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Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23754
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-23753
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Outreach and Communications Advisory Panel via webinar to address upcoming outreach and communications topics.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23752
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a one-day in-person and virtual (hybrid) meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review
Document Number: 2021-23746
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews
Document Number: 2021-23744
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is automatically initiating the five-year reviews (Sunset Reviews) of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order(s) and suspended investigation(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (the ITC) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Reviews which covers the same order(s) and suspended investigation(s).
Materials and Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23720
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23695
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics for a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Pacific Island Fisheries; Annual Catch Limit and Accountability Measures; Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish for Fishing Years 2021-2024
Document Number: 2021-23674
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement an annual catch limit (ACL) of 492,000 lb (223,167 kg) for Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) for each of the fishing years 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023- 24. As an in-season accountability measure (AM), if NMFS projects that the fishery will reach the ACL in any given fishing year, we would close the commercial and non-commercial fisheries in Federal waters for the remainder of the fishing year. As a post-season AM, if NMFS determines that the catch exceeded the ACL in a fishing year, we would reduce the ACL for the following fishing year by the amount of the overage. The proposed rule supports the long-term sustainability of Deep 7 bottomfish.
Pacific Island Fisheries; Electronic Logbooks for Hawaii and American Samoa Pelagic Longline Fisheries; Correction
Document Number: 2021-23636
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document corrects an inadvertent drafting error in final regulations published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2021, and effective on September 7, 2021. NMFS is reinstating a reporting requirement for the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) non-commercial bottomfish fishery that was removed inadvertently in the final rule. The intent of this rule is to ensure continued timely monitoring and reporting of catch and other information.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2021-2022 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: 2021-23653
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to management measures in commercial groundfish fisheries. This action is intended to allow commercial fishing vessels to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting rebuilding and depleted stocks.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Emergency Action to Temporarily Extend the Sablefish Primary Fishery Season
Document Number: 2021-23650
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This emergency rule temporarily extends the 2021 sablefish primary fishery for vessels using bottom longline gear from October 31, 2021, to December 31, 2021. This action is necessary to provide operational flexibility so that vessels in the sablefish primary fishery are able to fully harvest their tier limits despite high economic uncertainty in 2021. This action would also extend the incidental halibut retention allowance provision for the primary fishery north of Point Chehalis, Washington from October 31, 2021, to December 7, 2021.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23634
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Skate Committee and 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 Species; File No. 25686
Document Number: 2021-23631
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 75 Virginia Beach, Miami, FL, 33149 (Responsible Party: Lisa Desfosse, Ph.D.) has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and unidentified sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Notice of Amendments to the Trade Mission to South America in Conjunction With the Trade Americas-Business Opportunities in South America Conference
Document Number: 2021-23615
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is amending the Notice published at 86 FR 21697 (April 23, 2021), regarding the Trade Mission to South America in conjunction with the Trade AmericasBusiness Opportunities in South America Conference, scheduled from December 5-10, 2021, to amend the dates and deadline for submitting applications for the event.
West Coast Groundfish Trawl Seabird Cable Strike Meeting; Meeting Announcement
Document Number: 2021-23609
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a meeting to present the results of research studies conducted on seabird cable strikes in the West Coast at-sea whiting fishery. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustment to the 2021 Specifications
Document Number: 2021-23598
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS increases the 2021 Atlantic herring annual catch limit and Area 1A sub-annual catch limit by 1,000 metric tons (mt). This action is required by the herring regulations when, based on data through October 1, the New Brunswick weir fishery lands less than 3,012 mt of herring. This notice informs the public of these catch limit changes.
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-23593
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that the producers/exporters subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Request for Information on NOAA Actions To Advance the Goals and Recommendations in the Report on Conserving and Restoring America The Beautiful, Including Conserving At Least 30 Percent of U.S. Lands and Waters By 2030
Document Number: 2021-23590
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On May 6, 2021, the U.S. Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality released a preliminary report on Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful (Report). The Report recommends a decade-long national initiative to advance locally led conservation and restoration in public, private, and tribal lands and waters toward addressing three threats: Disappearance of nature, climate change, and inequitable access to the outdoors. Guided by eight core principles and six focus areas for early action and progress in the Report, NOAA is seeking public input on how NOAA should, using its existing authorities and associated measures, conserve and restore America's ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs
Document Number: 2021-23571
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Collection of High Resolution Spatial and Temporal Fishery Dependent Data To Support Scientific Research
Document Number: 2021-23570
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
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.
Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-23562
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Tube Products of India, Ltd., a unit of Tube Investments of India Limited (collectively, TII) made sales of subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020. In addition, Commerce determines that Goodluck India Limited (Goodluck) had no shipments during the POR.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Successor-in-Interest Determination, and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-23561
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd. (Senmao) has not made sales of multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People's Republic of China (China) at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. In addition, Commerce determines that certain companies had no shipments during the POR and that Arte Mundi (Shanghai) Aesthetic Home Furnishings Co., Ltd. (Arte Mundi) is the successor-in-interest to Scholar Home (Shanghai) New Material Co., Ltd. (Scholar Home).
Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2021-23560
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
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 petroleum wax candles (candles) 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.
Broadband Grant Programs Technical Assistance Sessions
Document Number: 2021-23544
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host Technical Assistance (TA) sessions in connection with the Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The CMC TA Sessions are designed to help prospective applicants understand the eligibility and programmatic requirements of the CMC Pilot Program and to assist applicants prepare high quality grant applications before the application deadline on December 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The CMC program team will address live questions during these technical assistance sessions to aid prospective CMC Pilot Program applicants.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23542
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Survey Working Group 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.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; Notice That Vendor Will Provide 2022 Cage Tags
Document Number: 2021-23530
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS informs surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferable quota allocation holders that they will be required to purchase their fishing year 2022 (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2022) cage tags from the National Band and Tag Company. The intent of this notice is to comply with regulations for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries and to promote efficient distribution of cage tags.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold online public meetings.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23526
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet November 15, 2021 through November 19, 2021.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23525
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Research Steering Committee will hold a meeting.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: 2021-23524
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of public hearings via webinar pertaining to Amendment 34 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region. The amendment addresses Atlantic migratory group king mackerel catch levels and Atlantic king and Spanish mackerel management measures.
Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23523
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
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. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Partner Probabilistic Snowfall Messaging Survey
Document Number: 2021-23512
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
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.
Workshop on the Management Strategy Evaluation for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Document Number: 2021-23506
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is holding a public workshop via webinar for the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and interested stakeholders to discuss the progress of development of the Management Strategy Evaluation for Atlantic bluefin tuna.
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order and Notice of Amended Final Results of Review
Document Number: 2021-23465
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 19, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade (the CIT) issued its final judgment in Husteel Co., Ltd. v. United States, Consol. Court no. 19-00107, sustaining the Department of Commerce (Commerce)'s second remand results pertaining to the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT's final judgment is not in harmony with Commerce's final results of the administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to the dumping margin assigned to Husteel Co., Ltd., Hyundai Steel Company, and the non-examined companies (SeAH Steel Corporation and NEXTEEL Co., Ltd.).
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Remand Proceeding and Reopening of 2017-2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Record
Document Number: 2021-23429
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting a remand of the 2017-2018 administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People's Republic of China (China), which includes a limited reopening of the record. Commerce received a notification from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that it found discrepancies and inaccuracies between the sales information certain parties reported during the 2017- 2018 administrative review and that reported to CBP at the time of entry. Accordingly, Commerce intends to reopen the record of the 2017- 2018 AD administrative review and reconsider the final results of the 2017-2018 review. Commerce is providing notice of the remand and the reopening of the record, and further, inviting participation from interested parties.
Notice of Deadline Extension for the NOAA Brennan Matching Fund Opportunity for Ocean and Coastal Mapping
Document Number: 2021-23426
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice extends the proposal submission deadline for the NOAA Rear Admiral Richard T. Brennan Ocean Mapping Matching Fund program by two weeks to November 12, 2021. Notice of the Brennan Matching Fund opportunity originally appeared in the Federal Register on July 27, 2021 (86 FR 40197, pages 40197-40200, 2021-15970, or at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/07/27/2021-159 70/notice- of-matching-fund-opportunity-for-ocean-and-coastal-mapping-an d-request- for-partnership).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23399
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a one- day meeting of its Outreach & Education Technical Committee.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Indonesia, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Orders and Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2021-23375
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Indonesia, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China (China), Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) and the countervailing duty (CVD) order on PRCBs from Vietnam would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018
Document Number: 2021-23373
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to determine that Riverside Plywood Corporation (Riverside) and its cross-owned affiliates Baroque Timber Industries (Baroque Timber) and Suzhou Times Flooring Co., Ltd., and Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Senmao), producers and/or exporters of multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People's Republic of China (China), received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-23372
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
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 fair value (LTFV) during the period of review (POR), December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019.
Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2022 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits
Document Number: 2021-23356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes a 2022 limit of 2,000 metric tons (t) of longline-caught bigeye tuna for each U.S. Pacific territory (American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), collectively ``the territories''). NMFS would allow each territory to allocate up to 1,500 t to U.S. longline fishing vessels through specified fishing agreements that meet established criteria. However, the overall allocation limit among all territories may not exceed 3,000 t. As an accountability measure, NMFS would monitor, attribute, and restrict (if necessary) catches of longline-caught bigeye tuna, including catches made under a specified fishing agreement. The proposed catch limits and accountability measures would support the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2021-23214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
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''), propose 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 became effective on January 15, 2021. The proposed rescission, if finalized, would remove the regulatory definition of ``habitat'' established by that rule.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Pink Shrimp and Midwater Trawl Exemptions to Vessel Monitoring System Requirements for the West Coast Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: 2021-23261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes revisions to monitoring provisions that specify exemptions for non-groundfish trawl vessels participating in the Pacific coast pink shrimp fishery and for groundfish midwater trawl vessels. In a final rule on vessel movement, monitoring, and declaration management for the Pacific coast groundfish fishery published on June 11, 2020, vessels in the pink shrimp trawl fishery were incorrectly included with other open access non-groundfish trawl vessels that became subject to a higher position transmission rate on their NMFS type-approved vessel monitoring system (VMS) units. This proposed rule would correct the error and return the required transmission rate for vessels in the pink shrimp trawl fishery to once every 60 minutes, as recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. This proposed rule would also correct a citation error in the VMS regulations with regards to exemptions for midwater trawl vessels, as well as a typographical error in the trawl fishery prohibitions.
Request for Comments Concerning the Imposition of Export Controls on Certain Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Emerging Technology
Document Number: 2021-23256
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains controls on the export, reexport and transfer (in-country) of dual-use items and less sensitive military items pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations, including the Commerce Control List (CCL). Certain items that could be of potential concern for export control purposes are not yet listed on the CCL or controlled multilaterally, because they are emerging technologies. Among these items is Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology, which includes, inter alia, neural-controlled interfaces, mind-machine interfaces, direct neural interfaces, and brain-machine interfaces. BIS is seeking public comments on the potential uses of this technology, particularly with respect to its impact on U.S. national security (e.g., whether such technology could provide the United States, or any of its adversaries, with a qualitative military or intelligence advantage). This document also requests public comments on how to ensure that the scope of any controls that may be imposed on this technology would be effective (in terms of protecting U.S. national security interests) and appropriate (with respect to minimizing their potential impact on legitimate commercial or scientific applications).