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Federal Register Highlights – 4/12/16

April 12, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 12, 2016:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 82 Bridge across the Connecticut River, mile 16.8, at East Haddam, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform emergency repairs at the bridge. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on April 18, 2016 to 3 p.m. on June 30, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD and Kent Island, Queen Anne’s County, MD, during a paddling event on May 14, 2016. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore or Coast Guard Patrol Commander. This rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. on May 14, 2016 through 12:30 p.m. on May 15, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes targeted rule changes to our existing accounting and affiliate transaction rules to eliminate inefficiencies and provide guidance to rate-of-return carriers regarding our expectations for appropriate expenditures. Comments are due on or before May 12, 2016 and reply comments are due on or before June 13, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference WC Docket No. 10– 90, WC Docket No. 14–58 or CC Docket No. 01–92.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS closes the southern area Angling category fishery for large medium and giant (“trophy” (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). This action is being taken to prevent any further overharvest of the Angling category southern area trophy BFT subquota. Effective 11:30 p.m., local time, April 10, 2016, through December 31, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is exchanging unused rock sole Community Development Quota (CDQ) for yellowfin sole CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total allowable catch of rock sole, and yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested. Effective April 12, 2016, through December 31, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Commission is proposing rules which amend existing rules related to the Mail Classification Schedule and its associated product lists. The proposed rules revise some existing rules in order to better conform with current Commission practices related to the Mail Classification Schedule. The Commission invites public comment on the proposed rules. Comments are due: May 12, 2016. (For further information, contact David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820.)

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