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Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2018 Commercial Accountability Measures and Closure for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia
Document Number: 2018-18500
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for Atlantic migratory group (Atlantic) cobia that are sold (commercial) and harvested from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Atlantic. NMFS projects that commercial landings of Atlantic cobia have reached the commercial quota. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for Atlantic cobia in the EEZ on September 5, 2018, and it will remain closed until the next fishing year that begins on January 1, 2019. This closure is necessary to protect the Atlantic cobia resource.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2018-18490
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2018-18489
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) 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 (POI) is July 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Canada: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2018-18488
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Canada is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Greece: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2018-18487
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Greece is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2018-18486
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From India: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2018-18485
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18474
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning (EOP) Committee will hold a meeting.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18459
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet September 10-13, 2018.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18458
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18457
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Committee 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: 2018-18456
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning (EOP) Committee will hold a meeting.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18455
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18454
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
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 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18450
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel 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.
Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18449
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 57 stock assessment process for Caribbean spiny lobster will consist of a Data Workshop, a series of data and assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18447
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Law Enforcement Committee, Tilefish Committee, and Highly Migratory Species Committee will jointly hold a public meeting.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-18443
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico: Preliminary Results of the Five-Year Sunset Review of the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico
Document Number: 2018-18436
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 1, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the fourth sunset review of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico. Commerce preliminarily finds that termination of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2018-18435
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice lists the membership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board (NIST PRB) and supersedes the list published on September 15, 2017.
Meeting of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2018-18434
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, and Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members appointed by the NIST Director, eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Announcing Request for Nominations for Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms
Document Number: 2018-18433
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice solicits nominations from any interested party for candidate algorithms to be considered for lightweight cryptographic standards. The submission requirements and the minimum acceptability requirements of a ``complete and proper'' candidate algorithm submission, as well as the evaluation criteria that will be used to appraise the candidate algorithms, can be found on the NIST Computer Security Resource Center website at: https://csrc.nist.gov/Projects/ Lightweight-Cryptography.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Participant Letter of Interest
Document Number: 2018-18388
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Award Competition for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center in the State of Alaska
Document Number: 2018-18386
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites applications from eligible organizations in connection with NIST's funding of an MEP cooperative agreement for the operation of an MEP Center in the State of Alaska in the amount identified in the Funding Availability section of this notice. NIST anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement for the State of Alaska. The objective of this announcement by the MEP Program is to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium- sized manufacturers within the State of Alaska. The selected organization will become part of the MEP National NetworkTM of extension service providers, currently located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Information Collection System
Document Number: 2018-18385
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2018-2020 Business Research and Development Surveys
Document Number: 2018-18374
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Document Number: 2018-18349
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in October, November, and December of 2018. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2019 and will be announced in a future notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea Subarea
Document Number: 2018-18348
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating projected unused amounts of Bering Sea subarea pollock from the incidental catch allowance to the directed fisheries. This action is necessary to allow the 2018 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock to be harvested.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; U.S. Fishermen Fishing in Russian Waters
Document Number: 2018-18303
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-18302
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-18282
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-18281
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Permanent Advisory Committee to Advise the U.S. Commissioners To the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement
Document Number: 2018-18224
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) on October 11-12, 2018. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2018 Gulf of Alaska Pollock Seasonal Apportionments
Document Number: 2018-18218
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2018 C seasonal apportionments of the total allowable catch (TAC) for pollock in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) by re-apportioning unharvested pollock TAC in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2018 pollock TAC, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-18207
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on September 12, 2018.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2018-18196
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit from three large medium or giant BFT per vessel per day/trip to one large medium or giant BFT per vessel per day/trip for the remainder of the June through August 2018 subquota period. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments and applies to Atlantic Tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Countervailing Duty Expedited Review
Document Number: 2018-18195
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the countervailing duty expedited review of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from the People's Republic of China (China) to correct a ministerial error. The period of review (POR) January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.
U.S. Purse Seine Fishery in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2018-18194
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is gathering information necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for future management actions for the U.S. purse seine fishery in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO). This notice of intent to prepare an EIS represents the beginning of the public scoping process and invites interested parties to provide comments on alternatives to be considered in an EIS and to identify potential issues, concerns, and any reasonable additional alternatives that should be considered.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Coral Reef Ecosystems Logbook and Reporting
Document Number: 2018-18171
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Coral Reef Ecosystems Permit Form
Document Number: 2018-18170
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
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.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18149
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18136
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) has cancelled its Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel (AP) meeting that was scheduled on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2018 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Blueline Tilefish
Document Number: 2018-18133
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for commercial blueline tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial landings of blueline tilefish are projected to reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) by August 22, 2018. Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for blueline tilefish in the South Atlantic EEZ at 12:01 a.m., local time, on August 22, 2018, and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing year on January 1, 2019. This closure is necessary to protect the blueline tilefish resource.
Pacific Island Fisheries; Marine Conservation Plan for American Samoa; Western Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Fund
Document Number: 2018-18132
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces approval of a marine conservation plan (MCP) for American Samoa.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2018-18129
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2018 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in this area allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustment to 2018 Atlantic Herring Management Area Sub-Annual Catch Limits
Document Number: 2018-18128
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This interim final rule reduces the sub-annual catch limits for the four Atlantic Herring Management Areas (including Area 1A, 1B, 2, and 3). This action is necessary to address Atlantic herring population decline due to poor recruitment into the population. The reduction is intended to mitigate herring population declines and lead to more available herring biomass and higher catch limits in 2019 and beyond.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18118
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Observer Advisory Committee Subgroup will meet September 5, 2018.
Extension of Emergency Measures To Address Overfishing of Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark
Document Number: 2018-18095
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule extends the measures in an emergency interim final rule for the North Atlantic shortfin mako shark fishery published on March 2, 2018. This extension is necessary to maintain measures that address overfishing of shortfin mako sharks while long-term measures are developed and to meet requirements of a recommendation of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The rule is expected to reduce fishing mortality to address overfishing, consistent with ICCAT Recommendation 17-08, by continuing to reduce landings and increase live releases in the recreational and commercial HMS fisheries, but is not expected to result in significant economic impacts.