Department of Commerce December 7, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Ask U.S. Panel
Document Number: 2021-26515
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
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 new information collection of the Ask U.S. Panel prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Usability Data Collections
Document Number: 2021-26514
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
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.
Extension of the Authorized Restricted Tow Times in Lieu of Turtle Excluder Devices for an Additional 30 Days by Shrimp Trawlers in Specific Louisiana Waters
Document Number: 2021-26513
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this temporary rule for a period of 30 days, to allow shrimp fishers to use limited tow times as an alternative to Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in specific Louisiana State waters (from 91[deg]23' West longitude eastward to the Louisiana/Mississippi border, and seaward out 3 nautical miles (5.6 kilometers)). This action is necessary because environmental conditions resulting from Hurricane Ida are preventing fishers from using TEDs effectively.
Date of Receipt of Electronic Submissions of Patent Correspondence
Document Number: 2021-26502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The USPTO proposes to amend the patent rules of practice to provide that the receipt date of correspondence officially submitted electronically by way of the Office electronic filing system is the date in the Eastern time zone of the United States (Eastern Time) when the USPTO received the correspondence, rather than the date on which the correspondence is received at the correspondence address in Alexandria, Virginia. This is because the USPTO is expecting to provide physical servers for receiving electronic submissions in locations that are separate from the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. This proposed change will ensure consistency and predictability with respect to correspondence receipt dates as the date of receipt accorded to correspondence submitted electronically will not depend upon the location of USPTO servers. The USPTO is also proposing to amend the patent rules of practice to make other clarifying changes regarding the receipt of electronic submissions, including providing a definition for Eastern Time. These changes will harmonize the patent rules with the trademark rules and provide clarity regarding the date of receipt of electronic submissions.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-26483
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
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.
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-26465
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) was sold at prices below normal value. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Forged Steel Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2021-26464
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on forged steel fittings from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Commerce preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings, Co., Ltd. (Both-Well), the sole producer/exporter of forged steel fittings from China subject to this review.
Forged Steel Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-26463
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings Co., Ltd. (Both-Well), the sole respondent participating in this review, and an exporter of forged steel fittings from the People's Republic of China (China), sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020. We are also preliminarily rescinding this review with respect to Shanghai Maorun International Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Maorun). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent Review and Derivation Proceedings
Document Number: 2021-26441
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
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- 0069 (Patent Review and Derivation Proceedings). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.