Agricultural Marketing Service September 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB): Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2015-24800
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) was established to assist in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and to advise the Secretary on the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA). Through this Notice, the USDA is requesting nominations to fill one (1) unexpected vacancy on the NOSB for an environmentalist/resource conservationist position. The Secretary of Agriculture will appoint one person to this position to serve on the NOSB for the remainder of the term for this position, which began in January 24, 2015, and goes through January 23, 2020.
Milk in California; Reconvened Hearing on a Proposal To Establish a Federal Milk Marketing Order
Document Number: 2015-24799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In the event of a lapse of appropriations necessitating an adjournment of the public hearing on September 30, 2015, this Notice serves to establish a date to reconvene a public hearing that began on September 22, 2015, in Clovis, CA, to consider and take evidence on a proposal to establish a Federal milk marketing order to regulate the handling of milk in California.
Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Program
Document Number: 2015-24223
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing that sorghum producers voting in a national referendum from March 23, 2015, through April 21, 2015, have approved the continuation of the Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order).
Onions Grown in South Texas; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2015-23436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the South Texas Onion Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2015-16 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.03 to $0.05 per 50-pound equivalent of onions handled under the marketing order (order). The Committee locally administers the order and is comprised of producers and handlers of onions operating within the area of production. Assessments upon onion handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period begins August 1 and ends July 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-23404
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Safety Zones; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2015-22867
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-11
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Safety Zone; Mad Dog Truss Spar, Green Canyon 782, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2015-22579
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-11
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2005, a final rule establishing a safety zone around the Mad Dog Truss Spar. The coordinates for the location of the Mad Dog Truss Spar were published incorrectly as 27[deg]11'18'' N., 91[deg]05'12'' W. This interim rule corrects the coordinates to reflect the actual location of the Mad Dog Truss Spar as 27[deg]11'18.124'' N., 90[deg]16'7.363'' W., therefore correctly publishing the area covered by the safety zone around the Mad Dog Truss Spar system, located in Green Canyon Block 782 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lafourche Bayou, Larose, LA
Document Number: 2015-22513
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the T-Bois bridge, a vertical lift-span bridge across Lafourche Bayou, mile 40.4, at Larose, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary in order to allow for the smooth flow of increased vehicular traffic caused by the temporary closure of the LA 1 bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal for the passage of traffic if at least one-hour advanced notification is given during the morning and evening rush hours.
Safety Zone; Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular, Atlantic Ocean; Jacksonville Beach, FL
Document Number: 2015-22581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Jacksonville Beach, Florida during the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular air show. The event is scheduled to take place from October 22 through October 25, 2015. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or a designated representative. The Coast Guard invites your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2015-22026
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Farm to Fork dinner event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Petaluma River, Petaluma, CA
Document Number: 2015-22025
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Haystack Landing Drawbridge across the Petaluma River, mile 12.4, at Petaluma, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA
Document Number: 2015-22024
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation, Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA from 11:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. on September 6, 2015. This action is necessary to restrict vessel movement within the specified race area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after racing activity in order to ensure the safety of participants, spectators and the maritime public. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within the specified race area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representatives.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2015-21965
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine, including but not limited to training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Beardstown, IL
Document Number: 2015-21964
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge across the Illinois Waterway, mile 88.8, at Beardstown, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow signal upgrades to be installed which can only be done when the bridge is in the closed-to- navigation position. The deviation allows the bridge to be in the closed-to-navigation position for 4 hours.
Safety Zone, Labor Day Long Neck Style Fireworks, Indian River Bay; Long Neck, DE
Document Number: 2015-21953
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Indian River Bay in Long Neck, DE. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic on a portion of Indian River Bay from operating while a fireworks event is taking place. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Portland Dragon Boat Races, Portland, Oregon
Document Number: 2015-21947
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-03
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard will enforce the Portland Dragon Boat Races Safety Zone from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on September 12, 2015 and 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on September 13, 2015. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of maritime traffic, including the public vessels present, on the Willamette River during the Portland Dragon Boat Races. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone without permission from the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2015-21792
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard is establishing a Special Local Regulation for the ``Swim the Loop'' and ``Motts Channel Sprint'' swim event, to be held on the waters adjacent to and surrounding Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, during the swim event.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2015-21791
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement date of the special local regulation on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay, San Diego, California in support of the annual TriRock San Diego Triathlon. This temporary interim rule adjusts the date for the established special local regulations listed in 33 CFR 100.1101 (table 1, item 11). This temporary interim rule provides public notice and is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Unauthorized persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), or his designated representative. The Coast Guard requests public comments on the temporary interim rule.
Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District, Sabine River; Orange, TX
Document Number: 2015-21772
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations for the Southern Professional Outboard Racing Tour (S.P.O.R.T.) boat races to be held on the Sabine River in Orange, TX from 3 p.m. on September 18, 2015, through 6 p.m. on September 20, 2015. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, non-participating vessels and other users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, the Coast Guard Patrol Commander will enforce restrictions upon, and control the movement of, vessels in the zone established by the Special Local Regulation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2015-21707
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Quad City Marathon to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for four and a half hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; English Kills, Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: 2015-21648
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metropolitan Ave. Bridge, across the English Kills, mile 3.4, at Brooklyn, New York. This deviation is necessary to remove lead based paint in the bridge control house electrical room. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 3 days.
Security Zone, Seward, AK
Document Number: 2015-21690
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving security zone within 1000 yards of a designated vessel on the navigable waters of the U.S. in Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska during the visit of the President of the United States (POTUS) to the area. This action is necessary to provide security for the President and first family of the United States. Unauthorized vessels and persons will be prohibited from entering or remaining in the security zones unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or the COTP's designated representative. A U.S. Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM) will be conducted during this time to identify the vessel's name and location in which the security zone pertains.
Safety Zone, Schuylkill River; Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2015-21687
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in the waters of the Schuylkill River around the Deloach dock near Point Breeze at Philadelphia Energy Solutions. The safety zone is necessary when a barge with a beam (width) up to 80 feet moors at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions' Deloach dock, reducing the horizontal clearance of the channel by as much as 30 feet when a barge is moored at the facility. This rule will allow the Coast Guard to restrict all vessel traffic through the safety zone when a barge having a beam of up to 80 feet is scheduled to moor at the facility.
Safety Zone; Unexploded Ordnance Removal, Vero Beach, FL
Document Number: 2015-21685
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean for the removal of unexploded ordnance located east of Vero Beach. There will be a zone approximately 2.6 nautical mile wide along the beach extending due east for approximately 2.3 nautical miles, in Vero Beach, Florida. This safety zone will be in effect from August 10th through September 4, 2015. This safety zone will only be enforced while operations are being conducted. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from hazards associated with removal of the unexploded ordnance. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone during operations unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2015-21519
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position two and a half hours before and two and a half hours after each game. The game times for five of the seven games scheduled for Husky Stadium have not yet been determined due to NCAA television scheduling.