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Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From the People's Republic of China and Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders and Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2022-05634
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
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) orders on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (NWRs) from the People's Republic of China (China) and Taiwan and the countervailing duty (CVD) order on NWRs from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and net countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing this notice of continuation of the AD orders and the CVD order.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex; 2022 and 2023 Specifications
Document Number: 2022-05649
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues final Northeast skate specifications for the 2022 fishing year, and projects specifications for fishing year 2023, as recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council. This action is necessary to establish annual allowable harvest levels for the skate fishery that prevent overfishing while enabling optimum yield, using the best scientific information available.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Ocean Wind Marine Site Characterization Surveys, New Jersey
Document Number: 2022-05477
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Ocean Wind, LLC (Ocean Wind) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys in the area of Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf Lease Area OCS-A 0532 and potential export cable routes to landfall locations in New Jersey. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Imposition of Sanctions on `Luxury Goods' Destined for Russia and Belarus and for Russian and Belarusian Oligarchs and Malign Actors Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
Document Number: 2022-05604
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In response to the Russian Federation's (Russia's) further invasion of Ukraine, and Belarus's substantial enabling of Russia's invasion, the Department of Commerce is imposing restrictions on the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) to or within Russia or Belarus of `luxury goods' under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and for exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) worldwide to certain Russian or Belarusian oligarchs and other malign actors supporting the Russian or Belarusian governments. Taken together, these new export controls will significantly limit financially elite individuals' and organizations' access to luxury goods and thereby accentuate the consequences of providing such support.
Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05551
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a virtual public meeting of the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC). IMDCC members will discuss federal marine debris activities, with a particular emphasis on the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be Considered.
Certain Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Fifth Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2022-05550
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ``Final Results of Reviews'' section of this notice.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05523
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Committee and Plan Development Team (PDT) 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05520
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's is convening its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05519
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel will hold a public webinar meeting. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05518
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 74 assessment of Gulf of Mexico red snapper will consist of a Data workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a Review workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Barium Chloride From India: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2022-05427
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From India and the Russian Federation: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2022-05420
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty orders on granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India and the Russian Federation (Russia).
Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From India and the Russian Federation: Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2022-05419
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing countervailing duty orders on granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India and the Russian Federation (Russia).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Community Resilience Data Collections
Document Number: 2022-05417
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
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.
Freight Rail Coupler Systems and Certain Components Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less-Than-Fair Value
Document Number: 2022-05381
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that freight rail coupler systems and certain components thereof (freight rail couplers) from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less-than-fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is January 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2022 Commercial Longline Closure for South Atlantic Golden Tilefish
Document Number: 2022-05552
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure for the commercial longline component for golden tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial longline landings for golden tilefish are projected to reach the longline component's commercial quota by March 16, 2022. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial longline component of golden tilefish in the South Atlantic EEZ on March 16, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. local time. This closure is necessary to protect the golden tilefish resource.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patents External Quality Survey
Document Number: 2022-05472
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
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- 0057 (Patents External Quality Survey). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05265
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC).
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05264
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public meeting of its Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Committee. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05263
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This is a hybrid meeting open to the public offering both in-person and virtual options for participation.
Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2022-05334
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers and exporters of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of investigation is January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Negative Critical Circumstances Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2022-05333
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Russian Federation (Russia) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses
Document Number: 2022-05347
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
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 reinstatement, with change, of National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN), prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Draft Revised Management Plan for the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Document Number: 2022-05277
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting comments from the public regarding a proposed revision of the management plan for the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. A management plan provides a framework for the direction and timing of a reserve's programs; allows reserve managers to assess a reserve's success in meeting its goals and to identify any necessary changes in direction; and is used to guide programmatic evaluations of the reserve. Plan revisions are required of each reserve in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System at least every five years. This revised plan is intended to replace the plan approved in 2012.
Ripe Olives From Spain: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2022-05212
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain producers/exporters of ripe olives from Spain received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2022-05211
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that sales of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2022-05210
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Hangzhou Ailong Metal Products Co., Ltd. (Ailong) made U.S. sales of light- walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from the People's Republic of China (China) at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020.
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2022-05209
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers or exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (China) subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020, or did not ship subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Review: Notice of NAFTA Panel Decision
Document Number: 2022-05169
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 8, 2022, a NAFTA Binational Panel issued its Decision in the matter of Ammonium Sulphate from the United States of America (Determination on Remand). The Binational Panel remanded the Secretaria de Economia's (Economia) Third Determination on Remand and ordered Economia to issue a redetermination within 90 days.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Document Number: 2022-05165
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that permits have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Canada: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2020
Document Number: 2022-05208
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large diameter welded pipe from Canada to correct ministerial errors. The period of review (POR) is August 27, 2018, through April 30, 2020.
Request for Comments on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Document Number: 2022-05206
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce
On October 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden announced that the United States would explore the development of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to deepen economic relations in the Indo-Pacific region and coordinate approaches to addressing global economic challenges. The Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative will co-chair the U.S. team leading the negotiations of the framework. The United States Trade Representative will lead the Framework's pillar on fair and resilient trade, and the Department of Commerce will lead the Framework's pillars on: (1) Supply chain resilience; (2) infrastructure, clean energy, and decarbonization; and (3) tax and anti-corruption. Accordingly, the Department of Commerce is seeking public comments on key areas of interest, including: Digital and emerging technologies; supply chain resilience; infrastructure, decarbonization, and clean energy; and tax and anti-corruption. This notice requests comments and information from the public to assist the Secretary of Commerce in developing the U.S. position in these negotiations. To provide comments on the fair and resilient trade pillar on elements unrelated to the digital and emerging technologies, please see the relevant USTR request for comment.
U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council
Document Number: 2022-05205
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC or the Council) will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Fisheries and Ecosystem Monitoring and Research Activities
Document Number: 2022-05225
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), on behalf of the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries and ecosystem monitoring and research activities within the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, CA, over the course of five years. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of CDFW'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 CDFW's application and request.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2022-05118
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The Exempted Fishing Permit would allow commercial fishing vessels to fish outside fishery regulations in support of research conducted by the applicant. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys Offshore From New York to Massachusetts
Document Number: 2022-05102
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a Renewal incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to [Oslash]rsted to incidentally harass marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys offshore from New York to Massachusetts.
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of No Shipments; 2020-2021
Document Number: 2022-05072
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Comfort Coil Technology Sdn. Bhd. (Comfort Coil), the only company subject to review, had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2022-05071
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review did not make sales of finished carbon steel flanges from India at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR), August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020.
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2020-2021
Document Number: 2022-05070
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 5, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products) from Taiwan during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2020, to January 31, 2021. We received no comments or requests for a hearing. We continue to find that 16 of the companies under review made no shipments of solar products from Taiwan during the POR. Moreover, with respect to the companies that did not submit no- shipment certifications and were not selected as mandatory respondents, we have determined to apply a rate of 7.89 percent, i.e., the non- selected rate from the prior (fifth) administrative review under this antidumping duty order.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2022-05069
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that sales of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico were made at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020.
Review of Nomination for Mariana Trench National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 2022-05114
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On January 21, 2022, NOAA published a notice in the Federal Register requesting written and oral comments to facilitate ONMS' five- year review of the nomination for the Mariana Trench National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) at the five-year interval. In that notice, NOAA requested relevant information as it pertains to its 11 evaluation criteria for inclusion in the inventory. During the public comment period, NOAA received requests for an extension to the comment period. This notice reopens the public comment period by an additional 45 days.
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: 2022-05104
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
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 BHP Billiton Petroleum (Deepwater) Inc. for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2019
Document Number: 2022-05068
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain producers/exporters of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People's Republic of China (China) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Additionally, we are rescinding the review for eight companies with no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.