Department of Commerce February 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03865
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-03864
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session from March 30-31, 2017. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent 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/ about/cac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http:// www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html or at http://www.ustream.tv/ embed/6504322?wmode=direct.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 16609 and 20646
Document Number: 2017-03836
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Zoological Society of San Diego [Douglas Myers, Responsible Party], P.O. Box 120551, San Diego, CA 92112 (File No. 16609), and the Morgridge Institute for Research [James Thomson, Ph.D., Responsible Party], 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715 (File No. 20646), have applied in due form for permits to import, export, and receive marine mammal parts for scientific research.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-03833
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project; Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-03747
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On January 13, 2017 NOAA published a notice in the Federal Register to solicit public comment on the joint draft environmental impact report and environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) that analyzes the potential effects on the physical and human environment related to a proposed reverse osmosis desalination facility project within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary boundaries. This document extends the public comment period for the draft EIR/EIS until March 29, 2017.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2017-03875
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2017 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03788
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will meet.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03787
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a meeting, which is open to the public.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2017-03784
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2017 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2017 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
Document Number: 2017-03783
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) to close the hook-and-line component of the commercial sector for king mackerel in the Florida west coast southern subzone. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) king mackerel resource.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Notice of Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-03779
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 16, 2016, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (``wire rod'') from Mexico. Based on Nucor Corporation's (``Nucor'') timely withdrawal of the request for review of Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V. (``Ternium''), we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to Ternium. The instant review will continue with respect to ArcelorMittal Las Truchas S.A. de C.V. (``AMLT'') and Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. (``Deacero'').
Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2017-03778
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Italy. Based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies from interested parties, we are now rescinding this administrative review with respect to eight companies.
Calendar of Upcoming Trade Missions
Document Number: 2017-03722
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; 2017 and 2018 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: 2017-03698
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces final 2017 and 2018 harvest specifications and prohibited species catch allowances for the groundfish fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2017 and 2018 fishing years, and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP). The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the BSAI in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Final 2017 and 2018 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: 2017-03697
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces final 2017 and 2018 harvest specifications, apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2017 and 2018 fishing years and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the GOA in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things
Document Number: 2017-03682
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In response to requests for additional time, the Department of Commerce is extending the closing deadline for submitting comments to a request for public comments entitled ``The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things.'' 82 FR 4313 (Jan. 13, 2017). In the request for comment, the Department is seeking broad input from all interested stakeholdersincluding the private industry, researchers, academia, and civil societyon the issues and proposed approach, current initiatives, and next steps laid out in the green paper ``Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things.'' Through this notice, the Department extends the comment period to March 13, 2017.
Temporary General License: Extension of Validity
Document Number: 2017-03664
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On March 24, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule, Temporary General License. The March 24 final rule created a temporary general license that restored, for a specified time period, the licensing requirements and policies under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) as of March 7, 2016, to two entities (ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun) that were added to the Entity List on March 8, 2016. At this time, the U.S. Government has decided to extend the temporary general license until March 29, 2017. In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of February 27, 2017, and to substitute the date of March 29, 2017. This final rule makes no other changes to the EAR.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03658
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Thorny Skate as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Document Number: 2017-03644
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, have completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata) in response to a petition to list this species. Based on the best scientific and commercial information available, including the status review report, and taking into account ongoing efforts to protect this species, we have determined that the listing of a Northwest Atlantic (NWA) distinct population segment (DPS) or a U.S. DPS is not warranted at this time. While the petition only sought the listing of one of two alternative DPSs, we exercised our discretion to consider whether the listing of the species at the taxonomic level is warranted. We conclude that thorny skate is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range or likely to become so in the foreseeable future.
New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03642
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its NEFMC External Peer Review Management Strategy Evaluation of Atlantic Herring Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rules from 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: 2017-03641
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public workshop of its Habitat 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.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-03639
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (the ``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD duty order.
Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From Poland: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2017-03638
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Poland is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2017-03637
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From Brazil: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2017-03631
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Brazil is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber From Mexico: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2017-03625
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Mexico is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: 2017-03597
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this notice to inform interested parties that the Washington coastal Dungeness crab sub-loan in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Capacity Reduction (Buyback) Program has been repaid. Therefore, Buyback fee collections on Washington coastal Dungeness crab sub-loan will cease for all landings after January 31, 2017.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 3D Nation Requirements and Benefits Elevation Data Study Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-03594
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-24
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.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03506
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce
The Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) Steering Committee will convene a public meeting to discuss and approve the 5- year calendar for stock assessments, and to address any other concerns related to the WPSAR process: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/peer_reviews/ wpsar/index.php. The steering committee consists of the Executive Director of the Council, the Director of the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, and the Regional Administrator of the NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2017-03505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). For these final results, we have treated Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.)/Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd./Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Fufeng''), Deosen Biochemical Ltd./Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd. (collectively, ``Deosen''), and A.H.A. International Co., Ltd. (``AHA'') as mandatory respondents. The period of review (``POR'') is July 19, 2013, through June 30, 2014. The Department published its Preliminary Results on August 7, 2015 and issued post-preliminary results on August 5, 2016. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results and post-preliminary results, and based upon our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to the dumping margin calculations for these final results of review.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, Final Partial Rescission; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2017-03504
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has conducted an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). For these final results, we have treated Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (a.k.a. Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.)/Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd./Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Fufeng''), Deosen Biochemical Ltd./Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd. (collectively, ``Deosen''), and A.H.A. International Co., Ltd. (``AHA'') as mandatory respondents. The period of review (``POR'') is July 01, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The Department published its Preliminary Results of review on August 15, 2016. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, and based upon our analysis of the comments received, we have not made any changes to the dumping margin calculations for these final results of review.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-03503
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 9, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the eleventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). We continue find that the mandatory respondents in this review do not qualify for a separate rate and are, therefore, considered part of the Vietnam-Wide Entity during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 2017-03497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to approve changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (Plan) and codified regulations for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's (IPHC or Commission) regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California (Area 2A). In addition, NMFS proposes to implement the portions of the Plan and management measures that are not implemented through the IPHC. These measures include the sport fishery allocations and management measures for Area 2A. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut, provide angler opportunity where available, and minimize bycatch of overfished groundfish species.
National Sunshine Week Public Event
Document Number: 2017-03481
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is announcing the following event, ``Strengthening Transparency through Open Data and Access to Information,'' in recognition of National Sunshine Week. In recognizing open government, the Census Bureau will hold public speaker sessions to educate and engage the public in open data and information efforts.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States, Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery Off the Atlantic States, and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2017-03458
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Dr. Janelle Fleming, on behalf of the Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA). If granted, the EFP would authorize the deployment of Maine lobster traps, crab pot Christmas trees, and geometric reef balls (fish attracting devices) at several sites in the Federal waters off North Carolina to determine the efficacy of these gear types for attracting and collecting invasive lionfish.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery; 2017-2019 Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Specifications
Document Number: 2017-03441
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We are approving specifications for the 2017 Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery, including an annual catch limit and total allowable landings limit. We are also projecting quotas for 2018-2019. This action is necessary to establish allowable red crab harvest levels that will prevent overfishing and allow harvesting of optimum yield. This action is intended to establish the allowable 2017 harvest levels, consistent with the Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Impacts of Marine Debris on Tourism-dependent Communities
Document Number: 2017-03433
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
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 and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03430
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Tilefish Monitoring Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2017-03426
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet by webinar in an open session on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members appointed by the NIST Director, a majority of whom are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Monosodium Glutamate From Indonesia: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2017-03418
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 25, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from Indonesia. The administrative review covers one exporter of the subject merchandise, PT Cheil Jedang Indonesia (CJI). The period of review (POR) is May 8, 2014, through October 31, 2015. We continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by CJI were not made at prices less than normal value during the POR. The final weighted- average dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Bravo Wharf Recapitalization Project
Document Number: 2017-03410
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that we have revised an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) issued to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, one species of marine mammal during construction activities associated with a wharf recapitalization project at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The project has been delayed and the effective dates revised accordingly.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2017-03379
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2017 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina and Virginia.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2017-03378
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2017 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to vessels using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03377
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03374
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee: Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03351
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security