Higher Initial Maximum Uniform Allowance Rate; Uniform Allowances
The NMFS Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) is planning to establish a higher initial maximum uniform allowance to procure and issue uniform items for uniformed enforcement officers (EOs). OLE has changed its uniform policy, now requiring five classes of uniforms. Until now, EOs were only required to have two classes of uniforms. This change affects 30 current EOs, 25 planned new EOs in 2015, and any future EOs. Current OPM regulations allow an agency to establish one or more initial maximum uniform allowance rates greater than the government- wide maximum uniform allowance rate.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Eastern Aleutian district and the Bering Sea subarea (BSEAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2015 Atka mackerel total allowable catch (TAC) in the BSEAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery.