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Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23646
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 66 stock assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Tilefish will consist of a data scoping webinar, a workshop, and a series of assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2020-23537
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that twenty exempted fishing permit (EFP) applications warrant further consideration and is requesting public comment on the applications. All EFP applicants request an exemption from a single prohibition (the use of unauthorized gear to harvest highly migratory species (HMS)) under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP) to test the effects and efficacy of using deep-set buoy gear (DSBG), and/ or deep-set linked buoy gear (DSLBG), and/or night-set buoy gear (NSBG) to harvest swordfish and other HMS off of the U.S. West Coast.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE-605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States-Transactions of U.S. Affiliate With Foreign Parent
Document Number: 2020-23535
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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.
Approval of Subzone Expansion; Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. Berea, Kentucky
Document Number: 2020-23533
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2020-23530
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the D season allowance of the 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comments Request; Substantive Submissions Made During Prosecution of the Trademark Application
Document Number: 2020-23528
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651-0054 (Substantive Submissions Made During Prosecution of the Trademark Application). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium From the Russian Federation: Rescission of 2018-2019 Administrative Review
Document Number: 2020-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Agreement) for the period of review (POR) from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019, based on withdrawal of the request for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent Examiner Employment Application
Document Number: 2020-23521
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651-0042 (Patent Examiner Employment Application). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part; 2018
Document Number: 2020-23517
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Shandong Shouguang Jianyuan Chun Co., Ltd. (Shouguang) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. In addition, we are rescinding this review with respect to the 18 companies listed in the Appendix to this notice.
Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-23516
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus and Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Belarus: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews
Document Number: 2020-23513
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 6, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the initiation of the changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) of steel concrete reinforcing bars from Belarus and carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus. For these final results, Commerce concludes that Belarus continues to be a non-market economy (NME) country for purposes of the antidumping duty (AD) law, because its economy does not primarily operate on market principles.
Aquaculture Opportunity Areas
Document Number: 2020-23487
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On May 7, 2020, the White House issued an Executive Order (E.O.) on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to identify geographic areas containing locations suitable for commercial aquaculture, and complete a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for each area to assess the impact of siting aquaculture facilities there. NOAA requests that interested parties provide relevant information on the identification of areas within Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and off Southern California, south of Point Conception, for the first two Aquaculture Opportunity Areas (AOA) and on what areas NOAA should consider nationally for future AOAs. Please respond to the questions listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, as appropriate. The public input provided in response to this request for information (RFI) will inform NOAA as it works with Federal agencies, appropriate Regional Fishery Management Councils, and in coordination with appropriate State and tribal governments to identify AOAs.
Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel From Italy: Preliminary Results of the Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order; 2017-2019
Document Number: 2020-23484
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold-drawn mechanical tubing) from Italy were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) November 22, 2017 through May 31, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-23449
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of cast iron soil pipe fittings (soil pipe fittings) from the People's Republic of China (China). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-23436
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold online public meetings.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-23435
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Coral Advisory Panel (AP) and Deep Water Shrimp AP.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-23431
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
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.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 2019-2020
Document Number: 2020-23429
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on chlorinated isocyanurates from Spain for the period of review (POR) June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Mexico and Turkey: Continuation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2020-23428
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Mexico and revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on rebar from Turkey would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders.
Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020
Document Number: 2020-23427
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (China), covering the period March 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020. Commerce preliminarily determines that Studio Disrupt, Mulji Mehta Enterprises (Mulji Mehta), Kumar Industries (Kumar), and Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., Ltd. (Baoding Mantong) did not have shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR). Additionally, Commerce preliminarily finds Avid Organics Private Limited (Avid) to be part of the China-wide entity. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From Spain: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-23426
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers or exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from Spain subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustment to the 2020 Specifications
Document Number: 2020-23418
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS increases the 2020 Atlantic herring annual catch limit and Area 1A sub-annual catch limit by 1,000 mt. This action is required by the herring regulations when, based on data through October 1, the New Brunswick weir fishery lands less than 2,942 mt of herring. This notice is intended to inform the public of these catch limit changes.
Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23401
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announces a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee. The meeting will address proposed improvements, extensions, and research related to BEA's economic accounts. In addition, the meeting will include an update on recent statistical developments.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23399
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee advises the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, the Directors of the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Email Gianna Marrone, gianna.marrone@bea.gov, by December 4, 2020, to attend. An agenda will be accessible prior to the meeting at www.bea.gov/fesac.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery Off the South Atlantic States; Amendment 11
Document Number: 2020-22322
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Shrimp FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule revises the transit provisions for shrimp trawl vessels with penaeid shrimp, i.e., brown, pink, and white shrimp, on board in Federal waters of the South Atlantic that have been closed to shrimp trawling to protect white shrimp as a result of cold weather events. The purpose of this final rule is to update the regulations to more closely align with current fishing practices, reduce the socio-economic impacts for fishermen who transit these closed areas, and improve safety at sea while maintaining protection for overwintering white shrimp.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23324
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Local Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and Subsistence Taskforce will be held November 9, 2020 through November 10, 2020.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23323
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold an online meeting to discuss items on the Pacific Council's November 2020 meeting agenda. The meeting is open to the public.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23322
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting via webinar.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental To Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Port of Kalama Expansion Project on the Lower Columbia River
Document Number: 2020-23320
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS received a request from the Port of Kalama (POK) for the Renewal of their currently active incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities associated with an expansion project at the POK on the Lower Columbia River, Washington. These activities are identical to those covered in the current authorization. The project has been delayed and none of the work covered in the initial IHA has been conducted. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, prior to issuing the currently active IHA, NMFS requested comments on both the proposed IHA and the potential for renewing the initial authorization if certain requirements were satisfied. The Renewal requirements have been satisfied, and NMFS is now providing an additional 15-day comment period to allow for any additional comments on the proposed Renewal not previously provided during the initial 30-day comment period.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Coast Guard's Base Los Angeles/Long Beach Wharf Expansion Project, Los Angeles, California
Document Number: 2020-23304
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Base Los Angeles/Long Beach Wharf Expansion Project in Los Angeles, California. 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.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2020-23293
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA''), issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate'') to NFE on October 6, 2020.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Zero Trust Cybersecurity: Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture
Document Number: 2020-23292
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Zero Trust Cybersecurity: Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture project. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Zero Trust Cybersecurity: Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture project. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations.
Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, and Partial Discontinuation of Review; 2017-2019
Document Number: 2020-23270
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold-drawn mechanical tubing) from India were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) November 22, 2017 through May 31, 2019. We are also rescinding this review with respect to 14 companies, and discontinuing this review with respect to one company. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 99cc and Up to 225cc, and Parts Thereof, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part
Document Number: 2020-23269
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain vertical shaft engines between 99cc and up to 225cc, and parts thereof (small vertical engines) from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska American Fisheries Act Reports
Document Number: 2020-23228
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 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.
Forged Steel Fittings From India: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2020-23272
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of forged steel fittings (FSF) from India.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23180
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) Joint Protocol Committee will meet November 5, 2020.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23179
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish 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: 2020-23177
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish 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.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23169
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Committee provides scientific and technical expertise from the following disciplines: Demography, economics, geography, psychology, statistics, survey methodology, social and behavioral sciences, information technology and computing, marketing, and other fields of expertise, as appropriate, to address Census Bureau program needs and objectives. 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.
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Requirements to Safeguard Fishery Observers
Document Number: 2020-23162
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would establish requirements to safeguard fishery observers and would establish prior notification procedures for observer placement. NMFS seeks comments on this proposed rule issued under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act). This action is necessary to satisfy the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23161
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal consultation meetings through calendar year 2020. These meetings reflect the Census Bureau's commitment to strengthen government-to- government relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau will provide updates and seek input on the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS). The Census Bureau conducted one national tribal consultation webinar in September 2019 and two formal tribal consultation meetings in October 2019 specific to the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System. The Census Bureau is planning one national webinar with federally recognized tribes, which will provide a forum for tribes to receive an update and to provide input on the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System regarding work done specifically for the American Indian and Alaska Native tribal areas. The Census Bureau will provide information directly to tribes prior to the national webinar to give tribes time to review and provide input.