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Approval of Subzone Status; Celgene Corporation; Warren and Summit, New Jersey
Document Number: 2021-07242
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2021-07189
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is extending the public comment period for the Notice of Intent (NoI) to prepare the Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan (WOSF HCP) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). We, NMFS, intend to prepare an EIS, in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to analyze the potential impacts on the human (biological, physical, social, and economic) environment caused by the WOSF HCP and a range of reasonable alternatives. The primary purpose of the comment period is to engage Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments and the public in the identification of issues and concerns, potential impacts, and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action that meet the purpose and need for consideration in the draft EIS.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Dry Dock 1 Modification and Expansion
Document Number: 2021-06782
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Dry Dock 1 modification and expansion in Kittery, Maine. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-time, one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Reopening of Commercial Hook-and-Line for King Mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone
Document Number: 2021-07094
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is temporarily reopening the commercial hook-and-line component for king mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) southern zone. The most recent commercial landings data for king mackerel in the Gulf southern zone indicate the commercial hook-and-line quota for the 2020- 2021 fishing year has not yet been reached. The commercial hook-and- line component will reopen for 5 days to allow harvest of remaining king mackerel commercial quota. NMFS intends this action to maximize the economic benefits to commercial fishermen while continuing to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource within the established commercial quota.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2021-07082
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Community Development Quota (CDQ) and Aleut Corporation pollock directed fishing allowance (DFA) from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2021 total allowable catch of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Recreational Management Measures for the Summer Flounder Fishery; Fishing Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-07030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes management measures for the 2021 summer flounder recreational fishery. The implementing regulations for this fishery require NMFS to publish recreational measures for the fishing year and to provide an opportunity for public comment. The intent of this action is to constrain recreational catch to the summer flounder recreational harvest limit and thereby prevent overfishing on the summer flounder stock.
Certain Quartz Surface Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part; 2018-2020
Document Number: 2021-07029
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain quartz surface products (quartz surface products) from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is November 20, 2018, through June 30, 2020. Commerce preliminarily finds that certain companies made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. We are also rescinding this review for nine companies where timely requests for withdrawals were filed by all parties who requested the reviews. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Chevron Richmond Refinery Long Wharf Maintenance and Efficiency Project in San Francisco Bay, California
Document Number: 2021-07022
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Chevron Products Company (Chevron) for an incidental harassment authorization (IHA), that would cover a subset of the take authorized in IHAs previously issued to Chevron, to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during construction activities associated with the Chevron Richmond Refinery Long Wharf Maintenance and Efficiency Project (LWMEP) in San Francisco Bay, California. However, some changes have occurred during this year's evaluation of the project. Hydroacoustic monitoring data has led to changes in source levels and other noise generating criteria that affect Level A and Level B harassment and shutdown zones. The local abundance for one population has increased. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible 1 year renewal IHA that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys Off of New Jersey
Document Number: 2021-07014
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Ocean Wind, LLC (Ocean Wind) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys off of New Jersey in the area of Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf Lease Area OCS-A 0498 and potential export cable routes to landfall locations in New Jersey. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part
Document Number: 2021-06994
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 15, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a request for revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People's Republic of China (China) with respect to certain finished laminated veneer lumber (LVL) door stiles and rails. We preliminary determine to revoke, in part, the Orders with respect to these products. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; 2021 Management Area 3 Sub-Annual Catch Limit Harvested
Document Number: 2021-06958
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the directed fishery for Management Area 3. This closure is required because NMFS projects 98 percent of the catch allotted to Management Area 3 has been caught. This action is intended to prevent or limit the overharvest of Atlantic herring in Management Area 3, which would result in additional quota reductions next year.
National Technical Information Service Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06954
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service
This notice announces the next meeting of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Advisory Board (the Advisory Board).
Utility Scale Wind Towers From Spain: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-06869
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Spain are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Pollock in the West Yakutat District in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2021-06849
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the 2021 total allowable catch of pollock in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, in Part, and Final Deferral of Administrative Review, in Part; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06841
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Cimtas Boru Imalatlari ve Ticaret, Ltd. Sti. (Cimtas), the sole mandatory respondent and only company with suspended entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR), did not have reviewable sales during the POR, December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. We are deferring, in part, Cimtas' sales reporting until a subsequent review period. Additionally, Commerce is rescinding, in part, this administrative review with respect to the remaining 18 companies for which we initiated a review because they have no reviewable, suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2019
Document Number: 2021-06840
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the People's Republic of China (China) to correct ministerial errors.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06838
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (NPFMC) Ecosystem Committee will meet April 20, 2021.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-06837
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Archipelagic Plan Team (APT) and the Data Collection Subpanel (DCSP) of the Fishery Data Collection and Research CommitteeTechnical Committee (FDCRC-TC) by web conference to discuss fishery management issues and develop recommendations for future management of fisheries in the Western Pacific Region.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06836
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-06835
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) District Advisory Panels (DAPs) will hold public virtual meetings to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-06834
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel (AP) April 21-23, 2021.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06833
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Partial Coverage Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (PCFMAC) will meet April 19, 2021.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-06832
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Outreach and Communications Advisory Panel via webinar to address upcoming outreach and communications topics.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06831
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 68 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic scamp will consist of a series of data and assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Pure Magnesium From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review; 2019-20
Document Number: 2021-06824
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on pure magnesium from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020. Commerce preliminarily determines that Tianjin Magnesium International Co., Ltd. and Tianjin Magnesium Metal Co., Ltd. (collectively, TMI/TMM) did not have any shipments during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-06814
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for the upcoming public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Results of the 2017 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2021-06786
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending its notice of the final results of the sixth administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 911 Grant Program Performance Closeout Report
Document Number: 2021-06769
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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 preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council: Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06764
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (council). The meeting is open to the public, and an opportunity for oral and written comments will be provided.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Regulatory Amendment 34
Document Number: 2021-06606
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is implementing management measures described in Regulatory Amendment 34 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). The final rule will create 34 special management zones (SMZs) around artificial reefs in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off North Carolina and South Carolina. The purpose of the final rule is to designate new SMZs and to restrict fishing gear with greater potential to result in high exploitation rates. The restrictions are expected to reduce potentially adverse effects to snapper-grouper species and enhance recreational fishing opportunities at these SMZs.
Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project in Norfolk, Virginia
Document Number: 2021-06132
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, upon request of the Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP), hereby issues regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to construction activities associated with the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project (HRBT) in Norfolk, Virginia, over the course of five years (2021-2026). These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement
Document Number: 2021-06753
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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 extension of the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring; Framework Adjustment 8
Document Number: 2021-06751
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule approves and implements the 2021-2023 Atlantic herring fishery specifications and management measures. Framework Adjustment 8 is required to set the specifications for 2021-2023 and adjusts measures in the herring fishery to allow greater opportunity to catch Atlantic mackerel. The specifications and management measures are intended to meet conservation objectives while providing vessels with sustainable levels of access to the fishery.
Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System: Stay and Delay of Compliance Date
Document Number: 2021-06744
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is delaying compliance with the final rule, entitled ``Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System,'' by staying the regulations from March 29, 2021, until June 28, 2021. Commerce will release the public Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) monitor on the AIM system website on March 29, 2021.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2021-06737
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders and findings with February anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2021-06730
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Thailand have not been made at less than normal value (NV) by COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (COFCO) or Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd. (Sunshine) during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2021-2022 Recreational Fishing Season for Black Sea Bass
Document Number: 2021-06702
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the length of the recreational fishing season for black sea bass in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic will extend throughout the species' 2021-2022 fishing year. Announcing the length of the recreational season for black sea bass is one of the accountability measures (AMs) for the recreational sector. This announcement allows recreational fishers to maximize their opportunity to harvest the recreational annual catch limit (ACL) for black sea bass during the fishing season while managing harvest to protect the black sea bass resource.
Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency
Document Number: 2021-06683
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on April 29, 2021.
Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews
Document Number: 2021-06645
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is automatically initiating the five-year reviews (Sunset Reviews) of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) order(s) and suspended investigation(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (the ITC) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Reviews which covers the same order(s) and suspended investigation(s).
Sea Turtle Conservation; Shrimp Trawling Requirements
Document Number: 2021-06594
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the NMFS, are delaying the effective date of a final rule that published on December 20, 2019.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish Fishery by Non-Rockfish Program Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Western and Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2021-06560
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish, other than pollock, by non-Rockfish Program catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2021 Chinook salmon prohibited species catch limit established for non-Rockfish Program catcher vessels using trawl gear and directed fishing for groundfish, other than pollock, in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the GOA.
Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
Document Number: 2021-06552
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On March 4, 2021, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a notice seeking expressions of interest in an appointment to the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). The notice established a deadline of April 5, 2021, for the transmittal of expressions of interest. This notice extends the period for submission of expressions of interest until April 15, 2021.