Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulations; Correction, 18584-18585 [2015-08003]

Download as PDF 18584 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 66 / Tuesday, April 7, 2015 / Proposed Rules (d) This plan, as approved by the Contracting Officer, will be incorporated into any resulting contract. 29. Section 1850.104–4 is added to read as follows: ■ 1850.104–4 Contract clause. The contracting officer shall obtain the NASA Administrator’s approval prior to including clause 52.250–1 in a contract. 1850.104–70 ■ [Removed] 30. Section 1850.104–70 is removed. PART 1852—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 31. The authority citation for part 1852 is revised to read as follows: ■ (End of clause) ALTERNATE I (XX/XX) As prescribed in 1823.7001(c)(1), delete the first sentence in paragraph (a) of the basic provision and substitute the following: The apparent low bidder, upon request by the Contracting Officer, shall submit a detailed safety and occupational health plan. The plan shall be submitted within the time specified by the Contracting Officer. Failure to submit an acceptable plan shall make the bidder ineligible for the award of a contract. 33. Section 1852.233–70 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 51 U.S.C. 20113(a). 1852.233–70 32. Sections 1852.223–72 and 1852.223–73 are revised to read as follows: ■ Protests to NASA. As prescribed in 1833.106–70, insert the following provision: SAFETY AND HEALTH (SHORT FORM) (XX/XX) (a) Safety is the freedom from those conditions that can cause death, injury, occupational illness; damage to or loss of equipment or property, or damage to the environment. NASA is committed to protecting the safety and health of the public, our team members, and those assets that the Nation entrusts to the Agency. (b) The Contractor shall have a documented, comprehensive and effective health and safety program with a proactive process to identify, assess, and control hazards and take all reasonable safety and occupational health measures consistent with standard industry practice in performing this contract (c) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c) in subcontracts that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold where work will be conducted completely or partly on Federally-controlled facilities. PROTESTS TO NASA (XX/XX) (a) In lieu of a protest to the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), bidders or offerors may submit a protest under 48 CFR part 33 (FAR part 33) directly to the Contracting Officer for consideration by the Agency. Alternatively, bidders or offerors may request an independent review by the Assistant Administrator for Procurement, who will serve as or designate the official responsible for conducting an independent review. Such reviews are separate and distinct from the Ombudsman Program described at 1815.7001. (b) Bidders or offerors shall specify whether they are submitting a protest to the Contracting Officer or requesting an independent review by the Assistant Administrator for Procurement. (c) Protests to the Contracting Officer shall be submitted to the address or email specified in the solicitation (email is an acceptable means for submitting a protest to the Contracting Officer). Alternatively, requests for independent review by the Assistant Administrator for Procurement shall be addressed to the Assistant Administrator for Procurement, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20456–0001. (End of clause) (End of provision) 1852.223–73 ■ 1852.223–72 Form). Safety and Health (Short As prescribed in 1823.7001(f), insert the following clause: Safety and Health Plan. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS As prescribed in 1823.7001(c), insert the following clause: SAFETY AND HEALTH PLAN (XX/XX) (a) The offeror shall submit a detailed safety and occupational health plan as part of its proposal. The plan shall include a detailed discussion of the policies, procedures, and techniques that will be used to ensure the safety and occupational health of Contractor employees and to ensure the safety of all working conditions throughout the performance of the contract. (b) The plan shall similarly address subcontractor employee safety and occupational health for those proposed subcontracts or subcontract effort where the work will be conducted completely or partly on a Federally-controlled facility VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:33 Apr 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 34. Section 1852.247–71 is revised to read as follows: 1852.247–71 Manatee. Protection of the Florida As prescribed in 1847.7001, insert the following clause: PROTECTION OF THE FLORIDA MANATEE (XX/XX) (a) Pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93–205), as amended, and the Marine Mammals Protection Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92–522), the Florida Manatee (Trichechus Manatus) has been designated an endangered species, and the Indian River Lagoon system within and adjacent to National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has been designated as a critical PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 habitat of the Florida Manatee. The KSC Environmental Management Branch will advise all personnel associated with the project of the potential presence of manatees in the work area, and the need to avoid collisions and/or harassment of the manatees. Contractors shall ensure that all employees, subcontractors, and other individuals associated with this contract and who are involved in vessel operations, dockside work, and selected disassembly functions are aware of the civil and criminal penalties for harming, harassing, or killing manatees. (b) All contractor personnel shall be responsible for complying with all applicable Federal and/or state permits (e.g., Florida Department of Environmental Protection, St. Johns River Water Management District, Fish & Wildlife Service) in performing waterrelated activities within the contract. Where no Federal and/or state permits are required for said contract, and the contract scope requires activities within waters at KSC, the Contractor shall obtain a KSC Manatee Protection Permit from the Environmental Management Branch. All conditions of Federal, state, and/or KSC regulations and permits for manatee protection shall be binding to the contract. Notification and coordination of all water related activities at KSC will be done through the Environmental Management Branch. (c) The Contractor shall incorporate the provisions of this clause in applicable subcontracts. (End of clause) [FR Doc. 2015–07737 Filed 4–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 229 [Docket No. 150122067–5229–01] RIN 0648–BE83 Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulations; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments; correction. AGENCY: NMFS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on March 19, 2015, to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. This action proposed to change the minimum number of traps per trawl to allow fishing with a single trap in certain Massachusetts and Rhode Island state waters; and proposed to modify the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07APP1.SGM 07APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 66 / Tuesday, April 7, 2015 / Proposed Rules rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS requirement to use one endline on trawls within certain areas in Massachusetts state waters. NMFS also proposed a 1⁄4 mile buffer in waters surrounding certain islands in Maine to allow fishing with a single trap. In addition, NMFS proposed additional gear marking requirements for those waters allowing single traps as well as two new high use areas for humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis). In that proposal, NMFS provided the wrong address for the submission of electronic comments. With this document, we correct our error by publishing the correct ADDRESSES section in its entirety. DATES: We will accept comments on the March 19, 2015, (80 FR 14345) proposed rule that are received or postmarked on or before April 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the March 19, 2015, proposed rule, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2015–0012, by either of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:33 Apr 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 1. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20150012. 2. Click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields. 3. Enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Kim Damon-Randall, Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, NMFS Greater Atlantic Region, 55 Great Republic Dr., Gloucester, MA 01930, Attn: Large Whale Proposed Rule. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 18585 Kate Swails, NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 978–282–8481, Kate.Swails@noaa.gov; or, Kristy Long, NMFS Office of Protected Resources, 206–526–4792, Kristy.Long@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction In a proposed rule that published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2015 (FR Doc. 2015–06272), (80 FR 14345) the ADDRESSES section provided the wrong address for the submission of electronic comments. The corrected ADDRESSES section appears above. All other information in the proposed rule, other than the ADDRESSES section, remains exactly the same as previously published. Dated: March 27, 2015. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–08003 Filed 4–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\07APP1.SGM 07APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 66 (Tuesday, April 7, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 18584-18585]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08003]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 229

[Docket No. 150122067-5229-01]
RIN 0648-BE83


Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing 
Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulations; 
Correction

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments; correction.

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SUMMARY: NMFS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on 
March 19, 2015, to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic 
Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. This action proposed to change the 
minimum number of traps per trawl to allow fishing with a single trap 
in certain Massachusetts and Rhode Island state waters; and proposed to 
modify the

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requirement to use one endline on trawls within certain areas in 
Massachusetts state waters. NMFS also proposed a \1/4\ mile buffer in 
waters surrounding certain islands in Maine to allow fishing with a 
single trap. In addition, NMFS proposed additional gear marking 
requirements for those waters allowing single traps as well as two new 
high use areas for humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and North 
Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis). In that proposal, NMFS 
provided the wrong address for the submission of electronic comments. 
With this document, we correct our error by publishing the correct 
ADDRESSES section in its entirety.

DATES: We will accept comments on the March 19, 2015, (80 FR 14345) 
proposed rule that are received or postmarked on or before April 20, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the March 19, 2015, proposed 
rule, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0012, by either of the following 
methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal.
    1. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2015-0012.
    2. Click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields.
    3. Enter or attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Kim Damon-Randall, 
Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, NMFS Greater 
Atlantic Region, 55 Great Republic Dr., Gloucester, MA 01930, Attn: 
Large Whale Proposed Rule.
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, 
may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the 
public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on 
www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying 
information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily 
by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous 
comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails, NMFS Greater Atlantic 
Regional Fisheries Office, 978-282-8481, Kate.Swails@noaa.gov; or, 
Kristy Long, NMFS Office of Protected Resources, 206-526-4792, 
Kristy.Long@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Correction

    In a proposed rule that published in the Federal Register on March 
19, 2015 (FR Doc. 2015-06272), (80 FR 14345) the ADDRESSES section 
provided the wrong address for the submission of electronic comments. 
The corrected ADDRESSES section appears above. All other information in 
the proposed rule, other than the ADDRESSES section, remains exactly 
the same as previously published.

    Dated: March 27, 2015.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-08003 Filed 4-6-15; 8:45 am]
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