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New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00611
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Due to ongoing public safety considerations related to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted entirely by webinar.
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: 2022-00460
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
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 Equinor Gulf of Mexico L.L.C. (Equinor) for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Establishment and Call for Nominations To Serve on the Internet of Things Advisory Board
Document Number: 2022-00419
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) established the Internet of Things Advisory Board (IoTAB) in accordance with the requirements of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (FACA), The IoTAB shall provide advice to the Internet of Things Federal Working Group on matters related to the Internet of Things as specified below. The IoTAB shall submit to the IoTFWG a report that includes any findings or recommendations related to the specific scope below. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) invites and requests nominations of individuals for appointment to the IoTAB. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity.
Announcement of Certain Approved 2022 International Trade Administration Trade Missions
Document Number: 2022-00220
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is announcing four upcoming trade missions that will be recruited, organized, and implemented by ITA. A summary of each mission is found below.
Utility Scale Wind Towers From Indonesia: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Determination of Countervailing Duty Investigation; Notice of Amended Final Determination; Notice of Revocation of Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2022-00633
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 28, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued its final judgment in PT. Kenertec Power System v. United States, Consol. Ct. No. 20-03687, sustaining the Department of Commerce (Commerce)'s remand redetermination pertaining to the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Indonesia covering the period of investigation, January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT's final judgment is not in harmony with Commerce's final determination in that investigation and that Commerce is amending the final determination with respect to the countervailable subsidy rate determined for PT. Kenertec Power System (Kenertec). Because the amended countervailable subsidy rate determined for Kenertec, the only individually-examined respondent in the investigation, is now de minimis, Commerce is hereby revoking the CVD order.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Amendment 21
Document Number: 2022-00367
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements the measures included in Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan as adopted and submitted by the New England Fishery Management Council. This action allows for more controlled access to the scallop resource by the limited access and limited access general category fleets and increases monitoring to a growing directed scallop fishery in Federal waters, including the Northern Gulf of Maine Management Area. These management measures are intended to promote conservation of the scallop resource in the Northern Gulf of Maine Management Area and to manage total removals from the area by all fishery components. Amendment 21 also expands flexibility in the limited access general category individual fishing quota fishery to reduce impacts of potential decreases in ex-vessel price and increases in operating costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Chemical Weapons Convention Declaration and Report Handbook and Forms & Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR)
Document Number: 2022-00392
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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 for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Southeast Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Related Requirements
Document Number: 2022-00405
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel; 2022 Interim Action
Document Number: 2022-00402
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This temporary rule implements interim specifications for the 2022 fishing year to address new assessment information regarding the status of the Atlantic mackerel stock. This action is intended to reduce potential Atlantic mackerel overfishing based on new 2021 assessment findings while a rebuilding plan is being developed.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys of the Guerrero Gap in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
Document Number: 2022-00455
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to geophysical surveys of the Guerrero Gap off the coast of Mexico in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. 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-time, 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 authorization and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00426
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Scallop Committee 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.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00425
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC) will hold the 177th public meeting to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The meeting will be an in-person/virtual hybrid meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00424
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel and Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will hold a joint public webinar meeting.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00423
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee will hold a public meeting.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00422
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team will hold two public meetings.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00421
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 77 assessment of the Atlantic stocks of hammerhead sharks will consist of a stock identification (ID) process, data webinars/workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a review workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00420
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public joint meeting of its Habitat Committee 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.
Information Security Controls: Cybersecurity Items; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2022-00448
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On October 21, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule that establishes new controls on certain cybersecurity items for National Security (NS) and Anti- terrorism (AT) reasons, along with a new License Exception, Authorized Cybersecurity Exports (ACE), that authorizes exports of these items to most destinations except in the circumstances described in that rule. That rule was published with a 45-day comment period, which ended on December 12, 2021, and a 90-day delayed effective date (January 19, 2022). This rule delays the effective date of the interim final rule by 45 days.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2022-00315
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 26, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Brazil. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that Sylvamo do Brasil Ltda. (SVBR) is the successor-in-interest to International Paper do Brasil Ltda. (IP) and that Sylvamo Exports Ltda. (SVEX) is the successor-in-interest to International Paper Exportadora Ltda. (IPEX). Furthermore, SVBR and SVEX (collectively, Sylvamo) should be assigned the same AD cash deposit rate assigned to IP and IPEX (collectively, International Paper) for purposes of determining AD liability in this proceeding.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2022-00310
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that three exempted fishing permit (EFP) applications warrant further consideration and is requesting public comment on those applications and on the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) recommendations following its September 2021 meeting. The EFP applicants request an exemption from a prohibition on the use of unauthorized gear to harvest highly migratory species (HMS) under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). The purpose of this exemption is to test the effects and efficacy of using new or alternative gear types to harvest swordfish and other HMS off of the U.S. West Coast.
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review
Document Number: R1-2021-28406
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Document Number: 2022-00294
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that permits and permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00282
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the Federal Register notice of the final results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the People's Republic of China (China) covering the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, on December 27, 2021. This notice misidentified a cross-owned company and misspelled the names of other companies.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00243
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Results of Antidumping Administrative Review; Notice of Amended Final Results
Document Number: 2022-00181
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 3, 2022, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued its final judgment in Husteel Co., Ltd. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 19-00112, sustaining the Department of Commerce (Commerce)'s second remand results pertaining to the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on welded line pipe (WLP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) covering the period December 1, 2016, through November 30, 2017. 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 margins assigned to NEXTEEL Co., Ltd. (NEXTEEL), SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH), and non-selected respondents.
Pentafluoroethane (R-125) From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2022-00180
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and/or exporters of pentafluoroethane (R-125) from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
Pentafluoroethane (R-125) From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part
Document Number: 2022-00178
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that pentafluoroethane (R-125) from the People's Republic of China (China) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is July 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV is listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00176
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Scallop 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.
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Implementation
Document Number: 2022-00221
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 into law, also known (and referred to subsequently herein) as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which includes a historic investment of $65 billion to help close the digital divide and ensure that all Americans have access to reliable, affordable, high-speed broadband. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is responsible for distributing more than $48 billion in BIL broadband funding through several different programs. NTIA has established multiple avenues for the public to offer input to inform program design and implementation. This includes a series of public virtual listening sessions (see ADDRESSES below) as well as the opportunity for stakeholders across the nation to make their views known in response to this Notice and Request for Comment (Notice). NTIA welcomes input from all interested parties.
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2022-00217
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Shanghai Tainai Bearing Co., Ltd. (Tainai) sold tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, (TRBs) from the People's Republic of China (China) at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020. Additionally, Commerce determines that it is appropriate to rescind this administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on TRBs from China with respect to BRTEC Wheel Hub Bearing Co., Ltd. (BRTEC) and Zhejiang Jingli Bearing Technology Co. Ltd. (Jingli) because they had no bona fide sales to the United States during the POR.
Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Notice of Amended Final Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2019
Document Number: 2022-00212
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending its notice of final results of the 2019 administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain softwood lumber products (softwood lumber) from Canada.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2022-00081
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the producers/exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), December 1, 2019, through November 30, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2022-00080
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that exporters of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the People's Republic of China (China) made sales of subject merchandise at prices less than normal value during the period of review (POR) April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020.
Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2022-00079
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain producers/exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.
Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico; Preliminary Results of the 2020 Administrative Review
Document Number: 2022-00077
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the signatory, the Government of Mexico (GOM), and the respondent companies selected for individual examination, respectively, Impulsora Azucarera Del Tropico, S.A. de C.V. (Impulsora Del Tropico) and its affiliate and Ingenio Huixtla SA de C.V. (Ingenio Huixtla) and its affiliates are in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico, as amended (CVD Agreement), except for certain instances of inconsequential non- compliance. Commerce also preliminarily determines that the CVD Agreement continues to meet its statutory requirements under sections 704(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), during the POR. However, Commerce intends to address certain issues identified in this review by discussing these issues with the GOM and Mexican producers/exporters, as appropriate. We may request consultations pursuant to the CVD Agreement, as necessary, to resolve these issues.
Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico; Preliminary Results of the 2019-2020 Administrative Review
Document Number: 2022-00074
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the respondents selected for individual examination, respectively, Impulsora Azucarera Del Tr[oacute]pico, S.A. de C.V. (Impulsora Del Tropico) and its affiliate and Ingenio Huixtla SA de C.V. (Ingenio Huixtla) and its affiliates are in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico, as amended (AD Agreement). Commerce also preliminarily determines that the AD Agreement continues to meet its statutory requirements under sections 734(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). However, Commerce intends to address certain issues identified in this review by further discussing these issues with the signatory Mexican producers/exporters and the Government of Mexico (GOM), as appropriate. We may request consultations pursuant to the AD Agreement, as necessary, to resolve these issues.
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; 2021-2022 Commercial Closure for Spanish Mackerel in the Atlantic Southern Zone; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00124
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS corrects the temporary rule that published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2022, which announced the incorrect effective date of January 3, 2022, for the closure of the Atlantic southern zone to commercial harvest of Spanish mackerel. The correct effective date for the closure is January 5, 2022. NMFS identified several errors with references to incorrect dates, so the purpose of this correction is to fix those errors.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Marine Recreational Information Program, Fishing Effort Survey
Document Number: 2022-00121
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
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.
Public Comment on the Annotated Outline of the Fifth National Climate Assessment
Document Number: 2022-00097
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the U.S. Global Change Research Program seeks public comment on the proposed themes and framework of the Fifth National Climate Assessment as indicated by the chapter annotated outlines linked here. Based on input received from this notice, chapter author teams will develop their draft chapters.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Construction at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island
Document Number: 2022-00116
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On December 15, 2021, NOAA published a rule governing the take of marine mammals incidental to U.S. Navy (Navy) construction at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. The rule contained a systematic section numbering error in the regulatory text. This document corrects the section numbers to the added subpart.
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Extension of Emergency Decisions of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
Document Number: 2022-00114
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is extending the effective date of temporary specifications that implement three short-notice decisions of the Commission on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission or WCPFC). NMFS issued temporary specifications on June 11, 2021, to implement short-notice WCPFC decisions regarding purse seine observer coverage, purse seine transshipments at sea, and transshipment observer coverage. NMFS is extending the effective date of those temporary specifications until April 14, 2022. NMFS is undertaking this action under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to satisfy the obligations of the United States as a Contracting Party to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention).
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Amended Final Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation; Notice of Amended Final Determination
Document Number: 2022-00107
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 4, 2020, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (Commerce) third remand redetermination pertaining to the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT's final judgment is not in harmony with Commerce's Amended Final Determination in the LTFV investigation of rebar from Turkey. Pursuant to the CIT's final judgment, Commerce is amending the estimated weighted-average dumping margins for respondents Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas) and Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas), and all other producers and exporters of subject merchandise.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustments to 2022 Specifications
Document Number: 2022-00055
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan, this action adjusts the 2022 harvest specifications for the herring fishery. Specifically, it adjusts catch limits in the four herring management areas (Areas 1A, 1B, 2, and 3) to account for catch overages and underages in those areas during 2020. This action is necessary to help prevent overfishing ensure and support the harvest of optimum yield consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan.
Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program
Document Number: 2021-28473
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is implementing a pilot program to evaluate the effects of permitting applicants to defer responding to subject matter eligibility (SME) rejections in certain patent applications. Under this pilot program, applicants may receive invitations to participate if their applications meet the criteria for the program as specified in this notice, including a criterion that the claims in the application necessitate rejections on SME and other patentability-related grounds. An applicant who accepts the invitation to participate in this pilot program must still file a reply to every Office action mailed in the application, but is permitted to defer responding to SME rejections until the earlier of final disposition of the application, or the withdrawal or obviation of all other outstanding rejections. This notice outlines the conditions, eligibility requirements, and guidelines of the pilot program.
Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series Supplement-Extension of Controls on an Emerging Technology (Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery Classification)
Document Number: 2021-28444
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the 0Y521 Temporary Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) Series as 0D521. BIS first extended controls on this emerging technology for a second year pursuant to the 0Y521 series extension procedures on January 6, 2021, and in this action extends these controls a second time for an additional year for a total of three years of this control since it was added to the EAR on January 6, 2020.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Construction of the South Fork Offshore Wind Project
Document Number: 2022-00041
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-06
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 an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to South Fork Wind, LLC (South Fork Wind) to take, by Level A harassment and Level B harassment, marine mammals during construction of a commercial wind energy project offshore New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00040
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review the 2021 groundfish stock assessment process and discuss process improvements for the next stock assessment cycle.