Department of Commerce December 2, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2021-26225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, we are initiating a status review of the species to determine whether listing under the ESA is warranted. To ensure this status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information regarding this species.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-26213
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs requests nominations of individuals to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs in coordination with the Directors of the Department's statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-26186
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 78 assessment of the South Atlantic Stock of Spanish mackerel will consist of a series of assessment webinars. A SEDAR 78 Assessment Webinar 2 is scheduled for January 5, 2022. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-26185
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 77 assessment of the Atlantic stocks of hammerhead sharks will consist of a stock identification (ID) process, data webinars/workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a review workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Black Teatfish (Holothuria nobilis
Document Number: 2021-26178
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, have completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the black teatfish (Holothuria nobilis). After reviewing the best scientific and commercial data available, including the H. nobilis Status Review Report, we have determined that listing H. nobilis as a threatened or endangered species under the ESA is not warranted at this time.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-26169
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public.
Request for Comments on the First Annual Report of the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building
Document Number: 2021-26161
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 requires Federal agencies to modernize their data management practices to develop and support evidence-based policymaking. The Act requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), or the head of an agency designated by the Director, to establish the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (Advisory Committee). In a letter dated September 3, 2019, OMB delegated managerial and administrative responsibility for this Federal advisory committee to the Department of Commerce Office of Under Secretary for Economic Affairs (OUSEA). The Advisory Committee is required to deliver publicly available annual reports on its activities and findings to the OMB Director. The Advisory Committee submitted its first-year report on October 29, 2021. This FRN requests comments from the public on the Advisory Committee's first annual report.
Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Final Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2019
Document Number: 2021-26152
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and exporters of certain softwood lumber products (softwood lumber) from Canada received countervailable subsidies during the period of review, January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2021-26149
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2021-26020
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on a request from Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co. Ltd. (Yuhua), A-Timber Flooring Company Limited (A-Timber) and Mullican Flooring Co. (Mullican) (collectively, Yuhua et al.), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on multilayered wood flooring (MLWF), from the People's Republic of China (China).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; 2022 and Projected 2023 Specifications
Document Number: 2021-25901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes Atlantic bluefish specifications for the 2022 fishing year, and projected specifications for fishing year 2023, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This action is necessary to establish allowable harvest levels to prevent overfishing while enabling optimum yield, using the best scientific information available. This rule also informs the public of the proposed fishery specifications and provides an opportunity for comment.