Economic Research Service 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-23869
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
Notice of Intent To Request New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-22244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ERS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection for a study of ``Risk Preferences and Demand for Crop Insurance and Cover Crop Programs.''
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-08030
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Economic Research Service's intention to request approval for a new information collection for the study of ``Census of Users of the National Plant Germplasm System.'' This is a new collection to provide information on usage and expectations of future use among requestors of genetic resources from USDA's National Plant Germplasm System.
Notice of Intent To Request New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-07850
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Economic Research Service's intention to request approval for a new information collection for a Pilot Survey on Food Acquisition among American Households.
Trade Monitoring Procedures for Fishery Products; International Trade in Seafood; Permit Requirements for Importers and Exporters; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-02418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The National Marine Fisheries Service will hold a public webinar to present details of a previously issued proposed rule (which published December 29, 2015) for electronic filing of seafood trade documents and will allow time for questions from the public.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher/Processors Using Trawl Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-02394
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/ processors using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the A season allowance of the 2016 total allowable catch apportioned to catcher/ processors using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); U.S. Caribbean Data-Limited Species
Document Number: 2016-02393
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The SEDAR 46 assessment of the U.S. Caribbean Data-Limited Species will consist of: A Data/Assessment Workshop; a series of Assessment webinars; and a Review Workshop.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Directed Fishing With Trawl Gear by Fisheries Act Catcher Processors in Bycatch Limitation Zone 1 of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2016-02391
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing with trawl gear, other than pelagic trawl gear for walleye pollock, by American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher processors in Bycatch Limitation Zone 1 of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the sideboard limit of the 2016 bycatch allowance of red king crab in Zone 1 specified for AFA trawl catcher processors in the BSAI.
Marine Mammals; File No. 18537
Document Number: 2016-02385
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Notice is hereby given that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Wildlife Conservation, Juneau, AK [Responsible Party: Robert Small, Ph.D.], has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 18537.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 16193 and 17157
Document Number: 2016-02384
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
Notice is hereby given that two major permit amendments have been issued: Permit No. 16193-01 has been issued to Todd Robeck, D.V.M, Ph.D., Sea World Parks and Entertainment Corp, 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109; and, Permit No. 17157-02 has been issued to Stephen John Trumble, Ph.D., Baylor University, 101 Bagby Ave., Waco, TX 76706.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program
Document Number: 2016-02319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
NMFS issues a proposed rule that would implement Amendment 109 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP). If approved, this proposed rule would amend regulations governing the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program to support increased participation in the groundfish CDQ fisheries (primarily Pacific cod) by catcher vessels less than or equal to 46 feet (ft) (14.0 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear. Specifically, this proposed rule would exempt operators of registered catcher vessels greater than 32 ft (9.8 m) LOA and less than or equal to 46 ft LOA using hook-and-line gear from the requirement to obtain and carry a License Limitation Program license when groundfish CDQ fishing. The proposed rule also would reduce observer coverage requirements for catcher vessels less than or equal to 46 ft LOA when groundfish CDQ fishing, and implement new in- season management and catch accounting requirements to properly account for the harvest of groundfish and halibut and the accrual of halibut prohibited species catch in these fisheries. In addition to the proposed regulations necessary to implement Amendment 109, NMFS proposes to remove a table in the regulations because it is no longer necessary. This action is intended to facilitate increased participation by residents of CDQ communities in the groundfish fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, and to support economic development in western Alaska. This action is necessary to promote the goals of the CDQ Program, and to promote the goals and objectives of the FMP, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and other applicable laws.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-02293
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a public meeting of the Scientific Uncertainty Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01680
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Tilefish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01679
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scallop Plan Team will meet in Kodiak, AK.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01678
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The Center of Independent Experts will meet February 16 through February 19, 2016, in Seattle, WA.