Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold online and in-person public meetings.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Committee and Plan Development Team 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.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
The Census Bureau is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including decennial, economic, field operations, information technology, and statistics. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees website at http://www.census.gov/cac for the CSAC meeting information, including the agenda, and how to join the meeting.
Pacific Island Fisheries; Rebuilding Plan for Guam Bottomfish
This final rule implements a rebuilding plan that includes annual catch limits (ACL) and accountability measures (AM) for the overfished bottomfish stock complex in Guam. This action is necessary to rebuild the overfished stock consistent with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
U.S. Section Membership Opportunities to the United States-India CEO Forum
This notice announces membership opportunities for appointment, or reappointment, to the U.S. Section of the U.S.-India CEO Forum (``Forum'').
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders
As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels identified in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Notice of Scope Ruling Applications Filed in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) received scope ruling applications, requesting that scope inquiries be conducted to determine whether identified products are covered by the scope of antidumping duty (AD) and/or countervailing duty (CVD) orders and that Commerce issue scope rulings pursuant to those inquiries. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are notifying the public of the filing of the scope ruling applications listed below in the month of January 2022.
Notice of Recruitment for the Clean EDGE Asia Business Development Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam
The International Trade Administration (ITA), United States Department of Commerce, is announcing recruitment for the Clean EDGE Asia Business Development Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam (previously announced and published in the Federal Register as the Asia EDGE Business Development Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam). The Mission will be hosted from June 6-10, 2022, with dates, fee structure, and scope as outlined below. The Mission includes stops to Indonesia and Vietnam, with an optional stop to the Philippines.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Current Population Survey, School Enrollment Supplement
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the proposed revision of the Current Population Survey, School Enrollment Supplement, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Notice of Amendment for Clean Air Trade Mission to India
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is announcing amended dates, pricing, and format for the Clean Air Trade Mission to India previously announced and published in the Federal Register. The mission, originally scheduled to take place in person on May 2-5, 2022, will now be hosted virtually on May 4-6, 2022 with a revised agenda and fee structure as outlined below.
Amended Dates for the Trade Mission to Central America in Conjunction With The Trade Americas and the US-UK Financial Innovation Partnership Trade Mission
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is announcing amended dates and deadlines for submitting applications for two upcoming trade missions that were previously announced and published in the Federal Register: Trade Mission to Central America in Conjunction with The Trade AmericasBusiness Opportunities in Central America Conference scheduled for March 27-April 1, 2022, postponed to August 21-26, 2022. US-UK Financial Innovation Partnership Trade Mission to the United Kingdom scheduled for June 20-23, 2022, postponed to June 27-29, 2022.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics for a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-Brazil CEO Forum
In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum (Forum). This notice announces the opportunity for up to twelve individuals for appointment to the U.S. Section of the Forum for a three-year term starting May 1, 2022 and ending May 1, 2025. Nominations received in response to this notice will also be considered for on-going appointments to fill any future vacancies that may arise before May 1, 2025.
National Advisory Committee
The Census Bureau is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC). The Committee will address strategies for communicating the use of differential privacy for the 2020 Census data products. Additionally, the Committee will provide recommendations for messaging and communication strategies for information data users, of all skill levels, about what differential privacy is, the data protection it provides, the privacy/accuracy tradeoff, and the strengths and limitations of the 2020 Census data products. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees website at http://www.census.gov/ cac for the NAC meeting information, including the agenda, and how to join the meeting.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the progress of the NCST investigation focused on the impacts of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, progress of the NCST investigation focused on the Champlain Towers South partial building collapse that occurred in Surfside, Florida, and the implementation of recommendations from the Joplin tornado investigation. 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-constru ction- safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee-meetings.
Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building
The Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs is providing notice of two upcoming meetings of the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (ACDEB or Committee). These will constitute the sixteenth and seventeenth meetings of the Committee in support of its charge to review, analyze, and make recommendations on how to promote the use of Federal data for evidence building purposes. At the conclusion of the Committee's first and second years, it will submit to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, annual reports on the activities and findings of the Committee. These reports will also be made available to the public.
Revisions to Framework Adjustment 61 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and Sector Annual Catch Entitlements; Correction
This final rule distributes sector allocation carried over from fishing year 2020 into fishing year 2021 and corrects the regulations implementing Framework Adjustment 61 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This action is necessary to correct regulatory errors and to allocate carryover quota to sectors. The carryover adjustments are routine and formulaic, and industry expects them each year.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
NMFS proposes to approve changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A off of Washington, Oregon, and California. In addition, NMFS proposes to implement management measures governing the 2022 recreational fisheries that are not implemented through the International Pacific Halibut Commission. These measures include the recreational fishery seasons, quotas, and management measures for Area 2A. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide angler opportunity where available.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
NMFS closes the southern area Angling category fishery for large medium and giant (``trophy'' (i.e., measuring 73 inches (185 cm) curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). This action applies to Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling category permitted vessels and Atlantic HMS Charter/Headboat permitted vessels when fishing recreationally.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program
The Department of Commerce, following the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. This Notice of Information Collection is for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Baseline Report, Performance Report and Annual Report. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding the submission of the collection to OMB.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Approved Industry-Funded Monitoring Service Providers
NMFS has approved four companies to provide industry-funded monitoring services (observing, at-sea monitoring, and/or portside sampling) to Atlantic herring vessels during industry-funded monitoring years 2022-2023 (April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2024). Monitoring coverage regulations require that any entities seeking to provide monitoring services, including services for industry-funded monitoring programs, must apply for and obtain approval from NMFS. This action will allow Atlantic herring vessels to secure industry-funded monitoring services from any of the approved providers during 2022- 2023.
North Pacific Albacore United States Stakeholder Meeting; Meeting Announcement
NMFS announces a U.S. stakeholder meeting open to the public to discuss North Pacific albacore (NPALB) management. This meeting is intended to prepare for potential discussions at the 2022 annual meetings of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Northern Committee (WCPFC NC) on a harvest strategy for NPALB fisheries. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2019-2020
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain aluminum foil from the People's Republic of China (China) to correct ministerial errors. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Charter Renewal
The Acting Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee (NMTI Committee) on February 9, 2022.
Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee. Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website. For more information on this Federal Advisory Committee please visit the Federal Advisory Committee database: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/ FACAPublicPage.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
NMFS closes the General category fishery for large medium and giant (i.e., measuring 73 inches (185 cm) curved fork length or greater) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) for the January through March subquota time period. This action applies to Atlantic Tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and HMS Charter/Headboat permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Withdrawal of Prior Notice and Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Medical Exception Request
The Department of Commerce (Department) published a notice in the Federal Register of its intent to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, without change, under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), to a collection of information for its employees to request a medical exception to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement on January 25, 2022. That notice is withdrawn in light of the January 21, 2022 nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining implementation and enforcement of the federal employee vaccination requirement pursuant to the President's Executive Order 14043 of September 9, 2021, ``Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.'' The Department seeks comment on its new notice of intent to request that OMB approve, without change, under the PRA, a collection of information for its employees to request a medical exception to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Framework Adjustment 34 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan
NMFS proposes to approve and implement Framework Adjustment 34 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establishes scallop specifications and other management measures for fishing years 2022 and 2023. Framework 34 would incorporate the new specifications- setting methodology and other changes developed by Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan into the 2022 fishing year specifications, as well implement measures for fishing years 2022 and 2023to protect small scallops, promote scallop recruitment in the mid- Atlantic, and reduce bycatch of flatfish. This action would also address regulatory text that is unnecessary, outdated, or unclear. This action is necessary to prevent overfishing and improve both yield-per- recruit and the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop resource.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Federal Salmon Regulations for Overfished Species Rebuilding Plans
NMFS proposes revisions to regulations that implement the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This proposed action would remove a rebuilding plan for Sacramento River fall-run Chinook salmon (SRFC) from regulation, as this stock has been rebuilt and is no longer required to be managed under a rebuilding plan, and would update language to reflect the 2013 merger of NMFS' Northwest Region (NWR) and Southwest Region (SWR), which created NMFS' West Coast Region (WCR).
Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seven entities under seven entries to the Entity List. These seven entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the People's Republic of China (China), Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This final rule also modifies four existing entries on the Entity List under the destination of China.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Proposal To Find That Texas Has Satisfied Conditions on Earlier Approval
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (hereafter, ``the agencies'') invite public comment on the agencies' proposed finding that Texas has satisfied all conditions the agencies established as part of their 2003 approval of the State's coastal nonpoint pollution control program (coastal nonpoint program). The Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA) directs states and territories with coastal zone management programs previously approved under Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint programs, which must be submitted to the Federal Register for approval. Prior to making such a finding, NOAA and the EPA invite public input on the agencies' rationale for this proposed finding.
Marine Mammals; File No. 26254
Notice is hereby given that the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G), 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (Responsible Party: Lori Quakenbush), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on ice seals in Alaska.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day hybrid meeting for both in-person and virtual participation of its Standing, Reef Fish, Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold a public online meeting.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Partial Coverage Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (PCFMAC) will meet March 3, 2022.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following: Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Mackerel Cobia Committee, Snapper Grouper Committee, and Executive Committee. The meeting week will also include a formal public comment session and a meeting of the Full Council.
Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is simultaneously initiating and issuing the preliminary results of the changed circumstances reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the People's Republic of China (China) to determine whether HLDS (B) Steel Sdn Bhd (HLDS (B)) and HLD Clark Steel Pipe Co., Inc. (HLD Clark) (collectively, HLD companies) are eligible to participate in a certification process because the HLD companies have preliminarily demonstrated that they can identify OCTG that they produced in either Brunei or the Philippines using non- Chinese hot-rolled steel. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Notice of Health and Safety Guidelines for Official ITA Trade Missions
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, intends to resume in-person trade missions, where possible, beginning March 2022. These trade missions will be organized and carried out with basic health and safety precautions in place for attendees in response to COVID-19.