August 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2019-08-30-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2019-08-30
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-18912
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-18911
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice
Document Number: 2019-18851
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: State Justice Institute, Agencies and Commissions
The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Athenee Hotel in New York, New York. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 4th quarter of FY 2019, and other business. All portions of this meeting are open to the public.
Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-18847
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This is a virtual meeting. However, members of the public may also come to 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 Room 8836. This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 2019-18846
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in Hidalgo County, Texas and Starr County, Texas.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Program Report
Document Number: 2019-18842
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed collection of information listed above. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the Proposed Revision for the information collection requirements related to State Program Report.
Proposed Collection; 30 Day Comment Request; The Impact of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education at the Clinical Center on Physician Careers in Academia and Clinical Research (Clinical Center)
Document Number: 2019-18840
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below.
Notice of Availability of the Willow Master Development Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska
Document Number: 2019-18839
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Willow Master Development Plan (MDP) and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The BLM is also announcing that it will be holding public meetings on the Willow MDP Draft EIS and a subsistence-related hearing to receive comments on the Willow MDP Draft EIS and the proposed project's potential to impact subsistence resources and activities.
Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-18838
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In accordance with the specific direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to modify the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation by increasing the rate of additional duty from 10 to 15 percent for the products of China covered by the $300 billion tariff action published on August 20, 2019.
Notice of Availability of the Ambler Road Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska
Document Number: 2019-18837
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ambler Road and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The BLM is also announcing that it will be holding public meetings on the Draft EIS and subsistence-related hearings to receive comments on the Draft EIS and the project's potential to impact subsistence resources and activities.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification: Nevada
Document Number: 2019-18836
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined certain public lands in Clark County, Nevada, and has found them suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to Clark County School District under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, Sec. 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, and Executive Order No. 6910. Clark County School District proposes to use the land as an elementary school. The lands consist of 15 acres and must conform to the official plat of survey.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2019-18835
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (July 2019)
Document Number: 2019-18834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2019-18833
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2019-18831
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Five-Year Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2019-18830
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of this countervailing duty (CVD) order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2019-18829
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that the 28 companies subject to this administrative review are part of the China-wide entity because none filed a separate rate application (SRA) and/or a separate rate certification (SRC). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Proposed Allowance of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Transitional Guidance Under Sections 162(f) and 6050X With Respect to Certain Fines, Penalties, and Other Amounts
Document Number: 2019-18826
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning transitional guidance under sections 162(f) and 6050X with respect to certain fines, penalties, and other amounts.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program for Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2019-18825
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) Notice of Solicitation of Applications (Notice) is being issued prior to passage of a final appropriations act to allow potential applicants time to submit applications for financial assistance under Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and give the Agency time to process applications within the current FY. This Notice is being issued prior to enactment of full year appropriation for FY 2020. The Agency will publish the amount of funding received in any continuing resolution or the final appropriations act on its website at https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation-applica tions- nosas. Expenses incurred in developing applications will be at the applicant's risk. The REAP has two types of funding assistance: (1) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Assistance and (2) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants. The Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Assistance provides grants and guaranteed loans to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements to their operations. Eligible renewable energy systems for REAP provide energy from: Wind, solar, renewable biomass (including anaerobic digesters), small hydro-electric, ocean, geothermal, or hydrogen derived from these renewable resources. The Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant is available to a unit of State, Tribal, or local government; instrumentality of a State, Tribal, or local government; institution of higher education; rural electric cooperative; a public power entity; or a council, as defined in 16 U.S.C. 3451. The recipient of grant funds, grantee, will establish a program to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating the energy efficiency and the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Submission for OMB Review; Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-18824
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposed extension of collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software (OMB Control Number 0704-0369)
Document Number: 2019-18823
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection for use under Control Number 0704-0369 through October 31, 2019. DoD proposes that OMB approve an extension of the information collection requirement, to expire three years after the approval date.
Public Meeting (via Teleconference) of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-18822
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will meet as indicated below.
Adjustment of Controls for Lower Performing Radar and Continued Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List
Document Number: 2019-18821
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State, in response to public comments, revises Category XI on the United States Munitions List to remove items that do not warrant continued inclusion, and, pursuant to its regulations and in the interest of the security of the United States, temporarily modifies paragraph (b) in Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Defect and Noncompliance Reporting and Notification
Document Number: 2019-18820
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on June 12, 2019.
Hartford Schroders Opportunistic Income Fund and Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC
Document Number: 2019-18819
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2019-18818
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee for Integrative Activities; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-18817
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; NERLYNX
Document Number: 2019-18816
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for NERLYNX and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of applications to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product.
Special Conditions: DAHER Aerospace Model TBM700 Airplanes; Autothrust System
Document Number: 2019-18814
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the DAHER Aerospace Model TBM700 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the use of an autothrust system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries; Pelagic Longline Fishery Management
Document Number: 2019-18813
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces an additional public hearing for a proposed rule NMFS published on July 12, 2019. The proposed rule would adjust regulatory measures that reduce bluefin tuna bycatch in the pelagic longline fishery for Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS).
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0126
Document Number: 2019-18812
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0126, Requirements for Vessels that Perform Certain Aquaculture Support Operations; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2019-18811
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of sablefish by vessels using trawl gear and not participating in the cooperative fishery of the Rockfish Program in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2019 total allowable catch of sablefish allocated to vessels using trawl gear and not participating in the cooperative fishery of the Rockfish Program in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0063
Document Number: 2019-18810
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0063, Marine Occupational Health and Safety Standards for Benzene; without change. Our ICR describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-18809
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in the ICR.
Alabama Export Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2019-18808
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Mississippi Export Railroad Company-Continuance in Control Exemption-Alabama Export Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-18807
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 2019-18806
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; MACI
Document Number: 2019-18805
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for MACI and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human biological product.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB; Control Number: 1625-0049
Document Number: 2019-18804
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0049, Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG); without change. Our ICR describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Solicitation of Veterinary Shortage Situation Nominations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)
Document Number: 2019-18803
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is soliciting nominations of veterinary service shortage situations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) for fiscal years (FY) 2020-2022, as authorized under the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA). This notice initiates the nomination period for FY 2020 and prescribes the procedures and criteria to be used by eligible nominating officials (State, Insular Area, DC and Federal Lands) to nominate veterinary shortage situations for fiscal years 2020-2022. Each year all eligible nominating officials may submit nominations, up to the maximum indicated for each entity in this notice. NIFA is conducting this solicitation of veterinary shortage situation nominations under an approved information collection (OMB Control Number 0524-0050).
Consideration of Uncertainty in Making Benefit-Risk Determinations in Medical Device Premarket Approvals, De Novo Classifications, and Humanitarian Device Exemptions; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2019-18802
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a final guidance entitled ``Consideration of Uncertainty in Making Benefit-Risk Determinations in Medical Device Premarket Approvals, De Novo Classifications, and Humanitarian Device Exemptions.'' This guidance document describes FDA's current approach to considering uncertainty in making benefit-risk determinations to support certain FDA premarket decisions for medical devicespremarket approval applications (PMAs), De Novo requests, and humanitarian device exemption applications. This guidance document elaborates on the consideration of uncertainty as part of our overarching approach to a benefit-risk based framework that is intended to assure greater predictability, consistency, and efficiency through the application of least burdensome principles. This guidance also provides examples of how the principles for considering uncertainty could be applied in the context of clinical evidence and circumstances where greater uncertainty could be appropriate in premarket decisions, balanced by postmarket controlsPMAs for Breakthrough Devices and PMAs for devices for small patient populations.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Document Number: 2019-18801
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in October, November, and December of 2019. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2020 and will be announced in a future notice.
Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2019-18800
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (DAC-IPAD) will take place.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Grant Programs Data Collection and Progress Reporting (OMB# 2539-0008)
Document Number: 2019-18799
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-18798
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Commercial Trip Limit Reduction for King Mackerel in the Atlantic Southern Zone
Document Number: 2019-18797
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reduces the commercial trip limit for Atlantic migratory group king mackerel (Atlantic king mackerel) in or from Federal waters in the Atlantic southern zone off the Florida east coast between the border of Flagler and Volusia Counties and the border of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties to 50 fish per day. This commercial trip limit reduction is necessary to protect the Atlantic king mackerel resource.
Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-18796
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Chugach National Forest; Alaska; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Chugach National Forest
Document Number: 2019-18795
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is revising the Chugach National Forest's Land Management Plan (Forest Plan). The Forest Service has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its revised Forest Plan and a draft Record of Decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that the Chugach National Forest is initiating a 60-day period where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Chugach National Forest's revised Forest Plan and the associated FEIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the revised Forest Plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester's list of species of conservation concern for the Chugach National Forest.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 21-4; Trawl Catch Share Program
Document Number: 2019-18794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Pacific Fishery Management Council submitted Amendment 21-4 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan to the Secretary of Commerce for review. If approved, Amendment 21-4 would adjust the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Catch Share Program to complete outstanding elements of the program, respond to problems identified after program implementation, and modify outdated regulations. The proposed Amendment would convert bycatch allocations of canary and widow rockfish to set-asides in the at-sea whiting fishery and remove fixed formulas used to determine bycatch amounts of Pacific Ocean Perch, darkblotched rockfish and widow rockfish in the at-sea whiting sectors. Bycatch amounts would instead be determined through the biennial harvest specification process, which would offer more flexible bycatch management for the at-sea sectors. The proposed rule implementing this proposed FMP amendment includes other regulatory changes which would provide increased opportunity to trade individual fishing quota, accumulation limits for catcher-processor permits, and expand economic data collections. The rule will help to ensure the Pacific Coast Groundfish fishery achieves optimum yield, minimize costs of participation, provide fair and equitable access to fishery resources, and avoid adverse economic impacts to fishing communities.