Skip to content

Federal Register Highlights – 11/17/14

November 17, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive, and proposed rules for November 17, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: This NPRM is intended to carry out President’s directives in Executive 413563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review. The NPRM proposes revisions to make Child Support Enforcement program operations and enforcement procedures more flexible, more effective, and more efficient by recognizing the strength of existing State enforcement programs, advancements in technology that can enable improved collection rates, and the move toward electronic communication and document management. This NPRM proposes to improve and simplify program operations, and remove outmoded limitations to program innovations to better serve families. In addition, changes are proposed to clarify and correct technical provisions in existing regulations. Consideration will be given to comments received by January 16, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S168 Bridge (Battlefield Boulevard) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 12.0, Chesapeake (Great Bridge), Virginia. The deviation is necessary to safely accommodate the annual Christmas parade. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for the set up of the event and the duration of the Christmas parade. This deviation is effective from 4 PM to 9 PM on December 6, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Washington State Route 529 (SR 529) twin bridge southbound across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6, at Everett, Washington. The deviation is necessary to facilitate adjustment of newly installed bridge joints. This deviation allows the bridge is to remain in the closed position during adjustment and maintenance activities. This deviation is effective from 8 AM on January 10, 2015 to 11 PM on February 15, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the commercial sector for gag in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial landings for gag, as estimated by the Science Research Director, are projected to reach the commercial annual catch limits (ACL). Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for gag in the South Atlantic EEZ on November 21, 2014, for the remainder of the 2014 fishing year, through December 31, 2014. This action is necessary to protect the South Atlantic gag resource. This rule is effective 12:01 AM, local time, November 21, 2014, until 12:01 AM, local time, January 1, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2014 Pacific ocean perch total allowable catch (TAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI. Effective 1200 hrs., Alaska local time (ALT), November 12, 2014, through 2400 hrs. ALT, December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserved to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) of bearing Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) northern rockfish and BSAI skates, and the total allowable catch (TAC) of Bearing C (BS) “other rockfish) and BSAI octopuses in the BSAI management area. This action is necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI  management area. Effective November 12, 2014, to 2400 hrs. Alaska local time, December 31, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: Framework Adjustment 52 to the Northeast Multi-species Fishery Management Plan proposes to modifications to the windowpane flounder accountability measures. First, the size of the accountability measure gear restricted areas could be reduced if NMFS determines that improvements in windowpane flounder stock health occurred despite the catch limit being exceeded. Second, the duration of the accountability measure could be shortened if NMFS determines that an overage of the catch limit did not occur the previous fishing year. The proposed measures would allow NMFS to implement accountability measures based on more current survey and catch data. This proposed action is intended to increase fishing opportunities for the groundfish fishery will still preventing overfishing. Comments must be received by December 2, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

Advertisements

From → Daily Updates

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: