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Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review in Part; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-10453
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminary determines that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Wells Ltd. are not eligible for a separate rate, and therefore are part of the China-wide entity. Commerce is also rescinding this administrative review, in part, with respect to eight companies. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Approval of Subzone Status; Cheniere Energy, Inc., Portland, Texas
Document Number: 2020-10449
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10446
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Whiting Committee and Advisory Panel via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
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 two-day public virtual meeting to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10444
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 70 assessment of Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack will consist of a series of data and assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10443
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 65 assessment of the Atlantic stock of Blacktip Shark will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: Data Workshop; Assessment Webinars; and a Review workshop.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Revised 2020 and Projected 2021 Black Sea Bass and Scup Specifications
Document Number: 2020-08829
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action approves revised 2020 and projected 2021 specifications for the scup and black sea bass fisheries. Changes to the specifications are necessary to better achieve optimum yield within the fishery while controlling overfishing, consistent with recent stock assessment updates and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This rule informs the public of the changes to the specifications for the remainder of the 2020 fishing year and announces projected 2021 specifications.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2020-10375
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program
Document Number: 2020-10372
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is implementing a pilot program to provide prioritized examination of certain patent applications. To qualify, the claim(s) of an application must cover a product or process related to COVID-19, and such product or process must be subject to an applicable FDA approval for COVID-19 use. Under this pilot program, the USPTO will grant qualified requests for prioritized examination without payment of certain fees associated with prioritized examination for applicants that qualify for small or micro entity status. The goal of prioritized examination is to provide a final disposition within 12 months, on average, from the date the prioritized status has been granted. Furthermore, the USPTO believes it can achieve final disposition in six months if applicants provide more timely responses to notices and actions from the USPTO, as compared to those required by prioritized examination. This notice outlines the conditions, eligibility requirements, and guidelines of the pilot program.
Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-10350
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2019.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Regulatory Amendment 33
Document Number: 2020-10107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Regulatory Amendment 33 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this proposed rule would remove the requirement that if the South Atlantic red snapper season (commercial or recreational) is projected to be 3 days or less, the respective season would not open for that fishing year. The purpose of this proposed rule is to improve access to South Atlantic red snapper, particularly for the recreational sector.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2020-10234
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10212
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold an online meeting to discuss items on the Pacific Council's June 2020 meeting agenda. The meeting is open to the public.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-10211
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Hawaii Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP), American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP, Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam AP, and Mariana Archipelago FEP-Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) AP to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10210
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Workgroup (Workgroup) will host two online meetings that are open to the public.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-10209
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet June 1, 2020 through June 5, 2020, and June 8, 2020 through June 10, 2020 via web conference.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10208
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a half day webinar meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
Biodiesel From Argentina: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2020-10129
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 9, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on biodiesel from Argentina. For these final results, Commerce finds that sufficient changed circumstances do not exist warranting a recalculation of the CVD deposit rates in the order.
Biodiesel From Argentina: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2020-10128
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 9, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on biodiesel from Argentina. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that there are insufficient changed circumstances to warrant any revisions under the AD order.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10115
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10114
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public webinar meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10109
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Monitoring Committee will meet via webinar to develop recommendations for MSB specifications, focusing on the Illex squid fishery.
Lightweight Thermal Paper From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-10072
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results
Document Number: 2020-10071
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 23, 2020, the Court of International Trade (the Court) issued final judgment in Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16-00185, sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Commerce's) final results of redetermination pursuant to remand pertaining to the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (China) covering the period of April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co. v. United States (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Recreational and Commercial Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #1 through #5
Document Number: 2020-10029
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces five inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modified the commercial and recreational salmon fisheries in the area from Cape Falcon, OR, to the U.S./Mexico border.
Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs From the Federal Republic of Germany: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent To Revoke Order
Document Number: 2020-10025
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) based upon a request from American Keg Company (the petitioner), as well as issuing preliminary results in that CCR. We preliminarily determine that the AD order on kegs from Germany should be revoked, in whole, with respect to products subject to the order entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 13, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Council Coordination Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10023
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) will host a virtual meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), consisting of the Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors on May 27 to May 28, 2020. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils and NMFS, including issues related to the implementation of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act. All sessions are open to the public and time will be set aside for public comments at the end of each session.
Welded Stainless Pressure Pipe From India: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: 2018
Document Number: 2020-09981
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain welded stainless pressure pipes (WSPP) from India for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2020-09973
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.
Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Fisheries Research Conducted and Funded by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Document Number: 2020-09942
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of the ``Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Fisheries Research Conducted and Funded by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center.'' Publication of this notice begins the official public comment period for this SPEA. The purpose of this Draft SPEA is to evaluate potential direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of unforeseen changes in research that were not analyzed in the 2015 SWFSC Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA), or new research activities along the U.S. West Coast, throughout the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, and in the Scotia Sea area off Antarctica. Where necessary, updates to certain information on species, stock status or other components of the affected environment that may result in different conclusions from the 2015 PEA are presented in this analysis.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Revised 2020 and Projected 2021 Specifications and Recreational Management Measures
Document Number: 2020-09572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes revised specifications for the 2020 Atlantic bluefish fishery and projected specifications for fishing year 2021, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This action is necessary to establish allowable harvest levels and other management measures to prevent overfishing, consistent with the most recent scientific information. This action also informs the public of the proposed fishery specifications and provides an opportunity for comment.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Fisheries Research
Document Number: 2020-09925
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS' Office of Protected Resources (OPR) has received a request from the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries research, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), OPR is announcing receipt of the SWFSC's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. OPR invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the SWFSC's application and request.
Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-09907
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Teh Fong Min International Co., Ltd. (TFM), the sole producer and/ or exporter subject to this administrative review, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review.
Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-09905
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that S.C. Silcotub S.A. (Silcotub), a producer/exporter of certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe (small diameter seamless pipe) from Romania, did not sell subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. In addition, Commerce preliminarily determines that ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Roman S.A. (ArcelorMittal) had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 2020 Management Measures
Document Number: 2020-09903
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Through this final rule, NMFS establishes fishery management measures for the 2020 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California and the 2021 salmon seasons opening earlier than the effective date of the 2021 rule, which is expected to be no later than May 16, 2021, under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Specific fishery management measures vary by fishery and by area, and establish fishing areas, seasons, quotas, legal gear, recreational fishing days and catch limits, possession and landing restrictions, and minimum lengths for salmon taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) (3-200 nautical miles (nmi)) off Washington, Oregon, and California. The management measures are intended to prevent overfishing and to apportion the ocean harvest equitably among treaty Indian, non-treaty commercial, and recreational fisheries. The measures are also intended to allow a portion of the salmon runs to escape the ocean fisheries in order to provide for spawning escapement and to provide fishing opportunity for inside fisheries (fisheries occurring in state internal waters).
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-09891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms' workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-09889
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 18, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate products (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we continue to find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-09884
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public.