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Federal Register Highlights – 10/15/15

October 15, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 15, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway near Oak Island, North Carolina. This action is necessary to provide the safety of mariners on navigable waters due to the transfer of power cables across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Entry into or movement within the safety zone during the enforcement period is prohibited without approval of the Captain of the Port. This rule is effective without actual notice from October 15, 2015 until October 20, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures to be used by DoD personnel for the operation and management of the DoD ELAP. The DoD ELAP provides a unified DoD program through which commercial environmental laboratories can voluntarily demonstrate competency and document conformance to the international quality systems standards as they are implemented by DoD. Comments must be received by December 14, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number DOD-2013-OS-0230.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS announces that the 2015 summer flounder commercial fishery within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reopening to allow permitted vessels to fully harvest remaining commercial summer flounder quota as of October 12, 2015. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this rule to advise Massachusetts that quota remains available to be landed, and to inform Federal vessel and dealer permit holders that Federal commercial summer flounder quota is available for landing in Massachusetts. Effective 0001 hours October 12, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

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