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Federal Register Highlights – 3/14/14

March 14, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for March 14, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule invites comments on proposed limits to the quantity of Far West Scotch and Native spearmint oil that handlers may purchase from, or handle on behalf of, producers during the 2014–2015 marketing year, which begins on June 1, 2014. The Far West includes Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and designated parts of Nevada and Utah. The salable quantity and allotment percentage for Class 1 (Scotch) spearmint oil would be set at 1,149,030 pounds and 55 percent, respectively. For Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil, the salable quantity and allotment percentage would be set at 1,090,821 pounds and 46 percent, respectively. The Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee), the agency responsible for local administration of the marketing order for spearmint oil produced in the Far West, recommended these quantities. Comments must be received by March 31, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number AMS–FV–13–0087.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Galveston Causeway Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The deviation is necessary in order to conduct maintenance on the bridge. These actions are essential for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for 10 hours during day light hours and will operate normally at all other times. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 24 through March 28, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the draws of bascule span of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission Causeway across Lake Pontchartrain between Metairie, Jefferson Parish and Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This deviation allows the draws of the bridge to remain closed to navigation for six weeks to allow for the replacement of electrical parts of the bridge. This deviation is necessary to provide for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation is effective from 5:30 a.m. on Monday March 24, 2014 through 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Long Island Sound in the vicinity of Glen Cove, New York for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Long Island Sound before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 14, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2013–1058.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ‘‘2014 Ocean City Air Show,’’ a marine event to be held above the waters of the Atlantic Ocean during June 12–15, 2014. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Ocean City, MD during the event. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 14, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2014–0056.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using jig or hook-and-line gear in the Bogoslof Pacific cod exemption area of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the limit of Pacific cod for catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using jig or hook-and-line gear in the Bogoslof Pacific cod exemption area in the BSAI. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 11, 2014, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 50 feet (15.2 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2014 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to catcher vessels less than 50 feet (15.2 m) LOA using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 11, 2014, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., September 1, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 5 (Amendment 5) to Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic States (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this rule would revise the annual catch limits (ACLS) and accountability measures (AMs) for the commercial and recreational sectors for dolphin and wahoo, and update the framework procedures for the FMP. The purpose of this rule is to help achieve optimum yield (OY) within the dolphin and wahoo fishery and to minimize socio-economic impacts, to the extent practicable, in accordance with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Written comments must be received on or before April 14, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number NOAA–NMFS–2013–0170.)

 

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