Department of Commerce September 18, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of Community-Based Restoration Program Guidelines
Document Number: 2015-23503
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is seeking comment on revised guidelines for the Community-based Restoration Program (Program). Since guidelines were first issued in 2000, the Program has not only evolved alongside the field of habitat restoration but has been designed to more effectively support sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery and conservation of protected resources. These goals are aligned with NMFS' core mandates, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and Endangered Species Act. The Program has built a strong foundation of technical and financial assistance capabilities that enables NOAA to proactively identify and develop priority habitat restoration projects, build community-based partnerships to leverage resources, and implement technically sound restoration actions that have maximum impact on coastal and marine species and the ecosystems on which they depend. This document replaces previous guidelines and describes the Program's goals and scope of implementation for FY 2016 and beyond. This is not a solicitation of project proposals.
Implementation of the Australia Group (AG) November 2013 Intersessional Decisions; Correction
Document Number: 2015-23500
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to correct typographical errors contained in a final rule published on June 16, 2015 (80 FR 34266), which amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the recommendations presented at the November 2013 Australia Group (AG) intersessional implementation meeting and later adopted pursuant to the AG silent approval procedure. The typographical errors appear in a Note to ECCN 1C351.a, which includes viruses identified on the AG ``List of Human and Animal Pathogens and Toxins for Export Control.'' This rule also identifies another typographical error in the June 16, 2015, final rule involving the ``Reason for Control'' paragraph for ECCN 1E351. This error does not require a correction at this time, but is being identified to provide clarification to the public.
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-23468
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation for this AD order.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-23461
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-23460
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 41 assessments of the South Atlantic stocks of red snapper and gray triggerfish will consist of a series of workshop and webinars: Data Workshops; an Assessment Workshop and webinars; and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2015-23459
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet Monday, October 5, 2015, through Tuesday, October 13, 2015.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2015-23454
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received six scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon and steelhead. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/ preview_open_for_comment.cfm.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-23451
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-23450
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Establish a Single Small Business Size Standard for Commercial Fishing Businesses
Document Number: 2015-23375
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to establish a small business size standard of $11 million in annual gross receipts for all businesses in the commercial fishing industry (NAICS 11411), for Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) compliance purposes only. The proposed $11 million standard would be used in RFA analyses in place of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) current standards of $20.5 million, $5.5 million, and $7.5 million for the finfish (NAICS 114111), shellfish (NAICS 114112), and other marine fishing (NAICS 114119) sectors of the U.S. commercial fishing industry, respectively. Establishing a single size standard of $11 million for the commercial fishing industry would simplify the RFA analyses done in support of NMFS' rules, better meet the RFA's intent by more accurately representing expected disproportionate effects of NMFS' rules between small and large businesses, create a standard that more accurately reflects the size distribution of all businesses in the commercial fishing industry, and allow NMFS to determine when changes to the standard are necessary and appropriate.