Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2011 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications; Correction, 53831-53832 [2011-22164]

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This rule is effective from 7 a.m. until 11:59 a.m. on September 25, 2011. Dated: August 8, 2011. J.B. Loring, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Savannah. [FR Doc. 2011–22074 Filed 8–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P (a) Regulated Area. The following regulated area is a safety zone. All waters of the Savannah River encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 33°28′44″ N, 81°57′53″ W; thence northeast to Point VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:46 Aug 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53831 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 101029427–1413–03] RIN 0648–XY82 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2011 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule, correcting amendment. AGENCY: On December 28, 2010, NMFS published in the Federal Register the final rule to implement the 2011 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass specifications, which established commercial summer flounder allocations for each coastal state from North Carolina to Maine. Following publication, an error was identified in the amount of commercial summer flounder allocated to the State of Maryland. This rule corrects that error. DATES: Effective August 30, 2011 through December 31, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carly Knoell, Fisheries Management Specialist, (978) 281–9224, carly.knoell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Regulations for the summer flounder fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from North Carolina through Maine. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are described in § 648.100. Need for Correction The final rule implementing 2011 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass specifications published on December 28, 2010 (75 FR 81498). An error was found in the specifications in Table 1, on page 81500, regarding the amount of commercial summer flounder quota allocated to Maryland. Using the most recent summer flounder landings data for Maryland, NMFS determined that the 2011 commercial summer flounder quota for Maryland should be increased from 298,330 lb (135.3 mt) to 354,296 lb (160.7 mt). The entry in E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1 53832 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Table 1 for the commercial summer flounder quota for Maryland is corrected to read as follows: TABLE 1—FINAL STATE-BY-STATE COMMERCIAL SUMMER FLOUNDER ALLOCATIONS FOR 2011 * * MD ................................................. * 2.03910 * srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, finds good cause to waive prior notice and opportunity for additional public comment for this action because this would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The proposed rule for the 2011 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass specification already took comment on the initial summer flounder quota with the understanding that overage adjustments would be made. This action is correcting an error found in the specifications regarding the amount of commercial summer flounder quota allocated to Maryland. Using the most recent summer flounder landings data for Maryland, NMFS determined that the 2011 commercial summer flounder quota for Maryland should be increased from 298,330 lb (135.3 mt) to 354,296 lb (160.7 mt). This action is correcting an error made in the overage calculation and not to the initial summer flounder quota. Delaying the implementation of this action to allow for prior notice and opportunity for comment of this correction could result in a premature closure of the summer flounder fishery in Maryland. Given that Maryland has surpassed the state’s summer flounder quota in the past, if the revised quota is not implemented, there is a higher potential this could happen again, and could produce unnecessary adverse economic consequences for fishermen that participate in this fishery. The measures in the proposed rule for the 2011 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass specifications, for which the opportunity for public comment was already given, are unaffected by this correction. Moreover, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), the Assistant Administrator finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in effective date. This action is correcting an error found in the specifications regarding the amount of commercial summer flounder quota 18:46 Aug 29, 2011 lb * 360,676 Jkt 223001 Initial quota, less RSA kg lb 2010 quota overages (through 10/31/10) kg * 163,603 * Classification VerDate Mar<15>2010 Initial quota (TAL) FMP percent share State lb * 160,709 354,296 * Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 24, 2011. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–22164 Filed 8–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 0910051338–0151–02] RIN 0648–XA652 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Trip Limit Decrease for the Common Pool Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment of trip limit. AGENCY: Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 lb * 0 * allocated to Maryland. Delaying the effective date of this correction for 30 days could result in a premature closure of the summer flounder fishery in Maryland. Given that Maryland has surpassed the state’s summer flounder quota in the past, if the revised quota is not implemented immediately, there is a higher potential this could happen again, and could produce unnecessary adverse economic consequences for fishermen that participate in this fishery. Because prior notice and opportunity for public comment are not required for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., do not apply. This final rule is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. PO 00000 kg Adjusted quota, less RSA * 0 * kg 354,296 160,760 * NMFS decreases the trip limits for Gulf of Maine (GOM) and George’s Bank (GB) cod for Northeast (NE) multispecies common pool vessels for the 2011 fishing year (FY), through April 30, 2012. This action is authorized under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), and by the regulations implementing Amendment 16 and Framework Adjustment (FW) 44 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The action is intended to reduce the harvest of GOM and GB cod to prevent the common pool sub-annual catch limit (sub-ACL) from being exceeded. DATES: Effective August 30, 2011, through April 30, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brett Alger, Fisheries Management Specialist, (978) 675–2153, fax (978) 281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the NE multispecies fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648, subpart F. The regulations at § 648.86(o) authorize the NMFS NE Regional Administrator (RA) to adjust the trip limits for common pool vessels in order to optimize the harvest of NE regulated multispecies by preventing the overharvest or underharvest of stocks subject to sub-ACLs. For FY 2011, the common pool sub-ACL for GOM cod is 229,281 lb (104 mt). The current trip limit for GOM cod is 500 lb (226.8 kg) per day-at-sea (DAS), up to 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) per trip (76 FR 23042; April 25, 2011). The common pool sub-ACL for GB cod is 205,030 lb (93 mt). The current trip limit for GB cod is 3,000 lb (1,360.8 kg) per day-atsea (DAS), up to 30,000 lb (13,607.8 kg) per trip (76 FR 30035; May 24, 2011). As of August 11, 2011, based on the best available catch information, including Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) reports, dealer reports, and vessel trip reports, approximately 57 percent of the GOM cod, and 59 percent of the GB SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 30, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 101029427-1413-03]
RIN 0648-XY82


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, 
Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2011 Summer Flounder, Scup, and 
Black Sea Bass Specifications; Correction

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

ACTION: Final rule, correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: On December 28, 2010, NMFS published in the Federal Register 
the final rule to implement the 2011 summer flounder, scup, and black 
sea bass specifications, which established commercial summer flounder 
allocations for each coastal state from North Carolina to Maine. 
Following publication, an error was identified in the amount of 
commercial summer flounder allocated to the State of Maryland. This 
rule corrects that error.

DATES: Effective August 30, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carly Knoell, Fisheries Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9224, carly.knoell@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Regulations for the summer flounder fishery are found at 50 CFR 
part 648. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial 
quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from North Carolina 
through Maine. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the 
percent allocated to each state are described in Sec.  648.100.

Need for Correction

    The final rule implementing 2011 summer flounder, scup, and black 
sea bass specifications published on December 28, 2010 (75 FR 81498). 
An error was found in the specifications in Table 1, on page 81500, 
regarding the amount of commercial summer flounder quota allocated to 
Maryland. Using the most recent summer flounder landings data for 
Maryland, NMFS determined that the 2011 commercial summer flounder 
quota for Maryland should be increased from 298,330 lb (135.3 mt) to 
354,296 lb (160.7 mt). The entry in

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Table 1 for the commercial summer flounder quota for Maryland is 
corrected to read as follows:

                                      Table 1--Final State-by-State Commercial Summer Flounder Allocations for 2011
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                                                                   Initial quota (TAL)  Initial quota,  less   2010 quota overages     Adjusted quota,
                                                          FMP    ----------------------          RSA           (through 10/31/10)         less RSA
                        State                           percent                        -----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         share        lb         kg         lb         kg         lb         kg         lb         kg
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
MD...................................................    2.03910    360,676    163,603    354,296    160,709          0          0    354,296    160,760
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
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Classification

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries, NOAA, finds good cause to waive prior notice and opportunity 
for additional public comment for this action because this would be 
impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The proposed rule 
for the 2011 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass specification 
already took comment on the initial summer flounder quota with the 
understanding that overage adjustments would be made. This action is 
correcting an error found in the specifications regarding the amount of 
commercial summer flounder quota allocated to Maryland. Using the most 
recent summer flounder landings data for Maryland, NMFS determined that 
the 2011 commercial summer flounder quota for Maryland should be 
increased from 298,330 lb (135.3 mt) to 354,296 lb (160.7 mt). This 
action is correcting an error made in the overage calculation and not 
to the initial summer flounder quota. Delaying the implementation of 
this action to allow for prior notice and opportunity for comment of 
this correction could result in a premature closure of the summer 
flounder fishery in Maryland. Given that Maryland has surpassed the 
state's summer flounder quota in the past, if the revised quota is not 
implemented, there is a higher potential this could happen again, and 
could produce unnecessary adverse economic consequences for fishermen 
that participate in this fishery. The measures in the proposed rule for 
the 2011 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass specifications, for 
which the opportunity for public comment was already given, are 
unaffected by this correction.
    Moreover, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), the Assistant Administrator 
finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in effective date. This 
action is correcting an error found in the specifications regarding the 
amount of commercial summer flounder quota allocated to Maryland. 
Delaying the effective date of this correction for 30 days could result 
in a premature closure of the summer flounder fishery in Maryland. 
Given that Maryland has surpassed the state's summer flounder quota in 
the past, if the revised quota is not implemented immediately, there is 
a higher potential this could happen again, and could produce 
unnecessary adverse economic consequences for fishermen that 
participate in this fishery.
    Because prior notice and opportunity for public comment are not 
required for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other law, the 
analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 
et seq., do not apply.
    This final rule is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: August 24, 2011.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-22164 Filed 8-29-11; 8:45 am]
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