Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Omnibus Deep-Sea Coral Amendment
NMFS announces that the New England Fishery Management Council has submitted the Omnibus Deep-Sea Coral Amendment, incorporating the Environmental Assessment and the Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, for review by the Secretary of Commerce, and is requesting comments from the public. This action would protect deep-sea corals from the impacts of commercial fishing gear on Georges Bank and in the Gulf of Maine. These proposed management measures are intended to reduce, to the extent practicable, impacts of fishing gear on deep-sea corals in New England while balancing their costs to commercial fisheries.
2020 Census Tribal Consultation Meetings
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is continuing tribal consultation meetings through calendar year 2019 with federally recognized tribes as part of our ongoing government-to-government relationships. The Census Bureau received valuable feedback during our 2020 Census tribal consultation meetings held in 2015 and 2016, and the Census Bureau is continuing its communication and information on updates on the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau is planning one consultation meeting and one national webinar with federally recognized tribes. These meetings will provide a forum for tribes to share insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns related to the 2020 Census data products.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations
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.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has made a determination on the Nez Perce Tribe's Tribal Resource Management Plan (TRMP), pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Pacific salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The TRMP specifies the implementation of fisheries targeting steelhead in the Snake River Basin.