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Census County Divisions (CCDs) and Equivalent Entities for the 2020 Census-Proposed Criteria
Document Number: 2018-02622
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau is publishing this notice in the Federal Register to request comments from the public and other government agencies on the general guidelines and criteria for identifying Census county divisions (CCDs). The Census Bureau will respond to comments received in the Federal Register notice announcing the final CCD criteria. After the final criteria are published in the Federal Register, the Census Bureau will offer designated governments or organizations an opportunity to review and, if necessary, suggest updates to the boundaries and attributes of CCDs in their geographic area under the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). In separate Federal Register notices, the PSAP program is seeking comment on the review and update of census tracts, block groups, and census designated places (CDPs).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2018-03087
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by trawl catcher vessels in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2018 Pacific cod allocation of the total allowable catch (TAC) for the Bering Sea Trawl Catcher Vessel A- Season Sector Limitation in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the United States Delegation to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
Document Number: 2018-03081
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) announces its annual spring meeting to be held March 5-6, 2018.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy 2018 Ice Exercise Activities in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean
Document Number: 2018-03080
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
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 the United States Department of the Navy (Navy) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment, marine mammals during Ice Exercise 2018 (ICEX18) activities within the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The Navy's activities are considered a military readiness activity pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (NDAA).
In the Matter of: Justin Gage Jangraw, P.O. Box 601, Key West, Florida 33041; Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2018-03071
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Foreign-Trade Zone 102-St. Louis, Missouri; Application for Subzone; Orgill, Inc.; Sikeston, Missouri
Document Number: 2018-03049
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Amendment 16 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2018-03040
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is publishing this final rule to implement Amendment 16 of the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This rule will allow for very small amounts of directed, non-live bait fishing (referred to as ``minor directed fishing'') on CPS finfish to occur when a fishery is otherwise closed to directed fishing. Currently, when directed fishing is closed, a small sector of the CPS fishery that is not part of the primary commercial directed fishery has been precluded from landing even minor amounts because this activity does not fall under the existing exemptions for incidental harvest or for harvesting CPS to be sold as live bait. This rule allows this sector to continue directed fishing after other directed fisheries are closed, unless otherwise specified in a closure notice published by NMFS or if an applicable annual catch limit (ACL) is anticipated to be exceeded. To prevent exploitation of this rule to make large aggregate harvests, ``minor directed fishing'' would not be allowed to exceed landings of 1 metric ton (mt) per day per vessel or person or one fishing trip per day by any vessel. The purpose of this rule is to provide greater flexibility to small fishing operations, while continuing to conserve the target CPS fish stocks.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03016
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) will hold a meeting.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03015
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 56 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Black Seabass will consist of a series webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application
Document Number: 2018-02989
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
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 a proposed extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0060 (National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application).
Patent Prosecution Highway Program
Document Number: 2018-02988
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
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 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), invites comments on a proposed extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0058 (Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program).
Hydrographic Services Review Panel
Document Number: 2018-02969
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
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.
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02968
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public and public comments are requested in advance and/or during the meeting. Information about the HSRP meeting, agenda, presentations, webinar registration, and other background documents will be posted online at: https:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-02947
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Documentation of Fish Harvest
Document Number: 2018-02946
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2018-02915
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Deosen Biochemical Ltd./Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd. (collectively, Deosen) made sales of xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (China) at prices below normal value (NV) and that Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd./Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd./ Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (collectively, Fufeng) did not. We continue to find that the four companies which were not selected for individual examination have demonstrated their eligibility for separate rates in the final results. These four companies are CP Kelco (Shandong) Biological Company Limited (CP Kelco Shandong, Jianlong Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (a.k.a. Inner Mongolia Jianlong Biochemical Co., Ltd.) (Jianlong), Meihua Group International Trading (Hong Kong) Limited/Xinjiang Meihua Amino Acid Co., Ltd./Langfang Meihua Bio-Technology Co., Ltd. (collectively, Meihua), and Shanghai Smart Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Smart). We also continue to find that A.H.A. International Co., Ltd. (AHA) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR), i.e., July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
Certain Pasta From Turkey: Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2018-02899
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Mutlu Makarnacilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Mutlu), an exporter of certain pasta (pasta) from Turkey and the sole respondent subject to this administrative review, had no bona fide sales during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Therefore, we are rescinding this administrative review.
Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2018-02898
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. We have determined that Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan), the only mandatory respondent, received countervailable subsidies at de minimis levels during the POR.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments in Part; 2016
Document Number: 2018-02896
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 11, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published its Preliminary Results for the January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture (WBF) from the People's Republic of China (China). Although invited to do so, interested parties did not comment on our Preliminary Results. We have adopted the Preliminary Results as the final results.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex; Framework Adjustment 4
Document Number: 2018-02967
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The final rule approves regulations to implement the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan Framework Adjustment 4 management measures. This rule implements several measures to reduce the risk of the skate bait fishery from effectively closing down as it did in fishing year 2016. This action will reduce the skate bait season 3 possession limit and establish a separate skate bait incidental possession limit. This action is needed to better control the catch of skate bait and provide a more consistent supply of skate bait to the lobster fishery.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Special Management Zones for 13 New Jersey Artificial Reefs
Document Number: 2018-02916
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes management measures to implement special management zones for 13 New Jersey artificial reefs under the black sea bass provisions of the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan. The implementing regulations for the special management zones require NMFS to publish proposed measures to provide an opportunity for public comment. The intent of these measures is to reduce user group conflicts and help maintain the intended socioeconomic benefits of the artificial reefs to the maximum extent practicable.
Approval of Subzone Status; Ackerman North America LLC/dba Amann USA; Broomfield, Colorado
Document Number: 2018-02907
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 281 Under Alternative Site Framework; Miami, Florida
Document Number: 2018-02906
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 19 Under Alternative Site Framework; Omaha, Nebraska
Document Number: 2018-02905
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Certain Steel Nails From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2018-02897
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines, based on the application of adverse facts available, that Bonuts Hardware Logistic Co., Ltd. (Bonuts), PT Enterprise, Inc./Pro-Team Coil Nail Enterprise, Inc. (PT/Pro-Team), and Unicatch Industrial Co. Ltd. (Unicatch) made sales of certain steel nails (nails) from Taiwan at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) of May 20, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
National Sunshine Week Public Event
Document Number: 2018-02879
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is announcing the following event, ``As a Matter of Open Government,'' in recognition of National Sunshine Week. The Census Bureau will hold public speaker sessions to educate and engage in open dialogue about our transparency efforts.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2018-02830
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Jindal Poly Films Limited made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value, but that SRF Limited did not. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. Applicable Date: February 13, 2018.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2018-02764
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Agir Haddecilik A.S. (Agir) did not make sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017.
2017 Tribal Fishery Allocations for Pacific Whiting; Reapportionment Between Tribal and Non-Tribal Sectors; Widow Rockfish Reapportionment in the Pacific Whiting Fishery
Document Number: 2018-02752
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document announces the reapportionment of 41,000 metric tons (mt) of Pacific whiting from the tribal allocation to the non- tribal commercial fishery sectors via automatic action on September 15, 2017, in order to allow full utilization of the Pacific whiting resource, and the reapportionment of 47 mt of widow rockfish in the Pacific whiting fishery via automatic action on August 30, 2017. The reapportionment of widow rockfish from the Mothership Cooperative to the Catcher Processor Cooperative was necessary to prevent the Catcher Processor Cooperative from reaching its quota for widow rockfish early, thereby closing the fishery before the end of the season and preventing attainment of their Pacific whiting allocation.
Intent To Terminate Selected National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Services
Document Number: 2018-02746
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) may terminate a specific Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) when it is determined that a need no longer exists to accredit laboratories for the services covered under the scope of the LAP. The Chemical Calibration: Certifiers of Spectrophotometric NIST Traceable Reference Materials (NTRMs) Program is comprised of laboratories that design, prepare, characterize, certify and distribute NTRM filter reference materials. Based on a lack of participation, the Chief of NVLAP has preliminarily determined that a need no longer exists to accredit laboratories for the services covered under the scope of this program and is proposing termination of the LAP. NIST is requesting written comment on the proposed termination.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02745
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in person and via teleconference on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the progress of the implementation of the recommendations made as a result of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri and provide the Committee with an overview of the ongoing work related to the recent reconnaissance teams deployed to Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national - construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Recovery Plan Workshop
Document Number: 2018-02743
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, are convening a workshop to present the Southern Distinct Population Segment of Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) Draft Recovery Plan (Plan). The notice announcing availability of the Plan was published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2018. Our workshop will be held on March 5, 2018, at the NMFS office in Sacramento, CA and will be open to the public. With this notice, we announce the details of a public workshop.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02737
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 52 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico red snapper will consist of an in-person workshop and a series of assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02736
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its American Samoa Archipelago Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panels (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02735
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 56 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Black Seabass will consist of a series webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2018-02734
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the: Personnel Committee (Closed Session); Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Close Session); Citizen Science Committee; Spiny Lobster Committee; Joint Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management/Shrimp/and Golden Crab Committees; Snapper Grouper Committee; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Mackerel Cobia Committee; Standard Operating, Policy and Procedure (SOPPs) Committee, and the Executive Finance Committee. The Council will meet as a Committee of the Whole to address the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule and have a meeting of the full Council. The Council will also hold an informal Question and Answer Session, a formal public comment session, and take action as necessary.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02733
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold two webinars that are open to the public.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02732
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a 2-day meeting in March 8-9, 2018, to discuss items contained in the agenda in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2018-02731
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following Citizen Science Advisory Panel Action Teams via webinar: Communication/Outreach/Education; Volunteers; Projects/Topics Management; and Data Management.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2018-02729
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar-based meeting with the public for the purpose of providing instruction to for-hire operators on electronic reporting of vessel trip reports (VTRs).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-02689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) sections 552a(e)(4) and (11); and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-108, ``Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act,'' the Department of Commerce (Department) is issuing notice of intent to amend the system of records under COMMERCE/NTIS-1, NTIS Business Systems, to update information concerning the location of the system of records, categories of records covered by the system, the authority for maintenance of the system, the policies and practices for retention, disposal, and safeguarding the system of records, the storage, the system manager and address, the notification procedures; and other minor administrative updates. Accordingly, the COMMERCE/NTIS- 1, NTIS Business Systems notice is amended as below. We invite public comment on the system amendment announced in this publication.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-02688
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended; the Freedom of Information Act, as amended; and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-108, ``Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act,'' the Department of Commerce (Department) is issuing this notice of its intent to establish a new system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/DEPT- 29, Unmanned Aircraft Systems.'' The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) significantly expands the Department's ability to collect data critical to its mission. Additionally, as compared to manned aircraft, UAS may provide lower-cost operation and augment existing capabilities while reducing risks to human life. The Department is committed to ensuring that collection, use, retention, or dissemination of information about individuals through the use of any technology, including UAS, complies with the Constitution, and Federal law, regulations, and policies. We invite public comment on the new system announced in this publication.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-02687
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, The Freedom of Information Act, as amended; and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-108, ``Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act,'' the Department of Commerce (Department) is issuing a notice of intent to establish an amended system of records entitled, COMMERCE/DEPT-13, ``Investigative and Security Records.'' This action is necessary to update the types or categories of information maintained, and update dated information covered by the current COMMERCE/DEPT-13 system of records notice. We invite public comment on the system amended announced in this publication.