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Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Gastineau Channel Historical Society Sentinel Island Moorage Float Project, Juneau, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-22407
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Gastineau Channel Historical Society (GCHS) for the re-issuance of a previously issued incidental harassment authorization (IHA) with the only change being effective dates. The initial IHA authorized take of seven species of marine mammals, by Level A and Level B harassment, incidental to construction associated with the Sentinel Island moorage float near Juneau, Alaska. The project has been delayed and none of the work covered in the initial IHA has been conducted. GCHS has requested re- issuance with new effective dates over the same period in 2021 (i.e., July 15, 2021 through September 20, 2021). The scope of the activities and anticipated effects remain the same, authorized take numbers are not changed, and the required mitigation, monitoring, and reporting remains the same as included in the initial IHA. NMFS is, therefore, issuing a second identical IHA to cover the incidental take analyzed and authorized in the initial IHA.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2020-22397
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-09
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 Exempted Fishing Permits to facilitate the use of fishing year 2020 and 2021 monkfish research set-aside days-at-sea warrant further consideration. This notice provides interested parties the opportunity to comment on the proposed Exempted Fishing Permits.
Revisions to the Unverified List (UVL)
Document Number: 2020-20012
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing forty (40) persons from the Unverified List (``UVL'') and adding twenty-six (26) persons to the UVL. The 40 persons are removed from the UVL on the basis that BIS was able to verify their bona fides (i.e., legitimacy and reliability relating to the end use and end user of items subject to the EAR) on the basis of a successful end-use check or because the companies are no longer registered to do business in the country of listing and are no longer involved in U.S. exports. The 26 persons are being added to the UVL on the basis that BIS could not verify their bona fides because an end-use check could not be completed satisfactorily for reasons outside the U.S. Government's control.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Document Number: 2020-22333
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that permits and permit modifications have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-22315
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Power Steel Co., Ltd. (Power Steel) made sales of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Taiwan at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), March 7, 2017 through September 30, 2018.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys
Document Number: 2020-22307
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to [Oslash]rsted Wind Power North America, LLC, ([Oslash]rsted) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during marine site characterization surveys in coastal waters from New York to Massachusetts in the areas of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS-A 0486/0517, OCS-A 0487, and OCS-A 0500) and along potential export cable routes to shoreline locations from New York to Massachusetts.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22303
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a special, one-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Due to federal and state travel restrictions, public gathering limitations, and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted entirely by webinar.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22302
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) Charter Halibut Management Committee will meet via webconference on October 27, 2020.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-22301
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the South Atlantic Selectivity Workgroup via webinar to address gear selectivity for fishery stock assessments for species managed by the Council.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22300
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 71 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Gag Grouper will consist of a data webinar and a series assessment webinars.
Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act; Final 2020 List of Foreign Fisheries
Document Number: 2020-22290
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is publishing its final 2020 List of Foreign Fisheries (LOFF), as required by the regulation implementing the Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The final 2020 LOFF reflects new information received during the comment period on interactions between commercial fisheries exporting fish and fish products to the United States and marine mammals and updates and revises the draft 2020 LOFF. NMFS classified commercial fisheries in this final 2020 LOFF into one of two categories, either ``export'' or ``exempt,'' based upon frequency and likelihood of incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals likely to occur incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the final 2020 LOFF determines which regulatory requirements will be applicable to that fishery for it to receive a Comparability Finding necessary to export fish and fish products to the United States from that fishery. The final 2020 LOFF can be found at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/foreign/international-affairs/list-for eign- fisheries.
Approval of Expansion of Subzone 18F; Lam Research Corporation; Hayward, California
Document Number: 2020-22279
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2020-22278
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) 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, 2020 through June 30, 2020.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer From NH to NC
Document Number: 2020-22232
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of New Hampshire is transferring a portion of its 2020 commercial bluefish quota to the State of North Carolina. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for New Hampshire and North Carolina.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2020-22206
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) to determine if LNSK Greenhouse Agro Products LLP (LNSK Greenhouse Agro) is the successor-in-interest to Green House Agro Products (Greenhouse Agro) in the context of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India.
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Australia: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-22181
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the producer/exporter subject to this administrative review made sales in the United States of certain hot-rolled steel flat products from Australia at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019
Document Number: 2020-22180
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review (POR) September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019.
Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 225cc and 999cc, and Parts Thereof, From the People's Republic of China: Amended Negative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2020-22179
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the preliminary determination of the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of certain vertical shaft engines between 225cc and 999cc, and parts thereof (vertical shaft engines) from the People's Republic of China (China) to correct a significant ministerial error with respect to our preliminary critical circumstances determination. The period of investigation is July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019
Document Number: 2020-22176
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain steel nails (steel nails) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019 (POR), based on timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project in Norfolk, Virginia
Document Number: 2020-22173
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to pile driving and removal activities at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project (HRBT) in Norfolk, Virginia over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the HRCP's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the HRCP's application and request.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22164
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Groundfish Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council's) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review proposed length-based assessment methods. The meeting is open to the public.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22162
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the NMFS Northwest Science Center will hold an online workshop to review data and analyses proposed to inform new assessments for Dover sole, copper rockfish, quillback rockfish, and squarespot scheduled to be conducted next year. The workshop is open to the public.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-22155
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of Wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Shareholders and Wholesale Dealers.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22154
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a 4-day webinar meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Commerce Alternative Personnel System
Document Number: 2020-22105
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce
This notice announces the expansion of employee coverage under the Commerce Alternative Personnel System (CAPS), formerly the Department of Commerce Personnel Management Demonstration Project, published in the Federal Register on December 24, 1997. This coverage is extended to include employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) located in the Southeast Regional Office.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental To Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Seabird Research Activities in Central California
Document Number: 2020-22099
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Point Blue Conservation Science (Point Blue) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during seabird research activities in central California.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2020-22091
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms' workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm.
Pacific Island Fisheries; 2020 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for American Samoa
Document Number: 2020-19890
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a valid specified fishing agreement that allocates up to 1,000 metric tons (t) of the 2020 bigeye tuna limit for American Samoa to U.S. longline fishing vessels. The agreement supports the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and fisheries development in American Samoa.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2020-22178
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders and findings with August anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Information Sharing for Purposes of Judicial Review
Document Number: 2020-22077
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has the authority under the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA) to enforce the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This rule sets forth the procedure for classified national security information to be submitted ex parte and in camera to a court reviewing any agency action under the EAR. BIS is taking this action to safeguard national security information by ensuring that access to such information is controlled.
Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2020-22060
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (ultra-high polyethylene) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. The period of investigation is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the Expedited First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2020-22054
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain steel nails (nails) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-22053
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the producer/exporter individually examined in this administrative review made sales of certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at less than normal value during the period of review October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018
Document Number: 2020-22052
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Eregli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari T.A.S. and Iskenderun Iron & Steel Works Co. (collectively, Erdemir Group) had no shipments of certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) to the United States during the period of review (POR), October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Additionally, Commerce continues to determine that certain non-examined producers and exporters made sales of hot-rolled steel to the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the POR.
Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (under 41/2
Document Number: 2020-22051
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (under 4\1/2\ inches) from Japan for the period of review (POR) June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (over 41/2
Document Number: 2020-22050
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (over 4 \1/2\ inches) from Japan for the period of review (POR) June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Certain Steel Nails From the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2020-22046
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, Commerce finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain steel nails (nails) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Marine Mammals; File No. 23807; Correction
Document Number: 2020-22032
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On September 28, 2020, NMFS published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that NMFS had received an application for an amendment to Permit No. 23807 from Plimsoll Productions Limited, 51-55 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LY, United Kingdom (Responsible Party: Anuschka Schofield). That document did not reflect that filming may also occur up to 3 miles offshore from Colleton County, SC. This document corrects this error. All other information is unchanged.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2020-22031
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the CAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery.
Marine Mammals; File No. 23802
Document Number: 2020-22028
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that University of Florida, Aquatic Animal Health Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608 (Responsible Party: Michael Walsh, D.V.M.), has applied in due form for a permit to import, export, and receive marine mammal parts for scientific research.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2020-22025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in the CAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery.
National Technical Information Service Advisory Board
Document Number: 2020-22024
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service
This notice announces the next meeting of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Advisory Board (the Advisory Board).
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Training Operations at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Range Complex
Document Number: 2020-22022
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Marine Corp (USMC) for authorization to take bottlenose dolphin incidental to training operations at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Range Complex over the course of seven years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the USMC's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on USMC's application and request.
Membership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2020-22002
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA announces the appointment of members who will serve on the NOAA Performance Review Board (PRB). The NOAA PRB is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), and Scientific and Professional (ST) members and making written recommendations to the appointing authority on retention and compensation matters, including performance-based pay adjustments, awarding of bonuses, and reviewing recommendations for potential Presidential Rank Award nominees. The appointment of members to the NOAA PRB will be for a period of 2 years.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2020-22000
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached.
Controls on Exports and Reexports of Water Cannon Systems
Document Number: 2020-21816
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations to impose a license requirement on exports and reexports of water cannon systems for riot or crowd control and parts and components specially designed therefor. This action furthers U.S. foreign policy interests for crime control (CC) reasons and is intended to address the spread of violations of human rights globally by enabling the government to review covered exports and reexports worldwide, except to NATO member countries and certain other military allies. This change will also enable the Government to more effectively control exports of water cannons to the Hong Kong Police Force, consistent with a 2019 Congressional mandate to prohibit the licensing of such transactions. This rule also makes conforming amendments.