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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2012-26203
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for 96 hours. This action is necessary to fully use the 2012 total allowable catch of pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State Government Research and Development (R&D) Survey
Document Number: 2012-26186
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau
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 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-26150
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-26128
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a webinar of the Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-26125
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Seismic Survey in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Alaska
Document Number: 2012-26103
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to ION Geophysical (ION) to take, by harassment, small numbers of nine species of marine mammals incidental to in-ice marine seismic surveys in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Alaska, during the fall and winter of 2012.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2012-26092
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2012 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.
Membership of the Bureau of Industry and Security Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2012-26062
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of BIS's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Membership of the Economic Development Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2012-26061
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of EDA's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
In the Matter of: Micei International, Respondent
Document Number: 2012-26058
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-26032
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce
Availability of Seats for the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-25862
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: K- 12 education, non-living resources research and citizen-at-large. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen for the K-12 education or non-living resources research seats should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter. The applicant chosen for the citizen-at-large seat should expect to serve a 2-year term.
Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-25861
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Agriculture, At-Large (2), Business/Industry, Commercial Fishing, Conservation, Recreation, Recreational Fishing, and Research. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen should expect to serve until February 2016.
Availability of Seats for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-25860
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Commercial Fishing (primary and alternate positions) and Education (primary and alternate positions). Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve three-year terms, pursuant to the council's charter.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery
Document Number: 2012-25982
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This request for comments is for information collection requirements from a recently published proposed rule regarding an action to reopen a portion of the Georges Bank Closed Area to the harvest of Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs. The full details of this action can be found in the proposed rule. This Federal Register notice is soliciting comments only on the burden estimates for the collection of information requirements under the testing protocol and the letter of authorization requirements that are associated with the proposed rule.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy Training in the Northwest Training Range Complex
Document Number: 2012-25980
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued a 3-year Letter of Authorization (LOA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals incidental to Navy training and research activities to be conducted within the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC), off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and northern California. These activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA).
Solid Urea From the Russian Federation: Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-25973
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 18, 2012, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Russian Federation (Russia). The period of review is July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results, but we received no comments. The final weighted-average dumping margin for MCC EuroChem is listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates
Document Number: 2012-25972
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From India: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2012-25970
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has determined that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (``circular welded pipe'') from India. For information on the estimated countervailing duty rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section, below.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2012-25966
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (``circular welded pipe'') from the United Arab Emirates (``UAE'').
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman
Document Number: 2012-25963
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)
Document Number: 2012-25961
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Time and Date: The meeting will be held November 14, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Place: This meeting will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza located at One Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at https://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/ assessment. Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) and alternate DFO (kandis.wyatt@noaa.gov) by 12 p.m. November 9, 2012. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period from 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on November 14, 2012. The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's office by Friday, November 9, 2012, to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Friday, November 9, 2012, will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East- West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From India: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2012-25959
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the Preliminary Determination of sales at less than fair value (LTFV) in the antidumping investigation of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from India.\1\ The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. No comments were received from interested parties, and we have made no changes to our Preliminary Determination. The Department continues to find that circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margin of sales at LTFV is shown in the ``Final Determination Margin'' section of this notice.
National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)
Document Number: 2012-25958
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given cancelling the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) conference call on Tuesday, October 24, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Negative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2012-25956
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers and exporters of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (``circular welded pipe'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'').
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2012-25952
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) 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), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2012-25949
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (``circular welded pipe'') from the Sultanate of Oman (``Oman'').
Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable in Japan
Document Number: 2012-25940
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) is coordinating a Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable, which will be held on December 3, 2012 in Tokyo in conjunction with the U.S.-Japan Energy Policy Dialogue. The U.S. Department of Energythe lead U.S. agency for the bilateral dialogue taking place in Fukushimawill co-chair the Roundtable. ITA is seeking the participation of approximately 20 U.S. companies (up to two representatives per company) in the Roundtable and related events in the Touhoku region. The dialogue will provide an opportunity for Japanese policy-makers to benefit from the viewpoints of U.S. clean energy companies and those companies to be able to learn more about the policy and regulatory landscape for renewable energy developing in Japan at this time. Following the Roundtable, the delegation will travel to Fukushima Prefecture and Sendai for site visits. Participants will learn firsthand the current condition of reconstruction following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the role of renewable energy in those efforts, including local government incentives. The U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service will also be available in Tokyo to provide its counseling services to participating companies whose products or services include at least 51 percent U.S. content. The Roundtable and Tour support ITA's commitments contained in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative, which aims to significantly increase U.S. RE&EE exports during the National Export Initiative, which sets the ambitious goal of doubling U.S. exports by the end of 2014.
Conference on International Trade Issues Facing U.S. Machinery Manufacturing Industries
Document Number: 2012-25930
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce
On December 4, 2012 the Office of Transportation and Machinery will hold a one-day conference on bi-lateral and multi-lateral international trade issues impacting the U.S. machinery manufacturing industries, with emphasis on tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade and global market access.
Annual Retail Trade Survey
Document Number: 2012-25909
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that the Director of the Census Bureau has determined the need to conduct the 2012 Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS). ARTS covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in the Retail Trade and/or Accommodation and Food Services sectors as defined by the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Through this survey, the Census Bureau will collect data covering annual sales, annual e- commerce sales, year-end inventories held inside and outside the United States, total and detailed operating expenses, purchases, accounts receivables, and, for selected industries, merchandise line sales, and percent of e-commerce sales to customers located outside the United States. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. Results will be available for use for a variety of public and business needs such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demand. The Census Bureau conducts the ARTS to provide continuing and timely national statistical data on retail trade, and accommodation and food services activity annually. The 2012 ARTS is a separate collection and is not part of 2012 Economic Census.
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-25883
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-25876
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet in Juneau, AK.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-25875
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Oversight Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-25874
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Certain Pasta From Turkey: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2011
Document Number: 2012-25847
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is rescinding its administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta (``pasta'') from Turkey for the period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-25828
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Monday, November 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss engineering needs for existing buildings, to review the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) agency updates on their latest activities, and to gather information for the Committee's 2013 Annual Report of the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at https://nehrp.gov/.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-25827
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61,623/ 957 titled ``Highly Selective Gallium Nitride Nanowire/Titanium Dioxide-Nanocluster Hybrid Sensors for Detection of Benzene and Related Environmental Pollutants,'' NIST Docket No. 11-019 to the University of Maryland, having a place of business at 0133 Cole Student Activities Building, College Park MD 20742-1001. The grant of the license would be for all fields of use.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)
Document Number: 2012-25826
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) invites interested U.S. companies to submit letters of interest in collaborating with NIST/ITL on an ongoing basis in the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) through partnerships called ``National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnerships'' (NCEPs).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies; Amendment 19
Document Number: 2012-25824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the New England Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 19 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, incorporating a draft Environmental Assessment and an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, for review and approval by the Secretary of Commerce. NMFS is requesting comments from the public on Amendment 19, which was developed by the Council to modify management measures that govern the small-mesh multispecies fishery, including accountability measures, year-round possession limits, and the total allowable landings process.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 38
Document Number: 2012-25823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 38 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this rule would modify post-season accountability measures (AMs) that affect shallow- water grouper species (SWG), change the trigger for AMs, and revise the Gulf reef fish framework procedure. The intent of this proposed rule is to achieve optimum yield (OY) while ensuring the fishery resources are utilized efficiently.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-25822
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel (AP) in North Charleston, SC.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 34
Document Number: 2012-25821
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement management measures described in Amendment 34 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This rule removes the income qualification requirements for renewal of Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) commercial reef fish permits and increases the maximum crew size to four for dual-permitted vessels (i.e. vessels that possess both a charter vessel/headboat permit for Gulf reef fish and a commercial vessel permit for Gulf reef fish) that are fishing commercially. The intent of this rule is to remove permit requirements that NMFS views as no longer applicable to current commercial fishing practices and to improve safety-at-sea in the Gulf reef fish fishery.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Exempted Fishery for the Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Fishery
Document Number: 2012-25809
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to modify the regulations implementing the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to allow vessels to fish with gillnet and longline gear from June through December, and with handline gear from June through August, in a portion of inshore Georges Bank (GB) each year, outside of the requirements of the NE multispecies fishery. This action would allow vessels to harvest spiny dogfish and other non-groundfish species in a manner that is consistent with the bycatch reduction objectives of the FMP.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for the State of New York
Document Number: 2012-25790
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2012 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the State of New York has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in New York for the remainder of calendar year 2012, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise New York that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in New York.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-25759
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce
Potential Market Impact of the Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Materials Plan; National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments
Document Number: 2012-25734
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Stockpile Annual Materials Plan. The role of the Market Impact Committee is to advise the National Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign economic effects of all acquisitions and disposals involving the stockpile and related material research and development projects. Public comments are an important element of the Committee's market impact review process.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plan South-Central California Coast Steelhead Distinct Population Segment
Document Number: 2012-25733
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability for public review of the Public Review Draft Recovery Plan (Plan) for the South-Central California Coast (SCCCS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Distinct Population (DPS). NMFS is soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Plan, and will consider all substantive comments received during the review period before submitting the Plan for final approval. In addition, public meetings will be held as opportunities for learning more about and providing comments on the Public Review Draft Plan (see Public Meetings paragraph).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys Along the Oregon and California Coasts
Document Number: 2012-25732
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring surveys. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to PISCO to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity.