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Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Antidumping Administrative Review, and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-27847
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that, with the exception of the three companies with no shipments, the companies under review sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), December 1, 2019, through November 30, 2020. Additionally, Commerce is rescinding this review with respect to three companies. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.
Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2021-27846
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain producers and/or exporters of truck and bus tires from the People's Republic of China (China), received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), February 15, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic; Amendment 10
Document Number: 2021-27845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted Amendment 10 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic (Dolphin and Wahoo FMP) for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, Amendment 10 to the Dolphin and Wahoo FMP (Amendment 10) would revise the acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limits (ACLs), sector allocations, accountability measures (AMs), and additional management measures for dolphin and wahoo. The additional management measures would address commercial trip limits, authorized fishing gear, the operator permit (card) requirement for dolphin and wahoo, and the recreational vessel limit for dolphin. The purpose of Amendment 10 is to base conservation and management measures for dolphin and wahoo on the best scientific information available and increase net benefits from the fishery.
Hydrographic Services Review Panel
Document Number: 2021-27844
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking nominations for members to serve on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel with nominations due by April 15, 2022.
Cast Iron Soil Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2020
Document Number: 2021-27849
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that an exporter of cast iron soil pipe from the People's Republic of China made sales at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) August 31, 2018, through April 30, 2020.
Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2021-27717
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products (hot-rolled steel) from the Russian Federation (Russia) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the rates identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfers From VA to NC and FL to RI
Document Number: 2021-27650
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Florida are transferring a portion of their 2021 commercial bluefish quota to the states of North Carolina and Rhode Island, respectively. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and Rhode Island.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chinook Salmon Prohibited Species Catch Limits in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2021-27649
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reapportioning the projected unused amount, 200 Chinook salmon prohibited species catch limit, from the vessels participating in directed fishing for pollock in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) to Rockfish Program catcher vessel sector in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2021-27648
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) from catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the 2021 TAC of Pacific cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA to be harvested.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-27679
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day hybrid meeting for both in-person and virtual participation of its Standing, Reef Fish, Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
Permits; Foreign Fishing
Document Number: 2021-27729
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes for public review and comment information regarding a permit application for transshipment of farmed salmon from aquaculture operations in Maine waters to processing plants in Canada by Canadian flagged vessels. The application for a transshipment permit is submitted under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This action is necessary for NMFS to make a determination that the permit application can be approved.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfers From DE to NC and MD to RI
Document Number: 2021-27762
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the states of Delaware and Maryland are transferring a portion of their 2021 commercial bluefish quota to the states of North Carolina and Rhode Island, respectively. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for Delaware, North Carolina, Maryland, and Rhode Island.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2021-27761
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reopens the General category fishery for four days within the December 2021 General category subquota period. This action is intended to provide a reasonable opportunity to harvest the annual U.S. bluefin tuna (BFT) quota without exceeding it, while maintaining an equitable distribution of fishing opportunities across time periods. This action affects Atlantic Tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-27734
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Council will host a presentation on managing a multispecies fishery with management complexities similar to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan via webinar on January 11, 2022.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-27620
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 79 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic mutton snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-27614
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-21
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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-27611
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Research Steering Committee will hold a meeting.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-27609
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-21
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 3 is scheduled via webinar for January 26, 2022. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Foreign-Trade Zone Applications
Document Number: 2021-27552
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade 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.
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument; Monument Management Plan
Document Number: 2021-27535
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), as co-leads, announce their intention to prepare a Monument Management Plan (MMP) for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (Monument). NOAA and USFWS are updating their original notice of intent to draft the MMP to include information about the expansion of the Monument in 2014, and to announce that NOAA and USFWS are co-leads in drafting the MMP. NOAA and USFWS are seeking input on issues, concerns, ideas, and suggestions for the future management of the Monument. NOAA and USFWS will also prepare a draft environmental assessment, concurrent with the management plan, to evaluate potential effects of implementing the proposed management alternatives for the Monument. Following the completion of the MMP, USFWS will prepare new individual Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCPs) and revise existing CCPs for National Wildlife Refuges within the Monument, as appropriate.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer From VA to RI
Document Number: 2021-27389
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia is transferring a portion of its 2021 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of Rhode Island. 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 and Rhode Island.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-27463
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a one-and-a-half-day hybrid (in-person/virtual) meeting of its Reef Fish Advisory Panel (AP).
USPTO To Begin Issuing Electronic Trademark Registration Certificates
Document Number: C1-2021-27116
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board
Document Number: 2021-27318
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee. Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website. For more information on this Federal Advisory Committee please visit the Federal Advisory Committee database: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/ FACAPublicPage.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Management Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary; Announcement of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-27315
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has prepared a draft management plan (DMP) as part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS or sanctuary) management plan review. The DMP, which replaces a 2009 sanctuary management plan, addresses current and emerging threats in CINMS and reflects changes in new science and technologies, how people use the sanctuary, and community needs. The DMP supports continued protection of sanctuary resources through enforcement of existing sanctuary regulations, education and outreach strategies that promote ocean stewardship, and community- inclusive involvement. Consistent with the information provided in the 2019 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 a draft environmental assessment (DEA), which evaluates the environmental impacts of implementing the DMP, ongoing field activities, and the existing sanctuary regulations. NOAA is soliciting public comments on the DMP and DEA at this time.
Limitation of Duty-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Haiti Under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), as Amended by the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership Encouragement Act (HOPE)
Document Number: 2021-27311
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
CBERA, as amended, provides duty-free treatment for certain apparel articles imported directly from Haiti. One of the preferences is known as the ``value-added'' provision, which requires that apparel meet a minimum threshold percentage of value added in Haiti, the United States, and/or certain beneficiary countries. The provision is subject to a quantitative limitation, which is calculated as a percentage of total apparel imports into the United States for each 12-month period. For the period from December 20, 2021 through December 19, 2022, the quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under the value-added provision is 367,770,223 square meters equivalent.
Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List and Revision of an Entry on the Entity List
Document Number: 2021-27406
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding thirty-seven entities under forty entries to the Entity List. These thirty-seven entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the People's Republic of China (China), Georgia, Malaysia, and Turkey. This final rule also modifies one existing entry on the Entity List under the destination of China.
Raw Honey From Brazil: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-27375
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 23, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published its preliminary determination in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of raw honey from Brazil in the Federal Register. Commerce is amending this preliminary determination to correct a significant ministerial error.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2021-27372
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2021 Pacific ocean perch total allowable catch (TAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Economic Survey of Federal Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp Permit Holders
Document Number: 2021-27401
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
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; Emergency Beacon Registrations
Document Number: 2021-27399
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
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; Northeast Multispecies Amendment 16
Document Number: 2021-27398
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
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.
Marine Mammals; File No. 25498
Document Number: 2021-27393
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Titan Productions, Limited, 51-55 Whiteladies Road Bristol, BS8 2LY, United Kingdom (Responsible Party: Lucy Meadows), has applied for an amendment to Commercial and Educational Photography Permit No. 25498.
Fraser River Pink Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders
Document Number: 2021-27392
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate tribal treaty (treaty Indian) and non-tribal (all citizen) commercial salmon fisheries in U.S. waters. The orders were issued by the Fraser River Panel (Panel) of the Pacific Salmon Commission (Commission) and subsequently approved and issued by NMFS during 2021 for pink salmon fisheries within the U.S. Fraser River Panel Area. These orders established fishing dates, times, and areas for the gear types of U.S. treaty Indian and all citizen commercial fisheries during the period the Panel exercised jurisdiction over these fisheries.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 252 Under Alternative Site Framework, Amarillo, Texas
Document Number: 2021-27327
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, in Part
Document Number: 2021-27326
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is revoking, in part, the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People's Republic of China (China) with respect to certain off-grid small portable crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) panels.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 145 Under Alternative Site Framework, Shreveport, Louisiana
Document Number: 2021-27325
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
Document Number: 2021-27197
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), seeks nominations for immediate consideration to fill positions on the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (``the Committee''). The Committee advises the Secretary on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness. The Department intends for the Committee to play a key role in formulating recommendations to address current global supply chain challenges, including identifying key bottlenecks in supply chains and actionable solutions to address them, advising on the latest advances in supply chain management technology and how to apply them to the current challenges in the economy, and developing long term recommendations to make supply chains more resilient. The Department seeks members who, by virtue of their current roles and past experience, bring a track record of effective senior executive leadership on issues impacting the U.S. and global supply chains.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent To Conduct Scoping and To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 2021-27234
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On November 10, 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a Notice of Intent to conduct scoping and to prepare a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. With this notice, NOAA is extending the public comment period by 21 days to January 31, 2022, to provide the public with additional time to provide comments on the Notice of Intent.
Taking of Threatened or Endangered Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Proposed Issuance of Permit
Document Number: 2021-27278
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is proposing to issue a permit to authorize the incidental, but not intentional, take of specific Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed marine mammal species or stocks under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), in the California (CA) thresher shark/swordfish drift gillnet fishery and the corresponding high seas component of the fishery as defined on the MMPA List of Fisheries as the Pacific highly migratory species drift gillnet fishery.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2021-27273
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS adjusts the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category December 2021 subquota by adding 15.5 metric tons (mt) of quota remaining from the September and October through November subquotas resulting in a total adjusted December subquota of 54.6 mt and simultaneously closes the General category fishery for large medium and giant (i.e., measuring 73 inches (185 centimeters)) curved fork length or greater) BFT for the December subquota time period, and thus for the remainder of 2021. This action applies to Atlantic Tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and HMS Charter/Headboat permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.