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Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud Action Plan
Document Number: 2015-27780
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOC Committee) has finalized principles for determining seafood species at risk of IUU fishing and seafood fraud (at-risk species) and a list of at-risk species developed using the principles.
Notice of Retraction of Publication of the Notice of Final Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, Wheatland Tube Co. v. United States, Court No. 12-00296
Document Number: 2015-27777
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration inadvertently published a notice of Final Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand in Wheatland Tube Co. v. United States, in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (80 FR 63537) (``Notice''). The Notice is hereby retracted from the Federal Register, and as such, the Notice should be disregarded.
Privacy Act of 1974, Altered System of Records
Document Number: 2015-27719
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled Notice of Proposed Amendment to Privacy Act System of Records: COMMERCE/CENSUS-9, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics System.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-27694
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is exchanging unused Community Development Quota (CDQ) for CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves. This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of rock sole and yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Amendment 111
Document Number: 2015-27608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 111 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) for review. Amendment 111 to the FMP would reduce bycatch limits, also known as Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) limits, by specific amounts in four groundfish sectors: the Amendment 80 sector (non-pollock trawl catcher/processors); the BSAI trawl limited access sector (all non-Amendment 80 trawl fishery participants); the BSAI non-trawl sector (primarily hook-and-line catcher/processors); and the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program (CDQ Program, also referred to as the CDQ sector). This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the FMP, and other applicable laws.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27598
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Skate Advisory Panel & Committee Meeting 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.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27591
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold a seven-day public meeting to consider actions affecting West Coast fisheries in the exclusive economic zone.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Business Directory Survey
Document Number: 2015-27579
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy (the ``Interagency Team'') announce an opportunity for U.S.-based suppliers and providers of clean energy, smart grid, and energy efficiency solutions to participate in the launch of an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. The Interagency Team has developed the beta version of an interactive app to serve as a mobile business directory for U.S. clean energy exporters. The app will highlight deployments of sustainable technologies and systems at U.S. diplomatic missions and provide potential business partners around the world with a searchable interface to find information on potential U.S. technology and service providers. The app will showcase a diverse array of clean energy goods and services, including renewable energy equipment (solar, wind, geothermal), biofuels, fuel cell power, smart grid technologies, and energy efficiency solutions, as well as U.S.-based services critical to the deployment of clean energy supplies. U.S. clean energy and energy efficiency exporters interested in registering to be part of the interactive directory and provide information on their company's solutions to be included in the app are requested to send an email to reee@trade.gov by no later than December 31, 2015.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-27570
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-27569
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2015-27423
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2015-27459
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2015-27458
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 23, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Italy and preliminarily determined that La Molisana S.p.A. (La Molisana) was not the successor-in-interest to La Molisana Industrie Alimentari, S.p.A. (LMI), a respondent in the investigation and several administrative reviews.\1\ We received comments from interested parties. Based on our analysis, for the final results, the Department continues to find that La Molisana is not the successor-in-interest to LMI.
Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 2015-27442
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise the existing authorizations for Validated End Users Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment, Inc., China (AMEC) and Applied Materials (China), Inc. (AMC) in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 of the EAR to add one item to AMEC's list of eligible items that may be exported, reexported or transferred (in country) to the company's eligible facility in the PRC, and to add a facility and an item to Validated End User AMC's list of eligible destinations and eligible items.
Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-27430
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the agenda below.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-27429
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from catcher vessels greater than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot gear, American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher processors (C/Ps), and catcher vessels using trawl gear to Amendment 80 (A80) C/Ps, C/Ps using hook-and-line gear, and C/Ps using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Privacy Act of 1974, Altered System of Records
Document Number: 2015-27426
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled Notice of Proposed Amendment to COMMERCE/NOAA-14, Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program.
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Document Number: 2015-27425
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce approves the Apalachicola, Florida National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the research & monitoring, education, training, and stewardship goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. The Apalachicola Reserve revised plan will replace the plan approved in 2003. The Apalachicola Reserve management plan emphasizes a fully integrated approach that links ongoing research, education, training and stewardship programs together. This integrated approach, in coordination with strategic partnerships addresses high priority reserve issues including public use and access, changing land use patterns, the loss of cultural resources, impacts of global and regional processes on ecosystems and communities, engagement with local communities, and changes in reserve habitats. Since the last management plan, the reserve has expanded its monitoring and geographic information system programs; increased staff resources; completed a site profile, established a Coastal Training Program; expanded educational programs; and constructed a new nature center and headquarters complex in the town of Eastpoint that includes laboratories, offices, classrooms, interpretative areas, and are planning interpretive trails. There is a boundary change associated with this management plan revision that will decrease their total acreage from 246,766 acres to 234,715. The change is attributable to accuracy adjustments based on improved geographic information for the site. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the 234,715 acre Apalachicola Reserve for the next five years. View the Apalachicola, Florida Reserve Management Plan revision at (http:// www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/apalachicola/publications.h tm).
Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2015 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Yellowtail Snapper
Document Number: 2015-27421
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the yellowtail snapper commercial sector in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic for the 2015 fishing year through this temporary rule. Commercial landings for yellowtail snapper, as estimated by the Science and Research Director, are projected to reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) on October 31, 2015. Therefore, NMFS closes the yellowtail snapper commercial sector on October 31, 2015, through the remainder of the fishing year in the South Atlantic EEZ. This closure is necessary to protect the South Atlantic yellowtail snapper resource.
Welded Stainless Pressure Pipe From India: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2015-27376
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Welded Stainless Pressure Pipe From India: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2015-27364
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Changes To Facilitate Applicant's Authorization of Access to Unpublished U.S. Patent Applications by Foreign Intellectual Property Offices
Document Number: 2015-27335
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The electronic sharing of information and documents between intellectual property (IP) offices is critical for increasing the efficiency and quality of patent examination worldwide. Current examples of this sharing include the priority document exchange (PDX) program and the program by which U.S. search results are delivered to the European Patent Office (EPO). In support of electronic file sharing, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is revising its rules of practice to include a specific provision by which an applicant can authorize the Office to give a foreign IP office that is a party to an agreement with the Office access to all or part of the file contents of an unpublished U.S. patent application in order to satisfy a requirement for information imposed on a counterpart application filed with the foreign IP office. Previously, for unpublished U.S. patent applications, applicants followed one regulatory provision to provide the Office with authorization for a foreign IP office to access an application-as-filed and followed another regulatory provision to provide the Office with authorization to share the file contents with a foreign IP office. The final rule changes consolidate the specific provisions of the regulations by which applicants give the Office authority to provide a foreign IP office with access to an application in order to satisfy a requirement for information of the foreign IP office. The Office is also revising the rules of practice to indicate there is no fee for providing a foreign IP office with an electronic copy of an application-as-filed or an electronic copy of file contents pursuant to a bilateral or multilateral agreement. Additionally, along with changes to the application data sheet (ADS) form, the final rule changes simplify the process for how applicants provide the Office with the required authorization, thereby reducing the resources applicants must expend to comply with these foreign IP office requirements, and enhance the quality of patent examination.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-27331
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Streamlining Summary Level 070 Tables in the 5-Year American Community Survey
Document Number: 2015-27280
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau hereby announces that it will streamline the production and release of American Community Survey (ACS) Summary Level 070 tables (state/county/county subdivision/place remainder (or part)) to the 15 tables necessary for the delineation of metropolitan, micropolitan, and related statistical areas as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ACS collects detailed demographic, social, economic, and housing data from about 3.5 million addresses in the United States and 36,000 in Puerto Rico each year. Annual data products are released in the form of 1-Year and 5-Year estimates with 5-Year estimates being produced for over 578,000 geographies by 87 different summary levels. Most summary levels and their corresponding geographies are then produced for approximately 1,000 detailed tables. As a cost-saving measure and to improve the usability of the estimates, the Census Bureau has decided to streamline the production and release of Summary Level 070 tables to the 15 tables necessary for delineation. Based on data user analytics, customer feedback, and responses from an earlier Federal Register Notice (June 5, 2015; 80 FR 32084) soliciting comments on the streamlining of the summary level, we believe that the streamlining of this summary level will not have a significant impact to our data users. Therefore, beginning in December 2015, the Census Bureau will be tabulating and releasing only those 15 tables for Summary Level 070 that are necessary for the delineation of metropolitan, micropolitan, and related statistical areas (particularly for identification of New England City and Town Area principal cities), commuting analysis, and basic demographic and housing analysis.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-27274
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is exchanging allocations of Amendment 80 cooperative quota (CQ) for Amendment 80 acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves. This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-27273
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Front Street Transload Facility Construction
Document Number: 2015-27262
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
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 the Bergerson Construction, Inc. (Bergerson) to take, by Level B harassment, small numbers of two species of marine mammals incidental to the Front Street Transload Facility construction project in Newport, Oregon, between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2016.
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Vessel Register Required Information, International Maritime Organization Numbering Scheme
Document Number: 2015-27258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement a resolution adopted by the Inter- American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) by requiring U.S. vessels, fishing for tuna and tuna-like species with a capacity equal to or greater than 100 gross resister tons (GRT), to have an International Maritime Organization (IMO) number. The IMO numbers will be included with information the United States sends to the IATTC for vessels authorized to fish in the IATTC Convention Area for tuna and tuna-like species, and will enable more effective tracking of vessels that may be engaging in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14628
Document Number: 2015-27208
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution (Charles W. Potter, Responsible Party), PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013 has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 14628.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2015-27157
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 2, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\ The review covers 127 companies. Based on timely withdrawals of all review requests for certain companies, we are now rescinding the administrative review with respect to 109 companies.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-27156
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is initiating a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') for the new shipper review is December 1, 2013, through November 30, 2014.\1\
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To Identify and Delist a Saint John River Distinct Population Segment of Shortnose Sturgeon Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2015-27148
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 12-month finding on a petition to identify and ``delist'' shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) within the Saint John River in New Brunswick, Canada under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The shortnose sturgeon is currently listed as an endangered species, at the species level, under the ESA. Based on our review of the best scientific and commercial data available, we have determined that the population of shortnose sturgeon from the Saint John River does not qualify as a distinct population segment. Therefore, we did not consider the petition further, and we do not propose to delist this population.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Thorny Skate as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2015-27147
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list a ``Northwest Atlantic Distinct Population Segment'' (DPS) or ``United States DPS'' of thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition to list thorny skate presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. We will conduct a review of the status of the species to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information pertaining to this species from any interested party.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-27144
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27134
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish 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.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC); Public Hearings
Document Number: 2015-27133
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The CFMC is considering modifying the timing for the implementation of accountability measure based closures in the EEZ and specifying how often to revisit the modification. The Council is considering these management measures in order to ensure AM-based closures successfully achieve their conservation objective at the least cost to fishers and the fishing communities, consistent with National Standard 8 the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Following are the actions and management alternatives: The Amendment consists of two actions: Action 1: Modify the timimg for the implementation of AM-based closures in the EEZ.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27132
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Collaborative Research Committee will hold a public meeting.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; St. George Reef Light Station Restoration and Maintenance at Northwest Seal Rock, Del Norte County, California
Document Number: 2015-27117
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society (Society), for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (Authorization) to take marine mammals, by harassment incidental to conducting aircraft operations, lighthouse renovation, and light maintenance activities on the St. George Reef Light Station on Northwest Seal Rock in the northeast Pacific Ocean. The proposed dates for this action would be late November 2015 through November 2016. Per the Marine Mammal Protection Act, we are requesting comments on our proposal to issue an Authorization to the Society to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Rehabilitation of the Jetty System at the Mouth of the Columbia River, Washington and Oregon
Document Number: 2015-27104
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the rehabilitation of the jetty system at the mouth of the Columbia River (MCR) including the North Jetty, South Jetty, and Jetty A. The Corps is requesting a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for pile installation and removal associated with construction of temporary offloading facilities at the North Jetty, South Jetty, and Jetty A over the course of 5 years; approximately September 2017 through August 2022. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the Corps' request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on the Corps' application and request.
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-27089
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that uncovered innerspring units (``innersprings units'') completed or assembled in Malaysia by Goldon Bedding Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. (``Goldon'') using components from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), and exported to the United States, are circumventing the antidumping duty order on innersprings from the PRC, as provided in section 781(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').\1\
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Online Webinar
Document Number: 2015-27007
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council's) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online webinar to review a revised west coast limited entry trawl individual fishing quota (IFQ) projection model developed by the Pacific Council's Groundfish Management Team (GMT). The online SSC webinar is open to the public.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Hearings
Document Number: 2015-27006
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a series of public hearings pertaining to Regulatory Amendment 25 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South Atlantic and Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan for the Atlantic. Regulatory Amendment 25 to the Snapper Grouper FMP addresses management measures for blueline tilefish, yellowtail snapper and black sea bass. Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP addresses a commercial trip limit for the dolphin fishery in the Atlantic.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27005
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Ecosystem Based Fishery Management 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27004
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC's) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC's) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2015-27003
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would allow commercial fishing vessels to fish outside of the limited access sea scallop regulations in support of study investigating coastal spawning of winter flounder in Southern New England. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-26975
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Treatment of U.S. Purse Seine Fishing With Respect to U.S. Territories
Document Number: 2015-26968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document includes two distinct but related NMFS actions. First, NMFS announces that it has denied a petition for rulemaking from Tri Marine Management Company, LLC, related to purse seine fishing effort limits in the area of competence of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission). Second, NMFS issues an advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to the treatment of U.S.- flagged purse seine vessels and their fishing activities in regulations implementing decisions of the Commission.
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; Horseshoe Crabs; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit, 2015; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2015-26897
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action reopens the comment period for an application for an exempted fishing permit for horseshoe crab that published on October 7, 2015. The original comment period closed 13 days later on October 19, 2015, which is two days shorter than the 15-day minimum comment time period required in our regulations. We are therefore reopening the comment period through October 27, 2015, to make-up for this shortfall and to provide additional opportunity for public comment.
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2015-26964
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.