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Federal Register Highlights – 9/23/16

October 2, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 23, 2016

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S165 (North Landing Road) Bridge across the North Landing River, mile 20.2, at Chesapeake, VA. This modified deviation is necessary to perform emergency bridge repairs and provide for safe navigation. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation is effective from 6 p.m. on September 30, 2016, through 4 p.m. on October 14, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that provides amendments to the DoD Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted on or before November 22, 2016, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket DARS–2016–0033.)

PROPOSED RULE: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 and a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, both of which provide revisions to the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing on or before November 22, 2016, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket DARS–2016–0027.)

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) proposes and seeks comment on proposals to revise the Commission’s rules governing private land mobile radio (PLMR) services, such as allowing 806–824/851– 869 MHz (800 MHz) band incumbent licensees in a market a window in which to apply for Expansion Band and Guard Band frequencies before the frequencies are made available to applicants for new systems, extending conditional licensing authority to applicants for site-based licenses in the 800 MHz and 896–901/935–940 MHz (900 MHz) bands, making available for PLMR use frequencies that are on the band edge between the Industrial/ Business (I/B) Pool and either General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) or Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) spectrum, making certain frequencies that are designated for central station alarm operations available for other PLMR uses, and accommodating certain railroad operations. Submit comments on or before November 22, 2016 and reply comments on or before December 22, 2016. (To submit comments, visit the Federal Communications Commission’s Web site: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Reference WP Docket No. 16-261.)

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendment 47 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP) and to make minor clarifications to regulations implementing the Crab FMP. This proposed rule addresses how individual processing quota (IPQ) use caps apply to the Bering Sea Chionoecetes bairdi Tanner crab fisheries: The eastern C. bairdi Tanner (EBT) and the western C. bairdi Tanner (WBT). This proposed rule would exempt EBT and WBT IPQ crab that is custom processed at a facility through contractual arrangements with the processing facility owners from being applied against the IPQ use cap of the processing facility owners, thereby allowing a facility to process more crab without triggering the IPQ use cap. This proposed exemption is necessary to allow all of the EBT and WBT Class A individual fishing quota crab to be processed at the facilities currently processing EBT and WBT crab, and would have significant positive economic effects on the fishermen, processors, and communities that participate in the EBT and WBT fisheries. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Crab FMP, and other applicable law. Submit comments on or before October 24, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket No. NOAA-NMFS-2016-0081.)

PROPOSED RULE: As part of a comprehensive review of agency practices related to the disclosure of records and information, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is updating its implementing rule under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The proposed rule, which is modeled after a template provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, describes how to make a FOIA request to USTR and how the FOIA Office, which includes the USTR officials who are authorized to work on FOIA requests, processes requests for records. We are in the process of renaming and reorganizing part 2004 to include all of the rules governing disclosure of USTR records and information, and with this proposed rule, we are moving the FOIA rule into a new subpart B to part 2004. We must receive your written comments on or before November 22, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket Number USTR–2016–0015.)

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