amended, and the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Act). The Committee shall assess and provide guidance to the Secretary, through the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), on matters relating to microelectronics research, development, manufacturing, and policy. NIST invites and requests nominations of individuals for appointment to the Committee. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in addition to nominations already received.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Cost Recovery Fee Notice for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota and Trawl Limited Access Privilege Programs
Document Number: 2021-25972
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes standard prices and fee percentages for cost recovery for the Amendment 80 Program, the American Fisheries Act (AFA) Program, the Aleutian Islands Pollock (AIP) Program, and the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program in the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. The fee percentage for 2021 is 1.43 percent for the Amendment 80 Program, 0.25 percent for the AFA inshore cooperatives, zero percent for the AIP program, and 0.83 percent for the CDQ Program. This notice is intended to provide the 2021 standard prices and fee percentages to calculate the required payment for cost recovery fees due by December 31, 2021.
Notice of Availability of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Draft Management Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2021-25819
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has prepared a draft management plan as part of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS or sanctuary) management plan review pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. The draft management plan, which would update the 2010 sanctuary management plan, addresses current and emerging threats in SBNMS and reflects changes in new science and technologies, how people use the sanctuary, and community needs. The draft management plan supports continued protection of sanctuary resources through enforcement of existing sanctuary regulations, education and outreach strategies that promote ocean stewardship, and community engagement. Consistent with the information provided in the 2020 Notice of Intent, NOAA is not proposing modifications to the sanctuary regulations at this time, but may consider regulatory changes in the future. NOAA also prepared an environmental assessment, which evaluates the environmental impacts of implementing the draft management plan and ongoing field activities. NOAA is soliciting public comments on the draft updated management plan and environmental assessment at this time.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2021-25960
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2021 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the CAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery.
Strontium Chromate From France: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-25935
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on strontium chromate from France. The period of review (POR) is May 17, 2019, through October 31, 2020. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Soci[eacute]t[eacute] Nouvelle des Couleurs Zinciques (SNCZ). We determine that sales of subject merchandise by SNCZ were sold at prices below normal value (NV).
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2021-25934
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders with October anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Certain Steel Nails From the Sultanate of Oman: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-25933
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Oman Fasteners LLC (Oman Fasteners) made sales of subject merchandise below normal value. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results and Rescission, in Part, of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2019
Document Number: 2021-25932
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that exporters/producers of circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2021-25921
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2021 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in the CAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery.
Notice of Indirect Cost Rates
Document Number: 2021-25919
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) announces the establishment of new indirect cost rates for the recovery of indirect costs for its component organizations involved in natural resource damage and restoration activities for fiscal year (FY) 2014. NOAA provides the indirect cost rates for this fiscal year and the dates of implementation in this notice. The public can obtain more information on this rate from the address provided below in the ADDRESSES section.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-25858
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC or the Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via WebEx on Thursday December 9, 2021, hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfers From VA to CT and NC to RI
Document Number: 2021-25839
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina are transferring a portion of their 2021 commercial summer flounder quota to the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island, respectively. This adjustment to the 2021 fishing year quota is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised 2021 commercial quotas for Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determinations of Circumvention
Document Number: 2021-25832
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of welded oil country tubular goods (OCTG) completed in Brunei or the Philippines using inputs manufactured in the People's Republic of China (China) are circumventing the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on OCTG from China.
Addition of Entities and Revision of Entries on the Entity List; and Addition of Entity to the Military End-User (MEU) List
Document Number: 2021-25808
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty- seven entities to the Entity List. These twenty-seven entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These entities will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the People's Republic of China (China), Japan, Pakistan, and Singapore. This rule also revises one existing entry on the Entity List under the destination of China, adds addresses under the destination of Taiwan for a listed entity, and corrects an entry under the destination of China. In addition, this rule amends the EAR by adding one entity to the Military End-User (MEU) List under the destination of Russia.
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: 2021-25784
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
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 W&T Offshore Inc. (W&T) and its designees for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Strontium Chromate From Austria: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-25782
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that strontium chromate from Austria was not sold in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) of June 18, 2019, through October 31, 2020.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Brazil: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2021-25781
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Brazil. Further, Commerce preliminarily determines that Sylvamo do Brasil Ltda. (SVBR) is the successor-in-interest to International Paper do Brasil Ltda. (IP) and that Sylvamo Exports Ltda. (SVEX) is the successor-in-interest to International Paper Exportadora Ltda. (IPEX). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Large Residential Washers From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-25780
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of large residential washers from Mexico were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020.
Large Residential Washers From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-25773
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of large residential washers from Mexico were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020.
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2021-25772
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) in their five year (sunset) review that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) 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 on tissue paper from China.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-25771
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters of certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India made sales at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020.
Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2021-25770
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on magnesium metal 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 this AD order.
Pacific Island Fisheries; Rebuilding Plan for Guam Bottomfish
Document Number: 2021-25737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement a rebuilding plan that includes annual catch limits (ACL) and accountability measures (AM) for the overfished bottomfish stock complex in Guam. This action is necessary to rebuild the overfished stock consistent with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Document Number: 2021-25699
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in January, February, and March of 2022. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2022 and will be announced in a future notice. In addition, NMFS anticipates the implementation of online recertification workshops beginning in the fall of 2021 for persons who have already taken in-person training. Affected permit holders will be notified of this option when it becomes available.
Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain; Connected Software Applications
Document Number: 2021-25329
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
To implement provisions of Executive Order 14034, ``Protecting Americans' Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries'' (E.O. 14034), the Department of Commerce is proposing to amend its Interim Final Rule on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (Supply Chain Rule), which was published on January 19, 2021, 86 FR 4909. Specifically, this proposed rule would amend the Supply Chain Rule to provide for additional criteria that the Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary) may consider specifically when determining whether ICTS Transactions (as defined in the Supply Chain Rule) that involve connected software applications present an undue or unacceptable risk. The rule also makes conforming changes by revising the definition of ICTS to expressly include ``connected software applications'' and adding a definition of ``connected software application'' that is consistent with that used in E.O. 14034. The Department is interested in the public's views on the additional criteria for connected software applications, including whether they should be applied to all ICTS Transaction reviews, whether there are other criteria that should be applied, and how the Secretary should apply the criteria to ICTS Transactions involving connected software applications.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2021-25767
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS; hereafter collectively referred to as the ``Services'' or ``we''), are extending the comment period on our October 27, 2021, proposed rule to rescind the final rule titled ``Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat'' that was published on December 16, 2020, and established a regulatory definition of the term ``habitat.'' We are extending the comment period by 15 days.
Marine Mammals; File No. 25885
Document Number: 2021-25718
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Peter Thielen, D. Eng., Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, MD 20723 has applied in due form for a permit to import, export, and receive marine mammal parts for scientific research.
Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric Between 70 and 90 Percent Silica, From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Circumvention Inquiry of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders-70-90 Percent Amorphous Silica Fabric
Document Number: 2021-25657
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to allegations of circumvention from Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a country-wide circumvention inquiry to determine whether imports of certain amorphous silica fabric with 70-90 percent silica content (70-90 percent ASF) from the People's Republic of China (China) are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain amorphous silica fabric with a silica content of at least 90 percent from China.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2021-25649
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS approves and implements measures included in Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan, as submitted by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This amendment revises the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan, reallocates quota between the commercial and recreational fisheries, reallocates commercial quota among the states, implements a rebuilding plan, revises the sector quota transfer process, and revises how management uncertainty is applied during the specifications process. Amendment 7 is intended to use the best scientific information available and respond to changes in stock health and distribution, while recognizing economic need and reliance throughout the management area.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Coast Guard's Alaska Facility Maintenance and Repair Activities
Document Number: 2021-25648
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Coast Guard for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities related to maintenance and repair of eight of their facilities in Alaska over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the U.S. Coast Guard's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the application and request.