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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Georges Bank Haddock Catch Cap Harvested
Document Number: 2015-26875
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the directed herring fishery in the Herring Georges Bank Haddock Accountability Measure Area based on a determination that the Georges Bank Haddock Catch Cap has been harvested. Federally permitted vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, receive, land or sell more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring in or from the Herring Georges Bank Haddock Accountability Measure Area for the remainder of the fishing year. Also, vessels issued Federal permits for Atlantic herring fishing with midwater trawl gear, or vessels issued an All Areas and/or Areas 2 and 3 Limited Access Atlantic herring permit on a declared Atlantic herring trip, regardless of gear used, may not possess haddock, unless also on a declared Northeast multispecies trip with a Northeast multispecies permit.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-26871
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to fully use the 2015 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch specified for the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Navy Civilian Port Defense Activities at the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, California
Document Number: 2015-26856
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to Civilian Port Defense training activities within and near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.
Schedule of Fees for Access to NOAA Environmental Data, Information, and Related Products and Services
Document Number: 2015-26850
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In this final rule, NESDIS establishes a new schedule of fees for the sale of its data, information, and related products and services to users. NESDIS is revising the fee schedule that has been in effect since 2013 to ensure that the fees accurately reflect the costs of providing access to the environmental data, information, and related products and services. NESDIS is authorized under 15 U.S.C. 1534 to assess fees, up to fair market value, for access to environmental data, information, and products derived from, collected, and/or archived by NOAA. Other than depreciation, costs to upgrade computer hardware and software systems will not be included in the fees charged to users. NESDIS is updating its schedule of fees for access to NOAA Environmental Data, Information, and Related Products and Services as costs of providing access have changed since 2013.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
Document Number: 2015-26844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendment 44 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP) and a regulatory amendment that would modify regulations governing the Crab Rationalization (CR) Program. The proposed rule would modify regulations to reflect that a Right of First Refusal (ROFR) may continue with the current ROFR holder or a new ROFR holder when processor quota share (PQS) is transferred and would require PQS holders to make specific certifications regarding ROFR contracts when annually applying for individual processor quota (IPQ) and when transferring PQS that are subject to a ROFR. In addition, this proposed rule would amend CR Program regulations to separate the annual individual fishing quota (IFQ)/IPQ application into two separate applications, and would require that crab harvesting cooperatives list the name of each member of the cooperative in its application for IFQ rather than provide NMFS with copies of each member's IFQ application. These actions are necessary to improve available information concerning transfer and use of PQS and IPQ subject to a ROFR, thereby enhancing the ability of eligible crab communities to retain their historical processing interests in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) crab fisheries, and to improve the administration of the CR Program. These actions are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Proposed Amendment to the Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program
Document Number: 2015-26840
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management is announcing the availability of a Spanish language version of analysis documents submitted by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico supporting a request for approval of changes to the Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program (PRCZMP), and an extension of the public review and comment period on the program changes.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amended System of Records
Document Number: 2015-26776
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act), as amended, Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) 552a(e)(4) and (11); and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130, Appendix 1, ``Federal Agency Responsibility for Maintaining Records About Individuals,'' the Department of Commerce (Department) is issuing a notice of intent to amend the system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/ ITA-1, Individuals Identified in Export Transactions,'' by transferring the system from the International Trade Administration (ITA) to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and by renaming the system to ``COMMERCE/BIS-1, Individuals Identified in Export Transactions and Other Matters Subject to BIS Jurisdiction.'' The purpose of this amendment is also to update: (a) The security classification, system location, and system manager and address; (b) the categories of individuals covered by the system; (c) the categories of records in the system; (d) the authority for maintenance of the system; (e) the storage, retrievability, safeguards, retention, and disposal of records; (f) the notification, record access, and contesting record procedures; (g) the routine uses by adding the breach notification routine use; (h) records source categories; and (i) exemptions claimed for the system. The information is collected for identification purposes of individuals involved in export transactions chosen for or participating in export regulation outreach, education and information programs; individuals seeking export licenses or other authorizations from BIS, as well as related end use checks; individuals providing information pursuant to laws or regulations administered or enforced by BIS; or individuals under suspicion or investigation or having been convicted of or otherwise found liable for violations of export control laws or other laws or regulations administered by BIS. We invite public comment on the amended system announced in this publication.
Schedule for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop
Document Number: 2015-26767
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS published a notice on September 10, 2015, announcing the dates and locations of three Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops to be held during October through December of 2015. Attendance at an Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers in order to meet certain regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Based upon recent analysis indicating the need for an additional workshop in the New York and southern New England area to accommodate shark dealers who purchase smooth dogfish, this notice announces a free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop that will be conducted during December of 2015 in Bohemia, NY. Additional Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be conducted during 2016 and will be announced in a future notice.
Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-26765
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').
Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2015-26764
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Adminstration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale (``boltless steel shelving'') from the People's Republic of China (the ``PRC''). Also, as explained in this notice, we are amending our Final Determination \1\ to correct a ministerial error with respect to the CVD rate applied to companies that did not respond to the Department's quantity and value (``Q&V'') questionnaire.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2015-26763
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (PRC) with respect to Hubei Qianjiang Huashan Aquatic Food and Product Co., Ltd. (Hubei Qianjiang).
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2015-26762
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 18, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') initiated a changed circumstance review (``CCR'') of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (``solar cells''), from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') in response to a request from Neo Solar Power Corporation (``Neo Solar''), DelSolar Co., Ltd. (``DelSolar Taiwan''), and DelSolar (Wujiang) Ltd. (``DelSolar Wujiang'').\1\ Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''), and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department preliminarily determines that Neo Solar is not the successor-in-interest to DelSolar Taiwan for purposes of determining antidumping duty (``AD'') liability in this proceeding. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-26760
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2015-26688
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2015-26634
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
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 supercalendered paper (SC paper) from Canada. The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
Final Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-26622
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Notice to issue final interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, forthcoming requests for proposals, interpretive rules, and network policies. The purpose of this Notice is to provide stakeholders FirstNet's interpretations on many of the key preliminary interpretations presented in the proposed interpretations published on March 13, 2015.
First Responder Network Authority; Final Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-26621
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Notice to issue final interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, forthcoming requests for proposals, interpretive rules, and network policies. The purpose of this Notice is to provide stakeholders FirstNet's interpretations on many of the key preliminary interpretations presented in the proposed interpretations published on September 24, 2014.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-26605
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to the 2020 Census Operational Plan. The C-SAC will meet via teleconference on November 2, 2015. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http://www.census.gov/ cac/.
Final Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, Wheatland Tube Co. v. United States
Document Number: 2015-26601
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2015-26586
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration
Below is a listing of individuals who are eligible to serve on the Performance Review Board (PRB) in accordance with the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) Senior Executive Service and Senior Professional performance management systems:
Membership of the Bureau of Industry and Security Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2015-26583
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
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), announces 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: 2015-26582
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. Sec. 4314(c)(4), the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces 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.
Membership of the International Trade Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2015-26576
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. Sec. 4314(c)(4), the International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of ITA'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 National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2015-26575
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. Sec. 4314(c)(4), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of NTIA'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.
Patent Public Advisory Committee Public Hearing on the Proposed Patent Fee Schedule
Document Number: 2015-26574
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
Under Section 10 of the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may set or adjust by rule any patent or trademark fee established, authorized, or charged under Title 35 of the United States Code or the Trademark Act of 1946, respectively. The USPTO currently is planning to set or adjust patent fees pursuant to its Section 10 fee setting authority. As part of the rulemaking process to set or adjust patent fees, the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) is required under Section 10 of the AIA to hold a public hearing about any proposed patent fees, and the USPTO is required to assist PPAC in carrying out that hearing. To that end, the USPTO will make its proposed patent fees available as set forth in the Supplementary Information section of this Notice before any PPAC hearing and will help the PPAC to notify the public about the hearing. Accordingly, this document announces the dates and logistics for the PPAC public hearing regarding USPTO proposed patent fees. Interested members of the public are invited to testify at the hearing and/or submit written comments about the proposed patent fees and the questions posed on PPAC's Web site about the proposed fees.
Trademark Public Advisory Committee Public Hearing on the Proposed Trademark Fee Schedule
Document Number: 2015-26572
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
Under Section 10 of the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may set or adjust by rule any patent or trademark fee established, authorized, or charged under Title 35 of the United States Code or the Trademark Act of 1946, respectively. The USPTO currently is planning to set or adjust trademark fees pursuant to its Section 10 fee setting authority. As part of the rulemaking process to set or adjust trademark fees, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) is required under Section 10 of the AIA to hold a public hearing about any proposed trademark fees, and the USPTO is required to assist TPAC in carrying out that hearing. To that end, the USPTO will make its proposed trademark fees available as set forth in the Supplementary Information section of this Notice before any TPAC hearing and will help the TPAC to notify the public about the hearing. Accordingly, this document announces the dates and logistics for the TPAC public hearing regarding USPTO proposed trademark fees. Interested members of the public are invited to testify at the hearing and/or submit written comments about the proposed trademark fees and the questions posed on the USPTO TPAC Web site page about the proposed fees.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-26566
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4, Digital Signature Standard; Request for Comments on the NIST-Recommended Elliptic Curves
Document Number: 2015-26539
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4, Digital Signature Standard, which has been in effect since July 2013. FIPS 186-4 specifies three techniques for the generation and verification of digital signatures that can be used for the protection of data: the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman Algorithm (RSA), the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), and the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA), along with a set of elliptic curves recommended for government use. NIST is primarily seeking comments on the recommended elliptic curves specified in Appendix D of the FIPS, but comments on other areas of the FIPS will also be considered. FIPS 186-4 is available at http:// dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.FIPS.186-4.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-26526
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-26508
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-26495
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2015-26487
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts (``citric acid'') from the People's Republic of China (``the PRC'') for the period of review May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting
Document Number: 2015-26473
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
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 Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2015-26472
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management (Habitat) Advisory Panel (AP) in St. Petersburg, FL. The meeting is open to the public.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; 2016 Red Snapper Commercial Quota Retention
Document Number: 2015-26471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this proposed rule would withhold 4.9 percent of the 2016 red snapper commercial quota prior to the annual distribution of red snapper allocation to red snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program (IFQ) shareholders on January 1, 2016. The purpose of this proposed rule is to allow the allocations being established through Amendment 28 to the FMP (Amendment 28) to be effective for the 2016 fishing year.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Logbook Family of Forms
Document Number: 2015-26468
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
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 and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Generic Clearance for Program Evaluation Data Collections
Document Number: 2015-26466
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Announcing the Withdrawal of Six (6) Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
Document Number: 2015-26429
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces the withdrawal of six Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS): FIPS 181, FIPS 185, FIPS 188, FIPS 190, FIPS 191 and FIPS 196. These FIPS are obsolete and are being withdrawn because they have not been updated to reference current or revised voluntary industry standards, federal specifications, or federal data standards. Federal agencies are responsible for using current voluntary industry standards and current federal specifications and data standards in their acquisition and management activities.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2015-26419
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce, through the International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (OTEA), has received an application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate'') from Northwest Fruit Exporters. This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and seeks public comments on whether the amended Certificate should be issued.
International Affairs; High Seas Fishing Compliance Act; Permitting and Monitoring of U.S. High Seas Fishing Vessels
Document Number: 2015-26398
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final action sets forth regulatory changes to improve the administration of the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act program and the monitoring of U.S. fishing vessels operating on the high seas. This final rule includes, for all U.S. fishing vessels operating on the high seas, adjustments to permitting and reporting procedures. It also includes requirements for the installation and operation of enhanced mobile transceiver units (EMTUs) for vessel monitoring, carrying observers on vessels, reporting of transshipments taking place on the high seas, and protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems. This final rule has been prepared to minimize duplication and to be consistent with other established requirements.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Resources of the South Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction for Gag Grouper
Document Number: 2015-26396
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reduces the commercial trip limit for gag grouper (gag) in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic to 500 lb (227 kg), gutted weight. This trip limit reduction is necessary to protect the South Atlantic gag resource.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reapportionment of the 2015 Gulf of Alaska Pacific Halibut Prohibited Species Catch Limits for the Trawl Deep-Water and Shallow-Water Fishery Categories; Correction
Document Number: 2015-26372
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is correcting a temporary rule that reapportioned halibut prohibited species catch limits in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) that published on September 11, 2015. The table in the document contained errors.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Correction
Document Number: 2015-26367
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is correcting a temporary rule that exchanged unused Community Development Quota (CDQ) for CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves that published on October 5, 2015. The CDQ group that initiated this transfer was incorrect.
U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-26360
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee (Committee) in St. Thomas, USVI.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-26354
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Electronic Monitoring Workgroup (EMWG) will meet November 2 and November 3, 2015.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting (Webinar)
Document Number: 2015-26353
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a Webinar meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS). The meeting is open to the public.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-26352
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) and Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a Webinar, which is open to the public.