Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas and Atlantic Tuna Fisheries Management Measures, 18504-18505 [2011-7947]

Download as PDF 18504 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Proposed Rules separate the damaged and undamaged property, place all the affected property in the best possible order, and take such other action as the Property Administrator directs. (3) The Contractor shall do nothing to prejudice the Government’s rights to recover against third parties for any loss of Government property. (4) The Contractor shall reimburse the Government for loss of Government property, to the extent that the Contractor is financially liable for such loss, as directed by the Contracting Officer. * * * * * (j) * * * (1) * * * (i) If the Contractor determines that the property has the potential to fulfill requirements under other contracts, the Contractor, in consultation with the Property Administrator, shall request that the Contracting Officer transfer the property to the contract in question, or provide authorization for use, as appropriate. In lieu of transferring the property, the Contracting Officer may authorize the Contractor to credit the costs of Contractor-acquired property (material only) to the losing contract, and debit the gaining contract with the corresponding cost, when such material is needed for use on another contract. Property no longer needed shall be considered contractor inventory. (ii) For any remaining Contractor-acquired property, the Contractor may purchase the property at the unit acquisition cost if desired or make reasonable efforts to return unused property to the appropriate supplier at fair market value (less, if applicable, a reasonable restocking fee that is consistent with the supplier’s customary practices.) (2) Inventory disposal schedules. (i) Provided the property was not reutilized, transferred, or otherwise disposed of under paragraph (j)(1) of this clause the Contractor, as directed by the Plant Clearance Officer shall use Standard Form 1428, Inventory Disposal Schedule or electronic equivalent, to identify and report— (A) Government-furnished property that is no longer required for performance of this contract; mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * * (ii) The Contractor may annotate inventory disposal schedules to identify property the Contractor wishes to purchase from the Government, in the event that the property is offered for sale. (iii) Separate inventory disposal schedules are required for aircraft in any condition, flight safety critical aircraft parts, and other items as directed by the Plant Clearance Officer. (iv) * * * (C) For precious metals in raw or bulk form, the type of metal and estimated weight. * * * * * (3) Submission requirements. (i) The Contractor shall submit inventory disposal schedules to the Plant Clearance Officer no later than— (A) 30 days following the Contractor’s determination that a property item is no longer required for performance of this contract; VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:37 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 (B) 60 days, or such longer period as may be approved by the Plant Clearance Officer, following completion of contract deliveries or performance; or (C) 120 days, or such longer period as may be approved by the Termination Contracting Officer, following contract termination in whole or in part. (ii) Unless the Plant Clearance Officer determines otherwise, the Contractor need not identify or report production scrap on inventory disposal schedules, and may process and dispose of production scrap in accordance with its own internal scrap procedures. The processing and disposal of other types of Government-owned scrap will be conducted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract or Plant Clearance Officer direction, as appropriate. * * * * * (k) * * * (3) Absent contract terms and conditions to the contrary, the Government may abandon parts removed and replaced from property as a result of normal maintenance actions, or removed from property as a result of the repair, maintenance, overhaul, or modification process. * * * * * 29. Amend section 52.245–2 by revising the date of the clause, and paragraph (b) to read as follows: 52.245–2 Government Property Installation Operation Services. * * * * * Government Property Installation Operation Services (Date) * * * * * 52.249–3 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Dismantling, Demolition, or Removal of Improvements). * * * * * Termination for Convenience of the Government (Dismantling, Demolition, or Removal of Improvements) (Date) * * * * * (h) Except for normal spoilage, and except to the extent that the Government expressly assumed the risk of loss, the Contracting Officer shall exclude from the amounts payable to the Contractor under paragraph (g) of this clause, the fair value, as determined by the Contracting Officer, for the loss of the Government property. * * * * * 32. Revise section 52.251–1 to read as follows: 52.251–1 Government Supply Sources. As prescribed in 51.107, insert the following clause: Government Supply Sources (Date) The Contracting Officer may issue the Contractor an authorization to use Government supply sources in the performance of this contract. Title to all property acquired by the Contractor under such an authorization shall vest in the Government. The provisions of the clause entitled ‘‘Government Property,’’ at 52.245–1, shall apply to all property acquired under such authorization. (End of clause) PART 53—FORMS (b) The Government bears no responsibility for repair or replacement of any lost Government property. If any or all of the Government property is lost, or becomes no longer usable, the Contractor shall be responsible for replacement of the property at Contractor expense. The Contractor shall have title to all replacement property and shall continue to be responsible for contract performance. * * * * * 30. Amend section 52.249–2 by revising the date of the clause, and paragraph (h) to read as follows: 33. Amend section 53.245 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows: 53.245 Government property. * * * * * (c) SF 1423 (Rev. 5/2004), Inventory Verification Survey. (See 45.602– 1(b)(1).) * * * * * [FR Doc. 2011–7436 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P 52.249–2 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE * National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration * * * * Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Date) * * * * * (h) Except for normal spoilage, and except to the extent that the Government expressly assumed the risk of loss, the Contracting Officer shall exclude from the amounts payable to the Contractor under paragraph (g) of this clause, the fair value, as determined by the Contracting Officer, for the loss of the Government property. * * * * * 31. Amend section 52.249–3 by revising the date of the clause, and paragraph (h) to read as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 50 CFR Part 635 RIN 0648–BA65 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas and Atlantic Tuna Fisheries Management Measures National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of public hearing. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04APP1.SGM 04APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Proposed Rules On March 14, 2011, NMFS published a proposed rule to modify Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) base quotas for all domestic fishing categories; establish BFT quota specifications for the 2011 fishing year; reinstate pelagic longline target catch requirements for retaining BFT in the Northeast Distant Gear Restricted Area (NED); amend the Atlantic tunas possession at sea and landing regulations to allow removal of Atlantic tunas tail lobes; and clarify the transfer at sea regulations for Atlantic tunas. This action was necessary to implement recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as required by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and to achieve domestic management objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). On March 21, 2011, NMFS published a correction notice that extended the comment period for this action until April 28, 2011, allowing a 45-day comment period, rescheduled the Gloucester, MA, public hearing that was originally scheduled for March 21, 2011, to April 1, 2011, and announced that additional public hearings would be scheduled in a future notice. In this document NMFS is announcing additional public hearings in Fairhaven, MA, and Portland, ME, in order to provide greater opportunity for public comment on the proposed rule. DATES: A hearing will be held on April 25, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Portland, ME, and a hearing will be held on April 26, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Fairhaven, MA. Public comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before April 28, 2011. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: As published on March 14, 2011 (76 FR 13583), you may submit comments, identified by ‘‘0648–BA65’’, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. • Fax: 978–281–9340, Attn: Sarah McLaughlin. • Mail: Sarah McLaughlin, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, Office of Sustainable Fisheries (F/SF1), NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 • 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 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:37 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 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). You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. To be considered, electronic comments must be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http:// www.regulations.gov. Do not submit electronic comments to individual NMFS staff. Supporting documents, including the draft Environmental Assessment, Regulatory Impact Review, and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, are available by sending your request to Sarah McLaughlin at the mailing address specified above. These documents and others, such as the Fishery Management Plans described below, also may be downloaded from the HMS Web site at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/. The additional public hearing locations are: 1. Portland, ME—Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, ME 04101. 2. Fairhaven, MA—Seaport Inn and Marina, 110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah McLaughlin or Brad McHale, 978–281–9260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Atlantic bluefin tuna, bigeye tuna, albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna, and skipjack tuna (hereafter referred to as ‘‘Atlantic tunas’’) are managed under the dual authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and ATCA. ATCA authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to promulgate regulations, as may be necessary and appropriate, to implement ICCAT recommendations. The authority to issue regulations under the MagnusonStevens Act and ATCA has been delegated from the Secretary to the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA). In the proposed rule, NMFS announced four public hearings. NMFS has received several comments requesting additional public hearings. NMFS has determined that it is reasonable to conduct additional public hearings to provide greater opportunities for public comment and is conducting additional hearings in Fairhaven, MA, and Portland, ME. These hearings will allow NMFS to collect additional public comments on the proposed rule, which will assist NMFS in determining final management PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 18505 measures to conserve and manage the Atlantic tunas fisheries, consistent with the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, ATCA, and other applicable law. Dated: March 29, 2011. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–7947 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 110218142–1146–02] RIN 0648–BA91 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex Fishery; Framework Adjustment 1 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS proposes regulations to implement measures in Framework Adjustment 1 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (Skate FMP). Framework Adjustment 1 was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) to adjust the possession limits for the skate wing fishery in order to slow the rate of skate wing landings, so that the available Total Allowable Landings limit (TAL) is taken by the fishery over a longer duration in the fishing year (FY) than occurred in FY 2010, thus ensuring a steady market supply. The action would also allow vessels that process skate wings at sea to land skate carcasses for sale into the bait market, without counting the carcass landings against the TAL (skate wings are already converted to live weight for monitoring). Although recommended by the Council as part of Framework 1, this proposed rule announces NMFS’s intention to disapprove a proposal to increase the incidental possession limit for skate wings that would apply after the skate wing possession limit trigger is reached. This proposed rule does not adjust the skate fishery specifications for FY 2011. DATES: Public comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on April 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: An environmental assessment (EA) was prepared for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04APP1.SGM 04APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 64 (Monday, April 4, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 18504-18505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7947]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 635

RIN 0648-BA65


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas 
and Atlantic Tuna Fisheries Management Measures

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

ACTION: Notification of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: On March 14, 2011, NMFS published a proposed rule to modify 
Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) base quotas for all domestic fishing 
categories; establish BFT quota specifications for the 2011 fishing 
year; reinstate pelagic longline target catch requirements for 
retaining BFT in the Northeast Distant Gear Restricted Area (NED); 
amend the Atlantic tunas possession at sea and landing regulations to 
allow removal of Atlantic tunas tail lobes; and clarify the transfer at 
sea regulations for Atlantic tunas. This action was necessary to 
implement recommendations of the International Commission for the 
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as required by the Atlantic 
Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and to achieve domestic management 
objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). On March 21, 2011, NMFS 
published a correction notice that extended the comment period for this 
action until April 28, 2011, allowing a 45-day comment period, 
rescheduled the Gloucester, MA, public hearing that was originally 
scheduled for March 21, 2011, to April 1, 2011, and announced that 
additional public hearings would be scheduled in a future notice. In 
this document NMFS is announcing additional public hearings in 
Fairhaven, MA, and Portland, ME, in order to provide greater 
opportunity for public comment on the proposed rule.

DATES: A hearing will be held on April 25, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m. in 
Portland, ME, and a hearing will be held on April 26, 2011, from 6 to 9 
p.m. in Fairhaven, MA. Public comments on the proposed rule must be 
received on or before April 28, 2011. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for 
further details.

ADDRESSES: As published on March 14, 2011 (76 FR 13583), you may submit 
comments, identified by ``0648-BA65'', by any one of the following 
methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
     Fax: 978-281-9340, Attn: Sarah McLaughlin.
     Mail: Sarah McLaughlin, Highly Migratory Species 
Management Division, Office of Sustainable Fisheries (F/SF1), NMFS, 55 
Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930
     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). You may submit attachments to 
electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF 
file formats only. To be considered, electronic comments must be 
submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit electronic comments to individual 
NMFS staff.
    Supporting documents, including the draft Environmental Assessment, 
Regulatory Impact Review, and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, 
are available by sending your request to Sarah McLaughlin at the 
mailing address specified above. These documents and others, such as 
the Fishery Management Plans described below, also may be downloaded 
from the HMS Web site at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/.
    The additional public hearing locations are:
    1. Portland, ME--Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, 
ME 04101.
    2. Fairhaven, MA--Seaport Inn and Marina, 110 Middle Street, 
Fairhaven, MA 02719.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah McLaughlin or Brad McHale, 978-
281-9260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Atlantic bluefin tuna, bigeye tuna, albacore 
tuna, yellowfin tuna, and skipjack tuna (hereafter referred to as 
``Atlantic tunas'') are managed under the dual authority of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act and ATCA. ATCA authorizes the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) to promulgate regulations, as may be necessary and 
appropriate, to implement ICCAT recommendations. The authority to issue 
regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Act and ATCA has been delegated 
from the Secretary to the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA 
(AA).
    In the proposed rule, NMFS announced four public hearings. NMFS has 
received several comments requesting additional public hearings. NMFS 
has determined that it is reasonable to conduct additional public 
hearings to provide greater opportunities for public comment and is 
conducting additional hearings in Fairhaven, MA, and Portland, ME. 
These hearings will allow NMFS to collect additional public comments on 
the proposed rule, which will assist NMFS in determining final 
management measures to conserve and manage the Atlantic tunas 
fisheries, consistent with the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP, the Magnuson-
Stevens Act, ATCA, and other applicable law.

    Dated: March 29, 2011.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-7947 Filed 4-1-11; 8:45 am]
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