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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-08657
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-08656
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-08655
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08621
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico (GMFMC) and South Atlantic Fishery Management (SAFMC) Councils will hold a joint workgroup for Section 102 for the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08620
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 68 stock assessment of Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Scamp will consist of a Data workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a Review workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Approved Industry-Funded Monitoring Service Providers; Correction
Document Number: 2020-08575
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action corrects an error in the notice of approved industry-funded monitoring service providers published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2020.
Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017
Document Number: 2020-08559
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People's Republic of China (China) during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-08558
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's (MAFAC's) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reclassifying Sculpin Species in the Groundfish Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2020-08145
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 121 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 110 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) (GOA FMP), collectively referred to as Amendments 121/110. If approved, this proposed rule would prohibit directed fishing for sculpins by federally permitted groundfish fishermen and specify a sculpin retention limit in the GOA and BSAI groundfish fisheries. This action is necessary to properly classify sculpins in the BSAI and GOA FMPs. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), Amendments 121/110, the BSAI and GOA FMPs, and other applicable laws.
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-08540
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that certain producers and exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (China) did not make sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-08526
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain steel nails (nails) from the People's Republic of China (China) were sold in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-08514
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-22
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.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Northeast Multispecies Measures for Fishing Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-08510
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action implements measures for the Northeast multispecies fishery for the 2020 fishing year. This action is necessary to ensure that the Northeast multispecies common pool fishery may achieve the optimum yield for the relevant stocks, while controlling catch to help prevent inseason closures or quota overages. These measures include possession and trip limits, the allocation of zero trips into the Closed Area II Yellowtail Flounder/Haddock Special Access Program for common pool vessels to target yellowtail flounder, and the closure of the Regular B Days-at-Sea Program.
Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2020-08546
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing a countervailing duty (CVD) order on wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets and vanities) from the People's Republic of China (China).
Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2020-08544
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets and vanities) from the People's Republic of China (China).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Amendment 53 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2020-08438
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) intends to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in Amendment 53 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 53). Amendment 53 will address the conservation and management of Gulf of Mexico red grouper and will consider alternatives to revise the commercial and recreational sector allocation, the overfishing limit (OFL), acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limits (ACLs), and annual catch targets (ACTs). The purpose of this NOI is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer From NC to VA
Document Number: 2020-08437
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2020 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised 2020 commercial quotas for North Carolina and Virginia.
Cancellation of a Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-08432
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice cancels the April 23, 2020 partially closed meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-08431
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a partially closed meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08424
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
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.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold an online work session of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) to review the draft Range of Alternatives (ROA) relative to the Pacific sardine rebuilding plan. This webinar is open to the public.
Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-08414
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers or exporters subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 3, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Alaska Marine Lines Lutak Dock Project, Haines, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-08408
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
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 Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. (AML) to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment, marine mammals during pile driving activities associated with the Lutak Dock Project in Haines, Alaska.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Regulatory Amendment 29
Document Number: 2020-08093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Regulatory Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan 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 require descending devices be on board vessels and require the use of specific fish hook types while fishing for or possessing snapper-grouper species. The proposed rule would also allow the use of powerheads in Federal waters off South Carolina to harvest snapper-grouper species. The purpose of this proposed rule is to modify fishing gear requirements to promote best fishing practices and to ensure consistent regulations for the dive component of the snapper-grouper fishery.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Historical Captain Permits Conversions
Document Number: 2020-07762
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement management measures as described in an abbreviated framework action to the Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Reef Fish FMP) and Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (CMP FMP). This final rule enables eligible permit holders to replace historical captain endorsements in the reef fish and CMP fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) with standard Federal charter vessel/headboat permits to reduce the regulatory and economic burden on historical captains. In addition, NMFS is correcting an inadvertent error in the final rule for Amendment 20A to the CMP FMP regarding commercial king mackerel permit requirements.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2020-08346
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
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, June 9, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Wednesday, June 10, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Appeals
Document Number: 2020-08344
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the renewal and revision of an existing information collection: 0651- 0063 (Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Appeals).
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2020-08324
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the Angling category Gulf of Mexico area incidental trophy fishery for large medium and giant (``trophy'' (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). This action is being taken to prevent further overharvest of the Angling category Gulf of Mexico incidental trophy BFT subquota.
Large Power Transformers From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-08302
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Hyosung Heavy Industries Corporation (Hyosung) and Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co. (Hyundai) made sales of large power transformers from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From Italy: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-08301
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of finished carbon steel flanges (steel flanges) from Italy were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-08300
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from Mexico were made at less than normal value (NV) during the period August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018
Document Number: 2020-08299
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Thailand for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. We continue to find that that The Siam Industrial Wire Co., Ltd. (SIW) did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the POR.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Document Number: 2020-08274
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
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).
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-08267
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Pacific Pelagics Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Plan Team (PT) to discuss fishery management issues and develop recommendations to the Council for future management of pelagic fisheries in the Western Pacific region.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet May 4, 2020 through May 7, 2020.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08265
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold two public scoping meetings via webinar and a written comment period to solicit public comments on a developing management action to consider potential changes to the allocation of the black sea bass commercial quota among the states of Maine through North Carolina.
Fisheries of the Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08264
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
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.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08263
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Habitat Committee (HC) and Salmon Technical Team will hold a meeting, which is open to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: Expenditures Incurred by Recipients of Biomedical Research and Development Awards From the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Document Number: 2020-08239
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing information collections related to the Expenditures Incurred by Recipients of Biomedical Research and Development Awards survey from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Endangered Species; File No. 19641
Document Number: 2020-08237
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371 (Responsible Party: Tom Savoy), has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 19641-01.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits; California Wetfish Producers Association
Document Number: 2020-08215
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an application for an Exempted Fishing Permit warrants further consideration. The application, submitted by the California Wetfish Producers Association, requests an exemption from the prohibition on directed fishing for Pacific sardine during the remainder of the 2019-2020 fishing year and the upcoming 2020-2021 fishing year. The goal of this research is to collect fishery-dependent data for potential use in the 2021 and 2022 Pacific sardine stock assessments. NMFS requests public comment on the application.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, LP
Document Number: 2020-07862
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that the Department of Commerce has received a ``Notice of Appeal'' filed by Appellants Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, LP. Appellants are requesting that the Secretary of Commerce override an objection by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development to a consistency certification for a proposed project to construct and operate a liquified natural gas export terminal and a 229-mile interstate natural gas pipeline and compressor station off the Pacific Coast.
Acetone From Belgium, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of Korea: Correction to Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2020-08140
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is correcting the antidumping duty (AD) orders on acetone from Belgium, the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), and the Republic of Korea (Korea).
Approval of Subzone Expansion, Winnebago Industries, Inc., Forest City and Charles City, Iowa
Document Number: 2020-08139
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-08137
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that the producers/exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from India at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-08136
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 20 companies subject to the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the People's Republic of China (China) are part of the China-wide entity because none filed a separate rate application (SRA) or separate rate certification (SRC). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2020-08095
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to seven existing Federal Advisory Committees (Committees): Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board; Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board; National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee; Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction; and Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity.