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Export Administration Regulations: Implementation of Wassenaar Arrangement 2019 Plenary Decisions; Elimination of Reporting Requirements for Certain Encryption Items
Document Number: 2021-05481
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains, as part of its Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies certain items subject to Department of Commerce jurisdiction. This final rule revises the CCL, as well as corresponding parts of the EAR, to implement changes to the Wassenaar Arrangement List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (WA List) that were decided upon by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA) at the December 2019 WA Plenary meeting. The Wassenaar Arrangement advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. This rule harmonizes the CCL with the decisions reached at the 2019 Plenary meeting by revising Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) controlled for national security reasons in each category of the CCL. This rule also makes associated changes to the EAR as well as corrections. This rule also makes changes to various provisions related to Category 5Part 2 of the CCL in the EAR, including provisions on License Exception Encryption commodities, software, and technology (ENC). These changes, which include the elimination of reporting requirements for certain encryption items, are designed to reduce the regulatory burden for exporters while still fulfilling U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06323
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Meihua Group International Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, Langfang Meihua Biotechnology Co., Ltd., and Xinjiang Meihua Amino Acid Co., Ltd. (collectively, Meihua) did not make sales of subject merchandise below normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-06315
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Social Science Planning Committee (SSPC).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06314
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Due to federal and state travel restrictions and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted entirely by webinar.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Group in the Atlantic Region; Retention Limit Adjustment
Document Number: 2021-06310
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the commercial aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and hammerhead shark management groups' retention limits for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region from 36 to 55 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments. The retention limit will remain at 55 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip in the Atlantic region through the rest of 2021 or until NMFS announces via notification in the Federal Register another adjustment to the retention limit or a fishery closure. This retention limit adjustment affects anyone with a directed shark limited access permit fishing for LCS in the Atlantic region.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: Rescission of 2019-2020 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2021-06299
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) covering the period May 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020 (POR), based on the timely withdrawal of the sole request for review.
Forged Steel Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06298
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings Co., Ltd., an exporter of forged steel fittings from the People's Republic of China (China), did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) May 17, 2018, through October 31, 2019. We also preliminarily find that Ningbo Zhongan Forging Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Zhongan) is not eligible for a separate rate and is, therefore, part of the China-wide entity. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2021-06297
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 16, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that LNSK Greenhouse Agro Products LLP (LNSK Greenhouse Agro) is the successor- in-interest to Green House Agro Products (Greenhouse Agro) in the context of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India.
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of No Shipments in the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06296
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Nippon Steel and Sumikin Sales Vietnam Co., Ltd. (NSSVC), Hoa Sen Group (HSG), and Ton Dong A Corporation (TDA) made no shipments of corrosion- resistant steel products (CORE) from the People's Republic of China (subject merchandise) during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Revisions to Framework Adjustment 59 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and Sector Annual Catch Entitlements; Correction
Document Number: 2021-06295
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule distributes sector allocation carried over from fishing year 2019 into fishing year 2020 and corrects minor errors published in the final rule approving and implementing Framework Adjustment 59 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This action is necessary to correct errors published in the final rule and to allocate carryover quota to sectors. The carryover adjustments are routine and formulaic, and industry expects them each year.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery; Final 2021 Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Specifications
Document Number: 2021-06287
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We are finalizing specifications for the 2021 Atlantic deep- sea red crab fishery, including an annual catch limit and total allowable landings limit. This action is necessary to fully implement previously projected allowable red crab harvest levels that will prevent overfishing and allow harvesting of optimum yield. This action is intended to establish the allowable 2021 harvest levels, consistent with the Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-06278
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a four-day webinar meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06198
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) were not sold at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Utility Scale Wind Towers From Malaysia: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2021-06197
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
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 utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Malaysia. The period of investigation is January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Utility Scale Wind Towers From India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2021-06196
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
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 utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from India. The period of investigation is April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Mattresses From Indonesia: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-06195
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of mattresses from Indonesia are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Mattresses From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-06194
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of mattresses from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) 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 December 31, 2019.
Mattresses From the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2021-06193
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of mattresses from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation, January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Mattresses From Serbia: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Final Negative Finding of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2021-06192
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of mattresses from Serbia are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Mattresses From Thailand: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-06191
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that mattresses from Thailand are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Mattresses From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2021-06189
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of mattresses from the People's Republic of China (China).
Mattresses From Cambodia: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2021-06188
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of mattresses from Cambodia are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Mattresses From Malaysia: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2021-06187
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of mattresses from Malaysia are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part
Document Number: 2021-06186
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is revoking, in part, the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from the People's Republic of China (China) (Solar Products Orders) with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind in Part; 2018
Document Number: 2021-06183
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers/exporters of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results, Preliminary Rescission, and Final Rescission, In Part, of the 25th Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06182
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting the 25th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) for the administrative review is November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2019. Commerce preliminarily determines that the only mandatory respondent for which a request for review remains, Shijiazhuang Goodman Trading Co., Ltd. (Goodman), failed to establish its eligibility for a separate rate and therefore is part of the China-wide entity. We also preliminarily find that the review request made by The Roots Farm Inc. (Roots Farm) was not valid, and accordingly have preliminarily rescinded the review with respect to the other mandatory respondent, Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd. (Harmoni). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Monosodium Glutamate From the Republic of Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06179
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia) have been made below normal value during the period of review (POR), November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Announcement of a Recovery Planning Workshop To Inform Recovery Planning for 15 ESA Listed Indo-Pacific Coral Species
Document Number: 2021-06081
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On September 10, 2014, we, NMFS, listed 15 Indo-Pacific coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We are convening a workshop to solicit facts and information from experts to help identify and guide recovery needs for these species under section 4(f) of the ESA. We will not be asking for a consensus recommendation on how to recover these species. This workshop will be open to the public.
Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06068
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from the Republic of Korea. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, POSCO/POSCO International Corporation and its affiliated companies (collectively, the POSCO single entity). We determine that sales of subject merchandise by the POSCO single entity were not made at prices below normal value (NV).
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate From Belgium: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06067
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate From Italy: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-06062
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019. Additionally, Commerce determines that a company for which we initiated a review had no shipments during the POR.
Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation of Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon Steel Plate From Ukraine: Preliminary Results of 2018-2019 Administrative Review
Document Number: 2021-06061
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation of Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Ukraine (Agreement). We preliminarily find that signatory Ukrainian producers/ exporters Azovstal Iron & Steel Works (Azovstal) and Ilyich Iron and Steel Works (Ilyich), which are subsidiaries of Metinvest Holding LLC (Metinvest), and were individually examined in this review, are in compliance with the Agreement and that the Agreement is meeting the statutory requirements under sections 734(b) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019.
Marine Mammals; File No. 25581
Document Number: 2021-06056
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Freedive Pictures, Ltd, St. Stephens Avenue Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 1YL, (Responsible Party: Sophie Morgan), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on marine mammals.
Expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary; Notification of Effective Date and Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2021-06051
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is providing notice that the final rule published on January 19, 2021 to expand Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) is effective on March 22, 2021. NOAA is also amending the FGBNMS regulations to reflect the effective date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Competitive Enhancement Needs Assessment Survey Program
Document Number: 2021-05979
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser
Document Number: 2021-05978
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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. This collection is necessary under Part 748.11 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-05976
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; 2021 Red Snapper Recreational For-Hire Fishing Season in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2021-05971
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the 2021 recreational fishing season for the Federal charter vessel/headboat (for-hire) component for red snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) through this temporary rule. The red snapper recreational for-hire component in the Gulf EEZ opens on June 1, 2021, and will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on August 3, 2021. This closure is necessary to prevent the Federal for-hire component from exceeding its quota and to prevent overfishing of the Gulf red snapper resource.
Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products From Japan: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-05962
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of diffusion- annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products (nickel-plated steel products) from Japan were made at less than normal value during the period of review, May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-05961
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 23, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India. The period of review is July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. We continue to find that Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (India)(Jindal) did not make sales at less than normal value.
Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2019
Document Number: 2021-05960
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that POSCO, a producer and exporter of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from the Republic of Korea (Korea) sold the subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR), October 31, 2017, through April 30, 2019.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2021-05959
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. (Deacero) sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2019 period of review (POR). In addition, Commerce preliminarily determines that Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Ternium) had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.