Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Control Date, 5325-5326 [2011-2125]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 20 / Monday, January 31, 2011 / Proposed Rules February 10, 2011, to allow us to arrange for such services. There is no guarantee that interpreter services requested on short notice can be provided. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS I. Background On July 25, 2010, FMCSA submitted a draft HOS NPRM to OMB and on December 29, 2010, published the NPRM (75 FR 82170). The NPRM proposed to revise the regulations for hours of service for drivers of propertycarrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). II. Meeting Participation and Information FMCSA Seeks From the Public The listening session is open to the public. Speakers’ remarks will be limited to 5 minutes each. The public may submit material to the FMCSA staff at the session for inclusion in the public docket, FMCSA–2004–19608. The Agency seeks data and answers relating to the following issues and questions. The comments sought below may be submitted in written form at the session and summarized verbally, if desired. 1. Driving Time. FMCSA is seeking additional studies or data that examine in greater detail the fatigue and safety differences between driving in the 10th and 11th hours. FMCSA is also interested in data that indicate when and how frequently the 11th hour is used. It seeks data on how much of the 11th hour is used when a driver goes beyond the 10th hour. 1a. For example, on days in which the driver both picks up and delivers a truckload, how often does the driver reach the 11th hour of driving? 1b. When the driver drives over 10 hours, is it by 5 minutes or by 55 minutes? 1c. What is the percentage of driving that takes place in each hour compared to total driving that occurs? 2. Duty Time/Driving Window. FMCSA is soliciting information on patterns of work for night drivers: 2a. For drivers who always drive at night, what is the typical length of their duty day? 2b. For drivers who sometimes drive at night, how frequently do they do that? 2c. FMCSA is seeking comments on whether drivers who drive at least 3 hours between midnight and 6 a.m. should have an hour less duty time available (12 hours rather than 13) to provide a longer period to obtain sleep. 3. Time-On-Task (TOT) Function. The Agency seeks comment on whether its VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Jan 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 approach to estimating its TOT function is reasonable given the lack of good exposure data. The Agency is interested in any suggestions for improving its approach for estimating TOT effects, especially information on where it might obtain better data on exposure and other driver characteristics that would enable it to improve its estimation of how or whether crash risk varies over successive hours of daily driving. 4. Cumulative Fatigue. The Agency seeks comment on whether its methodology for evaluating cumulative fatigue and its impact on driving performance is reasonable. The Agency also welcomes further information on the effects of cumulative fatigue, particularly in the form of scientific studies or data that would allow better evaluation of cumulative fatigue and its impact on workplace safety, driver safety performance, and productivity. III. Alternative Media Broadcasts During and Immediately After the Listening Session on February 17, 2011 FMCSA will Web cast the listening session on the Internet and will have telephone lines available for those wishing to participate by telephone. FMCSA will also open a window on its Web site for commenters to send in comments and questions. That session will be open from Noon e.t. through Midnight e.t. During the separate Internet question and comment session, FMCSA representatives will respond to questions and provide clarification on the NPRM, subject to Administrative Procedure Act restrictions which prohibit Agency officials from engaging in policy discussions about open rulemaking proceedings. Specific information on how to participate via the Internet and the telephone access number will be on the FMCSA Web site at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rulesregulations/topics/hos/HOS–ListeningSessions.aspx. FMCSA will docket the transcripts from the Internet comment and question session, as well as the webcast transcript and a separate transcription of the listening session that will be prepared by an official court reporter. Issued on: January 26, 2011. Anne S. Ferro, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–2084 Filed 1–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 5325 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 110114034–1033–01] RIN 0648–BA33 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; SnapperGrouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Control Date National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking; consideration of a control date. AGENCY: NMFS announces that it is establishing a new control date to control future access to the snappergrouper fishery operating in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. If changes to the management regime are developed and implemented under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), a control date could be used to further limit the number of participants in the fishery. This announcement is intended, in part, to promote awareness of the potential eligibility criteria for future access so as to discourage speculative entry into the fishery while the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS consider whether and how access to the snappergrouper fishery should be controlled. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before 5 p.m., eastern time, March 2, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 0648–BA33, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http:// www.regulations.gov. • Fax: Attn: Karla Gore 727–824– 5308. • Mail: Karla Gore, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JAP1.SGM 31JAP1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS 5326 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 20 / Monday, January 31, 2011 / Proposed Rules Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; toll free 1–866–SAFMC–10 or 843–571–4366; kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the September 2010 meeting, the Council voted to establish a new control date of September 17, 2010, for the snappergrouper fishery in the South Atlantic, due to concern that the previous control date established for the snapper-grouper fishery of October 14, 2005 (70 FR 60058; October 14, 2005), was almost five years old. The control date would apply to persons who are contemplating entering the snapper-grouper fishery in the EEZ of the South Atlantic region. The Council requested that this control date be published in the Federal Register to notify fishermen that if they enter such a fishery after September 17, 2010, they may not be assured of future access if the Council and/or NMFS decide to further limit entry or impose other measures to manage the snappergrouper fishery. Establishment of the new control date for the snapper-grouper fishery would allow the Council to evaluate the level of participation in the snapper-grouper fishery and address any level of overcapacity. Control dates are intended to discourage speculative entry into a fishery, as new entrants entering the fishery after the control date are forewarned that they are not guaranteed future participation in the fishery. Establishment of this control date does not commit the Council or NMFS to any particular management regime or criteria for entry into the snappergrouper fishery. Fishermen are not guaranteed future participation in the fishery regardless of their level of participation before or after the control date. The Council may recommend a different control date or it may recommend a management regime that does not involve a control date. Other criteria, such as documentation of landings or fishing effort, may be used to determine eligibility for participation in a limited access fishery. The Council and/or NMFS also may choose to take no further action to control entry or access to the fisheries, in which case the control date may be rescinded. Any VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Jan 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 action by the Council will be taken pursuant to the requirements for fishery management plan and amendment development established under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This notification also gives the public notice that interested participants should locate and preserve records that substantiate and verify their participation in the snapper-grouper fishery in the South Atlantic EEZ. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 25, 2011. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–2125 Filed 1–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 110114033–1032–01] RIN 0648–BA32 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; King and Spanish Mackerel Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Control Date National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking; consideration of a control date. AGENCY: NMFS announces that it is establishing a new control date to control future access to the king and Spanish mackerel components of the coastal migratory pelagics fishery operating in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. If changes to the management regime are developed and implemented under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), a control date could be used to further limit the number of participants in the fishery. This announcement is intended, in part, to promote awareness of the potential eligibility criteria for future access so as to discourage speculative entry into the fishery while the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS consider whether and how access to the fishery should be controlled. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Written comments must be received on or before 5 p.m., eastern time, March 2, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 0648–BA32, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http:// www.regulations.gov. • Fax: Attn: Karla Gore 727–824– 5308. • Mail: Karla Gore, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; toll free 1–866–SAFMC–10 or 843–571–4366; kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the September 2010 Council meeting, the Council recommended a new control date of September 17, 2010, for king and Spanish mackerel. The Council requested a new control date for the king and Spanish mackerel components because the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is beginning to look at latent permits which may ultimately impact the Council. A previous control date for the commercial king and Spanish mackerel components had been established on June 15, 2004 (70 FR 67985). The control date would apply to persons who are contemplating fishing for king and Spanish mackerel in the EEZ of the South Atlantic region. The Council requested that this control date be published in the Federal Register to notify fishermen that if they enter such a fishery after September 17, 2010, they may not be assured of future access if the Council and/or NMFS decide to further limit entry or impose other measures to manage this segment of the coastal migratory pelagics fishery. DATES: E:\FR\FM\31JAP1.SGM 31JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 20 (Monday, January 31, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 5325-5326]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-2125]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 110114034-1033-01]
RIN 0648-BA33


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Control Date

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking; consideration of a 
control date.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that it is establishing a new control date to 
control future access to the snapper-grouper fishery operating in the 
exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. If changes to the 
management regime are developed and implemented under the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
a control date could be used to further limit the number of 
participants in the fishery. This announcement is intended, in part, to 
promote awareness of the potential eligibility criteria for future 
access so as to discourage speculative entry into the fishery while the 
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS consider 
whether and how access to the snapper-grouper fishery should be 
controlled.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before 5 p.m., eastern 
time, March 2, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 0648-BA33, by any one 
of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov.
     Fax: Attn: Karla Gore 727-824-5308.
     Mail: Karla Gore, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, 
Sustainable Fisheries Division, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, 
FL 33701.
    Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record 
and will generally be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without 
change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, 
address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly 
accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business

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Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.
    NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required 
fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic 
comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or 
Adobe PDF file formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; toll free 1-866-
SAFMC-10 or 843-571-4366; kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the September 2010 meeting, the Council 
voted to establish a new control date of September 17, 2010, for the 
snapper-grouper fishery in the South Atlantic, due to concern that the 
previous control date established for the snapper-grouper fishery of 
October 14, 2005 (70 FR 60058; October 14, 2005), was almost five years 
old.
    The control date would apply to persons who are contemplating 
entering the snapper-grouper fishery in the EEZ of the South Atlantic 
region. The Council requested that this control date be published in 
the Federal Register to notify fishermen that if they enter such a 
fishery after September 17, 2010, they may not be assured of future 
access if the Council and/or NMFS decide to further limit entry or 
impose other measures to manage the snapper-grouper fishery.
    Establishment of the new control date for the snapper-grouper 
fishery would allow the Council to evaluate the level of participation 
in the snapper-grouper fishery and address any level of overcapacity. 
Control dates are intended to discourage speculative entry into a 
fishery, as new entrants entering the fishery after the control date 
are forewarned that they are not guaranteed future participation in the 
fishery.
    Establishment of this control date does not commit the Council or 
NMFS to any particular management regime or criteria for entry into the 
snapper-grouper fishery. Fishermen are not guaranteed future 
participation in the fishery regardless of their level of participation 
before or after the control date. The Council may recommend a different 
control date or it may recommend a management regime that does not 
involve a control date. Other criteria, such as documentation of 
landings or fishing effort, may be used to determine eligibility for 
participation in a limited access fishery. The Council and/or NMFS also 
may choose to take no further action to control entry or access to the 
fisheries, in which case the control date may be rescinded. Any action 
by the Council will be taken pursuant to the requirements for fishery 
management plan and amendment development established under the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act.
    This notification also gives the public notice that interested 
participants should locate and preserve records that substantiate and 
verify their participation in the snapper-grouper fishery in the South 
Atlantic EEZ.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: January 25, 2011.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-2125 Filed 1-28-11; 8:45 am]
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