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Federal Register Highlights – 9/6/16

September 6, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 6, 2016:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina on September 25, 2016. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. The temporary safety zone will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Charleston Harbor and surrounding rivers. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. This rule is effective on September 25, 2016 from 8:45 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.

PROPOSED RULE: The Secretary proposes to establish regulations governing programs administered under title I, part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These proposed regulations are needed to implement recent changes made by the ESSA to the supplement not supplant requirement of title I, part A of the ESEA. Unless otherwise specified, references to the ESEA mean the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA. We must receive your comments on or before November 7, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket ID ED–2016–OESE–0056.)

RULE: We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016–17–04, which applies to all hot air balloons equipped with BALÓNY KUBÍČEK spol. s r.o. Model Kubíček burners. Both the original and revised AD result from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. This AD action revises AD 2016–17–04 to eliminate certain unnecessary documentation requirements. This AD is effective on September 6, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/ processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the 2016 total allowable catch apportioned to catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 1, 2016, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher/processors (C/Ps) to Amendment 80 C/Ps in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. Effective August 31, 2016, through 2400 hrs., Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS proposes approval of, and regulations to implement, measures in a regulatory amendment to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The regulatory amendment was developed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) to implement an electronic monitoring (EM) program for two sectors of the limited entry trawl fishery. The regulatory amendment proposes to allow catcher vessels in the Pacific whiting fishery and fixed gear vessels in the shore-based Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery to use EM in place of observers to meet the requirements of the Trawl Rationalization Program for 100-percent at-sea observer coverage. This action is intended to increase operational flexibility and reduce monitoring costs for vessels in the trawl fishery by providing an alternative to observers. Data from the EM program would be used to debit discards of IFQ species from IFQs and mothership cooperative allocations. The regulatory amendment would establish an application process for interested vessel owners, performance standards for EM systems, requirements for vessel operators, and a permitting process and standards for EM service providers. The regulatory amendment would also establish requirements for processors (first receivers) for receiving and disposing of prohibited and protected species from EM trips. Comments must be received by October 6, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket No. NOAA–NMFS–2016–0115.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Postal Service proposes a further revision to the rules concerning PC postage payment methodology. This change would add supplementary information to clarify the revenue assurance guidelines. Submit comments on or before October 6, 2016. (Submit written comments to: Manager, Payment Technology, U.S. Postal Service®, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Room 3500, Washington DC 20260. Email and faxed comments are not accepted.)


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