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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019Proposed Rule2017-2359911/02/2017DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThis proposed rule sets forth payment parameters and provisions related to the risk adjustment and risk adjustment data validation programs; cost-sharing parameters and cost-sharing reductions; and user fees for Federally-facilitated … This proposed rule sets forth payment parameters and provisions related to the risk adjustment and risk adjustment data validation programs; cost-sharing parameters and cost-sharing reductions; and user fees for Federally-facilitated Exchanges and State-based Exchanges on the Federal platform. It proposes changes that would enhance the role of States as related to essential health benefits (EHB) and qualified health plan (QHP) certification; and would provide States with additional flexibility in the operation and establishment of Exchanges, including the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchanges. It includes proposed changes to standards related to Exchanges; the required functions of the SHOPs; actuarial value for stand-alone dental plans; the rate review program; the medical loss ratio program; eligibility and enrollment; exemptions; and other related topics.patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-hhs-notice-of-benefit-and-payment-parameters-for-2019FR-Doc-2017-23599
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Authorize Recreational Quota Entity To Participate in the Halibut IFQ ProgramProposed Rule2017-2089410/03/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNMFS issues a proposed rule that would authorize formation of a recreational quota entity (RQE) that could participate in the Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Program in International Pacific Halibut Commission … NMFS issues a proposed rule that would authorize formation of a recreational quota entity (RQE) that could participate in the Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Program in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A in the Gulf of Alaska. The RQE would be authorized to purchase and hold a limited amount of commercial halibut quota share that would yield additional pounds of recreational fishing quota on an annual basis to augment the amount of halibut available for harvest in the charter halibut fishery. The RQE would provide a mechanism for a compensated reallocation of a portion of commercial halibut quota share to the charter halibut fishery. This proposed rule is necessary to promote social and economic flexibility in the charter halibut fishery, and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, and other applicable laws.fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-authorize-recreational-quota-entity-toFR-Doc-2017-20894
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC, Standardized NUHOMS\u00ae Horizontal Modular Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Renewal of Initial Certificate and Amendment Nos. 1 Through 11, 13, Revision 1, and 14Rule2017-2071009/27/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System (NUHOMS[supreg] System) listing within the ``List of approved … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System (NUHOMS[supreg] System) listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to renew, for an additional 40-year period, Revision 1 of the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1 through 11, and 13, and Amendment No. 14 of Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. These changes require, among other things, that all future amendments and revisions to this CoC include evaluations of the impacts to aging management activities (i.e., time-limited aging analyses and aging management programs (AMPs)) to ensure that they remain adequate for any changes to spent fuel storage cask systems, structures, and components (SSCs) within the scope of the renewal. Each general licensee using a NUHOMS[supreg] System at a reactor site must have a program to establish, implement, and maintain written procedures for each AMP described in the AREVA Inc. (AREVA) Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR). In addition, the renewals reflect the change in the name of the CoC holder from AREVA to TN Americas LLC, and make several other changes as described in Section IV, ``Discussion of Changes,'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-tn-americas-llc-standardized-nuhoms-horizontal-modularFR-Doc-2017-20710
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC, Standardized NUHOMS\u00ae Horizontal Modular Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Renewal of Initial Certificate and Amendment Nos. 1 Through 11, 13, Revision 1, and 14Proposed Rule2017-2070909/27/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System (NUHOMS[supreg] System) listing within the ``List of … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System (NUHOMS[supreg] System) listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to renew, for an additional 40-year period, Revision 1 of the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1 through 11, and 13, and Amendment No. 14 of Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. These changes require, among other things, that all future amendments and revisions to this CoC include evaluations of the impacts to aging management activities (i.e., time-limited aging analyses and aging management programs (AMPs)) to ensure that they remain adequate for any changes to spent fuel storage cask systems, structures, and components (SSCs) within the scope of the renewal. Each general licensee using a NUHOMS[supreg] System at a reactor site must have a program to establish, implement, and maintain written procedures for each AMP described in the AREVA Inc. (AREVA) Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR). In addition, the renewals reflect the change in the name of the CoC holder from AREVA to TN Americas LLC, and make several other changes as described in Section IV, ``Discussion of Changes,'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of a companion direct final rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-tn-americas-llc-standardized-nuhoms-horizontal-modularFR-Doc-2017-20709
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System; Certificate of Compliance No. 1014, Amendment No. 9, Revision 1, and Amendment No. 10; CorrectionsRule2017-1845608/31/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a direct final rule on January 6, 2016, amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International, Inc. (Holtec) HI- STORM 100 Cask System listing within the … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a direct final rule on January 6, 2016, amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International, Inc. (Holtec) HI- STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 9, Revision 1, to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1014. The direct final rule was effective on March 21, 2016. On March 14, 2016, the NRC published a direct final rule again amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec HI-STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks,'' to include Amendment No. 10 to CoC No. 1014. That direct final rule was effective on May 31, 2016. The technical specifications (TS) for both the Holtec HI-STORM 100 Cask System, Amendments No. 9, Revision 1, and No. 10 included minor editorial and non-substantive errors. The purpose of this action is correct these errors.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-holtec-international-hi-storm-100-cask-system-certificateFR-Doc-2017-18456
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Air Force 86 Fighter Weapons Squadron Conducting Long Range Strike Weapons System Evaluation Program at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, HawaiiRule2017-1771808/22/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentUpon application from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) 86 Fighter Weapons Squadron (hereinafter referred to as 86 FWS), NMFS is issuing regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) for the taking of marine mammals incidental to … Upon application from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) 86 Fighter Weapons Squadron (hereinafter referred to as 86 FWS), NMFS is issuing regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) for the taking of marine mammals incidental to Long Range Strike (LRS) Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) exercises on the Barking Sands Underwater Range Expansion (BSURE) of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) off Kauai, Hawaii. These regulations allow NMFS to issue a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the USAF 86 FWS's specified activities carried out during the rule's period of effectiveness, set forth the permissible methods of taking, set forth other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, and set forth requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of the incidental take. The specific activities are classified as military readiness activities.takes-of-marine-mammals-incidental-to-specified-activities-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-theFR-Doc-2017-17718
Loan Guaranty: Vendee Loan FeesRule2017-1610608/02/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document adopts as final a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service to amend its regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing o … This document adopts as final a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service to amend its regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by VA. Fees mentioned in this rulemaking are consistent with those charged in the private mortgage industry, and such fees will help VA to ensure the sustainability of this vendee loan program. The loans that will be subject to the fees are not veterans' benefits. This rule will also ensure that all direct and vendee loans made by the Secretary are safe harbor qualified mortgages.loan-guaranty-vendee-loan-feesFR-Doc-2017-16106
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC, NUHOMS\u00ae EOS Dry Spent Fuel Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1042; CorrectionRule2017-1552107/25/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register on March 24, 2017, that amended NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by adding the TN Americas LLC, NUHOMS[supreg] Extended Optimize … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register on March 24, 2017, that amended NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by adding the TN Americas LLC, NUHOMS[supreg] Extended Optimized Storage (EOS) Dry Spent Fuel Storage System to the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' as Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1042. This action is necessary to correct the certificate expiration date.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-tn-americas-llc-nuhoms-eos-dry-spent-fuel-storage-systemFR-Doc-2017-15521
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: EnergySolutionsTMRule2017-1429207/07/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the EnergySolutionsTM Corporation's (EnergySolutions or the applicant) VSC-24 Ventilated Storage Cask System listing w … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the EnergySolutionsTM Corporation's (EnergySolutions or the applicant) VSC-24 Ventilated Storage Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to renew, for an additional 40 years, the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1-6 of Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1007. The renewal of the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1-6 requires cask users to establish, implement, and maintain written procedures for aging management program (AMP) elements, including a lead cask inspection program, for VSC-24 Storage Cask structures, systems, and components (SSC) important to safety. Users must also conduct periodic ``tollgate'' assessments of new information on SSC aging effects and mechanisms to determine whether any element of an AMP addressing these effects and mechanisms requires revision to encompass the current state of knowledge. In addition, the renewal of the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1-6 makes several other changes, described in Section IV, ``Discussion of Changes,'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-energysolutionstmFR-Doc-2017-14292
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: EnergySolutionsTMProposed Rule2017-1429007/07/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the EnergySolutionsTM Corporation's (EnergySolutions or the applicant) VSC-24 Ventilated Storage Cask System listing w … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the EnergySolutionsTM Corporation's (EnergySolutions or the applicant) VSC-24 Ventilated Storage Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to renew, for an additional 40 years, the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1-6 of Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1007. The renewal of the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1-6 requires cask users to establish, implement, and maintain written procedures for aging management program (AMP) elements, including a lead cask inspection program, for VSC-24 Storage Cask structures, systems, and components (SSCs) important to safety. Users must also conduct periodic ``tollgate'' assessments of new information on SSC aging effects and mechanisms to determine whether any element of an AMP addressing these effects and mechanisms requires revision to encompass the current state of knowledge. In addition, the renewal of the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1-6 makes several other changes, described in Section IV, ``Discussion of Changes,'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the companion direct final rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-energysolutionstmFR-Doc-2017-14290
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 3Rule2017-1351406/28/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International (Holtec) HI-STORM Flood/Wind (FW) Multipurpose Canister (MPC) Storage System listing within the ``List of … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International (Holtec) HI-STORM Flood/Wind (FW) Multipurpose Canister (MPC) Storage System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 3 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1032. Amendment No. 3 revises authorized contents to allow burnup credit for fuel types in the MPC-37 and revises CoC Condition 8, which has been previously incorporated in Amendment No. 2 to CoC No. 1032.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-holtec-international-hi-storm-floodwind-multipurposeFR-Doc-2017-13514
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 3Proposed Rule2017-1351306/28/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International (Holtec) HI-STORM Flood/Wind (FW) Multipurpose Canister (MPC) Storage System listing within the … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International (Holtec) HI-STORM Flood/Wind (FW) Multipurpose Canister (MPC) Storage System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 3 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1032. Amendment No. 3 revises authorized contents to allow burnup credit for fuel types in the MPC-37 and revises CoC Condition 8, which has been previously incorporated in Amendment No. 2 to CoC No. 1032.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-holtec-international-hi-storm-floodwind-multipurposeFR-Doc-2017-13513
Waiving Departmental Review of Appraisals and Valuations of Indian PropertyRule2017-1319106/26/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentIn 2016, Congress passed the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act (ITARA), which requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and publish in the Federal Register minimum qualifications for individuals to prepare appraisals and valuati … In 2016, Congress passed the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act (ITARA), which requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and publish in the Federal Register minimum qualifications for individuals to prepare appraisals and valuations of Indian trust property. This rule establishes the minimum qualifications and implements provisions of ITARA that require the Secretary to accept appraisals and valuations without additional review or approval under certain circumstances.waiving-departmental-review-of-appraisals-and-valuations-of-indian-propertyFR-Doc-2017-13191
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fireworks Displays at Monterey Bay National Marine SanctuaryRule2017-1224306/15/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNMFS, upon request from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or Sanctuary), hereby issues regulations pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the taking of marine mammals incidental to commercial … NMFS, upon request from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or Sanctuary), hereby issues regulations pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the taking of marine mammals incidental to commercial fireworks displays permitted by the Sanctuary in California, over the course of five years (2017-2022). These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, and establish requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.taking-and-importing-marine-mammals-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-commercial-fireworksFR-Doc-2017-12243
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Waterfront ConstructionRule2017-1180506/07/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNMFS, upon request from the U.S. Navy (Navy), issues these regulations pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the taking of marine mammals incidental to conducting waterfront construction at Naval Submarine Base … NMFS, upon request from the U.S. Navy (Navy), issues these regulations pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the taking of marine mammals incidental to conducting waterfront construction at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA, over the course of five years (2017-2022). These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, and establish requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.taking-and-importing-marine-mammals-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-waterfront-constructionFR-Doc-2017-11805
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC International MAGNASTOR\u00ae Cask System; Certificate of Compliance No. 1031, Amendment No. 7Rule2017-1168006/06/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International (NAC or the applicant), MAGNASTOR[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storag … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International (NAC or the applicant), MAGNASTOR[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 7 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1031. Amendment No. 7 provides a new Passive MAGNASTOR[supreg] Transfer Cask (PMTC) and associated Technical Specification (TS) changes in Appendices A and B, and updates Section 4.3.1(i) in Appendix A of the TSs to include revised seismic requirements. Clarifying (non-technical) changes were also made to Appendices A and B.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-nac-international-magnastor-cask-system-certificate-ofFR-Doc-2017-11680
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC International MAGNASTOR\u00ae Cask System; Certificate of Compliance No. 1031, Amendment No. 7Proposed Rule2017-1168206/06/2017NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International (NAC), MAGNASTOR[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International (NAC), MAGNASTOR[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 7 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1031. Amendment No. 7 provides a new Passive MAGNASTOR[supreg] Transfer Cask and associated Technical Specification (TS) changes in Appendices A and B, and updates Section 4.3.1(i) in Appendix A of the TSs to include revised seismic requirements. Clarifying (non-technical) changes were also made to Appendices A and B.list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-nac-international-magnastor-cask-system-certificate-ofFR-Doc-2017-11682
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal AwardsRule2017-0990905/17/2017OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETManagement and Budget OfficeThe Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is updating the final guidance that appeared in the Federal Register on December 26, 2013. Guidance on the effective/applicability date is revised to allow a grace period of one additional … The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is updating the final guidance that appeared in the Federal Register on December 26, 2013. Guidance on the effective/applicability date is revised to allow a grace period of one additional fiscal year for non-Federal entities to implement changes to their procurement policies and procedures in accordance with guidance on procurement standards. Other requirements in the section remain unchanged.uniform-administrative-requirements-cost-principles-and-audit-requirements-for-federal-awardsFR-Doc-2017-09909
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Navy Training Activities in the Gulf of Alaska Temporary Maritime Activities AreaRule2017-0842404/27/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentUpon application from the U.S. Navy (Navy), we (NMFS) are issuing regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to the training activities conducted in the G … Upon application from the U.S. Navy (Navy), we (NMFS) are issuing regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to the training activities conducted in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Temporary Maritime Activities Area (TMAA) Study Area (hereafter referred to the Study Area) from May 2017 through May 2022. These regulations allow us to issue a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the Navy's specified activities and timeframes, set forth the permissible methods of taking, set forth other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, and set forth requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of the incidental take.takes-of-marine-mammals-incidental-to-specified-activities-us-navy-training-activities-in-the-gulfFR-Doc-2017-08424
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active SonarProposed Rule2017-0806604/27/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) Low Frequency Active (LFA) sonar in … NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) Low Frequency Active (LFA) sonar in areas of the world's oceans (with the exception of Arctic and Antarctic waters and certain geographic restrictions), from August 15, 2017, through August 14, 2022. The Navy's activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (FY 2004 NDAA). Pursuant to the MMPA, NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue regulations to govern the incidental take of marine mammals by Level B harassment during the specified activity.taking-and-importing-marine-mammals-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-us-navy-operations-ofFR-Doc-2017-08066
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