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Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes specifications for the 2018 commercial golden tilefish fishery and projected specifications for 2019 and 2020. The proposed action is intended to establish allowable harvest levels … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 46 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 40248 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Commerce. ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. SUMMARY: In compliance with Executive Order 12866, entitled “Regulatory Planning and Review,” and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, the Department of Commerce (Commerce), in the spring and fall of each year, publishes … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: Under the framework procedures of the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP), NMFS proposes to revise the FRACTION parameter of the Pacific sardine harvest guideline (HG) control rule … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of petition to ban imports through emergency rulemaking; request for information and comments. SUMMARY: NMFS announces receipt of a petition for emergency rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act. Natural Resources Defense Council, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendment 48 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP) and a regulatory … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 17B to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would establish quotas, opening dates, and retention limits for the 2018 fishing season for the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. Quotas would be adjusted as … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement Resolution C-16-05 (Resolution on the Management of Shark Species) of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) adopted … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of fishery management plan amendment; request for comments. SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted Amendment 48 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the 2017 BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: This action proposes regulations to implement an Omnibus Framework Adjustment to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council acceptable biological catch setting process. This proposed rule is necessary to … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 32776 AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this NPRM to propose the repeal of its regulations governing the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). The PTFP … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes regulations to allow an exemption to enable vessels with Federal Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota permits from the State of Maine and Commonwealth … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 6 was developed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to establish management measures … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 28946 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: 90-day petition findings, request for information, and initiation of status review. SUMMARY: We, NMFS, announce our 90-day findings on a petition to list ten species of giant clam as … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: We, NMFS, have completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the Taiwanese humpack dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis) in response to a petition … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: This action proposes approval of, and regulations to implement, Framework Adjustment 56 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This rule would set catch limits for four … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan for review and approval by the Secretary of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) withdraws a proposed rule proposing to establish strict limits, termed “hard caps,” for the California/Oregon large-mesh drift gillnet (DGN) fishery on interactions with … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS announces the existing rules that it is reviewing, as required, under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which had, or will have a significant impact on … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to implement annual management measures and harvest specifications to establish the allowable catch levels (i.e., annual catch limit (ACL)/harvest guideline (HG)) for the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to modify recreational management measures for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock for the 2017 fishing year. This action proposes to prohibit recreational possession of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed specifications; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to specify an annual catch limit (ACL) of 306,000 lb for Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) for the 2017-18 fishing year, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule, request for comments. SUMMARY: The Omnibus Electronic Vessel Trip Report Framework proposes management measures to increase the timeliness, accuracy, and quality of fisheries data submitted to NMFS while also reducing the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the regulations governing the subsistence taking of North Pacific fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) (northern fur seals), this document summarizes the annual fur seal subsistence … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: We are proposing to approve and implement regulations submitted by the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils in Framework Adjustment 10 to the Monkfish Fishery Management … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS has received an application, pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), from the U.S. Air Force 86 Fighter Weapons Squadron (86 FWS) for authorization to … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 19460 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting operations of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of plan for periodic review of regulations; request for comments. SUMMARY: Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) section 610 requires that the NOAA Office of National … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to approve and implement measures included in an omnibus amendment submitted by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council that would manage forage species within Mid-Atlantic Federal … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes management measures for the 2017 summer flounder and scup recreational fisheries. The implementing regulations for these fisheries require NMFS to publish recreational measures for the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes revised black sea bass specifications for the 2017 fishing year and projected specifications for 2018. In addition, this rule proposes to remove an accountability measure … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of a fishery management plan amendment; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has submitted its Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment to the Secretary of Commerce … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS issues this proposed rule for the 2017 Pacific whiting fishery under the authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), the Magnuson Stevens Fishery … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 114 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 104 to … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS has received a request from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or Sanctuary) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to commercial fireworks displays permitted … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of fishery management plan amendments; request for comments; notice of public hearing. SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council submitted Amendment 114 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 5 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: 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 … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. Start Printed Page 11167 SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to implement measures described in Amendment 8 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of public comment period. SUMMARY: On December 8, 2016, NMFS published a proposed rule to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale as an endangered species under the Endangered Species … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS has received an application, pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) for authorization to take small numbers of marine … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to approve and implement measures included in Framework Adjustment 28 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan, which the New England Fishery Management Council … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 36 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region as prepared and submitted by … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Proposed specifications; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes annual catch limits (ACLs) for Pacific Island bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral, and coral reef ecosystem fisheries, and accountability measures (AMs) to correct or … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is proposing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement Resolution C-16-08 (Measures for the Conservation and Management of Bluefin Tuna … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 4278 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) withdraws a proposed rule to revise existing regulations governing the confidentiality of information submitted in compliance with any requirement … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Start Printed Page 4277Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition; request for comments. SUMMARY: This document announces receipt by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of a petition for rulemaking to establish a whale protection … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: We, NMFS, announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the giant manta ray (Manta birostris) and reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) as … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to designate an area of 1,075 square miles of Wisconsin state waters as … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposes to designate approximately 52 square miles of waters encompassing and surrounding Maryland's Mallows Bay … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 1308 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 8 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Fishery of … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 810 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 36 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) states that each year the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register the final specifications for all stocks in the actively … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 684 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting waterfront construction at Naval … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: This rule proposes revisions to the Department of Commerce's (Department) regulations under the Privacy Act. The Department has issued a notice of its intent to establish a new system of records entitled “COMMERCE/DEPARTMENT-27, Investigation and Threat Management … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: NMFS has received a request from the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Russian River estuary management activities in Sonoma County, California, over … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 26 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 96304 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS has completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) in response to … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, to consider actions affecting New … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. SUMMARY: NMFS published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2016, a document proposing to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale as an endangered species under the Endangered Species … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: We are proposing regulations to implement Amendment 18 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 18 was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council to … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments; notice of public hearings. SUMMARY: We are proposing to withdraw the alternative tow time restriction and require all skimmer trawls, pusher-head trawls, and wing nets (butterfly trawls) rigged … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 37 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) have jointly submitted Amendment 26 to the Fishery … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for Comments on preliminary findings and draft EA. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management is requesting comments on the preliminary findings and … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule, request for comments. SUMMARY: We, NMFS, announce a 12-month finding and listing determination on a petition to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) as threatened or endangered under … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes 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 … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed Fishery Management Plan amendment; request for comments. SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 18 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. We are requesting … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes 2017 and 2018 harvest specifications, apportionments, and prohibited species catch allowances for the groundfish fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed specifications; request for comments. SUMMARY: We are proposing specifications for the 2017Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery, including an annual catch limit and total allowable landings limit. We are also proposing projected quotas … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period. SUMMARY: On October 13, 2016, NMFS published a proposed rule to establish protected species hard caps for the California/Oregon large-mesh drift gillnet fishery, with comments due … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes status quo commercial quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2017 and projected status quo quotas for 2018. This action is necessary … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf)(FMP), as … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of public comment period. SUMMARY: We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), are reopening the public comment period on the proposed rule under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of change of public hearing location. SUMMARY: On October 18, 2016, NMFS published a proposed rule for Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) based … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 79394 AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Economic Development Administration (“EDA”), U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”), will hold a webinar to discuss proposed updates to the agency's regulations implementing the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 78514 AGENCY: Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (Commerce). ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants to provide states and NOAA with a more efficient process for … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on proposed revisions to regulations. The proposed revisions make technical corrections, update certain sections to conform with changes … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) has submitted Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 75803 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed specifications; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to specify an annual catch limit (ACL) of 318,000 lb for Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) for … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 75266 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would establish the 2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or PTO) is proposing revisions to the materiality standard for the duty to disclose information in patent applications and reexamination proceedings (duty of disclosure) in … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) proposes to amend its rules regarding petitions to revive an abandoned application and petitions to the Director of the USPTO (Director) regarding other … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, NMFS, announce proposed revisions to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to update the descriptions of Pacific salmon and steelhead (Oncorhynchus spp.) species currently listed as threatened or endangered … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 71672 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS is amending the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) based on the results of the 2016 stock … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would amend the rules of practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to recognize that, in connection with discovery conducted in certain proceedings … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this proposed rule to request public comments on proposed modifications to the regulations for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System that would … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments. SUMMARY: Based on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission recommendations, we are issuing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking announcing our intent to develop regulations in … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS is proposing regulations under the authority of Section 303(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to implement an immediate closure of the California … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: 90-day petition finding, request for information, and initiation of status review. SUMMARY: We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) as a threatened or … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement provisions of two Resolutions adopted by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in 2016: Resolution C-16-01 (Collection … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability (NOA); request for comments. SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) has submitted Amendment 37 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 68150 AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) proposes to set or adjust patent fees as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Act or … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 68186 AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking, request for public comment. SUMMARY: Through this notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”), the Economic Development Administration (“EDA”), U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”), proposes and requests comments on updates to the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed fishery management plan amendment; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 27 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the framework procedure for adjusting management measures of the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf FMP), NMFS … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule, reopening of public comment period. SUMMARY: NMFS hereby reopens the comment period on the proposed Start Printed Page 66912designation of critical habitat for five distinct population segments (DPSs) of Atlantic sturgeon. … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking; consideration of a control date. SUMMARY: This proposed rule announces the establishment of a control date of June 15, 2016. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) may … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule, request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes regulations to implement measures in Amendment 16 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council developed Amendment 16 … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments; notice of public hearing. SUMMARY: NMFS proposes to modify the Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) regulations to provide additional flexibility regarding the distribution of inseason Atlantic bluefin tuna … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendment 47 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP) and to make … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for public comment. SUMMARY: Through this notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”), the Economic Development Administration (“EDA,” or “the Agency”), U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”), proposes and requests comments on the Agency's implementation of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for public comment. SUMMARY: Through this notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”), the Economic Development Administration (“EDA” or “the Agency”), U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”), proposes and requests comments on the Agency's implementation of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils are developing an omnibus amendment to allow for industry-funded monitoring. This amendment includes omnibus alternatives that would … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: We, NMFS, have completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the common guitarfish (Rhinobatos rhinobatos) and the blackchin guitarfish … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: We, NMFS, propose to list the Maui's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) as endangered and the South Island Hector's dolphin (C. hectori hectori) as threatened under the Endangered … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of fishery management plan amendment; request for comments. SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council submitted Amendment 47 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measure Contained in This Proposed Rule Additional Proposed Changes to Codified Text Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Need for Correction DATES: Back to Top Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted no later than October 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document identified by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Measures 1. Overview of the EM Program 2. Measures for Which NMFS Is Specifically Requesting Comments Catch Retention Requirements Switching Between Observers and EM Video Data Retention 3. Vessel Owner Responsibilities 4. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or before November 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top The Council prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for Amendment 16 that describes the proposed action … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 2017 Proposed Quotas 1. Proposed 2017 Quotas for the Blacktip Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region 2. Proposed 2017 Quotas for the Aggregated LCS in the Gulf of Mexico Region 3. Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory, Regulatory, and Policy Provisions and Evaluation Framework Taxonomy of the Petitioned Chambered Nautilus Range, Distribution and Life History Analysis of Information Presented in the Petition Along With Information Readily Available in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measure Contained in Amendment 45 Consideration of Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before October 24, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Summary of Request Description of the Specified Activity Overview Dates and Duration Specific Geographic Region Detailed Description of Activities Description of Marine Mammals in the Area of the Specified Activity Cetaceans Killer Whale … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Modification Proposed Effective Date Comments Classifications Executive Order 12866 Paperwork Reduction Act Executive Order 13132 Regulatory Flexibility Act List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 351 PART 351—ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES Footnotes … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Background Current MMPA Prohibitions and NMFS Guidelines and Regulations Need for Additional Action Development of Proposed Regulations SAPPHIRE Project Proposed Rulemaking Scope and Applicability Applications to All Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Geographic Action Area Applications … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview Export Administration Act Rulemaking Requirements Number of Small Entities Economic Impact List of Subjects in 15 CFR Parts 740 PART 740—[AMENDED] DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by October 24, 2016. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for Action Background Sablefish Fishery in the GOA IFQ Program IFQ Regulatory Areas Retention of Halibut Authorized Gear Need for Amendment 101 and This Proposed Rule Impacts of Amendment 101 and This Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Modifications Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 648 PART 648—FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES Tables Back to Top Southern Gear Restricted Area DATES: Back to Top Comments must be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Measures Establish a New Specification Process Changing the Start of the Fishing Year to April 1 Regulatory Adjustments and Corrections Under Regional Administrator Authority Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: What is the List of Fisheries? How does NMFS determine in which category a fishery is placed? Fishery Classification Criteria Other Criteria That May Be Considered How does NMFS determine which species or stocks … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Black Sea Bass Pot Gear Seasonal Prohibition Gear Marking Requirements Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Submit comments on or before October 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA- NMFS-2015-0126, by any one of the following methods: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Criteria for Review of Existing Regulations Plan for Periodic Review of Rules DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received by NMFS by September 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Administrative Changes Public Hearings Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 635 PART 635−ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES Tables Back to Top Table 1—Dates, Times, and Locations of Upcoming Public Hearing and Conference … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for Action Background The BSAI Pacific Cod Fishery Management of the BSAI Pacific Cod Fishery Harvesting and Processing of Pacific Cod in the Aleutian Islands Harvesting and Processing in Adak Harvesting and Processing … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for Action Background Interagency Electronic Reporting System Tendering tLandings Need for Action This Proposed Rule and the Anticipated Effects Action 1: Require Tender Vessel Operators To Use tLandings Action 2: Differentiate Tender Vessels … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section I: Summary Section II. Potential Concepts for Program Changes Footnotes DATES: Back to Top Comments on the proposed changes to the Program are due 20 days upon the date of publication in the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Authority for the Proposed Action Development of the Proposed Action Purpose and Need for the Proposed Action Proposed Action Alternatives Alternative 1 Alternative 2 Alternative 3 Alternative 4 Public Involvement DATES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Commercial and Recreational Catch Limits Other Measures Contained in the Framework Action Not in This Proposed Rule Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Request for Comments Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 635 PART 635—ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received by September 26, 2016. An operator-assisted, public … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments on the proposed criteria published on June 30, 2016 (81 FR 42577), must be received by September 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Direct all written comments regarding … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Definitions Section 300.103 Scientific Research Section 300.104 International Fisheries Trade Permits and AMLR First Receiver Permits Section 300.105 Preapproval for importation of Frozen Dissostichus Species Section 300.106 Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS) Documentation and Other Requirements Section 300.107 Vessel … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or before September 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2016-0028, by any one of the following methods. Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Need for Correction DATES: Back to Top Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted on or before July 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document identified by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Submit comments on or before September 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0155, by any one of the following methods: Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for Action Background The Observer Program Need for the Proposed Action 1. Annual Request for Full Observer Coverage 2. Annual Deadline This Proposed Rule Classification Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Collection-of-Information Requirements List of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Certification of Finding of No Significant Impact on Substantial Number of Small Entities DATES: Back to Top NMFS must receive comments by July 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Policies for Delineating and Listing Species Under the ESA DPS and Status Determinations Genetics Data Collection and Analysis Methods Yelloweye Rockfish Findings Canary Rockfish Findings Bocaccio Findings Effects of the New Determinations References … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Changes Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 13132 Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 801 PART 801—SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES BETWEEN U.S. AND FOREIGN … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Dolphin Commercial Trip Limit Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC DATES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background 1. The Concept of Usual Residence 2. Reviewing the “2020 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations” B. Summary of Comments Received in Response to a Review of the “2010 Census Residence Rule … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Action Widow Rockfish Reallocation Eligibility Application Process Widow Rockfish QS Trading Deadline for Divestiture Widow Rockfish Daily Vessel Limit Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction Correction DATES: Back to Top Comments on this proposal must be received by September 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by the docket number NOAA-NMFS-2015-0157, by either of the following … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information Does this action apply to me? II. Background A. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking B. Current Personnel Exchange Mechanisms C. Proposed Regulation Implementing 15 U.S.C. 3712 Personnel Exchanges III. Request for Comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Measures 1. Monkfish Possession Limits in the NFMA 2. NE Multispecies DAS Declaration Requirements 3. Minimum Mesh Size Requirements in the SFMA 4. Corrections and Clarifications to Existing Regulations Classification List of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by July 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0048, by any of the following methods: Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Discussion of Proposed Regulatory Changes Rulemaking Requirements Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis 1. Description of the Reasons That Action by the Office Is Being Considered 2. Succinct Statement of the Objectives of, and Legal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Spiny Dogfish Stock Status Update Proposed Specifications Classification Description of the Reasons Why Action by the Agency Is Being Considered and Statement of Objectives of, and Legal Basis for, This Proposed Rule Description … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Classification Description of the Reasons Why Action by the Agency Is Being Considered and Statement of the Objectives of, and Legal Basis for, the Proposed Rule Description and Estimate of Number of Small … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Executive Order 12866 Paperwork Reduction Act Executive Order 13132 Regulatory Flexibility Act DATES: Back to Top To be assured of consideration, written comments must be received no later than July 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Management Areas and Fisheries Affected Management of Chinook Salmon PSC Limits in the GOA Trawl Fisheries Amendments 93 and 97: PSC Limits in the Pollock and Non-Pollock Trawl Fisheries Rationale for Amendments 93 and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received by July 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on the proposed rule identified by “NOAA-NMFS-2016-0056” by either of the following methods: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments Public Conference Call and Webinar Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 635 PART 635—ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received by July 15, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Regulatory Flexibility Act: Certification of Finding of No Significant Impact on Substantial Number of Small Entities Executive Order 12866 List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 665 PART 665—FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability Purpose and Need for Regulatory Action Legal Authority for the Proposed Action Summary of Major Provisions Within the Proposed Rule Background Summary of Request Description of the Specified Activity Overview Dates and Duration … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Explanation of Information Contained in NMFS Regulatory Entries DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Proposed Rule Stage National Marine Fisheries Service 29. Amendment 5B to the Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background North Atlantic Swordfish Quota South Atlantic Swordfish Quota Modification of the Annual Quota Adjustment Public Notification Process Ecological and Socioeconomic Impacts Request for Comments Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 635 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Export Administration Act Rulemaking Requirements List of Subjects PART 730—[AMENDED] SUPPLEMENT NO. 1 TO PART 730—INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT: OMB CONTROL NUMBERS PART 747—[REMOVED AND RESERVED] PART 748—[AMENDED] PART … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Framework Adjustment Measure Proposed Specification Measures Classification Description of the Reasons Why Action by the Agency Is Being Considered and Statement of Objectives of, and Legal Basis for, This Proposed Rule Description … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Atlantic Sturgeon Natural History and Status Critical Habitat Identification and Designation Geographical Area Occupied by the Species Physical or Biological Features Essential for Conservation That May Require Special Management or Protection Need for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Biology and Habitat of the Gulf of Maine, New York Bight, and Chesapeake Bay DPSs of Atlantic Sturgeon Geographical Area Occupied by Each DPS Physical and Biological Features Essential to Conservation That May … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Inseason Actions Inseason Action #1 Inseason Action #2 Inseason Action #3 Inseason Action #4 Inseason Action #5 Classification DATES: Back to Top The effective dates for the inseason actions are set out in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Stock Status Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Blueline Tilefish ACLs Blueline Tilefish Commercial Trip Limit Blueline Tilefish and Black Sea Bass Recreational Bag Limits Yellowtail Snapper Fishing Year Classification List of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Proposed Rule and Summary of Major Actions Purpose of the Regulatory Action Major Actions Background Authorities Commercial Sablefish Fisheries Need for These Actions 1. Electronic Fish Ticket Requirement for Sablefish Landings General … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion of Proposed Regulatory Changes Rulemaking Requirements America Invents Act Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects PART 2—RULES OF PRACTICE IN TRADEMARK CASES PART 7—RULES OF PRACTICE IN FILINGS PURSUANT TO THE PROTOCOL … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by June 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2016-0052, by any of the following methods: Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments on the amendment must be received on or before July 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2016-0023 by either of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top NMFS must receive comments on the proposed amendment by July 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0115, by either of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Background Recreational Management Measures Background Proposed 2016 Recreational Management Measures Summer Flounder Recreational Management Measures Scup Recreational Management Measures Black Sea Bass Recreational Management Measures Commercial Scup Incidental Possession Limit Change Additional Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Modification Classifications Executive Order 12866 Paperwork Reduction Act Executive Order 13132 Regulatory Flexibility Act List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 351 PART 351—ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES Footnotes DATES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory, Regulatory, and Policy Provisions and Evaluation Framework Species Description and Taxonomy Range, Distribution and Movement Life History Analysis of Petition and Information Readily Available in NMFS Files Status and Population Trends … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period is open-ended, and comments will be accepted on an ongoing basis. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Comments must be sent by electronic mail message over the Internet addressed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on the Convention Proposed Action 1. Purse Seine Observer Requirements 2. Purse Seine FAD Restrictions for 2016-2017 3. Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for 2016-2017 Classification Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on the IATTC International Obligations of the United States Under the Antigua Convention Resolution on Mobulid Rays Proposed Regulations for Mobulid Rays Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 300 PART 300—INTERNATIONAL … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Potential Options Request for Information Timeline DATES: Back to Top Written comments should be received on or before May 31, 2016. Scoping meetings will be held on: 1. May 10, 2016, 6 p.m. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Changes From the May 21, 2015, Proposed Rule General Requirements for Petitions—Paragraph (b) Types of Information To Be Included in Petitions To List, Delist, or Change the Status of a Listed Species—Paragraph (c) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Management Measure Contained in This Proposed Rule Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC DATES: Back to Top Written comments must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments Public Hearings Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 635 PART 635—ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received by May 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Measures Classification Tables Back to Top Table 1—Summary of the Red Hake Specifications, in Metric Tons Table 2—Comparison Between Proposed 2016-2017 Red Hake Specifications and 2014 Catch and Landings, in Metric Tons … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Status Review Sea of Okhotsk Beluga Whales Identifying a “Population Stock” or “Stock” Under the MMPA The Sakhalin Bay-Amur River Group of Beluga Whales as a Stock Genetic Data Telemetry Data Geographical and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Consideration of Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before June 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on Amendment 17A, identified by “NOAA-NMFS-2016-0018” … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Reasons for Proposed Rule Changes Electronic Filing Service and Electronic Communication Streamlining Discovery and Pretrial Procedure Efficient Trial Procedures Remand Procedures/Appeal Procedures Other Clarification of Board Practice and Codification of Case Law Public … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Comment Period DATES: Back to Top Written comments on the proposed rule published February 5, 2016 (81 FR 6210) must be received on or before April 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Specification Background Proposed Specifications Classification Description of the Reasons Why Action by the Agency Is Being Considered and a Statement of the Objectives of, and Legal Basis for, This Proposed Rule Description and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents 1. Summary of Proposed Measures 2. Status Determination Criteria Georges Bank Cod Status Determination Criteria Atlantic Halibut Status Determination Criteria 3. 2016 Fishing Year U.S./Canada Quotas Management of Transboundary Georges Bank … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Modifications to Recreational Management Measures Need for Modification Public Comment Extension List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 648 PART 648—FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES Tables Back to Top Table 1—Corrected Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Comments Solicited DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by April 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Send comments to Marta Nammack, National ESA Listing Coordinator, NMFS Headquarters. You may submit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top This meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: Back to Top The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden, 1 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Cost Recovery Biological Reference Points Optimum Yield Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 648 PART 648—FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES Tables Back to Top Table 1—Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. Regulatory Background B. Public Review Process II. Basis for Withdrawing the Proposed Rule III. Withdrawal ADDRESSES: Back to Top For copies of related documents, you may obtain these through either of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Background Tribal Allocation for 2016 Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES Tables Back to Top Table 1—U.S. Optimum Yields (OY s) and Annual … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Program Requirements Appendix B Appendix D Appendix E Rulemaking Requirements Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders Paperwork Reduction Act List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 30 PART 30—FOREIGN TRADE REGUALTIONS Subpart A—General Requirements … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Remove Four Species From the FMP Clarify Regulations for Golden Tilefish Endorsement Holders Additional Change to Codified Text Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Gag Recreational Closed Season Gag and Black Grouper Minimum Size Limits Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Modifications to Recreational Management Measures Background Framework Adjustment 55 Proposes To Increase Recreational Catch Limits How Management Alternatives and the Proposed Measures Were Developed Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 648 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Additional Proposed Changes to Codified Text Not Part of the AM Application Amendment Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability Background Summary of Request Background of Request Description of the Specified Activity Overview of Training Activities Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW) Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Description of Sonar, Ordnance, Targets, and Other Systems Sonar and Other … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Purpose and Scope Overview of the Proposed Rule Purpose of an SBRM Activities Associated With an SBRM Meaning of “Standardized” Considerations for Establishing or Reviewing an SBRM Documenting the Establishment of an SBRM … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Specification of Scallop Overfishing Limit (OFL), Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC), Annual Catch Limits (ACLs), Annual Catch Targets (ACTs), and Set-Asides for the 2016 Fishing Year and Default Specifications for Fishing Year 2017 Open … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or before April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0057, by any one of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory, Regulatory, and Policy Provisions and Evaluation Framework Taxonomy of the Petitioned Manta Rays Range, Distribution and Life History Manta birostris Manta alfredi Analysis of Petition and Information Readily Available in NMFS … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Certification of Finding of No Significant Impact on Substantial Number of Small Entities DATES: Back to Top NMFS must receive comments by March 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for Action Background Action 1: Exempt the WAG Fishery From Full Offload Requirements WAG Fishery Delivery Requirements WAG Fishery Full Landing (Offload) Requirement Catch Monitoring Need for Action This Proposed Rule and the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Comments in Response to the May 5 Proposed Rule Changes From the May 5 Proposed Rule Proposed Revisions To Further Harmonize and Simplify the EAR Proposed Removal of Controls Specific to QRS-11 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Background Opportunity for Public Comment Proposed Changes to the Plan Proposed Changes to the Plan Proposed Changes to the Regulations Proposed 2016 Sport Fishery Management Measures Classification Changes to the Plan List … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Mark Wildman, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection; telephone: (301) 427-8350. Correction Back to Top In the Federal Register of February 8, 2016, in FR Doc. 2016-02418, on … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Current EFH and HAPC for Hawaii Bottomfish Current EFH and HAPC for Hawaii Seamount Groundfish Proposed Changes to EFH and HAPC of Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish of the Hawaiian Archipelago Bottomfish Seamount Groundfish Tables … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Changes Proposed in This Rule Note Regarding Castings, Forgings and Other Unfinished Products Changes to ECCN 9A610 Changes to ECCN 9A619 Changes to ECCN 9C610 Changes to ECCN 9C619 Change to ECCN 9E619 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held Wednesday, September, 17, 2016, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. eastern standard time. Written comments on the proposed rule (December 29, 2015; 80 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for Action Background Overview of the CDQ Program CDQ Program Halibut and Groundfish Fisheries CDQ Program Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) Limits Regulatory Constraints on Local Small-Scale Groundfish CDQ Fisheries LLP Requirements in the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Special Accommodations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background International Trade Data System (ITDS) Entry Into U.S. Commerce At-Risk Species Data for Reporting and Recordkeeping International Fisheries Trade Permit (IFTP) Reporting and Recordkeeping Verification of Entries Voluntary Third Party Certifications … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Actions Contained in Amendment 35 Remove Four Species From the FMP Clarify Regulations for Golden Tilefish Endorsement Holders Consideration of Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Consideration of Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before April 4, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on the AM Application Amendment, identified … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received by March 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments identified by “NOAA-NMFS-2016-0001” by either of the following methods: Electronic Submission: Submit all … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bering Sea Pollock Fishery Salmon Bycatch in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery Chinook Salmon Bycatch Chum Salmon Bycatch Importance of Salmon in Western Alaska Management of Salmon Bycatch in the Bering Sea and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Red Snapper Management Red Snapper Assessments Allocation Quotas Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC DATES: Back to Top Written … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed 2016-2018 Specifications for Atlantic Mackerel 2016-2018 Proposed River Herring and Shad Catch Cap in the Atlantic Mackerel Fishery Butterfish Mesh Requirement Adjustment and Clarification Suspension of the Longfin Squid Pre-Trip Notification System … [read more]

  Correction In proposed rule document 2015-32742 appearing on pages 81262-81271 in the issue of Tuesday, December 29, 2015 make the following corrections: 1. On page 81263, in the first column, in the second paragraph, beginning on the eighth line, “February 29, 2016” should read “December 17, 2015”. 2. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Observer Coverage LLP Exemption DATES: Back to Top Submit comments on or before March 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0060, by any of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Motherships and Catcher/Processors IFQ First Receivers Housekeeping Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES Tables Back to Top   DATES: Back to Top Comments on this proposed rule must be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory Provisions and Policy Considerations Species Description Distribution Physical Characteristics Habitat Feeding Ecology Life History Analysis of Petition and Information Readily Available in NMFS Files Oceanic Whitetip Status and Trends ESA Section … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bering Sea Pollock Fishery Salmon Bycatch in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery Chinook Salmon Bycatch Chum Salmon Bycatch Importance of Salmon in Western Alaska Management of Salmon Bycatch in the Bering Sea and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESS: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) Raleigh, NC (2) Beaufort, NC (3) Hatteras, NC (4) Washington, DC (5) Nags Head, NC I. Background II. Need for Action III. Process IV. Consultation Under the National Historic Preservation Act DATES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Regulations Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES Subpart B—All West Coast EEZ Fisheries DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for Action Background Cost Recovery—General Cost Recovery for the IFQ Program Cost Recovery for the CR Program Authorized Cost Recovery Payment Methods Electronic Payments Non-Electronic Payments Need for This Proposed Rule Proposed Rule … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Overview of Current Trade Measures and Trade Monitoring Programs Authorities for Trade Measures Trade Monitoring and Documentation Programs Alternatives Considered Amendments to AMLR Regulations Amendments to HMS ITP Regulations Amendments to TTVP Relationship … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for Action Background The Observer Program Need for the Proposed Action Rationale for Major Provisions of the Proposed Rule 1. The Production Threshold for Placement in the Partial Observer Coverage Category 2. The … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Rulemaking Requirements Number of Small Entities Economic Impact Export Administration Act List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 766 PART 766—[AMENDED] Supplement No. 1 to Part 766—Guidance on Charging and Penalty Determinations in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on the IATTC International Obligations of the United States Under the Convention Area of Overlap Recommendation NMFS Proposal Proposed Regulations for Area of Overlap Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 300 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in Amendment 28 Consideration of Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before February 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. The Enhanced Quality Initiative II. Case Studies at the USPTO III. Topic Submission for Case Studies Pilot Program IV. Example of a Topic Submission DATES: Back to Top Submissions deadline date: To be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on the Observer Program Need for Amendments 112 and 102 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Submit comments on or before February 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary A. Purpose of the Regulatory Action B. Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action in Question Discussion of Specific Rules Rulemaking Considerations List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 11 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction, Summary of Proposed Rules II. Background: Relevant Statutory Provisions A. FirstNet-Assessed Fees Must Ensure Self-Funding and Be Approved by NTIA B. FirstNet's Finances are Subject to Broader, Independent Review … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Explanation of Information Contained in NMFS Regulatory Entries DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) International Trade Administration (ITA) Completed Actions 170. • Antidumping Methodologies: Market Economy Inputs DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top December 14, 2015, is established as the “control date” for the blueline tilefish fishery, and may be used as a reference date for future management measures related to the blueline … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Consideration of Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Comments on CEBA 1 must be received on or before February 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on CEBA 1, identified … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Other Actions Affecting the 2016 and 2017 Harvest Specifications Proposed ABC and TAC Harvest Specifications Specification and Apportionment of TAC Amounts Groundfish Reserves and the Incidental Catch Allowance (ICA) for Pollock, Atka Mackerel, Flathead … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Other Actions Potentially Affecting the 2016 and 2017 Harvest Specifications Removal of Pacific Cod Sideboard Limits for Hook-and-Line Catcher/Processors Revise Maximum Retainable Amounts for Skates Proposed Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and TAC Specifications Specification … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Status Reviews Extinction Risk Analyses Daggernose Shark (Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus) Species Description Range and Habitat Use Diet and Feeding Growth and Reproduction Genetics and Population Structure Demography Historical and Current Distribution and Population Abundance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Nature of 600 Series ECCNs 600 Series ECCNs Items Controlled in 600 Series ECCNs That Previously Were Subject to the EAR Rulemaking Requirements List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 701 PART 701—[AMENDED] … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top December 31, 2015, shall be known as the control date for the offshore sector of the trawl groundfish fisheries in the Aleutian Islands and may be used as a reference … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Department of Defense; Department of Education; Department of Veterans Affairs; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Health and Human Services; National Science Foundation; and Department of Transportation. DATES: Back to Top The comment period … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Tables Back to Top Table 1—Proposed ACLs for Monitored CPS Finfish, Including Proposed OFL, ABC, and ACT for the Northern Subpopulation of Northern Anchovy DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top October 13, 2015, shall be known as the control date for the offshore sector of the BSAI trawl limited access fishery for yellowfin sole and may be used as a reference … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Authority for Action II. Background A. The Halibut Resource 1. Status of the Halibut Stock 2. Halibut Removals 3. Allocation of Halibut Among Fisheries B. Halibut Fisheries in the BSAI … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Specification Background Proposed Specifications Summer Flounder Scup Black Sea Bass Classification Description of the Reasons Why Action by the Agency is Being Considered, and a Statement of the Objectives of, and Legal Basis … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Written comments on the proposed rule published August 20, 2015 (80 FR 50720) must be received on or before November 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Comments must be sent … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Submit comments on or before December 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0092, by any one of the following methods: Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 300 PART 300—INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS Subpart C—Eastern Pacific Tuna Fisheries DATES: Back to Top Comments must be submitted in writing by November 27, 2015. A public … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory, Regulatory, and Policy Provisions and Evaluation Framework Distribution and Life History of Thorny Skate Analysis of Petition and Information Readily Available in Our Files Population Trends Analysis of DPS Information Analysis … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory, Regulatory and Policy Provisions Species Description Distinct Population Segment Analysis Discreteness Criterion Significance Criterion Persistence in an Ecological Setting Unusual or Unique for the Taxon Significant Gap in the Range of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on the Convention Background on Purse Seine Fishing Effort Limits in the Convention Area Petition for Rulemaking The Petition Public Comments on the Petition Decision on the Petition Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Right of First Refusal ROFR Contract Terms Revising ROFR Contract Terms Need for Action Summary of Proposed Amendment 44 The Proposed Rule Action 1: Regulatory Revisions Needed To Implement Amendment 44 Action 2: Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC DATES: Back to Top Written comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Comments and Responses DATES: Back to Top October 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Notice of receipt of the petition, information related to the previous request for public comment, and related information is … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Export Control Reform Initiative: USML Review and the CCL Executive Order 13563 DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by BIS no later than December 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Request for Comments Public Conference Call and Webinar Classifications List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 300 PART 300—INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS Tables Back to Top Table 1—Date and Time of Public Conference Call … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Right of First Refusal ROFR Contract Terms Revising ROFR Contract Terms Amendment 44 Extending Timelines To Exercise and Perform Under a ROFR Contract Removing or Modifying Provisions That Cause a ROFR to Lapse … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Landing Fish Intact Condition of Fillets Recreational Bag Limits Sale and Purchase Restrictions of Recreationally Harvested Dolphin, Wahoo or Snapper-Grouper Required Documentation Transit and Stowage Provisions … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Commercial Trip Limit Accountability Measures Dealer Reporting Requirements Renewal Requirements for King Mackerel Gillnet Permits Other Changes to the Codified Text Classification List of Subjects in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: What is the list of fisheries? How does NMFS determine in which category a fishery is placed? Fishery Classification Criteria Other Criteria That May Be Considered How does NMFS determine which species or stocks … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Modifications to Commercial and Recreational AMs for Snapper-Grouper Species and Golden Crab Modifications to Commercial and Recreational Sector Allocations for Dolphin Other Changes to the Codified … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Status Reviews Gulf Grouper Species Description Reproductive Biology and Spawning Behavior Population Structure, Distribution, Abundance and Habitat Summary of Factors Affecting the Gulf Grouper Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment of Its … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 200 SUBCHAPTER A—GENERAL PROVISIONS PART 200—SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY NMFS FOR REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT COMPLIANCE PURPOSES ONLY DATES: Back to Top Comments must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Actions Contained in Amendments 7/33 Landing Fish Intact Condition of Fillets Recreational Bag Limits Sale and Purchase Restrictions of Recreationally Harvested Dolphin, Wahoo or Snapper-Grouper Required Documentation Transit and Stowage Provisions Consideration of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Commercial and Recreational ACLs and ACTs Commercial Trip Limit Recreational Size Limit Other Actions Contained in the Framework Action Additional Proposed Changes to Codified Text Classification … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top NOAA will accept public comments on the notice of intent published at 80 FR 51973 (August 27, 2015) through October 30, 2015. Locations and dates for public scoping meetings remain … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by October 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0096, by any of the following methods: Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Proposed Regulatory Action Estimated Costs and Benefits I. The Rationale for Modernizing the Common Rule A. The Changing … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Background Proposed Action Proportional Reduction to Individual Species Control Limits Proportional Reduction to the Aggregate Nonwhiting Control Limit Abandonment 2015 Implementation Guidance Future Divestiture Procedures Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Measures Volumetric Catch Estimates Empty Fish Holds Clarification of Existing Slippage Measures Slippage Consequences Reporting Slippage Events Clarifications and Corrections Classification Description of the Reasons Why Action by the Agency Is Being … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Regulatory Changes Classification Alternative 1—No Action Alternative 2 (Preferred)—Eliminate Redundancies and Inconsistencies in Regulations Regarding the Use of Midwater Trawl Gear List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES DATES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Preliminary Priority Topics Collaborative Research and Management Regulatory Changes and Clarifications Education, Outreach and Citizen Science Condition Report Public Comments Federal Consultations DATES: Back to Top Written comments should be received on or before … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 23, 2015 (80 FR 15271), is extended. Comments and information regarding this proposed rule must be received … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Management Measure Contained in This Proposed Rule Additional Measures Contained in Amendment 15 Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC DATES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Inseason Actions Inseason Action #16 Inseason Action #17 Inseason Action #18 Inseason Action #19 Inseason Action #20 Inseason Action #21 Classification DATES: Back to Top The effective dates for the inseason actions are … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Regulatory Flexibility Act: Certification of Finding of No Significant Impact on Substantial Number of Small Entities Executive Order 12866 List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 665 PART 665—FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Certification of Finding of No Significant Impact on Substantial Number of Small Entities DATES: Back to Top NMFS must receive comments by September 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Major Provisions Background Development of These Proposed Rules Differences Between the Proposed Rules and the Current Rules Claim Construction Standard Patent Owner's Motions To Amend Patent Owner's Preliminary Response Additional Discovery Obviousness … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 2016 Proposed Quotas 1. Proposed 2016 Quotas for the Blacktip Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region 2. Proposed 2016 Quotas for the Aggregated LCS in the Gulf of Mexico Region 3. Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Need for Correction Tables Back to Top Table 20—Summary Information Related to Proposed Annual Take Authorization in the Atlantic Coast Region, 2015-2020 DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Consideration of Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before October 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on Amendment 15, identified by “NOAA-NMFS-2015-0097” … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory, Regulatory, and Policy Provisions and Evaluation Framework Distribution and Life History of the Smooth Hammerhead Shark Analysis of Petition and Information Readily Available in NMFS Files Smooth Hammerhead Shark Status and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory Provisions and Policy Considerations Species Description Distribution Physical Characteristics Habitat Feeding Ecology Life History Analysis of Petition and Information Readily Available in NMFS Files Bigeye Thresher Shark Status and Trends ESA … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MMPA Requirements U.S. Standards Governing Incidental Marine Mammal Mortality and Serious Injury in Commercial Fisheries Under the Jurisdiction of the United States Petition Overall Framework To Implement Sections 101(a)(2) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Need for Correction List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 219 PART 219—REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TAKING AND IMPORTING OF MARINE MAMMALS Subpart D—Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Northeast Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Research … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Refinance Cost III. Program Overview IV. Referendum V. Refinanced Loan VI. Fee Payment Rate VII. Fee Payment and Collection VIII. Enforcement/Prohibitions and Penalties Classification RIR/IRFA Impact to Small Businesses Paperwork Reduction … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Measures Classification Description of the Reasons Why Action by NMFS Is Being Considered Statement of the Objectives of, and Legal Basis for, This Proposed Rule Description and Estimate of the Number of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 648 PART 648—FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by 5 p.m., local time, on September 4, 2015. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Definitions Listing Current Range Furthering the Conservation of the Species Identification of the Experimental Population Finding Whether the Experimental Population Is or Is Not Essential Protective Measures Periodic Review Permits To Allow Establishment … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments and information regarding this proposed rule must be received by close of business on August 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on the proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on the Convention Implementation of Commission Decisions Regulatory Changes 1. Framework To Implement Commission Decisions 2. Requirement To Obtain IMO Number 3. Other Regulatory Changes Proposed Specifications 4. Purse Seine FAD Restrictions Classification … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Annual Catch Limits Proposed Annual Catch Limit Specifications Accountability Measures Classification Certification of Finding of No Significant Impact on Substantial Number of Small Entities Tables Back to Top Table 1—American Samoa Table 2—Mariana Archipelago—Guam … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on Purse Seine Fishing Effort Limits in the Convention Area Petition for Rulemaking Request for Comments Next Steps DATES: Back to Top Comments on the petition must be submitted in writing by August … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2015 (80 FR 29286), is extended. We will accept comments from all … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Actions Contained in the Generic AM Amendment Modifications to AMs for Snapper-Grouper Species and Golden Crab Modifications to Commercial and Recreational Sector Allocations for Dolphin Proposed Rule for the Generic AM Amendment Consideration of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Status Review Species Descriptions Historical and Current Distribution and Population Abundance Squatina aculeata Squatina Oculata Squatina Squatina Summary of Factors Affecting the Three Angelshark Species The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Management of the GOA Trawl Groundfish Fisheries Proposed Action Alternatives Alternative 1 Alternative 2 Alternative 3 Public Involvement DATES: Back to Top Written comments will be accepted through August 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Petition Request Framework 53 Basis for Denial 2004 Rebuilding Plan 2014 Interim Action Framework 53 GOM Cod ABC Incidental Fishing Mortality Monitoring and Catch Accounting Conclusion DATES: Back to Top The petition for rulemaking … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for Action Background Management of Skates in the GOA and the Fisheries Affected by the Proposed Rule Management of Skates in the GOA Fisheries That Would Be Affected by the Proposed Rule Need … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability Executive Summary Purpose and Need for This Regulatory Action Legal Authority for the Regulatory Action Summary of Major Provisions Within the Proposed Regulations Background Summary of Request Contents Description of the Specified Activity … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published May 8, 2015 (80 FR 26499), is reopened. To be considered, written comments must be submitted on or before July 29, 2015. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Explanation of Information Contained in NMFS Regulatory Entries DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Proposed Rule Stage National Marine Fisheries Service 28. Amendment 22 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Changes Proposed by This Rule to Controls on Certain Dissemination, Detection and Protection “Equipment” and Related Items Currently Controlled Under USML Category XIV Changes Proposed by This Rule to Controls on Certain Tooling, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Hearings Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top Public hearings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with informational open houses starting at 5:30 p.m. as follows: in Pago Pago, American Samoa … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 2014 ICCAT Recommendation Domestic Allocations and Quotas Atlantic Tunas Purse Seine Auxiliary Vessel Activity Request for Comments Public Hearing Conference Call Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 635 PART 635—ATLANTIC HIGHLY … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Status of Stock Regulatory Amendment 22 Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Gag ACLs Wreckfish ACLs Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Regulations Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or before June 19, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Scope of the Export Administration Regulations Items Subject to the EAR Items Not Subject to the EAR Published Technology and Software Fundamental Research Educational Information Patents Specific National Security Controls Export Reexport Release … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability Background Summary of Request NWTT Proposed Rule Modifications to HSTT, AFTT, MITT, and GOA Final Rules Background of Request Description of the Specified Activity Overview of Training Activities Anti-Surface Warfare Anti-Submarine Warfare Mine … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top June 2, 2015 is established as the “control date” for the Jonah crab fishery, and may be used as a reference date for future management measures related to the Jonah … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 648 PART 648—FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before July 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Harmonization of Destination Control Statement Removal of Paragraph (c) Export Administration Act Rulemaking Requirements Number of Small Entities Economic Impact Conclusion List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 758 PART 758—[AMENDED] DATES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Harmonization of Export Clearance Provisions Request for Comments on Additional Improvement and Harmonization of Export Clearance Provisions DATES: Back to Top The Bureau of Industry and Security will accept comments on this advanced … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Purpose of Proposed Revision of Regulations Specific Proposed Changes to Current Regulations at 50 CFR 424.14 General Authority and Requirements for Petitions—Paragraphs (a) and (b) Types of Information To Be Included in Petitions—Paragraphs … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by June 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0064 by any of the following methods: Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Scope of the New Entries Addition of ECCNs 4A005 and 4D004 to the Commerce Control List ECCN 4D001 ECCN 4E001 ECCN 5A001.j: Internet Protocol (IP) Network Communications Surveillance Systems or Equipment and Test, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Need for Action Classification National Environmental Policy Act Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act Collections of Information List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 300 PART 300—INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Corrections Classification Description of the Reasons Why Action by the Agency Is Being Considered Statement of the Objectives of, and Legal Basis for, This Proposed Rule Description and Estimate of the Number of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or before July 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2011-0213, by any one of the following methods. Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PART 4—[AMENDED] DATES: Back to Top To be considered, written comments must be submitted on or before June 8, 2015. Unless comments are received, the amended system of records will become effective as proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Instructions FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Background Recreational Management Measures Background Proposed 2015 Recreational Management Measures Summer Flounder Recreational Management Measures Scup Recreational Management Measures Black Sea Bass Recreational Management Measures Additional Regulatory Change Classification List of Subjects … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Detailed Description of Changes in This Proposed Rule—Increased Controls for Night Vision Items Revisions to Section 734.4 Addition to Section 740.2 Availability of License Exception APR Availability of License Exception STA Revisions to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Authority DATES: Back to Top The deadline for receipt of comments is extended from May 04, 2015, until July 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, information, or data, identified … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) Waimea, HI (Kaua‘i) (2) Hilo, HI (Hawai‘i) DATES: Back to Top NOAA will accept public comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking published at 80 FR 16224 (March 26, 2015), the draft environmental … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Specifications Updated Model Estimates Proposed 2015 Catch Limits Proposed Recreational Possession Limit Proposed State Commercial Allocations Classification Description of the Reasons Why Action by the Agency Is Being Considered Statement of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Instructions FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory, Regulatory, and Policy Provisions and Evaluation Framework Application of the Hatchery Listing Policy Biology of Snake River Fall-Run Chinook Salmon Summary of Petition Petition Analysis and Finding Information Solicited References … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification National Environmental Policy Act Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF THE WEST COAST STATES DATES: Back to Top Comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Certification of Finding of No Significant Impact on Substantial Number of Small Entities DATES: Back to Top NMFS must receive comments by May 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Outline ESA Statutory Provisions, Regulations, and Policy Considerations Distinct Population Segment Policy “Foreseeable Future” “Significant Portion of its Range” Background Behavior Feeding Reproduction Natural Mortality Status Review Report Humpback Whale Subspecies Subspecies Discussion and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Coordination With Other Laws Proposed Requirements for High Seas Fishing Vessels Definitions Issuing Offices Vessel Permits Fisheries Authorized on the High Seas Protecting Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems From Significant Adverse Impacts of Bottom Fishing … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measure Contained in This Proposed Rule Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC DATES: Back to Top NMFS must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Snowy Grouper Commercial and Recreational ACLs Snowy Grouper Commercial Trip Limit Snowy Grouper Recreational Fishing Season Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Measures 1. 2015-2017 Small-Mesh Multispecies Specifications 2. Northern Red Hake Possession Limit Reduction 3. Additional Northern Red Hake Possession Limit Reduction Trigger 4. Clarification on Modifications in a Specifications Action 5. Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction DATES: Back to Top We will accept comments on the March 19, 2015, (80 FR 14345) proposed rule that are received or postmarked on or before April 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory and Regulatory Provisions and Evaluation Framework Analysis of the Petition Bryde's Whale Species Description DPS Analysis Analysis of ESA Section 4(a)(1) Factors Petition Finding Information Solicited References Cited Authority DATES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory, Regulatory and Policy Provisions Species Description Analysis of the Petition Petition Finding Information Solicited References Cited Authority DATES: Back to Top Information and comments on the subject action must be received by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Status of Stock Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Red Snapper Recreational Fishing Season Amendment 40 to the FMP Additional Changes to Codified Text Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The 2010 Petitions and New Information on Porbeagle Sharks Petition Finding Information Solicited Authority DATES: Back to Top Written comments, data and information related to this petition finding must be received no later … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) Hale`iwa, HI (O`ahu) (2) Honolulu, HI (O`ahu) (3) Kihei, HI (Maui) (4) Lahaina, HI (Maui) (5) Kaunakakai, HI (Moloka`i) (6) Lāna`i City, HI (Lāna`i) (7) Kilauea City, HI (Kaua`i) (8) Ni‘ihau, HI * … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Solicited on the Proposed Listing Public Comments Solicited on Critical Habitat Public Hearings References Table of Contents I. Background II. Policies for Delineating Species Under the ESA III. Listing Determinations Under the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top NMFS has extended the public comment period published on February 23, 2015 (80 FR 9509) to April 9, 2015. NMFS must receive written comments and information on or before April … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Background Changes Proposed to the Plan for Trap/Pot Gear Changes Proposed to the Plan for Gear Marking Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 229 PART 229—AUTHORIZATION FOR COMMERCIAL FISHERIES UNDER … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Southern Oregon Coastal Chinook Salmon Grays Harbor Fall Chinook Salmon Willapa Bay Natural Coho Classification DATES: Back to Top Comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before April 2, 2015. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Specification of Scallop Overfishing Limit (OFL), Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC), Annual Catch Limits (ACLs), Annual Catch Targets (ACTs), and Set-Asides for the 2015 Fishing Year and Default Specifications for Fishing Year 2016 Open … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Background Tribal Allocation for 2015 Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES Tables Back to Top Table 1—U.S. Optimum Yields (OYs) and Annual Tribal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction ADDRESSES: DATES: Back to Top March 9, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top William Arvin, Bureau of Industry and Security Regulatory Policy Division, 202-482-2440 or william.arvin@bis.doc.gov. Correction Back to Top In proposed rule FR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on the IATTC International Obligations of the United States Under the Convention Pacific Bluefin Tuna Resolution Council Recommendations for the Implementation of C-14-06 Pacific Bluefin Tuna Catch History Proposed Regulations for Pacific Bluefin … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sector Allocations Sector Operations Plans and Contracts Requested Fishing Years 2015 and 2016 Exemptions Exemptions We Propose To Grant (16) Exemption We Propose To Approve, but Have Modified From 2014(1) (17) Prohibition on … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The rescheduled public hearing will be held on March 18, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Written comments will be accepted until April 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents 1. Summary of Proposed Measures 2. Status Determination Criteria Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder Status Determination Criteria 3. Fishing Year 2015 U.S./Canada Quotas Management of Transboundary Georges Bank Stocks 2015 U.S./Canada Quotas … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section by Section Description of the Proposed Rule Section 702.1 Section 702.2 Section 702.3 Section 702.4 Section 702.5 Section 702.6 Supplement No. 1 to Part 702 Rulemaking Requirements Impact Number of Small Entities Conclusion … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Status Review Species Description Population Abundance, Distribution, and Structure Summary of Factors Affecting the African Coelacanth The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment of Its Habitat or Range Overutilization for Commercial, Recreational, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory Provisions and Policy Considerations Species Description Distribution Physical Characteristics Habitat Feeding Ecology Life History Analysis of DPS Information Analysis of Petition and Information Readily Available in NMFS Files Common Thresher Shark … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Export Control Reform Initiative: USML Review and the CCL Executive Order 13563 DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by BIS no later than May 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Current Critical Habitat Designation Petition To Revise Critical Habitat Summary of Public Comments Geographical Area Occupied by the Species Military Exclusions Sound as an Essential Feature of Critical Habitat Essential Features and Special … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Summary of Request Description of the Specified Activity Overview Dates and Duration Specified Geographic Region Detailed Description of Activities (1) Recording System (2) Sensor Positioning (3) Seismic Source Description of Marine Mammals in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background North Atlantic Right Whale Natural History and Status Critical Habitat Identification and Designation Geographical Areas Occupied by the Species Physical or Biological Features Essential for Conservation The Physical and Biological Features of Foraging … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background North Atlantic Swordfish Quota South Atlantic Swordfish Quota Ecological and Socioeconomic Impacts Request for Comments Classification Tables Back to Top Table 1—2015 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas DATES: Back to Top Written … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Evolution of Seasons Re-Emerging Non-Whiting Midwater Trawl Fishery Expected Impacts Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES DATES: Back to Top Comments on this proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability Executive Summary Purpose and Need for This Regulatory Action Legal Authority for the Regulatory Action Summary of Major Provisions Within the Proposed Regulations Background Summary of Request Contents Description of the Specified Activity … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Submit comments on Amendment 108 to the BSAI FMP, Amendment 100 to the GOA FMP, and Amendment 46 to the Crab FMP on or before April 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Management of Pacific Cod in the Central and Western GOA GOA Pacific Cod Sideboard Limits Established Under the BSAI Crab Rationalization Program Allocations of Pacific Cod in the GOA The Effect of Pacific … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held on March 25, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Written comments accepted through June 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Patent Quality Pillars Existing Quality Efforts New Quality Proposals Proposal 1 Under Pillar 1: Applicant Requests for Prosecution Review of Selected Applications Proposal 2 Under Pillar 1: Automated Pre-Examination Search Proposal 3 Under … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: (1) New Orleans, LA (2) Houston, TX (3) Galveston, TX ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information I. Background II. Need for Action III. Process IV. Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act V. Consultation Under … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Background Incidental Halibut Retention in the Sablefish Primary Fishery North of Pt. Chehalis, WA Opportunity for Public Comment Proposed Changes to the Plan Changes to the Plan Changes to the Regulations Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Hearings Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top The deadline for receipt of comments on the proposed rule published at 79 FR 73010 on December 9, 2014, is extended from March 9, 2015, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Submit comments on or before April 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2013-0133, by any one of the following methods. Electronic Submission: Submit all … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments are due on this proposed rule on March 30, 2015. Comments received after January 29, 2015 and before publication of this notice are deemed to be timely. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Changes Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 13132 Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 801 PART 801—SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES BETWEEN U.S. AND FOREIGN … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Additional Proposed Changes to Codified Text Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before February … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Establishing Private Angling and Federal For-Hire Components Quotas Recreational Season Closure Provisions Sunset Provision Red Snapper Framework Action Classification List of Subjects … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Removal of Blueline Tilefish From the Deep-Water Complex Blueline Tilefish Commercial and Recreational ACLs and AMs Additional Blueline Tilefish Management Measures Deep-Water Complex Commercial and Recreational … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Bycatch Reporting and Monitoring Mechanisms Analytical Techniques and Allocation of At-Sea Fisheries Observers SBRM Performance Standard SBRM Review and Reporting Process Framework Adjustment and/or Annual Specification Provisions Prioritization Process Industry-Funded Observers and Observer … [read more]

  Correction In proposed rule 2014-28633 appearing on pages 72571-72593 in the issue of December 8, 2014, make the following correction: On page 72586, replace Tables 10, 11, and 12, which are duplicated on page 72587, with the following tables: BILLING CODE 1505-01-D [FR Doc. C1-2014-28633 Filed 1-20-15; 8:45 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability Background Summary of Request Description of the Specified Activity Duration and Location Description of Marine Mammals in the Area of the Specified Activities Bottlenose Dolphin Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Potential Effects of the Specified … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead Sharks Stock Assessment Permit Stacking for Shark Directed LAP Holders Adjusting Commercial Retention Limits for Atlantic Shark Fisheries Atlantic Regional and Sub-Regional Quotas Gulf of Mexico Regional and Sub-Regional Quotas … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Purpose and Overview of Proposed Revisions II. Background III. Goals and Objectives of Fishery Management Plans IV. Stocks That Require Conservation and Management V. Data Limited Stocks VI. Stock Complexes … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Management Measures Contained in Amendment 40 Establishing Private Angling and Federal For-Hire Components Sunset Provision Allocation Recreational Season Closure Provisions Proposed Rule for Amendment 40 Consideration of Public Comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Flexibility Act National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 665 PART 665—FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC DATES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statuses of the 20 Recently-Listed Corals Developing Protective Regulations Request for Information References Cited Authority Tables Back to Top Table 1—U.S. Distribution of 15 Threatened Indo-Pacific Coral Species Table 2—U.S. Distribution of Five … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Hearings Public Hearing Schedule Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top Written comments on the proposed rule must be received by March 9, 2015. For specific dates of the public hearings, see SUPPLEMENTARY … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Statutory Authority A. Limited Access Privilege Programs B. CDQ Program Provisions C. Maximum Amount and Collection of Cost Recovery Fees D. Applicability of Section 303A of the Magnuson-Stevens Act E. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Major Provisions Table of Contents I. Background A. Specification and Management Measure Development Process II. Harvest Specifications A. Proposed OFLs for 2015 and 2016 1. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Modification Classifications Executive Order 12866 Paperwork Reduction Act Executive Order 13132 Regulatory Flexibility Act List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 351 PART 351—ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES DATES: Back to Top To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Proposed Rule Classification Executive Order 12630 Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 12898 Executive Order 13132 Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) Description of the Reasons Why Action Is Being Considered Statement of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Species Description Distribution Population Structure and Genetics Habitat Movement Diet Reproduction and Spawning Density Larval Dispersal Larval Settlement and Recruitment Growth Mortality Abundance Alaska British Columbia Washington Oregon California Mexico The “Species” Question … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Background Recreational Management Measures Background Proposed Action Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 648 PART 648—FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by 5 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments on Amendment 14 must be received by February 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2014-0156, by any of the following … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Overview of CR Program and C Shares Crab Cooperative, IFQ, and IPQ Application Deadlines Need for Action The Proposed Actions Modify Active Participation Requirements To Acquire C Shares Active Participation Requirements for Annual … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Consideration of Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before February 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on Amendment 16, identified by “NOAA-NMFS-2014-0030” … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Removal of Blueline Tilefish From the Deep-Water Complex Modify the Definitions for Blueline Tilefish Management Thresholds Blueline Tilefish Commercial and Recreational ACLs, AMs, and Recreational ACTs Additional Blueline Tilefish Management Measures Deep-Water Complex … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Status Reviews Eastern Taiwan Strait Population of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin Species Description DPS Analysis Discreteness Significance DPS Conclusion and Proposed Determination Dusky Sea Snake Species Description Population Abundance, Distribution, and Structure Summary … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or before February 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2014-0114, by any one of the following methods: Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview of CR Program and C Shares Need for Action The Proposed Actions Temporary Modifications to Eligibility Criteria for Acquisition of C Share QS by Transfer Active Participation Requirements for C Share IFQ and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Arctic Ringed Seal Biology and Habitat Use Seasonal Distribution and Habitat Use Diet Critical Habitat Identification Geographical Area Occupied by the Species Physical or Biological Features Essential to the Conservation of the Species … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before January 7, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on the proposed rule identified by “NOAA-NMFS-2014-0140” by any of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Amendment 29 To Update the ABC Control Rule Revise Annual Catch Limits for Select Species Modify Minimum Size Limit for Gray Triggerfish Establish a Split Commercial … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Other Actions Affecting the 2015 and 2016 Harvest Specifications Proposed ABC and TAC Harvest Specifications Specification and Apportionment of TAC Amounts Groundfish Reserves and the Incidental Catch Allowance (ICA) for Pollock, Atka Mackerel, Flathead … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Other Actions Potentially Affecting the 2015 and 2016 Harvest Specifications Amendment 97: Chinook Salmon Prohibited Species Catch Limits in the Non-Pollock Trawl Groundfish Fisheries Proposed Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and TAC Specifications Specification and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Arctic Ringed Seal Biology and Habitat Use Seasonal Distribution and Habitat Use Diet Critical Habitat Identification Geographical Area Occupied by the Species Physical or Biological Features Essential to the Conservation of the Species … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Description of Halibut Fisheries Description of Charter Halibut Limited Access Program Description of the Catch Sharing Plan and Limits on Charter Anglers IPHC Annual Management Measures Catch Monitoring and Estimation in the Sport … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Background Default Harvest Control Rules, Clarifications, and Adding Species Designation of Ecosystem Component Species Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Comments on Amendment 24 must be received on or before January 26, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Actions Contained in Amendment 29 Amendment 29 to Update the ABC Control Rule Revise ACLs for Select Species Modify Minimum Size Limit for Gray Triggerfish Establish a Commercial Split Season for Gray Triggerfish … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in This Proposed Rule Red Snapper Recreational ACT and Season Length Red Snapper Recreational Post-Season AM Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Hearing Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held on December 9, 2014, at 7 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time. ADDRESSES: Back to Top The meeting will be held at … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Current Windowpane Flounder Accountability Measures Windowpane Flounder Catch Limits Were Exceeded in Fishing Years 2012 and 2013 AMs From Framework 47 Result in Severe Economic Impacts Framework 52 Reducing the Size of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed 2015 Specifications for Atlantic Mackerel 2015 Proposed River Herring and Shad Catch Cap in the Mackerel Fishery 2015-2017 Proposed Illex Specifications 2015-2017 Proposed Longfin Squid Specifications Distribution of the Longfin DAH 2015-2017 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule that published on August 28, 2014 (79 FR 51424), and closed on October 27, 2014, will reopen on November 13, 2014 and remain … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Background Review of Massachusetts Restricted Area Changes Proposed to the Plan Changes to American Lobster Regulations Classification List of Subjects PART 229—AUTHORIZATION FOR COMMERCIAL FISHERIES UNDER THE MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT OF … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Management Measures Contained in Amendment 20B and This Proposed Rule Gulf Migratory Group King Mackerel Commercial Hook-and-Line Trip Limits Gulf Migratory Group Eastern Zone Northern and Southern Subzone King Mackerel Fishing Years Transit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top June 23, 2014, shall be known as the control date for the large-mesh DGN fishery and may be used as a reference for allocations in a future management program that … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability of Published Materials Purpose of the Sea Turtle Observer Requirement Process for Developing an Annual Determination Review of Fisheries Listed on the 2010 AD Atlantic Shellfish Bottom Trawl Fishery Mid-Atlantic Bottom Trawl Fishery … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by November 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document identified by NOAA-NMFS-2014-0126 by any of the following methods: Electronic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Actions Contained in Amendment 20B Gulf Migratory Group King Mackerel Commercial Hook-and-Line Trip Limits Gulf Migratory Group Eastern Zone Northern and Southern Subzone King Mackerel Fishing Years Transit Through Areas Closed to King … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access Background Issuance of Groundfish Quota Extension of AMP Quota Pass-Through Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES DATES: Back to Top Submit comments on … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on the Convention WCPFC Decision on Tropical Tunas Proposed Action Classification Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Flexibility Act Estimated Number of Small Entities Affected Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Other Compliance Requirements 1. FAD Restrictions 2. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Written comments on Amendment 104 to the FMP must be received on or before 5 p.m., Alaska local time, on December 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Walrus Protection Areas Effects of Disturbance on Walruses Areas and Vessels Affected by This Proposed Action The Proposed Action Transit Area Near Round Island Transit Area Near Cape Peirce Prohibition on Vessels with … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published August 7, 2014 (79 FR 46233), is reopened. Public comment must be received by October 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received on or before October 16, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Request for Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Comments may be submitted to the Federal rulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov). The regulations.gov ID … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Origin and Historical Advantages of the Special Comprehensive License Augmented Advantages of the EAR's Licenses and Other Authorizations Description of Proposed Changes Primary Provisions for the SCL: Part 752—Special Comprehensive License Conforming Amendments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Classification Summary of IRFA Description of the Number of Small Entities Paperwork Reduction Act List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 259 PART 259—CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND TAX REGULATIONS DATES: Back to Top NMFS … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments on the amendment must be received on or before November 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2014-0066, by any one … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Components of Amendment 18 FMP Section 4.1.1—Identification and Description FMP Section 4.12—Adverse Effects of Fishing on Essential Fish Habitat FMP Section 4.14—Procedures for Amending Salmon EFH FMP Appendix A—Identification and Description of Essential … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The proposed rule published on May 12, 2010 (75 FR 26703) is withdrawn as of September 22, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Steve Meyers, (301) 427-8500. SUPPLEMENTARY … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments Public Hearing Code of Conduct Tables Back to Top Table 1—Dates, Times and Locations of Upcoming Public Hearings DATES: Back to Top Written comments will be accepted until November 14, 2014. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Classification National Environmental Policy Act Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660--FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES Footnotes DATES: Back to Top Comments must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Transfer at Sea and Transshipment Port Inspection Unique Vessel Identifiers Technical Correction Request for Comments Public Conference Call and Webinar Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 635 PART 635—ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Accounting for Under- and Overharvests 2015 Proposed Quotas 1. Proposed 2015 Quotas for the Blacktip Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region 2. Proposed 2015 Quotas for the Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction DATES: Back to Top Comments on the proposed rule will receive consideration if submitted in writing on or before 5:00 p.m., October 14, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Patricia Abaroa, Chief, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Arrangements for Foreign Nationals Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top The first meeting will be held September 22, 2014, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Statements of interest and abstracts were due … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Purpose of This Proposed Rule Overview of the Proposed Rule Communications Functionality (50 CFR 600.1502) Position Report Data Formats and Transmission (50 CFR 600.1503) Latency Requirement (50 CFR 600.1504) Messaging (50 CFR 600.1505) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Rough-Weather Exemption Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES DATES: Back to Top Comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before October … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Criteria for Review of Existing Regulations Plan for Periodic Review of Rules DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received by NMFS by October 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Solicited DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the petition finding published August 1, 2014, at 79 FR 44733, is extended. Information and comments must be received by close of business … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by October 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Comments may be submitted to the Federal eRulemaking portal (www.regulations.gov). The regulations.gov ID for this … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ESA Statutory and Regulatory Provisions and Evaluation Framework Species Descriptions Orange Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) Black-axil Chromis (Chromis atripectoralis) Blue-green Damselfish (Chromis viridis) Hawaiian Dascyllus (Dascyllus albisella) Reticulated Damselfish (Dascyllus reticulatus) Blackbar Devil or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 648 PART 648—FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES Tables Back to Top Table 1—Current Tilefish Harvest Limits for 2014 Relative to Proposed Specifications for 2015, 2016, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Listing Determinations Under the ESA Biological Review Species Description Distribution Habitat and Depth Diet and Feeding Population Structure and Genetics Reproductive Biology Spawning Behavior and Habitat Status Assessments Fishing Impacts on Spawning Aggregations … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Regulatory Revisions Required by the Actions Classification Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Number and Description of Small Entities Regulated by the Proposed Action Duplicate, Overlapping, or Conflicting Federal Rules Description of Significant Alternatives … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Gulf Aquaculture Permits Electronic System Requirements, Account Setup, and Information Application Requirements Public Comment Process Regarding Gulf Aquaculture Permit Applications Consultation With Other Federal Agencies Operational Requirements, Monitoring Requirements, and Restrictions Remedial Actions … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: What is the List of Fisheries? How does NMFS determine in which category a fishery is placed? Fishery Classification Criteria Other Criteria That May Be Considered How does NMFS determine which species or stocks … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on the Convention WCPFC Decision on the Oceanic Whitetip Shark WCPFC Decision on the Whale Shark WCPFC Decision on the Silky Shark Proposed Action Classification Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Flexibility Act Estimated Number … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Amendment 103 to the BSAI FMP Proposed Amendment 43 to the Crab FMP Public Comments DATES: Back to Top Comments on the amendment must be received on or before 1700 hours, Alaska … [read more]

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