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We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition from WildEarth Guardians to list the sperm whale (Physter macrocephalus) as an endangered or threatened distinct population segment (DPS) in the Gulf of Mexico. We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be
Notice is hereby given that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 11110 Kimages Road; Charles City, Virginia 23030 [Albert Spells: Responsible Party], has been issued a permit modification to take Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) for purposes of scientific research.
NMFS announces the availability of the ``Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Supplemental DEIS) for the Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean.'' Publication of this notice begins the official public comment period for this Supplemental DEIS. The purpose of the Supplemental DEIS is to evaluate, in compliance with the
An application has been submitted to the ForeignTrade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the City of Palm Springs, grantee of FTZ 236, requesting authority to reorganize and expand the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is amending the system of records currently listed under ``COMMERCE/ PATTM6 Parties Involved in Patent Interference Proceedings.'' This action is being taken to update the Privacy Act notice. We invite the public to
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is amending the system of records currently listed under ``COMMERCE/ PATTM7 Patent Application Files.'' This action is being taken to update the Privacy Act notice. We invite the public to comment on the amendments noted
NMFS proposes approval of, and regulations to implement, measures in Framework Adjustment 50 (Framework 50) to the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Framework 50 would set specifications for fishing years (FYs) 20132015, including 2013 total allowable catches (TACs) for the three U.S./Canada stocks, modify the rebuilding
The Secretary of Commerce is requesting nominations of individuals to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. The Secretary will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.
NMFS announces a workshop to solicit input from owners and operators of American Fisheries Act (AFA) catcher vessels and shoreside processors participating in the pollock fishery in the Bering Sea off Alaska. The workshop concerns accurate accounting of Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery under Amendment 91 to the Fishery
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on corrosionresistant carbon steel flat products from the Republic of Korea for the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. On September 21, 2012, we published the preliminary results of this review.\1\ In these
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 10413 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is amending the system of records currently listed under ``COMMERCE/ PATTM9 Patent Assignment Records.'' This action is being taken to update the Privacy Act notice. We invite the public to comment on the amendments
On October 18, 2012, in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, Nexiant, LLC (``Nexiant'') was convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)) (``IEEPA''). Specifically, Nexiant was convicted of one count of violating IEEPA by knowingly and
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Cape Wind Associates (CWA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to preconstruction high resolution survey activities in Nantucket Sound.
On January 29, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Results \1\ of the 20112012 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on laminated woven sacks (``sacks'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012. We gave
The Council's Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to develop Fishery Performance Reports for the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish fisheries in preparation for the Council's setting of specifications for 2014.
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is amending the system of records currently listed under ``COMMERCE/ PATTM8 Patent Application Secrecy Order Files.'' This action is being taken to update the Privacy Act notice. We invite the public to comment on the
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with February anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
In this interim final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make certain items subject to the EAR and to impose on those items a license requirement for export and reexport to all destinations, except Canada. Specifically, this rule classifies specified biosensor systems, ``software''
On February 22, 2013, NMFS announced notice of its proposed issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to ConocoPhillips Company (COP) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting offshore exploration drilling on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leases in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska. Written comments were
The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) is proposing to explore the use of several data recording devices in an industrybased pilot study that would effectively relay more accurate, detailed, and timely American lobster data to fisheries managers and scientists. The CFRF is also proposing to use ventless traps in order to determine the
On December 7, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the
``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the third
administrative review of sodium hexametaphosphate from the People's
Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ We gave interested parties an
opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. No party commented on the Preliminary Results.
This action revises several portions of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Trawl Rationalization Program (program) regulations in response to a court order requiring the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to reconsider the initial allocation of Pacific whiting (whiting) to the shorebased individual fishing quota (IFQ) fishery and the atsea
The Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program was implemented at the start of the 2010 fishing year (November 1, 2009). After 3 years of operation, it has become apparent that some of the implementing regulations need to be clarified, corrected, or modified to better reflect the intent of Tilefish Amendment 1 and clarify certain regulatory text
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a public meeting.